BSc. (Hons) Psychology
CCPP120 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Foundation Degree Counselling
My interest in human behaviour has been longstanding and, of distinct interest, is our human need to change behaviours that we deem unacceptable or undesirable.
I began my study in the field of psychology and, in my bachelor’s degree, the larger areas of learning were child psychology; social psychology; biological psychology; and cognitive psychology. I pondered more intensive study within psychology and during this time volunteered as a Samaritan. It was during my time at Edinburgh Samaritans that I realised my yearning was to actively counsel and so began another degree in counselling involving active training at The Charis Foundation and client therapy at PF Counselling Services.
My mode of therapy is psychodynamic, based on Freudian psychoanalysis, my work, therefore, is focused on Freudian theory. One of my additional therapist strengths, as a consequence of working away from home in different parts of Europe, is working with airline personnel or those who also work away from home e.g. oil industry employees, international students or individuals from other countries who have come to the UK in search of work. In such situations, my feeling is that I can empathise deeply and understand the frustrations, emotions and anxieties brought about by distance.
My work adheres to the ethical code and guidelines of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy