Charles Durning

Charles Durning

Compass Counselling
53 E Crosscauseway
Newington
Edinburgh
EH8 9HU

Regis Centre
83 Princes St
Edinburgh
EH2 2ER

07962 205617

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Compass Counselling
53 E Crosscauseway
Newington
Edinburgh
EH8 9HU

Regis Centre
83 Princes St
Edinburgh
EH2 2ER

07962 205617

About me

Every problem contains its own solution; every distress its resolution.

This principle, which lies at the heart of my practice as a counsellor, is rooted in both my own experience of personal growth work, and in the sometimes startling journeys I have seen clients make from dis-ease and difficulty, towards ease (with themselves, with their stories) and growth.

Such a possibility can appear distant at times, especially when our ability to access our own resources may have been compromised, either by life experience or circumstance – but by exploring that experience in the supportive setting of the counselling relationship, we can learn to recognize and trust our own truth, and develop the capacity to act upon it.

Each person’s pathway, into and through their own particular difficulty, is of course unique. But what depth psychology now offers is an understanding of, and a feeling for, the kind of landscape this journey might pass through – and a recognition of the likely markers along the way.

As a Person-Centred counsellor, I am trained to provide the support you might need to move forwards.. So that between us, using your own, possibly un-tapped resources, and my extensive experience of support and personal growth work, we might illuminate the path of your own particular journey - through difficulty, towards understanding, resilience and growth.

I have helped people experiencing various kinds of difficulty, including: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress, loss of direction, grief and bereavement, family and other relationship problems, and work-related issues. I have a particular interest in 'inner critic' work - often a key factor in depression, anxiety and self-esteem issues.

I practice from two locations. The first is a lovely room at Compass Counselling, on Edinburgh's Southside. Compass is located on a quiet street just by Saisbury Crags - close to many city bus routes and with ample on-street parking.There is also an abundance of local cafes, should you arrive early, or wish to reflect afterwards.

If a city-centre location is more convenient, then on Mondays I practice from the Regis Centre, on Princes St, in the heart of Edinburgh - from a room overlooking Princes St Gardens and the Castle.

If you feel that you might be interested in us working together, then please get in touch (either by phone or email) to arrange an introductory session - where you can test that feeling.

Training, qualifications & experience

Originally a biologist (with a keen interest in human development - biological, cultural and psychological)), I have been involved in personal growth and support work, including body work and meditation, for over 20 years. I began formal counselling training in 2007, studying for the COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills, and progressed from this to the COSCA Further Steps in Counselling Skills, and then to the Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling at Glasgow Strathclyde University.

I am a registered member (MBACP) of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and as well as my private practice (Peacetalk Counselling), I am a volunteer counsellor at the Pilton Community Health Project in Edinburgh.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£20 for an initial introductory session, and £35 per session thereafter, payable after each session.

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH8 9HU
Edinburgh, EH2 2ER

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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