Photo of Alan Mclauchlan in KA8, Scotland
Alan Mclauchlan
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ayr KA8
Hi, my name is Alan . I am a qualified cognitive behaviour therapist . As people we all struggle with stress, anxiety and trauma from time to time and need support to help us to work through our issues and move on with our lives . I will work with you in a person centred manner , with the use of cognitive behaviour therapy . I will introduce you to CBT interventions to assist you to achieve your own personal goal and become more confident in your future .As a therapist I am able to support you at a level and pace that is beneficial to you and allows you the opportunity to move forward .
Hi, my name is Alan . I am a qualified cognitive behaviour therapist . As people we all struggle with stress, anxiety and trauma from time to time and need support to help us to work through our issues and move on with our lives . I will work with you in a person centred manner , with the use of cognitive behaviour therapy . I will introduce you to CBT interventions to assist you to achieve your own personal goal and become more confident in your future .As a therapist I am able to support you at a level and pace that is beneficial to you and allows you the opportunity to move forward .
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Elaine McQueen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ayr KA8
Everybody struggles sometimes and talking about whatever may be troubling us helps us to explore our inner feelings. However, considering counselling can feel a bit daunting. Often, we are so used to putting others before ourselves that it can almost feel selfish to take care of ourselves so we just try to 'get on with it'. It can be difficult to take that first step but I can provide a safe space where I will work compassionately with you to help explore whatever may be troubling you. It can be healing to speak to someone outside of your own circle who can be non judgemental and empathic.
Everybody struggles sometimes and talking about whatever may be troubling us helps us to explore our inner feelings. However, considering counselling can feel a bit daunting. Often, we are so used to putting others before ourselves that it can almost feel selfish to take care of ourselves so we just try to 'get on with it'. It can be difficult to take that first step but I can provide a safe space where I will work compassionately with you to help explore whatever may be troubling you. It can be healing to speak to someone outside of your own circle who can be non judgemental and empathic.
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Connected Health and Wellbeing
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ayr KA8
Connected Health and Wellbeing is a network of accredited and experienced psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and trainers. The directors Colin and Anne are well qualified experienced psychotherapists, clinical supervisors and trainers. First contact is with Colin or Anne who will arrange to work with you or identify who in the network is has the knowledge and expertise to meet your therapeutic or training needs.
Connected Health and Wellbeing is a network of accredited and experienced psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and trainers. The directors Colin and Anne are well qualified experienced psychotherapists, clinical supervisors and trainers. First contact is with Colin or Anne who will arrange to work with you or identify who in the network is has the knowledge and expertise to meet your therapeutic or training needs.
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Robert Fulton
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Ayr KA8
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.
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Photo of Lauren Young | Wishing Wellness, Psychotherapist in KA8, Scotland
Lauren Young | Wishing Wellness
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ayr KA8
Are you your own worst enemy? Do you find yourself shrinking away from opportunities and saying yes to things you don’t want to do, then regretting it later? It’s a vicious cycle you’re desperate to get out of, as it’s holding you back from feeling at ease with who you are. Whether these issues appear in your personal or professional life, telling yourself you’re not worthy of a calm, confident, and safe lifestyle. Instead of feeling stuck, learn to move forward. Self-care doesn’t always come so easily. Invite yourself to identify and ask for what you need, navigate tricky situations, and give yourself permission to reclaim you.
Are you your own worst enemy? Do you find yourself shrinking away from opportunities and saying yes to things you don’t want to do, then regretting it later? It’s a vicious cycle you’re desperate to get out of, as it’s holding you back from feeling at ease with who you are. Whether these issues appear in your personal or professional life, telling yourself you’re not worthy of a calm, confident, and safe lifestyle. Instead of feeling stuck, learn to move forward. Self-care doesn’t always come so easily. Invite yourself to identify and ask for what you need, navigate tricky situations, and give yourself permission to reclaim you.
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Photo of Edmund Dalziel, Counsellor in KA8, Scotland
Edmund Dalziel
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Ayr KA8
Are you are here because you have important things to discuss but nowhere to express them? Does being you feel difficult? Do you long for connection but struggle with being in contact? Perhaps it is confusing to be asked how you are or what you need? Life may feel overwhelming just now? Do you struggle with belonging? Possibly everything changed around you and left you feeling lost and uncertain? You are not alone in these feelings and they don't have to define you. I offer you the space to speak out the thoughts and feelings that seem too much to talk to anyone about, you can say what you need to and be heard without judgement.
Are you are here because you have important things to discuss but nowhere to express them? Does being you feel difficult? Do you long for connection but struggle with being in contact? Perhaps it is confusing to be asked how you are or what you need? Life may feel overwhelming just now? Do you struggle with belonging? Possibly everything changed around you and left you feeling lost and uncertain? You are not alone in these feelings and they don't have to define you. I offer you the space to speak out the thoughts and feelings that seem too much to talk to anyone about, you can say what you need to and be heard without judgement.
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Photo of Connect Counselling Ayrshire, Counsellor in KA8, Scotland
Connect Counselling Ayrshire
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Ayr KA8
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!
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Photo of Elaina Reilly, Counsellor in KA8, Scotland
Elaina Reilly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ayr KA8
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.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in KA8

< 10

Counsellors in KA8 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
88% Relationship Issues
75% Bereavement

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
67% Vitality

How Counsellors in KA8 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in KA8?

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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.