Shirley MacKenzie

Central Scotland Counselling & Psychotherapy

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

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

5 York Place
Stirling FK9 4TU

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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.

Further Information

Private Health Referrals
GP Referrals
Organisational Referrals

Age I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Other concerns & issues I deal with

    Shirley supports clients who wish to make changes in their life due to current unhappiness, general stress, low mood or an awareness of repeating problems that impact the quality of life or relationships. Clients also come because they’ve experienced a trauma either recent or in the past that still causes upset.

    She has been in practice for 17 years and is experienced in working with clients across many areas of concern especially anxiety, depression, sexual and emotional abuse, grief and relationship and workplace problems.

    Further areas also outlined below:

    Adjusting to changes in your life
    Affairs and betrayals
    Anger management

    Body image

    Couples counselling

    Domestic violence

    Emotional abuse

    Generalised anxiety


    Lesbian, gay or bisexual identity
    Low self-confidence
    Low self-esteem

    Marriage difficulties

    Panic Disorder

    Physical abuse
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    Relationship issues

    Self harm
    Self-destructive behaviour
    Separation and divorce
    Sexual abuse
    Sexual minority issues


    Unhappiness in childhood or present

    Work related issues
    Work/life balance

Concerns & issues I deal with

  • 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

Therapy Provides

  • EMDR
  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Stress Management
  • Life Coaching

Price List

Special Online Booking Offers

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

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