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 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 a national charity supporting people who have concerns about their stimulant drug taking and I have a small private practice seeing clients and supervisees.
As a supervisor, I can offer both face-to-face and online working via Vsee/Zoom if distance or travel is a barrier. 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.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £40 per hour for individual counselling and £45/hr for supervisees.
I offer a free 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.