Transgender Counselling in Edinburgh

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Photo of Priyanka Pookadan, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Priyanka Pookadan
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
I have an affirmative stance on working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender , Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) and polyamorous clients and welcome clients of all races, genders, sexual orientations and relationship styles.
Sometimes life throws challenges in front of us which we may struggle to cope with. This could be a sudden and unexpected change like a loss or bereavement. It could be something that we have always struggled with that is making it challenging to move forward with life. Situations such as these can be stressful, and sometimes we can't shake off the anxiety and depression or we may even experience anhedonia (inability to feel pleasure in usually pleasurable activities). It might also be a past trauma or abuse that is causing the challenges in the present life, revealing itself as panic for example.
01764 915906 
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Edinburgh EH9
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Debbie Clements Gender, Sexuality & Relationships.
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Hi there :) Are you looking for support around coming out? Transitioning? Questioning your gender, sexuality or another aspect of your identity? Recovering from experiences of harm? Or perhaps need a safe space where you can feel understood and respected so you can get on with talking about what's going on for you? When we are unable to (safely) be our authentic selves we can experience great stress, anxiety, low mood as well as other challenges. Counselling and an exploratory listening approach such as the one I practice can really help to improve self relationship, reduce distress and isolation & increase well being.
0113 519 4193 
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Edinburgh EH1
Offers online therapy
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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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Gavin McDonald
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Do you feel like you live in a world that doesn’t accept who you are? A dear friend of mine once summed up this feeling beautifully: “Being LGBTIQ+ is not my issue, it’s living in a world where others take issue with me being LGBTIQ+”. When we live in a society that does not see or respect our difference we internalize a lot of messages and beliefs about who we should, or should not, be. Trying to shape ourselves into an image that doesn’t fit isn’t just exhausting - it’s traumatizing! Hi, my name is Gavin and I identify as a gender non-conforming Queer person.
0141 483 7489 
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Edinburgh EH1
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Louise McBride
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified
Whatever your reasons for being here, you are very welcome. I provide a very safe and confidential space to people from ALL walks of life. Whatever difficulty you are experiencing I can help you to gain insight into why these difficulties exist and persist. Together, we will think about your past relational experiences and how they are unconsciously influencing how you behave now. Developing a profound understanding of your unconscious self can be life changing. “The most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.” Pema Chödrön.
0131 510 4437 
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Edinburgh EH7
Offers online therapy
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Chris Grant
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
I am a trans non binary integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, with many years of experience working in an NHS Clinical Psychology Department and private practice. In private practice, I welcome anyone who feels that psychotherapy may be of help, whether you are looking to have just a few sessions to think about a specific issue or situation, or would like to consider longer-term therapy. Depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, illness, bereavement, self-esteem, gender and sexuality, queer identity, life-changes, are just some of the reasons why you may want to try psychotherapy.
0141 483 7522 
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Edinburgh EH1
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Rosanna Veitch
Counsellor, MHGI
Verified
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 
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Edinburgh EH14
Offers online therapy
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Eating Disorders Edinburgh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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
Offers online therapy
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King Psychology Couples & Relationship Counselling
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Your relationship matters! Are you struggling with relationship, marital or family issues? Are you or your partner wanting to improve or enhance your relationship? Perhaps you’re both at a crossroads where your future as a couple seems uncertain? Maybe you’re considering separating or divorce? Are you feeling hurt, disconnected, stuck, frustrated, angry, lonely, misunderstood, overwhelmed, sad or scared? Are you struggling to communicate, manage conflicts or difficult emotions, heal from loss of trust or an infidelity, establish or maintain healthy boundaries, manage family issues or adapt to change, life events or transitions?
0131 381 8066 
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Edinburgh EH10
Offers online therapy
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David Sanmartino
Counsellor, MSc, MBPsS
Verified
I promote a deep transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional expertise and experience to help you explore whatever is important to you, in a respectful, non-judgemental and open way. In my sessions, I use a positive, holistic and integrative approach to take care of my clients and I work diligently to help find them the answers they seek. Since 2015 I have worked with a wide diversity of clients to deal with the many different circumstances that are unique to their lives.
0131 357 3853 
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Edinburgh EH4
Offers online therapy
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Dr Christina Johnson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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
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
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Celeste Micciche
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified
I am a Functional psychotherapist who uses an affirmative approach in her work. I work with various issues that may afflict you, such as depression, panic attacks, relationship problems, self-esteem, etc., including those relating to migration and expatriation.
0141 673 8698 
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Edinburgh EH1
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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Bill Lee
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified
Welcome. I am a qualified counsellor and chartered psychologist with years of experience working with individuals and groups. I offer counselling and psychotherapy, online or in Morningside, within easy reach of central Edinburgh. Apart from counselling, I have over 25 years' experience of university teaching and research in psychology, which has enriched my practice. I can help with relationships, personality issues, cultural adjustment, gender, identity, anxiety, bereavement, stress, sexuality, self-esteem, and existential crisis.
0131 357 6226 
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Edinburgh EH10
Offers online therapy
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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
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Laura McNaught
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified
Relationship and Sex Therapy Practice in Edinburgh: Helping you to create positive change in your relationships (www.lauramcnaught.com). I am an experienced and professional Relationship and Psychosexual Therapist. In addition to my private practice, I have several years experience within the Relationships Scotland counselling service and also practised as a Psychosexual Therapist within the NHS. I am warm, friendly and passionate about supporting my clients through the wide range of challenges that life brings to us all.
0131 510 4491 
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Edinburgh EH2
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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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Lisa Cherry-Byrnes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
People seek therapy & counselling for different reasons & you will have your own unique life experiences that may cause you unhappiness or you may find yourself at crisis point feeling unsure of what to do next. I have worked with many different clients from across the social & cultural spectrum from medical professionals to artists, full-time students to stay at home parents & retirees. I understand that often it is the first step, no matter who we are, that can feel the hardest; the reaching out & making contact. You may want to explore options for change, make sense of a difficult experience or gain new strategies for coping.
0131 357 6140 
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Edinburgh EH9
Offers online therapy
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Craig Miller
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
Anxiety, family/relationship struggles, traumatic past experiences, feeling low...there are lots of reasons that may have driven you in search of someone to speak with. I offer a safe, confidential and grounded space to share whatever might be concerning you. We will explore whatever has led you to seek counselling at whatever pace feels safest and easiest for you. In terms of how you might experience me...Open, warm, grounded, not afraid to have a laugh or shed a tear, sensitive, non-judgemental and welcoming of all regardless of race, age, gender, sexuality or history.
0131 381 0175 
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Edinburgh EH1


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Transgender Counsellors
We should make clear that not all the counsellors listed here are transgender themselves. Rather, they specialise in helping with aspects of being transgender in Edinburgh and transgender identity. They help with trans life and trans relationships.

If you're transgender or are looking for help with transgender issues in Edinburgh or for an Edinburgh transgender counsellor these professionals provide transgender counselling and transgender friendly care.

Transgender people in Edinburgh may meet the criteria for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria (historically called gender identity disorder (GID)) "only if being transgender causes distress or disability." This distress is referred to as gender dysphoria.

The professionals listed here include transgender friendly therapists in Edinburgh, transgender friendly counsellors in Edinburgh, transgender friendly psychologists, and transgender friendly therapists.

Counselling for transgender issues in Edinburgh can help those living a transgendered life or transgender relationship; or family members coming to understand the life of their transgender child or sibling.