Ailis Weir

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London NW1 & Edinburgh EH1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a person-centred counsellor who primarily works with members of the LGBTQ+ community. While mental health issues can be a huge barrier for anyone, for LGBTQ+ people these issues can be magnified. Often LGBTQ+ folks struggle to feel understood, to feel heard, and can suffer social isolation as a result. Coming out, again and again, to ourselves, our friends, our partners all while finding one’s true sense of self, can be a lifelong mission. My outlook on counselling is based on compassion and honesty, and I work to foster an environment where collaboration and discourse are encouraged, working with you to get the best outcomes.

As a queer therapist, I can help you explore these issues in a safe and non-judgmental place. I understand and appreciate the struggles (and joys!) of queerness. I am also non-monogamous and kink-aware, so am happy to discuss these aspects of life with you in an open way. I can work with individuals and partners, on a long or short term basis online.

Training, qualifications & experience

Master of counselling, MA, Monash University

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.


£60.00 per session

Additional information

£60 for individual sessions 
£90 for relationship sessions (2 people)

I understand that choosing the right counsellor can be difficult, so it’s important to make sure you feel comfortable and like we would work well together. That’s why, if you decide we’re not a good fit, you don’t have to pay for the first session. I only charge for an initial consultation session if you decide to continue therapy with me.

Further information

I work mostly with clients who are part of non-monogamous and kink communities. I am able to work with you in a respectful and understanding manner about these aspects of life, with the hope that you feel more confident and self assured in how you navigate these worlds. 

London, Greater London, NW1

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH1

Type of session

Ailis Weir
Ailis Weir