Mandy Gaze - MBACP Accredited, MSc Counselling
I’m person centred in orientation but very familiar with psychodynamic theories. I integrate trauma work and body psychotherapeutic approaches to therapy in my own practice. I studied supervision with Strathclyde Counselling Unit. I very much enjoy engaging with the individual learning process of supervisees and the continual and necessary process of enquiry into the various unknowns and dilemma’s counselling work throw’s up. Having benefited from the safe harbour of supervision during my own training and working life I aim to offer you the same quality of space for learning and fathoming the depths of your practice.
Since completing a Master’s degree in counselling at Edinburgh University (2008) I worked extensively both individually and as part of a team of counsellors to develop services for people who were harmed as children. I am especially interested in exploring and studying ways to work therapeutically with individuals who have experienced complex trauma.
I am interested in holistic and process oriented ways of working with body and mind. My first degree was in Dance and drama and my working life has included working in a variety of community and youth work settings some of which had a mental health focus before settling into therapeutic work. I currently work in Private practice. My supervision experience includes working with students coming through a variety of courses on training placements. I have worked with both individuals and groups in this capacity.
I offer supervision in Edinburgh (Newington – Limited disabled access available / Ramp up two steps/ Stair lift to first floor office / Handrails in toilet facilities) and the Borders (Peebles - ground floor office / Galashiels at Complete Health Borders– No disabled access, free parking).
I am happy to offer a free half-hour exploratory session after which my student fee is £35. Evening and weekend appointments available.