Counselling, EMDR Therapy and Supervision with Lesley Dougan
I am a neurodivergent psychotherapist and mental health practitioner, who has worked in the field of mental health since 1996. I live with Neurofibromatosis type 1; a neuro-genetic disorder of the Central Nervous System. I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an Accredited Professional Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS); a registered member of EMDR UK, working towards Accreditation; and a full member of WPATH (World Association for Transgender Health) working towards certified status. I hold a Certificate in Intersectional Supervision and am working towards my diploma in supervision.
Working with Lesley
I firmly believe that the vital ingredient in therapy is the relationship between a counsellor and their client.
If you feel, safe, secure and not judged then you are more likely to be able to explore your inner most thoughts and feelings.
I am deeply respectful to each and every client and what they bring to counselling; this is sometimes called ‘Unconditional Positive Regard’ or UPR.
Whatever you have experienced in your life, you are an individual who I value and will not judge. I see my role as a companion, being alongside you on your journey. I will not tell you what to do, or how to think or feel; rather my role is to help you discover this for yourself.
Whilst my core training is as a person-centred experiential psychotherapist, I have completed a wealth of training in other therapeutic approaches. This means I am in a position to draw on this knowledge and experience to tailor sessions to meet your needs as an individual.
Cancellation policy: full fee is required if cancelled with less than 24 hours notice; 50% fee required if cancelled with less than 48 hours notice;