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About me

I believe that the therapist / client relationship is the most important aspect of therapy.

As a CLIENT , I will help you to get an understanding of whatever you are struggling with. This could be a relationship ( family, work, or partner) . We often get stuck in patterns of behaviour that hold us back. Sometimes we need an awareness of these patterns before we can figure out ways to change and live our lives differently.

As a THERAPIST, I have had a lifetime of working with people. As a nutritionist, running a business and as a police officer. This means that I won't shy away from dealing with difficult topics. I have worked with rape and sexual assault , both with the police and also Rape Crisis.

STYLE. I would describe myself as straightforward, down to earth and very honest.

I have a warm, empathic nature and will engage and interact with you during your session. I also have a great sense of humour !

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a psychodynamic therapist. This means that I will aim to give you a better understanding of yourself, patterns of behaviour and the way you relate to others.

  • Bsc in Nutrition and dietetics
  • 7 years as a police Officer
  • Running a business for 18 yrs
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human relations and Counselling.
  • Charity work for an Edinburgh Mental Health charity
  • Therapist for Project 42 in Edinburgh.
  • Charity work for Rape Crisis

Member organisations

COSCA

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.

BACP

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

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

When I work

Flexible hours During the week.

Meadowbank Area, Edinburgh, EH8 7AW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples