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 9+ 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, how to honour our full humanity, and I support other therapists. 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
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 groups, workshops, conferences, and lots and lots and lots of reading!
Online courses I'm working through: 1)Trauma and Body Online Training, and 2) Dealing With Distress: Working with self-harm and suicide online training- both by Carolyn Spring 3) A Holistic Approach to Healing Trauma with Janine Fisher 4) Storytelling Masterclass by Suzy Darke 5) Neurodiversity Affirming Psychotherapy by Danny van Deurzen Smith.
Some 2023 reads: If Women Rose Rooted by Sharon Blacke
Next: What My Bones Know, Life in the Garden, Landscape of Mothers
Training- Trauma Essential Workshops Course with Terry Shevlin (Autumn 2022)
Conference- BACP Making Connections: Working with male sexual trauma by Jeremy Sachs, Nature connection in the therapy room to support client and therapist by Julie Ann Huggins, and Why Neurodiversity Matters as an Autistic Counsellor by Sonny Wallett (October 2022)
Some 2022 reads: Anchored by Deb Dana, Devotions & Upstream by Mary Oliver
Some 2021 reads: Scattered Minds by Gabor Mate, Earthed by Rebecca Schiller