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Dr Sylvie Kay

Senior Counselling Psychologist

About Sylvie:
Works as Senior Counselling Psychologist at First Psychology Online

Languages spoken:

  • English

Edinburgh Online In Person

Dr Sylvie Kay is a senior counselling psychologist who works with individual adults with a wide range of issues and problems including: anxiety (generalised anxiety disorder and social); depression / low mood; anger; bereavement / grief; life transitions; alcohol and substance issues; self harm; stress; bullying; loneliness; obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); relationship issues; low self-esteem; panic; risk taking behaviours; trauma; thought process issues (such as worry, rumination, perfectionism, need for control, etc); and many more issues.

She is particularly interested in working with LGBTQIA+ clients, as well as people who identify as highly sensitive.

Sylvie also offers clinical supervision to fellow practitioners.

Sylvie's way of working

Sylvie provides a warm, open and compassionate approach to her therapeutic work. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is central to the process of therapy and aims to build a safe, genuine and accepting relationship with each person that she works with. Her practice is inclusive and LGBTQIA+ affirming.

She offers a humanistic, person-centred approach to counselling and psychotherapy, and integrates elements of other approaches/techniques such as cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy. She works collaboratively with her clients and tailors her approach to meet their individual needs and preferences. 

Sylvie's background and experience

Sylvie has worked in a number of settings and roles including: working therapeutically with adults with a range of issues as well as working with young people in a secondary school based counselling service. She has also worked for a mental health charity, providing practical and emotional support to individuals experiencing mental health issues and providing emotional support over the phone and online to people in distress. 

Sylvie has a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University, an MA (hons) degree in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh and a COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate.

Sylvie is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and also with the British Psychological Society (BPS) as a graduate member. 

Sylvie's fee

Sylvie charges £120 a session for self-funding clients. She also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.