John Paul Cassie UKCP reg. psychotherapist & counsellor

John Paul Cassie UKCP reg. psychotherapist & counsellor


Scottish Borders

07791 180710

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About me

Hello and welcome!  I offer psychotherapy and counselling with a practical, holistic and down to earth approach that will be tailor-made and appropriate to you and that we will formulate together. I offer therapy sessions of an hour (sixty minutes) which I believe helps us to relate better and cover more ground.  While I like to bring sensitivity and acceptance and offer a safe listening space, I also enjoy working in a more directive, active way: for example offering suggestions for reading material and further study, and for potential therapeutic activities between your sessions.

If you would like help focusing on a particular problem, or perhaps want a more open exploration looking at different perspectives on an issue, then please contact me.

I am a psychotherapist and counsellor based in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders, with additional training in Stress Management, and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). As a Transpersonal and Integrative psychotherapist I bring many years of additional training and experience in Eastern martial arts, Yoga, Sufi meditation and Sufi Healing, all of which may influence and inform my approach, where appropriate. I offer individual psychotherapy and counselling to adults.

My areas of special interest are: transpersonal/spiritual development; meditation; life transitions; managing stress and navigating burn-out; facing serious illness and recovery; and finding meaning and purpose in life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced UKCP Registered and Accredited psychotherapist and counsellor.  I have additional qualifications including a Diploma in Stress Management (using a cognitive behavioural approach) from the Centre for Stress Management in London, and NLP Practitioner training with the Society of Neuro Linguistic Programming.  Following many years training in traditional South Indian martial arts (Kalarippayat), I gained a teaching license from the Kerala Kalarippayat Academy in North Kerala.

I worked as a counsellor - and prior to that - a support worker for a third-sector specialist mental health service in London for 5 years, where I gained much practical on-the-ground experience, working particularly with anxiety and depression, the challenges of medication, and the sometimes acute difficulties of isolation. 

I am currently working in private practice, and I also work with an Edinburgh-based charity, offering low cost psychotherapy and counselling.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Transpersonal / body-mind coordination / meditation / life transitions / finding meaning and purpose / serious and-or life threatening illness


I charge £50 per hour.

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH16
Scottish Borders, EH45

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


I am currently available in the Borders on Monday daytime, and Edinburgh on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and evenings, and Wednesday evenings.

Types of client

Older adults