Carole Thomson

Carole Thomson

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07908 496744

Contact Carole

Therapist - EDINBURGH

07908 496744
Sessions from £45.00




About me and my therapy practice

Coming for counselling can be about taking control at a time when perhaps you may feel like things around you are outwith your control. I work in a gentle, person centred way keeping you at the heart of our work at all times. I particularly specialise in loss of any kind and bereavement and am an accredited counsellor with The Foundation for Infant Loss.

Approved BUPA Therapist

***Due to COVID-19, I am continuing to offer mostly online sessions with a few places for face to face***

Availability - Tues & Wed daytime 10am-5.30pm

Practice description

Counselling offers a safe and confidential space to explore your feelings at your own pace.  You may feel apprehensive about confronting and exploring painful feelings but I'll work slowly with you in a gentle way keeping you at the heart of our work at all times. I won't tell you what to do, judge you or make decisions for you but throughout our work together I'll help you to explore and find a clearer way forward.  I particularly specialise in is loss of any kind and have many years experience as a bereavement counsellor. Loss comes in many shapes and sizes and underpins much of what causes us distress in our lives whether it’s the breakdown of a relationship, changing jobs or being made redundant, wanting to change something about our lives but worried about how this may affect others and our relationships with them or feeling that anxiety or depression is preventing us doing the things we want to do.   In terms of a bereavement, when someone we have been very close to or have had a bad relationship with dies, we can be left feeling sad, lonely, depressed, anxious, desperate, guilty or even angry (at doctors, the police, God, ourselves or even at the person who has died). Sometimes these feelings can be so painful that we may feel overwhelmed by them and unable to cope. Family and friends are not always able to understand the depth of our distress so avoid letting us talk about our loved one for fear of upsetting us. This can leave us feeling even more alone and isolated. A death can have a wide rippling effect on our lives affecting our relationships, our ability to work, our sleep patterns, physical and mental health.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP

How I deliver therapy

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