Shirley Thompson: Integrative Counsellor, Edinburgh, EH7 Edinburgh, EH7
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Shirley Thompson

Integrative counsellor
Edinburgh EH7 , Edinburgh EH7
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About Me

Managing to function but struggling to cope?  It can help to talk freely and in confidence with someone whose life and relationships are separate from yours.

My introduction to counselling and psychotherapy was as a client thirty years ago. Now I help other people find their way through a wide range of life events and challenges, including issues related to Covid-19 (coronavirus). 

With impartial help to express yourself, unravel your thoughts and feelings, and review your ideas, decisions and beliefs it becomes easier to make sense of what's happening.  It then becomes possible to explore your needs/wishes/options and find a way through.  Perhaps it's difficult to put into words whatever is troubling you - maybe I can help you to find them?

Talking therapy is challenging - and making the initial contact can be daunting - but once you find someone with whom you feel safe enough it can also be interesting, enjoyable and liberating. If you think I might be able to help, I'll be glad to arrange an Introductory Session. This allows us to get a sense of each other, discuss your needs and wishes, and then decide how best to proceed.

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First Practice
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Dialogue and Space
64 Albion Road
City of Edinburgh

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Second Practice
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Healing Therapy Centre
1 Kirkwood Place
City of Edinburgh

Issues often worked with

Interpersonal relationships
Family estrangement
Finding meaning
Social anxiety

Therapy offered

In person
By phone

Client groups



Fees are due at the start of each session and payable by BACS transfer:

Introductory Session - 50 minutes - £30.00

Subsequent Weekly Sessions - 50 minutes - £50.00

Training and qualifications

Diploma 2005 - Credit Rated by Napier University - Validated by COSCA

COSCA Registered Practitioner Member - Registrant Number 2051

Professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insured

Post-Qualifying Experience: 16 years

Mindfulness Training 2014 - Foundation Level - Mindfullybeing Scotland

Theoretical Approach: Integrative

My Integrative Approach embraces Person Centred, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and Psychodynamic concepts, theories and practices thus offering a variety of different ways to explore, understand and appreciate the complexity, diversity and uncertainty of human experience.

In addition to private practice I work for the PF Counselling Service in Edinburgh, providing short and long term therapy to adults irrespective of their ability to pay.

My professional history also includes Outreach Support (Homelessness & Complex Needs), Nursing (General), Occupational Therapy (Psychiatry), Administration (Business & Charity), Customer Service, Retail and Hospitality.

Prior to settling in Edinburgh I lived and worked in Bury St Edmunds, Amsterdam, London, Athens, Epsom and Glasgow.

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Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland