Alastair MacKinnon

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Supervisor
Counsellor, Dip Couns.,Regd MBACP, CMCOSCA, FRSA
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Edinburgh, Lothian, EH6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I offer supervision to trainee and experienced counsellors/therapists from a range of modalities and approaches. I have a COSCA validated Diploma in Counselling Supervision from Physis Training.

1) Individual one to one : 1 hour monthly supervision sessions for £45 (qualified) and £40 (trainee supervisors) .

2) I provide supervision to employees of counselling organisations. Please ask for the applicable rate. 

I integrate a number of approaches in my supervision work alongside my core training in Transactional Analysis. I particularly like one of Keith Tudor's descriptions of supervision:“Supervision may be viewed as a forum and a relationship in which practitioner and supervisor meet as two colleagues to tell different stories about the client and themselves. In this way, they discover new possibilities (rather than old probabilities) freeing the therapist from the constraints of his or her (and the client’s ) script.” (2002, p.52) In my own practice, along with a broad range of issues, I have particular client experience of working with men, working with issues of sexuality and identity, and with clients who wish to relate to their faith and/or spirituality. My background also includes group work with young people and experience in the public and voluntary sector. All of this informs my supervision practice. I review my fees annually. I am available, by arrangement on some weekday evenings and on a Saturday morning.

COSCA
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.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
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.

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Edinburgh, Lothian, EH6

Key details

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.

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Online platforms

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Type of session

In person
Online

I provide professional clinical supervision to qualified and in-training professional counsellors and psychotherapists.

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Alastair MacKinnon
Alastair MacKinnon