Cancer Counselling in Edinburgh

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Soul Safe Therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
I have over ten years experience in Cancer Support for people of all ages, but I also help clients with many other issues such as bereavement, trauma, anxiety, low self esteem and depression.
My name is Margi and I am a Person Centred Counsellor based in central Edinburgh. I provide a safe, non-judgemental private space for you to feel comfortable to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Through respect and trust, together we can explore your life situation and establish your desired goals towards a brighter future. I understand that committing to therapy takes courage. By seeking counselling you have already taken the first step towards change. My role is to help guide you and support you through those times that you may struggle to see the way ahead. My style is relaxed, warm and gentle.
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Edinburgh EH10
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Dr Emily McBride
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified
Verified
Are you seeking a safe space with an experienced psychologist? You might be feeling overwhelmed, low, frustrated, guilty, or anxious. Perhaps you feel you've lost part of your identity, impacting on your sense of purpose and self-worth. I know it can be incredibly hard to express what you truly feel and need to others. I offer a supportive and non-judgmental space for you to work through current issues, as well as difficulties from your past. I specialise in supporting people with long-term conditions (e.g. chronic pain, depression, cancer ), and also work with a range of wider issues (e.g. PTSD and trauma).
020 3995 0870
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Edinburgh EH6
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Cathie Hutchison
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I have experienced life's challenges including redundancy, adoption, depression and anxiety and cancer .
I have worked with individuals and couples bringing a varied range of issues from relationship breakdowns, anxiety, stress, depression, childhood emotional neglect, childhood abuse, confidence and self esteem issues, life transitions, bereavement, chronic ill health. I get deep satisfaction watching clients work through their issues and develop new coping strategies and tools. I love to see them leave at the end of the work smiling and content. Some even say that getting there is fun as well as satisfying. Let's get to work getting you what you want!
01620 674972
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Edinburgh EH15
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Dr William Kirkpatrick
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
As a Counselling Psychologist I can offer you support with: anger, anxiety (general, health, panic, specific phobia, social), attachment, bereavement, complicated grief, CPTSD, depression, impact of cancer , life transitions, low self-esteem, managing emotions, neurodevelopment (ASD, ADHD, FAS), personality disorders (BPD), PTSD, relationship problems, self-harm, self-identity, stress management, substance abuse (alcohol, illicit, prescribed), suicidal thoughts, trauma (combat, emotional, physical, sexual).
01733 978463
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Office is near:
Edinburgh EH1
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Busy Minds Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have a keen interest in working with complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism, disabilities, anger, cancer and chronic pain/ health related issues.
I am Katie Johnston and I run Busy Minds Counselling in Perth, Scotland. As a neurodivergent counsellor I enjoy working within a pluralistic framework which draws from different modalities to support clients needs and challenges in therapy. Our work together will explore your needs and is not defined by one way of working with at times the need to " think out of the box" and find new ways to approach challenges and sticking points in life.
01738 503547
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Office is near:
Edinburgh EH10
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Chai Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified
Verified
When you encounter difficult times in our day to day lives it is helpful to be able to talk these through with someone who is trained and objective. To help you explore the issues that matter to you, bringing insight and understanding to enable you to find your way through problems and dilemmas.
07723 435840
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Edinburgh EH3
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Eating Disorders Edinburgh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you often feel a sense of guilt or shame around food? Do thoughts of food become intrusive or overwhelming? Are you often binging or eating until you feel uncomfortable or sick (Binge Eating Disorder)? Perhaps you are fixated on 'healthy' or 'clean' eating (Orthorexia Nervosa)? Maybe you 'purge' by excessively exercising, restricting, making yourself sick, using laxatives, or have a history of yo-yo dieting (Bulimia Nervosa)? Perhaps you avoid whole food groups and are often called a 'fussy' or 'picky' eater (ARFID)? Or a combination of any of the above (EDNOS)? It sounds like you are struggling with an Eating Disorder!
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Edinburgh EH3
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Summerside Counselling
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
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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Liselle Van Zyl
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
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 am trained in Brainspotting for trauma and addictions. I work with individuals on a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, adoption, 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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Susan Hollins Counselling
Counsellor
Verified
Verified
How to describe the massive impact of loss and grief on our hearts, minds and daily life? The weight, chaos and turmoil of grief is a common experience which plays out uniquely in each of us. We lose interest in just about everything; nothing seems to matter. We're often frightened, wondering whether how we feel today we'll still be feeling in the distant future. We're often angry, intolerant of others. We seek so many reassurances... We don't want to let go of our grief because it's connected powerfully to the one we love and miss. How can we learn to let grief share our life? How can we understand it? How can we keep afloat?
01764 915871
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Edinburgh EH7
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Zofia Zyborska
Counsellor, MSc, COSRT Accred
Verified
Verified
I specialise in Sex and Relationship Therapy and offer talking therapy for couples and individuals with sexual problems. These include vaginismus, painful sex, difficulty achieving orgasm, loss of desire for sex, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. I have particular experience in working with those impacted by past sexual trauma, abuse or assault. I am specifically trained and qualified to work with sex and porn addiction(s). I also work with partners of sex/porn addicts who are perhaps struggling with their partner’s addiction, working with the distress, betrayal, shock and trauma they may be experiencing.
0131 357 6236
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Edinburgh EH3
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Lynn Artesse
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
“Life doesn’t get better by chance, it gets better by change”. At times we can all feel anxious or uncertain of our future. Sometimes we need to make changes in order to improve our situation. However, the prospect of change can feel overwhelming, leaving us feeling disconnected, isolated and lonely. Hearing your thoughts out loud, with a professional, can be an opportunity to gain some clarity and begin the process of change. I truly believe that a small change in the way we think can make a big difference to the way we feel.
0131 510 3667
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Edinburgh EH1
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Leap Psychological Services
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
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
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Edinburgh EH7
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Donatella Tamborrini Psychological Therapies
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Hello, my name is Donatella Tamborrini. I am a psychotherapist with over 17 years experience in mental health care based in Scotland. I am professionally qualified to use talking therapies to help make sense of mental health and emotional difficulties in young people, adults and families. I deliver research based psychological therapies, designed to improve mental health difficulties. I work with a focus, which is entirely based on the individuals’ needs, so that psychological therapies can be delivered with flexibility, within a safe and nurturing therapeutic relationship, at a sustainable pace that fosters change.
0131 381 8157
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Edinburgh EH10
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Tom Lawrence
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified
Verified
If you are suffering from anxiety - depression/low mood - stress - anger problems - panic attacks - phobias - low self-esteem - self-harming - eating disorders - post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD, including military) - addiction (all kinds) - obsessions (OCD) - sleep problems - relationship problems, I can help. Difficulties can often be resolved within only a few sessions – sometimes just one – and in this way can provide good value for money.
07887 682291
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Edinburgh EH3
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Juulia Karlstedt
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Anxiety, perfectionism, and self-criticism; this triple combo of hurt can stop us from going after the things we really want in life. We can find ourselves trying to distract ourselves from the uncomfortable fear of failing, opting out of things we want to do out of fear, and getting caught up in thoughts about 'what ifs' and 'maybe' until we feel frozen. Or we might push ourselves to the point of burning out seeking the validation we only find when we achieve something driven by a fear of the day we are not good enough. If your sense of self-worth has become tied to 'doing' rather than simply existing, I may be able to help.
0131 322 1443
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Edinburgh EH2
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Kathy Stewart
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
Sometimes our thoughts and emotions can feel too much for us to deal with. We may feel vulnerable, lost, torn or stuck, and find ourselves in need of help. Let me offer you an open, safe and judgment free space, that encourages you to explore whatever's on your mind. Hi, I am Kathy, a qualified and highly experienced UKCP Accredited Counselling Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor, working with adolescents, adults, couples, groups and organisations. My areas of expertise include: depression, anxiety & stress, low self-esteem, relationship issues, family dynamics, addictions, trauma and PTSD, transcultural issues.
07783 402039
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Edinburgh EH10
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Claire Murdoch
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seeking counselling can feel like a big step. Perhaps a confusing one. Let me tell you a little about myself so that you can decide if I am the right counsellor for you. I have a COSCA accredited Diploma in Person Centred counselling meaning that I offer a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. I have a creative, eclectic approach and can bring other models into the counselling room where appropriate such as CBT, small world, gestalt and even music. At the moment I offer on-line and telephone counselling, however, post pandemic would also offer outdoor walking therapy.
01506 539589
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Edinburgh EH14
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Zoe Chouliara
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
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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Space to Tame
Counsellor, MA, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Delivering online therapies across the UK and face to face therapies from my private practice in the centre of Edinburgh, I can help you to shift mental blocks, untangle complex emotions, resolve issues, reveal new perspectives and bring you back into balance. Whether its relaxation and self development or addressing emotional and psychological issues such as trauma, anxiety, self-esteem or bereavement I can help. I founded my practice to help people cope with the pressures of modern living by taking charge of their wellbeing. I can combine Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Reiki and EFT to help you make changes and reach your goals.
0131 381 0219
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Edinburgh EH2
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Edinburgh are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.

Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Edinburgh then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Edinburgh, or Child Psychologists in Edinburgh.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Edinburgh psychologists specialising in EMDR.


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 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.