Counselling in Edinburgh

Photo of Irene M C Soldavini, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Irene M C Soldavini
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH3  (Online Only)
My name is Irene. I am an individual and relationship counsellor, and specialise in pluralistic and philosophical counselling. I believe each client is unique, and my practice focuses on creating a tailored counselling experience for each individual by creating a non-judgmental space for them to explore, and become aware of their experiences and feelings. I position myself as "in" the therapy alongside my client. I try to let the client's pace and rhythm guide the therapy. I offer counselling sessions in English and Italian.
My name is Irene. I am an individual and relationship counsellor, and specialise in pluralistic and philosophical counselling. I believe each client is unique, and my practice focuses on creating a tailored counselling experience for each individual by creating a non-judgmental space for them to explore, and become aware of their experiences and feelings. I position myself as "in" the therapy alongside my client. I try to let the client's pace and rhythm guide the therapy. I offer counselling sessions in English and Italian.
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Stuart P Morgan-Ayrs Frssa Frsph
MSc
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH2
My clients have experienced trauma, neglect, abuse or Adverse Childhood Experiences. Main specialism: Complex Trauma (C-PTSD) & disassociation, depression, NEAD, anxiety, OCD, eating & mood disorders, flashbacks, relationships. Many have multiple diagnosis, underpinned by trauma or emotional "lack". Many have ADHD or ASD. Welcome: students, LGB & poly, ex forces, domestic violence survivors. Specialist post grad certifications include; Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, ASD, ADHD, Mood Disorders & Integrative Therapy. Many have had therapy before & now want specialist help. I support LGB & Kink.
My clients have experienced trauma, neglect, abuse or Adverse Childhood Experiences. Main specialism: Complex Trauma (C-PTSD) & disassociation, depression, NEAD, anxiety, OCD, eating & mood disorders, flashbacks, relationships. Many have multiple diagnosis, underpinned by trauma or emotional "lack". Many have ADHD or ASD. Welcome: students, LGB & poly, ex forces, domestic violence survivors. Specialist post grad certifications include; Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, ASD, ADHD, Mood Disorders & Integrative Therapy. Many have had therapy before & now want specialist help. I support LGB & Kink.
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Photo of Gabriele Razmute, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
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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Photo of Derek McMillan in Edinburgh, Scotland
Derek McMillan
MA
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH10
I am a certified practitioner of Gabor Mate's somatic based psychotherapeutic approach, compassionate inquiry. I come from a background teaching psychology, philosophy and religious/moral studies and bring together three decades of experience of mind/body practices and academic studies to offer my clients a safe space, non-judgemental presence, natural curiosity, humility and a deep desire to work alongside you on your journey of healing and personal growth.
I am a certified practitioner of Gabor Mate's somatic based psychotherapeutic approach, compassionate inquiry. I come from a background teaching psychology, philosophy and religious/moral studies and bring together three decades of experience of mind/body practices and academic studies to offer my clients a safe space, non-judgemental presence, natural curiosity, humility and a deep desire to work alongside you on your journey of healing and personal growth.
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Photo of Anne Mary Evelyn Duffy, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Anne Mary Evelyn Duffy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH3
I work with individuals and couples, specialising in relationship counselling, sex therapy and sex addiction & compulsivity therapy. As a relationship counsellor, I support couples with various complex issues, including dealing with the impact of porn addiction on their relationship. Having a partner with porn and/or sex compulsivity can be devastating. I support partners trying to come to terms with the discovery and help them navigate the relationship fall-out.
I work with individuals and couples, specialising in relationship counselling, sex therapy and sex addiction & compulsivity therapy. As a relationship counsellor, I support couples with various complex issues, including dealing with the impact of porn addiction on their relationship. Having a partner with porn and/or sex compulsivity can be devastating. I support partners trying to come to terms with the discovery and help them navigate the relationship fall-out.
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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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Photo of Holt J. S. Hauser, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Holt J. S. Hauser
Psychotherapist, PMCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH6
Waitlist for new clients
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.
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.
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Photo of Melissa Grieff, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Melissa Grieff
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH12  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I appreciate that life is full of twists and turns, unexpected events that may present particular challenges at different stages in your life. This could be health issues, including physical and mental health, loss including unemployment, redundancy, bereavement, relationship breakdown, a crisis of identity and self-esteem.There could be trauma from early life experiences or events in adult life that you may have not had the time and space to fully explore and process your feelings.The opportunity to have a safe, confidential space to open yourself to all the possibilities that life holds can be life changing.
