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If you're finding life difficult to navigate, know that you don't have to struggle alone.  1 in 4 of us will suffer from some type of mental health issue in our life and therapy can play an enormous and life affirming path to feeling better.

I work with diagnoses such as anxiety, OCD, panic attacks, health and social anxiety and depression.  However I find that most people don't fit into such neat categorisation. Many of my clients are dealing with more general difficulties like feeling sad, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, relationship breakups, body issues, loss, procrastination, motivation, loneliness... in other words struggling with the day-to-day of life.

**You can book a free, no risk 15 min free call to talk through what you are looking for **

Mental Health Issues Can Effect Everyone
You may have been feeling like this for quite a while or on the other hand you may be highly functioning and suddenly the wheels seem to have dropped off the cart.  Whatever your background or stage in life,  therapy helps you make sense of what's happening, how you are reacting and why.  With compassion and acceptance, I work with clients  to gain insight and find alternative ways to frame their experiences.

My approach to therapy is to work on three layers:

  • Work with you on gaining insight and understanding on your thoughts, behaviours, emotion and body.
  • Practical and proven help working with interventions to help with the current day-to-day and move from emotional distress - a CBT approach
  • Listening and walking with you as you move from this point of emotional pain towards acceptance and change.

Many clients benefit from what is called a top down & bottom up approach i.e. the work on our mind and on our physical ability to heal.  While working on our thoughts, emotions and behaviours, we can take advantage of the amazing physical resources we all have including breathing, polyvagal tone and working with the autonomic system; especially effective in treating anxiety.

I am a LGBT+ ally and continue to dedicate a proportion of my practice to this community.

I also have experience working with neuro diverse clients, especially young autistic adults and the intersection between autism and trans identifying.

Low self-esteem & low confidence - the overlap with low self worth and anxiety and depression is huge. I have a set programme which is stand alone but often runs in parallel to other therapeutic work.

Business and Business Owners - before coming back to psychology I had a 25yr business career including running my own agency.  Career and work related issues are a special interest.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • SCOTACS - Diploma in Counselling & Groupwork
  • COSCA - Counselling Skills Certificate
  • BA - Psychology

Ongoing continual CPD in specialist areas and complimentary modalities.

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety and self-esteem groups run at different times of the year.

In Company/Staff Training
Provision of therapeutic based support for small companies e.g. how to build resilience, motivation & procrastination.

Self-Moderated Course
I am currently developing a self-moderated course for self-esteem, self-worth and self-confidence. Please email me if you are interested in participating in the trail later this year.


From £45.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

It is important that you find a therapist that is right for you. I offer a 15 minute telephone  call to talk through your issues and how I can help.

Low income concessions are limited. Please find out more by contacting me and joining waiting list.

I also offer a 10% discount for forward booking 6 sessions. 


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I offer weekly sessions.  For most anxiety disorders and depression it is usual to expect 10-12 sessions in order to create change. Other issues may fit with less sessions.   

Further information

**Book a 15 min free call to talk through how I could help **

City Of Edinburgh

North Berwick
East Lothian

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

When offering in person counselling but currently not due to COVID.

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Siobhan Tyrrell

Siobhan Tyrrell