Russell Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Verified
Edinburgh EH1
Offers online therapy
I know that the decision to seek therapy and to find a suitable therapist can be daunting, so my approach is to never forget what it is like to sit in the client’s chair. Whether you're going through separation and divorce, experiencing abuse, depression, trauma, generally feeling sad or struggling with other emotional issues, I can help. I am here for You.
0131 357 6150
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Edinburgh EH1
Offers online therapy
I know that the decision to seek therapy and to find a suitable therapist can be daunting, so my approach is to never forget what it is like to sit in the client’s chair. Whether you're going through separation and divorce, experiencing abuse, depression, trauma, generally feeling sad or struggling with other emotional issues, I can help. I am here for You.
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Shirlae Carruthers
Counsellor, MBACP Accred Verified
Edinburgh EH10
Not accepting new clients
I can help you with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, stress, suicidal thoughts and relationship issues. I am a passionate believer in the 'Person Centred Approach' and the positive effect this type of counselling can have on a person. Having a safe space to talk about yourself and your life, where no judgement is made, will enable you to find your way back to a more positive way of being.
0131 357 6295
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Edinburgh EH10
Not accepting new clients
I can help you with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, stress, suicidal thoughts and relationship issues. I am a passionate believer in the 'Person Centred Approach' and the positive effect this type of counselling can have on a person. Having a safe space to talk about yourself and your life, where no judgement is made, will enable you to find your way back to a more positive way of being.
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Fiwasade Onifade
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Verified
Edinburgh EH16
Offers online therapy
I work in the areas of abuse, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, major life change trauma, intergenerational trauma, terminal illness, loss, bereavement, spirituality, work related issues, cultural issues, addictions, sexuality, HIV/AIDS.
At times issues and difficulties in your life might be causing you to feel unfulfilled or distressed, or even just a sense of unhappiness within you. Counselling is a process of talking about these issues and working through them confidentially with a Counsellor. Counselling also helps you address your problems in a positive way, enabling you to clarify these issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness. I will offer you a confidential time and space to explore all of these in a very supportive way. I aim to work with you in a way which offers understanding, support and enables you have new perspectives.
01764 915912
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Edinburgh EH16
Offers online therapy
I work in the areas of abuse, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, major life change trauma, intergenerational trauma, terminal illness, loss, bereavement, spirituality, work related issues, cultural issues, addictions, sexuality, HIV/AIDS.
At times issues and difficulties in your life might be causing you to feel unfulfilled or distressed, or even just a sense of unhappiness within you. Counselling is a process of talking about these issues and working through them confidentially with a Counsellor. Counselling also helps you address your problems in a positive way, enabling you to clarify these issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness. I will offer you a confidential time and space to explore all of these in a very supportive way. I aim to work with you in a way which offers understanding, support and enables you have new perspectives.
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Kirsty Sinclair
Psychotherapist Verified
Edinburgh EH7
Offers online therapy
I help people who are looking to move towards a happier and more settled way of being. Concerns can range from anxiety and depression to stress and confidence.
01764 915917
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Edinburgh EH7
Offers online therapy
I help people who are looking to move towards a happier and more settled way of being. Concerns can range from anxiety and depression to stress and confidence.
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Liselle Van Zyl
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP Verified
Edinburgh EH3
Offers online therapy
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist with over 20 years experience in the mental health field. I am trained in gestalt psychotherapy, my practice is also informed by transpersonal, eco-psychology, and archetypal psychology, particularly the works of Carl Jung. I work with individual clients and couples on a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, adoption, couples counselling and self-development. I particularly enjoy facilitating clients through deep personal transformations. Your therapy with me will be tailored specifically to your needs, and where you are at this moment in time.
