Rachel Watt

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MA, PGDip Counselling
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Kirkliston EH29 & Edinburgh EH12
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified counsellor providing both short and long term therapy to people struggling with a range of difficulties. Since qualifying 15 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, with 10 years experience of working in schools. I have additional training in working with neurodiversity and many of my clients are pre or post diagnosis.

In addition, I have considerable experience working with survivors of domestic abuse and 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)

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

Individuals - £50
Couples - £60

Initial consultation (30 mins) - Free

When I work

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

Kirkliston, Midlothian, EH29

15 Rosebery Crescent, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH12 5JY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

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Rachel Watt
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