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Elaina Reilly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Irvine KA12
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is understand your own story. I want to help you experience yourself in new ways. Supporting you in achieving any life changes you are looking for, and enjoying the process along the way. I’m committed to supporting you, and your needs. I offer a calm safe space with an empathetic and non-judgmental approach. I can help you identify, challenge and overcome any unhelpful coping strategies, and negative thought patterns, reducing conflict in your life, and exploring your deeper self. I believe in taking a highly collaborative approach to helping you identify and reach your goals.
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is understand your own story. I want to help you experience yourself in new ways. Supporting you in achieving any life changes you are looking for, and enjoying the process along the way. I’m committed to supporting you, and your needs. I offer a calm safe space with an empathetic and non-judgmental approach. I can help you identify, challenge and overcome any unhelpful coping strategies, and negative thought patterns, reducing conflict in your life, and exploring your deeper self. I believe in taking a highly collaborative approach to helping you identify and reach your goals.
01294 445384 View 01294 445384
Photo of Sophie Robertson, Counsellor in KA12, Scotland
Sophie Robertson
Counsellor, MRes, BACP
Verified Verified
Irvine KA12
I work with a wide range of clients who come to me with a variety of different needs and goals. I can work with young people aged 15 and over, adults and couples. Generally people enter counselling with me due to anxiety or depression, which is being exacerbated by past or current issues. This can include relationship difficulties, work or school issues, self-harming, family difficulties, and life transitions.
I work with a wide range of clients who come to me with a variety of different needs and goals. I can work with young people aged 15 and over, adults and couples. Generally people enter counselling with me due to anxiety or depression, which is being exacerbated by past or current issues. This can include relationship difficulties, work or school issues, self-harming, family difficulties, and life transitions.
01563 590799 View 01563 590799
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Vicky Paterson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Irvine KA12
At various points in our lives, we all encounter moments of feeling stuck, overwhelmed, directionless, or adrift. When life becomes too much to handle, finding a way forward can seem daunting. You might have resigned yourself to thinking, "This is just how things are now," but the good news is that it doesn't have to be that way, and I'm here to assist you. I am a qualified cognitive behavioural therapist. I provide a confidential and non-judgmental environment where I assist you in addressing and overcoming any challenges, fears, or difficulties that may be causing distress and negatively impacting your overall wellbeing. I'm here
At various points in our lives, we all encounter moments of feeling stuck, overwhelmed, directionless, or adrift. When life becomes too much to handle, finding a way forward can seem daunting. You might have resigned yourself to thinking, "This is just how things are now," but the good news is that it doesn't have to be that way, and I'm here to assist you. I am a qualified cognitive behavioural therapist. I provide a confidential and non-judgmental environment where I assist you in addressing and overcoming any challenges, fears, or difficulties that may be causing distress and negatively impacting your overall wellbeing. I'm here
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Photo of Robert Fulton, Psychotherapist in KA12, Scotland
Robert Fulton
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Irvine KA12
I am an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist who runs Progress Psychotherapy. The service operates in Kilmarnock or UK wide if you prefer videocalls. My experience involves treating anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD low self-esteem, self-harm, BPD, DID and many other issues.
I am an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist who runs Progress Psychotherapy. The service operates in Kilmarnock or UK wide if you prefer videocalls. My experience involves treating anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD low self-esteem, self-harm, BPD, DID and many other issues.
01563 593290 View 01563 593290
Photo of Shirley Macmillan in KA12, Scotland
Shirley Macmillan
Verified Verified
Irvine KA12  (Online Only)
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist based in Ayrshire. I work predominantly with a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, but also draw on other therapeutic approaches to provide a more integrative and tailored therapy for you. There are times when we all experience situations that cause distress or uncertainty and it can be difficult to move past these events or to speak to those close to us.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist based in Ayrshire. I work predominantly with a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, but also draw on other therapeutic approaches to provide a more integrative and tailored therapy for you. There are times when we all experience situations that cause distress or uncertainty and it can be difficult to move past these events or to speak to those close to us.
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Photo of Dynamic Diamond Consultancy, Counsellor in KA12, Scotland
Dynamic Diamond Consultancy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Irvine KA12
I am an Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist my interest in becoming a therapist developed within my career in Social Care and Trauma Informed services. I am also an experienced Trainer and currently deliver various Self Esteem, Wellbeing & Nutrition Workshops, including Retrain your Brain - Mood Food which provides Psychoeducation around anxiety and food. In life we may have similar experiences but our uniqueness as human beings mean we all recover from emotional pain in our own individual way. Whatever you’re experience we can work together to help you gain a better understanding of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
I am an Integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapist my interest in becoming a therapist developed within my career in Social Care and Trauma Informed services. I am also an experienced Trainer and currently deliver various Self Esteem, Wellbeing & Nutrition Workshops, including Retrain your Brain - Mood Food which provides Psychoeducation around anxiety and food. In life we may have similar experiences but our uniqueness as human beings mean we all recover from emotional pain in our own individual way. Whatever you’re experience we can work together to help you gain a better understanding of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
01563 599989 View 01563 599989

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in KA12

< 10

Counsellors in KA12 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
83% Depression
67% Relationship Issues
67% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Behavioural Issues

Average years in practice

5 Years

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

How Counsellors in KA12 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in KA12?

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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.