Works as Psychological Therapist at First Psychology Centre, Edinburgh.
She has a particular interest in men's mental health and unhelpful behaviours relating to pornography and sex.
Elspeth's way of workingElspeth works in a pluralistic way, using elements from a number of evidence-based approaches including Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy in order to meet the needs and preferences of each individual.
She believes that everyone has the potential for growth and change and that the therapeutic relationship is an essential part of the client journey. Elspeth aims to provide a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental environment for therapy where people feel safe to explore areas of their lives that they are struggling with.
Elspeth's background and trainingElspeth has worked in a number of settings including as a volunteer counsellor at the Pastoral Foundation Counselling Service; as a befriender with the charity Health in Mind; and as a life and wellbeing coach with the charity Positive Realities. She has also worked as a member of First Psychology's psychology services team, engaging with clients and researching and writing communications materials, and she has had client facing roles in two major health clubs.
In addition to her current role with First Psychology, Elspeth has a voluntary role with the child protection charity Stop It Now! Scotland.
Elspeth has an MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a PG Certificate in Listening Skills (COSCA) - both from the University of Edinburgh. She also has an MSc in Applied Psychology from Robert Gordon University. Elspeth is in the final stages of a DPsych in Counselling Psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University.
In addition, Elspeth has a BA (hons) in Journalism and she has worked with children's charity YFS as a sports reporter.
Elspeth is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Elspeth charges £85 a session for self-funding clients. She also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.