One-to-one, telephone*, video* (Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp), and outdoor sessions.
*If you think phone or online counselling may work for you, we will arrange an initial free consultation of 30 min to assess your needs and expectations, and for us to get to know each other.
My practice is focused on anxiety, stress, depression, anger, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, loneliness & isolation, work-place conflicts, alcohol misuse, and existential angst - areas that are so often interlinked.
I am based in Perth, and I offer a comfortable, safe and non-judgemental environment in which we can explore your emotions
and concerns. A place for you to be heard, where you can be yourself.
I offer a 'walk and talk' option, where our sessions take place outdoors, usually in a local park or following an itinerary of your choice. We both agree on the location before we schedule a session. You will need to confirm in our contract that you don’t have a health condition that could make walking counselling unsuitable, and wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Everything else is just like a conventional counselling session.
If you are wondering if you'd feel self-conscious for having a counselling session in the open, keep in mind that other people will see two walkers having a conversation - if they pay attention to us at all.
I am available during the day and early evenings. We would normally meet once a week for 50 minutes. Fees are £40 per session and can be paid here on the site, by bank transfer PayPal or cash.
Our first session involves getting to know you, your goals and what you want from counselling. It is also the opportunity to find out whether I am the right counsellor for you. If we decide to continue working together, we will carry on at your own pace, explore whatever you want to bring, and move towards your goals. It is up to you to decide how long you want to see me. I am committed to being alongside you.
I collaborate with Dr Hannah Young, based in Dundee: www.the-hallway.co.uk.
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 and here.