My professional background is in counselling, nursing, teaching, and organisational management.
My qualifications are :
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
Diploma in Cancer and Palliative care
B A Tertiary Education
Registered General Nurse
Registered Psychiatric Nurse
COSCA Accredited Trainer
I am a counsellor member of BACP and COSCA. You will find me on both of these organisations' professional registers, and I work within the ethical framework of these professional bodies.
Here is a link to the BACP website.
Professionally, I take an individual approach with Clients and building a relationship of trust is fundamental to my way of working. I also firmly believe that within a safe therapeutic relationship, we all have the capacity for increased awareness, self-acceptance, personal development and change.
I adopt a personal approach to building therapeutic relationships, and I can assure you of a safe and confidential space where you won't feel judged.
As a member of COSCA and BACP I am ethically and legally bound to abide by their code of practice. In order to be sure that I am working in a safe and professional way I have regular supervision (as required by both these professional organisations).
Click on the link to access the COSCA website.
Areas of Specialism
Currently a Health Care lecturer with Inverness College UHI, I am also a member of the Counselling Teaching Team there, delivering the COSCA accredited counselling courses.
As well as this I am an Accredited Trainer with COSCA, and a counsellor at the College.
With over thirty years experience working in the Health, Social Care and Third Sectors I have spent my working life in nursing, care, support and education. In particular, I've worked with people who are facing and experiencing loss, grief, bereavement and transition in life.
For over six years I managed a Third Sector Organisation in Inverness and I am experienced in working with and supporting carers of all ages. In fact I have been a carer myself.
Working with people to reduce the stress in their lives, I am a mindfulness practitioner and trainer.