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About me

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 over 30 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 house in Musselburgh.

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
(Psychodynamic/Person Centred
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

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.

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.


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

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.


Monday 11am until 5pm. Tuesday 9am until 3pm Thursday 10am until 5pm afternoon   Friday 9am until3pm.

East Lothian

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages



In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified supervisor and I have experience in supervising individuals and groups.

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Carolyn Milbank

Carolyn Milbank