Eleni MacLean

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Counselling & Psychotherapy (PGDip, MBACP); Psychology (MSc)
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

Falkirk FK1 & Edinburgh EH3
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Welcome to my profile. 

I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist (PGDip), a qualified Psychologist (MSc), with over 10 years therapeutic experience, over 20 years experience in community based services and a BACP registered therapist.

I offer a gentle, client centred, compassionate, trauma informed and science informed approach to therapy. 

I believe in everyone's inherent capacity and strengths to recover, heal and grow. My personal belief is that we all deserve second chances in life as well as being inherently worthy of finding joy and purpose. 

My commitment to you is to offer you a high quality therapeutic service, in a safe, reliable, non-judgemental and transparent space, for the duration of time you choose to undertake therapy with me.


I offer:

  • brief therapy (short term or fixed number of sessions)
  • single session therapy (also known as ONEplus therapy)
  • open ended therapy (long term or unspecified duration)

I am qualified to work with clients of all ages. Currently I accept inquiries from adults and young people (16+). 

I currently work only online - via video. Telephone therapy is also available. 


You can book an intro call - I offer a free 15-minute initial consultation. 

Please feel free to also e-mail me with any inquiries. 

I recommend getting in touch before you commit to an appointment in order for us to decide whether my service is the right one for your needs and current circumstances.


Areas of concern I can help you with:

Low mood / depression. 
Stress and anxiety.
Personal growth, strengthening your self-worth and confidence. 
Improving your self care and copying mechanisms.
Process childhood trauma.
Post-traumatic growth.
Relationships and boundaries.
Bullying and abuse.
Work bullying. 
Process loss and grief. 
Find hope and meaning.

My special professional interests are post traumatic growth (childhood or other past traumatic experience), overcoming abuse or bullying, neuro-diversity (Autism and/or ADHD), and disability or living with chronic conditions. 

I work with autistic/adhd people, who may have a formal diagnosis, are self-diagnosed, are suspecting and/or pursuing a diagnosis.

Please know that you do not require a formal diagnosis on any issues around your mental health in order to attend therapy. 

I strive to offer a safe and inclusive practise and I welcome inquiries from BIPOC clients, clients from ethnic, linguistic, religious backgrounds and other minorities. I am an LGBTQ+ and gender aware therapist.


I am a humanistic therapist and a qualified psychologist and I specialise in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy. This is a relational and client centred approach in therapy that places your needs and personal perspective at the centre of therapy. 

When suitable, I work creatively using metaphors, stories, dreams and imagery. I may also draw from research findings and psycho-education to support our work. Last, my approach includes brief therapy approaches, such as solution-focused therapy and Focusing, especially when our work is planned to be short term.

What you can expect of me: 

  • I will invest in building a trustful, authentic relationship with you.
  • You should expect to feel welcome and treated with respect, without judgement.
  • I will be interested in hearing your own story and circumstances from your own point of view.
  • I will allow you space to chose what to bring in each session.
  • I will support you, be present, listen to you and I will facilitate the therapeutic process throughout.
  • I will encourage you to bring your own reflections on therapy as well any aspects of therapy that you find helpful or less so.
  • I will adjust my pace to suit your own. 


I bring over 10 years of clinical experience from a spread of community based, local and national organisations in Edinburgh, wider Scotland and UK. 

Amongst the areas of my specialty are: single parents and carers; adolescents and young adults, students, Autism, ADHD, domestic violence, gender based violence, childhood trauma, complex trauma, addictions. 

In addition, I have coordinated and offered consultancy to local counselling services. 

Currently, aside my private practice, I also practise with a Scottish trauma-informed organisation and with Universities UK wide on student counselling. 

Thank you for visiting my profile. 

Please feel free to make an inquiry or book a free initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • PGDip Counselling & Psychotherapy (2014), University of Strathclyde, Scotland.
  • PGCert Communication & Counselling Skills (2009), Institute for Counselling and Psychological Studies, Athens, Greece.
  • MSc Child & Developmental Psychology (2008), University of Lancaster, UK.
  • BA Houns Psychology (2006), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.


  • Pregnancy & Infant Loss.
  • Trauma, Inflammation & Recovery.
  • Children & Young people's Experience of Domestic Abuse.
  • Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Abuse.
  • Survive & Thrive: Psycho-education for Survivors of Complex Trauma. 
  • ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills. 
  • SMART Recovery Facilitators Training. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN)

Black, African and Asian Therapy Network

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a free 15 min online or telephone initial consultation. 

Fees: £60/ appointment. 

I reserve few spaces for low income clients. Please inquire with me. 

Availability: Please note that my appointments are during day time during the week and currently I do not offer evening appointments. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please note appointment times are during week days, day time. No evening availability. 

I aim to respond to all inquiries within 2 working days. Thank you for visiting my profile. 

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

My practise is currently only online. While recognising the limitations this brings, I am open to adaptations in order to make it as inclusive as possible for you. Please feel free to email me or book an initial call to inquire.

Additional languages

English. Greek.

Online platforms



Eleni MacLean
Eleni MacLean