Counselling in Edinburgh

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Photo of Stuart P Morgan-Ayrs Frssa Frsph in Edinburgh, Scotland
Stuart P Morgan-Ayrs Frssa Frsph
MSc
Verified
Verified
My clients have experienced trauma, neglect, abuse or Adverse Childhood Experiences. Main specialism: Complex Trauma (C-PTSD) & related disassociation, depression, NEAD, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, mood disorders, flashbacks, relationships. Many have multiple diagnosis, underpinned by trauma or emotional "lack". Many have ADHD or ASD. People include students, LGB & poly, ex forces, domestic violence survivors, Asperger's. I have specialist post grad certifications including; Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, ASD, ADHD, Mood Disorders & Integrative Therapy. Many have had general therapy before & now want specialist help.
0131 322 1320
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Edinburgh EH2
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Greg Barton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
​"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." ​ - Viktor Frankl Find out more about how I may be able to help you by visiting my website greg@gregbartoncounselling.com
0131 357 3826
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Edinburgh EH9
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Not accepting new clients
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Elaine Corrigan
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I am a Counselling Psychologist based in Edinburgh and have experience working with a wide range of mental health issues. My Doctoral training in the person-centred approach and cognitive behavioural therapy means that establishing a positive therapeutic relationship is at the core of my work. I have a keen interest in working relationally believing that difficulties in our lives are often triggered, or maintained, by our relational patterns i.e. how we relate to others, how others treat us and how we treat ourselves. We can look at how these patterns affect how we think, feel and behaviourally respond to situations.
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Edinburgh EH10
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Maya Tomse
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Maya Tomse. I'm a Psychologist, a Psychotherapist and a Counsellor. I work with couples and individuals, online. I specialise in relationships, and troubles specific to transitions we go through, especially complex life transitions. My interest in transitions and relationships stems from my own personal experiences. I was born in Yugoslavia, a country that got torn apart by war when I was around 10 years old. Later, throughout my life I've lived and worked in many different countries and at present hold 3 different citizenships.
0131 297 6069
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Edinburgh EH1
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Kaire Davidson
Psychotherapist
Verified
Verified
We don’t seem to question cleaning and dressing a wound or resting a broken limb to give it the best conditions to heal quickly. With emotional pain a very similar approach is true: when certain conditions are met healing can begin. Our emotional wounds and traumas created by our past experiences can disconnect us from ourselves. By sharing our story in a safe environment we can gradually start to have more compassion and understanding for all parts of ourselves, which brings about a natural healing process. My hope for my clients is not to just suffer less but to thrive and to be able to live more aligned with themselves.
01454 804724
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Edinburgh EH9
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Léonie Graham
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Therapy can be for anyone, it can be for growth, healing and learning, as much as for working through something. Choosing to set aside a pocket of time and space just for you, can provide relief from stresses of modern-day living, giving you a chance to recognise what is really important to you and working out what steps you want to take towards the life you want for yourself. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to explore things that are troubling you, process past experiences and work towards any goals you might have.
020 8016 2188
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Edinburgh EH7
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Fingal Dorman
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Often we don’t feel able to live as we would like to. We might feel stuck or anxious. We might have experiences that feel hard to cope with, think about or process. I offer accepting and collaborative therapy to explore what is going on for you, whatever that might be, and to help you find a way through. You may be looking for a few sessions to make sense of things, or a chance to work through things at more depth. Please note that, to minimise conflicts of interest, I am unable to work privately with current students at the University of Edinburgh, as I also work in the Student Counselling Service there.
01764 915883
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Edinburgh EH8
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Yvonni Gkergkes
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello, I'm a Pluralistic/Integrative counsellor with a passion for supporting people to overcome their difficulties and improve their wellbeing. Do you sometimes feel unheard, misunderstood, or overwhelmed? Do you ruminate on past events or struggle to communicate your wants and needs? Do you wish you could get on track with your emotions and enjoy life more? Would you like to make sense of things and manage daily stress? In my practice, I strive to create a space where insight, solutions, and growth, can be cultivated.
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Edinburgh EH8
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Bill Lee
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Welcome. I am a qualified counsellor and chartered psychologist with years of experience working with individuals and groups. I offer psychotherapeutic counselling, online or in Morningside, within easy reach of central Edinburgh. Apart from counselling, I have over 25 years' experience of university teaching and research in psychology, which has enriched my practice. I can help with relationships, personality issues, cultural adjustment, gender, identity, anxiety, bereavement, stress, sexuality, self-esteem, and existential crisis.
0131 357 6226
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Edinburgh EH10
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Evan Quinn
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
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
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Robert John Margetson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Do you feel overwhelmed by life. Does it feel like all your thoughts and feelings are like a ball of tangled spaghetti. Anxiety, depression and lots of other issues could be entwined. Counselling can help you to un-tangle that ball, help you to understand your thoughts and feelings. I am a qualified, Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, working within Leith, Edinburgh area. I work with a wide range of issues and specialise in working with Domestic abuse issues. My approach to counselling is based on the belief that healthy emotional well-being is created within safe, nurturing and caring relationships.
0131 381 0144
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Edinburgh EH6
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Ruth Burnett
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
0131 510 3790
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Edinburgh EH1
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Russell Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I know that the decision to seek therapy and to find a suitable therapist can be daunting, so my approach is to never forget what it is like to sit in the client’s chair. Whether you're going through separation and divorce, experiencing abuse, depression, trauma, generally feeling sad or struggling with other emotional issues, I can help. I am here for You.
0131 357 6150
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Edinburgh EH1
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Sandy Blair
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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ID Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I think therapy is about understanding, developing and changing. I am a clinical psychologist with many years experience of working with adults to help them to identify what the issues are for them, understand where these issues have come from, and how to make changes which will improve how they feel about their lives. I work with people with anxiety and anxiety disorders, low mood, low self-esteem, low confidence and those living with the effects of traumatic experiences. I also offer comprehensive assessments for those who have yet to fully understand what is happening for them, to help move them on in their lives.
0131 381 4342
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Edinburgh EH2
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Kat Mackay
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
Verified
Sometimes we can feel a bit broken. We all need to heal and repair every so often. You may be finding that getting out of bed is a struggle, noticing that you don’t enjoy the things you used to, you might be feeling disconnected from your life and finding yourself a bit worried about how past experiences are affecting your life now.
0131 510 4147
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Edinburgh EH3
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Josephine Blomqvist Almbring
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Sometimes life is difficult 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 we are, the suffering we may experience. Through this process, we can develop new insights into what has shaped us as people. 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 rhythm, to help you deepen your awareness of your experiences, thoughts, and embodied feelings.
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Edinburgh EH16
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Gemma Matthews
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello, I'm Gemma (and this is my guinea pig Lucy for added cute!) Thanks for clicking on my profile. Counselling may be useful to you if you are experiencing some emotional upset or change. Maybe you are going through an immediate crisis, or have a sense of something not being quite right which is beginning to affect your day to day life. Together we can explore what's happening for you right now, consider how the past may be impacting your current reality and then start to imagine how you want your future to look.
0131 381 1818
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Edinburgh EH1
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Soul Safe Therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
My name is Margi and I am a Person Centred Counsellor based in central Edinburgh. I provide a safe, non-judgemental private space for you to feel comfortable to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Through respect and trust, together we can explore your life situation and establish your desired goals towards a brighter future. I understand that committing to therapy takes courage. By seeking counselling you have already taken the first step towards change. My role is to help guide you and support you through those times that you may struggle to see the way ahead. My style is relaxed, warm and gentle.
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Edinburgh EH10
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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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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.