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Adele McGarry-Watson State Registered Art Psychotherapist/Outdoor Therapy

Peeblesshire EH46 & Edinburgh EH6
Registered / Accredited
Peeblesshire EH46 & Edinburgh EH6

About me

I am a State Registered Art Psychotherapist, offering a confidential, warm, safe space for one to one therapy in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders.  I offer short or long term therapy to help you explore and work through underlying feelings and issues that may appear in the form of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement, loss and life crises.

I recognise the importance of diversity and equality, and aim to offer an
accessible and inclusive service to all people and seek to create a welcoming environment, appreciating differences in race, ethnicity, class, age, abilities, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender assignment, sex, religion and beliefs.

Art Psychotherapy is a creative approach which can be a gentle but very effective form of psychotherapy.  Art materials can be used within the therapy sessions if you choose and the images made can help explore emotions/feelings.  However you may choose not to use any art materials, preferring traditional talking therapy.  Both choices are welcome.  There is no need to have any previous experience or expertise in art.

The following quotes are from people who have experienced Art Psychotherapy at the Creative Therapies Service, Exeter.

"It's had a profound impact.  I consider this to be the most successful thing that has happened in my mental health history. I have taken away what I did there and used it."

"I had so much benefit... real lasting benefits that I've been able to carry on with on my own, like a new way of doing things and different methods of coping. I think I got more from it than I ever thought possible."

"I've had profound and lasting benefits from this work."

Training, qualifications & experience

I currently work for an Edinburgh based charity and also practice privately in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders.  I have extensive experience in working within statutory and voluntary mental health sectors.

I became professionally accredited in 1995 and have a depth of experience in working with adults, young people and children.

I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Art Psychotherapy, I am registered with The British Association of Art Therapists, BAAT No 20690 and with The Health and Care Professions Council, HCPC No AS01164.

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.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
  • Arts therapies
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Photos & videos


£55-£75 per session

Concessions offered for

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

West Linton
Scottish Borders


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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


Please contact me for details.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Adele McGarry-Watson State Registered Art Psychotherapist/Outdoor Therapy

Adele McGarry-Watson State Registered Art Psychotherapist/Outdoor Therapy