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Sarah Elliott
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Have you been feeling like something is off lately? Has anxiety or depression been holding you back? Are you getting stuck in your mind due to distressing thoughts? Whatever it is, I would love to work with you to help understand what has been impacting your mental health. Therapy takes time, commitment and patience. There may be challenges along the way, but we will work through them together. My role as a counsellor is to walk with you in self discovery, while helping you work towards your goals.
Have you been feeling like something is off lately? Has anxiety or depression been holding you back? Are you getting stuck in your mind due to distressing thoughts? Whatever it is, I would love to work with you to help understand what has been impacting your mental health. Therapy takes time, commitment and patience. There may be challenges along the way, but we will work through them together. My role as a counsellor is to walk with you in self discovery, while helping you work towards your goals.
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Nicoletta Katseniou
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello and welcome! I'm Nicoletta, a qualified therapist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I offer in-person or online sessions if you prefer the comfort of your own space. My approach is based on the core principles of trauma-informed practice which means that I work within a non-hierarchical framework that offers safety, choices, collaboration, trustworthiness and transparency. As we do not live in a vacuum, I firmly believe in the importance of exploring sociocultural, environmental and economic factors that contribute to the origin and maintenance of psychological distress.
Hello and welcome! I'm Nicoletta, a qualified therapist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I offer in-person or online sessions if you prefer the comfort of your own space. My approach is based on the core principles of trauma-informed practice which means that I work within a non-hierarchical framework that offers safety, choices, collaboration, trustworthiness and transparency. As we do not live in a vacuum, I firmly believe in the importance of exploring sociocultural, environmental and economic factors that contribute to the origin and maintenance of psychological distress.
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Heather A Staines
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
You might be feeling anxious, sad, empty or out of your depth. You might not even know what you are feeling. You might need to find a way to process the pain of a death of someone close to you, or someone you had a complicated relationship with. You might be a couple who want to see me to work through relationship challenges and learn how to lean towards each other instead of pulling away.
You might be feeling anxious, sad, empty or out of your depth. You might not even know what you are feeling. You might need to find a way to process the pain of a death of someone close to you, or someone you had a complicated relationship with. You might be a couple who want to see me to work through relationship challenges and learn how to lean towards each other instead of pulling away.
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Adam Macalpine
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I offer a safe and facilitative space for you to think about what you need in order to feel better. An important part of that process is the relationship we develop and I will be with you each step of the way. I will listen, empathise, wonder with you, as well as laugh, cry, and get angry. Life is incredibly difficult at times. We could most likely all benefit from a space where we can share ourselves, our thoughts and feelings, and be shown acceptance. More than that, be shown care and understanding of what we are going through. If you feel that you would benefit from that kind of space, then please get in touch.
I offer a safe and facilitative space for you to think about what you need in order to feel better. An important part of that process is the relationship we develop and I will be with you each step of the way. I will listen, empathise, wonder with you, as well as laugh, cry, and get angry. Life is incredibly difficult at times. We could most likely all benefit from a space where we can share ourselves, our thoughts and feelings, and be shown acceptance. More than that, be shown care and understanding of what we are going through. If you feel that you would benefit from that kind of space, then please get in touch.
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Holt J. S. Hauser
Psychotherapist, PMCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Your decision to do undertake therapy is significant; it marks a moment where you have decided you and your life need to be different, and you are willing to do the work of changing. Whether you have come to this work because things have gone awry in the present, you've always had parts of yourself you wished to change, or because you've realised you need to grow to achieve your goals in the future, I want to offer my presence, space, and care to you. Whatever challenge you are struggling with, I am here to facilitate your process of growth, and to discover with you who you are - and help you become who you want to be.
Your decision to do undertake therapy is significant; it marks a moment where you have decided you and your life need to be different, and you are willing to do the work of changing. Whether you have come to this work because things have gone awry in the present, you've always had parts of yourself you wished to change, or because you've realised you need to grow to achieve your goals in the future, I want to offer my presence, space, and care to you. Whatever challenge you are struggling with, I am here to facilitate your process of growth, and to discover with you who you are - and help you become who you want to be.
