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About me

                Deep lasting change. That's why clients come to see me.

                    Does this sound like what you're looking for?

  • Discover the root, the cause and the reason for your issue.
  • Uncover the limiting beliefs that have held you back.
  • Change the meaning attached to events from your past so you can be liberated and free.
  • Be rid of anxiety, so you can embrace more of what you want.
  • Reclaim your voice, your power and your self-worth.
  • Reconnect you to the extraordinary confidence you were born with.
  • Rewire your mind for success and live the life you are meant to live.

If any of this sounds like you, then you're in the right place.  If you feel I might be the right fit for you, and you're curious about therapy at this time, book a call with me (my diary fills up really fast!) and lets get the ball rolling and see how I can help you toward a lighter, happier, more supported version of you.

So if you need a little extra help, reach out and lets get you started.

"I reached out for counselling because I was sick of my lifelong battle with anxiety. Quite honestly, I didn't think I would get as much relief as I did from therapy. I was willing to take any kind of improvement I could achieve, but Counselling with Rebecca has given me more relief than I thought was possible. I would urge anyone who is struggling to please reach out and invest in yourself. I'm now in a job I've always wanted because my anxiety is now non-existent. Thank you so much Rebecca !"   - Client testimonial. (More testimonials down below)

I’m Rebecca, a qualified, credited and experienced Counsellor. I love my job and the rewards of seeing people happier and more confident. I know personally from my own therapy experience what its like to be struggling and needing someone to help and from what my clients tell me, this has made therapy feel down to earth and really insightful for them.

My approach is professional but relaxed as it’s my belief and priority to make you feel comfortable and to build a safe, non-judgemental and supportive relationship. I will listen to all that you tell me, reflect my understanding of your situation and how you feel, and to help you find links in your experiences and offer deeper and precise insight. Open exploration of your circumstances and difficulties is the body of our work together, with support from me to find your own solutions. It’s my belief that everyone has their own innate inner resources, and I will encourage ways to get you back in touch with yours so that you feel lighter, relax deeper, create more of what you actually want, and ultimately feel more ‘you’!.

Some of my work may also involve deep relaxation through mindfulness and hypnotherapy like approaches to ease the mind and unhook faulty repetitive patterns in your life. By combining multiple disciplines and training, we can work together in a way that feels right for you. I consider it a privilege to be involved in my clients journey towards integration & wholehearted living, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Don’t know what to expect?

If you're thinking about psychotherapy/counselling, it is not unusual to put it off through doubt, wondering if therapy will even help, or even wondering if what your feeling isn't a 'big enough problem to speak to someone about'. This is a normal hesitation, and I'm more than happy to put your questions and worries at ease. Email me at rebecca@brainbotanics.com.

Put yourself first, and get in touch. We will work at your pace, in a way that is comfortable for you in a safe and welcoming environment to explore these questions.

Appointments can be weekly, fortnightly, or whatever frequency suits you best.


Email me at rebecca@brainbotanics.com.

Training, qualifications & experience

PGD in Counselling & Psychotherapy at University of Edinburgh. I work in an  integrative way, using a unique approach with each client, meeting their individual needs.

Certificate in Drug Free Anxiety & and PTSD Treatment

Certificate in Reintegrating Brain & Body through Breath post Trauma

Certificate in Neuropsychology and support of Trauma Victims & Anxiety

Certificate in Brief Solution Focused Therapy

Certificate in Stress Management

ASIST Suicide intervention

Certificate in Phobia Treatment and Management

Certificate in Reintegrating Brain & Body  Post-Trauma

Depression Intervention and Support

My professional membership is with COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland). The COSCA Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (The Authority).

Member organisations


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

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

PTSD Flashbacks, Nightmares from Trauma/Challenges in the past, Survivors of childhood Sexual Abuse & Personal development.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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From £60.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

FREE 15 minute phone consultation on request

£60 per session for day time appointments

£70 for evening (Sessions finishing after 5pm)  


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

140 Oxford Street


Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

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Rebecca MacKillop | The Anxiety Counsellor | PGD. Counselling, NPA Medicine

Rebecca MacKillop | The Anxiety Counsellor | PGD. Counselling, NPA Medicine