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Harley Loudon

Psychotherapist/Arts Therapist

About Harley:
Works as Psychotherapist/Arts Therapist at First Psychology Centre, Edinburgh.

Languages spoken:

  • English
Harley Loudon is an experienced psychotherapist / arts therapist who works with individual adults, children and young people. She works with a wide range of issues and problems including: depression/low mood; anxiety; stress (including exam stress); eating disorders; bereavement/grief; anger; assertiveness; autism spectrum disorders; abuse; neglect; bullying; chronic illness; gender/sexual identity; life transitions; mindfulness; panic; self-harm; trauma; and many other issues.

Harley's way of working

Harley integrates a person-centred, compassion-based approach to counselling, drawing on elements of arts psychotherapy to meet the needs and preferences of each individual. She is trained in a number of therapeutic approaches including Music Therapy and Drama and Art Therapy techniques. Harley aims to provide a warm, creative and supportive environment in which individuals can reflect and explore their situation and find ways to move forwards. 

Harley also offers supervision for fellow practitioners on a one-to-one basis.

Harley's background and training

Harley has worked as a therapist in a number of different settings including in the NHS and CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) and children's centres/schools, care homes working with elderly people with dementia, and in private practice. Before training as a therapist, Harley worked in a primary school supporting children with challenging behaviours and tendencies to self-harm, and then as Head of Music at another primary school. 

Harley has a Cosca Diploma in Counselling, a Childrens/Young Persons Diploma, an MA in Music Therapy with Nordoff-Robbins and City of Westminster University; a Meditation With Children Diploma, and a BA(hons) Diploma in Performance with the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama. Harley also has a Cross Professional Creative Supervision Diploma. 

Harley is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of the British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). 

     Harley Loudon is a registered member of BACP - 387519


Harley's fee 

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