Caitlin Buon, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Caitlin Buon

Edinburgh EH23ES English
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Caitlin Buon, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Caitlin Buon

Edinburgh EH23ES English
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My Approach

I offer a safe and confidential space within which we might explore what is happening in any area of a person's life, how to bring meaning to a situation or to find ways to go forward. 

My approach is to work with each person’s unique lived experience and own way of making meaning about their life. I work in a collaborative and co-creative way that is respectful of each person’s autonomy and wisdom to know or discover what they need. It is not my role to diagnose or pathologise a person’s experience. Rather it is to to accompany the people I work alongside, with a focus on how the person experiences themselves and others. 

I value and respect difference and diversity and am open to working with all people, beliefs and ways of being.  I work with all people across the full spectrum of gender, sexuality and relationship diversity. I also work with groups and organisations. I am open to working with any aspect of a person’s life with a special interest in issues around intimacy, sexuality, conflict and loss. 

My approach also sits within a view of psychotherapy as being embedded in the social, political and economic contexts, environment and power relations within which both the therapist and client lives. In this sense I do not regard the 'problem' being experienced or the process of change as being entirely located within the individual. I am instead committed to the development of a 'community psychology' where the person is always understood and related to as being situated with others in their life.

About Me

I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a member of the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC) within the UKCP. I am also registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). 

My practice as a counsellor and therapist began in Australia some 30 years ago. Having come from a professional background in social justice and community development I trained as a Community Counsellor and a Narrative Therapist,  working within a wide range of contexts with individuals, families and groups. This breadth of experience included working within government, private and community settings with individuals, relationships and families.

I am a qualified Group Therapist and Psychodramatist and offer the use of creative action methods in my work to explore aspects of self  and interpersonal relations. In using these methods to explore life situations I facilitate the person to map out aspects of themselves and others in their life through the use of objects like fabrics, stones, cards and figures.  

Whilst these and other methods are of value in achieving helpful outcomes from therapy, there is considerable evidence that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is of equal if not greater importance to clients. Some of the most important aspects of therapy which clients regard as contributing to its effectiveness include: ​a time and place to talk, someone who cares, having an external perspective that isn't judgmental and the therapist's calm empathetic listening, support and "faith" in them.

I work with

  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Psychodrama Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Age-related Issues
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Obsessions
  • Online Counselling
  • Parents
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Private Practice Issues
  • Race Issues
  • Relationships
  • Sex Problems
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Short Term

Edinburgh Office

101 George Street
Edinburgh EH23ES

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UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Caitlin Buon

Caitlin Buon

Edinburgh EH23ES

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