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About me

My name is Patrick Goodlet and I provide counselling in our practice, At Your Side Therapy, which I am a founding member of. I see clients in our offices in Livingston and Lanarkshire.
I offer a professional, welcoming and warmly supportive environment. I work alongside my clients in a completely non-judgemental way - you are the expert in whatever is troubling you or your relationships.

I have experience of working with a full range of issues which clients may bring and work with individuals, couples and families.

I am trained and qualified in bereavement counselling.

I have also carried out additional extensive specialised training in couples and family relationship counselling to Masters degree level.

My first appointment is a no-charge no-obligation session to find out if counselling is right for you and if we can work together. I want my services to be available to as wide a client base as possible and offer to adjust my client charges when appropriate.

I also offer telephone and Skype counselling to clients based locally and internationally.
I am a fully qualified and experienced person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist. For further personal information, please refer to my details page on the At Your Side Therapy website using the web site link above.

I am a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) . This requires me to hold insurance and work to the Code of Ethics of the main counselling standards authorities.

I also hold an additional qualification in clinical hypnosis. This approach can be integrated into my client work, where appropriate, for example with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-confidence and self-esteem.

Training, qualifications & experience

My general qualifications are:

Bachelor of Science awarded by Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh

Counselling Skills Certificate awarded by COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland)

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy awarded by Stirling University

Master of Science degree in Relationship Counselling awarded by Aberdeen University

Membership of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma awarded by The National Council for Hypnotherapy

Bereavement and Loss diploma awarded by Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

Suicide Awareness awarded by CrossReach.

I have many years experience of involvement in work related situations supporting people up to management level in various business and service provision situations.

I have experience of working with clients of all ages, in long term and short term contracts, in many different areas of counselling.
I am able to see clients within our office suite in Livingston or at my office in Lanarkshire which ever is more convenient.

Member organisations


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

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.


Additional information

I feel that it is important to provide counselling at an affordable fee which makes the availability of counselling as inclusive as possible.
My 1st appointment with you is free of charge and is partly used to assess if we can work together.
I operate a sliding fee scale based on my clients' financial circumstances and I have several slots at  reduced rates starting at £25. Other arrangements can be made following discussion. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page on the At Your Side Therapy website www.atyoursidecounselling.scot


Appointments are available from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm at times and frequencies to fit in with our clients' lifestyles.

Further information

Our office suite in Livingston has ample free parking and has disabled access.

At Your Side Therapy
Suite 4, Livingston Business Centre
Charleston Lane Off Kirkton Road South
West Lothian
EH54 7FA

At Your Side Therapy
5 Stewart Grove
North Lanarkshire

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.


Patrick Goodlet

Patrick Goodlet