due to the pandemic I am currently working online
Tel: 07392 155932
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), PG Diploma in Counselling
Fees: First session, 50 minutes, £30
Further online/outdoor sessions, 50 minutes, £40
I offer a safe and empathic online space where I am warm and genuine, and where clients feel accepted. I use my own creativity to tune in to the uniquely individual needs of my clients, supporting them in telling their story in whatever way feels right for them. Due to the pandemic I am currently working online offering 50 minute sessions on a weekly basis with adults. I also offer occasional optional sessions outdoors in Edinburgh and East Lothian where we work in and with the natural environment as an alternative way of exploring needs and gaining new perspectives.
I trained in counselling at The University of Edinburgh, using both person-centred and psychodynamic approaches, and here I came to appreciate many of the challenges faced in understanding and accepting ourselves. I came to recognise the value of talking to a therapist who listens empathically and who can offer insight without judgement.
As a counsellor I have worked with people who have difficulties with depression, anxiety, loss, change, leaving home, parenting, growing old, illness, work, faith, identity, relationships, learning issues, sexuality, racial discrimination, bullying and neglect. I have supported people with feelings of hopelessness, powerlessness and confusion and worked with people who self harm and have OCD. I remain interested in working with a broad range of issues.
I take continuous professional development seriously and have attended workshops and seminars on subjects such as fatherhood, dreams, play, autism, racial difference, sexuality and human trafficking.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions