Kay Menzies

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PG Dip, MBACP (Accred)
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Edinburgh, EH6 6QH
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a sensitive and compassionate therapist, with over 20 years professional experience working across public, private and charitable sectors. Person-centredness underpins my practice. I can offer you space and time to explore what is difficult for you in life. 

Would you like to feel happier, less worried, more content, less anxious? Have you become aware of patterns of behaviour you realise aren’t good for you, but don’t know how to stop? Do you feel that the image of yourself you present to the world doesn’t match how you feel inside?

If you find yourself answering yes to any of these questions, counselling could be beneficial. Whatever you are experiencing, I see my task as being alongside you as you seek greater understanding, less unease and more fulfilment.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling at the University of Edinburgh in 2011.  This professionally validated programme, which combines theoretical insights from the psychodynamic and person-centred traditions, qualifies me to practise counselling and psychotherapy in the UK.

Prior to this training, I worked as a Staff Welfare Officer, in a Scottish Government associated department, for many years. 

As my therapeutic work with clients has evolved, my approach has become more integrative.  I have a wealth of experience providing both short term counselling and longer term therapy. 

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their code of ethics.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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


£55.00 per session

Additional information

The assessment appointment costs £55 (50 minutes).  I ask for payment in advance of the assessment appointment. Counselling appointments cost £55 (50 minutes).

I work during the day on Mondays (9am - 4pm) and see clients, in person, at A Quiet Room by the Shore.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

As I also work for the University of Edinburgh Staff Counselling Service, I am unable to see UoE employees in my private practice. 

A Quiet Room By The Shore, 12d Timber Bush, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6QH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Kay Menzies
Kay Menzies