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About me

I am a Certified Transactional Analyst, registered with UKCP and BACP Accredited Therapist, offering confidential experienced and effective counselling and psychotherapy for couples and individuals in Edinburgh city centre. I provide a safe space where you can talk and explore your relationships, discuss and manage your mental health, anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem, bereavement and addiction.
Couples Therapy is all about the relationship and my role it to mediate and help you get back on track or decide to separate amicably.
I offer time limited or longer term support in a caring and compassionate  environment.   My aim  is to create an environment that supports you in making the changes you want in your life.

I  tailor the therapy to your needs looking at cognitive, feeling and behaviour.   Take the first step to positive change and phone me on 07780338023
I am also BUPA recognised.

I abide by the code of ethics of UKCP, UKATA and BACP and comply with their complaints procedures. I

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Psychotherapy
Certified Transactional Analyst - CTA(P).
Cosca Certificate in Supervision
Diploma In Transactional Analysis  Counselling (COSCA)
Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Registered with UKRCP (United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Registered with UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)

I  have experience working with bereavement, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management , abuse and disordered eating.  I specialise in addiction and addiictive behaviour.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA

Additional information

£55 per 50min session for individuals.
£80 per 60 min session for couples.
Reduced rates available - please enquire

Payment can be made on the day either by cash or cheque
You can also prepay via Paypal, see my website for details

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work Monday Tuesday and Wednesday day and evening and Saturday during the day.  I offer some in person appointments and some online appointments via zoom

Strathmore Business Centres, Scott House, 10 South St. Andrew Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 2AZ

Type of session

In person



 I offer counselling supervision for student and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists from my practice in central Edinburgh and at home near Dunbar, East Lothian.

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