You might be considering counselling because you want to work on a specific problem like depression, anxiety, self esteem, relationship breakdown, bereavement, abuse, confusion or trauma. However, counselling or psychotherapy isn't always 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.
Counselling, or psychotherapy, gives you space to talk confidentially about your experiences, thoughts and feelings with a trained professional who will listen carefully and respectfully to help you understand your situation and seek possible changes.
I am a fully-qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, having completed my training at the University of Strathclyde. As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and am accountable to the BACP Professional Conduct Procedure, so you can be confident about my professional standards and experience. I have been working as a counsellor since 1998, seeing clients seeking help for a very wide range of issues, and offer both short- and longer-term counselling/psychotherapy for individuals and couples. I am registered with the Counselling Directory.
An initial session costs £20. This gives you a chance to see whether counselling is right for you before continuing. Sessions cost £40 after that and last for 60 minutes. I work from a private office on Frederick Street, only a 5 minute walk from Princes Street and in easy reach of parking and the bus and train stations.
If you would like more 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.
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