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About us

Our approach to Counselling
We believe that everyone has potential, and during difficult times counselling can help draw upon our strengths to enable change. It can be challenging, and our counsellors are trained to help you find ways of resolving problems by talking through personal concerns in a safe, confidential environment.

Where do we start?
Each of us is unique with our own needs and goals. When considering counselling we believe it is important to find a counsellor with whom you can connect and feel comfortable.

How long will it take to see some changes?
Sometimes changes can happen quite quickly, other times they are more gradual. With us you choose how long counselling continues for and the duration is entirely dependant on your needs.

What can you expect from counselling?
We offer an opportunity for you to be heard with respect and understanding and to work through issues that feel hard to handle on your own. We will work together to help you to find your own solution.

Commitment is needed in coming to counselling; the sessions last for one hour and are usually on a weekly basis though this is negotiable.

Training, qualifications & experience

All members of our team are fully qualified, caring professionals with many years training and experience in different counselling organisations. We have a counsellor in the west side, city centre and the north east of Edinburgh.

You can check out Contact Counselling on our website.

Member organisations *

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Fees

£30.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Our fees have some flexibility and range from £40.00 - £45.00 with some spaces for people on benefits and people studying therapy.

Our fee for couples is £40 per session and can be seen within a week or so.

Further information

We are a group of well qualified and insured individual therapists who have come together with the common goal of providing professional and affordable counselling for the people across the city of Edinburgh and beyond.

9 Drumbrae South, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH12 8DS

Type of session

In person