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Online Relationship Counsellor

About me

Difficulties and stress in the relationships that matter most to you can be a source of distress, anxiety, frustration or despair. When all your efforts to make things better still haven't worked, maybe it's time to think about trying a different approach. Working with a experienced relationship counsellor can give you the time and space to explore what is troubling you.

I have spent over two decades working with people who find themselves in difficult situations requiring understanding and thoughtful reflection. My specialist training in working with relationship dynamics, attachment disorders, adult sexuality and family systems creates a space for deeper exploration and improved communication. Additionally I have completed a one-year diploma-level training in cybertherapy enabling me to work safely and ethically online.

I work with individual adults and couples from all backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities to help them gain insight and fresh perspectives on life, relationships, and other issues that cause distress.

It takes courage to take the first step towards counselling, but out of that courage grows the hope that things can get better with deeper understanding, insight and personal growth. I warmly encourage you to consider taking that step.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am experienced in working in person and online with couples and adult individuals who are finding life hard going, especially when it comes to their relationships.

Diploma in Relationship Counselling awarded by Relationships Scotland / Napier University

(integrative approach based on psychodynamic, systemic, relationship and adult sexuality theories.)

Certificate in Counselling Skills awarded by Relationships Scotland.

I am fully trained to work safely and ethically with clients online, using video, live chat or audio only.

Additional training:

Risk Assessment

Collaborative Practice

Restorative Practice

Domestic Abuse

Psychodynamics of Couple Relationships

Family Constellations



As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I work within its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, and adhere to its complaints procedure.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

intercultural relationships

cross-cultural relationships

expat issues




From £60.00 to £80.00

Additional information

Sessions last 50 minutes. For couple work there is the option of a 75-minute session.

Individuals: £60

Couples: £80 for 50 minutes / £110 for 75 minutes

Fees for online work are charged at the same rate as in person sessions.

(please note that fees will increase in 2022 to: Individuals £60, Couples £80 for 50 minutes / £110 for 75 minutes

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me to find out available times.

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Office is located on the ground floor. Access to front door is via steps.

Additional languages


Online platforms