Louise McBride. MBACP (Registered)

Louise McBride. MBACP (Registered)



01592 565602 / 0783 752 4531

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About me

Hello, I'm Louise. I hope I can be of some help to you.

I am a professionally qualified and experienced counsellor working from Central Edinburgh and Kirkcaldy. I am a Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I provide counselling for a variety of issues, such as;

  • Depression, consistent sadness, feeling empty, suicidal thoughts
  • Anxiety, panic attacks, feeling overwhelmed, struggling to cope
  • Relationship issues, sexuality, sexual issues
  • Lack of confidence and self belief, difficulty being assertive and imposing boundaries

I am happy to talk with you about anything not mentioned here. I may be able to help.

My way of working is to offer you a therapeutic relationship that can help you to relate to yourself, and others, in a way that may not have felt possible before. I help you to reflect on your way of being now and support you to understand how your past experiences, particularly in childhood, have contributed to how you think, feel and behave as an adult.

Being stuck in an emotionally and psychologically difficult place can feel tormenting and can cause unnecessary suffering. You can't change your past. What has happened has happened. However, you can change how you think and feel about it and create a new story for yourself.

The relationship I have with you is grounded in compassion, empathy, unconditional respect, acceptance and a non judgemental attitude. These are qualities that I consistently endeavour to offer in my practice.

My practice in Kirkcaldy is easily accessible from the bus and train station and there is free on street parking. My practice in Edinburgh is on Ferry road (near Leith Walk). There is free on street parking.

I offer a free telephone consultation (usually around 10 minutes). Please do get in touch and feel free to ask any questions that may help you to make your decision.

Warm regards, Louise

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - University of Edinburgh

Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling - University of Edinburgh

Certificate in Creative Supervision

Certificate in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming)

Certificate in Training Practice

Member of the following professional organisations:

  • BACP - British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

I worked in a voluntary capacity with the PF Counselling Agency in Edinburgh from 2011 - 2014

I consistently keep up to date with current research and am committed to my continuing personal and professional development. A selection of my CPD includesCertificate in creative supervision

  • BACP certificate of proficiency
  • Essentials of Psychosynthesis
  • Understanding the dynamics of domestic abuse
  • Family constellations
  • Working with shadow material
  • The meaning of money
  • Mindfulness
  • Making meaning of the voices
  • Transgenerational trauma
  • The challenge of encountering the other with empathy
  • The importance of core emotions in the recovery from traumatic experience
  • The Role of Counsellors in Combating Sexual Abuse
  • The Brain

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Payment is due at your appointment and may be paid by cash or cheque.

Alternatively, payment may be made by BACS transfer in advance.

For regular clients, end of month invoicing may be arranged.

Any session cancelled with less than 24h notice is chargeable.

Maps & Directions

Kirkcaldy, KY1
Edinburgh, EH6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


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Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am as passionate about supervision as I am about therapy.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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