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About me

I'm based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I provide professional service mainly for clients based in the UK and HK. I work with clients in English, Cantonese or Mandarin. 

My approach is relational, grounded in psychodynamic and person-centred theories. It's a process of identifying early/primitive conflicts and defences, which hinder us from developing a fuller sense of self. This happens through intersubjective communication (at times unconscious) in a confidential, safe, empathic and relational space between you and me. 

Therefore, psychotherapy, in my opinion, isn't about fixing something. It's two people sitting together in dialogue trying to discover who we really are, what is perpetuating our dysfunctional thoughts or behaviours, and what is hindering us from self-actualisation and feeling fulfilled. It is simple... but deep.

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Training, qualifications & experience

  • Doctorate in Psychotherapy & Counselling (DPsych; The University of Edinburgh) (In progress)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling (PGDip; The University of Edinburgh)
  • Registered in Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA), registration no. 4804 
  • Registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), registration no. 388438 
  • Certificate in Focusing Skills (The British Focusing Association)

I specialise in early relational trauma (i.e. childhood abuse, neglect, and suffering). I work extensively with clients who had a difficult childhood, especially in relation to their family. Besides, I also have experience working with clients with a wide range of issues listed below.

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Member organisations


College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Accredited Register Scheme

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College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists


Additional information

First session: £30
Following sessions: £50

South Side Centre, 86 Causewayside, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH9 1PY

Type of session

In person
Perry Chan

Perry Chan