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About me and my therapy practice
After a childhood in which I moved country every couple of years, followed by many years working in Africa and Asia, I moved to Edinburgh, and went back to university. I had always been interested in child psychology, and finally had the chance to focus on working with children and young people.
In my previous career, I often worked for long periods of time in areas of conflict, or crisis. I was deeply affected by what I witnessed; the trauma suffered by young people in these places. However, I was also interested their resilience, and in how different cultures address child and adolescent mental health.
Whatever kind of childhood they have, young people may face complex situations at any age and stage. They sometimes need help processing these challenges, and studies show that therapy can be hugely beneficial.
For some, it helps to have someone independent with whom to talk through things that are making them sad or angry. Talking, play/art therapy can help children understand and make sense out of distressing events or complicated emotions.
Over the past eight years, I have completed over 1,400 hours of 1-1 child/adolescent psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy. My approach is integrative; I use talking, art/play therapies, depending on what best suits the client. I've worked with young people with ASD, ADHD, anxiety, self harm, attachment disorders, OCD, anger, bereavement, drug and alcohol abuse in the family, domestic violence - and more.
I truly love this work, and have been able to see the positive impact therapy can have on a young person time and time again.
I work from two practices in Edinburgh - Wellspring, at 13 Smith's Place, EH6 8NT, and EH1 Therapies, 28 Forth St, EH1 3LH.
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Children, Families, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work