Creative Therapy Counselling in Edinburgh

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Ruth Burnett
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
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 
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Edinburgh EH1
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Maristela Lima-Napier
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Counselling is non-judgmental, does not tell you what to do, but it encourages you to seek out your own choices in life to become complete. There are many different therapeutic tools to help a person to communicate emotions, we can use creative materials, sand and art when verbal communication is tricky. I offer counselling face to face and online: via Zoom, WhatsApp, and FaceTime platforms, in English and Portuguese languages.
07593 342528 
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Edinburgh EH10
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Sophie Santolaria
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Art psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy in which the artistic medium is the main mode of expression and communication.
My name is Sophie Santolaria, trained in Scotland, Edinburgh, I obtained an International Master of Sciences in Art Psychotherapy in 2017. Since, I have worked in the areas of trauma, addictions, eating disorders, disability, child and adult protection, running groups and individual sessions. I have also worked successfully with children, adolescents, adults and the elderly, in various therapeutic settings ( NHS, charities, schools) and in multidisciplinary teams.
0131 381 8360 
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Edinburgh EH12
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Samantha Harrison
MSc
My Primary Training is as an Art Therapist, I also offer Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and I am also trained to level 3 in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I offer a confidential, warm and friendly space, close to the city centre, to meet with you. Together we will explore what has led you to seek therapy and decide which route to follow. Therapy may consist of talking therapy, and Art Therapy, as part of the process. One or a combination of approaches may be used throughout our commitment to your wellbeing. The different types of therapy that I offer allow us to tailor therapy services to meet your individual requirements so you get the support you need.
 
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Edinburgh EH11
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Christiane Kelegher
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
As an Art psychotherapist I recognise that there is many creative ways to explore and reach your therapeutic aims.
I work with whatever my clients bring into the therapy room and have a particular interest in personal identities and how my clients wish to be seen and accepted in the world. This includes identities around chronic illness and disability, as well as around gender, sexuality and relationship diversity. I do not work as a blank mirror but instead use my knowledge and training to create a dialogue between me and my clients.
0191 743 0329 
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Edinburgh EH15
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Sara Pendlebury
MSc
I also work with young children and their emotions through play and art .
Whether you are suffering from increased anxiety or overwhelm, depression, burnout, relationship difficulties or marriage problems, you don’t have to go around feeling like this. As a therapist with additional and diverse life skills and interests, I can help you feel better, and quickly. Every situation is unique, but when working with you, I will aim to get to the nub of any problems quickly and effectively, and to provide practical solutions. For deeper trauma we can shift into a longer relationship, using IFS or Narm. I can show you how things can be better for you, using evidence based and trauma-informed methods.
01273 099485 
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Edinburgh EH1
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Artful Retreats
Psychotherapist, MSc
Who said only children can use art to freely express and be playful? ".
The protective power of arts in health and mental health has been with us for millennia and today is evidence based. Daily life's emotional demands often go unnoticed and coping with anger, fear and sadness is socially accepted to happen in silence. Nourishing and protecting our mental health can get easily neglected. Although family and friends can play a wonderful supportive role in times of need they may not be enough in times of crisis. Making the choice to look after our mental health is our first step to personal growth. Making art is creative and fun. Being part of a supportive and safe group is therapeutic.
 
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Edinburgh EH1
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Alex Boyle
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Psychosynthesis techniques range through art , guided visualisation, dreamwork, imagination, sub-personality work and much more, so that each individual in their own way, is offered an opportunity to re-evaluate their life and bring about change and personal growth, especially when faced with issues such as self-confidence, meaning, value and purpose in life.
My particular interest lies in guiding and encouraging people towards self-actualization and the integration of their fullest potential in whatever sphere of life they are engaged. This process may be seen as a journey, which we share together for at time and requires only ‘the willingness and the courage to be’. To participate joyfully in life is the goal at the heart of psychosynthesis therapy and coaching – and its achievement often comes in unexpected ways. We focus on developing your potential at all levels of being - body, feelings, mind and spirit - and on your deeper centre of identity as the source of true relationship.
020 3984 9041 
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Edinburgh EH1
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Ruth Galloway-Kirkland
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Have you had a difficult experience? Maybe you’re in the midst of one now? You may wish to explore your present situation in the here and now, or reflect on your past. I am an EMDR Therapist (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), and Psychodynamic and Person-Centred Psychotherapist - simply, we will link your past experiences to your present choices, whist focusing on exactly what you need in this moment. I work especially well with trauma, sleep issues, and addictions. Call me today to find out how we can work together.
0131 510 2464 
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Edinburgh EH12
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Juulia Karlstedt
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Are you struggling with anxiety and fear around failure and taking risks? Has your self-worth become dependent on achievement? If your anxiety and perfectionism are keeping you from living the life you want, we may be a good fit. Together we will look at how you can change your relationship to your inner 'saboteur' or 'critic' without losing your motivation and ability to challenge yourself. I work with individuals who are experiencing anxiety and perfectionism around a wide range of life circumstances including at work, university, and about becoming parents. For more information about me and my approach, visit my website.
0131 322 1443 
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Edinburgh EH2
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Jade Hoffman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Taking your first step into counselling can be daunting - for whatever has brought you here today, welcome. I believe whole-heartedly that you are the expert in yourself, and that by holding a caring and confidential space we can safely explore the struggles you may be facing. I work from a non-judgmental base that values and respects whatever you need to bring, mindful of the world we live in and the impacts this might have at the intersections of our identities. Together, we can work to process whatever may be blocking your way.​
 
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Edinburgh EH6
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Maggi Scott
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
From my own life experience & personal development trainings and counselling career, I have a deep compassion and understanding that underpins my work as a therapist supporting people experiencing emotional suffering and difficult circumstances.I have supported clients with many different issues and situations and can offer a wide range of helpful things such as teaching breathwork and visualisations for practising outside sessions. i have extensive experience working with clients experiencing struggles with bereavement, chronic illness, depression, anxiety and trauma.
0131 381 0006 
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Edinburgh EH12
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Summerside Counselling
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
At Summerside Counselling we can help with issues including stress, anxiety, depression, loss, and low self esteem amongst many others. Our experienced counsellors are fully qualified and offer effective and affordable counselling. We can help you explore your thoughts and feelings, allowing you to have a better understanding of yourself which in turn brings acceptance and healing.
0131 381 8280 
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Edinburgh EH3
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Zoe Chouliara
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
‘You are not just a catalogue of adversities that you are faced with in life. You are not just the ‘damage’ that you have been told you suffered from. You are not even the pathology or the series of labels and diagnoses that have been given to you. You are a creature of immeasurable strength with the innate ability to grow and trust again and keep trusting and even learning to trust for a first time. You are hard wired and geared to connect with other and through that connection to protect your mental health and recover. You are a Growing Truster.’ Dr Zoë Chouliara Formerly Professor in Mental Health, Consultant Psychologist
01764 915791 
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Edinburgh EH7
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Marika Maria Lisowska
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified
If you are reading this now, it means you are going through one of life’s challenges…and you may need more support.I get that it’s not easy to admit to vulnerability.I offer my companionship on the journey of discovery, healing and growth. Through 'experiential learning' and 'dialogue' we’ll expand your awareness of ‘how’ you are in relationships. We will look at where you feel 'stuck' and what’s 'difficult'; we will 'stay with' the feelings and complexity that may unfold. I believe change happens organically when we have enough 'support' and fully acknowledge the situation we are in.If that resonates with you, please contact me.
0131 381 8048 
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Edinburgh EH12
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Liselle Van Zyl
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist with over 22 years experience in the mental health field. I trained in gestalt psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute in London. My practice is also informed by transpersonal, eco-psychology, and I haam trained in Brainspotting for Trauma. I work with individuals and couples on a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, adoption, couples counselling and self-development. I particularly enjoy facilitating clients through deep personal transformations. Your therapy with me will be tailored specifically to your needs, and where you are at this moment in time.
07475 660023 
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Edinburgh EH3
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Honey Comb Therapy
Counsellor, MA, MUKCP
Verified
I am an integrated therapist, with training in Person Centred Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I also have training in Bereavement Therapy, Pet Therapy (including pet bereavement therapy), Play Therapy, Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM), and trauma counselling. I am also starting as an End of Life Dula.
0131 357 5680 
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Edinburgh EH7
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Evolve CBT
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Do you feel stressed or have problems coping? Are your thoughts making you feel anxious or bringing your mood down? Sometimes we need help to make sense of why we think, feel, and behave the way we do. My name is Helen-Marie and I am a registered Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and coach. CBT is a problem-focused therapy that shows how your thinking can affect your feelings and behaviours. You will learn new skills and positive coping strategies which can help you achieve your goals and make long-term changes in your life. It is important that we work together at your pace to achieve your goals.
0131 510 2783 
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Edinburgh EH10
Offers online therapy
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Léonie Graham
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Therapy can be for anyone, it can be for growth, healing and learning, as much as for working through something. Choosing to set aside a pocket of time and space just for you, can provide relief from stresses of modern-day living, giving you a chance to recognise what is really important to you and working out what steps you want to take towards the life you want for yourself. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to explore things that are troubling you, process past experiences and work towards any goals you might have.
020 8016 2188 
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Edinburgh EH12
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Maria Mariettou
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified
I am a qualified, enthusiastic and highly motivated CBT psychotherapist. I hold my private practice in Edinburgh and work therapeutically in English and in Greek. I am passionate about supporting people in their journey of making meaningful and long-lasting changes in order to live a more fulfilling life. I work therapeutically with children, young people, adults, couples and families in an integrative way, combining elements of CBT, Person-centred approach, Systemic Family Therapy and Creative Therapies.
01934 317511 
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Edinburgh EH10
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Creative Therapy Counsellors
It may look like a craft class, but creative therapy in Edinburgh is a serious technique that uses the creative process to help improve the mental health of clients. Edinburgh creative therapy can be used on children and adults to treat a wide range of emotional issues, including anxiety, depression, family and relationship problems, abuse and domestic violence, and trauma and loss. Commonly found in hospitals and community centres, creative therapy programmes are based on the belief that the creative process is healing and life-enhancing. As they paint or draw, a skilled Edinburgh creative therapist can use the client's works of art and their approach to the process as springboards to help them gain personal insight, improve their judgment, cope with stress, and work through traumatic experiences.