Stuart Morgan-Ayrs BA BSc MSc (Psych) FRSPH FIHPE FNCP MNACHP MFHT, in Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 1PY


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Professions: Hypnotherapist, Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm an accredited professional.
Primary Credential: CNHC,FHT, SHTC, Royal Society Public Health, IHPE, NCP, NACHP, CNHC (hypnotherapy), FHT - NA Multiple Associations. Male and Female Counsellors. Stuart: CNHC (Hypnotherapy:001694-L10)
Secondary Credential: NCP: Fully accredited and Fellow - 202079
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Office 1
South Side Centre, 86 Causewayside
Edinburgh, Scotland EH9 1PY - United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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Office 2
The Consulting Rooms
West George St, Glasgow
Glasgow, Glasgow G2 1DA - United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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Fees: Full free information pack detailing what to expect and sliding fee scale provided to all email enquiries. Free email discussion of your needs in confidence before booking.

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My approach is eclectic, integrative and holistic. I have been in practice since the business began in 1993. Since then I have added to the initial training and qualification with year on year professional training updates. This has resulted in a wide range of therapy options that can be combined to help the individual, group or couple. I am highly supportive of different groups and work actively and positively with people with various sexual persuasions, learning disabilities, mental health problems and other conditons. Speciality areas include anger management, eating disorders, managing mental health conditions such as depression anxiety NEAD and Bipolar, abuse survivors, stress of dyslexia and life coaching.

Treatment is based around research evidenced and NICE recommended core methods for an effective but holistic approach.

Both myself and my partner are dedicated to maintaining nationally recognised standards of qualification and practice, including adherence to the NOS National Occupational Standards for the therapies we provide. Male and female practitioners (slighly different therapy availability between practitioners) working alone or together with clients. We are primarily an adult service provider, although teenagers will be accepted with parent supervision.

My colleague (and wife) Denise is a ISPC,NACHP and CCC registered counsellor, SHTC registered Life Coach, IPP associate psychologist . She offers counselling, coaching, nutritional therapy, energy kinesiology, crystal healing, Reiki, meditation and relaxation therapy. She specialises in women's issues, moving on from abuse and offending, and nutritional therapy. She also works as a volunteer mental health befriender and support worker.

We have both completed ASET externally accredited awards in the many different therapy areas we do, on top of our initial professional training and ongoing academic study. I (Stuart) have a BSc BA and an MSc and am working towergate another BA degree. Denise has a GNVQ, multiple ASET awards, so a BSc in health and psychology topics and has nearly finished a BA. We are dedicated to ongoing professional development at university level, supervision and maintaining real standards of qualification and practice.

Location 1: South Side Counselling Centre, 86 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1PY

Location 2: The Complementary Healthcare Clinic, Graham Road, Falkirk

Location 3: The Consulting Rooms, West George St, Central Glasgow

Location 4: Wallace House, North Edinburgh

Location 5: Central Stirling

Note Denise only works in Edinburgh, Stuart travels to each location.

Email or Call Stuart Morgan-Ayrs BA BSc MSc (Psych) FRSPH FIHPE FNCP MNACHP MFHT at 07341 968242

More Info About My Practice

We are registered as fully accredited practitioners with professional bodies. We are fully insured. We adhere to National Occupational Standards of good practice, and we are registered on Professional Standards Authority Accredited Registers (for healthcare professionals not subject to statutory regulation).

All new enquiries are given the chance to discuss their needs free of charge and in confidence by email before booking anything. Please contact us by email if possible, because of working between three clinics we are often with clients or travelling so answering the phone is tricky or impossible much of the time.

Stuart is a published author in the industry on topics varying from clinical case studies, clinical book reviews, politics of the profession to the ethical difficulties regarding governmental regulation. He is also a Board member and Ethics Office holder for a major professional body in the field and has served on several boards (advisory and director).

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Bipolar depression: I have a great deal of experience in working with this complex and fascinating condition and work alongside medical health professionals in assisting clients to better management their conditions. This extends to lifestyle, nutrition, use of CBT, MBCT and CBASP methods, early warning systems, anxiety and OCD management, communication skills, inclusion of friends and family into effective support mechanisms, counselling for trauma and related issues, self help skills such as mindfulness, meditation and exercise. This extends to related conditions like non specific mood disorders and borderline personality disorder, since these are often similar to, co-morbidly present alongside or mistaken for bipolar. Methods include life coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, psychology, holistic complementary health education, mindfulness, Naikan, Morita, Meditation and lifeskills coaching. I use mindfulness methods including MBCT and MBSR. Other common issues: Stress, Anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD and LGBT issues.

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

I am a very strong believer in integrated therapy work. The principle behind this approach is that each individual is a unique person, with unique combinations of needs. No one therapeutic approach is right for everyone, therefore it is the responsibility of the therapist to be flexible, adaptable, experienced and competent in an appropriate range of therapy options. For me (Stuart) this means having studied both western and eastern models of psychology, and being able to implement them through psychotherapy, counselling, hypnotherapy, life coaching, education, complementary therapy, teaching self help skills, while drawing on a range of underpinning philosophies. Some clients benefit from a humanistic or person centred approach, others need a more exploratory approach such as psychoanalysis, others are very "doing" based and therefore take well to coaching or CBT. Some people are reflective, others analytical, others holistic.

The appropriate learning style varies between clients, as does their unique presentation, their needs, their desired outcomes, their environment, and all of these things should be considered when designing the therapy response for them. I draw on my varied academic, vocational and professional trainings, as well as experience having worked in related industries including children's services and intensive service support mental health.

Integrative therapy is a demanding model that requires competency and qualification in a wide range of models. I am trained and accredited in cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic and humanistic models with post qualification training in mindfulness and CBASP models. I am humanistic in overall approach, while using research evidenced and NICE recommended other methods where appropriate or when needed by the client. These include MBCT, MBSR, CBASP, CBT, clinical hypnotherapy, psycho-education, psychodynamic, taught mindfulness.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Anger management, Bipolar management, Depression management, Dyslexia stress management, NEAD management, referred anger cases, abuse survivors, mental health sufferers, general counselling, pastoral and spiritual cases. Gay and Lesbian and Bisexual issues.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Autogenic Training
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Equine and Animal Assisted Psychotherapies
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Regression Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Time Line Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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