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Qualification: BSc (Hons), CQSW, Diploma Gestalt Therapy (EGI), UKCP reg.
Accreditation: GPTI & UKCP accred.
Availability: Mon-Fri, daytime & evening
Price per session: negotiable, starting rates from £55
If you are experiencing thoughts or feelings you find difficult… then it may be time to do something about it. As a qualified and experienced therapist, I am keen to help you decide whether therapy is for you or not.
Therapy is a space to explore your thoughts, feelings, wishes, longings, reactions, and experience. People come to therapy for different reasons. You may not be clear about what it is you need or want to work on, or you may be in touch with strong emotions and reactions that you know you need help with. You may explore things that have happened recently or things you have been managing or struggling with for years. Making sense of how we are and our relationship with others can leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused and on our own.
Gestalt Therapy is not just an effective mode of Psychotherapy; it also offers an approach that attends to our curiosity, creativity, resilience, and desire for a full and satisfying life.
My background is in Biology, the Arts, and Social Work/Education. I have a busy private practice working with adults, adolescents, and children. I have worked as a trauma therapist for a large Children’s charity and as a therapist at Edinburgh University’s Student Counselling Centre.
I offer individual, couple and family therapy and offer Supervision, Consultancy and Training on a wide range of issues and interests.
I am an accredited (UKCP) Gestalt Psychotherapist. I am a member of the Gestalt Psychotherapy and Training Institute (GPTI) and am governed and adhere to their code of practice and ethical code. I engage in ongoing personal and professional development to ensure a high standard of therapeutic practice. I attend monthly individual and group gestalt supervision. I continue to develop my skills and knowledge through attending workshops and training events.
Qualification: MA (Hons), Masters SW, Dip GPTI, UKCP reg., GPTI TSM
Accreditation: GPTI & UKCP accred.
Price per session: negotiable
My background is in Social Work, spanning social care, education, the voluntary sector and practice teaching. I have extensive experience of working with sexual abuse and trauma, and with new parents struggling with transitions. I am also deeply interested in how we learn and what gets in our way, and where and how we may habitually get stuck, repeating old patterns of being with ourselves and others. I have a commitment and passion for my work, and believe strongly in the possibility of transformation and growth through relationship and deepening awareness. I am a keen yoga practitioner and I am currently learning more about mindfulness and how to integrate more of my spiritual and physical practice into my daily life and therapeutic work.
Qualification: PGDip Counselling, University of Edinburgh
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Qualifications: Diploma in Gestalt Therapy; Diploma in Social Work; Post Dip. Practice Teaching
As a Gestalt therapist the most important element of my practice is the relationship you and I create together. A safe trusting relationship provides the security and freedom from which to explore, discover and learn more about you, and what has brought you to therapy. You and I will work together to support what is presently working well for you, identify areas that may be less rewarding, and help you find your own solutions. I am interested in helping you find meaning and possibilities in your life through increased self awareness.
I believe we can all benefit from a supportive relationship no matter what age or stage in our lives.
People seek therapy for many different reasons. My skills and experience include, but are not limited to, working with depression, anxiety and anger; bereavement, loss and change; sexuality; identity; abuse; addiction; relationship and family issues. Engaging in personal therapy requires ongoing commitment, courage and willingness to risk being fully seen, heard and understood. I am committed to working alongside you, staying with you when the going gets tough and celebrating the moments of joy.
I have been working as a therapist since 2007. I work with integrity, compassion and respect. I value my ongoing professional and personal development and participate in regular clinical supervision and training events. My initial training and qualifications were in social work. I have 27 years experience working with individuals and families as a local authority social worker, manager, supervisor and practice teacher.
Outside of work, my life is enriched by my yoga practice, dance, singing, music, drawing, printmaking and nature.
I value diversity and welcome referrals from all sections of our community. Please get in touch if you want to discuss working together.
Qualification: Diploma Gestalt Therapy (EGI), UKCP reg.
Price per session: £55 per session or £65 per home visit
I’m a Gestalt counsellor providing therapeutic support to adults in their own home and from consulting rooms here at “Dialogue and Space”.
I was drawn to Gestalt because it offers a practical approach to exploring and resolving difficult feelings and situations. We’ll pay attention to the relationship we create together, to your physical experience (as well as what you think and say) and to helping you learn through experimentation and practice. In this way, you'll benefit from:
new understanding of how relationships work and of your own experience of relationships
greater flexibility in how you approach and respond to the world
greater access to feelings of satisfaction, hope, contentment, excitement, warmth and love.
My initial training was with Edinburgh Gestalt Institute (2005-2009) followed by additional study in body process. This interest in how to support myself/clients to be aware of bodily experience continues, and I’m currently training in massage which I’ll complete in 2020.
I’m fully insured to practice and am a member of BACP (abiding by their Ethical Guidelines). My fee is £55 per 50 min session or £65 for home visit.