Moira Ledingham MSW, PGDip Counselling, Registered Member MBACP
As 2021 begins, there continues to be a lot of uncertainty around for all of us in our everyday lives. You may be finding yourself really struggling to maintain your mental and emotional wellbeing. I am an experienced counsellor offering a safe, confidential space where you can talk through whatever is concerning you, without fear of judgement. Reaching out for help takes courage. It can be a first, positive step to changing things for the better.
We will work together to help you identify and make any changes you might want in how you think, feel or behave.
I offer one-to-one counselling with adults aged 18 years and over. I can offer you short-term counselling (up to six sessions) or longer-term counselling, depending on your needs and preferences. It is always your choice how long we work together.
I have a particular interest in working with older adults and with people who are in transition of any kind. I offer appointments Mondays-Wednesdays 8.45am-4pm. Sessions last 60 minutes.
How I work
I will work collaboratively with you to identify (1) what you want from counselling (your goals) and (2) how we will work together during sessions to help you achieve or move towards your goals. By tailoring my interventions as a counsellor to what each individual client wants and needs, I am able to draw on a range of techniques and methods from a variety of counselling approaches.
As a client your wants, needs and preferences are very important to me. I need to hear what you are finding helpful – or unhelpful – so that we can work more effectively together. I will ask you this at the end of each session. I will also ask whether you wish to arrange a further session. We will review our work together after every 6 sessions to ensure it is helping you move towards your goals. You can choose to discontinue counselling at any time you wish.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I abide by the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. Under the BACP code of ethics I am required to have regular supervision of my counselling work to ensure I am working ethically, safely and effectively in the best interests of my clients. No identifying details of any clients are shared.
I trained in an integrative, Pluralistic Approach to counselling at the University of Abertay Dundee and hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling. After graduating in 2010 I worked for several years as a student counsellor in higher education. I set up my private practice as a counsellor in 2019. During the last ten years I have worked with a wide variety of issues which clients bring, including depression, anxiety, relationships, stress, self-esteem, bereavement, self-harm and gender identity. I continue to enjoy developing my knowledge and skills through ongoing professional training courses so I can help clients more effectively.
- BA Hons (Psychology), Open University
- Master of Social Work, University of Dundee
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, University of Abertay Dundee
- Certificate in CBT, Institute of Counselling, Glasgow
- Certificate in Counselling Supervision, Physis Training, Edinburgh
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling, Counselling Tutor
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I believe quality, affordable counselling should be available to everyone who would benefit from it, and this is reflected in my rates. My standard rate is £30 per session. I offer reduced rates to people who are unwaged, on benefits, or on low income.
Concessions offered for
I am also an experienced, certified supervisor offering supervision for qualified counsellors.