07475 660023
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Edinburgh EH3
Offers online therapy
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist with over 20 years experience in the mental health field. I am trained in gestalt psychotherapy, my practice is also informed by transpersonal, eco-psychology, and archetypal psychology, particularly the works of Carl Jung. I work with individual clients and couples on a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, adoption, couples counselling and self-development. I particularly enjoy facilitating clients through deep personal transformations. Your therapy with me will be tailored specifically to your needs, and where you are at this moment in time.
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True Voice Counselling
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Verified
Edinburgh EH10
Offers online therapy
My specialties include issues around anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self-confidence, family/relationship issues, loss/bereavement, abuse, addiction issues, food/exercise issues, and work and academic-related stress.
As a qualified, experienced therapist with a Doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, I maintain a full private practice working online with people experiencing a wide range of issues. I see therapy as a collaborative process where we develop a way of working together that is tailored to you. I'm here to create a warm and safe environment for you to express whatever is going on for you and, at all times, to listen and engage with you in a caring and respectful way. I support you in uncovering what patterns are hurting or holding you back, and gradually help you pattern new, healthier ways of relating to yourself and others.
0131 510 3165
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Edinburgh EH10
Offers online therapy
My specialties include issues around anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self-confidence, family/relationship issues, loss/bereavement, abuse, addiction issues, food/exercise issues, and work and academic-related stress.
As a qualified, experienced therapist with a Doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, I maintain a full private practice working online with people experiencing a wide range of issues. I see therapy as a collaborative process where we develop a way of working together that is tailored to you. I'm here to create a warm and safe environment for you to express whatever is going on for you and, at all times, to listen and engage with you in a caring and respectful way. I support you in uncovering what patterns are hurting or holding you back, and gradually help you pattern new, healthier ways of relating to yourself and others.
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Ying Liu
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Verified
Edinburgh EH3
Not accepting new clients
I provide general individual counselling and some of my specialties include working with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, past trauma, eating disorders, loss and bereavement.
Each one of us struggles in life at one point or another. When the difficulties in life feel too much to manage on our own, counselling and psychotherapy offer a confidential and safe environment in which we can explore these difficulties and find the direction to lasting changes. Often our current difficulties have their roots in the past. Problems emerge when we stick to our old ways of coping. Counselling can help us make links to the past and find more adaptive ways of coping. It can help us to tune in to our emotions and thus understand what matters the most and what needs to be changed.
0131 510 3009
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Edinburgh EH3
Not accepting new clients
I provide general individual counselling and some of my specialties include working with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, past trauma, eating disorders, loss and bereavement.
Each one of us struggles in life at one point or another. When the difficulties in life feel too much to manage on our own, counselling and psychotherapy offer a confidential and safe environment in which we can explore these difficulties and find the direction to lasting changes. Often our current difficulties have their roots in the past. Problems emerge when we stick to our old ways of coping. Counselling can help us make links to the past and find more adaptive ways of coping. It can help us to tune in to our emotions and thus understand what matters the most and what needs to be changed.
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Nikolina Angelova
Counsellor, MSc, MCOSCA Verified
Edinburgh EH17
Offers online therapy
I have experience in supporting individuals who want to overcome anxiety, stress, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, grief, loneliness.
0131 378 1026
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Edinburgh EH17
Offers online therapy
I have experience in supporting individuals who want to overcome anxiety, stress, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, grief, loneliness.
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Gordon Speedie
Counsellor Verified
Edinburgh EH11
Offers online therapy
Hello, My name is Gordon Speedie. I'm a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist in Edinburgh. I offer a welcoming and warm therapeutic space to explore what may be going on for you. Counselling can help with feelings of depression, sadness, loneliness, feeling stuck and also feelings of the unknown. In our sessions we can, at your own pace, explore what is happening in your life and through our connection you can hopefully benefit and move towards living your life to the fullest.
0131 381 0326
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Edinburgh EH11
Offers online therapy
Hello, My name is Gordon Speedie. I'm a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist in Edinburgh. I offer a welcoming and warm therapeutic space to explore what may be going on for you. Counselling can help with feelings of depression, sadness, loneliness, feeling stuck and also feelings of the unknown. In our sessions we can, at your own pace, explore what is happening in your life and through our connection you can hopefully benefit and move towards living your life to the fullest.
