LGBTQ+ Affirming Counsellors in Edinburgh, SCT

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Photo of Zsofia Kaplar, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Zsofia Kaplar
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Life is a series of changes, often bringing loss and pain but also the seeds of a positive transformation. Even if you're unsure how to move forward, a theme can emerge. Counselling can facilitate a new understanding of ourselves, our different relationships, our place in the world. By reassessing hopes and fears, we can work towards the difference we want to experience. Alongside general counselling, I have specialist experience in post-natal depression and traumatic emotional and sexual abuse. My approach, however, is to treat every person without presumptions, trusting the space that opens up and finding the best way for you.
 
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Edinburgh EH9
Offers online therapy
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Hazel Stevenson
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
Talking is a wonderful way to share what’s on your mind. You may not even know what is bothering you, but by talking, it helps to get in touch with your emotions and make sense of your thoughts. Changes are often small but can be significant. Speaking with someone who is really listening and can offer a non-judgemental space to fully express yourself, improve your self awareness, and accept you for being you, can help!
01764 915874 
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Edinburgh EH15
Offers online therapy
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Morgan Mitchell Emdr
Counsellor
Verified
Trauma can include life-threatening events or simply moments where you were overwhelmed and felt helpless. A troubling or terrifying event has an impact on the whole person – it is held in the body, changes ways of thinking, and often comes with an overwhelming set of emotional and behavioural responses. At times, these changes and responses are unhelpful and seriously affect people’s quality of life and their ability to move forward. Working together, we explore and come to understand your current responses. We identify tools that you can use to rebuild your life in a way that works for you.
0131 381 8084 
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Edinburgh EH16
Offers online therapy
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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
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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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
Offers online therapy
Photo of Zoe Chouliara, Psychologist in Edinburgh, Scotland
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
Offers online therapy
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Pagoda counselling services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I am a person centred therapist offering bespoke counselling to anyone seeking support and help. I believe that in our work together we can facilitate change to allow you to reach your full potential.
01934 314095 
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Edinburgh EH10
Offers online therapy
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Linsey Revell
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
I am aware that you might be coming to counselling for a variety of reasons. I will work collaboratively with you to address whatever it is that you are struggling with. It may be something from your past or something that you are dealing with now, or both. You are perhaps feeling upset about a situation or feeling sad and not sure why, you may be experiencing anxiety, depression or low mood or have experienced a bereavement or loss or have family issues you want to address. You may feel stuck or just want to understand yourself better. Together we will work out what is going to be most helpful for you in counselling.
0131 510 6067 
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Edinburgh EH3
Offers online therapy
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Lucy Dixon
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
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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Edinburgh EH8
Offers online therapy
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Douglas Nicholson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBPsS
Verified
Throughout our lives most of us will experience some form of emotional, mental or relationship problems. These problems can be related to our work, our home life, our past or simply come out of the blue. Sometimes it might just be a mild inconvenience, but more often it can affect our lives profoundly. Either way it can be hard to admit that help might be needed. And harder still to find the best help. That’s where I come in. With psychotherapy or counselling I can help you discover what the issues are and work with you to fix them.
0131 510 2543 
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Edinburgh EH6
Not accepting new clients
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Russell Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
I know that the decision to seek therapy and to find a suitable therapist can be daunting, so my approach is to never forget what it is like to sit in the client’s chair. Whether you're going through separation and divorce, experiencing abuse, depression, trauma, generally feeling sad or struggling with other emotional issues, I can help. I am here for You.
0131 357 6150 
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Edinburgh EH1
Offers online therapy
Photo of Juulia Karlstedt, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Juulia Karlstedt
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
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
Offers online therapy
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Sarah Quinley
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Hello. I'm Sarah. I am a COSCA qualified therapist and an experienced Doctor of Counselling and Psychotherapy.  As your therapist, my main focus is to be fully present in our sessions and, at all times, to listen and respond to you with care and respect. I'll work with you to really get to know yourself and understand why you feel the way you feel and why you do the things you do. From there, we can work together to find a balance between processing the past, being with the present, and patterning new ways of being that are more in line with what matters to you, what you value and need, and who you are now.
 
