Photo of Lucy Perkins Counselling, Counsellor in KA6, Scotland
Lucy Perkins Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Ayr KA6
A very warm welcome to you. I work with a person centred approach, ensuring our sessions feel right for you as a unique individual. My style of counselling is non-directive, relaxed and inclusive, which means our work together is designed around what you want and need. The work is supportive and respectful as we go at your pace and my aim is to get alongside you on your path, helping you explore your world to find understanding, clarity or solution. Sessions are centered around you and how you experience yourself and the world around you. You are free to come as you are and be accepted, as you are.
A very warm welcome to you. I work with a person centred approach, ensuring our sessions feel right for you as a unique individual. My style of counselling is non-directive, relaxed and inclusive, which means our work together is designed around what you want and need. The work is supportive and respectful as we go at your pace and my aim is to get alongside you on your path, helping you explore your world to find understanding, clarity or solution. Sessions are centered around you and how you experience yourself and the world around you. You are free to come as you are and be accepted, as you are.
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Connect Counselling Ayrshire
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Ayr KA6
Are you finding life difficult? Do you feel 'stuck' and unsure how to move on. Are you suffering from anxiety or depression? Or is life just overwhelming? Help is at hand. My name is Christine and I am an experienced counsellor working with a wide range of difficulties. I am trained in using more than one type of counselling which helps me to tailor the therapy to suit each individual. After all no two people are the same and I don't use a "one size doesn't fits all" approach. I can gently help you to see what it is that is holding you back and preventing you from getting the most out of life. Change is possible!
Are you finding life difficult? Do you feel 'stuck' and unsure how to move on. Are you suffering from anxiety or depression? Or is life just overwhelming? Help is at hand. My name is Christine and I am an experienced counsellor working with a wide range of difficulties. I am trained in using more than one type of counselling which helps me to tailor the therapy to suit each individual. After all no two people are the same and I don't use a "one size doesn't fits all" approach. I can gently help you to see what it is that is holding you back and preventing you from getting the most out of life. Change is possible!
01292 439703 View 01292 439703
Photo of Harmony Counselling services, Counsellor in KA6, Scotland
Harmony Counselling services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ayr KA6
Harmony counselling services is an Ayrshire based mental health and well being service based in the town of Ayr, South Ayrshire. My name is Annie and i am a BACP registered integrative counsellor and mental health practitioner. For many people struggling with their mental health, it can be difficult to cope with every day life, perhaps you have lost a loved one and feel stuck in your grief, you may have served in the army or experienced/witnessed a traumatising event that is leaving you feeling overwhelmed. Or perhaps you find it difficult to make sense of your emotions. If this sounds like you, give me a call or message to chat.
Harmony counselling services is an Ayrshire based mental health and well being service based in the town of Ayr, South Ayrshire. My name is Annie and i am a BACP registered integrative counsellor and mental health practitioner. For many people struggling with their mental health, it can be difficult to cope with every day life, perhaps you have lost a loved one and feel stuck in your grief, you may have served in the army or experienced/witnessed a traumatising event that is leaving you feeling overwhelmed. Or perhaps you find it difficult to make sense of your emotions. If this sounds like you, give me a call or message to chat.
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Photo of Healing State Counselling and Psychotherapy, Counsellor in KA6, Scotland
Healing State Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ayr KA6  (Online Only)
You can feel very alone when you are experiencing difficulties and uncertainty in your life, when your thoughts and emotions overwhelm you and a way forward feels hard to see. Counselling can provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions, to help you better understand what you are feeling, allowing you the knowledge to find greater self awareness and safety within yourself. This provides you opportunities to have the space and choice in your life to find your own way forward to facilitate your potential for change, growth and personal fulfilment to create lasting positive changes in your life.
You can feel very alone when you are experiencing difficulties and uncertainty in your life, when your thoughts and emotions overwhelm you and a way forward feels hard to see. Counselling can provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions, to help you better understand what you are feeling, allowing you the knowledge to find greater self awareness and safety within yourself. This provides you opportunities to have the space and choice in your life to find your own way forward to facilitate your potential for change, growth and personal fulfilment to create lasting positive changes in your life.
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Photo of North Ayrshire Psychology (Dr Harriet Hockaday), Psychologist in KA6, Scotland
North Ayrshire Psychology (Dr Harriet Hockaday)
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ayr KA6
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.
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Photo of Gemma Holmes, Psychologist in KA6, Scotland
Gemma Holmes
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
HCPC Registered & Chartered Psychologist with British Psychological Society (BPS). Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and a qualified Eye Movement Desensitising and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. I offer specialist ADHD & Autism (ASD) assessment, psychological therapy and consultancy from my practices in Ayr, Glasgow and Edinburgh. I have over 20 years experience of working in mental health with a wide range of client groups and I am trained across several therapeutic modalities.
HCPC Registered & Chartered Psychologist with British Psychological Society (BPS). Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and a qualified Eye Movement Desensitising and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. I offer specialist ADHD & Autism (ASD) assessment, psychological therapy and consultancy from my practices in Ayr, Glasgow and Edinburgh. I have over 20 years experience of working in mental health with a wide range of client groups and I am trained across several therapeutic modalities.
01292 433159 View 01292 433159
Photo of Sarah Watson, Psychotherapist in KA6, Scotland
Sarah Watson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ayr KA6
As an Accredited Play and Creative Arts Therapist and teenage counsellor with experience as a children and families social worker previously, I recognise that many young people experience the stresses of life in different ways and that sometimes events and subsequent feelings may become overwhelming and cause anxiety or a sense of isolation. This can then have a knock on effect to other aspects of life such as relationships, engagement with school work and own sense of identity and self worth. I understand their need for a sense of respite and an opportunity to explore experiences or confusions in a safe and non-judgmental place.
As an Accredited Play and Creative Arts Therapist and teenage counsellor with experience as a children and families social worker previously, I recognise that many young people experience the stresses of life in different ways and that sometimes events and subsequent feelings may become overwhelming and cause anxiety or a sense of isolation. This can then have a knock on effect to other aspects of life such as relationships, engagement with school work and own sense of identity and self worth. I understand their need for a sense of respite and an opportunity to explore experiences or confusions in a safe and non-judgmental place.
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Photo of Victoria Pollard, Counsellor in KA6, Scotland
Victoria Pollard
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Ayr KA6
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 Jacquie Dorn, Counsellor in KA6, Scotland
Jacquie Dorn
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ayr KA6
I mostly work online but do have limited spaces available for face to face (with COVID precautions in place) I have been in private practice since 2006, working with private clients as well as with professional referrals. During this time I have amassed well over 13,000 sessions with clients (my sessions last a full 60 minutes). I know from my years of experience that everyone has the ability to bring about positive change in their lives. We can all learn, heal, and grow. .
I mostly work online but do have limited spaces available for face to face (with COVID precautions in place) I have been in private practice since 2006, working with private clients as well as with professional referrals. During this time I have amassed well over 13,000 sessions with clients (my sessions last a full 60 minutes). I know from my years of experience that everyone has the ability to bring about positive change in their lives. We can all learn, heal, and grow. .
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in KA6

< 10

Counsellors in KA6 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
78% Relationship Issues
78% Depression
78% Trauma and PTSD
78% Self Esteem
78% Stress
78% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% AXA PPP
50% Bupa
50% Vitality

How Counsellors in KA6 see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in KA6?

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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.