About Me

I believe that counselling is about providing a warm, safe space, and a relationship where you feel truly listened to, and where you feel valued for who you are.

I have lived and worked in several different European countries, immersing myself in cultures other than my own. This has given me deep insight and respect for difference, as well as an understanding of the similarity and connection that we all have as humans, wherever we are from. I have personal experience of what it's like to feel at home in a foreign country, and to feel like a stranger in my homeland.

On returning to the UK I settled down in Inverness, and finding myself going through a very difficult time of my life, I underwent personal therapy and subsequently enrolled in the counselling course at UHI. Person Centred Therapy has had a profound and positive effect on my life.

Music, mindfulness, nature, animals, and good friends are the things that bring joy to my life.

I qualified as a counsellor and psychotherapist after completing a four year course at the University of the Highlands and Islands in Inverness and have also undergone specialist training in Online Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive BehaviouralTherapy and Music Therapy.

I am a Counsellor Member of COSCA, the Scottish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. I work within COSCA’s ethical framework and guidelines, and these moral and ethical standards ensure safety and confidentiality for you throughout the counselling process.

I have several years experience working as a volunteer counsellor with adults and young people over 18, who all bring very different concerns to counselling. As a Person Centred Counsellor, I will work together with you to focus on your feelings and beliefs, increase your self-awareness and uncover your inner resources, to help you build resilience and find your own solutions.

I participate in regular, one-to-one, confidential supervision, which ensures that I have professional guidance for maintaining a high standard of practice.

I can offer counselling in Italian as well as English.

Information about COSCA can be found at: http://www.cosca.org.uk/