Sofia Nunes

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH7

About me

I am a qualified psychodynamic therapist with a Post-graduate Diploma in Human Relations and Counselling from Human Development Scotland. I also hold a Post-graduate Certificate in Counselling Studies (with distinction) from the University of Edinburgh, with an integrative approach between psychodynamic and person-centred therapies.  My practice is strongly influenced by a life-long interest in Jungian therapy and by my considerable experience with energy therapy developed in my work with the Tollcross Community Healing Group between 2009 and 2017. This profound understanding of subtler dynamics enables me to attune to the unspoken feelings of my clients and provide a nurturing environment where they can express their whole self and begin to thrive. Furthermore, my own multicultural background and varied professional history in educational and supportive roles have prepared me to engage with clients on a wide range of issues without judgment or preconceptions, a stance that has benefited my clients at PF Counselling Service and in my own practice.  I also adopt a variety of creative approaches, depending on the individual needs of each client. 

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I abide by its Code of Ethics and Code of Practice and as such undertake regular supervision. I am strongly committed to continuous professional development and frequently attend training sessions, workshops and conferences.

I offer both brief and long term therapy in weekly 50-minute sessions from 6pm onwards on weekdays and all day on Saturdays. My practice is based in Edinburgh and sessions are currently been held online via Zoom and WhatsApp, which allows me to support clients irrespective of their location. As Covid-19 restrictions continue to be eased, face-to-face sessions are likely to be resumed, if and when appropriate.  

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post-graduate Diploma in Human Relations and Counselling from Human Development Scotland (2020)
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Counselling Studies from the University of Edinburgh with distinction (2013)
  • Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Member of and fully insured by the Psychologists Protection Society (PPS)
  • Volunteer counsellor with PF Counselling Services since May 2019
  • Volunteer Listener with the Listening Place (The Ripple Project – Lochend/Craigentinny Community Hub; 2014 to 2017)
  • Reiki Master with over 1,000 hours of reiki therapy practice – Tollcross Community Healing Group (2009 to 2017)

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.

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

'Issues with life' often don't fit in neat categories. Feel free to contact me with any other issues you wish to address. If I am unable to help you, I will be happy to refer you to more suited therapists.    


Additional information

The process of looking for and choosing a therapist can feel rather daunting, even for clients who have been in therapy in the past. Prior to a first session, I offer a 20-minute free-of-charge consultation via Zoom or WhatsApp, so that we can have an initial conversation and decide whether we can work together. If not, I will be happy to suggest other therapists.

Thereafter, my fees are £50 per 50-minute weekly sessions. Concessionary rates will be considered on a case by case basis.

Further information

In addition to offering therapy in English and Portuguese, my firm grasp of French, Italian and Spanish has proven valuable in facilitating deeper expression and exploration of affects in the clients’ own languages.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Additional languages


Online platforms

Sofia Nunes

Sofia Nunes