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About me

Sometimes we find ourselves struggling with issues that are too difficult or confusing to talk about with people we know. At these times, talking confidentially to someone and really feeling heard can be the first step towards changes that we cannot make alone. I offer a safe and supportive space, working alongside you to explore your concerns and feelings at your pace. I believe that being seen and accepted within a genuine, therapeutic relationship can be transformative, enabling a deeper understanding and self-acceptance to move forward.

I am a qualified Person-Centred counsellor and I offer online therapy sessions to adults on a long-term or short-term basis. I am a fully insured practitioner, and I help clients with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss, change, childhood trauma, and relationship difficulties.

I understand how daunting it can feel to see a counsellor for the first time. I also know that working with someone you can trust and form a connection with is vital, so it’s important that you work with the right person. That’s why I charge a reduced rate of £30 for our first session together, as it is a chance for us to see how we can work together and for you to ask any questions.


If you would like to find out about working with me, please email me here.

Initially, I will send you some more information about me, how I work, and what to expect with online counselling. As well as a few questions to help me understand your hopes for counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Aberdeen / Persona, BACP accredited course)

COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills (Edinburgh College)

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (Counselling Tutor)

I am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

I charge a reduced rate of £30 for the first 60 minute session. 

My normal session rate is then £50 for a 60 minute session.

When I work

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Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3

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