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PgDip, MSc, Reg MBACP

About me


My approach is integrative. For short term work I am likely to draw on personal construct psychology, exploring how we make meaning in our lives. Longer term work is likely to take a more psychodynamic approach, where we explore unconscious processes that affect us and how we defend against these affects. We consider how early relationships reveal themselves in the way we relate to each other. As your counsellor, that’s some of what I will be thinking about as I listen to you.

What you will experience is an empathic listener, gently encouraging you to put words to your thoughts and feelings in the security of a confidential, boundaried, therapeutic relationship.

Within counselling I have particular interests in relationship issues in all their expressions, workplace stress, panic, anxiety, and helping people away from feeling sad and low esteem towards confidence and empowerment.


As a qualified and experienced counsellor, I will work with you through your difficult times. I offer counselling to adults regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, race and history.

For those unfamiliar with counselling, starting out can feel unusual. We’re not used to the attentiveness, and the sometimes uncomfortable experience where we share our stories, thoughts and feelings with thoughtful reflections delivered by someone who cares. And it may take some time to feel sufficiently comfortable about expressing things that we’ve been holding onto for so long, perhaps without realising it.

At the first session, I will take some essential details from you and give you a chance to speak your mind – what brings you to counselling, for example. I will listen and communicate my understanding of your situation. And we will work at a pace which is right for you. The mutuality of the counselling relationship means we are both stakeholders in the processs.

Training, qualifications & experience

After working in the engineering then financial sectors, I studied counselling, attaining a PgDip in 2007, then an MSc in 2008. Working part time for ten years, I finally left my job in financial services in 2017, and now with eleven years of post-qualification experience, I offer counselling at Eyre Place Osteopathic Practice in Edinburgh's New Town.

I am a registered member of BACP and consequently practise within their ethical framework, which includes minimum levels of supervision and continuing professional development.

I trained as a supervisor at CTSD London using the Hawkins & Shohet "Seven Eyed" approach.

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


£55.00 per session

Additional information

£55 per 50 minute session, payment by card or cash.

When I work

Tuesday AM Thursday PM inc evenings

Wednesday PM

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Acessible at 61a Mayfield Road (although this is down a hill). At 23 Eyre Place there is a door step to negotiate, which I can assist with.


In person

COUNSELLING SUPERVISIONI offer supervision to counsellors and practitioners in related professions (see below).

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