Jaime Leslie

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MA Counselling Psyc, NCS Accredited, EMDR, Hypnotherapy
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Burntisland, Fife, KY3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you looking for a safe and effective counselling model to support with long term change?

I use a collaborative holistic approach to empower individuals to overcome unique obstacles, improve relationships, and mindfully shift long term patterns. 

Sometimes we find ourselves repeating the same pattern or cycle without clarity of how to change or why we keep getting stuck. Through this work, we access your own inner guidance to provide clarity and build resources to support this healing and transformational work. 

With over twenty years of experience, I provide a skilled clinical lens as we collaborate to transform deep patterns. I am an integrative therapist, this means I use a wide range of tools and tailor therapy towards the individual needs of my clients. I tend to work primarily with deeper processing techniques such as Somatic EMDR, generational trauma healing, and Depth Hypnosis. 

I am Canadian and living full-time in Scotland. I feel very privileged to participate in this work. I frequently hear clients say they have been able to move forward in their lives quickly in ways that they had not reached through "talk therapy." That matches my personal experience as well.

For more details, please connect for a consultation to see if this approach is a good fit for your unique needs.

A more detailed view about EMDR and Deeper Processing techniques:

What is a Somatic EMDR and Deeper Processing techniques? We all have a strong internal drive to completion or to experience life events full circle. Sometimes events in our lives do not permit us to reach resolution. We also have drives for protection and to not feel things that are unpleasant or overwhelming. These internal drives can lead to feeling stuck (often unconsciously) and this can show up in different ways, for example, we can get involved in the same relationships or emotional/behavioural cycle. Sometimes it becomes problematic and we begin to experience difficulties like anxiety, depression, physical symptoms and stress reactions, or emotional intolerance. Our mind is built to try and figure out why and although a thinking process like this can be helpful - it can also be frustrating and created a greater loop.

With this approach to therapy we help to slow things down and connect with that natural drive for completion and move towards resolution - freedom and clarity arises spontaneously from within . Trusting this process is key. My experience is that bringing awareness to the details of our experience facilitates this movement. This includes, bringing awareness and listening to our thoughts, emotions, nervous system, body sensations, imagination, intuition, and all 5 senses.

This awareness becomes even more helpful when used in conjunction with EMDR, and other uses of bilateral stimulation. Applying left-right bilateral stimulation helps the brain to work more efficiently and with greater resiliency. The more primitive parts of the brain appear to become less engaged, and the higher functioning parts become more activated. Evidence also suggests there is an increase in activity between brain hemispheres. This aids in the ability to sustain awareness such that incomplete responses have a chance to fully reprocess.

For more details, please connect for a consultation to see if this approach is a good fit for your unique needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

My professional trainings and qualifications summary includes:

  • Registration as Accredited Member with National Counselling Society (#NCS22-02147)
  • Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology.
  • EMDR basic training and Somatic EMDR advanced training
  • Completion of Hakomi body-centred psychotherapy two-year professional training.
  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Synergetic Play Therapy nine-month training completion

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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Therapies offered


£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Fee for one hour is 65 however I am open to working with a sliding scale if needed.

When I work

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Further information

I also integrate a unique and effective psycho-spiritual approach to counselling. After years of working in traditional psychotherapy, I have integrated accessible ways of combining traditional psychotherapy with spiritual healing and experienced profound effects both to integration of spiritual experiences and effectiveness of traditional counselling methods. Please inquire more if this interests you or check out more information on my website.

Burntisland, Fife, KY3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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PVG Scheme

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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I work via online platforms (mostly zoom). I work in-person at St Margaret's House which is an art collective so the office is non-traditional setting of office/art studio. I also work in nature for "Walk and Talk" sessions.

Online platforms

Jaime Leslie
Jaime Leslie