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Shirley MacKenzie

Counselling, EMDR, Psychotherapy in Edinburgh

Member Organisation(s): UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) & ITA (Institute of Transactional Analysis)

Insurance: Towergate

Therapy Provides:
EMDR, Counselling, Psychotherapy, Stress Management, Life Coaching

About Central Scotland Counselling & Psychotherapy

Shirley MacKenzie is an experienced practitioner with 20+years clinical experience of working to support individual clients or couples. She works in private practice in city centre locations in Edinburgh and Stirling. She offers psychotherapy, EMDR, counselling, clinical supervision to other therapists and trains student counsellors.

She is also experienced in organisational work in the areas of human resources, dignity and wellbeing in the workplace.

Shirley offers a safe, confidential setting for clients to explore areas of concern, distress or unhappiness. She offers complimentary phone contact to welcome enquiries about whether counselling is right for you.

Why do clients come? Is counselling right for you:

 Improve self esteem and confidence
 Break free from unhelpful relationship patterns and repeating problems
 Move on from grief, sadness, trauma
 Manage anger or reduce stress, anxiety & panic
 Come to terms with grief
 Move out of depression
 Work through and heal the impact of traumatic events and childhood experiences
 Resolve relationship difficulties
 Address longer term problems they’ve been avoiding for some time

My training, work experience and any achievement

There are different modalities of counselling; Shirley is trained and accredited in Transactional Analysis (CTA) and is a member of both UKATA and UKCP & on their register of practitioners. She also practices EMDR which is now recommended by the NHS as part of NICE guidelines for trauma & deep distress.

Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA)
EMDR Practitioner
Supervising and Teaching Therapist (PTSTA)

EMDR treatment which is now a therapy of choice being offered by the NHS for stress, trauma, panic, phobias and other persistent challenges.

Services I Provide

  • Abuse
  • Affairs
  • Aggression
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness
  • Disorder
  • Bereavement
  • Boredom
  • Bullying
  • Career Counselling
  • Childhood Issues
  • Codependency
  • Concentration Problems
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Ethics
  • Family Problems
  • Fatigue
  • Fear
  • Gay Issues
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Gender Identity Disorders
  • Grief
  • Headaches
  • Hysteria
  • Inhibitions
  • Integration of Experience
  • Isolation
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Managerial Consultancy
  • Mediation
  • Melancholia
  • Mental Health Problems
  • Midlife Crisis
  • Negative Thoughts
  • Neurosis
  • Pain Management
  • Panic Attacks
  • Panic Disorder
  • Perfectionism
  • Performance Management
  • Personal Growth
  • Personal Relationships
  • Pet Bereavement
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Rape
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship Problems
  • Sadness
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder
  • Self Development
  • Self Harm
  • Separation
  • Sex
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shame
  • Shyness
  • Social Phobia
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Unresolved Issues
  • Work Stress
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress
  • Emotional Abuse

Age I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Possibility Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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Phone & email enquiries welcome
Free initial half hour consultation by phone
GP & Organisational referrals welcome

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