About me

I am a BACP registered Psychotherapist with a private practice in Glasgow. My approach is infused with compassion, gentleness and acceptance. I work with you, my clients to create a collaborative and safe therapeutic relationship. Together we explore and process emotions and experiences that trouble you today, so you can be happier. My therapeutic orientation is humanistic and experiential, primarily drawn from Emotion Focused Therapy. I provide psychotherapy to adult individuals.

I grew up in Belgium, where I worked in law and banking. I moved to Scotland as an adult and retrained as a psychotherapist, gaining an MSc in Psychotherapy at Strathclyde University in Glasgow.

As a therapist, I not only use my academic knowledge to help you, but I also draw from my own life experience of abuse and post-traumatic growth. I strongly believe that everybody can heal and grow, given the right conditions of empathy and acceptance. 

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SERVICES

Individual Therapy for Personal Growth

Some think that therapy is only for people who are unwell. I believe that we benefit from therapy in many different circumstances. Psychotherapy helps to reduce the impact of past experiences on us today. It helps us to understand why we are making certain choices or why we struggle with some relationships. Therapy brings us greater self-awareness and helps us to become more true to ourselves. Therapy is a powerful tool to achieve greater personal wellbeing and growth. Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) has been demonstrated to help untangle puzzling, ambiguous and unsettling emotions and to process them so that these are replaced by healthy, manageable emotions. We gradually discern our emotions more clearly and find it easier to trust them.

Specific Difficulties

I also provide therapy for specific issues, such as:

  • anxiety, panic and GAD

  • stress

  • depression, loss of interest

  • low self-esteem

  • anger

  • grief and loss

  • illness and palliative care

  • relationship issues, separation, divorce

  • LGBT issues

  • retirement, redundancy

  • age-related issues

  • trauma and abuse, PTSD

  • boarding school experiences

  • expat difficulties

Free taster sessions

Maybe you would like  a free taster session before signing up for therapy? Depending on availability, I have some slots for a free single, stand-alone taster session on weekdays at 2 PM or 3 PM.  

Therapy for expats in French or Dutch

In particular for expats, I can provide therapy in French or in Dutch. I am of Belgian origin and I am a native speaker of both languages. I also sometimes conduct therapy with clients who are not located in the UK.  Please contact me if you want to know more.

Le français est ma langue maternelle. Mes clients trouvent souvent qu'il est plus facile de parler d'émotions dans leur langue maternelle. Je suis enregistrée en tant que psychothérapeute en Grande-Bretagne.


Indien U dit verkiest, kan ik therapie in het Nederlands aanbieden. Soms is het makkelijker over emoties in Uw moedertaal te praten. Ik ben in het Verenigd Koninkrijk als psychotherapeut geregistreerd.

Online Therapy

Online therapy is valid, tried and tested.  Its advantages?  We have more time slots available; you don't need to travel and you can have therapy from the comfort of your own sofa. Clients who experience social anxiety may prefer it. The challenges of online therapy? Technology can get in the way of our work and you need to have access to a suitable device. You also need to have private space where you won't be disturbed or overheard. Using earbuds helps. I use the Zoom platform, which is encrypted and does not keep a record of our sessions. I will help you set up the video session; you don't need to be tech savvy. 

I also offer telephone and email therapy, if you would prefer. 

 

How do I get started with therapy ?

The first step: get in touch with me via the contact form on this website. Simply click on the green 'get in touch' button to access the form. Let me know whether you would prefer a phone call or a free taster session. I have a limited availability of taster sessions at 2 pm or at 3 pm.  It is helpful if you can give me a phone number and the best time/day to call you; I will reply via email suggesting a couple of appointments for an initial call or taster session. 

Then we will either have a 50 minute taster session or talk on the phone for about 20 minutes. We can discuss about what brings you to therapy and what you hope will change with the help of therapy. 

Next, I will email you my Therapy Agreement, Privacy Policy and an information sheet. This gives you information on confidentiality, record keeping, GDPR, how to pay etc... If you have any questions, you can get in touch with me. Please take all the time you need to decide whether you want to start therapy with me.

If you want to begin therapy with me, simply return the completed documents and pay for the first session. 

At the end of our initial session, if you're happy to continue, we will set up a second session and arrange to see each other weekly or fortnightly.   

Sessions last 50 minutes and cost  £60 - £70. Appointments are available from Monday to Friday, between 10AM and 7PM, usually at the same time every week. I operate a 24 hour cancellation policy.

 

My Credentials

Memberships

  • MBACP: registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (379444)

  • ISEFT: member of the International Society of Emotion Focused Therapy

  • ICO: registered with the Information Commissioner (ZA556872)

  • full professional liability insurance

Qualifications 

  • MSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Strathclyde University

  • Emotion Focused Therapy (Levels 1 & 2 & 3, trained with founders Dr Robert Elliott and Dr Les Greenberg)

  • Adv Certif in Online and Telephone Counselling, Counselling Tutor

  • PGCE, University of Exeter

  • MLaws, K.U.Leuven, Belgium

  • BLaw, K.U.L.A.K, Belgium

  • B Translation, PIHO, Belgium