Counselling in Edinburgh

Photo of Marie MacLeod, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Marie MacLeod
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH2  (Online Only)
Difficulties and stress in the relationships that matter most to you can be a source of distress, anxiety, frustration or despair. When all your efforts to make things better still haven't worked, maybe it's time to think about trying a different approach. Working with a experienced relationship counsellor can give you the time and space to explore what is troubling you. I work with individual adults and couples from all backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities to help them gain insight and fresh perspectives on life, relationships, and other issues that cause distress.
Difficulties and stress in the relationships that matter most to you can be a source of distress, anxiety, frustration or despair. When all your efforts to make things better still haven't worked, maybe it's time to think about trying a different approach. Working with a experienced relationship counsellor can give you the time and space to explore what is troubling you. I work with individual adults and couples from all backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities to help them gain insight and fresh perspectives on life, relationships, and other issues that cause distress.
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Vital Space Psychology Services, Dr Ellie Caldwell
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH15  (Online Only)
I get it. You never imagined yourself being the one looking for help. The people who engage my services are the ones who everyone else looks up to – CEOs, medics, senior leaders, people in the public eye. I understand that it can feel like an indulgence to focus on yourself... but also how rare it is for you to be able to let your guard down and talk freely with someone who not only has your best interests at heart, but is qualified to help you. I realise you are an expert at overcoming challenges and making a success of things. In fact, you tick most of the boxes of success. But I am guessing you have never pretended to be perfect.
I get it. You never imagined yourself being the one looking for help. The people who engage my services are the ones who everyone else looks up to – CEOs, medics, senior leaders, people in the public eye. I understand that it can feel like an indulgence to focus on yourself... but also how rare it is for you to be able to let your guard down and talk freely with someone who not only has your best interests at heart, but is qualified to help you. I realise you are an expert at overcoming challenges and making a success of things. In fact, you tick most of the boxes of success. But I am guessing you have never pretended to be perfect.
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Photo of Benji Pérez, Psychologist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Benji Pérez
Psychologist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH3
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges, struggling to navigate through the complexities of your emotions and experiences? Do you find yourself yearning for a deeper connection between your mind and body, seeking a holistic approach to growth? If so, you've come to the right place. Together, we will explore the underlying patterns and beliefs that shape your experiences, gently peeling back the layers to uncover what makes you tick. Through empathetic listening and insightful dialogue, we will cultivate a deeper understanding of your thoughts and emotions, fostering self-awareness and acceptance.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges, struggling to navigate through the complexities of your emotions and experiences? Do you find yourself yearning for a deeper connection between your mind and body, seeking a holistic approach to growth? If so, you've come to the right place. Together, we will explore the underlying patterns and beliefs that shape your experiences, gently peeling back the layers to uncover what makes you tick. Through empathetic listening and insightful dialogue, we will cultivate a deeper understanding of your thoughts and emotions, fostering self-awareness and acceptance.
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Laila Rashid
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH1
I worked with Mental Heath, Psychotherapy and Supervision for the past 20 years (first abroad, then in the past few years, in the UK). I worked as a volunteer, in the private sector, and as a private practitioner. My background is in Clinical psychology and, in particular, psychotherapy. I have trained as a C. Psychologist and as Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist. I am familiar with a variety of different modalities and therapeutic approaches. I have worked with a variety of people from all age groups with different background and beliefs. https://www.lailarashid.com/home
I worked with Mental Heath, Psychotherapy and Supervision for the past 20 years (first abroad, then in the past few years, in the UK). I worked as a volunteer, in the private sector, and as a private practitioner. My background is in Clinical psychology and, in particular, psychotherapy. I have trained as a C. Psychologist and as Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist. I am familiar with a variety of different modalities and therapeutic approaches. I have worked with a variety of people from all age groups with different background and beliefs. https://www.lailarashid.com/home
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Marian Willoner
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH15
Are you finding it all too much? Stressed out? Not sure which direction to take? Or maybe you are struggling with isolation or lack of confidence in social situations? Maybe you are dealing with being neuro-diverse (ADHD or autism) in a neuro-typical world? Perhaps you want to be more your authentic self or make a transition in your life? Are you trying to cope with a difficult situation such as grief, loss, illness, caring or a break up? In all these situations I can listen to you, support you and help you to find ways forward.
