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I am an experienced psychodynamic counsellor, based in Edinburgh , specialising in relationships and working with individuals and couples. I am also a DIT Practitioner.  Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy focuses on all our relationships and I use DIT techniques, including mentalization, to look at alternative ways of thinking & feeling.

I am accredited by BACP and BPC (for DIT) and I offer a confidential, non-judgemental and safe environment where our relationship is at the heart of our work together.  My training has been psychodynamic so I work with how the past influences present life experience.  I was once told that counselling is a gift to yourself, I truly believe this is the case.


Counselling is something I am confident can be of great benefit and I offer a place where you can be honest, open and talk to someone, like myself, who is not connected to your life and so will have a different relationship with you, a very meaningful relationship.

Following completion of my Psychology Degree I was drawn to working as a counsellor and took up further training, initially following an integrative model and then completing a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.

Psychodynamic counselling places the relationship at the heart of good therapeutic work and respects the client’s inner and outer world.  When we look at how the past has affected our view of ourselves, we gain a greater self-awareness and opportunity for change.

I have gained the skills to work with couples having undertaken training with Relationships Scotland and worked with many couples over the years.

There are many reasons people find themselves struggling at times in their life so my work with clients is diverse.  Whatever is making you think about counselling at this time, you will be heard, valued and respected.

As a member of BACP, I adhere to the BACP Code of Ethics.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Accredited Counsellor
BPC Accredited DIT Practitioner
Dip Psychodynamic Counselling
BA (Hons) Psychology
APPCIOS Therapeutic Supervision training

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 Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


£50.00 per session

Additional information

£50 individuals / £60 couples

Concessions offered for

  • Students


Availability currently online (via Zoom video conferencing) due to Covid19.

Further information

I am currently working online via Zoom video conferencing platform.


Key details

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Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I completed Therapeutic Supervision training with APPCIOS (Assoc for Psychodynamic Practice and Counselling in an Organisational Setting).  This is a BPC accredited organisation running this CPD course with a strong focus on transference and the experience of the therapist in different relationships with clients.  The aim is to provide a reflective space for in-depth support to deepen the therapist’s understanding and enhance their professional capacities.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Jackie Horsburgh

Jackie Horsburgh