Our Therapists

 
 

Dr. Sally McKenna - DPsychol, Msc(hons), Bsc(hons)

Sally is a qualified and experienced Psychologist and is a registered practitioner with the Health Professions Council (HCPC) and is chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS). 

Sally has many years of experience working in NHS and Private settings. She works with people from all walks of life including students, and adults of working age and.  Sally is skilled in the use of psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and is a qualified  Cognitive  Analytic practitioner (CAT).

CAT as a therapeutic model emphasises collaborative work with therapist and client, it focuses on understanding and recognising our unhelpful behaviour patterns, with the aim in trying alternatives. It looks at roles we find ourselves in, in relationships and aims to explore, without judgment, how we make our way through the world.

Sally works with people experiencing a broad range of difficulties, and welcomes clients seeking help with problems at home, at work, with their studies, and problems dealing with day-to-day situations. She has a particular interest in working with people experiencing: 

  •    Anxiety 
  •    Depression or Low Mood  
  •    Health Anxiety
  •    Obsessions and Compulsive Behaviour (OCD)
  •    Panic Attacks
  •    Phobias
  •    Low Self Esteem  
  •    Social Anxiety 
  •    Problems in Relationships  
  • Sally provides therapy tailored to the particular needs of the client and their problems, concerns, and issues. 

    Sally charges £75 per session for self-funding clients. She offers a £10 discount on first appointments for students. 

    She has a range of fees for Insurance funded clients, and organisations. 

    Sally can also provide telephone therapy or via skype for those not able to attend sessions in person. 

     
    To enquire about availability or to make a booking in confidence
    contact us by email or phone 0131 610 0445

     

    Ms Samantha Harrison, MSC(hons), PGdip, BA(hons)

    Samantha is a qualified Art Therapists and Cognitive Analytic (CAT) practitioner.  She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), as well as being a member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) and Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapists (ACAT).  She is currently also working towards her accreditation in EMDR.

    CAT as a therapeutic model emphasises collaborative work with therapist and client, it focuses on understanding and recognising our unhelpful behaviour patterns, with the aim in trying alternatives. It looks at roles we find ourselves in, in relationships and aims to explore, without judgment, how we make our way through the world.

    Sam has 15 years experience of working with people from all walks of life in a number of settings.


    As well as being an LGBTQIA aware therapist Samantha has a particular interest and experience in working with issues around recovery from trauma and post-traumatic stress symptoms. Samantha also has expertise in working with people with:

    • Anxiety & Stress
    • Bereavement
    • Depression and Low Mood 
    • Eating Disorders
    • Identity issues
    • Panic Attacks
    • Personal Development
    • Relationship difficulties
    • Self Harm
    • Trauma (including childhood abuse)
    • and issues such as Borderline Personality

    Samantha uses a range of therapies including Art Therapy and Cognitive Analytic informed Therapy (CAT) to help people to manage their problems concerns and issues, and to work towards a positive change in their circumstances.  For some people this involves looking at difficult feelings or experiences from their past, for other people the focus may be more on their present situation and where they wish to be in the future.  Therapy can, of course, involve all of these things and Samantha works in a way that is responsive to each person's unique needs and life circumstances.

    The therapy Samantha offers through allowing time to talk and express themselves can lead to an increase self-esteem and self-awareness.

    Art therapy can be described as a form of psychotherapy where expressions of art are seen as a primary form of communication.

    • You don't need to have any experience or skill with art to benefit from art therapy.
    • It still involves talking, but doesn't always have to.  Sometimes there aren't the words, and art can be helpful for people to  explore and express who they are and what they are thinking and feeling.
    • Samantha provides a range of art materials in the therapy room which can be used at any point in time.  Some people like to use art materials each session, other people less often.
    • Occasionally she might suggest the use of an art material to explore a particular feeling or problem, but clients always decide what they wish to make or not.
    • Art therapy isn't an art lesson, and as a therapist, Samantha will not judge you or tell you what to do.
    • Art can sometimes feel pretty scary, particularly if you have not explored art materials for some time, but that is OK, and it is often really helpful to explore the feelings it brings up.
    • Any art work you make belongs to you.  If you want to take it home you can, if you want to throw it in the bin at any time, you can!
    • Art therapy is confidential; any images you make are treated with the same confidence as anything you say in sessions.

    Samantha designs individual treatment plans so that people can benefit from a tailored approach. 

    Samantha charges £70 per session for self-funding clients. A £10 discount is offered on first appointments for students.


    To enquire about availability or to make a booking in confidence please 
    contact us by e-mail or phone 0131 610 0445


    Mrs Sarah Tudor MSC(hons), BA(hons)

    Sarah has worked in mental health settings for 18 years. She has a Masters in Psychological Therapy and has been working within NHS adult mental health services since 2009.  Sarah specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.  She is also currently awaiting her award in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT).
    CAT as a therapeutic model emphasises collaborative work with therapist and client, it focuses on understanding and recognising our unhelpful behaviour patterns, with the aim in trying alternatives. It looks at roles we find ourselves in, in relationships and aims to explore, without judgment, how we make our way through the world.

    Sarah offers evidence based psychological therapy for a range of difficulties including:

    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder
    • Phobias
    • Work difficulties
    • Relationship difficulties 
    • Stress 
    • Trauma 

    Sarah offers therapy designed to meet the individual needs of her clients.

    Sarah charges £70 per session for self funding clients. A £10 discount is offered on first appointments for students.

    To enquire about availability or to make a booking please contact us by email  or phone 0131 610 0445