Counselling in Forfar

Photo of Allan Turner, SNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Allan Turner
Counsellor, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Forfar DD8  (Online Only)
I love working with couples and also people affected by Autism (formerly called Aspergers' syndrome) and increasingly referred to as Neurodiversity. You may be the "affected person", or they could be your partner, child, a relative, or a work colleague. My “approach" is entirely Person-centred. I find this well suited for both couples and Autism. It strives to understand the client and their inner world and doesn’t tell what to do!
I love working with couples and also people affected by Autism (formerly called Aspergers' syndrome) and increasingly referred to as Neurodiversity. You may be the "affected person", or they could be your partner, child, a relative, or a work colleague. My “approach" is entirely Person-centred. I find this well suited for both couples and Autism. It strives to understand the client and their inner world and doesn’t tell what to do!
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Photo of Michelle Donoghue, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Michelle Donoghue
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Forfar DD8
Hi I'm Michelle and firstly, I want to say well done in taking the 1st step in seeking help by searching for a counsellor, it's not an easy step to take. Society is moving at such a fast pace that we don't take that time out to get a sense of our feelings about changes occurring in our lives, or to come to terms with other issues. We can often feel that our personal issues and challenges are not that big compared to other people's, however, if they are affecting your ability to live a fulfilled life then it is worth giving yourself space and time to process what is going on for you in your life through counselling.
Hi I'm Michelle and firstly, I want to say well done in taking the 1st step in seeking help by searching for a counsellor, it's not an easy step to take. Society is moving at such a fast pace that we don't take that time out to get a sense of our feelings about changes occurring in our lives, or to come to terms with other issues. We can often feel that our personal issues and challenges are not that big compared to other people's, however, if they are affecting your ability to live a fulfilled life then it is worth giving yourself space and time to process what is going on for you in your life through counselling.
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Photo of Kate Simpson Mbacp, BACP, Counsellor
Kate Simpson Mbacp
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Forfar DD8
My aim is to work along side you, to help you make the changes you want, in a calm holding and gentle way. We work together to look at how your past has affected your present. You can decide your future with caring compassionate support.
My aim is to work along side you, to help you make the changes you want, in a calm holding and gentle way. We work together to look at how your past has affected your present. You can decide your future with caring compassionate support.
07380 284307 View 07380 284307
Photo of Julie Adamson - Sonas Counselling and Psychotherapy, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Sonas Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Forfar DD8
Choosing to take part in therapy can be a daunting experience. It is really important to find someone that you feel you can work with. My philosophy is that the relationship we will create is the key to therapy. The way in which I work is based on the principles of Transactional Analysis. It may be that you are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed and are having difficulty coping. Sometimes people just want to explore how their past continues to influence their present. Therapy can help us understand ourselves more, engage with ourselves and others more positively and move on in our lives.
Choosing to take part in therapy can be a daunting experience. It is really important to find someone that you feel you can work with. My philosophy is that the relationship we will create is the key to therapy. The way in which I work is based on the principles of Transactional Analysis. It may be that you are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed and are having difficulty coping. Sometimes people just want to explore how their past continues to influence their present. Therapy can help us understand ourselves more, engage with ourselves and others more positively and move on in our lives.
01575 527035 View 01575 527035
Photo of Jonathan Henderson, MBACP, Counsellor
Jonathan Henderson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Forfar DD8
Welcome and hello. I work in person and online at Baldovie House Counselling and Psychotherapy. Our premises are just outside Montrose. We offer a safe tranquil and confidential environment. I view my job as helping you to say what it is that is troubling you and then working out what it is that you might want to change in your life and then helping you put that into practice. I work with an initial session where we explore these things and get to know one another. All my work is insured; I am registered with Information Commissioner for the keeping of personal information. Call, text or email and I'll respond within a day usually.
