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Welcome to Relationship Counselling Edinburgh

Claire is an experienced therapist and coach working with clients from all around the UK and Ireland. Claire works with clients who have life/relationship and/or business/work concerns, especially where relationships are involved.

Covid 19 has both highlighted how important the quality of our relationships, both at home and at work. However, lockdown has compromised the happy balance and thrown up new issues for everyone. Claire’s approach is client-led and the overall aim is always to support people in finding a new and better way ahead. The evidence-based, Emotion Focus Therapy approach is central to Claire’s work. This approach is designed to help us understand what goes wrong in our relationships at home and work, and how to structure change so that our relationships becomes a source of success and happiness, not pain.

This is an inclusive practice and Claire works with the LGBTQ community, all gender identities, with clients from all ethnic, cultural and faith backgrounds

Claire Thomson
BSc. MSc. PG Dip. PG Dip. Snr Accred. Member of BACP Coaching, Counselling & Psychotherapy divisions

In these challenging times, how do we become empowered to create our best lives? What is your new goal and what result are you looking for?

With my help you can:

  • Prepare with relationship & life coaching to make sure that your marriage is as wonderful as your wedding day!
  • Pro-actively boost your enjoyment of your ongoing relationship by raising your Emotional Intelligence, EQ and learning some new tricks.
  • Protect what you have. Come along for a one-off Partnership Coaching MOT once a year.
  • Problem-solve the relationship issues that may have already developed with Emotion Focus Therapy (EFT) work
  • Pre-empt divorce with Discernment Counselling, aimed at helping you decide to separate or stay and supporting you to do either.
  • Process your feelings and thoughts post relationship break-up to ensure you don’t just survive, but thrive.
  • Plunge into 21st C (online)dating with knowledge, skills and emotional intelligence (EQ) that will help you find that special someone. 

Mission Statement

I want to see as many people as possible succeed in their relationships and have that wonderful experience of being happy with their partners! With my specialist training in relationship dynamics, I guide people towards a much deeper understanding of themselves and each other so that, together, we can create the quality relationships they are searching for.

Relationship Services

Client needs vary and the services offered are to reflect this i.e. the different services relate to the different stages that a couple may be in and my work with couples will be tailored to what they need at the time.

Making a commitment


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Couples Therapy


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Individual Counselling


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Discernment Counselling


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Client testimonial

“This was the first time that I have seen a therapist and I had absolutely no idea what to expect but on meeting you for the initial consultation, I was instantly reassured that it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world! You had the right combination of empathy and professionalism that made me feel that we could trust you with our fears and thoughts, and I found it easier to talk to you than I had expected. Although I found a number of the sessions teeth-clenchingly difficult, I understand why it was necessary to explore sensitive/difficult areas and push us to be honest about them – thank you for your patience.”

“Love has an immense ability to help heal the devastating wounds that life sometimes deals us. Love also enhances our sense of connection to the larger world. Loving responsiveness is the foundation of a truly compassionate, civilized society.”

Sue Johnson, Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

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