Struggling to adjust to Uni Life?

Student Counselling & Psychotherapy

I remember my own first days of University feeling exciting and full of potential. A few weeks in however, the reality of responsibility and looming course work started to be very present. Failure became a scary future option.

University can quickly become overwhelming. Self-criticism about missed lectures and tutorials, worry about friendships and big questions about your future career start to be constantly present. It can also seem as though other people have it together so it must be something wrong with us.

Areas I often work with include...

  • not attending classes or tutorials due to anxiety

  • falling behind on coursework

  • difficulty in social situations

  • relationship difficulties

  • panic attacks

I collaborate with clients to manage their anxiety better but also find practical ways of managing the pressures of Uni. At the end of therapy I hope clients have a better idea of how to enjoy and find purpose in their time at University.

Universities often are able to provide student counselling, however many students decided to explore private therapy as it can often be faster to access and is not time limited. 

Although I see mostly with students at Universities in Edinburgh,  I can offer online therapy if your university is located elsewhere. If you would like to discuss how we might work together use the button below to book an initial session.

Symptoms of Anxiety

If you have never experienced anxiety before, it can be difficult to recognise if that is what you are experiencing. 

How anxiety presents will be unique and different for each person but some common symptoms of anxiety are listed below. 

  • Panic attacks

  • Feeling weird and detached from surroundings

  • Pounding heart

  • Unexplained fear

  • Fear of another panic attack or of anxiety

  • Repetitive thoughts

  • Not wanting to go out

  • Tiredness

  • Inability to relax

Private Counselling & Psychotherapy

in Edinburgh or Online

Anxiety and stress over change is a normal reaction to change and uncertainty. Entering counselling with a therapist can provide a space to reflect and find ways of coping with those normal reactions so they no longer seem as overwhelming and paralyzing


In my work as a counsellor I have a special interest in working with three types of life transitions; students experiencing anxiety at University, professionals struggling with stress and uncertainty in their career, and individuals experiencing anxiety early in pregnancy and needing support. I practice as a therapist both in Edinburgh and online.

Therapy is a process and the decision to begin seeing a private counsellor is not made lightly. Finding a therapist who understands what you are hoping to achieve from counselling can be daunting. If you have any questions about my experience or if I am the right counsellor for you, please get in touch or make an initial appointment to speak in more depth about how counselling might be a good fit for you.

45 Frederick Street, EH2 1EP


Phone: 07898269955

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