Lesley Shearer, PGDip, Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP

Lesley Shearer, PGDip, Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP

13 Lady Jane Gate Bothwell
South Lanarkshire
G71 8BW

01698 811228 / 07989 540083

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13 Lady Jane Gate Bothwell
South Lanarkshire
G71 8BW

01698 811228 / 07989 540083

About me

Are you struggling with a problem right now? Do you need someone to talk to?

Maybe I can help.

I am a fully qualified, registered psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor.

I realise that some clients can feel a little overwhelmed by the whole counselling Process, you might worry how to get started.

How to start:

1:   Give me a telephone call, text or email.

2:   I will then contact you at a time of choice for an informal conversation regarding your concern.

Areas I specialise in:

Anxiety, Generalised anxiety disorder, Panic disorder, Intrusve thoughts, Depression and Low mood.

Training, qualifications & experience

  •         Postgraduate Diploma ( University of Strathclyde, 2000)
  • 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
  • Diploma     :in Psychodynamic /Approach
  • Bereavement, Grief and Loss, ( Cruse Bereavement)
  • ASIST Suicide Intervention Training


Over the last 17 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
  • Lecturer
  • Inverclyde Counselling Services
  • James Watt College
  • Lecturer
  • 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 will also run bespoke sessions and workshops tailored to clients particular needs. Most of my sessions run from the Counselling Lounge.

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.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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,
A beginning, middle, and end,
in 3 sessions. ( counselling three week block )

Walk and Talk

Photos & videos

  • Walk and Talk Therapy
  • The Counselling Lounge


I charge £45
per session.

Further information

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.

Maps & Directions

Glasgow, G71 8BW

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday to Saturday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am currently a supervisor for the NHS and Private Practice.

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