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Pg Dip (Couns) (Edin), MBACP Reg, MNCS (Accred), HCPC Reg

About me

I am an experienced counsellor working mainly in Edinburgh, not far from the City centre. I also have a practice a couple of miles from the centre, only a short walk from free parking and served by multiple bus routes, and another close to Edinburgh University's main hub. I also offer telephone/ video counselling with excellent results.

Sometimes we have things that trouble us and we need help to resolve them. If we do not make time to seek help, the things that trouble us can become part of our everyday lives, part of who we are, making us unhappy or anxious and stop us functioning as we might. We may feel overwhelmed at times, with a profound effect not just on ourselves but also those around us.

If you want to reach out and feel you need help to make a positive change in your life to do so, I offer a warm, empathic, non-judgemental, safe and confidential environment to explore what you wish to talk about. I work with all clients, including younger people and couples. I believe that helping people to deal with things as early as possible can help them avoid problems resurfacing later in their lives. Some of these problems may be family and relationships, social anxiety, exam and studies, bullying, cyber-bullying and food/ weight issues.

I offer both psychodynamic psychotherapy and person-centred therapy. I believe we all have the drive within ourselves to find the best solutions to our own problems, but we often need help and the right conditions to explore what is best for us. However, I recognise that we are all individuals and that what works for one may not work for another. I believe it is important as a therapist to be pragmatic and flexible, drawing from different disciplines and working collaboratively with the client to provide a tailored approach to meet the client's individual needs and preferences.  Accordingly, as an integrative counsellor, I draw from many disciplines to ensure I can offer counselling of sufficient flexibility to meet your needs.

Being a counsellor is my second career, after working as a physiotherapist in Switzerland, the Spire Murrayfield and my own private practice here in Edinburgh, and based on my extensive experience as a physiotherapist, I believe that forging a strong relationship between myself and my patients, based on mutual trust and respect, is fundamental to my work. I believe our mental health is as important as our physical health. The one affects the other, though we frequently do not reflect on or recognise the impact our minds may be having upon us.

My life has been enriched with broad and varied work and experience, giving me a valuable depth of understanding and knowledge for my counselling work. I have worked at Edinburgh University in the student and staff counselling, with school children in Edinburgh and as a staff counsellor for NHS occupational health, work and relationship problems, victims of abuse, people with depression and anxiety amongst many other concerns.

I have an eclectic approach, making use of different approaches (e.g., person centred, transactional analysis, CBT, ACT and DBT) to meet the specific needs of the client.  

I have specialised training in online and other remote forms of counselling as well as in face-to-face working.

I have completed counselling supervisor training.

© Tina Cameron 2022

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Grad Certificate in Counselling. Edinburgh University. COSCA Accredited
  • Post Grad Diploma in Counselling. Edinburgh University (Distinction). COSCA Accredited
  • NCS Accredited Member
  • Advanced Certificate in Couples Counselling
  • Hugely experienced in student counselling (University and schools)
  • Member of BACP Universities and Colleges Division
  • Registered Member BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • Registered Member of the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council).
  • Chartered Physiotherapist and Member of Society of Orthopaedic Medicine

I am committed to attaining a high standard of care and attend training courses and conferences for my continual professional development. I am a registered member of the BACP and work to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.



Some of the areas I work in are shown below

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling Society
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Considerable experience in student counselling in both university and school.

Fees

From £55.00 to £80.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

Non-insurance rate:

Prices depend on on location and time (Some concessions available). I can offer some weekends and evenings. Please check with me for weekend/ evening prices.

Individual therapy from £55 per 50 minute session

Couples therapy from £65 per 50 minute session

Insurance rates depend on client policy details.

Appointment fees are payable by cash or cheque at the end of each session, or by online banking  payment before the appointment.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer appointments from 9am to 7pm weekdays and some at weekends, but these are in high demand. As COVID-19 restricts face to face work I am offering telephone/ video sessions.

Further information

I have a good command of French.

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH10

Edinburgh, EH4

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

During the COVID restrictions there will be no face to face work, but I offer telephone and video counselling, in which I have had a great deal of success, to all who require it.

Additional languages

French

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom