Photo of Jeni Mackay, Counsellor in KA29, Scotland
Jeni Mackay
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Largs KA29
I am a qualified therapist based in North Ayrshire. I use proven methods and techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in a safe and supportive environment. I know it can be difficult seeking help for personal struggles. However, giving ourselves the time and space to consider our difficulties away from the distractions of life can prove enormously beneficial. Challenges such as anxiety, low mood, stress and self esteem can be overwhelming. Together we can create a personalised plan to empower you to overcome these challenges and work towards lasting, positive change.
I am a qualified therapist based in North Ayrshire. I use proven methods and techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in a safe and supportive environment. I know it can be difficult seeking help for personal struggles. However, giving ourselves the time and space to consider our difficulties away from the distractions of life can prove enormously beneficial. Challenges such as anxiety, low mood, stress and self esteem can be overwhelming. Together we can create a personalised plan to empower you to overcome these challenges and work towards lasting, positive change.
01475 601270 View 01475 601270
Photo of Andbreathe - CBT Therapist, Counsellor in KA29, Scotland
Andbreathe - CBT Therapist
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Largs KA29  (Online Only)
Are past events stopping you from moving forward with your life? Do you feel anxious, depressed, stressed, but you cant pinpoint why? That is often the case with mental health, you know there is something just not working properly but you don't know how to fix it. Although you can't change the past, you can learn not to let it control you. CBT is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. CBT believes that your thoughts about a certain situation can often affect how you feel emotionally and physically. I can help you change those unhelpful thinking styles. Just say hello.
Are past events stopping you from moving forward with your life? Do you feel anxious, depressed, stressed, but you cant pinpoint why? That is often the case with mental health, you know there is something just not working properly but you don't know how to fix it. Although you can't change the past, you can learn not to let it control you. CBT is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. CBT believes that your thoughts about a certain situation can often affect how you feel emotionally and physically. I can help you change those unhelpful thinking styles. Just say hello.
0141 673 8781 View 0141 673 8781
Photo of Gestalt West, Counsellor in KA29, Scotland
Gestalt West
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Largs KA29  (Online Only)
I'm Dawn, I'm a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in West Central Scotland. My aim is growth and development, not just mental wellbeing, because you know you are brave enough to live a bigger life - with better relationships and more satisfaction. ​People often think that therapy is where you go when you’re depressed, or anxious. But often, we’re like this because we’re living a smaller, less expressive life than we’d like. I have over 7 years of experience supporting people who are struggling and stuck for a variety of reasons.
I'm Dawn, I'm a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in West Central Scotland. My aim is growth and development, not just mental wellbeing, because you know you are brave enough to live a bigger life - with better relationships and more satisfaction. ​People often think that therapy is where you go when you’re depressed, or anxious. But often, we’re like this because we’re living a smaller, less expressive life than we’d like. I have over 7 years of experience supporting people who are struggling and stuck for a variety of reasons.
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Photo of May Smith - Calm Counselling Service , Counsellor in KA29, Scotland
May Smith - Calm Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Largs KA29
I am a qualified counsellor, registered with BACP. My training specialises in supporting children and adolescents, with which I have extensive experience, having worked in both Primary and Secondary Schools for several years. I am empathic and accepting of all. No young person should have to go it alone. Every behaviour is a form of communication, often of an unmet need. When we meet that need, the behaviours can change. Early intervention through counselling support, can help the young person make sense of what is going on in their minds, bodies and lives.
I am a qualified counsellor, registered with BACP. My training specialises in supporting children and adolescents, with which I have extensive experience, having worked in both Primary and Secondary Schools for several years. I am empathic and accepting of all. No young person should have to go it alone. Every behaviour is a form of communication, often of an unmet need. When we meet that need, the behaviours can change. Early intervention through counselling support, can help the young person make sense of what is going on in their minds, bodies and lives.
01294 445315 View 01294 445315
Photo of North Ayrshire Psychology (Dr Harriet Hockaday), Psychologist in KA29, Scotland
North Ayrshire Psychology (Dr Harriet Hockaday)
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Largs KA29
My name is Dr Harriet Hockaday, and I am a HCPC registered qualified Clinical Psychologist. I am an experienced and specialist therapist, who has worked in various mental health services within the NHS since 2014, including in adult mental heath, older adult psychology, and neuropsychology services. I currently offer online and telephone based therapy to adults (18+) across the UK. I also offer face-to-face appointments in comfortable surroundings in Beith, North Ayrshire.
My name is Dr Harriet Hockaday, and I am a HCPC registered qualified Clinical Psychologist. I am an experienced and specialist therapist, who has worked in various mental health services within the NHS since 2014, including in adult mental heath, older adult psychology, and neuropsychology services. I currently offer online and telephone based therapy to adults (18+) across the UK. I also offer face-to-face appointments in comfortable surroundings in Beith, North Ayrshire.
01505 805531 View 01505 805531
Photo of Jill Ogston, Psychologist in KA29, Scotland
Jill Ogston
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Largs KA29  (Online Only)
Hi I am Dr Jill Ogston and I am a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist at The Beacon Practice. I offer psychological assessment and therapeutic intervention in West and Central Scotland. I work with children, adults and families to help them understand and manage a wide range of emotional difficulties. In addition, I have particular expertise in working with people with Autism Spectrum Conditions and related conditions; in providing support to live in a neurotypical world, with emotional difficulties and in providing an opinion on whether a full assessment of Autism would be helpful.
Hi I am Dr Jill Ogston and I am a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist at The Beacon Practice. I offer psychological assessment and therapeutic intervention in West and Central Scotland. I work with children, adults and families to help them understand and manage a wide range of emotional difficulties. In addition, I have particular expertise in working with people with Autism Spectrum Conditions and related conditions; in providing support to live in a neurotypical world, with emotional difficulties and in providing an opinion on whether a full assessment of Autism would be helpful.
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Photo of KAM Therapeutic Counselling, Psychotherapist in KA29, Scotland
KAM Therapeutic Counselling
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Largs KA29
01475 601382 View 01475 601382

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in KA29

< 10

Counsellors in KA29 who prioritize treating:

86% Self Esteem
86% Stress
71% Depression
71% Anxiety
57% Relationship Issues
57% Sleep or Insomnia
57% Behavioural Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% AXA PPP
50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Aviva

How Counsellors in KA29 see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in KA29?

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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.