Tariki Trust

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Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Gorebridge, Midlothian, EH23
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About us

The Tariki Counselling Service originally formed during the height of the pandemic, when a group of mature counselling and psychotherapy students got together and started talking about the great need for therapy and healing as the world faced a mental health crisis. This issue felt so pressing, especially at a time when traditional channels of support were closing their doors.  

As group, we recognised the increased need for people to access therapy, while at the same time, we were wanting to gain practical experience of delivering therapy. Consequently, we created an online Buddhist Psychotherapy and Counselling agency in order to offer support to those who need it most and to gain experience as practitioners. This counselling service has gone from strength to strength, providing online counselling sessions to hundreds of people, and enabling all of the students involved to earn their respective therapy qualifications.    

Now that all of the group members are fully qualified counsellors and/or psychotherapists, we have decided to continue operating as a collective of individual practitioners. Our unifying ethos is rooted in our Buddhist psychotherapy training: we seek to provide deeply compassionate talking therapy to clients looking for an open-minded exploration of what’s going on their lives. We believe that the trusted bond of the client-therapist relationship provides the conditions for clients to discover what they need, and for both the client and the therapist to collaborate, facilitating the healing process.   

Despite Tariki’s Buddhist orientation, no matter what the clients’ spiritual practice, we offer a radically non-judgemental approach to all faiths and none. Even though all of the practitioners in this group have trained in Buddhist Psychotherapy at the Tariki Trust, we each have our own individual strengths, style, and ways of working. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more.   

The Tariki Counselling Service offers 1:1, long-term therapy, from a Buddhist perspective, for anyone over the age of 18. The cost of therapy depends on the practitioner, please enquire here. Tariki works with clients experiencing a wide array of therapeutic needs. All issues are welcome.   

If you are looking to begin therapy, or you want to have an informal chat to learn more, please get in touch by sending an email to:  


We look forward to hearing from you and being part of your therapy journey. 

Training, qualifications & experience

We have a number of counsellors operating with this service who can offer sessions for long or short term work. Most are staff or graduates of the Tariki programme.

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

Life review and spiritual journey.


Additional information

Sessions may be on a sliding scale according to means and will depend on which therapist you see. Please enquire to claire@tarikitrust.org

When we work

we offer sessions daytime and evenings (by zoom or phone only)

We have students and qualified counsellors and therapists based in different areas of the UK.

Further information

Further details of our approach and the variety of services offered, can be found on our website www.buddhistpsychology.info

Gorebridge, Midlothian, EH23

Type of session

In person


Tariki Trust
Tariki Trust