Counselling in Edinburgh

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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
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Dr Bruce Scott Psychoanalyst-Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified
Psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy is an open-ended conversation with no agenda and no time limit (i.e. number of sessions). The practice (Greek: Praxis) of psychoanalysis attends to the person who comes for analysis, to listen and witness their concerns, and to facilitate, if possible some kind of loosening of the strictures than bind and contort experience. I work with people with different needs under the rubric of mental distress.
0131 381 0244 
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Edinburgh EH1
Offers online therapy
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
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Donatella Tamborrini Psychological Therapies
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Hello, my name is Donatella Tamborrini. I am a psychotherapist with over 17 years experience in mental health care based in Scotland. I am professionally qualified to use talking therapies to help make sense of mental health and emotional difficulties in young people, adults and families. I deliver research based psychological therapies, designed to improve mental health difficulties. I work with a focus, which is entirely based on the individuals’ needs, so that psychological therapies can be delivered with flexibility, within a safe and nurturing therapeutic relationship, at a sustainable pace that fosters change.
0131 381 8157 
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Edinburgh EH10
Offers online therapy
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Craig Miller
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
Anxiety, family/relationship struggles, traumatic past experiences, feeling low...there are lots of reasons that may have driven you in search of someone to speak with. I offer a safe, confidential and grounded space to share whatever might be concerning you. We will explore whatever has led you to seek counselling at whatever pace feels safest and easiest for you. In terms of how you might experience me...Open, warm, grounded, not afraid to have a laugh or shed a tear, sensitive, non-judgemental and welcoming of all regardless of race, age, gender, sexuality or history.
0131 381 0175 
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Edinburgh EH1
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Pam Black
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
People come to counselling for many reasons. Sometimes this decision is motivated by a need for change or perhaps having to deal with unexpected change. For others it may be a desire to talk, to understand and be understood. I believe there can be real value in talking with someone who is trained and experienced to listen in a way that allows you to feel heard and understood. I provide a safe and non-judgemental space where we can explore the issues that you want to address.
0131 381 1479 
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Edinburgh EH12
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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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
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Summerside Counselling
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
At Summerside Counselling we can help with issues including stress, anxiety, depression, loss, and low self esteem amongst many others. Our experienced counsellors are fully qualified and offer effective and affordable counselling. We can help you explore your thoughts and feelings, allowing you to have a better understanding of yourself which in turn brings acceptance and healing.
0131 381 8280 
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Edinburgh EH3
Offers online therapy
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Laura Elder
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
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
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The Life Academy
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified
Hello, I am Harris and I can help you to heal and flourish. I am an Edinburgh-based Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Philosophical Counsellor, working with individuals and couples both in person (in Edinburgh) or via Skype.I use a pluralistic psychotherapeutic approach, which means I combine tools and knowledge gained from across many different psychotherapies to develop a programme that is uniquely tailored to you and your specific needs.Through a collaborative, creative and integrative approach, I will work with you, drawing on my extensive knowledge of wide range of effective psychotherapies.
0131 208 5969 
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Edinburgh EH10
Offers online therapy
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Saskia Burnett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
As a therapist, I firmly believe that each of us holds the answers to our own issues within. My role here is to help you recognise these and support you in working through them. I will aim to create a trusting counselling relationship throughout our sessions, where you can feel able to express your feelings in an empathic and accepting environment. Through this collaboration, our aim would be for you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, in turn facilitating the change you are aspiring to achieve.
 
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Edinburgh EH16
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Craig Still
Counsellor, MNCS Prof Accred
Verified
I feel that a client is a person who is having difficulties finding the right way for themselves through any number of life situations. Their needs would be to find clarity and their goals would be to deal with their situations which had been causing them problems prior to therapy. Therapy, in my opinion, offers support to the client that has perhaps been missing to that point. I feel that is important for the client to gain the strength and belief in themselves to make the choices that are best for themselves and those around them. CBT, Person Centred and Humanistic approaches lend well to this, which I incorporate into treatment.
0131 381 8504 
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Edinburgh EH12
Offers online therapy
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Gillian Reid Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
My mode of therapy is psychodynamic, based on Freudian psychoanalysis, where a basic, central, premise was his view of the mind. Freud’s belief intimated that some of what we experience on a day-to-day basis e.g. emotions, beliefs and impulses; takes place in the unconscious and is not available to the conscious mind. Similarly, my belief, is that the unconscious mind governs behaviour to a much greater degree than people suspect and my therapy involves deep exploration of clients’ past to access, and understand, the root cause of their problems. The emphasis of psychodynamic therapy is on the trust between client and therapist.
 
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Edinburgh EH1
Offers online therapy
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Evan Quinn
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Life can often be in a constant state of change and uncertainty. Life can also be a source of connection and growth. Sometimes that means leaning on others to help you navigate difficult times. The journey often begins with simply noticing. Since you are here, now, chances are you already started the journey.
01764 915844 
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Edinburgh EH8
Offers online therapy
Photo of Mary Carew-Stirrat, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Mary Carew-Stirrat
Psychotherapist, PsychD, COSRT Accred
Verified
Relationship and sex therapist with particular interest in intimacy and communication with a view towards self development and awareness. I have 30 years experience using psychodynamic approach. Providing a respectful confidential therapeutic environment.
0131 378 1284 
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Edinburgh EH6
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Kate Hedges
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Counselling is your confidential space to talk. You may be seeking clarity on an issue, or want to explore things that are overwhelming you, and if you wish, make changes in your life. I hope that by talking to a professional during these difficult times can bring peace. I offer a safe space as we unravel together the aspects of you that are struggling or stuck. And help you to find new perspectives to deal with living the way that you want to live.
01764 915863 
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Edinburgh EH9
Offers online therapy
Photo of Iyetomi Adenekan, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Iyetomi Adenekan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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.
 
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Edinburgh EH6
Offers online therapy
Photo of Nick Watts Online Counselling, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Nick Watts Online Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
I offer online counselling for couples and individuals from Lyon, France. I can help you to consider your past and present to help you find happiness, meaning and purpose in your life and relationships. My job is to help you develop your own healing from within, to help you understand your own history, to help you discover new or hidden aspects to yourself, and to develop new ways of living more appropriate to how you best feel.
 
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Edinburgh EH5
Photo of Juulia Karlstedt, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Juulia Karlstedt
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Are you struggling with anxiety and fear around failure and taking risks? Has your self-worth become dependent on achievement? If your anxiety and perfectionism are keeping you from living the life you want, we may be a good fit. Together we will look at how you can change your relationship to your inner 'saboteur' or 'critic' without losing your motivation and ability to challenge yourself. I work with individuals who are experiencing anxiety and perfectionism around a wide range of life circumstances including at work, university, and about becoming parents. For more information about me and my approach, visit my website.
0131 322 1443 
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Edinburgh EH2
Offers online therapy


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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.