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PG Dip MBACP

About me

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.

I am now offering face-to-face sessions alongside working online. I am based in the Barnton / Cramond area of Edinburgh with free on street parking, regular bus routes. My room is on the first floor and has accessibility via stairs or lift.

Please get in touch either by phone or email 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. I have undertaken regular CPD including working online and creatively with clients.

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.

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Additional information

It is important that you find a counsellor, someone who you feel you can work with. For this reason, I offer an initial 30 min free session to get to know each other. This can be done either face to face or online. Going forward I offer 50 min sessions with a fee of £50 this is for both face to face and online work.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I currently have space on Friday mornings. I am happy to work either online or in person.

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH4

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My premises are fully accessible with lift access to a first floor room.

Online platforms

Zoom