• Home
  • >Lindsay Gardner

Lindsay Gardner

Aberdeen AB11 & Westhill AB32
07400 600 185 07400 600 185

About me

Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by life and experience difficulties that feel insurmountable. Often we don't know where to turn. This is when counselling may help. Counselling offers a place where you can speak in confidence; where you're listened to and not judged; where you can work through your difficulties.

As a qualified person-centred counsellor I have experience of working with a range of issues including traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, alcohol or drug related issues and bereavement.

I have worked with Aberdeen University Counselling Service, Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland and Aberdeen FoyerI was also a volunteer counsellor at ChildLine Aberdeen for 5 years which allowed me to gain experience and understanding of working with young people from the ages of 12-18 in particular, although I now also work with younger children too.

Counselling, for me, is about providing a space to explore your concerns with someone who is not directly involved, and by doing this it can provide a new perspective on life. The way that I work isn't about telling you what to do, it's about listening to you and through gentle questioning getting you to identify what's going on for you and how you would like things to change. Counselling is a unique experience for everyone, and you will be very much in control of the pace and content of what is discussed, as I work to develop a space where you feel accepted, heard and understood.

Any questions at all please just get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

PgDip in Person Centred Counselling                Aberdeen University

Specialist Module on Bereavement and Loss   Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

BA (Hons) Social Science (Psychology)             Glasgow Caledonian University

I am a member of BACP and work within their ethical framework providing the highest level of confidentiality: whatever is shared with me will not be shared with anyone else unless I believe there is a risk of harm to my client or to others. I also receive regular support and guidance to ensure I consistently provide a high quality service.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

COSCA

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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.

Accredited register membership

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

The cost per 1 hour session is £40.

I am happy to provide concessions where required.

Further information

I have rooms within Aberdeen and Westhill. Please refer to my website.

231A Union Street
Aberdeen
Aberdeenshire
AB11 6BT

Westhill Health & Therapies Practice
Westhill Shopping Centre
Old Skene Road
Westhill
Aberdeenshire
AB32 6RL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Aberdeen: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and weekends

Westhill: Wednesday and weekends

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I am a qualified supervisor and have been supervising for a few years now.  I am a qualified person-centred counsellor, but have experienced supervising counsellors from other modalities.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

View supervision profile

Social

Lindsay Gardner

Lindsay Gardner