Helen-Marie Tuiwaiwai

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Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist BABCP (Accred)
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Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH22
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About me

Welcome to my profile. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I work with adults and young people, in person and online, at my private practice 'Evolve CBT'.

Benefits of CBT

CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy helps to identify and explore the link between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. CBT mainly focuses on the 'here and now', and whilst past events and experiences are considered during therapy, overcoming current difficulties will be the focus of the sessions.

CBT tools and strategies help you develop a different way of thinking which has a positive effect on both your emotions and behavioural responses. These changes in your thought processing  will enable you to achieve your goals and overcome your difficulties. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends CBT in treating anxiety disorders & depression.

  CBT is a time-limited form of therapy and aims to give you the tools to improve and maintain good mental health within a specified time frame rather than relying on sessions over a long period of time.  CBT is structured and solution focused therefore you can expect to leave each session with new insight and strategies for progression.

About Me 

I am an accredited psychotherapist based in Edinburgh and the Lothians. My background prior to CBT was  in education  and performance (I am a qualified principal teacher & professional actor and director). I bring all my skills to support the client. I am an accredited coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). I offer personal and business Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (CBC) to individuals and business owners. Cognitive Behavioural Coaching is a coaching technique used to enable clients restricted by emotional or psychological barriers to reach their goals. I am a clinical supervisor and currently supervise trainee Cognitive Behavioural Therapists, counsellors and coaches.

What to expect

I offer a confidential and non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe and supported to make positive changes and enhance your overall quality of your life. With advanced training in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), I offer an integrative approach introducing other therapies to best support you. The therapeutic relationship is  extremely important. Having someone who understands the issues you are struggling with, and whom you feel you can talk to, is an essential part of the CBT process.

Next Steps

I realise it can be difficult to seek help for psychological problems and that is why I offer clients a free telephone consultation at this initial stage. Together we can discuss your needs and goals and determine whether CBT is the best way forward for you. The consultation also allows you to decide if I am the best 'fit' for you as a therapist. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I manage my own private practice ‘Evolve CBT’.
I offer therapy online, in-person, over the phone, and on outdoor walk and talk sessions. 


  • Certificate ‘Supervision in Practice’ COSCA Clinical Supervisor Training – The Centre of Therapy and Counselling
  • Diploma in Counselling and Group work – a Cognitive Behavioural Approach -The Centre of Therapy and Counselling
  • Advanced Clinical Skills in Compassion Focused Therapy – The Compassionate Mind Foundation
  • Associate Accredited Coach (ACC) Award – International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • MA Masters (Master of Letters) - Glasgow University
  • PGCE Post Graduate Certificate in Education - University of Edinburgh
  • BA (Hons) Dramatic Studies with Honours in Directing - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) 

Additional Training

  • ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – NHS Health Scotland
  • Certification Course- Strength-based interventions to thrive with ADHD from Childhood to Adulthood – PESI- UK
  • Certificate in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Coaching
  • Certificate in  Additional Support for Learning (Pupils ASL) – City of Edinburgh Council
  • Schema Therapy Techniques to Enhance Therapeutic Effectiveness with Entrenched & Complex Clinical Presentations
  • The Neurobiological Effects of Trauma - Counselling and Recovery 
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Working with Substance Use - Counselling and Recovery 
  • CBT for Trauma, PTSD and cPTSD 
  • Trauma-Focused CBT for Children and Young People with PTSD
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Child Therapy
  • Brief Cognitive Therapy for Adolescent Panic Disorder 

Professional Memberships

  • British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists (BABCP) Accredited Member
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Registered Member
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA) Counsellor Member
  • General Teaching Council Scotland (GTCs) Full Teaching Member
  • International Coaching Federation (ICF) Associate Accredited Coach (ACC)
  • The performing arts and entertainment trade union (EQUITY) Full Member

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Armed Forces -  Serving/Veterans/Families

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£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Cigna
  • WPA
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality
  • BUPA

When I work

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Further information

Other areas of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Coaching I work with include:

  • Self-compassion - working with the inner critic
  • Assertiveness and setting healthy boundaries.
  • Work related issues
  • Sleep difficulties and insomnia.
  • Emotional eating
  • Menopause
  • Relationship Issues

Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH22

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

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In person

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist - BABCP Accredited I offer clinical supervision and accreditation support in person and online.

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