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Ruth Burnett
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Children and teenagers can benefit from counselling therapies, and studies show that these are hugely effective, both in the short and long term. For older kids and teens, talking therapy can provide a unique space to safely explore what's going on to make them sad, angry, or anxious. For younger children, using play and art, as well as talking therapy, can help them begin to piece together things that might be difficult for them. Life doesn't always go according to plan, and sometimes things happen that no one is prepared for - an accident, a traumatic experience, a situation no one could have foreseen happening.
Children and teenagers can benefit from counselling therapies, and studies show that these are hugely effective, both in the short and long term. For older kids and teens, talking therapy can provide a unique space to safely explore what's going on to make them sad, angry, or anxious. For younger children, using play and art, as well as talking therapy, can help them begin to piece together things that might be difficult for them. Life doesn't always go according to plan, and sometimes things happen that no one is prepared for - an accident, a traumatic experience, a situation no one could have foreseen happening.
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Caroline Finn
Psychotherapist, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
I work with individuals aged 12 and up at the moment. You may have issues with anxiety or trauma and are looking for ways to regulate yourself and work through the trauma. There may be attachment issues established in childhood that have been unhelpful in adulthood. Perhaps you require a confidential place to process distressing things you have experienced, or somewhere to take ownership of your story and change your narrative.
I work with individuals aged 12 and up at the moment. You may have issues with anxiety or trauma and are looking for ways to regulate yourself and work through the trauma. There may be attachment issues established in childhood that have been unhelpful in adulthood. Perhaps you require a confidential place to process distressing things you have experienced, or somewhere to take ownership of your story and change your narrative.
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Autistically Brilliant
MSc
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH6  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Kirsti Willis - an autistic HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist and a member of BAAT. I currently offer neuro affirming counselling/art psychotherapy to ND people. As a neurodivergent person you can often feel overwhelmed with anxiety and worry. This can make you feel isolated, and a low in self-esteem, as well as in mood. You may also be traumatised. However, any situation can be changed with the right support. Together we can work, for example, toward you being happier and functioning better at work and/or in relationships. I also offer relationship counselling (where one or more in the relationship are neurodivergent)
Hello, I'm Kirsti Willis - an autistic HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist and a member of BAAT. I currently offer neuro affirming counselling/art psychotherapy to ND people. As a neurodivergent person you can often feel overwhelmed with anxiety and worry. This can make you feel isolated, and a low in self-esteem, as well as in mood. You may also be traumatised. However, any situation can be changed with the right support. Together we can work, for example, toward you being happier and functioning better at work and/or in relationships. I also offer relationship counselling (where one or more in the relationship are neurodivergent)
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Ruth Lynch
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I'm Ruth, a CBT and REBT therapist helping clients UK wide, online, or face to face in my therapy room in Edinburgh. I integrate a variety of alternative therapies such as compassion focused therapy, acceptance and Commitment and CT Therapy, tailoring to each individual's personal problems and situations. My approach is a collaborative journey, introducing cognitive tools to help manage your unhealthy negative emotions and thoughts. For those who prefer simply talking, I am an experienced counsellor and life coach.
I'm Ruth, a CBT and REBT therapist helping clients UK wide, online, or face to face in my therapy room in Edinburgh. I integrate a variety of alternative therapies such as compassion focused therapy, acceptance and Commitment and CT Therapy, tailoring to each individual's personal problems and situations. My approach is a collaborative journey, introducing cognitive tools to help manage your unhealthy negative emotions and thoughts. For those who prefer simply talking, I am an experienced counsellor and life coach.
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Iyetomi Adenekan
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hello and welcome. You’re probably considering making some changes in your life, or you are looking for help to address some difficulties that may be hindering your personal growth. It may be that you are not yet sure what you are looking for. My aim is to support you with compassion and empathy, and help you explore and better understand whatever is going on for you. I will stay alongside you and help you to challenge yourself as you come to terms with past decisions and make some new ones.
Hello and welcome. You’re probably considering making some changes in your life, or you are looking for help to address some difficulties that may be hindering your personal growth. It may be that you are not yet sure what you are looking for. My aim is to support you with compassion and empathy, and help you explore and better understand whatever is going on for you. I will stay alongside you and help you to challenge yourself as you come to terms with past decisions and make some new ones.
