I am a qualified Gestalt Therapist in advanced clinical training, following a rigorous four year training, and feel passionate about this work. Originally from the Highlands, I have a broad background with an Honour’s Degree in Geography and have worked in Social Care for a long time. Most of my time was spent working with children with severe learning difficulties and supporting adults with learning difficulties. I am also a cook and worked in an Arts Centre running the kitchen workshop for adults with learning difficulties and spent time in France cooking. I studied Waldorf Education and worked in a kindergarten with young children. I have a love for travel, experiencing different cultures, and have volunteered in Children’s Projects around the world. This includes the favelas of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and rural projects in South Africa. I am part Armenian myself, which I imagine shapes my love for difference and diversity. After discovering psychotherapy, and starting my training I knew I had found the specific niche. I feel passionate about this work and have never looked back since embarking on this path. I worked in the counselling department with a charity called VOCAL in Edinburgh, which offers support to clients who are also ‘carers’. This experience has been invaluable.
I have my own practice in the Highlands now and continue to do voluntary counselling with other charities. I adhere to the GPTI code of ethics, of which a copy can be given to clients at their request. I am currently working towards accreditation with UKCP, to become a registered psychotherapist in the UK.