Counselling, Psychotherapy and Couple Counselling in Stirling
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 old clients by Skype, Zoom or phone where appropriate.
The most common problems I deal with fall into a number of areas:
- Anxiety and panic
- Guilt and shame
- Relationship issues
- Marital/couple problems
- Bereavement and loss
- Health-related issues
- Surviving abuse
- Finding purpose and meaning in life
- Eco-sadness and anxiety
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.
I normally charge £40 per session for an individual session and £50 for couple counselling in Stirling, and will consider a reduced fee in cases of financial difficulty. I do not work with the large insurance companies, but do accept clients funded by charity programmes.
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 the Coronavirus Crisis Recent events are creating a great deal of anxiety, and many of the measures we are obliged to take will impose a heavy burden on individuals and their relationships as the weeks roll on. People are likely to need more psychological support at a time when it may not be seen as a priority and may be harder to access.
However, I fully respect the Government's instructions relating to Covid-19, and I have very regretfully decided to stop conducting face-to-face therapy until it is safe to do so. In the meantime, I am prepared to offer counselling on a video platform like Zoom or (less securely, I'm told) Skype. I do not have a specific training to do this, but I do have some years' experience of using such media professionally. It is not my preferred way of working, but these are extraordinary times, and I am sure it can be effective in most cases.
Unfortunately, I am not able to undertake couple work by video link as I do not believe it provides the level of containment required to work safely.