Counselling in Greater Edinburgh

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Photo of Mengyao Yuan, Psychotherapist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Mengyao Yuan
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified
Verified
I work with people who find it difficult to know who they are, what they want from life, and to motivate themselves to take actions. I also work with people who find it hard to establish and maintain meaningful relationships with others, who struggle to give and receive love. I am also experienced in working with trauma and loss. My practice is informed by psychodynamic, person-centred and existential theories. I aim to provide warmth, respect and acceptance while helping you to gain a better understanding of your personal history, your experiences, and to find meanings in your existence.
0131 510 3423
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Edinburgh EH9
Photo of Katie Murray, Psychotherapist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Katie Murray
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
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
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Photo of Liselle Van Zyl, Psychotherapist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Liselle Van Zyl
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
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 am trained in Brainspotting for trauma and addictions. I work with individuals on a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, adoption, 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
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Photo of Josephine Blomqvist Almbring, Psychotherapist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
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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Photo of Saskia Burnett, Counsellor in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Saskia Burnett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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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Whitehouse therapies
Counsellor, GMBPsS
Verified
Verified
I have been helping clients with a vast array 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 as they often are evident in my speciality.
01764 915892
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Edinburgh EH6
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Photo of Debbie Marshall, Counsellor in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Debbie Marshall
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified
Verified
If you are dealing with difficulties or are feeling increasingly aware of the need to talk to someone, I am here. I am a qualified and experienced counsellor working with adults experiencing a range of issues. I believe that we are all valuable individuals with our own unique experiences and sometimes need a confidential, safe environment in which to gain powerful insight and life changing perspective. You will find my approach to be warm, grounding and attuned to you as an individual. My clients often refer to the trust we build between us as allowing them the space and safety to say anything.
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Edinburgh EH12
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Photo of Maritxu Arlegui-Prieto, Psychotherapist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Maritxu Arlegui-Prieto
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Have you ever asked yourself, "How did I get here?" or "Will I ever feel better?" Maybe something has happened to you recently or in the past. You do your best daily, yet you still feel easily overwhelmed by your thoughts and emotions. Perhaps you struggle to find the 'right' words to talk about it and shut down if others ask how you are. You feel lonely and like nobody understands you. Maybe you tell yourself, "I can't be struggling right now," because you are scared of what may happen if you aren't okay. You are exhausted and want things to change. As someone who's been there personally, I am confident I can support you.
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Edinburgh EH7
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Photo of Jude Thomson, Counsellor in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Jude Thomson
Counsellor, MA, MCOSCA
Verified
Verified
You may know exactly what you want from counselling or it may just be a feeling that something isn't right. It might be issues arising from the past or events that are affecting you right now - whatever it is, I believe talking about it can make a real difference. Counselling can feel quite daunting at times and I will be there to listen with warmth and empathy; to be alongside you when there are tough times and to laugh with you when life feels a little lighter. Working together, we can explore what's bothering you and perhaps look at other ways of coping with life so you can move forward with confidence and optimism.
0131 370 3132
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Edinburgh EH4
Photo of Vessela Ivkova, Psychotherapist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Vessela Ivkova
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
In my practice, I work with people who find it difficult to know and express what they want. I also work with clients who have experienced loss, trauma and displacement and therefore lack a sense of safety and belonging. I am experienced in working with people who find it challenging to regulate their emotions and fall into uncontrollable outbursts of confusion, anger, terror and worry. Finally, I specialise in working with individuals who struggle to form and sustain satisfying relationships and so suffer from feelings of worthlessness and emptiness.
0131 510 5952
Edinburgh EH9
& Online
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Douglas Nicholson, Psychotherapist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Douglas Nicholson
Psychotherapist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified
Verified
Throughout our lives most of us will experience some form of emotional, mental or relationship problems. These problems can be related to our work, our home life, our past or simply come out of the blue. Sometimes it might just be a mild inconvenience, but more often it can affect our lives profoundly. Either way it can be hard to admit that help might be needed. And harder still to find the best help. That’s where I come in. With psychotherapy or counselling I can help you discover what the issues are and work with you to fix them.
0131 510 2543
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Edinburgh EH6
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Photo of Lynn Hunter, Counsellor in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Lynn Hunter
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I offer therapy to individuals and couples facing difficulties with their relationships, life and career choices. I believe communication, or lack of, is often at the root of many problems. It can be difficult to express our feelings and often we don't feel that we are heard or understood by the the important people in our lives. It may be that you have low self esteem and find relationships of all kinds difficult. You may be scared or perhaps you don't feel valued or cherished in your relationship. I will help you to explore the reasons behind this and work with you so that you can become the person you would like to be.
0131 510 4413
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Edinburgh EH8
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Photo of Pauline Tait, Psychotherapist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Pauline Tait
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
My approach to working with clients is honest, genuine, straightforward. I am gentle when required to be and direct and challenging when I’m needed to be. I am warm, engaging and have a great sense of humour! We will work together to make you more self aware and able to find a way forward .
01764 915901
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Edinburgh EH8
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Photo of Lisa Cherry-Byrnes, Counsellor in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Lisa Cherry-Byrnes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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
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Photo of Bill Lee, Counsellor in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
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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Photo of Sheenagh MacLullich, Psychotherapist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Sheenagh MacLullich
Psychotherapist, BABCP Provisional
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed with life and struggling to cope? I am a professionally qualified psychotherapist, specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as a main approach but I also have training and experience in Person-centred and Psychodynamic Therapy. Everyone is unique and finding the right therapy approach for you is important. I offer confidential therapy to help you work through your personal struggles and find your own inner strength.
0131 381 8164
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Edinburgh EH9
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Photo of Holt J. S. Hauser, Psychotherapist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Holt J. S. Hauser
Psychotherapist, PMCOSCA
Verified
Verified
Your decision to do undertake therapy is significant; it marks a moment where you have decided you and your life need to be different, and you are willing to do the work of changing. Whether you have come to this work because things have gone awry in the present, you've always had parts of yourself you wished to change, or because you've realised you need to grow to achieve your goals in the future, I want to offer my presence, space, and care to you. Whatever challenge you are struggling with, I am here to facilitate your process of growth, and to discover with you who you are - and help you become who you want to be.
0131 378 8399
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Edinburgh EH6
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Photo of Pam Black, Counsellor in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Pam Black
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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
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Photo of Cameron Counselling, Psychotherapist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Cameron Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced, well-qualified counsellor with a diploma in counselling and psychotherapy with an additional qualification for young people. I work in a warm and gentle way, offering a safe place for you to talk about the things that are troubling you. I see people struggling with a broad range of problems, e.g. anxiety, depression, low self esteem and other experiences that overwhelm them. I can help you through loss and grieving, cope with issues relating to abortion, sexual abuse, domestic abuse and so on. I work with people with eating disorders and body image issues. I am trained to work with people who are suicidal. ©
0131 357 6341
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Edinburgh EH10
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Photo of Celeste Micciche, Psychotherapist in Greater Edinburgh, Scotland
Celeste Micciche
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified
Verified
I am an Italian psychologist and psychotherapist based in Edinburgh. Given my training in these two areas, I work with various issues that may afflict you, such as depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorders, relationship issues, etc. Also, I use an affirmative approach in my work. This means that I validate and support the needs of people of sexual and gender minorities, promoting the search and the expression of an authentic dimension of themselves and their own identity.
0141 673 8698
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Edinburgh EH7

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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 Greater 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 Greater 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 Greater Edinburgh, or Child Psychologists in Greater Edinburgh.

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