The Person Centre
The Person Centre
Confidential personal counselling in Edinburgh with a qualified and experienced professional

Counselling in Edinburgh with a qualified and experienced professional

BACP Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist

COSCA Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist

Counselling Supervisor (individuals and groups)


Craig Hutchison

Registered Member MBACP (Accred), AccMCOSCA, FHEA


Depressed? Anxious? Confused? Unhappy? Stressed?

Counselling is a way of resolving your problems. It involves talking to a trained professional to explore what is wrong and what you might need so that you can live a more rewarding and satisfying life. Psychotherapy works on the same principles but deals with more serious, long-term problems. Counselling and psychotherapy are both talking therapies.

Based in Edinburgh, I am a qualified person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist in private practice. I am accredited by BACP and COSCA and registered through both these professional bodies. I have twenty years' experience and work with a wide range of issues, including: depression, relationship problems, anxiety, work-related stress, abuse, panic attacks, loss, bereavement, self-esteem problems, trauma, relationship breakdown, divorce, sexual identity, feeling uneasy, general unhappiness, life transitions, and problems expressing or managing anger.


“Counselling was the best decision I could have made at a very difficult time in my life. Things are so much better for me now. Thank you for all your help and support.”

The counselling room at 7 Hopetoun Crescent, Edinburgh, EH7 4AY

Difficult life events and other stresses can mean we lose the ability to cope with or respond to our situation. Counselling helps you clarify your needs so you can find the most appropriate ways forward in your particular set of personal circumstances.

I have twenty years' experience as a counsellor and have worked successfully with a wide range of clients and presenting issues over this time. I am fully qualified, having completed a two-year training in integrative counselling (1998-2000) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Strathclyde, where I trained in the person-centred approach to therapy (2000-2002). I also have an MSc Counselling (2011). I work within the recognised ethical frameworks of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and COSCA, and am a registered practitioner accredited by both organisations. My services are offered on a confidential basis.

My normal fees are £20 for an initial appointment, and £40 for a sixty minute session, and I work from a quiet and private counselling room on Hopetoun Crescent in Edinburgh, in easy walking distance of Broughton Street and the top of Leith Walk and near transport links.


“Counselling gave me the space and time to figure out why I kept having the same problems over and over and helped me find better ways to cope."


Professional Registration and Accreditations

"Accreditation is the quality standard for the experienced practitioner who can demonstrate high standards of competent and ethical practice" (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2017)

I have been accredited for thirteen years, having gained my BACP accreditation as a counsellor/psychotherapist in 2004. I became an accredited member of COSCA in 2016, and a COSCA Accredited Trainer (to Diploma level) in 2017. I am registered on the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists and the COSCA Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Both registers are accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. The main purpose of the Register is to protect the public and help you find a vetted and approved therapist you can trust.


BACP Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist

Registered with BACP (#012141)


COSCA Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist

Registered with COSCA (#3009)