Lesley Watt

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Westhill (near Aberdeen), Aberdeenshire, AB32
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

ONLINE VIDEO COUNSELLING AND TELEPHONE COUNSELLING AVAILABLE 

Hello I am Lesley Watt. I am an experienced qualified counsellor offering an integrated approach to counselling which combines Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic Counselling. I work with adults and young people aged 18 years and over.   I want to provide you with an opportunity to talk in a way which explores what is going on in your life and then help you to work towards change.

Do you feel trapped in a cycle of unhelpful/negative thinking? How does your thinking affect your behaviour? Is your past impacting 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.  Please send me a message via the button above.

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; weight loss and maintenance and any other life issues which may be causing you to feel stuck.  Please send me a message and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

Ethics and Regulating Governing Bodies  -  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 am also registered with COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland) as an Accredited (BACP) Member.  I adhere to both these organisations Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I am 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.  Please get in touch via the message button at the top of this page.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Please note, I am not able to accommodate meeting in person at the moment. Instead, I am offering online video counselling via Zoom or telephone counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Counselling Supervision, ACT Counselling Services Ltd - validated by COSCA (2022)
  • BA CBT Glasgow Caledonian University (2020)
  • BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist (2017)
  • Diploma in Christian Counselling, Vital Connexions in Edinburgh – validated by COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland) - Qualified 2013
  • Currently working in
  • Private Practice - 8 years
  • NHS medical practice - 6 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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

COSCA
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC. It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
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.

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

CBT for weight loss and maintenance

Counselling for the counsellor

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

Fees are payable by bank transfer 24 hours before the session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytime only

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays 

8.30am to 9.20am

10am – 10.50am

11.30am -12.20 pm

1pm-1.50pm

2.30pm – 3.20pm

4pm – 4.50pm 

Further information

I have monthly Supervision to meet with BACP and COSCA guidelines for good practice and for personal development.

I attend CPD events regularly to ensure I meet the BACP and COSCA guidelines for continual professional development.

I am fully insured and a member of the PVG Scheme.

Westhill (near Aberdeen), Aberdeenshire, AB32

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

N/A at this time.

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

Online
Phone

Online supervision using an integrative approach offering a supportive collaborative relationship where you feel encouraged & confident in your work.

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Lesley Watt
Lesley Watt