Hi. I am delighted that you have taken the time to look at my profile In more detail. I recognise that it can be challenging to find a suitable counsellor so I have provided some information about myself in order to assist you in making this decision:
I am a Person Centred trained counsellor which means I view you as the expert with regards to your own experiences. I believe that you are capable of fulfilling your own potential for growth and therapeutic change. My role is to provide a safe environment where you can explore thoughts and feelings unconditionally without fear of rejection or being judged. I work hard to create a strong therapeutic relationship where you feel valued and heard.
I am also trained in Emotional Focused Therapy. This approach focuses on helping you become more aware of your emotions and encourages you to express them in the safety of your therapy sessions. Learning how to regulate our emotions can be very empowering and therapeutic.
I also offer Couple Counselling. Many couples have relationship problems when they have experienced emotional disconnection with their partner. This can often lead to struggles with negative cycles of criticism and anger. The aim of couple therapy is to help couples overcome these negative cycles, re-establish their connection, and strengthen their emotional bond.
I am a Registered Member (MBACP) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means that I abide by the code of ethics and professional practice standards and complaints procedures of BACP.
I am in private practice in Edinburgh city centre which has Waverley Railway Station close by and various bus routes available. There is also off street parking close by if you come by car.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I have a BSc Psychology (Hons) from Derby University
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from Strathclyde University
- Emotion Focused Therapy (Level 1, 2 and 3)
- Couple Counselling
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Individual Counselling: £50per hour
Coupling Counselling: £60 per hour
I cover many issues for clients however my main area of interest is Perinatal Mental Health. I work with both women and men who have experienced various symptoms during or after the birth of a child. Symptoms vary from person to person but the most common signs are:low mood for long periods of time, anxiety, lack of motivation, irritability, sleep deprivation and isolation. It is not just the individual that can be affected by Perinatal mental health. Untreated perinatal mental illnesses can have a detrimental affect on the mental and physical health of their children, partners and significant others. If you think you could be experiencing any of these symptoms then feel free to contact me to explore how I could help you work through some of your issues.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday - morning, afternoon and evenings sessions available. Saturday morning and afternoon sessions also available.
Types of client