Life is overwhelming at times. It’s hard to feel you are dealing with it alone. Every journey begins with a first small step. I hope to be able to help you through difficult times to see change and a way ahead. Finding the inner strength to cope can make all the difference. You have the power within you to find the best you and you deserve to. You are the only person who knows your life, challenges, self , feelings and emotions. Don’t struggle in silence. I will be there with and for you each step to hear and listen to what you want and need. You are in control of each session.
I am an experienced psychotherapist working with people of all ages, to help them towards finding a more fulfilling way of life. My style of working is based on the building up of a trusting and open relationship between us, which is the basis for all our therapeutic work. I believe our experiences as children, whether good or bad, affect us throughout our lives; and by being given the time and space to 'tell our story', we develop more insight into why we are the way we are. These insights then guide us towards finding ways to change what we want to change, and value those qualities in ourselves that are beneficial.
Do you feel that no-one understands you or the distress you are feeling? Are you anxious, or depressed, or experiencing difficulties with family and/or intimate relationships? Have you experienced loss or bereavement? Did you experience trauma in your past which is affecting your present? Are you or someone you love and/or care for, living with a chronic or terminal illness? Are you stressed at work? Do you feel overwhelmed by something in your life, or just by life itself? You may be feeling completely alone, or ashamed, or powerless. You may feel as though no-one hears you, or can understand what it is like to be you.
I'm a HCPC registered clinical psychologist, EMDR and IFS (Internal Family Systems, L1) trained, and my career spans over 2 decades in both the NHS and independent sector. My main focus is on helping people heal from childhood trauma. I have a particular interest in working with neurodivergent individuals, who have often experienced their fair share of these. Although my main modalities are EMDR and IFS, my broad training enables me to work flexibly by drawing upon the best psychological theory and models for your circumstances and personality. I now provide ADHD and autism diagnoses for existing therapy clients only.
Hello, I'm Leah and thank you for taking time to read my profile. From past experience I know it can be hard reaching out for help, but whether you are experiencing a crisis, traumatic event, or a recurring difficulty, it can be helpful to get support rather than struggling on your own. I am a qualified person-centred counsellor, offering both short and long term counselling to adults, young adults, teenagers and children. I work with clients in an integrative way, this may include looking at your past and present situations. Working together at your own pace, we can find ways to further understand yourself and your potential.
I am a registered psychotherapist with UKCP and an accredited member of BACP. In these difficult times all sessions are online or by phone. I think it’s really important to have a space to talk and explore issues. I am here to listen to you, support you, challenge you and educate you. I work with issues around anxiety depression and relationship issues. I offer time limited or longer support. My aim is to help you make the changes you want in your life. Take the first step to positive change and contact me. I offer a free 15 min phone or video session which allows us to discuss how we could work together.
ADTherapiesUK are now providing therapy online and by telephone. Are you struggling in these challenging and changing times? You are not alone. Please do not struggle alone. Whatever you have on your mind therapy can help free you from constant worry, depression and anxiety. We can get through this together. We provide a safe and confidential space where you can receive one to one counselling, groupwork, workshops, mindfulness, meditation and education. Contact ADTherapies, we are"more than someone to talk to".
Looking to overcome obstacles in your life? is life too messy and confusing? Take a seat, grab a cuppa and let’s talk! counselling doesn’t have to be scary! I am a professionally qualified counsellor, specialising in working with people who are struggling with anxiety and depression.
Do you feel like past events are affecting how you cope with life today leaving you feeling stuck and anxious or depressed? Are you having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? Do you keep repeating the same negative patterns in relationships? I am an experienced, accredited psychotherapist who works with couples, individuals, and groups who can help you identify and change these unhelpful patterns.
If you are experiencing any kind of distress, low mood or impaired functioning, I may be able to help you to reduce symptoms, improve coping methods, and address the root causes. The mind, like the body, is complicated and sometimes needs special care and attention. You've come to me for help, which I don't take lightly, so you have my care and attention. You will really be the one doing the hard work, but I can be a guide. Left to our own devices, our triggers can keep us in loops of rumination and coping styles that don't work any more. Together, we can start to break the loop.
Modern life can be hectic. Balancing the daily demands of work, family and social commitments with our desire for happiness, health and enjoyment can feel exhausting. Not to mention the baggage of unprocessed emotions, experiences and limiting self-belief most of us drag around with us. We all need to slow down sometimes and reconnect with ourselves, our true purpose and the things that give our lives meaning. This is not a quick fix to a problem, it is a deeply therapeutic transformation, which is likely to affect every area of your life.
The first session is the opportunity to hear what brings you to therapy. We will assess the level and the impact the difficulty you are facing has on your life. This will create a baseline that we use later to monitor progress. We will then focus on finding out what would you like to gain from our work together. Often my client knows what they do not want, identifying what they would like to change is harder, and my role is to help you with that. Studies show, that awareness of your needs, is the first crucial step in the process of change.
I am a registered and accredited counsellor with over 10 years’ experience and provide one to one counselling for adults of all ages. I specialise in working with complex trauma, C-PTSD( complex post traumatic stress disorder) and disorders like BPD.I have considerable experience of working with depression, anxiety, coping with loss and bereavement, panic attacks, anger issues, intense guilt, trauma, childhood sexual abuse and difficulty in relating to others.I also have experience working with clients on the Autistic spectrum or Asperger’s and family members.
Let me help you feel better. If you are struggling with past or present emotional difficult experiences. Or are struggling with academic/work/life situations. You are similar to many of my previous clients that I have helped. They found that rather than ignore unwanted thoughts and unhelpful coping strategies, that fully understanding "what happened to them" gave them an opportunity to do things differently in their present life. If you choose for us to work together, we will explore what brought you here today. You will be in safe hands, my CBT postgraduate course was a jointly run by NHS tayside and Dundee School of Medicine.
When we are trying to make sense of our situation or understand ourselves, we may feel we need someone to hear us. It could be something in particular that is causing you difficulties such as anxiety, stress, depression, grief or relationship issues. Or it can be a feeling of uncertainty, something about how you are feeling isn't quite right. We are all part of an interconnected world influenced by and influencing our relationships and situations. For this reason I give attention to your personal history, life situation and narrative.
Our world can be challenging, frightening, overwhelming, complex, and hard to navigate, so it is not surprising that sometimes we do not feel OK. Therapy is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves, as everyday mental maintenance is an essential part of not just surviving, but thriving. We offer Individual Therapy to help you better understand and manage your personal or work life, relationships, emotions, behavioural problems, stresses, anxieties, and depression. We also offer Couples Therapy for partnered individuals experiencing conflict, communication issues, sexual and intimacy problems, or other relationship distress.
Therapy is an investment in yourself - Let's work together to support your mental and emotional well-being. I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I deliver CBT in a warm and flexible way. I provide face-to-face therapy in Paisley and Glasgow city centre. I also offer the option of online therapy for anyone in Scotland and across the UK, at a time that is convenient for you.
Living with difficult family relationships, isolation, grief, loss, worry or prejudice can leave you feeling anxious, stuck, depressed, shut down, disconnected or drained. Maybe the values or beliefs of your family or culture are at odds with your authentic identity, creating an inner conflict. Perhaps you have become wrapped in your job or the expectations of others and have lost touch with who you really are. Have you learned to put others first to the detriment of yourself? Maybe you jump into romantic relationships too quickly and deeply – or have decided you are better off by yourself and yet part of you longs for connection.
As a therapist I specialise in fertility & relationship issues for both couples and individuals. You may be feeling something isn't exactly right in your relationship or have a more difficult issue. You could be going through fertility treatment or have just had a fertility diagnosis. Many people think that relationship counselling should be attended when issues hit breaking point and that is simply not the case. I see people at all stages of their relationship and some of the issues I deal with can range from Affairs/betrayals, Family issues, relationship breakdowns & fertility/infertility issues.
Counselling and psychotherapy can provide a safe, confidential and supportive space for you to bring any problems that you are having and explore difficult thoughts and feelings. Using a combination of personal life experience, training and a wide range of client work, I can help you to explore any issues you may be suffering with such as anxiety, depression or stress. Perhaps you experience general feelings of worthlessness or low self-esteem
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Fort William are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Fort William then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Fort William, or Child Psychologists in Fort William.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Fort William psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Fort William specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.