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Anna Rahimian - Children And Young People's Counsellor MBACP

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2
Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2

About me

I believe that counselling offers children a unique opportunity to explore their feelings and experiences in a new way. Through the use of art and play and a combination of child-led and directive work, I aim to help children tell their story, make sense of it and discover new ways of coping.

I work in a playroom full of toys and art materials. Play is the most natural way that children communicate and understand the world and so is a vital part of my work with children.

I have 10 years of experience of working therapeutically with children and qualified as a child and young people's counsellor in 2016. Alongside my private work, I am also a manager in children and young people's counselling and therapeutic support service working with children across Edinburgh.

It can feel daunting bringing your child to counselling and entrusting them to an adult that you don't know. It is important that you find a counsellor that you/your child feels comfortable with. In order to help you do this, I offer an initial appointment at a reduced fee of £15. This is a chance for you/your child to meet me and for me to understand more about the difficulties your child is facing.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People (Queen Margaret University, COSCA) 2016
  • Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People (Middlesex University, COSCA) 2012
  • BSc (Hons) Social Work (Edinburgh University) 2009

Member organisations


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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Initial Appointment - £15

Following sessions - £40 for a 50 minute appointment


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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


Early evening appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Anna Rahimian - Children And Young People's Counsellor MBACP

Anna Rahimian - Children And Young People's Counsellor MBACP