Are you finding it all too much? Stressed out? Not sure which direction to take? Or maybe you are struggling with isolation or lack of confidence in social situations? Maybe you are dealing with being neuro-diverse (ADHD or autism) in a neuro-typical world? Perhaps you want to be more your authentic self or make a transition in your life? Are you trying to cope with a difficult situation such as grief, loss, illness, caring or a break up? In all these situations I can listen to you, support you and help you to find ways forward.
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Photo of Jane Edwards, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Jane Edwards
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH12
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Unhappy, experiencing relationship problems, feeling alone or held back by trauma or bereavement? Are you seeking counselling for a child or young person? Therapy can be short term, 4-6 sessions and we can work together in a highly focused way, including exploring strategies if you wish to. For some, longer term therapy is preferred. In this we can explore issues in greater depth and you can be supported to make lasting changes in your life. For children, therapy happens in the midst of play and craft activities.
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Unhappy, experiencing relationship problems, feeling alone or held back by trauma or bereavement? Are you seeking counselling for a child or young person? Therapy can be short term, 4-6 sessions and we can work together in a highly focused way, including exploring strategies if you wish to. For some, longer term therapy is preferred. In this we can explore issues in greater depth and you can be supported to make lasting changes in your life. For children, therapy happens in the midst of play and craft activities.
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Helena Trebar
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH9
A decline of one’s sense of wellbeing can be caused by and often leads to greater disconnect and displacement. Certain coping strategies or habits may have ceased in bringing relief and are instead hindering the possibility of living in a more spontaneous way.
A decline of one’s sense of wellbeing can be caused by and often leads to greater disconnect and displacement. Certain coping strategies or habits may have ceased in bringing relief and are instead hindering the possibility of living in a more spontaneous way.
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Photo of Julie Ramage CBT, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Julie Ramage CBT
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH10  (Online Only)
CBT therapist specialising in anxiety, panic and stress. I work with clients to learn techniques and strategies to feel and/or cope better - perhaps after a crisis or trauma; dealing with issues from childhood; or when they are feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, panic or stress. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is recommended by the NHS and supported by research. At present I am doing appointments online and by phone.
CBT therapist specialising in anxiety, panic and stress. I work with clients to learn techniques and strategies to feel and/or cope better - perhaps after a crisis or trauma; dealing with issues from childhood; or when they are feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, panic or stress. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is recommended by the NHS and supported by research. At present I am doing appointments online and by phone.
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Rosanna Veitch
Counsellor, MHGI
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH14
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.
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.
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Photo of Dr Pallavi Parihar, Psychologist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr Pallavi Parihar
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH1  (Online Only)
We all need a little help sometimes. When you're feeling down, stuck, or desperate for things to change, but unsure how to make it happen, reaching out for support and advice is a strong and wise first step. I aim to be warm and empathetic, embodying a person-centered approach, so that therapy can feel relaxed instead of daunting. My approach is collaborative, bringing together your choices and experiences with my psychological knowledge, to help guide you forward, providing you with the skills, psychoeducation, and techniques to help you reach your goals.
We all need a little help sometimes. When you're feeling down, stuck, or desperate for things to change, but unsure how to make it happen, reaching out for support and advice is a strong and wise first step. I aim to be warm and empathetic, embodying a person-centered approach, so that therapy can feel relaxed instead of daunting. My approach is collaborative, bringing together your choices and experiences with my psychological knowledge, to help guide you forward, providing you with the skills, psychoeducation, and techniques to help you reach your goals.
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Dr Anna Bak-Klimek
Counsellor, PhD
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH12  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Thank you for reading my profile. I am a qualified Cognitive-Behavioural Therapist and Chartered BPS Psychologist, currently involved in part-time teaching and research in Higher Education. I have experience in delivering cognitive behavioural interventions to vulnerable population groups including students and migrants. I regularly undertake additional training to strengthen and update my knowledge and skills in the field (e.g. CBT for Children and Adolescents and Adapting CBT to Neurodiverse Individuals). I'm also currently involved in supervising PhD student in the area of acceptability of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Thank you for reading my profile. I am a qualified Cognitive-Behavioural Therapist and Chartered BPS Psychologist, currently involved in part-time teaching and research in Higher Education. I have experience in delivering cognitive behavioural interventions to vulnerable population groups including students and migrants. I regularly undertake additional training to strengthen and update my knowledge and skills in the field (e.g. CBT for Children and Adolescents and Adapting CBT to Neurodiverse Individuals). I'm also currently involved in supervising PhD student in the area of acceptability of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
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Photo of Marianna Remmouche, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Marianna Remmouche
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH1
I will help you to understand your fears and worries, walking back along your childhood and early life experience to discover where everything began. I will support you with Anxiety, Delression, PTSD and Trauma, OCD, Panic Attack and Panic Disorder, Infertility and Unexplained Secondary Infertility, Inner Child reconnection, Low Self Esteem, and together we will find a new approach to life to improve your mental and physical well-being. I am a bilingual CBT therapist and counsellor, offering psychotherapy in English and Italian.
