Gary Smith UKCP Reg Psychotherapist, MBACP (Accred)

Gary Smith UKCP Reg Psychotherapist, MBACP (Accred)

13 Smith's Place

0131 331 4553 / 07944 775 963

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About me

I am a BACP Accredited and UKCP registered psychotherapist, trained in gestalt therapy and psychodrama. I have also trained in supervision.
I believe in the innate creativity of each person to know what is best for them at any given time. I aim to work in collaboration with clients to explore issues and to find more satisfying ways of being.
I offer individual counselling both short term and long term, as well as working with couples, families and groups.
I have experience of working with individuals with issues of stress, anxiety, bereavement, depression, work related issues, personal crisis, lack of confidence, low self-esteem or just a loss of direction and fulfillment in life.

I also have experience with couples and families in dealing with relationship issues, and I have worked as a counsellor with young children in a Primary School.

No problem is too small to be taken seriously and to benefit from
being heard.

I like to work in collaboration with clients to devise the most
appropriate way to help you move forward in your life.

I like to offer clients the possibility to work creatively, either with art materials, writing and psychodrama. 

I am a founder member of Playback Edinburgh Theatre group. Playback Theatre is an improvised form of community storytelling, where the stories of the audience members are played back immediately by the performers. I find this a great outlet for my spontaneity and creativity. It is quite liberating, challenging and of course great fun as well. The group is in a new phase of development and is working towards a series of public events.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Gestalt Therapy
Advanced Diploma in Psychodrama
Diploma in Supervision
Post Grad Cert in Community Theatre

I have been working as a counsellor since February 2002.
i offer individual and group supervision

I run Psychodrama Therapy groups in Edinburgh as well as regular weekend therapy groups.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Weekly Therapy Groups at Wellspring, email for details.


Individual work £45 (£35 concession)
Couples £60 (£45 concession)
Family £55 - £65
Supervision £45

Further information

My Professional Bodies are BACP, UKCP and BPA

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH6 8NT

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


My availability is flexible daytime and evenings. I do not see individual clients at weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme