I am a qualified Gestalt Counselling Therapist with advanced clinical training. Following rigorous four year Diploma training in Psychotherapy and Counselling at the Edinburgh Gestalt Institute, I feel passionate about practicing counselling and therapy. 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 work with First Psychology Inverness now as a counsellor. 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. I am a COSCA member, and any complaints should be made direct to COSCA using the COSCA Complaints Procedure on www.cosca.org.uk