Leif Lawson

Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH12
07581 103 063
Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH12

About me

Hello, I am an experienced and fully qualified counsellor/psychotherapist based in Edinburgh’s West End.

I offer a warm, caring and genuine space in which I hope you feel safe to communicate what is on your mind. I believe the client and therapist relationship is paramount to the effectiveness of us working together to unravel what you are going through and working towards a better sense of self.

My aim is to work with you so that you become more self-aware and thus able to improve your understanding of how the past is influencing your current behaviour. Together we will explore the unresolved and often unconscious issues that are inhibiting your ability to lead a happy and fulfilled life today and may be contributing to destructive behaviours such as drug and alcohol abuse or an inability to control anger.

Feel free to email or ring me for further information about how I work or if you would like to book a session.

www.leiflawsoncounselling.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PG Diploma in Human Relations and Counselling (Masters Level)
  • Certificate in Counselling (Cosca)
  • Counsellor at the PF (charity based counselling organisation in Edinburgh)
  • Peer Network Co-ordinator – UTS, Sydney Australia
  • Yoga Teaching Diploma – Edinburgh, UK
  • Senior Student Advisor – University of Technology, Sydney
  • Befriender, Homestart UK, Leith
  • Health & Fitness business owner, Sydney Australia

Member organisations

BACP

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.

COSCA

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the 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.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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.

Therapies offered

  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£40 per session ONLINE

£50 per session- FACE to FACE (once government restrictions have been lifted)

Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Availability

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ONLINE sessions available

Types of client

Adults
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