Lesley Emerson

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(Ad. Dip. Psy C.)
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Larkhall, South Lanarkshire, ML9
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About me

Life has a funny way of throwing things at us when we really don't need them.  We have enough going on - just with everyday things life work, Family life and relationships etc. When something goes wrong it's bad enough, but when several things happen at once.....we begin to struggle.  Sometimes we don't want to show that we're struggling - and we muddle on....then more things happen....and before we know it.....we are overwhelmed - and what started as one problem is now unmanageable.  It's now more difficult than ever to confide in family or friends...or you might be worried that they are fed up listening to your 'moans'.

Sometimes we need help just to help ourselves to navigate our way through the muddle.

This is where I come in.  My job is to help you to help yourself unravel all the muddle and to help you to separate it down into manageable pieces.  My job is to help you to 'offload' some of that burden.  My job is to listen, and to HEAR you.  Everything discussed in my Counselling Room is entirely confidential.  My job is also to help you to learn about the tools required to be able to move forward with more confidence for the future.

Age is no issue in my Counselling Room.  I have worked with Primary School aged children and I have worked with elderly people.

I also offer online sessions as well as face to face...and if health issues stop you from being able to come to me...then I will come to you (As long as within a reasonable distance)

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

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

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-  working through and after a break up

- Low confidence/ self esteem

- bereavement

- Anger in children and teenagers

- Stress and Anxiety 

- Jealousy

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£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Sessions cost £45 for a single 55 minute session.

I also offer a 40 minute zoom session for £35 (or 6 for £195, if paid together)

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)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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've worked in private practice now for several years, working with all age groups (youngest 9 years and oldest 86 years...so far!)
  • I worked with Cruse Bereavement Services
  • I worked with The Spark counselling young people in high school
  • I worked with Place2be, children's mental health charity in schools
  • I worked with 'Who Cares? Scotland' with young care experienced people
  • Low Confidence and Self-esteem.
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Working on anger issues in children and adults
  • Living through lockdown
  • Bereavement
  • Jealousy
  • Work stress and life balance

Larkhall, South Lanarkshire, ML9

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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Lesley Emerson
Lesley Emerson