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 *
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Our fees have some flexibility and range from £25 - £35 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.
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.