Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences

About us

Based at the School of Health in Social Science, Counselling and Psychotherapy is one of Scotland’s leading providers of postgraduate education, training and research in the field of Counselling Studies.

With more than 15 years experience of providing education and training, Counselling and Psychotherapy has been at the forefront of the development of counselling as a professional activity.

Since 2000, Counselling and Psychotherapy has consolidated its expertise in training and education with the development of a substantive programme of research of international standing, firmly locating the practice of counselling within the field of social scientific enquiry. 

Studying with us

Counselling and Psychotherapy degree programmes and courses for prospective students, including counsellor training and education, research degrees, and short CPD courses.

Undergraduate programme

Postgraduate taught programmes

Postgraduate research programmes

Our research interests and activities, staff publications, and information on our research projects and current PhD research students.

Advancing methodologies

Emotional geographies

Gender, sexuality and the body

Hope Park Counselling Centre offers counselling to individuals over the age of 16 living in Edinburgh. 

View our staff list and individual staff profiles to find out more about us. Staff profiles include information on publications and research interests.

The Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry (CCRI) fosters innovative qualitative research that places the relational at its heart. Key to the vision for the Centre is that it develop the ‘creative-relational’ as a dynamic conceptual frame for vibrant, incisive research.

Edinburgh CCRI Projects

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