I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working in Edinburgh and offer therapy to couples experiencing relationship difficulties and to individuals with wide-ranging issues. I trained in Person-Centred and Psychodynamic theories with Edinburgh University and both approaches inform my practice.
My counselling experience working with couples has explored a diversity of issues such as the following:
- Breakdown in communication
- Destructive patterns of behaviour
- The impact of loss or change, for example becoming parents
- Rebuilding trust
- Loss of intimacy
- Sex Addiction
- Resentment and anger
My experience of working with individuals has covered a whole range of emotional concerns including the following:
- Relationship issues
- Low self esteem
- Anxiety and stress
- Bullying at work
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling from Edinburgh University.
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from Edinburgh University.
MSc in Counselling with Edinburgh University.
Certificate in Couples Counselling with Relationships Scotland.
Diploma in Sex Addiction Therapy with the Marylebone Centre.
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.
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity
The Association for Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) is the leading UK organisation providing hope, information, support, and treatment options for those affected by sexual addiction and compulsivity.
ATSAC sets standards of practice for qualified therapists and provides accreditation for specialist training courses. A therapist who has gone through ATSAC recognised training will have the knowledge to respect and work with you sensitively to find out how best to support your needs.
Therapy options may include one-to-one sessions, group work, and/or relationship counselling. ATSAC is a not-for-profit organisation.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Couples Counselling: £60 for one hour/ £75 for an hour and a half
Individuals: £50 for one hour
Initial consultation: £35
Fees are negotiable.