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MBACP, PG Dip. Counselling & Psychotherapy, BSc. Psychology

About me

Fully-qualified and BACP-registered counsellor and psychotherapist.

My down-to-earth style helps to identify patterns of thinking and behaving, modify unhelpful beliefs and strategies, and create new meaning in your life.

I am very active in counselling sessions, asking questions to facilitate deep understanding without judgement or blame.

This approach can be very useful when dealing with feelings of anxiety, depression, addictions, self-esteem, and other difficulties. Not to mention tough periods of life, such as bereavement, affairs, divorce, and other family issues.

I offer you a safe space to explore some of these experiences on your own terms.

Counselling can also be a great space to explore your sense of self, developing confidence and helping navigate periods of change.

In counselling, you are in control. You are the expert on your life. I trust you to make the best choices for you and I will never tell you what you should do.

My counselling practice is based on person-centred therapy and integrates thinking from somatic, psychodynamic, CBT, and cognitive approaches.

I am very adaptable. Your needs, your challenges, and your way of communicating are unique and you deserve a unique approach based around you.

My promise to you is to do my best to understand anything you want to bring from your perspective, without judgement.

Currently ONLINE ONLY - I hope to be able to offer some face-to-face sessions in the near future.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Registered Counsellor

Foundation of practice based on person-centred therapy.

Professional counselling qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy — Strathclyde University (BACP accredited)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills — Edinburgh University (COSCA accredited)
  • BSc in Psychology (2:1) — Brunel University (London) (BPS accredited)

Professional experience

  • Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy Private Practice
  • Student Counselling at Heriot-Watt University
  • Personal Teaching Assistant to adolescents with Autism/Asperger’s and ADHD diagnoses

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £40.00 to £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Standard fees for individual counselling online or in central Edinburgh (EH1):

Introduction session (30mins): £15
Individual counselling session (55mins): £50 (concessions available for those on low income)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Afternoon and Evening appointments - Monday-Friday

ALL APPOINTMENTS CURRENTLY ONLINE ONLY

Further information

Get in touch or use my website to book your introductory session.

In this session we will briefly discuss the issue(s) that brought you to counselling and see whether we can work well together, as well as go through my counselling contract so you have all the information upfront.

If we both agree that we can work well together, we can then book regular counselling sessions based around your schedule.

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Some locations are wheelchair accessible - please specify when booking. Online sessions accessible to everyone over 16.

Online platforms

Zoom

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