In 2012, I completed my degree in Psychology at Edinburgh Napier University with the title of Bachelor of Science with Honours. After my degree I completed an Introduction to Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) course as well as a COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate course. These qualifications enabled me to undertake the SCOTACS Diploma Course – “Counselling and Group Work – A Cognitive Behavioural Approach”.
I am an integrative practitioner, which means that I use knowledge and methods from different psychotherapies when working with a patient. For instance, neuro-linguistic psychology, solution-focused brief therapy, Gestalt therapy, psychosynthesis, Rational Emotive Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Motivational Interviewing, and Personal Construct Psychology. The amalgamation of the above therapies allows me to adjust my treatment plans to suit each patient.
I run one-to one 50 minutes sessions on a weekly basis, and have experience working with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders (such as panic attacks, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder), low self-esteem and body dysmorphia.
As a member of the British Association for Behaviour and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP), I follow the ethical guidelines of the association and attend a monthly supervision with my BABCP accredited supervisor to ensure my practises are ethical and to the highest standard. As a psychotherapist I am committed to providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.