Dr Rhiannon King

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D. Psych Counselling Psychologist (Couples And Individuals)
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Edinburgh EH10 & Peebles EH45
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Your Mental Health & Relationship Matters!

Are you struggling with relationship or family issues, anxiety (social, generalised or specific), panic attacks, low or difficult moods, change, uncertainty, loss, feeling stuck or burnt out, frustration, not achieving your goals, problematic behaviours, or simply managing life’s many challenges?

Are you or your partner wanting to improve or enhance your relationship? Perhaps you’re both at a crossroads where your future as a couple seems uncertain? Maybe you’re considering separating or divorce? Are you feeling disconnected, stuck, frustrated, lonely, struggling to resolve or manage conflicts or difficult emotions? Are you struggling to communicate, heal from loss of trust, manage family issues, establish or maintain healthy boundaries, adapt to change, life events and transitions?

How we relate to and connect with others has a huge impact on our overall wellbeing, how we feel and think about ourselves, about others, the world, how we develop, grow, and shape our lives.

Whether you’re wanting to survive, heal, thrive, or flourish…

I specialise in Couples counselling, coaching and Relationship therapy.  I am a registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working within the private and voluntary sectors, NHS primary care, secondary school and university counselling services in the UK and Canada.

I offer a safe, supportive place for you to explore, gain insight, learn ways to manage difficult experiences, make the changes you want or heal and grow from situations that have or are impacting negatively on you emotionally and psychologically. 

I can help you identify and address unhelpful behavioural patterns/interactions, develop more effective communication and conflict management skills, address attachment difficulties and build/enhance emotional connections and intimacy.

I draw on a range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Humanistic/Experiential Person-Centred therapy, Emotion Focused therapy (EFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based therapy and Solution Focused therapy while embracing a developmental perspective (acknowledging the challenges we encounter adjusting to life and family cycles).  I also promote the use of expressive arts for therapeutic purposes and facilitating personal development, wellness and creativity.

Respecting that you are unique and multifaceted, a mixture of all your life learning and experiences, I work collaboratively with you individually or as a couple to provide a personalised therapeutic approach to best fit your needs, whether it’s individual counselling, psychotherapy, coaching or couple therapy that you seek.

When it comes to couple counselling and coaching, I specialise in ensuring equality, fairness and safety for both partners so both feel seen, understood, valued and supported. I believe successful relationship therapy is flexible, dynamic and creative whilst focusing on the expectations, needs and personalities of the individuals and couple as a whole.

Your initial appointment,  whether individually or as a couple, will provide you with the opportunity to share your concerns with me and together, we will develop a plan of action or therapeutic process best suited to your specific needs, wishes and goals. Options for number and frequency of sessions are also discussed (single, weekly, biweekly, monthly appointments, short or longer term therapy) to ensure the best fit for each individual and couple.

All appointments are on-line via zoom and last approximately 60 minutes. With couples work, if beneficial, I also offer individual sessions to both partners with a focus on the relationship.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a doctorate in Counselling Psychology (D. Psych) from Glasgow Caledonian University (Research specialisation: couples therapy, male psychology), a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia, Canada and an Honours Degree in Psychology from the University of Waterloo, Canada. I also have teaching qualifications and training as a professional actor and coach.

While I specialize in couples counselling, coaching and relationship therapy, my background includes extensive experience helping people with psychological, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties including stress, generalised and specific anxiety disorders, panic attacks, social anxiety, depression, perimenopause, managing difficult moods, grief and loss, eating disorders, addictions, low self-esteem, lack of assertiveness, managing life transitions/change, career/work related issues and general well-being.

Supervision: I also provide Supervision to other psychologists, counsellors, mental health professionals and students.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialize in Couples counselling, coaching and relationship therapy. I work with individuals, couples and families.


£75.00 - £90.00

Additional information

  • £75  for an Individual psychotherapy, counselling or coaching appointment.
  • £75  for a clinical supervision appointment.  
  • £90  for a Couples counselling appointment.
  • £100  for a family counselling appointment.

Each session is approximately 60 minutes. Longer sessions, workshops and courses can also be arranged. 

Payment can be made by bank transfer or by card.

When I work

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Further information

I am a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the British Psychology Society (BPS) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My work is grounded in the ethics of care, respect, safety and confidentiality set out by the code of ethics and professional conduct of the organisations stated above.

My practice is insured and regularly supervised as per the requirements of the regulatory organisations above. I am also a member of the protecting vulnerable groups (PVG) scheme through Disclosure Scotland enabling me to work with children and protected adults.

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH10

Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

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Invest in yourself & your relationship! I offer the flexibility and convenience of online counselling using zoom. I work with individuals and couples throughout the UK.

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I provide Supervision to other psychologists, counsellors, mental health professionals and students.

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Dr Rhiannon King
Dr Rhiannon King