Counselling in Leith, Edinburgh

Photo of Marianna Remmouche, Counsellor in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
Marianna Remmouche
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Leith, Edinburgh EH6  (Online Only)
I will help you to understand your fears and worries better and to challenge them, walking back along your childhood and early life experience to discover where everything began. I will support you with your anxiety, depression, trauma ,ocd, low mood, infertility and unexplained infertility, low self esteem, panic attacks, ptsd, and together we will find a new approach to life to improve your mental and physical well-being. I am a bilingual CBT therapist and counsellor, offering psychotherapy in English and Italian.
I will help you to understand your fears and worries better and to challenge them, walking back along your childhood and early life experience to discover where everything began. I will support you with your anxiety, depression, trauma ,ocd, low mood, infertility and unexplained infertility, low self esteem, panic attacks, ptsd, and together we will find a new approach to life to improve your mental and physical well-being. I am a bilingual CBT therapist and counsellor, offering psychotherapy in English and Italian.
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Isabel Crozier
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified
Leith, Edinburgh EH6
I have always been profoundly curious about others and aim to foster that curiosity in my clients. I am interested in the ways that our families, culture and environment shape us and in the ways in which people create meaning in their lives. I have found again and again that psychotherapy can help people understand themselves more deeply and bring about changes which lead to more fulfilled and interesting ways of living, as well as to an improved understanding of themselves in relationship with others. I am able to work on both a short and long term basis, with a preference for longer term work.
I have always been profoundly curious about others and aim to foster that curiosity in my clients. I am interested in the ways that our families, culture and environment shape us and in the ways in which people create meaning in their lives. I have found again and again that psychotherapy can help people understand themselves more deeply and bring about changes which lead to more fulfilled and interesting ways of living, as well as to an improved understanding of themselves in relationship with others. I am able to work on both a short and long term basis, with a preference for longer term work.
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Gary Smith
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Leith, Edinburgh EH6
Welcome to my personal statement. I am an experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor, with over 30 years involvement in the personal development field. I bring the breadth and depth of my life experience, and aim to work in collaboration with you to explore the challenges and joys that you face in your life.
Welcome to my personal statement. I am an experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor, with over 30 years involvement in the personal development field. I bring the breadth and depth of my life experience, and aim to work in collaboration with you to explore the challenges and joys that you face in your life.
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Photo of Caroline Finn Art Therapy, Psychotherapist in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
Caroline Finn Art Therapy
Psychotherapist, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Leith, Edinburgh EH6
I work with individuals aged 12 and up at the moment. You may have issues with anxiety or trauma and are looking for ways to regulate yourself and work through the trauma. There may be attachment issues established in childhood that have been unhelpful in adulthood. Perhaps you require a confidential place to process distressing things you have experienced, or somewhere to take ownership of your story and change your narrative.
I work with individuals aged 12 and up at the moment. You may have issues with anxiety or trauma and are looking for ways to regulate yourself and work through the trauma. There may be attachment issues established in childhood that have been unhelpful in adulthood. Perhaps you require a confidential place to process distressing things you have experienced, or somewhere to take ownership of your story and change your narrative.
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Dr Beata (Bea) Michalska
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Leith, Edinburgh EH6  (Online Only)
For the past ten years I have been helping individuals, couples and families with mental health difficulties. My professional journey includes over 8 years of NHS practice, big chunk of it dedicated to helping those on psychiatric wards. Now I work mainly in my private practice. Typical problems that I have experience treating include depression, anxiety, OCD, adjustment difficulties, trauma/PTSD, stress and relationship difficulties. I see psychotherapy as a personal journey, a chance to get to know yourself better, a safe space to explore and to grow. My interests lie in a human, in embodied experience and in the process.
For the past ten years I have been helping individuals, couples and families with mental health difficulties. My professional journey includes over 8 years of NHS practice, big chunk of it dedicated to helping those on psychiatric wards. Now I work mainly in my private practice. Typical problems that I have experience treating include depression, anxiety, OCD, adjustment difficulties, trauma/PTSD, stress and relationship difficulties. I see psychotherapy as a personal journey, a chance to get to know yourself better, a safe space to explore and to grow. My interests lie in a human, in embodied experience and in the process.
