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(MA Psychology, Master of Counselling, MBACP and BPS)

About me

Welcome to my profile!

I am a qualified Psychologist, individual and couple Counsellor and Psychotherapist and I welcome anyone who feels that psychotherapy and counselling may be of help.

At present I am offering only online counselling sessions to my clients. If you want to book an initial meeting you may do so straight away through the online booking system on my website if there is space or, alternatively get in touch via an email on

My professional and personal experience has given me a wealth of insights, which I integrate into my practice.

  • 15-year experience of working with people in a variety of settings – from NHS and private psychiatric clinics to community and charitable sectors.
  • Extensive experience in working in a business setting where I gained a huge understanding of the pressures that can lead people to extreme burnout.
  • Living, working and training in several different countries (Croatia, Slovenia, Sweden, UK and Spain),  each with its own cultural setting and nuances, has made me deeply aware and sensitive to cultural differences, and the particular set of challenges that expats may face when moving to an unfamiliar place.

My approach

I have been developing my professional career for over 15 years, mainly in the field of clinical psychology and psychotherapy of adults. In a constant process of training and learning, in recent years I have been specially trained in grief counselling, attachment, Internal Family Systems Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy. My work methodology is integrative since I use tools and techniques from different approaches and I adapt to the needs of each person. I look at the person and her/his problems from a bio-psycho-social and integral perspective and work on the difficulties and symptoms both emotionally, cognitively, behaviorally and at the body level, especially taking into account the theory of attachment and its psycho-therapeutic applications.

When you decide you want to discuss a specific issue or situation or to look for a more in-depth understanding of yourself, it takes courage to reach out. Counselling can provide a comfortable and confidential environment to achieve this. By listening to you, and looking at what drives you, what scares you and what motivates you, I will help guide you to the inner strength and resources that you have within yourself for making lasting change.

Whether you’re considering just a few sessions to focus on a specific issue or longer-term therapy, together we can map out your journey through therapy and counselling.


1. Think of your availability and if my available times suit your needs. Please, check my availability here:

2. There are three options for setting up an initial session: a. Booking a session through the online booking system on my website if there is a space b. Call on 0777 684 82 44 or c. Send an email to

3. At our first meeting, we talk about what you are hoping to get out of counselling and you decide if you're happy to continue or not. If you decide to continue we agree to meet weekly, preferably at the same time. You decide on the number of sessions you want to have. It is recommended to have at least 6-8 sessions to allow the trust and relationship with a counsellor to build.

4. Then, as our work progresses, we periodically check to see how you feel the work is going and to what extent you feel your goals are being met and whether you want to stop or continue with sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

After earning my Masters degree in Psychology from The University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, my interests led me to complete specialisation in Organisational Psychology and Work-Related Stress at Gothenburg University in Sweden. At the same time, I worked as a Psychologist within the Sahlgrenska University Hospital's multidisciplinary team with people diagnosed with mainly depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders.

As I was unsure on where to go next after the experience in Sweden I decided to try something different. I wanted to explore how it felt working within the corporate environment therefor I decided to complete a Diploma in Marketing and Project management in Zagreb, Croatia and start working within this field. I stayed in the field for another 7 years.

As my interest in human psychology has never ceased I felt I wanted to get back to my roots so I decided to move to Edinburgh and start with Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Edinburgh. After receiving the award I completed my Masters at the same university. My research focused on the relationship between a parent and a child, and the effects it has on our adult life.

As I have always been interested in people's interactions and relationships I completed the Certificate in Couple Counselling within Relationship Scotland in Edinburgh meaning I am fully qualified to work with couples. This knowledge gives me a deeper understanding of the difficulties couples face during their life journeys.

Besides I also hold a Certificate in Telehealth (online therapy) which qualifies me to work professionally online with individuals and couples via Zoom, Skype and other online platforms.

  • MA in Psychology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Diploma in Marketing and Project management, Experta Business Academy, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Diploma in Counselling, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling, Relationship Scotland, UK
  • Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Certificate in Telehealth (online therapy) for Mental Health Professionals, PESI HealthCare, USA

Member organisations


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

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From £70.00 to £90.00

Additional information

Initial meeting £70.00 / 50min

Individual counselling session £70.00 / 50min

Couple counselling session £90.00 / 50min


When I work

Mon (2-7pm), Tuesday (8-3pm), Wed (8-3pm), Thu (8-3pm) and Fri (8-12pm). To schedule an appointment, please contact me: or 07776848244.

Further information

I am registered with The British Psychological Society (BPS) and The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to their codes of ethics and practice and my work is fully supervised and insured.

36A Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3SB

48 Court Street, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3NP

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

I work using English, Croatian, Slovenian, Serbian and Bosnian languages.