LGBTQ+ Affirming Counsellors in Edinburgh, SCT

Photo of Vasiliki Pyrgidou, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Vasiliki Pyrgidou
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH8
Sometimes we just need someone to talk to, someone to listen to us in an open hearted way, without judging us. When we are feeling distressed and upset it can be very hard to know who to contact, and to make this first important step to get in touch. I offer trauma informed and awareness based psychotherapeutic practice in the form of Core Process Psychotherapy. I integrate therapeutic skills, knowledge and understanding that are evolving on an open ended inquiry in the fields of mindfulness and psychological trauma.
Sometimes we just need someone to talk to, someone to listen to us in an open hearted way, without judging us. When we are feeling distressed and upset it can be very hard to know who to contact, and to make this first important step to get in touch. I offer trauma informed and awareness based psychotherapeutic practice in the form of Core Process Psychotherapy. I integrate therapeutic skills, knowledge and understanding that are evolving on an open ended inquiry in the fields of mindfulness and psychological trauma.
01764 915873 View 01764 915873
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Paulina Bak
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH9
I am UKCP registered Gestalt psychotherapeutic counsellor. I have completed a 4 year course in Gestalt psychotherapy in Edinburgh Gestalt Institute between 2013-2017. I am fully insured and as a member of GPTI and UKCP I subscribe to their codes of ethics. I continue my professional development through participating in advanced psychotherapeutic workshops, trainings and courses.
I am UKCP registered Gestalt psychotherapeutic counsellor. I have completed a 4 year course in Gestalt psychotherapy in Edinburgh Gestalt Institute between 2013-2017. I am fully insured and as a member of GPTI and UKCP I subscribe to their codes of ethics. I continue my professional development through participating in advanced psychotherapeutic workshops, trainings and courses.
01764 915920 View 01764 915920
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Sheena Brown
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH2  (Online Only)
I am a warm and empathetic Qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, who is passionate about supporting individuals to make positive, personally meaningful and long lasting changes to their lives. Through our work together, you will be supported to identify and break free from unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns that maintain your difficulties, in order for you to feel more in control of your present and future and live the life you desire.
I am a warm and empathetic Qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, who is passionate about supporting individuals to make positive, personally meaningful and long lasting changes to their lives. Through our work together, you will be supported to identify and break free from unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns that maintain your difficulties, in order for you to feel more in control of your present and future and live the life you desire.
0131 381 5188 View 0131 381 5188
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Pagoda counselling services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH10
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.
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 View 01934 314095
Sinéad Ní Mhaoileoin
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH4
I am a highly qualified Relationship & Sex Therapist with 15 years experience. I am also trained in 2 evidence-based treatment models, each grounded in decades of research, Emotionally Focused Therapy and The Gottman Method. These provide us with deeper understandings and knowledge of what is required to help couples build more secure, resilient and loving bonds. Often, couples in distress don't know how to respond to each other in the face of emotional turmoil as a result of not getting the love they need and want from each other. Unlocking these co-created patterns of dis-connection with a relationship therapist is often required.
I am a highly qualified Relationship & Sex Therapist with 15 years experience. I am also trained in 2 evidence-based treatment models, each grounded in decades of research, Emotionally Focused Therapy and The Gottman Method. These provide us with deeper understandings and knowledge of what is required to help couples build more secure, resilient and loving bonds. Often, couples in distress don't know how to respond to each other in the face of emotional turmoil as a result of not getting the love they need and want from each other. Unlocking these co-created patterns of dis-connection with a relationship therapist is often required.
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Rosanna Veitch
Counsellor, MHGI
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH14
It is a courageous step to reach out to a therapist and, in recognition of this, I have wholeheartedly devoted 30 years of my life to helping people create real and lasting change. I have completed a vast amount of psychological training and am guided by extensive experience in really hearing the parts of my clients’ experience which are keeping them ‘stuck’ or are barriers to happiness. I help people to understand crucial scientific findings about how the brain affects our happiness and I use the most effective techniques to help clients become liberated from unhelpful repetitive behaviours or thought patterns.
It is a courageous step to reach out to a therapist and, in recognition of this, I have wholeheartedly devoted 30 years of my life to helping people create real and lasting change. I have completed a vast amount of psychological training and am guided by extensive experience in really hearing the parts of my clients’ experience which are keeping them ‘stuck’ or are barriers to happiness. I help people to understand crucial scientific findings about how the brain affects our happiness and I use the most effective techniques to help clients become liberated from unhelpful repetitive behaviours or thought patterns.
0131 357 6190 View 0131 357 6190
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Maria Mariettou
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH10  (Online Only)
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.
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 View 01934 317511
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Sibyl Adam
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH3
Deciding to start therapy can be a big step. Maybe you’re going through a transitional period in life, frustrated with the world or desiring change. When working with me, you can expect a warm, empathetic environment to explore the issues you’re facing. Let's work together to figure out what you need to live the life you desire. Everyone is capable of change. I believe it's a privilege to support you on your path of self-discovery and help you see things from new perspectives. My hope is that you can leave our sessions feeling listened to and understood.
