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Morag West
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Banff AB45
Life can seem difficult or even overwhelming at times. When we feel this way counselling can provide the space for you to share the difficulties you're experiencing. And by understanding these problems more clearly, you can start to make changes to your way of life and start to live more fully. As we explore your worries and the underlying issues, you will gain insight into your emotional reactions and behavioural patterns and begin to build a new self-awareness
Life can seem difficult or even overwhelming at times. When we feel this way counselling can provide the space for you to share the difficulties you're experiencing. And by understanding these problems more clearly, you can start to make changes to your way of life and start to live more fully. As we explore your worries and the underlying issues, you will gain insight into your emotional reactions and behavioural patterns and begin to build a new self-awareness
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Susan McQuaker
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Banff AB45
Hello, I am a Psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner and Dramatherapist. In therapy, participants are supported to use creative expression to set goals, solve problems, express feelings and achieve improved mental health. Together in therapy there will be opportunities to consider how your personal life informs the way you experience the world. My work is influenced by trauma-informed approaches, which allow us to look at ourselves and understand why we may suffer. I am also a qualified secondary school teacher with extensive experience of working with people with trauma, autism, ADHD, anxiety, bereavement and loss.
Hello, I am a Psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner and Dramatherapist. In therapy, participants are supported to use creative expression to set goals, solve problems, express feelings and achieve improved mental health. Together in therapy there will be opportunities to consider how your personal life informs the way you experience the world. My work is influenced by trauma-informed approaches, which allow us to look at ourselves and understand why we may suffer. I am also a qualified secondary school teacher with extensive experience of working with people with trauma, autism, ADHD, anxiety, bereavement and loss.
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Ian Innes Counselling
Counsellor, MCOSCA Accred
Verified Verified
Banff AB45
As a COSCA Accredited person-centred counsellor I provide a place of safety and confidentiality where you can discuss openly what is troubling you, a place where you’ll be listened to. It may be that you are stressed, angry, frustrated, anxious, depressed, feeling lost or simply stuck, not sure what to do or how to express how you feel. Maybe you have suffered a loss or a bereavement and need help to find your way of moving on. I will be accepting and non-judgemental of what you have to say and work with you to help you find your answer.
As a COSCA Accredited person-centred counsellor I provide a place of safety and confidentiality where you can discuss openly what is troubling you, a place where you’ll be listened to. It may be that you are stressed, angry, frustrated, anxious, depressed, feeling lost or simply stuck, not sure what to do or how to express how you feel. Maybe you have suffered a loss or a bereavement and need help to find your way of moving on. I will be accepting and non-judgemental of what you have to say and work with you to help you find your answer.
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Streams Counselling
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Banff AB45
Hi, my name is Lillian. I offer counselling in Angus and the Dundee area for face-to-face & online sessions so please get in touch to see if I can support you. I offer a confidential non-judgemental service, working with you through situations you find yourself in, empathically exploring your concerns and difficulties to seek the best way forward for you personally. I have worked with hundreds of people, all unique, and I hope to help each one of you embrace your life with more self-understanding, with healing from past and present wounds, and to discover skills and resources to empower you to change and manage your life positively.
Hi, my name is Lillian. I offer counselling in Angus and the Dundee area for face-to-face & online sessions so please get in touch to see if I can support you. I offer a confidential non-judgemental service, working with you through situations you find yourself in, empathically exploring your concerns and difficulties to seek the best way forward for you personally. I have worked with hundreds of people, all unique, and I hope to help each one of you embrace your life with more self-understanding, with healing from past and present wounds, and to discover skills and resources to empower you to change and manage your life positively.
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Dr Tony Wood
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Banff AB45
I specialise in working with clients who experience anger, anxiety, stress, depression, apathy and bereavement. In addition to talking therapies, I use creative approaches such as writing to help you express, understand and come to terms with your feelings. I also offer walking and talking in a rural environment.
I specialise in working with clients who experience anger, anxiety, stress, depression, apathy and bereavement. In addition to talking therapies, I use creative approaches such as writing to help you express, understand and come to terms with your feelings. I also offer walking and talking in a rural environment.
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Aileen Grant
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Banff AB45
I am a person centred counsellor I offer you a space to explore your feelings and situation. I offer a non judgemental approach. I have experience in working with many issues.I can help with anxiety, depression, bereavement, stress and relationship problems. I have experience of working with post natal depression and miscarriage. I can support both parents through these challenges.
I am a person centred counsellor I offer you a space to explore your feelings and situation. I offer a non judgemental approach. I have experience in working with many issues.I can help with anxiety, depression, bereavement, stress and relationship problems. I have experience of working with post natal depression and miscarriage. I can support both parents through these challenges.
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dfscounselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Banff AB45
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.
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David Spivey
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Turriff AB53
Are you seeking therapy because you want to make your life better? It feels like life has always been and uphill battle for you and never felt easy. Anxiety and fear seem to be constant companions that you live with. Maybe you work offshore, a traditionally male environment where feelings and emotions are a sign of weakness and could harm your career. Perhaps your relationships have always been difficult, you struggle to express your feelings and have your voice heard. Perhaps the trauma that you experienced growing up has left you unable to trust people and what they say. You feel stuck and overwhelmed. You would like answers?
Are you seeking therapy because you want to make your life better? It feels like life has always been and uphill battle for you and never felt easy. Anxiety and fear seem to be constant companions that you live with. Maybe you work offshore, a traditionally male environment where feelings and emotions are a sign of weakness and could harm your career. Perhaps your relationships have always been difficult, you struggle to express your feelings and have your voice heard. Perhaps the trauma that you experienced growing up has left you unable to trust people and what they say. You feel stuck and overwhelmed. You would like answers?
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Photo of Michelle Whiteside, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Michelle Whiteside
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Turriff AB53
Letting go is about learning how to take control, feel better and become more embodied. Change is not easy, but the sages, mystics and wise amongst us know that in order to move forward and live the best version of our lives we need to accept where we are and ask ourselves if this is ok or all we want. When we accept where we are, we can make the decisions necessary for that change we may feel is required. At that point we have already begun the process of Letting-go. It is also a point where you may decide to come & chat to me. ‘Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.’ (J. Baldwin)
Letting go is about learning how to take control, feel better and become more embodied. Change is not easy, but the sages, mystics and wise amongst us know that in order to move forward and live the best version of our lives we need to accept where we are and ask ourselves if this is ok or all we want. When we accept where we are, we can make the decisions necessary for that change we may feel is required. At that point we have already begun the process of Letting-go. It is also a point where you may decide to come & chat to me. ‘Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.’ (J. Baldwin)
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Online Therapists

