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Rainbow therapists are counsellors and psychotherapists who recognise that the diversity of human gender and sexualities is compatible with good mental health and social adjustment. We respect autonomy and are dedicated to social diversity, equality and inclusivity without discrimination of any kind.

Rainbow therapists offer you a safe, confidential place to talk about your self and your life, so can safely explore anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable.

To talk to someone about counselling, use our Contact page, or email: rainbowtherapyscotland@gmail.com

Before you opt to see any therapist, please make sure that you ask for confirmation of their up-to-date professional body membership(s) and professional insurance – as well as evidence of any relevant qualifications – before your first session. We strongly recommend that you take the necessary steps to verify this information as we will not be held responsible for any false information. Whilst we use all reasonable endeavours to only list therapists who subscribe to our values, this is not intended as a website for verifying the qualifications, abilities, credentials or professionalism of any counsellor/psychotherapist listed and Rainbow Therapists in Scotland is not responsible for any member listed below.

The following counsellors are in private practice and are available for sessions. Contact them directly:

Tina Clark
Working with Sex and Gender Diverse clients, and their families for 17 years;
find out more at www.positivebeams.com
Client Centred in approach and works via Skype and phone.
Tina is a member of PCT Scotland and BAPCA, BACP Registered and achieved Advanced Accredited Status with Pink Therapy
tel: 07814 492690
email: tina@positivebeams.com

Louise Crockert
Works on the south side of Glasgow, is client-centred in approach, is non-pathologising, down to earth, and supportive.
Louise is a member of BACP and works to their code of ethics and practice.
tel: 07738 223068
website: www.crockertcounselling.co.uk
email: louise@crockertcounselling.co.uk

Lisa Gardner
Central Glasgow. 
tel: 07877 539200
website: www.uniquelymindedcounselling.co.uk
email: uniquelymindedcounselling@gmail.com

Antonia Higgins
Working in Falkirk town centre – I am a BACP-registered, person-centred therapist who works with adults and young
people experiencing many challenges, trauma and difficult life events. I meet clients in a warm, empathic and non-judgemental way, aspiring to provide a safe space to explorewhatever you need to work through. I am passionate about equality.
tel: 07840 948593
website: www.tranquillocounselling.com
email: tranquillocounselling@gmail.com

Cat Johnston
Southside of Glasgow.
I have been working with gender and sexual diversity, in a number of different contexts, for a few years and feel passionate about creating a safe, and accepting environment for you to explore all parts of yourself. I believe in working together, flexibly and collaboratively, to create an approach that feels right and useful for you. I have a particular interest for working with children and young people. Cat works to BACP ethics and guidelines.

Colin MacKillop
Sandyford/Kelvingrove areas of Glasgow. A gay male, person-centred counsellor experienced in working with LGBTI issues. I have been involved in LGBTI work since 1994. As well as being a counsellor, I previously worked for Scottish AIDS Monitor Gay Mens’ Project, supported the set up of Steve Retson Project, established Glasgow’s first trans support group and was part of the development group that set up the Scottish Transgender Alliance. BACP Registered.
tel: 07843 116488
email: colinmackillop@hotmail.com

Arlene Malcolm
First Psychology, in Aberdeen City.
An experienced BACP registered therapist offering a safe, confidential and welcoming space. By working in partnership with clients in an accepting and non-judgmental way, so that they feel valued and understood, my aim is that clients leave therapy more able to resolve any future difficulties life may present whilst also feeling more energised and empowered. 
email: info@aberdeenpsychology.co.uk

Stuart Morgan-Ayrs
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkirk. I am a multi-modal psychotherapist specialising in research evidence methods combined into a holistic framework of eastern and western psychology. I am experienced in LGBTQIP*, BDSM/Kink, non neuro typical clients and multi-faith therapy work. Accredited with NCP and NACHP.
website: www.psychoanalysis.center
email: stuart@scotlandtherapy.co.uk

Allister Murdoch
Humanistic Psychotherapist working in both Glasgow and Edinburgh city centres. Allister is a Registered Member of BACP and is in the directory of Pink Therapy.
tel: 07821 731811
website: www.amurdoch.com

Jane Pennington
Glasgow Charing Cross/Sandyford area. I’m a queer non-binary counsellor working with gender, sexuality and relationship diversity issues. I also have extensive experience working trans-culturally and with complex trauma. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space and I am committed to respecting diversity in all its forms and working to support and empower my clients. NCS accredited.
email: mxjanepennington@gmail.com
website: parkpsychotherapyglasgow.org

David Poole
I have worked with sexual and gender diverse clients for several years. I offer a therapeutic relationship that is open and accepting based on experience and self-reflection over many years. I strongly believe no-one should feel shame around their desires that derives from social conventions, and hope clients feel valued and able to be honest about their preferences.
tel: 0141 885 1602
email: djptherapy1@btinternet.com

Claire Yvette Rodger (she/her)
Glasgow (South). Queer person-centred therapist with several years experience in working with LGBTQIA/GSRD clients, in partícular under-25s. I work in a non-patholigising, flexible and open way with a number of issues. BACP registered
tel: 07904548357
website: www.claireyvettecounselling.co.uk
email: cy.rodger@outlook.com

Joanna Russell
A counsellor with 18 years experience, working in the west of Glasgow. Jo has an MSc in Counselling (Advanced Practice), is an accredited member of NCS and a Senior Accredited member of Pink Therapy.
tel: 07906 685918
website: www.temenos.org.uk
email: jo@temenos.org.uk

Paula Williams
Central Edinburgh. I’m an experienced counsellor, trainer and supervisor with over 12 years’ experience in GSRD issues, having worked as a counsellor for Gay Men’s Health and Connect-Ed, and as a supervisor at LGBT Health. I specialise in working with survivors of trauma, particularly from abuse and sexual violence, and I’ve worked with a wide variety of other mental health issues.
website: www.counsellinginedinburgh.org
email: misspaulawilliams@gmail.com

Alison Wren
Alison is an integrative Art Psychotherapist based in Edinburgh, with over 10 years clinical experience, specialising in working affirmatively with LGBT people. A member of BAAT and registered with HCPC.
tel: 07599 925575
website: www.arttherapywithalison.com
email: arttherapywithalison@gmail.com