Counselling in Edinburgh

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Photo of Zofia Zyborska, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Zofia Zyborska
Counsellor, MSc, COSRT Accred
Verified
I specialise in Sex and Relationship Therapy and offer talking therapy for couples and individuals with sexual problems. These include vaginismus, painful sex, difficulty achieving orgasm, loss of desire for sex, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. I have particular experience in working with those impacted by past sexual trauma, abuse or assault. I am specifically trained and qualified to work with sex and porn addiction(s). I also work with partners of sex/porn addicts who are perhaps struggling with their partner’s addiction, working with the distress, betrayal, shock and trauma they may be experiencing.
0131 357 6236 
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Edinburgh EH3
Photo of Juulia Karlstedt, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Juulia Karlstedt
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Anxiety, perfectionism, and self-criticism; this triple combo of hurt can stop us from going after the things we really want in life. We can find ourselves trying to distract ourselves from the uncomfortable fear of failing, opting out of things we want to do out of fear, and getting caught up in thoughts about 'what ifs' and 'maybe' until we feel frozen. Or we might push ourselves to the point of burning out seeking the validation we only find when we achieve something driven by a fear of the day we are not good enough. If your sense of self-worth has become tied to 'doing' rather than simply existing, I may be able to help.
0131 322 1443 
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Edinburgh EH2
Offers online therapy
Liz Notarangelo
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
I am an experienced counsellor working with individuals, couples and families who are ready to explore the possibilities for a happier and healthier life offering effective and individualised counselling.  Making an approach to a counsellor, especially for the first time, is a big step. I know as I’ve been there too. As a result, I realised that it is possible to take control and make changes. I offer help over a wide range of personal issues and offer both short and long-term support. Many people are put off coming for counselling as they are worried it will be seen as a sign of weakness. Nothing could be further from the truth. R
0131 381 8548 
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Edinburgh EH3
Offers online therapy
Photo of Anna Bajus, Psychologist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Anna Bajus
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
You may not have anyone you feel you can talk to, or maybe you do but they don’t understand you. I am experienced in offering psychological help to individuals who experience mental health issues. I try to create a safe space for each of my clients - a strong relationship is the core of effective therapy! We can either work with your current issues or go a bit deeper into unresolved childhood situations which need working through.
01764 910965 
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Edinburgh EH9
Offers online therapy
Photo of Andrew Gaskill, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Andrew Gaskill
Counsellor, ACC-AC
Verified
I help angry people, to reduce or remove the need to be angry. I help people to communicate more authentically, to get the outcomes that help them. I help people to see conflict as a tool, rather than something to avoid. I help people to understand their unmet needs, and how to get them met well, for healthier lifestyles. I help people make sense of their behaviours, and to decide whether to keep them, or to find good reason to change them. I help people to understand and name their emotions, and to know what to do with them instead of hoping they go away.
0131 357 6252 
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Edinburgh EH12
Offers online therapy
Photo of Dr Christina Johnson, Psychologist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr Christina Johnson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
As a Counselling Psychologist and Specialist Couples Therapist with nine years experience working with individuals, couples and groups, I work based on the principle that therapy is not a one size fits all approach. I am able to call upon a number of therapeutic models to tailor treatment to meet the individual needs of my clients, with the overall aim of achieving specific goals. My aim is to create a safe and non-judgemental environment where clients feel encouraged to take an active and collaborative role in their treatment.
0141 280 2841 
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Edinburgh EH2
Offers online therapy
Photo of Josephine Blomqvist Almbring, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Josephine Blomqvist Almbring
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified
Sometimes life is difficult or painful and you want something different, a change for yourself. Therapy is a space where we can share our stories, our histories that influence the person that we are, the suffering we may experience. Through this process, we can develop new insights into what has shaped us as individuals. I offer a safe, empathic and confidential space where you can explore, without judgement, your story and any personal difficulties you are experiencing. I will work with you, in your own rhythm, to help you deepen your awareness of your experiences, thoughts, and embodied feelings.
 
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Edinburgh EH16
Offers online therapy
Photo of Liselle Van Zyl, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Liselle Van Zyl
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist with over 22 years experience in the mental health field. I trained in gestalt psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute in London. My practice is also informed by transpersonal, eco-psychology, and I haam trained in Brainspotting for Trauma. I work with individuals 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
Photo of Katie Murray, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Katie Murray
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Making the decision to start therapy is a courageous one. And if you are thinking about therapy you already recognise the need for someone to talk to about the difficulties you are experiencing. It can be challenging, but therapy can help you make sense of your life, be transformative and help you better understand your relationship with yourself and others.
0131 510 4217 
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Edinburgh EH3
Offers online therapy
Photo of Pam Edwards, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Pam Edwards
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
People come to counselling for many different reasons but often because they have had enough of feeling unwanted emotions. You might be coming with a specific query, like: I want to have a better relationship with my partner / family; I wish I could stop feeling so anxious; Will I ever get over this sense of loss?; I’ve realised I need some help with my anger. Or you may have an underlying feeling that something isn’t right with you, such as: I don’t know who I am anymore; I’ve realised I’ve been feeling low for some time; I don’t seem to be able to stop thinking about past events and relationships.
 
