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I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). My approach is broadly-based and integrative, drawing on transpersonal training. I am also a qualified Relate-trained couples counsellor, and an EMDR therapist (see What Type of Therapy Should I Choose?).

I work with individuals or couples, and supervise other therapists.

After practising for many years in London and Sussex, I moved to Stirling in 2018. My counselling and psychotherapy practice is located near the centre of Stirling, FK8, which is also convenient for Bannockburn, Bridge of Allan, Dunblane, Tullibody and Alloa. I am also available to clients by FaceTime, Skype, Zoom or phone where appropriate.common problems I deal with fall into a number of areas:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and panic
  • Stress
  • Guilt and shame
  • Relationship issues
  • Marital/couple problems
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Health-related issues
  • Surviving abuse
  • Trauma
  • Finding purpose and meaning in life
  • Eco-sadness and anxiety
Life problems do not usually divide into such simple categories as these, and my experience and interests extend beyond this list. If you have a problem and I do not think I will be able to help, I will let you know and help you find someone more appropriate.

If you are looking for psychotherapy, counselling or couple counselling in Stirling, Bannockburn, Bridge of Allan, Dunblane, Tullibody, Stirlingshire in general or Alloa, my contact details are on the About Me/Contact page.

My normal sessional charge is 65 for individuals and 75 for couples, and I ask people to commit to weekly attendance, at least at the beginning of the work. I keep a couple of concessionary places for those unable to pay the full amount but, once these are full, I offer no further reductions. I generally accept clients funded by charity programmes but do not work with the large insurance companies.

On the intervening pages I have put some information on choosing a counsellor, psychotherapist or couple counsellor, and tried to answer some of the questions that may occur to you.


A Note on Covid-19

I am now seeing more than half my clients in person again, and the rest by video link. The only conditions I impose on face-to-face clients is that they should be at least fully vaccinated and willing to work without face-masks.

Regretfully, I do not undertake couple work online as I do not believe it provides the level of containment required to work safely.



An email link and my landline number are given on the left of each page on this website.

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