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Clinical Psychologist, CPsychol AFBPsS, BPC, MBACP, RAPPS

About me

I have a vast experience with Mental Health, Psychotherapy and Supervision for the past 20 years (initially overseas then in the past few years, in the UK). I worked as a volunteer; within the private sector, and as a private practitioner.

At the moment, I work in Edinburgh as an independent practitioner with Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy and Psychodynamic approaches.

I worked with clients suffering from anxiety, generalised anxiety disorders, relationship issues, depression, panic disorders. Clients referring feeling sad and with family issues.

I work face-to-face, usually one or two times weekly. Short, time-limited or long-term.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have trained as a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist and I use psychodynamic theory to guide my work, although I am familiar with a variety of different modalities and therapeutic approaches.

I have worked with a large range of people from all age groups with different   background   and   beliefs.

I work face-to-face, usually one or two times weekly. Short, time-limited or long-term.

It is very important that you feel comfortable working with me and that I feel I can support you through you therapeutic process.

Currently I work from Edinburgh city centre as a Independent Practitioner, Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist and a Supervisor.

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.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£100.00 per session

Additional information

First consultation and therapy appointments are charged at £100 for 50-60 min sessions.

Supervision is charged £100 for 50 min.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm 

Further information

As a psychotherapist, over the past two decade, I had direct contact with dozens of clients suffering from:

  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessions
  • OCD
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Loss
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Trauma
  • Personal development
  • Disability
  • Cultural issues
  • Self esteem
  • Sexuality
  • Infertility
  • Relationships
  • Stress.

Edinburgh, EH1 3LH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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In person

In relation to supervision, I have always been keenly aware of the   legal   and   ethical   boundaries   and   standards   within   the   profession.

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