Deciding to start therapy can be a big step. Maybe you’re going through a transitional period in life, frustrated with the world or desiring change. When working with me, you can expect a warm, empathetic environment to explore the issues you’re facing. Let's work together to figure out what you need to live the life you desire. Everyone is capable of change. I believe it's a privilege to support you on your path of self-discovery and help you see things from new perspectives. My hope is that you can leave our sessions feeling listened to and understood.
0131 381 2746 View 0131 381 2746
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Paddy Hare
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH12
Do you want to talk about the big stuff? Does it feel like it’s too big sometimes, and that it’ll make the people around you treat you differently? Does sharing those parts of yourself feel like they’re a ‘burden’ to others? Do you feel like you’ve been punished just for being yourself? I’m not scared of the big stuff. It deserves time, attention, and respect, just like you. I want to be gentle with whatever process you are going through. I don’t know if you’re like me yet, but I’ve had enough of the world’s unkindness.
Do you want to talk about the big stuff? Does it feel like it’s too big sometimes, and that it’ll make the people around you treat you differently? Does sharing those parts of yourself feel like they’re a ‘burden’ to others? Do you feel like you’ve been punished just for being yourself? I’m not scared of the big stuff. It deserves time, attention, and respect, just like you. I want to be gentle with whatever process you are going through. I don’t know if you’re like me yet, but I’ve had enough of the world’s unkindness.
0131 381 2762 View 0131 381 2762
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Zsofia Kaplar
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH9  (Online Only)
Some days it can feel a bit too much. Do you exhaust yourself trying to cope with whatever life throws at you? Even when you feel worn out, close to boiling point or increasingly flat inside? You may feel a need to show yourself strong and capable even when you don’t feel like that. You might treat others a lot better than yourself. This is likely to place a huge toll on your mind and body; perhaps even on the very relationships you put so much into. You can learn to carry less of life's burdens by yourself and get more out of your precious time. What dreams have you given up on? What would you do if you could?
Some days it can feel a bit too much. Do you exhaust yourself trying to cope with whatever life throws at you? Even when you feel worn out, close to boiling point or increasingly flat inside? You may feel a need to show yourself strong and capable even when you don’t feel like that. You might treat others a lot better than yourself. This is likely to place a huge toll on your mind and body; perhaps even on the very relationships you put so much into. You can learn to carry less of life's burdens by yourself and get more out of your precious time. What dreams have you given up on? What would you do if you could?
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Fiona Masson - Anxiety Specialist, CBT, SFBT
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH6  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My clients range from those experiencing low level worry and anxiety to more debilitating feelings of panic and fear (including panic attacks). I provide a blended approach of CBT and Solution Focused Therapy and will teach you the best tools and strategies to get you through this difficult time and out the other side. I also include a Coaching element, as good therapy is not just about moving away from problems, it is also about building a better future. Let's face it - life is too short to waste it lying awake at 3am worrying! It's time to take action.
My clients range from those experiencing low level worry and anxiety to more debilitating feelings of panic and fear (including panic attacks). I provide a blended approach of CBT and Solution Focused Therapy and will teach you the best tools and strategies to get you through this difficult time and out the other side. I also include a Coaching element, as good therapy is not just about moving away from problems, it is also about building a better future. Let's face it - life is too short to waste it lying awake at 3am worrying! It's time to take action.
0131 381 5595 View 0131 381 5595
Photo of Alina Dragomir, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Alina Dragomir
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
Do you ask yourself: “Why do I struggle with things others find easy?” You might feel like you don’t quite fit in the 'regular' world. You may have tried therapy in the past but it didn't help and most therapists didn't 'get' you. You're in the right place. Your unique wiring can make navigating the world challenging, and those difficulties are undeniable. But guess what? You CAN experience more ease and fulfillment in your life. You have so much to offer, and I’m truly glad you’re here. Together, we’ll explore what your best life looks like and find the path to help you achieve it.
Do you ask yourself: “Why do I struggle with things others find easy?” You might feel like you don’t quite fit in the 'regular' world. You may have tried therapy in the past but it didn't help and most therapists didn't 'get' you. You're in the right place. Your unique wiring can make navigating the world challenging, and those difficulties are undeniable. But guess what? You CAN experience more ease and fulfillment in your life. You have so much to offer, and I’m truly glad you’re here. Together, we’ll explore what your best life looks like and find the path to help you achieve it.
01307 498258 View 01307 498258
Photo of Susanna Holland, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Susanna Holland
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH10
Are you struggling? Perhaps you feel you’re stuck and fear your're going round in circles. Sometimes we need support to make sense of our lives, find our way back, forward or sideways. Sometimes, we need someone else to hear, understand us and be alongside us on our journey, to help us see the broader view. Perhaps you’ve had or are having a hard time but don’t know how to change or even if that’s possible. But you hope for something different, for growth as all living creatures do, in the same way new growth reaches for the light. Whatever it is, life is inevitable and change is possible even if it doesn’t feel that way just now.
