I am a trained, experienced and an accredited counsellor with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) – you will find me on their register of accredited therapists. I work within strict ethical guidelines and have my work supervised – so I do my best for you. You will also find me on the Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA) register and in the Counselling Directory. I have considerable additional counselling qualifications, most approved by the British Psychological Society (BPS). I was a primary based teacher for 20 years and my passion for learning evidenced by a Masters Degree in Educational Support and a co-published research paper on Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC). The impact of a child bereavement many decades ago, anxiety and relationship difficulties led me to becoming a counsellor decades later. I continue to embed and practise self-awareness and build strategies for successfully managing challenging thoughts, feelings, behaviours. I am also fortunate to tutor and supervise counselling students, including people who only seek to use counselling skills in their lives and workplaces. How can my experience benefit you?

My counselling practice

I can support you face to face, online or on the telephone – whatever suits you best. I am based in Broxburn, West Lothian and have worked online across Britain.

I have experience successfully working with individual adults, young people, couples, families and groups of people .

We will develop ways to improve your confidence and ability to manage difficulties and help you create positive change.

We will work in a structured, yet flexible way, sensitively considering the impact of the past but re-thinking how the the present and future can feel more hopeful.

I provide you with resources and/or exercises to carry out between counselling sessions – I work with your learning style and pace.

I encourage you to get motivated because the more effort you put in the more you will get out of the counselling process.

I bring a range of experiences to my therapeutic work having worked with a range of organisations including Cruse Bereavement Scotland, FDAMH and Safe Space.

I specialise in bereavement, trauma and relationships but have worked successfully with a wider range of mental health presentations, particularly depression and anxiety.

From our first session my aim is to put you at ease, answer further questions about the therapeutic process and assess where you are now and want to be in the future.

Each counselling session is 55 minutes whilst the first session can take a little longer.

Contact Me

Do not hesitate to contact me for support for yourself as an individual, a couple or a family – even if you are just wondering about counselling at this moment.

Email me at dmcounsellingcbtapproach@gmail.com

Or leave a message on my counselling phone 07394972066

I will return your enquiry as soon as possible and we can set up a free introductory telephone call or a call online for up to 20 minutes to discuss how I can help you.

My working hours are usually;

Monday 09.30am – 7pm

Tuesday 10.30am – 7.30pm

Wednesday 4pm – 7.30pm

Thursday 2pm – 8.30pm

Friday 10.30am – 4pm

Saturdays – one Saturday clinic per month

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