Sarah Somner PG Dip (Counselling) MBACP (Accred).

Sarah Somner  PG Dip (Counselling) MBACP (Accred).

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4/2 Hermitage Terrace
EH10 4RP


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About me

I offer counselling and psychotherapy for both individuals and couples with wide ranging issues.

Counselling can be a very important part of managing your mental wellbeing, particularly at this worrying and for some, lonely time.  I  provide a safe and confidential therapeutic space, where you can feel listened to and understood, allowing you to explore your emotions, without being judged.

Counselling can support you through difficult periods of your life. Together, we can help you to address problems which may stem from distressing events in your earlier life. These can sometimes cause a repetitive impact on the present. Issues such as poor relationships, low self esteem, lack of confidence, divorce, stress, depression, blended families, living with aspergers syndrome, compulsive behaviour, anger, can all affect our ability to cope with life. Counselling can help you come to terms with and find acceptance of the past, think about the options available to you and the choices you might wish to make, to enable you to look forwards to a more positive future. I can help you find new ways of understanding yourself and when working with a couple, help with understanding each other.

I am a fully qualified counsellor and specialist trained couple counsellor. My training was based on both person centred and psychodynamic theories and both of them inform my practice.

The work we do together can either be short or long term, depending on what suits your needs.

I am an Accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical code. I am fully insured for my work.

During the current health situation with Covid 19, I am very happy to take on new clients by video link only (skype or zoom).

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling from University of Edinburgh
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from University of Edinburgh
Accredited and Registered Member British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Specialist couple counselling training from Relationships Scotland
Member of Consensus - Scottish Collaborative Family Law Group

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£50 per session for individuals

£60 per session for couples

During the current COVID 19 pandemic, fees are negotiable, depending on circumstances.

Further information

I have full Professional Indemnity Insurance

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH10 4RP

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

I offer video link or telephone counselling.

Types of client

Older adults