I am really honoured that you are considering working with me. This is the first step on your journey toward healing and flourishing. Please contact me by completing the form below. Alternatively, you can call me on UK +44 (131) 208-5969 or US +1 (323) 315-0442 and leave a voice message or request for me to call you back. In most cases, I will reply to you in kind within two days, so we can arrange our introductory meeting, either locally in Edinburgh or online via Skype.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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What I do is to help people to heal and flourish by offering my attention, care, experience, knowledge and any wisdom I may have acquired in this life so far. My service to you is not a product, in the sense of a normal market transaction, so therefore the money that you offer is not because you are buying something from me. You cannot buy someone’s attention, knowledge, care, respect or warmth; these qualities are priceless. You also cannot buy the warm and empathic relationship necessary to help you to heal and flourish. When we work together, I offer you my attention, care and knowledge wholeheartedly and passionately, not because you pay me but because I care for your well-being, and because helping you to heal and flourish brings meaning and purpose to my life.
I believe it is important for you to know that I am a psychologist, psychotherapist and philosophical counsellor. This means I have undertaken more than ten years of continuous training at a post-graduate and undergraduate level, as well as many years working face-to-face and via Skype with clients from around the world. It is also important for you to understand that I work with no more than four clients per day. This ensures that when we work together, you receive my full care, attention and empathy.
Additionally, I constantly invest money and time in furthering my education and learning new things in psychology, psychotherapy and philosophy through formal academic education, continuous professional development, participation in spiritual training such as retreats, as well as through reading the latest scientific papers and books. So, your offering, in essence, makes it possible for me to devote my time to you and to your needs as well to study and reflect so that I continue to learn and be useful and effective.
Individuals: My fee is £60 (or the equivalent in US Dollars/Euros) for a 60-minute session. This applies both to face-to-face (local work within Edinburgh and the US) and Skype. I also offer longer sessions, such as two hours, half-day or full day sessions, including ecotherapy sessions in nature. The fee for sessions 3 hours and above is £50 per hour.
Couples: My fee for relationship/couples counselling and psychotherapy is £80 per hour for a 60-minute session. Please note that at times during couples counselling, we will meet one-to-one (that is, one person only will attend), for these sessions my normal £60 fee applies.
Concessions: I understand that some people may not be able to afford my full fee. I therefore offer a specific amount of sessions per week at a discounted fee of £40 (or the equivalent in US Dollars/Euros). Additionally, I devote 10% of my working time each week offering my services on a pro bono/no charge basis to the unemployed, students and refugees. If this describes your circumstances, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss whether we can still work together.
Options for Payment
Payments can be made in cash, through PayPal or via bank transfer. I also accept all major debit and credit cards.
I offer psychotherapy, counselling, coaching and couples /relationship counselling in Edinburgh (New Town and the Meadows). Both locations have good access to parking and convenient and frequent bus connections. I also offer my services online via Skype with clients from all over the world, as well as local clients (Edinburgh & UK) that prefer to work from the comfort and familiarity of their own home. Periodically, I visit London, New York, Los Angeles, and Amsterdam, where I have face-to-face sessions with existing Skype clients.