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Charlotte Crawford
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych
Verified Verified
Largs KA30
The most important aspect of success in counselling is the relationship between us. I tailor the approach to your needs in collaboration with you so that ultimately you can become your own therapist, by applying new skills and techniques to determine positive patterns of thinking and behaving. I understand that coming for therapy can be a bit scary or daunting, even if you have been before, meeting someone new can be challenging especially if you’re feeling vulnerable or out of sorts. Choosing to come for therapy is about caring for and prioritising your own needs, and allowing yourself time and space to think things through.
The most important aspect of success in counselling is the relationship between us. I tailor the approach to your needs in collaboration with you so that ultimately you can become your own therapist, by applying new skills and techniques to determine positive patterns of thinking and behaving. I understand that coming for therapy can be a bit scary or daunting, even if you have been before, meeting someone new can be challenging especially if you’re feeling vulnerable or out of sorts. Choosing to come for therapy is about caring for and prioritising your own needs, and allowing yourself time and space to think things through.
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Photo of Carolanne Reat, Counsellor in KA30, Scotland
Carolanne Reat
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Largs KA30
Looking for a counsellor is already a brave step. My hope for you, is that we can explore whats distressing you, what’s maintaining it and how we can bring about positive change. Anxiety, Low Mood and Relationship struggles amongst others, are all issues we can face at various times in our life. Understanding ourselves better and how to best cope can begin to alleviate the discomfort felt in emotional distressing times. Therapy provides a safe space to explore what's keeping you stuck, what's driving it and how to unlock yourself from thinking and behaviours that no longer serve you.
Looking for a counsellor is already a brave step. My hope for you, is that we can explore whats distressing you, what’s maintaining it and how we can bring about positive change. Anxiety, Low Mood and Relationship struggles amongst others, are all issues we can face at various times in our life. Understanding ourselves better and how to best cope can begin to alleviate the discomfort felt in emotional distressing times. Therapy provides a safe space to explore what's keeping you stuck, what's driving it and how to unlock yourself from thinking and behaviours that no longer serve you.
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Photo of Diane Wardman, Psychotherapist in KA30, Scotland
Diane Wardman
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Largs KA30  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Diane Wardman, a Qualified BACP Registered Psychotherapist working exclusively online with private clients throughout the UK. No matter who you are or what you are going through start your counselling journey today. Asking for help with your mental health can be hard but you are not alone. I offer short and long-term therapy but you decide on the frequency to accommodate your lifestyle. You can directly book a FREE 20-minute Introduction Session or a PAID 50-minute Counselling Session through my website:- www.shoresidetherapy.com
Hello, I am Diane Wardman, a Qualified BACP Registered Psychotherapist working exclusively online with private clients throughout the UK. No matter who you are or what you are going through start your counselling journey today. Asking for help with your mental health can be hard but you are not alone. I offer short and long-term therapy but you decide on the frequency to accommodate your lifestyle. You can directly book a FREE 20-minute Introduction Session or a PAID 50-minute Counselling Session through my website:- www.shoresidetherapy.com
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Abi Lloyd-Milner
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Largs KA30
Life can become difficult for many reasons, and we all need support at times. I am caring, empathic and passionate about supporting people to overcome their difficulties. Anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, trauma, anger, relationship problems, sexual difficulties and low self-esteem are some of the things I can support you with. However, therapy sessions don’t need to be limited to times of distress. Therapy can give you space to focus on your personal growth. It is a great way to take time to explore yourself, your needs and prioritise self-care.
Life can become difficult for many reasons, and we all need support at times. I am caring, empathic and passionate about supporting people to overcome their difficulties. Anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, trauma, anger, relationship problems, sexual difficulties and low self-esteem are some of the things I can support you with. However, therapy sessions don’t need to be limited to times of distress. Therapy can give you space to focus on your personal growth. It is a great way to take time to explore yourself, your needs and prioritise self-care.
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Photo of Jeni Mackay, Counsellor in KA30, Scotland
Jeni Mackay
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Largs KA30
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.
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Photo of May Smith - Calm Counselling Service , Counsellor in KA30, Scotland
May Smith - Calm Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Largs KA30
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.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in KA30

< 10

Counsellors in KA30 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
83% Coping Skills
83% Self-Harming
67% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Vitality

How Counsellors in KA30 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in KA30?

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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.