About me

Hello, and a warm welcome. My intention is to create a confidential, respectful, and non-judgmental environment in which you may wish to talk about your life and what has brought you to counselling.  

My practice is rooted in the belief that, given the right conditions, of empathy and support, we can all find ways to enhance our understanding of ourselves and improve our well being. 

I am a passionate practitioner and consider it a privilege to be brought into my clients world, to walk along side them whilst we explore the complexities of life.  

Practice description

My intention is to offer a safe, inclusive, creative, and welcoming space to allow you to explore what has brought you to counselling. 

I work from a person-centred approach and access a suite of creative skills to enhance your therapeutic experience. I have experience of working with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, eating disorders, ASD, ADHD, self harm and suicidal ideation

My practice within a school means I am used to working therapeutically with young people in a safe and responsible way.  

My aim is to ensure their well-being, as well as upholding their right to confidentiality. Currently offering support to those over 16’s only

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy from Aberdeen University and work from a Person Centered approach.  I currently practice in a high school setting as well as private counselling.

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.

Fees

Additional information

I offer an initial 25-minute session to allow us to get to know one another. This session is a reduced fee of £20. 

In this session, we will talk through the therapeutic process and how counselling could work for you. 

We will cover confidentiality, safe guarding and allow us the opportunity to discuss how we might work together going forward.  At the end we will either decide to book another session or give you the chance to reflect on your experience and decide your next steps.

Further information

I offer online and face to face sessions 

Newbridge
Midlothian
EH28

Type of session

In person
Online
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