Beinn Watson

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MSc, MBACP
Available for new clients
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Glasgow, City of Glasgow, G2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name, Beinn (pronounced 'Ben'), means 'mountain' or 'hill' in Gaelic. Like the mountain, I aim to be solid and consistent presence, providing an accepting and empathic relationship at whichever point I join you as you chart your path through life.

How I work

My practice is based around Person-Centred Experiential Therapy and I hold an MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy with distinction, from Strathclyde University. I offer this alongside Emotion-Focused Therapy and I am currently trained to Level 3. This means I can offer you a balance between an open, exploratory approach and specific therapeutic interventions to suit your needs and processing style. I believe in transparent, evidence-based practice and encourage regular dialogue around the therapeutic work, adjusting my approach in response.

How I can help

I help a diverse range of people, have undertaken disability equality training, LGBTQ+ awareness training, and am committed to accessible and anti-discriminatory practice. I have worked with a wide range of experiences including disability, learning disability, chronic illness, autism, ADHD, neurodivergence, social-anxiety, trauma, self-harm, gender, sexuality, relationships, loss and redundancy.

Where and how

I offer in-person therapy in an accessible, modern, city-centre room or online via video. I'm flexible and available weekdays and evenings. If you choose to work in-person, you'll find a staffed reception at all times with a cafe and lounge open during office hours.

I adhere to the BACP ethical code of practice.

In line with my commitment to access, I operate a sliding scale pricing policy and will happily discuss what you can afford.

What to expect in the first session

In our first session we'll spend time getting to know each other and exploring your needs as well as setting up the basic parameters of therapy. It may be that you've been carrying a feeling for some time and you need space to work with it immediately or you may feel unsure of where to begin. I can help you with both of these things and will tailor my approach to your processing style. Sessions are 50 minutes long but some time in our initial meeting may be set aside for contracting.

Getting started

I offer a free 20 minute introductory chat via Zoom or phone to help you find out if I'm the right fit for you. To arrange this or a first therapy session, please make contact and we can get started. I look forward to meeting you and finding out how I can help.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Registered Member | 400364 MBACP

MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy, University of Strathclyde

Emotion-focused Therapy Level 1, University of Strathclyde CPD

Emotion-Focused Therapy Level 2, University of Strathclyde CPD

Emotion-Focused Therapy Level 3, Scottish Institute For EFT

Foundation of Human Relations and Counselling (COSCA foundation certificate), Human Development Scotland

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

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Fees

£40.00 - £60.00
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

My standard rate is £60 per session but I offer sliding scale fees and will happily negotiate a fee for weekly counselling that suits your means.  If you feel I might be a good fit for you, please contact me to discuss your needs.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Current availability:

Mondays @ 11.10am, 12.20pm, 4.20pm

Tuesdays @ 12.40pm

Some session times may be flexible - please ask. I'd love to hear from you if you think I can be of help!

Glasgow, City of Glasgow, G2

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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.

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I work in a wheelchair accessible counselling space with street level access, staffed reception and spacious internal lifts. I'm happy to meet you at reception ahead of your session. Please contact me to discuss your specific access needs.

Online platforms

Zoom