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About me

Hello, I am a person-centred counsellor and supervisor. I am based near the city-centre close to Haymarket Station in Edinburgh. So very handy for trains, buses, trams and with on-street, metered parking available too.

I also offer sessions online and on the telephone.

I have worked as a counsellor for nearly 20 years now and have worked largely in the areas of substance use (alcohol, stimulant drugs), mental health and trauma. I have a warm, gentle nature and offer a person-centred relationship meeting each person where they are with acceptance, genuineness and compassion. I have also worked for many years with survivors of sexual violence/childhood sexual abuse. I have a lot of experience of working with women, both therapeutically and within gender-specific services. I also have experience of working with students and young people.

Currently I work for Edinburgh Napier University counselling students and with the University of Edinburgh mentoring counselling trainees. I also have a private practice seeing clients and supervisees.

As a supervisor, I offer both face-to-face and online working via Zoom. I have experience of supervising trainees, newly qualified and more experienced therapists. I see clients and supervisees from a quiet, pleasant space near Haymarket Station in Edinburgh.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
  • Certificate in Developing Supervision Practice
  • Certificate in Coaching Practice
  • HNC in Counselling

I am a Registered, Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and a member of Person-Centred Therapy Scotland.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

I charge £45 per hour for individual counselling and £50 per hr for supervision.

I can offer a half-hour initial appointment where we can meet and you can ask any questions you may have and get a feel for what it may be like to work together.

When I work

Daytime and evenings

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

I work from ground-floor premises but there are two single steps leading to the front door.