Counselling At Stockbridge Pharmacy (Gemma Matthews PGDip)

Counselling At Stockbridge Pharmacy (Gemma Matthews PGDip)

Stockbrige Pharmacy
35-37 North West Circus Place

0131 220 9150 / 07914390894

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About us

Counselling may be useful to you if you are experiencing some emotional upset or change. Maybe you are going through an immediate crisis, or have a sense of something not being right which is beginning to affect your day to day life.

At Stockbridge Pharmacy I aim to provide a safe and confidential space for individuals over the age of 18 to talk through and explore their problems or concerns.

Counselling can help with a wide range of issues including;

  • Bereavement and loss
  • Difficulties within relationships (family, social, intimate)
  • Self-confidence and esteem
  • Addictions
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Eating disorders
  • Chronic illness or recent diagnosis
  • Stress or work-related problems
  • Spiritual and existential issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and am a registered member of the BACP – working towards accreditation.

My approach draws upon the work and theories of Carl Rogers and the Person-Centred Model. This is essentially a firm belief in you, the client, being the expert on your own life. My role as a counsellor is to be a compassionate and attentive partner, helping you explore your inner world, address problems and find solutions. I aim to provide a warm and accepting space where you can feel safe and supported in looking at the difficulties troubling you.

I attend regular individual supervision, am committed to continuing my own learning and growth and participate in monthly group supervision.

I have volunteered within one of Edinburgh's most established counselling charities for the last four years. This is something that continues to enrich and expand my practice and I am highly committed to it.

Member organisations *

* We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

  • Chronic Pain
  • New Medical Diagnosis

Therapies offered

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  • Pharmacy


Providing an affordable and sustainable service is something which is very important me. I charge £40 per session with lower cost sessions available for those on a low income.

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH3 6TW

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


Tuesday (8.30am - 4pm) Thursday (8.30pm - 4pm) Saturday (early morning appointments)

Types of client

Young people
Older adults