Counselling in Edinburgh

Photo of Vasiliki Pyrgidou, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
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.
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Photo of Anna Bajus, Psychologist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Anna Bajus
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH16  (Online Only)
You may not have anyone you feel you can talk to, or maybe you do but they don’t understand you. I am experienced in offering psychological help to individuals who have mental health issues. I try to create a safe space for each of my clients - a strong relationship is the core of effective therapy! We can either work with your current issues or go a bit deeper into unresolved childhood situations which need working through.
You may not have anyone you feel you can talk to, or maybe you do but they don’t understand you. I am experienced in offering psychological help to individuals who have mental health issues. I try to create a safe space for each of my clients - a strong relationship is the core of effective therapy! We can either work with your current issues or go a bit deeper into unresolved childhood situations which need working through.
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Elizabeth Edgar
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH6  (Online Only)
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My training and practice is most closely aligned with person centred theory. For me this means offering all of my clients a warm, genuine and accepting environment to explore anything and everything that is important to each individual. I have experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Obsessions, Intrusive thoughts, Personal development, Relationships, Abuse, Self esteem, Self-harm, Anger, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues.
My training and practice is most closely aligned with person centred theory. For me this means offering all of my clients a warm, genuine and accepting environment to explore anything and everything that is important to each individual. I have experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Obsessions, Intrusive thoughts, Personal development, Relationships, Abuse, Self esteem, Self-harm, Anger, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues.
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Photo of Tom Herron - On the Prom, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Tom Herron - On the Prom
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH15
Whatever problems or concerns you’re experiencing, I will offer you compassionate, non-judgmental, and thoughtful support. Trained in the person-centred therapeutic approach, I draw also on a range of psychodynamic and existentialist approaches to provide the support you need in exploring the issues with which you’re having difficulties.
Whatever problems or concerns you’re experiencing, I will offer you compassionate, non-judgmental, and thoughtful support. Trained in the person-centred therapeutic approach, I draw also on a range of psychodynamic and existentialist approaches to provide the support you need in exploring the issues with which you’re having difficulties.
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Photo of Blanca Poveda, Psychologist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Blanca Poveda
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH6
I am a clinical psychologist that is specialised in working with people with neurological conditions; from concussion, to strokes and brain injuries, as well as progressive conditions like MS or dementia. I can help with adjustment to the condition, learning more about it and living with it.
I am a clinical psychologist that is specialised in working with people with neurological conditions; from concussion, to strokes and brain injuries, as well as progressive conditions like MS or dementia. I can help with adjustment to the condition, learning more about it and living with it.
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Photo of Dr George Reid, Psychologist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr George Reid
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH2
Having the right fit (“therapeutic alliance”) with your psychologist is viewed as the most crucial factor in the healing process. I would encourage you to choose a practitioner with a broad life experience as well as a clinical training in a range of evidence-based psychological therapies. A former lawyer, I practised human rights & social justice law for years in the courts in the UK. This led to my interest in psychology & trauma & therapies to overcome psychological difficulties. I’ve lived in Canada, France, Italy & Scotland and have travelled all over the world, so I hope to have a background which may help you.
Having the right fit (“therapeutic alliance”) with your psychologist is viewed as the most crucial factor in the healing process. I would encourage you to choose a practitioner with a broad life experience as well as a clinical training in a range of evidence-based psychological therapies. A former lawyer, I practised human rights & social justice law for years in the courts in the UK. This led to my interest in psychology & trauma & therapies to overcome psychological difficulties. I’ve lived in Canada, France, Italy & Scotland and have travelled all over the world, so I hope to have a background which may help you.
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Photo of Ken Lee, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Ken Lee
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH1
I am a child and adolescent psychotherapist with more than 13 years experience working in the NHS, CAMHS teams and private sector. I offer brief, medium and long term psychotherapy for children and adolescents, and also support to parents and carers. I have experience treating adolescents with depression, psychotherapy for care experienced children and university students with mood disorders. I also offer psychotherapy for children who have a diagnosis of autism and ADHD who suffer from emotional difficulties.
I am a child and adolescent psychotherapist with more than 13 years experience working in the NHS, CAMHS teams and private sector. I offer brief, medium and long term psychotherapy for children and adolescents, and also support to parents and carers. I have experience treating adolescents with depression, psychotherapy for care experienced children and university students with mood disorders. I also offer psychotherapy for children who have a diagnosis of autism and ADHD who suffer from emotional difficulties.
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Photo of Claire Thomson, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Claire Thomson
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH12
Hello and a warm welcome. I'm Claire, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Coach and someone who knows first hand the impact anxiety can have on your quality of life. It can be frightening and isolating, however there is a way to take control of your anxiety and I am passionate about working with you to equip you with the tools to make this happen. My combination of counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and coaching offers you a safe space to explore your feelings, develop tools to challenge/change your thoughts and behaviours, as well as working with you to create the right environment to ensure you achieve your desired goals.
Hello and a warm welcome. I'm Claire, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Coach and someone who knows first hand the impact anxiety can have on your quality of life. It can be frightening and isolating, however there is a way to take control of your anxiety and I am passionate about working with you to equip you with the tools to make this happen. My combination of counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and coaching offers you a safe space to explore your feelings, develop tools to challenge/change your thoughts and behaviours, as well as working with you to create the right environment to ensure you achieve your desired goals.
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Photo of Samantha Bennett in Edinburgh, Scotland
Samantha Bennett
MSc
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH1
Are you are fed up struggling with your insecurities and never feeling good enough? Have you had enough of living in fear and not feeling truly happy? Are you looking for change but not sure how to do it? Working with a professional can help you to set clear goals to overcome your difficulties. You can be happier by working out what is holding you back. You can learn tools to better manage your emotions and the stresses in your life.
Are you are fed up struggling with your insecurities and never feeling good enough? Have you had enough of living in fear and not feeling truly happy? Are you looking for change but not sure how to do it? Working with a professional can help you to set clear goals to overcome your difficulties. You can be happier by working out what is holding you back. You can learn tools to better manage your emotions and the stresses in your life.
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Photo of Agnes Ulmer, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Agnes Ulmer
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH14  (Online Only)
Do you feel lonely, misunderstood or not heard? Do you have difficulties in your relationship ? Are you struggling with change? Has anxiety been causing you problems in your daily life? I can offer a safe, confidential space where you can explore your feelings and thoughts about your relational or personal issues.
Do you feel lonely, misunderstood or not heard? Do you have difficulties in your relationship ? Are you struggling with change? Has anxiety been causing you problems in your daily life? I can offer a safe, confidential space where you can explore your feelings and thoughts about your relational or personal issues.
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Photo of Shannon Jones, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Shannon Jones
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH1
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.
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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Photo of Mairi Rowan Counselling , Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Mairi Rowan Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH13  (Online Only)
Whatever you are struggling with right now, I know how hard it can be to find someone to talk to. You may still be carrying emotional hurt and pain from past life experiences or finding it hard to cope with more recent life changes or events. Or perhaps you are feeling a bit lost, confused and alone in your life and are no longer experiencing true happiness or enjoyment in the things that you do. All of this may be leading to conflict and tension in your close relationships, having a negative impact on your self-confidence and sense of self-worth, and making you feel more irritable, anxious or depressed day to day.
Whatever you are struggling with right now, I know how hard it can be to find someone to talk to. You may still be carrying emotional hurt and pain from past life experiences or finding it hard to cope with more recent life changes or events. Or perhaps you are feeling a bit lost, confused and alone in your life and are no longer experiencing true happiness or enjoyment in the things that you do. All of this may be leading to conflict and tension in your close relationships, having a negative impact on your self-confidence and sense of self-worth, and making you feel more irritable, anxious or depressed day to day.
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Photo of Cassie Pryde, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Cassie Pryde
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH3
Hi, I’m Cassie. My practice style is genuine, warm and most importantly - human! I believe that people find healing through the connections they build in relationships. However, for many people, current relationships don’t provide the conditions required to unpack and process their challenges. As a therapist, I've supported individuals addressing issues like depression, anxiety, life transitions, family dynamics, and trauma survival, including sexual and domestic abuse.
Hi, I’m Cassie. My practice style is genuine, warm and most importantly - human! I believe that people find healing through the connections they build in relationships. However, for many people, current relationships don’t provide the conditions required to unpack and process their challenges. As a therapist, I've supported individuals addressing issues like depression, anxiety, life transitions, family dynamics, and trauma survival, including sexual and domestic abuse.
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Photo of Dr Darren O Reilly - Adhd Coach Therapist, Psychologist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr Darren O Reilly - Adhd Coach Therapist
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH3
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed in life's journey? Struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, overwhelm, or procrastination? I'm a Psychologist specialising in helping young men and women (20s -30s) discover practical strategies for achieving their goals and living a happier life. We all face moments when expectations, time management, goals, connections, and self-care seem too much. Together, we'll chart a customized roadmap that harnesses your unique strengths combined with my clinical knowledge and experience, to create a course for a journey of profound and long-lasting change.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed in life's journey? Struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, overwhelm, or procrastination? I'm a Psychologist specialising in helping young men and women (20s -30s) discover practical strategies for achieving their goals and living a happier life. We all face moments when expectations, time management, goals, connections, and self-care seem too much. Together, we'll chart a customized roadmap that harnesses your unique strengths combined with my clinical knowledge and experience, to create a course for a journey of profound and long-lasting change.
