Peter Hellsten

Peter Hellsten

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, German

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Therapist - Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH6
Sessions from £55.00


  • Concessionary rates


My usual working hours are Tuesday to Thursday 10am to 5pm. For more information, please get in touch. Thank you

About me and my therapy practice

I am a psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist with over 25 years experience in the helping professions. 

I graduated from the University of Edinburgh, where I trained both in the psychodynamic and person-centred traditions, which continue to inform my therapeutic stance. As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I practice within a framework of ethical guidelines and standards.

Working as a counsellor and therapist is my greatest passion. I feel very privileged for being allowed to accompany and support my clients through often challenging transitions that can lead to personal growth, positive change and an overall improvement to their quality of life.

Whilst I promote and encourage personal growth with my clients, I am equally committed to my own continuous personal and professional development. Since graduating, I have developed a particular interest in supporting clients to overcome the effects of traumatic experiences and this led me to undertake formal training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. 

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What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Career coaching, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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