I am Edinburgh based, however, as I also offer video counselling I can work with you wherever you are based. I am a qualified and experienced Person-Centered Counsellor and Systemic Practitioner (Family Counsellor) providing counselling to individual adults, young people (aged 12-17) and families, including all adult families.
I am very much aware that you might be coming to counselling for a variety of reasons. I will work collaboratively with you to address whatever it is that they are struggling with. It may be something from your past or something that you are dealing with now, or both. You may be feeling upset about a situation or feeling sad and not sure why, you may be experiencing anxiety, depression or low mood or have experienced a bereavement or loss or have family issues you want to address. You may feel stuck or just want to understand yourself better. I can offer you effective and individualised counselling within a safe, supportive and confidential environment. When we meet I will listen to your concerns and work with you to develop a counselling plan, including strategies and techniques that best meet your unique needs.
I will provide you with a confidential space, be it online or at my Randolph Place Practice, to be truly heard; I think being heard is not something we often experience in our day to day lives, however being heard and listened to can enable us to make sense of struggles or difficulties and find a way to move forward, feel better and process feelings and experiences.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PG Certificate in Systemic Practice 2017
- PG Diploma in Person-Centered Counselling (2010)
- MA Psychology 1997
Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
As well as my private practice I am a Lecturer in Counselling Skills at Edinburgh College.
I have 15 years of counselling experience in a variety of contexts including counselling in Secondary schools, College and University.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £45.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone session
Free 20 minute phone consultation.
Counselling for adults
50 minute counselling sessions £45
Appointments are usually weekly though this is negotiable
Individual Counselling for 12-17 year olds
50 minute counselling sessions £50
Appointments are usually weekly
1 to 1.5 hour counselling sessions £65
Family Counselling tends to be fortnightly initially and then monthly.
The length and frequency of appointment will be agreed with you at your initial session
I offer online and face to face counselling on Wednesdays and Fridays. Mondays are for online counselling only.
I am also able to offer to offer Coaching to clients. Many clients find this is especially helpful when they come to the end of counselling and are looking to move on.