About me

There is no one particular point in life when people choose therapy & a variety of circumstances or events can lead to challenges. You may be feeling stressed, unhappy, confused or perhaps unable to let down your guard & just be yourself. There is no need to struggle on alone - I provide a safe & confidential space where your concerns  can be explored in a non-judgemental way. This can then lead to more understanding of relationships & feeling better about yourself - enabling you to achieve lasting change. 

The range of concerns brought by clients include :

  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Loss
  • Low Mood
  • Trauma. 


A little more about me - I was raised to care deeply about others wellbeing, enjoy connecting with people & am fascinated by relationships & what makes us feel or behave the way we do. I therefore completed an accredited counselling training with Relationships Scotland. I provide counselling & psychotherapy to both individuals & couples. 

I welcome any questions you might have about my therapy. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed an accredited counselling training with Relationships Scotland on a course recognised by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I am a registered member of both BACP & Cosca – the professional registration body for Counsellors & Psychotherapists in Scotland.

Although my initial training was in Relationship Counselling with particular training in psychodynamic, systems & attachment issues, my therapy draws on a range of techniques & is tailored to what is likely to be effective for you as an individual or couple.

Before starting my counselling training I lead personal & group development exercises, whilst prior to that I was an award winning Project Manager.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

COSCA

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

A particular interest is why life can often miss fulfilment & happiness despite substantial wealth, financial success & material comforts.

Fees

Additional information

My fees are £50 per session. 

Further information

Having previously practised in both Edinburgh & Inverness, at present most sessions are by online video link or phone. 

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Zoom