About me

Originally from Wales and now living on the east coast of Scotland, I am a qualified counsellor working with both young people (12+) and adults. I would describe myself as warm and friendly and I always aim to create a welcoming environment, whether it be face to face, online or on the phone.

Life can be really tough at times, and you may end up feeling overwhelmed, anxious, lonely, depressed, angry or maybe you don’t know how you feel, you just know that something isn't right. While support from loved ones can sometimes be helpful, at times it may not be enough. It's at these times that talking to an experienced counsellor can really help you through these tricky times and find your way forward. With impartial help to express yourself, clarify your thoughts and feelings and review your ideas and decisions, it becomes easier to make sense of what is happening. It then becomes possible to find new ways of being which better suit who you truly are.

As an adult and young person's counsellor, I can help you navigate your way through this. Working together, at your own pace, we can pay attention to all of your story - even the most difficult parts - so that we can start to understand yourself on a deeper level, learning to accept yourself along the way.

Being a person-centred counsellor, and working with people of all ages, I draw on various tools and techniques to help you get the most out of therapy, meeting your individual needs and supporting you through whatever comes up.

Training, qualifications & experience


With 15 years experience in the mental health field, I have undergone much training and professional development. My qualifications are:

BSc Social Science degree - Cardiff University

COSCA Certificate in Counselling skills - Edinburgh Collage

BACP Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Strathclyde University

COSCA Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People - Strathclyde University


Over the years, settings I have worked in include; schools, NHS, various third sector charities (Lone Parent Scotland, Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland, various local young people charities, and Pregnancy Counselling & Care Scotland) and lastly, within my private practice.

Further training

Since qualifying, I have undertaken various other training. In particular, working with adolescents and young people, trauma, childhood trauma, abuse, grief/ bereavement, ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) suicide&suicidal ideation, pre/post natal difficulties, relationships&attachment and estrangement.

Member organisations


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

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.

Therapies offered


Additional information

£45 per session

Further information

Finding the right counsellor is vital to your therapy. For that reason, if you would find beneficial, I offer a free phone consultation where we can chat through what counselling could look like for you and go over any questions you may have. Please email to arrange.

East Lothian

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Online platforms