Miriam McHardy

Miriam McHardy

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Cockenzie

Cockenzie EH32
Sessions from £55.00


  • Flexible hours available


Available for new clients

About me and my therapy practice

Sometimes life is difficult. Whether it’s an overwhelming crisis, or the slow realisation of things not being right, we can often end up feeling stuck or that life isn’t what we intended. That’s when counselling can help.

I’m a psychodynamic counsellor based in East Lothian. I can provide you with a safe, welcoming, space where you can talk through what’s affecting you, and better understand what’s going on and how you might change it.

I'm experienced working with adolescents (16+), adults and older adults, including people at midlife, and those experiencing life transitions.

As a psychodynamic counsellor I believe our past experiences often have an effect on our present day life and relationships, sometimes causing us to get stuck in unhelpful patterns. By working through some of those experiences in counselling it can help us understand how they might be affecting us now. We can then use this insight to make positive changes and create new patterns that are right for us today.

My approach allows you to work at your own pace and use the sessions to talk about whatever feels important to you, without judgement. I’ll use my experience and training to offer insights into what you share and encourage you to explore challenging areas where you feel stuck.  

Practice description

I have a warm and calm counselling style which I’ve found fits particularly well with those who have experienced trauma and loss, and anxiety.

I’m experienced in working short and long term with clients, but recommend you commit to an initial block of six sessions after which we’ll review progress. For some people that’s enough, others choose to work longer term. 

I work in person in Cockenzie, with good public transport and parking nearby, or walk and take sessions in the local area. I also work online. 

My first session

It can be an anxious experience when first reaching out for counselling support, so I offer an introductory appointment at a reduced rate. 

During this time, you can tell me a bit about what you’re looking for and find out if the way I work is right for you. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Menopause, Neurodiversity, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Time-limited

Languages spoken