Hello, and a warm welcome! My name is Haley, and I am a counsellor here in Edinburgh with experience working with a wide variety of clients and issues, including: depression, anxiety, social issues, addiction, post-natal depression, trauma, gender identity, and eating disorders.
I am very passionate about my work as a counsellor, and I have felt deeply privileged to sit alongside my clients' journeys. I believe it is important to pay attention to the whole person, hearing about both their internal world and external landscape. Above all, I work in a therapeutic space which is characterised by empathy, acceptance and exploration. I look forward to hopefully accompanying and supporting you in a process of growth and transition.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters in Counselling from the University of Edinburgh, where I trained in the person-centred and psychodynamic approaches; while these both inform my work with clients, I orient myself as a psychodynamic practitioner. As a member of BACP, I practice within the context of ethical guidelines and standards. I also wrote my Masters Dissertation on using narrative interviewing in order to understand the contextual experience of re-telling one’s experience of sexual assault, and have been a contributor to a book titled, '#MeToo: Survivors of Sexual Violence as Psychotherapists and Counsellors', which was published earlier this year.
I have over 900 supervised client hours to date, and have worked with a number of different client groups in a wide variety of settings. In our work together I will provide a confidential, non-judgmental, supportive space for you to engage with and explore your internal world and your external landscape, including your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and relational patterns. The aim of our work is not for the counsellor to solve the client’s problems; rather, it is a way to support and assist the growth process and aid self-awareness, so that you as the client are better able to cope with past, present, and future problems.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer an initial appointment which costs £45, with every session thereafter also costing £45. There is possibility for reduced fees in extenuating circumstances, which may be negotiated in your initial appointment.