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.
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.
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
£50.00 per session
Initial Appointment - £30
Session(s) - £50