Suzanne Rigg (PgDip Couns., Reg. MCOSCA)
Welcome. I am a counsellor, psychotherapist and trauma therapist based in Edinburgh. I provide one-to-one therapy sessions in clinics at Bruntsfield and Bristo Place. I also offer online sessions.
How Counselling & Psychotherapy can help:
I offer psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy, which is a traditional talking therapy. This form of therapy is useful in thinking about and reflecting upon feelings, thoughts, behaviours and patterns that may be causing you discomfort or distress.
Psychodynamic therapy can help you to understand the influence of your earlier experiences on your present issues, ways of coping and patterns of relating. These insights can lead to greater self-awareness, healthier relationships with yourself and others, and the emergence of new ways of being and responding.
It can be beneficial in dealing with specific issues such as addiction, anger, anxiety, depression, loss and childhood trauma, as well as less clearly defined issues such as difficulties in forming or maintaining close relationships, and feeling lost or stuck in life. It is well-suited to those who are self-reflective and committed to their own personal growth and development.
How Trauma therapy can help:
I offer a form of trauma therapy called the Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM).
Trauma can leave us feeling deeply wounded, helpless and hopeless, anxious, fearful, angry, ashamed and distrustful. Or you may struggle to feel anything at all, becoming numb, disconnected from others and detached from yourself. And one part of you may feel quite differently to another part of you.
Comprehensive Resource Model is a structured approach to trauma recovery that draws upon body-based grounding techniques, rhythmic breathing sequences and internal resourcing to create a sense of embodied containment, prior to processing trauma.
It can work gently but powerfully to heal the emotional and somatic legacy of trauma and foster a deep sense of intrapersonal connection and integration. It is particularly helpful in working with anger, anxiety, attachment issues, complex post traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD), ‘parts’ of self, phobias, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Making an Initial Appointment:
Embarking on therapy is often daunting and while the process of growth, personal change and healing is extremely rewarding it can also be very challenging. It is therefore important to engage in a therapeutic relationship that feels right for you. An initial assessment session gives us the opportunity to get to know one another and decide if we would like to work together. If we agree to proceed we would meet at the same place and time each week for a 50-minute session.
If you would like to find out more or are considering booking an appointment, I very much look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and insured, COSCA-registered, counsellor and psychotherapist. I trained in both the psychodynamic and person-centred approaches at the University of Edinburgh. I really care about helping people to heal from trauma, which inspired me to undertake additional trauma-specific training in the Comprehensive Resource Model.
I am committed to evolving and developing as a practitioner and I therefore engage in regular supervision, undertake a variety of CPD activities and invest in my own personal and professional development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Standard session: £50.00
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|