Counselling in Southside, Edinburgh

Photo of Dr Bruce Scott Psychoanalyst-Psychotherapist, Psychotherapist in Southside, Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr Bruce Scott Psychoanalyst-Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, PhD
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Psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy is an open-ended conversation with no agenda and no time limit (i.e. number of sessions). The practice (Greek: Praxis) of psychoanalysis attends to the person who comes for analysis, to listen and witness their concerns, and to facilitate, if possible some kind of loosening of the strictures than bind and contort experience. I work with people with different needs under the rubric of mental distress.
0131 381 0244
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Southside
Edinburgh EH1
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Lisa Cherry-Byrnes
Counsellor, MBACP
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People seek therapy & counselling for different reasons & you will have your own unique life experiences that may cause you unhappiness or you may find yourself at crisis point feeling unsure of what to do next. I have worked with many different clients from across the social & cultural spectrum from medical professionals to artists, full-time students to stay at home parents & retirees. I understand that often it is the first step, no matter who we are, that can feel the hardest; the reaching out & making contact. You may want to explore options for change, make sense of a difficult experience or gain new strategies for coping.
0131 357 6140
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Southside
Edinburgh EH9
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Evan Quinn
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
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Life can often be in a constant state of change and uncertainty. Life can also be a source of connection and growth. Sometimes that means leaning on others to help you navigate difficult times. The journey often begins with simply noticing. Since you are here, now, chances are you already started the journey.
01764 915844
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Southside
Edinburgh EH8
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Harper Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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Harper Clinical Psychology is based in Edinburgh and managed by Dr Alison Harper. Alison has over 20 years’ experience of working with a wide range of mental health issues. Also working in the practice with Alison are 6 psychological therapists who offer assessment, formulation and therapy, offering a flexible and collaborative approach to addressing mental health issues. Our website www.harperclinicalpsychology.com gives a more detailed view of our services.
01764 915830
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Southside
Edinburgh EH8
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Yvonni Gkergkes
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
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Hello, I'm a Pluralistic/Integrative counsellor with a passion for supporting people to overcome their difficulties and improve their wellbeing. Do you sometimes feel unheard, misunderstood, or overwhelmed? Do you ruminate on past events or struggle to communicate your wants and needs? Do you wish you could get on track with your emotions and enjoy life more? Would you like to make sense of things and manage daily stress? In my practice, I strive to create a space where insight, solutions, and growth, can be cultivated.
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Southside
Edinburgh EH8
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Julija Silina
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
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We all encounter ups and downs in our lives, and most of the time we can overcome them, and sometimes we may need a helping hand. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by emotions that are difficult to understand, gaining a deeper insight through exploration may help in managing those feelings. I can offer a safe and non-judgemental space to delve into what is going on for you. Counselling can help with gaining a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes and find your own solutions to problems.
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Southside
Edinburgh EH8
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Dr Mike Sawrey
MBBS
Hi, I’m Mike I’m an Edinburgh based psychotherapist. I help people to better understand themselves and be more of who they are. I provide an open and understanding environment to talk about and make sense of your problems.
0161 524 7529
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Southside
Edinburgh EH9
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Anna Kinga
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
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I offer a simple, practical approach that will help you improve your wellbeing. ​We all struggle in our lives, but there are ways of struggling less and feeling-good more. The 'talk-explore-change' approach is for everyone, and it can give you a chance to understand yourself and your problems, as well as to regulate your emotions, you thoughts and your behaviours. In 3 simple steps you can offload (experience relief and calmness), understand yourself (gain awareness and clarity), adjust what doesn't work (move forward).
07513 216876
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Southside
Edinburgh EH8
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Victoria Gillingham
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
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Having worked in the field of mental health for over 25 years, I have a deep understanding of the challenges people are faced with on a daily basis. How we experience these challenges can become overwhelming and we can feel alone, helpless and disconnected. There may be times when it's useful to seek help outside of your current circle of support by talking with a counsellor and I can help you find new ways to explore and manage the difficulties you are experiencing. I work with individuals & couples to offer short-term counselling to address immediate concerns, and long term counselling to address complex issues.
01764 910194
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Southside
Edinburgh EH9
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Lucy Dixon
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
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I believe we all have an innate wisdom and the potential to lead a rich and fulfilling life. My role is to support you to move beyond difficulties and realise that potential. People seek counselling for many different reasons. You might be encountering difficulties in relationships, experiencing depression or low self-esteem, or struggling with anxiety. You may be feeling stuck, lost, alone, or troubled by past experiences. Life is unpredictable, and you can’t always control what comes your way. But with the right support, you can choose how to relate and respond to these events.
