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Louise McBride - Counsellor and Psychodynamic Therapist

Edinburgh EH6 & Kirkcaldy KY1

About me

Hello. I hope you are coping as well as you can with our 'new normal' way of being.

I have considerable experience with the following issues...

  • Depression: suicidal feelings, consistent sadness, feeling empty and unfulfilled.
  • Anxiety: panic attacks, feeling overwhelmed, struggling to cope.
  • Relationship issues: issues around being supportive and caring, sexual issues, sexuality.
  • Emotion management: anger, withdrawal, envy, jealousy.

Please ask about anything not mentioned above. I may be able to help.

I am a Psychodynamic Therapist meaning I am interested in your past and how it has shaped who you are now. 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.

"My time with Louise has been life changing. After trying many different approaches to treat a depression, which has affected me since I was a teenager. I contacted Louise. For the first time in years I understood why I was unhappy and as I started to orient myself in a more meaningful direction my depression lifted". Testimonial by DL.

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 - Northern Guild Newcastle

Certificate in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) - Sottish Institute of NLP.

Certificate in Training Practice - Carnegie college Dunfermline

Member of the following professional organisations:

  • BACP - British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

I consistently keep up to date with current research and am passionately committed to my continuing personal and professional development. A selection of my CPD includes:

  • Certificate 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

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.


£50 - £65



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Very limited availability but please do enquire.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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Louise McBride - Counsellor and Psychodynamic Therapist

Louise McBride - Counsellor and Psychodynamic Therapist

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