My particular interest in working with ‘suicide’ stems originally from my own lived experience. This has shaped and continues to shape my clinical practice as a psychotherapist and my PhD research. I am hugely passionate about my research, which explores the intergenerational trauma of suicide running in families. I trained as an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor (MA) at the Minster Centre in London, and I’m accredited to the UKCP. I’ve worked in private practice since 2014, alongside other roles in a bereavement counselling service, the NHS, the Grenfell community and managing Hope Counselling Service here in Edinburgh. My PhD is at the University of Edinburgh. I wonder what brings you here today? Life can throw things at us that challenge, block or trigger us, beyond our capacity to work it through ourselves. I’m glad you’re here, seeking support. It’s not an easy journey, therapy. Worthwhile though (in my humble opinion) if you can find the right person to work with. I firmly believe, whatever is going on for you, within each of us lies innate potential beyond our imagination. I always feel honoured to walk alongside people as they unpack and explore their struggles at depths rarely reached in non-therapeutic relationships. My goal is to offer you this uniquely safe space to do this.
Trauma, Loss, Suicide bereavement
PhD in Counselling Studies, ongoing MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, with Distinction (2015) Diploma in Integrative Counselling (2013) MA in Marketing, with Distinction (2005)
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