Integrative Counsellor in Frankfurt
Pluralistic Counsellor offering in-person and online counselling to english-speaking individuals. I aim to work with you collaboratively and to facilitate a therapeutic environment of personal growth and change.
Originally from Northern Ireland, I lived in Scotland for 10 years and then moved to Frankfurt, Germany in 2019.
I found my vocation in the field of Counselling and Psychotherapy during my Masters degree in Psychology in the genuine encounter and therapeutic process that occurs in counselling.
I qualified as a Person-Centred Counsellor in 2016 from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and worked in a variety of agencies offering counselling to adults, students and young people.
Over the last 6+ years my practice has broadened, drawing upon other psychotherapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural, Existential and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. I also conduct short-term, Solution-Focused based Coaching
Following a move to Frankfurt am Main, I embarked on developing my private practice to offer psychological counselling to english-speaking individuals in the area and online.
My practice is Pluralistic, which means that I can draw upon a number of different psychotherapeutic approaches in order to best support you as you explore and process the issues you bring to sessions.
The foundation of my practice is Person-Centred, in which you are trusted as the expert in your life, and so are the best person to know what decisions are best for you. The therapy centres on the faciliation of a trusting and nurturing therapeutic environment in which you can explore your issues, reflect and receive gentle challenge.
Pluralism also states that there may be particular approaches that fit you better, and so I draw upon knowledge of Cognitive Behavioural, Existential and Solution-Focused Brief therapy.
Pluralistic therapy is a collaborative process in which we work together to identify therapeutic goals, discuss preferences for therapeutic approaches and review your sense of the therapeutic process regularly.
Qualifications And Experience
2019 Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
2019 Accredited Membership of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), Membership No.198517
2016 Registered Membership of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
2013-2016 Posgraduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling at University of Aberdeen, Scotland
2009-2003 Masters of Arts in Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
2019 - Present: Private Practice with New Roots Counselling in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2017-2019: Full-time Counsellor with MyLifeDynamic service of the Scottish Association of Mental Health
2016-2019: Private Practice in Aberdeen, Scotland
2015-2017: Counsellor providing Play Therapy in schools with the Grampian Regional Equality Council
2014-2017: Associate Counsellor at Cairns Counselling Service, Aberdeen, Scotland