Counselling in Edinburgh

Photo of Veronica Cox, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Veronica Cox
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Edinburgh EH10
Hello, I’m Veronica. I am a qualified integrative, relationship counsellor based in Edinburgh. From a place of kindness, compassion, and reassurance I’m pleased to be able to offer virtual and in-person sessions to both individual clients and couples in a safe space where you will be supported to talk and explore issues of importance to you.
Hello, I’m Veronica. I am a qualified integrative, relationship counsellor based in Edinburgh. From a place of kindness, compassion, and reassurance I’m pleased to be able to offer virtual and in-person sessions to both individual clients and couples in a safe space where you will be supported to talk and explore issues of importance to you.
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Lucy Maxwell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Edinburgh EH11
It takes courage to reach out for support. We can find ourselves stuck in unhelpful patterns and longing for change. Maybe you feel lost, stuck, anxious, depressed or have low self-esteem? Our work together will focus on helping you move forward in the ways you wish. I am dedicated to creating a space where you feel seen, heard and valued. Experience has taught me how essential the strength of the therapeutic relationship is in bringing about positive change. I believe it is through an accepting and compassionate connection that we can transform our perspectives and the way we relate to ourselves and others in the world.
It takes courage to reach out for support. We can find ourselves stuck in unhelpful patterns and longing for change. Maybe you feel lost, stuck, anxious, depressed or have low self-esteem? Our work together will focus on helping you move forward in the ways you wish. I am dedicated to creating a space where you feel seen, heard and valued. Experience has taught me how essential the strength of the therapeutic relationship is in bringing about positive change. I believe it is through an accepting and compassionate connection that we can transform our perspectives and the way we relate to ourselves and others in the world.
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Sandy Blair
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH15
Sometimes when life is difficult and your troubles seem overwhelming it can feel like there is no-one to talk to, or when you do talk it feels like no-one actually hears what you are saying. I can offer you a warm, non-judgemental and compassionate space where you can talk and really be heard. There are many reasons why you may be thinking of counselling. You may be struggling with grief after a bereavement or loss, or feeling overwhelmed with anxiety. You may have been recently diagnosed (or self-diagnosed) with autism or ADHD and want to make meaning of your past, present and future with the diagnosis.
Sometimes when life is difficult and your troubles seem overwhelming it can feel like there is no-one to talk to, or when you do talk it feels like no-one actually hears what you are saying. I can offer you a warm, non-judgemental and compassionate space where you can talk and really be heard. There are many reasons why you may be thinking of counselling. You may be struggling with grief after a bereavement or loss, or feeling overwhelmed with anxiety. You may have been recently diagnosed (or self-diagnosed) with autism or ADHD and want to make meaning of your past, present and future with the diagnosis.
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Paulina Bak
Counsellor, MUKCP
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.
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Dr Bethany Brown
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Edinburgh EH14
I am passionate about forming strong therapeutic relationships with my clients to enable us to work in collaboration towards their personal goals. I have worked in psychology services since 2008 and as a Clinical Psychologist in highly specialist teams within the NHS since 2015. I have specialist experience in working with people living with physical health conditions, as well as working with people who are dealing with challenging life stressors. I am experienced in drawing upon a number of evidenced based approaches and tailoring therapy to my clients and their individual needs, goals and values.
I am passionate about forming strong therapeutic relationships with my clients to enable us to work in collaboration towards their personal goals. I have worked in psychology services since 2008 and as a Clinical Psychologist in highly specialist teams within the NHS since 2015. I have specialist experience in working with people living with physical health conditions, as well as working with people who are dealing with challenging life stressors. I am experienced in drawing upon a number of evidenced based approaches and tailoring therapy to my clients and their individual needs, goals and values.
