The Person Centre

Confidential Counselling

with a fully qualified, experienced practitioner in Edinburgh


BACP Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist

COSCA Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist

Registered with BACP and COSCA



Craig Hutchison

Registered Member MBACP (Accred), AccMCOSCA. FHEA

t: 07789 169 876 / e:


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 is usually longer-term and deals with more serious problems.

I am happy to work with a wide range of issues, including: depression, relationship problems, anxiety, work-related stress, abuse, panic attacks, loss, bereavement, self-esteem problems, trauma, feeling uneasy, general unhappiness, 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 now. Thank you for all your help and support.”


Difficult life events and other stresses can mean we lose our ability to cope with or respond to our situation. Counselling helps you to get back in touch with your own needs and supports you in clarifying the most appropriate ways forward in your particular set of circumstances.

I have almost twenty years' experience as a counsellor, working with a wide range of clients and issues. I completed a two-year training in integrative counselling (1998-2000) and then graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Strathclyde, where I trained in the person-centred approach (2000-2002). 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 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 easy walking distance of Broughton Street and the top of Leith Walk.


"I don't know what I would have done without counselling - it changed my life for the better."


Professional Registration and Accreditations

"accreditation is a widely-valued quality status for practitioners, organisations and training courses, designed to recognise the achievement of high standards of knowledge, experience and development" 

(British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2017)


BACP Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist

Registered with BACP (#012141)


COSCA Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist

Registered with COSCA (#3009)