Therapy Edinburgh

Our warm, empathetic, and experienced therapists provide individual, group, couples and family therapy through a variety of evidence-based modalities.

If you have been looking for a local form of counselling: Edinburgh-based, Balanced Minds can provide you with different types of therapy to choose from according to your needs.

Our therapists have extensive experience in delivering Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

CFT stands for Compassion Focused Therapy. It is at the heart of what we do.

Initially developed by Professor Paul Gilbert, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) has been growing as an effective integrated psychological therapy that can help with a vast range of life difficulties, alleviating emotional distress and other mental health problems. If you are looking for a compassionate form of therapy, Edinburgh-based or remotely, this innovative approach may work well for you.

To pinpoint the exact definition we are refer to in regard to Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), our trained therapists are sensitive to your distress whilst teaching you the skill of being compassionate to yourself; by learning how to cultivate self-compassion, you are able to treat yourself in the same way you would treat a close friend or family member. 

First developed in the UK, you can benefit from CFT when you are looking for in-office counselling, Edinburgh-based (and in our London offices) as well as remotely.


How to organise a therapy session in Edinburgh

Please book a therapy session with us by completing our secure self-referral form.  One of our team will subsequently respond to you via email with options for arranging an initial assessment appointment, as required.

For more information on the therapy we offer, please see our frequently asked questions: FAQ’s.

Online sessions

In the event we are not in capacity to provide you with a session in-person, or if you are unable to commute to one of our offices, you can still access our therapy. Edinburgh-based clinicians still offer online therapy session via a number of online platforms such as Zoom and Skype, or by telephone.

If this is a requirement or option for you, simply indicate your preference when you complete the self-referral form.


Our therapists are fully covered by the major health insurance companies.

The duration time of assessment and therapy sessions is 50 minutes and details of fees can be found here. We also offer a limited number of concessionary slots for those on low wages. Please enquire about our concessionary availability via the self-referral form.

Who we work with

Most of our work is catered towards helping adults (16 years old+), however several of our clinicians are experienced in helping children, adolescents and families.  Additionally, we also provide couples and relationship therapy.

We provide various workshops and training for professionals, the general public and organisations.

What we can help you with in Edinburgh

We have a therapy clinic in central Edinburgh: Hill Street (EH2)

We regularly run workshops and courses in Edinburgh




We have therapy room hire space available in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Office

We have a central Edinburgh clinic:

Balanced Minds,

1 Hill Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JP

To contact our Edinburgh office, please email: