Lesley Emerson (Ad. Dip. Psy C.)
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, (and while in lockdown, I am Counselling using telephone, video call or zoom) .
***When restrictions are lifted on 26th April, I will resume offering face to face sessions.
Packs will be 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 safe and confidential space where you are free to talk about your problems and challenges. Sad? Anxious? Low? Scared? Worried? Angry? 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 affect our overall health. I believe that many of our issues stem from experiences we had when we were younger. Working through these, making sense of them (at your own pace), it's possible to give you back a feeling of freedom you may not have felt for a long time.
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.
Recently, I have worked a lot with young people who have problems with their self-esteem, and gained quite a lot of valuable experience.
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.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Sessions are 50/55 minutes.
Sessions cost £40, or £110 if booked and paid in a block of 3.
Sessions of 90 minutes also available at £50, or £140 if booked and paid in a block of 3.
Family sessions £60 / £170 block of 3.
Fees must be paid by bank transfer prior to the session.
If it's difficult for you to fit in with my hours, I would do my best to fit in with yours
- I worked with Cruse Bereavement Services
- I worked with Place2be, children's mental health charity in schools
- I work with 'Who Cares Scotland'
- Sand Tray Therapy.
- Inner child work
- Low Confidence and Self-esteem.
- Stress and Anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Working on anger issues in children
- Living through lockdown