Counselling in Old Town, Edinburgh

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Harriet Brown
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Finding the right therapist for you is as much about their style and personality as their qualifications. I value warmth, collaboration, and humour when appropriate and I endeavour to bring these qualities to my practice. My work is integrative which means I can use different theories to suit each individual client's needs. I draw on relational psychoanalysis, attachment theory, Internal Family systems, ACT and humanistic approaches. I am also influenced by my interest in film and literature. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Finding the right therapist for you is as much about their style and personality as their qualifications. I value warmth, collaboration, and humour when appropriate and I endeavour to bring these qualities to my practice. My work is integrative which means I can use different theories to suit each individual client's needs. I draw on relational psychoanalysis, attachment theory, Internal Family systems, ACT and humanistic approaches. I am also influenced by my interest in film and literature. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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Kevin Michael O'Doherty
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
I am a Psychologist, CBT Therapist and Forensic Mental Health specialist. In addition to my work as an Expert Witness, I continue to provide psychological concierge for clients around the world mainly via webcam. I also provide individual and group CBT sessions, during which I help people with anxiety, depression, worry and related issues. Webcam based meetings are the main provision, so that I can help more people who are based in different parts of the country and the world. many people find that webcam based therapy is much better, especially as they can then fit their regular meetings into a busy schedule.
I am a Psychologist, CBT Therapist and Forensic Mental Health specialist. In addition to my work as an Expert Witness, I continue to provide psychological concierge for clients around the world mainly via webcam. I also provide individual and group CBT sessions, during which I help people with anxiety, depression, worry and related issues. Webcam based meetings are the main provision, so that I can help more people who are based in different parts of the country and the world. many people find that webcam based therapy is much better, especially as they can then fit their regular meetings into a busy schedule.
020 3856 7622 View 020 3856 7622
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Brieanne Doyle
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
As a high achiever you are used to success. You work hard, you enjoy work and you have meaningful relationships, but something is missing. You've tried all manner of ways to fill this gap - working more, working harder, prioritising your personal life, your health, your relationships - but it never quite fits. You wonder how you can achieve at work, but not in other areas of your life? Will it always be this exhausting? What if you could ditch the hustle and find a different way to show up in your life, your work, your relationships?
As a high achiever you are used to success. You work hard, you enjoy work and you have meaningful relationships, but something is missing. You've tried all manner of ways to fill this gap - working more, working harder, prioritising your personal life, your health, your relationships - but it never quite fits. You wonder how you can achieve at work, but not in other areas of your life? Will it always be this exhausting? What if you could ditch the hustle and find a different way to show up in your life, your work, your relationships?
020 4538 8873 View 020 4538 8873
Photo of undefined - Dr Victoria Ross, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Victoria Ross
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Overwhelmed? Lost? Your past weighing you down? If this is you, you are not alone. Life is tough for us all and it’s no surprise we sometimes feel a bit stuck. My primary aim is to create a safe environment where we can work together to move towards your goals. We will explore, discover and try out new skills and strategies for improvements in the long term leading to healthier relationships and greater overall well-being and life fulfilment. I work with individuals and couples.
Overwhelmed? Lost? Your past weighing you down? If this is you, you are not alone. Life is tough for us all and it’s no surprise we sometimes feel a bit stuck. My primary aim is to create a safe environment where we can work together to move towards your goals. We will explore, discover and try out new skills and strategies for improvements in the long term leading to healthier relationships and greater overall well-being and life fulfilment. I work with individuals and couples.
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Melissa Paton - Collaborative Minds Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
My passion is supporting and empowering people to cope and deal with life challenges, understand stress and the impact of this such as low self esteem and lack of confidence, anxiety and depression. If you've lost your way I can help with structure and routine to help you regain some control back in life. If you'd like to finally get to the root of your difficulties and break free from that vicious cycle then my mission is to help you reach your goals and find ways to make lasting change. I will work with you at your pace to formulate a unique plan to get you back on track, feel empowered and live a meaningful and fulfilled life.
My passion is supporting and empowering people to cope and deal with life challenges, understand stress and the impact of this such as low self esteem and lack of confidence, anxiety and depression. If you've lost your way I can help with structure and routine to help you regain some control back in life. If you'd like to finally get to the root of your difficulties and break free from that vicious cycle then my mission is to help you reach your goals and find ways to make lasting change. I will work with you at your pace to formulate a unique plan to get you back on track, feel empowered and live a meaningful and fulfilled life.
01382 919496 View 01382 919496
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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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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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Photo of Caroline Marlow, PhD, AFBPSsS, Psychologist
Caroline Marlow
Psychologist, PhD, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Having musculoskeletal injury and chronic pain can be tough, especially when it affects how you feel, how you feel about yourself, and stops you doing the things you love. I’m a personable psychologist who specialises 100% in injury and chronic pain. Research shows that if you understand your pain, you hurt less. So together, we can explore your pain experience, answer your questions, and find ways for you to get back in control of your recovery and being you again. My support uses a unique blend of psychology support, latest knowledge from pain science that tells us how and why we feel pain, and wellbeing promotion.
