Online Counselling for Scotland

Photo of Vicki Allen, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Vicki Allen
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
I have a particular interest in working with people with relationship problems, including their relationship with their self and, with their own emotions and emotional regulation. This can manifest as social anxiety, with an underlying sense of not being good enough or being odd/not fitting in with other people and society’s expectations. If you struggle with your own identity - not knowing your own likes/dislikes/values (sometimes called codependency), then get in touch. We can explore together what gets in the way of you knowing (and accepting) the real you.
I have a particular interest in working with people with relationship problems, including their relationship with their self and, with their own emotions and emotional regulation. This can manifest as social anxiety, with an underlying sense of not being good enough or being odd/not fitting in with other people and society’s expectations. If you struggle with your own identity - not knowing your own likes/dislikes/values (sometimes called codependency), then get in touch. We can explore together what gets in the way of you knowing (and accepting) the real you.
0141 280 6719 View 0141 280 6719
Photo of Deborah K Cooper - Help To Heal Counselling and Supervision Services., MBABCP, Counsellor
Help To Heal Counselling and Supervision Services.
Counsellor, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Glenrothes KY6  (Online Only)
I am a BACP Accredited Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and have worked with young and adult clients for some time. Being an Integrative Counsellor means I draw upon several different theories, so I may offer a seamless and tailor made approach for each individual client. I have full Indemnity Insurance and take monthly supervision for both my Online and telephone services. Working with clients is my passion, I am able to offer a space where the client can be free to express themselves without judgement or pressure. I take great care to maintain my client's confidentiality at all times and adhere to the BACP's ethical framework.
I am a BACP Accredited Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and have worked with young and adult clients for some time. Being an Integrative Counsellor means I draw upon several different theories, so I may offer a seamless and tailor made approach for each individual client. I have full Indemnity Insurance and take monthly supervision for both my Online and telephone services. Working with clients is my passion, I am able to offer a space where the client can be free to express themselves without judgement or pressure. I take great care to maintain my client's confidentiality at all times and adhere to the BACP's ethical framework.
01592 809974 View 01592 809974
Photo of Grace Doris, MBACP, Counsellor
Grace Doris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Life can be complex and from time to time you may look for someone to journey with you and support you for a while as you find a way to deal with certain challenges and difficulties. You may be dealing with difficult emotions like anxiety, depression, anger or worry which is affecting your peace of mind and happiness and would like to explore new skills, strategies and solutions to get through this. Or perhaps you may be looking for ways to enhance your life, build resilience or deal with life changes and transitions. Maybe you would like to find healing from trauma, or deal with intercultural, racial, or spiritual concerns.
Life can be complex and from time to time you may look for someone to journey with you and support you for a while as you find a way to deal with certain challenges and difficulties. You may be dealing with difficult emotions like anxiety, depression, anger or worry which is affecting your peace of mind and happiness and would like to explore new skills, strategies and solutions to get through this. Or perhaps you may be looking for ways to enhance your life, build resilience or deal with life changes and transitions. Maybe you would like to find healing from trauma, or deal with intercultural, racial, or spiritual concerns.
01224 002549 View 01224 002549
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Mike Delaney
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am very skilled and experienced in working with mental health issues such as Depression and Anxiety, as well as addictive behaviour and related issues such as trauma. I have been a mental health professional for 45yrs, both as a Mental Health Nurse and as a BACP Registered Therapist. I have also survived my own life issues, including addictions and have been sober for 25yrs. I feel that having professional qualifications as well as lived experience helps me to make a stronger connection with my clients
I am very skilled and experienced in working with mental health issues such as Depression and Anxiety, as well as addictive behaviour and related issues such as trauma. I have been a mental health professional for 45yrs, both as a Mental Health Nurse and as a BACP Registered Therapist. I have also survived my own life issues, including addictions and have been sober for 25yrs. I feel that having professional qualifications as well as lived experience helps me to make a stronger connection with my clients
0141 459 0452 View 0141 459 0452
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Chai Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
When you encounter difficult times in our day to day lives it is helpful to be able to talk these through with someone who is trained and objective. To help you explore the issues that matter to you, bringing insight and understanding to enable you to find your way through problems and dilemmas.
