Sinéad Ní Mhaoileoin, Couples Therapist (PG Dip. Couns. Psych. BSc Psy. MBACP)

Sinéad Ní Mhaoileoin, Couples Therapist (PG Dip. Couns. Psych. BSc Psy. MBACP)

28 Forth Street

07799 307 408

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About me

A Couples Therapist based in Edinburgh, my main approach to relationship health is grounded in decades of research. Studies show that 70-75% of couples who attend Emotionally Focused Therapy recover from distress and are happier in their relationships.

Working collaboratively with couples toward achieving the best potential of their relationship is tremendously rewarding for me.  I have helped couples to enhance or save their relationship. For couples who didn't know if they wanted to stay together, I have provided a safe and supportive space to explore this further. I have worked with couples who decided to separate and wanted to do so on better terms for themselves or for the sake of their children. I have helped couples work through the pain, despair and trauma caused by emotional disconnection, breakdown in communication and various forms of betrayal, including affairs.

My Approach

Emotionally Focused Therapy gets right to the core of what’s going on in relationships and gives us more understanding of what is needed to help couples build more secure, resilient and loving bonds with each other. EFT provides a highly structured approach for navigating the powerful emotional world of relationship dynamics.  Identifying your patterns of relating is key to facilitating a deeper understanding of what’s going on between you and how to bring about change.

In EFT, you get to know you better in the relationship and gain new insight and understanding of your partner.  You can begin to have new conversations where you feel heard and understood. Conversations that get to the heart of what really matters for each of you lends itself more to a relationship where you both feel more connected with each other.

Training, qualifications & experience

As an accredited member of the BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

  • PG Dip. Counselling & Psychotherapy specializing in Couples and Relationships
  • BSc Psychology
  • Advanced Skills Cert. in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
  • Gottman Method for Couples
  • Hakomi Mindfulness and Loving Presence - Therapeutic Skills

Professional Membership;

  • ICEEFT - International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
  • BEFT - British Emotionally Focused Therapy Community
  • The Gottman Institute


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Trauma & PTSD specific to Couples Relationship Issues

Depression, Anxiety & Stress as symptoms of Couples Relationship Issues

Therapies offered


£60 per 60 minute session

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH1 3LH

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


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Types of client