Michael Day, HNC Counselling, Dip. Transactional Analysis Counselling - CMCOSCA

Michael Day, HNC Counselling,  Dip. Transactional Analysis Counselling - CMCOSCA

The Tara Trust
12 Marchall Crescent
EH16 5HL

07534 550 305

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About me

I am a qualified Transactional Analysis Counsellor, registered with COSCA. I offer confidential experienced  counselling for  individuals, couples and groups in Edinburgh. 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.

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 behaviour. Take the first step on a new path to wellbeing 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
Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (NADA five point protocol)

I initially trained at Telford College in Edinburgh where I gained an HNC in counselling. I then went on to train in Transactional Analysis with a psychotherapy speciality at Physics Training, where I gained the COSCA validated diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling. I am currently working towards an MSc in Transactional Analysis Counselling.

I have worked  as a mentor at Health in Mind, a charitable organisation which aims to promote the health and well being of people who experience mental health difficulties. I was a counsellor in the Low Cost Counselling Scheme at Edinburgh Institute of Counselling & Psychotherapy (EICP). I worked as a volunteer counsellor at Crossreach Counselling Lothian for about two years. I also spent three years working at Simpson House Counselling as a volunteer, where I recieved specialist trianing to enable me to provide counselling to people who are effected by problematic substance use.

As well as my private practice I also work part time with MELD (Mid & East Lothian Drugs) based in Dalkeith, where I work with people to help reduce the harm of their substance misuse.

I am also qualified certified and insured to practice Auricular (ear) acupuncture. This can help with relaxation stress relief and cravings when choosing to give up or reduce the use of substances. This includes tobacco, alcohol and caffeine as well as narcotics. I use this in conjunction wit five finger Qi-gong,a simple meditation.

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.

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£40 per 60 min session for individuals.
£60 per 90 min session for couples.
Reduced rates available - please enquire

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH16 5HL

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday 8am to 8pm: Friday 8am to 8pm: Saturday 10am to 4pm: Sunday 10am to 4pm

Types of client

Young people