Welcome to psicologoedimburgo.com
A service of clinical psychology addressed to the Italians who live in Edinburgh and around Scotland
Italians who live abroad have to deal with several difficulties and one of these is the fact that they belong to a different linguistic background. Thus, working as an Italian psychologist or psychotherapist in Edinburgh (and more generally in Scotland) offers the opportunity to get access to a service where Italians can express themselves through their native language, since this work is entirely based on communication through words.
When we speak ‘another’ language we experience the foreignness of a language which is not ours, struggling to say what we want and how we want it. The problem of being understood is central when we deal with psychological issues. In this case a word does not work as another, as well as all the shades and expressions we commonly use to express ourselves would not mean the same if translated.
So, this service has been established in order to consider the fundamental bound between language and psyche, and the role of the psychologist is a useful resource among the health and social services available in Italian in Edinburgh and, more generally, in Scotland.