Counselling in Old Town, Edinburgh

Photo of Vessela Ivkova, Psychotherapist in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Vessela Ivkova
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
In my practice, I work with people who find it difficult to know and express what they want. I also work with clients who have experienced loss, trauma and displacement and therefore lack a sense of safety and belonging. I am experienced in working with people who find it challenging to regulate their emotions and fall into uncontrollable outbursts of confusion, anger, terror and worry. Finally, I specialise in working with individuals who struggle to form and sustain satisfying relationships and so suffer from feelings of worthlessness and emptiness.
In my practice, I work with people who find it difficult to know and express what they want. I also work with clients who have experienced loss, trauma and displacement and therefore lack a sense of safety and belonging. I am experienced in working with people who find it challenging to regulate their emotions and fall into uncontrollable outbursts of confusion, anger, terror and worry. Finally, I specialise in working with individuals who struggle to form and sustain satisfying relationships and so suffer from feelings of worthlessness and emptiness.
0131 510 5952 View 0131 510 5952
Photo of Mengyao Yuan, Psychotherapist in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Mengyao Yuan
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
I work with people who find it difficult to know who they are, what they want from life, and to motivate themselves to take actions. I also work with people who find it hard to establish and maintain meaningful relationships with others, who struggle to give and receive love. I am also experienced in working with trauma and loss. My practice is informed by psychodynamic, person-centred and existential theories. I aim to provide warmth, respect and acceptance while helping you to gain a better understanding of your personal history, your experiences, and to find meanings in your existence.
I work with people who find it difficult to know who they are, what they want from life, and to motivate themselves to take actions. I also work with people who find it hard to establish and maintain meaningful relationships with others, who struggle to give and receive love. I am also experienced in working with trauma and loss. My practice is informed by psychodynamic, person-centred and existential theories. I aim to provide warmth, respect and acceptance while helping you to gain a better understanding of your personal history, your experiences, and to find meanings in your existence.
0131 510 3423 View 0131 510 3423
Photo of Alison Litster - Therapy With Alison, Psychotherapist in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Alison Litster - Therapy With Alison
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Changing anything starts with the decision to try! What do you need from therapy? Is it to be understood? To feel heard and supported? Do you feel stuck with ongoing issues? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is one way to effectively address this. Support is key here & working with me in CBT can help you. Sometimes you have to challenge things to change things and putting your trust in an experienced CBT Therapist is the first step to change & I assure you of a confidential & professional ear at all times. Work out what you want and need and make contact...you have everything to gain by putting yourself first!
Changing anything starts with the decision to try! What do you need from therapy? Is it to be understood? To feel heard and supported? Do you feel stuck with ongoing issues? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is one way to effectively address this. Support is key here & working with me in CBT can help you. Sometimes you have to challenge things to change things and putting your trust in an experienced CBT Therapist is the first step to change & I assure you of a confidential & professional ear at all times. Work out what you want and need and make contact...you have everything to gain by putting yourself first!
01546 799033 View 01546 799033
Photo of Lilly Sutton-Parsons, Counsellor in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Lilly Sutton-Parsons
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Welcome. I know life can feel challenging at times, it can feel stressful, overwhelming and full of uncertainty. I can support you on this journey of self-discovery by offering a warm, collaborative and compassionate environment free from judgment. Are you feeling low? Anxious? Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? I can support you in untangling and processing difficult thoughts and painful feelings. I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, here to support you through whatever life may be presenting you with. I recognise that your reasons for seeking therapy will be as individual as you.
Welcome. I know life can feel challenging at times, it can feel stressful, overwhelming and full of uncertainty. I can support you on this journey of self-discovery by offering a warm, collaborative and compassionate environment free from judgment. Are you feeling low? Anxious? Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? I can support you in untangling and processing difficult thoughts and painful feelings. I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, here to support you through whatever life may be presenting you with. I recognise that your reasons for seeking therapy will be as individual as you.
0113 519 1226 View 0113 519 1226
Photo of Douglas Nicholson, Psychotherapist in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Douglas Nicholson
Psychotherapist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Waitlist for new clients
Throughout our lives most of us will experience some form of emotional, mental or relationship problems. These problems can be related to our work, our home life, our past or simply come out of the blue. Sometimes it might just be a mild inconvenience, but more often it can affect our lives profoundly. Either way it can be hard to admit that help might be needed. And harder still to find the best help. That’s where I come in. With psychotherapy or counselling I can help you discover what the issues are and work with you to fix them.
Throughout our lives most of us will experience some form of emotional, mental or relationship problems. These problems can be related to our work, our home life, our past or simply come out of the blue. Sometimes it might just be a mild inconvenience, but more often it can affect our lives profoundly. Either way it can be hard to admit that help might be needed. And harder still to find the best help. That’s where I come in. With psychotherapy or counselling I can help you discover what the issues are and work with you to fix them.
0131 510 2543 View 0131 510 2543
Photo of Dr Fiona Parker, Psychologist in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr Fiona Parker
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
I am very interested to hear your story, to know what has happened to you and to focus on your recovery and well-being. Nothing is ever inconsequential, even the slightest concern is important, as are you. I am confident that in working together therapeutically with you, you can make the necessary changes in your life so that intimacy, trust, creativity and contentment come alive. I am always fascinated in learning how our family histories, migration and trans-generational traumas influence our life choices both personally and professionally. I have extensive experience in the NHS in a Tertiary Specialist Psychotherapy service.
I am very interested to hear your story, to know what has happened to you and to focus on your recovery and well-being. Nothing is ever inconsequential, even the slightest concern is important, as are you. I am confident that in working together therapeutically with you, you can make the necessary changes in your life so that intimacy, trust, creativity and contentment come alive. I am always fascinated in learning how our family histories, migration and trans-generational traumas influence our life choices both personally and professionally. I have extensive experience in the NHS in a Tertiary Specialist Psychotherapy service.
01748 902068 View 01748 902068
Photo of Alison Cooper, Counsellor in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Alison Cooper
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Are you looking for a space to talk, be listened to and make sense of how you feel? I understand it can be hard to open up to someone. I'll provide a safe, confidential and nonjudgmental place where you will be supported to explore any issues which may be affecting your life and help you to find a way to move forwards. I believe that we all have the ability to grow and achieve our potential and that a positive therapeutic relationship can greatly aid this process.
Are you looking for a space to talk, be listened to and make sense of how you feel? I understand it can be hard to open up to someone. I'll provide a safe, confidential and nonjudgmental place where you will be supported to explore any issues which may be affecting your life and help you to find a way to move forwards. I believe that we all have the ability to grow and achieve our potential and that a positive therapeutic relationship can greatly aid this process.
0131 357 5713 View 0131 357 5713
Photo of Simon Johnston, Psychotherapist in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Simon Johnston
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Not accepting new clients
As you’re here, there’s no doubt you’re struggling with an issue or problem that might feel overwhelming, distressing or out of control. Rest assured, help is at hand. We all experience various symptoms and problems throughout life, and it’s my job to help you achieve significant and meaningful change. I won’t bore you with therapy jargon either, there’s probably more pressing issues on your mind, and I know what that's like. What I will say, is that after years of dedicated training, experience and witnessing people make real difference in their lives, I know professional therapy helps.
As you’re here, there’s no doubt you’re struggling with an issue or problem that might feel overwhelming, distressing or out of control. Rest assured, help is at hand. We all experience various symptoms and problems throughout life, and it’s my job to help you achieve significant and meaningful change. I won’t bore you with therapy jargon either, there’s probably more pressing issues on your mind, and I know what that's like. What I will say, is that after years of dedicated training, experience and witnessing people make real difference in their lives, I know professional therapy helps.
0131 378 1212 View 0131 378 1212
Photo of Neliona Moutsou, Counsellor in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Neliona Moutsou
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
A warm welcome and thank you for visiting my profile. I am Neliona, a trauma and anxiety counsellor based in the city centre of Edinburgh. In a welcoming, safe, compassionate,nurturing environment, I will be your companion through this tough process of putting the pieces of your life and your self back together. One piece at a time we can work together towards healing, self love and wholeness. In my years of experience I have worked with anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, abuse, work related stress and personal growth. I have had extensive experience in working with anxiety and trauma and have made these two my areas of expertise.
A warm welcome and thank you for visiting my profile. I am Neliona, a trauma and anxiety counsellor based in the city centre of Edinburgh. In a welcoming, safe, compassionate,nurturing environment, I will be your companion through this tough process of putting the pieces of your life and your self back together. One piece at a time we can work together towards healing, self love and wholeness. In my years of experience I have worked with anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, abuse, work related stress and personal growth. I have had extensive experience in working with anxiety and trauma and have made these two my areas of expertise.
0131 510 3987 View 0131 510 3987
Photo of Dr George Reid, Psychologist in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr George Reid
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Having the right fit (“therapeutic alliance”) with your psychologist is viewed as the most crucial factor in the healing process. I would encourage you to choose a practitioner with a broad life experience as well as a clinical training in a range of evidence-based psychological therapies. A former lawyer, I practised human rights & social justice law for years in the courts in the UK. This led to my interest in psychology & trauma & therapies to overcome psychological difficulties. I’ve lived in Canada, France, Italy & Scotland and have travelled all over the world, so I hope to have a background which may help you.
Having the right fit (“therapeutic alliance”) with your psychologist is viewed as the most crucial factor in the healing process. I would encourage you to choose a practitioner with a broad life experience as well as a clinical training in a range of evidence-based psychological therapies. A former lawyer, I practised human rights & social justice law for years in the courts in the UK. This led to my interest in psychology & trauma & therapies to overcome psychological difficulties. I’ve lived in Canada, France, Italy & Scotland and have travelled all over the world, so I hope to have a background which may help you.
0131 381 0397 View 0131 381 0397
Photo of Fiwasade Onifade, Psychotherapist in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Fiwasade Onifade
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
At times issues and difficulties in your life might be causing you to feel unfulfilled or distressed, or even just a sense of unhappiness within you. Counselling is a process of talking about these issues and working through them confidentially with a Counsellor. Counselling also helps you address your problems in a positive way, enabling you to clarify these issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness. I will offer you a confidential time and space to explore all of these in a very supportive way. I aim to work with you in a way which offers understanding, support and enables you have new perspectives.
At times issues and difficulties in your life might be causing you to feel unfulfilled or distressed, or even just a sense of unhappiness within you. Counselling is a process of talking about these issues and working through them confidentially with a Counsellor. Counselling also helps you address your problems in a positive way, enabling you to clarify these issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness. I will offer you a confidential time and space to explore all of these in a very supportive way. I aim to work with you in a way which offers understanding, support and enables you have new perspectives.
01764 915912 View 01764 915912
Photo of Alison MacLeod, Psychotherapist in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Alison MacLeod
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Life can be a challenge, especially now. As your therapist, I can offer you a secure and trusted space to bring your needs and concerns. I believe that therapy should lead to a “step change” where my clients become able to make an immediate difference to the way they think and their relationships with others. I work to build trust and empathy and strive to understand the world from your perspective. I can help you to understand that small changes to the way you see things can have a major impact on how you feel.
Life can be a challenge, especially now. As your therapist, I can offer you a secure and trusted space to bring your needs and concerns. I believe that therapy should lead to a “step change” where my clients become able to make an immediate difference to the way they think and their relationships with others. I work to build trust and empathy and strive to understand the world from your perspective. I can help you to understand that small changes to the way you see things can have a major impact on how you feel.
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Photo of Leap Psychological Services, Psychologist in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Leap Psychological Services
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Life can throw you a curveball when you least expect it. From day-to-day issues to unforeseen crises and mental health difficulties; many obstacles can stop you from pursuing your dreams. These situations can be hard to deal with alone. That is why Leap Psychological Services offer face-to-face and online psychological wellbeing therapies/counselling and life and personal coaching services. Covering the United Kingdom and the rest of the world, we work with both individuals and groups and can work in various languages. We team up with trusted independent psychological wellbeing practitioners, life and personal coaches worldwide.
Life can throw you a curveball when you least expect it. From day-to-day issues to unforeseen crises and mental health difficulties; many obstacles can stop you from pursuing your dreams. These situations can be hard to deal with alone. That is why Leap Psychological Services offer face-to-face and online psychological wellbeing therapies/counselling and life and personal coaching services. Covering the United Kingdom and the rest of the world, we work with both individuals and groups and can work in various languages. We team up with trusted independent psychological wellbeing practitioners, life and personal coaches worldwide.
0131 322 1691 View 0131 322 1691
Photo of Balanced Minds, Psychologist in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Balanced Minds
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Life can be hard at times – work, relationships, financial concerns, and health worries. Sometimes these struggles ease on their own, or through strategies that we already have access to. However, when it feels like you're stuck in a rut with your difficulties and can’t find a path away from your struggles; we can help you find your balance again. Whether this is through understanding yourself more, or learning new strategies to manage the difficulties you’re facing, Balanced Minds has a variety of services that can help you get back on track.
Life can be hard at times – work, relationships, financial concerns, and health worries. Sometimes these struggles ease on their own, or through strategies that we already have access to. However, when it feels like you're stuck in a rut with your difficulties and can’t find a path away from your struggles; we can help you find your balance again. Whether this is through understanding yourself more, or learning new strategies to manage the difficulties you’re facing, Balanced Minds has a variety of services that can help you get back on track.
020 8123 8287 View 020 8123 8287
Photo of Dr Christoph Zwolan, Psychologist in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr Christoph Zwolan
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
As a Senior Counselling Psychologist and Psychedelic Integration Therapist, I specialize in preparing and guiding individuals through psychedelic experiences. Whether you've had them before or are planning to, I can help you approach these states with a healthy mindset and integrate the insights gained into your daily life. I can assist in making sense of these ambiguous experiences and offer psychotherapy to address any challenges or concerns you may have. Let me help you on your path to personal growth and transformation.
As a Senior Counselling Psychologist and Psychedelic Integration Therapist, I specialize in preparing and guiding individuals through psychedelic experiences. Whether you've had them before or are planning to, I can help you approach these states with a healthy mindset and integrate the insights gained into your daily life. I can assist in making sense of these ambiguous experiences and offer psychotherapy to address any challenges or concerns you may have. Let me help you on your path to personal growth and transformation.
01764 915828 View 01764 915828
Photo of Lynda Chebbihi, Counsellor in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Lynda Chebbihi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Not accepting new clients
Out of office notice: Currently I am unavailable from 1st March until 4rd May 2024. I provide trauma-informed counselling to individuals over the age of 14. I offer a safe an confidential space where you can explore whatever overwhelming or distressing feeling, thought or behaviour that you are experiencing. I use humanistic person-centred approach to explore with you trauma, attachment issues you have experienced, including developmental childhood trauma. I engage to meet your experiences with full acceptance, care, and empathic understanding to help you find your own innate resources to adapt and feel good about yourself.
Out of office notice: Currently I am unavailable from 1st March until 4rd May 2024. I provide trauma-informed counselling to individuals over the age of 14. I offer a safe an confidential space where you can explore whatever overwhelming or distressing feeling, thought or behaviour that you are experiencing. I use humanistic person-centred approach to explore with you trauma, attachment issues you have experienced, including developmental childhood trauma. I engage to meet your experiences with full acceptance, care, and empathic understanding to help you find your own innate resources to adapt and feel good about yourself.
01224 945576 View 01224 945576
Photo of Ruth Burnett, Counsellor in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ruth Burnett
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Children and teenagers can benefit from counselling therapies, and studies show that these are hugely effective, both in the short and long term. For older kids and teens, talking therapy can provide a unique space to safely explore what's going on to make them sad, angry, or anxious. For younger children, using play and art, as well as talking therapy, can help them begin to piece together things that might be difficult for them. Life doesn't always go according to plan, and sometimes things happen that no one is prepared for - an accident, a traumatic experience, a situation no one could have foreseen happening.
Children and teenagers can benefit from counselling therapies, and studies show that these are hugely effective, both in the short and long term. For older kids and teens, talking therapy can provide a unique space to safely explore what's going on to make them sad, angry, or anxious. For younger children, using play and art, as well as talking therapy, can help them begin to piece together things that might be difficult for them. Life doesn't always go according to plan, and sometimes things happen that no one is prepared for - an accident, a traumatic experience, a situation no one could have foreseen happening.
0131 510 3790 View 0131 510 3790
Photo of Martyn Pars, Counsellor in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Martyn Pars
Counsellor, MBACP
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 a qualified and accredited counsellor (MNCPS 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 a qualified and accredited counsellor (MNCPS 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
Photo of Tracy Williams Therapy, Psychotherapist in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Tracy Williams Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
I have an open, friendly and supportive manner, backed by my academic qualifications and many years of experience. I am trained in clinical psychology and holds both undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in this area. I hold an MSc in Marriage, Family and Child Counselling. I also holds professional qualifications, and am highly experienced in working with alcohol and drug abuse. In addition I am a visiting lecturer for PhD students completing their final year at Glasgow's Caledonian University, and delivers mindfulness training to individuals, groups and businesses. ​
I have an open, friendly and supportive manner, backed by my academic qualifications and many years of experience. I am trained in clinical psychology and holds both undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in this area. I hold an MSc in Marriage, Family and Child Counselling. I also holds professional qualifications, and am highly experienced in working with alcohol and drug abuse. In addition I am a visiting lecturer for PhD students completing their final year at Glasgow's Caledonian University, and delivers mindfulness training to individuals, groups and businesses. ​
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Photo of Gabriela Macauley, Counsellor in Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland
Gabriela Macauley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Are you... Struggling with an overwhelmed or traumatised mind; Stuck and not sure what to do next; Or just want to talk to someone and unburden yourself? As an integrative counsellor, I will help you explore what is going on in your life, work out what changes are possible, and together determine a way forward that works for you. I have specialist training in The Rewind Technique and Guided Imagery & Visualisation for C-/PTSD, phobias, stress, anxiety, depression.
Are you... Struggling with an overwhelmed or traumatised mind; Stuck and not sure what to do next; Or just want to talk to someone and unburden yourself? As an integrative counsellor, I will help you explore what is going on in your life, work out what changes are possible, and together determine a way forward that works for you. I have specialist training in The Rewind Technique and Guided Imagery & Visualisation for C-/PTSD, phobias, stress, anxiety, depression.
01202 125149 View 01202 125149

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:

94% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
88% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD
65% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aviva
71% AXA PPP
45% Vitality

How Counsellors in Old Town, Edinburgh see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
24% Male
2% Non-Binary