My name is Mary Hunter and I am a counsellor working in the Edinburgh Area. Since the start of the pandemic I have been working exclusively on-line, and this looks set to continue for the foreseeable future.
I trained as a counsellor at Edinburgh University in the dialogue between the person-centered and the psychodynamic approaches to therapy.
I completed the PG Certificate in CBT in 2017, as part of my NHS work, which qualifies me to work in this way with anxiety and depression.
As of March 2021 I have completed Levels 1 and 2 of the Internal Family Systems training. This is an approach developed by Richard Schwartz which is proving to have many different applications such as for trauma, eating disorders and for chronic pain. I find that it uses elements of all the other therapies I have come across, but on top of this provides an organisational framework which helps both client and therapist know just what steps need to happen next to create healing. It is both sophisticated and fresh and I can’t tell you how much I like it!
I am also currently (May 2021) training in EMDR.
I charge £25 for an initial session to see if we can or should work together. If we decide to go ahead, my full fee is £40 per hour but I can offer concessions if you really want to work and this is not affordable to you.
Please see the Counselling and Psychotherapy page for some thoughts about my approach to therapy, although this changes with every new client I meet!
Please use the contact form below to get in touch and we can discuss how we can work together.