I trained with CCUI (Corporate Coach
University International) in the USA over 17 years ago and have extensive
experience both as a coach and as a therapist with a holistic view of
life. I specialise in helping people to increase their
personal effectiveness so that they can manage their emotions and beliefs,
develop their gifts and talents, lead happy and fulfilling lives at home and at
work, and successfully handle whatever major changes or challenges come their
trained in a number of related disciplines over the years as part of my
continuous personal and professional development, all of which reflect my passionate interest in
holistic health, psychology and psychoneuroimmunology. I am an experienced life coach, Human Givens
counsellor & psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, IEMT practitioner (integral eye movement therapy for
rapid and lasting emotional relief) and Reiki energy therapist, and have been running my own private holistic therapy practice
since 1998. I have helped people with all kinds of physical, mental and emotional issues,
with a strong focus on trauma, anxiety, phobias, stress management, anger, depression, as well as personal development, relationship difficulties, work challenges, and helping people to
boost their confidence and self esteem.
In addition to a post-graduate Human Givens diploma in counselling and psychotherapy, I hold a diploma in Advanced Hypnotherapy and
Hypnohealing, a diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, and qualifications in life coaching, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), IEMT
(Integrated Eye Movement Therapy), NFSH (National Federation of Spiritual Healing) and Reiki Energy Therapy.
This broad and extensive training in complementary therapy and life coaching over many years has given me a holistic understanding of life and health and a profound knowledge of people
and their mental, physical and emotional needs. I am therefore able to provide fast and very effective help for a wide range of personal concerns and challenges, with particular emphasis on an holistic approach to health and well-being, emotional
intelligence, self awareness and work/life balance.
During sessions, which can be conducted face-to-face or
remotely by phone depending on the therapeutic approach chosen, I use a variety of well proven and effective
coaching, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, EFT and IEMT techniques, along with
relaxation and stress management training, where appropriate and depending
entirely on each particular client's preference and need.
I work very flexibly, in a way
that is designed to bring about rapid, lasting change. Part of the
coaching process, where helpful, is to teach clients effective, practical
personal development, stress management and self awareness techniques which they can use both to support their own
progress in between sessions and to maintain their feeling of confidence, well-being
and self empowerment once they have achieved their coaching objective.
My consultation room is in the
Corstorphine/Murrayfield area of Edinburgh West, just off the Corstorphine Road
at Western Corner. Where appropriate I also
conduct consultations over the phone, by Skype or with FaceTime with clients who are unable to come for
face-to-face sessions either because of time constraints or because they live
in other parts of Scotland, the UK or abroad.
Home visits may be possible by special
arrangement if no more than 15 minutes' car journey away. This is open to
negotiation, depending on particular circumstances. I am also happy to
travel in situations where a number of people would like a consultation on the
same day - for example for IEMT (integral eye movement therapy) for several
members in a family coming to terms with a traumatic event.