Mandy Reid

Mandy Reid

Counsellor in Edinburgh - London

Mandy Reid is a Reg.MBACP (Accred) counsellor/psychotherapist and a clinical supervisor. Her core training was in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling at the highly respected Gestalt Centre in London. She works with a ‘here and now' focus and supports her clients to compassionately bring healing to the source of their suffering. Mandy believes we are all creative beings, with the power to manifest our passions, life-purpose and to live as our authentic selves.

Along side her therapy practice she offers supervision to counsellors /psychotherapists and those involved in the healing professions. Mandy has particular interests in meditations, sexuality, shamanism, trauma and spiritual philosophies, which inspire her working practise.

I believe we come into the world as perfect and unique human beings and at stressful or traumatic times during our lives we may lose our sense of 'self'. Therapy can give a helping hand to re-discover our uniqueness, get back to a sense of who we truly are, and to soften the impact of what caused us pain.

What I've come to realise most with my international client groups and world travel, is that there is a universal need for connection, a sense of belonging, purpose and the need for community . Who I am -Who I love - What I do, and with whom I choose to do it with.

Starting therapy is a big step and shows real courage. Most people have struggled for some time before they reach the therapist's door. This can be a life-altering step, if you choose it to be.
Please see my website for more details.

Background & Qualifications

My core training was in Humanistic Gestalt counselling at the highly respected Gestalt Centre in London. Gestalt therapy is defined as a humanistic approach to psychotherapy which includes psychoanalysis, existentialism, and phenomenology. I am a Reg.MBACP (Accred) counsellor/psychotherapist and a clinical supervisor.

I have had a very exciting and varied career to date, which has included working in front line crisis centres, management, training and the supervision of an award winning addiction counselling service, therapy groups for trafficked women, LGBTQ + & THT clients, prisons and so forth. More recently I have run shamanic healing retreats in South America with a gifted medicine woman as well as working with numerous shamans and traditional healers. My passion is in finding out how we can bridge the traditional/ancient healing techniques with western therapy for our modern society.

My Specialisms

Areas of Expertise
Anxiety- including social anxiety
Lack of purpose and direction in life
Relationship difficulties - fear of intimacy
Sexuality - male and female issues - sexual orientation or sexual identity.
Addictions, compulsive behaviours and eating disorders
Body image issues
Negative core beliefs and distructive thought patterns
General dissatisfaction with life, or feeling stuck
Loss - Bereavement - Childlessness
Low self esteem, self value and self worth.
The work is brief-focused or on going

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

My approach is Gestalt and integrative, which means that I am trained in a range of therapeutic perspectives and methods. I draw on a variety of styles of therapy bringing together all that I've found to be most valuable allowing me to work effectively with my clients, understanding that everyone is unique and different.

Personal growth in therapy means having support to face things that are too difficult or painful to face alone. Personal growth on the inside will mean positive changes in your life. It is natural to be nervous about starting therapy and choosing a therapist is an important step. While location and cost matter, feedback tells me what is valued most is a therapist who is experienced and able to connect with you.

I am dedicating my life in the support of others to bring healing, love and compassion to what we find most uncomfortable and difficult in ourselves. In my view the right dose of humour can be a great healer and lighten up even the darkest of places. Having authentic relationships and feeling enough aliveness and vitality to live a rich life with all its twists and turns, especially in a world that can be unpredictable, challenging and at times painful. Please join me in my quest so we can learn together.

I work with individuals, couples, groups, organisations, counsellors, psychotherapists and those in related professions.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Counselling Online/Telephone Please Call

Additional Rate Information

I offer a pre-arranged phone call for you to able able to discuss what you would like to get out of therapy as well as an opportunity for me to answer any questions or concerns you may have. This also gives us an opportunity to get a sense if we will connect, and to decide if we will work together. I offer a sliding scale depending on your circumstances. Individual therapy - £60 - £75 Supervision - £60 - £75 Couples Therapy - please contact me directly for pricing. Crisis Therapy - please contact me directly for pricing. Where possible I offer a charity rate - please feel free to enquire. I have some weekly reduced cost spaces - please feel free to enquire.