about me
My passion for counselling was ignited when I first became a client in my late twenties; I recognised that I was repeating some painful patterns and so I learned to connect with my inner resourcefulness and to feel the benefits of developing more care and compassion for myself.

I loved the creativity of the therapeutic process and went on to professionally train and qualify in Holistic Therapeutic Counselling; gaining a Diploma and Advanced Diploma in 1992/3.
To be great, be whole: don't exaggerate
Or leave out any part of you.
Be complete in each thing.
Put all you are into the least of your acts.
So too, in each lake, with its lofty life
the whole moon shines.

Fernando Pessoa
Over the past 23 years, I have worked in both voluntary and public sectors, including the Royston Stress Centre (now Lifelink Adult), HMP Barlinnie Stress Centre and within NHS GGC:The Sandyford and Employee Assisted Programmes.

I have offered one-to-one counselling and groupwork to men and women from all walks of life and with a diverse range of issues; supporting them to get to the heart of the matter and to break negative cycles of thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
In addition to counselling work, I have developed and run Personal Development workshops at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and have co-facilitated various educational and creative arts projects for the Edinburgh International Festival.

My passion for supporting the growth of both myself and the people I work with, continues to fuel the work I love to do. I enjoy encouraging people to follow their truth and to live more fully.

My counselling approach is integrative and includes CBT, Person Centred, Gestalt and Mindfulness.

I am a BACP registered and accredited counsellor and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

BACP Accredited