Professional counselling & psychotherapy service for individuals & couples in Edinburgh & Glasgow

About Me

Eileen Docherty - Counsellor

Eileen Docherty

PG Diploma (TA Counselling)


My name is Eileen Docherty. I offer individual & couples counselling & psychotherapy in both Edinburgh & Glasgow. I also offer family therapy.

I have six years training in psychotherapy & have a wide range of experience in working with a variety of issues including: gay affirmation therapy, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, family issues, addictions, grief, personality problems, identity issues & psychological sports issues.

I have particular expertise & specialist training in working with gay affirmation therapy.

Before retraining as a counsellor & psychotherapist I worked for over twenty years in the leisure industry, under various hats including: life guard, gym instructor, NPLQ trainer assessor, SVQ assessor & various supervisory & management roles. This in part led me to engage in my own therapy & having experienced its benefits, led me to retrain as a counsellor/psychotherapist.

I hold a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling (2011) & a Post Graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling (2015).

I am currently working towards becoming a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) & my MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy.

I am a member of the following organisations, and joint treasurer of the STAA:

I receive regular supervision, am committed to my continuous personal & professional development & am in regular therapy. Furthermore, I have personal indemnity insurance.

I have also attended the following CPD courses:

Working with sexual offenders 2004
Anxiety and Depression 2009
Working with Addictions 2009
Working with Dreams 2011
Sexual Identity Workshop 2013
Containing Trauma Workshop 2014
Neuroscience Workshop 2014
Shame & Resilience Workshop 2014
Advanced training in working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse 2015
Working with Anger 2015
Gender Identity Workshop 2015