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About me

I believe that there are times in most peoples lives when we feel in emotional turmoil, are searching for understanding or a solution to the difficulties we may be experiencing. At these times counselling can help. Central to my work is building a therapeutic relationship based on trust, warmth, respect and acceptance whilst helping clients to locate and use their own resources, resolve problems and difficulties and to find better ways of managing their lives.

If you are seeking help, I offer a safe, comfortable space, where we can work together. My practice is based from premises in the West End of Edinburgh. I have daytime and evening appointments available, to help fit around busy lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Strathclyde.

COSCA validated Specialist Module in Bereavement and Loss (Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland)

COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills (Stevenson College/Napier University)

I am currently a counsellor working with adults at Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland, a LifeWorks counsellor with Ceridian and have previously worked with Primary School children for Place2Be.

Member organisations

BACP

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

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Additional information

An initial appointment costs £20 for 30 minutes. Further sessions cost £40 per hour.

Availability

Daytime, Evening and Weekend appointments are available.

Further information

Professional Membership:

BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
As a Registered member (No. 056330) I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure.

Edinburgh
EH1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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Jim Dickson. PgDip Counselling. Reg MBACP.

Jim Dickson. PgDip Counselling. Reg MBACP.