About me and my therapy practice
I offer short to long-term 1-2-1 psychotherapy and coaching to individuals aged 18 and over. I work with people experiencing a broad range of worries and issues online via Zoom in the UK and overseas or Face-to-Face in Edinburgh. I specialise in working with men, LGBTQ people, and offering psychodynamic coaching to executives and people running their own business.
As a psychotherapist, I believe everyone is unique and has within them resources for growth, development and change. I aim to facilitate this process of change by allowing the client to experience from me, the quality of psychological contact and the core conditions of empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence. Experiencing these core conditions I believe, encourages a focus on feelings, senses, personal meanings and connections so that the individual’s personal resources for change and development can be realised. Central to my work is my capacity to be open to my own internal world and the way in which it encounters that of their client.
I believe it is through our internal world that we understand our outer reality, where the past is alive and dynamically active in the present. I think our inner world is full of meaningful relationships that are consciously known, unconsciously experienced and frequently defended against. In therapy, I believe these current and past relationships are experienced and understood through the prism of transference and counter-transference relationships. As a psychotherapist, I make use of both the real person-to-person relationship and the transference relationship to help the client facilitate more authentic and happier ways of being with themselves and others.
The use of the title Dr in this directory listing relates to the member’s doctorate qualification. However, this does not imply a general medical qualification.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Organisations
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited