Lindsay Gardner

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Aberdeen AB11 & Westhill AB32
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About me

Life can feel overwhelming sometimes and 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

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

Therapies offered

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

The cost per 1 hour session is £50 for individuals and £75 for couples.


I am happy to provide concessions where required.


When I work

Aberdeen: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and weekends

Westhill: Wednesday afternoon/evenings and weekends

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
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I supervise both adult and children and young people counselling. I provide supervision by telephone, online or face-to-face. Free 1/2 hour taster.

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Lindsay Gardner
Lindsay Gardner