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About me

My passion for counselling – is to help bring transformational change for clients through the therapeutic relationship, based on trust.

My expertise includes Individuals and couples; Trauma; Relational issues of daily living.

When we encounter difficult times in our day to day lives it is helpful to be able to talk these through with someone who is trained and objective.

As your counsellor I will carefully listen without judgement, aiming to help you explore the issues which matter to you, bringing insight and understanding to enable you to find your way through problems and dilemmas to achieve your goals.

Training, qualifications & experience

With background of education and research with a keen interest for global justice through learning, my initial training is foundational based upon an Integrated Modality. As counsellors respect the ethical code of counselling, I adhere to COSCA ethical framework (the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland). As a member of COSCA I abide by their code of ethics and complaints procedure: http://www.cosca.org.uk/guidance-policies/complaints

As part of my continued professional development to give the best for my clients, I volunteer within Edinburgh City and Balerno to offer my skills within the Charity Organisations. With clients from young adults, individual issues of anxiety, self-esteem and relational issues for men and women; and Couples counselling.

Member organisations


College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Accredited Register Scheme

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College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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£60.00 per session

Additional information

Providing you with this professional service does incur a financial cost. As a private practice, I continually improve and develop the service to meet the increasing issues faced by clients. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy.

Also, payment is made in advance of each appointment. Individual – £60; Couple – £100; Student - £50 – Corporate - By negotiation; Visiting– By negotiation; SMEs - by negotiation. For further information - please see website.

When I work

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I am able to take new clients Monday to Saturday. Also, On-line remote counselling available. At the same time following the Covid-19 protocols for distancing safeguards.

Citibase Plc, 1 St. Colme Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3 6AA

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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