Tess Dunlop, Relationship Counsellor & Psychodynamic Therapist

(Edinburgh, Lothian & Online)




About Tess

My practice has grown from psycho-dynamic, systemic and person-centred modalities, and is further informed by extensive post-grad reading in emotionally-focused therapy (EFT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis (TA).  

I recognise the uniqueness of you as an individual or couple and will automatically tailor my approach to best suit your needs and goals for therapy.


  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology
  • COSCA certificate
  • Post Grad Diploma in Relationship Counselling (DiRC) awarded by Relationships Scotland
  • Post Grad Diploma in Online Counselling awarded by OCST (Online Counselling Services & Training)

I’m a registered Practitioner on the following: –

  • BACP – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (and am currently working towards accreditation)
  • COSCA – Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland
  • ACTO – Association for Counselling & Therapy Online
  • RS – Relationships Scotland

Psychology Today

My credentials have also been verified by Psychology Today – you can check out my profile here –


As mentioned above, I am also on the Register of Practitioners at Relationships Scotland which permits me to practice within Relationship Scotland centres and I currently do so from Bright Light Counselling in Edinburgh where I work with individuals and couples.

Face to Face Practice 

My private practice is based in Ratho EH28 8RA where I see both individual clients and couples on weekdays between 8am and 4pm

Online Counselling

I’m a fully qualified Online Therapist; my online practice works with both individuals and couples over the age of 18 using any of the following methods –

  • Email
  • Voice therapy
  • Webcam counselling
  • Instant messaging 

I have space for new clients who can be seen from the comfort and safety of their own homes using online technologies – please get in touch to arrange an appointment – £55 for individual counselling and £70 for couple counselling.  

If this session rate would put my services beyond your reach but you’d like to work with me, please get in touch to discuss a concessionary rate.  

Call me on 0131 510 1396 or email me – Tess@elcs.life