About me

Hi, I’m Chris Sharp – a fully-qualified and BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist.

Life is weird, confusing and difficult sometimes.

It's no surprise that people experience anxiety, depression, phobias, addictions and other difficulties. Not to mention tough periods of life, such as bereavement, affairs, divorce, post-natal depression, and other family issues.

Counselling offers a space – peaceful, understanding, safe, confidential, and non-judgemental – to explore some of these experiences on your own terms.

In counselling, you are in control. You are the expert on your life.

I can help by offering an objective perspective, identifying patterns of thinking and behaviour, asking questions that help deeper exploration, and help create new meaning in your life.

My counselling style is based on person-centred therapy and is very adaptable. Your needs, your challenges, and your way of communicating are unique and you deserve a unique approach based around you.


Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Registered Counsellor

Foundation of practice based on person-centred therapy.

Professional counselling qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy — Strathclyde University (BACP accredited)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills — Edinburgh University (COSCA accredited)
  • BSc in Psychology (2:1) — Brunel University (London) (BPS accredited)

Professional experience

  • Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy private practice
  • Student Counselling at Heriot-Watt University
  • Personal Teaching Assistant to adolescents with Autism/Asperger’s and ADHD diagnoses

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.


£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Standard fees for individual counselling in central Edinburgh (EH1 & EH8):

Introduction session (30mins): £10
Individual counselling session (55mins): £40

Fees can be paid in cash or online via my website.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Afternoon and Evening appointments - Monday-Friday


Further information

Get in touch or use my website to book your introductory session. In this session we will briefly discuss the issue(s) that brought you to counselling and see whether we can work well together.

If we both agree that we can work well together, we can then book regular counselling sessions based around your schedule.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Some locations are wheelchair accessible - please specify when booking. Online sessions accessible to everyone over 16.

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Chris Sharp

Chris Sharp