Counselling in Old Town, Edinburgh

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Louisa Casselden
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
I provide a welcoming and therapeutic environment for adults and young people over the age of 16 who are struggling with a range of mental health difficulties, to help them explore and make sense of the experiences they have had. Through the use of evidence-based psychological therapy I aim to work collaboratively with people to improve their daily functioning and help them build skills to live the life they want to achieve. I use a number of therapeutic approaches in my work including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy and systemic approaches.
I provide a welcoming and therapeutic environment for adults and young people over the age of 16 who are struggling with a range of mental health difficulties, to help them explore and make sense of the experiences they have had. Through the use of evidence-based psychological therapy I aim to work collaboratively with people to improve their daily functioning and help them build skills to live the life they want to achieve. I use a number of therapeutic approaches in my work including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy and systemic approaches.
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Sinead Braiden
Psychotherapist, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
I work with complex trauma, usually originating in childhood and often manifesting later in life as anxiety, low mood, body image issues or disordered eating, addictions and/or difficulties in managing relationships and setting healthy boundaries. Clients can safely explore, express and understand in context how their early abusive or neglectful life experiences are impacting on them now.
I work with complex trauma, usually originating in childhood and often manifesting later in life as anxiety, low mood, body image issues or disordered eating, addictions and/or difficulties in managing relationships and setting healthy boundaries. Clients can safely explore, express and understand in context how their early abusive or neglectful life experiences are impacting on them now.
01592 407459 View 01592 407459
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Richard Stiles
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Do you need to talk about something that’s on your mind? Would you like to stop repeating unhelpful patterns? Would you like to understand yourself better?
Do you need to talk about something that’s on your mind? Would you like to stop repeating unhelpful patterns? Would you like to understand yourself better?
01276 539433 View 01276 539433
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Linda Clerkin
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
I am a UKCP psychotherapist registered with the professional standards authority. I am a systemic practitioner using transactional analysis as my main model. This means I can work with couples and families as well as with individuals. Couples will inevitably have problems and suffer disillusionment, this is normal and not a sign your relationship is doomed. Problems in families are often laid at the door of one person but as we look at what is going on we usually find that the problem is in the system. I have lived experience of adoption and living with neurodiversity so understand how these experiences effect couples and families.
I am a UKCP psychotherapist registered with the professional standards authority. I am a systemic practitioner using transactional analysis as my main model. This means I can work with couples and families as well as with individuals. Couples will inevitably have problems and suffer disillusionment, this is normal and not a sign your relationship is doomed. Problems in families are often laid at the door of one person but as we look at what is going on we usually find that the problem is in the system. I have lived experience of adoption and living with neurodiversity so understand how these experiences effect couples and families.
01400 225990 View 01400 225990
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Sarah Krakoski
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Not accepting new clients
Psychotherapy offers a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore and increase understanding of their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. You may have concerns about events you've experienced, patterns you're engaging in or a general feeling of being stuck or dysregulated. In our sessions, we'll work collaboratively, exploring your inner world, the many “parts” of you from a place of compassion, curiosity, and presence. When you’re able to turn towards even the most challenging parts of you with this new lens, significant shifts begin to emerge. These shifts create space for healing, growth, and lasting change.
Psychotherapy offers a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore and increase understanding of their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. You may have concerns about events you've experienced, patterns you're engaging in or a general feeling of being stuck or dysregulated. In our sessions, we'll work collaboratively, exploring your inner world, the many “parts” of you from a place of compassion, curiosity, and presence. When you’re able to turn towards even the most challenging parts of you with this new lens, significant shifts begin to emerge. These shifts create space for healing, growth, and lasting change.
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Aga Kaperek
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Hello and welcome. My name is Aga, I am originally from Poland but England has been my home for many years. As an integrative therapist, I blend various therapeutic approaches and methods to customize our sessions according to your unique requirements. In a secure, inviting, and confidential environment, you can openly express yourself without worrying about judgment. No matter the difficulties, emotional struggles, or uncertainties that have brought you to therapy, it offers a chance for you to be listened to and assisted as you set out on a path towards greater comfort and a more satisfying, joyful life.
Hello and welcome. My name is Aga, I am originally from Poland but England has been my home for many years. As an integrative therapist, I blend various therapeutic approaches and methods to customize our sessions according to your unique requirements. In a secure, inviting, and confidential environment, you can openly express yourself without worrying about judgment. No matter the difficulties, emotional struggles, or uncertainties that have brought you to therapy, it offers a chance for you to be listened to and assisted as you set out on a path towards greater comfort and a more satisfying, joyful life.
