Ross is a Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist who provides a safe and supportive place for his clients where they can feel valued and are able to explore their reasons for coming to counselling. He believes in the transformative power of attentive listening and being able to sit with another person and bring validation to how they are feeling.
Ross is especially interested in how issues stemming from our earliest relationships can often shape our interactions with others in the present, with the same issues repeating themselves across subsequent relationships, and even generations.
Ross is committed to supporting people who are training to become counsellors and would welcome any request for therapy as part of the qualification process.
For over twenty years Ross has worked in education and has extensive experience in working with children, young people and adults.
Ross works with a range of issues including:
- relationship issues
- personality disorder
- childhood trauma and neglect,
- substance misuse
- family issues
- low mood
- suicidal thoughts
- low self-esteem
- grief & bereavement
Training and Experience
Ross obtained his Diploma in Human Relations and Counselling from Human Development Scotland and has previously worked at Paisley Counselling and Waterside Counselling. He also holds several qualifications in Psychology including a postgraduate diploma in psychology from the Open University (First Class). He has participated in various training courses including Mental Health training for young people and counselling children. He also helps to teach and train on the counselling training course at Human Development Scotland.
Ross is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the British Psychological Society. He operates according to their Code of Ethics.