Counselling in Bathgate

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Dennis Uttridge
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bathgate EH47
Hello and welcome. As a trainee, studying Relationally Centred Psychotherapeutic Counselling, I am passionate about helping individuals achieve a sense of relational depth in their lives. I believe that everyone has the capacity to connect deeply with others, and that this connection is essential to our emotional wellbeing and personal growth. Through my training my approach is rooted in a deep respect for the unique experiences and perspectives of each individual. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can feel free to explore your thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
Hello and welcome. As a trainee, studying Relationally Centred Psychotherapeutic Counselling, I am passionate about helping individuals achieve a sense of relational depth in their lives. I believe that everyone has the capacity to connect deeply with others, and that this connection is essential to our emotional wellbeing and personal growth. Through my training my approach is rooted in a deep respect for the unique experiences and perspectives of each individual. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can feel free to explore your thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
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Seren Foster
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bathgate EH48
I offer a compassionate space where we can explore the intricacies of your life. Whether you face daily obstacles or deep-rooted challenges, together we can work through them. In a fast-paced world that relentlessly impacts us, it can be challenging to find emotional and physical space for oneself and to acknowledge personal feelings. That is where I can provide support. My approach is rooted in building a therapeutic relationship with my clients, focusing on establishing a secure and nurturing alliance. From there, we explore how past experiences and relationships shape your present choices, values, and beliefs.
I offer a compassionate space where we can explore the intricacies of your life. Whether you face daily obstacles or deep-rooted challenges, together we can work through them. In a fast-paced world that relentlessly impacts us, it can be challenging to find emotional and physical space for oneself and to acknowledge personal feelings. That is where I can provide support. My approach is rooted in building a therapeutic relationship with my clients, focusing on establishing a secure and nurturing alliance. From there, we explore how past experiences and relationships shape your present choices, values, and beliefs.
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Tracy Uttridge Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bathgate EH47
Hello and welcome. Starting counselling can feel worrisome even if you have attended counselling previously. We all have our reasons for approaching counselling; stress, overwhelm, depression, anxiety, grief and trauma impacts can seem to control everything including our behaviours, relationships, and work - our lives in general. Working with warmth and building trust is at the core of my approach. By taking one step at a time, in a contained space we can work collaboratively in achieving your aims and help you see your life and yourself in a different light.
Hello and welcome. Starting counselling can feel worrisome even if you have attended counselling previously. We all have our reasons for approaching counselling; stress, overwhelm, depression, anxiety, grief and trauma impacts can seem to control everything including our behaviours, relationships, and work - our lives in general. Working with warmth and building trust is at the core of my approach. By taking one step at a time, in a contained space we can work collaboratively in achieving your aims and help you see your life and yourself in a different light.
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Celeste Micciche
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Bathgate EH47
I am an Italian psychologist and psychotherapist based in Edinburgh and Whitburn, Bathgate. Given my training in these two areas, I work with various issues that may afflict you, such as depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorders, relationship issues, etc. Also, I use an affirmative approach in my work. This means that I validate and support the needs of people of sexual and gender minorities, promoting the search and the expression of an authentic dimension of themselves and their own identity.
I am an Italian psychologist and psychotherapist based in Edinburgh and Whitburn, Bathgate. Given my training in these two areas, I work with various issues that may afflict you, such as depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorders, relationship issues, etc. Also, I use an affirmative approach in my work. This means that I validate and support the needs of people of sexual and gender minorities, promoting the search and the expression of an authentic dimension of themselves and their own identity.
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Shirlae Carruthers
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bathgate EH48
I can help you with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, stress, suicidal thoughts and relationship issues. I am a passionate believer in the 'Person Centred Approach' and the positive effect this type of counselling can have on a person. Having a safe space to talk about yourself and your life, where no judgement is made, will enable you to find your way back to a more positive way of being.
