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.
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.
© Tina Cameron 2017
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling. Edinburgh university. COSCA Accredited
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling. Edinburgh University (Distinction). COSCA Accredited
- NCS Accredited Member
- Chartered Physiotherapist and Member of Society of Orthopaedic Medicine
- Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- Member of BACP Universities and Colleges Division
- Registered Member of the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council).
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
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £80.00
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
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 £50 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.
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.
I have a good command of French.