Dr Rebecca MacKillop

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The Anxiety & Phobia Therapist |
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Glasgow G3 & Edinburgh EH16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, and welcome. I know how much it takes to seek help, and I want to commend you for taking this first step.  If anything I’ve written below resonates with you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

Common issues that I work with: 

  • Having a sense of doom and not feeling like our usual or previous selves.
  • Avoiding situations because of a fear of panic.
  • Continuous rumination ("overthinking") of unlikely catastrophic scenarios.
  • A continuous fixation on the symptoms of anxiety, such as DPDR, heartbeat,
    dizziness, digestion issues, etc.
  • Social Anxiety, fear of judgement and rejection.
  • Feeling alone and that anxiety is affecting your sense of connection with people.
  • Feel numb when talking/thinking about arguably traumatic things in your past.

If this sounds like your experience, please know you've found the right safe place to begin your journey back to your best self.  If you are fed up being stuck like this, and looking for a way out,  connect with me here and let’s get the ball rolling.

As the founder of Brain Botanics Therapy and a seasoned speaker, I'm here to guide you through the labyrinth of anxiety and trauma. Why suffer alone when you can leverage my decade-long experience in both private and NHS sectors, aswell as my own personal recovery from this? With me, your journey to recovery is accelerated. No need for endless therapy sessions for years.

Anxiety or Trauma are not something you need figure out alone. Together, we'll unearth the origins of it, break the cycle swiftly and effectively, and get you back to being in control in your life, confident and liberated.

The uniqueness of your experience and healing journey is something I deeply respect. That's why I tailor my approach to suit your specific needs, using a blend of proven therapeutic techniques for optimal support. My mind-body approach equips you with the tools to conquer life's hurdles and march towards a fulfilling future where you’re back in control. You can ask more about this on a consulation with me, on how this would most benefit your unique situation.

So tell me, are you ready to leave this anxiety in the past?

Training, qualifications & experience

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

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

When I work

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Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH16

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Wheelchair user access
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Dr Rebecca MacKillop
Dr Rebecca MacKillop