About Us

Welcome to Enlightened Psychology & Counselling Service Ayr, where we offer specialist psychological assessment, counselling and therapy services.

Taking that first step and seeking help can be daunting, even if this is not your first therapy experience, there are still so many different therapies and therapists to choose from. I am passionate about helping others to feel heard and understood. Therefore it is my priority that I find the right therapist for you.

I have a team of skilled practitioners, including Psychologists, CBT and EMDR therapists and Counsellors, all with a vast range of experience. Please get in touch with me directly to discuss your needs, so that I can select the best therapist for you. Or, you can book directly online using our booking system.

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Gemma Holmes Psychologist

Gemma Holmes
Practice Owner & Clinical Lead

HCPC Registered & Chartered Psychologist
Accredited CBT Psychotherapist & EMDR Therapist
BSc (Hons), PgC, DipCBT, MSc, QFP
(CPsychol) (MBABCP)

Awards & Recognition

“Counselling Service of the Year – Glasgow 2021-2022” by Corporate Livewire!!

“Best Specialist Psychological Assessments & Therapy Provider 2022 – Scotland” awarded by Corporate Vision

Our Philosophy

Here at Enlightened Psychology & Counselling Service our aim is to help you become the best version of yourself.

Enlightened Psychology & Counselling Service provides specialist counselling and psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Our team of Psychologists, CBT therapists and counsellors offer an integrative approach to therapy providing a tailored service for individuals, couples and employees, allowing us to meet the specific needs of each unique case.

We can offer a full range of services which include private counselling, psychological therapy, life coaching, specialist psychological assessments and employee assistance programmes. We treat a broad range of psychological, emotional and interpersonal difficulties such as depression, anxiety, phobias, relationship problems, confidence issues, low self esteem, weight management, trauma, abuse and more.

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Our Clinics

Enlightened Psychology & Counselling Service has clinic bases in AyrGlasgow and Edinburgh, however we also offer our services across the UK via remote and online methods.

Our therapy centres provide a professional, warm, and welcoming atmosphere where you can wait comfortably in the private waiting area before your session.

Toilet facilities are on site and the service is centrally located for ease of access to all transport links in addition to ample on street parking directly adjacent to our centres.

We also have a network of associate therapists across the UK.

Our Locations

22 Wellington Square
Ayr, KA7 1EZ

01292 737171

94 hope Street,
Glasgow, G2 6PH

0141 237 7898

1 St.Colme Street,
Edinburgh, EH1 3QB

0131 261 6550

Appointment Times
Monday – Friday
09:00 – 21:00

Saturday – Sunday
10:00 – 16:00

Appointments are available outwith our normal working hours, these can be arranged by calling one of our clinics.

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