With 18 years experience as a Counsellor, I offer a safe space in which to explore and think about your current difficulties.
If you are experiencing a crisis, or have been feeling anxious, depressed or stuck for some time - whatever the presenting issues are - we can talk about and explore them together.
My main approach is psychodynamic, which means we will think about how your past may be affecting your present. If we think about the underlying issues, the roots of the problems, we can try to make sense of them and work through the feelings involved.
The therapeutic relationship we form is crucial to help come to terms with difficulties and conflicts, discover new insights, and increase your understanding, self acceptance and life satisfaction.
I can offer you a balance of support and challenge in an empathic, boundaried way that helps you move forward with your life.
I offer both brief counselling or longer term therapy with individuals and with groups. I've worked for many years in various different organisations (NHS, Universities, the charity sector). Until moving to Scotland I worked in the NHS as a GP counsellor in addition to my private practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered & Accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I abide by their code of Ethics and Practice.
Bsc(Hons) Degree in Occupational Therapy, Exeter University.
Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Southampton University.
Post Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling, Oxford University.
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Practice, Oxford University.
Certificate in Group Analysis, Institute of Group Analysis, London.
Supervision Skills Training, Henley, Oxon.
I have worked as a Counsellor in:
- Private practice (7+ years)
- NHS/GP practice (3.5 years)
- Student Services in Higher Education (4 years) & Further Education (1 year)
- Women and Youth Charity settings (7 years)
I have a broad background experience of group-work but currently mainly work with individuals.
As an Occupational Therapist for 15 years I worked in many NHS settings & across a variety of NHS Trusts.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am seeking new clients who are seeking treatment for addictions or compulsive behaviour, notably porn or sex addiction, due to completing further (ATSAC accredited) Addictions training in 2019.
£55 for individuals (50 minutes). This fee is for Initial Consultations & for ongoing sessions.
Concessions are available (on request) for students or low waged - I have a limited number available so please mention this when enquiring.
For clients coming more that once a week I can offer a 10% reduction in fees.
Fees are reviewed annually.
My work is fully insured and supervised by an experienced UKCP & BPC registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.
I offer mainly day time appointments, with limited evening availability.
email is the best way to contact me initially - I am happy to arrange an initial phone conversation at a mutually convenient time before meeting face to face if you prefer.
Visit my website for further information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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At the Bruntsfield Therapy centre location. Please inform me of accessibility issues on enquiry.
I work privately during the day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2 locations. Causewayside near Summerhall (EH9) and Bruntsfield (EH10). I have limited evening availability.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a Psychodynamic Therapist offering supervision to qualified counsellors.View supervision profile