I have considerable experience working in different roles with adults who have physical or sensory disabilities, learning differences such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD, mental health conditions, fatigue issues and autism spectrum disorders. In addition to experience of the effects of life events and caring roles on individuals. I am passionate about creating equal opportunities for all individuals.
I am a counsellor and tutor working to the person-centred approach. I see clients from around the world via secure video call, instant messaging (text) chat and encrypted email, and I am particularly interested in working with ex-pat British citizens having spent periods living abroad myself. I offer a free initial consultation where prospective clients can meet with me online and have a chat about their needs.
As a warm and dedicated counsellor, my aim is to help you understand and resolve any personal difficulties you may be experiencing to improve your wellbeing.
I can help you gain clarity and understanding about yourself or the issues that concern you. Finding new ways to cope can help you move forward in life, make new choices and achieve your goals, whatever they may be.
I am an experienced registered BACP and ACTO counsellor and psychotherapist working in private practice and at a large charity in Edinburgh. I help people with a wide range of difficulties, from diagnosed mental health conditions, to feelings of depression and anxiety, bereavement, gender and sexuality issues and difficult relationship and workplace problems.
I understand every client to be unique in their personality and needs, and that while one therapeutic approach may be very helpful for a particular client, for another it might not be. I am trained in Psychodynamic, Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy enabling me to work in a way that is best suited to each client; for example, providing plenty of space for you to tell your story, placing a greater or lesser emphasis on your childhood, using more or less structured thinking, or perhaps setting gentle but effective goals.
I work in a warm, supportive and open way, ensuring your voice and needs are heard and respected. In this way I support you to understand yourself; your needs, conflicts, anxieties, defences, and relational patterns on a much deeper level, enabling you to explore alternative ways of being and relating, to help bring you greater satisfaction and stability to your life.