Marie MacLeod, BACP reg. Relationship Counsellor Edinburgh, Dumfries and Online
Difficulties and stress in the relationships that matter most to you can be a source of distress, anxiety, frustration or despair. When all your efforts to make things better still haven't worked, maybe it's time to think about trying a different approach. Working with a experienced relationship counsellor can give you the time and space to explore what is troubling you.
I have over fifteen years of working with individuals and groups who find themselves in difficult situations requiring understanding and thoughtful reflection. My specialist training in working with relationship dynamics, attachment disorders, adult sexuality and family systems creates a space for further exploration. Additionally I have completed a one-year diploma-level training in cybertherapy enabling me to work safely and ethically online.
I work with individual adults and couples from all backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities to help them gain insight and fresh perspectives on life, relationships, and other issues that cause distress.
It takes courage to take the first step towards counselling, but out of that courage grows the hope that things can get better with insight and personal growth. I warmly encourage you to consider taking that step.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am experienced in working online and in person with couples and adult individuals who are finding life hard going, especially when it comes to their relationships.
Diploma in Relationship Counselling awarded by Relationships Scotland / Napier University
(integrative approach based on psychodynamic, systemic, relationship and adult sexuality theories.)
Certificate in Counselling Skills awarded by Relationships Scotland.
I am fully trained to work safely and ethically with clients online, using video, live chat or audio only.
Psychodynamics of Couple Relationships
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I work within its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, and adhere to its complaints procedure.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions last 50 minutes. For couple work there is the option of 80 minutes.
Couples: £60 for 50 minutes / £90 for 80 minutes
Fees for online work are charged at the same rate as in person sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Portuguese Spanish|
Edinburgh - Mon, Tues, Wed Dumfries: Thurs, Fri Online: by arrangement
Types of client