Deborah McGill

Deborah McGill



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About me

I am an experienced counsellor working with individuals in north Edinburgh. I work with people bringing a range of issues including depression, anxiety, loss and grief, trauma, weight, size and eating, and relationship difficulties.

Talking to friends and family can be helpful but sometimes we need more. Perhaps you feel stuck and don’t know how to move forward, or you may be aware of an unhelpful pattern in relationships which you keep repeating. Counselling offers a safe, confidential, accepting and non-judgemental space where you can talk through what is troubling you. I will not tell you what to do; together we will explore your situation and I will support you as you decide what, if any, changes you want to make.

The relationship between counsellor and client is central to my way of working. Mutual trust and respect are needed to help you feel comfortable enough to express difficult feelings and share painful experiences. I like to work creatively: we are holistic beings, mind, body, emotions and spirit, and I am interested in working with all these aspects of you.

Training, qualifications & experience

My core training was a four year postgraduate psychotherapy training in Transactional Analysis with Physis Training. I was drawn to train in TA because of my personal experience of how clearly its ideas related to my own experience and how creatively it could be used. It provides rich and varied ways of thinking about how we relate to others and ourselves and many tools for exploration and growth.

I also work as a kinesiologist and am a registered professional with the UK Kinesiology Federation. Kinesiology is a gentle, hands-on therapy which works with the body’s natural healing energies to promote health and well-being.

  • Diploma in Counselling using Transactional Analysis (COSCA validated)
  • HNC in Counselling from Edinburgh College
  • Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Member of Scottish, UK, European and International Transactional Analysis Associations (STAA, UKATA, EATA, ITAA)

Member organisations



I charge £25 for an initial assessment session in which we can talk about what you would like to get from counselling and how we might work together.

Thereafter I charge £45 for a 50 minute session.

Kinesiology sessions generally last 60 to 90 minutes and cost £50 per session.

Further information

I abide by the Codes of Ethics of BACP and UKATA. I am in regular supervision and am always learning, whether that be from my clients, books, articles or training courses.

I also work at PF Counselling in Edinburgh.

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH5

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified