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About me

Hello, I’m a person-centred/psychodynamic counsellor focused on working with individuals. Counselling is a process that is different for everyone, and I am happy to work with you over the long term or short term, depending on your needs.

I like to work collaboratively, exploring together the challenges you face. We can work together to find ways to address the past, present and move forward into the future in a positive and healthy way. Being able to untangle some of the problems that trouble us can help lead to better relationships with others and ourselves, and ultimately a healthier, happier outlook. These problems and issues can sometimes feel unmanageable on your own, and this is where counselling can help.

When you’re talking about personal matters, it’s important to feel respected and listened to and counselling can offer a safe space that friends and family often can’t. I aim to provide a calm and safe environment where you can feel comfortable opening up and sharing often painful and difficult emotions.

I’m a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and I have many years experience working with adolescents and adults with complex emotional and behavioural issues.

I am currently working online with the hope to move into face-to-face working as restrictions lift. I am however happy to continue to also work online. I am based in the Barnton area of Edinburgh with free on street parking, regular bus routes and lift access to the room I use.

Please get in touch either by phone or message if you have any questions or would like to find out more about working together. I'd love to hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my counselling training at Edinburgh University, gaining PG Dip HE Counselling.

Prior to training as a counsellor I worked for many years with young people who had experienced early years trauma. This work led me into discovering how powerful and healing a therapeutic relationship can be.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Additional information

It is important that you find a counsellor who you feel you can work with. For this reason, I offer an initial 30 min free session to get to know each other. Going forward I offer 50 min sessions with a fee of £50.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH4

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Zoom
Rebecca Shannon

Rebecca Shannon