From my own life experience and personal development, trainings, counselling and groupworker career I have a deep compassion and understanding that underpins my work supporting people experiencing emotional distress and suffering.
I am an integrative and holistic practitioner meaning I can draw on many approaches offering what can best support my client's work in that moment.
I work in private practice in Edinburgh and online. As restrictions ease I will also be offering a blended approach mixing face to face and Zoom/telephone sessions.
I have worked as a massage therapist for 25 years and this has given me deep understanding of how the body responds to the sort of things that bring people into therapy and I can offer breathwork, relaxation visualisations and other somatic stress release exercises if this could be helpful.
I have a lot of experience supporting people with many different situations and problems. My work has always included working with people of different cultures and spiritual beliefs .
Training, qualifications & experience
- B.Sc. Psychology
- Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling. Chrysalis.
- Diploma Stress Management.
- ITEC Diploma Massage.
- Diploma Aromatherapy.School of Holistic Aromatherapy.
I have worked since 1990 supporting people from diverse backgrounds and cultures both 1:1 and in groups with their emotional suffering and challenging circumstances.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked and continue to support many BME communities both in 1:1 sessions and running Taking Care of Ourselves wellbeing and mental health groups.
I have worked with people facing a palliative health diagnosis for Macmillan Wester Haven for 9 years.