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Charlie Mangas


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

Languages spoken:

  • English
Charlie Mangas is a counsellor/psychotherapist who works with individual adults with a wide range of issues and problems including: anxiety; autism spectrum disorder; low mood/depression; stress; assertiveness; bereavement/grief; eating and body image issues; gender/sexual identity; insomnia; life transitions; loneliness; low self-esteem; neglect; obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); panic; phobias; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); self-harm; trauma; and many more issues.

Charlie has particular experience working with members of the LGBTQ+ community related to issues of identity, coming out, relationships, trauma, and discrimination. They also have experience with neurodiversity within counselling and other settings, and strive to facilitate a neurodivergence-affirming therapeutic space which is supportive of various communication styles and access needs.

Charlie's way of working

Charlie mainly takes a person-centred and collaborative approach to counselling/psychotherapy. They strongly believe that personal growth takes place within an authentic and compassionate therapeutic relationship and aim to build such a relationship with each client. Charlie aims to provide a therapeutic space where clients can feel safe to draw on their own capacity for reflection, resilience and expertise in themselves and explore their individual experiences, goals and meaning-making processes. Charlie also uses contemporary psychodynamic approaches in their work and understands how a client may be affected by their relational experiences (past and present) including the therapeutic relationship itself. Charlie tailors their approach to meet the individual needs and preferences of each person. While they usually tend to work in a non-directive way, they may offer a more directive and solution-focussed approach when this better suits a client's needs.

Charlie's background and training

Charlie has experience working in supporting roles in a number of settings including providing one-to-one counselling in a High School; providing counselling to LGBTQ+ individuals; and providing support to young adults with autism and learning disabilities in a supported living environment. 

Charlie has a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Edinburgh and a BA in Psychology from Macalester College, USA. In addition, Charlie is currently studying towards a Doctorate of Psychotherapy at the University of Edinburgh. 

Charlie is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). 

Charlie's fee

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