I am a counsellor and psychotherapist offering therapeutic support to individuals who are 16 and over.
Clients often come with a range of issues including family relationships, gender identity, employment difficulties, bereavement, eating disorders, loss and relationship difficulties.
I am psychodynamically trained, meaning that I am interested in how you are feeling in the present and how this relates to your experiences in the past. We can think together about this, learning how experiences may be felt unconsciously, manifesting as depression, anxiety or physical health issues.
Before becoming a counsellor I worked for several years in the charitable sector. I found this very interesting work and began to appreciate the possibility of change. My roles included working on a telephone helpline, as a family support worker, and as a volunteer counsellor in a primary school in Edinburgh. In addition to counselling I work for a local mental health charity. These experiences have enhanced my way of working with clients.
In our first meeting you will have plenty of time to consider whether you feel we will be able to work together. I believe that it is really important that you feel comfortable and understood.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling and Human Relations
I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with