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John Muirhead Msc BACP

Cockburnspath TD13 & Edinburgh EH3
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Cockburnspath TD13 & Edinburgh EH3

About me

I have been practicing person centred counselling for over 6 years, and I believe that a safe, non-judgemental and compassionate approach is key for healing.  To be listened to and accepted for where you are in your life is important.

Alongside listening, I offer counselling tools when needed to help.

If you prefer, we can chat initially about counselling via mobile or email.

Alternatively, in the first session I give details about how counselling works, and explore what it is you are looking for in counselling, to help you decide what's a good way forward for you.

I believe that healing comes from empowerment through increased self-awareness and self-esteem, and integration through self-acceptance. I have often witnessed transformation as spiritual in nature.

If you want to pursue counselling, we can meet on a weekly basis for as long as you feel you need to (typically 3 to 6 months).

I am married with two adult stepsons.

Training, qualifications & experience

4 years training:

Certificate in Counselling

Masters in Counselling

5 years experience:

providing one to one counselling.

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience working with men working through their understanding of masculinity and working with people coming to terms with spiritual experiences.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis


£45 per hour

£20 for an initial interview

Discounts available - details on application

Further information

Beyond counselling, I have 5 years experience working with people with backgrounds in homelessness, addiction, anxiety, and depression, and often our work together has been an important element in their recovery journey.

Citibase Plc
1-3 St. Colme Street

3 Fulfordlees Cottages
TD13 5YJ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access


I am available in the evenings from 5pm, (except Tuesdays), and all day Thursday and Friday and at the weekends.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
John Muirhead Msc BACP

John Muirhead Msc BACP