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Photo of Kirsty Laing Counselling , Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Kirsty Laing Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH3  (Online Only)
I am an Edinburgh based counsellor, currently working online only, available for clients across the UK. I work with couples and individuals. I welcome diversity including all body sizes, abilities, races, sexualities, genders, working inclusively with GSDR (gender, sexual and relationship diversity), religions and political values. I have personal experience with Neuro Diversity; I welcome all clients curious, questioning, and diagnosed neruo diverse.
I am an Edinburgh based counsellor, currently working online only, available for clients across the UK. I work with couples and individuals. I welcome diversity including all body sizes, abilities, races, sexualities, genders, working inclusively with GSDR (gender, sexual and relationship diversity), religions and political values. I have personal experience with Neuro Diversity; I welcome all clients curious, questioning, and diagnosed neruo diverse.
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Photo of Alana Breen Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Alana Breen Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH10
Living with depression and/or anxiety symptoms can make daily life incredibly difficult. I am here to support you with the challenges you are going through and help you live the life you want. I am a qualified psychological therapist working with individual adults and adolescents (12+). I have extensive experience working with adults and adolescents with a wide range of mental health issues including depression/low mood; anxiety-related issues; self-harm; low self-esteem; and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Living with depression and/or anxiety symptoms can make daily life incredibly difficult. I am here to support you with the challenges you are going through and help you live the life you want. I am a qualified psychological therapist working with individual adults and adolescents (12+). I have extensive experience working with adults and adolescents with a wide range of mental health issues including depression/low mood; anxiety-related issues; self-harm; low self-esteem; and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
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Photo of Mindship CBT Therapy - Malwina Matysek , Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Mindship CBT Therapy - Malwina Matysek
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH11  (Online Only)
As a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, I am dedicated to providing individuals with a safe and confidential space to explore and address a wide range of emotional, psychological, and behavioural challenges. With extensive training and a deep commitment to helping others, I offer guidance, support, and evidence-based interventions to promote mental and emotional well-being. I work collaboratively with clients to assess their unique concerns, develop treatment plans to identify and modify thought patterns or behaviours that contribute to distress. I introduce clients to essential CBT tools and practical interventions.
As a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, I am dedicated to providing individuals with a safe and confidential space to explore and address a wide range of emotional, psychological, and behavioural challenges. With extensive training and a deep commitment to helping others, I offer guidance, support, and evidence-based interventions to promote mental and emotional well-being. I work collaboratively with clients to assess their unique concerns, develop treatment plans to identify and modify thought patterns or behaviours that contribute to distress. I introduce clients to essential CBT tools and practical interventions.
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Photo of Hazel Stevenson, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Hazel Stevenson
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH15  (Online Only)
Welcome! 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!
Welcome! 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!
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Photo of Iris Bosnic, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Iris Bosnic
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH1
Managing daily commitments and juggling mental and physical health, while trying to enjoy life on top of that, is a lot at the best of times. Especially then when issues arise, living the life you want can feel near impossible. These periods in life are too often related to more “obvious” things such as life events and illness. However, they can also be about more “subtle”, yet very real and common experiences such as sadness and discomfort of where you are in life, how you feel about yourself, and unresolved past issues. Whatever the challenges, I believe that a safe and non-judgemental therapy space may help you navigate them.
Managing daily commitments and juggling mental and physical health, while trying to enjoy life on top of that, is a lot at the best of times. Especially then when issues arise, living the life you want can feel near impossible. These periods in life are too often related to more “obvious” things such as life events and illness. However, they can also be about more “subtle”, yet very real and common experiences such as sadness and discomfort of where you are in life, how you feel about yourself, and unresolved past issues. Whatever the challenges, I believe that a safe and non-judgemental therapy space may help you navigate them.
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Photo of Melissa Hoskins, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Melissa Hoskins
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH6
I am an Edinburgh-based counsellor with experience of working with a variety of life challenges, from stress and anxiety to low mood and relationship difficulties. I use a pluralistic approach, which means I tailor sessions to your own preferences and goals. In particular, I draw on methods from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Person-Centred Therapy. I provide a compassionate space, where you can consider your life experiences openly, whilst also exploring possibilities for change. Please email me for more information or to book an appointment.
I am an Edinburgh-based counsellor with experience of working with a variety of life challenges, from stress and anxiety to low mood and relationship difficulties. I use a pluralistic approach, which means I tailor sessions to your own preferences and goals. In particular, I draw on methods from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Person-Centred Therapy. I provide a compassionate space, where you can consider your life experiences openly, whilst also exploring possibilities for change. Please email me for more information or to book an appointment.
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Number of Counsellors in Edinburgh

500+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Edinburgh who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
84% Self Esteem
81% Depression
77% Stress
76% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
59% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Aviva
57% AXA PPP
48% Vitality

How Counsellors in Edinburgh see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary