Karen Chinnadorai

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Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 2AZ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Gestalt and Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy

I believe that each person has the capacity within themselves to overcome their difficulties. However sometimes we get a bit lost and need an objective other to help us explore how we are in the world and how we might contribute to our own difficulties.
Life brings all of us challenging events that can lead to distress, anxiety or depression. In addition we all experience bereavement and other losses which we may require support to overcome. Perhaps you have developed an unhelpful habit or  dependency such as over- working, drug and alcohol misuse or difficulties with food. 
  I  have experience in working with people with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, adverse childhood events, low self esteem, difficulties with food and other dependencies. Additionally I am a trained mental health nurse with a number of years of experience working with people with substance misuse problems. Prior to this I worked in banking and accountancy and the voluntary sector. I therefore have experience of working life in both the public and private sectors. Additionally I have lived and worked in a multi-cultural environment and I am sensitive to the issues that can arise for those who choose to live in or marry into a culture that is different from that of their culture of origin.

I am a member of BACP and abide by their code of ethics. I am in regular clinical supervision.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma level training in Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis (Counselling & Psychotherapy Training Institute (CPTI), Edinburgh
  • Gestalt Professional Development training in Dreamwork, Working with Trauma, Working with Body Processes and Healing and Gestalt Psychotherapy.
  • BN Mental Health Nursing (specialising in Substance Misuse)
  • BSc Hons Molecular Biology and Immunology
  • MSc Advanced Nursing Practice

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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£35.00 - £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Individual £50 - 50mins

Couples £60 - 60mins  

Initial consultation- £30

Reduced fees available for those on benefits or low incomes. Please ask.

When I work

Face to Face appointments Tuesdays and Saturdays

Online by arrangement

Blended - mixture of face to face and online 

Scott House, 10 South St Andrew Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 2AZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Karen Chinnadorai
Karen Chinnadorai