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About me

I am an Edinburgh based Counsellor, however, as I can offer video counselling I can work with you wherever you are based.    I am a qualified Person-Centered Counsellor and Systemic Practitioner (Family Counsellor) who can provide counselling to individual adults, young people (aged 12-17) and families.

I am very much aware that you might be coming to counselling for a variety of reasons.  I will work collaboratively with you to address whatever it is that they are struggling with.  It may be something from your past or something that you are dealing with now, or both.  You may be feeling upset about a situation or feeling sad and not sure why, you may be experiencing anxiety, depression or low mood or have experienced a bereavement or loss or have family issues you want to address.  You may feel stuck or just want to understand yourself better.  I can offer you effective and individualised counselling within a safe, supportive and confidential environment. When we meet I will listen to your concerns and work with you to develop a counselling plan, including strategies and techniques that best meet your unique needs.

I will provide you with a confidential space, be it online or at my Young Street Practice,  to be truly heard;  I think being heard is not something we often experience in our day to day lives, however being heard and listened to can enable us to make sense of struggles or difficulties and find a way to move forward, feel better and process feelings and experiences.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PG Certificate in Systemic Practice 2017
  • PG Diploma in Person-Centered Counselling (2010)
  • MA Psychology 1997

Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

As well as my private practice I am a Family Counsellor at Bright Light Counselling Agency on Dundas Street, Edinburgh, a Counsellor at Edinburgh University providing Short Term Counselling to students and provide trauma counselling to adults through an Edinburgh counselling agency.  I also teach the COSCA Counselling Skills Course at Edinburgh College.

I have 14 years of counselling experience and have been fortunate to have always had paid employment as a counsellor since qualifying.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Additional information

Free 20 minute phone consultation.

Counselling for adults

1 hour initial consultation appointment £35

Subsequent 50 minute appointments £45

Appointments are usually weekly

Individual Counselling for 12-17 year olds

1 hour initial consultation appointment £35

Subsequent 50 minute appointments £50

Appointments are usually weekly

Family Counselling

Initial 1 hour  consultation £35

Subsequent 1 hour sessions £65

Family Counselling tends to be fortnightly initially and then monthly.

This will be agreed with you following your initial consultation.


I offer appointments on a Tuesday evenings and Friday afternoons from 12 noon at my practice and offer video appointments on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Further information

I am also able to use coaching skills as many clients when they come to the end of counselling find that a coaching approach is helpful

22 Young Street

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My counselling room is on Young Street. A five minute walk from Princes Street. The room is on the second floor so unfortunately is not accessible for people with mobility issues. However I can offer video or telephone counselling.

Linsey Revell,  Registered Member of BACP, Edinburgh

Linsey Revell, Registered Member of BACP, Edinburgh