About me

Hello and thank you for dropping by.

My name is Jacqui and I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in Edinburgh. I have membership with the British Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP), and work within its ethical framework. 

I am also a Registered General Nurse and Registered Psychiatric Nurse, specialising in Adult Mental Health over many years. I have worked in clinical and community settings filling a variety of nursing and management roles. This has provided me with an extensive professional portfolio working with, and understanding psychiatric disorders, mental ill health and distress, with the nuances that may present and may be overlooked. I have active registration and revalidation with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). 

My continuing interest in mental health led me to qualifying as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, working towards accreditation. CBT focuses on thoughts and their impact on our feelings and behaviours. This can lead to a better understanding of ourselves, and encourages the development of our own toolkits and resources  helping us to move forward with confidence. 

Working as a counsellor has enhanced my working style which is person centred, creative and flexible. I thrive on providing quality within engagement and interactions. My work is underpinned by respect, compassion and honesty. I will give you the safe space and time you need, accepting that you are the expert of your life. Given the breath of my experience of mental health and mental illness I take a truly holistic approach to any presenting problem. 

I maintain an interest, and am trained in cultural competence, inclusion and diversity.

If you would like to find out more, please get in touch.

On a personal level I enjoy cool air, walks on the beach, gentle hikes and the peaceful immersion of gardening and needlework.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • SCOTCAS Diploma in Counselling and Groupwork-A CBT Approach
  • COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate
  • Certificate of Achievement in Disability Assessment
  • BSc Mental Health Practice
  • Registered Mental Nurse (RMN)
  • Registered General Nurse (RGN)

Trained in cultural competence, diversity and inclusion. 

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • OCD
  • Goal attainment
  • Self Care


£50.00 per session

Additional information

Each session will last 60 minutes. 


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I offer appointments from 8.30am to 6.30pm, face to face, telephone and video sessions via Zoom. I am available on Saturday morning from 09.00am to 12midday. 

Further information

I offer a free 30 minute consultation so we can chat about therapy, how this may support you, and to answer any questions you may have. If you are happy to go ahead, we then meet weekly for an agreed number of sessions. This will be reviewed regularly.   Please contact me via email in the first instance to arrange the free consultation. 

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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The office is accessible by a short path, and 7 steps.

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Jacqui Kay

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