Male Counselling in Old Town, Edinburgh

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Martyn Pars
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
My Offer To You: Being heard, understood, believed in and supported. We all need this kind of support at some point in our lives. This is my offer to you. I am an accredited professional counsellor (PNCPS acc.) registered through the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP reg) which means I am held on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register thus ensuring protection to the public and helping to ensure their health and wellbeing. I have a particular interest in those with later in life ADHD diagnosis or if you suspect you might be. I am also a professional executive coach.
My Offer To You: Being heard, understood, believed in and supported. We all need this kind of support at some point in our lives. This is my offer to you. I am an accredited professional counsellor (PNCPS acc.) registered through the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP reg) which means I am held on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register thus ensuring protection to the public and helping to ensure their health and wellbeing. I have a particular interest in those with later in life ADHD diagnosis or if you suspect you might be. I am also a professional executive coach.
01242 507893 View 01242 507893
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Keyong Ma
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
With a diverse background in community psychological services, NHS secondary care affective disorder services, specialist eating disorder services, and NeuroDevelopmental Disorder services, I possess a wealth of experience in addressing a wide range of issues, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, emotion dysregulation, borderline disorder, bipolar disorders and trauma. I aim to tailor treatment to meet the specific needs of clients, rather than requiring clients to adapt to a pre-determined model.
With a diverse background in community psychological services, NHS secondary care affective disorder services, specialist eating disorder services, and NeuroDevelopmental Disorder services, I possess a wealth of experience in addressing a wide range of issues, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, emotion dysregulation, borderline disorder, bipolar disorders and trauma. I aim to tailor treatment to meet the specific needs of clients, rather than requiring clients to adapt to a pre-determined model.
020 4538 4999 View 020 4538 4999
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Dr Ernest Wagner - Online - Authentic Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
I'm interested to hear what's going on for you on the inside. What is getting in the way of you living life fully? What would it look like to become more of your authentic self? Let’s work together to help you overcome challenges, difficulties, hurts, and unhelpful patterns in your life. I am a Clinical Psychologist, providing caring, evidence-based assessment and therapy with a down-to-earth and values-focused approach. I have over 10 years experience in mental health and rehabilitation. (www.AuthenticPsychology.co.uk for more info)
I'm interested to hear what's going on for you on the inside. What is getting in the way of you living life fully? What would it look like to become more of your authentic self? Let’s work together to help you overcome challenges, difficulties, hurts, and unhelpful patterns in your life. I am a Clinical Psychologist, providing caring, evidence-based assessment and therapy with a down-to-earth and values-focused approach. I have over 10 years experience in mental health and rehabilitation. (www.AuthenticPsychology.co.uk for more info)
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Mike Delaney
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
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
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
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Dr Craig Dunn
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Hello and thank you for looking into my profile. It can be challenging finding the right therapist amidst a sea of warm faces and shiny profiles full of experience. However, I firmly believe that like any relationship, the therapeutic one needs to feel like a 'good fit' too. This outlook forms the ethos of my therapy practice as a counselling psychologist where I work in collaboration with a client to bring change through the healing properties of a relationship. It is my belief that a supportive, accepting relationship allows for deeper self exploration and long-lasting change.
Hello and thank you for looking into my profile. It can be challenging finding the right therapist amidst a sea of warm faces and shiny profiles full of experience. However, I firmly believe that like any relationship, the therapeutic one needs to feel like a 'good fit' too. This outlook forms the ethos of my therapy practice as a counselling psychologist where I work in collaboration with a client to bring change through the healing properties of a relationship. It is my belief that a supportive, accepting relationship allows for deeper self exploration and long-lasting change.
0141 673 0100 View 0141 673 0100
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Dr Maciej Iwanowicz
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
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 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.
0141 280 6657 View 0141 280 6657
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Dr Craig Dunn & Associates Psychology Services
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Welcome to Dr Craig Dunn & Associates Psychology Services. We are a group of mental health practitioners consisting of psychologists and psychotherapists sharing a commitment to providing a high quality service and supportive relationship to our clients. We over a range of psychotherapy services to adults, children, young people and schools across Greater Glasgow. It can be challenging knowing what kind of support you are looking for. Sometimes, a friendly face or warm interaction is all you need to feel confident in your therapist. However, when calling to enquire about
Welcome to Dr Craig Dunn & Associates Psychology Services. We are a group of mental health practitioners consisting of psychologists and psychotherapists sharing a commitment to providing a high quality service and supportive relationship to our clients. We over a range of psychotherapy services to adults, children, young people and schools across Greater Glasgow. It can be challenging knowing what kind of support you are looking for. Sometimes, a friendly face or warm interaction is all you need to feel confident in your therapist. However, when calling to enquire about
