Sex-Positive, Kink Allied Counselling in Edinburgh

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Photo of Josephine Blomqvist Almbring, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Josephine Blomqvist Almbring
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I offer a safe space for LGBTQ+ and consensual non-monogamous clients and I am kink aware.
Sometimes life is difficult 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 we are, the suffering we may experience. Through this process, we can develop new insights into what has shaped us as people. 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 rhythm, to help you deepen your awareness of your experiences, thoughts, and embodied feelings.
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Edinburgh EH16
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Leah Spasova
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified
Verified
Tired of finding yourself frustrated, lonely, unfulfilled and lost in your intimate life and relationships? Yes, spending life stuck and unhappy, feeling like a lab rat – trying to figure out a maze without a map can be soul destroying. I've been talking, teaching and helping people with their relationships and sexuality since 2007, and no story can faze me. You can feel safe - I'll get you. I will understand and not judge one bit. This is your journey. Are you struggling with intimacy and sexuality? Are you curious about kinky sex or swinging? Or maybe you want to open your relationship? Or to begin with - actually find a partner?
01865 638815
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Edinburgh EH1
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Julija Silina
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
We all encounter ups and downs in our lives, and most of the time we can overcome them, and sometimes we may need a helping hand. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by emotions that are difficult to understand, gaining a deeper insight through exploration may help in managing those feelings. I can offer a safe and non-judgemental space to delve into what is going on for you. Counselling can help with gaining a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes and find your own solutions to problems.
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Edinburgh EH8
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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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Dr Christina Johnson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
As a Counselling Psychologist and Specialist Couples Therapist with nine years experience working with individuals, couples and groups, I work based on the principle that therapy is not a one size fits all approach. I am able to call upon a number of therapeutic models to tailor treatment to meet the individual needs of my clients, with the overall aim of achieving specific goals. My aim is to create a safe and non-judgemental environment where clients feel encouraged to take an active and collaborative role in their treatment.
0141 280 2841
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Edinburgh EH2
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Holt J. S. Hauser
Psychotherapist, PMCOSCA
Verified
Verified
Your decision to do undertake therapy is significant; it marks a moment where you have decided you and your life need to be different, and you are willing to do the work of changing. Whether you have come to this work because things have gone awry in the present, you've always had parts of yourself you wished to change, or because you've realised you need to grow to achieve your goals in the future, I want to offer my presence, space, and care to you. Whatever challenge you are struggling with, I am here to facilitate your process of growth, and to discover with you who you are - and help you become who you want to be.
0131 378 8399
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Edinburgh EH6
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Allister Murdoch
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I specialise in providing a face to face only counselling service for other men wanting to talk about their anxiety, a bereavement, depression, relationship problems or stress. I help men who have been or are the victim in abusive relationships. I am a specialist in working with clients who identify as being LGBTQIA+ or live in a relationship diverse style. I am interested in helping the growing number of men with issues as result of Chemsex.
0131 381 8348
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Edinburgh EH1
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Pagoda counselling services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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
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Zsofia Kaplar
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
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
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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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Dr Susan Mackay
Psychotherapist, PhD, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Verified
Here is a safe place where you can bring what’s on your mind and together we can make sense of it to find a clearer way forward. Sometimes troubles can feel too stuck or confusing to find words for. In sessions with me, along with words, we can use art materials, or any to hand objects, like a pencil, a piece of paper or string to express what is happening for you. This can give a cathartic sense of difficulties as if lifted from you and shared. Working together in this way can support new ways of thinking and improve relationships through increased self-awareness and emotional mastery.
01764 915903
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Edinburgh EH9
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Stephanie Saunders
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am an Edinburgh based Sex and relationship counsellor working full time in private practice with individuals & couples. My practice is based in central Edinburgh however I am currently working online. I specialise in explorative & action based proactive talk therapy aimed at helping you achieve the changes you would like to make in your life & to help you gain clarity & understanding to the life experiences you would like to work with.
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Edinburgh EH3
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Celeste Micciche
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified
Verified
I am an Italian psychologist and psychotherapist based in Edinburgh and Whitburn, Bathgate. Given my training in these two areas, I work with various issues that may afflict you, such as depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorders, relationship issues, etc. Also, I use an affirmative approach in my work. This means that I validate and support the needs of people of sexual and gender minorities, promoting the search and the expression of an authentic dimension of themselves and their own identity.
0141 673 8698
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Edinburgh EH7
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Lucy Dixon
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
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
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Maritxu Arlegui-Prieto
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
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
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Stuart P Morgan-Ayrs Frssa Frsph
MSc
Verified
Verified
My clients have experienced trauma, neglect, abuse or Adverse Childhood Experiences. Main specialism: Complex Trauma (C-PTSD) & related disassociation, depression, NEAD, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, mood disorders, flashbacks, relationships. Many have multiple diagnosis, underpinned by trauma or emotional "lack". Many have ADHD or ASD. People include students, LGB & poly, ex forces, domestic violence survivors, Asperger's. I have specialist post grad certifications including; Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, ASD, ADHD, Mood Disorders & Integrative Therapy. Many have had general therapy before & now want specialist help.
0131 322 1320
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Edinburgh EH2
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Morgan Mitchell Emdr
Counsellor, GMBPsS
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
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Doreen Morici
MSc
Therapy is a gift--giving yourself permission to receive, to be heard, and to learn healthy and adaptive ways to be in relationship to self and others. Helping identify and transmute beliefs that no longer serve... from "I'm not good enough" to "I am worthy"; moving from fear to love and acceptance. A space to feel and understand your emotions, and let go. Offering a wholistic, integrative, and person-centered approach to wellness and empowerment while supporting you to find balance, hold boundaries, explore spirituality, and connect to your authentic self--moving out of your head and grounding into your heart, body, and soul.
0131 381 0296
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Edinburgh EH10
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Christiane Kelegher
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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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. I am a qualified and highly experienced UKCP Accredited Counselling Psychotherapist working with adults, couples and groups. I believe that therapy should be an empowering process for each client, therefore taking a collaborative, client-focused approach which respects diversity and difference is essential for an effective therapeutic process.
020 4538 9139
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Edinburgh EH10
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Sex-Positive, Kink Allied Counsellors
Sex-positive counselling in Edinburgh for sex-positive clients

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