Psychodynamic Counselling in Kirkcaldy

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Louise McBride
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified
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Psychodynamic Therapist (Reg.
Whatever your reasons for being here, you are very welcome. I provide a very safe and confidential space to people from ALL walks of life. Whatever difficulties you are experiencing I can help you to gain insight into why they exist and persist. Psychodynamic therapy helps you to bring that which is unconscious into conscious awareness which helps you to understand and resolve internal conflicts which cause suffering. These internal conflicts manifest as, for example, anxiety, depression and self-destructive behaviours, particularly in relationship with others. Psychodynamic therapy is effective in enabling life long change.
0131 510 4437
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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AM Thompson
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified
Verified
I am a BACP registered psychodynamic counsellor.
Are you struggling with relationships, significant life changes or issues relating to self esteem, anxiety, loss, grief and trauma? Maybe the issue is less tangible, but you are aware of a changing of the seasons, a sense that you no longer know quite who you are, nor quite what you want next out of life. Life can be overwhelming and exhausting for all of us sometimes. Sometimes we need help in coping with life's challenges.
01555 708977
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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Melanie Hope
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
If you are feeling anxious, depressed or confused about your feelings then you have come to the right place.  The relationship that you have with your therapist is very important to the healing process.  A good therapeutic relationship is built on mutual respect and trust.  It is a relationship where we join together to reach the goals you have.  In each session we will look at the presenting issue(s) and try to untangle them from different angles.  At the end of the session you may be presented with exercises, or "homework", to work on until we meet again.
01592 805668
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Kirkcaldy KY2
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Tina MacDonald Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
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Verified
Working online UK wide I offer honest open counselling. A client who is looking for a 1 off session or a long term approach can find in our work a place to express their concerns and find it treated sensitively. I have experience of a range of counselling wants and needs. Change will not happen unless change is made and together my clients and I work out what their starting point and way forward will be to achieve what they are looking for.
01592 805661
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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Mary Henderson Mind Therapies
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MNCS Accred
Verified
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My firm belief is that the first meeting is vital to building a good rapport and I pride myself on supporting my clients on their initial phone call, our first meeting and continuing throughout therapy. This allows the person to feel safe, secure and relaxed, whilst exploring their issues from past and/or present. Exploring past or present traumatic events in a clients life is my speciality however some clients may not want to explore past trauma, then the clients choice is ultimately important & respected. Clients are at the heart of every session and have the right to explore where they feel comfortable.
01592 806017
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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Mairi McAllister
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced Counsellor and can offer a safe and confidential space to help you look at what it is that is making life difficult. We all at times struggle to know how to manage and cope with how we feel and whilst we know it's important to look after our physical health, we also need to take care of our hearts and minds, I see my role as one of helping you make sense of what might be causing you to feel depressed, anxious, even that life feels too much, your relationships might be affected or going to work is just too hard, you might know the cause and just need to be heard and supported to see a way forward.
01592 323042
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Kirkcaldy KY2
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Andrea Mill
MA
For Christians I offer a confidential, listening space to assist with any personal issues when it may be difficult to discuss with someone in your church. We can integrate Christianity into the therapy and/or explore why you might have difficulty in relating to God and other people. Issues of self-worth and identity in relation to how God made us can also be explored. For non-Christians, I respect individual views and tailor therapy to individual needs.
0131 357 6457
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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Tracey Hutcheon
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Welcome. I aim to offer a warm, caring and genuine space, ensuring that the client has a physical and emotional ‘space’ to be heard and understood and their particular needs met. Being a pluralistic therapist, I know that different people are helped by different therapeutic methods and activities at different times. I believe that empathy and the therapeutic relationship is central to my way of working and the foundation to the way I practice. I strive to be a good listener with an ability to ‘hold’ difficult stories which helps the client feel safe and share concerns.
01334 237975
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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Charlene Todd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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.
01592 808598
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Kirkcaldy KY15
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Clare Fisher
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a down to earth, friendly and caring qualified pluralistic Psychotherapist. I want to work with you to support you to find solutions to your problems and work with you to reach your goals. In our sessions I will listen, I will talk but I will not judge. I will use my skills to support you, empower you and help you to become the resilient authentic person that you know you can be. You may want only one session or you can book as many as you feel is necessary. 45min Sessions £50 book http://www.empower-counselling.online/ I offer online, in person and email Psychotherapy.
01334 237746
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Cupar KY15
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Integrative Mind Therapies
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCS Prof Accred
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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.
07481 338539
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Lochgelly KY5
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Tammie Martin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
At times life can be difficult to navigate, with challenging events arriving unexpectantly. The road ahead can become unclear, and anyone can struggle making positive choices to improve their unique situations for the better. The first beneficial step towards seeking help is always the biggest. As a registered BACP counsellor adhearing to a code of conduct, I can respectfully help you to explore possible options should you decide to take that step in self improvement.
01333 408720
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Leven KY8
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Alison MacLeod
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Life can be a challenge, especially now. As your therapist, I can offer you a secure and trusted space to bring your needs and concerns. I believe that therapy should lead to a “step change” where my clients become able to make an immediate difference to the way they think and their relationships with others. I work to build trust and empathy and strive to understand the world from your perspective. I can help you to understand that small changes to the way you see things can have a major impact on how you feel.
07955 007103
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Cupar KY14
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Help To Heal Counselling and Supervision Services.
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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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.
01592 809974
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Glenrothes KY6
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Online Therapists

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Emma Bolland - Pluralistic Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
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I am a Pluralistic Counsellor working in Royal Deeside. Working Pluralistically means that I may work in different modalities (similar to integrative counselling), where I may work in a Person Centred approach and may draw elements from CBT, Creative therapies, Solution Focused therapy or Psychodynamic approaches, depending on what the client finds most useful. I work with Young people and Adults who are struggling with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety and depression in a safe, therapeutic environment, which is non-judgemental. I believe it is more about who I am and my character that has drawn me into Counselling.
01330 700794
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Banchory AB31
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Alison Mary Williamson
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
Verified
With an adaptable approach, including person centred (focus on emotions surrounding issues), psychodynamic approach (how the past affects the present) or solution focused (action based therapy) and using creative therapies (sand tray, diagrams, art) an integrative approach can be most helpful.
As a counsellor, I aim to provide safe and comfortable surroundings for anyone who would like time and space to explore any issues or concerns. I hope that through an environment of confidentiality and care we can journey together through different aspects of life, establish a relationship of mutual trust and respect which allows a healing process to begin. I explain what a person can expect and the difference a non judgemental and accepting atmosphere can make. This helps overcome any anxiety about talking to a stranger and to see if you wish to continue.
01786 649310
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Stirling FK9
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Cameron Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
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I offer psychodynamic and person-centred therapy with a pragmatic and flexible approach designed to work with you to address your individual needs.
I am an experienced, well-qualified counsellor with a diploma in counselling and psychotherapy with an additional qualification for young people. I work in a warm and gentle way, offering a safe place for you to talk about the things that are troubling you. I see people struggling with a broad range of problems, e.g. anxiety, depression, low self esteem and other experiences that overwhelm them. I can help you through loss and grieving, cope with issues relating to abortion, sexual abuse, domestic abuse and so on. I work with people with eating disorders and body image issues. I am trained to work with people who are suicidal. ©
0131 357 6341
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Edinburgh EH10
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Rhona Gough
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a Person-Centred counsellor and experienced in using Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy tools when appropriate.
Life can bring loss, change and many challenges, and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. I aim to provide a safe confidential space to help you on your journey of self discovery; to enable you to examine your life and make new meaningful choices within it. I offer counselling to adults and young people, meeting face-to-face when COVID regulations permit and by telephone and online, which enables those at a geographic distance to connect with me. I also work for Aberdeen University offering counselling and facilitating psychoeducational workshops to the wider university community.
01224 007175
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Aberdeen AB15
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Sam Karpa
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Taking the first step towards therapy, or returning to therapy, can be difficult. Yet working through your experiences can help to process life more meaningfully. Being a qualified psychodynamic therapist means that I understand how even the smallest of issues can play such a huge part in what you may be feeling inside. We can work through this together, as I invite you to share your issues in a warm, empathic, yet well-held space.
0131 378 1035
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Edinburgh EH9
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Vessela Ivkova
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My practice is informed by psychodynamic , person-centred and attachment-based theories.
In my practice, I work with people who find it difficult to know and express what they want. I also work with clients who have experienced loss, trauma and displacement and therefore lack a sense of safety and belonging. I am experienced in working with people who find it challenging to regulate their emotions and fall into uncontrollable outbursts of confusion, anger, terror and worry. Finally, I specialise in working with individuals who struggle to form and sustain satisfying relationships and so suffer from feelings of worthlessness and emptiness.
0131 510 5952
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Edinburgh EH9
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Psychodynamic Counsellors

Is psychodynamic therapy evidence-based?

Studies have found psychodynamic therapy to be effective in treating conditions like social anxiety, eating disorders, chronic pain, some personality disorders, and depression; indeed, some studies have found it to be just as effective as CBT or medication. What’s more, several studies have found that the benefits of psychodynamic therapy tend to endure—even grow—long after treatment has ended.

How long does psychodynamic therapy last?

Unlike CBT and other more structured forms of therapy, psychodynamic therapy tends to be open-ended and may not be limited to a set number of sessions. It is common for clients to be in therapy for a year or longer and to see their therapist one to three times a week, though the exact schedule and timeline may vary depending on a client’s challenges and progress. However, brief psychodynamic therapy is available, which tends to be more goal-oriented and typically unfolds over 16 to 30 sessions.

Does psychodynamic therapy work?

Research finds that psychodynamic therapy can help someone manage or reduce symptoms of diagnosable mental health conditions like depression or anxiety. The modality may also offer a range of benefits that are harder to measure but just as valuable—such as increased self-worth or healthier relationships. While no therapy type will work for everyone, research and anecdotal evidence suggest that psychodynamic therapy can be highly effective.

What are the limitations of psychodynamic therapy?

Some meta-analyses have concluded that there is little evidence to suggest that psychodynamic therapy can effectively treat certain mental health conditions such as PTSD, OCD, or psychosis, though it is sometimes used to do so. More broadly, the open-ended, free-association structure of psychodynamic therapy may be frustrating for clients who prefer a more structured, time-limited, or goal-oriented approach.