0141 673 0369 View 0141 673 0369
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Tim McConville
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Hello there, thanks for checking me out. Individuals: Life’s toll can leave us with hurts and regrets. Sometimes we end up so wounded everything loses its shine. Life becomes colourless. We struggle with trauma, anxiety or low mood. By creating a constructive conversation with me, we can work towards healing. Couples: I use emotionally focused therapy to help create a connection between spouses and partners. I explore hurtful cycles of interaction to change them. Together we develop positive cycles to heal the relationship. Families: I specialise in young adults/students and their parents; blended families; alienation; child contact
Hello there, thanks for checking me out. Individuals: Life’s toll can leave us with hurts and regrets. Sometimes we end up so wounded everything loses its shine. Life becomes colourless. We struggle with trauma, anxiety or low mood. By creating a constructive conversation with me, we can work towards healing. Couples: I use emotionally focused therapy to help create a connection between spouses and partners. I explore hurtful cycles of interaction to change them. Together we develop positive cycles to heal the relationship. Families: I specialise in young adults/students and their parents; blended families; alienation; child contact
0131 357 6469 View 0131 357 6469
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David Sanmartino
Counsellor, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
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.
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 View 0131 357 3853
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Adrian Tupper
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Not feeling fulfilled? Stress and anxiety getting in the way? Shame around past events or the present perhaps? Maybe these affect your relationships, family, work or generally your self esteem. Importantly, neither searching the internet nor self help books have been enough, and you need a human relationship. Someone who will listen to you without judgement, and who will attend to you and help you process your sometimes overwhelming feelings. Equally, you may be looking for a psychotherapist to work with by way of self development.
Not feeling fulfilled? Stress and anxiety getting in the way? Shame around past events or the present perhaps? Maybe these affect your relationships, family, work or generally your self esteem. Importantly, neither searching the internet nor self help books have been enough, and you need a human relationship. Someone who will listen to you without judgement, and who will attend to you and help you process your sometimes overwhelming feelings. Equally, you may be looking for a psychotherapist to work with by way of self development.
0131 510 5579 View 0131 510 5579
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Darren Neal
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Being understood and accepted, without judgement and with compassion, is the most important experience we can receive from another person. I have a extensive experience working with trauma(PTSD&CPTSD), bereavement, anxiety (fear), abuse, mental health issues, depression as well as general feelings of hopelessness and sadness and I will offer my experience and knowledge to help empower you to experience yourself, understand yourself and feel more confidant and emotionally connected. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I can be found on their website.
Being understood and accepted, without judgement and with compassion, is the most important experience we can receive from another person. I have a extensive experience working with trauma(PTSD&CPTSD), bereavement, anxiety (fear), abuse, mental health issues, depression as well as general feelings of hopelessness and sadness and I will offer my experience and knowledge to help empower you to experience yourself, understand yourself and feel more confidant and emotionally connected. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I can be found on their website.
020 3917 4037 View 020 3917 4037
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Jason Michael Lumb
DCounsPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Are you concerned that your use of substances or problematic behaviour is getting out of control and is causing problems in your life? Or are you worried that you will not be able to cope without them, even though you would like to cut back or stop? Do you feel locked into thinking styles which are starting to dominate your life such as anxiety or depression and don't know what to do? Imagine if you could regain control of your life and situation so you felt happier, and were no longer dependant or worried about your substance use or problematic behaviours? Recovery is possible but sometimes we need a bit of help to get there
Are you concerned that your use of substances or problematic behaviour is getting out of control and is causing problems in your life? Or are you worried that you will not be able to cope without them, even though you would like to cut back or stop? Do you feel locked into thinking styles which are starting to dominate your life such as anxiety or depression and don't know what to do? Imagine if you could regain control of your life and situation so you felt happier, and were no longer dependant or worried about your substance use or problematic behaviours? Recovery is possible but sometimes we need a bit of help to get there
0131 381 0141 View 0131 381 0141
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Benji Pérez
Psychologist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges, struggling to navigate through the complexities of your emotions and experiences? Do you find yourself yearning for a deeper connection between your mind and body, seeking a holistic approach to growth? If so, you've come to the right place. Together, we will explore the underlying patterns and beliefs that shape your experiences, gently peeling back the layers to uncover what makes you tick. Through empathetic listening and insightful dialogue, we will cultivate a deeper understanding of your thoughts and emotions, fostering self-awareness and acceptance.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges, struggling to navigate through the complexities of your emotions and experiences? Do you find yourself yearning for a deeper connection between your mind and body, seeking a holistic approach to growth? If so, you've come to the right place. Together, we will explore the underlying patterns and beliefs that shape your experiences, gently peeling back the layers to uncover what makes you tick. Through empathetic listening and insightful dialogue, we will cultivate a deeper understanding of your thoughts and emotions, fostering self-awareness and acceptance.
0131 322 0982 View 0131 322 0982
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Kosmas Botsis
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
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.
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.
0131 357 6391 View 0131 357 6391
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Arran Southall (Desktop Counselling)
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Waitlist for new clients
Are you tired of feeling anxious and depressed? Struggling with a difficult situation? Therapy is an investment in yourself and can enable great change in your life. It would be my privilege to support you in whatever challenge you are facing.
Are you tired of feeling anxious and depressed? Struggling with a difficult situation? Therapy is an investment in yourself and can enable great change in your life. It would be my privilege to support you in whatever challenge you are facing.
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You+ Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Hi, I'm Mark and I run You+ Counselling. My job is to make myself obsolete in as quick a timeframe as possible, leaving you in a more competent state and confident frame of mind than when we first met. I offer both face-to-face and online sessions, with an initial chat to allow you some time to see how we might work together before agreeing a way forward. I am a registered member of the BACP and I work with anyone who wants to be and feel more than who they currently are. I am bound to work to the highest ethical and professional standards that the industry offers, and which you deserve.
Hi, I'm Mark and I run You+ Counselling. My job is to make myself obsolete in as quick a timeframe as possible, leaving you in a more competent state and confident frame of mind than when we first met. I offer both face-to-face and online sessions, with an initial chat to allow you some time to see how we might work together before agreeing a way forward. I am a registered member of the BACP and I work with anyone who wants to be and feel more than who they currently are. I am bound to work to the highest ethical and professional standards that the industry offers, and which you deserve.
01236 914457 View 01236 914457
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Andrew Paylor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
You may be considering counselling to address family issues, problems in relationships or unresolved issues from your past. Without support life can be overwhelming, stressful and confusing, leading to anxiety or depression. Seeking support through counselling is a significant step forward to work through your issues for a more promising future. Counselling works! I know this from experiencing it from both sides, as client and counsellor.  However experience has taught me that therapy isn't a one size fits all thing, we are all different, with our own unique story. ​
You may be considering counselling to address family issues, problems in relationships or unresolved issues from your past. Without support life can be overwhelming, stressful and confusing, leading to anxiety or depression. Seeking support through counselling is a significant step forward to work through your issues for a more promising future. Counselling works! I know this from experiencing it from both sides, as client and counsellor.  However experience has taught me that therapy isn't a one size fits all thing, we are all different, with our own unique story. ​
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Dr Matt Slavin
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Hi! I’m Matt aka The Burnout Psychologist. I am a Clinical Psychologist who helps corporate professionals, startups, health professionals, athletes, and teachers in their journey to transform BURNOUT into BALANCE. Through my 12-week programme, "From Burnout to Balance," I provide measurable, effective, and proven methods to help you regain control of your life.
Hi! I’m Matt aka The Burnout Psychologist. I am a Clinical Psychologist who helps corporate professionals, startups, health professionals, athletes, and teachers in their journey to transform BURNOUT into BALANCE. Through my 12-week programme, "From Burnout to Balance," I provide measurable, effective, and proven methods to help you regain control of your life.
020 7123 8589 View 020 7123 8589
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Iain Campbell Counselling
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Why do we seek counselling? When life seems to move in ways we cannot control, we might feel anxious, overwhelmed or fearful. When we are out of sync with life, we can feel stuck, depressed or isolated. As a result, we can feel the impact on our emotional and mental well-being in our personal and professional lives, not to mention relationships. Do you want to live a more connected life? In therapeutic sessions with me, I will support you to understand and deal with difficult thoughts as well as challenging feelings and emotions so you can live a more integrated life.
Why do we seek counselling? When life seems to move in ways we cannot control, we might feel anxious, overwhelmed or fearful. When we are out of sync with life, we can feel stuck, depressed or isolated. As a result, we can feel the impact on our emotional and mental well-being in our personal and professional lives, not to mention relationships. Do you want to live a more connected life? In therapeutic sessions with me, I will support you to understand and deal with difficult thoughts as well as challenging feelings and emotions so you can live a more integrated life.
01764 915673 View 01764 915673
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Jerome Dawes
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Cognitive behavioural therapist and psychodynamic psychotherapist with over 7 years experience working in mental health services for the University of London - - I trained in two very different styles of therapy because people come to therapy for many reasons, and I wanted my work to embody the breadth of what therapy covers, from the evidence-based and goal-directed, to the creative and mysterious.
Cognitive behavioural therapist and psychodynamic psychotherapist with over 7 years experience working in mental health services for the University of London - - I trained in two very different styles of therapy because people come to therapy for many reasons, and I wanted my work to embody the breadth of what therapy covers, from the evidence-based and goal-directed, to the creative and mysterious.
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Male Counsellors

