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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.

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; 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
website: www.positivebeams.com
email: tina@positivebeams.comtel:
tel: 07814 492690

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

Chris Grant (they/them)
Central Glasgow
My particular interest and expertise is in gender and sexuality; we can feel shame, internalised conflict, dysphoria/incongruence. I identify as non binary so I am well versed in the daily conflicts and struggles that can arise as being part of the LGBTQIA+ community. I offer an understanding, affirming and safe space to explore facets of your identity that may be causing difficulties. Whether for just a few sessions or for longer-term therapy, I welcome anyone for whom I may be of help.
Chris is a member of BACP.

tel: 07456483093
website: thequeertherapist.com 
email: info@thequeertherapist.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 explore whatever you need to work through. I am passionate about equality.
tel: 07840 948593
website: www.tranquillocounselling.com
email: tranquillocounselling@gmail.com

Lindsay Irvine
I respect the courage it takes to reach out for support and I hope to provide a down to earth and welcoming counselling space for my clients. I am always happy to answer any questions before booking appointments. I aim to be inclusive in my practice and to meet my clients respectfully and sensitively. I am an accredited member of BACP and adhere to their ethical framework.
website: www.calmspacecounselling.weebly.com
email: lindsayirvinese@gmail.com

Cat Johnston – Kaleidoscope Counselling
Working in Central Glasgow and online.
We are a non-profit, accessible service in Central Glasgow offering Gender, Sexual, and Relationship Diversity Therapy to anyone aged 12 and above. We work in an inclusive way, providing a specialist service to those who may find it difficult to access counselling. Our mission is to provide informed, affirmative, and accessible counselling to Gender and Sexual diverse individuals in Scotland, to create lasting improvements to emotional wellbeing.
website: www.kaleidoscopecounselling.org.uk
email: referrals@kaleidoscopecounselling.org.uk

Eleanor Kerr-Patton – Eleanor K Counselling
I am an Edinburgh-based queer neurodivergent counsellor who works with your unique needs rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach. I will work with you to help find your strengths and understand where your challenges are, and how we can process them together.
website: www.eleanorkcounselling.co.uk
email: eleanorkcounselling@proton.me

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

Stasa Morgan-AppelI
I offer pluralistic counselling/psychotherapy through an intersectional feminist lens. I work in a collaborative, non-pathologising way. I have particular experience working with LGBTQIA+ clients, with neurodivergent clients, and also with a wide range of pregnancy-related issues.
website: https://sites.google.com/view/stasacandp/
email: StasaCandP@gmail.com

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

Colette O’Connor
My experiences of therapy as a queer/asexual client were the main thing that inspired me to begin my training. I work to create a place where it is safe for you to be your whole uncensored self, where you can feel truly heard and valued unconditionally. I believe you are the expert on your own story; tell me who you are and I’ll meet you there.
website: queeronlinetherapy.com
email: colette@queeronlinetherapy.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. COSCA accredited.
email: mxjanepennington@gmail.com

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

Elizabeth Riddell (she/her) MBACP
I am an experienced counsellor and counselling supervisor offering individual person-centred therapy to adults in Glasgow city centre, and online internationally.
I identify as queer and am passionate about working affirmatively with gender, sexual and relational diversities. For five years I managed the counselling service for LGBT Health and Wellbeing in Glasgow, and currently sit on the board of directors for Kaleidoscope Counselling Scotland.
I offer a really warm, genuine and supportive relationship and look forward to knowing how I may be able to help.
website: www.elizabethcounselling.org
email: elizabethriddellcounselling@gmail.com

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

Joanna Russell (she/her)
A counsellor with 20 years experience, working in the west of Glasgow. Jo has an MSc in Counselling (Advanced Practice), is a Senior Accredited member of NCS and a Senior Accredited member and Clinical Associate of Pink Therapy.
website: www.temenos.org.uk
email: counselling.temenos@gmail.com

Paula J Williams (She/her)
Based in Edinburgh, I’m a white cis pansexual woman, and an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor with over 20 years’ experience in GSRD issues, including kink and poly relationships. I also specialise in working with survivors of trauma, particularly from abuse and sexual violence though also through other life experiences, and I’ve worked with a wide variety of other mental health issues and problems in living. I work from a non-pathologising stance, with an interest in the impact of structural inequalities, discrimination and intersectionality on mental health, and have a sliding scale of fees. I am a Fellow of the NCS.
website: www.counsellinginedinburgh.org
email: paula@counsellinginedinburgh.org

Ava Winn (She/they)
I am a trans queer therapist who can provide support for issues such depression, anxiety, anger management and relationship difficulties. I have an integrative approach to therapy and am accredited with BACP. I am LGBT+ friendly and am available for appointments in person in Glasgow city centre, online or over the phone.
email: avawinntherapy@proton.me
tel: 07737 214587

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