I am an experienced Integrative Psychosynthesis Counsellor, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Neuro Affective Relational Model Practitioner. This means that I can draw upon a range of different approaches according to your individual needs and that I am equipped to work effectively with developmental and shock trauma. I work with a diverse population of people with many different types of struggles. My particular style is mindful, relational and non-regressive and I provide a safe and non-judgmental space in which you can work through whatever may be going on for you at your own pace. My experience includes working with:
- LGBTQ+ specific Issues
- Sex issues, including compulsive sexual behaviour
- Eating disorders
- Relationship issues
- Attachment issues
Somatic Experiencing (SE) and The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) are cutting edge approaches to working with trauma that are informed by the latest neuroscience. SE addresses Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which can arise from 'shock' trauma, for example, experiencing an overwhelming event such as an accident or attack or being subjected to prolonged and highly stressful situations. NARM addresses Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), or developmental trauma, which can arise from growing up in an environment that was hostile, abusive and/or neglectful.
I provide therapy for short, medium or long term periods, either in person in the New Town area of Edinburgh or online via Zoom.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their Ethical Framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (PGDip.)
- Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP)
- NeuroAffective Relational Model Practitioner (NARM Practitioner)
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
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
I offer a free, no obligation, 15 minute telephone conversation for anyone thinking of coming to see me for sessions.