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About me

I am an experienced counsellor who works with individuals and couples face to face in Edinburgh, I also offer online and telephone sessions.

I offer a confidential, safe space to work through your concerns and the feelings that come with them.

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/loss, stress, chronic pain, redundancy, menopause.

Sexual relationships:- erectile issues, premature/delayed ejaculation, loss of desire in men and women, vaginismus, dyspareunia, anorgasmia, sex addiction and porn addiction.

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, a Diploma in Relationship Counselling awarded by Relationships Scotland/Napier University and a Diploma in Sex and Relationship Therapy awarded by Relationships Scotland/ COSRT, (The College Of Sexual and Relationship Therapists).

I have had specialist Relationship, Couple Counselling and Sex Therapy 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 registered 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 additional training in:-

Collaborative Practice, Risk assessment, ASIST

Member organisations

BACP

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.

COSRT

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)

COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.

All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couple Counselling, Relationship Counselling, Sex Therapy,
Individual Counselling (age 16+)

Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00

Additional information

Sessions last 60 minutes and are

£50 for Individuals

£60 for Couples

£60 SRT/Sex Therapy

I may have some appointments available for clients with reduced income - please ask

When I work

Daytime and evening appointments available

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme