In the Chair
I offer person-centred counselling to young people and adults. The sessions can either be in person, by telephone or by Skype. The first 'Getting to know you' session is 90 minutes and subsequent sessions are 60 minutes in length.
I also offer one-off consultations for individuals who need to get something off their chest, explore an issue or don't want to enter in to a longer term commitment. Please contact me for details.
This is the most popular way to work. Being in the same space has an impact on the relationship we would build together. These sessions are held in my home in Dundee and as an addition,I can offer Pug Hugs. If you would like a small, lazy dog nestled on your lap, my dog Pablo is always happy to oblige. See below for details.
This approach is best for clients who do not live in the geographical area or who may not be able to leave the house. It maintains the intimacy of ‘In Person’ sessions but can be more practical for individuals.
Telephone counselling can offer a further sense of anonymity and enables clients to be transparent and vulnerable whilst feeling more in control as they are not being seen. It’s also a great way to connect if you have a very busy schedule.
Counsellors in Training
If you are a counsellor in training and need to fulfill a certain amount of hours of counselling as part of your requirements, I offer a discount for block sessions. Please contact me for details.
I have a small pug who (on many occasions) has been part of the therapeutic process. Many clients request his company during sessions.
Benefits of a Pug Hug:
Studies show that interacting with a friendly pet increases the sense of trust towards another person.
An analysis concluded that 'animal assisted interventions have the potential to significantly reduce depressive symptoms'.
Stroking a pet has been shown to positively impact on the endocrine system (collection of glands that release hormones), reduce cortisol levels in the body (stress hormone), and increase oxytocin levels (social bond hormone).
Please let me know if his presence would soothe and support you .