Having musculoskeletal injury and chronic pain can be tough, especially when it affects how you feel, how you feel about yourself, and stops you doing the things you love. I’m a personable psychologist who specialises 100% in injury and chronic pain. Research shows that if you understand your pain, you hurt less. So together, we can explore your pain experience, answer your questions, and find ways for you to get back in control of your recovery and being you again. My support uses a unique blend of psychology support, latest knowledge from pain science that tells us how and why we feel pain, and wellbeing promotion.
01323 921071 View 01323 921071
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Martyn Forbes - The Queer Couch
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
We are all unique individuals, so it makes sense that therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach. I aim to provide a non-judgmental and compassionate space for individuals of all flavours to work through their difficulties. Gender and sexuality may not be the reason you are seeking therapy, but I understand the significance these parts of you may play in your life. Therapy should never be a place where you feel the need to watch what you say or educate your own therapist about who you are. Therapy is time for you.
We are all unique individuals, so it makes sense that therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach. I aim to provide a non-judgmental and compassionate space for individuals of all flavours to work through their difficulties. Gender and sexuality may not be the reason you are seeking therapy, but I understand the significance these parts of you may play in your life. Therapy should never be a place where you feel the need to watch what you say or educate your own therapist about who you are. Therapy is time for you.
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Photo of Kay Winters, MBACP, Counsellor
Kay Winters
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Are you feeling alone, unheard or misunderstood? Maybe you feel anxious, angry, or hurt. Do you feel as though no one is there for you or listens to how you are feeling? Maybe you have tried to speak to friends and family but they either just don't get it or tell you what you should or shouldn't be doing and the conversation shifts to their problems. When was the last time someone really sat with you and gave you their undivided attention to talk about how YOU are feeling? What would it feel like to truly be heard and understood? To be able to express how you feel without the worry of being judged or fear of upsetting someone?
Are you feeling alone, unheard or misunderstood? Maybe you feel anxious, angry, or hurt. Do you feel as though no one is there for you or listens to how you are feeling? Maybe you have tried to speak to friends and family but they either just don't get it or tell you what you should or shouldn't be doing and the conversation shifts to their problems. When was the last time someone really sat with you and gave you their undivided attention to talk about how YOU are feeling? What would it feel like to truly be heard and understood? To be able to express how you feel without the worry of being judged or fear of upsetting someone?
01527 390261 View 01527 390261
Photo of undefined - Kirsty Shaw CBT, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
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
Photo of Laura Stoops, PhD, MBACP, Counsellor
Laura Stoops
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
I have supported people when things are feeling too much and are becoming overwhelming. Things we have to do can build up and up and it can feel like they are forming a brick wall that we need to find a way over. Do you feel this way? Is it a struggle to cope? Do you have racing thoughts, or thoughts that are so loud that you can't focus on anything else? Do you have so much to do that you don't know where to start and you just can't relax? Are you in a safe and supportive relationship now, and feel like hurtful or traumatic experiences from your past are getting in the way of day-to-day life or you fear conflict?
I have supported people when things are feeling too much and are becoming overwhelming. Things we have to do can build up and up and it can feel like they are forming a brick wall that we need to find a way over. Do you feel this way? Is it a struggle to cope? Do you have racing thoughts, or thoughts that are so loud that you can't focus on anything else? Do you have so much to do that you don't know where to start and you just can't relax? Are you in a safe and supportive relationship now, and feel like hurtful or traumatic experiences from your past are getting in the way of day-to-day life or you fear conflict?
028 3829 4789 View 028 3829 4789
Photo of Annette MacDonald, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Annette MacDonald
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Hi. My name is Annette and I am a qualified and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and a member of the BABCP. We all need a help during difficult times and sometimes we need that extra support when we feel overwhelmed. Seeking help when we are feeling vulnerable can be daunting and anxiety provoking. I provide a non judgemental, safe and confidential environment, tailored to your specific needs and at your pace. Together we can identify and challenge thinking patterns and styles and build on the resilience you already possess. Therapy can provide you with the strategies you need to help build a more positive future.
Hi. My name is Annette and I am a qualified and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and a member of the BABCP. We all need a help during difficult times and sometimes we need that extra support when we feel overwhelmed. Seeking help when we are feeling vulnerable can be daunting and anxiety provoking. I provide a non judgemental, safe and confidential environment, tailored to your specific needs and at your pace. Together we can identify and challenge thinking patterns and styles and build on the resilience you already possess. Therapy can provide you with the strategies you need to help build a more positive future.
