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Diarmid Baillie. MA. Hakomi Practitioner. Somatic Psychotherapist.

Edinburgh, EH4
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Edinburgh, EH4
Contact me through my website

About me

With the Hakomi Method I help people to make discoveries about themselves that can free them from painful and limiting emotions and mindsets, allowing for more calm, ease, satisfaction and effectiveness in daily life.

By supporting you to mindfully investigate your utterly unique present experience, I can help you reveal to yourself directly the patterns that organise and limit your experience. Once these are brought to awareness you can consciously choose new responses and have new, more nourishing experiences.

I know from my own experience that accessing deep and sometimes painful parts of ourselves can be scary and requires a sensitive, compassionate companion to ease the way. I’d like to help you find the safety to trust that what arises within you is a source of  growth, potentially leading you to a deeper connection to yourself and the people in your life and to a richer sense of choice and possibility in the world.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training as a therapist began in 1998, studying for a masters MA in Counselling Psychology with a concentration in Somatics. This involved learning from a broad range of embodied approaches for supporting mental health.

The Hakomi Method of mindfulness-based assisted self discovery was my favourite of these approaches. I subsequently became fully trained in this method and became a Certified Hakomi Practitioner in 2006.

I currently have a private practice based in Edinburgh.

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.


Typically £50 per hour session.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

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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.

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Diarmid Baillie. MA. Hakomi Practitioner. Somatic Psychotherapist.

Diarmid Baillie. MA. Hakomi Practitioner. Somatic Psychotherapist.

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