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“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination." (Carl Rogers)

Introduction

Our lives can be incredibly complicated. Balancing work, family and personal goals can be challenging. Sometimes we find it hard to cope and can become affected by stress, anxiety and depression which can lead to, or arise from, deteriorating physical health. It can often be helpful to seek support as we go through these difficult experiences. Whether you are in a place of deep despair or simply looking to explore your situation in a safe and relaxed space Psychotherapy can be highly effective.

I am an experienced counsellor with a background in the Humanistic Therapies which includes Person Centered, Emotion Focused, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural therapies. Above all, the counselling process for me is highly individual and we will focus on an approach and pace that will suit you. I would suggest that clients start this journey with a brief introductory discussion (at no charge) that can happen over the phone, internet or in person to explore their goals, plan an approach or simply get to know a little more about each other.

I have worked in a variety of support settings helping people with depression, anxiety, stress, addiction and relational issues in both affluent and deprived communities. Having spent a significant portion of my career in the High Technology industries I have a particular interest in situational and work related depression which was the focus of my Master’s thesis. I also have first-hand experience with the management of chronic ill health and find this helpful when working with clients with health concerns.

My training is grounded in the Person Centered approach (COSCA Skills and Pg. Dip. University of Stirling). I have a Master’s degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of East London where my work focused on Adjustment Disorders. In addition I have completed training in Emotion Focused Therapy at the University of Strathclyde and have experience with Cognitive Based Therapies (CBT) and Mindfulness.

I offer one-to-one consultations in East Lothian, centrally located between Haddington and North Berwick.