Barbara Matheson Counselling and Coaching
Counselling, Stress Management in Edinburgh


Member Organisation(s): BACP


Therapy Provides
Counselling, Stress Management

About Barbara Matheson Counselling and Coaching
I am an experienced Edinburgh based Counsellor on the BACP Register accredited by the Department of Health, with experience of working with individuals and couples with a range of issues including relationship difficulties, couples counselling, depression, anxiety, low confidence and self esteem, anger managment, stress , abuse, bullying, loss ,bereavement, grief, separation, divorce , infertility and miscarriage

My counselling approach offers you a safe space to explore what’s making your life difficult at the moment and the opportunity to explore ways of making positive change. I offer a non judgemental , caring therapeutic relationship based on trust and understanding, a place to just be yourself , to be hesrd and taken seriously , but not told what to do.

I see individuals and couples in a private comfortable counselling room in the South Side Centre on Causewayside .There is metered parking in the surrounding streets and bus stops nearby.

I tailor my approach to each client and draw from my knowledge and experience of person centred practice, stress management and coaching psychology.

I also offer online counselling sessions via Skype video for UK or overseas clients.

I have face to face daytime and evening appointments available and occasional Saturday mornings.

If you’re not sure whether I’m the right counsellor for you, or even if counselling is the right approach for you, I can call you for an informal chat or I offer a low cost 30 minute appointment for us to meet to discuss what brings you and how we might work together.

Further information can be found on my website

My fees for a 50 minute counselling session are:

Individuals: £40- £50
Couples Counselling: £55-£ 60

Some concessions are available, typically for students , seniors and veterans.

Payment is by cash, cheque or BACS transfer.

I also offer a coaching service and can offer support with stress management, employability , work/career and work/life balance difficulties. Please contact me for more information, fees etc.
My training, work experience and any achievement
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Strathclyde

Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Development (Cranfield University)

Certificate in Stress Management (OCR).

Certificate in Creative Supervision (UKCP)

I am a member of the BACP , on the BACP Register accedited by the Department of Health and fully insured for my work.

Work Experience:

Before being in private practice I worked for 2 years as a Volunteer Counsellor at the PF Counselling Service in Edinburgh.

I also have over 25 years experience, working with individuals and groups as a coach, trainer and mentor.

I have 17 years experience of delivering the Springboard Women’s Development Programme

My professional background includes senior management and staff development roles in the recruitment sector , extensive experience of employability and other issues including workplace relationship difficulties , workplace bullying , staff management and stress managment .
Concerns & issues I deal with
Abuse, Affairs, Aggression, Anger Management, Anxiety, Assertiveness, Bereavement, Bullying, Career Counselling, Childhood Issues, Couple Relationships, Cultural Issues, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Fear, Gay Issues, Grief, HIV and AIDS, Infertility, Isolation, Leadership, Lesbian Issues, Low Self Confidence, Low Self Esteem, Marriage (Marital Relations), Menopause, Mental Health Problems, Midlife Crisis, Miscarriage, Negative Thoughts, Performance Management, Personal Growth, Personal Relationships, Physical Abuse, Post Natal Depression (PND), Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Race, Rape, Redundancy, Relationship Problems, Sadness, Same Sex Relationships, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Development, Separation, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Shame, Shyness, Stress, Stress Management, Trauma, Unresolved Issues, Work Stress, Emotional Abuse,
Other concerns & issues I deal with
Student mental health
Women’s Development and leadership
Career development
Career transitions
Workplace bullying

Age groups I work with
Further Information
The South Side Centre is on Causewayside, very near to the Meadows. There are on street metered parking and bus stops nearby.

As well as counselling I also offer supervision for counsellors and individuals in other caring roles, one to one coaching , and stress management support ,either privately or via your organisation . If you’re not sure which approach is best for you please contact me and I’ll be happy to discuss it with you.


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