9 Meadowbank Terrace
City Of Edinburgh
07939 258 783
You might be searching for confidential support from a therapist you can connect with and this needs to feel right for you - what feels right for you might be very different to what feels right for someone else, as no one else is you.
Some life challenges that can feel very difficult to overcome alone and a good therapeutic relationship can be one where you experience being in touch with yourself, both heard and understood. A therapeutic relationship where you can be yourself, without judgement, can help you in your journey immensely - this is because you have an innate potential to grow and to experience a fulfilling life.
I can offer you a safe and confidential space for you to express what you feel is/has been happening in your life that you are finding difficult to manage. If it feels right for you, I can facilitate your exploration of your inner world more deeply. In this journey with you, my position is to facilitate your growth towards an increased sense of integration, i.e. by helping you to make better sense of what might feel disconnected themes/experiences in your life. This increased awareness of yourself can naturally lead you to experience self-empowerment and potential change; this can be an increased sense of wellbeing and growth.
Your work in therapy to identify and work through/remove obstacles to your growth is a very personal journey that cannot be prescriptive to any number of weeks or months - it is a journey of self-exploration in relationship with another, where you can experience change when you are ready. Reviewing the journey helps to determine the duration of our work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am member of COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland) and adhere to COSCA statement of Ethics and Code of Practice.
I am also a member of BACP (the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I am bound by their Code of Ethics and Practice and Complaints Procedure.
I hold both public liability and professional indemnity insurance with Psychologists Protection Society.
My professional training in counselling:
- PG Diploma in Counselling (The University of Edinburgh)
- PG Certificate in Counselling skills (The University of Edinburgh)
In addition to my professional Diploma in Counselling, I completed further training in counselling approaches to bereavement, grief and loss, also at The University of Edinburgh. To enhance my counselling practice, I continue undertaking further ongoing professional training.
I have experience of working with individual adults on a one to one basis. In addition to my private practice, I also see clients at two charity-based counselling agencies.
Previous to my professional diploma in counselling
Before my professional training as a therapist, I worked in education for over 10 years, both in Scotland and in England. I observed so frequently how an individual’s potential for learning can stay hidden or locked, immensely affected by an anxious state of mind. Helping learners remove obstacles to learning inspired me to take further post-graduate level professional development courses, including a PG course in emotional literacy development and then the professional PG diploma in counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
I offer weekly 60 minute sessions for a normal fee of £40.
If you would like to contact me, please email me or leave a telephone message and I will contact you back as soon as possible. We can have an initial chat up to 20 minutes at no cost.
I offer an initial session for £20 and it lasts a full hour, to feel the same as subsequent sessions.
This first session is a space for us to meet and experience being together, to explore what you would like from counselling and for me to answer any questions you might have. If for any reason I am not the right counsellor for you, I can suggest other therapists and services.
My practice is based in Edinburgh, at Meadowbank Terrace (opposite the Meadowbank Sports Centre and a few meters from Holyrood Park).
There are many regular buses and also free on street parking. These premises are on the first floor and have 3 practice rooms used by a group of independent practitioners.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Tuesday and Friday mornings
Types of client