How to contact us for information or an appointment

Please have a look through the website and see if you think we might be able to help you.  Assessment forms near the end of this page!

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 methods 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.

We do not provide any form of conversion therapy. We are an inclusive provider, and we will work with you over the therapy process to ensure we are the clinically appropriate service for your needs and that working with your needs will be within our competency, and match our service specialisms

When you contact us

All enquiries are welcome to have a brief, free and confidential email chat about your needs.

Currently Stuart is only taking on Trauma and Complex Trauma related cases, acknowledging the cross over between Trauma and other clinical conditions like anxiety and depression.

We do not discuss therapy in advance on the phone for three reasons:
Firstly: It is not our job to talk anyone into having therapy, and in fact we only want to take on clients who are certain they want therapy. (Would you expect a dentist to talk you into having an appointment for a bad tooth?)

Secondly: As a professional therapist Stuart expects to be paid for his time.

Thirdly: Any comment made before the completion of assessment forms and an assessment interview would be speculative and therefore professionally suspect.

We have had several recent enquiries not satisfied with this. Please understand, we have every right to not take a business contract. So if you do not respect our conditions, we will decline to engage further, and we will block you from email etc if needs be. We absolutely sympathize that you may be in a bad place, and we absolutely wish you well, but if you are that urgently unwell, you should contact NHS primary services first.   There are also plenty of other providers out there for you to choose from.

All enquiries are sent a free, no obligation set of information files. These give up to date locations, costs, practice details etc. and answer most of the questions you might have.

If you decide that the service is for you, then email us by return, ask any other questions by email, and book in via ourselves. Please note that the assessment process enables Stuart, a Specialist, to determine the appropriate options for your condition(s). These will be based around research evidenced and NICE recommended core therapy methods. Please do not ask for specific therapies in advance, without the assessment process it is not possible to know if they will be appropriate.

If you choose to book, before doing so check our cancellation policy , terms and conditions , and what to expect from therapy since by booking you are agreeing to these and confirming that you have read, understand and accept them.

Access: We believe that our clinic is easily accessed by persons with most levels of restricted mobility, but please contact us with your needs so we can verify this according to your specific needs before you visit. We have non-step and lift access and welcome guidance dogs, and believe that most cases are easily accommodated.

General accessibility of service: Please note that psychotherapy is not a clinically appropriate treatment option for persons with certain learning disabilities or other impairments and we will advise you of this if you identify your needs on your assessment forms.

Progress: Progress is usually mainly as a result of whether the therapist is competent, the environment is conducive, and there is bonding. There are issues that mean the therapist may not be able to accept or functionally welcome someone.  If there is a cultural or similar conflict, it is ethically appropriate for the therapist to refer you back to your medical provider.

We normally have clinics in:

  • Edinburgh (City Centre)
  • Online using Secure Google Meet
  • We no longer have outreach capacity in other physical locations

Our Office is:
Scotlandtherapy, Tiree Room, 6th Floor, Scott House, 10 South St Andre’s Street, Edinburgh


2 Assessment forms if you decide to book in:

Please do not forget to mention any specific cultural, gender or other diverse characteristics or needs in the end section of form 1 when asked. This information is needed in order to check that the service has the appropriate knowledge base for any specific such issue. We only have limited experience in the areas of BLM, Non binary and therefore we may not be your best choice of service if theses are major elements in your care needs. We are a human only provider.

We do not provide any form of conversion therapy. We are an inclusive provider, and we will work with you over the therapy process to ensure we are the clinically appropriate service for your needs and that working with your needs will be within our competency, and match our service specialisms


Please note that if, after reading through our information files you want to book in, we have an easy to fill out online form to complete before your first assessment session. (Form 1):

Please ensure you mention any medical conditions such as seizures, mobility issues or allergies that might have a health and safety implication. Failure to mention an issue with a health and safety implication may result in treatment being suspended. Contact / airborne allergies to any substance such as food types, chemicals or animals should be flagged immediately. 

If any of your sessions might be in person, you also must complete an Unwell / General Infection Consent form
(formerly COVID form) (Form 2):


If you do not book in within a month of completing the screening form, you will be asked to complete a new form.
This is because the embedded clinical assessment methods:  (CORE-10 & GAD-7) are time limited.

Contacting Stuart

Stuart answers emails and SMS messages between client appointments on clinic days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday.   Please do not expect to receive a reply outside of Office hours; Monday, Wednesday and Friday, although brief replies may be made if convenient at additional times.

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