Eduarda Mateus MBACP (Reg)

Eduarda Mateus MBACP (Reg)

Lothian Road

City Of Edinburgh

07939 258 783

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Lothian Road

City Of Edinburgh

07939 258 783

About me

You might be searching for confidential support from a therapist you can connect with, and what feels right for you might be very different to what feels right for someone else, as no one else is you.

How I work therapeutically:

I specialise in relationships (with the self and with others) and I believe each individual knows what they are searching for in their journey to experience a fulfilling life. I am curious to see the client's own world, as they see it and without judgement, and within a confidential therapeutic relationship my role is to facilitate the unlocking of this innate wisdom in each client, working at their own pace.

I am also interested in how early-life significant relationships might impact on repeating experiences later in life. Working therapeutically with a focus on (more and less obvious) emotions further helps to understand our action tendencies (like withdrawal). Processing both known and uncovering emotions and the growing self-knowledge that follows on can facilitate an enhanced sense of wellbeing.

My counselling practice is informed by a combination of the person-centred and the psychodynamic traditions, and is enhanced by Emotion-Focused Therapy.

Some issues & contracts I have experience working with:

I have worked with clients presenting issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, childhood issues (perhaps an early sense of individual needs not being met), bereavement, loss (e.g. separation, divorce, break-up, job), relationship difficulties, difficult life transitions, sexual abuse, both in time-limited and long-term contracts.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of BACP (the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I am bound by their Code of Ethics and Practice and Complaints Procedure.

I hold both public liability and professional indemnity insurance with Psychologists Protection Society.

My professional training in counselling:

  • PG Diploma in Counselling (The University of Edinburgh): Psychodynamic and Person Centred approaches to therapy
  • Training from The University of Edinburgh in counselling approaches to bereavement, grief and loss. And some awareness on Complicated Grief, delivered by Professor Kathy Shear (USA)
  • Training from the Edinburgh Rape Crises Centre to work with women who have experienced sexual violence such as assault, domestic abuse and rape.
  • Training in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT, level 1) from the University of Strathclyde.

I have experience of working with individual adults. In addition to my private practice, I also work with clients at two charity-based organisations, doing intake assessments and working individually, both in time-limited and long-term contracts.

Previous to my professional diploma in counselling

BSc (Hons), PGCE, PG Cert Sup for Learning, PG Dipl Coun

Before my professional training as a therapist, I worked in education for over 10 years, both in Scotland and in England. Helping learners remove obstacles to learning inspired me continue my professional development training, completing a PG Certificate in support for learning and emotional literacy development. I continue to enhance my PG Diploma in counselling and practice, undertaking further quality ongoing professional training.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


I offer weekly 60 minute sessions for a normal fee of £40.

First contact

If you would like to contact me, please email me or leave a telephone message and I will contact you back as soon as possible. We can have an initial chat up to 20 minutes at no cost.

First session

I offer an initial session for £30 and it lasts a full hour, to feel the same as subsequent sessions.

This first session is a space for us to experience being together, and to explore what you would like to get out of counselling. I can also answer any questions you might have, or which might emerge from the session. If for any reason I am not the right counsellor for you, I can suggest other therapists and services.

Further information


My private practice is based within Edinburgh:

One in the city centre, on Lothian Road.

Another in Meadowbank, near the Holyrood Park, with regular buses and free on-street parking.

Both premises have stairs and each have 3 practice rooms used by other independent practitioners.

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH1 2DJ
City Of Edinburgh, EH8

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Portuguese


Wheelchair access: No



Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme