I am a qualified psychodynamic therapist with a Post-graduate Diploma in Human Relations and Counselling from Human Development Scotland. I also hold a Post-graduate Certificate in Counselling Studies (with distinction) from the University of Edinburgh, with an integrative approach between psychodynamic and person-centred therapies. My practice is strongly influenced by a life-long interest in Jungian therapy and by my considerable experience with energy therapy developed in my work with the Tollcross Community Healing Group between 2009 and 2017. This profound understanding of subtler dynamics enables me to attune to the unspoken feelings of my clients and provide a nurturing environment where they can express their whole self and begin to thrive. Furthermore, my own multicultural background and varied professional history in educational and supportive roles have prepared me to engage with clients on a wide range of issues without judgment or preconceptions, a stance that has benefited my clients at PF Counselling Service and in my own practice. I also adopt a variety of creative approaches, depending on the individual needs of each client.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I abide by its Code of Ethics and Code of Practice and as such undertake regular supervision. I am strongly committed to continuous professional development and frequently attend training sessions, workshops and conferences.
I offer both brief and long term therapy in weekly 50-minute sessions from 5pm onwards on weekdays. My practice is based in Edinburgh and face-to-face sessions take place at a small clinic on Rodney Street. Online sessions are held online via Zoom, WhatsApp and other platforms, which allows me to support clients irrespective of their location.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post-graduate Diploma in Human Relations and Counselling from Human Development Scotland (2020)
- Post-graduate Certificate in Counselling Studies from the University of Edinburgh with distinction (2013)
- Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Member of and fully insured by the Psychologists Protection Society (PPS)
- Volunteer counsellor with PF Counselling Services since May 2019
- Volunteer Listener with the Listening Place (The Ripple Project – Lochend/Craigentinny Community Hub; 2014 to 2017)
- Reiki Master with over 1,000 hours of reiki therapy practice – Tollcross Community Healing Group (2009 to 2017)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
'Issues with life' often don't fit in neat categories. Feel free to contact me with any other issues you wish to address. If I am unable to help you, I will be happy to refer you to more suited therapists.
The process of looking for and choosing a therapist can feel rather daunting, even for clients who have been in therapy in the past. Prior to a first session, I offer a 20-minute free-of-charge consultation via Zoom or WhatsApp, so that we can have an initial conversation and decide whether we can work together. If not, I will be happy to suggest other therapists.
Thereafter, my fees are £50 per 50-minute weekly sessions. Concessionary rates will be considered on a case by case basis.
In addition to offering therapy in English and Portuguese, my firm grasp of French, Italian and Spanish has proven valuable in facilitating deeper expression and exploration of affects in the clients’ own languages.