I am registered as a psychotherapist with the Humanistic and Integrative College (HIPC) and as a counsellor with the Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Intersubjective College (PCIPC) of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and abide by its Code of Ethics and Professional Practice. I was initially registered via the Member Organisation UK Association for Humanistic Psychology with whom I was also accredited but am now a Direct Member of UKCP.
My training and experience in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy spans 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 Jungian psychology (depth psychology) with mindfulness-based (or contemplative) perspectives, and theory and research in transpersonal psychology. This means that I am interested in working with the whole person in the context of a commitment to the therapeutic relationship, including where appropriate spiritual areas of life. I am also interested in psychological change.
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.
Areas of experience include: Anxiety (including climate anxiety), being lost in life, creativity, depression, identity, life direction and transition, loss and bereavement, meaning and purpose, relationships, personal development, spirituality, stress, trauma and PTSD.
Appointments: 1 hour | Fee: usually £60 (Appointments made and not kept may be charged for at the agreed rate)
Practice locations: 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
Certified four-year training in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy through the Centre for Transpersonal Psychology, London
MSc (Distinction) Consciousness & Transpersonal 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).