Lynn Artesse

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Edinburgh EH1 & North Berwick EH39
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

"Life doesn't get better by chance, it gets better by change"

Life can be tough.  Feelings of anxiety and depression are widespread.  Sometimes we need to make changes in order to improve our situation.  However, this thought alone can feel overwhelming, leaving us feeling isolated and lonely.  It can be difficult to know where to start, it can be even more difficult to ask for help.  Hearing your thoughts out loud, with a professional can be an opportunity to gain clarity and begin the process of change. 

I am a resourceful and optimistic Counsellor and I truly believe that a small change in the way we think can make a big difference to the way we feel.

It can be really helpful to talk about your struggles; to hear your thoughts out loud, in private, with a professional; someone who is caring, accepting and responsive without being emotionally involved. It might not be possible to change everything but sometimes a small change can make a big difference.

As an experienced Counsellor, I have worked with individuals, couples and teenagers. Whatever is troubling you, my aim is to help untangle the knot, decide what changes are possible and clear a path to a more peaceful and fulfilling life.

If you're unsure about the counselling process or making a commitment, I'd be happy to walk you through it either by email, phone or online, so please don't be nervous about  getting in touch.  I aim to respond within 24 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor. I have worked in various settings: as mental health professional for a charity, as lead counsellor in a large GP practice and student counsellor within primary, secondary and university settings.

Over the years I've gained extensive experience of mental health issues, from teenagers suffering stress and anxiety to family breakups.  My work with adults covers individuals and couples experiencing relationship difficulties, stress, depression and anxiety. I have experience working with cancer diagnosis and treatment.  I have worked with post traumatic stress and all the related issues that accompany it.

I practice mindfulness and offer it to clients either as pre-therapy or as part of a counselling session.

Member organisations

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


£50.00 - £65.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

I offer sessions at £50 for individuals and £65 for couples.

I am now offering face to face sessions, however,  online sessions allow more flexibility with times.  I offer a free initial consultation, either by Zoom or phone, so please feel free to get in touch.  I aim to respond within 24 hours.

When I work

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One of the benefits of online sessions is that I can be more flexible with my working hours, so we can discuss a mutually convenient time.

Further information

I am now able to offer face to face sessions but also remain online, which has proved very successful.

If you're interested in talking further, I offer a free, no obligation consultation either via Zoom or phone.  So please feel free to get in touch and I will respond within 24 hours.

Edinburgh, EH1

North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Lynn Artesse
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