Laura L Mackintosh
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP Verified
Edinburgh EH9
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with people of all ages and have a special interest in issues such as bereavement, anxiety, low self-esteem and depression.
Being human can be complicated, there are times we all struggle to make sense of how we’re living. Sometimes nothing seems to bring us any sense of joy, meaning or simply contentment anymore. Talking to a counsellor might seem intimidating or downright terrifying but it’s honestly true that talking can make a huge difference and help make those negative or even desperate times easier to manage. My counselling practice 7/8 Counselling is named after the Japanese proverb, “Nana korobi ya oki” which roughly translates as “fall down 7 times, get up 8". My belief is that human beings have an almost boundless capacity for resilience.
01764 915860
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Edinburgh EH9
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with people of all ages and have a special interest in issues such as bereavement, anxiety, low self-esteem and depression.
Being human can be complicated, there are times we all struggle to make sense of how we’re living. Sometimes nothing seems to bring us any sense of joy, meaning or simply contentment anymore. Talking to a counsellor might seem intimidating or downright terrifying but it’s honestly true that talking can make a huge difference and help make those negative or even desperate times easier to manage. My counselling practice 7/8 Counselling is named after the Japanese proverb, “Nana korobi ya oki” which roughly translates as “fall down 7 times, get up 8". My belief is that human beings have an almost boundless capacity for resilience.
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Renata Adwent- Johnston
Counsellor, MA, MCOSCA Verified
Edinburgh EH6
Offers online therapy
I am a Psychologist and a Counsellor. I have a special interest in working with people whose struggle with living manifests as Depression and Anxiety, and which could be results of Trauma. I am drawn to deeper conversations in life and appreciate working with people who haven't named their "issue" yet but are curious about their inner life and are willing to take a risk into exciting and challenging process of self- discovery and development.
0131 381 0357
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Edinburgh EH6
Offers online therapy
I am a Psychologist and a Counsellor. I have a special interest in working with people whose struggle with living manifests as Depression and Anxiety, and which could be results of Trauma. I am drawn to deeper conversations in life and appreciate working with people who haven't named their "issue" yet but are curious about their inner life and are willing to take a risk into exciting and challenging process of self- discovery and development.
Marty - Mind and body therapy
MSc
Edinburgh EH4
Offers online therapy
I offer a caring, warm and supportive environment for you to feel comfortable and safe to share whatever may be on your mind. Working collaboratively and through psychoeducation, therapeutic tools, techniques and altered thinking patterns we can change how you see yourself, others and the world. This can lead to a significant improvement in self-esteem, confidence and happiness. My specialist areas are working with anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD and achieving a healthier lifestyle (exercise, nutrition, alcohol, sleep, stress management). Feel free to visit my website mindandbodytherapy.org for more information.
0131 378 7955
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Edinburgh EH4
Offers online therapy
I offer a caring, warm and supportive environment for you to feel comfortable and safe to share whatever may be on your mind. Working collaboratively and through psychoeducation, therapeutic tools, techniques and altered thinking patterns we can change how you see yourself, others and the world. This can lead to a significant improvement in self-esteem, confidence and happiness. My specialist areas are working with anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD and achieving a healthier lifestyle (exercise, nutrition, alcohol, sleep, stress management). Feel free to visit my website mindandbodytherapy.org for more information.
