Since graduating from Queen Margaret University with a Post Graduate qualification in counselling I have worked as a drug and alcohol counsellor and delivered solution focused brief intervention therapy to young people between the ages of 10 and 18 years, affected directly or indirectly by substance misuse. I have also worked voluntarily within primary schools providing play/art therapy. I believe the most vital component that leads to change, healing and personal transformation is the relationship that you form with your counsellor.
I am a member of BACP and abide by the Ethical Framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and am subject to their professional conduct procedures. I aim to ensure my professional development keeps apace with new research and approaches.
My style of approach has been formed over two decades. I have an eclectic approach to one-to-one and group work and draw from a variety of experiences and influences including Bill Spear, Bert Hellinger, Chuck Spezzano, Kevin Laye, Richard Bandler, Robert Bly – and more recently I have been studying psycho sensory techniques such as Brain spotting (David Grand P.h.d) & Havening (Amygdala depotentiation technique) the work of Dr Ronald Ruden, Author of “The Craving Brain” & “The past is always present”.
I follow a holistic approach when consulting with clients. It is imperative that time is taken at the outset to discuss a suitable treatment plan with clients. I regard the fields of counselling, neurofeedback, body work and nutrition as complimentary to each other – each have their uses and a combination of them can be a powerful solution. I treat the ‘whole person’.
Counselling – how we work
We offer counselling sessions from the beautiful world heritage site of New Lanark. The premises are based on the banks of the river Clyde and has picturesque walks and spectacular scenery. It is a perfect place to escape from the stresses of your daily routine. After an initial assessment, you will receive one-to-one counselling sessions tailored to suit you in a safe relaxed environment.
Neurofeedback – how we work
We also run our intensive programmes from the beautiful world heritage site of New Lanark. New Lanark is within a 1hr drive from both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports, and rail links are available from both major airports. The premises are based on the banks of the river Clyde and has picturesque walks and spectacular scenery. It is a perfect place to escape from the stresses of your daily routine. You will receive a combination of Neurofeedback, coaching and body work.
- Accommodation is not included. The New Lanark hotel carries a 15% discount on their daily rate for Synaptein clients.
- There is a variety of alternative accommodation within walking distance. Contact for more information.
Under an hour from both major airports being 35.4 miles from Glasgow and 33.6 miles from Edinburgh.
The main town of Lanark is 2 miles and has a selection of accommodation, restaurants and other amenities.