I am an experienced counsellor who works with individuals and couples in Edinburgh and Penicuik.
I offer a confidential, safe space to work through your concerns and the feelings that come with them. Helping you to explore current experiences and also feelings from the past, finding new ways of understanding yourself and the people you have relationships with, working through the options available to you and the choices or changes you may want to make for the future.
My clients are aged 16+ and are from a diverse range of backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientation and gender identity. I have specific training in couple counselling, relationships, family systems and sexual issues.
Some of the concerns I work with are:-
Individual & Couple relationships:- communication, affairs, separation and divorce, arguments, loss, anxiety, depression, bereavement, stress, chronic pain, redundancy, menopause.
Sexual relationships:- erectile issues, premature/delayed ejaculation, loss of desire, vaginismus, dyspareunia, anorgasmia.
I will do my best to offer you a prompt and suitable appointment so that we can plan an initial meeting to explore your concerns and decide the best way to work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Fully qualified counsellor with a Certificate in Counselling skills and Diploma in Relationship Counselling awarded by Relationships Scotland/Napier University.
I am currently working towards a Diploma in Sex and Relationship Therapy with Relationships Scotland (full validation from The College Of Sexual and Relationship Therapists)
I have had specialist Relationship and Couple Counselling training and I have several years experience working with individuals and couples (aged 16+).
I use an integrative approach using relationship, psychodynamic, systemic and adult sexuality theories.
I regularly attend continuous professional development training courses and keep up-to-date with the latest research findings in a wide-range of fields which are relevant to enhancing my counselling practice.
I am a registered member of the BACP (The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and a general member of COSRT (The College Of Sexual and Relationship Therapists) and I am bound by their Ethical Frameworks for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their complaints procedures.
I have addtional training in:-
Collaborative Practice, Risk assessment, ASIST
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Couple Counselling, Relationship Counselling, Sex Therapy,
Individual Counselling (age 16+)
Sessions last 50 minutes and are
£45 for Individuals
£60 for Couples
£60 SRT/Sex Therapy
I may have some appointments available for clients with reduced income - please ask
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|