About Counselling

Counselling is a talk therapy which aims to support the client to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Clients come to counselling for a variety of reasons and some may not know exactly what they want out of counselling but just know that something is out of alignment in their life.

Each session aims to provide the client with a safe space to talk openly about what has brought them to counselling. It is not there to provide easy answers and the counselling journey can often feel uncomfortable in parts however the counsellor is there to work alongside the client in an empathic, non-judgemental manner to guide them through the process and hold space for them so that they can be their true authentic selves.

What is discussed within sessions is kept strictly confidential (unless someone is at risk of harm) between the counsellor and the client.

As an Integrative counsellor, while I am anchored in the Person-Centred approach, I have also trained in aspects of different modalities such as CBT and Psychodynamic techniques which means that I can offer an individualised approach best suited to the client’s needs. In addition, I am a qualified Health Coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, New York, which I believe can work well within the counselling process as it lends to a much more holistic approach. Elements of coaching also aim to promote building confidence in the client and increasing self-love and self-compassion as well as healthy self-care habits.

Our Initial Session

The initial session will feel a bit more introductory in tone as it allows us to meet in person, at one of my working locations in central Edinburgh or online via Zoom, to discuss your reasons for seeking counselling and to go over any questions or concerns that you may have. It is also a good time to explore what you are looking to get out of counselling and any goals that you may have.

As the working relationship between the counsellor and the client is a key element to counselling, the initial session also gives us the chance to see if we are a good fit to work together.

At the end of the session, we can look at booking in a regular day and time for counselling sessions based on what suits both parties however there is no pressure or obligation on the client to make the decision at this time and they are, of course, welcome to take some time to reflect before moving forward.


Frequency of Sessions and Endings.

A session lasts for 50 minutes and are on a weekly or fortnightly basis. The work can be either short-term or long-term depending on the needs of the individual so the ending can be either set by the client from the initial session or remain open-ended until the time is right for them to bring the process to a close.


£60 for a 50 minute Face to Face or Zoom Session.
Please note that I work with adults.

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