Elspeth Campbell

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Musselburgh EH21 & Haddington EH41
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

  • Are you a parent who feels overwhelmed, anxious and that you’re not doing anything right?
  • Maybe you’re feeling exhausted, down or confused and concerned about your emotional wellbeing and ability to cope?

I specialise in empowering parents to overcome anxiety and regain control of their lives. I have dedicated my career to helping parents navigate the complex emotional landscape of parenthood. My evidence-based techniques and tailored interventions are designed to equip you with the tools you need to manage anxiety effectively. 

How Can Therapy Help Me?

I help parents take charge of their thoughts, emotions and decisions. Through therapy, you can develop resilience and confidence to face life’s challenges. I’m here to support you every step of the way. Remember, progress is a journey, not an instant fix. You’re not broken, it’s ok if you need support.

Do I Need a Diagnosis?

No diagnosis is required to seek support or engage in therapy. If you find yourself struggling with your mental health or wellbeing, it's more than enough reason to reach out for support. You don't have to be in a state of crisis to benefit from therapy. It’s a tool that can effectively address many emotional and mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts, transition to parenthood, overwhelm, stress, burnout, OCD, panic, self-criticism, low self-esteem, and it encourages personal growth.

Everybody’s stressed, it’s not just me

It’s common to believe that you don’t deserve treatment because everybody is suffering, and others have it worse. Just as physical pain shouldn't be ignored, your mental health concerns deserve attention too.

But everything’s ok at work

Even if you're not currently experiencing significant distress, it's crucial to recognise that therapy is not just for moments of crisis. This is especially pertinent for those who may be successful in their professional lives but still face challenges in other aspects. Success in one area does not negate the need for support in another.

What Can I Expect at my First Session?

If you feel nervous, don’t worry it’s very common and normal! You can expect a warm welcome and safe environment where you can express your thoughts, concerns, and goals without judgment.

The initial part of the session revolves around getting to know each other better. I’ll ask about your background, current challenges, and what led you to therapy plus we’ll fill in a couple of initial assessment questionnaires. This helps me to understand your unique experiences and tailor the therapy to your needs. I will then share a bit about myself and the way I work as a therapist. This is as much about you getting to know me, as it is about me getting to know you so feel free to ask any questions or bring up any concerns you may have. It’s my job as a therapist to help you feel safe enough to open up and discuss difficult things.

CBT is a goal-oriented therapy, and your initial sessions involve collaboratively setting realistic, achievable and meaningful goals. Whether you're seeking coping strategies for parenting stress, addressing specific challenges, or exploring personal growth, these goals become the compass guiding our journey together. I will explain the CBT model and any other relevant models and processes, emphasising the interconnectedness of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.

In line with the collaborative nature of CBT, we will discuss and agree upon practical tasks you can work on in between sessions that align with your values and goals. These tasks become valuable opportunities to practice the tools and strategies learned in therapy. 

At the end of your first CBT session, I hope you'll leave with a sense of hope, empowerment, and direction. The journey ahead is about equipping you with the tools to become your own therapist, to manage challenges, and to embrace the joys of parenthood with more resilience.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 5 years of experience working with adults with a range of mental health difficulties. I have a diploma in CBT and hold an additional certificate in online and telephone counselling.

  • SCOTACS Diploma in Counselling and Groupwork A Cognitive Behavioural Approach 
  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills 
  • Perinatal Mental Health 
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling - ACTO Level 1

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Low self-esteem
  • Low self-confidence
  • Self-criticism
  • Guilt/shame
  • Overwhelm
  • Burnout
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Isolation/loneliness
  • Not feeling good enough
  • Feeling like a failure
  • Mental load
  • Change in relationship since having children
  • Parents of neurodiverse children
  • Comparing self to others

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Evening appointments: Mondays 7 - 9pm & Wednesdays 6.30 - 7.30pm

Fridays: 9.30am & 1 - 3pm.

Saturdays: 9 - 10am

Further information


You can visit my blog to find out more information about me, issues that concern parents and about therapy: https://elspetherapy.co.uk/blog

How I Work

I use a holistic approach to therapy that combines CBT, mindfulness and compassion for personalised support. Through therapy, we’ll discuss your concerns and how thoughts impact your emotions. Throughout treatment, you’ll gain tools to challenge these thoughts and beliefs, developing emotional improvement and personal growth for now and in the future. 

Free Introductory Chat

I offer a free 30 minute phone or video consultation which gives you the opportunity to ask any questions/raise any concerns you may have and for me to gather information regarding your current situation.

This consultation is also an opportunity for you to see if I'm the right therapist for you. It's essential to feel comfortable and connected with your therapist, so we'll use this time to see if we're a good fit for working together.

This is a no-pressure conversation to help us make the best decisions for your well-being. If you are happy to go ahead with the sessions, we can discuss days and times (either online or in-person) that suit you.  

The Fisherrow Trust, South Street, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 6AT

12A Lodge Street, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3DX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

Therapy Rooms in Musselburgh and Haddington are wheelchair accessible

Online platforms

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