Rachel Watt

MA, PGDip Counselling
Kirkliston, Midlothian, EH29

About me

*I am currently only able to offer phone or online video sessions.*

I am a qualified counsellor providing both short and long term therapy to people struggling with a range of difficulties. Since qualifying over 12 years ago, I have worked for charitable organisations and been in private practice providing counselling to a wide range of people. I specialise in counselling children and young people and have considerable experience working with survivors of domestic abuse. I also have additional qualifications in working online and relationship counselling.

People seek support for all sorts of reasons: anxiety, stress, relationship breakdowns, problems at work, bereavement, becoming a parent and many others, and for many, counselling is the key. I provide a safe, confidential space for clients to explore how they are feeling and what is happening in their life. Please get in touch if you would like to arrange an initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Certificate in Couple Counselling, COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland).
  • Postqualifying Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People, Simpson House Training.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, University of Abertay Dundee.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills, University of Abertay Dundee.
  • MA Psychology (2:1), University of Dundee.

Other Training and Experience

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), NHS Scotland.
  • Introduction to Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), University of Dundee.

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).

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Additional information

Individuals - £50
Couples - £60

Initial consultation (30 mins) - Free


Please get in touch to arrange a convenient time to meet.


Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Rachel Watt

Rachel Watt