Welcome to Leif Lawson Counselling

I am a passionate,experienced counsellor and psychotherapist based in Edinburgh's West End.

I offer a warm and empathetic space within which you can safely share what is on your mind and work through the challenges you are facing. I take a holistic approach to counselling, and believe that trust between a client and therapist is the cornerstone of effective counselling. Together we will work towards you developing a stronger, healthier and more secure sense of self.

Among the issues I have worked through with previous clients are: low self-esteem; identity challenges, including their sexuality; the pain of loss and bereavement; the stress from work, study and family demands; relationship breakdown; as well as anxiety and depression. I am also committed to working with people from both sexes, all ethnic backgrounds and sexual identities.

Prior to becoming a counsellor, I had a wide ranging career working in both the university and health & fitness industries. I also have extensive life experience gained in part through living in many different parts of the world.

I am accredited and work ethically and within the guidelines and framework of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and COSCA (the Scottish Counselling Association).

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