Lesley Watt, Dip Couns, MBACP
Hello I am Lesley Watt. I am an integrative counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I offer an integrated approach to counselling which combines Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic therapies. Counselling provides an opportunity for you to talk in a way which explores what is going on in your life and helps you to work towards change.
Each session lasts 50 minutes on a regular day and time per week in a safe, confidential space where you can speak about the issues which are affecting you without feeling judged. I want to develop a trusting counselling relationship which enables you to identify your needs. I offer adult one-on-one face-to-face counselling and can offer skype counselling where circumstances require it.
How can Counselling help you? - Many people go through challenging times in their lives which create all manner of emotions like sadness, stress, anger, guilt, shame, or feeling overwhelmed. Counselling can give you a talking space to explore what is really going on inside. Some people get trapped in a cycle of negative thinking and counselling can help them turn these thoughts into a more positive way of thinking and behaving. We can also explore how your past might be affecting your behaviour today if you feel able and ready to do this.
The amount of counselling sessions is dependent on the client. For some, short term work helps them to move forward quickly whilst others benefit from longer term help. I can help with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self esteem, loss & bereavement, stress, post abortion and those feeling generally overwhelmed with life.
Ethics and Regulating Governing Body - I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) which is the UK regulating governing body for safe practice. I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
How I work - Our first meeting will be an opportunity for you to decide whether I am the right counsellor to help you. We will be able to discuss how I work and what your expectations of your counselling are. I will be interested in finding out a little more about you and your reasons for seeking counselling at this time. Should you decide that you wish to engage in counselling with me, we will then arrange a series of further meetings; usually an initial contract of 5 sessions is suggested with a review at the end of this period.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Counselling Vital Connexions in Edinburgh – validated by COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland)
- Certificate in CBT and Stress Management – University of Aberdeen
- COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate Modules 1-4 – University of Aberdeen
- Hope Counselling – member of the Management Team and Generic Counsellor for Adults
- University of Aberdeen – Counsellor
- Choices Aberdeen – Counsellor for Crisis pregnancy and post abortion stress
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£40 per session
EAP by arrangement
Within Aberdeen city centre with free parking available.
Also available in Westhill on request.
I hold a current PVG Disclosure Scotland check and receive regular monthly Supervision.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client