Whether you find yourself in the depths of despair or something just doesn’t feel right, I believe anyone can benefit from having a period where you can be listened to in confidence and without judgement. I have worked with people on issues including anxiety and depression, childhood trauma, relationship difficulties and stress at work.
I continue to be inspired by the potential for growth and healing that counselling can offer. You may be surrounded by family or friends, but find yourself slipping into familiar patterns or roles that hold you back. Or you may be feeling isolated and alone. I offer you a safe space where you will not be judged or required to be a certain way. Finding the right counsellor can be difficult. It is important that you find someone you feel comfortable working with. “It’s the relationship that heals” said Irvin Yalom, so go with your gut feelings.
I took the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from Edinburgh University, which involved training in the psychodynamic and person-centred approaches. Psychodynamic thinking explores how our past history affects us in the here-and-now and the person-centred approach honours the inner potential and wisdom within each of us. I integrate both into my practice. I have worked at Hope Park Counselling Centre and since 2011 I have been a volunteer at PF Counselling Agency in Morningside.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their code of ethics. I receive regular supervision and am fully insured for the work that I do.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (Distinction) - Edinburgh University
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling - Edinburgh University
Diploma in Relational Mindfulness (Karuna Institute)
Accredited Member of BACP
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
There may be an issue that you wish to explore that is not listed here, please do enquire and I may be able to help. If I do not feel I am the right person for you, I will often be able to refer you to someone who may be better placed to help you.
I charge £45 for full session of 60 minutes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available on Monday-Thursday. Please contact me to arrange a suitable time.
Types of client