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Edinburgh EH1
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Dr Christoph Zwolan, Psychologist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr Christoph Zwolan
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
I am a Psychedelic Integration Therapist and Senior Counselling Psychologist. If you have had or are planning psychedelic experiences, you may wish to explore that in psychotherapy. I offer preparation to psychedelic experiences in context of your presenting problems to help you approach these extraordinary states with a healthy mindset. Psychedelic states may bring great insight, and unlock your inner intelligence, however, they may also be difficult and confusing. I can help you in making sense of these ambiguous experiences, as it may be exceptionally useful to conceptualise them and integrate them with everyday life.
01764 915828 
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Edinburgh EH7
Offers online therapy
Photo of Fiona Simpson, Psychologist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Fiona Simpson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
I am a Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience of working with people across the age range to manage and overcome psychological problems. I work with most types of psychological problems and greatly enjoy the diversity of my practice. I use a number of different psychological therapies, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) interpersonal psychotherapy, Schema-focussed Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) targeting problems with the most effective evidence based
0131 378 1294 
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Edinburgh EH1
Offers online therapy
Photo of Pippa Watson Rees, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Pippa Watson Rees
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Do you feel that past events are affecting how you cope with life today? Are there recurring patterns in your relationships? Do you want a place to be heard; to express your concerns & difficulties? I offer a pragmatic, relational approach, helping you to move forward by understanding yourself better. I also take a psychodynamic approach, which means we will explore & think about how your past affects your present; some recurrent issues may be related to your past, but which you are not consciously aware of. Alternatively some past events may be very present in your mind & may need to be processed with an experienced professional.
0131 357 6119 
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Edinburgh EH9
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Hazel Stevenson, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Hazel Stevenson
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
Talking is a wonderful way to share what’s on your mind. You may not even know what is bothering you, but by talking, it helps to get in touch with your emotions and make sense of your thoughts. Changes are often small but can be significant. Speaking with someone who is really listening and can offer a non-judgemental space to fully express yourself, improve your self awareness, and accept you for being you, can help!
01764 915874 
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Edinburgh EH15
Offers online therapy
Photo of Raushan Kamdar, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Raushan Kamdar
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified
Most of us experience some form of psychological distress in our lives. Within the safe confines of a therapeutic relationship, this distress can be processed in an honest, reparative way. As a practitioner, I believe therapy isn't limited to those experiencing acute forms of distress, but is equally for those wanting to explore their lives in a deeper, more meaningful way and to receive care for all the vulnerabilities that accompany being a thinking, feeling human. Whatever brings you here, is a good starting point for us to tune in & lean into the discomfort together.
01764 915905 
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Edinburgh EH9
Photo of Chai Counselling Ltd, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Chai Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified
When you encounter difficult times in our day to day lives it is helpful to be able to talk these through with someone who is trained and objective. To help you explore the issues that matter to you, bringing insight and understanding to enable you to find your way through problems and dilemmas.
07723 435840 
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Edinburgh EH3
Offers online therapy
Photo of Melike Celasun, Psychologist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Melike Celasun
Psychologist, MSc, MBPsS
Verified
I am here to help you with your problems whatever they are (e.g. Psychological, emotional, mental health, family, relationship and life) . Over the years, I helped much of clients and will be happy to work with you too. I specialise in Personality Disorders, especially Borderline Personality Disorder. I can offer therapies who struggle PTSD, OCD, codepency, GAD depression and panic attack. I am working with adults, couples, families, young people and children using a variety of therapy models including DBT, Schema Therapy, CBT and Behavioural Activation. I serve Turkish speaking clients as well.
01202 117001 
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Edinburgh EH11
Offers online therapy
Photo of Priyanka Pookadan, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Priyanka Pookadan
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Sometimes life throws challenges in front of us which we may struggle to cope with. This could be a sudden and unexpected change like a loss or bereavement. It could be something that we have always struggled with that is making it challenging to move forward with life. Situations such as these can be stressful, and sometimes we can't shake off the anxiety and depression or we may even experience anhedonia (inability to feel pleasure in usually pleasurable activities). It might also be a past trauma or abuse that is causing the challenges in the present life, revealing itself as panic for example.
01764 915906 
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Edinburgh EH9
Not accepting new clients
Photo of King Psychology Couples & Relationship Counselling, Psychologist in Edinburgh, Scotland
King Psychology Couples & Relationship Counselling
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Your relationship matters! Are you struggling with relationship, marital or family issues? Are you or your partner wanting to improve or enhance your relationship? Perhaps you’re both at a crossroads where your future as a couple seems uncertain? Maybe you’re considering separating or divorce? Are you feeling hurt, disconnected, stuck, frustrated, angry, lonely, misunderstood, overwhelmed, sad or scared? Are you struggling to communicate, manage conflicts or difficult emotions, heal from loss of trust or an infidelity, establish or maintain healthy boundaries, manage family issues or adapt to change, life events or transitions?
0131 381 8066 
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Edinburgh EH10
Offers online therapy
Photo of Simon Johnston, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Simon Johnston
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
As you’re here, there’s no doubt you’re struggling with an issue or problem that might feel overwhelming, distressing or out of control. Rest assured, help is at hand. We all experience various symptoms and problems throughout life, and it’s my job to help you achieve significant and meaningful change. I won’t bore you with therapy jargon either, there’s probably more pressing issues on your mind, and I know what that's like. What I will say, is that after years of dedicated training, experience and witnessing people make real difference in their lives, I know professional therapy helps.
0131 378 1212 
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Edinburgh EH10
Not accepting new clients


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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Edinburgh are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.

Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Edinburgh then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Edinburgh, or Child Psychologists in Edinburgh.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Edinburgh psychologists specialising in EMDR.


What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Edinburgh specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.