Helen Skene

Helen Skene

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH6
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

How we relate to ourselves and to others impacts how we think, feel and function. I work to shed light on how our relationships past and present shape us and how we can get stuck repeating patterns of behaviour that no longer serve us. If we feel misunderstood or not accepted as we truly are, life can be hard to navigate and symptoms such as anxiety, self-criticism, intrusive thoughts and depression can take root, while personal desires, goals, aspirations and dreams get lost. Therapy provides a safe space where we can explore together what has happened in your life, where you are today and where you would like to be. I will be alongside you to help you make sense of your experience, enabling you to think and feel differently, to foster healthier relationships, manage internal conflicts, trust your own resources, find joy each day and bring about change on your own terms.

I trained in an integrative approach allowing me to use a range of psychotherapeutic theories and skills to ensure I meet the individual needs of each person. The relationship between therapist and client is vital in determining positive therapeutic outcomes. I prioritise building a trusting, mutually-respectful, collaborative therapeutic relationship from which to explore whatever is troubling you. 

Practice description

I offer 50 minute sessions face2face or via zoom. I work from my flat in Leith which is easily accessible by public transport and also has on street parking. 

My first session

After you have made contact, I will offer you a free 20 minute consultation via Zoom. This gives you the chance to meet me and let me know what you would like from counselling before you commit to regular sessions. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Jungian, Narrative therapy, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

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