I am an accredited and registered counsellor/psychotherapist/psychotherapeutic counsellor, a supervisor and a mindfulness-based teacher. After an early career in law, I realised that my true interest was in working with people who wanted to understand themselves and their life situation more clearly. So I retrained in Edinburgh in 2001 as an integrative therapist and have been in practice consistently since then, offering short term counselling and longer term psychological therapy. My practice blends person centred, psychodynamic, mindfulness-based and transpersonal (Jungian) approaches. This means that I am interested in understanding you and your life now, how the past has influenced your present, and exploring the options you may have for engaging in your life in a simpler, more satisfying and sustainable way.
Practice contexts include,:
Psychological Therapist/Mindfulness Teacher, Oberlands Centre, Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Guernsey.
High Intensity Therapist, Primary Care Mental Health and Wellbeing Service, Castel Hospital/GP Practices, Guernsey.
Counsellor/Board Member, PF Counselling Service, Edinburgh
Counsellor, Edinburgh University Staff Counselling Service.
Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling (SCOC/Napier University)
Certificate in Supervision (Northern Guild)
Post-qualifying certified training:
Diploma in Relational Mindfulness (Karuna Institute)
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Teacher Training Pathway (Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice)
EMDR for trauma
Awareness in Bereavement Care (Cruse)
Other training and continuing professional development includes assertiveness, Compassionate Wellbeing ( Paul Gilbert), Decider Skills, dreamwork, Gestalt therapy, Transactional Analysis, psychosynthesis, safeguarding, systemic approaches, suicide/self harm awareness, Trauma Essentials (Babette Rothschild).
Abuse/trauma (including domestic abuse)
Bereavement, grief and loss
Relationships (personal and workplace)
Registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP): Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Accredited and Registered as psychotherapeutic counsellor with the UK Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP)