Counselling in Old Town, Edinburgh

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Douglas Sharp - Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
I am interested in people. How we think, feel, and act in relationships, and how we are affected through our lives. I think we always try to do our best, but sometimes we get stuck. I value openness, and I invite you to bring your challenges to therapy where we understand more about what happens. I aim to help you clear a path for better flow in your life and work journey. I value creating a healthy baseline - moving & eating well, sleeping soundly, contact with nourishing people, and living with awareness. I am experienced in Gestalt and Deep Brain approaches - check out: www.relationalchange.org / www.deepbrainreorienting.com
I am interested in people. How we think, feel, and act in relationships, and how we are affected through our lives. I think we always try to do our best, but sometimes we get stuck. I value openness, and I invite you to bring your challenges to therapy where we understand more about what happens. I aim to help you clear a path for better flow in your life and work journey. I value creating a healthy baseline - moving & eating well, sleeping soundly, contact with nourishing people, and living with awareness. I am experienced in Gestalt and Deep Brain approaches - check out: www.relationalchange.org / www.deepbrainreorienting.com
01383 669119 View 01383 669119
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Will Telfer
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Hello, and thanks for looking at my profile. I’m an accredited therapist with over 15 years experience, and wholly comfortable in dealing with a range of issues, from trauma to depression, from abuse to anxiety. I’ve been described by clients as friendly, easy to talk to and empathic. For me, the most important element in therapy is whether you feel you can trust me - and I know this is not always easy. You’ve likely been hurt and perhaps a little wary and weary of people. I’m not going to “fix” you, I can’t! Though the good news is, by working collaboratively, you absolutely can heal the wounds you carry, of that I have no doubt.
Hello, and thanks for looking at my profile. I’m an accredited therapist with over 15 years experience, and wholly comfortable in dealing with a range of issues, from trauma to depression, from abuse to anxiety. I’ve been described by clients as friendly, easy to talk to and empathic. For me, the most important element in therapy is whether you feel you can trust me - and I know this is not always easy. You’ve likely been hurt and perhaps a little wary and weary of people. I’m not going to “fix” you, I can’t! Though the good news is, by working collaboratively, you absolutely can heal the wounds you carry, of that I have no doubt.
0141 465 5908 View 0141 465 5908
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Eva Nogales - EN - sex and relationship therapy
Counsellor, MSc, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Hi! I'm Eva, I am a psychologist specializing in Sex and Relationship therapy. Over the years, I've been helping people resolve conflicts related to their sexuality and their relationships. Whether you are single or in a relationship, we can work together. In our sessions, you'll find a safe space to express and explore your inner self. I'd love to accompany you in the process of growing, learning-unlearning, and healing.
Hi! I'm Eva, I am a psychologist specializing in Sex and Relationship therapy. Over the years, I've been helping people resolve conflicts related to their sexuality and their relationships. Whether you are single or in a relationship, we can work together. In our sessions, you'll find a safe space to express and explore your inner self. I'd love to accompany you in the process of growing, learning-unlearning, and healing.
01767 669826 View 01767 669826
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Brooke Hulsizer
MSc
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
I am originally from the USA, where I have experience working with adults, families, and groups in both inpatient and outpatient settings. My passions lie in working with people impacted by trauma, attachment disorders, relational distress, addiction, depression/anxiety, and general unhappiness. I often work alongside my clients to figure out why they feel the way they do and identify their needs based on what we discover. I use modalities like CBT, DBT, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and EMDR to understand and heal underlying causes of external problems.
I am originally from the USA, where I have experience working with adults, families, and groups in both inpatient and outpatient settings. My passions lie in working with people impacted by trauma, attachment disorders, relational distress, addiction, depression/anxiety, and general unhappiness. I often work alongside my clients to figure out why they feel the way they do and identify their needs based on what we discover. I use modalities like CBT, DBT, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and EMDR to understand and heal underlying causes of external problems.
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Dr George Reid
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified 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.
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HB Psychotherapy and Counselling Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Is everything okay?....... This can be a difficult question to answer. Our default response is often "yes", but deep down, for a lot of us, that's simply not true. Often we struggle to verbalise it, can be exceptionally good at denying it even exists or spend copious amounts of emotional energy keeping it at bay. Perhaps you know why you don't feel okay and perhaps you don't. Either way, I can help. I offer a safe, confidential space to allow you to explore any issues you may be experiencing. "Above all things, to thine own self be true"- William Shakespeare.
Is everything okay?....... This can be a difficult question to answer. Our default response is often "yes", but deep down, for a lot of us, that's simply not true. Often we struggle to verbalise it, can be exceptionally good at denying it even exists or spend copious amounts of emotional energy keeping it at bay. Perhaps you know why you don't feel okay and perhaps you don't. Either way, I can help. I offer a safe, confidential space to allow you to explore any issues you may be experiencing. "Above all things, to thine own self be true"- William Shakespeare.
01875 632038 View 01875 632038
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Debbie Clements MA Gender, LGBT +, Relational.
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Highly experienced & qualified therapist (10years+) offering low cost counselling. Are you coming out or transitioning? Navigating polyamory/non monogamy? Queer? LGBT+? Questioning? When we're unable to safely be our authentic selves we experience poor mental health and may suffer with stress, anxiety, low mood and relationship difficulties. You'll find a confidential, exploratory, listening space welcoming of diversity so you can relax and get on with addressing what's going on for you. Over 10yrs in psychotherapy, 25yrs mental health support & senior accredited BACP and adv. accredited in Gender Sex Relationship Diversity (GSRD).
Highly experienced & qualified therapist (10years+) offering low cost counselling. Are you coming out or transitioning? Navigating polyamory/non monogamy? Queer? LGBT+? Questioning? When we're unable to safely be our authentic selves we experience poor mental health and may suffer with stress, anxiety, low mood and relationship difficulties. You'll find a confidential, exploratory, listening space welcoming of diversity so you can relax and get on with addressing what's going on for you. Over 10yrs in psychotherapy, 25yrs mental health support & senior accredited BACP and adv. accredited in Gender Sex Relationship Diversity (GSRD).
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Dr Fiona Parker
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified 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
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Ruth Burnett
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
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
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Mengyao Yuan
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified 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
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Naomi Nyamudoka
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
I specialise in working with trauma and neurodivergence. I believe the relationship is key to the work and I will offer a warm and safe setting for us to explore what you chose to bring. Being autistic myself I can offer a different way of seeing things for non autistic clients and a shared lived experience for those autistic clients. I offer a non judgemental space for you to explore different parts of yourself. I strive to work in the best way for my clients individually meaning I do not have an agenda in mind other than to be fully present with you.
I specialise in working with trauma and neurodivergence. I believe the relationship is key to the work and I will offer a warm and safe setting for us to explore what you chose to bring. Being autistic myself I can offer a different way of seeing things for non autistic clients and a shared lived experience for those autistic clients. I offer a non judgemental space for you to explore different parts of yourself. I strive to work in the best way for my clients individually meaning I do not have an agenda in mind other than to be fully present with you.
01764 915840 View 01764 915840
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Ellis Reddick
Counsellor, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
I'm an integrative CBT therapist based in Glasgow. I specialise in helping people with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. My gentle and non-judgmental approach creates a safe environment for self-exploration.
I'm an integrative CBT therapist based in Glasgow. I specialise in helping people with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. My gentle and non-judgmental approach creates a safe environment for self-exploration.
0141 673 1657 View 0141 673 1657
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Marie Olea-Bouchat Gmbpsp Gbc
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, or chronic stress and seek comprehensive support? Are you committed to improvements and open to making lifestyle changes? If you value 24/7 support and actively participate in your therapeutic journey, aiming for measurable improvements in your life? then you've already done half the work. Depression and anxiety are not lifestyle choices or inherent personality traits; they are sets of symptoms that have embedded themselves in your brain and thoughts over many years, often unnoticed until triggered. While anyone can experience them, not all cases are the same. Reach out for a free call now.
Do you struggle with depression, anxiety, or chronic stress and seek comprehensive support? Are you committed to improvements and open to making lifestyle changes? If you value 24/7 support and actively participate in your therapeutic journey, aiming for measurable improvements in your life? then you've already done half the work. Depression and anxiety are not lifestyle choices or inherent personality traits; they are sets of symptoms that have embedded themselves in your brain and thoughts over many years, often unnoticed until triggered. While anyone can experience them, not all cases are the same. Reach out for a free call now.
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Sam Pattison
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
I take a whole picture approach to my therapeutic work, getting to know clients and what is important for them, and why. My approach to working is a beginning-to-end approach, meaning that my focus is taking clients from where they are to where they want to be. I take great enjoyment in helping clients work toward their goals, and in supporting them in achieving a better relationship and understanding of themselves while doing so. I work online in a person-centred way with clients 12 and above. I have experience working with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem related issues, trauma and abuse.
I take a whole picture approach to my therapeutic work, getting to know clients and what is important for them, and why. My approach to working is a beginning-to-end approach, meaning that my focus is taking clients from where they are to where they want to be. I take great enjoyment in helping clients work toward their goals, and in supporting them in achieving a better relationship and understanding of themselves while doing so. I work online in a person-centred way with clients 12 and above. I have experience working with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem related issues, trauma and abuse.
0141 673 8667 View 0141 673 8667
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Sarah Somner
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
I offer counselling and psychotherapy for both individuals and couples with wide ranging issues. Counselling can be a very important part of managing your mental wellbeing, particularly at this worrying and for some, lonely time. I  provide a safe and confidential therapeutic space, where you can feel listened to and understood, allowing you to explore your emotions, without being judged.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy for both individuals and couples with wide ranging issues. Counselling can be a very important part of managing your mental wellbeing, particularly at this worrying and for some, lonely time. I  provide a safe and confidential therapeutic space, where you can feel listened to and understood, allowing you to explore your emotions, without being judged.
0131 510 5843 View 0131 510 5843
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Lesley Inglis Supervisor
Psychotherapist, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Hello, I am a widely experienced, Psychosexual Therapist/Supervisor. If you want to understand yourself better,/change unwanted behaviours to 'feel' better I would be delighted to receive an EMAIL from you. I work with common & also unusual Sex & Relationship difficulties & Mental health conditions . I assess you & help you identify your goals for Therapy. I review how you think our work together is progressing. I explain the rational for my exploration & focus of the tasks I ask you to practice. I work collaboratively with you-as a team to reach your goals. Clients say this is a good way to work. Please email re Supervision.
Hello, I am a widely experienced, Psychosexual Therapist/Supervisor. If you want to understand yourself better,/change unwanted behaviours to 'feel' better I would be delighted to receive an EMAIL from you. I work with common & also unusual Sex & Relationship difficulties & Mental health conditions . I assess you & help you identify your goals for Therapy. I review how you think our work together is progressing. I explain the rational for my exploration & focus of the tasks I ask you to practice. I work collaboratively with you-as a team to reach your goals. Clients say this is a good way to work. Please email re Supervision.
01573 400476 View 01573 400476
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Athina Patsoule
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
I am a qualified psychotherapist (ECP), registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) with extensive experience in individual, couples and family psychotherapy and parenting counselling, in the United Kingdom and in Greece. I offer online sessions in Greek, French and English.
I am a qualified psychotherapist (ECP), registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) with extensive experience in individual, couples and family psychotherapy and parenting counselling, in the United Kingdom and in Greece. I offer online sessions in Greek, French and English.
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Dr Darren O Reilly - Adhd Coach Therapist
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed in life's journey? Struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, overwhelm, or procrastination? I'm a Psychologist specialising in helping young men and women (20s -30s) discover practical strategies for achieving their goals and living a happier life. We all face moments when expectations, time management, goals, connections, and self-care seem too much. Together, we'll chart a customized roadmap that harnesses your unique strengths combined with my clinical knowledge and experience, to create a course for a journey of profound and long-lasting change.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed in life's journey? Struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, overwhelm, or procrastination? I'm a Psychologist specialising in helping young men and women (20s -30s) discover practical strategies for achieving their goals and living a happier life. We all face moments when expectations, time management, goals, connections, and self-care seem too much. Together, we'll chart a customized roadmap that harnesses your unique strengths combined with my clinical knowledge and experience, to create a course for a journey of profound and long-lasting change.
0131 378 6555 View 0131 378 6555
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Dr Hannah Prince-Llewellyn
Psychologist, HCPC - Sport Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck and searching for a way forward? Experiencing endless stress and burnout, wishing for an easier path? Or perhaps you're eager to adopt a healthier lifestyle but are unsure where to begin? Whatever your current challenges, I'm Dr. Hannah. With a curious, collaborative, and compassionate approach, I work alongside you, providing a space where you feel validated, supported, and empowered to make the best decisions for yourself. Personal growth goes beyond overcoming difficulties; it's about gaining insights and perspectives that empower you to make intentional choices and create meaningful change.
Feeling stuck and searching for a way forward? Experiencing endless stress and burnout, wishing for an easier path? Or perhaps you're eager to adopt a healthier lifestyle but are unsure where to begin? Whatever your current challenges, I'm Dr. Hannah. With a curious, collaborative, and compassionate approach, I work alongside you, providing a space where you feel validated, supported, and empowered to make the best decisions for yourself. Personal growth goes beyond overcoming difficulties; it's about gaining insights and perspectives that empower you to make intentional choices and create meaningful change.
01877 360140 View 01877 360140
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Dr Luke Bannister
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Life, in all of its complexity, can be challenging, and our experience of our own thoughts and emotions can cause us distress which can be difficult to alleviate and understand. I’m sorry if you are struggling at the moment. I would like you to know that there is always hope and that life can become easier over time, despite how difficult this may be to currently imagine. I understand that reaching out to a psychologist can feel daunting, and that simply looking for a therapist can take courage.
Life, in all of its complexity, can be challenging, and our experience of our own thoughts and emotions can cause us distress which can be difficult to alleviate and understand. I’m sorry if you are struggling at the moment. I would like you to know that there is always hope and that life can become easier over time, despite how difficult this may be to currently imagine. I understand that reaching out to a psychologist can feel daunting, and that simply looking for a therapist can take courage.
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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

69% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
44% Vitality

How Counsellors in Old Town, Edinburgh see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary