- Phone number
- 07921 641 759
- Available for home visits
I am still working with clients during the current COVID-19 pandemic and I have undertaken several pieces of additional training to allow me to competently work online and on the telephone.
About me and my therapy practice
I trained in Person-centred Counselling and Psychotherapy at Strathclyde University. You can read more about this type of therapeutic work on the About Therapy page of this site. I do, however, have a broad knowledge of other types of counselling and psychotherapy, and draw on that knowledge when useful to clients.
Person-centred therapy holds firmly to the belief that each of us has the inner resources to develop, grow and change, and that with the right support we are capable of finding new ways of being in the world that are more satisfying, more meaningful to us.
I will use my experience of and training in active listening to fully support you as you navigate your way through the difficulties that have brought you to counselling.
I offer individual therapy to adults (16yrs+) on both a short-term and longer-term basis, and I have two spaces out of which I practice: one in Meadowbank and one in south-west Edinburgh.
I am an accredited counsellor for the RNIB (Vision UK) and am committed to offering accessible therapy. I have several clients who are wheelchair users and find home visits a more useful way to access counselling.
I work part-time at Edinburgh College in the COSCA Counselling Skills team. In addition I do some pro bono work for the PF Counselling Service, Balcarres Street, Edinburgh. This means there are some days of the week when my availability is limited.
I work in a collaborative way with clients, keen to support them in finding the best way forward in their lives.
All this sounds very formal and, while it is true that I work in a boundaried, contracted way, clients generally feedback that they found me very approachable and able to quickly put them at their ease.
My first session
After you contact me - and I hope you do - I'll arrange to chat with you briefly on the phone. That way you'll get a sense of whether or not you'll be able to work with me. It gives you a chance to tell me a little bit about the issues you're facing...which in turn allows me to be sure that counselling and psychotherapy is the most appropriate type of intervention for you at this point in your life.
If we agree to explore working together further, we will arrange to meet for an initial introductory session of about 30 mins. I'll send you a short fact-sheet and a copy of my client contract ahead of that meeting.
Once again, this short sample session gives you a chance to feel confident in making a committed decision to working with me. It also gives me a chance to answer any further questions you have about the therapeutic process. There is no fee for either of these exploratory conversations.
After that, all being well, we'll arrange to meet for our first full 60-minute session, and we'll also decide how many sessions we'll initially contract for.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited