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Diarmid Baillie, Psychotherapist. MA Counselling Psychology. Hakomi Cert, MBACP

About me

Now working online though Zoom, Skype or telephone.

I can help you to make discoveries about the deeper roots of painful emotions and mental patterns that may be limiting your enjoyment of life.  When these old, unconscious patterns are made more conscious they can be revised and updated to allow for more possibility and choice, for more calm, ease, satisfaction and effectiveness in daily life

I know from my own experience that experiencing deep and sometimes painful parts of ourselves can be a little scary and requires a sensitive, compassionate companion to ease the way.  I can help you to explore what needs to be looked at so that you can experience a deeper connection to yourself and the people in your life and 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

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Week days, daytimes and evenings depending on availability.

Types of client

Older adults


Diarmid Baillie, Psychotherapist. MA Counselling Psychology. Hakomi Cert, MBACP

Diarmid Baillie, Psychotherapist. MA Counselling Psychology. Hakomi Cert, MBACP

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