Dee Gillespie (MBACP)
Hello and welcome.
I am a qualified, experienced counsellor working in Edinburgh city-centre. I work with people experiencing a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma and relationship difficulties.
Whatever you are going through, you do not need to suffer alone. If you are here at this point then you are already taking a significant step towards writing yourself a different future story from the one you may be fearing. I encourage you to continue that journey and find a therapist who you have a good rapport with and who you can trust. I believe this is the most important factor in successful therapy.
For me, counselling is a collaborative process; we will work together to find a balance of processing the past, managing the challenges of the present and exploring how you want to move forward in your life. At all times I aim to provide a safe, supportive environment where you will be listened to with care and respect.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in various roles within Counselling & Psychotherapy establishments for over 10 years.
My core training was a 4-year programme in Transactional Analysis (TA) Counselling & Psychotherapy. TA appealed to me because of the high value it places on human connection, nurture and growth, and on the possibility to re-write our stories.
I would describe my approach as collaborative and empathetic. I will work to meet you where you are and to support you with whatever you may be bringing to therapy.
- COSCA Diploma in Transactional Analysis
- Counselling Member of BACP
- Member UK Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA)
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I currently offer a 30 minute initial consultation appointment (online or by phone) which is free of charge. This is to give us the chance to talk and consider what it might be like to work together.
If we decide to go forward, appointments are £50 and are 50 minutes. Appointments are normally weekly and the number of sessions is agreed on an individual basis.