Douglas Nicholson is a counsellor in Edinburgh  

What attracted you to become a therapist?

Talking is the only real way of helping people find out why they are the way they are – and therefore give them the chance to change. 

Where did you train? 

Regent’s College, London

What sort of people do you usually see?

All sorts

What do you like about being a therapist?

I get to wonder at the human condition for hours on end

What is less pleasant?

Sore knees

How long you’ve been with and what you think of us?

Since the beginning. I think you are a fantastic service and I am in awe of your hands on energy and commitment. 

Do you ever suggest books or apps to clients?


What’s your consultation room like?

Warm. Comfortable. Cosy.


What you do for your own mental health? 

Counselling, supervision, running, singing             

What do you wish people knew about therapy?

That you don’t have to be 'mad' before you can go and get the benefit of it


What have you learnt about yourself in therapy?

That I don’t know very much