Mairi Rowan

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PGDip Counselling & Psychotherapy; Registered Member BACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Edinburgh EH13 & Argyll and Bute PA43
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Whatever it is you are struggling with right now, I know how hard it can be to find someone to talk to.

You may still be carrying emotional hurt and pain from past life experiences, or finding it hard to cope with more recent life changes or events. Or perhaps you are feeling lost, confused and alone in your life but don't really know why, and you may now find that you are no longer experiencing true happiness or enjoyment in the things that you do.

All of this may be leading to conflict and tension in your close relationships, having a negative impact on your self-confidence and sense of self-worth, and generally making you feel more irritable, anxious or depressed day-to-day.

Working With Me

I believe that a safe and trusting relationship is at the heart of good therapy, and just having someone listen to your story can lead to the possibility of change.

In the relaxed and welcoming space that I offer, I will listen to you without judgement, and will respond in an open, honest and accepting way. My warm and sensitive manner makes me very easy to talk to, and together we will gently explore whatever you are struggling with, so that you can start to make sense of how you are feeling. I can help you unpack and process the emotional burdens you have been carrying, so that you can finally move past whatever is holding you back in your life.

Introductory Calls and Initial Sessions

I know from my own life experience how important it is to find a therapist that you truly feel a connection with, so that you are able to talk openly and honestly about how you are feeling. That is why I offer a free 15-minute introductory telephone call followed by a reduced fee of £35 for our first session together. This will allow you to get a sense of who I am as a therapist and what it might be like to work with me.


  • If you feel ready to begin therapy, please send me a brief message letting me know that you would like to consider having counselling with me.
  • I reply to all enquiries within 24 hours, but sometimes my emails go into junk folders, so remember to check for this if you have not received a reply from me after 24 hours. 
  • We will then arrange a suitable date and time for your 15 minute introductory call. This will be an opportunity for us to explore whether I might be able to offer you the support you are looking for.
  • If we do decide to work together, we will then organise an initial 50 minute session with a reduced fee of £35, and we will take it from there.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychological Wellbeing, Counselling and Psychotherapy: University of Aberdeen (Persona Development & Training)

COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills: Edinburgh College

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling,: Counselling Tutor

I am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Life Transitions

Therapies offered

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

  • Free 15-minute introductory telephone call
  • Reduced fee of £35 for our first session.
  • £50 for all subsequent sessions.
  • Concession fee of £40 per session for self-paying students.
  • Payments are made via bank transfer (BACS) at least 24 hours in advance of our session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work Monday - Friday.

My working hours are flexible.

Further information

I offer online and telephone counselling and psychotherapy to adult individuals based anywhere in the UK.

I work with adults aged 18 and over.

All sessions are 50 minutes long.

Please get in touch if you have any further questions.

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH13

Argyll and Bute, PA43

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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