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PGDip, MBACP(Accred)

About me

In the busy pace of today's world, it can be difficult to find the time to sit with our thoughts and feelings.  It can also be challenging to lay them out before someone else or to speak from the heart without fear of judgement.  As a Person-Centred Counsellor, I offer to sit alongside you with an open, enquiring mind and an intent to understand just how life is for you.  I endeavour to offer you a place of safety, openness and warmth in which you will have the opportunity and space to explore whatever conflict or distress that has led you to seek out counselling at this time in your life.  I am trustworthy, ethical and curious, and I hold a firm belief that given the right environment, every individual will have the chance to heal, flourish and grow.  I hold the hope that by enabling you to hear your own internal voice that it might help you to determine the path ahead.

Training, qualifications & experience

COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills.

Postgraduate Diploma (with distinction) in Psychological Wellbeing, Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am an Accredited Member of the BACP, and as such, I am bound by their Ethical Framework, and I am committed to continuous professional development.

I am fully insured with the Psychologists Protection Society, and I receive regular supervision.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Fees are £50 for a 60 minute session.

When I work

Please email me for current availability

Further information

My interest in counselling began when I was at a point of change in my own life – I was looking to expand and develop and to understand more about my own needs, strengths and skills.  It highlighted to me that personal growth can be both distressing and exciting, and that the quality and level of support that we have around us can be critical in terms of how we might respond.  Now as a qualified counsellor, in addition to counselling adults, I have also spent several years working in an agency with young adults (18-25 years old).  I notice just how much change and uncertainty occurs at this stage of life and I see the value that comes in understanding and supporting this.

Alongside my six years of experience in an established Edinburgh counselling agency working with adult clients, I have also spent four years working in agencies counselling survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, and have participated in multiple trainings focused on understanding and working with trauma.

3B Greenhill Park, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH10 4DW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

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