Sarah Somner

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PG Dip (Counselling) MBACP (Accred)
Available for new clients
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Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH10 4RP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Taking care of our mental health is vital in these challenging times and counselling can help. I offer both online and face to face counselling and psychotherapy for both individuals and couples with wide ranging issues.

This continues to be a worrying and for some, lonely time.  I  provide a safe, comfortable 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 specific issues, or to try and gain a deeper understanding of yourself.  Issues from the past can sometimes cause an impact on the present and our ability to cope with life.  Counselling can help you come to terms with and find acceptance of the past, to think about what fears you may have, what drives and motivates you and to help you find your inner strength. 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.

I am able to see clients either online or face to face in the Morningside area of Edinburgh.  Call me on 07712300287 or email me at

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

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£55.00 per session

Additional information

£55 per session for individuals

£65 per session for couples

When I work

My last appointment is 5.30pm and I don't offer any weekend sessions.

Further information

I have full Professional Indemnity Insurance

4/2 Hermitage Terrace, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH10 4RP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

I offer video link or telephone counselling.


Sarah Somner
Sarah Somner