Ali McBride PG Dip (Counselling), Registered Member MBACP(Accred)

Ali McBride PG Dip (Counselling), Registered Member MBACP(Accred)


0131 467 7438

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0131 467 7438

About me

Trained in the person centred approach, I have a deeply held belief that we each have within us more wisdom to support ourselves through stuck or difficult places than we can possibly imagine. I love having the opportunity to meet with each unique individual and the chance to work together to unlock the hidden potential which can be the guide to a more fulfilled and authentic life.

There are times when circumstances cause us distress and when we struggle to come to terms with life events. Sometimes we experience deep sadness or times of acute anxiety. Sometimes we feel stuck or behave in ways or encounter feelings we don't understand. I believe speaking to a counsellor can be a positive step in regaining perspective and clarifying your situation. It offers a way of looking at your feelings in order to find your way forward and move towards a greater sense of well-being.

Training, qualifications & experience

I obtained my Postgraduate Diploma in person-centred counselling from the University of Strathclyde in 2001. I have experience in working with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, abuse, bereavement, loss, trauma, sexual identity and relationship difficulties. Over the last 15 years I have worked at a University counselling service, with a number of Employee Assistance Programmes and in my own private practice.

I am a Registered Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and committed to working within their ethical guidelines for good practice.

I believe it is very important to find a counsellor in whom you have confidence and with whom you feel comfortable. I always suggest we set up an initial meeting to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you.

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Registered / Accredited


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Therapies offered

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£50 an hour

Further information

Based in Newhaven, Leith. Bus routes 7,11 and 16 from city centre. Free on street parking.

Please see my website for further information.

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH6

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday daytime appointments only

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme