Counselling in Edinburgh

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Photo of Laura L Mackintosh, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Laura L Mackintosh
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
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. I will provide you with a safe, non-judgemental space in which you can share any problems or troubling thoughts you might have. Together we will work through these in order that you can find resolution and happiness in your life.
01764 915860 
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Edinburgh EH10
Offers online therapy
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Samantha Harrison
MSc
I offer a confidential, warm and friendly space, close to the city centre, to meet with you. Together we will explore what has led you to seek therapy and decide which route to follow. Therapy may consist of talking therapy, and Art Therapy, as part of the process. One or a combination of approaches may be used throughout our commitment to your wellbeing. The different types of therapy that I offer allow us to tailor therapy services to meet your individual requirements so you get the support you need.
 
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Edinburgh EH11
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Dr Mike Sawrey
MBBS
Hi, I'm Mike. I love making connections, learning and being active. I’m passionate about evolving therapy into an essential self care friend alongside things like regular exercise and good diet, and moving away from only being used for mental health problems. Therapy can be useful for any personal or life issues. I’m stimulated by using my skills and experience to help others find meaning for themselves and lead a truer life. I have key interests in childhood trauma, attachment challenges and understanding personality profiling.
0161 524 7529 
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Edinburgh EH9
Offers online therapy
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Deborah McGill
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
I work with people bringing a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, trauma, difficulties around weight, size and eating, loss and grief, and relationship problems. You may feel stuck and not know how to move forward in your life or you may be aware of repeating unhelpful patterns in relationships. Together we can explore your difficulties and look for ways forward.
0131 378 8282 
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Edinburgh EH5
Offers online therapy
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Maristela Lima-Napier
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Counselling is non-judgmental, does not tell you what to do, but it encourages you to seek out your own choices in life to become complete. There are many different therapeutic tools to help a person to communicate emotions, we can use creative materials, sand and art when verbal communication is tricky. I offer counselling face to face and online: via Zoom, WhatsApp, and FaceTime platforms, in English and Portuguese languages.
07593 342528 
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Edinburgh EH10
Offers online therapy
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NourishPsychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
I offer a service to people looking for help to: manage their weight, to manage stress and emotional struggles and to engage in positive habits and reduce unhelpful habits to improve health and well-being. You may have struggled in your relationship with food for many years and would now like help to make life-long changes for better health and so that you can be slimmer and/ or fitter. You may have experience of: physical health conditions and pain, mental health problems and/or trauma during your childhood and/or in adulthood
0131 381 2064 
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Edinburgh EH14
Offers online therapy
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Tracy Williams Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
I have an open, friendly and supportive manner, backed by my academic qualifications and many years of experience. I am trained in clinical psychology and holds both undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in this area. I hold an MSc in Marriage, Family and Child Counselling. I also holds professional qualifications, and am highly experienced in working with alcohol and drug abuse. In addition I am a visiting lecturer for PhD students completing their final year at Glasgow's Caledonian University, and delivers mindfulness training to individuals, groups and businesses. ​
0131 357 6351 
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Edinburgh EH2
Offers online therapy
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Louisa Casselden
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
I provide a welcoming and therapeutic environment for adults and young people over the age of 16 who are struggling with a range of mental health difficulties, to help them explore and make sense of the experiences they have had. Through the use of evidence-based psychological therapy I aim to work collaboratively with people to improve their daily functioning and help them build skills to live the life they want to achieve. I use a number of therapeutic approaches in my work including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy and systemic approaches.
 
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Edinburgh EH10
Offers online therapy
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Sarah Worth
Counsellor, MSc, ACC Reg
Verified
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
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Stephanie Saunders
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
I am an Edinburgh based counsellor and sex therapist working full time in private practice with individuals & couples. My practice is based in central Edinburgh however I am currently working online. I specialise in explorative & action based proactive talk therapy aimed at helping you achieve the changes you would like to make in your life & to help you gain clarity & understanding to the life experiences you would like to work with.
 
