Dr Ulia Mather, MBACP (Reg) Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Supervisor & Trainer

Dr Ulia Mather, MBACP (Reg) Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Supervisor & Trainer

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25 Avon Road


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25 Avon Road


About me

I work with clients who either have mild issues or suffer from prolonged mental health, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, relationship, anger, temper, control issues, multiple diagnoses and addictions. I have thousands of hours of clinical practice working in various settings over many years that include short and long term work. People usually come to me through word of mouth as I offer therapy with a difference and have a reputation of helping people to achieve positive outcomes. Sometimes therapy can be a difficult process and choosing the right therapist can be hard but very important decision. I am here to assist and guide you not only based on my expertise but also the capacity for wisdom and healing we all have.

Each of us is a unique individual so every session is adapted to the person’s needs by integrating various approaches and creative styles. My non-judgemental, respectful and confidential environment with emphasis on deep empathy and honesty, hopefully will allow you to feel safe and address various fears. I see myself as a challenging, flexible and grounded therapist who has a wealth of experience and the clients’ best interest at heart. Together we can explore your thoughts, feelings and physical sensations that underpin patterns of behaviour that you don't like or may not even be consciously aware of. Coming from a medical background as a physician my special interest lies in somatic dissociation, performance therapy and how psychological issues affect physical health. I like bridging the gap between medicine and psychotherapy and take a holistic approach towards the client.

As the therapist specialising in couple and trauma counselling/psychotherapy I also provide individual/group supervision, study groups, mentoring, consultations to organisations, run various presentations on request, training and organise and facilitate CRM (Comprehensive Resource Model) trainings in the UK. CRM is neuro-biologically based effective trauma treatment model. For more information please go to www.comprehensiveresourcemodel.com or look at Lisa Schwarz CRM explanation clips on Youtube. I was consulted by Politicians on the Scottish Government's approach towards survivors of childhood abuse. For many years I managed successfully a trauma service for abused victims in Scotland. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Internal Family Systems with Dr Richard Schwartz and Dr Frank Anderson (in progress)

Dr Bessel van der Kolk's Intensive Trauma Treatment Course

Comprehensive Resource Training with Lisa Schwarz (393 hrs: Basic, Advanced CRM with Core Self, Case Conceptualisation & Treatment of DDNOS & DID, Transgenerational Trauma & Intensive)

Brainspotting Training with Dr David Grand (89 hrs: phases 1, 2, 3 & Intensive)

Somatic Trauma Training with Babette Rothschild  (84 hrs of professional training)

The University of Strathclyde, Certificate in Person-Centred Couple Therapy (Advanced Professional Training)

Certificate in Creative Supervision with Jenny Biancardi accredited by BPA (British Psychodrama Association), organisational members of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)

The University of Stirling, Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (person-centred approach) validated by BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)

Open Secret Agency Training, working with survivors of childhood abuse (32 hrs)

Institute of Transactional Analysis, Training in Transactional Analysis 101

The University of Edinburgh, Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies (dialogue between the person-centred and psychodynamic approaches) validated by COSCA (Scotland's Professional Body for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Oxford College, Diploma in Counselling (distinction)

Loughborough University, the Back Up Mentoring Programme

I worked in a GP practice, agencies specialising in spinal injuries, postnatal depression and sexual, physical, emotional, domestic abuse, rape, PTSD, loss etc. My private work also includes individuals affected by relationship issues, addictions, stress from work, parenthood, disability, attachment issues, gestational, transgenerational trauma, sexuality etc. I provide various training to organisations based on their specific requirements and run study and supervision groups for therapists.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Transgenerational Trauma

Gestational Trauma


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During our initial appointment we discuss your needs, you see how I work and together we can propose the plan of your therapy. I will be glad to answer to any questions you might have. You are then free to think about whether I am the right therapist for you and choose the duration of upcoming sessions .

I charge £60 per hour for individual and £70 for couple therapy,

Please note often couple and trauma therapy benefits from 1.5 hrs session.

There is on-street free parking and Lothian bus stop within less than 5 min walk.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any other queries.

Further information

In my spare time I love to spend a quality time with my family and travel. I am interested in various cultures and have good understanding of differences and diversity, I have travelled extensively abroad and lived in many countries. I enjoy theatre, cinema, comedy performances and rugby.

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH4 6RD

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday to Thursday (all day), Friday daytime

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I provide individual and group supervision based on supervisee's needs.

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