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Lilla Cseke
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Kinloss IV36
I offer 1 : 1 relational therapeutic counselling. Drawing on years of experience working with adults within varied settings in different countries, I offer you non-judgmental support, a safe environment to freely express and explore what is unsettling you and how to move forward. I have experience in working with stress related issues, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, relationship with food, low self-esteem, feeling stuck and issues around belonging. Evening, day-time appointments available Monday to Friday: in-person, phone, online video and Walk & Talk sessions. Initial assessment is £65, sessions are £55 for 1 hour.
I offer 1 : 1 relational therapeutic counselling. Drawing on years of experience working with adults within varied settings in different countries, I offer you non-judgmental support, a safe environment to freely express and explore what is unsettling you and how to move forward. I have experience in working with stress related issues, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, relationship with food, low self-esteem, feeling stuck and issues around belonging. Evening, day-time appointments available Monday to Friday: in-person, phone, online video and Walk & Talk sessions. Initial assessment is £65, sessions are £55 for 1 hour.
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Denese Hamilton MacDonald
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB15
I am both a professional counselor and a life and executive coach. With eighteen years of experience working with individuals, couples, and teenagers from many different backgrounds and cultures. After a brief chat of your identified topic, I will assess if a counseling or coaching intervention will best help you to reach your goals. I am a certified Imago relationship therapist and able to use this approach for both couples and singles who want to look at increasing satisfaction in this area. I work with transitions and adapting to new phases in life. eg retirement, repatriation, divorce. Loss, change and bereavement.
I am both a professional counselor and a life and executive coach. With eighteen years of experience working with individuals, couples, and teenagers from many different backgrounds and cultures. After a brief chat of your identified topic, I will assess if a counseling or coaching intervention will best help you to reach your goals. I am a certified Imago relationship therapist and able to use this approach for both couples and singles who want to look at increasing satisfaction in this area. I work with transitions and adapting to new phases in life. eg retirement, repatriation, divorce. Loss, change and bereavement.
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Fenwick Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dundee DD2
A warm welcome to you. I am Maggi, a fully registered BACP Pluralistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist, who will ensure that you have a very comfortable, safe, and confidential space to share the difficulties you have been experiencing (e.g. anxiety, depression, relationship issues, ADHD, PTSD). Reaching out is your first step ... whether this is your first time starting your therapeutic journey or you have had therapy in the past.
A warm welcome to you. I am Maggi, a fully registered BACP Pluralistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist, who will ensure that you have a very comfortable, safe, and confidential space to share the difficulties you have been experiencing (e.g. anxiety, depression, relationship issues, ADHD, PTSD). Reaching out is your first step ... whether this is your first time starting your therapeutic journey or you have had therapy in the past.
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Simona Di Folco
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB24  (Online Only)
Seeking help is not easy; if you land on this page, you are brave, as it takes great courage. You are not alone in this struggle, and I am here to offer you a safe and compassionate space where you can explore your innermost thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment. Together, we will delve into the root causes of your suffering, unravelling the patterns that keep you feeling stuck and overwhelmed. My approach, combining individualised psychodynamic techniques with genuine empathy and understanding, sets me apart as a therapist.
Seeking help is not easy; if you land on this page, you are brave, as it takes great courage. You are not alone in this struggle, and I am here to offer you a safe and compassionate space where you can explore your innermost thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment. Together, we will delve into the root causes of your suffering, unravelling the patterns that keep you feeling stuck and overwhelmed. My approach, combining individualised psychodynamic techniques with genuine empathy and understanding, sets me apart as a therapist.
01764 910432 View 01764 910432
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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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Joyce Cherry
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dundee DD4
Where to begin? How do you choose the right person to work with you? If you want to work with someone who has their own lived experiences, someone who will not only listen without judgement, but will respect your choice to take it at your own speed, then,let's talk. I work with Adults, Children and Young People,using a variety of approaches which are trauma based, also support issues with Anxiety/Depression. I have experience working with Neurodivergent clients. Helping you to make changes in your life whatever the issue. I know it's hard,but you've taken the first step,let me walk with you now and see what we can do together.
Where to begin? How do you choose the right person to work with you? If you want to work with someone who has their own lived experiences, someone who will not only listen without judgement, but will respect your choice to take it at your own speed, then,let's talk. I work with Adults, Children and Young People,using a variety of approaches which are trauma based, also support issues with Anxiety/Depression. I have experience working with Neurodivergent clients. Helping you to make changes in your life whatever the issue. I know it's hard,but you've taken the first step,let me walk with you now and see what we can do together.
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Photo of Katherine Helen Stewart, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Katherine Helen Stewart
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elgin IV30
Counselling is a support for you when things in life feel stuck or challenging. You might be struggling in your relationships, or find yourself in repeating patterns of behaviour which dont serve you. You want to be able to talk this out with a trained professional, who can explore it with you and help identify what might be going on.
Counselling is a support for you when things in life feel stuck or challenging. You might be struggling in your relationships, or find yourself in repeating patterns of behaviour which dont serve you. You want to be able to talk this out with a trained professional, who can explore it with you and help identify what might be going on.
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Phillipa Donnelly
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dundee DD1
Are you struggling with anxiety, low mood, sadness, low self esteem or anger? Have you experienced trauma, relationship issues or a bereavement that's making life harder? Do you want to feel more positive about life but don't know where to start? Life can at times feel overwhelming but considering counselling is a positive step. Counselling offers you the chance to explore these issues whilst being in a confidential, safe space.
Are you struggling with anxiety, low mood, sadness, low self esteem or anger? Have you experienced trauma, relationship issues or a bereavement that's making life harder? Do you want to feel more positive about life but don't know where to start? Life can at times feel overwhelming but considering counselling is a positive step. Counselling offers you the chance to explore these issues whilst being in a confidential, safe space.
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Life Check Therapy - Depression, Stress & More
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB15
You matter. No matter what you've done or what you're going through, you deserve to be heard and have a safe space where you can be 100% yourself. I realise that it can be really daunting looking for a counsellor or coach to connect with and I really appreciate that you're reading my profile right now. Whatever you are going through, whatever pain, troubles, difficulties or road blocks you may be experiencing, I'd love to connect and help you look at the options available to improve your quality of life. I'm passionate about supporting my clients. Thank you again for your time and I hope that you find the support that you need.
You matter. No matter what you've done or what you're going through, you deserve to be heard and have a safe space where you can be 100% yourself. I realise that it can be really daunting looking for a counsellor or coach to connect with and I really appreciate that you're reading my profile right now. Whatever you are going through, whatever pain, troubles, difficulties or road blocks you may be experiencing, I'd love to connect and help you look at the options available to improve your quality of life. I'm passionate about supporting my clients. Thank you again for your time and I hope that you find the support that you need.
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Mind Room Consultants
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Cupar KY15
Your point of view will be our starting point. Your insights will be our steppingstones. I will listen to understand; build a relationship with you and discover how to best serve you. I will invest my passion, energy, enthusiasm, and creativity to ensure your success. I will encourage you to connect with your authentic self. I want to work with you to engineer your emotional health and wellbeing state, so it aligns with your core purpose. I am then able to hold you accountable to your own expectations.
Your point of view will be our starting point. Your insights will be our steppingstones. I will listen to understand; build a relationship with you and discover how to best serve you. I will invest my passion, energy, enthusiasm, and creativity to ensure your success. I will encourage you to connect with your authentic self. I want to work with you to engineer your emotional health and wellbeing state, so it aligns with your core purpose. I am then able to hold you accountable to your own expectations.
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Patricia McIntosh
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB15
Want to find a way forward that works for you? If you are dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, bullying, relationship difficulties, trauma, family issues, lack of self-esteem, current or historic abuse. From time to time everyone struggles and together we can find a way forward that works for you and your life.
Want to find a way forward that works for you? If you are dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, bullying, relationship difficulties, trauma, family issues, lack of self-esteem, current or historic abuse. From time to time everyone struggles and together we can find a way forward that works for you and your life.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Banff

< 10

Counsellors in Banff who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Anger Management
86% Coping Skills
86% Self Esteem
86% Self-Harming

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
50% AXA PPP
50% Vitality

How Counsellors in Banff see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

58% Female
42% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Banff?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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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.