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PgDip (Counselling), MBACP

About me

Are you trying to figure things out on your own? Do you feel as if you can't talk to people around you? Does it feel as if certain days, weeks, months, years, are difficult or unbearable? Does it feel as if there's a conflict going on inside? As if it's difficult to make sense of what you think/feel? Maybe you want to make decisions, want to take action, want to do something that makes you feel better? Talking with someone who has no bias, who is trained to listen to what you need, can help you to feel better, make decisions, and move forward in life.
I offer a form of talking therapy. I listen, empathise, reflect, share my curiosities, question, relate to you. My aim is to facilitate your ability to heal and live a more fulfilling life.
We can all experience difficult times in our lives. We all want to feel as if we know who we are, how we feel, and what we want. If you answered any of the questions above 'yes', then feel free to get in contact and we can meet to discuss if therapy will be helpful for you.

I currently offer one-to-one therapy to individuals aged 16 and over.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the University of Edinburgh and completed both the Postgraduate Certificate, and Diploma, in Counselling.

I am a therapist with the Wellspring centre for counselling and psychotherapy. Here, I work one-to-one with adults.

I also spent a year working with young people in a secondary school environment.

Member organisations


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


£50.00 per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

13 Smith's Place, Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8NT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

PVG Scheme

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