In-person, face-to-face spaces are currently available from October 11th 2021.
At the heart of my practice is a focus on creating a secure and grounded space where diversity is welcome. I offer counselling to adults, regardless of age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, race or history. Together, we can freely and safely explore whatever it is that brings you to counselling; at whatever pace that feels best for you.
I believe that the relationship we will build together sits at the heart of achieving whatever personal outcomes you may be hoping for. You may have past experiences or past relationships that may somehow be influencing your life now. You may be in the midst of a particularly hard time and need someone removed from your current circumstances to listen confidentially.
Whatever may have led you to this point, you are welcome to get in touch for an initial appointment
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a PG Diploma in Counselling, awarded by The University of Edinburgh.
My practice is founded in the person-centred and psychodynamic perspectives. These are a set of widely-accepted and proven theories or principles which inform and underpin the way I work. In effect, they mean that I am committed to creating an empathic, non-judgemental and transparent setting within which we may link present situations to your past experiences.
Since 2017, I have been practising counselling and managing a number of long-established counselling services for a national charity. Prior to that I spent the initial part of my career leading teams in the delivery of complex technology and business change programmes in the financial services sector.
As well as my counselling practice, I am about to begin mentoring students who are undertaking their counselling training and I also deliver counselling training in a further education setting.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- £8 for an initial meeting. This is commitment-free and the fee covers the cost of the room hire. This meeting gives you a chance to get to know more about me and my approach to therapy before you commit to working with me.
- £58 for a 50 minute counselling session.
- £8 if you are unable to attend for whatever reason, be it sickness, holidays or any other unforeseen circumstances, regardless of notice provided. This is to cover the cost of the room that will be booked and held for your session.