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Ellie Pickett
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Edinburgh EH12
Hello, if you've stumbled on this message, I can only imagine that you're going through a really difficult time. Perhaps you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed or just not quite like yourself and find it hard to imagine a way forward. I understand that it can be challenging to break free from patterns of negative thinking and behaviour, and that's where cognitive behavioural therapy can be incredibly helpful. Sometimes we may get stuck in these patterns, and it can feel like we're tangled up in knots that we can't seem to untie.
Hello, if you've stumbled on this message, I can only imagine that you're going through a really difficult time. Perhaps you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed or just not quite like yourself and find it hard to imagine a way forward. I understand that it can be challenging to break free from patterns of negative thinking and behaviour, and that's where cognitive behavioural therapy can be incredibly helpful. Sometimes we may get stuck in these patterns, and it can feel like we're tangled up in knots that we can't seem to untie.
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Marie McCahey
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Edinburgh EH9
Hi, welcome :). If you recognise the need for change and are committed to exploring the depths of your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, this is the space for you. Whether it's dealing with emotional aftermath of a breakup, the desire to unravel the complexities of one's own mind, or to break free from patterns that hinder personal development, you've made the first step. Together, we navigate relationships, unravel patterns, and foster self-awareness, we look at how your experiences have shaped the person you are today.
Hi, welcome :). If you recognise the need for change and are committed to exploring the depths of your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, this is the space for you. Whether it's dealing with emotional aftermath of a breakup, the desire to unravel the complexities of one's own mind, or to break free from patterns that hinder personal development, you've made the first step. Together, we navigate relationships, unravel patterns, and foster self-awareness, we look at how your experiences have shaped the person you are today.
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Photo of Mary Carew-Stirrat, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Mary Carew-Stirrat
Psychotherapist, PsychD, COSRT Accred
Verified
Edinburgh EH6
Relationship and sex therapist with particular interest in intimacy and communication with a view towards self development and awareness. I have 30 years experience using psychodynamic approach. Providing a respectful confidential therapeutic environment.
Relationship and sex therapist with particular interest in intimacy and communication with a view towards self development and awareness. I have 30 years experience using psychodynamic approach. Providing a respectful confidential therapeutic environment.
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The Life Academy
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified
Edinburgh EH10
Hello, I am Harris and I can help you to heal and flourish. I am an Edinburgh-based Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Philosophical Counsellor, working with individuals and couples both in person (in Edinburgh) or via Skype.I use a pluralistic psychotherapeutic approach, which means I combine tools and knowledge gained from across many different psychotherapies to develop a programme that is uniquely tailored to you and your specific needs.Through a collaborative, creative and integrative approach, I will work with you, drawing on my extensive knowledge of wide range of effective psychotherapies.
Hello, I am Harris and I can help you to heal and flourish. I am an Edinburgh-based Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Philosophical Counsellor, working with individuals and couples both in person (in Edinburgh) or via Skype.I use a pluralistic psychotherapeutic approach, which means I combine tools and knowledge gained from across many different psychotherapies to develop a programme that is uniquely tailored to you and your specific needs.Through a collaborative, creative and integrative approach, I will work with you, drawing on my extensive knowledge of wide range of effective psychotherapies.
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Suzanne Price
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Edinburgh EH12
Life can be very challenging at times leading to anxious feelings, low self esteem and depression. Whether this is down to some recent happening with family, work, friends other relationships or life transitions. I offer a judgement-free space with emotional support away from everyday life and this might be just what you need right now. Allowing yourself some time and an opportunity to process the situation whilst considering your thoughts and feelings. If change is what you need, counselling is a great start.
Life can be very challenging at times leading to anxious feelings, low self esteem and depression. Whether this is down to some recent happening with family, work, friends other relationships or life transitions. I offer a judgement-free space with emotional support away from everyday life and this might be just what you need right now. Allowing yourself some time and an opportunity to process the situation whilst considering your thoughts and feelings. If change is what you need, counselling is a great start.
