Beatrice Dundonald

Psychotherapist and Coach BA PgDip Psychotherapy PgCert Executive Coaching (Reg MBACP & EMCC)

I am a psychotherapist with fifteen years of experience working across the UK and with overseas clients, in both the third sector and private practice. I have a wealth of experience and understanding of the emotional and psychological issues that can affect us all, young or old, and I believe that it is essential to address these in order to find a sense of contentment in life.

Emotional health is something every human being needs to nurture and work on in order to keep as healthy and resilient as possible. Early life experiences and negative patterns of relating can leave us with emotional wounds that need to be acknowledged, understood and healed. This is what psychotherapy helps with.

I can support you in making sense of your own confusing emotional problems and relationships. This increased self-awareness makes it far more possible to make the necessary changes to move forwards more positively in life.

I work with adults and young people individually, and I also work alongside couples. My training comes from a psychodynamic theoretical background, which means looking at the past to understand the present situation. But I would say I am now an integrative practitioner, using different models and approaches depending on the client’s needs.

I also apply my therapeutic experience as a Family Business Coach and Executive Coach. In these areas I combine personal psychology with business psychology and I work with organisations, teams or individuals to make sense of the dynamics that might be at play, often at an unconscious level, in the professional environment. I have experienced growing up within a family business environment and I have worked in the corporate world myself so I bring personal understanding of the psychological challenges they present.

I live in Edinburgh and practice there and in London, where my three grown up children are based. I am a fluent Spanish speaker and love spending time in Spain and enjoying the Mediterranean way of life and the sunshine!