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Cameron Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Verified
Edinburgh EH10
Offers online therapy
I am an experienced, well-qualified counsellor with a diploma in counselling and psychotherapy with an additional qualification for young people. I work in a warm and gentle way, offering a safe place for you to talk about the things that are troubling you. I see people struggling with a broad range of problems, e.g. anxiety, depression, low self esteem and other experiences that overwhelm them. I can help you through loss and grieving, cope with issues relating to abortion, sexual abuse, domestic abuse and so on. I work with people with eating disorders and body image issues. I am trained to work with people who are suicidal. ©
0131 357 6341
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Edinburgh EH10
Offers online therapy
I am an experienced, well-qualified counsellor with a diploma in counselling and psychotherapy with an additional qualification for young people. I work in a warm and gentle way, offering a safe place for you to talk about the things that are troubling you. I see people struggling with a broad range of problems, e.g. anxiety, depression, low self esteem and other experiences that overwhelm them. I can help you through loss and grieving, cope with issues relating to abortion, sexual abuse, domestic abuse and so on. I work with people with eating disorders and body image issues. I am trained to work with people who are suicidal. ©
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Carolyn Cassidy
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Edinburgh EH12
Offers online therapy
Hello and a warm welcome. Counselling is a process in which a trained therapist can help you to understand and deal with difficult emotions that you may be experiencing. These can be linked with previous difficult life experiences. People often seek counselling when they are going through challenging times in their lives. You may be feeling low, anxious or depressed. I can help you make sense of what is happening and try to help you to find ways of dealing with this.
0131 510 4167
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Edinburgh EH12
Offers online therapy
Hello and a warm welcome. Counselling is a process in which a trained therapist can help you to understand and deal with difficult emotions that you may be experiencing. These can be linked with previous difficult life experiences. People often seek counselling when they are going through challenging times in their lives. You may be feeling low, anxious or depressed. I can help you make sense of what is happening and try to help you to find ways of dealing with this.
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Laura Elder
Edinburgh EH10
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with clients with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues and LGBTQIA+ issues.
Therapy creates the opportunity to build a secure foundation for wellbeing. Understanding your needs, emotions and thoughts becomes an empowering part of life. My work as a therapist is based on the knowledge that change is possible. Through our work together, you can gain concrete tools to help handle stressful situations, see things from a new perspective and challenge unhelpful thoughts and beliefs to help lead to living a more balanced, fulfilled and empowered life.
0131 378 8330
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Edinburgh EH10
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with clients with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues and LGBTQIA+ issues.
Therapy creates the opportunity to build a secure foundation for wellbeing. Understanding your needs, emotions and thoughts becomes an empowering part of life. My work as a therapist is based on the knowledge that change is possible. Through our work together, you can gain concrete tools to help handle stressful situations, see things from a new perspective and challenge unhelpful thoughts and beliefs to help lead to living a more balanced, fulfilled and empowered life.
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Paul Bell
Psychotherapist, ACP Verified
Edinburgh EH1
Offers online therapy
I am a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, with 12 years experience working in NHS CAMHS teams and the charity sector. I offer brief, medium and long term psychotherapy for children and adolescents, and offer developmental support to parents and carers. I have specific training and experience in the treatment of adolescent depression, psychotherapeutic interventions for fostered, adopted and looked after children, and psychotherapy for university students suffering with mood disorders. I also offer psychotherapy to children and young people suffering from depression, who have a diagnosis of autism.
0131 357 6279
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Edinburgh EH1
Offers online therapy
I am a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, with 12 years experience working in NHS CAMHS teams and the charity sector. I offer brief, medium and long term psychotherapy for children and adolescents, and offer developmental support to parents and carers. I have specific training and experience in the treatment of adolescent depression, psychotherapeutic interventions for fostered, adopted and looked after children, and psychotherapy for university students suffering with mood disorders. I also offer psychotherapy to children and young people suffering from depression, who have a diagnosis of autism.
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Pauline Bell
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych. Verified
Edinburgh EH7
I work with individuals (16+) experiencing a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma, life-transitions & relationship difficulties. Whatever your concerns, I believe that therapy can be an important tool in helping us to understand our thoughts, feelings, choices & experiences better. When we can do this, we are better equipped to make the choices that are right for us and to live in more satisfying ways. If you are struggling with something in your life, talking it through in a confidential space with a trained and experienced listener can help make sense of problems, offer new perspectives & clarify choices.
