I offer confidential, one-to-one therapy online and in-person from a private setting in Edinburgh.

As a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and psychodynamic therapist, I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy ("BACP').

I work with adults; mostly on a long-term basis towards personal growth and sometimes more short-term where there is something specific you would like to work on.

What type of therapy and how will it help?

Psychodynamic therapy is a talking therapy, it also pays close attention to what you may be feeling in your body.  As a psychodynamic therapist, I'm interested in your relationship with yourself and with others.

Therapy happens through the conversations between us.  We talk about anything on your mind; exploring how you see and experience yourself, your relationship with others, and the world.

The aim is that by connecting with yourself at a deeper level you will develop a more cohesive and secure sense of self so that you can fully be(come) yourself.

Increasingly, there is support for talking therapies from neuroscientific and other evidence-based research.

Bringing yourself to therapy with a sense of curiosity and a willingness to learn from your experience creates the possibility of finding a way to be at home with yourself.

“We all benefit from connecting with ourselves and each other at a deeper level”

About me

I completed my postgraduate diploma in counselling, followed by a Masters Degree at The University of Edinburgh. My research focused specifically on how a therapist’s own experience of being a-client-in-therapy influences and informs their working with a client.

Before training as a counsellor, I studied and practiced law working in private law firms and large corporates at a senior level. This experience allows me to understand the context of organisational dynamics and bring insight into the conflicting demands of a working life and the far-reaching impact this can have on one’s life and health.

My clinical work is underpinned by rigorous academic and clinical training, ongoing supervision, continuing professional development, life experience and my own analytic therapy.

For me working as a therapist is no less than a privilege.

Leanne Prowse Counselling Psychotherapy - BA (Psych.), LLB, M.Couns., PGDip, MBACP

Is therapy for you?

Leanne Prowse Counselling Psychotherapy - BA (Psych.), LLB, M.Couns., PGDip, MBACP

You do not need to be depressed or anxious or have visited your GP before seeking my help.

You may be worried or struggling with something specific. Is there something hurting that you want to change?

You may feel you do not have a voice in your life or understand how what has happened in your life has affected you?

You may worry about how you impact on your relationships or about how you may be repeating patterns in your relationships that feel destructive?

You may find you go through life with a sense of dread, unable to say what the matter is or find the words?

I have experience of working with: depression, anxiety, abandonment, loss, bereavement, trauma and PTSD, emotional and sexual abuse, anger; issues arising in relation to inter-personal relationships, relocating and living in a foreign culture, work-related matters, drugs and alcoholism, sexuality and sexual orientation amongst others.

An initial meeting would allow us to think about your questions, what you are looking for and work out the next steps for you.

My approach and what to expect

Starting therapy can be challenging.  For this reason I offer an initial assessment session, usually lasting about 60-90 minutes. This is a chance for us to meet, learn more about you, your hopes for therapy and see if the way I work feels right for you - a good fit is important.

If we decide to work together, we will agree a time(s) to meet a least once a week.

Leanne Prowse Approach


Leanne Prowse Counselling Psychotherapy - BA (Psych.), LLB, M.Couns., PGDip, MBACP

My training at the University of Edinburgh is accredited by COSCA (Scotland’s professional body for counselling and psychotherapy).

Being registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) means I adhere to their Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice.

I am committed to ongoing professional development engaging in regular supervision and further learning and training, my own personal therapy and always remembering the importance of living.

I have valid Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurances in place.

“Therapy is about finding a way to be at home with ourselves”


Initial meeting
Initial Assessment sessions are usually 60-90 minutes
In exceptional circumstances, I may offer a concessionary rate.
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Regular sessions
Regular sessions are 50 minutes.
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Contact me

You will be able to see from the calendar the dates and times that are available for an appointment.

The calendar will also allow you to book an appointment online and that will be confirmed by email.

If we decide to work together we will discuss a regular appointment slot, usually at the same time on the same day each week.

For more information call 07748 653 676.

Currently, I have limited spaces available, please call me if you are looking for an appointment.

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“It is difficult to find the words to describe the impact of therapy - I was able to gather together pieces of me and that helped me feel joined up again.”

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