01823 589492 View 01823 589492
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Jodi McNeill CBT Counselling
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Jodi and I’m a qualified CBT therapist, able to work with adults and young people. I use evidence based cognitive behavioural therapy techniques in the treatment of a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, panic, low self-esteem and PTSD. Where appropriate, I may integrate techniques informed by other therapies. Whether you know what you’d like help with, or just feel ‘stuck’ or ‘not yourself’, I provide an opportunity for you to explore your problems, understand the approach and rationale for techniques used, and teach you to apply these in your everyday life, in order to improve your psychological well-being.
Hello, I'm Jodi and I’m a qualified CBT therapist, able to work with adults and young people. I use evidence based cognitive behavioural therapy techniques in the treatment of a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, panic, low self-esteem and PTSD. Where appropriate, I may integrate techniques informed by other therapies. Whether you know what you’d like help with, or just feel ‘stuck’ or ‘not yourself’, I provide an opportunity for you to explore your problems, understand the approach and rationale for techniques used, and teach you to apply these in your everyday life, in order to improve your psychological well-being.
01651 265991 View 01651 265991
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Michael Chamberlain
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
My name is Michael Chamberlain, and I am a fully qualified humanistic and person-centred therapist, and systemic practitioner. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work within their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I am also a certified Advanced Accredited Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity Therapist with Pink Therapy. I specialise in offering a confidential, emotionally and imaginatively creative space in which clients can explore their experiences and their relationships with the difficulties in their lives.
My name is Michael Chamberlain, and I am a fully qualified humanistic and person-centred therapist, and systemic practitioner. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work within their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I am also a certified Advanced Accredited Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity Therapist with Pink Therapy. I specialise in offering a confidential, emotionally and imaginatively creative space in which clients can explore their experiences and their relationships with the difficulties in their lives.
01903 497395 View 01903 497395
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Dr Kevin Scott
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Many people have had an experience of therapy in the past and it has not produced the results they wanted. This in part can be due to the person going to see a therapist who is trained in one specific therapeutic modality (approach), who then tries to make the client fit that one approach. Collaboratively, we will work together to help you feel better, happier, more in control and confident in who you are as a person. As you begin to understand yourself and why you do things more, this will open you up to greater awareness in all parts of your life; home, work and relationships.
Many people have had an experience of therapy in the past and it has not produced the results they wanted. This in part can be due to the person going to see a therapist who is trained in one specific therapeutic modality (approach), who then tries to make the client fit that one approach. Collaboratively, we will work together to help you feel better, happier, more in control and confident in who you are as a person. As you begin to understand yourself and why you do things more, this will open you up to greater awareness in all parts of your life; home, work and relationships.
01604 279172 View 01604 279172
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Kirsty Shaw CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Are you or a loved one struggling with obsessional thoughts or compulsive behaviours? Perhaps you have been experiencing social anxiety or low mood which has led you to avoid certain activities, people, or places. Are you are now wanting to be able to find enjoyment and fulfilment in your life? If you are struggling with your mental health, I can help you to overcome these difficulties with regular online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) sessions. Please feel free to check out my website www.kirstyshawcbt.com
Are you or a loved one struggling with obsessional thoughts or compulsive behaviours? Perhaps you have been experiencing social anxiety or low mood which has led you to avoid certain activities, people, or places. Are you are now wanting to be able to find enjoyment and fulfilment in your life? If you are struggling with your mental health, I can help you to overcome these difficulties with regular online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) sessions. Please feel free to check out my website www.kirstyshawcbt.com
01642 668017 View 01642 668017
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Limitless Counselling (Caroline)
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Face to Face/Online/walk and Talk available. Sometimes life just gets a bit hard. That's a fact. Counselling offers a chance to talk about life and the challenges we face. Counselling gives us an opportunity to talk to someone who can sometimes help us make sense of how we feel and think.Counselling is a safe place to express and explore. I am a MSc qualified Counsellor, BACP registered. I offer a free, no obligation zoom chat where you can ask questions, and put aside any concerns or fears you may have about the counselling process. Limited immediate start available.
Face to Face/Online/walk and Talk available. Sometimes life just gets a bit hard. That's a fact. Counselling offers a chance to talk about life and the challenges we face. Counselling gives us an opportunity to talk to someone who can sometimes help us make sense of how we feel and think.Counselling is a safe place to express and explore. I am a MSc qualified Counsellor, BACP registered. I offer a free, no obligation zoom chat where you can ask questions, and put aside any concerns or fears you may have about the counselling process. Limited immediate start available.
