Sam Gardner

Sam Gardner

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

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Therapist - Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH8
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

If you are struggling with how things are in your life, or how you feel about yourself, counselling can help you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a way that can be difficult in everyday life. 

You may have been living and coping with anxiety and low mood, or a sense of stuckness or hopelessness for a long time before reaching out for help. It may be difficult to pinpoint what the problem is. Sometimes things just don't feel right or life isn't as you'd like it to be. What is important will unfold in time as you feel safe enough to express yourself and I will help you explore the personal meaning in your experiences.

Whatever you are going through, I will try hard to understand your concerns as they are for you and I will share with you my sense of your experience without judgement. Sometimes being carefully listened to helps you to hear yourself, see things more clearly and trust yourself, perhaps for the first time.

Practice description

I have experience working with clients with a range of difficulties and issues. These include anxiety and depression, burnout, work stress, family conflict, relationship problems, abuse, trauma, low self-esteem, high-sensitivity and personal development. 

I currently work online and by phone. I am happy to discuss what feels the best fit for you.

If you would like to work in person, please do get in touch. I will take into consideration the current guidelines and discuss with you how we might work safely together.

My first session

Please contact me to arrange an initial chat where we can discuss what's brought you to counselling and how we might work together. This gives you an opportunity to see how I work and ask any questions you might have. If we are happy to move forwards, we will discuss availability and arrange our first session.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Person centred, Phenomenological

Clients I work with

Adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling