I provide evidence-based psychological therapies for young people and adults with a wide range of difficulties. I am also able to provide coaching services for those wishing to maximise their potential using a positive and strengths-based approach. I offer corporate services including consultation and training packages for groups and organisations.
I am based in Glasgow and able to offer services by telephone and video conferencing.
Issues I can support include:
Anxiety and Phobias
Difficulties with Self-Esteem
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Medical and Health Concerns
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Gender Identity Support
Loss and Bereavement
Individualised and Evidence-Based Therapies
I offer therapy that is individual to the needs of each person and is designed collaboratively by both of us to support you in moving towards your goals. I work from a humanistic frame, meaning that I don’t believe there is anything wrong with you, but rather that you may have had difficult experiences. I consider psychological distress to be a normal part of human experience that we all encounter.
The most important aspect of any therapy I offer is a strong therapeutic relationship in which you can explore and make sense of your experiences.
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Person-centred therapy is a humanistic therapeutic modality developed by Carl Rogers and centres on the notion that every person has the innate potential for growth in the right conditions. Life is often complex and difficult, and people can encounter barriers to their growth and wellbeing that leave them feeling stuck and in distress. Examples of barriers might be difficult experiences such as family breakdown, bullying, unhealthy relationships and poor health. Person-centred therapy provides a therapeutic relationship with the right conditions for a person to grow and actualise. Actualisaton is the process of an individual growing towards the fulfilment of their potential and developing a sense of becoming the person they feel they were supposed to be.
Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based therapy specified in the Matrix (2015) and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines as effective in supporting those with psychological difficulties including anxiety, social anxiety, depression and trauma.
Cognitive-behavioural therapy addresses the unhelpful thinking and behaviours that drive our negative emotions. Identifying and understanding these unhelpful thoughts and actions is often very important for therapeutic change and improving our mental health.
Psychoeducation is a way for me to share my knowledge as a counselling psychologist to help you to understand your own psychological processes now and beyond the therapy. In this way you are able to develop the skills to make positive changes and maintain your psychological wellbeing.
Integrative therapy combines aspects of different therapies in order to best meet the needs of the individual. In order to support you towards your goals in the best way, I am able to draw from the following approaches:
- Compassion-Focussed Therapy (CFT)
- Schema Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Controlled Breathing and Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Life and Career Coaching
Life and Career Coaching is typically briefer and more focussed than therapy. It is about maximising your potential by learning to draw from your strengths to facilitate your progress towards your identified goals. This can be helpful for individuals experiencing a breadth of life events, both personal and professional.
-Impact of COVID-19
-Career change / redundancy
-Study and Exams
-Post-divorce / relationship breakdown
-Relocation / expatriation
-Changes to income or lifestyle
- Experiences of 'failure'
Coaching services include a personalised psychological wellbeing report
Pre and Postnatal Wellbeing
Pregnancy, birth and the post-natal experience are undoubtedly life-altering and emotionally driven. Even where this is a largely positive experience for families, distress is commonplace and many women will encounter some emotional challenges including;
-Changes or difficulties in close relationships
-Onset of health issues
-Stress, anxiety and depression
-Pregnancy and birth trauma
-Issues of identity and self-esteem
-Worries about finances and career
Bespoke corporate services are available on request with fast turn around.
-Psychological Consultation for Organisations
- Employee Assistance Programme Services
- Insurance-Funded Therapies
-Assessment and Psychological Interventions for Individuals and Groups
-Psychological Training Packages for Staff including:
- Stress Management
- Relationships and Conflict in the Workplace
- Bereavement Support
- Impact of Covid-19
- Trauma-Informed Practice
- Employee Mediation