I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist based in Edinburgh, working as a member of Encompass Edinburgh, a new Psychology and Counselling Cooperative.
COVID-19 update: At present, I unfortunately have no availability to take on new clients due to changes I have had to implement during the Covid-19 pandemic. I will update once again when I have more availability.
Clinical psychology offers a safe and supportive space within which people can understand their difficulties or life situation and participate in individually tailored psychological therapies to work on specific problems or life challenges.
What is at the core of my approach?
I believe that the key to successful therapy is the ability to tune into another person's lived experience and listen deeply. This attunement helps to build a safe, trusting therapeutic relationship that allows the client to explore difficult feelings and experiences, understand their origin and make the changes necessary to move towards greater freedom and fulfilment.
I draw upon a range of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Attachment Focused Therapies, Internal Family Systems therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Compassion Focused approaches. I also believe that it is important to think about people in their context (be it family, school, community or workplace) and I incorporate this in my work wherever possible.
For a more detailed description of my background, therapeutic approach and training, click here.
I offer short or long term psychological therapy or consultation for individuals or groups within a safe, respectful space. With over 25 years experience working within NHS mental health services, I have worked with people facing a wide range of life challenges or mental health distress. These include:
Stress / Anxiety / panic attacks
Life transitions eg. challenges of late adolescence, middle life and retirement
Living with illness and disability
Past trauma including childhood abuse
Problems linked to loss and bereavement
Obsessive or compulsive symptoms
Attachment related difficulties
Issues linked to adoption or fostering
For more information about what clinical psychologists do click here.
Supervision: I am an experienced supervisor and can offer supervision to psychologists, counsellors or other mental health professionals, including those in training. Click here for a description of my approach and experience. Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss any aspect of the supervision I offer.
Location and cost: I practice mainly at the Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Place. This is easily accessible from the city centre (for specific location, click here). For information about fees charged click here.