I am a fully qualified counsellor living and practising in the Scottish Borders. My early studies were integrative, combining person-centred and psychodynamic approaches. I completed my professional training on a psychodynamic course that focused on human relations and the connections we form with others, starting at birth and extending throughout our lifetimes.
My way of being and working with clients blends different aspects of my training: acceptance, empathy and openness encourage growth and self-healing; an awareness of our interactions shed light on past and present relationships. Nature and our place in the environment have always been deeply important to me, and I am happy to consider outdoor and walking therapy. I also have a long-standing interest in existentialism, believing that we all have the capacity to create meaning and find peace within ourselves, no matter how chaotic or painful life is.
Over the past five years, I have built up hundreds of hours in practice with clients of all ages and backgrounds, helping them come to terms with issues such as trauma, abuse, bereavement, relationship breakdown, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, isolation, body dysmorphia, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and sexual identity.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies (Distinction), University of Edinburgh
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Theory, University of Edinburgh
Postgraduate Diploma in Human Relations and Counselling, Human Development Scotland & Robert Gordon University
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
My standard fee for a one hour session is £50. I offer a free 30 minute introductory assessment.