I appreciate that life is full of twists and turns, unexpected events that may present particular challenges at different stages in your life. This could be health issues, including physical and mental health, loss including unemployment, redundancy, bereavement, relationship breakdown, a crisis of identity and self-esteem.There could be trauma from early life experiences or events in adult life that you may have not had the time and space to fully explore and process your feelings.The opportunity to have a safe, confidential space to open yourself to all the possibilities that life holds can be life changing.
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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.
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Photo of Bryana Gardner, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Bryana Gardner
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH3
I am a trainee counsellor, offering affordable, psychosynthesis therapy sessions in central Edinburgh. People often turn to therapy because of addictive behaviours, anxiety, emotional instability, relationship struggles, grief stemming from the loss of a loved one or significant life changes such as health or career shifts. Together, we can explore your unconscious processes, giving meaning to the sub-personalities that shape your day-to-day interactions. By acknowledging these diverse facets of the self, you can then make informed choices that are more aligned with your journey of personal growth, leading to a more meaningful life.
I am a trainee counsellor, offering affordable, psychosynthesis therapy sessions in central Edinburgh. People often turn to therapy because of addictive behaviours, anxiety, emotional instability, relationship struggles, grief stemming from the loss of a loved one or significant life changes such as health or career shifts. Together, we can explore your unconscious processes, giving meaning to the sub-personalities that shape your day-to-day interactions. By acknowledging these diverse facets of the self, you can then make informed choices that are more aligned with your journey of personal growth, leading to a more meaningful life.
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Photo of Lorraine Woolford, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Lorraine Woolford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH6
I strive to create a trusting and authentic connection with each of my clients. Through our work together, we can explore the deeper dynamics and patterns that may be influencing your thoughts and behaviours, leading to new insights and a greater understanding of yourself. My work with you will be at your pace and I look forward to working creatively with you in a warm and committed relationship. I believe you hold the internal resources that can help you along the way, and I am here to support you in accessing them.
I strive to create a trusting and authentic connection with each of my clients. Through our work together, we can explore the deeper dynamics and patterns that may be influencing your thoughts and behaviours, leading to new insights and a greater understanding of yourself. My work with you will be at your pace and I look forward to working creatively with you in a warm and committed relationship. I believe you hold the internal resources that can help you along the way, and I am here to support you in accessing them.
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Photo of Caroline Finn Art Therapy, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Caroline Finn Art Therapy
Psychotherapist, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH6
I work with individuals aged 12 and up at the moment. You may have issues with anxiety or trauma and are looking for ways to regulate yourself and work through the trauma. There may be attachment issues established in childhood that have been unhelpful in adulthood. Perhaps you require a confidential place to process distressing things you have experienced, or somewhere to take ownership of your story and change your narrative.
I work with individuals aged 12 and up at the moment. You may have issues with anxiety or trauma and are looking for ways to regulate yourself and work through the trauma. There may be attachment issues established in childhood that have been unhelpful in adulthood. Perhaps you require a confidential place to process distressing things you have experienced, or somewhere to take ownership of your story and change your narrative.
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Tom Brown
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH6  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hey there! I'm Tom, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Life can be tough sometimes, and we all need a little help to get through the challenges it throws our way. Whether you're dealing with a diagnosed mental health condition, like anxiety or depression, or you're struggling with more general mental health issues, like low self esteem, therapy can provide you with the tools you need to overcome your difficulties.
Hey there! I'm Tom, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Life can be tough sometimes, and we all need a little help to get through the challenges it throws our way. Whether you're dealing with a diagnosed mental health condition, like anxiety or depression, or you're struggling with more general mental health issues, like low self esteem, therapy can provide you with the tools you need to overcome your difficulties.
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Photo of Vessela Ivkova, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Vessela Ivkova
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH9
In my practice, I work with people who find it difficult to know and express what they want. I also work with clients who have experienced loss, trauma and displacement and therefore lack a sense of safety and belonging. I am experienced in working with people who find it challenging to regulate their emotions and fall into uncontrollable outbursts of confusion, anger, terror and worry. Finally, I specialise in working with individuals who struggle to form and sustain satisfying relationships and so suffer from feelings of worthlessness and emptiness.
In my practice, I work with people who find it difficult to know and express what they want. I also work with clients who have experienced loss, trauma and displacement and therefore lack a sense of safety and belonging. I am experienced in working with people who find it challenging to regulate their emotions and fall into uncontrollable outbursts of confusion, anger, terror and worry. Finally, I specialise in working with individuals who struggle to form and sustain satisfying relationships and so suffer from feelings of worthlessness and emptiness.
