Isabel Crozier

Counsellor and Psychotherapist

After completing a degree in English Literature at the University of York, I trained as an English teacher and taught in Spain and then Chile for a number of years. On returning to the UK I entered training at The University of Edinburgh on the PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

My training was grounded in both Person-Centred and Psychodynamic approaches and I identify as a psychodynamic therapist. I believe individuals can often come into difficulties due to conflicting inner processes and I aim to work collaboratively with clients to unpick some of these. I am interested in both present day difficulties and thinking about how these may be shaped by clients’ early lives, family structure and the lens through which we all see the world slightly differently from one another. I also consider the importance of my clients’ society and culture and how these can impact on people in various ways.

I work in an open and honest way and offer empathy, finely honed listening, non-judgement and, when appropriate, a dose of humour.

Experience

I have been working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist for four years, providing counselling and psychotherapy for adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties.

I completed training with Pregnancy Counselling and Care (Scotland), where I worked predominantly with women experiencing a range of difficulties related to pregnancy, including fertility issues, peri-natal anxiety and post-partum depression. I also trained with Health in Mind where I worked with individuals suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, depression, relationship problems, work and academic pressures, grief and trauma.

I have been working full-time in private practice since 2019, both online and from my base at A Quiet Room by the Shore, in Leith.

I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Ethos

I have worked with many different people, from different backgrounds, each with their own individual experiences. I have always been profoundly curious about others and aim to foster that curiosity in my clients.

I am interested in the ways in which people create meaning in their lives and have found again and again that counselling and psychotherapy can help people understand themselves more deeply and bring about changes which lead to more fulfilled and interesting ways of living.

I am able to work on both a short and long term basis, with a preference for longer term work.

How it works

I understand that deciding to embark on counselling can be a big, often life-changing, decision and it is important for clients and counsellors to be a good fit. With this in mind, I offer free telephone consultations for anyone interested in making contact by phone before meeting and to answer any questions about the counselling process. I am also able to answer queries by e-mail.

If you decide to embark on counselling, I offer a first session for £30. Thereafter, I charge £50 for a 50 minute hour. I see clients weekly, usually at the same time and day each week.

My counselling room is located at A Quiet Room by the Shore in Leith (EH6) I am able to answer more specific queries about accessibility by phone or e-mail.

Contact me

You can contact me by phone on 07464 287505. This is a private line, so please feel free to leave a message if I don’t answer straight away and I will be in touch within 24 hours.

You can also contact me by e-mail on isabelmcrozier@gmail.com or by using the contact form on this page.

Availability

I see clients in the afternoons and evenings, from 12pm - 8pm. I work Monday - Friday, with the exception of Wednesday and Friday evenings.

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