Rosalind Henderson

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MSc Counselling, MBACP, NCPS, Pluralistic
Available for new clients
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Edinburgh EH6 & Biggar ML12
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

About me
Hi!  I’m Roz Henderson and I am a qualified Pluralistic Counsellor with a Postgraduate Master’s Degree (MSc) in Counselling. I have also worked in the creative industries and love working with and nurturing creative minds.

My approach

Our sense of self is coloured by our early experiences and in many ways determines our adult choices, emotional reactions and internal dialogue.  We absorb and adapt to the difficulties of our caregivers and circumstances, which are often filtered through previous generations of adversity.  If this is your experience you may find yourself easily hijacked by strong emotions such as anger, fear, shame, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or self-doubt; feeling easily rejected, judged, inadequate or without hope.

Perhaps you find yourself striving for an ideal that doesn't bring you wellbeing.  Maybe the values, beliefs or expectations of your family or culture are at odds with your authentic identity, creating an inner conflict or 'double bind'. Have you learned to feed an external sense of self – your job, possessions, status - and have lost touch with who you really are? Have you learned to put others first to the detriment of yourself? Maybe you experience attachment anxiety,  jumping into romantic relationships too quickly and deeply, or fearing abandonment.  Or do you avoid attachment, deciding you are better off by yourself, and yet part of you longs for connection. Does living with underlying anxiety manifests as a physical response that affects your health?

Difficulties in living are not always about the past, and living with difficult work or family issues, isolation, grief, loss, worry or prejudice can often leave you feeling with anxiety or depression, feeling stuck, shut down, disconnected or drained.

In our sessions together we can create a safe and confidential space to explore your experiences with compassion, acceptance and insight – to bring new perspectives and understandings that help you to reconnect with your authentic self, lifting the burden of grievance, unfairness and self-doubt, learning to trust your inner wisdom and sense of purpose, and to attune to your physical experience.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which is the leading professional association for the counselling professions. I follow the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.  I am also a member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS).

I have completed online-therapy training and I also have certification with The Online Therapy Institute. 

I hold professional liability insurance and am a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Disclosure Scotland scheme.

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

Introductory sessions are 30 minutes long, and I don’t charge for these.  This is because I really understand how important finding the ‘right’ counsellor is.

Sessions normally last for 60 minutes, though longer sessions can be booked by arrangement. I am currently only working online.  Online counselling is a little different to face-to-face counselling, but is by no means second best. It is a way for you to engage in counselling using an online video portal, whereby you can choose the time, the place, and the pace of your counselling to suit your needs. Whatever your reason for choosing online therapy, please be reassured that research into online therapy finds it just as effective as face-to-face therapy, but it is a personal choice.

To book a free introductory session, please contact me by email, text or by visiting

When I work

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Further information

Pluralistic Counselling

Pluralistic counselling is based on evidence that many different psychotherapy approaches can be equally affective, and that no one therapy approach suits all people or circumstance. Therefore, each process of therapy and counselling experience, whilst grounded in therapeutic principles and evidence-based ways of working, will be collaborative, responsive, and unique. 

Having a pluralistic perspective means I study and value many research based therapeutic approaches which allows me to tailor my approach to meet your specific needs, life experience, goals and preferences based on sound research-based interventions and counselling skills. A fundamental aspect of my work is to nurture authenticity and trust between us, and I will often check in with you if the way we are working feels right and meaningful to you. We will work towards building a space where curiosity, acceptance, respect, compassion, healthy boundaries, deep learning, and personal growth are nurtured.

I am a recognised provider with VitalityHealth and can accept pre-authorised referrals.

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH6

Biggar, South Lanarkshire, ML12

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Rosalind Henderson
Rosalind Henderson