Sam Gardner

Sam Gardner

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH9
Sessions from £55.00


  • Flexible hours available


I am available at various times Monday - Friday. Please get in touch to check current availability.

About me and my therapy practice

I work with you to create a relationship which is open, warm and supports you to get to know more about yourself and the difficulties you may be having.

A collaborative and safe enough relationship is what makes therapy work. When our nervous system is at ease and connected to another person, we can lift our gaze and open our hearts, our muscles have the chance to loosen and let go. We can reach out into the world and allow others to be close, while setting boundaries that work for us.

Therapy can be a great opportunity for co-regulation, to attune to the grounding calm of someone else who is committed and energetic about supporting you, while not being personally invested in your life.

Practice description

I am a registered and experienced therapist trained in the person-centred approach. 

I do ongoing learning to develop personally and professionally - to strengthen and stretch the ways I can be in relationship with you.

I work one-to-one with adults who come to see me for many different reasons. Here are some examples:

A lack of self-worth and connection

A search for identity and belonging

Exploring sexuality and relationship

Conflict or stuckness in relationship

Exploring neurodivergence

Overworking or studying

Difficulties with boundaries

Change and transitions

Childhood trauma

Loss and grief



Personal Development


This is not an exhaustive list and there are many nuances to each and all of these areas. Please get in touch if you would like to work with me and we can explore your unique experiences and difficulties. You don't have to have a name for them or know how to describe them - we can find this out together.

My first session

The first session is the beginning of the counselling process and is paid at my usual rate. 

Any admin will be done ahead of this session by email so the full session will focus on you and beginning our work together.

If you are tentative about getting started, I am happy to have a chat on the phone before we meet, at no cost.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Neurodiversity, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Person centred, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions

Languages spoken