As a psychotherapist, I am bound by law to inform you about the data I hold about you. I am registered with the ICO to maintain lawful data protection and you can request further information about this from the ICO and me.

I hold data about you gathered from our assessment session and initial enquiry. This will include your name, date of birth, address, GP, phone number and email address. I hold this information for therapeutic and safety purposes, in paper form, which I store in a lockable filing cabinet, in my locked therapy room, within a locked and alarmed building. Your phone number, name and email is saved on a smartphone with passcode enabled, and on my laptop which is password enabled.

Session notes are in paper form, which I use for my own reflection of my work, and within supervision, and I use first names only. Session notes are kept locked in my therapy room. Appointments are written in my paper diary using first names only.

My invoices are stored in an online facility, with a company who do not have access to my accounts and comply with the GDPR. Your name may be visible in my business bank statements, which I store in paper form for tax purposes.

As a professional psychotherapist and member of UKCP, I take confidentiality seriously. All verbal or written information will remain confidential, except

  • Where you indicate at any time that you intend to harm yourself, harm anybody else or be involved in any criminal act.
  • If there is any indication that a child may be harmed or activities taking place that contravene The Children Act 1989 or its amendments.
  • If my notes are subpoenaed by a court of law.
  • For the purposes of ongoing supervision. (Anonymous excerpts may be used within academic essays, for research or in the publication of academic work).

I store data for three years and will destroy your data unless our therapy work is ongoing or you wish for me to keep your details.

Counselling and psychotherapy are terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are normally delivered by trained professionals who work with their clients over a short or long term to help them bring about positive change or a greater sense of fulfilment.

Therapy takes courage and commitment. I offer a safe and confidential place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings.

Be reassured that you don’t have to face these problems alone. I provide both long-term psychotherapy and short-term counselling, based around your schedule.  I enjoy working with clients to help develop insights, to understand better their relationships, and patterns of behaviour,  which help enhance joy and ability to withstand difficulties.

Are you feeling sad or worried? Are you going through a life transition? Are you feeling distressed due to family or relationship issues? Do you feel dissatisfied and don’t know why?

Psychotherapy can help you navigate through areas of your life and facilitate more meaningful dialogues, connecting your feelings with your thoughts enabling positive change.

Finding a safe space to share your life experience can really help you work through and resolve issues where you may have become stuck. We will work together and with my professional guidance help you gain insight and understanding.  This process can greatly enhance well being, self-awareness and personal fulfilment.

Individual Therapy
From £60 – £80  per session (50 minutes) dependent on income.
Concessions may be available, please enquire.

Cancellation Policy
If you need to cancel an appointment for any reason please let me have as much notice as possible. If you are unable to give at least 48 hours notice however, there will be a cancellation charge of £50.

Contact me to arrange a session.

I am a qualified psychotherapist working in Aberdeen, offering psychotherapy and counselling for adults and young adults.

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Offering a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment I can help you explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours.  Together, we will work to navigate and manage your difficulties, with the ultimate aim of enhancing your sense of well being and in turn, enabling you to lead a fuller and more satisfying life.

 

 

 

Professional Qualifications and Experience

Diploma in Psychotherapy UKCP accredited (2017)

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy, accredited by Newman University (2016)

Psychotherapeutic Counselling Diploma, accredited by BACP (2015)

I trained for five years at the Northern Guild, including providing a Psychotherapy service at a GP surgery one day a week, and set up my private practice in January 2016.

My therapy is humanistic and based on Transactional Analysis which I integrate with a creative, relational style. I enjoy working with clients to give them a unique and personal experience focusing on their needs.
UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) Registered Member.
Northern Guild member.

Confidentiality is of the utmost importance in the session and therefore I abide by the UKCP Code of Ethics.

All my work is appropriately supervised in accordance with the UKCP guidelines.  I have undergone long-term, intensive psychotherapy of my own, which I consider necessary and important when offering counselling to others.

Please contact me for an initial conversation or to book a session.