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About me


I'm Liselle Van Zyl. I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist with over 20 years experience in the mental health field.

I am trained in gestalt psychotherapy, my practice is also informed by transpersonal, eco-psychology, and archetypal psychology, particularly the works of Carl Jung.

I work with individual clients and couples on a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, bereavement, adoption, couples counselling and self-development. I particularly enjoy facilitating clients through deep personal transformations.

Your therapy with me will be tailored specifically to your needs, and where you are at this moment in time in your life journey.

My focus is holistic, looking at the totality of your life.

Training, qualifications & experience


UKCP registered Psychotherapist ( www.psychotherapy.org.uk)

MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy (Middlesex University)

Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute)

BA(Hons) Psychology (University of Johannesburg formerly RAU)

Adoption Training (LINK)

Attachment Focused Counselling (LINK)

CRM Trauma Practioner

Cert. Vision Quest Guiding

I have worked in this field for over 20 years. Initially in South Africa where I obtained my psychology degree. I worked with trauma and victim support as well as within a Hospice. After relocating to the UK, I continued to train in psychotherapy, obtaining a Masters degree in gestalt psychotherapy. I assisted on the psychotherapy training Masters course at Metanoia Institute in London. I currently work in private practice in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology


Individuals : £60

Couples: £65


Monday to Friday

Edinburgh Counselling And Psychotherapy
22 Young Street

2 Edinburgh Road

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Liselle Van Zyl

Liselle Van Zyl