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, 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 work short- or longer-term with individuals or couples. 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 Frederick Street, only a 5 minute walk from Princes Street and in easy reach of parking and the bus and train stations.
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.
For more detailed information about the counselling I offer, please click here, or you can make an initial appointment to see me by email or phone: 07785-278-264. I would be happy to answer any specific questions you might have in advance of meeting.
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Central Edinburgh
Professional, experienced, BACP accredited practitioner
Qualified and experienced therapist (seeing clients since 1998, BACP Accredited since 2004)
Initial appointment £20
Normal fee £40 for an hour session
Pg Diploma Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Supervision
SPACES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
I currently have a space available on Wednesday mornings (9 a.m.). Unfortunately I am not able to offer other times at the moment.
You may wish to try my colleagues:
Louise Tait (0131 467 6581),
Tanya Richardson (07966 950 309), Barbara Malinen (0131 225 8092) or
Mark Hancock (0131 558 7211) for other times.