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Annie Hay

MA, PG Dip 

Psychotherapy and Counselling in Edinburgh

With over 30 years of experience in mental health across various sectors, Annie offers psychotherapy and counselling in Edinburgh. Specializing in Transactional Analysis, she addresses a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, LGBTQIA+ concerns, and more.


About Annie

Annie has extensive experience and knowledge of mental health having worked for many years in local community services and voluntary and statutory sectors. She has been a qualified psychotherapist in private practice for fifteen years working with individuals and

She is a warm, empathetic person who works in a highly supportive way, providing a safe and confidential service to her clients. She firmly believes that mental health is fundamental to general health and wellbeing.

Annie provides therapy, counselling, information, strategies and support to help clients manage and live with:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • stress
  • panic
  • burnout
  • relationships
  • somatic issues
  • neurodiversity
  • existential anxiety
  • bereavement, loss and grief
  • creative block
  • environmental anxiety
  • ADHD
  • gender issues
  • PTSD
  • seasonal affective disorder
  • obsessive or compulsive behaviours
  • self-abuse, bullying (including cyber-bullying)
  • the effects of discrimination.
Annie Hay - Psychotherapy and Counselling in Edinburgh

Transactional Analysis is the principal field of psychotherapy that Annie practices. She is particularly attracted to TA, which as part of the Humanistic school of psychotherapy, integrates with Analytic, Cognitive, Existential, Somatic and Mindfulness psychotherapies. She combines these ideas and techniques in her practice to provide the best therapeutic environment to serve the unique needs of clients.


Therapy services:

Transactional Analysis

Transactional Analysis analyzes social interactions to identify ego states (parent, child, adult) for behavior comprehension. It teaches altering ego states to resolve emotional issues, fostering self-awareness and effective communication.

Integrative Psychotherapy

Integrative Psychotherapy combines various therapeutic approaches tailored to individual needs, blending techniques from different schools of thought like psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic, aiming for healing and personal growth.

Humanistic Psychotherapy

Humanistic psychotherapy, grounded in empathy and genuineness, prioritises self-exploration, personal responsibility, and the inherent potential for individuals to achieve growth, resilience, and self-actualisation.



Bristish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy


Scottish Transactional Analysis Association


Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland


If you’d like to know more, you can visit Annie’s personal website or contact her through the details listed on the Enquiry page.