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Last updated: 14 Dec 2020
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
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I am an experienced, Professional Accredited Counsellor MNCS and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner with a passion for supporting people to recover from mental ill health. I currently manage my own private practice focusing on working with adults and young people age 16+, often working with symptoms arising from a wide range of traumatic experiences.
My approach is integrated, influenced by Person Centred and Psychodynamic approaches and may include EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) where considered appropriate. I have successfully used EMDR Therapy to treat psychological and physical conditions such as anxiety, panic attacks, jaw pain and stomach upsets.
I have worked as an associate with an Edinburgh based private mental health practice and Employee Assistance Providers. I have also managed a school based counselling service, supported parents, carers and teachers and counselled children and young people.
My previous experience includes over 20 years in the banking sector in management roles where I survived restructures, recessions and redundancy before retraining as a therapist. My personal, painful life experiences have given me a capacity for deep empathy and compassion for others' suffering. With me you can feel psychologically held, accepted as you are, and experience a healing relationship. I look forward to meeting you.
Areas of interest
Trauma; Anxiety; Depression; Relationship issues; Separation; Divorce; Parenting; Loss; Bereavement; Birth trauma; Workplace issues; Identity; Transitions; Adults; Students; Young people age 16+; Counselling; Pyschotherapy; EMDR Therapy;
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills Napier University 2012
- Dip. HE Counselling CYP Middlesex University 2014
- EMDR Child & Adolescent Training The EMDR Academy 2017
- EMDR Europe basic training EMDR Works 2017
Affiliations / memberships
Professional Accredited Member NCS
EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner