I currently have Monday sessions available.
About me and my therapy practice
Different things bring different people to counselling.
You may know why you are seeking a counsellor at this point - or it may be less clear for you. You may be dealing with a crisis or struggling with a change in your life. You may want to change something but feel unable to do so. You may be at the point where you want support to grow and develop in new ways. Or, you may be aware that you are no longer feeling yourself or just know that something is not right. Below are some of the many different reasons that have brought other people to work with me.
But the issues people bring to counselling and the answers they find there are as unique as the people themselves.
I provide a safe and non-judgemental space to look at whatever is causing you distress, discomfort or confusion. Whatever you bring, we will explore and make sense of what we discover together. It is a process which helps you ultimately be more true and kind to yourself. Our work will also help you to identify repeating patterns in your behaviour and relationships, understand them better and, consider alternatives.
I am qualified in psychodynamic and person-centred approaches, and will use both in our counselling in our work together. This means that I will work with you in the belief :
- that you are the expert on yourself and that - given the right conditions - you will find the answers you need already within you. These conditions include a safe place to explore your experiences free of judgement.
- that some of the ways you are feeling or relating to others just now are shaped and influenced by experiences you have had in the past -and that understanding this better can bring about changes in the present.
- that one path to change lies within the therapeutic relationship we will create as we collaborate on the issues you bring and goals you have.
My first session
I offer initial 30 minute sessions which will cover what has brought you to look for counselling at this time and what I offer. It will also cover the more practical aspects of counselling - like confidentiality, fees and cancellations. This is NOT a counselling session and is free.
If you want to work together, we would then meet at the same time each week. I offer both short-term and long-term counselling with regular reviews to make sure our work is still benefitting you.
Each session is 50 minutes and costs £50
For my in-person sessions, I work within the Dialogue and Space (https://www.dialogueandspace.co.uk/) building in Edinburgh.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Phobias, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Person centred, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work