As a man, why might I want to see a male therapist?

There are many reasons a man might wish to work with a male therapist, including a degree of shared identity, which may help client and therapist connect to each other and allow for a more free-flowing discussion of issues that can be deeply personal. Some men may feel more comfortable talking to a male therapist about relationship concerns, the pressures they feel around the roles society and family place on men, career or job challenges, self-esteem, or anger problems. For some men who have not had a male role models in their lives, a good male therapist may be especially helpful.

How can I find out about a therapist’s experience treating men?

Individuals looking for treatment should feel comfortable directly asking a therapist about their history treating men overall and the issues that arise in therapy with men. A good therapist will be happy to discuss such matters as well as their educational background, approach to treatment, and how they think they can aid a prospective client. Prospective clients should also ask what the expectation is for treatment, and what the fee structure is, and whether and which insurance plans are accepted.

Can clients benefit from having a therapist of the same gender?

Therapy is not gender-specific, but some men as well as women feel more comfortable opening up about their experiences and history with a male therapist. An individual may feel that they have to explain less background information and be on the same page more quickly, particularly when discussing gender-specific challenges, in the case of male clients. Some women have prior negative experiences with women that predispose them to prefer working with a male in therapy. That said, a good clinician can transcend most if not all gender concerns. Ultimately, the most important factor in therapy is the connection and trust the client is able to build with the practitioner.

Would a male therapist have specific training in treating men?

Generally, no. There are no certifications for treating men specifically, but there are continuing education classes that therapists may take that focus on treating men as a group. There are many therapists who focus on men and male issues in their treatment and therefore have experience and expertise in this domain.