I am an experienced Pluralistic Counsellor working with individuals in Edinburgh. I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as a counsellor.
At my practice, I work with people who are experiencing a variety of difficulties including relationship issues, loss/bereavement, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression. Each person and their circumstances are unique so part of your initial assessment involves us discussing what has brought you to counselling and how we can work together to reach your goals.
Along side my general counselling, I also have further specialist experience working with individuals who have experienced a miscarriage, postnatal depression, anxiety during a pregnancy, stillbirth, termination or infertility. I have experience of working with individuals for a short number of sessions during and shortly after a pregnancy or early parenting related crisis.
About my way of working
My practice employs a pluralistic approach to therapy. This way of working emphasises the importance of valuing your input as the client in the therapeutic process. Pluralistic practice also takes the stance that therapy is rarely one size fits all. Thus, in therapy I aim to work collaboratively with you to find an approach that makes sense to you personally and that you find helpful.
In the process of collaborating on what will work best for you individually, we will draw from a number of different therapeutic models and ways of working. I have experience working with a wide range of theoretical models including narrative therapy, gestalt therapy, person-centred therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and transnational analysis. I also often use creative techniques in my work where these are appropriate and appealing to my client.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA of Psychology (First Class Honors)
COSCA Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (Distinction)
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling ( Distinction)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Your initial session is £25
Therapy sessions thereafter are £50
Sessions last 50 minutes and are held weekly or bi-weekly
Concession rates are available on request for students and those on lower incomes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Morning, afternoon and evening appointments are offered Mon-Fri. Contact me to speak about specific availability.
Types of client