About me

I am qualified in Integrative Therapy which means I use (and combine) several types of Therapy depending on the individual needs of my client. I work from my Therapy room in my home in Larkhall.

*** Restrictions are now lifted, and so I have resumed face to face sessions.

Packs are provided (i.e. a mask, sanitiser, tissues and a bottle of water) to keep you comfortable, and we will be able to socially distance.***

I offer you a confidential space where you are safe to talk about your problems and challenges.  Anxious, worried, scared, very low mood, jealous, overwhelmed?  We can explore whatever is needed to help you to begin to feel yourself again.

Some people hold on to issues for years, and by doing this we can really affect our overall health. I believe that many of our issues begin from experiences we had as children or young people.  Working through these, making sense of them (at your own pace), it's possible to help you to see where some of these emotions and feelings are stemming from.

I can also help with tools and coping strategies for  be you to be more confident of living with, and dealing with your issues in the future.

As well as working with adults, I have gained a lot of experience working with children and young people, and so I see clients of all ages.

I am fully insured and all of my certificates are available to view if required.

I attend monthly supervision.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
  • 6 months training with Cruse Bereavement Services with CYP
  • Various Training Workshops with Place2be including safeguarding, children's emotional wellbeing, hidden harms, making endings, helping children tell their stories, Gangs and Child Sexual Exploitation...and many more.
  • Adult and Child Safeguarding.
  • Couple's Toolkit
  • Helping with anger issues
  • Partner with alcohol/ substance problems
  • Low self-esteem/ confidence issues
  • Co-dependency
  • Infidelity

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

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 Society

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

Marriage Problems

Imposter syndrome

Self compassion/self esteem

Jealousy

Emotional Eating

Photos & videos

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

*****I have decided to offer lower cost counselling to 2 clients at any one time.  I realise there is a huge NHS waiting list for counselling, and so this is my way of helping.  Please ask if you might need help with fees.

Each session for this will cost £25 instead of normal price of £45

If you CAN afford sessions, please leave this for people who truly need it...thank you. *******

Sessions cost £45, or £125 if booked and paid in a block of 3.

Sessions of 90 minutes also available at £60, or £160 if booked and paid in a block of 3.

Family sessions £65 / £175 block of 3.

Fees must be paid by bank transfer prior to the session. ( If you cannot do this for any reason, please contact me and we will make an arrangement to suit you)

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

If it's difficult for you to fit in with my hours, I will do my best to fit in with yours

Further information

  • I worked with Cruse Bereavement Services
  • I worked with Place2be, children's mental health charity in schools
  • I work with 'Who Cares Scotland'
  • Inner child work
  • Low Confidence and Self-esteem.
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Working on anger issues in children and adults
  • Living through lockdown
  • Bereavement
  • Couples

Larkhall
South Lanarkshire
ML9

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Lesley Emerson

Lesley Emerson