Charles Cornelius

Charles Cornelius

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH9
Sessions from £60.00



I currently have availability on Wednesdays during the day. Please let me know what times work for you and I will check my availability.

About me and my therapy practice

An increasing number of people come to a place in life when they want to talk to someone in a confidential space about their challenges.

I am practised at providing a space in which clients feel able to start to share. This sharing can be a relief for clients and the start of a rewarding yet challenging journey.

In addition to my private practice working with adults I have the experience working for some of the most established counselling services in Scotland for adults, children and young people.

I also have trainings in Mentalization-based Therapy for families with the Anna Freud Centre, Systemic Family Therapy at the Tavistock,  Wisdom in Groups at the Bayswater Institute, Nonviolent Communication with CNVC and Diploma on Organisational Development at the Craighead Institute. 

I attend a monthly men's group and practice a martial art.

Practice description

I aim to provide a safe space for clients to feel comfortable enough to share. 

I am trained in both the person-centred and psychodynamic approaches. The person-centred approach helps me deeply listen to you. I help you get in touch with your hidden parts so you can feel accepted and acceptable.

My psychodynamic training helps us wonder about what is going on for you and why.

With an integration of both approaches I help you feel tricky feelings to help you move through unhelpful patterns and into better relationship with yourself and others. 

In addition to my counselling qualification I attend regular professional CPD to provide support with life challenges such as:


Depressive symptoms / Low mood

Low self-esteem 

Relationship challenges and fear of being in relationships


Boarding school survivor syndrome 
Self employment 
Managerial responsibilities 
Holding boundaries 

My first session

In general I aim to provide you with a space in which you are comfortable enough to share whatever you would like. I believe that whatever comes up in your mind is most likely the best place to start. 

Our initial session is a bit different in that we reflect on whether it feels comfortable enough for you to share and if we are a good match.

During the initial session we also talk about confidentiality and complete some basic admin and establish initial counselling goals.

These goals could be that you would like to see some improvement in certain relationships with individuals or in the workplace. It could be that you would like to see a reduction of depressive symptoms or notice an improvement in self esteem. Everyone has different challenges and your goals are tailored to you.

It can be useful to visit these goals periodically, eg every 6 sessions, so that we make the most of your sessions. 

At the end of the initial session you can either book in for the next available week, choose not to continue or take 48 hours to think about it. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Family therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Families, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work

Languages spoken