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About me

I am a Certified Transactional Analyst, registered with UKCP and BACP Accredited Therapist, offering confidential experienced and effective counselling and psychotherapy for couples and individuals in Edinburgh city centre and near Dunbar in East Lothian.  I provide a safe space where you can talk and explore your relationships, discuss and manage your mental health, anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem, bereavement and addiction.
Couples Therapy is all about the relationship and my role it to mediate and help you get back on track or decide to separate amicably.
I offer time limited or longer term support in a caring and compassionate  environment.   My aim  is to create an environment that supports you in making the changes you want in your life.

I  tailor the therapy to your needs looking at cognitive, feeling and behaviour.   Take the first step to positive change and phone me on 07780338023
I am also BUPA recognised.

I abide by the code of ethics of UKCP, UKATA and BACP and comply with their complaints procedures. I

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Psychotherapy
Certified Transactional Analyst - CTA(P).
Cosca Certificate in Supervision
Diploma In Transactional Analysis  Counselling (COSCA)
Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Registered with UKRCP (United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Registered with UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)

I  have experience working with bereavement, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management , abuse and disordered eating.  I specialise in addiction and addiictive behaviour.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

British Association for Counselling & 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 therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis


£50 per 50min session for individuals.
£60 per 60 min session for couples.
Reduced rates available - please enquire

Payment can be made on the day either by cash or cheque.
You can also prepay via Paypal, see my website for details


I work Monday Tuesday and Wednesday day and evening and Saturday during the day. I work from Home (Dunbar) on a Friday


Strathmore Business Centres
Scott House
10 South St. Andrew Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


 I offer counselling supervision for student and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists from my practice in central Edinburgh and at home near Dunbar, East Lothian.I have a COSCA certificate in Counselling Supervision and my supervision approach is integrative .  I integrate theories of Psychodynamic, CBT, Person Centred, Pluralistic and Transactional Analysis and tailor my approach to meet the specific needs of the counsellor or psychotherapist I am working with.I am happy to answer any questions you may have over the phone or in our initial face to face meeting to help you decide if you would like to work with me before committing to a regular supervision agreement.I feel it is important that you feel comfortable with me and I look to build a supportive trusting relationship where supervisees can feel free to explore and reflect on their practice.The price of an hour session is £45 and for one and a half hours £60.I offer individual and group supervision.I look forward to hearing from you.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Allison Knell MBACP (Accred)  CTA MSc UKCP Reg

Allison Knell MBACP (Accred) CTA MSc UKCP Reg