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MSc Counselling/Psychotherapy, MBACP, PMCOSCA

About me

Having worked for many years in mental health, I understand the importance of people having a safe, confidential and contained space to be able to talk about the issues that concern them.

As a counsellor/psychotherapist I welcome the opportunity to work with you, I will give you the time and space to talk, reflect and process what it is that is troubling you or that you want to change. Working therapeutically can make all the difference to enabling you to manage and maintain your own mental health and well being. It can help you understand the difficulties you may be experiencing in your life and help you make the necessary changes that assist you to move forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Counselling in Transactional Analysis, Queen Margaret University
  • PG Diploma TA
  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling supervision
  • Support & Supervision Certificate
  • MSc Population & Reproductive Health, Queen Margaret University 
  • MA Hons, Edinburgh University 

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.

BACP

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

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

The first session will last for 60 minutes and is free, this will give us the opportunity to meet one another and explore the issues you wish to discuss in therapy. However, more importantly it will give you the time to reflect on whether you feel we can work therapeutically together as I believe people make this decision during their first session.

After the initial first session each session after that will last for one hour and will cost £50, concessions will be considered depending on an individuals circumstances.

When I work

Weekdays only

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH4

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I have a COSCA certificate in Counselling supervision and my approach is integrative.

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