I will help you to understand your fears and worries, walking back along your childhood and early life experience to discover where everything began. I will support you with Anxiety, Delression, PTSD and Trauma, OCD, Panic Attack and Panic Disorder, Infertility and Unexplained Secondary Infertility, Inner Child reconnection, Low Self Esteem, and together we will find a new approach to life to improve your mental and physical well-being. I am a bilingual CBT therapist and counsellor, offering psychotherapy in English and Italian.
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Crystal Lei
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH9
I am a fully qualified and BACP-registered counsellor. I am dedicated to offering you a space of psychological safety, compassion and genuine human connection within my therapeutic practice. In a world where feeling truly heard can be a rarity, I believe in the profound healing power of real conversation and empathetic listening.
I am a fully qualified and BACP-registered counsellor. I am dedicated to offering you a space of psychological safety, compassion and genuine human connection within my therapeutic practice. In a world where feeling truly heard can be a rarity, I believe in the profound healing power of real conversation and empathetic listening.
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Photo of Alison Cooper, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Alison Cooper
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH4
Are you looking for a space to talk, be listened to and make sense of how you feel? I understand it can be hard to open up to someone. I'll provide a safe, confidential and nonjudgmental place where you will be supported to explore any issues which may be affecting your life and help you to find a way to move forwards. I believe that we all have the ability to grow and achieve our potential and that a positive therapeutic relationship can greatly aid this process.
Are you looking for a space to talk, be listened to and make sense of how you feel? I understand it can be hard to open up to someone. I'll provide a safe, confidential and nonjudgmental place where you will be supported to explore any issues which may be affecting your life and help you to find a way to move forwards. I believe that we all have the ability to grow and achieve our potential and that a positive therapeutic relationship can greatly aid this process.
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Photo of Zuleika Lambe, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Zuleika Lambe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH4  (Online Only)
I started Forging Pathways with the goal of helping others to find the path they're destined to follow. This could be anything from discovering who you truly are through our sessions, to reclaiming your life after a crisis and/or traumatic event. You may come to me with depression, anxiety, complex trauma, stress, racial identity issues and more, and I'll always do my best to encourage you and facilitate your growth. Sometimes it just takes a little support to reach a goal, and I'm dedicated to being your support.
I started Forging Pathways with the goal of helping others to find the path they're destined to follow. This could be anything from discovering who you truly are through our sessions, to reclaiming your life after a crisis and/or traumatic event. You may come to me with depression, anxiety, complex trauma, stress, racial identity issues and more, and I'll always do my best to encourage you and facilitate your growth. Sometimes it just takes a little support to reach a goal, and I'm dedicated to being your support.
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Photo of Emma Ryland Positive About Neurodiversity, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Emma Ryland Positive About Neurodiversity
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH6
It’s a big step to come to therapy, especially if you’ve had a lifetime of feeling different and not understood or heard. Maybe you experience anxiety and it’s starting to impact your life? Perhaps you have poor self-esteem and would like to set better boundaries? Have you or someone you care about recently received an autism or ADHD diagnosis and you’re having complicated feelings, not sure what to do now? Are you keen to please others but really harsh on yourself? I regularly work with people who answer 'yes' to these types of question.
It’s a big step to come to therapy, especially if you’ve had a lifetime of feeling different and not understood or heard. Maybe you experience anxiety and it’s starting to impact your life? Perhaps you have poor self-esteem and would like to set better boundaries? Have you or someone you care about recently received an autism or ADHD diagnosis and you’re having complicated feelings, not sure what to do now? Are you keen to please others but really harsh on yourself? I regularly work with people who answer 'yes' to these types of question.
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Photo of Eva Chmelikova, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Eva Chmelikova
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH3
Sometimes all we are looking for is to be really heard. I provide therapeutic counselling for adults, young people and children in non-judgmental way where one can feel truly heard. I offer compassion and insight in collaborative way by integrating a variety of approaches based on needs of the individual client. Maybe you experience low moods and don’t know why. Maybe anxiety and stress takes up too much of your space. Maybe something significant has changed, you moved, lost someone, are on a crossroad and suddenly it feels harder even much harder than ever before. I believe in working in a collaborative partnership.
Sometimes all we are looking for is to be really heard. I provide therapeutic counselling for adults, young people and children in non-judgmental way where one can feel truly heard. I offer compassion and insight in collaborative way by integrating a variety of approaches based on needs of the individual client. Maybe you experience low moods and don’t know why. Maybe anxiety and stress takes up too much of your space. Maybe something significant has changed, you moved, lost someone, are on a crossroad and suddenly it feels harder even much harder than ever before. I believe in working in a collaborative partnership.
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Photo of Ania Kinga, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Ania Kinga
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH8  (Online Only)
Kiedy jest nam źle, to normalne że chcemy aby było lepiej. Może nas coś boli, martwi albo przeszkadza nam pewna sytuacja i zastanawiamy się co zrobić, jak rozwiązać nasz problem. Wtedy możemy porozmawiać z psychoterapeutą, osobą która zna się na ludzkiej psychologii (myślach, emocjach, zachowaniach) i która wie, jak pomoc: zrozumieć skąd się bierze problem i jak się z nim zmierzyć. Jako psychoterapeutka pomagam poprzez rozmowę i znam różne sposoby poruszania trudnych tematów, aby było łatwo, emocjonalnie bezpiecznie, ale też konkretnie i skutecznie. Zależnie od problemu, zaproponuję counselling albo psychoterapię.
Kiedy jest nam źle, to normalne że chcemy aby było lepiej. Może nas coś boli, martwi albo przeszkadza nam pewna sytuacja i zastanawiamy się co zrobić, jak rozwiązać nasz problem. Wtedy możemy porozmawiać z psychoterapeutą, osobą która zna się na ludzkiej psychologii (myślach, emocjach, zachowaniach) i która wie, jak pomoc: zrozumieć skąd się bierze problem i jak się z nim zmierzyć. Jako psychoterapeutka pomagam poprzez rozmowę i znam różne sposoby poruszania trudnych tematów, aby było łatwo, emocjonalnie bezpiecznie, ale też konkretnie i skutecznie. Zależnie od problemu, zaproponuję counselling albo psychoterapię.
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Photo of Mengyao Yuan, Psychotherapist in Edinburgh, Scotland
Mengyao Yuan
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH2
I work with people who find it difficult to know who they are, what they want from life, and to motivate themselves to take actions. I also work with people who find it hard to establish and maintain meaningful relationships with others, who struggle to give and receive love. I am also experienced in working with trauma and loss. My practice is informed by psychodynamic, person-centred and existential theories. I aim to provide warmth, respect and acceptance while helping you to gain a better understanding of your personal history, your experiences, and to find meanings in your existence.
I work with people who find it difficult to know who they are, what they want from life, and to motivate themselves to take actions. I also work with people who find it hard to establish and maintain meaningful relationships with others, who struggle to give and receive love. I am also experienced in working with trauma and loss. My practice is informed by psychodynamic, person-centred and existential theories. I aim to provide warmth, respect and acceptance while helping you to gain a better understanding of your personal history, your experiences, and to find meanings in your existence.
0131 510 3423 View 0131 510 3423
Photo of Jude Thomson, Counsellor in Edinburgh, Scotland
Jude Thomson
Counsellor, MA, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH4
You may know exactly what you want from counselling or it may just be a feeling that something isn't right. It might be issues arising from the past or events that are affecting you right now - whatever it is, I believe talking about it can make a real difference. Counselling can feel quite daunting at times and I will be there to listen with warmth and empathy; to be alongside you when there are tough times and to laugh with you when life feels a little lighter. Working together, we can explore what's bothering you and perhaps look at other ways of coping with life so you can move forward with confidence and optimism.
You may know exactly what you want from counselling or it may just be a feeling that something isn't right. It might be issues arising from the past or events that are affecting you right now - whatever it is, I believe talking about it can make a real difference. Counselling can feel quite daunting at times and I will be there to listen with warmth and empathy; to be alongside you when there are tough times and to laugh with you when life feels a little lighter. Working together, we can explore what's bothering you and perhaps look at other ways of coping with life so you can move forward with confidence and optimism.
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Number of Counsellors in Edinburgh

500+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Edinburgh who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
81% Depression
77% Stress
76% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
59% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Aviva
61% AXA PPP
50% Vitality

How Counsellors in Edinburgh see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary