Michael Day

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PG Dip. Transactional Analysis Counselling
Available for new clients
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Edinburgh EH12 & EH9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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

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.

Member organisations

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)

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

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
Accredited Register Scheme

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Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland


£60.00 per session

Additional information

I have a limited number of low fee places. Please ask during our first contact about these if your resources are limited

When I work

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The Tara Trust, 15 Rosebery Crescent, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH12 5JY

Southside Centre, 86 Causewayside, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH9 1PY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Michael Day
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