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Online therapy in Edinburgh

Online therapy in Edinburgh is a form of therapy that uses the internet to present support and information for people who are experiencing emotional difficulties. They can access this from the comfort of their own home. The majority of people in Edinburgh will find a registered therapist with a website or who offers online sessions.

It’s a really cost-effective way of accessing therapeutic help. Technological advancements have made it easier to provide therapy remotely, making online therapy an excellent option for people who live in rural areas that do not have access to enough therapists or therapists with expertise in certain disorders. Online therapy in Edinburgh is especially beneficial for people who work long hours, teenagers struggling at school and workers.

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Mental Health in Edinburgh

A review to measure the indicators of mental health problems in Edinburgh, Scotland has identified that there is an increasing risk of mental health problems. The report also highlights that young people are more likely to suffer from these conditions than adults.

The report shows that this increase in risk was mainly due to the change in gender norms and low socio-economic status. There have been a variety of health professionals involved with the study by providing support for those who have been diagnosed with mental health conditions.

There is a great need for more education on the effects of mental health within Edinburgh. In order to cope with this increased risk, there needs to be clear communication between professionals and young people so that the required care can be administered as soon as possible. As well as early diagnosis, partnerships have been established with schools in order to identify those who are at risk of developing these conditions.

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The study highlights that ‘gender norms’ or traditional social constructs around gender affect young men and women’s mental health differently. For example, young men who do not conform to expected masculine behaviours might be particularly vulnerable to developing problems such as self-harm where girls would usually exhibit similar behaviour by cutting themselves to deal with emotions they feel unable to express. This indicates how restrictive gender roles create restrictive understandings of mental health.

Best Therapists in Edinburgh

Dr. Charles Anderson

Dr. Charles Anderson is a Board-certified psychiatrist and the founder of the practice Psychiatric Solutions in Edinburgh co-founded with his wife Dr. Meghan O’Brien-Anderson who practices child psychiatry at their facility Psychiatric Solutions. He attended The Citadel where he earned his medical degree before attending Brown University earning another medical degree specializing in psychiatry which lead to him practicing for 10 years at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California before moving back to Scotland to continue his psychiatric work treating patients both young and old offering therapy sessions as well as medications if necessary following FDA guidelines for whatever conditions the patient is.

Dr. Michael Coleman

Dr. Michael Coleman has been practicing as a therapist in Scotland for 28 years after earning his degree from The University of Texas where he attended medical school to specialize in psychiatry. He began working at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and then worked at St John’s Hospital before founding his own practice Psychiatric Associates Edinburgh where he works with adults who are dealing with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), alcohol addiction, or substance abuse, problems sleeping or lack of focus including ADHD among other mental health-related illnesses offering therapy sessions as well as drugs if necessary following FDA guidelines for whatever conditions the patient is dealing with.

Dr. David McKillop

Dr. David McKillop is an Edinburgh-based psychiatrist who attended The University of Texas where he earned his medical degree before attending Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he completed a psychiatric residency. He began working at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital before moving on to work with adults who are dealing with depression, anxiety, or mental illness in general including ADHD among other mental health-related illnesses offering therapy sessions as well as drugs if necessary following FDA guidelines for whatever conditions the patient is.

Dr. Annie McKillo

Dr. Annie McKillo’s practice Psychiatric Solutions is a collaboration between herself and her husband Dr. Charles Anderson whom she met while they were doing their residencies together at Highland Hospital in California. She currently works alongside her husband at Psychiatric Solutions Edinburgh where she specializes in child psychiatry treating mental illnesses in children or adolescents. She earned her medical degree from The Citadel before attending Brown University for her psychiatry degree which lead to her getting a residency at Highland Hospital where she met Dr. Anderson working with adults dealing with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), alcohol addiction, or substance abuse among other mental health-related related illnesses offering therapy sessions as well as drugs if necessary following FDA guidelines for whatever conditions the patient is dealing with.

Prof Kathy Wilkes

Prof Kathy Wilkes earned her bachelor of science from York University before earning her master’s and Ph.D. both from The University of Edinburgh. She returned to York as a faculty member teaching psychology where she has been on staff since 2009 followed by another stint at The University of Edinburgh before joining the faculty at The University of Arizona in 2011 where she currently teaches psychology. She is an expert on animal behavior has published several academic papers on the subject over the past decade or so, with her most recent publication being “A biobehavioral model for borderline personality disorder: stress vulnerability and plasticity across development” which was published in 2014 with Richard Davidson.

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Common types of therapies in Edinburgh

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Most common therapy approach in Edinburgh is where the therapist challenges your negative thoughts about you and the world. He tries to alter unwanted behaviors or treat disorders such as depression.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Second most common therapy approach in Edinburgh is which the therapists teach behavioral skills (mindfulness & emotion regulation) to help clients enhance motivation. DBT is often used for mental health issues including eating disorders, PTSD, personality disorder, self-harming notions.

Existential Therapy

3rd most common therapy treatment in Edinburgh focuses on self-actualization in the face of people’s challenges. Existential therapy aids clients in confronting hard and distressing truths about life and death.

Other therapy approaches include:

ACT Therapy in Edinburgh, Art Therapy in Edinburgh, Behavioral Therapy in Edinburgh, Contemplative Therapy in Edinburgh, Play Therapy in Edinburgh, EMDR Therapy in Edinburgh, Emotionally Focused Therapy in Edinburgh, Existential Therapy in Edinburgh, Experiential Therapy in Edinburgh, Gestalt Therapy in Edinburgh, Hypnotherapy Therapy in Edinburgh, Music Therapy Therapy in Edinburgh, Narrative Therapy in Edinburgh, Psychodynamic Therapy in Edinburgh, Psychoanalytic Therapy in Edinburgh, and Somatic Therapy in Edinburgh.


Psychologists or therapists in Edinburgh help people understand and handle different life problems and mental health issues.

They diagnose and treat mental disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems.

You should expect to pay between $100 and $250 for a face-to-face therapy session with a Edinburgh area therapist. Online therapy in Edinburgh is relatively affordable and therapists charge between $30 to $ 150. You can book both online and face-to-face sessions with a therapist in Edinburgh via MantraCare.

In case you are looking for free therapists or free therapy, you can choose to call the Edinburgh free helpline number. There are a few online therapy options that can be free or low-cost. At MantraCare, therapy can cost you as low as $10.

Anyone interested in working as a therapist or counselor in the Edinburgh area must earn at least an accredited master’s degree in counseling or social work. Edinburgh also has some continuing education requirements, and every counselor or therapist is required to know all the rules and laws that pertain to their profession.

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