I would invite you to see our work together as-
A confidential space for you to talk through whatever you are struggling with
A relationship where you can bring all aspects of yourself for us to think about together
An opportunity to enhance your self-awareness
A regular commitment to look at loss, anxiety, self-esteem, or whatever is troubling you
An important investment in yourself
Our first appointment is a preliminary assessment to decide if counselling is appropriate for you and that you feel you wish to work with me as your counsellor. I have worked with many clients since 2010 (online since March 2020) and I have found that this way of working promotes a good relationship for counselling to take place. “The evidence suggests that internet treatment can be as effective as seeing a therapist face-to-face.”
In the first session we might talk about what you are struggling with. It would be important for me to hear about your life experience, your relationships, your family, including your childhood. If you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed or joy seems to be absent from your life, we will think together to gain insight into your sense of self, how you see others and, in so doing, change starts to become possible.
I completed Therapeutic Supervision training with APPCIOS (Assoc for Psychodynamic Practice and Counselling in an Organisational Setting) in 2017 as my continuing professional development. This training had a strong focus on transference and the experience of the therapist.
In my view, it is important to take account of the internal and emotional difficulties that can arise in our work with clients so I aim to provide a reflective space for in-depth support to deepen the therapist’s understanding and enhance their professional capacities.
I have been a psychodynamic counsellor since 2008 with experience and training also in couple work. I now run my own private practice in Edinburgh and I am an Accredited member with BACP.
I would welcome your initial approach to my offering supervision for your therapeutic work and we can arrange a first meeting to discuss supervision and how this might be taken forward.
£50.00 per session – individuals
£40.00 – supervision provided to therapists