My Diploma in Counselling using Transactional Analysis is accredited by COSCA, Scotland’s professional body for counselling and psychotherapy.
Transactional Analysis (TA) offers a framework to understand ourselves better; it has an underlying hopeful philosophy. Its basic assumptions are that everyone is of inherent value, that we are able to think and make decisions for ourselves and that we all have a natural desire for growth and development.
I approach my work with curiosity, kindness and respect. The therapeutic relationship is the most significant factor in counselling; at our first meeting, we will decide whether we want to continue to work together and agree an initial timescale. Appointments will usually be weekly and at the same time.
Perhaps you would like to change some unhelpful behaviour patterns, or are struggling with relationship dynamics, or you want to understand why you feel and think as you do. Maybe you feel stuck, stressed, sad or lost, or you need some space to untangle things and to feel accepted for the complex human being that you are. Often, we are driven by an inner critic and are exhausted by its demands or we feel as if we have several internal voices involved in an argument.
You are the expert on your own experience. I work with clients both cognitively and creatively and am interested in whatever a client brings.
I am a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), as well as a member of the professional body UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis), and work within their codes of ethics and supervision requirements.
Please contact me by email and I can answer any further queries or make arrangements to meet. I work both in person and online.