tara rokpa therapy

Edie Irwin


Edie Irwin 

Edie studied and worked with Dr. RD Laing in India and London in the 1970's. She practised massage and psychotherapy in Edinburgh from 1980-93 as a staff member of Wellspring and as co-founder of the Edinburgh Tara Trust.  Since 1980 she has worked under the guidance of Akong Tulku Rinpoche and has presented the work, now known as Tara Rokpa Therapy, in over 15 countries. Since completing a 3-year meditation retreat in 1997, she has been a member of the Tara Rokpa Therapy Training faculty and continues to travel to therapy groups worldwide as well as maintain her practice of psychotherapy, massage and psychotherapy supervision in Edinburgh. 

Edie's approach as a psychotherapist and supervisor evolves uniquely according to the needs of the client but is based in the confidence that innate goodness is waiting to be uncovered within each us. For many, the genuine care and acceptance of a therapist helps us to learn to accept and trust ourselves and then to take full responsibility for our own lives.  In therapy this is the client's own journey of discovery which may include the use of art materials, writing, simple relaxation exercises as well as speaking together.  Usually there are suggestions for work which can be done between sessions.

She also offers sessions of therapeutic massage, but not to psychotherapy clients.

 Edie is co-editor of Akong Tulku Rinpoche's Taming the Tiger (Rider) and is the author of Healing Relaxation (Rider).  Both of these books are available online. She has also developed other materials available from Tara Rokpa: "Back to Beginnings", "Working with the Elements" and "Working with the Six Lights" as well as the CD "Relaxation Exercises".  Since 2005 she has been a member of the UKCP Ethics Committee.                                                                                     

Location: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)131 225 6928
Email: edieirwin@tararokpa.org