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(PG Dip. Couns)

About me

I work both online and face to face (Stockbridge, Edinburgh).   

I am an experienced counsellor and I work integratively and intuitively. My practice is underpinned in Person Centred theory and influenced by the Psychodynamic approach. I am sensitive to the individual needs and capacity of each client and keen to challenge where appropriate. 

Whether it is online or face to face, I offer a space where clients can share their worries, traumas and life challenges - there are very rarely any surprises in this work as I have long and broad experience and am open and sensitive to anything clients wish to bring. Whatever your reason, considering or seeking help is the first and perhaps the most difficult step. I offer 1:1 therapy for individuals in a caring, non-judgemental and confidential space.

There are many problems clients may wish to bring from depression, generalised anxiety disorder, phobias, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, stress, loss or bereavement, trauma, sexuality, family issues, feeling sad, personality disorders, childhood issues, panic attacks, relational issues or just a general sense of being stuck or feeling you have events or issues you would like to explore. You may have experienced trauma or a traumatic event or perhaps you are experiencing a change or loss and are struggling to cope.

You may not have been to counselling before so it might help to know what to expect as it can be daunting anticipating what and how this works.  At the first session I will guide you through a little bit of admin that covers items like confidentiality and I’ll explain how I work to give an understanding of the process. You may want to talk a little about your reasons for coming into therapy and the session is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions. There should also be lots of time, if you wish, to start your journey by sharing whatever you wish to bring.

At the end of the first session you’ll hopefully have a clearer idea of whether therapy is for you. You can then make a booking for the next session or take time out to think it through. I offer a reduced fee of £25 for this initial meeting and £50 thereafter.

Clients are encouraged to come along on a weekly basis to keep continuity and connection and once established you may wish to keep continuity and adapt frequency to suit. 

My practice is both face to face and online (Stockbridge, Edinburgh).

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Interface Training)
  • ​Children & Young People Cert (Strathclyde University)

In addition to my private practice working with adults and young people, I work as a school counsellor with 4-12 year olds. I have also worked for many years in the charitable sector including The PF Counselling Service, Crossreach Counselling Service and Cruse Bereavement.

Member organisations

COSCA

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Fees

Additional information

Hourly sessions are £50

I currently offer a reduced fee of £25 for an initial consultation

When I work

Mon-Friday - I am flexible on times

Saturday - limited slots

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Online platforms

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