Alastair MacKinnon

Alastair MacKinnon


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07788 106671
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Therapist - Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH6
07788 106671
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I offer professional counselling and psychotherapy services in Edinburgh EH6 to adults, couples and young people(18+) from all backgrounds who are experiencing difficulties with a wide range of issues. My practice is easily reached from outside Edinburgh too, particularly from East Lothian and Midlothian. I am near to frequent bus routes and with ample free parking. 

I am a qualified counsellor and supervisor, Registered Member of the BACP, with a career that has also included senior posts in the public and charity sectors. 

After a conversation over the phone or by email (if email -I would also prefer to speak to you on the phone ), we can agree a time for an initial consultation.

At the first meeting we will have an opportunity to meet each other and discuss why you are seeking counselling, and then to agree whether we wish to go on and work together. We would also agree at what times sessions will take place, and how many sessions we initially agree to meet for.

I am registered with major Health Insurance /EAPs (Vitality , AXA ) as a provider; please ask me for details of these if it applies to you.

What I can help with

Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Personal development, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Health related issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Cognitive, Existential, Humanistic, Person centred, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Supervisor - Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH6
07788 106671
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I offer supervision in Edinburgh to trainee and experienced counsellors/therapists from a range of modalities and approaches. I have a COSCA validated Diploma in Supervision from Physis Training. I integrate a number of approaches in my supervision work alongside my core training in Transactional Analysis.

I particularly like one of Keith Tudor's descriptions of supervision:

“Supervision may be viewed as a forum and a relationship in which practitioner and supervisor meet as two colleagues to tell different stories about the client and themselves. In this way, they discover new possibilities (rather than old probabilities) freeing the therapist from the constraints of his or her (and the client’s ) script.” 

ref: Tudor, K. 2002. Transactional analysis supervision or supervision analyzed transactionally? P.52

Transactional Analysis Journal, 32, pp.39-55.

What I can help with

Phobias, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Career coaching, Personal development, AIDS/HIV, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited