Relevant Training and Qualifications:
Four Year Diploma course in Gestalt Psychotherapy (2013-2017)
COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills (2012-2013)
MSc in International Health and Development, with a focus on mental health (2011-2012)
Sophie Buxton Burns
I am a fully trained and insured counsellor and Gestalt therapist. I recently completed my Gestalt Therapy training at Edinburgh Gestalt Institute. I am now in senior clinical training, working towards full professional accreditation. I am a member of GPTI and abide by the GPTI Code of Ethics. I am registered as a trainee psychotherapist with UKCP.
I have three years clinical experience working on a voluntary basis for third sector organisations in Edinburgh. I am experienced in working with a range of issues related to pregnancy loss, antenatal anxiety and post-natal depression. I have a particular interest in working with young people and have experience of working as part of the Student Counselling Service at the University of Edinburgh.
My professional background is in peacebuilding and human rights. Prior to training in Gestalt, I spent several years working with conflict affected communities in different parts of the world. It was through this experience that I developed my interest in how we move towards deeper healing, both for ourselves as individuals and for the communities of which we are part. My commitment to contributing to mental and emotional wellbeing has evolved over time, and I now offer therapy alongside my professional work in international development. Personally, I have always found much inspiration and joy in the natural world, and I draw on this in my approach to therapy, calling my work Healing Horizons.