A real human living in Edinburgh, Scotland. If you live here, too, you might see me walking my dog or something.
I have worked in the field of mental health for 7+ years in various roles (student, researcher, writer, support group facilitator, lecturer, and therapist) as well as in various countries (USA, Australia, England, and Scotland). I've worked for charities, universities, in the private sector, and for the NHS.
I love this work. I love being a therapist. Alongside my private practice Just Human Therapy, I write about women's experiences: including sexual assault, the politics of sex-education, and trauma informed therapy. This work is important to me, because I think people matter, I think having a space for ourselves can be life changing, and I want to provide a space and a service that reflects that.
“How much of life have I missed, he wondered, simply by failing to look? Or by looking and not seeing?”
INFORMATION FOR YOU
ABOUT MY PRACTICE
COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) registered membership: #4309
Eligible for full accreditation Summer 2021 if choosing to become accredited.
Insured by Holistic Insurance LTD. Malpractice, professional indemnity, public and products liability insurance. Holistic additionally recognises and covers online therapeutic working.
MASTERS IN COUNSELLING
2-Year Full-Time Masters of Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue) with Merit from the University of Edinburgh. This includes a Counselling Diploma certification.
Certificate in moving practice online
Over 350 online client hours
Peer support groups
Weekly personal therapy
DISCLAIMER FOR NON-UK RESIDENTS
My working contract is in line with UK Law. I am based in the UK. Any claim or complaint must be brought through UK systems. Below is attachment detailing my informed consent for non-UK based online therapy (including holidays).
Continued Professional Development: I never stop learning and developing how I practice so it aligns with my values and my competencies. This is done through group meetings, workshops, research summits, and lots and lots and lots of reading!
Next Courses: 1)Trauma and Body Online Training, and 2) Dealing With Distress: Working with self-harm and suicide online training, both by Carolyn Spring
Next reads: The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz and rereading The Body Keeps the Score
Rewriting my working contract to authentically capture my working agreements for client ethics and clinical clarity (Nov-Dec 2020)
The New Wilderness by Diane Cook (November 2020)
5 Day Values-Based Scheduling Training (October 19-24)
The New Testaments by Margaret Atwood (October 2020)
How to Start Your Online Therapy Group 2 Day Training by Private Practice Paperwork (September 2020)
Anti-Racism Therapist Support Group (Monthly meetings September- December 2020)
Midnight Library by Matt Haig (September 2020)
CPTSD Foundation 'We are Healing Trauma Virtual Summit' (September 2020)
Sounds True hosted 'Trauma Skills Summit' 7 day presentation (August 2020)
Website build and research (July 2020)
Read: The Gift of Therapy by Irvin Yalom (July 2020)
Private Practice Skills: Youtube Series educating set up of private practice (July 2020)
Private Practice Workshop: Youtube Series setting up private practice (July 2020)
Instagram build and content creation began (July 2020)
10 hrs CPD 'Moving Your Therapy Practice Online' The Online Therapy Institute (June 2020)
Read: Island on The Edge (May 2020)
Read: Untamed by Glennon Doyle (March-April 2020)
Read: On Being Human by Jennifer Pastiloff (February 2020)