I am a trauma informed State Registered Art Psychotherapist, offering a confidential, warm, safe space for one to one therapy in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders. I offer short or long term therapy to help you explore and work through underlying feelings and issues that may appear in the form of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement, loss and life crises.
I also offer clinical supervision for people working within the fields of Art Psychotherapy, Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I recognise the importance of diversity and equality, and aim to offer an
accessible and inclusive service to all people and seek to create a welcoming environment, appreciating differences in race, ethnicity, class, age, abilities, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender assignment, sex, religion and beliefs.
Art Psychotherapy is a creative approach which can be a gentle but very effective form of psychotherapy. Art materials can be used within the therapy sessions if you choose and the images made can help explore emotions/feelings. However you may choose not to use any art materials, preferring traditional talking therapy. Both choices are welcome. There is no need to have any previous experience or expertise in art.
The following quotes are from people who have experienced Art Psychotherapy at the Creative Therapies Service, Exeter.
"It's had a profound impact. I consider this to be the most successful thing that has happened in my mental health history. I have taken away what I did there and used it."
"I had so much benefit... real lasting benefits that I've been able to carry on with on my own, like a new way of doing things and different methods of coping. I think I got more from it than I ever thought possible."
"I've had profound and lasting benefits from this work."
Training, qualifications & experience
I currently work for an Edinburgh based charity and also practice privately in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders. I have extensive experience in working within statutory and voluntary mental health sectors.
I became professionally accredited in 1995 and have a depth of experience in working with adults, young people and children.
I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Art Psychotherapy, I am registered with The British Association of Art Therapists, BAAT No 20690 and with The Health and Care Professions Council, HCPC No AS01164.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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