Fiona Sutherland

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Gestalt Therapist

Qualifications: Diploma in Gestalt Therapy; Diploma in Social Work; Post Dip. Practice Teaching
Code of ethics: GPTI
Accreditation: Working towards BACP/GPTI
Telephone number: 07518 469781
Location of practice: EGI, Lothian Road, Edinburgh

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As a Gestalt therapist the most important element of my practice is the relationship you and I create together. A safe trusting relationship provides the security and freedom from which to explore, discover and learn more about you, and what has brought you to therapy. You and I will work together to support what is presently working well for you, identify areas that may be less rewarding, and help you find your own solutions. I am interested in helping you find meaning and possibilities in your life through increased self awareness.

I believe we can all benefit from a supportive relationship no matter what age or stage in our lives.
People seek therapy for many different reasons. My skills and experience include, but are not limited to, working with depression, anxiety and anger; bereavement, loss and change; sexuality; identity; abuse; addiction; relationship and family issues.
Engaging in personal therapy requires ongoing commitment, courage and willingness to risk being fully seen, heard and understood. I am committed to working alongside you, staying with you when the going gets tough and celebrating the moments of joy.

I have been working as a therapist since 2007. I work with integrity, compassion and respect. I value my ongoing professional and personal development and participate in regular clinical supervision and training events. I am also a founder member of a facilitated skills development group which meets four weekends per year.
My initial training and qualifications were in social work. I have 27 years experience working with individuals and families as a local authority social worker, manager, supervisor and practice teacher.
Outside of work, my life is enriched by my yoga practice, dance, singing, music, drawing, printmaking and nature.

I value diversity and welcome referrals from all sections of our community. Please get in touch if you want to discuss working together.