Beatrice Dundonald BA Hons, Pg Dip Counselling, MBACP

Beatrice Dundonald BA Hons, Pg Dip Counselling, MBACP

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East Claremont Street


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East Claremont Street


About me

I am an experienced counsellor in the Edinburgh New Town working with individuals and couples. I believe that there are times in life when we all need a bit of extra help in coping with life, be it to resolve childhood / family issues which have lain dormant for many years, or to help us understand difficult situations in our present lives. Counselling can shed light on problems that may seem unsurmountable to you and which are causing you huge distress. Seeking professional emotional support can allow you to find the strength to move forwards in life in a better and more fulfilling way.
I can offer you the opportunity to address the problems that you may need to in a discreet and confidential setting. Please email me in the first instance to ask about availability.
You can go to my website for a lot more information on how i work and what therapeutic issues i can help with.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist trained at Edinburgh University to work with individuals. Since then i have undertaken further training in 'Relationship Counselling' and 'Family Therapy'. My work with clients suffering from postnatal depression has given me experience in this area as well.
I have worked at 'Couples Counselling Lothian', 'PF Counselling Service' and 'Postnatal Depression Services Lothian'.

I have been a therapist for over 15 years and am well established with a busy private practice.

I work with students from 18 right through the age range of clients. I have worked with many issues, including eating disorders, anxiety and panic attacks, depression, bipolar disorder, childhood issues, sexual and emotional abuse, and all types of relationship problems.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couples Therapy/Counselling:
I have worked extensively alongside couples who are either on the verge of divorcing, or who are going through the process already. This can be a crucial time in determining how the difficult process of separating works, both for the adults involved but also for any children. There is much that can be done at this stage to achieve a "good divorce" rather than a messy or acrimonious one. The emotional toll on everyone can be high, and i believe that emotional support in this process can make a huge difference.

Postnatal Depression:
I have worked with both women and men affected by the arrival of a new-born child in the family. Sometimes it is hard to understand why life seems so bleak when there is an assumption that they 'should' be feeling happy. There are many reasons why this time can be very demanding on a family, and often on the woman as primary carer of the baby. It is extremely helpful to be able to reach out for help sooner rater than later in order to make sense of your feelings and to start enjoying your child and life more fully again.


Please ask about fees at the time you contact me. I have a sliding scale according to the type and length of counselling you require.

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH7 4JP

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Spanish


Wheelchair access: No


9am till 7pm weekdays

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme