20+ years' experience as a counsellor enable me to offer effective individualised, psychological therapy. I work with many life issues that arise for people - providing a supportive environment in which individuals, families, and couples can think through ways of managing the difficulties they face.
I am an integrative counsellor - drawing on CBT, person-centred, psychodynamic and existential models of therapy. My focus is on helping individuals and couples heal, re-energise and become aware of their inner strength. I will offer you a safe confidential environment, listen to your concerns, and customise a support plan to meet your unique needs.
I promise to provide expert, ethical support while helping you construct a sense of personal meaning from your present struggle, pain or confusion and move forward to where you choose to be in life.
I provide clinical supervision In Edinburgh and East Lothian for student and qualified counsellors/psychotherapists.
Whilst practising from an Existential framework, I draw on a number of other modalities including Psychodynamic, Person Centred and CBT.
Safe, supportive supervision is, of course, a fundamental part of our working lives in therapeutic contexts and I have many years' experience exploring and supporting my supervisees to make meaning of issues arising for them in their work.
My sessional fee is £50 per hour, however I am happy to offer a free 1 hour initial assessment session to give us both the opportunity to meet and chat about our individual expectations and preferred ways of working.
Depression, fear and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at points in our lives. My counselling practice offers a safe space in which to be heard and acknowledged, and where together we can begin to recover your motivation, perspective, and hope.
Many individuals experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger during bereavement and post-traumatic events. I can help you tackle these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both partners and provide a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better understand your relationship.