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Amanda Thomson


About Amanda:
Works as Counsellor/Psychotherapist at First Psychology Centre, Edinburgh.

Languages spoken:

  • English
Amanda Thomson is an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist who works with individual adults with a wide range of issues and problems including: anxiety; depression/low mood; stress; assertiveness; eating and body image issues; abuse; bereavement/grief; chronic illness; exam stress; gender/sexual identity; life transitions; loneliness; mindfulness; obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); relaxation; self harm; trauma; and many more issues.

Amanda has a particular interest in working with trauma and grief.

Amanda's way of working

Amanda is a compassionate and empathetic practitioner who tailors her therapeutic approach to meet the individual needs and preferences of each client. She offers a range of therapy options including: Counselling/Psychotherapy; Mindfulness Based Therapy; Compassion Focussed Therapy; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Coaching; Person-Centred Therapy; Gestalt Therapy; Narrative Therapy; Emotion Focussed Therapy, Somatic Therapy; and Solution Focussed Therapy. Amanda prefers to discuss the range of suitable therapies with each client to enable them to decide which approach they would prefer to try. Amanda brings a knowledge of health and nutrition into her counselling work.

Amanda's background and training

Amanda has about eight years' experience working in counselling/coaching or advisory wellbeing roles.

She has an MSc in Counselling from Abertay University, a Diploma in Integrative Health and Nutrition Coaching, and an MSc and BSc in Social Sciences from Edinburgh University. 

Amanda is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners (FNTP).

Amanda Thomson is a member of the BACP - 396986

Amanda's fee

Amanda charges £70 a session for self-funding clients. She also works with clients referred via their employer / organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.