Pippa Rees

Pippa Rees

The Southside Centre

The Life Academy Wellbeing Centre
3b Greenhill Park
EH10 4DW

0131 4789814 / 07818264391

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About me

I have 18 years experience as a Counsellor & Therapist. I offer a safe space in which to explore and think about your current difficulties.

My main approach is psychodynamic, which means we will think about how your past may be affecting your present. If we think about the underlying issues, the roots of the problems, we can try to make sense of them and work through the feelings involved.

The therapeutic relationship we form is crucial to help come to terms with difficulties and conflicts, discover new insights, and increase your understanding, self acceptance and life satisfaction.

I can offer you a balance of support and challenge in an empathic, boundaried way that helps you move forward with your life.

I offer both brief counselling or longer term therapy with individuals and with groups. I've worked for many years in various different organisations (NHS, Universities, the charity sector). Until moving to Scotland I worked in the NHS as a GP counsellor in addition to my private practice.

If you are experiencing a crisis, or have been feeling anxious, depressed or stuck for some time - whatever the presenting issues are - we can talk about and explore them together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered & Accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) - I abide by their code of Ethics and Practice.

Bsc(Hons) Degree in Occupational Therapy, Exeter University.

Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Southampton University.

Post Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling, Oxford University.

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Practice, Oxford University.

Certificate in Group Analysis, Institute of Group Analysis, London.

Supervision Skills Training, Henley, Oxon.

I have worked as a Counsellor in:

  • Private practice (9 years)
  • NHS/GP practice (3.5 years)
  • Student Services in Higher Education (4 years) & Further Education (1 year)
  • Women and Youth Charity settings (7 years)

I have a broad background experience of group-work but currently mainly work with individuals.

As an Occupational Therapist for 15 years I worked in many NHS settings & across a variety of NHS Trusts.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am seeking new clients who are seeking treatment for addictions or compulsive behaviour, notably porn or sex addiction, due to completing further (ATSAC accredited) Addictions training.


£60 for individuals (50 minutes). This fee is for Initial Consultations & for ongoing sessions.

Concessions are available (on request) for students or low waged - I have a limited number available so please mention this when enquiring.

For clients coming more that once a week I offer a 10% reduction in fees.

Fees are reviewed annually.

Further information

My work is fully insured and supervised by an experienced UKCP & BPC registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.

I offer mainly day time appointments, with limited evening availability.

email is the best way to contact me initially - I am happy to arrange an initial phone conversation at a mutually convenient time before meeting face to face if you prefer.

Visit my website for further information.

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH9 1PY
Edinburgh, EH10 4DW

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Yes
Other languages: Makaton/BSL


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

At the Bruntsfield Therapy centre location. Please inform me of accessibility issues on enquiry.


I work privately between 9-3pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, & I offer some evening appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I am a Psychodynamic Therapist offering supervision to qualified counsellors.

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