I am a qualified Gestalt Therapist in advanced clinical training, having completed a Diploma training in Psychotherapy and Counselling at the Edinburgh Gestalt Institute. I am a member of GPTI and adhere to their code of ethics. I am also a Counsellor Member of COSCA.
I am passionate about my work as a Gestalt Therapist, which is a humanistic and holistic approach to counselling. Focusing on the 'here and now', we explore experiences in a relational way, using creativity, body work, experiments, and the dialogic relationship, to gain increased awareness around the issues presented.
I have a broad background, with an (hons) degree in Geography and have worked in Social Care for a long time. I am also a cook and worked in an Arts Centre, running the Kitchen Workshop for adults with learning difficulties. I also worked as a cook in France.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Senior Trainee Gestalt Therapist, having completed a rigorous four year training, currently working towards UKCP accreditation.
I have particular experience working with clients who are in a 'caring' role, and familiar with a broad range of therapeutic issues.
I also have experience working with addictions.
I adhere to the GPTI (Gestalt Psychotherapy & Training Institute) code of ethics.
I am a Counsellor Member with COSCA, and therefore any complaints should be made direct to COSCA through the COSCA Complaints Procedure on www.cosca.org.uk
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the 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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £65 per hour and am also happy to consider reduced fees, depending on individual's financial situation.
Concessions offered for
I am flexible with availability times and hours, with mornings and afternoons potentially free.