I am a Person Centred Counsellor & Supervisor. Using the Core values of the Person Centred approach provides the foundation for real therapeutic growth. It is from this place that I can work with others - trusting there is a way forward for everyone.
My counselling work covers many areas of mental health – anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement and loss, childhood and adult abuse and many other subjects.
I have extensive experience and understanding of working with addictions and substance misuse. I worked for many years within this field supporting anyone affected by their own or another's substance use.
Additionally I have a broad experience of peri-natal mental health, both in 1:1 settings and group-work. Within this work I undertook training to become a a qualified Infant Massage Instructor, working with parents and babies both in group and 1:1 settings.
Working as a Supervisor, I support the clinical practice of counsellors and trainee counsellors. My support of trainee counsellors expands to working on Post-Graduate Diploma and MSc courses in Person Centred Counselling and I welcome the opportunity to provide support in this area.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling. As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk), I abide by their ethical framework for practitioners.
I am also an accredited counsellor with Alcohol Focus Scotland (AFS) (www.alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk).
I have worked across Edinburgh and the Lothians for many years with Drug and Alcohol misuse. I have trained as an Acu Detox Specialist with NADA UK offering Auricular (ear) Acupuncture to individuals and groups.
I hold COSCA Certificate in Counselling Supervision and offer supervision to counsellors and trainee counsellors.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Drug and alcohol misuse
-Living with someone else's drug or alchol problem
Perinatal mental Health
- Pregnancy Support
- Birth Trauma
- Post Natal Depression (men and women)
Child Protection Issues
£40-£45 per hour
Counselling Venue available in Musselburgh and Edinburgh