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About Me

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I am originally from Eswatini, a small country in Southern Africa, where I spent most of my childhood. I moved to Scotland in 2012 to begin my training journey, where I completed qualifications in Psychology (BSc), Career Counselling (PgDip) and Psychotherapy (MSc). In addition to these qualifications, I have also completed specialist training in mindfulness-based interventions and online counselling. Over this time I also explored Scotland, spending many days hiking in the hills, camping and wild swimming. In addition to being outdoors, I also love to read, spend time with our three dogs and travelling - I often share my time between the UK and Africa. 

I have always valued the importance of emotional and psychological support and aim to use my skills, knowledge and training to support people in their journey towards personal and professional growth and change. I am passionate about supporting others to: learn their strengths, overcome challenges, build a compassionate self-relationship, and to live a fulfilling and nourishing life. 

Core education & training:

I have achieved the following core qualifications and training to date: 

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology - The University of Stirling

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Guidance & Development - Edinburgh Napier University 

  • Master of Science in Counselling & Psychotherapy - The University of Strathclyde

  • Mindfulness Teacher Training (MBCT & MBSR) - Mindfulness Now​ 

  • Advanced Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling - ACTO accredited

  • Mindfulness for Business - Mindfulness Now (Soon to be completed)

Additional qualifications:

  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling - The Counselling Tutor (ACTO Accredited)

  • Diploma in Life Coaching - The Blackford Centre 

  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills - West Lothian College 

  • OCD Action Advanced Training - OCD Action E-Helpline Volunteer Training 

  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) - The Compassionate Mind Foundation

Part of my work also involves facilitating in-person and online mindfulness workshops and meditation sessions, and mentoring other therapists in private practice.

Previous experience:

  • E-Helpline Volunteer with OCD Action - providing online support to individuals and families across the world affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • School Counsellor - providing one to one therapy and group work to children and young people in schools with a local organisation in Scotland

  • Careers Guidance Counsellor - providing careers advice and guidance to adults and young people in various locations in Scotland and Southern Africa.

  • Psychotherapist - I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of client groups within the third sector and the National Health Service.

Professional memberships:

Registered Member (MBACP) of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy 

Graduate Member (GMBPsS) of the British Psychological Society 

ACTO Professional Member with the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online 

My approach to therapy:​

I offer a confidential, professional and bespoke therapeutic service with a safe space to explore emotions, life challenges, lifestyle changes or more complex psychological difficulties.

I value congruency, unconditional positive regard and empathy as key components to an effective, empowering and safe therapeutic relationship.

My approach to therapy is Person-Centred, whilst also incorporating Cognitive Behavioural models, Mindfulness-Based Interventions and creative tools. I believe that every individual is unique and different and so I aim to integrate a range of approaches to therapy if needed.

 

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