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About me

Hello, I am an experienced and fully qualified counsellor/psychotherapist working online and face to face (from September onwards).

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

COSCA

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)

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.

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

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.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

All sessions £55

(ONLINE or Face to Face from late September 2020)

When I work

Contact me regarding availability

ONLINE sessions available

Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Key details

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