You might be considering counselling because you want to work on a specific problem like depression, anxiety, self esteem, relationship breakdown, bereavement, abuse, identity confusion, or trauma. However, counselling or psychotherapy isn't just about resolving problems or crises; it can also help you develop as a person, make the most of your skills and abilities, or find ways of living which are better suited to your needs. It offers you a space to talk confidentially about your experiences, thoughts and feelings with a trained professional who will listen carefully and respectfully to help you better understand your situation and seek possible changes.
I have been working as a counsellor since 1998, seeing clients seeking confidential professional help for a very wide range of issues. As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and of COSCA, I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and am accountable both to the BACP Professional Conduct Procedure and to COSCA's complaints procedure, so you can be confident about my professional standards and experience.
I work short- or longer-term with individuals. An initial session costs £20. This gives us a chance to consider whether counselling is right for you before continuing. Sessions cost £40 after that and last for 60 minutes. My office is on Hopetoun Crescent, a short walk from Elm Row.
For more general information on counselling, visit BACP's "It's good to talk" website: www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk which has helpful information and videos about counselling and psychotherapy.
You can make an initial appointment to see me by email or phone: 07789 169 876. I would be happy to answer any specific questions you might have in advance of meeting.
Qualified and experienced therapist (seeing clients since 1998, BACP Accredited since 2004, Accredited Member of COSCA)
Initial appointment £20
Normal fee £40 for an hour session
Time-limited and longer-term
Pg Diploma Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Supervision
I am currently fully booked. You may like to try my colleagues below.
You may wish to try my colleagues:
Louise Tait (0131 467 6581),
Mark Hancock (0131 558 7211) for other times.