About me

Hello, I'm Jane.  Are you feeling anxious, stuck or a bit overwhelmed?  I offer the time to talk in confidence about whatever is troubling you and what you would like to change.  I won't judge or tell you what to do, but will listen and help you make sense of what is happening and work out what's right for you.  We can focus on a specific situation or dig a bit deeper if you think it's time to address a longer term issue.  Please get in touch - I would like to help.

How counselling can help?

It can help to take the time to talk.  Counselling offers the opportunity to take some time for yourself to allow you to focus on what's going wrong (and right) and try to work out what to do.  Sometimes, it can just provide a bit of breathing space.  Most of the time we can work things out for ourselves, but when we are dealing with too much at once, feeling isolated, or just feeling worn down it can help to have someone impartial, interested and patient at your side.  I know from my own experience how valuable it can be and am committed to providing that space and time for my clients.

What can I offer?

I offer a no charge and no obligation 20 minute online meeting or call to say hello and see if working together feels right for you at the moment. I will be happy to answer any questions you have about what might be involved.

I offer a single session to address a specific issue, as well as short term and long term working – we can discuss what you have in mind and then keep our work under review as we go along.

Why online?

Travelling to see a counsellor may be inconvenient or simply not an option for lots of reasons, particularly at the moment.  Meeting online offers a safe, secure, confidential space without you leaving home - no travel, no masks and no social distancing.  You are very welcome to contact me to arrange a fee initial online meeting to see if it feels right for you.  I am a member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online and adhere to its Code of Ethics.

A little about me

Before training to be a counsellor I practiced as an employment lawyer for over 20 years. My experience has given me insight into the stresses arising from work, change and dealing with conflict.  I always tried to be practical and pragmatic in my approach and bring that with me to my work now - I want to understand what is troubling you and to help you move forward.  Alongside my private practice I am a volunteer counsellor in Edinburgh.

Training, qualifications & experience

University of Aberdeen/Persona Training & Development - PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, with Distinction

Edinburgh College - COSCA Certificate in Counselling

University of Edinburgh - PG Diploma in Legal Practice

University of Edinburgh - LLB (1st class Hons)

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


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Sessions are £50


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I offer weekday online or telephone sessions

North Berwick

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

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