I am the current Counselling in Prisons Network (CiPN) Board Member for Scotland and find the post a great honour. I work providing counselling in Scotland for prisoners with drug and alcohol-related problems since 2012 and in my own private practice from the person-centred and emotion focused approach.
I have a strong background working with people who have drug and alcohol-related difficulties, BBV, mental health difficulties and anxiety. I have extensively researched the experiences of prisoners undertaking person-centred therapy and produced a body of research entitled ‘Alcohol Counselling in Prison: A Qualitative Study’ for my MSc. My intention was to documenting the lives of the prisoners who had received counselling from their perspective and a small section of the good work we do.
Emily McArdle, MSc. (MBACP)
CiPN Board Member
Person-Centred & Emotion Focused Psychotherapist