Welcome and hello. I work in person and online at Baldovie House Counselling and Psychotherapy. Our premises are just outside Montrose. We offer a safe tranquil and confidential environment. I view my job as helping you to say what it is that is troubling you and then working out what it is that you might want to change in your life and then helping you put that into practice. I work with an initial session where we explore these things and get to know one another. All my work is insured; I am registered with Information Commissioner for the keeping of personal information. Call, text or email and I'll respond within a day usually.
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Photo of Claire Robertson - Heartwork Services, MBACP, Counsellor
Heartwork Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Forfar DD8
Life, as it turns out, is not without its challenges. Clients often come to visit me with a sense of loss anxiety or sadness. I love watching clients acquire a renewed sense of self-compassion and self-worth. My wish is to support you on your journey to discover that you have the tools required to overcome the challenges in your life. For me it is an honour and a privilege to support you to recognise that harnessing your strengths will allow you to have a more fulfilling and happy life.
Life, as it turns out, is not without its challenges. Clients often come to visit me with a sense of loss anxiety or sadness. I love watching clients acquire a renewed sense of self-compassion and self-worth. My wish is to support you on your journey to discover that you have the tools required to overcome the challenges in your life. For me it is an honour and a privilege to support you to recognise that harnessing your strengths will allow you to have a more fulfilling and happy life.
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Photo of Lillian Margaret Brown - Streams Counselling, MCOSCA, Counsellor
Streams Counselling
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Forfar DD8
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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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Lynda Jane Lawrence - Beingwell, MBACP, Counsellor
Beingwell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dundee DD5
Hello, My name is Lynda and I am the counsellor within Beingwell, a holistic wellbeing centre in Dundee. Counselling can benefit everyone and aims to address people's life problems in a safe environment where you will be listened to without fear of criticism or judgement. Our relationship is really important to me and I would want to work in a flexible and collaborative way to ensure that you feel comfortable and empowered in our sessions together. I offer short or long term counselling to be decided together.
Hello, My name is Lynda and I am the counsellor within Beingwell, a holistic wellbeing centre in Dundee. Counselling can benefit everyone and aims to address people's life problems in a safe environment where you will be listened to without fear of criticism or judgement. Our relationship is really important to me and I would want to work in a flexible and collaborative way to ensure that you feel comfortable and empowered in our sessions together. I offer short or long term counselling to be decided together.
01382 933266 View 01382 933266
Photo of Paula Marie Kenneth - Authentic counselling- EMDR practitioner, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Authentic counselling- EMDR practitioner
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dundee DD5
Welcome to Authentic Counselling. I am a pluralistic counsellor based in Carnoustie, Angus. As a pluralistic counsellor I hold the view that different things work for different people at different points in their life and that no client's experience is the same. I utilise methods and techniques from a number of different modalities in order to best meet the counselling needs/preferences of the clients whom engage with my service. Recently completed children matters course allowing me to work therapeutically with children from the age of 4. Completed couples counselling course in 2022 building on my experience and range of methods.
Welcome to Authentic Counselling. I am a pluralistic counsellor based in Carnoustie, Angus. As a pluralistic counsellor I hold the view that different things work for different people at different points in their life and that no client's experience is the same. I utilise methods and techniques from a number of different modalities in order to best meet the counselling needs/preferences of the clients whom engage with my service. Recently completed children matters course allowing me to work therapeutically with children from the age of 4. Completed couples counselling course in 2022 building on my experience and range of methods.
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Photo of Louise Loughran, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Louise Loughran
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Dundee DD8
I offer specialist Autism Assessment services to teenagers and young adults. I have over 15 years' experience working with Autistic young people and I am dedicated to delivering a high quality, personalised experience. My team share the values of professionalism, compassion and commitment to the young people and families we see.
I offer specialist Autism Assessment services to teenagers and young adults. I have over 15 years' experience working with Autistic young people and I am dedicated to delivering a high quality, personalised experience. My team share the values of professionalism, compassion and commitment to the young people and families we see.
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Photo of Laura Meffan, MBACP, Counsellor
Laura Meffan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Kirriemuir DD8
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Online Therapists

Photo of Noor Akthar - Life Check Therapy - Depression, Stress & More, BACP, Counsellor
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.
020 4538 9834 View 020 4538 9834
Photo of Olivia Keller - Olivia Keller Wellbeing Services, MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Olivia Keller Wellbeing Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Clydebank G81  (Online Only)
I am a BABCP-accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist passionate about helping people navigate work and life. I can help you make key changes and equip you with tools and strategies to achieve personal and professional goals. My approach centres around your values and identified areas for growth. I currently offer online appointments via zoom.
I am a BABCP-accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist passionate about helping people navigate work and life. I can help you make key changes and equip you with tools and strategies to achieve personal and professional goals. My approach centres around your values and identified areas for growth. I currently offer online appointments via zoom.
0141 673 6862 View 0141 673 6862
Photo of Sarah Grant, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Sarah Grant
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G31
Finding a therapist who you feel really "gets you" is not always easy and can take time. From personal experience I know how invaluable therapy can be when you share your vulnerabilities and receive compassion without judgement in return. Whatever is bringing you to counselling at this time in your life, I would offer you an open and honest space to share your feelings without fear of rejection. I would be privileged to help in your search for the answers that you are looking for to move forward from where you are now, and in doing so help you feel more at peace within yourself.
Finding a therapist who you feel really "gets you" is not always easy and can take time. From personal experience I know how invaluable therapy can be when you share your vulnerabilities and receive compassion without judgement in return. Whatever is bringing you to counselling at this time in your life, I would offer you an open and honest space to share your feelings without fear of rejection. I would be privileged to help in your search for the answers that you are looking for to move forward from where you are now, and in doing so help you feel more at peace within yourself.
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New Beginnings Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glenrothes KY6
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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Crossing Borders
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Lauder TD2
I have built up hundreds of hours in practice with people of all ages and backgrounds, helping them come to terms with a wide range of issues such as trauma, abuse, bereavement, relationship breakdown, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, isolation, body dysmorphia, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and sexual identity. Nature and my place in the environment have always been deeply important to me, and I am happy to consider outdoor and walking therapy. I also have a long-standing interest in existentialism, believing that we all have the capacity to create meaning and find peace within us, no matter how chaotic or painful life is.
I have built up hundreds of hours in practice with people of all ages and backgrounds, helping them come to terms with a wide range of issues such as trauma, abuse, bereavement, relationship breakdown, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, isolation, body dysmorphia, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and sexual identity. Nature and my place in the environment have always been deeply important to me, and I am happy to consider outdoor and walking therapy. I also have a long-standing interest in existentialism, believing that we all have the capacity to create meaning and find peace within us, no matter how chaotic or painful life is.
01578 517326 View 01578 517326
Photo of Derek Milroy, MA, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Derek Milroy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G1
It's tough opening up to someone but we, via the therapeutical alliance, can create a safe space of trust where there is confidentiality, no judgment and that the client feels comfortable sharing. Here are some testimonials from previous clients for you to ponder: Social anxiety- My gran nearly fainted when she saw me ask someone who works in a shop a question, something I've never done in my life before. Trauma- Thanks so much for all that you've done, honestly you've been a saviour to me. Low self esteem- I've realised I'm stronger than I thought. Depression- You've helped me see that I can get the joy back in my life. Thanks.
It's tough opening up to someone but we, via the therapeutical alliance, can create a safe space of trust where there is confidentiality, no judgment and that the client feels comfortable sharing. Here are some testimonials from previous clients for you to ponder: Social anxiety- My gran nearly fainted when she saw me ask someone who works in a shop a question, something I've never done in my life before. Trauma- Thanks so much for all that you've done, honestly you've been a saviour to me. Low self esteem- I've realised I'm stronger than I thought. Depression- You've helped me see that I can get the joy back in my life. Thanks.
0141 673 8062 View 0141 673 8062
Photo of Katy Mitchell, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Katy Mitchell
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Dundee DD1
Every person is different, which means every treatment will be different too. I provide a range of psychological therapies that will be tailored to meet your needs. I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds. Difficulties I work with include (but are not limited to): depression, anxiety, stress (including work, academic, or general life stress), loss and bereavement, panic, OCD, anger, trauma, life changes (e.g. birth, retirement, relationship ending), sexual difficulties, eating disorders, health anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, and desire for personal development.
Every person is different, which means every treatment will be different too. I provide a range of psychological therapies that will be tailored to meet your needs. I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds. Difficulties I work with include (but are not limited to): depression, anxiety, stress (including work, academic, or general life stress), loss and bereavement, panic, OCD, anger, trauma, life changes (e.g. birth, retirement, relationship ending), sexual difficulties, eating disorders, health anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, and desire for personal development.
01333 408717 View 01333 408717
Photo of Tom Herron - Tom Herron - On the Prom, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Tom Herron - On the Prom
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH15
Whatever problems or concerns you’re experiencing, I will offer you compassionate, non-judgmental, and thoughtful support. Trained in the person-centred therapeutic approach, I draw also on a range of psychodynamic and existentialist approaches to provide the support you need in exploring the issues with which you’re having difficulties.
Whatever problems or concerns you’re experiencing, I will offer you compassionate, non-judgmental, and thoughtful support. Trained in the person-centred therapeutic approach, I draw also on a range of psychodynamic and existentialist approaches to provide the support you need in exploring the issues with which you’re having difficulties.
0131 381 6371 View 0131 381 6371
Photo of Jacki Knox, DCounsPsych, Counsellor
Jacki Knox
Counsellor, DCounsPsych
Verified Verified
West Linton EH46  (Online Only)
The world tells us from a young age how to look after our hair, how to eat well, how to have a strong body, but what about what’s happening on the inside? It’s so important to prioritise our mental health because we truly get our glow from the inside. We don’t think twice about going to see our dentist regularly or going for a trim, but yet we often wait until we are on our knees before we consider talking to a counsellor. What I hear clients say so often is ‘I wish I’d done this sooner’. You will never regret putting your mental health front and centre.
The world tells us from a young age how to look after our hair, how to eat well, how to have a strong body, but what about what’s happening on the inside? It’s so important to prioritise our mental health because we truly get our glow from the inside. We don’t think twice about going to see our dentist regularly or going for a trim, but yet we often wait until we are on our knees before we consider talking to a counsellor. What I hear clients say so often is ‘I wish I’d done this sooner’. You will never regret putting your mental health front and centre.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Forfar

< 10

Counsellors in Forfar who prioritize treating:

86% Relationship Issues
86% Anxiety
86% Bereavement
86% Trauma and PTSD
86% Self Esteem
71% Depression
71% Anger Management

Average years in practice

7 Years

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male

How Counsellors in Forfar see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Forfar?

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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.