About me
I was born in Glasgow and originally trained as a nurse. I have been a qualified nurse for over 25 years, worked mainly in sexual health, primarily as a sexual health adviser and recently as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in General Practice.

My interest in counselling and how it could help people started when I was an associate nurse working at an AIDS Hospice in London.This led me to taking a professional qualification in counselling in 1998 gaining a Diploma in 2001 and a Master of Science in Counselling in 2012 both at the University of Strathclyde.

As my career as a counsellor progressed, I have been increasingly interested in the areas of spirituality and sexuality. 

Since my initial training I have undertaken further studies: 

Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy (2014) awarded by the University of West London.  am an associate member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis and abide by its Code of Conduct. 

Cognitive Behavioural Toolkit in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills (Centre of Therapy Glasgow (2014) 

Workplace Mediation Theory and Practice (CMIST Counselling) (2016)

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) EMDR Europe Accredited training programme (2016) 

Professional Registration and Memberships

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)  adhering to the BACP Ethical Framework and gained accreditation as a Registered Counsellor in 2005.

Associate Membership of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH).

EMDR Association UK & Ireland (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)