22 Forth Street
0131 550 3790
Bespoke Counselling comprises three fully qualified counsellors / psychotherapists. Each of us offer slightly differing areas of experience, and we are all committed to maintaining the highest standards of therapy. As a new client you may choose which of us to work with, or provide us with some details and we will choose who we believe is best suited to your needs.
Each of us is qualified to practice using both the psychodynamic and person centred modalities. This offers us an extensive overview of counselling in its broadest sense. As such, we are able to ‘tailor’ the therapy to the precise need of each client. By choosing to work together, we believe the resulting ‘synergy’ imparts a dynamic and creative environment for the benefit of each client.
We also offer session in Spanish from a native speaker.
We offer sessions lasting 60 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
All the counsellors are trained to Postgraduate Diploma level in Counselling at the University of Edinburgh, and are all members of a professional body. We have extensive combined experience across a range of working contexts (mental health, education, voluntary, and private sectors) and with a vast range of presenting difficulties.
We provide a friendly, caring and non judgemental setting for our clients to explore their journeys in complete confidentiality.
We have counselling experience of a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, anger, stress, shame, eating disorders, addiction, self-harm, loss and bereavement, relationship issues, trauma, sexual abuse, relationship difficulties, and grief, sexuality, gender and identity issues, termination, miscarriage, adoption, infertility, still-birth, post-natal depression (male and female) and also children’s and young people counselling.
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Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
£50 (negotiable) for an hour session with an initial session of 30 mins for £25.
Meet the team:
Psychotherapist/Counsellor (Pg Dip, BEd (Hons), MBACP, MCOSCA*)
I recognise that going to see a counsellor is a brave step and the work done in sessions can be challenging. For this reason I am committed to making counselling as comfortable as possible for my clients, working in a non-judgemental way, in order to create a space where clients can feel safe.
I am a fully qualified and certified counsellor / psychotherapist and am registered with both BACP and COSCA professional organisations and adhere to their ethical guidelines. I trained in the ‘dialogue’ between the Person-Centred Approach and the Psychodynamic Tradition. I am currently undertaking the Professional Doctorate course in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Edinburgh.
I have counselling experience of a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, anger, shame, eating disorders, addiction, self-harm, loss and bereavement, relationship issues, sexual abuse, sexuality, gender and identity issues, termination, miscarriage, adoption, infertility, still-birth, post-natal depression (male and female) and also children’s counselling. I am happy to work with a wide range of people and issues, taking my lead from you.
I am available equally for people in crises as well as people looking for personal development, working either on a long term and more in depth basis or in a shorter and more focused way. I am committed to confidentiality and respect for your autonomy. I am also committed to regular supervision, CPD and I am a fully insured practitioner.
Maria Cristina Hann
Psychotherapist / Counsellor (PG Dip, BSc (Hons), MBACP, MCOSCA*)
I am a Certified Counsellor psychotherapist, registered with BACP & COSCA, offering confidential and experienced counselling and psychotherapy for individuals in Edinburgh. I have experience working with trauma, depression, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, and grief, sexuality, gender and identity issues. I understand how important therapy is I commit to provide a safe space where you can talk and explore your personal circumstances. We work at your rhythm therefore I offer time limited or longer term counselling in a caring and compassionate environment.
I trained in the ‘dialogue’ between Person Centre and Psychodynamic approaches at the University of Edinburgh. I have worked with vulnerable adults since 2000, in a wide range of environments, including care, support work, case work and counselling for people with emotional issues, physical disabilities, emotional or learning difficulties, historical abuse and relationships and behaviours difficulties. I also have experience working with transitions and relocation issues.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework of good practice. In line with professional standards, I have regular supervision and I am insured. I also undertake regular training and personal and professional development in order to maintain my knowledge and skills.
I am bilingual in Spanish and English.
Counsellor/Psychotherapist (PG Dip, BA (Hons), MBACP, MCOSCA)
There are times when life feels challenging, difficult, frightening or simply ‘flat’ and it may be hard to see a clear way forward. Counselling can be a powerful dynamic for change; it offers clarity and hope by bringing focus and understanding. The decision to enter into a counselling relationship may feel daunting, yet the benefits can be immeasurable. Facing the reality of who we are requires trust and commitment from both client and counsellor. Brief periods of reflection may be as helpful as longer-term work.
You may be considering counselling because you want to work on a specific problem, such as bereavement or relationship issues. However, counselling isn’t always about resolving a problem; it can also help you develop as a person, make the most of your abilities, and find a better way of living.
I trained at the University of Edinburgh in both Person Centred and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and offer counselling using elements from both these perspectives. This allows me to accept the client fully and also respond to the patterns of behaviour and unconscious traits we all carry with us.
I have experience of working with adults, young people and children, in both long and short-term therapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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