Counselling in Newington, Edinburgh

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Dr Susan Mackay
Psychotherapist, PhD, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Verified
Here is a safe place where you can bring what’s on your mind and together we can make sense of it to find a clearer way forward. Sometimes troubles can feel too stuck or confusing to find words for. In sessions with me, along with words, we can use art materials, or any to hand objects, like a pencil, a piece of paper or string to express what is happening for you. This can give a cathartic sense of difficulties as if lifted from you and shared. Working together in this way can support new ways of thinking and improve relationships through increased self-awareness and emotional mastery.
01764 915903
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Newington
Edinburgh EH9
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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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Newington
Edinburgh EH9
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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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Newington
Edinburgh EH8
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Not accepting new clients
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Lucy Dixon
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I believe we all have an innate wisdom and the potential to lead a rich and fulfilling life. My role is to support you to move beyond difficulties and realise that potential. People seek counselling for many different reasons. You might be encountering difficulties in relationships, experiencing depression or low self-esteem, or struggling with anxiety. You may be feeling stuck, lost, alone, or troubled by past experiences. Life is unpredictable, and you can’t always control what comes your way. But with the right support, you can choose how to relate and respond to these events.
01764 915827
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Newington
Edinburgh EH8
Not accepting new clients
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Harper Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Harper Clinical Psychology is based in Edinburgh and managed by Dr Alison Harper. Alison has over 20 years’ experience of working with a wide range of mental health issues. Also working in the practice with Alison are 6 psychological therapists who offer assessment, formulation and therapy, offering a flexible and collaborative approach to addressing mental health issues. Our website www.harperclinicalpsychology.com gives a more detailed view of our services.
01764 915830
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Newington
Edinburgh EH8
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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
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Newington
Edinburgh EH9
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Victoria Gillingham
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified
Verified
Having worked in the field of mental health for over 25 years, I have a deep understanding of the challenges people are faced with on a daily basis. How we experience these challenges can become overwhelming and we can feel alone, helpless and disconnected. There may be times when it's useful to seek help outside of your current circle of support by talking with a counsellor and I can help you find new ways to explore and manage the difficulties you are experiencing. I work with individuals & couples to offer short-term counselling to address immediate concerns, and long term counselling to address complex issues.
01764 910194
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Newington
Edinburgh EH9
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Zsofia Kaplar
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Life is a series of changes, often bringing loss and pain but also the seeds of a positive transformation. Even if you're unsure how to move forward, a theme can emerge. Counselling can facilitate a new understanding of ourselves, our different relationships, our place in the world. By reassessing hopes and fears, we can work towards the difference we want to experience. Alongside general counselling, I have specialist experience in post-natal depression and traumatic emotional and sexual abuse. My approach, however, is to treat every person without presumptions, trusting the space that opens up and finding the best way for you.
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Newington
Edinburgh EH9
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Anna Bajus
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
You may not have anyone you feel you can talk to, or maybe you do but they don’t understand you. I am experienced in offering psychological help to individuals who have mental health issues. I try to create a safe space for each of my clients - a strong relationship is the core of effective therapy! We can either work with your current issues or go a bit deeper into unresolved childhood situations which need working through.
01764 910965
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Newington
Edinburgh EH9
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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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Newington
Edinburgh EH9
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Waitlist for new clients
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Pippa Watson Rees
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced BACP accredited & registered counsellor with 20 years experience, & 12 years as a state registered community & mental health OT. Perhaps past events affect how you cope with life today, or patterns repeat in your relationships. Maybe you need a place to be heard; to express yourself & explore difficulties. I offer a relational approach, helping you to move forward by understanding yourself better. We can explore & think about how your past affects your present. Alternatively some past events may be very alive in your mind & may need to be processed with an experienced professional.
0131 357 6119
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Newington
Edinburgh EH9
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Waitlist for new clients
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Dr Mike Sawrey
MBBS
Hi, I’m Mike I’m an Edinburgh based psychotherapist. I help people to better understand themselves and be more of who they are. I provide an open and understanding environment to talk about and make sense of your problems.
0161 524 7529
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Newington
Edinburgh EH9
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Sam Karpa
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Taking the first step towards therapy, or returning to therapy, can be difficult. Yet working through your experiences can help to process life more meaningfully. Being a qualified psychodynamic therapist means that I understand how even the smallest of issues can play such a huge part in what you may be feeling inside. We can work through this together, as I invite you to share your issues in a warm, empathic, yet well-held space.
0131 378 1035
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Newington
Edinburgh EH9
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Mary Lye
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
If you are troubled, anxious, stressed, or depressed, I can provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore your feelings without fear of judgement. As well as working in a “traditional” counselling room, I also offer Walk and Talk therapy in the green spaces around Edinburgh. You may find this particularly helpful if you have a love of the outdoors, or a sense of nature's healing energy, or simply recognise the benefits of a brisk walk to your mental and physical well-being.
0131 357 6382
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Newington
Edinburgh EH9
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Julija Silina
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
We all encounter ups and downs in our lives, and most of the time we can overcome them, and sometimes we may need a helping hand. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by emotions that are difficult to understand, gaining a deeper insight through exploration may help in managing those feelings. I can offer a safe and non-judgemental space to delve into what is going on for you. Counselling can help with gaining a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes and find your own solutions to problems.
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Newington
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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Newington
Edinburgh EH8
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John James Muirhead
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
To be listened to and accepted for where you are in your life is important. From practicing as a person centred counsellor for over 7 years, I believe that a safe, non-judgemental and compassionate approach is key for healing. Alongside listening, I offer counselling tools when needed to help. If you prefer, we can chat initially about counselling via mobile or email.
07427 516314
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Newington
Edinburgh EH9
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Marian Willoner
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Are you finding it all too much? Stressed out? Not sure which direction to take? Or maybe you are struggling with isolation or lack of confidence in social situations? Maybe you are dealing with being neuro-diverse (ADHD or autism) in a neuro-typical world? Perhaps you want to be more your authentic self or make a transition in your life? Are you trying to cope with a difficult situation such as grief, loss, illness, caring or a break up? In all these situations I can listen to you, support you and help you to find ways forward.
0131 381 8542
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Newington
Edinburgh EH8
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Paulina Bak
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified
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1 Endorsed
I am UKCP accredited Gestalt psychotherapeutic counsellor, couples therapist and Mindfulness teacher. I have completed a 4-year training in Gestalt psychotherapy in Edinburgh Gestalt Institute between 2013-2017. I work with individuals and couples and can provide a safe and respectful environement to explore life and relational themes, including early and complex trauma, depression, anxiety etc. and how they impact your current life circumstances or relationships.
01764 915920
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Newington
Edinburgh EH9
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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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Newington
Edinburgh EH9
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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 Newington, 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 Newington, 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.