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Robin Spivey PGDip (Couns) MBACP

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 3SB
0131 357 6471 0131 357 6471
Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 3SB

About me

I provide a warm, safe, supportive, non-judgemental space; a relationship for healing, finding meaning in life and developing new insight.  As a person-centred and psychodynamic counsellor I believe that you have the resources within yourself to make positive changes in your life.  We often underestimate how events or relationships have affected us.  The first step to empowering you is to help you to recoginise your own traumas and to offer yourself compassion and support.

Before training to become a counsellor I worked in Social Care for 12 years, sopporting people with mental health issues, learning disabilities and people on the autism spectrum. This work showed me the importance of helping someone to feel valued, appreciated and understood. It gave me many experiences of connecting with different people in different ways.

Choosing the right therapist is important. Call or email to arrange an initial session. We can talk about where your life is right now and what you want to get out of counselling. If it feels right for you we can decide how we will work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Dipoloma in Counselling University of Edinburgh

Four and 1/2 years counselling experience working with a wide range of clients from different backgrounds.

Member organisations


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.


College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


£40 per 50 mins

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

36A Broughton Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access


Monday, Thursday and Sunday evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Robin Spivey PGDip (Couns) MBACP

Robin Spivey PGDip (Couns) MBACP