01764 915827
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Southside
Edinburgh EH8
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Pippa Watson Rees
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
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I am an experienced BACP accredited & registered counsellor with 20 years experience, & 12 years as a state registered community & mental health OT. Perhaps past events affect how you cope with life today, or patterns repeat in your relationships. Maybe you need a place to be heard; to express yourself & explore difficulties. I offer a relational approach, helping you to move forward by understanding yourself better. We can explore & think about how your past affects your present. Alternatively some past events may be very alive in your mind & may need to be processed with an experienced professional.
0131 357 6119
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Southside
Edinburgh EH9
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Paulina Bak
Counsellor, MUKCP
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I am UKCP accredited Gestalt psychotherapeutic counsellor, couples therapist and Mindfulness teacher. I have completed a 4-year training in Gestalt psychotherapy in Edinburgh Gestalt Institute between 2013-2017. I work with individuals and couples and can provide a safe and respectful environement to explore life and relational themes, including early and complex trauma, depression, anxiety etc. and how they impact your current life circumstances or relationships.
01764 915920
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Southside
Edinburgh EH9
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Dr Susan Mackay
Psychotherapist, PhD, HCPC-Art Therap.
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Here is a safe place where you can bring what’s on your mind and together we can make sense of it to find a clearer way forward. Sometimes troubles can feel too stuck or confusing to find words for. In sessions with me, along with words, we can use art materials, or any to hand objects, like a pencil, a piece of paper or string to express what is happening for you. This can give a cathartic sense of difficulties as if lifted from you and shared. Working together in this way can support new ways of thinking and improve relationships through increased self-awareness and emotional mastery.
01764 915903
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Southside
Edinburgh EH9
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Sarah Worth
Counsellor, MSc, ACC Reg
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I don’t know if you have ever had the opportunity to share your story where someone really listens. I mean really listens, wanting to know you, your story, your ups and downs. Where nothing is off limits. Space to speak what maybe you’ve never spoken before. Sitting in the counsellee seat is not always easy and opening up to someone you do not know can be daunting. I know that taking that first step requires courage and I would love to walk with you on your journey.
0131 381 0082
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Southside
Edinburgh EH1
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Sam Karpa
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
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Taking the first step towards therapy, or returning to therapy, can be difficult. Yet working through your experiences can help to process life more meaningfully. Being a qualified psychodynamic therapist means that I understand how even the smallest of issues can play such a huge part in what you may be feeling inside. We can work through this together, as I invite you to share your issues in a warm, empathic, yet well-held space.
0131 378 1035
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Southside
Edinburgh EH9
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Anna Bajus
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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You may not have anyone you feel you can talk to, or maybe you do but they don’t understand you. I am experienced in offering psychological help to individuals who have mental health issues. I try to create a safe space for each of my clients - a strong relationship is the core of effective therapy! We can either work with your current issues or go a bit deeper into unresolved childhood situations which need working through.
01764 910965
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Southside
Edinburgh EH9
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Photo of Kaire Davidson, Psychotherapist in Southside, Edinburgh, Scotland
Kaire Davidson
Psychotherapist
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We don’t seem to question cleaning and dressing a wound or resting a broken limb to give it the best conditions to heal quickly. With emotional pain a very similar approach is true: when certain conditions are met healing can begin. Our emotional wounds and traumas created by our past experiences can disconnect us from ourselves. By sharing our story in a safe environment we can gradually start to have more compassion and understanding for all parts of ourselves, which brings about a natural healing process. My hope for my clients is not to just suffer less but to thrive and to be able to live more aligned with themselves.
01454 804724
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Edinburgh EH9
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Robyn Spice
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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Using a cognitive behavioural framework I specialise in the treatment of anxiety disorders, low mood, trauma, issues facing the LGBTQ+ community and stress. I have worked with adults, teenagers and children and have experience in a number of different areas including depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and grief. It is my job to work with you to explore your thoughts, emotions and behaviours to help you understand the difficulties you’ve been facing. We will use different tools and techniques that you can utilise to help you achieve your goals and make lasting changes to your daily life.
01764 915907
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Southside
Edinburgh EH16
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Vessela Ivkova
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
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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
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Edinburgh EH9
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Carrie Hall
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
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As a counsellor, I collaboratively facilitate growth and change in the persons with whom I work. I am passionate about working with persons who have experienced trauma, with a specific focus on healing from sexual or gender-based trauma, as well as systemic or intergenerational traumas and identity-based marginalization. I also care deeply about working with individuals on body image issues, disordered relationships with food or exercise, depression, anxiety, as well as spiritual identity development or transitions.
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, psychologist, or counsellor, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counsellor in Southside, Edinburgh?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Southside, Edinburgh specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.