I can help you with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, stress, suicidal thoughts and relationship issues. I am a passionate believer in the 'Person Centred Approach' and the positive effect this type of counselling can have on a person. Having a safe space to talk about yourself and your life, where no judgement is made, will enable you to find your way back to a more positive way of being.
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BraveSpace CBT
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Bathgate EH47  (Online Only)
I am Katie, and I am a qualified CBT therapist, and able to work with adults and young people aged 13 years and over. I began my career in mental health whilst studying Psychology as my undergraduate Honours degree. Following this I worked in a range of mental health settings with both adults, children and young people. Prior to qualifying as a CBT therapist, I have worked for the last 3 years specifically supporting young people who are experiencing life challenges such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem, anger difficulties and relationships.
I am Katie, and I am a qualified CBT therapist, and able to work with adults and young people aged 13 years and over. I began my career in mental health whilst studying Psychology as my undergraduate Honours degree. Following this I worked in a range of mental health settings with both adults, children and young people. Prior to qualifying as a CBT therapist, I have worked for the last 3 years specifically supporting young people who are experiencing life challenges such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem, anger difficulties and relationships.
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Dr Scott
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bathgate EH47
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 14 years of post-doctoral experience. I am also CEO and Clinical Director of Brain Brolly. At Brain Brolly, we know about Brains and provide a number of services under our umbrella to protect people and their brains. We offer clinical sessions for children, young people and adults across the ability span. We support mental health difficulties as well as coping with physical health issues and life transitions. We use only evidence based therapies shown to make positive changes for people. We provide support when there are difficulties as well as proactive approaches to build resilience and motivation
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 14 years of post-doctoral experience. I am also CEO and Clinical Director of Brain Brolly. At Brain Brolly, we know about Brains and provide a number of services under our umbrella to protect people and their brains. We offer clinical sessions for children, young people and adults across the ability span. We support mental health difficulties as well as coping with physical health issues and life transitions. We use only evidence based therapies shown to make positive changes for people. We provide support when there are difficulties as well as proactive approaches to build resilience and motivation
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Leigh James
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bathgate EH48
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. Counselling offers an opportunity for you to talk through difficulties in your life. You might be struggling with a particular problem or perhaps you feel stuck and don’t know why. Talking to someone who will listen to you with empathy and without judgement may help you better understand and find ways of coping with what’s going on for you. I have experience of counselling individuals with issues including alcohol problems, anxiety, depression, loss, relationships and stress.
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. Counselling offers an opportunity for you to talk through difficulties in your life. You might be struggling with a particular problem or perhaps you feel stuck and don’t know why. Talking to someone who will listen to you with empathy and without judgement may help you better understand and find ways of coping with what’s going on for you. I have experience of counselling individuals with issues including alcohol problems, anxiety, depression, loss, relationships and stress.
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Colin Marshall
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Bathgate EH48
Hi I am a Gestalt therapist/Counsellor. I have over 10 years experience helping people with a variety of issues. If you want to change your life or change yourself or you are struggling with everyday issues counselling is the very place for you. With a safe place to explore yourself and your life with a non judgmental person (me) sitting along side you, this can be a very empowering and enriching experience. Life can get on top of us at times, taking some time out for yourself to process all the things that go swirling around our heads can be vital to a happy healthy life.
Hi I am a Gestalt therapist/Counsellor. I have over 10 years experience helping people with a variety of issues. If you want to change your life or change yourself or you are struggling with everyday issues counselling is the very place for you. With a safe place to explore yourself and your life with a non judgmental person (me) sitting along side you, this can be a very empowering and enriching experience. Life can get on top of us at times, taking some time out for yourself to process all the things that go swirling around our heads can be vital to a happy healthy life.
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Margaret Rose Gibson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Linlithgow EH49
I am an experienced Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, BWRT practitioner and Advanced Clinical Supervisor including Online and Telephone Counselling. I have worked across all age groups in a variety of settings. My counselling, Hypnotherapy and BWRT practice is built on expereince and an extensive understanding of child development, special educational needs, adult mental health practice and perinatal care .
I am an experienced Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, BWRT practitioner and Advanced Clinical Supervisor including Online and Telephone Counselling. I have worked across all age groups in a variety of settings. My counselling, Hypnotherapy and BWRT practice is built on expereince and an extensive understanding of child development, special educational needs, adult mental health practice and perinatal care .
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Andrew Perry
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK1
Hello, my name is Andrew Perry. I believe we can help each other. I specialise in helping by example. I offer free resources on my website, clinical supervision, outdoor therapy, an online therapeutic group and free initial online sixty minute consultations. It's ordinary to have times when we feel less healthy than others. Maybe you have experienced receiving help to feel healthier. People helped to rediscover the bravery to change their experience. People like us. I think everyone deserves help to feel healthier.
Hello, my name is Andrew Perry. I believe we can help each other. I specialise in helping by example. I offer free resources on my website, clinical supervision, outdoor therapy, an online therapeutic group and free initial online sixty minute consultations. It's ordinary to have times when we feel less healthy than others. Maybe you have experienced receiving help to feel healthier. People helped to rediscover the bravery to change their experience. People like us. I think everyone deserves help to feel healthier.
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Cary Taylor
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Livingston EH54
Hi, I am a person-centred trained qualified counsellor. I believe in giving my clients a warm, inviting and safe space in which you can bring any issues you choose to explore. I am not going to tell you how to live your life or judge you, but help you find a balance that works best for you through exploration of the issues you bring to each session. I have a lot of life and client experience that enables me to understand and fully empathise with many situations. Many people need help with coping with life at some point.
Hi, I am a person-centred trained qualified counsellor. I believe in giving my clients a warm, inviting and safe space in which you can bring any issues you choose to explore. I am not going to tell you how to live your life or judge you, but help you find a balance that works best for you through exploration of the issues you bring to each session. I have a lot of life and client experience that enables me to understand and fully empathise with many situations. Many people need help with coping with life at some point.
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Marion Laird
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Falkirk FK1
Your relationships affect the way you feel and difficulties can make you very unhappy, hurt and angry. One in five say their relationship is in distress. Some reasons people give are - emotional pain and distress, feeling unloved, conflict, infidelity, sex, different outlooks, children, career, addiction or family relationships. Communication, is often cited as at the heart of a distressed relationship, each of us thinks we are clear about telling our loved ones what is going on for us and we get frustrated when they just ‘don’t hear us’. It can all be very confusing and difficult to resolve.
Your relationships affect the way you feel and difficulties can make you very unhappy, hurt and angry. One in five say their relationship is in distress. Some reasons people give are - emotional pain and distress, feeling unloved, conflict, infidelity, sex, different outlooks, children, career, addiction or family relationships. Communication, is often cited as at the heart of a distressed relationship, each of us thinks we are clear about telling our loved ones what is going on for us and we get frustrated when they just ‘don’t hear us’. It can all be very confusing and difficult to resolve.
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Psychological Services
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Livingston EH53
People come to see me for a wide variety of reasons and there is no typical client. I see people from all walks of life and with many different issues to address. My aim is to enable clients to express their feelings and explore the issues that affect them in a safe, confidential and comfortable environment. I take a person centred approach and work at the pace dictated by the client.
People come to see me for a wide variety of reasons and there is no typical client. I see people from all walks of life and with many different issues to address. My aim is to enable clients to express their feelings and explore the issues that affect them in a safe, confidential and comfortable environment. I take a person centred approach and work at the pace dictated by the client.
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Anne Davie
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Broxburn EH52  (Online Only)
