About me

I have a varied professional background that includes a PhD in neuroscience research, teaching, educational development, IT and, more recently, change management. My therapy work allows me to integrate my natural curiosity, experience and professional training.

Clinical training

My psychotherapy training was in Contemporary Psychotherapy, which was developed by Pamela Gawler-Wright of the BeeLeaf Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. This training integrates approaches from other therapies, systemic NLP and advances in neuroscience. The therapies include Fritz Perl's Gestalt therapy, Virgina Satir's Family Systems therapy and Milton Erickson's Hypnotherapy.

My most recent professional development is in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing and I am working towards accreditation. This technique is used to treat psychological trauma arising from many different kinds of experience.

Clinical work

My private practice is based in Edinburgh in Meadowbank and at The Whole Works.I also volunteer with PF Counselling Services and have worked in Working Health Services, part of NHS Lothian.

Consultancy

I offer consultancy in values-based, change management to public, private and third sector organisations. Please get in touch to discuss you needs and how we might work together.

Alopecia

Many people ask me why I wear a headscarf. The reason is that I have alopecia which means that my hair does not grow. Public figures who also have alopecia include the presenter, Gail Porter and the comic, Matt Lucas. If you, or someone you know, have alopecia, the charity Alopecia UK has lots of information, news and support. It is a common condition and there are lots of people like us!