Helen Ralston

Helen Ralston

83 Princes Street


0131 667 5251 / 07717 784226

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About me

I have a particular interest in working with people in transition (for example, returning to work, relationship break up, career change, redundancy, retirement) and the impact of these life transitions. I bring to my work compassion, sensitivity and a commitment to facilitating change.

I offer a safe space where clients can talk about present difficulties and explore unresolved past issues and patterns which may be getting in the way of living the life they want. I work one to one with adults with a wide range of issues.

My passion and interest lie in working alongside clients to help them move forward to live the life they desire.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis (Counselling & Psychotherapy Training Institute (CPTI), Edinburgh
  • 4 year postgraduate training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (CPTI)
  • Gestalt Theory and Practice course, Spectrum, London
  • The Cape Cod Training Programme in Couples, Families & Small Systems work Gestalt International Study Centre (GISC), USA
  • Applying the Cape Cod Model to Coaching (GISC), USA
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Careers Guidance
  • MSc Careers Guidance and Employment Counselling

I have 19 years experience as a therapist and over the past 35 years have worked in various management roles in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

I offer retirement coaching to people approaching retirement and to those who have already retired and are looking for support in making the transition from working life to finding a new direction.

I also practice as a coach mainly in the public sector and with private clients and offer individual and group supervision to staff in the NHS and in the voluntary sector.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


£50 per session for individuals (1 hour)

Further information

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Registered Member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • Regular Member of the ITAA (International Institute of Transactional Analysis)
  • Member of BACP Coaching Division

I abide by the codes of ethics and professional practice of the above organisations

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH2 2ER
Edinburgh, EH7

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Day and Evening appointments

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme