Fiona McRae, MA, DipCouns, MBACP

Fiona McRae, MA, DipCouns, MBACP


077154 39428

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077154 39428

About me

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.

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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

Edinburgh, EH1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Day or evening appointments

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme