Karen Chinnadorai (MBACP)

Karen Chinnadorai (MBACP)




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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 trauma, depression, anxiety 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
  • 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.
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (specialising in Substance Misuse)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Individual £40 - 50mins

Couples £60 - 75mins  

Initial consultation- reduced charged at £20.

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

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH1
Edinburgh, EH8

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


evenings and weekends

Types of client

Older adults