Greg Barton

Greg Barton

Mid Lothian

07717741539 / 07717741539

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About me

It can be challenging when feeling stuck or in crisis to take the first step and ask for help, but once that step has been taken a journey of positive growth with new potential can begin.

I believe that, with the right support, a difficult situation or crisis holds the potential to become an opportunity - which can lead to a positive, if not exciting, journey of self-understanding and discovery.

I believe, and have experienced countless times in my work as a counsellor over two decades, that no matter how insurmountable problems might seem at a moment in time, counselling can affect a shift in self-understanding and perspective that helps us regain a sense of control and freedom in situations which initially seemed overwhelming.

I warmly invite you to get in touch to discuss your situation which I will respond to with sensitivity and respect.

Training, qualifications & experience

I graduated as a Person-Centred Counsellor in 1999 at Edinburgh University and am a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).

I have over 30 years of in-depth experience of supporting, enabling and empowering young people and adults through challenge, enabling a positive process of self-discovery, increased self-awareness, confidence, agency and personal growth.

My clients come from a vast variety of backgrounds, including people experiencing homelessness, parents and sons/daughters with difficult relationships, single parent families, people with a criminal record, young adults struggling to make the transition to university, people facing life threatening illnesses and many more.

​I am married and am the father of two teenage sons.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a special interest and ability in helping parents and their children (teenagers and young adults ) to overcome conflict and build healthy and strong relationships, and in empowering teenagers to become independent, well-balanced and confident young adults. 

I believe there is a lack of positive role models in particular for adolescent boys & young men in our society. As a strong and positive role model I have the ability to guide boys & young men through complicated times, enabling them to develop confidence, a positive male identity and to find their place in society.


An initial one hour consultation is £45.

Beyond this each session will be £65.00.

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH9

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Types of client

Young people
Older adults