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About me

I am an experienced psychodynamic counsellor, based in Edinburgh , specialising in relationships and working with individuals. As a fully trained couple counsellor, it has been my decision to not work with couples on-line. However, my in-depth training on relationships is something I bring to my work with individuals. 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. As a fully trained couple counsellor, it has been my decision to not work with couples on-line. However, my in-depth training on relationships is something I bring to my work with individuals.

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.
I have undergone full training to work on-line.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Accredited Counsellor
  • BPC Accredited DIT Practitioner
  • Dip Psychodynamic Counselling
  • BA (Hons) Psychology
  • APPCIOS Therapeutic Supervision training
  • Certificate in Online Counselling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

£50 individuals 

When I work

Availability currently online (via Zoom video conferencing) 

Further information

I work online via Zoom video conferencing platform.

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH13

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms



In person

I completed Therapeutic Supervision training with APPCIOS (Assoc for Psychodynamic Practice and Counselling in an Organisational Setting).

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