About me

As your counsellor, my role is to help you change the circumstances in your life that have become obstacles to living a fulfilling life. We will focus on improving these difficulties that hold you back in life. I believe counselling can help people improve their relationships and strengthen their skills and personalities. My passion is to help people overcome their problems and live a satisfying life.

Coming to therapy and opening up can be a challenging decision to make. Yet, it is important to stop any problems fester and prevent them from taking control over your relationships and life. I value this decision and provide a secure environment where you can feel listened to and accepted for who you are.

Counselling and psychotherapy benefit people with different problems and different backgrounds. Each person processes challenges in life in a unique way. The goal of our work will be to understand all aspects of yourself, to develop self-compassion, and the freedom to resolve conflicts in new ways.

Training, qualifications & experience

After completing my undergraduate studies abroad in psychology, I gained experience as a psychologist in an addiction service and psychiatric hospital. My role was to support and help people – individually and in group sessions – that struggled with emotional difficulties and addiction.

I completed my training in counselling and psychotherapy and graduated with a Master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh. As part of my training, I had a placement at Hope Park Counselling Centre and was trained in Psychodynamic and Person-Centred modalities. I have also volunteered for charities based in Edinburgh that specialise in helping trauma survivors and people from lower-income backgrounds.

I am a psychodynamic practitioner based in Edinburgh and work with adults who experience depression and anxiety, relationship and family difficulties, bereavement/grief, abuse and trauma, emotional difficulties, loss of meaning in life, feelings of loneliness/isolation, and personality problems. I am also a partner psychotherapist for the Joshua Nolan Foundation that supports people who struggle with suicidal thoughts.

MA Counselling - The University of Edinburgh

PG Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy - The University of Edinburgh

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP - 378267) and in my practice, I abide by their code of ethics.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Therapies offered

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

Initial Appointment - £30

Session(s) - £50

14-18 Hill Street
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH2 3JZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

Greek

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
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