Lesley Watt, Dip Couns, MBACP (Accred)
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Hello I am Lesley Watt. I am an experienced counsellor offering an integrated approach to counselling which combines Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) , Psychodynamic and Solution Focused therapies. I work with adults and young people aged 18 years plus. I want to provide you with an opportunity to talk in a way which explores what is going on in your life and help you to work towards change.
Are you experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, sadness, stress, anger, guilt, shame, feeling overwhelmed, uncertainty, low self-esteem, panic attacks? Do you feel trapped in a cycle of unhelpful/negative thinking? How does your thinking affect your behaviour? Is your past affecting your present? Let’s explore these together and identify alternative ways of thinking and behaving which can help you to move forward in your life.
There are many reasons why people decide to seek help through counselling. I would like to offer my services to you particularly if you are struggling with anxiety; depression; feeling sad; work related issues; faith; grief & loss; relationship/family issues; lacking in confidence; low self-esteem; panic attacks and any other life issues which may be causing you to feel stuck.
Ethics and Regulating Governing Body - I am an Accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) which is the UK regulating governing body for safe practice. I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also a registered member of the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office).
How I work - Our first meeting will be an opportunity for you to decide whether I am the right counsellor to help you. We will be able to discuss how I work and what your expectations of counselling are. I am interested in finding out a little bit more about you and your reasons for seeking counselling at this time. Should you decide to engage in counselling we will then arrange a series of further meetings; usually an initial contract of 4-6 sessions is suggested with a review at the end of this period.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA CBT Glasgow Caledonian University
- BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
- Diploma in Counselling Vital Connexions in Edinburgh – validated by COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland) - Qualified 2013
- Certificate in CBT and Stress Management – University of Aberdeen
- COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate Modules 1-4 – University of Aberdeen
Currently working in
- Private Practice - 5 years
- NHS medical practice - 3 years
Past experience includes:
- Hope Counselling – member of the Management Team and Generic Counsellor for Adults - 4 years
- University of Aberdeen – Counsellor - 4 years
- Choices Aberdeen – Counsellor for Crisis pregnancy and post abortion stress - 4 years
- Mearns Counselling - short term
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.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per session
I have monthly Supervision to meet with BACP guidelines for good practice and for personal development.
I attend CPD events regularly to ensure I meet the BACP guideline and for continual professional development.