Welcome to The Edinburgh Practice

We are a private mental health clinic run by a team of highly specialised psychologists and psychiatrists. Here at the Edinburgh Practice, we offer assessment, treatment and therapy for a range of difficulties faced by children, teenagers and adults. We are also proud to offer gold standard ASD and ADHD diagnostic services for children and adults living both nationally and internationally.

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At The Edinburgh Practice we understand how hard it is to seek help when you or a loved one are struggling with a mental health issue.  We have extensive experience in treating a wide variety of conditions, examples of which include anxiety, depression, OCD, stress, anger issues, trauma, PTSD, panic attacks, eating disorders, low self-esteem, grief, self-harming, phobias, addictions and abuse. We are all passionate about the work that we do and have joined together as professionals to offer fast access to assessment, treatment and therapy for such conditions. Please follow the links below to find out more.



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Dr Zia Nadeem

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Nadeem is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatry, UK and is registered with the General Medical Council (4677754). He is recognised by Lothian Health Board under Section 22 of the Mental ...

Dr Emma Hargreaves

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Hargreaves is a Consultant Psychiatrist and medical psychotherapist. She has trained at Maudsley London & Royal Edinburgh Hospitals and is registered with the General Medical Council ...

Dr Johnny Graham

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Graham has been practicing as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist since 2005, and prior to this he worked as a Paediatrician. He is on the specialist register for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. H...

Dr Franciske Evans

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Evans has been practicing as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist since 2005.  She can be found on the specialist register for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.   Her qualifications are: MB...

There are many reasons why you may choose to seek help from a private psychologist or psychiatrist. Here are some that clients commonly cite:


Speed of Access to Help

One of the main reasons people choose to go private relates to the speed in which they can be seen. In addition to our private work, we are all NHS-based clinicians and therefore know how much pressure the public system is currently under, and unfortunately, how long waiting times currently are. So, a significant advantage of opting for help via private practice is that the client can usually begin therapy very soon after making contact.


Convenience & Flexibility

 Our opening hours of 9am to 9pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm on Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturday have been put in place so that clients can attend at a time that works for them and around other commitments in their lives.


Higher Level of Privacy

Discretion and confidentiality are at the forefront of our minds at The Edinburgh Practice. We know that many people choose to attend our practice to avoid having their mental health issues or therapy attendance forming part of their NHS or educational records.  We respect that this will be for a variety of personal reasons, including concern about the impact this could have on future training or career prospects or wishing to keep their public profile low key. 


High-Quality Training & Accreditation

We know how difficult it is to know where to seek help for mental health problems, and to understand the credentials of all of the professionals offering assessment and therapy services online. Here at The Edinburgh Practice we pride ourselves on the fact that our psychologists and psychiatrists are all trained to doctoral level and fully accredited by their professional bodies. Our team at The Edinburgh Practice are experienced psychologists and psychiatrists with long standing academic and NHS careers in addition to private work.


Evidence-Based Practice

Clinical psychologists and psychiatrists are trained to use evidence-based psychological methods of assessment and treatment. Their therapeutic approaches are often cited in the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines as recommended treatments (e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-Based Interventions). Therefore, as a client you can feel reassured that your treatment plan will be carefully tailored to meet your needs and follow a therapeutic model with a strong evidence base for your presenting problem.


The Therapeutic Environment

The Edinburgh Practice has the patient at its heart and we have worked very hard to create a warm, welcoming and safe environment for our clients and their families. We know how important it is for our clients to feel at ease and we have thought carefully about each potential client from a young child to an older adult and how we achieve this.




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