Izabela Kathiravel

Izabela Kathiravel

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
0131 668 1440

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Therapist - Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH1
0131 668 1440
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  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Psychotherapy may be a wonderful way of not only to help you with you struggles but also to increase your sense of freedom.

As a therapist and other human being I believe in your strengths that I highly promote; being holistic, person- centred, addressing your issues on social, psychological, biological, physical, cultural and spiritual level is the most important part of this journey and it is my objective.

Sessions focus not only on your problems, feelings, thoughts and developing skills but also on your body as it is a physical way of being in the world.

I provide counselling and psychotherapy in both languages: English and Polish.

Please note that I am currently associated with First Psychology Edinburgh hence arranging the meeting happens though the main office- phone number above. 

Practice description

My approach is mainly based on Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) as well as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness (DBT).

ISTDP is a psychodynamic method, short-term but intensive. Focused on reaching the causes/ roots of problems; emotions, defence mechanisms and causality of suffering.

DBT method was mainly intended to help people with borderline personality, after a while it turned out that this type of therapy is equally effective among people who have a problem with life here and now, experiencing the past too often and intensively, who are unable to cope with productive stress way, they have no tools to regulate their emotions and often their relationships with others are problematic. DBT is based on cognitive-behavioral therapy combined with mindfulness (midfulness) and relaxation methods.

The reason why I particularly blend above approaches is an effectiveness. I have been always looking for rapid, gentle and permanent steps clients can take to overcome their issues. 

My first session

Our initial meetings will comprise an assessment in order to best understand your concerns, your history, and determine the appropriate course of treatment. This process typically lasts 1 - 3 sessions. At the conclusion of these initial sessions, I will provide recommendations for our work together, and we will work together to collaboratively determine a plan to best address your needs and concerns. This may or may not involve referrals to mental health, medical, or other providers. A single session will last 60min. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Cognitive, Emotionally focused therapy, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with


How I deliver therapy

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

Languages spoken

English, Polish