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Counselling

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Over and over, life presents us with challenge after challenge. We learn to cope by using unhealthy habits to suppress our thoughts and emotions. We over-work. Comfort eat. Binge drink. Abuse drugs. Sometimes, we become so overwhelmed that it can feel isolating and scary. Unchecked, these methods of coping can build and build, until they even begin affecting those around us – from our families and friends, to work colleagues and, often, even strangers. 

 

I predominantly work using a person-centred counselling approach, integrating various other methods specific to the needs of the individual I am working with. We each have the tools we need to face life within us but can easily lose sight of this capacity. Rather than the client trusting the counsellor to have some special technique that will ‘fix’ them, the person-centred counsellor invests their trust in the client, and enables them to find that trust in themselves and act upon it. The intent is not to fix a problem, but to enable the client to become both the mender and maker of their own lives. 

Having worked within a wide range of professional settings – including the NHS, council run organisations, the voluntary sector and my own private business – I believe it is important to find a counsellor who you have a connection with. Therefore, I invite you to attend a free, initial appointment to help you decide if I am the right person for you. I invite you to trust your gut instinct and know that you will not be offending me if you choose to keep looking for a counsellor that is a better fit.  

My areas of expertise include: 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Addiction

  • Eating Disorders

  • Bereavement

  • Loss

  • Anger Management

  • Relationship Issues

  • Postnatal Depression

  • Sexuality Issues

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Suicidal Thoughts

  • Study/Work-Related Stress

  • Childhood Trauma

  • Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse

 

 

I offer both face-to-face and online therapy sessions. Should

you be unhappy with any aspect of my service, please contact

COSCA www.cosca.org.uk and follow their complaints process.

COSCA are a PSA accredited organisation who regulate

Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland.

ALL COUNSELLING SESSIONS ARE ONLINE DUE TO COVID-19.

Other therapies offered include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Group Therapy

  • Integrative

  • Mindfulness

  • Psychoanalytical and Psychodynamic

  • Transactional Analysis

counselling

Crewe Road North

Edinburgh

EH5 1LP

lisaproudfoot@hotmail.co.uk

 

Tel: 073-6647-4549

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