top of page
About

About Me

I am trained in Pluralistic Counselling and my approach to therapy is largely informed by pluralistic ideas.


Pluralism is a relatively new way of thinking about therapy. It is based on the idea that there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ therapeutic orientation that holds all the answers to understanding ourselves and others. Instead, pluralism suggests that we are likely to want and benefit from different things within the therapeutic relationship at different points during the therapeutic process. 

As a Pluralistic therapist, I value your individuality and unique needs for therapy. During our sessions, we will engage in gentle and explorative conversations about your life and past or current experiences and how these can impact your current feelings, relationships and views you hold of yourself. I offer a range of activities to support you in your goals for therapy which may include psychoeducation, validation and at times I may gently challenge you to aid your realisations and learning. 

 

In my work, I endeavour to support you gain insight and understand your experiences in a way that makes sense and is meaningful to you.

Education

2022 - Present

Diploma in Clinical Sexology and Relationship Therapy 
Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology (CICS) 

2016 - 2018

Postgraduate Diploma in Pluralistic Counselling
Abertay University. Awarded with Distinction. 

2015 - 2016

Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills

Abertay University. Awarded with Distinction.

2014 - 2015

Master of Science (MSc) in Health Psychology

University of Aberdeen. Awarded with Distinction.

2010 - 2014

Master of Arts (MA Hons) in Psychology. 

University of Aberdeen. Awarded with First Class Honours. 

Professional Training

Complex Trauma Certification Training (C-PTSD) with Dr. Janina Fisher 

Feminism and domestic abuse - Scottish Women's Aid 

Freedom Programme Group Facilitation (Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors) - Stockport Women's Aid

Healing the fragmented self after trauma - Dr. Janina Fisher 

Narcissistic Abuse in-depth Workshop - Dr. Ramani Durvasula

Online and Telephone Counselling Certificate - ACTO Accredited (80 Hours)

Risk assessment and safety planning (Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors) - Edinburgh Women's Aid

Safe and Together Training - Safe and Together Institute (Trauma informed child protection)

Stabilizing the unstable: working with self-destructive behaviour - Dr. Janina Fisher

Supporting Survivors of Sexual Abuse - Rape Crisis Grampian (60 Hours)

Technology facilitated abuse (Supporting Survivors) - Scottish Women's Aid 

Therapeutically working with domestic abuse: exploring relationship dynamics and safely managing risk - BACP

Understanding the dynamics of Domestic Abuse - Scottish Women's Aid

Working relationally with Complex PTSD - Lesley van den Eijnden

bottom of page