James Sutherland

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Edinburgh EH2 & Glasgow G12
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About me

I have been in this field for 30 years.  I trained in Core Process Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute, and followed this by 3 years of Group Analysis, to what was then pre-diploma level. I would describe the work I do as mindfulness-based psychodynamic psychotherapy. 

The important question that people who come to us need to ask and we need to answer is:


’Each of us is engaged (in the struggle) to more fully come into being as a person whose experience feels alive to himself or herself.’ Thomas Ogden 

We may view psychotherapy as a way of helping you with symptoms which are distressing you, however, this is only the beginning of an answer.  What are these symptoms expressing, indeed why these particular ones, rather than another set of equally distressing ones?  What we come to very quickly is the person who is experiencing these symptoms, a person in a world of others.  What does it mean to be the person you are, and to be suffering in the way in which you are?  From the very beginning, together we are thinking, and feeling, about the relationships in your life, and the meaning you have made of what has happened to you.  The therapeutic relationship is there to help us recognise the parts of ourselves we have had to put away.  We can then creatively discover,  and make sense of ourselves, becoming more fully alive and become more the selves that we really are, in the process.

I also offer clinical supervision for groups, and for individuals. I am a UKCP registered Psychotherapist and work in the centre of Edinburgh and also in the West End of Glasgow

I am seeing people in person, and also working online.

Training, qualifications & experience

Core Process Psychotherapist, registered with UKCP since 2000

Supervision training with the Karuna Institute 2006

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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£55.00 per session

Additional information


When I work

I am potentially available for counselling and counselling supervision for those who are unable to attend in person.

Further information

I have experience of working with people who are non-binary and trans-gender.

37a Thistle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DY

11 Rosslyn Terrace, Glasgow, G12 9NA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)


In person

I trained as a supervisor with the Karuna Institute in 2006  and have been seeing individual counsellors and therapists since that time.

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