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I currently have limited availability daytime on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
About me and my therapy practice
I am an experienced Gestalt therapist, working independently in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. I firmly believe anyone can benefit from a period of therapy, whether things currently feel really tough for you, or you just know you want to change an area of your life. I offer a safe, affordable and confidential service suited to your needs.
Finding the right therapist is tricky. It's a bit like stepping into the unknown. My advice is to take your time and trust your instincts. Remember, a therapist needs to be someone with whom you feel comfortable enough to share your most personal stuff. Getting this relationship right is the most important factor in any therapy. Also make sure they are suitably qualified and insured, a member of a professional body, that they adhere to a code of ethics, and are in regular supervision.
I hope you will get in touch. If there's anything else you want to know, I'm very happy to answer any of your questions. Afterwards you are under absolutely no obligation to work with me - though of course I hope you will!
What I Offer
I offer you my expertise and experience of over 20 years. As a qualified Gestalt Therapist, having practised since 2001 and trained in both Person Centred and Gestalt therapy, I believe that we all carry the solutions to our own problems and for each of us that involves a unique journey.
Gestalt psychotherapy is a wonderfully relational, embodied, creative approach to therapy, which holds that each of us is only explainable in relation to the environment in which we live and are part of. How we behave from moment to moment depends on our constantly changing environmental conditions. When we get stuck, it's usually because certain ways of being contact with the world has become fixed and we've stopped adapting to our changing conditions.
You can work with me as an individual or as a couple. Our work together is to develop awareness of yourself in relation - your thoughts, feelings, attitudes and behaviours in different situations - and to gain greater acceptance of yourself. We will explore how you have become stuck in particular areas of your life. You will gain a greater understanding of how you can support yourself better to experiment with doing things differently and take greater responsibility for your life. Throughout I will offer you my support when you feel vulnerable and my challenge when it might be useful for you to consider a different option. Together we can learn how you can increase your choices about how you live life creatively and relate more fully to others.
My first session
Coming for Therapy
There are times in all our lives when we lose direction and find it difficult to cope. Often this is because of unhelpful patterns in which we've become stuck and can no longer find a way out. Having someone with whom to share this confusion, anger and pain can begin to unscramble our thoughts and feelings, grow our awareness and uncover solutions to resolve our difficulties.
I currently offer daytime appointments for both individuals and couples at my offices near Haymarket Station in the city centre. Sessions are fifty minutes for individuals and one hour for couples and are normally weekly, at the same time each week (though I can be flexible on this).
During our first session we will discuss whether to meet only for for a short number of sessions or for a longer period. This can then be reviewed periodically.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Gestalt, Phenomenological, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work