Dr Bruce Scott, PhD
Psychoanalyst
Edinburgh and Scottish Borders

The Practice : Psychotherapy in Edinburgh and Scottish Borders

****INFLATION BUSTING PSYCHOTHERAPY in EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE/+ONLINE**** With rising costs and inflation and living costs, I aim to try to accommodate people in these difficult times, by offering tailored sessions priced/timed for the moment.

I am a psychotherapist in Edinburgh and I provide a space for the practice of psychoanalysis or psychotherapy in Edinburgh city centre and also in the Scottish Borders near Jedburgh.

I also provide online sessions (e.g., SKYPE, Telephone, Zoom).

Psychoanalysis or psychoanalytic psychotherapy is an open-ended conversation with no agenda and no time limit (i.e. number of sessions). The practice (Greek: Praxis) of psychoanalysis attends to the person who comes for analysis, to listen and witness their concerns, and to facilitate, if possible some kind of loosening of the strictures than bind and contort experience.

I work with people with different needs under the rubric of mental distress. I have experience of working with people suffering anxiety, depression, addiction, panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, psychosis and schizophrenia type disorders. I also work with people who have feelings of low confidence, motivation issues, school/academic difficulties, and also sports people.

I also work in the area of Men's issues, especially male victims of domestic abuse.

I offer clinical supervision, academic support, reflective practice, facilitation of support groups.

"The psychotherapeutic relationship is therefore a re-search. A search constantly reasserted and reconstituted for what we have lost, and which some can perhaps endure a little more easily than others. True, in the enterprise of psychotherapy there are regularities, even institutional structures, pervading the sequence, rhythm and tempo of the therapeutic situation viewed as a process.... But the really decisive moments in psychotherapy, as every patient or therapist who has ever experienced them knows, are unpredictable, unique, unforgettable, always unrepeatable, and often indescribable." R.D. Laing, Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst; Politics of Experience and the Bird of Paradise, 1967, p47.

If you feel like you could benefit from psychoanalysis/psychotherapy in Edinburgh or the Scottish Borders please visit my other pages on this website and to find out more about my in practice in Edinburgh city centre and the Scottish Borders. I also offer telephone and SKYPE/ZOOM consultations.


****************************Recent News, Events********************************

My Keynote Speech at the FIRST INTERCONTINENTAL EXTRATERRITORIAL CONGRESS, First Intercontinental Extraterritorial Congress, PLANET OF PSYCHOTHERAPY: Children. Family. Society. Future. (Moscow, 26/06/2022): The tile of of my speech: The world of psychotherapy: The forgetfulness of courage, truth, children and of God.https://youtu.be/KFf_rw5mARs#/CLICK HERE


Presentation discussing Psychotherapy in Life and the influence of Dr Alexander Alexeychick (Lithuania) on my work and thinking. youtu.be/NV0zyPmIfas#/CLICK HERE

A conversation with my good friend Father Anatoly Finskey of Belarus, Psychiatrist/Priest of the Russian Orthodox Church discussing topics such as living under totalitarian communism, faith and psychotherapy. youtu.be/SpZ9Nlfw3MU#/CLICK HERE




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