A wee bit about me
Born and brought up near Stirling, I went ‘down south’ in my early 20s, settling in Brighton, and then London and Berkshire. I returned to Scotland in 2017, and am now settled in Ayrshire with my husband David.
For many years, I provided a range of community and outreach services to local authorities within a diverse population in London. The support I provided ranged from helping people through drug and alcohol recovery, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and acute and chronic mental health issues. I worked with street homeless clients to support them through whatever difficulties they were facing, and to help them find a path towards a more secure lifestyle.
Being employed within a multi-cultural environment has enriched my life immensely. Working in partnership with other agencies, such as housing and statutory services, and good in-house training was also a major feature of my work.
I decided to formally train as a therapist, and in 2011 I graduated with a Masters in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from the University of London. Since then, I have worked in a range of settings, including working for 4 years as a senior bereavement counsellor, and 2 years as a therapist within a drug and alcohol recovery service.
I set up my private Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy service in Central Glasgow towards the end of 2018. After the lockdown was put in place due to the pandemic in March 2020, I started to offer therapy on-line. This enabled greater flexibility which many people preferred.
So I continue to offer both an on-line counselling and CBT service; as well as an in-person service from my therapy space in Central Glasgow.
I have a BA (Hons) in Politics with Development Studies from the University of Sussex (graduating in 1997). I continue to have a keen interest in politics and international relations.
I enjoy photography, cycling, walking, cooking; and most important of all, coffee and cake :-). I am now also learning to draw!