Colette Douglas-Home Pg Dip (Edin) MBACP.
28 Forth Street
I am an experienced counsellor working in central Edinburgh.I am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I abide by its code of ethics. I offer a warm, empathetic, non-judgmental environment in which to explore what is troubling you. Your therapy can be short or long-term and at a time of your convenience. I am available between 8.30am and 6.30 pm on weekdays.
Whatever your difficulty I am here to help. I came into the profession as a second career so I have long experience of the pressures of the working world, of family difficulties - and of life. Whether you are feeling weighed down by anxiety and depression, have relationship problems or questions of identity, I offer a safe, confidential place where you will be listened to and feel understood.
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from Edinburgh University (passed with distinction). It was a training in both psycho-dynamic theory (which looks at how our past has shaped us) and person-centered theory (which emphasizes our on-going capacity for healing and growth). In my practice I use both. Through continuous professional development I have also gained an understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Healing happens in the relationship between client and counsellor so I offer an initial 30 minute meeting for £15 to check that we would feel at ease and comfortable working together. If for any reason I am not the best person for you, I will be happy to suggest other therapists.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling. Edinburgh University (Distinction).
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling. Edinburgh University.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I abide by its Code of Ethics and Code of Practice.
I am committed to continuous professional development. I regularly attend training courses and conferences.
I volunteer one day a week for the charity, PF Counselling.
I am also a member of COSCA, the national professional body for counselling in Scotland.
I am fully insured and I receive regular supervision.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
There may be other issues you would like to address. If so please get in touch as I might be able to help or perhaps refer you to someone with the expertise you need.
I offer an introductory 30 minute meeting for a fee of £15 so that we can assess whether we would be comfortable working together.
Thereafter, my fees are £45 for one hour of individual counselling once a week.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I work in central Edinburgh and can offer appointments between 8.30am and 6.30pm on week days.
Types of client