Maja Tomse (BA Psychology, PgDip Counselling, registered MBACP and BPS)

Maja Tomse (BA Psychology, PgDip Counselling, registered MBACP and BPS)

36A Broughton Street


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36A Broughton Street


About me

Welcome to my profile!

I am a registered and insured Psychologist, individual and couple Counsellor and Psychotherapist and I welcome anyone who feels that psychotherapy and counselling may be of help.

I offer an initial meeting and student counselling at a reduced rate (please, see the Fees section). Also, there are some evening and weekend appointments available.

My professional and personal experience has given me a wealth of insights, which I integrate into my practice.

  • 10-year experience of working with people in a variety of settings – from NHS and private psychiatric clinics to community and charitable sectors.
  • Extensive experience in working in a business setting where I gained a huge understanding of the pressures that can lead people to extreme burnout.
  • Living, working and training in a number of different countries, each with its own cultural setting and nuances, has made me deeply aware and sensitive to cultural differences, and the particular set of challenges that expats may face when moving to an unfamiliar place.

My approach

When you decide you want to discuss a specific issue or situation, or to look for a more in-depth understanding of yourself, it takes courage to reach out. Counselling can provide a comfortable and confidential environment to achieve this.

By listening to you, and looking at what drives you, what scares you and what motivates you, I will help guide you to the inner strength and resources that you have within yourself for making lasting change.

Whether you’re considering just a few sessions to focus on a specific issue, or longer-term therapy, together we can map out your journey through therapy and counselling.


1. Think of your availability and if my available times suit your needs. At the moment I am available on the following days:

Monday (2-5pm)

Tuesday (9-11am; 5-9pm)

Wednesday (2-4.30pm)

Saturday 9-12am

2. There are three options for setting up an initial session: a. Booking a session through the online booking system on my website b. Call on 0777 684 82 44 or c. Send an email to

3. At our first meeting we talk about what you are hoping to get out of counselling and you decide if you're happy to continue or not. If you decide to continue we agree to meet weekly/fortnightly, preferably at the same time. You decide on the number of sessions you want to have. It is recommended to have at least 4-6 sessions to allow the trust and relationship with a counsellor to build.

4. Then, as our work progresses, we periodically check to see how you feel the work is going and to what extent you feel your goals are being met and whether you want to stop or continue.

Training, qualifications & experience

After earning my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, my interests led me to complete my specialisation in Organisational Psychology and Work Related Stress at Gothenburg University in Sweden. Following that, I received my Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom where I am completing my Master’s at the moment. My research focuses on the relationship between a mother and a child, and the effects it has on our adult life.

  • BA in Psychology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Diploma in Marketing and Project management, Experta Business Academy, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling, Relationship Scotland, UK
  • Master’s in Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Edinburgh, UK

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Initial meeting £30.00 / 50min

Individual counselling session £50.00 / 50min

Student discount individual session £40.00 / 50min

Couple counselling session £70.00 / 50min

Skype or telephone counselling session £40.00 / 50min

Further information

I am registered with The British Psychological Society (BPS) and The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to their codes of ethics and practice and my work is fully supervised and insured – so you can be sure you’re in a safe pair of hands.

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH1 3SB

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: I work using English, Croatian, Slovenian, Serbian and Bosnian languages.


Monday (2-5pm), Tuesday (9-11am; 5-9pm), Wednesday (2-4.30pm), Saturday 9-12am. To schedule an appointment you may contact me via email ( or phone (07776848244).

Types of client

Young people
Older adults