Pauline Ross (UKCP Accredited & Registered)
Life presents all of us with times which can be challenging or painful. Sometimes you might be struggling with depression or anxiety or a loss/ bereavement or relationship issues which you feel unable to resolve in the present. Or it may be that things that you have experienced in the past are coming back into your mind again - for example trauma or childhood abuse - which may be affecting how you feel about yourself today - your self-esteem and confidence. At other times you may feel lost or struggle to make sense of what is happening in your life, to leave things behind, or to find where it is you want to go next.
Although these experiences can be painful, they can also provide us with opportunities to grow or make changes in our lives. I believe that talking through life experiences in trust and confidence can enable you to find the inner strength and confidence to take the steps you need to move forward in your life. Counselling or psychotherapy can help you to develop a better understanding/awareness of yourself, your feelings and your patterns of behaviour.
I aim to provide a safe space where you will be listened to attentively and with compassion to enable an exploration of any issues you are facing. For it is only when we feel deeply accepted that we can allow ourselves to risk being seen and heard in our true nature. This can lead to a deeper understanding of yourself, the challenges you are facing, and the solutions that may already be present within yourself.
I have around thirty years experience of working with people who have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship problems, abuse, low self-esteem etc or who may be stuck in patterns of being and behaviour that are holding them back from living a fulfilling life in the present.
I have been working with clients in Edinburgh in different counselling agencies since 2001 and I set up my private practice in 2005.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA English Literature & Language
Postgraduate Certificate in Community Education (Youth & Community Work)
Certificate in Transpersonal Skills & Perspectives (1999 -Transpersonal Psychology Scotland)
Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Psychotherapy (2007 - Centre for Transpersonal Psychology, London)
UKCP registered (2007)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life transitions, loss of meaning, childhood issues, unhelpful patterns of behaviour.
I also work with dreams, images and other creative means of expression.
Most recently I have become interested in ecopsychology which looks at our relationship to the earth and the environment we live in.
I also run Dream Groups which are open to anyone who is interested in exploring their dreams with others in a small group setting. Please contact me for details of the latest Dream Group.
£45 per one hour session.
I have almost thirty years experience working with community groups and organisations both in Scotland and abroad, mainly in the fields of community health, women's issues and family literacy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|