Robert Margetson

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Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH6 6LP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Do you feel overwhelmed by life. Does it feel like all your thoughts and feelings are like a ball of tangled spaghetti. Anxiety, depression and lots of other issues could be entwined. Counselling can help you to un-tangle that ball, help you to understand your thoughts and feelings. I am a qualified, Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, working within Leith, Edinburgh area. I work with a wide range of issues and specialise in working with Domestic abuse issues. My approach to counselling is based on the belief that healthy emotional well-being is created within safe, nurturing and caring relationships. Often, difficulties within relationships arise from past traumas, ones that have been insufficiently dealt with. These traumas can often present in the form of destructive and unhelpful coping strategies such as addictions, eating disorders, habitual behaviours and intrusive thoughts processes. This can appear very frightening at times which leads to feelings of anxiety and an overwhelming sense of stress, pressure and sadness. I have also been privileged to have spent 4 years as a Course Director, delivering an Access to Counselling level 3 diploma course at the university of Suffolk.

Getting in touch:

If you feel relaxed and at ease with my profile and wish to contact me to see what I can offer you, please do as I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Only then, if you feel you would like to meet with me, we can arrange an initial session where you can get a better sense of me and what I offer. There is no commitment to continue with sessions should you feel we are not suited.

All contact will be dealt with in confidence.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Degree, Integrative Counselling
  • Foundation Degree, Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma Level 3 in Integrative Counselling


I am a RMBACP registered counsellor who works with young people and adults. I offer a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space for individuals to explore, understand and work through their personal issues.

I have experience in working with victims and families of domestic abuse with the Women’s Aid organisation. I also work effectively with the local community, providing counselling on issues such as addiction, bereavement and loss, bullying, depression, illness, mental health, trauma, life transitions, emotional, physical and sexual abuse and various relational issues including anxiety.

I also hold full professional liability insurance.

Member organisations

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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£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Concessions offered for Trainee Counsellors and NHS staff.

Sessions are 50 minutes and £55 per session, payable on the day session takes place, via bank transfer.

Trainee counsellors and NHS staff a concessionary rate of £40 per session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please feel free to discuss days and times that suit you and I will do my best to accommodate your needs.

Further information

For the foreseeable future, Sessions will be via online- telephone.

3/24 Western Harbour Way, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH6 6LP

Type of session


Types of client

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

Key details

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Robert Margetson
Robert Margetson