Karen Nimmo

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UKCP Registered GPTI Accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Available for new clients
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Edinburgh, EH2 1EP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I'm Karen and I want to help people to get unstuck and live more fully.  

I work with people who are struggling with how they feel and how they feel about themselves, and find this is impacting their sense of self, relationships and work. This could be ongoing anxiety, depression, anger or feelings of stuckness and dissatisfaction. 

Sometimes it's a sense that something is just not right and it's hard to work out it what it is or what needs to change.

I can support people who are interested in getting to know themselves better; working together to explore the ways of being that keep them stuck and dissatisfied, how these have developed and what other possibilities there may be.

I bring support and challenge, creativity and and my deep belief in the power of relationship and paying attention to who we truly are and what IS as enablers of real change.

Talking through and exploring your problems, with me, in privacy and without judgement can bring new perspectives, understanding and the possibility of genuine transformation.

My way of working emphasises close attention to how you feel, what you want and need, along with what you think and what you believe. We can sift through the beliefs and thoughts that support you and those that limit you or cause suffering. We can explore what resources and supports you to live the life you want.

Contact me to arrange a free initial introductory call and we can take it from there.  

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working with clients in private practice since 2017 and before that in the voluntary sector since 2015. I have experience working with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, traumatic childhood experiences, sexuality, loss and life questions around meaning and purpose.

Before becoming a therapist, I worked for many years in policy, strategy and corporate planning and management roles in the public sector.

My qualifications:

  • Certificate in Relational Supervision, Relational Change 2021
  • Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute 2020
  • Diploma in Gestalt Therapy, Edinburgh Gestalt Institute, 2017
  • Diploma in Yoga Teaching, Yoga Scotland, 2012
  • MA (Hons) Sociology, University of Edinburgh, 2004

Member organisations

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Meaning of life
  • Life purpose
  • Fragile sense of self
  • Creativity
  • Spirituality
  • Emptiness


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a free 15 minute introductory phone call where we can talk about what brings you to therapy and arrange a first meeting if you wish to go ahead.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I currently have space available on Monday evenings and Tuesday during the day 

Further information

I offer a free initial 15 minute introductory phone call to talk more about what brings you to therapy and where we can discuss whether to proceed to a full initial consultation session.

45 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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


In person

I am developing my practice and experience as a supervisor and offer sessions at a reduced fee of £45 for 1 hour.

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Karen Nimmo
Karen Nimmo