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) I also have a very good understanding of online dating and how to navigate it!!
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.
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
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with