Lily Ferguson

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MBACP, MSc, BA(Hons)
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Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 4BU
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, my name is Lily and I am a BACP registered counsellor working with adults in person in Haddington as well as offering online counselling. I offer a confidential and compassionate space to work alongside you through the difficulties you are having. I am a pluralistic therapist and a key part of this is treating you as an individual and tailoring the counselling to your needs. I can support you to identify where you are stuck and support you to make some changes. We will look at your strengths and your preferences and tailor our sessions around this. 

I have worked in the mental health sector within both a charity and the NHS with a diverse range of people. I have worked with people who need support around depression, anxiety, mood disorders, intrusive thoughts, obsessive-compulsive disorder, addictive behaviours and perinatal anxiety and depression. 

For me, the journey to becoming a counsellor has been quite a natural one. I have always been interested in helping people and I am passionate about helping those who feel alone to feel seen and valued. I believe that everyone needs some support at some point in their life to make changes. I have a huge amount of respect for my clients who come for support. To make this as easy as possible I usually arrange to see clients quickly from the initial contact. 

I advocate for equality. I am LGBTQIA+ friendly and also provide some reduced-cost counselling for students and those on a lower income. 

Please feel free to reach out to me to discuss beginning counselling or to arrange a video or phone call to ask some questions and see if this type of counselling is the right fit for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc (with distinction) in Counselling from Abertay University. The counselling MSc at Abertay teaches a Pluralistic therapeutic framework for counselling.
  • PgDip and PgCert in Counselling from Abertay University.
  • Level Four Qualification in Yoga Teaching.
  • BA (Hons) University of Strathclyde in Marketing.

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

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£50.00 - £55.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£55.00 for in-person counseling in Haddington.

£50.00 for online counselling sessions

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I offer in-person counselling from a discrete therapy room in Haddington at 33a Sidegate. There is plenty of free parking nearby.

33A Sidegate, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 4BU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Online platforms

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Lily Ferguson
Lily Ferguson