01698 533191 View 01698 533191
Photo of Fiyaz Mughal Obe, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Fiyaz Mughal Obe
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1
Feeling anxious, stressed or panicky? You may be searching for counselling or something associated with anxiety & conditions such as prolonged stress, panic attacks, phobias or obsessions and compulsions related to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Your search may be out of curiosity or it may be because you are looking for some help and assistance in managing these issues. Well, counselling & therapy is one route to ensuring better mental health & well-being & in managing these conditions so that you feel 'more in control'. Feeling 'more in control' also builds a sense of greater self-confidence, autonomy & personal capability.
Feeling anxious, stressed or panicky? You may be searching for counselling or something associated with anxiety & conditions such as prolonged stress, panic attacks, phobias or obsessions and compulsions related to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Your search may be out of curiosity or it may be because you are looking for some help and assistance in managing these issues. Well, counselling & therapy is one route to ensuring better mental health & well-being & in managing these conditions so that you feel 'more in control'. Feeling 'more in control' also builds a sense of greater self-confidence, autonomy & personal capability.
020 8176 6785 View 020 8176 6785
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Alan Freeburn
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Alan and I have over 20 years of experience as a hypnotherapist and an applied psychologist working in adult mental health in the NHS. Much of my work focuses on helping people deal with anxiety whether that is a general anxiety, phobias or more difficult anxieties such as trauma or OCD.  My approach is a combination of the best parts of the NHS recommended treatments for various conditions along with the use of hypnosis and cognitive hypnotherapy to enhance the effects of these.
Hi, I'm Alan and I have over 20 years of experience as a hypnotherapist and an applied psychologist working in adult mental health in the NHS. Much of my work focuses on helping people deal with anxiety whether that is a general anxiety, phobias or more difficult anxieties such as trauma or OCD.  My approach is a combination of the best parts of the NHS recommended treatments for various conditions along with the use of hypnosis and cognitive hypnotherapy to enhance the effects of these.
01383 661355 View 01383 661355
Photo of Dr Rhea Dodhia, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Rhea Dodhia
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Welcome! I use multiple therapy models to support with a range of difficulties and experiences. Reaching out for therapy can be a daunting task, and my first aim is to always create a safe environment for change and exploration. We can work towards specific goals you have or a more general exploration of life and feelings. My focus is on helping you understand, and achieve your goals, for what may be bringing you to therapy: be it feelings of anxiety, depression, trauma, feeling stuck or confused, overwhelm or a lack of control (among other things). This results in sustainable changes in your daily life!
Welcome! I use multiple therapy models to support with a range of difficulties and experiences. Reaching out for therapy can be a daunting task, and my first aim is to always create a safe environment for change and exploration. We can work towards specific goals you have or a more general exploration of life and feelings. My focus is on helping you understand, and achieve your goals, for what may be bringing you to therapy: be it feelings of anxiety, depression, trauma, feeling stuck or confused, overwhelm or a lack of control (among other things). This results in sustainable changes in your daily life!
020 3872 2753 View 020 3872 2753
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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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Dr Dorothy Tait
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Dr Dorothy Tait (also known as Dr Dot) has over 12 years of experience in the NHS delivering psychological interventions to adults struggling with their mental health. She is experienced in assessing, understanding and treating a breadth of diagnoses and psychological difficulties, ranging from mild to complex, in various NHS mental health settings around the UK. Dr Dot regularly works with people who struggle with Complex Trauma, PTSD, Addictions (drug and alcohol use, eating disorders, etc), Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-esteem and Self-confidence, Shyness, Social anxiety, Burnout and Grief / Bereavement and Self-harm.
Dr Dorothy Tait (also known as Dr Dot) has over 12 years of experience in the NHS delivering psychological interventions to adults struggling with their mental health. She is experienced in assessing, understanding and treating a breadth of diagnoses and psychological difficulties, ranging from mild to complex, in various NHS mental health settings around the UK. Dr Dot regularly works with people who struggle with Complex Trauma, PTSD, Addictions (drug and alcohol use, eating disorders, etc), Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-esteem and Self-confidence, Shyness, Social anxiety, Burnout and Grief / Bereavement and Self-harm.
0141 673 0403 View 0141 673 0403
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Byron Athene
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Old Town, Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Are you adversely affected by negative or unwanted emotions? A large focus in my work is helping my clients to achieve conscious control of an otherwise subconscious process. After 6 - 8 sessions of working with me, you will have much better control of your emotions, therefore a lot of issues that revolve around unwanted emotions will no longer be an issue. If you're interested in DBT, get in touch and I'll show you another approach that gets much better results with far less effort in a significantly shorter timeframe.
Are you adversely affected by negative or unwanted emotions? A large focus in my work is helping my clients to achieve conscious control of an otherwise subconscious process. After 6 - 8 sessions of working with me, you will have much better control of your emotions, therefore a lot of issues that revolve around unwanted emotions will no longer be an issue. If you're interested in DBT, get in touch and I'll show you another approach that gets much better results with far less effort in a significantly shorter timeframe.
020 3828 7728 View 020 3828 7728

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