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 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
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