About Me

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
― Brene Brown

 

Education/Training

BA Liberal Studies 
-San Jose State University 
Graduated Cum Laude
PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- The University of Edinburgh 
Doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- The University of Edinburgh 
Certificate in Couples Counselling
-Relationship Scotland 
Trauma, Safeguarding and Edge Training
- Simpson House Counselling and Recovery 
I regularly attend continued professional development (CPD) conferences, seminars, and workshops as an up-to-date and lifelong learner in my profession. I offer you sessions infused with the latest research on effective therapy approaches.
I am also an avid reader of self-help books and wellbeing literature. I am passionate about the work I do and maintain an open mind about methods for healing. 

Work Experience

Hope Park Counselling Centre, Counsellor and Psychotherapist
February 2015- August 2017
Place2Be Volunteer, Play Therapist for Children and Young People 
January 2017- June 2017
Sunflower Garden, Play Therapist/Talk Therapist for Children and Young People 
June 2017- March 2018
Simpson House, Volunteer Psychotherapist 
Sept 2017- August 2018
​Bright Light Relationship Counselling
Relationship and Couples Counsellor
September 2018- May 2020 
 
Simpson House
Senior Addictions Counsellor 
(maternity leave)
August 2018- April 2019
Simpson House
Fast Track Counsellor 
May 2019- February 2020
True Voice Counselling (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Private Practice
June 2019- April 2020
True Voice Counselling 
Teletherapy
Private Practice 
April 2020-present 

Memberships

I am registered with The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), meaning that I have been approved for gaining appropriate training and experience. My work is deeply grounded in the ethics of care, respect, safety and confidentiality, which is embedded within the code of ethics and conduct of the BACP. My practice is also insured and regularly supervised as per the requirements of the BACP, so you can be confident about the help that I provide.
I adhere to their codes of ethics which you can find here: www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/new_ef.phpand
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