I have been working as a person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist for over 15 years, having taken a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling at Strathclyde University in 1998. I have over 8,000 hours of face to face client contact and have worked in a wide range of voluntary sector organisations, in private practice and, since 2003/4 - with Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University Student Counselling Services. Since 2007 I have supervised both qualified counsellors and students/trainees, graduating with a Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision from Temenos in 2009. I now maintain a private practice offering psychotherapy/counselling, supervision, academic supervision and consultancy.
I am a group facilitator for the Edinburgh University School of Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I believe that people have within them the possibility of finding better strategies by which to live more functional and fulfilling lives; I aim to provide warmth, respect, acceptance and responsiveness whilst helping clients to locate and use their own resources, resolve problems and difficulties and to find better ways of managing their lives. I work across a broad range of issues and problems, and am happy to work with couples as well as individuals. I offer both short term and long term counselling and psychotherapy as well as supervision for trainees and experienced counsellors.
Prior to becoming a counsellor I worked as an artist, in restaurants and in charity administration/fundraising.
I am a registered member of BACP and abide by their Ethical Code of Conduct.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Supervision, Temenos, Sheffield 2009
Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling Strathclyde University Counselling Unit 1998
Certificate in Counselling and Personal Development, Lewisham College London 1993
Volunteer training for Adfam National Helpline for families and friends of drug users 1993
BA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting) The Polytechnic, Wolverhampton (now Wolverhampton University) 1981
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge £45 - 60 per hour for counselling/psychotherapy
I charge £50 - 70.00 per hour for couple counselling
I charge £45 per hour for supervision, academic supervision and consultancy.
I have a limited number of concessionary places.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday (daytime and evening) and Friday evenings at my flat in Leith Links; all day Saturday at The Whole Works.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Since 2007 I have been supervising both trainee and experienced counsellors.View supervision profile