Counselling in Old Town, Edinburgh
Counsellor, MSc, ACC Reg
I don’t know if you have ever had the opportunity to share your story where someone really listens. I mean really listens, wanting to know you, your story, your ups and downs. Where nothing is off limits. Space to speak what maybe you’ve never spoken before. Sitting in the counsellee seat is not always easy and opening up to someone you do not know can be daunting. I know that taking that first step requires courage and I would love to walk with you on your journey.
Sometimes to understand ourselves and our situations better, we need someone else to hear and understand us, to be alongside us on our journey and see the broader view. Therapy is a safe confidential and open space to explore all of who we are. It is a relationship that brings compassionate curiosity to our experience and enables us to harness more of ourselves in our lives and celebrate our uniqueness. We are each an expert on our own lives but sometimes we need support to make sense of it, find our way back, forward or sideways; to become aware of what is and what was. For further information see: www.creativegestalttherapy.com
Not accepting new clients
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Each one of us struggles in life at one point or another. When the difficulties in life feel too much to manage on our own, counselling and psychotherapy offer a confidential and safe environment in which we can explore these difficulties and find the direction to lasting changes. Often our current difficulties have their roots in the past. Problems emerge when we stick to our old ways of coping. Counselling can help us make links to the past and find more adaptive ways of coping. It can help us to tune in to our emotions and thus understand what matters the most and what needs to be changed.
Dr Bruce Scott Psychoanalyst-Psychotherapist
Psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy is an open-ended conversation with no agenda and no time limit (i.e. number of sessions). The practice (Greek: Praxis) of psychoanalysis attends to the person who comes for analysis, to listen and witness their concerns, and to facilitate, if possible some kind of loosening of the strictures than bind and contort experience. I work with people with different needs under the rubric of mental distress.
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Currently accepting new clients. As a counsellor, I collaboratively facilitate growth and change in the persons with whom I work. I am passionate about working with persons who have experienced trauma, with a specific focus on healing from sexual or gender-based trauma, as well as systemic or intergenerational traumas and identity-based marginalization. I also care deeply about working with individuals on body image issues, disordered relationships with food or exercise, depression, anxiety, as well as spiritual identity development or transitions.
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Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCS Accred
As a therapist I specialise in fertility & relationship issues for both couples and individuals. You may be feeling something isn't exactly right in your relationship or have a more difficult issue. You could be going through fertility treatment or have just had a fertility diagnosis. Many people think that relationship counselling should be attended when issues hit breaking point and that is simply not the case. I see people at all stages of their relationship and some of the issues I deal with can range from Affairs/betrayals, Family issues, relationship breakdowns & fertility/infertility issues.
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment? Or just not feeling your "usual self"? Is your mood low most of the time and you're just not sure how to overcome it? Is your self-esteem at an all time low? Are you aware that some of your behaviors are not helpful and you are looking to change? If so, then i would love to help.
Dr Maciej Iwanowicz
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist, with additional Masters degrees in Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. In my practice I prioritise putting clients and their individual needs in the forefront of therapy. I work collaboratively and flexibly within a safe and non-judgemental environment. I want you to feel heard and understood and find the best way we can work together.
I am very skilled and experienced in working with mental health issues such as Depression and Anxiety, as well as addictive behaviour and related issues such as trauma. I have been a mental health professional for 45yrs, both as a Mental Health Nurse and as a BACP Registered Therapist. I have also survived my own life issues, including addictions and have been sober for 25yrs. I feel that having professional qualifications as well as lived experience helps me to make a stronger connection with my clients
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
I'm pleased to offer a confidential, professional and warm space for you to unpack whatever's on your mind. Anxiety, depression, loss and trauma are some of the main areas I have experience of working with people who've found counselling useful. I've specialised in working one-one with clients in person, online and over the phone, for over 8 years. I'm continually refreshing my professional skills and knowledge and I'm trained to work with a range of presenting concerns. I help people gain a deeper comprehension of all aspects of their lives and to find ways to cope with issues in their lives.
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Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Does life feel increasingly difficult and you don’t fully understand the reasons why? Anxiety and stress reactions can be overwhelming and it’s hard to make headway against the storm. You may be struggling with symptoms such as ruminating thoughts, panic attacks, difficulty focussing and bodily sensations associated with anxiety. Anxiety can reach into all areas of our life, including personal and professional relationships. You may recognise repeating patterns and want to free yourself from old scripts. It is possible to overcome even long-standing issues and regain hope and ability to live life to your fullest potential.
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
I am an experienced counsellor/therapist and supervisor working with individuals, couples and organisations. I have specialisms in addiction, anxiety, trauma and relationship counselling. I completed training as an integrative psychotherapist in 2005, and I am a CBT, relationship and family counsellor. I have worked for alcohol agencies, a GP practice, NHS Psychotherapeutic Services and with uniformed services and in private practice. I offer a range of ways of working depending upon the issues that clients bring, and includes short and longer term work. Information on my approach is available at www.counsellingeastlothian.co.uk
Lorena Recio Aparicio
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
If you are tired of feeling confused and lost in your life and you struggle to deal with daily life events, if you are experiencing a difficult moment and you do not have the coping skills to bear it or if you feel you are not confident enough to make the changes that you would like to make and you struggle with your relationships and putting bounderies to those relationships, I would like to help you by upskilling you with the knowledge and abilites you need to face the issues you might find.
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Mary works to the highest standards, offering a confidential service based on the importance of developing a secure and trusting therapeutic relationship. Her approach is warm and supportive, helping clients achieve the change they desire to improve their life and wellbeing. She has great faith in the therapeutic process from having helped many individuals improve their lives. Mary is a BACP registered therapist working in independent practice. She is fully trained in pluralistic therapy and is able to draw on a wide variety of approaches to meet the specific needs of her clients.
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
You’re probably experiencing some difficulties at the moment, either as a couple or as an individual, and looking for a space to explore what is going on for you, understand why you feel as you do, and perhaps put in place some strategies for making a positive change. You may be experiencing the emotional stress of infertility, or have experienced the loss of a baby, and are looking for a place to talk through your thoughts and feelings. 1 in 4 of us will experience some mental health problems, so you are not alone in looking for support.
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Having worked in the field of mental health for over 26 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.
Hi, my name is Constantinos, and I'm a CBT therapist. Working with a counsellor can help you see your issue from a different angle and help you get through difficult times. During our counselling sessions, I'm interested in hearing what you have to say and how you feel. Our work together will be centred on comprehending and examining your thoughts, behaviours, and emotions. I offer both short-term and open-ended counselling in a safe, private, and non-judgmental setting via face-to-face or online sessions, depending on your needs and the subjects you wish to discuss.
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
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.
Dr Tej .
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Dr Tej is Consultant Clinical Psychologist with 25 years clinical experience across Infant, Child and Adult mental health services. In her clinical practice with adults, her expertise is in helping identify and work through intergenerational cycles of trauma – or trauma with a small ‘t’, such as complex developmental trauma/family trauma/narcissistic abuse, scapegoating, chronic shame, feeling stuck not knowing how to break relational patterns. Clients she has worked with report these difficulties in the context of bullying at work, couple /marital/relationship difficulties and attachment/parenting and birth trauma/difficulties.
How can I find a therapist in Old Town, Edinburgh?
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Is online therapy a good option?
Therapy conducted online or over the phone 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.
What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?
Therapists, psychologists, and counsellors are all licensed mental health professionals. In many countries, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counsellor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counsellors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.
What type of therapist is right for me?
Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counsellor who can offer short-term, targeted support.
Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?
The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors. Many have been licensed by the country where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counselling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.
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.
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.