I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with an MA(Hons) from the University of St. Andrews and a Postgraduate Diploma from the University of Edinburgh. I have more than ten years' clinical experience, and am in the final stages of being awarded a Professional Doctorate in Psychotherapy from the University of Edinburgh.
I work therapeutically with individuals on a wide range of experiences and concerns. I have particular experience in working with anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, stress-related issues and burnout, self-esteem, relationship issues, sleep difficulties, and in supporting clients through personal and spiritual growth and flourishing at any stage of life.
I also have significant experience in supporting clients with longterm health conditions including chronic fatigue syndrome/M.E., fibromyalgia and chronic pain, and in women’s health concerns including fertility and pregnancy, menstruality, PCOS, endometriosis, perimenopause and menopause, as well as infertility and pregnancy loss.
My therapeutic approach seeks to honour each individual while supporting the inherent health of our whole being: mental; physical; emotional; energetic; and relational. Our life experiences and circumstances and our relationship to those are unique, so my approach is a pluralistic one. This means I draw on the perspectives and practices from a range of modalities and therapies to create a unique synthesis of support which respects and meets with our current circumstances and capacity. I also incorporate spiritual perspectives, embodiment, and ecopsychology in pathways to healing for clients who are interested in any of these approaches.
Kindness, understanding, and acceptance, from professionals and loved ones alike, have been a steadying force for me at difficult times throughout my own life. These qualities have helped me to connect to and better understand myself, my relationships, and the sets of circumstances which life has delivered, enabling me to find wisdom from understanding, the capacity for making positive change, and healthy ways to cope with and integrate that which cannot be changed. I have walked many paths, and know human suffering and loss intimately. I firmly believe that we all have an innate capacity for healing, and this approach lies at the heart of my therapeutic work.
As a Registered Member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am bound by their Ethical Frameworks for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with an MA(Hons) from the University of St. Andrews and a Postgraduate Diploma from the University of Edinburgh. I am in the final stages of the Professional Doctorate in Psychotherapy with the University of Edinburgh and expect to be awarded this in 2021.
I have undertaken extensive training and development in humanistic, psychodynamic, and transpersonal theories and approaches to counselling and psychotherapy, which also incorporate spiritual perspectives and ecopsychology in pathways to healing. I am also an experienced embodiment therapist and trained bodyworker, and I offer integrative therapeutic approaches incorporating these practices and perspectives when appropriate.
I am committed to professionalism, and regularly attend continuing professional development trainings and events to enhance my therapeutic offerings and to keep up-to-date with the latest research findings.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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