About me

  • I'm an experienced and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with over ten years experience. I work with most symptoms of distress , anxiety , depressions, life crisis points etc. Call or email to set up an initial session - appointments usually within a fortnight. An initial consultation will give you a chance to talk about your main concerns, focus on what you want from counselling, and help you decide if you want to work with me. I work with both individuals and couples

  • At the moment due to Covid 19 all work is on line I have undertaken BACP training in how to work safely on line

    Trained in counselling and trauma work I integrate different ways of working in response to what comes up during sessions building a safe therapeutic relationship where you can feel free to explore at your own pace. My role is to help you explore, discover and clarify ways of living your life with a greater sense of wellbeing.

    time limited or long term counselling offered for anyone over 16 years old . I also offer counselling supervision.

    I practice in Edinburgh, Penicuik, Peebles or Galashiels and offer appointments during the week/weekends and some evening appointments available

  • Face to Face
  • Via secure internet link on VSEE or by phone - For when there's difficulty accessing

    face to face sessions


Counselling with Mandy gave me back my life. My mind had spiraled out of control due to unresolved issues that had accumulated over the years and had resurfaced with the death of my beloved father. Mandy made it easy for me to understand what had happened in my brain, then had given me some powerful tools to deal with the stresses I was under at the time. Along with her patience and empathy I found it easy to open up and talk through some childhood parenting issues. At 52, therapy was not at first easy to associate myself with. I thought that I could heal myself. This was not true, I couldn't and by the time I found Mandy I was in a real mess. A mess that could have been sorted out so much sooner. If you are reading this, give yourself the tools to not only understand but heal. Give Mandy an email.
DC 2016

Training, qualifications & experience

My training track has been a journey from body centred practice to talking therapy and I now use insights gained from both in the way I work.

I have over ten years experience which includes working in NHS settings, specialist voluntary sector counselling services specialising in abuse and trauma recovery and also in private practice.

My background and training includes counselling, body work, trauma informed psychotherapy, and training in counselling supervision.

  • MSc(Distinction) in Counselling studies from Edinburgh University
  • Supervising Individuals and Groups - Strathclyde University Counselling Unit
  • Certificate in Couple Counselling - Relationship Scotland
  • Sensori Motor Psychotherapy - Level 1 , Sensori Motor Psychotherapy Institute
  • Trained in Postual Integration, deep myofascial massage and emotional release - ITEC massage anatomy and physiology
  • TRE (Trauma and Tension Releasing Exercises) Certified Provider and Mentor, TRE Scotland (cic) www.trescotland.com

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My fee's are negotiable according to individual circumstances


Available weekdays and some weekend and evening appointments

Scottish Borders

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I’m person centred in orientation but very familiar with psychodynamic theories.

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andy Gaze

andy Gaze