BA (Hons), MSc, PG Dip
A few years ago I experienced a life changing health issue that fundamentally changed my outlook on life and what I considered to be my priorities. Prior to this event I had worked for several years in the private sector, within large multinational organisations and smaller businesses; training and developing individuals using coaching and mentoring techniques to help them achieve their fullest career potential. On my recovery I decided to take a career break to focus on my family and my own developmental needs; I used this time to further develop my interest in psychology, returning to university to complete a Master’s degree, which in turn led to a Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling. I have worked for several years as a volunteer counsellor at Cairns Counselling in Aberdeen, and I also have my own private counselling practice working with a diverse range of clients.
In part due to my personal experience of a life-threatening illness, I developed a keen interest in the impact of nutrition and diet on mental and physical wellbeing. Through my counselling work I increasingly find that whilst talking therapy is very effective it is just one aspect of many other interventions needed to facilitate good mental health. Seeing first-hand the detrimental impact of poor nutrition and lifestyle choices; and knowing how important a healthy diet is to my own mental and physical health; I decided to combine my professional experience in coaching with my knowledge of psychology and therapy to become a Nutritional Health Coach.
I undertake continuous professional development to ensure that my skills and knowledge are up to date in what is a new and exciting approach to mental health. I am passionate about supporting every aspect of my client’s journey towards better mental and physical health through natural interventions that support them and meet their specific needs. As a qualified psychotherapist, integrative medicine for mental health therapist, and nutritional health coach I believe passionately in using psycho-education to give my clients the skill set and the tools they need to improve their mental and physical health.
Professional Memberships and Qualifications
Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP)
Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP)
Registered member of the Complementary Medical Association (MCMA)
Diploma Diet and Nutritional Advisor - Distinction
PG Dip Person-Centred Counselling - Distinction
MSc Psychological Studies - Commendation
BA (HONS) Applied Social Sciences, Psychology - First Class Honours