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Room To Change
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, I'm Lilian, an Addictions Therapist and Executive Function Coach. I specialise in problematic drug and alcohol use, sex and pornography addiction, and anxiety and depression. I also work with couples, and with partners experiencing betrayal trauma. As a coach, I work with people diagnosed and self-diagnosed with Autism (ASD) and ADHD to support executive functioning skills. You may be experiencing problems in your relationships, work, health and finances and feel overwhelmed. Understanding your relationship with substances, sex or porn is key to resolving the struggle.
Hi, I'm Lilian, an Addictions Therapist and Executive Function Coach. I specialise in problematic drug and alcohol use, sex and pornography addiction, and anxiety and depression. I also work with couples, and with partners experiencing betrayal trauma. As a coach, I work with people diagnosed and self-diagnosed with Autism (ASD) and ADHD to support executive functioning skills. You may be experiencing problems in your relationships, work, health and finances and feel overwhelmed. Understanding your relationship with substances, sex or porn is key to resolving the struggle.
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Jean Itier
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH6  (Online Only)
Are you suffering from chronic pain that impacts your quality of life? Have you tried everything with very few results? Do you feel misunderstood and powerless facing this persistent pain? I understand. I know how alone and misunderstood this can feel. Your pain is invisible to others. I understand your constant worries about the future. I feel your helplessness and discouragement. But there is hope. You are not doomed to eternally endure your symptoms. It is possible to understand and tame your pain to regain a fulfilling life. I use a holistic mind-body approach to help you free yourself from pain.
Are you suffering from chronic pain that impacts your quality of life? Have you tried everything with very few results? Do you feel misunderstood and powerless facing this persistent pain? I understand. I know how alone and misunderstood this can feel. Your pain is invisible to others. I understand your constant worries about the future. I feel your helplessness and discouragement. But there is hope. You are not doomed to eternally endure your symptoms. It is possible to understand and tame your pain to regain a fulfilling life. I use a holistic mind-body approach to help you free yourself from pain.
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Lorraine Woolford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I strive to create a trusting and authentic connection with each of my clients. Through our work together, we can explore the deeper dynamics and patterns that may be influencing your thoughts and behaviours, leading to new insights and a greater understanding of yourself. My work with you will be at your pace and I look forward to working creatively with you in a warm and committed relationship. I believe you hold the internal resources that can help you along the way, and I am here to support you in accessing them.
I strive to create a trusting and authentic connection with each of my clients. Through our work together, we can explore the deeper dynamics and patterns that may be influencing your thoughts and behaviours, leading to new insights and a greater understanding of yourself. My work with you will be at your pace and I look forward to working creatively with you in a warm and committed relationship. I believe you hold the internal resources that can help you along the way, and I am here to support you in accessing them.
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Photo of Elizabeth Edgar, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Elizabeth Edgar
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH6  (Online Only)
My training and practice is most closely aligned with person centred theory. For me this means offering all of my clients a warm, genuine and accepting environment to explore anything and everything that is important to each individual. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, bereavement, eating disorders, health anxiety identity issues, OCD, intrusive thoughts, relationship difficulties, abuse, self esteem, self-harm, anger, exploring sexuality, stress, trauma, work related issues. and personal development.
My training and practice is most closely aligned with person centred theory. For me this means offering all of my clients a warm, genuine and accepting environment to explore anything and everything that is important to each individual. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, bereavement, eating disorders, health anxiety identity issues, OCD, intrusive thoughts, relationship difficulties, abuse, self esteem, self-harm, anger, exploring sexuality, stress, trauma, work related issues. and personal development.
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Photo of Phil Jackman, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Phil Jackman
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
My job as a therapist is to help you to live life better. The purpose of therapy is to help you to identify what is holding you back or getting in the way of you living your life how you want to. Whether this is cycles of thoughts, persistent feelings, repetitive behaviours or being stuck in relationships or situations that aren’t fulfilling you. Therapy can help you to explore these, gain understanding and develop solutions that make sense to you.
My job as a therapist is to help you to live life better. The purpose of therapy is to help you to identify what is holding you back or getting in the way of you living your life how you want to. Whether this is cycles of thoughts, persistent feelings, repetitive behaviours or being stuck in relationships or situations that aren’t fulfilling you. Therapy can help you to explore these, gain understanding and develop solutions that make sense to you.
