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MBACP (Accred)

About me

I was born in Malaya and lived my first 8 years abroad with my 11 siblings owing to my father’s profession. Since then I have lived and worked in Edinburgh, where I had my own family and am now a delighted grandmother.  I love reading and am a member of a book group, enjoy going to the cinema, eating out and spending time with friends. My sense of humour is really important to me!

My aim is to focus on your current life: bring awareness to the blocks that are holding you back and focus on how you want to be feeling and the resources you have to get there. One-to-one sessions give you a chance to explore thoughts and feelings in a trusted, supportive and confidential space. It's about an attuned relationship where you can feel that your thoughts and feelings will be welcomed with empathy and resonance.

Training, qualifications & experience

I originally trained as a social worker I worked for Women’s Aid for 5 years and then for FSU for 10 years, in Children and Families.  This –along with my own experience as a member of a large family-formed my interest in family dynamics and transgenerational transmission of trauma, and I decided to train as a Gestalt Psychotherapist.

Following on from my psychotherapy training I did a years study at the Scottish Institute of Human Relations, ‘Working with Children and Young People’.  Since 1999 I have had a private practice in the West of the city, working with individuals, couples and young people, and supervising other counsellors/therapists. I also run groups and do some teaching of Gestalt Therapy Theory.

Like all psychotherapists I am always updating my knowledge and skills with ongoing professional development, and my membership of Hunter Beaumont’s Personal Development Group for 14 years has been a huge influence on my work – putting me in touch with the spiritual teaching of Almaas and the Family constellation work of Bert Hellinger. I also went on to do a year’s training in that approach, and have since integrated it into my work.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

£45 per hour
£55 for couples

When I work

Weekdays and some Saturday mornings

Broxburn, West Lothian, EH52

Type of session

In person