01382 919400 View 01382 919400
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Clinical Director Mervyn Reid Mncps Acc. Mbacp (Accred) Trainer+Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Hello, and well done making it this far. I am a light-hearted Counsellor, Trainer & Supervisor who is very easy to talk with. I have 20+ years of experience working with couples, young people, children, individuals, and families. I work via face-to-face, telephone or online sessions using an integrative approach that helps us apply the best support at the best time. As a client-directed Counsellor, I take your lead, tailoring our sessions to suit your needs—Telephone & Online services across the UK and Ireland. Give me a call or a text to arrange your free 15-minute consultation. Clinical Supervision & Consultation offered.
Hello, and well done making it this far. I am a light-hearted Counsellor, Trainer & Supervisor who is very easy to talk with. I have 20+ years of experience working with couples, young people, children, individuals, and families. I work via face-to-face, telephone or online sessions using an integrative approach that helps us apply the best support at the best time. As a client-directed Counsellor, I take your lead, tailoring our sessions to suit your needs—Telephone & Online services across the UK and Ireland. Give me a call or a text to arrange your free 15-minute consultation. Clinical Supervision & Consultation offered.
028 9694 3156 View 028 9694 3156
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Tina MacDonald Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Working online UK wide I offer honest open counselling. A client who is looking for a 1 off session or a long term approach can find in our work a place to express their concerns and find it treated sensitively. I have experience of a range of counselling wants and needs. Change will not happen unless change is made and together my clients and I work out what their starting point and way forward will be to achieve what they are looking for.
Working online UK wide I offer honest open counselling. A client who is looking for a 1 off session or a long term approach can find in our work a place to express their concerns and find it treated sensitively. I have experience of a range of counselling wants and needs. Change will not happen unless change is made and together my clients and I work out what their starting point and way forward will be to achieve what they are looking for.
01592 805661 View 01592 805661
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Kerry Mooney
MSc
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
I'm Kerry, an experienced Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology who has worked in the NHS and private practice in various roles since 2014. I offer psychological therapy to adults experiencing a range of common mental health difficulties including; anxiety, OCD, depression, anger, low self-confidence and trauma, to name just a few. I also have experience working with people who are adjusting to life with a chronic health condition. What I enjoy the most about my work is helping people to draw upon their own strengths to bring about positive change, and ultimately help people to do the things that are most important to them.
I'm Kerry, an experienced Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology who has worked in the NHS and private practice in various roles since 2014. I offer psychological therapy to adults experiencing a range of common mental health difficulties including; anxiety, OCD, depression, anger, low self-confidence and trauma, to name just a few. I also have experience working with people who are adjusting to life with a chronic health condition. What I enjoy the most about my work is helping people to draw upon their own strengths to bring about positive change, and ultimately help people to do the things that are most important to them.
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Salvatore Andrea Caci
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
What happened to us, doesn't have to define us. The narrative of our issues can be transformed in something different. A healing story that can give you empowerment and freedom. Maybe you are dealing with anxiety, depression, anger. Maybe you are looking for happiness or you feel you are lost. Or maybe, you still don't know what's missing. Regardless, I understand it's important for you to know how to cope, where you want to go in your life and what really matters to you. Finding and/or redefine your personal story, that fits your own true self, may give you the answers you are looking for.
What happened to us, doesn't have to define us. The narrative of our issues can be transformed in something different. A healing story that can give you empowerment and freedom. Maybe you are dealing with anxiety, depression, anger. Maybe you are looking for happiness or you feel you are lost. Or maybe, you still don't know what's missing. Regardless, I understand it's important for you to know how to cope, where you want to go in your life and what really matters to you. Finding and/or redefine your personal story, that fits your own true self, may give you the answers you are looking for.
01224 007284 View 01224 007284
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Healing State Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
You can feel very alone when you are experiencing difficulties and uncertainty in your life, when your thoughts and emotions overwhelm you and a way forward feels hard to see. Counselling can provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions, to help you better understand what you are feeling, allowing you the knowledge to find greater self awareness and safety within yourself. This provides you opportunities to have the space and choice in your life to find your own way forward to facilitate your potential for change, growth and personal fulfilment to create lasting positive changes in your life.
