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I am an experienced counsellor working in central Edinburgh. I am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I abide by its code of ethics. I offer a warm, empathetic, non-judgmental environment in which to explore what is troubling you. Your therapy can be short or long-term and at a time of your convenience. I am available between 8.30am and 6.30 pm on weekdays.

Whatever your difficulty I am here to help. I came into the profession as a second career so I have long experience of the pressures of the working world, of family difficulties - and of life. Whether you are feeling weighed down by anxiety and depression, have relationship problems or questions of identity, I offer a safe, confidential place where you will be listened to and feel understood.

I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from Edinburgh University (passed with distinction). It was a training in both psycho-dynamic theory (which looks at how our past has shaped us) and person-centered theory (which emphasizes our on-going capacity for healing and growth). In my practice I use both. Through continuous professional development I have also gained an understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Healing happens in the relationship between client and counsellor so I offer an initial 30 minute meeting for £15 to check that we would feel at ease and comfortable working together. If for any reason I am not the best person for you, I will be happy to suggest other therapists.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling. Edinburgh University (Distinction).
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I abide by its Code of Ethics and Code of Practice.
I am committed to continuous professional development. I regularly attend training courses and conferences.
I am fully insured and I receive regular supervision.

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

There may be other issues you would like to address. If so please get in touch as I might be able to help or perhaps refer you to someone with the expertise you need.


Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I offer an introductory 30 minute meeting for a fee of £15 so that we can assess whether we would be comfortable working together.

Thereafter, my fees are £50 for one hour of individual counselling once a week.


During the Covid pandemic I am working on zoom and by telephone.

Further information

I keep three reduced fee places for people in difficult circumstances.


Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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.

Colette Douglas-Home

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