About Claire Thomson

Claire started her career as a Speech and Language Pathologist and Therapist working both in the NHS and in her own private practice.  After 11 years in Speech Therapy and teaching English as a second language, Claire moved into the broader communications realms of PR and Marketing in the music industry when she lived in Hong Kong. Her return to the UK saw her turn back to her clinical roots and re-train as a psychotherapist. Claire has run her own private practice in Edinburgh for over 15 years, specialising in relationship/couples work and parallel to her clinical work, Claire also works in the world of property.  Claire’s specialism is communication and relationship work. Claire enjoys working with people supporting them towards achieving their personal and business goals whether that be through therapy or coaching.

“I find the work very exciting and I love watching people grow and change to become the best versions of themselves and enjoy their best lives!”

Claire Thomson

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


  • Accredited Award in Coaching, Association of Coaching, Coaching Direct, Edinburgh
  • Advanced Externship in Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, ICEEFT, Milan & Dublin
  • Post Graduate Diploma Relationship Counselling, Relationship Scotland, Edinburgh
  • Post Graduate Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh
  • MSc Human Communication, City University, London
  • BSc Speech and Language Pathology & Therapy, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Senior Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy – Counselling & Coaching Divisions www.bacp.co.uk
As a Registered member of BACP, Claire Thomson follows their Code of Ethics and Practice.  The BACP Register is approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care
Member of the Coaching Direct organisation of coaches in Edinburgh
Life member of ICEEFT, The international Centre for Clinical Excellence in Emotion Focus Therapy. www.iceeft.com
Membership of the British Emotion Focus Therapy organisation BEFT. www.beft.com 
Claire Thomson has been cleared through the Enhanced Disclosure Scotland Scheme

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