Liselle Van Zyl

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MSc Psychotherapy BA(Hons) Psychology Dip. Gestalt Psych.
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Edinburgh EH3 & London N7
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About me

I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist with over 22 years experience in the mental health field.

I trained in gestalt psychotherapy,  at the Metanoia Institute in London. My practice is also informed by transpersonal, eco-psychology, and archetypal psychology, particularly the works of Carl Jung. I have further training in trauma, including Brainspotting, developed by David Grand.

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, and facilitating a process whereby you can live to your full potential and release what no longer serves you. 

Training, qualifications & experience


UKCP registered Psychotherapist (

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)

Brainspotting Trauma Training

CRM Trauma Practioner

Cert. Vision Quest Guiding

I have worked in this field for over 22 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 (UKCP)

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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

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Currently I am in Edinburgh on Tuesdays and Thursdays and in the Scottish Borders on Wednesday and Friday 

Edinburgh Wellness Collective, 8 Randolph Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7TE

London, Greater London, N7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme


Liselle Van Zyl
Liselle Van Zyl