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COVID-19: During the current situation we find ourselves in, I am can offer phone or video counselling using Zoom or Skype.

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 have worked as part time 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

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred & Experiential Therapy from the University of Strathclyde.
  • HNC in Integrative Counselling from Edinburgh College.
  • BACP Accredited Counsellor
  • Qualified Supervisor of Individual Counsellors/Psychotherapists/Students
  • Former Tutor with Glasgow Clyde College
  • ASIST trained
  • Accredited Certificate in Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 Healing
  • Registered as an approved therapist with Bupa, Aviva and Vitality Health

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am registered with three insurance companies to offer counselling: Bupa, Aviva and Vitality Health.


Additional information

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


Face to face, telephone, video counselling available.

Further information

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

City Of Edinburgh

South Lanarkshire

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

There is a flight of stairs to access the counselling room at my Edinburgh practice.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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

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Shirlae Carruthers

Shirlae Carruthers