When you encounter difficult times in our day to day lives it is helpful to be able to talk these through with someone who is trained and objective. To help you explore the issues that matter to you, bringing insight and understanding to enable you to find your way through problems and dilemmas.
07723 435840 View 07723 435840
Photo of William Shreenan - Prospective Counselling William Shreenan, MBACP, Counsellor
Prospective Counselling William Shreenan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dumbarton G82  (Online Only)
About me and my therapy MBACP (Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I (William) am here to listen. As an integrative counsellor, I offer a combined approach to psychotherapy, bringing together various elements of specific therapies... Tailoring therapy to my clients and not my clients to the therapy. I offer down-to-earth, warm, empathic and non-judgmental counselling thus, giving you the opportunity to talk about any issues which may be affecting you. Everyone has their own unique story and I am here to listen to yours. I am a qualified and experienced Integrative Counsellor.
About me and my therapy MBACP (Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I (William) am here to listen. As an integrative counsellor, I offer a combined approach to psychotherapy, bringing together various elements of specific therapies... Tailoring therapy to my clients and not my clients to the therapy. I offer down-to-earth, warm, empathic and non-judgmental counselling thus, giving you the opportunity to talk about any issues which may be affecting you. Everyone has their own unique story and I am here to listen to yours. I am a qualified and experienced Integrative Counsellor.
01389 318552 View 01389 318552
Photo of Vivienne Harte, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Vivienne Harte
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Forres IV36  (Online Only)
I offer online therapy, both individual and group work for people who may be seeking change in their lives, may be struggling with aspects of their life and want greater self understanding. I am a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist and group analyst. I have experience of conducting on-line therapy groups for individuals affected by the experience of Covid pandemic and especially those recovering from Long Covid.
I offer online therapy, both individual and group work for people who may be seeking change in their lives, may be struggling with aspects of their life and want greater self understanding. I am a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist and group analyst. I have experience of conducting on-line therapy groups for individuals affected by the experience of Covid pandemic and especially those recovering from Long Covid.
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Photo of Stuart P Morgan-Ayrs Frssa Frsph, MSc
My clients have experienced trauma, neglect, abuse or Adverse Childhood Experiences. Main specialism: Complex Trauma (C-PTSD) & disassociation, depression, NEAD, anxiety, OCD, eating & mood disorders, flashbacks, relationships. Many have multiple diagnosis, underpinned by trauma or emotional "lack". Many have ADHD or ASD. Welcome: students, LGB & poly, ex forces, domestic violence survivors. Specialist post grad certifications include; Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, ASD, ADHD, Mood Disorders & Integrative Therapy. Many have had therapy before & now want specialist help. I support LGB & Kink.
My clients have experienced trauma, neglect, abuse or Adverse Childhood Experiences. Main specialism: Complex Trauma (C-PTSD) & disassociation, depression, NEAD, anxiety, OCD, eating & mood disorders, flashbacks, relationships. Many have multiple diagnosis, underpinned by trauma or emotional "lack". Many have ADHD or ASD. Welcome: students, LGB & poly, ex forces, domestic violence survivors. Specialist post grad certifications include; Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, ASD, ADHD, Mood Disorders & Integrative Therapy. Many have had therapy before & now want specialist help. I support LGB & Kink.
0131 322 1320 View 0131 322 1320
Photo of Douglas Stevenson - dfscounselling, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
dfscounselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Buckie AB56
I assume you are here because you need help/understanding, or seek direction with your life. I completely understand those reasonings and they were some of my motivations to train as a psychotherapist. I have been a client as well as counsellor and therefore aware of that trepidation of taking those first steps towards therapy. I'm glad I did because it empowered me in my desire to do what was right — for me. I am passionate about supporting those struggling with issues which is why I keep my prices as low as possible. You are a valuable individual. You've started your journey now see where it leads you.
I assume you are here because you need help/understanding, or seek direction with your life. I completely understand those reasonings and they were some of my motivations to train as a psychotherapist. I have been a client as well as counsellor and therefore aware of that trepidation of taking those first steps towards therapy. I'm glad I did because it empowered me in my desire to do what was right — for me. I am passionate about supporting those struggling with issues which is why I keep my prices as low as possible. You are a valuable individual. You've started your journey now see where it leads you.
01542 285310 View 01542 285310
Photo of Jane Edwards, MSc, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Jane Edwards
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Unhappy, experiencing relationship problems, feeling alone or held back by trauma or bereavement? Are you seeking counselling for a child or young person? Therapy can be short term, 4-6 sessions and we can work together in a highly focused way, including exploring strategies if you wish to. For some, longer term therapy is preferred. In this we can explore issues in greater depth and you can be supported to make lasting changes in your life. For children, therapy happens in the midst of play and craft activities.
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression? Unhappy, experiencing relationship problems, feeling alone or held back by trauma or bereavement? Are you seeking counselling for a child or young person? Therapy can be short term, 4-6 sessions and we can work together in a highly focused way, including exploring strategies if you wish to. For some, longer term therapy is preferred. In this we can explore issues in greater depth and you can be supported to make lasting changes in your life. For children, therapy happens in the midst of play and craft activities.
0131 381 4264 View 0131 381 4264
Photo of Dr Vivian Tu, PhD, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Dr Vivian Tu
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you feeling trapped, stuck and finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning? The daily life feels tasteless and numb to you. You seem to remember who you used to be, but who you are, at this stage, uneasy, emotional, is very foreign to you. On the counselling journey with me, I will explore and assist you to trace down to the rootcauses of these symptoms (e.g. palpitations, panic, low mood, anger), and release the stuck parts in you from the past memories and present experiences.
Are you feeling trapped, stuck and finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning? The daily life feels tasteless and numb to you. You seem to remember who you used to be, but who you are, at this stage, uneasy, emotional, is very foreign to you. On the counselling journey with me, I will explore and assist you to trace down to the rootcauses of these symptoms (e.g. palpitations, panic, low mood, anger), and release the stuck parts in you from the past memories and present experiences.
01224 007094 View 01224 007094
Photo of Lisa J Gargaro - Let Me Sleep , PhD
Let Me Sleep
PhD
Verified Verified
Edinburgh EH12  (Online Only)
Sleep issues - With my sleep training in CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) & Angelic Reiki. I offer gentle methods to provide help for those who have sleeping issues, such as falling/staying asleep, insomnia & many other general sleeping concerns. If you struggling to sleep & wish a step by step method in an easy to follow program created by result proven strategies then I can help you. I offer 2 styles of help. My 1st is a 1-2-1 program in a 4-week program, working weekly to help you achieve better sleep. The 2nd is a D.I.Y. self-sleep guide, the same theories used, but you complete it at your own pace.
Sleep issues - With my sleep training in CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) & Angelic Reiki. I offer gentle methods to provide help for those who have sleeping issues, such as falling/staying asleep, insomnia & many other general sleeping concerns. If you struggling to sleep & wish a step by step method in an easy to follow program created by result proven strategies then I can help you. I offer 2 styles of help. My 1st is a 1-2-1 program in a 4-week program, working weekly to help you achieve better sleep. The 2nd is a D.I.Y. self-sleep guide, the same theories used, but you complete it at your own pace.
0131 510 2079 View 0131 510 2079
Photo of Dr Clare Stone - Dr Stone - Elevate, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Stone - Elevate
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G61  (Online Only)
You deserve the highest quality mental health care for whatever challenges you’re facing. I provide holistic, psychological therapy and life coaching that furthers your development and growth. With a specialism in trauma, I aid my clients’ recovery from their experiences. I help my clients realise, achieve, and even surpass their identified goals. I want to help you reach your fullest possible potential and recognise your values and your strengths. My clients feel seen and heard by someone who genuinely cares and listens. My goal is to get to the root of your challenges and work in-depth to resolve them with lasting impact.
You deserve the highest quality mental health care for whatever challenges you’re facing. I provide holistic, psychological therapy and life coaching that furthers your development and growth. With a specialism in trauma, I aid my clients’ recovery from their experiences. I help my clients realise, achieve, and even surpass their identified goals. I want to help you reach your fullest possible potential and recognise your values and your strengths. My clients feel seen and heard by someone who genuinely cares and listens. My goal is to get to the root of your challenges and work in-depth to resolve them with lasting impact.
0141 673 0176 View 0141 673 0176
Photo of Sharon Joyce, MSc, GMBPsS, Psychologist
Sharon Joyce
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
GMBPSS, MBACP, MCOSCA, MSSSC. 29 years experience I use the latest evidence-informed therapies. Psychologist and psychotherapist. Masters degree Glasgow University 2001 and Masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy fully accredited and registered with BACP in addition to my fully qualified registration SSSC since my qualification in 1997. I am a registered member of MBACP Accred. MCOSCA and MSSSC. Adhere to policies and procedures and comply with the ethical framework for practice. This includes ongoing professional development, supervision and complainFees available on request. Supervision, BACP and SSSC regulations applied.
GMBPSS, MBACP, MCOSCA, MSSSC. 29 years experience I use the latest evidence-informed therapies. Psychologist and psychotherapist. Masters degree Glasgow University 2001 and Masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy fully accredited and registered with BACP in addition to my fully qualified registration SSSC since my qualification in 1997. I am a registered member of MBACP Accred. MCOSCA and MSSSC. Adhere to policies and procedures and comply with the ethical framework for practice. This includes ongoing professional development, supervision and complainFees available on request. Supervision, BACP and SSSC regulations applied.
07493 304649 View 07493 304649
Photo of Jen Tays-Sierre - Jen Tays, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Jen Tays
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
North Berwick EH39  (Online Only)
As a Registered Counsellor & Therapist I am here for you, to help you transform your relationship within your world, whether that be with people in general, work colleagues, your partner or your parents. I can help with anxiety and traumas, big or small and those in between. As a trained EMDR Consultant I work with children and adults. If you're not sure where your issues stem from, I will help you locate it and transform it or we instead focus on the present. I will work with you to find your optimum. I am in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Online.
As a Registered Counsellor & Therapist I am here for you, to help you transform your relationship within your world, whether that be with people in general, work colleagues, your partner or your parents. I can help with anxiety and traumas, big or small and those in between. As a trained EMDR Consultant I work with children and adults. If you're not sure where your issues stem from, I will help you locate it and transform it or we instead focus on the present. I will work with you to find your optimum. I am in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Online.
07533 063278 View 07533 063278
Photo of Graham Hill, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Graham Hill
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Life is a challenging adventure on the ‘road less travelled’. I can provide helpful guidance in an atmosphere of confidence, openness, trust, care, vigilance & respect. It is Ok to accept help, you will grow stronger, feel freer and more joyful. It is my vocation & honour to offer you all the space & time you need to share, vent, grieve, forgive and invigorate your Life! It will help you feel ‘seen’, ‘heard’, ‘valued’ & to ‘trust’ that there is always support available to overcome challenges! I am committed to help you ground deep in your heart & soul, the love & acceptance you need to move forward and be happy with yourself Now!
Life is a challenging adventure on the ‘road less travelled’. I can provide helpful guidance in an atmosphere of confidence, openness, trust, care, vigilance & respect. It is Ok to accept help, you will grow stronger, feel freer and more joyful. It is my vocation & honour to offer you all the space & time you need to share, vent, grieve, forgive and invigorate your Life! It will help you feel ‘seen’, ‘heard’, ‘valued’ & to ‘trust’ that there is always support available to overcome challenges! I am committed to help you ground deep in your heart & soul, the love & acceptance you need to move forward and be happy with yourself Now!
0141 465 5331 View 0141 465 5331
Photo of Victoria Ross - Dr Victoria Ross, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Victoria Ross
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB25  (Online Only)
Overwhelmed? Lost? Your past weighing you down? If this is you, you are not alone. Life is tough for us all and it’s no surprise we sometimes feel a bit stuck. My primary aim is to create a safe environment where we can work together to move towards your goals. We will explore, discover and try out new skills and strategies for improvements in the long term leading to healthier relationships and greater overall well-being and life fulfilment. I work with individuals and couples.
Overwhelmed? Lost? Your past weighing you down? If this is you, you are not alone. Life is tough for us all and it’s no surprise we sometimes feel a bit stuck. My primary aim is to create a safe environment where we can work together to move towards your goals. We will explore, discover and try out new skills and strategies for improvements in the long term leading to healthier relationships and greater overall well-being and life fulfilment. I work with individuals and couples.
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Photo of Claire Murdoch, MCOSCA, Counsellor
Claire Murdoch
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seeking counselling can feel like a big step. Perhaps a confusing one. Let me tell you a little about myself so that you can decide if I am the right counsellor for you. I have a COSCA accredited Diploma in Person Centred counselling meaning that I offer a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. I have a creative, eclectic approach and can bring other models into the counselling room where appropriate such as CBT, small world, gestalt and even music. At the moment I offer on-line and telephone counselling, however, post pandemic would also offer outdoor walking therapy.
Seeking counselling can feel like a big step. Perhaps a confusing one. Let me tell you a little about myself so that you can decide if I am the right counsellor for you. I have a COSCA accredited Diploma in Person Centred counselling meaning that I offer a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. I have a creative, eclectic approach and can bring other models into the counselling room where appropriate such as CBT, small world, gestalt and even music. At the moment I offer on-line and telephone counselling, however, post pandemic would also offer outdoor walking therapy.
01506 539589 View 01506 539589
Photo of Mark Ernest Hepburn, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Mark Ernest Hepburn
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
People tell me that I'm warm, funny and really good with people and I feel I bring this to my client work. I believe that clients need to feel safe and develop a sense of trust before the process of sharing can evolve in to the dynamic process I believe provides the best opportunity for change and developing insight. I think what underpins this is the belief that a tight rope walker wont let go unless they feel they have a safety net to catch them, perhaps clients are the same in that regard. My philosophy of counselling has evolved but what has never changed is my belief in the uniqueness and individuality of clients and progress
People tell me that I'm warm, funny and really good with people and I feel I bring this to my client work. I believe that clients need to feel safe and develop a sense of trust before the process of sharing can evolve in to the dynamic process I believe provides the best opportunity for change and developing insight. I think what underpins this is the belief that a tight rope walker wont let go unless they feel they have a safety net to catch them, perhaps clients are the same in that regard. My philosophy of counselling has evolved but what has never changed is my belief in the uniqueness and individuality of clients and progress
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Photo of Claire de la Varre, PhD, MHGI, Psychotherapist
Claire de la Varre
Psychotherapist, PhD, MHGI
Verified Verified
As a Human Givens therapist and hypnotherapist, I specialise in working with clients in the following areas: 1) people with anxiety, depression, or insomnia 2) people with unexplained medical or psychosomatic symptoms (physical symptoms with an emotional cause), e.g. functional bowel disorders 3) couples counselling, 4) people with dissociation and dissociative disorders.
As a Human Givens therapist and hypnotherapist, I specialise in working with clients in the following areas: 1) people with anxiety, depression, or insomnia 2) people with unexplained medical or psychosomatic symptoms (physical symptoms with an emotional cause), e.g. functional bowel disorders 3) couples counselling, 4) people with dissociation and dissociative disorders.
01934 314986 View 01934 314986

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Online Counsellors

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialised therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.