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About us

We believe that our high quality, professional and personal counselling services can change people’s lives for the better. Our unique wealth of experience means we are expertly placed to fully understand the worries and challenges of everyday life. We pride ourselves in providing a supportive and sensitive environment, so we can listen to, care for and value each of our clients as individuals, giving them the skills they need move forward.

West End Therapy Centre is a counselling and therapy centre located in the west end of Edinburgh city centre.

We offer the following services:

  • Individual counselling.
  • Couple counselling.
  • Sex and relationship therapy.
  • Family counselling.
  • Pregnancy Counselling.
  • Sex addiction and sexual compulsivity therapy.
  • Careers guidance.

Our experience is wide ranging, including the following areas:

  • Relationship difficulties.
  • Sexual relationship difficulties.
  • Separation.
  • Anxiety.
  • Depression.
  • Low self-esteem.
  • Assertiveness.
  • Bereavement and loss.
  • Trauma.
  • Pre- or post-abortion counselling.
  • Work related stress.
  • Autistic spectrum disorder.
  • Gender and sexual diversities (GSD).
  • Domestic abuse & coercive control.
  • Historical childhood abuse.

We understand that contacting a therapist for the first time can sometimes feel daunting. Our team at West End Therapy Centre create a supportive and respectful environment so you feel valued and at ease. Your therapist will be personable and reliable, someone with whom you can establish a sense of trust.

If you would like to arrange an initial appointment, please get in touch by email or phone. We look forward to hearing from you and advising you about how we can help.

Training, qualifications & experience

Our fully qualified and established therapists maintain a high professional standard to ensure the best therapeutic experience for you. We have a dynamic team offering a wide range of psychotherapeutic skills with over 40 years combined experience.

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.

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


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Our initial appointment is charged at a reduced rate of £35 allowing you to meet with your therapist to talk about what brings you to our service and decide if this work is right for you going forward. Subsequent appointments are charged at a standard fee of £60 per session. Each appointment lasts for 50 minutes and they are generally weekly, although again this can be discussed at your first appointment.

Further information

We see clients from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm Monday to Thursday; Fridays from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm and Saturdays 9.00 to 1.00 pm.

1 St Colme Street

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Access is via a ramp to the front door. There is a lift to the room. Toilets are access enabled.

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In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Our fully qualified supervisors offer casework supervision to individual therapists and to couple counsellors.

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West End Therapy Centre

West End Therapy Centre