Warmth, curiosity and deliberate openness without judgement underpin all of my work. Key to this is the co-creation of a therapeutic relational space which embodies a sense of trust, exploration, curiosity and collaboration.
Trained in both psychodynamic and person-centred counselling, I also work with attachment patterns, and with aspects of existentialism, spirituality and creativity. Psychodynamic approaches include working together to make sense of past experiences and early relationships, generating new understandings of these patterns – or imprints – as they play out in the here and now. Person-centred work includes getting in touch with, exploring, challenging and deepening an understanding of what is happening in your life as you live it today.
I also find aspects of American relational psychotherapy helpful: collaborating actively with clients ‘inside’ the therapeutic relationship to generate new understandings of ‘outside’ relationship patterns.
Sessions are weekly, are 50 minutes, and are usually charged at £55. I work with clients both in the short-term (12 weeks or so) and longer-term (over a period of years).
Graduating from Edinburgh University’s Postgraduate Diploma with Merit I am a registered member of BACP – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and also of COSCA -Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland. I’m cleared with Disclosure Scotland to work with U18s.
My professional background includes teaching, literacy development, working with families, and community engagement. I also spent 5 years making cheese biscuits for a living. Change being part of life.
I’m drawn to outside wild spaces and am passionate about stories and how we tell them (or don’t). My introduction to therapy was as a client, which helped open my own eyes to new possibilities of living.