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Photo of Ali Hogan, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Ali Hogan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Edinburgh EH12
When we are trying to make sense of our situation or understand ourselves, we may feel we need someone to hear us. It could be something in particular that is causing you difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low self confidence, bereavement or relationship issues (family, personal or work). Or it can be a feeling of uncertainty, something about how you are feeling isn't quite right. We are all part of an interconnected world influenced by and influencing our relationships and situations. For this reason I give attention to what is happening now, your personal history, life situation and narrative.
When we are trying to make sense of our situation or understand ourselves, we may feel we need someone to hear us. It could be something in particular that is causing you difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low self confidence, bereavement or relationship issues (family, personal or work). Or it can be a feeling of uncertainty, something about how you are feeling isn't quite right. We are all part of an interconnected world influenced by and influencing our relationships and situations. For this reason I give attention to what is happening now, your personal history, life situation and narrative.
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Photo of Anna Shepherd, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Anna Shepherd
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH15
Hello. My name is Anna Shepherd. I have been a Psychotherapist for over 20 years. I offer Art Psychotherapy, Talking Therapy, EMDR and Mindfulness. Seeking help can feel a bit daunting. I offer a confidential space in which you will be supported to explore whatever brings you to therapy. I will meet you with gentle compassion, curiosity, warmth and humour. Meaningful connection will be the cornerstone of our work and together we will find helpful ways to ease whatever distress has brought you here.
Hello. My name is Anna Shepherd. I have been a Psychotherapist for over 20 years. I offer Art Psychotherapy, Talking Therapy, EMDR and Mindfulness. Seeking help can feel a bit daunting. I offer a confidential space in which you will be supported to explore whatever brings you to therapy. I will meet you with gentle compassion, curiosity, warmth and humour. Meaningful connection will be the cornerstone of our work and together we will find helpful ways to ease whatever distress has brought you here.
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Photo of Pauline Tait, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Pauline Tait
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH8
My approach to working with clients is honest, genuine, straightforward. I am gentle when required to be and direct and challenging when I’m needed to be. I am warm, engaging and have a great sense of humour! We will work together to make you more self aware and able to find a way forward .
My approach to working with clients is honest, genuine, straightforward. I am gentle when required to be and direct and challenging when I’m needed to be. I am warm, engaging and have a great sense of humour! We will work together to make you more self aware and able to find a way forward .
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Photo of Anne Brassier, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Anne Brassier
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Edinburgh EH3
Almost everyone would benefit from therapeutic support at some point in their lives - you do not have to be in crisis to get help. If you are curious to see if it feels right for you, contact me for a free introductory conversation.
Almost everyone would benefit from therapeutic support at some point in their lives - you do not have to be in crisis to get help. If you are curious to see if it feels right for you, contact me for a free introductory conversation.
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Photo of Taylor Broughton, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Taylor Broughton
Psychotherapist, MA, MCOSCA
Verified
Edinburgh EH3  (Online Only)
Just Human Therapy is a humanist, feminist, LGBTQ+ affirming online counselling service based in Scotland. Going to therapy can feel tough, so I aim to make it as approachable as possible. If you are going through a transition that feels difficult, would like support working through something specific, or simply know something doesn't feel right, therapy is a space you deserve to work through things. Often this isn't a quick fix, but an explorative, collaborative process to come back to who you are and what you need. If you're struggling with low mood, lingering trauma affects, or obsessive worry, I can support your steps forward.
Just Human Therapy is a humanist, feminist, LGBTQ+ affirming online counselling service based in Scotland. Going to therapy can feel tough, so I aim to make it as approachable as possible. If you are going through a transition that feels difficult, would like support working through something specific, or simply know something doesn't feel right, therapy is a space you deserve to work through things. Often this isn't a quick fix, but an explorative, collaborative process to come back to who you are and what you need. If you're struggling with low mood, lingering trauma affects, or obsessive worry, I can support your steps forward.
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Photo of Douglas Nicholson, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Douglas Nicholson
Psychotherapist, MA, GMBPsS
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.
