'The curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am, then I change'
Carl Rogers, 1961
I imagine that you are looking at this webpage because you are experiencing some form of distress or upheaval in your life. It may be that you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed and are looking for someone to turn to.
In the busy pace of today's world it can be difficult to find the time to sit with our thoughts and feelings. It can also be challenging to lay them out before someone else or to speak from the heart without fear of judgement.
WHAT I OFFER
As a Person-Centred Counsellor, I offer to sit alongside you with an open, enquiring mind and an intent to understand just how life is for you. I endeavour to offer you a place of safety, openness and warmth in which you will have the opportunity to explore whatever conflict or distress that has led you to seek out counselling at this stage in your life. I am trustworthy, ethical and curious and I hold a firm belief that given the right environment every individual will have the chance to heal and grow. I hold the hope that by enabling you to hear your own internal voice that it might help you to determine the path ahead.
I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma (with distinction) in Psychological Wellbeing, Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Aberdeen, 2018, and a COSCA Certificate in Counselling, 2015.
I am a Registered Member MBACP (Accredited) 375060.
I am fully insured with the Psychologists Protection Society, and I receive regular monthly supervision.
AREAS OF EXPERIENCE
Young Adults (18-25 years old)
Stress and Anxiety
Childhood Sexual Abuse
My interest in counselling began when I was at a point of change in my own life – I was looking to expand and develop and to understand more about my own needs, strengths and skills. It highlighted to me that personal growth can be both distressing and exciting, and that the level of support that we have around us can be critical in terms of how we might respond. Now as a qualified counsellor, in addition to counselling adults, I have also worked for several years in an agency with young adults (18-25 years old). I notice just how much change and uncertainty occurs at this stage of life and I see the value that comes in understanding and supporting this.
Alongside my six years of experience in an established Edinburgh agency working with adult clients, I have also spent four years working in agencies counselling survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, and have participated in multiple trainings focused on understanding and working with trauma.
If you have any questions or if you would like to arrange an initial session, then you are welcome to contact me by phone, text or email.