Michael Day, PG Dip. Transactional Analysis Counselling
I am a qualified Transactional Analysis Counsellor, registered with COSCA. I offer confidential experienced counselling for individuals, couples and groups. I provide a safe space of non-judgemental warmth where you can talk and explore your relationships, discuss and manage your mental health, anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem, bereavement, substance use, or any aspect of your life that you wish.
I have a special interest in substance use having come through my own problematic use. The models and tools of Transactional Analysis are, I think particularly useful for gaining understanding and enabling change.
Couples Therapy is all about your relationship. The role I take is to mediate and help you get back on track or decide to separate amicably.
I offer time limited or longer term support in an atmosphere of non-judgemental warmth. My aim is to create a space which feels secure and safe enough to support you in making the changes you want in your life.
I adapt the therapy to your personal needs looking at thinking, feeling and behavior. Take the first step on a new path to well being and phone me on 07534 550 305.
Training, qualifications & experience
Higher National Certificate in Counselling
Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling (COSCA)
Post Graduate Diploma Transactional Analysis Counselling (Queen Margaret university)
Counselling member of COSCA
Substance Misuse Worker Mid & East Lothinan Drugs providing support to people using substances problematically.
Counsellor and consultant Simpson House Counselling, providing counselling to people who are affected by problematic substance use.
Mentor at Health in Mind, a charitable organisation which aims to promote the health and well being of people who experience mental health difficulties.
Counsellor in the Low Cost Counselling Scheme at Edinburgh Institute of Counselling & Psychotherapy (EICP).
Counsellor at Crossreach Counselling Lothian.
I am a member of The European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA), The United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA), and The Scottish Transactional Analysis Association (STAA) as well as being a counselling member of COSCA. I also receive regular supervision from a fully qualified supervisor on a regular basis to ensure I practice in a safe and ethical manner
I adhere to the code of ethics of the EATA, UKATA & COSCA
As well as being a therapist I also worked for a number of years in further education at Edinburgh's Telford College assisting people with various types of learning impairments access further education.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I operated a sliding scale from £40 to £60 for a 60 min. session depending on your circumstances.
My hope is that people with the resources will choose the upper end so I can offer people with limited resources a rate below those above.