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Ian Innes Counselling
Counsellor, MCOSCA Accred
Verified Verified
As a COSCA Accredited person-centred counsellor I provide a place of safety and confidentiality where you can discuss openly what is troubling you, a place where you’ll be listened to. It may be that you are stressed, angry, frustrated, anxious, depressed, feeling lost or simply stuck, not sure what to do or how to express how you feel. Maybe you have suffered a loss or a bereavement and need help to find your way of moving on. I will be accepting and non-judgemental of what you have to say and work with you to help you find your answer.
As a COSCA Accredited person-centred counsellor I provide a place of safety and confidentiality where you can discuss openly what is troubling you, a place where you’ll be listened to. It may be that you are stressed, angry, frustrated, anxious, depressed, feeling lost or simply stuck, not sure what to do or how to express how you feel. Maybe you have suffered a loss or a bereavement and need help to find your way of moving on. I will be accepting and non-judgemental of what you have to say and work with you to help you find your answer.
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Photo of Jill Holland, PhD, PNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Jill Holland
Counsellor, PhD, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Buckie AB56
Not accepting new clients
Whatever your reason for seeking counselling; abuse, anxiety, overthinking, self-esteem, work or relationship issues, to name but a few, you're probably looking for something to change. Counselling offers you a different kind of relationship, one where you can open up, explore and reassess current or historic issues which may be holding you back. With greater understanding comes greater resilience and self-empowerment, which can enable you to make the changes you want in order to enjoy your life more fully. That life can be hard is a fact. That we have to face challenging times alone is not. Get in touch and start that change!
Whatever your reason for seeking counselling; abuse, anxiety, overthinking, self-esteem, work or relationship issues, to name but a few, you're probably looking for something to change. Counselling offers you a different kind of relationship, one where you can open up, explore and reassess current or historic issues which may be holding you back. With greater understanding comes greater resilience and self-empowerment, which can enable you to make the changes you want in order to enjoy your life more fully. That life can be hard is a fact. That we have to face challenging times alone is not. Get in touch and start that change!
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dfscounselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Buckie AB56
I assume you are here because you need help/understanding, or seek direction with your life. I completely understand those reasonings and they were some of my motivations to train as a psychotherapist. I have been a client as well as counsellor and therefore aware of that trepidation of taking those first steps towards therapy. I'm glad I did because it empowered me in my desire to do what was right — for me. I am passionate about supporting those struggling with issues which is why I keep my prices as low as possible. You are a valuable individual. You've started your journey now see where it leads you.
I assume you are here because you need help/understanding, or seek direction with your life. I completely understand those reasonings and they were some of my motivations to train as a psychotherapist. I have been a client as well as counsellor and therefore aware of that trepidation of taking those first steps towards therapy. I'm glad I did because it empowered me in my desire to do what was right — for me. I am passionate about supporting those struggling with issues which is why I keep my prices as low as possible. You are a valuable individual. You've started your journey now see where it leads you.
01542 285310 View 01542 285310
Photo of undefined - Hale & Hearty Counselling, MNCS Accred, Counsellor
Hale & Hearty Counselling
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified Verified
Buckie AB56
Do you feel overwhelmed or anxious? Is it all getting too much at times? Do you feel stuck but don’t know how to change? Counselling Could Be The Answer It can help to have someone impartial to talk to who can help you through difficult times and give you some space to deal with whatever is causing your distress. This is where therapy can help.
Do you feel overwhelmed or anxious? Is it all getting too much at times? Do you feel stuck but don’t know how to change? Counselling Could Be The Answer It can help to have someone impartial to talk to who can help you through difficult times and give you some space to deal with whatever is causing your distress. This is where therapy can help.
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Photo of Chloe McDowell, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA, Counsellor
Chloe McDowell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buckie AB56
Life can challenge us all. Sometimes we feel stuck, confused, overwhelmed by our emotions or unsure how to change a situation that is hurting us. I can help. I support clients with a wide range of issues, including: anxiety, low mood, grief and loss, difficulty adjusting to relocation or changed circumstances, relationships, self-esteem and identity. Events and unresolved trauma from our past can have a significant impact on present feelings. Having the opportunity to talk in a safe, supportive space free of judgement, can help to make sense of what is going in your life and enable you to find a clear way forward.
Life can challenge us all. Sometimes we feel stuck, confused, overwhelmed by our emotions or unsure how to change a situation that is hurting us. I can help. I support clients with a wide range of issues, including: anxiety, low mood, grief and loss, difficulty adjusting to relocation or changed circumstances, relationships, self-esteem and identity. Events and unresolved trauma from our past can have a significant impact on present feelings. Having the opportunity to talk in a safe, supportive space free of judgement, can help to make sense of what is going in your life and enable you to find a clear way forward.
01343 614731 View 01343 614731
Photo of undefined - Angela Naylor - AMN Counselling & Psychotherapy, PMCOSCA, Psychotherapist
Angela Naylor - AMN Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PMCOSCA
Verified Verified
Buckie AB56
Waitlist for new clients
Diagnosed ADHD, I have first-hand experience of living with a spiky brain and all that encompasses, the anxiety, and past traumas associated with being a bit different. I’m a massive advocate for neurodiversity, and have a passion for supporting and enabling people to realise their potential. How our brains work and the effect they have on us will depend on our own unique circumstances and life experience. Together we can find the best way to recognise and work with your own uniqueness.
Diagnosed ADHD, I have first-hand experience of living with a spiky brain and all that encompasses, the anxiety, and past traumas associated with being a bit different. I’m a massive advocate for neurodiversity, and have a passion for supporting and enabling people to realise their potential. How our brains work and the effect they have on us will depend on our own unique circumstances and life experience. Together we can find the best way to recognise and work with your own uniqueness.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in AB56

< 10

Counsellors in AB56 who prioritize treating:

83% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
83% Anxiety
83% Self Esteem
67% Bereavement
67% Family Conflict
67% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Vitality
33% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
33% Aviva

How Counsellors in AB56 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in AB56?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.