PgDip, Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP
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I am a person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist based in North-East Edinburgh. I work with adults, as well as children and young people, in my private practice. Prior to this, I worked with LGBT Health and Wellbeing. I am a qualified loss and bereavement counsellor and worked with Cruse Bereavement Scotland for nearly 2 years.
I have experienced the positive changes that looking critically at my life in the presence of an accepting and non-judgemental counsellor can bring. This is what I aim to offer clients in my own practice.
Perhaps you are looking for help to address some difficulties that may be hindering your personal growth. Maybe you are not yet sure what you are looking for but you want to make changes in your life. My aim is to support you with compassion, and help you explore and better understand whatever is going on for you.
I will accept you as you are and listen without judgement as you try to identify the changes you want to make in your life. I will help you to challenge yourself as you come to terms with past decisions and make some new ones.
Training, qualifications & experience
I graduated from University of Aberdeen and Persona with a post-graduate diploma in Wellbeing, Counselling & Psychotherapy. I have a Certificate in Loss& Bereavement Counselling and a Certificate in Online & Telephone counselling. CPD is very important to me and since I started my practice, I have attended trainings in Trauma, Gender and Transgender Identity and more.
I have experience working in local and national counselling agencies and this enabled me meet and work with a wide variety of people, including children and young people. Areas I have worked with clients in include anxiety, self-esteem, sexuality and gender, trauma, childhood abuse and trauma, depression, loss and bereavement, racism, identity and belonging, stress, parent/child conflicts. Please contact me if you you would like to hear more about my experience.
Trainee counsellor at 3 agencies including Cruse Bereavement Scotland
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
When I work
I offer an initial free 15-minute telephone meeting. You may want to tell me a bit about what you hope to get from counselling and also ask me any questions about my practice. My hope is that this meeting will help us decide whether I am the right counsellor for you.
If we decide to work together, I will invite you to contact me to arrange a time for the first session.
Once we have agreed a time for the first session, I will send you my counselling agreement and the next-of-kin form.
What to expect at the first session
At the first session we will go through the counselling agreement. We will also go through the wellbeing assessment form.