Helen-Marie Tuiwaiwai

Helen-Marie Tuiwaiwai

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH10
Sessions from £52.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

I am a registered Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and coach.  I provide face to face,  online & telephone therapy.

 I offer CBT to adults and young people aged 12 and over.

I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation which will aim to help you decide whether CBT is for you. Finding the right therapist is an important personal choice and should be considered carefully. 

I offer a non-judgmental, safe and confidential space where you can begin to make a positive change in your life and work towards your goals.

Practice description

I work with adults and young people. I have over 17 years experience working with young people in education as a teacher and more recently as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I have trained in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and have advanced clinical training in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), this enables me to offer a more personalised and integrative approach for clients.

CBT is a talking therapy that helps you manage your problems and improve how you feel by changing the way you think and behave. 

Sometimes we can become ‘stuck’ as a result of the way we think, feel or behave, this can affect our personal development and wellbeing. You will be encouraged to start noticing the links between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

Rather than focusing on issues from your past, CBT deals with your current problems and provides practical ways to improve how you feel. CBT helps you break down overwhelming problems into smaller parts that are easier to manage.

My first session

During our first session, I will give you a brief overview of CBT and explain how the sessions are structured. I would then begin to complete an initial assessment and discuss how many sessions you may need.  CBT is a collaborative process,  where you and I work together as a team. 

We will discuss the main problems you would like help with, and from there we work together to establish the goals you want to work towards. 

I appreciate how difficult it can be to begin to share your thoughts and how you may be feeling and so the first session is more about whether you feel CBT is right for you.  Sessions are of 50 minutes duration.

What I can help with

ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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