Georgia is a student counsellor currently studying MSc Counselling at Abertay University. Originally from an artistic background, she studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. During her studies her work became focused on relationships, those we have with others and the relationship with have with ourselves. Creating work that explored the challenges around this, Georgia became interested in mental health. Upon graduating she went on to study for a COSCA certificate in Counselling Skills at the University of the Highlands and Islands. The learning she gained from her COSCA course helped her realise that she wanted to continue her studies and become a counsellor.
During her education, Georgia has worked in a number of different roles including supporting individuals with barriers to work. From this experience she gained an understanding of the challenges many of us face in relation to employment. This, amongst others is an area she feels she is able to provide support.
Like many counsellors Georgia has received therapy herself and found this a key part of her learning. She believes she has a good understanding of how difficult it can be to begin counselling and so she creates a safe environment that allows clients to work at their own pace. Georgia works from a Pluralistic perspective which means she doesn’t favour a ‘one size fits all’ approach and instead understands that different people need different things. Georgia will work in a collaborative way to find what suits you.
Georgia is a student member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).