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BSc(Hons), PgCert, PgDip Counselling (Edinburgh University)

About me

My counselling work covers many areas of psychological and emotional health – challenges in relationships and attachments with others, anxiety, depression, grief and loss; childhood abuse, trauma, neglect; impact of pregnancy, infertility, termination, miscarriage.

I am a counsellor on COSCA's Register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. This is recognition of my commitment to high standards.

I offer individual counselling online via Zoom, and face to face in Galashiels, in the Scottish Borders.

Training, qualifications & experience

I initially trained at the University of Edinburgh in both Person Centred and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from 2011-2014.

From 2015 to Date, my training has included Lisa Schwarz's CRM models of Foundational Training, including the advanced trainings of Core Self, Inter-Generational, Dissociation, Adult Self and the Intensive. My experience in practising CRM with clients, and in receiving it for myself, is that it works. Through the super strong multiple layers of internal resourcing that you will be learning and practising, this allows access for those deep wounded parts that need to share their story and be released from looping round your 'system' in the way that has influenced and limited your life so far.

From 2018 to 2020, Frank Corrigan's Deep Brain Re-orienting (DBR) focuses on the impact on the brain of adverse experiences, and having attended his workshop training's for DBR, I also offer DBR for clients.

2019 Certificate in Clinical Supervision, and a Certified CRM Consultant and Assistant Trainer for CRM Basic Training.

I also have a combined experience across the mental health sector with In Care Survivors Scotland and Open Secret; in education with Place2Be; in the voluntary sector with Lifeline Pregnancy and Counselling Care, and in my private practice in Edinburgh, as well as the Borders.

If you feel it's time for you to address your own trauma; your fears, anxiety, depression, PTSD from traumatic event(s), stress, eating disorders, addictive coping strategies, your sense of alone-ness, a feeling of disconnect with yourself and/or others, then do please be in touch.

Member organisations


College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)

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

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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).

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College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£60 an hour 

When I work

I am available daytime from Monday to Friday.

36 Gala Park, Galashiels, Scottish Borders, TD1 1EU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults