Child Counselling in Edinburgh, SCT

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Holly Allen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH3
Coming to counselling is daunting - I want to eleviate as much of those initial fears as I can - I will never push my clients to speak about anything they are not ready to. My sessions go at my clients pace - I am not the expert in their lives - they are, my clients autonomy is something that I will encourage my clients to explore. Quite often we have the answers and know ourselves what we need to do to change or improve our lives but we need the help to uncover it.  In a world of filters, social media and the insatiable need to always be and want more it is no wonder the children and young people in our lives are suffering.
Coming to counselling is daunting - I want to eleviate as much of those initial fears as I can - I will never push my clients to speak about anything they are not ready to. My sessions go at my clients pace - I am not the expert in their lives - they are, my clients autonomy is something that I will encourage my clients to explore. Quite often we have the answers and know ourselves what we need to do to change or improve our lives but we need the help to uncover it.  In a world of filters, social media and the insatiable need to always be and want more it is no wonder the children and young people in our lives are suffering.
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Ruth Burnett
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH6
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.
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Dr Scott
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH2
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 14 years of post-doctoral experience. I am also CEO and Clinical Director of Brain Brolly. At Brain Brolly, we know about Brains and provide a number of services under our umbrella to protect people and their brains. We offer clinical sessions for children, young people and adults across the ability span. We support mental health difficulties as well as coping with physical health issues and life transitions. We use only evidence based therapies shown to make positive changes for people. We provide support when there are difficulties as well as proactive approaches to build resilience and motivation
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 14 years of post-doctoral experience. I am also CEO and Clinical Director of Brain Brolly. At Brain Brolly, we know about Brains and provide a number of services under our umbrella to protect people and their brains. We offer clinical sessions for children, young people and adults across the ability span. We support mental health difficulties as well as coping with physical health issues and life transitions. We use only evidence based therapies shown to make positive changes for people. We provide support when there are difficulties as well as proactive approaches to build resilience and motivation
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Child and Brain
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH1
Has your child anxiety? Sensory or motor issues? Struggles at school? Can you cope with these? Have you had any assessment and/without medication but it seems not to be enough? Your child might have ADHD, Dyslexia, development delay or something else, but solutions offered do not improve their quality of life? Primitive reflexes integration therapy can help. Neuroscience techniques are developing quickly nowadays, and therapies based on neuroplasticity stimulation are under science research giving great results.
Has your child anxiety? Sensory or motor issues? Struggles at school? Can you cope with these? Have you had any assessment and/without medication but it seems not to be enough? Your child might have ADHD, Dyslexia, development delay or something else, but solutions offered do not improve their quality of life? Primitive reflexes integration therapy can help. Neuroscience techniques are developing quickly nowadays, and therapies based on neuroplasticity stimulation are under science research giving great results.
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Paul Bell
Psychotherapist, ACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH1
I am a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, with 12 years experience working in NHS CAMHS teams and the charity sector. I offer brief, medium and long term psychotherapy for children and adolescents, and offer developmental support to parents and carers. I have specific training and experience in the treatment of adolescent depression, psychotherapeutic interventions for fostered, adopted and looked after children, and psychotherapy for university students suffering with mood disorders. I also offer psychotherapy to children and young people suffering from depression, who have a diagnosis of autism.
I am a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, with 12 years experience working in NHS CAMHS teams and the charity sector. I offer brief, medium and long term psychotherapy for children and adolescents, and offer developmental support to parents and carers. I have specific training and experience in the treatment of adolescent depression, psychotherapeutic interventions for fostered, adopted and looked after children, and psychotherapy for university students suffering with mood disorders. I also offer psychotherapy to children and young people suffering from depression, who have a diagnosis of autism.
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SMT Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH10
I am a Pluralistic counsellor with 25 years of experience working with adults, children & young people in a variety of settings.  Counselling will help you identify and move past the obstacles that may have been keeping you back in your life and to identify your personal values and strengths. It will empower you to see your life through a different lens, to gain new perspectives and achieve the outcomes you’re striving for. Anxiety, depression, stress, negative thinking patterns... can affect parts of your life and your ability to handle your situation. Are you ready to explore the possibilities for a happier and healthier life?
I am a Pluralistic counsellor with 25 years of experience working with adults, children & young people in a variety of settings.  Counselling will help you identify and move past the obstacles that may have been keeping you back in your life and to identify your personal values and strengths. It will empower you to see your life through a different lens, to gain new perspectives and achieve the outcomes you’re striving for. Anxiety, depression, stress, negative thinking patterns... can affect parts of your life and your ability to handle your situation. Are you ready to explore the possibilities for a happier and healthier life?
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Emma Rhodes
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH12
Are you struggling to know how to support your child? Are you concerned about your teenager's emotional wellbeing? Are you looking for your own support to allow you to be the parent you want to be? It is normal for your child to experience ups and downs as they grow, but sometimes they need some extra help to get them back on track. As a parent, it can sometimes be difficult to know how best to help. You may be seeking some advice or support for your own mental health. I provide a calm, nurturing and compassionate space to allow us together to explore, understand and manage the difficulties you or your child are facing.
Are you struggling to know how to support your child? Are you concerned about your teenager's emotional wellbeing? Are you looking for your own support to allow you to be the parent you want to be? It is normal for your child to experience ups and downs as they grow, but sometimes they need some extra help to get them back on track. As a parent, it can sometimes be difficult to know how best to help. You may be seeking some advice or support for your own mental health. I provide a calm, nurturing and compassionate space to allow us together to explore, understand and manage the difficulties you or your child are facing.
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Dr Craig Dunn & Associates Psychology Services
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH1
For child and young person appointments, you will firstly be invited to attend a consultation session without your child to complete an initial therapy needs assessment.
Welcome to Dr Craig Dunn & Associates Psychology Services. We are a group of mental health practitioners consisting of psychologists and psychotherapists sharing a commitment to providing a high quality service and supportive relationship to our clients. We over a range of psychotherapy services to adults, children, young people and schools across Greater Glasgow. It can be challenging knowing what kind of support you are looking for. Sometimes, a friendly face or warm interaction is all you need to feel confident in your therapist. However, when calling to enquire about
For child and young person appointments, you will firstly be invited to attend a consultation session without your child to complete an initial therapy needs assessment.
Welcome to Dr Craig Dunn & Associates Psychology Services. We are a group of mental health practitioners consisting of psychologists and psychotherapists sharing a commitment to providing a high quality service and supportive relationship to our clients. We over a range of psychotherapy services to adults, children, young people and schools across Greater Glasgow. It can be challenging knowing what kind of support you are looking for. Sometimes, a friendly face or warm interaction is all you need to feel confident in your therapist. However, when calling to enquire about
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Findlay Headden
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH11
I’m an experienced, COSCA-registered counsellor focused on children and young people, with a background in education and family support. I’ve been counselling children and young people since 2013. I’m based in Edinburgh and work with children across central Scotland and beyond.
I’m an experienced, COSCA-registered counsellor focused on children and young people, with a background in education and family support. I’ve been counselling children and young people since 2013. I’m based in Edinburgh and work with children across central Scotland and beyond.
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Sam Pattison
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
I offer a comprehensive therapeutic approach, informed by my education and experience in working with both children and young people (12+) and with adult clients.
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 offer a comprehensive therapeutic approach, informed by my education and experience in working with both children and young people (12+) and with adult clients.
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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Kirsty Shaw CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
I have a special interest in OCD, & have experience providing therapy to children, teens & adults.
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
I have a special interest in OCD, & have experience providing therapy to children, teens & adults.
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
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Tim McConville
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH3
Hello there, thanks for checking me out. Individuals: Life’s toll can leave us with hurts and regrets. Sometimes we end up so wounded everything loses its shine. Life becomes colourless. We struggle with trauma, anxiety or low mood. By creating a constructive conversation with me, we can work towards healing. Couples: I use emotionally focused therapy to help create a connection between spouses and partners. I explore hurtful cycles of interaction to change them. Together we develop positive cycles to heal the relationship. Families: I specialise in young adults/students and their parents; blended families; alienation; child contact
Hello there, thanks for checking me out. Individuals: Life’s toll can leave us with hurts and regrets. Sometimes we end up so wounded everything loses its shine. Life becomes colourless. We struggle with trauma, anxiety or low mood. By creating a constructive conversation with me, we can work towards healing. Couples: I use emotionally focused therapy to help create a connection between spouses and partners. I explore hurtful cycles of interaction to change them. Together we develop positive cycles to heal the relationship. Families: I specialise in young adults/students and their parents; blended families; alienation; child contact
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Eva Chmelikova
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH3
Sometimes all we are looking for is to be really heard. I provide therapeutic counselling for adults, young people and children in non-judgmental way where one can feel truly heard. I offer compassion and insight in collaborative way by integrating a variety of approaches based on needs of the individual client. Maybe you experience low moods and don’t know why. Maybe anxiety and stress takes up too much of your space. Maybe something significant has changed, you moved, lost someone, are on a crossroad and suddenly it feels harder even much harder than ever before. I believe in working in a collaborative partnership.
Sometimes all we are looking for is to be really heard. I provide therapeutic counselling for adults, young people and children in non-judgmental way where one can feel truly heard. I offer compassion and insight in collaborative way by integrating a variety of approaches based on needs of the individual client. Maybe you experience low moods and don’t know why. Maybe anxiety and stress takes up too much of your space. Maybe something significant has changed, you moved, lost someone, are on a crossroad and suddenly it feels harder even much harder than ever before. I believe in working in a collaborative partnership.
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Frances Brown
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH1
I'm Frances, a Clinical Psychologist working part time in private practice. I work primarily with children and young people who are experiencing emotional difficulties and families who feel they are in unhelpful patterns of interactions. I also work with adults who have a range of mental health issues, such as anxiety, low mood, OCD, phobias, and trauma. I work in a collaborative way, supporting you to find alternative ways to manage stressful events and emotions, in order to achieve your goals and improve relationships.
I'm Frances, a Clinical Psychologist working part time in private practice. I work primarily with children and young people who are experiencing emotional difficulties and families who feel they are in unhelpful patterns of interactions. I also work with adults who have a range of mental health issues, such as anxiety, low mood, OCD, phobias, and trauma. I work in a collaborative way, supporting you to find alternative ways to manage stressful events and emotions, in order to achieve your goals and improve relationships.
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Gillian Reid Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH2
I began my study in the field of psychology - child psychology; social psychology; biological psychology; and cognitive psychology.
My mode of therapy is psychodynamic, based on Freudian psychoanalysis, where a basic, central, premise was his view of the mind. Freud’s belief intimated that some of what we experience on a day-to-day basis e.g. emotions, beliefs and impulses; takes place in the unconscious and is not available to the conscious mind. Similarly, my belief, is that the unconscious mind governs behaviour to a much greater degree than people suspect and my therapy involves deep exploration of clients’ past to access, and understand, the root cause of their problems. The emphasis of psychodynamic therapy is on the trust between client and therapist.
I began my study in the field of psychology - child psychology; social psychology; biological psychology; and cognitive psychology.
My mode of therapy is psychodynamic, based on Freudian psychoanalysis, where a basic, central, premise was his view of the mind. Freud’s belief intimated that some of what we experience on a day-to-day basis e.g. emotions, beliefs and impulses; takes place in the unconscious and is not available to the conscious mind. Similarly, my belief, is that the unconscious mind governs behaviour to a much greater degree than people suspect and my therapy involves deep exploration of clients’ past to access, and understand, the root cause of their problems. The emphasis of psychodynamic therapy is on the trust between client and therapist.
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Ana Puljic
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH2
Hi there, my name is Ana and I'm a psychodynamic therapist and supervisor with a special interest and experience in working with those affected by existential issues and a Masters thesis in working with adult children of parents with narcissistic traits. In my client work, I draw on my background in psychology, philosophy and systemic therapy, as well as psychodynamic therapy and attachment theory which looks at the unconscious relational processes between us and finds links between what you're experiencing in the present and your early childhood and family experiences. My supervision approach is both psychodynamic and integrative.
Hi there, my name is Ana and I'm a psychodynamic therapist and supervisor with a special interest and experience in working with those affected by existential issues and a Masters thesis in working with adult children of parents with narcissistic traits. In my client work, I draw on my background in psychology, philosophy and systemic therapy, as well as psychodynamic therapy and attachment theory which looks at the unconscious relational processes between us and finds links between what you're experiencing in the present and your early childhood and family experiences. My supervision approach is both psychodynamic and integrative.
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Tom Lawrence
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH3
Tom has 20 years experience of helping adults of all ages, children and teenagers.
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.
Tom has 20 years experience of helping adults of all ages, children and teenagers.
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.
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Shannon Jones
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Whether children, adolescents, or adults I am dedicated to helping clients establish boundaries, create healthy coping skills, and build resilience.
I am a person-centered counsellor with a background in private practice and independent schools. I believe that healing happens in the context of relationships, and I am dedicated to cultivating a safe and welcoming environment where clients can come as they are and work collaboratively toward their goals. It takes great strength to decide to come to counselling and it has been a joy to witness the healing that happens when clients give themselves space to slow down and process.
Whether children, adolescents, or adults I am dedicated to helping clients establish boundaries, create healthy coping skills, and build resilience.
I am a person-centered counsellor with a background in private practice and independent schools. I believe that healing happens in the context of relationships, and I am dedicated to cultivating a safe and welcoming environment where clients can come as they are and work collaboratively toward their goals. It takes great strength to decide to come to counselling and it has been a joy to witness the healing that happens when clients give themselves space to slow down and process.
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Dr Fiona Syme
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH2  (Online Only)
At the heart of all my work, lies compassion and integrity. These values guide my approach throughout; from the point I receive an enquiry, to meeting any client or team for the first time, in the relationships formed and collaborative work, to the care taken in the endings of work. The 14 years since qualifying, have shaped my strengths and passion in building strong therapeutic relationships, be that with children, young people, families or teams, is central to psychological change.
At the heart of all my work, lies compassion and integrity. These values guide my approach throughout; from the point I receive an enquiry, to meeting any client or team for the first time, in the relationships formed and collaborative work, to the care taken in the endings of work. The 14 years since qualifying, have shaped my strengths and passion in building strong therapeutic relationships, be that with children, young people, families or teams, is central to psychological change.
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Maristela Lima-Napier
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH10
Counselling orientated towards Person-Centred, for children, young people and adults.
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.
Counselling orientated towards Person-Centred, for children, young people and adults.
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.
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Child Counsellors
Child psychologists in Edinburgh, SCT provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Edinburgh build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.