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.
- Low self-esteem.
- Bereavement and loss.
- 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
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)
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Concessions offered for
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.
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.