John Muirhead

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Cockburnspath TD13 & Edinburgh EH9
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About me

To be listened to and accepted for where we are in our lives is important, especially as we recover from socially isolating ourselves in recent years. 

I have been practicing person centred counselling for over 10 years, and I've learnt that a non-judgemental and compassionate approach is key for healing and achieving the changes and goal in our lives. 

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

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 and change 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.

I am married with two adult stepsons.

Training, qualifications & experience

4 years training:

Certificate in Counselling

Masters in Counselling

10 years experience:

providing one to one counselling.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£50 per hour

Discounts available - details on application

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available Monday to Fridays, mornings, afternoons, and evenings.

Further information

Beyond counselling, I have 5 years experience working with people with backgrounds in homelessness, addiction, anxiety, and depression, which has broadened my understanding of the challenges life can bring.

3 Fulfordlees Cottages, Cockburnspath, Scottish Borders, TD13 5YJ

Southside Centre, 86-92 Causewayside, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH9 1PY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme
John Muirhead
John Muirhead