I am qualified to practise as a counsellor for individuals and couples, also to work with children and young people using play therapy, creative therapies and counselling. I can also offer supervision of counsellors working with adults and with children. I have been practising for 25 years.
The quality of the therapeutic relationship is essential for people to achieve lasting change and the importance of regular weekly, hour long sessions helps the relationship to build and ensures the safety of this creative space.
The counselling I offer takes place in a private room near Canonmills and Stockbridge in Edinburgh, it is easily accessible by bus and there is free parking.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualification Attained Date Training Organisation
-Certificate in Structural Integration 1982 - 1984 Institute for Structural Integration
-Body Oriented Psychotherapy & Counselling
( Bioenergetics) 1985 -1989 Midsummer Training, Cambridge
-Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
BACP Accredited Training) 2nd July 1996 University of East London, Stratford
-Children Matter, (Playing Matters)
Postgraduate Certificate in
Counselling and Play Therapy for
Children & Young People June 2007 Playing Matters, Brenda Meldrum
-COSCA certificate in Counselling
Supervision June 2008 University of Edinburgh
-Training for Trainers September 2011 Playing Matters. Brenda Meldrum
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Children and adults who have had to leave their country and need help to deal with cross cultural issues.
Those who are refugees or asylum seekers.
People who have moved from other countries and need time to process the loss and grief of leaving family, friends and culture.
Third culture kids. People who have lived in many different cultures and have trouble knowing where they belong.
Adults who have experience of boarding school.
Children and young people who attend boarding school or who are in residential care.
For counselling: £50. per hour for adults
£60. for relationship counselling
£45. for children's play therapy or counselling
I am willing to negotiate lower fees for special circumstances.
For supervision: £50.per hour for supervising counsellors of adults
£50. per hour for supervising counsellors of children
£45. per hour for supervising trainee counsellors
£45. per hour for supervising trainee children's counsellors and play therapists.
For groups: £10. Per person per hour. Maximum 10 people in a group.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 6pm or 7.15. Tuesday 6.30 pm. Wednesday afternoon 4pm 5.onwards. Friday 2pm onwards.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a qualified supervisor and I have experience in supervising individuals and groups.