Counselling in Fife

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Photo of Stevie Robert Coote, Counsellor in Fife, Scotland
Stevie Robert Coote
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
I work integrated with person-centred and psychodynamic counselling approaches. i work with adults and children with a specialized level 7 diploma in working with children..
I work integrated with person-centred and psychodynamic counselling approaches. i work with adults and children with a specialized level 7 diploma in working with children..
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Photo of Susan Ballingall, Counsellor in Fife, Scotland
Susan Ballingall
Counsellor, COSRT General
Verified
Sometimes we can feel sad, overwhelmed and stuck. We might not always know the reasons why, but we do know that we don’t want to stay feeling like this. Friends and family are not always available or the best people to speak with to get unbiased support. It may be a past trauma, a difficult childhood, an unhappy relationship, stress / anxiety / depression or bereavement & loss. You may have an ok or good relationship that you would like to make better, to understand your partner or be understood. You may be considering leaving your relationship but are not sure how to.
Sometimes we can feel sad, overwhelmed and stuck. We might not always know the reasons why, but we do know that we don’t want to stay feeling like this. Friends and family are not always available or the best people to speak with to get unbiased support. It may be a past trauma, a difficult childhood, an unhappy relationship, stress / anxiety / depression or bereavement & loss. You may have an ok or good relationship that you would like to make better, to understand your partner or be understood. You may be considering leaving your relationship but are not sure how to.
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Photo of Alan Freeburn, Psychotherapist in Fife, Scotland
Alan Freeburn
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dunfermline KY11  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Alan and I have over 20 years of experience as a hypnotherapist and an applied psychologist working in adult mental health in the NHS. Much of my work focuses on helping people deal with anxiety whether that is a general anxiety, phobias or more difficult anxieties such as trauma or OCD.  My approach is a combination of the best parts of the NHS recommended treatments for various conditions along with the use of hypnosis and cognitive hypnotherapy to enhance the effects of these.
Hi, I'm Alan and I have over 20 years of experience as a hypnotherapist and an applied psychologist working in adult mental health in the NHS. Much of my work focuses on helping people deal with anxiety whether that is a general anxiety, phobias or more difficult anxieties such as trauma or OCD.  My approach is a combination of the best parts of the NHS recommended treatments for various conditions along with the use of hypnosis and cognitive hypnotherapy to enhance the effects of these.
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Photo of Help To Heal Counselling and Supervision Services., Counsellor in Fife, Scotland
Help To Heal Counselling and Supervision Services.
Counsellor, MBABCP
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.
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Photo of Susan Hollins Counselling, Counsellor in Fife, Scotland
Susan Hollins Counselling
Counsellor
Verified
Leven KY8
How to describe the massive impact of loss and grief on our hearts, minds and daily life? The weight, chaos and turmoil of grief is a common experience which plays out uniquely in each of us. We lose interest in just about everything; nothing seems to matter. We're often frightened, wondering whether how we feel today we'll still be feeling in the distant future. We're often angry, intolerant of others. We seek so many reassurances... We don't want to let go of our grief because it's connected powerfully to the one we love and miss. How can we learn to let grief share our life? How can we understand it? How can we keep afloat?
How to describe the massive impact of loss and grief on our hearts, minds and daily life? The weight, chaos and turmoil of grief is a common experience which plays out uniquely in each of us. We lose interest in just about everything; nothing seems to matter. We're often frightened, wondering whether how we feel today we'll still be feeling in the distant future. We're often angry, intolerant of others. We seek so many reassurances... We don't want to let go of our grief because it's connected powerfully to the one we love and miss. How can we learn to let grief share our life? How can we understand it? How can we keep afloat?
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Photo of Tracey Hutcheon, Counsellor in Fife, Scotland
Tracey Hutcheon
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Cupar KY15
My name is Tracey, I am a qualified Pluralistic and Psychotherapist counsellor. I offer a warm, caring and genuine space, ensuring that my clients have a physical and emotional ‘space’ to be heard and understood and their needs met. Being an experienced pluralistic therapist, I know that different people are helped by different therapeutic methods and activities at different times. Whatever difficulties you are facing at the moment, having someone to listen and help you understand your problems can make things feel more manageable.
My name is Tracey, I am a qualified Pluralistic and Psychotherapist counsellor. I offer a warm, caring and genuine space, ensuring that my clients have a physical and emotional ‘space’ to be heard and understood and their needs met. Being an experienced pluralistic therapist, I know that different people are helped by different therapeutic methods and activities at different times. Whatever difficulties you are facing at the moment, having someone to listen and help you understand your problems can make things feel more manageable.
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Photo of Philomena Oldfield, Counsellor in Fife, Scotland
Philomena Oldfield
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
For individuals, couples or young people who would like to work on reparation, healing or self development. Whether it’s short term or longer therapy you’re looking for, I’m happy to explore the best route for you to achieve your goals.
For individuals, couples or young people who would like to work on reparation, healing or self development. Whether it’s short term or longer therapy you’re looking for, I’m happy to explore the best route for you to achieve your goals.
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Photo of John Paterson, Counsellor in Fife, Scotland
John Paterson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hello, I am a Pluralistic Counsellor which means I use a range of counselling approaches to find a bespoke way of working with each person. I offer a calm, safe and non-judgmental space to help adults feel heard and understood. I help those who are feeling overwhelmed, lost, or unable to cope find some control and purpose. I will listen to you and then together we can explore your concerns in a way that empowers you to create positive change.
Hello, I am a Pluralistic Counsellor which means I use a range of counselling approaches to find a bespoke way of working with each person. I offer a calm, safe and non-judgmental space to help adults feel heard and understood. I help those who are feeling overwhelmed, lost, or unable to cope find some control and purpose. I will listen to you and then together we can explore your concerns in a way that empowers you to create positive change.
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Photo of Paula Straube Therapy in Fife, Scotland
Paula Straube Therapy
We all live in a world that is more than complex to navigate, personally and societally – one that’s full of challenges putting pressure on our identity or our relationships. It is natural for this to make us feel anxious, depressed, alienated, hostile, withdrawn or numb. These are very human responses, and simply mean we have thoughts and feelings. Coping mechanisms, as unhelpful as they might be in the here and now, typically had a very important purpose at one time. This is often one of the reasons why someone seeks counselling in the first place.
We all live in a world that is more than complex to navigate, personally and societally – one that’s full of challenges putting pressure on our identity or our relationships. It is natural for this to make us feel anxious, depressed, alienated, hostile, withdrawn or numb. These are very human responses, and simply mean we have thoughts and feelings. Coping mechanisms, as unhelpful as they might be in the here and now, typically had a very important purpose at one time. This is often one of the reasons why someone seeks counselling in the first place.
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Photo of Integrative Mind Therapies, Psychotherapist in Fife, Scotland
Integrative Mind Therapies
Psychotherapist, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
I am an integrative counsellor, I specialise in many mental health conditions and use wide range of tools along with my experience to support a person to understand and overcome their challenges in life. This support can help them to strive to reach their goals and true potential. I work with many modalities of therapy to help the client understand their presenting and past issues. This can be effective to overcome those challenges.
I am an integrative counsellor, I specialise in many mental health conditions and use wide range of tools along with my experience to support a person to understand and overcome their challenges in life. This support can help them to strive to reach their goals and true potential. I work with many modalities of therapy to help the client understand their presenting and past issues. This can be effective to overcome those challenges.
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Photo of Rooted in Recovery , Psychotherapist in Fife, Scotland
Rooted in Recovery
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified
When life gets hard or distressing and becomes overwhelming its often through counselling we can release that thought-feeling that is upsetting us. Sometimes we need additional supports to help us make sense of our thoughts, feelings and emotions. We often underestimate how events and traumas can affect our perspectives on life and our relationships. Our past life events and perceived future that can have a devastating effect on us, bringing on anxiety and depression. Counselling can help empower you to make changes and build coping mechanisms.
When life gets hard or distressing and becomes overwhelming its often through counselling we can release that thought-feeling that is upsetting us. Sometimes we need additional supports to help us make sense of our thoughts, feelings and emotions. We often underestimate how events and traumas can affect our perspectives on life and our relationships. Our past life events and perceived future that can have a devastating effect on us, bringing on anxiety and depression. Counselling can help empower you to make changes and build coping mechanisms.
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Photo of Kelly Buick, Counsellor in Fife, Scotland
Kelly Buick
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
I know life can throw unexpected ups and downs at you. In our sessions, we will explore how you can build resilience and turn a page on what no longer feels helpful or fulfilling for you. Whatever you would like to work on, we will work together to identify what you need from therapy, tailoring your counselling sessions to you. I believe you are the expert in your life and with my knowledge of Counselling and Psychotherapy I can support you in achieving your goals. I know reaching out for help can feel difficult or overwhelming. I aim to offer a safe, confidential space to explore yourself, free of judgement.
I know life can throw unexpected ups and downs at you. In our sessions, we will explore how you can build resilience and turn a page on what no longer feels helpful or fulfilling for you. Whatever you would like to work on, we will work together to identify what you need from therapy, tailoring your counselling sessions to you. I believe you are the expert in your life and with my knowledge of Counselling and Psychotherapy I can support you in achieving your goals. I know reaching out for help can feel difficult or overwhelming. I aim to offer a safe, confidential space to explore yourself, free of judgement.
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Photo of Helen Peters, Psychotherapist in Fife, Scotland
Helen Peters
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Dunfermline KY12  (Online Only)
I offer EMDR (including Attachment Informed EMDR) and CBT for adults online. I specialise in working with trauma and a range of anxiety issues including phobias, panic and OCD. Online therapy is more accessible than in person and is equally effective. If you would like to find out how online EMDR or CBT could work for you please do get in touch via the link and I can provide more information via email or have a chat on the phone.
I offer EMDR (including Attachment Informed EMDR) and CBT for adults online. I specialise in working with trauma and a range of anxiety issues including phobias, panic and OCD. Online therapy is more accessible than in person and is equally effective. If you would like to find out how online EMDR or CBT could work for you please do get in touch via the link and I can provide more information via email or have a chat on the phone.
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Photo of New Beginnings Counselling , Counsellor in Fife, Scotland
New Beginnings Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Taking that first step looking for help is brave and daunting. I am here to provide a safe space to listen without judgment to your thoughts and feelings. Life is messy and difficult and can feel like you are trapped in a cycle that’s doesn’t stop. This can be so difficult and that’s ok, you are human. You will be heard and I am here to walk along side you.
Taking that first step looking for help is brave and daunting. I am here to provide a safe space to listen without judgment to your thoughts and feelings. Life is messy and difficult and can feel like you are trapped in a cycle that’s doesn’t stop. This can be so difficult and that’s ok, you are human. You will be heard and I am here to walk along side you.
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Photo of Rachel Brown, Counsellor in Fife, Scotland
Rachel Brown
Counsellor, MBABCP
Verified
Hello and thank you for visiting my page. I'm glad you decided to seek out and receive some help because it's more vital than ever that we take care of our mental health. It is essential to choose the best therapist for your needs and find someone you feel you can connect with.
Hello and thank you for visiting my page. I'm glad you decided to seek out and receive some help because it's more vital than ever that we take care of our mental health. It is essential to choose the best therapist for your needs and find someone you feel you can connect with.
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Photo of Pamela Finch, Counsellor in Fife, Scotland
Pamela Finch
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
Kinross KY13
People enter therapy for all kinds of reasons. Perhaps you're feeling anxious, possibly you're unsure about the future of a relationship, maybe the pressures of work or family life are weighing on you or perhaps you feel that past experiences are preventing you living the life you want to lead. Whatever has brought you to consider therapy, I am here to offer support. I am an integrative therapist working with individual clients aged 16+ on a 1:1 basis, offering in-person, online, telephone or walk-and-talk therapy.
People enter therapy for all kinds of reasons. Perhaps you're feeling anxious, possibly you're unsure about the future of a relationship, maybe the pressures of work or family life are weighing on you or perhaps you feel that past experiences are preventing you living the life you want to lead. Whatever has brought you to consider therapy, I am here to offer support. I am an integrative therapist working with individual clients aged 16+ on a 1:1 basis, offering in-person, online, telephone or walk-and-talk therapy.
