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About me

Hello and welcome.

I am a qualified, experienced counsellor working in Edinburgh city-centre. I work with people experiencing a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma and relationship difficulties.

Whatever you are going through, you do not need to suffer alone. If you are here at this point then you are already taking a significant step towards writing yourself a different future story from the one you may be fearing.  I encourage you to continue that journey and find a therapist who you have a good rapport with and who you can trust. I believe this is the most important factor in successful therapy.

For me, counselling is a collaborative process; we will work together to find a balance of processing the past, managing the challenges of the present and exploring how you want to move forward in your life.  At all times I aim to provide a safe, supportive environment where you will be listened to with care and respect.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked in various roles within Counselling & Psychotherapy establishments for over 10 years.

My core training was a 4-year programme in Transactional Analysis (TA) Counselling & Psychotherapy.  TA appealed to me because of the high value it places on human connection, nurture and growth, and on the possibility to re-write our stories.

I would describe my approach as collaborative and empathetic. I will work to meet you where you are and to support you with whatever you may be bringing to therapy.

  • COSCA Diploma in Transactional Analysis
  • Counselling Member of BACP
  • Member UK Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA)

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

Appointments last around 50 minutes and cost £50.  Appointments are normally weekly and the number of sessions is agreed on an individual basis.

When I work

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - please enquire for specific availability.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

I work with adults and with young people (aged 16 +)