Are you struggling? Perhaps you feel you’re stuck and fear your're going round in circles. Sometimes we need support to make sense of our lives, find our way back, forward or sideways. Sometimes, we need someone else to hear, understand us and be alongside us on our journey, to help us see the broader view. Perhaps you’ve had or are having a hard time but don’t know how to change or even if that’s possible. But you hope for something different, for growth as all living creatures do, in the same way new growth reaches for the light. Whatever it is, life is inevitable and change is possible even if it doesn’t feel that way just now.
0131 357 6217 View 0131 357 6217
Photo of Ilona Snitka, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Ilona Snitka
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH9
I am a qualified psychotherapist with a background in medicine. I work with adults and young people 16+ with different issues and from diverse backgrounds with warmth, compassion, and respect for their particular circumstances. I work face to face in private practice in the Newington area of Edinburgh, offering long and short term individual psychotherapy.
I am a qualified psychotherapist with a background in medicine. I work with adults and young people 16+ with different issues and from diverse backgrounds with warmth, compassion, and respect for their particular circumstances. I work face to face in private practice in the Newington area of Edinburgh, offering long and short term individual psychotherapy.
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Gabriele Razmute
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH6  (Online Only)
“Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting – over and over announcing your place in the family of things" (Mary Oliver). Sometimes when difficult feelings takes over us it can be hard to hear that song of the world which brings a sense of belonging. Have you been struggling in your life? Let’s have a chat and see if we can resolve it together!
“Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting – over and over announcing your place in the family of things" (Mary Oliver). Sometimes when difficult feelings takes over us it can be hard to hear that song of the world which brings a sense of belonging. Have you been struggling in your life? Let’s have a chat and see if we can resolve it together!
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Sally Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH12
The last few years have been disorientating, changing us and the world around us. It's no wonder we're feeling more anxious and confused as we adjust and process the last few years. You may find that issues you coped with before are now magnified and more painful. Difficult experiences in your past can resurface and you may feel there is no-one you can be honest with about your thoughts. Perhaps you had an increased workload during the pandemic and are now at the stage of burnout? Whatever you are struggling with, sharing your issues in confidence, at your pace can help you gain the clarity and control you need in your life.
The last few years have been disorientating, changing us and the world around us. It's no wonder we're feeling more anxious and confused as we adjust and process the last few years. You may find that issues you coped with before are now magnified and more painful. Difficult experiences in your past can resurface and you may feel there is no-one you can be honest with about your thoughts. Perhaps you had an increased workload during the pandemic and are now at the stage of burnout? Whatever you are struggling with, sharing your issues in confidence, at your pace can help you gain the clarity and control you need in your life.
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Photo of Douglas Nicholson, MA, GMBPsS, Psychotherapist
Douglas Nicholson
Psychotherapist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH6
Waitlist for new clients
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.
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 View 0131 510 2543
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Emma Mackintosh
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH12  (Online Only)
Are you feeling lost, overwhelmed, tired, stressed, anxious, alone, burnt out, depressed? Want a happier, peaceful and more fulfilled life, but don't know where to start?
Are you feeling lost, overwhelmed, tired, stressed, anxious, alone, burnt out, depressed? Want a happier, peaceful and more fulfilled life, but don't know where to start?
0141 673 1473 View 0141 673 1473
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Emma Simpson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH9  (Online Only)
I offer you a safe space that allows you a moment to put down what you have been carrying. Talking to someone about what you're going through can be intimidating, especially when you feel overwhelmed. Often, we try to push our worries away and do everything we can to feel better on our own. Except when we keep things to ourselves, it can feel like they grow bigger and bigger. Counselling gives you the space to pause, and stop these problems from growing. Looking at our hopes and fears isn't easy, but by working together, I can help you shoulder that burden and find a better understanding of what you're facing.
I offer you a safe space that allows you a moment to put down what you have been carrying. Talking to someone about what you're going through can be intimidating, especially when you feel overwhelmed. Often, we try to push our worries away and do everything we can to feel better on our own. Except when we keep things to ourselves, it can feel like they grow bigger and bigger. Counselling gives you the space to pause, and stop these problems from growing. Looking at our hopes and fears isn't easy, but by working together, I can help you shoulder that burden and find a better understanding of what you're facing.
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Photo of Monika Trojanowska, BACP, Counsellor
Monika Trojanowska
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH1
I am a CBT therapist and I can help you if you are struggling with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship problems, addictions and many more. Maybe you would like to cope with your emotions better or make decisions more consciously and live with less fear? Maybe you want to be more compassionate or more self- confident, or think about how to reach out for what you consider important and valuable? If you have decided to reach for therapy, it may mean that you are already tired of avoidance and anger, and you feel that you want to look at your problems from a different perspective and learn new skills.
I am a CBT therapist and I can help you if you are struggling with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship problems, addictions and many more. Maybe you would like to cope with your emotions better or make decisions more consciously and live with less fear? Maybe you want to be more compassionate or more self- confident, or think about how to reach out for what you consider important and valuable? If you have decided to reach for therapy, it may mean that you are already tired of avoidance and anger, and you feel that you want to look at your problems from a different perspective and learn new skills.
0131 381 3423 View 0131 381 3423

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