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I am a psychotherapist, trainer, public speaker and peer advisor working in private practice in Randolph Place, Edinburgh, few minutes from The Johnny Walker Whisky Experience at the west end of Princes Street.
I specialise in providing a counselling and psychotherapy service for men (cis gender/trans/non binary) aged 18 and over, regardless of sexuality or relationship style.
I see clients face to face and online.
Appointments are available Monday to Friday
I saw my first private client in 1998 in London. I opened this practice in 2007, when I returned to Scotland.
Before returning to Scotland I provided counselling in both the voluntary sector and private practice in London for several years.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).www.bacp.co.uk
I am a Accredited Registrant member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) https://nationalcounsellingsociety.org
I am listed on The Directory of Pink Therapists Pink Therapy | gender sex & relationship diversities
I am a Trustee of Abused Men in Scotland AMIS | Abused Men In Scotland
I specialise in helping with a small range of issues which you can see below.
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What a few of my clients have said:
I met with Allister for over a year and a half. When I first started seeing him I felt incredibly lost and confused about where a lot of my problems were coming from. After multiple sessions he helped me uncover the sources of my problems and taught me skills that I still use to solve issues affecting my daily life. He is always incredibly friendly, open, and fun to talk to; this helped make the sessions engaging, and I highly recommend him as a therapist. JW 2023
I just wanted to say thanks for all the work we did this past summer. I feel that it really helped me overcome the initial stress of facing myself and in communicating this with the people around me.
"I started to see Allister when some recessed bad memories started to impact my life. He made a real difference and three years later I can still go to what he taught me. I was genuinely surprised. He's a really nice guy and felt like a friend from the second meeting and he will help you if that's what you need now" MA (July 2020)
I worked with Allister over the course of a year and he helped me accept and love myself. This was key to the growth in confidence I now feel which will be invaluable for the rest of my life. DH (2021)
"I saw Allister on a weekly basis for 6 months. He is very relatable, easy to get on with, and took great care to remember the details of my story. He listened carefully and spoke thoughtfully in each session, and his insights were extremely valuable in helping me on my way. I looked forward to the regular sessions each week, which became a steady cornerstone of my time in Edinburgh. I would highly recommend Allister to anyone considering professional help." EL
Telephone Number 07939 365543