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Edinburgh EH3
Offers online therapy
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Space to Tame
Counsellor, MA, MNCS Accred
Verified
Delivering online therapies across the UK and face to face therapies from my private practice in the centre of Edinburgh, I can help you to shift mental blocks, untangle complex emotions, resolve issues, reveal new perspectives and bring you back into balance. Whether its relaxation and self development or addressing emotional and psychological issues such as trauma, anxiety, self-esteem or bereavement I can help. I founded my practice to help people cope with the pressures of modern living by taking charge of their wellbeing. I can combine Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Reiki and EFT to help you make changes and reach your goals.
0131 381 0219 
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Edinburgh EH2
Offers online therapy
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Lisa Cherry-Byrnes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
People seek therapy & counselling for different reasons & you will have your own unique life experiences that may cause you unhappiness or you may find yourself at crisis point feeling unsure of what to do next. I have worked with many different clients from across the social & cultural spectrum from medical professionals to artists, full-time students to stay at home parents & retirees. I understand that often it is the first step, no matter who we are, that can feel the hardest; the reaching out & making contact. You may want to explore options for change, make sense of a difficult experience or gain new strategies for coping.
0131 357 6140 
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Edinburgh EH9
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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Elaine A Smith
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Do you feel overwhelmed with life and work? Do you find yourself living day to day? Maybe you dread Sunday nights and live for the weekend. Sometimes it feels like you are enduring life rather than enjoying it. You may feel anxious or depressed, as the weight of your job or other life stressors weighs you down. It can feel like everyone else is coping well, but you don’t feel that way. Life feels really hard, and you want something different. You want to regain your enthusiasm for work and life, and truly be able to live in the moment. You want to improve your mental health, prioritise your own needs and regain your zest for life.
0131 357 6444 
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Edinburgh EH3
Offers online therapy
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Artis Orbis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
In my practice I support people during their difficult times of feeling different, depressed, anxious, or experiencing lack of direction in their lives; I am available for those who are going through bereavement or just a need to be heard and listened to in a confidential space. My journey as a counsellor and psychotherapist started 11 years ago and I have been devoted to the vocation I love dearly ever since.I have been fortunate to travel widely, living in many countries of the world such as Belgium, Canada, India, Latvia etc. All these places have enriched my understanding about human nature, its complexities and richness.
07380 327312 
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Edinburgh EH3
Offers online therapy
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Dan Long
Many people have tried traditional approaches to health care and they are now ready for alternatives. Whether you are exploring therapy for the first time or looking for a unique approach, I can provide you with some workable options to finding your own creative solution for problems like anxiety, depression and the pain we all face when loss occurs. Sessions are 1 hour 15 minutes in length so that we have time to center and fully explore the material you bring. Sessions are conducted online via a web conferencing service affording you ease, privacy and attending to your process in the comfort of your home.
01852 370143 
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Edinburgh EH2
Offers online therapy
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Kate lockhart
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
I am an experienced Counsellor with a warm, open approach. I am gentle in general and direct and challenging when appropriate. I am here to help you explore and make changes in your life, to nudge you into awareness and help you see things from a new perspective, to share issues, events, worries, challenges, giving you space and time to reflect, to find and arrange the jigsaw pieces, help with trauma or a traumatic event, a change or loss, finding or revealing your true self or sexuality, difficulty just being...we can work together with whatever you bring. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental place to explore
0131 381 0249 
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Edinburgh EH3
Offers online therapy
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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 Gillian Reid Counselling, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
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
Photo of Sandy Blair, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Sandy Blair
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Sometimes when life is difficult and your troubles seem overwhelming it can feel like there is no-one to talk to, or when you do talk it feels like no-one actually hears what you are saying. I can offer you a warm, non-judgemental and compassionate space where you can talk and really be heard. There are many reasons why you may be thinking of counselling. You may be struggling with grief after a bereavement or loss, or feeling overwhelmed with anxiety. You may have been recently diagnosed (or self-diagnosed) with autism or ADHD and want to make meaning of your past, present and future with the diagnosis.
0131 381 8430 
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Edinburgh EH15
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.