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Photo of Ailie Scott Dickins, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Ailie Scott Dickins
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH4
Hi, I'm Ailie, a qualified counsellor offering in person and online psychotherapy for those who feel that they could benefit from additional support. I'll work alongside you to further your self understanding, identify unhelpful patterns which are no longer serving you and offer you tools to gain more self-acceptance and self-compassion. Life can be challenging and having a counsellor to connect with is a powerful way to support the changes you want to make.
Hi, I'm Ailie, a qualified counsellor offering in person and online psychotherapy for those who feel that they could benefit from additional support. I'll work alongside you to further your self understanding, identify unhelpful patterns which are no longer serving you and offer you tools to gain more self-acceptance and self-compassion. Life can be challenging and having a counsellor to connect with is a powerful way to support the changes you want to make.
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Photo of Ana Puljic, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Ana Puljic
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH2
Hi there, my name is Ana and I'm a psychodynamic therapist and supervisor with a special interest and experience in working with those affected by existential issues and a Masters thesis in working with adult children of parents with narcissistic traits. In my client work, I draw on my background in psychology, philosophy and systemic therapy, as well as psychodynamic therapy and attachment theory which looks at the unconscious relational processes between us and finds links between what you're experiencing in the present and your early childhood and family experiences. My supervision approach is both psychodynamic and integrative.
Hi there, my name is Ana and I'm a psychodynamic therapist and supervisor with a special interest and experience in working with those affected by existential issues and a Masters thesis in working with adult children of parents with narcissistic traits. In my client work, I draw on my background in psychology, philosophy and systemic therapy, as well as psychodynamic therapy and attachment theory which looks at the unconscious relational processes between us and finds links between what you're experiencing in the present and your early childhood and family experiences. My supervision approach is both psychodynamic and integrative.
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Photo of Marika Maria Lisowska Gestalt Therapy, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Marika Maria Lisowska Gestalt Therapy
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH12
I get that it’s not easy to ask for support and admit to vulnerability. I view therapy as as a journey of discovery, healing and growth. Through 'experiential learning' and 'dialogue' we will work with your ‘embodied awareness’ of ‘how’ you are in relationships, ‘how’ you make choices and ‘how’ you co-create your world. We will look at where you feel 'stuck' and what seems 'difficult'; we will 'stay with' the feelings and complexity that may unfold. I believe change happens organically when we have enough 'support', fully acknowledge the situation we are in, and commit to work.If that resonates with you, please contact me.
I get that it’s not easy to ask for support and admit to vulnerability. I view therapy as as a journey of discovery, healing and growth. Through 'experiential learning' and 'dialogue' we will work with your ‘embodied awareness’ of ‘how’ you are in relationships, ‘how’ you make choices and ‘how’ you co-create your world. We will look at where you feel 'stuck' and what seems 'difficult'; we will 'stay with' the feelings and complexity that may unfold. I believe change happens organically when we have enough 'support', fully acknowledge the situation we are in, and commit to work.If that resonates with you, please contact me.
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Photo of Joanna Kemp, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Joanna Kemp
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH9
Sometimes we find ourselves struggling with issues that are too difficult or confusing to talk about with people we know. At these times, talking confidentially to someone and really feeling heard can be the first step towards changes that we cannot make alone. I offer a safe and supportive space, working alongside you to explore your concerns and feelings at your pace. I believe that being seen and accepted within a genuine, therapeutic relationship can be transformative, enabling a deeper understanding and self-acceptance to move forward.
Sometimes we find ourselves struggling with issues that are too difficult or confusing to talk about with people we know. At these times, talking confidentially to someone and really feeling heard can be the first step towards changes that we cannot make alone. I offer a safe and supportive space, working alongside you to explore your concerns and feelings at your pace. I believe that being seen and accepted within a genuine, therapeutic relationship can be transformative, enabling a deeper understanding and self-acceptance to move forward.
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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 Psicología en Edimburgo, Psychologist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Psicología en Edimburgo
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH1
People usually come to therapy when they feel that they no longer have the ability to deal with the difficulties they are experiencing, or maybe when they identified a pattern in their behaviour that creates suffering, when many emotions or thoughts come at the same time and make it impossible to cope with them, when they want to learn about themselves and get deep down to get a better relationship with oneself, when the previous ways of coping and support by friends and relatives are not enough to offer them the solutions and relief they seek. Either the reason to come to therapy, it's valid because it's your own.
People usually come to therapy when they feel that they no longer have the ability to deal with the difficulties they are experiencing, or maybe when they identified a pattern in their behaviour that creates suffering, when many emotions or thoughts come at the same time and make it impossible to cope with them, when they want to learn about themselves and get deep down to get a better relationship with oneself, when the previous ways of coping and support by friends and relatives are not enough to offer them the solutions and relief they seek. Either the reason to come to therapy, it's valid because it's your own.
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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