LGBTQ+ Counselling in New Town, Edinburgh

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Stephanie Saunders
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
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I am also a Sex Therapist and have experience working with the LGBTQIA + community specialising in sexuality, gender identity, self confidence & same sex relationships.
I am an Edinburgh based Sex and relationship counsellor 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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New Town
Edinburgh EH3
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Niamh Allen
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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I offer a non-judgemental practice and have experience with the LGBTQ + community.
My name is Niamh, and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. CBT provides a structure which helps you to explore your emotions, thoughts, behaviours and move towards a more manageable tomorrow armed with insight and self-awareness. I offer a space for individuals to address the difficulties they are encountering and teach practical tools, techniques, and skills to help people overcome the issues they are experiencing. CBT is very effective when working with specific therapy goals like managing anxiety or moving out of a period of depression. It is recommended for many issues including PTSD, OCD, eating disorders and addictions.
0131 381 8060
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New Town
Edinburgh EH2
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Robyn Spice
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
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Using a cognitive behavioural framework I specialise in the treatment of anxiety disorders, low mood, trauma, issues facing the LGBTQ + community and stress. I have worked with adults, teenagers and children and have experience in a number of different areas including depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and grief. It is my job to work with you to explore your thoughts, emotions and behaviours to help you understand the difficulties you’ve been facing. We will use different tools and techniques that you can utilise to help you achieve your goals and make lasting changes to your daily life.
01764 915907
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New Town
Edinburgh EH1
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Allister Murdoch
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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I attract a very high number of male clients and those from the LGBTQIA + communities.
I specialise in providing a face to face only counselling service for other men wanting to talk about their anxiety, a bereavement, depression, relationship problems or stress. I help men who have been or are the victim in abusive relationships. I am a specialist in working with clients who identify as being LGBTQIA + or live in a relationship diverse style. I am interested in helping the growing number of men with issues as result of Chemsex.
0131 381 8348
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New Town
Edinburgh EH1
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Priyanka Pookadan
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
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I have an affirmative stance on working with Lesbian , Gay , Bisexual , Transgender , Queer , Intersex, Asexual ( LGBTQIA +) and polyamorous clients and welcome clients of all races, genders, sexual orientations and relationship styles.
Sometimes life throws challenges in front of us which we may struggle to cope with. This could be a sudden and unexpected change like a loss or bereavement. It could be something that we have always struggled with that is making it challenging to move forward with life. Situations such as these can be stressful, and sometimes we can't shake off the anxiety and depression or we may even experience anhedonia (inability to feel pleasure in usually pleasurable activities). It might also be a past trauma or abuse that is causing the challenges in the present life, revealing itself as panic for example.
01764 915906
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New Town
Edinburgh EH1
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Iyetomi Adenekan
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
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As well as working in my own practice, I volunteer with LGBT Health and Wellbeing.
Hello and welcome. You’re probably considering making some changes in your life, or you are looking for help to address some difficulties that may be hindering your personal growth. It may be that you are not yet sure what you are looking for. My aim is to support you with compassion and empathy, and help you explore and better understand whatever is going on for you. I will stay alongside you and help you to challenge yourself as you come to terms with past decisions and make some new ones.
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Marika Maria Lisowska Gestalt Therapy
Counsellor, MUKCP
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I also understand the pressure related to family, gender, ethnicity, race, LGBTQ + difference, social class, and religion.
I get that it’s not easy to ask for support and admit to vulnerability. I view therapy as as a journey of discovery, healing and growth. Through 'experiential learning' and 'dialogue' we will work with your ‘embodied awareness’ of ‘how’ you are in relationships, ‘how’ you make choices and ‘how’ you co-create your world. We will look at where you feel 'stuck' and what seems 'difficult'; we will 'stay with' the feelings and complexity that may unfold. I believe change happens organically when we have enough 'support', fully acknowledge the situation we are in, and commit to work.If that resonates with you, please contact me.
0131 381 8048
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New Town
Edinburgh EH3
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David Sanmartino
Counsellor, MSc, GMBPsS
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I am specialised in working with trauma, sexual additions and issues related with LGBTQ community.
I promote a deep transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional expertise and experience to help you explore whatever is important to you, in a respectful, non-judgemental and open way. In my sessions, I use a positive, holistic and integrative approach to take care of my clients and I work diligently to help find them the answers they seek. Since 2015 I have worked with a wide diversity of clients to deal with the many different circumstances that are unique to their lives.
0131 357 3853
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New Town
Edinburgh EH2
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Laura Elder
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I have experience working with clients with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues and LGBTQIA + issues.
Therapy creates the opportunity to build a secure foundation for wellbeing. Understanding your needs, emotions and thoughts becomes an empowering part of life. My work as a therapist is based on the knowledge that change is possible. Through our work together, you can gain concrete tools to help handle stressful situations, see things from a new perspective and challenge unhelpful thoughts and beliefs to help lead to living a more balanced, fulfilled and empowered life.
0131 378 8330
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Edinburgh EH2
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Taylor Broughton
Psychotherapist, MA, MCOSCA
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Just Human Therapy is a humanist, feminist, LGBTQ + affirming online counselling service based in Edinburgh. Going to therapy can feel tough, so I aim to make it as approachable as possible. If you are going through a transition that feels difficult, would like support working through something specific, or simply know something doesn't feel right, therapy is a space you deserve to work through things. Often this isn't a quick fix, but an explorative process to come back to who you are and what you need. If you're struggling with low mood, lingering trauma affects, or obsessive worry, I can help you figure out what's going on.
0131 381 8529
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Craig Miller
Counsellor, MCOSCA
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Anxiety, family/relationship struggles, traumatic past experiences, feeling low...there are lots of reasons that may have driven you in search of someone to speak with. I offer a safe, confidential and grounded space to share whatever might be concerning you. We will explore whatever has led you to seek counselling at whatever pace feels safest and easiest for you. In terms of how you might experience me...Open, warm, grounded, not afraid to have a laugh or shed a tear, sensitive, non-judgemental and welcoming of all regardless of race, age, gender, sexuality or history.
0131 381 0175
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New Town
Edinburgh EH1
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Bill Lee
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
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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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New Town
Edinburgh EH2
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Doctor Pointer: OCD Specialist ( CBT / ERP )
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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Both my own experiences of OCD from an early age & my clinical training have led me to deeply understand OCD, & how to recover from it. Because of this, I know that it’s so important to have an OCD therapist who really understands you. And now, you are no longer on your own with OCD - you have found a private OCD specialist who has been where you are now, & has successfully recovered from OCD. I understand the nature of your intrusive thoughts, obsessions, compulsions, struggles, & distress, & how to guide you out of your OCD labyrinth.
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Dr George Reid
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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Having the right fit (“therapeutic alliance”) with your psychologist is viewed as the most crucial factor in the healing process. I would encourage you to choose a practitioner with a broad life experience as well as a clinical training in a range of evidence-based psychological therapies. A former lawyer, I practised human rights & social justice law for years in the courts in the UK. This led to my interest in psychology & trauma & therapies to overcome psychological difficulties. I’ve lived in Canada, France, Italy & Scotland and have travelled all over the world, so I hope to have a background which may help you.
0131 381 0397
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New Town
Edinburgh EH2
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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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New Town
Edinburgh EH2
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Zofia Zyborska
Counsellor, MSc, COSRT Accred
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I specialise in Sex and Relationship Therapy and offer talking therapy for couples and individuals with sexual problems. These include vaginismus, painful sex, difficulty achieving orgasm, loss of desire for sex, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. I have particular experience in working with those impacted by past sexual trauma, abuse or assault. I am specifically trained and qualified to work with sex and porn addiction(s). I also work with partners of sex/porn addicts who are perhaps struggling with their partner’s addiction, working with the distress, betrayal, shock and trauma they may be experiencing.
0131 357 6236
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New Town
Edinburgh EH3
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Laura McNaught
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified
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Relationship and Sex Therapy Practice in Edinburgh: Helping you to create positive change in your relationships (www.lauramcnaught.com). I am an experienced and professional Relationship and Psychosexual Therapist. In addition to my private practice, I have several years experience within the Relationships Scotland counselling service and also practised as a Psychosexual Therapist within the NHS. I am warm, friendly and passionate about supporting my clients through the wide range of challenges that life brings to us all.
0131 510 4491
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New Town
Edinburgh EH2
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Russell Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
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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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New Town
Edinburgh EH1
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Ana Puljic
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
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Hi there, my name is Ana and I'm a psychodynamic counsellor specializing in parental narcissism and existential issues. If you feel stuck in a loop or unable to find joy in life, I can offer my curiosity, empathy, and insights to help you find meaning in your experience. To do this, I will often draw on my background in psychology and philosophy, as well as psychodynamic therapy which looks at the unconscious processes between us and find links between what you're experiencing in the present and your early childhood and family experiences. On top of this, I use a systemic lens when working with families.
0131 378 1027
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New Town
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Chai Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
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When you encounter difficult times in our day to day lives it is helpful to be able to talk these through with someone who is trained and objective. To help you explore the issues that matter to you, bringing insight and understanding to enable you to find your way through problems and dilemmas.
07723 435840
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New Town
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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 New Town, 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 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.