Qualifications: BSc (Hons), PG Diploma in Counselling
I offer a safe and empathic 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. I currently work with adults both online and face-to-face, offering 50 minute sessions on a weekly basis. I also occasionally work outdoors 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
Sessions are 50 minutes
First session: £30 in person or online
Further sessions: £55 in-person; £45 online
Reduced rates are available for those on low incomes through the next chapter’s reduced-fee places scheme.