– John Burroughs
I have been involved in the Counselling and Psychotherapy world for most of my adult life, starting my journey in my late teens, when I was trained as a volunteer by the ‘Samaritans’ an organisation offering telephone support. Some years later I became a volunteer counsellor with an organisation offering individual support to those struggling with their use of alcohol. Later I went on to offer supervision to other counsellors in the agency.
In 2003, I completed a Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy with Edinburgh Gestalt Institute and gained accreditation with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy ( B.A.C.P.).
Since then, I have been in private practice developing valuable experience in dealing with a wide range of issues and needs. I am committed to lifelong learning and keeping my practice in line with research and developments in my field. I have an interest in Neuroscience and its relevance to Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My background has involved working within the NHS where I gained nearly three decades of experience working in the fields of Adult Mental Health and Learning Disability.
I like teaching and have delivered many courses in Counselling and Personal Development to both statutory and voluntary agencies. I am passionate about my work as a Psychotherapist and believe in supporting individuals and couples to have the most meaningful life possible.
I love living and working in Argyll and enjoy long walks, in all weathers with family, friends and my two Spaniels Mac and Malty.