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Dr Shirley Chan
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
Leith, Edinburgh EH6  (Online Only)
I offer professional psychotherapy and counselling services to adult clients and teenagers who are experiencing psychological distress or living with mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, stress, and/ or chronic illnesses. The ultimate goal is to empower my clients to excel themselves with self-compassion and confidence and to live a life with pride, respect and love to self and others. I strive to serve with heart and create a safe and secure space for my clients to excel with mental health wisdom and confidence.
I offer professional psychotherapy and counselling services to adult clients and teenagers who are experiencing psychological distress or living with mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, stress, and/ or chronic illnesses. The ultimate goal is to empower my clients to excel themselves with self-compassion and confidence and to live a life with pride, respect and love to self and others. I strive to serve with heart and create a safe and secure space for my clients to excel with mental health wisdom and confidence.
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Room To Change
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leith, Edinburgh EH6
Hi, I'm Lilian, an addictions therapist specialising in problematic drug and alcohol use, and sex/porn addiction. I also work with partner betrayal trauma and with individuals diagnosed and self-diagnosed with ADHD. There are many reasons that we use substances or behaviours to change the way we feel and deal with painful emotions. Perhaps you once felt in control and now it feels like substances or behaviours are in control of you. You may be experiencing problems in your relationships, work, health and finances and feel overwhelmed. Understanding your relationship with substances, sex or porn is key to resolving the struggle.
Hi, I'm Lilian, an addictions therapist specialising in problematic drug and alcohol use, and sex/porn addiction. I also work with partner betrayal trauma and with individuals diagnosed and self-diagnosed with ADHD. There are many reasons that we use substances or behaviours to change the way we feel and deal with painful emotions. Perhaps you once felt in control and now it feels like substances or behaviours are in control of you. You may be experiencing problems in your relationships, work, health and finances and feel overwhelmed. Understanding your relationship with substances, sex or porn is key to resolving the struggle.
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Lovisa Tidblom
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
Leith, Edinburgh EH6
Whether you are new to therapy or have been attending for years, whether you have a clear goal or are uncertain about your reasons, I am here to guide you in finding your way forward.
Whether you are new to therapy or have been attending for years, whether you have a clear goal or are uncertain about your reasons, I am here to guide you in finding your way forward.
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Mary Carew-Stirrat
Psychotherapist, PsychD, COSRT Accred
Verified
Leith, Edinburgh EH6
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.
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.
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Adam Macalpine
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leith, Edinburgh EH6
I offer a safe and facilitative space for you to think about what you need in order to feel better. An important part of that process is the relationship we develop and I will be with you each step of the way. I will listen, empathise, wonder with you, as well as laugh, cry, and get angry. Life is incredibly difficult at times. We could most likely all benefit from a space where we can share ourselves, our thoughts and feelings, and be shown acceptance. More than that, be shown care and understanding of what we are going through. If you feel that you would benefit from that kind of space, then please get in touch.
I offer a safe and facilitative space for you to think about what you need in order to feel better. An important part of that process is the relationship we develop and I will be with you each step of the way. I will listen, empathise, wonder with you, as well as laugh, cry, and get angry. Life is incredibly difficult at times. We could most likely all benefit from a space where we can share ourselves, our thoughts and feelings, and be shown acceptance. More than that, be shown care and understanding of what we are going through. If you feel that you would benefit from that kind of space, then please get in touch.
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Sudworth Psychology: Psychological Therapy & EMDR
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Leith, Edinburgh EH6
Not accepting new clients
Are you existing rather than living? Are you struggling with anxiety, low mood or trauma? There are a variety of reasons that may be holding you back from enjoying your life and if you are not doing so, as a Counselling Psychologist I am here to offer help and support. Together, we can gain understanding, forge hope, and create change.
Are you existing rather than living? Are you struggling with anxiety, low mood or trauma? There are a variety of reasons that may be holding you back from enjoying your life and if you are not doing so, as a Counselling Psychologist I am here to offer help and support. Together, we can gain understanding, forge hope, and create change.
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Creative Sport Mind
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Sport Psych.
Verified
Leith, Edinburgh EH6  (Online Only)
Hi, welcome! I'm Dr Zoi, founder of Creative Sport Mind. I provide performance psychology support to help you better understand yourself and reach your full potential. I have 8+ years of experience in educational, mental health and sporting environments. Areas of expertise: self-criticism, confidence, burnout, performance anxiety, perfectionism.
Hi, welcome! I'm Dr Zoi, founder of Creative Sport Mind. I provide performance psychology support to help you better understand yourself and reach your full potential. I have 8+ years of experience in educational, mental health and sporting environments. Areas of expertise: self-criticism, confidence, burnout, performance anxiety, perfectionism.
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Abigail Nelson
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified
Leith, Edinburgh EH6
My name is Abigail Nelson, I'm a qualified, HCPC-registered dramatherapist based in Edinburgh. I have provided therapy in a variety of settings, including charities, CICs, the NHS and privately. I primarily work with adults, however I have also worked with teenagers. Experiences of those I've worked with include: anxiety, depression, autism (including late diagnosis), grief, ADHD, bi-polar disorder, personality disorders and trauma. Whether you'd like to work through a particular issue, experience or relationship, or get to know yourself better and unlock your best self, Dramatherapy can help you find insight, confidence and peace.
My name is Abigail Nelson, I'm a qualified, HCPC-registered dramatherapist based in Edinburgh. I have provided therapy in a variety of settings, including charities, CICs, the NHS and privately. I primarily work with adults, however I have also worked with teenagers. Experiences of those I've worked with include: anxiety, depression, autism (including late diagnosis), grief, ADHD, bi-polar disorder, personality disorders and trauma. Whether you'd like to work through a particular issue, experience or relationship, or get to know yourself better and unlock your best self, Dramatherapy can help you find insight, confidence and peace.
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Tom Brown
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified
Leith, Edinburgh EH6  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hey there! I'm Tom, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Life can be tough sometimes, and we all need a little help to get through the challenges it throws our way. Whether you're dealing with a diagnosed mental health condition, like anxiety or depression, or you're struggling with more general mental health issues, like low self esteem, therapy can provide you with the tools you need to overcome your difficulties.
Hey there! I'm Tom, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Life can be tough sometimes, and we all need a little help to get through the challenges it throws our way. Whether you're dealing with a diagnosed mental health condition, like anxiety or depression, or you're struggling with more general mental health issues, like low self esteem, therapy can provide you with the tools you need to overcome your difficulties.
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Ruth Lynch
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Leith, Edinburgh EH6
I'm Ruth, a CBT and REBT therapist helping clients UK wide, online, or face to face in my therapy room in Edinburgh. I integrate a variety of alternative therapies such as compassion focussed therapy, acceptance focussed and CT Therapy, tailoring to each individual's personal problems and situations. My approach is a collaborative journey, introducing cognitive tools to help manage your unhealthy negative emotions and thoughts. For those who prefer simply talking, I am an experienced counsellor and life coach.
I'm Ruth, a CBT and REBT therapist helping clients UK wide, online, or face to face in my therapy room in Edinburgh. I integrate a variety of alternative therapies such as compassion focussed therapy, acceptance focussed and CT Therapy, tailoring to each individual's personal problems and situations. My approach is a collaborative journey, introducing cognitive tools to help manage your unhealthy negative emotions and thoughts. For those who prefer simply talking, I am an experienced counsellor and life coach.
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Lorraine Woolford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leith, Edinburgh EH6
I strive to create a trusting and authentic connection with each of my clients. Through our work together, we can explore the deeper dynamics and patterns that may be influencing your thoughts and behaviours, leading to new insights and a greater understanding of yourself. My work with you will be at your pace and I look forward to working creatively with you in a warm and committed relationship. I believe you hold the internal resources that can help you along the way, and I am here to support you in accessing them.
I strive to create a trusting and authentic connection with each of my clients. Through our work together, we can explore the deeper dynamics and patterns that may be influencing your thoughts and behaviours, leading to new insights and a greater understanding of yourself. My work with you will be at your pace and I look forward to working creatively with you in a warm and committed relationship. I believe you hold the internal resources that can help you along the way, and I am here to support you in accessing them.
