Counsellor & Psychotherapist in Edinburgh
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist offering video and face to face appointments. I work one to one with adults aged 18 and over. Face to face appointments take place at The Next Chapter in the West End of Edinburgh, and online video sessions take place via Zoom for adults based anywhere within the UK.
I qualified at postgraduate level and completed a Masters in psychodynamic and person-centred counselling and psychotherapy at the University of Edinburgh. In addition to my core training, I have a certification in online and telephone counselling.
I am a Counsellor Member of COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland) and adhere to the relevant Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice. Anyone wishing to make a complaint relating to my practice should follow the COSCA Complaints Procedure.
My experience includes working with low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, body image, loss, trauma, substance misuse, and relationship problems. I have a particular interest in working with people struggling with low self-esteem, overeating and body image, and life transitions (e.g. starting or leaving university or a career, navigating new or changing relationships, migration experiences).
I offer one to one counselling for adults at The Next Chapter in the West End, and online sessions via Zoom. Sessions last 50 minutes and usually take place at the same time each week.
My standard session fee is £50 and I accept bank transfer, cash and credit/debit cards. I offer some low cost sessions via The Next Chapter's reduced fee service (funded by the Moston Care Foundation), which operates a waiting list. Contact The Next Chapter for more information.
I offer short term and long term counselling, depending on your circumstances. You might be looking for a set number of sessions to work through a particular issue that's been on your mind, or perhaps you are interested in a longer term experience to explore and understand yourself better, or prefer not to feel time limited.
Whether you have had counselling before or are considering it for the first time, I offer a free 20 minute video or phone consultation. We can use this opportunity to talk about what brings you to counselling and what you might be looking for, in order to help you decide if you would like to begin weekly therapy with me.
I am trained in psychodynamic and person-centred therapy. Psychodynamic therapy focuses on our self-awareness and understanding of how the unconscious past shapes our experience of the present. The person-centred approach trusts in the individual’s inner resources and aims to facilitate growth through acceptance, authenticity and empathy. Both of these approaches value the relationship between therapist and client as a space which facilitates healing and new understanding of oneself within the world.
I provide a warm, confidential, quiet space to talk and reflect. I aim to work in a non-pathologising way, rather than reducing your experiences and emotional difficulties to a diagnosis or disorder which can feel impossible to work through or overcome. Instead, I am here to listen and reflect on what you choose to bring of your own unique, individual story.
Rather than trying to solve your problems for you, I aim to help you reflect on your experience and reach a greater understanding of yourself so that you can move forward in whatever way feels right for you. The space is here for you to talk through whatever feels important to you at your own pace, and to be heard without judgement or expectations.