I am an experienced UKCP-registered psychotherapist, UKCP-recognised supervisor (RS) and freelance trainer working in Edinburgh (please click here for location map) and near West Linton. I bring a relational embodied integrative approach, offering psychotherapy and eco-psychotherapy. I am also a shamanic practitioner.
I have been involved in gestalt psychotherapy for around 20 years. I began in gestalt as a therapy client and I see my own therapy as a central part of my professional development and support. I trained in gestalt psychotherapy at Edinburgh Gestalt Institute (EGI), and I was subsequently a member of the EGI training faculty and executive management team for around 10 years, until resigning from those roles in 2016 to free up time and energy to develop my other professional interests including writing and spirituality.
Previously, I studied philosophy and english literature, and worked in the homelessness, addictions and mental health fields in the voluntary and statutory sectors.
Current work and interests
I now work independently as a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer in private practice. I have supervised counsellors and therapists for the PF Counselling Service, Mindspace, LGBT Health and Wellbeing, and Addictions Counselling Inverness. I also offer independent supervision groups, CPD workshops and an ongoing CPD group for gestalt psychotherapists.
I continue my professional development through participating in advanced training, reading, writing and teaching. I also grow through, and enjoy, playing my flute, meditating, running, being in nature and spending time with people who are dear to me. I am influenced by, and respectful of, many spiritual traditions, and am particularly familiar with buddhism, shamanism, non-dualism and the work of Eckhart Tolle. I enjoy being spiritually 'multi-lingual', exploring the language and beliefs of the person I am working with, without imposing my own.
I love working with people as a psychotherapist, trainer, supervisor and shamanic healer. I love the transformations and connections which are possible through effective healing relationship. I love immediacy, spaciousness, mystery, alchemy, energetic flow, discovery. I love intelligent thought and poetic expression, joining up head, heart and soul.
Training and Supervising Member, GPTI (Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute) 2011 (resigned 2019)
Supervision training, EGI (Edinburgh Gestalt Institute) 2008
UKCP registration (United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy) 2007
Diplomas in Gestalt Psychotherapy, EGI and GPTI 2000 -2007
BA (Hons), Philosophy and English, University of Cambridge 1996
Code of ethics
I am committed to ethical practice and I subscribe to the UKCP code of ethics - please click to view.
'Let the beauty you love be what you do. There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the earth.' Rumi