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About me

If you are troubled, anxious, stressed, or depressed, I can provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore your feelings without fear of judgement. As well as working in a “traditional” counselling room, I also offer Walk and Talk therapy in the green spaces around Edinburgh. You may find this particularly helpful if you have a love of the outdoors, or a sense of nature's healing energy, or simply recognise the benefits of a brisk walk to your mental and physical well-being.

I am a psychodynamic and person-centred therapist on BACP’s Register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. This is recognition of my commitment to high standards, and provides assurance that I have the qualifications and experience to support my clients safely, skilfully, and with genuine care.

It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable, and as such I am happy to meet with you for a half-hour session for a fee of £25. Sessions thereafter are 50 minutes long, once a week. I can sometimes offer longer sessions for outdoor Walk and Talk therapy. We can discuss how many sessions might be appropriate for your needs during our initial meeting, but I can offer both short-term (usually a minimum of 6 sessions) and longer-term therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PgDip (Counselling)  - University of Edinburgh
  • BACP Registered Member
  • COSCA Counsellor Member

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Walk and Talk therapy


£55.00 per session

Additional information

£50 per session.

£25 for an introductory half hour meeting.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytime (9am until 5pm) availability on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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