Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (PgDip Couns)
Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling (PgCert Couns)
COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
I am an integrative counsellor drawing influence from my training in psychodynamic and person-centred counselling, as well as a background in herbal medicine. Having worked in the field of complementary health and wellbeing for a number of years, I now specialise in counselling and psychotherapy. I completed my diploma training at the University of Edinburgh in 2015 and worked with clients in a variety of settings, including Edinburgh’s largest counselling agency, PF Counselling, before moving into private practice.
Underpinning my approach is a fundamental belief that our connections to ourselves, each other, and the world in which we live are what give our lives purpose and meaning. I am particularly interested in how we tell our stories and the meaning we make of them in our lives.
I incorporate a range of theoretical principles with a view to encouraging my clients to share their unique selves and stories in a collaborative therapeutic relationship. Through the prism of this relationship, I support them to increase their awareness of what drives them and hinders them, how and why they relate to those around them the way they do, and how they might start to live their lives with more creativity and curiosity.
I work with a diverse client base from students embarking on the first stages of an independent life to those in their later years coming to terms with loss, bereavement or unexpected life transitions, and the myriad life experiences in between.
I am a counsellor member of Scotland’s professional body for counselling and psychotherapy (COSCA) and adhere to their Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice. As part of my commitment to my personal and professional development I attend regular weekly therapy, counselling supervision, as well as lectures, workshops and conferences.