I am qualified Psychotherapist trained in Transactional Analysis.
I have over 15 years of practice in working with people experiencing a range of various life difficulties.
As a counsellor, I believe that each of us has an ultimate right and potency to live a satisfying life. For some reasons, in order to protect ourselves we ignore, decline or discount these rights - we don't permit ourselves to use them. I am interested in supporting you in getting more insight and knowledge about yourself to help you live a more fulfilling and creative life.
I can help you with a range of problems, such as:
- Difficulties in relating with others
- Depression, anxiety, emotional pain
- Stress related to work, life decisions and changes
- Grief and bereavement
- Relationship difficulties
- Low self-esteem and confidence
- Trauma, Abuse
- Dissociative Identity Disorder
I bring to my work sensitivity, humour and appreciation of the natural world. I think that we change gradually and have unexplored parts just like nature. I offer you my genuine interest in the uniqueness of an individual story and dedication to the journey of discovery.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Psychotherapist, trained in Transactional Analysis.
I also hold a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc) in Applied Social Sciences and a Masters of Science Degree (MSc) in Psychology.
I have been working in public and private sectors of Mental Health for over 15 years now, gaining practical knowledge and skills in supporting people with a range of life difficulties, i.e. relationship problems, anxiety, stress, confidence and low self-esteem, grief, alcohol and drug misuse, suicide and self-harm, sexual abuse.
I have experience of working as a counsellor with Edinburgh Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre and with PF Counselling Service in Edinburgh.
I have professional indemnity insurance provided by Psychologists Protection Society and undergo regular supervision with a fully qualified supervisor. I practice in the UK and I abide by UK legislation. At my work I adhere to the UKCP Ethical Framework and Code of Professional Conduct. The Council is ready to confirm my membership.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Dream analysis, body work, metaphors and symbolism, existentialism
For more information about my service please go to www.counsellinginedinburgh.co.uk
Monday: all day
Tuesday - Friday: late afternoons and evenings only
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Edinburgh