Counselling in Edinburgh

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Liz Notarangelo
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
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
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Whitehouse therapies
Counsellor, GMBPsS
Verified
Verified
I help people, I'm good at my job, I also am lucky in that I love what I do. I help with anarray of issues, concerns or life difficulties for roughly seven years, people from all walks of life and from all backgrounds, I do this as I am passionate about enabling change to occur for people and experience the freedom this brings. My speciality is unsuccessful attempts to change or alter chemical usage, problem behaviour and unhelpful thinking patterns that impact mental and emotional health—individuals who wish to explore and understand themselves and to look at making changes. I also work with all emotional and mental health issues.
01764 915892
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Edinburgh EH6
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Lianne Brodie
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome to my page. Sometimes our problems can seem overwhelming and out of control. We may experience unhelpful thinking and act in ways that may be out of character. The hardest part can be reaching out and asking for help. The good news is counselling can benefit so many. I know from personal experience that talking therapy can have positive, long lasting effects. I offer online and sessions in nature.
01764 915869
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Edinburgh EH10
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Elaine A Smith
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Do you feel low, anxious or really stressed about work/home life? Is there a trauma or difficult experience in your past that you would like to process, to feel lighter and able to face everyday stressors more easily? Life feels extra difficult this way, especially when you are enduring, rather than enjoying life. If we don't change our patterns, these feelings persist and can lead to longer term problems such as work or relationship difficulties. Engaging in therapy is a courageous, proactive, and positive step. My clients often tell me they feel relief after the first session, as they release the weight of their emotional pain.
0131 357 6444
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Edinburgh EH2
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Ivaylo Petrov
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified
Verified
I am committed to build with you an attitude of resilience, emotional responsibility, hope and personal growth. As trained in CBT, I incorporate in my approach not only the therapeutic means but the principles of the positive psychology as well. You will be equipped with new coping skills, self-help tools and productive mental stamina. You will be strongly encouraged to re-evaluate your experience with your problem and see it as challenging but not overwhelming. You will be able to strengthen your personality as well as finding personal meaning and a fulfilling happy life.
0131 381 1332
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Edinburgh EH5
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Anne Mary Evelyn Duffy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals and couples, specialising in relationship counselling, sex therapy and sex addiction & compulsivity therapy. As a relationship counsellor, I support couples with various complex issues, including dealing with the impact of porn addiction on their relationship.
0131 510 1868
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Edinburgh EH3
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Paulina Bak
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am UKCP accredited Gestalt psychotherapeutic counsellor, couples therapist and Mindfulness teacher. I have completed a 4-year training in Gestalt psychotherapy in Edinburgh Gestalt Institute between 2013-2017. I work with individuals and couples and can provide a safe and respectful environement to explore life and relational themes, including early and complex trauma, depression, anxiety etc. and how they impact your current life circumstances or relationships.
01764 915920
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Edinburgh EH9
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Dr Christoph Zwolan
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
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
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Pippa Watson Rees
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced BACP accredited & registered counsellor with 20 years experience, & 12 years as a state registered community & mental health OT. Perhaps past events affect how you cope with life today, or patterns repeat in your relationships. Maybe you need a place to be heard; to express yourself & explore difficulties. I offer a relational approach, helping you to move forward by understanding yourself better. We can explore & think about how your past affects your present. Alternatively some past events may be very alive in your mind & may need to be processed with an experienced professional.
0131 357 6119
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Edinburgh EH9
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Mary Carew-Stirrat
Psychotherapist, PsychD, COSRT Accred
Verified
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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Tracy Balfour
DCounsPsych
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
I am a qualified counsellor with an advanced diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I also have a certificate in Hypnotherapy and mindfulness. In addition to working with adults, I have over twenty years experience working with children and young people. I offer a safe and welcoming environment for you to share any of the issues that are effecting you.
0131 510 5576
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Edinburgh EH10
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Frances Brown
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I'm Frances, a Clinical Psychologist working part time in private practice. I work primarily with children and young people who are experiencing emotional difficulties and families who feel they are in unhelpful patterns of interactions. I also work with adults who have a range of mental health issues, such as anxiety, low mood, OCD, phobias, and trauma. I work in a collaborative way, supporting you to find alternative ways to manage stressful events and emotions, in order to achieve your goals and improve relationships.
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Edinburgh EH1
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Eva Chmelikova
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It can get overwhelming sometimes or you maybe just want to understand better what is going on. Maybe you are experiencing stress or depressive feelings, maybe you just don’t feel being yourself lately. Maybe it seems as there is no one who listens or is just too hard to share. Maybe you might feel lost or reached a point in life where direction feels very blurry or non-existent. Maybe something significant has changed, you moved, lost someone, are on a crossroad and suddenly it feels harder even much harder then ever before. I am offering compassionate space to express your thoughts, emotions and where you can feel really heard.
0131 381 8441
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Edinburgh EH1
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Claire Murdoch
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seeking counselling can feel like a big step. Perhaps a confusing one. Let me tell you a little about myself so that you can decide if I am the right counsellor for you. I have a COSCA accredited Diploma in Person Centred counselling meaning that I offer a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. I have a creative, eclectic approach and can bring other models into the counselling room where appropriate such as CBT, small world, gestalt and even music. At the moment I offer on-line and telephone counselling, however, post pandemic would also offer outdoor walking therapy.
01506 539589
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Edinburgh EH14
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Tim McConville
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Hello there, thanks for checking me out. Individuals: Life’s toll can leave us with hurts and regrets. Sometimes we end up so wounded everything loses its shine. Life becomes colourless. We struggle with trauma, anxiety or low mood. By creating a constructive conversation with me, we can work towards healing. Couples: I use emotionally focused therapy to help create a connection between spouses and partners. I explore hurtful cycles of interaction to change them. Together we develop positive cycles to heal the relationship. Families: I specialise in young adults/students and their parents; blended families; alienation; child contact
0131 357 6469
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Edinburgh EH3
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Fiwasade Onifade
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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
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Annie Hay
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I believe mental health is just as important as physical health, the two are intricately bound together. In a non-judgemental, warm and supportive environment, I will help you to understand where the problems you are experiencing have arisen. We will work out why they have become so problematic and hard to deal with. I will help you to find strategies to cope better and tools to help you to move on in your life and feel stronger and more content. As with any problem, the sooner it is acknowledged, the sooner you can begin your recovery. This is true of emotional and physical issues, as well as practical.
0131 357 6452
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Edinburgh EH1
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Arianna Dell'Oro
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes we know what is going on in our life. Sometimes we struggle to make sense of our feelings, thoughts and world around us. And sometimes, it may feel like we are walking through a vicious quicksand. I work with people who may feel lost, tangled, overwhelmed and disconnected from themselves and others. I have experience with people who find it hard to see themselves, hear their voice and express what they want.
01764 915888
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Edinburgh EH8
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Fiona Simpson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
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
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Rosalind Ann Henderson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Living with difficult family relationships, isolation, grief, loss, worry or prejudice can leave you feeling anxious, stuck, depressed, shut down, disconnected or drained. Maybe the values or beliefs of your family or culture are at odds with your authentic identity, creating an inner conflict. Perhaps you have become wrapped in your job or the expectations of others and have lost touch with who you really are. Have you learned to put others first to the detriment of yourself? Maybe you jump into romantic relationships too quickly and deeply – or have decided you are better off by yourself and yet part of you longs for connection.
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Edinburgh EH12
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, psychologist, or counsellor, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counsellor in Edinburgh?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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.