Barbara Malinen

Barbara Malinen

The Whole Works
Jackson's Close
209 High Street
Mid Lothian

Leith Links

0131 225 8092 / 07801072153

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About me

I have been working as a person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist for over 15 years, having taken a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling at Strathclyde University in 1998. I have over 8,000 hours of face to face client contact and have worked in a wide range of voluntary sector organisations, in private practice and, since 2003/4 - with Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University Student Counselling Services. Since 2007 I have supervised both qualified counsellors and students/trainees, graduating with a Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision from Temenos in 2009. I now maintain a private practice offering psychotherapy/counselling, supervision, academic supervision and consultancy.

I am a group facilitator for the Edinburgh University School of Counselling & Psychotherapy.

I believe that people have within them the possibility of finding better strategies by which to live more functional and fulfilling lives; I aim to provide warmth, respect, acceptance and responsiveness whilst helping clients to locate and use their own resources, resolve problems and difficulties and to find better ways of managing their lives. I work across a broad range of issues and problems, and am happy to work with couples as well as individuals. I offer both short term and long term counselling and psychotherapy as well as supervision for trainees and experienced counsellors.

Prior to becoming a counsellor I worked as an artist, in restaurants and in charity administration/fundraising.

I am a registered member of BACP and abide by their Ethical Code of Conduct.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Supervision, Temenos, Sheffield 2009

Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling Strathclyde University Counselling Unit 1998

Certificate in Counselling and Personal Development, Lewisham College London 1993

Volunteer training for Adfam National Helpline for families and friends of drug users 1993

BA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting) The Polytechnic, Wolverhampton (now Wolverhampton University) 1981

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I charge £45 - 60 per hour for counselling/psychotherapy

I charge £50 - 70.00 per hour for couple counselling

I charge £45 per hour for supervision, academic supervision and consultancy.

I have a limited number of concessionary places.

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH1 1PZ
Edinburgh, EH6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Tuesday (daytime and evening) and Friday evenings at my flat in Leith Links; all day Saturday at The Whole Works.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Since 2007 I have been supervising both trainee and experienced counsellors.

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