I began work as a psychotherapist in 2000 following a career in the NHS as a speech therapist. I have worked as a counsellor in a variety of settings: QM University student counselling, No 21 Counselling agency and Couples Counselling Lothian, as well as in private practice.
My specialism is relationship work. I have additional training in this area with Relate Scotland but the most important training I have received is Professor Susan Johnson’s Emotion Focused Therapy. I have completed both the Externship in EFT and the Advanced EFT Skills Programmes with Sue Johnson and other EFT trainers. I have also completed online training with Esther Perel, Dr Bill Docherty and Dr John Gottman who are all eminent couples’ therapists/researchers and trainers based in the US.
Relationship Counselling Edinburgh is an inclusive psychotherapy practice dedicated to relationship work with both couples and individual clients. I work positively with people of all ethnicities, with people of any sexual identity and of any sexual orientation and with people of any religious or non-religious beliefs.
My work is supported by the following:
MBACP (Accred) Registered Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
As a Registered Accredited Member of BACP, Claire Thomson follows their code of Ethics and Practice and is subject to the Association’s complaints procedures.
Claire Thomson is registered with the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists which is approved of by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
Claire Thomson has been cleared through the Enhanced Disclosure Scotland Scheme
Sue Johnson, Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love