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.
The Anchor Practice is a private mental health service specialising in the treatment of children, adolescents, young adults and families. Our clinicians have trained to the highest standards within the NHS, and have many years of experience providing clinical work in NHS CAMHS teams, as well as teaching on academic and clinical university courses. At The Anchor Practice we offer thorough assessment and treatment for a wide range of mental health difficulties, and a number of our treatments are currently recommended in NICE guidelines. A full description of our services can be found at: www.theanchorpractice.co.uk
Have you been finding it harder to cope lately? Are you looking to get some perspective on the different relationships you have in your life? You might be longing to feel more connected and more at peace with yourself and in your body, but you don't really know where to start. It can feel scary and difficult to find a professional you can trust and open up with. I believe that giving yourself permission to reach out to someone is an important step, and I am here to guide you on your onward journey.
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
Are you feeling stuck? Is anxiety or low mood affecting your life? During your life, there may be times when you will have to make difficult decisions, you may even experience significant changes or you may face unfavorable conditions in which you will be called upon to find the means to cope. Dealing with difficulties in life can be challenging or even painful. However, it can also be a starting point for personal development. I am here to support you and to offer a safe and confidential space for you to talk about any issues you might have.
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.
Qualified Psychologist, individual and couple Counsellor and Psychotherapist. My professional and personal experience has given me a wealth of insights, which I integrate into my practice: * 15-year experience of working with people in a variety of settings – from NHS and private psychiatric clinics to community and charitable sectors, * extensive experience in working in a business setting where I gained a huge understanding of the pressures that can lead people to extreme burnout, * living, working and training in a number of different countries which makes me deeply aware of challenges that expats face.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 14 years of post-doctoral experience. I am also CEO and Clinical Director of Brain Brolly. At Brain Brolly, we know about Brains and provide a number of services under our umbrella to protect people and their brains. We offer clinical sessions for children, young people and adults across the ability span. We support mental health difficulties as well as coping with physical health issues and life transitions. We use only evidence based therapies shown to make positive changes for people. We provide support when there are difficulties as well as proactive approaches to build resilience and motivation
Are you struggling with anxiety and fear around failure and taking risks? Has your self-worth become dependent on achievement? If your anxiety and perfectionism are keeping you from living the life you want, we may be a good fit. Together we will look at how you can change your relationship to your inner 'saboteur' or 'critic' without losing your motivation and ability to challenge yourself. I work with individuals who are experiencing anxiety and perfectionism around a wide range of life circumstances including at work, university, and about becoming parents. For more information about me and my approach, visit my website.
I work with clients who have suffered trauma, neglect, abuse or Adverse Childhood Experiences. Main specialism is Complex Trauma (C-PTSD) and related disassociation, depression, NEAD, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, mood disorders, flashbacks, relationships. Many have multiple diagnosis collected over years, underpinned by trauma or emotional "lack". People include students, LGB & poly, ex forces, domestic violence survivors. I have specialist post grad certifications including; Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders & Integrative Mental Health Therapy. Many have had general therapy before & now want specialist help.
As you’re here, there’s no doubt you’re struggling with an issue or problem that might feel overwhelming, distressing or out of control. Rest assured, help is at hand. We all experience various symptoms and problems throughout life, and it’s my job to help you achieve significant and meaningful change. I won’t bore you with therapy jargon either, there’s probably more pressing issues on your mind, and I know what that's like. What I will say, is that after years of dedicated training, experience and witnessing people make real difference in their lives, I know professional therapy helps.
People usually come to therapy when they feel that they no longer have the ability to deal with the difficulties they are experiencing, or maybe when they identified a pattern in their behaviour that creates suffering, when many emotions or thoughts come at the same time and make it impossible to cope with them, when they want to learn about themselves and get deep down to get a better relationship with oneself, when the previous ways of coping and support by friends and relatives are not enough to offer them the solutions and relief they seek. Either the reason to come to therapy, it's valid because it's your own.
I worked with Mental Heath, Psychotherapy and Supervision for the past 20 years (first abroad, then in the past few years, in the UK). I worked as a volunteer, in the private sector, and as a private practitioner. My background is in psychology and, in particular, psychotherapy. I have trained as a C. Psychologist and as Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist and I use psychodynamic theory to guide my work, although I am familiar with a variety of different modalities and therapeutic approaches. I have worked with a variety of people from all age groups with different background and beliefs. https://www.lailarashid.com/home
When life trips us up we might work it out with the support of family and friends. But when our difficulties get in the way of how we want to live our lives, talking to someone trained to listen, can be more useful. Committing to ourself, to changing, can be the most difficult part of therapy. Whatever the difficulty you face, whether it is living with anxiety, low mood, intrusive thoughts, impulsive behaviours, or self soothing using addictive substances, behaviours etc, If you are reading this, you are already on your way to understanding what’s going on for you and making the changes you want to make to meet your goals.
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
As your counsellor, my role is to help you change the circumstances in your life that have become obstacles to living a fulfilling life. We will focus on improving these difficulties that hold you back in life. I believe counselling can help people improve their relationships and strengthen their skills and personalities. My passion is to help people overcome their problems and live a satisfying life.
Modern life can be hectic. Balancing the daily demands of work, family and social commitments with our desire for happiness, health and enjoyment can feel exhausting. Not to mention the baggage of unprocessed emotions, experiences and limiting self-belief most of us drag around with us. We all need to slow down sometimes and reconnect with ourselves, our true purpose and the things that give our lives meaning. This is not a quick fix to a problem, it is a deeply therapeutic transformation, which is likely to affect every area of your life.
People come to counselling for many different reasons but often because they have had enough of feeling unwanted emotions. You might be coming with a specific query, like: I want to have a better relationship with my partner / family; I wish I could stop feeling so anxious; Will I ever get over this sense of loss?; I’ve realised I need some help with my anger. Or you may have an underlying feeling that something isn’t right with you, such as: I don’t know who I am anymore; I’ve realised I’ve been feeling low for some time; I don’t seem to be able to stop thinking about past events and relationships.
I am a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, with 12 years experience working in NHS CAMHS teams and the charity sector. I offer brief, medium and long term psychotherapy for children and adolescents, and offer developmental support to parents and carers. I have specific training and experience in the treatment of adolescent depression, psychotherapeutic interventions for fostered, adopted and looked after children, and psychotherapy for university students suffering with mood disorders. I also offer psychotherapy to children and young people suffering from depression, who have a diagnosis of autism.
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.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in New Town, 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 New Town, 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 New Town, Edinburgh, or Child Psychologists in New Town, Edinburgh.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like New Town, 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 New Town, 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.