Counselling in KA3

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Victoria Pollard
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hello, I'm Victoria. Whatever is troubling you, I am here to listen. My aim is to support you in talking through your concerns and emotions so that you can make better sense of your own thoughts and feelings. By doing so I hope to help you find a positive way forward. You'll hear counsellors mention 'a safe space' - that's really about the relationship that we build together, and how it differs from talking to a friend or family member who may have their own feelings and judgements around the issues that are concerning you.
Hello, I'm Victoria. Whatever is troubling you, I am here to listen. My aim is to support you in talking through your concerns and emotions so that you can make better sense of your own thoughts and feelings. By doing so I hope to help you find a positive way forward. You'll hear counsellors mention 'a safe space' - that's really about the relationship that we build together, and how it differs from talking to a friend or family member who may have their own feelings and judgements around the issues that are concerning you.
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Photo of Tracey Alcock, Psychotherapist in KA3, Scotland
Tracey Alcock
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dunlop KA3  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with life at the moment? Things not going right and getting you down? You could be trying but not quite getting there on your own, you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed, possibly struggling with anxiety, it’s time for you to talk. We’ve all been there at some point in our lives when we just need a helping hand. The pressures, expectations and stresses of everyday life that are put upon us, pushes us to our limits. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist offering a safe, confidential space where you can talk about yourself and the things that are troubling you and stopping you from getting the most out of life.
Are you struggling with life at the moment? Things not going right and getting you down? You could be trying but not quite getting there on your own, you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed, possibly struggling with anxiety, it’s time for you to talk. We’ve all been there at some point in our lives when we just need a helping hand. The pressures, expectations and stresses of everyday life that are put upon us, pushes us to our limits. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist offering a safe, confidential space where you can talk about yourself and the things that are troubling you and stopping you from getting the most out of life.
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RFK Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Going through difficult times at varying times in your life happens to most people. I offer a comfortable, safe, confidential environment to explore those difficulties with an aim to improve self-worth, confidence, and self-awareness. I am based in Kilmarnock, within walking distance of both the train station and bus station. I have personal experience of difficulties affecting mental well-being and have a desire to help others in similar situations.
Going through difficult times at varying times in your life happens to most people. I offer a comfortable, safe, confidential environment to explore those difficulties with an aim to improve self-worth, confidence, and self-awareness. I am based in Kilmarnock, within walking distance of both the train station and bus station. I have personal experience of difficulties affecting mental well-being and have a desire to help others in similar situations.
01563 592051 View 01563 592051
Photo of Lucy Lewis Therapy, Counsellor in KA3, Scotland
Lucy Lewis Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Kilmarnock KA3  (Online Only)
I can help with a range of issues you may be struggling with including; eating, sleep, insomnia, trauma (including PTSD and C-PTSD) and depression. Whatever you are looking for, please get in touch and we can discuss goals together and what you are looking to get from therapy.
I can help with a range of issues you may be struggling with including; eating, sleep, insomnia, trauma (including PTSD and C-PTSD) and depression. Whatever you are looking for, please get in touch and we can discuss goals together and what you are looking to get from therapy.
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Photo of Sheryl Grant, Psychotherapist in KA3, Scotland
Sheryl Grant
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, my name is Sheryl. I am a person centered counsellor and an EMDR psychotherapist I help people deal with what life can throw at us. I work with children and young people in a secondary school setting. I also have a private practice specialising in working with adults and children who have suffered trauma (of any form) in their lives. I am a wife, a mother, a psychotherapist and an author
Hello, my name is Sheryl. I am a person centered counsellor and an EMDR psychotherapist I help people deal with what life can throw at us. I work with children and young people in a secondary school setting. I also have a private practice specialising in working with adults and children who have suffered trauma (of any form) in their lives. I am a wife, a mother, a psychotherapist and an author
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in KA3

< 10

Counsellors in KA3 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
80% Bereavement
80% Self-Harming

Average years in practice

5 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in KA3 see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in KA3?

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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.