The Person Centred approach to counselling means exactly what it says - that you, the person, will be at the centre of our counselling. It means that you are the most important person in our work together.

'If I can provide a certain type of relationship, the other person will discover within himself, the capacity to use our relationship for growth and personal development will occur' - Carl Rogers

In our sessions I will listen carefully to you and your situation. I will be understanding and accepting of you and I will be fully committed in working with you.

I believe that if you experience this way of being listened to,


  • you will find a way through your problems or difficulties.
  • You will become more clearer about who you are and what you need.
  • You will be more confident.


This approach was developed by Carl Rogers, who discovered that when he truly listened to people and did not try to 'fix them' he noticed that the person had the answers themselves. Person Centred Counselling is different to other approaches in that it does not offer 'techniques' or 'solutions' but helps you find what works for you.


Having worked this way now since 2003 I personally could not work any other way. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing people take control of their life again and developing into the person they truly are.

My Training


2003 -2005






HNC Integrative Counselling

Diploma in Person Centred Counselling

Set up, developed and managed the counselling service at 

CHANGES Community Health Project, East Lothian

TA 101 - Certificate in Transactional Analysis

Set up Counselling with Nicola

Certificate in Supervision by PCT Scotland

Set up and developed a counselling service within DAD’s Work in East Lothian

I am a highly experienced group worker and some of the groups I have facilitated are:


  • Understanding Anxiety
  • Self-Esteem
  • First Steps to Positive Mental Health
  • Assertiveness
  • Understanding Anger
  • Women’s Support Group


If you feel you would like me to help set up or support you to facilitate a group in the community please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.