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- Flexible hours available
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About me and my therapy practice
I have always been profoundly curious about others and aim to foster that curiosity in my clients. I am interested in the ways that our families, culture and environment shape us and in the ways in which people create meaning in their lives. I have found again and again that counselling and psychotherapy can help people understand themselves more deeply and bring about changes which lead to more fulfilled and interesting ways of living, as well as to an improved understanding of themselves in relationship to others.
I trained at the University of Edinburgh and work as a psychodynamic therapist - this means that I am interested in how the past may impact on the present and in thinking collaboratively about the individual lens through which each of us views the world, how it serves us and how it may hinder us. I have worked with a broad range of clients, including at Pregnancy Counselling and Care Scotland, with a focus on pregnancy related issues including infertility, IVF, miscarriage and abortion and Health in Mind where I worked predominantly with clients who have experience trauma at some point in their lives. Now in full-time private practice I work with clients experiencing various difficulties, from depression and anxiety to bereavement and interpersonal conflict.
I am able to work on both a short and long term basis, with a preference for longer term work. Often when people embark on therapy they are unsure exactly what they want to achieve - sometimes there is a general feeling of stuckness or malaise. I aim to reduce any mystique around the therapy process and remain open with clients and the process we develop together.
I work from a group psychotherapy practice, A Quiet Room by the Shore, in Leith (EH6) https://aquietroom.co.uk/ I charge £55 for a 50 minute session and usually meet once weekly, at the same time and day. Please contact me for further details about accessibility.
My first session
I offer a reduced first session rate of £30 and am available to speak via phone or through email correspondence beforehand. There is no obligation to continue after the first session.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited