Marie McCahey

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Edinburgh EH9 & Musselburgh EH21
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a pluralistic counsellor which means that each session is tailored to your needs. The space I create is safe, confidential and yours. 

If you recognise the need for change and are committed to exploring the depths of your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, this is the space for you. Whether it's dealing with emotional aftermath of a breakup, or overcome anxiety-related challenges, or to break free from patterns that hinder personal development, you've made the first step. Together, we navigate relationships, unravel patterns, and foster self-awareness, we look at how your experiences have shaped the person you are today.

Finally, even though talk therapy is the foundation of my practice, I like to work creatively, using different methods to gain different perspectives and unlock new ways of understanding yourself.

How a session looks like: in the spirit of fostering an empowering journey, my sessions are client-led.  This means that you decide which paths we go down. Of course, I'll be happy to offer prompts and suggestions if you feel stuck or unsure at the beginning. 

About the space: I have a beautifully welcoming space close to the city centre. It's a safe,relaxing space with plenty of natural lights and Arthur's Seat for neighbour. There'll also be a nice selection of herbal teas to choose from :)

Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed my counselling certification with Chrysalis and I have also completed the Cosca diploma. 

I have been trained on online counselling. 

My placement was done with First Step, a parent and community center, where I still volunteer.

Before counselling I have studied law and psychology which gives me a great appreciation of the depth of the human mind and the power of the voice.

Member organisations

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

A discount can be offered to students

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

The mornings availability start at 7am for those who want to have a session before work.

Get in touch to discuss what would suit you 

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH9

Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Online platforms

Google Meet


Marie McCahey
Marie McCahey