Counselling in Old Town, Edinburgh

Photo of Linda Smith, Counsellor in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Linda Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Sometimes we experience changes or traumas that leave us struggling with the pressures of life, relationships, work, or studies. This can affect our self-esteem, our sense of identity, and our ability to cope. This can become overwhelming and may lead us to unhelpful or harmful thoughts and behaviours. With help, we can overcome our difficulties and learn to manage our emotions more effectively. With compassion, empathy, respect, and a safe space, we feel heard, considered, and valued. By understanding our thoughts and behaviours we can feel empowered to make positive changes that can lead us to fuller and more enjoyable lives.
Sometimes we experience changes or traumas that leave us struggling with the pressures of life, relationships, work, or studies. This can affect our self-esteem, our sense of identity, and our ability to cope. This can become overwhelming and may lead us to unhelpful or harmful thoughts and behaviours. With help, we can overcome our difficulties and learn to manage our emotions more effectively. With compassion, empathy, respect, and a safe space, we feel heard, considered, and valued. By understanding our thoughts and behaviours we can feel empowered to make positive changes that can lead us to fuller and more enjoyable lives.
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Photo of Dr Tej ., Psychologist in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr Tej .
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
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.
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.
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Photo of Rae Moss, Counsellor in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Rae Moss
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Whatever you’re going through, you’ve arrived here because you want something in your life to be different. This could be the way you feel / think about yourself, your relationships with others, and / or your world. It can be difficult to know where to turn and sometimes you can feel very alone, struggling to open up to those around you for fear of being burdensome, not understood or accepted. Therapy is an empowering process, supporting you to become more aware of and connect with yourself. Through it you'll heal past wounds, identify and prioritise your needs, enhancing the feeling of security within yourself and relationships.
Whatever you’re going through, you’ve arrived here because you want something in your life to be different. This could be the way you feel / think about yourself, your relationships with others, and / or your world. It can be difficult to know where to turn and sometimes you can feel very alone, struggling to open up to those around you for fear of being burdensome, not understood or accepted. Therapy is an empowering process, supporting you to become more aware of and connect with yourself. Through it you'll heal past wounds, identify and prioritise your needs, enhancing the feeling of security within yourself and relationships.
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Photo of Miriam McHardy, Counsellor in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Miriam McHardy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Sometimes life's difficult. Whether it’s an overwhelming crisis, or a slow realisation that things aren't right, we can often end up feeling stuck or that life isn’t what we intended. That’s when counselling can help. As a psychodynamic counsellor, I believe our past experiences often have an effect on our present-day life and relationships, sometimes causing us to get stuck in unhelpful patterns. By working through some of those experiences in counselling it can help us understand how they might be affecting us now and use those insights to make positive changes.
Sometimes life's difficult. Whether it’s an overwhelming crisis, or a slow realisation that things aren't right, we can often end up feeling stuck or that life isn’t what we intended. That’s when counselling can help. As a psychodynamic counsellor, I believe our past experiences often have an effect on our present-day life and relationships, sometimes causing us to get stuck in unhelpful patterns. By working through some of those experiences in counselling it can help us understand how they might be affecting us now and use those insights to make positive changes.
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Photo of Dr Craig Dunn, Psychologist in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
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.
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Photo of Dr Craig Dunn & Associates Psychology Services, Psychologist in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
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
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Photo of Gillian Wardhaugh, Counsellor in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Gillian Wardhaugh
Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
I am an integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist passionate about helping individuals shape day-to-day struggles into a happier, calmer, more fulfilling life. I can provide CBT therapy while keeping your needs at the forefront of our treatment plan, including using creative ways to adapt traditional therapies for neurodiverse clients who may struggle with traditional CBT therapy structures, completing homework or attending sessions. Therapy sessions offer a calm, non-judgmental atmosphere where you're in control of your healing journey and together, we'll develop a customised plan based on what matters most to you.
I am an integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist passionate about helping individuals shape day-to-day struggles into a happier, calmer, more fulfilling life. I can provide CBT therapy while keeping your needs at the forefront of our treatment plan, including using creative ways to adapt traditional therapies for neurodiverse clients who may struggle with traditional CBT therapy structures, completing homework or attending sessions. Therapy sessions offer a calm, non-judgmental atmosphere where you're in control of your healing journey and together, we'll develop a customised plan based on what matters most to you.
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Photo of Kirstie Allan - SeeSpace Therapy, Counsellor in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Kirstie Allan - SeeSpace Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Welcome to SeeSpace, a safe, nurturing, person-centred counselling space which is built on the very human - but too often elusive - principles of empathy, compassion and inner wisdom. Here you will be met without judgement or expectation, and supported to explore, share, heal and grow as we begin to understand more about the experiences and relationships which have led you here and the complex challenges, relational patterns and survival strategies you have faced and employed along the way. Together we will work in service to softening the story you bring by creating space for deeper self-awareness, insight and self-compassion.
Welcome to SeeSpace, a safe, nurturing, person-centred counselling space which is built on the very human - but too often elusive - principles of empathy, compassion and inner wisdom. Here you will be met without judgement or expectation, and supported to explore, share, heal and grow as we begin to understand more about the experiences and relationships which have led you here and the complex challenges, relational patterns and survival strategies you have faced and employed along the way. Together we will work in service to softening the story you bring by creating space for deeper self-awareness, insight and self-compassion.
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Photo of Tim McConville, Counsellor in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
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
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Photo of Laura MacEwen, Counsellor in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Laura MacEwen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
I am an experienced counsellor and registered member of the BACP offering integrative counselling which means I can draw on different counselling approaches (including person centred, CBT, psychodynamic) to work with you in a way that suits you best. I can give you the space you need to explore any of the following: Anxiety and/ or depression, feeling stuck, challenging relationships, finding past experiences difficult, addictions, issues around sexuality, life transitions, coping mechanisms, childhood trauma and many more. Whatever is going on for you, I believe a space to talk to someone in a safe environment can be life changing.
I am an experienced counsellor and registered member of the BACP offering integrative counselling which means I can draw on different counselling approaches (including person centred, CBT, psychodynamic) to work with you in a way that suits you best. I can give you the space you need to explore any of the following: Anxiety and/ or depression, feeling stuck, challenging relationships, finding past experiences difficult, addictions, issues around sexuality, life transitions, coping mechanisms, childhood trauma and many more. Whatever is going on for you, I believe a space to talk to someone in a safe environment can be life changing.
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Photo of Dr Hannah Young, Psychotherapist in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr Hannah Young
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Emotional, relational and health-related difficulties can often arise from adverse life experiences or trauma. With the support of a psychotherapist you can work towards identifying the source of ​stress and anxiety, dissociation, depression, addiction, sleeping problems, issues related to eating and many other symptoms. It is by working at depth and carefully tracking what is happening in the body - along with emerging emotions and thoughts - that we can address the 'stuckness' of symptoms.
Emotional, relational and health-related difficulties can often arise from adverse life experiences or trauma. With the support of a psychotherapist you can work towards identifying the source of ​stress and anxiety, dissociation, depression, addiction, sleeping problems, issues related to eating and many other symptoms. It is by working at depth and carefully tracking what is happening in the body - along with emerging emotions and thoughts - that we can address the 'stuckness' of symptoms.
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Photo of Shirley Thompson, Counsellor in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Shirley Thompson
Counsellor, PMCOSCA
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
My introduction to counselling and psychotherapy was as a client more than thirty years ago. Now I enjoy helping other people to find their ways through a wide range of life events and challenges. With impartial help to express yourself, unravel your thoughts and feelings, and review your ideas, decisions and beliefs it becomes easier to make sense of what's happening. It then becomes possible to explore your needs, wishes and options, and to find a way through. Perhaps it's difficult to put into words whatever is troubling you - maybe I can help you to find them?
My introduction to counselling and psychotherapy was as a client more than thirty years ago. Now I enjoy helping other people to find their ways through a wide range of life events and challenges. With impartial help to express yourself, unravel your thoughts and feelings, and review your ideas, decisions and beliefs it becomes easier to make sense of what's happening. It then becomes possible to explore your needs, wishes and options, and to find a way through. Perhaps it's difficult to put into words whatever is troubling you - maybe I can help you to find them?
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Photo of Jacqueline Green, Counsellor in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Jacqueline Green
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Counselling with me is a deeply personal experience which focusses on growing and healing from difficult experiences and encouraging transformative change. I usually find myself working with adults and young people who are going through or have gone through big life changes and it's rocked their sense of self. Maybe they have learned to cope or just get on with it, pushing down their emotions and are no longer able to manage the impact this is having on them and their life. Living life like this can feel stressful, upsetting, and full of tension while impacting so many things around them.
Counselling with me is a deeply personal experience which focusses on growing and healing from difficult experiences and encouraging transformative change. I usually find myself working with adults and young people who are going through or have gone through big life changes and it's rocked their sense of self. Maybe they have learned to cope or just get on with it, pushing down their emotions and are no longer able to manage the impact this is having on them and their life. Living life like this can feel stressful, upsetting, and full of tension while impacting so many things around them.
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Photo of Ailis Weir, Counsellor in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ailis Weir
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
I am a person-centred counsellor who primarily works with members of the LGBTQ+ community. While mental health issues can be a huge barrier for anyone, for LGBTQ+ people these issues can be magnified. Often LGBTQ+ folks struggle to feel understood, to feel heard, and can suffer social isolation as a result. Coming out, again and again, to ourselves, our friends, our partners all while finding one’s true sense of self, can be a lifelong mission. My outlook on counselling is based on compassion and honesty, and I work to foster an environment where collaboration is encouraged. Find out more at my website www.beyondlineartherapy.com.