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Edinburgh EH10
Offers online therapy
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Ana Puljic
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Hi there, my name is Ana and I'm a psychodynamic counsellor specializing in parental narcissism and existential issues. If you feel stuck in a loop or unable to find joy in life, I can offer my curiosity, empathy, and insights to help you find meaning in your experience. To do this, I will often draw on my background in psychology and philosophy, as well as psychodynamic therapy which looks at the unconscious processes between us and find links between what you're experiencing in the present and your early childhood and family experiences. On top of this, I use a systemic lens when working with families.
0131 378 1027 
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Edinburgh EH2
Offers online therapy
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Chris Sharp
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
It can feel like life is spiralling out of control at times. Like there is a cloud over everything you think and do. You may not feel ‘yourself’ or even know who that is. You may not feel anything at all. And you might not know why… I offer you a safe space to explore some of these experiences on your own terms. In counselling, you are in control. You are the expert on your life. I am here to help facilitate your process through deep understanding and empathy, without blame or judgement.
0131 510 3931 
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Edinburgh EH1
Offers online therapy
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Maritxu Arlegui-Prieto
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Have you ever asked yourself, "How did I get here?" or "Will I ever feel better?" Maybe something has happened to you recently or in the past. You do your best daily, yet you still feel easily overwhelmed by your thoughts and emotions. Perhaps you struggle to find the 'right' words to talk about it and shut down if others ask how you are. You feel lonely and like nobody understands you. Maybe you tell yourself, "I can't be struggling right now," because you are scared of what may happen if you aren't okay. You are exhausted and want things to change. As someone who's been there personally, I am confident I can support you.
 
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Edinburgh EH7
Offers online therapy
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Jane Edwards
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Unhappy, experiencing relationship problems, feeling alone or held back by trauma or bereavement? Are you seeking counselling for a child or young person? Therapy can be short term, 4-6 sessions and we can work together in a highly focused way, including exploring strategies if you wish to. For some, longer term therapy is preferred. In this we can explore more deeply the issues you are bringing, enabling you to experience the changes you seek. For children therapy happens in the midst of play and craft activities. Therapy can help pave the way to a more hopeful future for all.
0131 381 4264 
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Edinburgh EH12
Offers online therapy
Photo of Josephine Blomqvist Almbring, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Josephine Blomqvist Almbring
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified
Sometimes life is difficult or painful and you want something different, a change for yourself. Therapy is a space where we can share our stories, our histories that influence the person that we are, the suffering we may experience. Through this process, we can develop new insights into what has shaped us as individuals. I offer a safe, empathic and confidential space where you can explore, without judgement, your story and any personal difficulties you are experiencing. I will work with you, in your own rhythm, to help you deepen your awareness of your experiences, thoughts, and embodied feelings.
 
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Edinburgh EH16
Offers online therapy
Photo of Katie Murray, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Katie Murray
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Making the decision to start therapy is a courageous one. And if you are thinking about therapy you already recognise the need for someone to talk to about the difficulties you are experiencing. It can be challenging, but therapy can help you make sense of your life, be transformative and help you better understand your relationship with yourself and others.
0131 510 4217 
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Edinburgh EH3
Offers online therapy
Photo of Emilie Rousseau-Norton, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Emilie Rousseau-Norton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hello there! My name is Emilie, I am a fully qualified CBT therapist. Emotions can sometimes be hard to deal with. I offer my clients a safe, non-judgmental space to explore what is going on for them, and teach them how to cope with their feelings and thoughts in a safe and healthy way. I believe that everyone’s issues are valid, and we are all entitled to some understanding and support when going through difficult times. My job is to help you get some clarity, focus and respite from the troubling situations you may be experiencing.
01934 317491 
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Edinburgh EH10
Offers online therapy


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