You can feel very alone when you are experiencing difficulties and uncertainty in your life, when your thoughts and emotions overwhelm you and a way forward feels hard to see. Counselling can provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions, to help you better understand what you are feeling, allowing you the knowledge to find greater self awareness and safety within yourself. This provides you opportunities to have the space and choice in your life to find your own way forward to facilitate your potential for change, growth and personal fulfilment to create lasting positive changes in your life.
0141 673 3016 View 0141 673 3016
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Abi Lloyd-Milner
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Life can become difficult for many reasons, and we all need support at times. I am caring, empathic and passionate about supporting people to overcome their difficulties. Anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, trauma, anger, relationship problems, sexual difficulties and low self-esteem are some of the things I can support you with. However, therapy sessions don’t need to be limited to times of distress. Therapy can give you space to focus on your personal growth. It is a great way to take time to explore yourself, your needs and prioritise self-care.
Life can become difficult for many reasons, and we all need support at times. I am caring, empathic and passionate about supporting people to overcome their difficulties. Anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, trauma, anger, relationship problems, sexual difficulties and low self-esteem are some of the things I can support you with. However, therapy sessions don’t need to be limited to times of distress. Therapy can give you space to focus on your personal growth. It is a great way to take time to explore yourself, your needs and prioritise self-care.
01475 603612 View 01475 603612
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Simon Burgess
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
I specialise in Addiction. My approach is tracking at over 90% effective. (Clients still free of their addiction at the 1 year mark) I primarily work with addictions to Gambling, Drugs and Alcohol. My approach, the 4T's combines an assessment, therapy, and managed change, tracked over time. There is more at linkedin.com/in/simonburgess1 “The UK’s leading addiction therapist” where I’ve written over 40 articles covering many aspects of addiction and recovery. The 4T's are suitable for any addictive behaviour, get in touch and take advantage of a free 30 minute call to assess if it’s right for you.
I specialise in Addiction. My approach is tracking at over 90% effective. (Clients still free of their addiction at the 1 year mark) I primarily work with addictions to Gambling, Drugs and Alcohol. My approach, the 4T's combines an assessment, therapy, and managed change, tracked over time. There is more at linkedin.com/in/simonburgess1 “The UK’s leading addiction therapist” where I’ve written over 40 articles covering many aspects of addiction and recovery. The 4T's are suitable for any addictive behaviour, get in touch and take advantage of a free 30 minute call to assess if it’s right for you.
020 3962 1751 View 020 3962 1751
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Carolanne Reat
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Looking for a counsellor is already a brave step. My hope for you, is that we can explore whats distressing you, what’s maintaining it and how we can bring about positive change. Anxiety, Low Mood and Relationship struggles amongst others, are all issues we can face at various times in our life. Understanding ourselves better and how to best cope can begin to alleviate the discomfort felt in emotional distressing times. Therapy provides a safe space to explore what's keeping you stuck, what's driving it and how to unlock yourself from thinking and behaviours that no longer serve you.
Looking for a counsellor is already a brave step. My hope for you, is that we can explore whats distressing you, what’s maintaining it and how we can bring about positive change. Anxiety, Low Mood and Relationship struggles amongst others, are all issues we can face at various times in our life. Understanding ourselves better and how to best cope can begin to alleviate the discomfort felt in emotional distressing times. Therapy provides a safe space to explore what's keeping you stuck, what's driving it and how to unlock yourself from thinking and behaviours that no longer serve you.
01475 603651 View 01475 603651
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Nicola Toye Relationship Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel you would like your relationship to be in a better place? Perhaps you're going through a life transition, such as becoming parents, or you're raising a family and you would love to find that spark between you as a couple again. Have you noticed a distance between you, and that you miss the closeness and intimacy you once shared? Maybe your relationship has reached a crisis point such as an affair and you're looking to help your relationship heal. Or maybe communication has become an issue, leaving you feeling that your true needs are not being met and you would like to understand each other better.
Do you feel you would like your relationship to be in a better place? Perhaps you're going through a life transition, such as becoming parents, or you're raising a family and you would love to find that spark between you as a couple again. Have you noticed a distance between you, and that you miss the closeness and intimacy you once shared? Maybe your relationship has reached a crisis point such as an affair and you're looking to help your relationship heal. Or maybe communication has become an issue, leaving you feeling that your true needs are not being met and you would like to understand each other better.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Old Town, Edinburgh

200+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Old Town, Edinburgh who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
84% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
77% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Aviva
63% AXA PPP
44% Vitality

How Counsellors in Old Town, Edinburgh see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
26% Male
1% Non-Binary