Dr Ulia Mather, MSc, MBACP (Reg) Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Supervisor
I offer confidential counselling, psychotherapy and supervision in Edinburgh and online. I provide short and long-term, solution focused, couple, relationship, family, performance and trauma therapy (CRM, BSP, Somatic etc), mentoring, coaching, consultancy and training.
I work collaboratively with clients who either have mild issues or suffer from prolonged mental health, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, phobias, relationship, anger, temper, control issues, PTSD, multiple diagnoses and addictions.
I have thousands of clinical hours working in various settings (NHS, private and charitable organisations) over many years. I successfully managed a trauma service for abused victims in Scotland and worked effectively with Healthcare RM (Health Risk Management in the UK) and Health Assured (EAP and OH Provider in the UK) over a long period of time. I have also organised and facilitated trauma training in the UK and was consulted by Politicians on the Scottish Government's approach towards survivors of childhood abuse.
People usually come to me through personal referrals as I offer quality therapy with a difference and have a reputation of helping people to achieve positive outcomes against the odds. Maybe you are experiencing certain issue and want to improve your everyday functioning. Perhaps you tried other therapies and didn't fully achieve what you have hoped for or simply never had any experience and don't know where to start.
Sometimes therapy can be a difficult process and choosing the right therapist with whom you can develop a therapeutic relationship with can be hard but very important decision. I am here to assist and guide you not only based on my expertise but also the capacity for wisdom and healing we all have but are often not aware of or may not have previously accessed.
Each of us is a unique individual so every session is adapted to the person’s needs by integrating various approaches and creative styles. My non-judgemental, respectful and confidential environment with emphasis on deep empathy and honesty, hopefully will allow you to feel safe and address various fears. I see myself as a challenging, flexible and grounded therapist who has a wealth of experience and the clients’ best interest at heart. Together we can explore your thoughts, feelings and physical sensations that underpin patterns of behaviour that you don't like or may not even be consciously aware of.
For online sessions I use the Zoom platform, a free encrypted video communication and audio conferencing service. Online therapy is very useful and beneficial to people who struggle to get out or have busy lives or have limited or no local face to face opportunities.
Coming from a medical background as a physician my special interest lies in somatic dissociation, performance therapy and how psychological issues affect physical health and vice versa. I like bridging the gap between medicine and psychotherapy and take a holistic approach towards the client.
As the therapist specialising in couple and trauma counselling/psychotherapy I also provide individual/group supervision, study groups, mentoring, consultations to organisations, run various presentations on request and training.
I offer CRM (Comprehensive Resource Model) and BSP (Brainspotting) therapy.
CRM is a neuro-biologically based effective trauma treatment model. For more information please go to www.comprehensiveresourcemodel.com or look at Lisa Schwarz CRM explanation clips on Youtube.
BSP is a revolutionary treatment model that helps clients to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain. For more information please go to www.brainspotting.com or www.bspuk.co.uk and look at David Grand BSP explanation clips on Youtube.
Training, qualifications & experience
The University of Aberdeen, MSc in Psychological Wellbeing, Counselling and Psychotherapy (distinction)
Internal Family Systems with Dr Richard Schwartz and Dr Frank Anderson (in progress)
Dr Bessel van der Kolk's Intensive Trauma Treatment Course
Comprehensive Resource Training with Lisa Schwarz (Basic, Advanced CRM with Core Self, Case Conceptualisation & Treatment of DDNOS & DID, Transgenerational Trauma & Intensive)
Brainspotting Training with Dr David Grand (phases 1, 2, 3 & Intensive)
Somatic Trauma Training with Babette Rothschild (3 modules)
The University of Strathclyde, Certificate in Person-Centred Couple Therapy (Advanced Professional Training)
Certificate in Creative Supervision with Jenny Biancardi accredited by BPA (British Psychodrama Association), organisational members of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)
The University of Stirling, Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (person-centred approach) validated by BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
Institute of Transactional Analysis, Training in Transactional Analysis 101
The University of Edinburgh, Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies (dialogue between the person-centred and psychodynamic approaches) validated by COSCA (Scotland's Professional Body for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Oxford College, Diploma in Counselling (distinction)
I have thousands of clinical hours working in various settings (NHS, private and charitable organisations) over many years. I successfully managed a trauma service for abused victims in Scotland and worked effectively with Healthcare RM (Health Risk Management in the UK) and Health Assured (EAP and OH Provider in the UK) over a long period of time. I was consulted by Politicians on the Scottish Government's approach towards survivors of childhood abuse.
I worked in a GP practice, agencies specialising in spinal injuries, postnatal depression and sexual, physical, emotional, domestic abuse, rape, PTSD, loss etc. My private work also includes individuals affected by relationship issues, addictions, stress from work, parenthood, disability, attachment issues, gestational, transgenerational trauma, sexuality etc. I have also organised and facilitated trauma training in the UK so I provide various training to organisations based on their specific requirements and run study and supervision groups for therapists.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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During our initial appointment we discuss your needs, you see how I work and together we can propose the plan of your therapy. I will be glad to answer to any questions you might have. You are then free to think about whether I am the right therapist for you and choose the duration of upcoming sessions .
I charge £70 per hour for individual and £80 per hour for couple or family therapy.
Please note often couple and trauma therapy benefits from 1.5 hrs sessions, concession fees are not offered.
There is on-street free parking and Lothian bus stop within less than 5 min walk.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any other queries.
In my spare time I love to spend a quality time with my family and travel. I have travelled extensively abroad, lived in many countries and have good understanding of differences and diversity. I enjoy theatre, cinema, comedy performances and rugby.