PgDip Counselling/Psychotherapy MBACP Registered
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Hello and a warm welcome.
I am a Person Centred Counsellor my approach provides the foundation for real therapeutic growth. Counselling is a process in which a trained therapist can help you to understand and deal with difficult emotions that you may be experiencing.
These can be linked with previous difficult life experiences. People often seek counselling when they are going through challenging times in their lives. You may be feeling low, anxious or depressed. I can help you make sense of what is happening and try to help you to find ways of dealing with this.
I will offer a safe place for you to explore your difficulties: I won’t be able to give you all the answers but counselling may help you to find the solution most appropriate to you.Together we can explore and develop your self-awareness, helping you explore the things that can make life feel a struggle.
I speak from my own past experience of sitting in the counselled chair; I understand the daunting feeling of making contact for the first time; however what you experience once that contact is made, can be a journey of developing and connecting with your inner self. Working together there is no need to feel as if you are on your own.
My counselling work covers many areas of mental health - Depression , Anxiety , Stress , Bereavement and many other subjects.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychological Wellbeing, Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I bring a wealth of knowledge to my counselling practice. For the past 13 years I had been working within the NHS. My experience has been gained working within multiple supporting roles, most recently helping with the growth and development of a Palliative Care Team.
Previously my voluntary working was in a supporting role working with people living with HIV/AIDS, I also practiced within a GP Surgery in the north west of Edinburgh.
I currently work with an organisation seeing clients suffering with many addictions, as well as running a small Private Practice within an room in the centre of Edinburgh.
My experience has been working with a number of clients male and female, suffering in today's society due to trauma, Unaware of the impact past experiences have on our everyday living, I work with clients enabling them to recognise this, preventing future situational crises.
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.
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
. Initial first 20 minute meeting ( free )
. £40 per 50 minute session (Face to Face ,Telephone or Online Via Zoom)
When I work
I offer day and evening appointments on Monday's & Friday's. Sessions are usually weekly in person, however we can discuss alternative arrangements if that would be helpful.
I offer day time and evening appointments on Monday's and Friday's Only. Sessions are usually weekly in person, however we can discuss alternative arrangements if that would be helpful.
I work from rooms in central Edinburgh which are easily accessible by public transport, I can give directions on how to get there if needed.