I am very interested to hear your story, to know what has happened to you and to focus on your recovery and well-being. Nothing is ever inconsequential, even the slightest concern is important, as are you. I am confident that in working together therapeutically with you, you can make the necessary changes in your life.
I am very interested to hear your story, to know what has happened to you and to focus on your recovery and well-being. Nothing is ever inconsequential, even the slightest concern is important, as are you. I am confident that in working together therapeutically with you, you can make the necessary changes in your life.
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Alison Balfour
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PMCOSCA
Verified Verified
Livingston EH54
Would you find it helpful to explore current or past issues that are causing you distress or difficulty? Do you have a history of complex trauma and abuse, or do you struggle with anxiety on a day to day basis? I have over 24years supervised counselling experience of working with complex trauma, addiction and anxiety. I can come alongside you to help you deepen your awareness of your feelings, thoughts and body sensations, working towards a more integrated sense of self. Creating a safe space for you to explore any deeper underlying issues, and working at your pace, are central to my counselling practice.
Would you find it helpful to explore current or past issues that are causing you distress or difficulty? Do you have a history of complex trauma and abuse, or do you struggle with anxiety on a day to day basis? I have over 24years supervised counselling experience of working with complex trauma, addiction and anxiety. I can come alongside you to help you deepen your awareness of your feelings, thoughts and body sensations, working towards a more integrated sense of self. Creating a safe space for you to explore any deeper underlying issues, and working at your pace, are central to my counselling practice.
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Alison Yule
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Livingston EH54
Our thoughts transform us. Do you want to make a change to feel better in yourself and to overcome things that may be holding you back? We can work together to understand how your thoughts and feelings affect each other and how a change of perspective can result in a change in your way being.
Our thoughts transform us. Do you want to make a change to feel better in yourself and to overcome things that may be holding you back? We can work together to understand how your thoughts and feelings affect each other and how a change of perspective can result in a change in your way being.
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Ellen Higgins
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Livingston EH54
I provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore your inner thoughts and feelings. As an Art Psychotherapist, I offer the opportunity to make art in my sessions to provide a way to communicate without words and explore new and creative ways to understanding the self.
I provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore your inner thoughts and feelings. As an Art Psychotherapist, I offer the opportunity to make art in my sessions to provide a way to communicate without words and explore new and creative ways to understanding the self.
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Jim Maxwell
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Linlithgow EH49
Hi, I am Jim and I am an accredited CBT Therapist and Wellbeing Coach. I am straight talking and like to keep things simple as I work with clients to help them get back on track by looking at Unhealthy Thoughts, Beliefs, Behaviours and Emotions that keep people stuck in life. The list of problems that I treat is endless, however common presenting areas that I see and treat are Anxiety, Addiction,Panic, Stress, Grief, Abuse, Trauma, Low Self Esteem, Relationship issues, Depression, Anger, Panic, OCD, Addiction and Personality Disorders. Feel free to visit my website or call for a free / no obligation 20 min. consultation.
Hi, I am Jim and I am an accredited CBT Therapist and Wellbeing Coach. I am straight talking and like to keep things simple as I work with clients to help them get back on track by looking at Unhealthy Thoughts, Beliefs, Behaviours and Emotions that keep people stuck in life. The list of problems that I treat is endless, however common presenting areas that I see and treat are Anxiety, Addiction,Panic, Stress, Grief, Abuse, Trauma, Low Self Esteem, Relationship issues, Depression, Anger, Panic, OCD, Addiction and Personality Disorders. Feel free to visit my website or call for a free / no obligation 20 min. consultation.
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Jane Ramage
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Livingston EH54
I am an integrative counselling therapist, based in Livingston, West Lothian, offering in person and online sessions. Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions or queries, or would like to arrange a consultation.
I am an integrative counselling therapist, based in Livingston, West Lothian, offering in person and online sessions. Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions or queries, or would like to arrange a consultation.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bathgate

< 10

Counsellors in Bathgate who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Stress
89% Bereavement
89% Anger Management
78% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

9 Years

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

How Counsellors in Bathgate see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bathgate?

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.