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Janet Watson MBACP (Accred) - counselling, therapeutic writing and supervision

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH6 7EZ
07807 228543 07807 228543 Registered / Accredited

About me

Hi and welcome to my listing. I’ve been where you are now. I’ve had times in my life when I needed help with relationship issues, depression and loss. I found myself looking at a photograph on a website, wondering: “Can I talk to this person? Will they help? What should I be looking for?” I guess the only way you’ll know is to get in touch and see.

I offer first sessions at a reduced fee as I feel it's so important when you're 'shopping' for a counsellor or supervisor to find the right person. Drop me a line and take that first step. Hopefully, I can help you make a difference in your life, give you a stronger sense of who you are and what you need right now.

Training, qualifications & experience

I started my counselling training with Persona, Edinburgh, in 2005 (Certificate in Counselling Skills), going on to gain a specialist qualification in Bereavement and Loss with Cruse Bereavement Care in 2010. I hold a Diploma in Psychodynamic and Person Centred Counselling from the University of Edinburgh (2013) and I also have an honours degree in Psychology (2005).

I started counselling with Cruse Bereavement Care Edinburgh in 2010, and also worked voluntarily as a counsellor and assessment counsellor for Edinburgh's PF counselling service from 2012, as well as in my own private practice, OnlyConnect Counselling. I teach at the University of Aberdeen (Counselling and Psychotherapy) and have a certificate in supervision skills from the Northern Guild (2017).

As well as the above counselling qualifications, I have also undertaken training in other specific areas via workshops and CPD, including Psychosynthesis, Mindfulness and Existential Therapy.

I have completed the initial training with Place2be who work with children in primary and secondary schools.

I am an accredited registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and a member of COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Therapeutic writing and student mentoring

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


£50 for 50 minutes (£40 unwaged) Initial appointment half price - £25 (£20 unwaged).

Further information

There is a free car park behind Great Michael House and free on-street parking. The number 12 bus goes past the door.

Suite 4/2 Great Michael House
14 Links Place

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access


Thursdays and Fridays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I have recently completed supervision training with the Northern Guild.

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Janet Watson MBACP (Accred) - counselling, therapeutic writing and supervision

Janet Watson MBACP (Accred) - counselling, therapeutic writing and supervision