Qualifications and Experience
- Postgraduate Diploma with distinction (PGDip) in Person Centred Psychological Well-being, Counselling and Psychotherapy. University of Aberdeen.
- Counselling Skills Certificate. University of Strathclyde accredited by COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland).
- Registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
For the last 6 years I have worked in specialist domestic abuse, trauma recovery and counselling services. I have worked providing emotional and psychological support to individuals in community and Prison settings as well as Children and Young People in mainstream and behavioural schools. I have specific experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma, abuse and loss and with people exhibiting difficult and complex behaviours such as self-harm, violence and anger.
Who I Am
Before moving to Scotland and training as a Counsellor & Psychotherapist , I spent the first 19 years of my life growing up in South Africa both in rural and city settings. I have always found comfort and wisdom in nature amongst the trees and wild things. My unique upbringing and resonance with nature has carried me into my adult life as a person, a friend, a daughter, a wife, a mother and a therapist.
I spend most of my free time avoiding doing the housework ( I loathe dusting!) by walking in forests where I’m gladly entertained by the goings on of small creatures or travelling the highlands with my family and beloved sheep dog. I come to you, exactly as I am so that you may be exactly who you are.