I started my counselling training in 2010. I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills and a Postgraduate Diploma in Person-Centred and Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Strathclyde. I’m now working on some research into the effectiveness of counselling especially for people on low incomes which I hope will form the basis of a Masters project.
In 2014 I spent five months living in three Buddhist monasteries/temples in South Korea, Myanmar, and Thailand. I now visit a Thai Buddhist monastery in Newcastle (Aruna Ratanagiri). I have a regular meditation practice which strongly shapes how I work as a counsellor.
I am a Registered Member (MBACP) of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and a Counsellor Member of Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA). I’m also a Practitioner Member of Person-Centred Therapy Scotland and an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society.