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Kirstie Allan - SeeSpace Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Welcome to SeeSpace, a safe, nurturing, person-centred counselling space which is built on the very human - but too often elusive - principles of empathy, compassion and inner wisdom. Here you will be met without judgement or expectation, and supported to explore, share, heal and grow as we begin to understand more about the experiences and relationships which have led you here and the complex challenges, relational patterns and survival strategies you have faced and employed along the way. Together we will work in service to softening the story you bring by creating space for deeper self-awareness, insight and self-compassion.
Welcome to SeeSpace, a safe, nurturing, person-centred counselling space which is built on the very human - but too often elusive - principles of empathy, compassion and inner wisdom. Here you will be met without judgement or expectation, and supported to explore, share, heal and grow as we begin to understand more about the experiences and relationships which have led you here and the complex challenges, relational patterns and survival strategies you have faced and employed along the way. Together we will work in service to softening the story you bring by creating space for deeper self-awareness, insight and self-compassion.
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Lovisa Tidblom
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Whether you are new to therapy or have been attending for years, whether you have a clear goal or are uncertain about your reasons, I am here to guide you in finding your way forward.
Whether you are new to therapy or have been attending for years, whether you have a clear goal or are uncertain about your reasons, I am here to guide you in finding your way forward.
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Douglas Nicholson
Psychotherapist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Throughout our lives most of us will experience some form of emotional, mental or relationship problems. These problems can be related to our work, our home life, our past or simply come out of the blue. Sometimes it might just be a mild inconvenience, but more often it can affect our lives profoundly. Either way it can be hard to admit that help might be needed. And harder still to find the best help. That’s where I come in. With psychotherapy or counselling I can help you discover what the issues are and work with you to fix them.
Throughout our lives most of us will experience some form of emotional, mental or relationship problems. These problems can be related to our work, our home life, our past or simply come out of the blue. Sometimes it might just be a mild inconvenience, but more often it can affect our lives profoundly. Either way it can be hard to admit that help might be needed. And harder still to find the best help. That’s where I come in. With psychotherapy or counselling I can help you discover what the issues are and work with you to fix them.
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Photo of Jane Laidlaw, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Jane Laidlaw
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
My aim is to offer a safe and welcoming space where I will accept you as you are and encourage you to explore your own unique life experiences, learn more about yourself and what you want and need in your life. I know that it can be very hard to open up and talk about how we feel and my intention is to provide a space where that feels possible for you. I have many years of working in social care settings with young people and adults facing challenging situations in their lives prior to my retraining as therapist and I bring all this knowledge and experience to my therapeutic work too.
My aim is to offer a safe and welcoming space where I will accept you as you are and encourage you to explore your own unique life experiences, learn more about yourself and what you want and need in your life. I know that it can be very hard to open up and talk about how we feel and my intention is to provide a space where that feels possible for you. I have many years of working in social care settings with young people and adults facing challenging situations in their lives prior to my retraining as therapist and I bring all this knowledge and experience to my therapeutic work too.
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Blair Jeremy Bowker
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hello, my name is Blair. I'm a psychotherapist and trauma therapist with nearly 25 years of experience in helping people navigate their challenges. I provide a warm, confidential space for you to come as you are. Together, we'll work to overcome challenges, cultivate well-being, and create meaningful changes. If you're experiencing difficulties with anxiety, trauma, bereavement, grief and loss, depression, relationships, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, family issues, ADHD, or other struggles, know that you're not alone.
Hello, my name is Blair. I'm a psychotherapist and trauma therapist with nearly 25 years of experience in helping people navigate their challenges. I provide a warm, confidential space for you to come as you are. Together, we'll work to overcome challenges, cultivate well-being, and create meaningful changes. If you're experiencing difficulties with anxiety, trauma, bereavement, grief and loss, depression, relationships, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, family issues, ADHD, or other struggles, know that you're not alone.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in EH6

80+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in EH6 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
82% Relationship Issues
81% Depression
78% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Aviva
56% AXA PPP
44% Bupa

How Counsellors in EH6 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in EH6?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.