I offer the time and space for you to talk, be listened to and make sense of how you feel. I understand how hard it can be to open up to someone and aim to provide a safe and confidential place where you will be supported and accepted so that you can begin to explore your feelings and thoughts.
I believe that we all have the ability to grow and achieve our potential and that a positive therapeutic relationship can greatly aid this process. I treat each person as an individual with their own unique life experiences and offer the opportunity to learn more about yourself and what you need in life.
I am a qualified and registered counsellor/psychotherapist with experience of working with both younger people and adults with differing needs and experiences. I have experience of both short and longer term work and believe that there are benefits of both depending on what you are looking for.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma (with Distinction) in Psychological Wellbeing, Counselling and Psychotherapy. Awarded by The University of Aberdeen/Persona Training and Development.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £45 for a 50-minute session and £25 for an initial meeting where we can talk about what you are looking for and what I can offer.
Fees are payable at each session unless we have agreed an alternative arrangement.
I offer day time and evening appointments on weekdays. Sessions are usually weekly however we can discuss alternative arrangements if that would be helpful.
I am currently mainly working by phone or online video due to the current restrictions. I look forward to returning to face to face work when it is safe to do so.
I work from rooms in central Edinburgh.