0131 378 8335
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Edinburgh EH7
I work with individuals (16+) experiencing a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma, life-transitions & relationship difficulties. Whatever your concerns, I believe that therapy can be an important tool in helping us to understand our thoughts, feelings, choices & experiences better. When we can do this, we are better equipped to make the choices that are right for us and to live in more satisfying ways. If you are struggling with something in your life, talking it through in a confidential space with a trained and experienced listener can help make sense of problems, offer new perspectives & clarify choices.
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Siobhan Tyrrell
Psychotherapist, MBACP Verified
Edinburgh EH5
Offers online therapy
I work with more defined issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, phobias and OCD as well as more general issues such as low self-esteem.
How are you navigating life at the moment? You may have been suffering from emotional discomfort for a while, perhaps it's more recent or maybe the pandemic has had an effect on your mental health. You are not alone, 1 in 4 of us are affected by mental health issues at some point in our lives. Looking for support to understand what you are feeling can be life changing. How we make sense of ourselves, the world and our place in it can affect our relationships, friendships, careers, social lives perhaps even robbing us of our potential. Therapy, through insight and application can deliver acceptance, change, clarity and relief.
0131 381 0318
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Edinburgh EH5
Offers online therapy
I work with more defined issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, phobias and OCD as well as more general issues such as low self-esteem.
How are you navigating life at the moment? You may have been suffering from emotional discomfort for a while, perhaps it's more recent or maybe the pandemic has had an effect on your mental health. You are not alone, 1 in 4 of us are affected by mental health issues at some point in our lives. Looking for support to understand what you are feeling can be life changing. How we make sense of ourselves, the world and our place in it can affect our relationships, friendships, careers, social lives perhaps even robbing us of our potential. Therapy, through insight and application can deliver acceptance, change, clarity and relief.
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Allister Murdoch
Psychotherapist, MBACP Verified
Edinburgh EH1
I specialise in helping other men with their anxiety, a bereavement, depression, relationship problems or stress. I help men who have been or are the victim in abusive relationships. I am a specialist in working with clients who identify as being LGBTQIA+ or live in a relationship diverse style. I am interested in helping the growing number of men with issues as result of Chemsex.
0131 381 8021
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Edinburgh EH1
I specialise in helping other men with their anxiety, a bereavement, depression, relationship problems or stress. I help men who have been or are the victim in abusive relationships. I am a specialist in working with clients who identify as being LGBTQIA+ or live in a relationship diverse style. I am interested in helping the growing number of men with issues as result of Chemsex.
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Sarah Worth
Counsellor, MSc, ACC Reg Verified
Edinburgh EH1
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with anxiety, panic attacks, self harm, suicidal thoughts, depression, boundaries, pregnancy crisis and loss, post abortion, relational issues, trauma and other areas.
I don’t know if you have ever had the opportunity to share your story where someone really listens. I mean really listens, wanting to know you, your story, your ups and downs. Where nothing is off limits. Space to speak what maybe you’ve never spoken before. Sitting in the counsellee seat is not always easy and opening up to someone you do not know can be daunting. I know that taking that first step requires courage and I would love to walk with you on your journey.
0131 381 0082
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Edinburgh EH1
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with anxiety, panic attacks, self harm, suicidal thoughts, depression, boundaries, pregnancy crisis and loss, post abortion, relational issues, trauma and other areas.
I don’t know if you have ever had the opportunity to share your story where someone really listens. I mean really listens, wanting to know you, your story, your ups and downs. Where nothing is off limits. Space to speak what maybe you’ve never spoken before. Sitting in the counsellee seat is not always easy and opening up to someone you do not know can be daunting. I know that taking that first step requires courage and I would love to walk with you on your journey.

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Depression Counsellors
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression counsellors in Edinburgh. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.