Shirlae Carruthers (pg dip; MBACP Accred)

Shirlae Carruthers (pg dip; MBACP Accred)

46 Balcarres Street
City Of Edinburgh
EH10 5JQ

South Lanarkshire

07745 715081

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About me

Person Centred Therapy can be effective in helping many different issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement, feeling lost or suicidal. It may not even be apparent what the issue is, only that something doesn't feel right. There can be many different reasons why we can find ourselves not enjoying life the way we might want to. Whatever's going on for you, it can be hugely beneficial to find a counsellor who will be there to listen in a non judgemental way.

Realising you need some help can feel really difficult. Taking that first step in finding a suitable counsellor to work with is a real beginning. I am a passionate believer in the Person Centred Approach and the positive effects it can bring. Once you commit to the counselling process you are on the road to bringing about positive change. My job is to enable you to do that.

I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor and Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer face to face counselling in two locations: Morningside, South Edinburgh and Carluke, South Lanarkshire. The rooms I use in both places are comfortable and private with good transport links and parking nearby. I am also a qualified Counselling Supervisor and work part time as a tutor with Glasgow Clyde College. I have experience working as a counsellor with FDAMH, Falkirk's Mental Health Charity; CCHDP in Carluke and Hear for You in Lanark as well as offering 'Brief Therapy' for 'Employee Assistance Programmes'. I have developed and delivered training for SAMH and trained Unison staff in counselling techniques as well as being involved in working with students on the HND in counselling at GCC Anniesland campus.

It's important that you feel comfortable with the counsellor you choose to work with. Establishing a safe trusting relationship is vital. I would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have by phone or email to help you make your decision.

I can offer weekday and evening slots, subject to availability. There are no limits to the number of sessions you may have, you can have as many or as few as you wish. Some people may benefit from six sessions, others may need more than that, and some people may need less.It's unique to each person and there is no pressure to continue once you feel it's time to stop.You can also choose how often you wish to come along. You may want a weekly, fortnightly or even monthly appointment. I charge £50.00 for each fifty minute session.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • HNC in Integrative Counselling from Edinburgh College.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Therapy from the University of Strathclyde.
  • BACP Accredited Counsellor
  • Qualified Supervisor of Counsellors/Psychotherapists/Students
  • Tutor with Glasgow Clyde College

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am registered with two insurance companies to offer counselling: Aviva and Vitality Health.

Photos & videos

  • Counselling Room Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh


I charge £50 per session and each session lasts 50 minutes.

Further information

If you want to find out more, then please don't hesitate to call, text or email me.

Maps & Directions

Morningside, EH10 5JQ
Carluke, ML8

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

There is a flight of stairs to access the counselling room.


Face to face or Skype counselling available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I'm qualified to offer supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists and students.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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