I am a person-centred counsellor who primarily works with members of the LGBTQ+ community. While mental health issues can be a huge barrier for anyone, for LGBTQ+ people these issues can be magnified. Often LGBTQ+ folks struggle to feel understood, to feel heard, and can suffer social isolation as a result. Coming out, again and again, to ourselves, our friends, our partners all while finding one’s true sense of self, can be a lifelong mission. My outlook on counselling is based on compassion and honesty, and I work to foster an environment where collaboration is encouraged. Find out more at my website www.beyondlineartherapy.com.
0113 519 4367 View 0113 519 4367
Photo of Alana Breen Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Alana Breen Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Living with depression and/or anxiety symptoms can make daily life incredibly difficult. I am here to support you with the challenges you are going through and help you live the life you want. I am a qualified psychological therapist working with individual adults and adolescents (12+). I have extensive experience working with adults and adolescents with a wide range of mental health issues including depression/low mood; anxiety-related issues; self-harm; low self-esteem; and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Living with depression and/or anxiety symptoms can make daily life incredibly difficult. I am here to support you with the challenges you are going through and help you live the life you want. I am a qualified psychological therapist working with individual adults and adolescents (12+). I have extensive experience working with adults and adolescents with a wide range of mental health issues including depression/low mood; anxiety-related issues; self-harm; low self-esteem; and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
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Photo of Asifa Nicoll, Counsellor in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Asifa Nicoll
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Hello, are you feeling stuck and would you like to see things a little differently to gain a deeper understanding or increased awareness of your unique pattern of thinking or feeling? I’m Asifa, Trauma Informed and Neurodivergent Therapist and I welcome you. I have more than 20 years experience working in various settings within military, people living with mental health, disabilities and addictions. My recent work has been working with adults and families impacted by addictions, alongside school settings exploring various issues such as bereavement, trauma, bullying.
Hello, are you feeling stuck and would you like to see things a little differently to gain a deeper understanding or increased awareness of your unique pattern of thinking or feeling? I’m Asifa, Trauma Informed and Neurodivergent Therapist and I welcome you. I have more than 20 years experience working in various settings within military, people living with mental health, disabilities and addictions. My recent work has been working with adults and families impacted by addictions, alongside school settings exploring various issues such as bereavement, trauma, bullying.
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Photo of Dr Ernest Wagner - Online - Authentic Psychology, Psychologist in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
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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Photo of Kosmas Botsis, Psychotherapist in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
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.
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Photo of Eva Chmelikova, Counsellor in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Eva Chmelikova
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Sometimes all we are looking for is to be really heard. I provide therapeutic counselling for adults, young people and children in non-judgmental way where one can feel truly heard. I offer compassion and insight in collaborative way by integrating a variety of approaches based on needs of the individual client. Maybe you experience low moods and don’t know why. Maybe anxiety and stress takes up too much of your space. Maybe something significant has changed, you moved, lost someone, are on a crossroad and suddenly it feels harder even much harder than ever before. I believe in working in a collaborative partnership.
Sometimes all we are looking for is to be really heard. I provide therapeutic counselling for adults, young people and children in non-judgmental way where one can feel truly heard. I offer compassion and insight in collaborative way by integrating a variety of approaches based on needs of the individual client. Maybe you experience low moods and don’t know why. Maybe anxiety and stress takes up too much of your space. Maybe something significant has changed, you moved, lost someone, are on a crossroad and suddenly it feels harder even much harder than ever before. I believe in working in a collaborative partnership.
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Photo of Space for the Soul, Counsellor in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Space for the Soul
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Life can be stressful. Balancing the pressure of our commitments with our desire for health, happiness and authenticity can feel exhausting or even impossible. We all need to slow down and carve out some space in our lives to connect with our inner selves and the deeper meaning beyond our everyday existence. I offer a holistic approach to counselling and therapy, combining evidence based practice with holistic tools such as mindfulness, meditation, somatic experiencing, self-care, personal and spiritual growth. I am committed to a deepening path of open-hearted living and self discovery.
Life can be stressful. Balancing the pressure of our commitments with our desire for health, happiness and authenticity can feel exhausting or even impossible. We all need to slow down and carve out some space in our lives to connect with our inner selves and the deeper meaning beyond our everyday existence. I offer a holistic approach to counselling and therapy, combining evidence based practice with holistic tools such as mindfulness, meditation, somatic experiencing, self-care, personal and spiritual growth. I am committed to a deepening path of open-hearted living and self discovery.
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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
78% Relationship Issues
77% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Aviva
69% AXA PPP
42% Bupa

How Counsellors in Old Town, Edinburgh see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
26% Male
1% Non-Binary