Lesley Shearer - Psychotherapist who specialises in anxiety disorders.
Mobile - 07989540083
Free visual resources to assist in the management of anxiety and stress.
Areas I specialise in:
Adult Anxiety Disorders :
Teenage Anxiety Disorders :
Anxiety, Generalised anxiety disorder, Panic disorder, Intrusve thoughts, Depression and Low mood.
Please feel free to contact me by text or email if you are struggling and need to talk.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered member BACP (British Association For Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- Post Graduate Diploma from the Univesity of Strathclyde
- Diploma CBT
- Diploma in Mindfulness and Meditation,( Glasgow City College)
- Advanced Professional Training in Person - Centred Counselling Practice/ Couple/Family Therapy, ( University of Strathclyde)
- Diploma in Supervision,( Alcohol Focus Scotland)
- Psychology: Development, Social and Abnormal
- Bereavement, Grief and Loss, ( Cruse Bereavement)
- ASIST Suicide Intervention Training
- Teacher Training - Mindfulness for teenagers and young adults.
Over the last 20 years, I have worked in many settings and services, including specialist services for anxiety, and young adults mental health issues.
- NHS Counselling in medical centre, working with anxiety, stress and depression
- Working with serious ill- health relating to Alcohol abuse
- NHS Health Centre practice Counselling /Therapist
- Inverclyde Counselling Services
- James Watt College
- Senior Therapist for six years with the Meridian & Alcohol counselling Team, which supported thousands of individuals and families across Lanarkshire affected by drug and alcohol abuse, In this setting I have years experience working with, Anxiety, stress, Low mood , addiction, abuse, relapse prevention, relationship issues, and bullying in the work place.
- Most recently I founded The Counselling Lounge, where I am currently based.
I have been working in psychology for 20 years .
Currently I work in the NHS and also in private practice.
As my private practice has expanded , I have now developed online self help courses devoted to mental health.
Over the years I have become well known for my work I do with anxiety and I think my simple language suits most.
I regularly contribute with other experts in the field to deliver information guidance and insight about mental health to magazines and newspapers.
My work with teens -
Over the years I found that a rigid set of lessons often doesn’t work well with teenagers, because they suffer from a variety of challenges and struggles: Exam anxiety; some have problems with anger or attending school; some have mental health issues for this reason, I have created a model that is flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of all young people.
You can find out more about this cutting edge model step by step guide for anxiety on my website.
Walk and Talk
Walk and Talk Therapy starts with a one to one at the Counselling Lounge , but rather than sitting inside we head to the forest, ( which is located at the bottom of the garden). And we walk and Talk, exploring problems in a natural environment. Walking leisurely with a therapist can encourage a deeper understanding of issues through exploration and freedom. Forest bathing or walking surrounded with trees, helps stress; anxiety;improves sleep and improves focus.
For more-information, please feel free to give me a call.
I have helped many people over the years. I could help you too. Visit the other pages of my website to learn more about my services.
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
facilitaion in mindfulness for young people.
Let go of the past with the use of mindfulness.
Therapy 3 is a solution focused counselling offering,
3 sessions. ( counselling three week block )
Walk and Talk.
The Bored Teens Guide For Anxiety [ Online Platform ] with free visual resources .
Quick Fix Tips For Panic Attacks. [ Online and 1-1 with free visual resources ]
I charge £45
Concessions offered for
The Bored Teens Guide To Anxiety;
: Animated online self help course for anxiety ( contact my webpage for details)
Mindfulness & Meditation
Meditation is a state of peace that occurs when the mind is calm and still. Individuals can use this practice to train the mind and gain a particular state of awareness to either gain a specific benefit or for the mind to just acknowledge its content without becoming identified with it, as an end in itself. Recent research links it with stress reduction, relaxation and an enhanced quality of life.
I offer Stress reduction using mindfulness / relapse prevention using mindfulness.
I offer the above as individual sessions as a form of therapy for a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress and addiction recovery.
I also offer mindfulness for young adults 15- 19 year olds.