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Dip TA Counselling

About me

I work in private practice in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders. I see clients face to face in a therapy room, and also offer ecopsychotherapy (outdoor working in nature). Additionally, I am able to offer sessions online.

Counselling is your confidential space to talk. You may be seeking clarity on an issue, or want to explore things that are overwhelming you, and if you wish, make changes in your life. I hope that by talking to a professional during these difficult times can bring peace. 

You are unique. Sessions are tailored to what you would like to work on in therapy to support your wellbeing. I work by coming alongside you, to understand the parts of you that you seek support with. I offer a safe space as we unravel together the aspects of you that are struggling or stuck. And help you to find new perspectives to deal with living the way that you want to live. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I work in private practice in Edinburgh and in the Scottish Borders (Peebles). I also work for a charity in Edinburgh that provides low cost counselling.

I have 20 years experience working with mental health delivering ecotherapy. I have experience of working with both statutory organisations as well as supporting individuals where they need it most. I hold a specialism working with trauma and the long lasting effects that it can have on our mental health and wellbeing.

I have trained for 4 years in Transactional Analysis (TA) counselling and psychotherapy. I hold a diploma in counselling, accredited by COSCA. I am registered with UKATA and a member of BACP. I am a member of ICO and adhere to the UKATA Code of Ethics. I receive regular clinical supervision to ensure that you receive the best possible support.

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.


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

My fees are £50 for a session. Please get in touch to arrange a free 20 minute initial session online.

Space for Therapy, 61A Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH9 3AA

Peebles, EH45 8LX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Online platforms