Jim Dickson. PgDip Counselling. Reg MBACP.

Jim Dickson. PgDip Counselling. Reg MBACP.

About me

I believe that there are times in most peoples lives when we feel in emotional turmoil, are searching for understanding or a solution to the difficulties we may be experiencing. At these times counselling can help. Central to my work is building a therapeutic relationship based on trust, warmth, respect and acceptance whilst helping clients to locate and use their own resources, resolve problems and difficulties and to find better ways of managing their lives.

If you are seeking help, I offer a safe, comfortable space, where we can work together. My practice is based from premises in the West End of Edinburgh. I have daytime and evening appointments available, to help fit around busy lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Strathclyde.

COSCA validated Specialist Module in Bereavement and Loss (Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland)

COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills (Stevenson College/Napier University)

I am currently a counsellor working with adults at Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland, a LifeWorks counsellor with Ceridian and have previously worked with Primary School children for Place2Be.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


An initial appointment costs £20 for 30 minutes. Further sessions cost £40 per hour.

Further information

Professional Membership:

BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
As a Registered member (No. 056330) I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure.

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH1

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 user access:


Daytime, Evening and Weekend appointments are available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme