Rupert Spiers (MSc Psychotherapist UKCP Accredited)

Rupert Spiers (MSc Psychotherapist UKCP Accredited)

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28 Forth Street

2 Howard Place
St Andrews
KY16 9HL

07830 176768

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28 Forth Street

2 Howard Place
St Andrews
KY16 9HL

07830 176768

About me

I am a UKCP accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist currently working in Edinburgh, St Andrews and Dundee. I have been working as a psychotherapist since 2010. I have experience working in a range of settings, including NHS adult mental health services, higher education and the third sector. In addition, I have many years experience managing therapy and community services for those with physical and cognitive disabilities and specifically survivors of brain injury.

I have many years experience working with issues such as anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, work and relationship issues, depression, panic disorder, phobias, family issues, separation and divorce.

Please note that I currently work as a counsellor for the University of St Andrews and to avoid conflicts of interest I do not work with students matriculated with the University of St Andrews in my private practice. If you are a matriculated student at the University of St Andrews please contact Student Services for advice and support.

What is Gestalt?
For me, Gestalt therapy offers a refreshingly different way of relating to yourself, your environment and other people. Gestalt therapy aims to explore your thoughts, feelings, behaviours, beliefs and values in order to develop your awareness of how you present yourself and respond to events in your environment. This creates the opportunity to identify choices, patterns of behaviour and obstacles that are impacting on your health and well-being, and preventing you from reaching your full potential.

I see my task as a therapist to help you see more clearly what your situation is, find out how you are a part of it and experiment with finding new solutions or ways to face your difficulties.

Gestalt therapy is considered particularly valuable for helping to treat a wide range of psychological issues - especially as it can be applied as a brief and focused approach or long-term therapy. It has been found effective for managing tension, anxiety, addiction, post-traumatic stress, depression and other psychological problems that can prevent people from living life to the full.

Overall, people who participate in gestalt therapy tend to feel more self-confident, calm and at peace with themselves.

To get a sense of how I work, and what our work together may involve, please feel free to contact me for a free initial consultation with no obligation to continue.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications

I trained at the Metanoia Institute in London and was awarded a Master's Degree in Gestalt Psychotherapy accredited by the University of Middlesex. I have a Postgraduate Degree in Psychology from London Metropolitan University as well as Master's and Undergraduate Degrees in English Literature from the University of St Andrews. I am a UKCP accredited Psychotherapist and adhere to their ethical framework.

Psychotherapy Experience

Sep 2017 - Present      Counsellor at the University of St Andrews

Jan 2013 – Present      Psychotherapist in Private Practice                                 

Jun 2015 – June 2017  Specialist Brain Injury Psychotherapist, Headway East London

Oct 2012 – Nov 2013    Community Rehabilitation and Recovery Team, East London NHS Foundation Trust

Sep 2011 – Jul 2013    City Literary Institute, London Further Education College 

Nov 2010 – Nov 2011    Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service, London 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Brain Injury
  • Stroke


I provide a free initial consultation with no obligation at this point.

If you decide you would like to book regular sessions you pay for your weekly slot until you decide to end the therapy. I use a sliding scale system so my fee depends upon your income (see below).

50min Individual Session

Up to 25k       £45
25k - 40k       £55
40k - 60k       £65
60k - 80k       £75
Over 80k      £85

I offer low-cost, student and concessionary rates please contact me to discuss.

Further information

  • My areas of interest are psychotherapy in Higher Education and Nature/Eco therapy

Find me on Linkedin

Find me on the UKCP website

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH1 3LH
St Andrews, KY16 9HL

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Edinburgh 10am until 7pm Monday and Friday St Andrews 9am until 6:30pm Tuesday only

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme