Melissa Hoskins

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Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH6 6QH
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an Edinburgh-based counsellor with experience of working with a variety of life challenges, from stress and anxiety to low mood and relationship difficulties.

I use a pluralistic approach, which means I tailor sessions to your own preferences and goals. In particular, I draw on methods from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Person-Centred Therapy. I use research-based counselling methods but underpin my work with a relational and collaborative stance.

I provide a compassionate space, where you can consider your life experiences openly, whilst also exploring possibilities for change. My priority will be to follow your own aims from counselling and I will regularly review with you what you are finding helpful in our work together.

I believe that by understanding our experiences and identifying areas of change, we can create the life we want to live.

Please see my website for more information.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc in Counselling

Experience working with a range of difficulties, including stress management, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, low mood and relationship/work issues.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

A Quiet Room Ltd, 12D Timber Bush, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH6 6QH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Melissa Hoskins
Melissa Hoskins