Colette Douglas-HomeEdinburgh Counselling and Psychotherapy
I am a qualified, BACP registered therapist based in central Edinburgh.
I have a post graduate diploma in counselling (passed with distinction) from Edinburgh University and I work one-to-one with adults who may be dealing with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, family problems, work stress, grief or whatever else life has thrown at them.
Alongside my training I bring a lifetime of experience. I come from a large family, grew up in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, was a working mother and have grown children. I therefore have a lived experience of many of the issues I encounter with my clients and I have had therapy. I think it is important to have experienced counselling from both chairs.
Psychotherapy is my second career. I was a journalist, an interviewer who engaged in depth with people of all backgrounds, often at times of great challenge in their lives. I learned that no one (however successful, wealthy or good looking they are) gets a free pass through life.
In therapy I offer a safe, respectful, non-judgemental and honest space where together, we can explore what may be troubling you. We can re-examine old wounds to gain a better understanding of how they may be shaping your behaviour today. There will be challenges along the way, but the work aims to help you to know and understand yourself better – thereby improving your mental and emotional well-being.