Counselling & Psychotherapy 

Personal Therapy

We work to help you feel better about a very wide range of personal difficulties and problems. It involves you talking openly and confidentially with us, who are trained to listen without judging. 

Frequently asked questions include:

Couples & Marriage Counselling

We explore your relationship to help you get on better together. Couples counselling (also called relationship counselling and marriage counselling) is often highly effective. It changes how you do things in your relationship, so you both can have a happier future.


Our work with you is confidential. We practice mainly from our private home in Murrayfield. To protect your anonymity, there is no name plate.  

Finding Us

Parking nearby does not require a permit. We are on Lothian bus routes 12, 26, 31, 38, and 100, and several First Bus routes. 

Make an Appointment

Call 07812 076 463 (leave a voice mail if busy) or fill in our short Make an Appointment form.

Arrange a Session

Contact us to make an Appointment. We will calls you to find a suitable time. We aim to see you as quickly as possible.

Or if you prefer to call/leave a message ring 07812 076 463  

Sheila van Tol, CTA (Psychotherapy)

Rob van Tol (MSc Counselling)

Crisis Help

We do not give 24/7 help for people in personal crisis. If you are in distress and need immediate assistance, we suggest you contact either

Simpson House Cross Reach

Edinburgh Crisis Centre

Call 111 for advice from NHS24

Call your GP surgery