Having grown up in Aberdeenshire with her Norwegian mother, English father, and two siblings, Heidi was fascinated by people’s behaviour from a very early age. This led to a Degree in Psychology from the University of Dundee in 1993. After working in Human Resources she found herself being drawn back to psychology through observing how people behaved in the workplace and in 2003 she successfully completed a Masters Degree in Occupational Psychology.
Whilst bringing up a young family, Heidi volunteered as a support worker with the Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre in Dundee in 2008. This experience (plus a strong desire to help people to progress from a negative state to improved well-being) led to her becoming a counsellor. She successfully completed a Diploma in Counselling with Vital Connexions in 2015, and has worked as a counsellor ever since.
Heidi works with clients experiencing issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, low mood, low self-esteem, problems with identity and self-worth and relationship difficulties. She can tailor sessions to suit her client’s needs having trained with an integrative model of counseling. She offers couple counselling, and has additional training and experience of working therapeutically with young people and children. Heidi also gives clients the opportunity to explore issues from a Christian perspective if they request it.
Heidi is a great believer in maintaining a healthy body, mind and spirit. She exercises regularly and loves spending time in the Scottish mountains. She is a registered member of COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland).Qualifications and Training:
- MA Hons Psychology
- PGDip Human Resources Management
- MSc Occupational Psychology
- Diploma in Counselling (COSCA validated)
- Professional Certificate in Couple Counselling (COSCA validated)
- Infant Loss Training (Foundation for Infant Loss)
- ASSIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
- Children Matter Certificate (accredited by Open College Network, London)
- Certificate in Clinical Supervision (BPS approved)
Any complaints should be made to COSCA and the Complaints Procedure can be found on www.cosca.org.uk.