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About me

Hello and thank you for dropping by.

My name is Jacqui and I am a Cognitive Behavioural and Integrative Therapist based in Edinburgh. I have membership with the British Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP), and Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA) and work within their ethical framework. 

I am also a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and Registered General  Nurse, specialising in Adult Mental Health over many years. I have worked in clinical and community settings filling a variety of nursing and management roles. This has provided me with an extensive professional portfolio working with, and understanding psychiatric disorders, mental ill health and distress, with the nuances that may present and may be overlooked. General Nursing has provided me with insight as to how physical health conditions affect daily living and impact mental health. I have active registration and revalidation with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). 

My continuing interest in mental health led me to qualifying as a Therapist.  CBT focuses on thoughts and their impact on our feelings and behaviours. This can lead to a better understanding of ourselves, and encourages the development of our own toolkits and resources  helping us to move forward with confidence. 

Working as a counsellor has enhanced my working style which is person centred, creative and flexible. I work in an integrative way using your personal resources, strengths, qualities incorporating  self-compassion, relaxation and mindfulness. I incorporate anything which is important to you, eg Reiki, music, spirituality.  I thrive on providing quality within engagement and interactions. My work is underpinned by respect, compassion and honesty. I will give you the safe space and time you need, accepting that you are the expert of your life. Given the breadth of my experience of mental health and mental illness I take a truly holistic approach to any presenting problem. 

I maintain an interest, and am trained in cultural competence, inclusion and diversity.

If you would like to find out more, please get in touch.

On a personal level I enjoy cool air, walks on the beach, gentle hikes and the peaceful immersion of gardening and needlework.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • MBACP-Registered Member BACP
  • SCOTCAS Diploma in Counselling and Groupwork-A CBT Approach
  • COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate
  • Certificate of Achievement in Disability Assessment
  • BSc Mental Health Practice
  • Registered Mental Nurse (RMN)
  • Registered General Nurse (RGN)

Trained in cultural competence, diversity and inclusion. 

Member organisations


College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Racial Trauma
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Goal attainment
  • Menopause
  • Self Care


£60.00 per session

Additional information

Each session will last 50 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer appointments from 8.00am to 6.00pm by telephone and video sessions via Zoom and What's App.  

Further information

I offer up to a 30 minute consultation, charged at the nominal fee of £10.00 so we can chat about therapy, how this may support you, and to answer any questions you may have. If you are happy to go ahead, we then meet weekly, fortnightly or as and when needed. This will be reviewed regularly.  Please contact me via email in the first instance to arrange the consultation. Please check your spam folder for replies.

Edinburgh, EH8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

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The office is accessible by a short path, and 7 steps.

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