Shirley Thompson

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Counselling & Psychotherapy (Integrative)
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Edinburgh EH7
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About me

Managing to function but struggling to cope? It can help to talk freely and in confidence with someone whose life and relationships are separate from yours ...

My introduction to counselling and psychotherapy was as a client more than thirty years ago. Now I enjoy helping other people find their ways through a wide range of life events and challenges.

With impartial help to express yourself, unravel your thoughts and feelings, and review your ideas, decisions and beliefs it becomes easier to make sense of what's happening. It then becomes possible to explore your needs, wishes and options, and to find a way through. Perhaps it's difficult to put into words whatever is troubling you - maybe I can help you to find them?

Therapy is challenging - and making the initial contact can be daunting - but once you find someone with whom you feel safe enough it can also be interesting, enjoyable and liberating. If you think I might be able to help, I'll be glad to hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma 2005 - Credit Rated by Napier University - Validated by COSCA

COSCA Registered Practitioner Member

Counselling & Psychotherapy (Integrative)

My approach embraces Transactional Analysis, Person-Centred, Gestalt and Psychodynamic concepts, theories and practices thus offering a variety of different ways to explore, understand and appreciate the complexity, diversity and uncertainty of human experience.

My professional history also includes Outreach Support (Homelessness & Complex Needs), Nursing (General), Occupational Therapy (Psychiatry), Administration (Business & Charity), Customer Service, Retail and Hospitality. Prior to Edinburgh, I lived in Bury St Edmunds, Amsterdam, London, Athens, Epsom and Glasgow.

From 2003 until 2023, I was a volunteer for the PF Counselling Service in Edinburgh, providing short and long term therapy to adults irrespective of their ability to pay.

Member organisations

COSCA
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
Accredited Register Scheme

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College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

Fees are due at the start of each session and payable by BACS transfer:

  • Introductory Session - 50 minutes - £40.00
  • Subsequent Weekly Sessions - 50 minutes - £60.00

When I work

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Dialogue And Space, First Floor, 64 Albion Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH7 5QZ

Healing Therapy Centre, 1 Kirkwood Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH7 5TG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Shirley Thompson
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