Fiona McRae, MA, DipCouns, MBACP
I have over twenty years experience in counselling, working with adults (from age 16) in a variety of settings; including community health projects, The Scottish Institute for Human Relations, NHS occupational health, and privately. I also bring substantial knowledge from 18 years developing and managing a much valued Edinburgh community counselling service.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy in the short and longer term at a central location where other private practitioners work; conveniently located for trains, trams, buses and car parking. In an initial appointment, we will discuss practical arrangements, confidentiality and explore the possibility of working together. Particularly if you are considering counselling for the first time, we will discuss what the process can offer and the expectations you may have.
You will have the opportunity to ask questions and helped to make an informed decision whether to proceed with counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training was psychodynamic and in facilitating a therapeutic relationship in which each client feels they can progress, I may use aspects of other approaches I have learned over the years. Psychodynamic therapy can use the past to inform the present; looking at how earlier experiences affect us now can lead to understanding of current difficulties. Working in the immediate present uses the counselling relationship itself to better understand your emotions and issues in relation to others, which can lead to changes in the way you think about and react to what is troubling you.
I have worked with clients on a wide range of issues affecting mental well being, for example depression, anxiety, work problems, relationship difficulties, bereavement, parenting, self-harm, eating disorders, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, sexuality, and gender identity.
While my considerable experience enables me to provide a respectful, safe and thoughtful space, I feel I will always continue to learn from the work with each client and through development opportunities in the profession.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
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Initial appointment £35
£50 per session (50 minutes)
In general, sessions cancelled with less than a week's notice are chargeable.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day or evening appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|