Dr Elaine Corrigan, Counselling Psychologist
I am a Counselling Psychologist based in Edinburgh and have experience working with a wide range of mental health issues.
My Doctoral training in the person-centred approach and cognitive behavioural therapy means that establishing a positive therapeutic relationship is at the core of my work. I have a keen interest in working relationally, believing that difficulties in our lives are often triggered, or maintained, by our relational patterns and how we think, feel and behaviourally respond to situations.
I have further training in Compassion Focused Therapy, mindfulness and Cognitive Analytic Therapy and often draw on these approaches throughout my work.
My approach typically involves working collaboratively and alongside each client to explore their earlier life, particularly relationships, to develop a better understanding around how these, and previous experiences, may be continuing to impact in the here and now. Once we have developed an understanding of the contributing factors we will begin to identify areas which have the potential for meaningful change.
What to expect
The initial appointment will allow us to begin to get to know each other and to get a sense of whether the therapeutic relationship is a good fit. It is also helpful for me to get an idea of what has led you to seek support and I will aim to work with you to establish if, and how, psychological input could be helpful at this time. Sessions, including initial appointment, will last approximately 50 mins.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
- MSC in Brain Imaging
- Honours degree in Psychology
- Further training in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness, Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer appointments on Friday afternoons.