Emma Norman
Counsellor & Psychotherapist in Edinburgh

I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist offering face to face and video appointments.  I offer individual sessions for adults in Edinburgh at The Next Chapter in the West End and The Life Academy in Bruntsfield, and online video sessions via VSee or Doxy.me. I provide a warm, confidential and quiet space in which we can explore what feels important to you, without judgement, to help you to gain insight into the issues you are facing. If you're struggling with a particular issue or simply wish to explore and better understand yourself, counselling and psychotherapy may be helpful for you.


About Me

I trained in psychodynamic and person-centred counselling and psychotherapy at the University of Edinburgh. In addition to my private practice, I also volunteer at the PF Counselling Service. I am a Counsellor Member of COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland) and adhere to the relevant Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice. Anyone wishing to make a complaint relating to my practice should follow the COSCA Complaints Procedure.

My experience includes working with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, loss, trauma, existential crisis, substance abuse, and relationship problems. I have a particular interest in working with young adults who are facing such difficulties, and people struggling with life transitions (e.g. starting or leaving university, beginning a career, navigating new or changing relationships).


I offer one to one counselling for adults at The Next Chapter in the West End and The Life Academy in Bruntsfield, and online sessions via VSee or Doxy.me. Sessions last 50 minutes and usually take place at the same time each week. My standard session fee is £50 and I accept bank transfer, cash and credit/debit cards.


I offer short term and long term counselling, depending on your circumstances. You may feel that a set of twelve sessions will give you sufficient space to explore a particular issue that's been on your mind, or perhaps you are interested in longer term psychotherapy for a more in-depth experience of self discovery.

Whether you have previously tried counselling or are considering it now for the first time, we can meet for a first session to see whether we feel we can work together well - at the end of this session you can decide if you would like to continue.


My Approach

My training in psychodynamic and person-centred therapy allows me to draw on different therapeutic perspectives in order to best meet the individual needs of my clients. Psychodynamic therapy focuses on our self-awareness and understanding of how the unconscious past influences the present. The person-centred approach trusts in the individual’s inner resources and aims to facilitate growth through acceptance, authenticity and empathy.

I offer a warm, confidential, quiet space for you to explore what feels important to you - at your own pace. I won't give advice or try to solve your problems for you, instead I aim to help you reflect on and reach a greater understanding of yourself and the issues you are facing. The space is here for you to talk through whatever you want to explore, and to be heard without judgement or expectations.

Contact Me

Contact me to discuss availability and book an appointment.


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