Rebecca McKinney Counselling

A safe space for you

I offer one-to-one counselling for adults 18 and over, covering a wide range of issues. Depending on your needs and availability, you have the choice of in-person sessions at the Mysa Therapy Rooms in Dalkeith, just outside of Edinburgh, online sessions via Zoom, or outdoor ‘walk and talk’ counselling.

I am a Member of both the BACP and COSCA, and abide by their ethical frameworks. I have extensive awareness of and training in equalities issues.

Sessions last an hour and cost £45 or £40 for students. The format can be face to face, via Zoom or outdoor ‘walk and talk’ to suit your needs and schedule.

Phone +44 7907 044204 or email rlmckinney@btinternet.com to check availability.


Why Counselling?

We all have times in our lives when we feel confused, anxious or unhappy. Sometimes this happens as a result of our life experiences, but sometimes we just feel that way for reasons we can’t quite explain. This isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s just part of being human.

Counselling provides you with a safe, confidential space to explore and work through the things that are affecting your emotional health. These may include long-term depression or anxiety, a history of traumatic experiences, relationship difficulties, chronic illness or pain, work-related stress, or many other issues. Most importantly, a counsellor will listen to you in a way that most people don’t. She or he will also guide you as you remember, reflect and gently challenge yourself to begin making changes.

My Approach

Because I believe there is no single perfect approach to therapy, I draw significantly upon Existential Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic theories, CBT and Creative counselling approaches, and am undertaking regular CPD.

Creative Writing

For clients who are interested in writing, I use a range of therapeutic creative writing approaches to enable self expression and exploration.