About me

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

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

National Counselling Society

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

My standard fee for a one hour session is £50. I offer a free 30 minute introductory assessment.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Lauder
Scottish Borders
TD2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older 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.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom