Welcome. I am a counsellor and psychotherapist working with individuals in Edinburgh and East Lothian. I am trained in Transpersonal Psychotherapy and have been in practice since 2001. I am a registered member of UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).
Transpersonal Counselling / Psychotherapy recognises that each of us is a unique individual on a journey through life. We all have times on this journey where we struggle to make sense of things or feel lost and don't know where to turn. Although these experiences can be painful they can also provide us with opportunities to grow or to make changes in our lives. Talking through problems in trust and confidence can enable you to find the inner strength and confidence to take the steps you need to move forward in your life. Counselling or psychotherapy can help you to develop a better understanding of yourself, your feelings and your behaviour.

I have many years experience of working with people in crisis, with people who are looking to make changes in their lives and with people who wish to more fully explore what it means to be who they are. Some of the issues I have worked with include :
  • abuse (physical, emotional or sexual)
  • depression (long or short term)
  • relationship difficulties (including affairs, separation, feeling unfulfilled)
  • trauma
  • stress, anxiety and panic attacks
  • problems with self-esteem/confidence
  • loss and bereavement (person, pet, job, youth)
  • illness or injury
  • feelings of despair/hopelessness
  • sexuality
  • ageing and life transitions
  • loss of meaning/direction
  • blocks to creativity
  • loneliness and isolation
  • childhood issues
and many more.
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