Psychoanalysis, Clinical Psychotherapy, Hypnoanalysis, Hypnotherapy, CBT, Mindfulness, Edinburgh

Psychotherapy, Multi Modal Psychoanalysis, Hypnoanalysis, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness & Counselling. Edinburgh and Falkirk

This website contains what we hope are informative and useful pages of information on different types of therapy, different conditions those therapies can help with, and the ways certain conditions may present. Sometimes this might sound really clinical, but Advertising standards mean we have to be careful how we phrase things, and sorry if this makes things sound a little cold or scientific! Ours is a holistic and customised service, but built around evidence based methods.

Specialist areas include:

  • PTSD and complex PTSD including post abuse (sexual, CSA, psychological, physical, domestic)
  • Stress & anger management counselling and training
  • Personal development psychoanalysis
  • Managing clinical mental health conditions with NICE recommended core therapies combined with other recognised psychological therapies.

Psychoanalyis from Scotlandtherapy

Quick Links for Psychotherapy in Edinburgh!

Weekend & Friday clinics at the Life Academy (EH10 4DW)
Wednesdays (limited) at South Side Therapy Centre (EH9 1PY)

  • For Psychoanalysis, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, systems, linguistic, hypnoanalysis and mindfulness based: click HERE
  • For Hypnoanalysis aka analytical hypnotherapy (specialised psychoanalysis using conversational and trance hypnosis) HERE
  • For Philosophical Analysis, psychoanalysis using concepts from a range of philosophies, click HERE
  • For Mindfulness, MBCT, MBSR, Mindfulness tuition, mindful analysis and other variations: Click HERE
  • For Humanistic Psychotherapy and counselling, Click HERE
  • For Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and variations of CBT: Click HERE
  • For Counselling, including short term, non clinical, grief and integrative click HERE
  • For Couples Counselling, Mainly psychoanalytic and communication based Click HERE
  • For Hypnotherapy, including cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy, Ericksonian and Hypno-analysis, click HERE
  • For Seated Massage and Acupressure, Click HERE
  • For LGBT* and BDSM also KINK, Non binary and similar,  click HERE
  • For Non Neuro Typical such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, Autism, Aspergers, Dyscalculia, and all variations and labels! click HERE
  • For Stress management consultancy or Anger management select STRESS or ANGER
  • For all other issues, conditions and styles, please explore the menu options at the top of each page!
  • I (Stuart) also have my own practice page (this one is a partnership site) at

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Who are the therapists?

Stuart is the full time practitioner, seeing clients in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Falkirk. Denise is part time and in support (restricted availability by disability). Both therapists are fully insured, qualified and professionally registered and are listed on two Professional Standards Authority Accredited Registers. PSA ARs are for healthcare practitioners not subject to statutory regulation. Denise primarily has a support role due to personal health issues.

Our challenge: Operating a holistic and customised service, combining eastern and western philosophical learning, while basing our approach around research evidenced methods. 

Names: Stuart and Denise Morgan-Ayrs.
Clinic Locations listed on this site, not mailing addresses.
Status: Sole Practitioner Partnership, HMRC registered.

Each therapist has a different skills blend of therapies and background. Both however are accredited psychotherapists and both have also worked in mental health support roles.

We are specialists in combining Eastern & Western Psychologies, Philosophies and Processes, and building them around
evidenced based practice.

As a therapist I (Stuart) have been through personal trauma myself and have personal as well as professional interest in a number of the specialities I work in. I am multi modal in nature, meaning I have graduate or post graduate training in a number of different models of therapy that can be used separately or in an integrated manner. I started my training as a specialist stress management consultant, and I am especially dedicated to western psychodynamic methods combined with eastern humanistic methods. I believe in using honesty with my clients (Disciplined Personal Involvement) while maintaining a safe environment, balancing analytic challenge, with unconditional positive regard. The goal is to be holistic and kind but clinically effective. I aim to help the client better manage the surface symptom / condition (such as stress / anxiety / depression) while addressing the deeper developmental causes in an analytic and holistic way. I qualified as a stress management consultant, analyst, clinical hypnotist and stress counsellor in 1996 after 3 years of intensive training and assessment on over 1,000 hours of practice.

Competencies include:

  • Stress Management Consultant (ASM/IHP/NVQ) Graduate level
  • Analyst (IHP) Psychodynamic, Cognitive behavioural, mindful, SSADM, systems, linguistic, philosophical, hypnosis based / Analytical Hypnotherapy. Graduate level
  • Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Hypnotherapist (NACHP) Post Graduate
  • Psycho-education and Coaching (NVQ) Graduate level
  • Hypnotherapist (NCP, NACHP) Graduate level, & Post graduate
    Hypno-analysis / Analytical Hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural, sports, performance, Ericksonian.
  • Mindfulness Practitioner (FHT). MBSR, MBCT, Analytic, Holistic

Our ethos in regard to style and medical labels, click HERE

Unless specifically stated otherwise, therapy work is provided under the primary ethical code and accreditation of the NACHP for both therapists.

How to use this site

Please take your time to read through the sections that you feel may apply to you.  You do not have to choose a therapy or a label, the information is there as a resource only. If you decide that maybe we can help you, drop us an email and ask any questions you may have. We will send you a free no obligation set of information files covering pretty much every question you are likely to have generally. You can ask any personal or specific questions in advance by email in confidence and without charge. We do not however discuss matters over the phone, only by email.

If you decide to proceed, you can then book in by email.

Please note: WE DO NOT DO “QUICK FIX” work. We only engage in clinically appropriate therapy provision based around NICE / Research evidence based protocols.  If you request a therapy method that is not clinically appropriate and this is identified at the assessment, we will suggest a suitable alternative and give you a “cooling off” period to consider your options.

How to book in
  1. Have a look through this website. You can also view Stuart’s individual business site HERE
  2. Email for our free no obligation information files and screening form
  3. If you wish to proceed, email to book in, returning the screening form (this enables us to help ensure our service is right for you). You will then be sent the assessment forms to complete ahead of the assessment session, saving you time on the day.
  4. Attend an assessment session, where a case history will be taken and treatment options discussed. This session needs to be paid for in advance when booked. (Normally sessions are paid on the day or within 48 hours afterwards by BACS / Paypal.)
  5. If you wish to continue with treatment, and if the assessment indicates the practitioner is right for you, you can continue in therapy with that practitioner.
  6. If you choose to continue, regular weekly or fortnightly attendance is required, and a cancellation policy applies.

To go ahead and ask for an information pack, EMAIL HERE

Not within reach of our bases in Edinburgh and Falkirk?
We also offer skype sessions and these can be supported by our Stress Management Work Book available from Amazon in kindle or hard copy  HERE

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