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Photo of Acorn Therapy, Counsellor in Fife, Scotland
Acorn Therapy
Counsellor, MBABCP
Verified
Leven KY9
I'm Susan Cartwright and welcome to Acorn Counselling. I offer a non judgemental service where we will work together collaboratively. I work with teenagers and adults. Acorns are symbols of strength and potential and so I hope to help you to reach your full potential through CBT by overcoming adverse issues in your life. I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and sessions are based currently by zoom or phone. For that reason I can take clients from all over the UK. For more information about CBT and how I can help you please browse through my website.
I'm Susan Cartwright and welcome to Acorn Counselling. I offer a non judgemental service where we will work together collaboratively. I work with teenagers and adults. Acorns are symbols of strength and potential and so I hope to help you to reach your full potential through CBT by overcoming adverse issues in your life. I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and sessions are based currently by zoom or phone. For that reason I can take clients from all over the UK. For more information about CBT and how I can help you please browse through my website.
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Photo of Charlene Todd, Counsellor in Fife, Scotland
Charlene Todd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I understand the nature of suffering and the pain this brings to people’s lives. No matter what’s going on and what has brought you to this point, please know that with support, these elements can be healed and even transformed. You may be facing a variety of issues, such as loss, grief, stress, Trauma, Addiction, shame Anxiety, low self-esteem, behavioral difficulties, obsessive thoughts, and loneliness. Together, we can work on strategies and techniques that can ease your symptoms by allowing you to address the root causes of pain, work through any uncertainties, find meaning and build a purposeful life.
I understand the nature of suffering and the pain this brings to people’s lives. No matter what’s going on and what has brought you to this point, please know that with support, these elements can be healed and even transformed. You may be facing a variety of issues, such as loss, grief, stress, Trauma, Addiction, shame Anxiety, low self-esteem, behavioral difficulties, obsessive thoughts, and loneliness. Together, we can work on strategies and techniques that can ease your symptoms by allowing you to address the root causes of pain, work through any uncertainties, find meaning and build a purposeful life.
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Photo of Parkar Psychological Therapy (CBT and EMDR), Psychotherapist in Fife, Scotland
Parkar Psychological Therapy (CBT and EMDR)
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Cupar KY15  (Online Only)
Are you feeling depressed, or anxious, or even symptoms of PTSD or OCD? I offer therapy for low self esteem, perfectionism, stress management, return to work, worry and sleeping difficulties. I will work with you to help you understand why you are feeling like this, and what is keeping it going. so you can make meaningful life changes. If you are wanting to improve your quality of life, or your motivation, or manage negative thoughts or worries, then get in touch. I will help improve your confidence, manage intrusive or traumatic experiences, face your fears, or manage panic attacks so that you can focus on what is important in life
Are you feeling depressed, or anxious, or even symptoms of PTSD or OCD? I offer therapy for low self esteem, perfectionism, stress management, return to work, worry and sleeping difficulties. I will work with you to help you understand why you are feeling like this, and what is keeping it going. so you can make meaningful life changes. If you are wanting to improve your quality of life, or your motivation, or manage negative thoughts or worries, then get in touch. I will help improve your confidence, manage intrusive or traumatic experiences, face your fears, or manage panic attacks so that you can focus on what is important in life
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Photo of Mairi McAllister, Counsellor in Fife, Scotland
Mairi McAllister
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
All of us have times when we struggle to know how to manage and cope with how we feel, we might have 'normal' lives but still struggle with anxiety, depression, mental health issues, suicidal thoughts, addictions or we might wonder if how we feel means we have ADD/ADHD. relationships can be hard, being a parent can be hard and we might feel we are just getting it wrong or that there is something 'wrong' with us. So much of what we struggle with is about what has happened to us in life and taking some time to talk and reflect on those things can make a real difference and help you make sense of it all and find new ways of coping.
All of us have times when we struggle to know how to manage and cope with how we feel, we might have 'normal' lives but still struggle with anxiety, depression, mental health issues, suicidal thoughts, addictions or we might wonder if how we feel means we have ADD/ADHD. relationships can be hard, being a parent can be hard and we might feel we are just getting it wrong or that there is something 'wrong' with us. So much of what we struggle with is about what has happened to us in life and taking some time to talk and reflect on those things can make a real difference and help you make sense of it all and find new ways of coping.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Fife

80+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Fife who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
85% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
76% Trauma and PTSD
70% Bereavement

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

53% Aviva
53% Bupa
47% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Fife see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Fife?

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.