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Photo of Corina Valdano, Psychologist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Corina Valdano
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Edinburgh EH12
If you're going through tough times like anxiety, stress, depression, difficult relationships, grief, trauma, self-esteem, or body image issues, it's important to have a safe and understanding space where you can freely express yourself and work towards finding solutions. I have the expertise and skills to provide professional support and help alleviate your emotional suffering, leading to positive changes in your life. Feeling overwhelmed by intense emotions, challenging relationships, or being stuck in life can be really hard. Taking the brave step of seeking help shows your commitment to improving your situation.
If you're going through tough times like anxiety, stress, depression, difficult relationships, grief, trauma, self-esteem, or body image issues, it's important to have a safe and understanding space where you can freely express yourself and work towards finding solutions. I have the expertise and skills to provide professional support and help alleviate your emotional suffering, leading to positive changes in your life. Feeling overwhelmed by intense emotions, challenging relationships, or being stuck in life can be really hard. Taking the brave step of seeking help shows your commitment to improving your situation.
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Autistically Brilliant
MSc
Edinburgh EH6  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Kirsti Willis - an autistic HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist, and a member of BAAT. I offer neurodiversity affirming, specialist counselling/art psychotherapy. As a neurodivergent person you can often feel overwhelmed with anxiety and worry. This can make you feel isolated, and a low in self-esteem, as well as in mood. You may also be traumatised. However, any situation can be changed with the right support. Together we can work, for example, toward you being happier and functioning better at work and/or in relationships. I also offer relationship counselling (where one or more in the relationship are neurodivergent)
Hello, I'm Kirsti Willis - an autistic HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist, and a member of BAAT. I offer neurodiversity affirming, specialist counselling/art psychotherapy. As a neurodivergent person you can often feel overwhelmed with anxiety and worry. This can make you feel isolated, and a low in self-esteem, as well as in mood. You may also be traumatised. However, any situation can be changed with the right support. Together we can work, for example, toward you being happier and functioning better at work and/or in relationships. I also offer relationship counselling (where one or more in the relationship are neurodivergent)
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Photo of Federico Ferrarese - CPsychol and CBT Therapist, Psychologist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Federico Ferrarese - CPsychol and CBT Therapist
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified
Edinburgh EH16  (Online Only)
I am passionate about my role as a cognitive behavioural therapist, helping clients to make steps toward recovery and positive, lasting changes in their lives. This includes planning to maintain good, long-term mental health and identifying and reducing the risks of relapse or the recurrence of challenges.
I am passionate about my role as a cognitive behavioural therapist, helping clients to make steps toward recovery and positive, lasting changes in their lives. This includes planning to maintain good, long-term mental health and identifying and reducing the risks of relapse or the recurrence of challenges.
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Photo of Shirley Thompson, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Shirley Thompson
Counsellor, PMCOSCA
Verified
Edinburgh EH7
My introduction to counselling and psychotherapy was as a client more than thirty years ago. Now I enjoy helping other people to find their ways through a wide range of life events and challenges. With impartial help to express yourself, unravel your thoughts and feelings, and review your ideas, decisions and beliefs it becomes easier to make sense of what's happening. It then becomes possible to explore your needs, wishes and options, and to find a way through. Perhaps it's difficult to put into words whatever is troubling you - maybe I can help you to find them?
My introduction to counselling and psychotherapy was as a client more than thirty years ago. Now I enjoy helping other people to find their ways through a wide range of life events and challenges. With impartial help to express yourself, unravel your thoughts and feelings, and review your ideas, decisions and beliefs it becomes easier to make sense of what's happening. It then becomes possible to explore your needs, wishes and options, and to find a way through. Perhaps it's difficult to put into words whatever is troubling you - maybe I can help you to find them?
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Number of Counsellors in Edinburgh

400+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Edinburgh who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
83% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
76% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD
60% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Aviva
60% AXA PPP
51% 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