Sharayah Sinek


Prices are £20 for an initial appointment, and £40 for each session thereafter; where necessary, we will consider concession rates. As well, our rates will be reviewed on an annual basis.

Sharayah’s Profile


Sharayah is a counsellor and psychotherapist here in Edinburgh, with experience of working with individuals from diverse backgrounds in short and long-term therapy.

I am a qualified counsellor with a Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Edinburgh University, where I was trained in both the person-centred and psychodynamic approach. My work is primarily informed by the psychodynamic approach, in which we explore how past experiences and relationships are influencing choices, values, beliefs and relationships with others in the present. Having said that, my sessions are led by you as the client, as I believe you are the expert in your internal world. My role is to facilitate you; in a safe and non-judgemental space, to explore what may be going on for you and how it may be effecting you. I believe in the importance of a trusting relationship and that this is the foundation for therapy. Through empathy and containment, I hope to enable you to explore the edges that may feel painful and uncomfortable, as to empower change.

After a degree in Psychology, my experience has been working in the field of acute mental health with adults and young people. I then pursued becoming a counsellor, in which I have worked with a wide range of psychological and emotional issues including: bullying and harassment in the work place, low self-esteem, anxiety and panic attacks, depression, relationship issues, sexuality and intimacy, gender identity and transitioning, grief and loss, trauma, complex trauma and PTSD, abuse, cultural issues, change, anger management, and addiction.

If you would like to find out more about working with me I suggest an initial appointment. Starting therapy can sometimes feel a bit daunting so this initial meeting can support you to find out more about me and the process before you decide if it is the right step for you at the current time. I look forward to hearing from you.

* As a member of COSCA I am bound by their code of ethics. As well as this, I follow BACP standards and procedures that guide my work.

  • Cairn Counselling
  • Counselling Edinburgh
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy Edinburgh
  • Talk therapy Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh counsellor
  • Individual Counselling
  • Anxiety edinburgh
  • Depression Edinburgh
  • COSCA Counselling Edinburgh

Sharayah works at Happy Being, e-mail her at


Massage (60 Minutes) £50
Massage (90 Minutes) £70
Reflexology (60 Minutes) £50
Cranio Sacral Therapy (60 Minutes) £50
Cranio Sacral Therapy (90 Minutes) £70
Reiki (60 Minutes) £50
Reiki (90 Minutes) £70
Pre-Natal Massage (60 Minutes) £50
Pre-Natal Reflexology (60 Minutes) £50


“I have been going to see Amanda for just under a year now. My first visit was for reflexology which had been recommended to me by a friend. Amanda picked up on things on my first appointment which made a lot of sense to me and during subsequent appointments I often felt that I had let go of significant amounts of tension that had been building up. Amanda also treated me through reiki which was especially helpful to me as I had an appointment just days after my mum died after a ten year illness and I kept the appointment and felt so well looked after by Amanda. Amanda always keeps appointments, is genuinely friendly and interested in how you are feeling. At the same time she is also professional and respectful and easily fosters a trusting relationship which I think is essential for continued appointments. She is also flexible and easily contacted through text, email or facebook. I would recommend Amanda to everyone and in fact did buy several vouchers as gifts as I wanted others to appreciate and experience the amazing healing hands of this lovely lady!”

Testimonial Jude Durnan
Jude Durnan

“I came to Amanda via a recommendation from my Osteopath and initially I went for massage treatments. Amanda was however quick to observe that reflexology and reiki might prove to be more beneficial for me so she started to incorporate those therapies into our sessions. That ability to observe what is often an unstated need and then adjust the session to the individual is so important. Each session with Amanda is different because it is based on my needs at the time, she offers a highly personalised and holistic approach to health.”

Testimonial Joyce Dalgleish
Joyce Dalgleish

“I started seeing Amanda for reflexology treatments as research for a course project I was presenting on alternative therapies. 16 months of regular treatments with Amanda have had an amazingly positive effect on helping rebalance many aspects of my life and helping me deal with the many stresses in life that I didn’t always appreciate had a physical effect on me. The treatments have helped me become the relaxed, happy and confident person I used to be before stress had an impact on me both physically and emotionally. One of the other aims of my treatment was an irregular menstrual cycle (sometimes going on for 60 days or more) which I wanted to improve for general health and fertility purposes. The treatment brought my cycle down to a more manageable length and I am happy to say that I am now in the first trimester of pregnancy. I look forward to continuing sessions for pre-natal reasons.“

Testimonial Kerry Henderson
Kerry Henderson