Dr. Brigid Jackson, Counselling Psychologist
I am an accredited counselling psychologist offering confidential short term and long term psychological therapy to adults, couples and adolescents (16+). I currently work in East Lothian and am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I am integrative in my therapeutic approach, valuing the development of a strong therapeutic relationship. I have training in person centred therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I also draw upon mindfulness and acceptance based approaches, compassion focused therapy and schema therapy in my practice.
There can be many reasons why someone might seek psychological therapy. At times changes or transitions in life can be difficult to manage or feelings of anxiety, stress, loss or hopelessness can become too much to cope with on our own. As a counselling psychologist my hope is to provide a safe, empathic and non judgmental space where you can explore such experiences or difficulties and be supported towards alleviating feelings of distress. I strive to work in a collaborative and integrative way which allows the therapy to be tailored to your own individual needs and goals.
I am experienced working with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, loss and bereavement, social anxiety, phobias, relationship difficulties, loss, obsessive and compulsive thoughts and behaviours, physical health issues, trauma and addictions, among many others.
Evening/weekend appointments available.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a doctorate in counselling psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University and honours degree in psychology from University of Abertay, Dundee.
I have worked therapeutically in the NHS and voluntary sector in both adult mental health and addiction fields. I also have over 10 years experience working within social care with adults, families and young people affected by homelessness, mental health issues and addiction difficulties.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
I charge -
£60 per session for individuals (50 mins)
£70-90 per session for couples (60-90 mins)
Choosing the right therapist is an important decision. I am happy to have a chat by phone to discuss your needs and hopes for therapy before arranging an initial meeting.
I am registered with:
- Health & Care Professions Council
What is Counselling Psychology?
As a relatively new branch of applied psychology, counselling psychology utilises psychological theory and research within therapy to work with a variety of life difficulties and mental health issues. Counselling psychologists embrace a humanistic perspective. Whilst understanding diagnosis within the medical context, the profession values the subjective experience of clients and seek to engage in a holistic, collaborative and meaningful way to improve wellbeing, enable change and alleviate distress. (BPS)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available Wed, Thurs, Fri evenings and Sat mornings
Types of client