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Lesley Dougan

Lesley Dougan

Telephone: 0151 231 5817


Lesley (pronouns She/Her) is Programme Lead for MA Counselling and Psychotherapy Practise and MA Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Practise. She is a BACP Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist, graduating with a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from LJMU in 2012 and MA Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Practise in 2015. She is an EMDR UK/Ireland Practitioner, skilled in working with Children, Adolescents and Adults. Lesley practices as a specialist bereavement counsellor and staff counsellor in the NHS and runs a small private practice. Her specialist interests are Child Bereavement, Neurodiversity in Counselling clients and Trauma, particularly in relation to Disfigurement and Appearance related issues.
Lesley is currently studying towards a Professional Doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies at the University of Chester, her research focusing on the Role of Paediatric Bereavement Care Support and Adaptive Meaning-Making in Bereaved Parents.

Engagement & Impact


Rising Star Award, Liverpool John Moores University. 2019

Conference presentation:

Therapists living with a Visible Facial Difference in Training and Practice, BACP Research Conference, Chester, Oral presentation. 2017

Membership of professional bodies:

BACP Accreditation, BACP, 2012