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Photo of Cristina Martin-Garcia, Counsellor in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
Cristina Martin-Garcia
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Leith, Edinburgh EH6  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Cristina, a cognitive-behavioural therapist (CBT). I work from the perspective of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and CBT with the aim of supporting people in their suffering, personal growth, and their journey towards a meaningful life. I also incorporate elements from compassion-focused therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, which deeply embeds my approach in acceptance, compassion, and the present moment. I provide therapy in both English and Spanish, face-to-face and online.
Hello, I'm Cristina, a cognitive-behavioural therapist (CBT). I work from the perspective of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and CBT with the aim of supporting people in their suffering, personal growth, and their journey towards a meaningful life. I also incorporate elements from compassion-focused therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, which deeply embeds my approach in acceptance, compassion, and the present moment. I provide therapy in both English and Spanish, face-to-face and online.
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Jean Itier
Leith, Edinburgh EH6  (Online Only)
Are you suffering from chronic pain that impacts your quality of life? Have you tried everything with very few results? Do you feel misunderstood and powerless facing this persistent pain? I understand. I know how alone and misunderstood this can feel. Your pain is invisible to others. I understand your constant worries about the future. I feel your helplessness and discouragement. But there is hope. You are not doomed to eternally endure your symptoms. It is possible to understand and tame your pain to regain a fulfilling life. I use a holistic mind-body approach to help you free yourself from pain.
Are you suffering from chronic pain that impacts your quality of life? Have you tried everything with very few results? Do you feel misunderstood and powerless facing this persistent pain? I understand. I know how alone and misunderstood this can feel. Your pain is invisible to others. I understand your constant worries about the future. I feel your helplessness and discouragement. But there is hope. You are not doomed to eternally endure your symptoms. It is possible to understand and tame your pain to regain a fulfilling life. I use a holistic mind-body approach to help you free yourself from pain.
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Lucy Hodgson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leith, Edinburgh EH6
Whatever has motivated you to seek therapy, I can offer you a confidential space in which to explore your feelings, thoughts, relationships, and sense of self. Whether you are dealing with loss, feeling low, or like you have lost your way, then therapy can help. Through collaborative working, you will gain a better understanding of yourself – your feelings and your relationships – which, in turn, will facilitate personal growth and change. We will consider past experiences and relationships; how they have shaped you; and how they influence your feelings, actions, and motivations in the present.
Whatever has motivated you to seek therapy, I can offer you a confidential space in which to explore your feelings, thoughts, relationships, and sense of self. Whether you are dealing with loss, feeling low, or like you have lost your way, then therapy can help. Through collaborative working, you will gain a better understanding of yourself – your feelings and your relationships – which, in turn, will facilitate personal growth and change. We will consider past experiences and relationships; how they have shaped you; and how they influence your feelings, actions, and motivations in the present.
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Nicoletta Katseniou
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Leith, Edinburgh EH6
Hello and welcome! I'm Nicoletta, a qualified therapist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I offer in-person or online sessions if you prefer the comfort of your own space. My approach is based on the core principles of trauma-informed practice which means that I work within a non-hierarchical framework that offers safety, choices, collaboration, trustworthiness and transparency. As we do not live in a vacuum, I firmly believe in the importance of exploring sociocultural, environmental and economic factors that contribute to the origin and maintenance of psychological distress.
Hello and welcome! I'm Nicoletta, a qualified therapist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I offer in-person or online sessions if you prefer the comfort of your own space. My approach is based on the core principles of trauma-informed practice which means that I work within a non-hierarchical framework that offers safety, choices, collaboration, trustworthiness and transparency. As we do not live in a vacuum, I firmly believe in the importance of exploring sociocultural, environmental and economic factors that contribute to the origin and maintenance of psychological distress.
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Number of Counsellors in Leith, Edinburgh

70+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Leith, Edinburgh who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
83% Depression
83% Self Esteem
78% Stress
76% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
63% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

44% Aviva
44% AXA PPP
44% Vitality

How Counsellors in Leith, Edinburgh see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Leith, Edinburgh?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.