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PgDip (Couns), MBACP
Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH11
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 6th June 2022

About me

Welcome to my profile.

A safe space

Searching for a counsellor might be the biggest and most positive step you can take. Whether you want to focus on a specific issue, deal with a particular situation or you're looking for a fuller understanding of yourself, it can take courage to reach out.

Maybe something significant has happened - a traumatic event, bereavement, relationship breakdown, job loss or illness - or some other life event. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety and/or feel depressed, lost and desperate to regain some control over your life. There could be a number of different reasons why you're thinking about counselling now - life is often complicated and messy.

About me

I am trained primarily in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), but I have received training in other approaches too and will adapt the way I work to fit your own needs and circumstances.

About us

Lasting change comes from within - the experience, knowledge, strength and resources that you already possess. By listening to you, understanding you, getting a sense of what makes you tick, what makes you scared and what you want from life, I will help you harness those resources and take control of your journey.

I take a flexible, collaborative approach to counselling - we will work at your pace and our sessions will be tailored to your goals and needs.

Most importantly, I will walk with you and give you the respect, trust and empathy that helps you to explore your situation, make changes and move forward with your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • COSCA-validated Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Groupwork - A Cognitive Behavioural Approach.
  • Certificate in Trauma-focused Therapy.
  • Cosca Certificate in Counselling Skills.
  • I have also completed training in approaches including Compassion-Focused Therapy, Schema Therapy and Transactional Analysis.
  • Since February 2018 I have been working one day a week as a volunteer counsellor at a community health project in West Edinburgh.
  • I have been a Samaritans 'listener' since 2011. 

Member organisations


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.


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Counselling can feel a daunting prospect and you might have a lot of questions or concerns. It's important as well to find a therapist that you feel comfortable with.  I offer a free initial phone conversation (of typically 15-20 minutes) so that you can ask any pressing questions you have about how I work. 

All following one hour sessions will cost £45.

At the moment I offer either phone or video counselling (the latter over Zoom, for which you will need access to the Internet). Face-to-face sessions aren't currently available.

Please email me for more information or to arrange a chat. 

When I work

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Being self-employed gives me plenty of flexibility when it comes to arranging sessions - feel free to contact me with any questions regarding my availability. 

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH11

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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