During my career as a Biology/Principal Guidance teacher, I trained as a Couple/Relationship Counsellor with Scottish Marriage Guidance. I re-trained with Couple Counselling Scotland (now Relationships Scotland) with whom I have volunteered weekly over a period of 25 years. Psychodynamic Theory, Attachment Theory, Systems and Object Relations were core components of the training.
In 2003 I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Communications and Counselling with Transactional Analysis (T.A.) as its theoretical base. TA is an excellent tool for understanding our relationship with self and others, including our relationship with food. I set up private practice in 2004 seeing individuals, couples and young people. I believe my love of human biology, my theoretical knowledge and training fit well with the structured UYE Programme. I can offer this to individuals and small groups. I look forward to making this Programme available to people in Central Scotland. I offer a safe, confidential, therapeutic space for clients and am a registered member of BACP (including the Division CCYP) and a Counsellor member of COSCA.
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I am an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist and have had training in Hypno-Psychotherapy, NLP, EFT, CBT, Inner Child Therapy and the Understanding Your Eating Programme. I am also a Certified Instructor of Hypnotherapy and EFT and previously served as a Specialist Adviser on Weight Control to the National Council for Hypnotherapy. I have specialised in working with disordered eating problems since 2004. I am a regulated CNHC Registered Therapist. My approach to working with clients attends to all aspects of the client's life to help establish better eating patterns. ‘ I particularly focus on building self-confidence, improved body esteem, better self-soothing responses, relationships and working with cravings. I work from our purpose built private country practice near Linlithgow.
I am a qualified counsellor based in the north east of Scotland. I completed a post graduate diploma in 2009 followed by an MSc in 2010. For my dissertation I spent two years researching psychotherapeutic approaches to obesity and eating disorders and in particular the UYE Programme. I trained as a facilitator of the Understanding Your Eating Introductory Programme in 2009 and the Modules in 2010. Since then I have successfully run a number of UYE groups. I also offer the Programme on a one-to-one basis. Dates and times can be arranged by contacting me. I take an integrative approach to therapy and believe that cultivating self-compassion is a key to promoting and sustaining long-term behaviour change. My work with clients focuses on taking a compassionate approach which seeks to increase insight, self esteem and self care.