NACHP accredited psychotherapist, counsellor and hypnotherapist. Fellow of the National Council of Psychotherapists. SHTC registered Life Coach. Fellow of the International Council of Psychotherapists. Qualified NLP practitioner. Reiki Level 16 Grandmaster. Level 3 Qi Gung instructor. Qualified seated massage / acupressure and Chi Gung. I adhere to NOS Healing National Occupational Standards. MSc Psychology, BSc (Hons) IIT specializing in human resources and modelling. BA Open (Psychology based). Long established background in Mindfulness as well as formal training.
Humanistic and integrative approach using clinically effective methods from psychodynamic, mindfulness based, cognitive behavioural psychologies as recommended by NICE and evidenced by clinical research. Methods include short term psychdynamic, MBSR, MBCT, CBT, CBASP. Clinically evidenced approaches are combined within a humanistic model to provide an effective yet holistic treatment plan.
CNHC registered hypnotherapist (both therapists). CNHC is the voluntary regulator set up with government funding and support which is also an AR. Also both registered with the FHT AR (hypnotherapy). AR accredited voluntary registers are maintained by the Professional Standards Authority, a national body accountable to Parliament. Stuart also registered on the UKAHPP PSA AR (psychotherapeutic counselling).
Main methodology is integrative and holistic, combining eastern and western psychology methods in order to meet the individual needs of the client or couple. All mental health therapy treatment is based around NICE recommend and or research evidenced core methods to ensure effective and proven treatment methods. Theses are combined with other related methods to provide an individual but effective approach.
PLEASE EMAIL US IN THE FIRST INSTANCE. Because we work at in Edinburgh and Falkirk, we are almost always either travelling or in session. Therefore phone calls usually go to voicemail. If you email us, we will send you a free information pack, and we offer a free, no obligation and confidential brief discussion of your needs by email before you book in. Our information pack shows the various costs for the different city locations.
Locations in Edinburgh, Falkirk, Scotland
Specialities: Anger management, Stress management, Bipolar and depression management, NEAD management, dyslexia support, eating disorders, mood disorders, long term depression, anxiety disorders, relationship counselling, couples counselling, general counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, Morita, Naikan, Mindfulness, Life coaching. Pastoral and spiritual healing including Reiki and Qi Gung. Denise also provides indian Head Massage. Long term mental health issues are a particular specialty.
UKCHO & CNHC registered hypnotherapists and Stuart is a qualified NLP practitioner. Stuart has been a professional therapist since 1993.
Denise provides female life coaching, holistic psychology, moving on from abuse, nutritional therapy, Reiki, crystal healing, Indian head massage and energy kinesiology.
Actively involved in LGBTQI* client groups and ongoing CPD training including via the Pink Therapy directory and organisation. Providing psychodynamic and communication based relationship therapy for all group types.
My training, work experience and any achievement
Stuart’s initial psychoanalysis and hypnotherapy training 1993-96 including over 200 supervised client cases (more than 1,000 client hours), personal therapy, observation and assessment leading to Diploma and NVQ Level 4 Training & Development. Business degree graduate with additional life coaching awards. This route was a CNHC (voluntary regulator) approved route for registration via SSM.
UKCHO & CNHC registered hypnotherapist via NACHP. The NACHP is a former UKCP member body and it’s accreditation process was UKCP approved. Stuart and Denise are accredited with the NACHP in clinical psychotherapy, counselling and clinical hypnotherapy.
Stuart also has a MSc Psychology, BSc (Hons) IIT specializing in human resources and modelling. Multiple vocational awards in the different therapies offered. NVQ level 4 training & development in the context of complementary health education. BA(Hons) Open degree specialising in psychology and social sciences. Additional University certificates.
Denise also has a BSc (open) degree specializing in health studies and psychology, and a BA (Hons) Social Studies specializing in Social policy. She has a Cert Ed undergrad from Edinburgh University.
Authors of multiple formerly externally accredited training courses including level 5 CBT, Level 4 NLP, Level 5 Anger management, Level 4 Stress Management, Level 4 Holistic Healing, Level 5 Japanese Holistic Healing, Level 5 Mood disorder management, Level 5 Coaching and Counselling Skills, Level 5 Mindfulness & CBT.
Extensive undergraduate and post graduate university training and post graduate study via British Sociological Association, British Medical Journal (CPD) and Royal Society of Medicine. Completing additional Post graduate study with the Open University. Senior Staff member, Interfaith Seminary. I have completed additional personal training in Morita, Naikan, Satori and other Japanese psychology methods. Stuart is also a 5th Dan martial Artist with over 20 years experience of coaching.
Both therapists have worked in mental health in BOTH psychotherapist and support worker roles. Stuart has completed post qualification competency training in CBASP (cognitive behavioural analysis system of psychotherapy) with Dundee University medical School & Tayside NHS for long term depression
treatment, and clinical training in MBCT and CBT for depression
. Both therapists have completed clinical training in Mindfulness for groups with mental health issues and PODS disassociation / post abuse training. Both have completed mental health training as mental health support workers.
BOTH therapists are subject to voluntary regulation via the CNHC, the voluntary regulator set up with government funding and recommended by the Department of Health. Both registered under the hypnotherapy category. This is now an AR accredited voluntary register. They are both also listed with the FHT AR. Stuart is also listed with ROHCP Register of Health Care Professionals.
Stuart is a fellow of the Royal society for Public Health and the Royal Scottish Society of Arts. Stuart and Denise complete university level modules each and every year. Denise is a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts. We are dedicated to the highest levels of professional development through organisations and universities.
We are qualified professionally, academically and vocationally. We are fully insured.
We base our holistic, multi model and integrative approaches around evidence based treatments. MBCT, CBT, short term psychodynamic therapy, Interpersonal psychotherapy, MBSR, mindfulness and CBASP are all either NICE recommended or have substantial research evidence for clinical use.
Specialty areas include:
- Anger management counselling and training in Edinburgh and Falkirk
- Depression counselling and psychotherapy in Edinburgh and Falkirk
- Anxiety Disorder therapy and counselling in Edinburgh and Falkirk
- Mood disorder therapy and counselling in Edinburgh and Falkirk
- Eating Disorder counselling and therapy in Edinburgh and Falkirk
- GAD, OCD, PTSD, NEAD counselling and therapy in Edinburgh and Falkirk
- Clinical psychotherapy in Edinburgh and Falkirk
- Clinical hypnotherapy in Edinburgh and Falkirk
- Humanistic counselling in Edinburgh and Falkirk
- Psychoanalysis in Edinburgh and Falkirk
Age I Work With
Other concerns & issues I deal with
I (Stuart) specialize in: abuse counselling, eating disorders, grief counselling, Anger management counselling, stress management, anxiety,
- depression, bipolar, mental health issues, personal development, fears and
- phobias, mood disorder management, wellbeing, couples counselling, gay and bisexual couple counselling, post traumatic stress disorder PTSD, CBT cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, naikan, morita, Satori, meditation, self image, self confidence, relationships, addictions counselling, clinical hypnotherapy, regression hypnotherapy, sports hypnosis. I use evidence based processes and NICE recommended treatments for anxiety disorders, OCD, NEAD, PTSD, long term
- depression, GAD, mood disorders and a range of other mental health conditions.
Stuart is both a psychodynamic and humanistic therapist with strong philosophy influences in is work.
Both therapists are registered with the specialist Pink Therapy organisation and directory and work with LGBTQI* cases and are involved acively in ongoing training and CPD in related areas.
Partner (Denise) specializes in moving on from abuse, moving on from offending, womens issues, femal counselling, female life coaching, crystal healing, chakra clearing, nutritional therapy, weight management, losing weight, eating disorders, mental health management.
Mental health counselling Edinburgh Falkirk
Depression counselling Edinburgh Falkirk
- depression Edinburgh Falkirk
Psychotherapy for anxiety disorders Edinburgh Falkirk
Counselling for Mood Disorders Edinburgh Falkirk
Counselling for Bipolar disorder Edinburgh Falkirk
Anger management training therapy Edinburgh Falkirk
Anger Management counselling Edinburgh Falkirk
Anxiety disorder therapy Edinburgh Falkirk
Couples counselling psychodynamic Edinburgh Falkirk
Humanistic psychotherapy counselling Edinburgh Falkirk
Psychoanalysis Edinburgh Falkirk
MBCT MBSR Mindfulness Edinburgh Falkirk
Mindfulness for mental health Edinburgh Falkirk
Mindfulness and CBASP for
- depression Edinburgh Falkirk
Mindfulness and MBSR for Stress and anger Edinburgh Falkirk
Eating disorder counselling psychotherapy Edinburgh Falkirk
Student counselling Edinburgh
Student psychotherapy support Edinburgh
Student psychoanalysis support Edinburgh
Life coaching and NLP Edinburgh Falkirk
Nutritional coaching and therapy Edinburgh Falkirk
Indian Head Massage Edinburgh Falkirk
CBASP Cognitive analysis Edinburgh Falkirk
CBT Cognitive behavioural therapy Edinburgh Falkirk
- Herbal Medicine
- Mens Health
- Weight Loss
- Indian Head Massage
- Remedial Massage
- Emmett Technique
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Relationship Counselling
- Couples Therapy
- Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Therapy
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Time Line Therapy
- Crystal Therapy
- Future Life Progression
- Relaxation Therapy
- Stress Management
- Autogenic Training
- Flower Essences
- Nutritional Therapy
- Life Coaching
- Past Life Regression
Special Online Booking Offers
Rates 1: Fully employed (varies between Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkirk.
Rates 2: Concession rates for medical profession, NUS, top up benefitss, low income, third sector and both current and ex forces personnel. Stuart is ex TA and has signed the Offical Secrets Act.
In Edinburgh there is also a lo cost counselling and hypnotherapy service.
Rates 3: (Edinburgh) Students in severe hardship, benefit dependents.
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