My Approach

All of us at some point in our lives will feel overwhelmed by negative feelings or events that may affect our well-being and our interactions with others. 

We may need support to tackle these problems, especially if they stay with us for too long. Family and friends can be of great help, but they may be judgemental, emotionally involved, or they may not accept what you have to say. These may be the times to seek out a counsellor.

I have an integrative approach, combining the person-centred principles of warm, mutual understanding between therapist and client with solution-orientated cognitive-behavioural methodology. I use a range of tools that suit the client's personality, as long as they are effective and supported by evidence-based literature.

I am a fully qualified therapist and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and I abide by its ethical and professional principles. If you ever wish to raise any concerns about my practice, you can do so here.

 

You don't have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.     
Dan Millman

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My Approach

 

I use a range of tools supported by evidence-based literature, but basically I combine the humanistic person-centred principles of warm, mutual understanding between therapist and client with the solution-orientated methods of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

I am a fully qualified therapist and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA). I abide by their ethical and professional principles. If you ever wish to raise any concerns about my practice, you can do so here.

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About Me

I have PhD and MSc degrees in Entomology and a BSc degree in Agronomy, and my previous activities include university lecturer, academic researcher, field station director and adviser for a governmental organisation. So you could say my path to counselling and psychotherapy has been unusual.

I have hosted and trained more than 100 volunteers to carry out  fieldwork on tropical forest expeditions. Volunteers were mostly from the UK and US, but also from countries as diverse as Argentina, Brazil, Italy, the Netherlands, Pakistan and Russia. Their 'jungle experience' included orientation, safety, nature conservation, tropical ecology, natural history and cultural sensitivity.

I have worked as a volunteer for the Royal Voluntary Service, Tayside's Justice of the Peace Advisory Committee and as a volunteer counsellor for Talk Matters (Dunfermline), The Health Agency (Edinburgh) and Tayside Council on Alcohol (Perth).

I can offer you skills acquired from years working with people from all walks of life and backgrounds.

There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Aldous Huxley

 

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