Lesley Watt Counselling and Supervision

Online Counselling and Supervision throughout the UK - based in westhill, aberdeenshire and aberdeen





Welcome to my website...

...moving forward together

NOT CURRENTLY TAKING ON NEW CLIENTS

Hello, my name is Lesley Watt. I am an experienced BACP Accredited counsellor/psychotherapist, Accredited (BACP) Member of COSCA and have worked in private practice since 2015. My clients bring to counselling a variety of concerns and every individual has their own unique story.


I am currently working online using Zoom or can offer telephone counselling, should you prefer. I offer short and long term counselling using an integrative model. I work with individual adults age 18 and over.

I have worked for the University of Aberdeen, the NHS, EAP companies and Charities as well as working with individuals on a private basis.

What is my role?

My role is to offer you a safe, confidential space where we will work together and form a beneficial therapeutic relationship. This will enable you to explore present dilemmas, work towards healing from past hurts and move forward with your life.

Let’s book a time in your schedule, a chance to take a breather, to sit in a safe confidential space, where the focus is on you. Making time for what matters.

What service do I offer?

I offer an integrative approach to counselling which includes Person Centred Counselling, Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

What does this mean?

It means I can offer you a service which matches your needs and preferences.

  • You may want to talk through and process what is going on in your life today. (Person Centred)
  • You may feel ready to dig deeper into past events which may still be impacting you in the present day. (Psychodynamic)
  • You may be stuck in a never-ending cycle of unhelpful thinking and/or behaviours which impact you emotionally and physically and stop you from getting on with your life. (CBT)

As we work together we will establish what is best for you.

What are you struggling with?

Have you lost your motivation?

Wondering what your future looks like?

Feeling overwhelmed and stressed on a daily basis?

Lost your confidence?

Dreading going to work or need help getting back to work?

Having difficulties with relationships; family issues?

Feeling angry or irritable, not able to tolerate others?

Suffering from anxiety; panic attacks; low mood; feeling sad, having suicidal thoughts?

Experiencing grief and loss?

Are you worried; procrastinating; feeling not good enough; struggling socially; feeling lonely? Low self-esteem?

Still struggling with the impact of COVID?


There are many reasons why clients come for counselling, and these are just a few. I encourage you to get in touch if any of these resonate with you and you want to take your next steps.


Let’s work together to move you forward.

Fees and Availability

Individuals (adults age 18 and over) £60 per session

NOT CURRENTLY TAKING ON NEW CLIENTS

Available Daytime only

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

50 minute appointments available as detailed

8.30am to 9.20am

10am - 10.50am

11.30am -12.20 pm

1pm-1.50pm

2.30pm - 3.20pm

4pm - 4.50pm

online and telephone counselling

Please get in touch to find out which sessions are currently available. Thank you.




Other areas of counselling offered

CBT for weight loss and maintenance


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get in touch? Next steps?

I know it can be difficult to take the first step.

Please get in touch via email, text, or phone call.

What happens before our first session?

I will send you my contract, privacy policy, additions sheet and digital policy. You will be required to agree to these documents so that we can begin our work together. This is in line with current GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

What happens at our first session?

Our first session gives us both the opportunity to build a therapeutic relationship. I will ask you several questions relating to personal details, medical information, expectations, the reasons why you are coming for counselling and what you would like to achieve from coming to counselling sessions. This gives us a good starting point. I will explain how I work and what I think would be an effective way for us to move forward together.

We will complete a recognised clinical assessment tool together which helps to identify any areas of psychological wellbeing which we may need to focus on.


At the end of the first session you can decide if you want to book further sessions and I will confirm whether I can help you with the issues you are bringing.

Can I cancel my session?

48 hours’ notice must be given for cancellation or full payment of the session is required.

How long will we work together?

I offer both short term and long term counselling. I suggest a block of four sessions to start, followed by a review where we can discuss how you would like to continue.

What about endings?

It is important that we retain the focus for our work and of course you are free to end our counselling sessions whenever you wish. I believe ending the work well is important.

Testimonials

These testimonials are the true and exact words from my clients who have given me permission to print them.

"Thank you seems insufficient. A work still in progress I maybe but with so much more awareness and many tools to help along the way."

"Over a three month period I had weekly video calls with Lesley and went through a process which I felt had a beginning, a middle, and a mutually agreeable end. I found it challenging, and effort is required to make the most of it, however my mindset and well-being improved significantly."

"I found my sessions over the past couple of months so beneficial and the improvement in my mental health is easy to see. I didn't realise how much of an impact the right support could make and I am now armed with the tools and strategies I feel I need to live more healthier with anxiety."

Supervision

NOT CURRENTLY TAKING ON NEW SUPERVISEES

I am a BACP Accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with over 2,500 hours of client work. I work in private practice with individuals and with the NHS. I have also worked with the University of Aberdeen, various EAP companies and Charities. I am a qualified Supervisor with a COSCA Diploma in Counselling Supervision. I have had several and varying experiences of being supervised which has shaped and influenced how I see and wish to develop my practice. 

I offer supervision for students, newly trained and experienced counsellors and bring myself as fully as I can into our supervisory relationship. My hope is that each supervisee is enabled to do likewise. My theoretical approach is integrative. My goal is to offer you a safe, confidential space where difficult client issues can be explored in a collaborative way. I want you to feel supported and challenged whilst building resilience in your clinical work. It is important that our relationship is built on honesty and trust. I also want to hear about what you are doing well. Please note that I offer supervision for counsellors who work with individual adults age 18+ only. I am not able to offer supervision for couples or children's work. My is fee £55 per hour or £80 for an hour and a half.

Please get in touch by email or phone for a preliminary discussion. I am working online and I offer an hour initial meeting

(no charge) via zoom, to establish if we will be a good supervisor/supervisee fit. For more details please get in touch.


I look forward to hearing from you.

Qualifications & Memberships

2021

COSCA Diploma in Counselling Supervision

2021

COSCA member – Accredited (BACP) Counsellor/Psychotherapist

2018-2020

Bachelor of Arts(BA) in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Glasgow Caledonian University

2017

BACP Accredited status as Counsellor/Psychotherapist - BACP

2013

Diploma in Christian Counselling – Vital Connexions, Edinburgh – Validated by COSCA