Alison Hogan

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MBACP PgDip Counselling and Psychotherapy
Available for new clients
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Edinburgh EH12 & Pencaitland EH34
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

When we are trying to make sense of our situation or understand ourselves, we may feel we need someone to hear us. I work with issues of anxiety, depression,  grief, low self-esteem, low self confidence, life changes, relational issues (work, personal and family) attachment and transitions. We are all part of an interconnected world influenced by and influencing our relationships and situations. For this reason, I give attention to what is happening for you now, your personal history, life situation and narrative.  

Based in the city centre of Edinburgh and East Lothian I offer a safe non-judgemental space that is grounded in openness warmth and compassion. Within this space, together we can explore what issues are arising for you at present and how your past experiences have impacted and influenced how you are now. I offer a free initial session to explore what brings you to counselling and how we might work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I am a qualified individual and couples counsellor in counselling and psychotherapy working with clients in the long term and short term both face to face and remotely. 
  • PgDip in counselling and psychotherapy University of Edinburgh (COSCA accredited)
  • I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work within their ethical framework.
  • I am a qualified guided meditation facilitator
  • I have undertaken professional development in: attachment, CBT, trauma and grief.
  • Prior to counselling and in addition to volunteering I worked as an executive in commerce and the education sector.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 - £65.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Types of Therapy

Attachment-based, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Premarital counselling and Couples counselling

21 Lansdowne Crescent, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH12 5EH

Pencaitland, East Lothian, EH34

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms

Google Meet


Alison Hogan
Alison Hogan