Hello, my name is Lizzie. I offer an integrative approach to counselling, having been trained in the dialogue between the psychodynamic and person-centred approaches at the University of Edinburgh.

This means I will always endeavor to offer you a therapeutic relationship characterised by the empathy, non-judgement and “realness” required to feel truly heard.

I understand counselling to be a journey into the internal world of emotions and the external landscape of life-experiences and social relationships. I appreciate the bravery it takes to begin. To bring yourself and your backpack of life’s burdens to someone else and show them what lies inside.

It is my hope that by working together collaboratively, compassionately, and creatively, we will be able to explore even challenging things ethically and safely throughout our sessions together. Reviewing our route often in order to understand where we have been, and where we will go. Ultimately working together to empower you to feel like you.

During my counselling training I gained experience of offering short-term and long-term therapy at Hope Park Counselling Centre and with NHS Lothian. I am continuing to gain experience of working with children and young people through volunteering with Place2Be.