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- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
Please contact me via email for up to date availability.
About me and my therapy practice
I am a psychodynamic counsellor, also trained and experienced in the person centred approach (University of Edinburgh), and ethically focused. This means that I will be interested in your attachments, and your social and cultural world; and I see the counselling relationship as a possible vehicle for change and growth in your life. My practice builds on two decades of experience in helping roles in the Scottish public and voluntary sector, including work with parents, families, and young adults. I am a trauma- informed practitioner, and can offer support around family and other relationships, abuse, loss and bereavement, anxiety and depression, work and life changes. I can offer long and short term therapy in person, and online. I can offer some concessionary rates to those on low income.
We may have times in our lives when we can struggle to make sense of our present and past experience and relationships, -perhaps leaving us confused, hurt, overwhelmed or even without hope. Our counselling sessions will be a warm, safe and confidential environment in which we can begin to discover what is going on for you. I will work creatively and compassionately with you to build trust, and explore meaning, hoping that in time you may find the coherence and acceptance you may need to move on. The work will be directed by you, and my role will be to offer empathic support, without judgement, and focus and challenge where appropriate.
I work with individuals, and have a wide client base but specialise in work with young adults (16-25), parents, and trainees (counselling). I have experience in a wide range of areas including: relationships, loss and bereavement, pregnancy, parenthood, stress, anxiety, depression, self harm, chronic illness, ADD and ADHD, work-related issues, trauma and abuse.
My first session
I offer a short (45 minutes) initial session, free of charge, where we can explore what brings you to counselling, and whether we might work well together. This will include preliminary assessment and might take place at my practice room in South Edinburgh or online.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Menopause, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Interpersonal, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited