Stuart Morgan-Ayrs BA(Hons) BSc(Hons) MSc(Psy) FRSSA FRSPH FNCP FICP

Stuart Morgan-Ayrs BA(Hons) BSc(Hons) MSc(Psy) FRSSA FRSPH FNCP FICP

South Side Centre
86 Causewayside
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH9 1EP

Consulting Rooms
34 W George Street
Glasgow
G2 1DA

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South Side Centre
86 Causewayside
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH9 1EP

Consulting Rooms
34 W George Street
Glasgow
G2 1DA

About me

Multi-modal and Integrative clinical psychotherapist, counsellor, hypnotherapist, complementary therapist, life coach and mindfulness practitioner.
Locations: Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow, Skype

(Details correct 04.07.2018)

Please email me not phone. In session and when travelling my phone is off. Please email for now, all booked clients have a mobile contact number provided.

Practice Description
I base all client work around NICE recommended and/or research evidenced core models. Around the core I blend multi modal and integrative working to adapt to the individual needs of the client or couple. I work with people and not the diagnosis, and my overall underpinning approach is humanistic. I am a supporter of the critical psychotherapy movement and am published as a critic of the medical model and it’s variants.

Multi modal is similar to integrative therapy, in that it combined multiple therapy models where appropriate. However where Integrative therapists are often core trained in one model and use others as well, Multi-Modal therapists are core trained in MULTIPLE CORE MODELS. In my case these are:

  • Psychoanalytic (psychodynamic, hypno-analytic, cognitive behavioural analytic, systems analytic, mindfulness based analytic),
  • Cognitive behavioural (CBT, CBASP, MBCT, CBH, DBT),
  • Humanistic (eastern and western psychology models including mindfulness and Zen mindfulness: Naikan, Morita, Satori), and
  • Clinical hypnotherapy (hypno-analysis, Ericksonian and cognitive behavioural).

I actively work with eastern and western philosophical models, and I am part of the Pink Therapy and Rainbow Therapy groups, working as a knowledgeable and experienced practitioner with LGBT*, Queer, Poly, Kink and BDSM groups.  I also work with persons of faith, adapting where appropriate to incorporate their beliefs and philosophy into the change process. I have studied various faith models both informally and at undergraduate level, as well as through personal exploration.

I accept couples and individuals. I work with persons with medical diagnosis including anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, personality disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders and other mental health conditions. I also work with stress and anger management. The underpinning NICE and research rationals for treatment provided is detailed at the website listed. Psychological treatments are not a substitute for medical attention and if you suspect you have a mental health issue you should consult your GP as well as seeking talking therapy support.

I work with children and adolescents using different models for different age groups, drawing from psychodynamic, developmental and interpersonal psychotherapy, as well as psycho-education. More information on my website.

Voluntary Positions and professional life:

I am actively involved in the politics of our profession as a member of the Alliance of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Union. I have held several roles for professional bodies, and am currently (July 2018) Deputy Chair of the board of Directors of the UKAHPP, the Scotland Representative of the NACHP, and on the Advisory Board of the SFT Register.

I am published in a major work on the future of the profession by John Lees, and I regularly contribute journal articles to publications including Self and Society, where I have a regular column.

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Training, qualifications & experience

After first completing a BSc(Hons) in IIT specialising in human resources and analytic modelling including SSADM, I began my therapy training post graduation: I trained 1993-96 with a diploma in Humanistic, psychodynamic and Cognitive behavioural psychoanalysis and clinical hypnotherapy. Externally validated via City & Guilds NVQ (Part 1 Mini award C21, D32, Part 2 C25, Part 3 Full level 4). T&D level 4 (QCF level 5). This is an approved CHNC PSA AR route (Hypnotherapy via SSM).

Further accreditation 1999-2002 NACHP (National Association of Counsellors Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists) in humanistic counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, psychoanalysis, and clinical hypnotherapy. Humanistic component designed in conjunction with HIPC. CHNC PSA AR route (Hypnotherapy).

More recent accreditation process with the National Council of Psychotherapists, and their sister organisation the International Council of Psychotherapists (for international work), first as a Senior Accredited Practitioner, and then promoted to Fellow. CHNC PSA AR route (Hypnotherapy). Areas: Psychoanalysis, Humanistic Counselling, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Life Coaching.

Extensive personal and professional training and study of eastern psychology including Mindfulness. Listed on the FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapists) PSA AR under Hypnotherapy, EMMETT and Mindfulness Therapy.

I am a registered practitioner with the Mindfulness Association, requiring me to commit personally and professionally to ongoing and daily mindfulness practice. I am therefore actively engaged in practising what I preach!

Additional study includes a BA(Hons) Open in Philosophy and psychology topics and a MSc Psychology.

CPD level awards include:  Life coaching (lvl 3), NLP (lvl 3), psychotherapy (lvl 2 & 4), Grief counselling (lvl 3), Hypnotherapy (lvl 4), Sidereus Hypnosis, Mental Health (lvl 4), MBCT, MBSR, Mindfulness, CBT, meditation.

Psycho-education qualifications include NVQ Level 4 T&D in context of complementary health education. Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health. Fellow of the Institute of Health Promotion and Education.

Body work trained a seated Acupressure massage practitioner (Diploma qualified) and a Chi Gung Practitioner (Lvl 3) and Martial Artist (5th Dan).

Registrations:

  • UKAHPP Register of Practitioners: Ordinary Practitioner level: psychotherapeutic counsellor (a PSA AR)
  • Listed on the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council) voluntary regulator and PSA AR under Hypnotherapy
  • Fellow of the National Council of Psychotherapists and the International Council of Psychotherapists: Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Senior Member: Association of Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists: Counselling, Coaching, Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy
  • Full Practitioner member of the National Association of Counsellors Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists: Counselling, Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy
  • Full Practitioner member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (PSA AR)(Listed Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness therapy, EMMETT)
  • Mindfulness Association: Mindfulness including Compassion and Acceptance based
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health: Psycho-education and Public Health
  • Fellow of the Institute of Health Promotion & Education: Psycho-education and Public Health
  • Guild of Holistic Therapists (Body-mind work: Acupressure and Seated Massage)

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Member organisations

UKAHPP

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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Bipolar Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Eating Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Depression
Long term depression
Anxiety
OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
PTSD Post traumatic stress disorder
Anger management and anger counselling
Stress management and stress counselling
Personal Development and self awareness
Public Speaking
Performance
Phobias
Relationship counselling
LGBT* and BDSM / Kink, Poly and other relationship models
Faith issues and working within faith models
Psychodynamic therapy short and long term
Cognitive behavioural based and short term work
Cognitive behavioural analysis including CBASP
Mindfulness therapy and Eastern Psychology
MBCT, MBSR, DBT, Mindfulness teaching, Mindful meditation
Hypnotherapy and Self hypnosis
Cognitive behavioural Hypnotherapy
Hypno-analysis style of psychoanalysis
Systems analysis including SSADM style of psychoanalysis
Mindfulness analysis style of psychoanalysis
Humanistic western models of counselling
Person Centred counselling
Gestalt and Humanistic based counselling
Philosophy based counselling including Socratic style counselling
Psychotherapy Edinburgh
Psychotherapy Glasgow
Psychotherapy Falkirk
Counselling Edinburgh
Counselling Falkirk
Counselling Glasgow
Psychoanalysis Edinburgh
Psychoanalysis Glasgow
Psychoanalysis Falkirk
Mindfulness Edinburgh
Mindfulness Glasgow
Mindfulness Falkirk
MBCT DBT MBSR Mindfulness Edinburgh
MBCT DBT MBSR Mindfulness Glasgow
MBCT DBT MBSR Mindfulness Falkirk
CBT CBASP Cognitive behavioural therapy and analysis Edinburgh
CBT CBASP Cognitive behavioural therapy and analysis Falkirk
CBT CBASP Cognitive behavioural therapy and analysis Glasgow
Psychotherapy Counselling Mindfulness for depression
Psychotherapy Counselling Mindfulness for anxiety
Psychotherapy Counselling Mindfulness for BPD
Psychotherapy Counselling Mindfulness for stress
Psychotherapy Counselling Mindfulness for anger management
Psychotherapy Counselling Mindfulness for mental health

Moving on from Domestic violence
Moving on from domestic abuse
Counselling for Domestic Violence
Counselling for domestic abuse
Counselling or psychotherapy for gaslighting
Counselling or psychotherapy for attachment issues
Counselling or psychotherapy for manipulative relationships
Counselling or psychotherapy for co-dependent relationships
Living with someone with Borderline Personality Disorder
Living with someone with Bipolar
Carer Stress
Living as a Carer
Coping with being a carer
Getting over gaslighting
Getting over being abused
Getting over being with a manipulative partner
Understanding developmental psychology in yourself

Feeling sad Edinburgh
Feeling Sad Glasgow
Feeling Sad Falkirk

Feeling down Edinburgh
Feeling down Glasgow
Feeling Down Falkirk

feeling anxious Edinburgh
feeling anxious Glasgow
feeling anxious Falkirk

feeling depressed Edinburgh
feeling depressed Falkirk
feeling depressed Glasgow

feeling angry Edinburgh
feeling angry Falkirk
feeling angry Glasgow

feeling guilty Edinburgh
feeling guilty Glasgow
feeling guilty Falkirk

behaviour problems Edinburgh
behaviour problems Falkirk
behaviour problems Falkirk

interpersonal relationship problems Edinburgh
Interpersonal relationship problems Falkirk
Interpersonal relationship problems Glasgow

Trauma Edinburgh
Trauma Glasgow
Trauma Falkirk
relationship Trauma

Understanding relationships
Attachment issues
Self soothing issues
Coping with anxiety
Coping with being alone
Coping with being single
Coping with splitting up with a partner
Coping with separation

Affairs and betrayals Edinburgh
Affairs and Betrayals Glasgow
Affairs and Betrayals Falkirk

separation and divorce Edinburgh
separation and divorce Glasgow
separation and divorce Falkirk

relationship issues Edinburgh
relationship issues Glasgow
relationship issues Falkirk
Relationship communication
Relationship issues

Panic disorder Edinburgh
panic disorder Glasgow
Panic disorder Falkirk

addiction Edinburgh
addiction Falkirk
addiction Glasgow

seasonal affective disorder SAD Edinburgh
seasonal affective disorder SAD Falkirk
seasonal affective disorder SAD Glasgow

post natal depression Edinburgh
post natal depression Glasgow
post natal depression Falkirk

alcoholism Edinburgh
alcoholism Glasgow
alcoholism Falkirk

family issues Edinburgh
family issues Falkirk
family issues Glasgow

low self esteem Edinburgh
low self esteem Glasgow
low self esteem Falkirk

personality disorders Edinburgh
personality disorders Falkirk
personality disorders Glasgow

child related issues Edinburgh
child related issues Glasgow
child related issues Falkirk

low self confidence Edinburgh
low self confidence Glasgow
low self confidence Falkirk

emotional abuse Edinburgh
emotional abuse Falkirk
emotional abuse Glasgow

eating disorders edinburgh
eating disorders Glasgow
eating disorders Falkirk

anorexia nervosa Edinburgh
anorexia nervosa Glasgow
anorexia nervosa Falkirk

binge-eating disorder Edinburgh
binge-eating disorder Falkirk
binge-eating disorder Glasgow

suicidal thoughts Edinburgh
suicidal thoughts Glasgow
suicidal thoughts Falkirk

sex addiction Edinburgh
sex addiction Glasgow
sex addiction Falkirk

sex problems Edinburgh
sex problems Glasgow
sex problems Falkirk

internet addiction Edinburgh
internet addiction Falkirk
internet addiction Glasgow

gaming addiction Edinburgh
gaming addiction Glasgow
gaming addiction Falkirk

drug addiction Edinburgh
drug addiction Glasgow
drug addiction Falkirk

Depression Edinburgh
Depression Falkirk
Depression Glasgow

Anxiety Edinburgh
Anxiety Glasgow
Anxiety Falkirk

generalised anxiety disorder Edinburgh
generalised anxiety disorder Glasgow
generalised anxiety disorder Falkirk

Fears and phobias Edinburgh
Fears and Phobias Glasgow
Fears and Phobias Falkirk

Panic and anxiety attacks Edinburgh
Panic and Anxiety attacks Glasgow
Panic and anxiety attacks Falkirk

Asexual Polysexual Bisexual Transexual Lesbian Gay, Kink, BDSM, Non Binary counselling

Non traditional relationship counselling

Multimodal psychotherapy

Integrative psychotherapy

Body mind psychotherapy

Body work psychotherapy

Moving on from abuse
Moving on from manipulation
Moving on from gaslighting
Moving on from emotional abuse

Coping with loss and bereavement
Moving on from loss
Anticipatory loss
Carer stress
Knowing someone is going to die
Preparing for loss
Dealing with Cancer stress
Dealing with long term pain
Dealing with Chronic Pain

loneliness Edinburgh
loneliness Glasgow
loneliness Falkirk

separation anxiety Edinburgh
separation anxiety Glasgow
separation anxiety Falkirk

Jealousy Edinburgh
jealousy Falkirk
jealousy Glasgow

Student counselling Edinburgh
Student psychotherapy Edinburgh

Low income counselling Edinburgh

Stress at work
Work related stress
Family stress
Stress management
Mindfulness based stress reduction
Coping with stress
Stress reduction
Feeling stressed out
Relaxation for stress
Stressed and angry
Relationship stress
Marital stress

Photos & videos

  • Mindfulness Association Practitioner
  • Basic Introduction
  • NACHP registered and accredited
  • National Council of Psychotherapists
  • Federation of Holistic Therapists
  • CNHC registered therapist (Hypnotherapy)

Fees

3 Level fee scale for Employed, Low income and Student/Benefits

Lowest rates for Edinburgh and Skype only

Free information pack for all enquiries including most up to date fees fully itemised.

Discounted rates for students, on benefits, 3rd Sector employees, NHS employees (lower levels) and UK Armed forces (including veterans)

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Published articles

Further information

Specialist areas include:

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression
  • Long term depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • PTSD Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Anger management and anger counselling
  • Stress management and stress counselling
  • Personal Development and self awareness
  • Public Speaking
  • Performance
  • Phobias
  • Relationship counselling
  • Relationship Issues
  • Abusive relationships
  • Gas lighting relationships
  • Manipulative relationships
  • Psychologically abusive relationships
  • Physically abusive relationships
  • Sexually abusive relationships
  • Polysexual relationships
  • LGBT* relationships
  • BDSM relationships
  • Family Issues
  • Separation and Betrayal
  • Coping with children issues
  • Working with UK Armed forces and veterans (former signatory to Official Secrets Act and ex-TA)
  • LGBT* and BDSM / Kink, Poly and other relationship models
  • Faith issues and working within faith models
  • Psychodynamic therapy short and long term
  • Cognitive behavioural based and short term work
  • Cognitive behavioural analysis including CBASP
  • Mindfulness therapy and Eastern Psychology
  • MBCT, MBSR, DBT, Mindfulness teaching, Mindful meditation
  • Hypnotherapy and Self hypnosis
  • Cognitive behavioural Hypnotherapy
  • Hypno-analysis style of psychoanalysis
  • Systems analysis including SSADM style of psychoanalysis
  • Mindfulness analysis style of psychoanalysis
  • Humanistic western models of counselling
  • Person Centred counselling
  • Gestalt and Humanistic based counselling
  • Philosophy based counselling including Socratic style counselling
  • Psychotherapy Edinburgh
  • Psychotherapy Glasgow
  • Psychotherapy Falkirk
  • Counselling Edinburgh
  • Counselling Falkirk
  • Counselling Glasgow
  • Psychoanalysis Edinburgh
  • Psychoanalysis Glasgow
  • Psychoanalysis Falkirk
  • Mindfulness Edinburgh
  • Mindfulness Glasgow
  • Mindfulness Falkirk
  • MBCT DBT MBSR Mindfulness Edinburgh
  • MBCT DBT MBSR Mindfulness Glasgow
  • MBCT DBT MBSR Mindfulness Falkirk
  • CBT CBASP Cognitive behavioural therapy and analysis Edinburgh
  • CBT CBASP Cognitive behavioural therapy and analysis Falkirk
  • CBT CBASP Cognitive behavioural therapy and analysis Glasgow
  • Psychotherapy Counselling Mindfulness for depression
  • Psychotherapy Counselling Mindfulness for anxiety
  • Psychotherapy Counselling Mindfulness for BPD
  • Psychotherapy Counselling Mindfulness for stress
  • Psychotherapy Counselling Mindfulness for anger management
  • Psychotherapy Counselling Mindfulness for mental health
  • Moving on from Domestic violence
  • Moving on from domestic abuse
  • Counselling for Domestic Violence
  • Counselling for domestic abuse
  • Counselling or psychotherapy for gaslighting
  • Counselling or psychotherapy for attachment issues
  • Counselling or psychotherapy for manipulative relationships
  • Counselling or psychotherapy for co-dependent relationships
  • Living with someone with Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Living with someone with Bipolar
  • Carer Stress
  • Living as a Carer
  • Coping with being a carer
  • Getting over gaslighting
  • Getting over being abused
  • Getting over being with a manipulative partner
  • Understanding developmental psychology in yourself

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Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH9 1EP
Glasgow, G2 1DA

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: German

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

In Edinburgh wheelchair access on demand (alternative premises). Please indicate in advance and we will be very happy to accommodate.

Availability

Please email me not phone. In session and when travelling you will only get the voicemail. Number provided to all clients once booked.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Approved supervisor for the National Council of Psychotherapists, and the National Association of Counsellors Hypnotherapists and Psychotherapists.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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