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About me

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.

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

£50 / session

I have some concession places in my portfolio.

Discussion in free initial telephone/zoom appt.

Edinburgh, EH3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone