I am an experienced psychodynamic counsellor, based in Edinburgh , specialising in relationships and working with individuals and couples. I am also a DIT Practitioner. Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy focuses on all our relationships and I use DIT techniques, including mentalization, to look at alternative ways of thinking & feeling.
I am accredited by BACP and BPC (for DIT) and I offer a confidential, non-judgemental and safe environment where our relationship is at the heart of our work together. My training has been psychodynamic so I work with how the past influences present life experience. I was once told that counselling is a gift to yourself, I truly believe this is the case.
Counselling is something I am confident can be of great benefit and I offer a place where you can be honest, open and talk to someone, like myself, who is not connected to your life and so will have a different relationship with you, a very meaningful relationship.
Following completion of my Psychology Degree I was drawn to working as a counsellor and took up further training, initially following an integrative model and then completing a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
Psychodynamic counselling places the relationship at the heart of good therapeutic work and respects the client’s inner and outer world. When we look at how the past has affected our view of ourselves, we gain a greater self-awareness and opportunity for change.
I have gained the skills to work with couples having undertaken training with Relationships Scotland and worked with many couples over the years.
There are many reasons people find themselves struggling at times in their life so my work with clients is diverse. Whatever is making you think about counselling at this time, you will be heard, valued and respected.
As a member of BACP, I adhere to the BACP Code of Ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Counsellor
BPC Accredited DIT Practitioner
Dip Psychodynamic Counselling
BA (Hons) Psychology
APPCIOS Therapeutic Supervision training
Registered / Accredited
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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
£50 individuals / £60 couples
I work from 3 locations, the west end, Lothian Road and Mayfield Road. I generally have availability during the day and work one evening a week, although this is usually a busy time. Please do get in touch if you would like to arrange an initial session to meet and talk through what has brought you to think about counselling at this time.