Working in different locations in East Lothian, the Counselling Consortium is a group of therapists with over sixty years experience in the field, offering a range of talking therapies including person-centred, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural and solution focused. Your therapist might employ one specific form of therapy or she might combine a range of skills to best suit your needs. We offer both short term therapy, 4 -6 sessions, working in a highly focused way and longer term work which can span several months or longer, exploring more deeply the issues you wish to address and any changes you may seek to implement.
Ideally, counselling works best face to face but we can also offer online or telephone counselling where necessary.
We work with a number of client groups including individuals, children and young people and couples. and with a range of issues such as depression and anxiety, loss, bereavement and trauma as well as the issues listed below.
Therapy is not about providing advice or solving problems for you. Rather, the therapist will provide a safe space where they can listen and enable you towards a better understanding of yourself so that you can more effectively choose the next steps in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
All counsellors are trained to Diploma level or above, University accredited. Continued Professional Development (CPD) is an integral part of the Consortium's ethos and each therapist commits to a minimum of 18 hours CPD per year and receives regular clinical supervision in line with the Code of Ethics for Good Practice.
Each therapist brings a breadth of different expertise and experience and this will be used to best match a counsellor to the specific needs of an individual client.
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling we deal with
The Consortium offers a sliding scale of fees
If your household income is: our fee is:
over £30,000 £55 per hour
£25 -30,000 £50 per hour
£20-25,000 £45 per hour
under £20,000 £40 per hour
The Consortium can also offer clinical supervision to other therapists and to other professionals who would benefit from an external clinical supervision relationship.