Hello, my name is Rachel Gray, and I offer short and long term therapy for individuals in the Leith area of Edinburgh. It can feel very daunting when you make the decision to find a counsellor; to acknowledge, even to yourself, that you may need support to work through a current or historical difficulty. Prior to working as a therapist, I worked for over 20 year with adults and children experiencing a wide range of difficulties.
At our first session, we can talk about what has brought you to seek counselling, and what you would like support with. I will discuss confidentiality with you, and we can explore together how you feel counselling would work best for you with regards to days and times.
I am trained to offer psychodynamic/analytic therapy, whilst offering the core conditions of personal centred therapy, which are, empathy, genuineness, and a non judgemental attitude. I offer a warm, yet professional space to explore issues you would like support with.
I work from a spacious, bright and sunny room overlooking Leith links. My office is located in a tranquil street in the heart of Leith.
Training, qualifications & experience
COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate
University of Edinburgh - Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Studies
Human Development Scotland - Post Graduate Certificate in psychodynamic/analytic psychotherapy
Interface Scotland - Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees for individual therapy are £50 per hour
Fees for concessionary therapy are £35 per hour
Please visit my website for more detailed information about the services I offer. Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have.