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Marie MacLeod, BACP reg. Relationship Counsellor in central Edinburgh and Online

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 4AX
07751 899043 07751 899043

About me

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 experience 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 careful and compassionate exploration of tensions that have arisen. 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 deeper understanding, insight and personal growth. I warmly encourage you to consider taking that step.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am experienced in working in person and online 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.

Additional training:

Risk Assessment

Collaborative Practice

Restorative Practice

Domestic Abuse

Psychodynamics of Couple Relationships

Family Constellations



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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

intercultural relationships

cross-cultural relationships

expat issues



Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Sessions last 50 minutes. For couple work there is the option of a 75-minute session.

Individuals: £50

Couples: £70 for 50 minutes / £90 for 75 minutes

Fees for online work are charged at the same rate as in person sessions.

Alba Counselling
12 South Charlotte Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Portuguese Spanish


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


Please contact me to find out available times.

Types of client

Older adults
Marie MacLeod, BACP reg. Relationship Counsellor in central Edinburgh and Online

Marie MacLeod, BACP reg. Relationship Counsellor in central Edinburgh and Online