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Edinburgh Gestalt Institute

Edinburgh, EH1 2DJ
0131 228 3841 0131 228 3841 Registered / Accredited
Edinburgh, EH1 2DJ

About us

EGI is a training organisation committed to developing Gestalt education in a variety of contexts. As well as training in Gestalt therapy, we offer personal and professional development, organisational consultancy, supervision, counselling and psychotherapy with individuals, couples and groups.

In addition, we have a list of practitioners who are connected with the Institute and whose details you can access on our website at www.egi.uk.com

Training, qualifications & experience

All of our listed therapists are independent practitioners and are shown with their qualifications, accreditation status and the code of ethics to which they subscribe. They are all insured and have regular supervision. All practitioners are responsible for their own professional conduct.

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

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

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Variable - please contact individual therapists for specific details.

Further information

Gestalt is a philosophical and practical approach to living which has its origins in the 19th and 20th centuries. It is a German word meaning both the whole as being more than the sum of its parts and the pattern. The Gestalt approach draws on both these meanings, seeing people as inextricable parts of their environments, both affecting and affected by those they live around. Philosophical and biological concepts of how people function in the world are woven into this dynamic and innovative approach to human development.

We believe that all people have a natural tendency towards health, towards satisfying relationships with others and with their environment. However, old patterns of behaviour and fixed ideas can form blocks to health, communication and contact with others.
We aim to increase awareness of such patterns in order to support energy, liveliness and contact, to widen possibilities for choice, and to facilitate movement towards health in both individuals and

51 Lothian Road

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

Edinburgh Gestalt Institute

Edinburgh Gestalt Institute