Training:

I am an accredited trainer (diploma level) with COSCA: Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland
Drawing on my experiences of human relationships within the business world, my work as a therapist, my experience as a university tutor and lecturer and as a trainer within the voluntary sector, I offer my services as a creator and facilitator of training courses. Two of the courses which I created were awarded COSCA Validation status.

As a trainer, my aim is to understand your requirements and to provide a training service which will meet your organisation's and your employees' unique needs. Each course is developed to support individuals within their working environment.

My training, tutoring, presenting and facilitating experiences include the following:

  • Post-graduate diploma in person-centred counselling, University of Aberdeen
  • K and D Befriending 'Coping with Loss and Bereavement'
  • Greenwood Events, Dunblane 'Understanding Loss, Grief and Bereavement'
  • Hope Counselling, Aberdeen, 'Understanding Loss, Grief and Bereavement'
  • The Big Noise, Sistema, Torry, Aberdeen 'Managing the challenges of working with children'
  • Post-graduate certificate in person-centred counselling-supervision (COSCA validated), University of Aberdeen.
  • Scottish Conference of Cancer Support Groups, Aberdeen, presenter
  • Scottish Conference of Cancer Support Groups, Edinburgh, presenter
  • The Counselling Forum, Aberdeen, 'Understanding Loss, Grief and Bereavement'
  • Alzheimer Scotland, 'Active Listening and Ethics'
  • Brain Tumour UK, National Conference, Glasgow, 'Support for Carers'
  • University of Aberdeen, Post Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Care, Guidance and Pupil Support: Counselling and Mentoring Course in Educational Settings
  • University of Aberdeen, Post Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Care, Guidance and Pupil Support: Loss, Change and Bereavement in Educational Settings
  • St Margaret's School for Girls, Aberdeen, In-service training days for staff
  • COSCA Counselling Skills Course, NHS Grampian
  • CLAN Cancer Support, Aberdeen, In-House training course for staff, therapists and volunteers specialising in supporting people affected by cancer. (COSCA Validated)
  • Aberdeen Social Work, core training programme on 'loss and change' within social work settings: focusing on adults and children and how this work impacts on the professional
  • The Coach House Retreat, Kilmuir, 'Understanding Loss, Grief and Bereavement'
  • Barnardo's Rollercoaster Project, Aberdeen, 'Working with Bereaved Children and Families'
  • Scottish Government Project - Working with Families, Inverurie and Tillicoultrie, 'Integrating counselling skills into key workers + client relationships'
  • University of Aberdeen, COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate Course
  • University of Aberdeen, Women's Studies sub-honours degree programme



    "Thoroughly enjoyed the training and found lots of helpful areas to heighten awareness and improve the quality of direct work regarding death/bereavement."

    "Brilliant and informative ... made me think more about the long-term impact of death, loss and change."

    "Superb course. Excellently delivered. Given me lots of scope for thought and keen to go back to work and experiment with new approaches."


    If you wish further details about training and fees, please get in touch.


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