I am trained in a 6 year long integrative form of Psychotherapy called Core Capacity. It integrates  Gestalt, Psychosynthesis, CBT and Person Centred approaches. I am a member of the professional body BACP and abide by their ethical code.
I am a trained Development Coach with qualifications in:
  • International Leadership and Management,
  • Assertiveness and Confidence
  • Stress Management
  • Reality Coaching

Coaching and Psychotherapy -what is the difference?

‘What do you need?’ is usually my answer  when people ask me what is the difference between coaching and therapy. As a trained humanistic coach, I  am focused on you as a whole person. I am interested in how you feel, what you think, what your values are, what bring you meaning and  what is holding you back from getting what you want. I encourage you to set goals which involve you tasking responsibility for your thoughts, and actions. Coaching tends to focus on the window of life that shows the future view. You may need help to start a business or learn how to say No to your family members for example. Specific goals tend to be the trees in the coaching forest.

Coaching sessions can be held on the phone, via Skype/WhatsApp and face to face. I have a clinic in Dumfries  and I can visit you at home if you live in the Dumfries area.

I am also available to run courses in confidence and assertiveness.

Psychotherapy is a bit of a different forest. The window of life here tends to look out at the view of the past with a pane that is more like a mirror which reflects you here in the present. The therapeutic process is deep and insightful,  which can bring about much healing and change. Therapy can help with difficulties in relationships and with painful emotions and states such as shame,trauma, grief and despair.

Therapy sessions can only be conducted face to face due to the deep nature of the work. These sessions are held in a safe space in Dumfries. I can visit you at home if travel or mobility is an issue for you.

Walk and Talk sessions are also available.

My ultimate goal is to help you live your life in the happiest and most fulfilled way possible whatever process you choose.

Please get in touch if you would like to know more.