"What are your qualifications?"
I have an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Law and Management, a Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Therapy and a Certificate in Drawing & Talking
I also teach undergraduate counselling skills at the University of Aberdeen
"Are you members of any professional bodies?"
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a Counselling Member of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA).
I also hold full public liability insurance and am police checked by Disclosure Scotland to work with both adults and children
"Will my child be safe with you?"
I am a mother and innately know not only how precious each child is, but also how important it is to create safe, nurturing and caring relationships for a child. I value, respect and deeply hold the desire to help those who sometimes can do so little to help themselves, but can also hold so much potential for change.
"How do I make an appointment?"
For adults, please contact me in the first instance and we can arrange a mutually suitable appointment time.
For children, again please contact me in the first instance to make an appointment where we can meet and discuss your child's needs. We can then take it from there according to what works best for everyone.
"How much does each session cost?"
For both adults and children, each session lasts for 50 minutes and costs £50.
As I believe that money should never be a barrier to getting help when it's needed, both fees are open to to be discussed.
"How many sessions will be needed?"
Therapy has no predetermined length; sessions will be made according to the progress and needs of each client.
"How can I pay?"
I have a card reader in my practice and also accept cash or cheque
"Are your offices wheelchair accessible?"
Unfortunately, no. My offices are on the first floor of an old building and are not accessible by wheelchair..
"My child doesn't speak English; can they still be seen?"
I have substantial experience working simultaneously with interpreters during chidlren's play therapy sessions.