I am registered as a psychotherapist with the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC) of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and abide by its Code of Ethics and Professional Practice. I was initially registered via the UKCP Member Organisation UK Association for Humanistic Psychology with whom I was also accredited but am now a Direct Member of UKCP via HIPC. 

My training and experience in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy spans more than 30 years. This includes a transpersonal psychotherapy training with two of the developers of transpersonal psychology in the UK (Ian Gordon-Brown and Barbara Somers). Transpersonal psychotherapy integrates theory and research in transpersonal psychology with Jungian psychology (depth psychology) and mindfulness-based (or contemplative) perspectives. This means that I am interested in working with the whole person in the context of a commitment to the therapeutic relationship.

I am also trained in Brainspotting (BSP; Phases 1-3 and advanced training) for working with trauma with developer Dr. David Grand, and Positive Neuroplasticity Training (PNT) to increase resilience and wellbeing with Rick Hanson. Other training includes Somatic Trauma Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress with Babette Rothschild, Prof. Paul Gilbert’s Compassion Focused Therapy, and the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) for the Treatment of Complex PTSD with developer Lisa Schwarz. These training pathways reflect my ongoing interest in resource-focused (also resource-based) modalities.

My interest areas include: anxiety, depression, life direction, meaning and purpose.

Appointments: 1 hour | Fee: usually £60

Location: For the foreseeable future consultations will be held on the telephone or via Zoom. Zoom is recognised by UKCP as a suitable platform for providing therapy online. I am a partner of Edinburgh Therapy Practice.

Qualifications:

Certified four-year training in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy through the Centre for Transpersonal Psychology, London
MSc Consciousness & Transpersonal Psychology
MSc Psychology
Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling

UKCP is accredited by and registered with the Professional Standards Authority formerly known as the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE).

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