I have practised as a therapist since 2001, successfully gaining my Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling in 2003, followed by a three-year Diploma in Gestalt Therapy. My career has included doing long and short term work for several voluntary sector counselling agencies. I have worked as a therapist at Edinburgh University Student Counselling Service, and managed a private practice in Manchester, Birmingham and now Edinburgh.
Besides therapy, for the last 16 years I have also worked in the charity sector in community and volunteer development, fundraising and project management (most recently for a social care charity). I started my career as the marketing manager of a small experimental theatre.
Throughout this fairly eclectic background, my focus and passion has always been for working with people and helping them improve their lives. I believe Gestalt therapy is a wonderfully effective way for people to find out more about themselves and to increase their available life choices. I genuinely speak from experience!
When I'm not working, I love good food and great coffee. I'm a huge cinema buff. I love theatre, music and singing; I enjoy yoga and meditation, travel and strolling with my dog on long walks in the park or on the beach.