Hello, I’m a person-centred/psychodynamic counsellor focused on working with individuals. Counselling is a process that is different for everyone, and I am happy to work with you over the long term or short term, depending on your needs.
I like to work collaboratively, exploring together the challenges you face. We can work together to find ways to address the past, present and move forward into the future in a positive and healthy way. Being able to untangle some of the problems that trouble us can help lead to better relationships with others and ourselves, and ultimately a healthier, happier outlook. These problems and issues can sometimes feel unmanageable on your own, and this is where counselling can help.
When you’re talking about personal matters, it’s important to feel respected and listened to and counselling can offer a safe space that friends and family often can’t. I aim to provide a calm and safe environment where you can feel comfortable opening up and sharing often painful and difficult emotions.
I’m a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and I have many years experience working with adolescents and adults with complex emotional and behavioural issues.
Due to restrictions easing I am currently transitioning back into face-to-face working. I am however happy to continue to also work online. I am based in the Barnton area of Edinburgh with free on street parking, regular bus routes and lift access to the room I use.
Please get in touch either by phone or message if you have any questions or would like to find out more about working together. I'd love to hear from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my counselling training at Edinburgh University, gaining PG Dip in Counselling.
Prior to training as a counsellor I worked for many years with young people who had experienced early years trauma. This work led me into discovering how powerful and healing a therapeutic relationship can be.
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.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session
It is important that you find a counsellor who you feel you can work with. For this reason, I offer an initial 30 min free session to get to know each other. Going forward I offer 50 min sessions with a fee of £50.