Counselling in Lanarkshire

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Photo of Nicola Birch, Counsellor in Lanarkshire, Scotland
Nicola Birch
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Lanark ML11
If you're reading my profile then well done in taking the first step in looking for support. It’s a brave thing to do. You deserve to live the life you want. Is there something that is stopping you from living your life to the full? Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, or lacking direction and motivation. Your life belongs to you, so let me help you take it back. I offer a safe & confidential space for you to share what has been going on for you. I will listen empathetically & attentively to you, & working together, we will identify how you would like your life to be different and identify goals to help you get there.
If you're reading my profile then well done in taking the first step in looking for support. It’s a brave thing to do. You deserve to live the life you want. Is there something that is stopping you from living your life to the full? Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, or lacking direction and motivation. Your life belongs to you, so let me help you take it back. I offer a safe & confidential space for you to share what has been going on for you. I will listen empathetically & attentively to you, & working together, we will identify how you would like your life to be different and identify goals to help you get there.
01899 800625 View 01899 800625
Photo of Maggi McAllister-MacGregor, Counsellor in Lanarkshire, Scotland
Maggi McAllister-MacGregor
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Much of what has hurt us in life has happened in relationships with others. I know too, that relationships can also be a source of healing and that a therapeutic relationship can offer a chance to have a different experience of what relationships can be. I offer you a space to explore any issues that are important, or are of concern to you. My own experiences of life, and my personal journey and development, has given me an insight into myself and others that allows me to work in a compassionate and non-judgemental way
Much of what has hurt us in life has happened in relationships with others. I know too, that relationships can also be a source of healing and that a therapeutic relationship can offer a chance to have a different experience of what relationships can be. I offer you a space to explore any issues that are important, or are of concern to you. My own experiences of life, and my personal journey and development, has given me an insight into myself and others that allows me to work in a compassionate and non-judgemental way
01236 222064 View 01236 222064
Photo of Kieran F Smyth, Counsellor in Lanarkshire, Scotland
Kieran F Smyth
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
I’ve worked with many men, teenagers and young adults. If you've ever spoken at length and not felt heard or understood or if you've reached a point where something has to give, you aren't alone. If you're wondering if your problems aren't severe enough for therapy, be assured, there is no threshold or minimum. You deserve care and support. All you need is the desire and determination to change, to make things better, to heal and to move forward. Whether it’s childhood trauma, work stress, anxiety, your health, relationship issues or you just find some days that bit too difficult, I'm here to help you find the change you crave.
I’ve worked with many men, teenagers and young adults. If you've ever spoken at length and not felt heard or understood or if you've reached a point where something has to give, you aren't alone. If you're wondering if your problems aren't severe enough for therapy, be assured, there is no threshold or minimum. You deserve care and support. All you need is the desire and determination to change, to make things better, to heal and to move forward. Whether it’s childhood trauma, work stress, anxiety, your health, relationship issues or you just find some days that bit too difficult, I'm here to help you find the change you crave.
01236 914423 View 01236 914423
Photo of Jenna Forbes - Beknown Therapy, Psychotherapist in Lanarkshire, Scotland
Jenna Forbes - Beknown Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Lanark ML11
As an integrative CBT therapist, I can support an array of mental health disorders and have experience working with depression, addiction, anxiety, bereavement, stress, self esteem, sexual challenge, relationship and trauma. Drawing on multiple therapy models and researched support, I will adapt to work best with you through your therapeutic journey.
As an integrative CBT therapist, I can support an array of mental health disorders and have experience working with depression, addiction, anxiety, bereavement, stress, self esteem, sexual challenge, relationship and trauma. Drawing on multiple therapy models and researched support, I will adapt to work best with you through your therapeutic journey.
01453 708118 View 01453 708118
Photo of Amanda Wu, Counsellor in Lanarkshire, Scotland
Amanda Wu
Counsellor, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Amanda is an accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. She provides counselling to children, adolescents & adults. Amanda uses an integrative approach, therefore she integrates a number of different models to her work including person-centred, cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic, gestalt & transactional analysis.
Amanda is an accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. She provides counselling to children, adolescents & adults. Amanda uses an integrative approach, therefore she integrates a number of different models to her work including person-centred, cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic, gestalt & transactional analysis.
01698 674892 View 01698 674892
Photo of Shirlae Carruthers, Counsellor in Lanarkshire, Scotland
Shirlae Carruthers
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Lanark ML11
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.
0131 357 6295 View 0131 357 6295
Photo of Maria Hair, Counsellor in Lanarkshire, Scotland
Maria Hair
Counsellor, MBABCP
Verified
I believe that you are the expert in your own life, so I provide a non-judgemental, safe and confidential therapeutic space that will allow you to explore and make sense of any difficulties or challenges you are experiencing. We will work collaboratively to help you set realistic goals while working towards these at a pace that you are comfortable with.
I believe that you are the expert in your own life, so I provide a non-judgemental, safe and confidential therapeutic space that will allow you to explore and make sense of any difficulties or challenges you are experiencing. We will work collaboratively to help you set realistic goals while working towards these at a pace that you are comfortable with.
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Vikki Carson - Lighthouse Lanarkshire Counselling
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
Firstly, a huge well done for taking the first big step in finding the right therapist for you which can be a difficult experience! My name is Vikki and I am a psychotherapist, specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I have years of experience in working with mental health and wellbeing, a passion of mine for a long time. Mental illness is unfortunately on the increase within our society for a number of reasons, and I am committed to making a difference in this. I have already been able to help many people overcome a multitude of problems such as multiple anxiety disorders, depression, suicidal ideations, and addiction.
Firstly, a huge well done for taking the first big step in finding the right therapist for you which can be a difficult experience! My name is Vikki and I am a psychotherapist, specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I have years of experience in working with mental health and wellbeing, a passion of mine for a long time. Mental illness is unfortunately on the increase within our society for a number of reasons, and I am committed to making a difference in this. I have already been able to help many people overcome a multitude of problems such as multiple anxiety disorders, depression, suicidal ideations, and addiction.
0161 509 5871 View 0161 509 5871
Photo of Elaine M S White, Psychotherapist in Lanarkshire, Scotland
Elaine M S White
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes in life we can feel like something just isn't right, which can be troubling or upsetting, leaving us to feel lost. Speaking to a counsellor can help us to better understand these feelings. I appreciate that deciding to come along for counselling and which Therapist to choose can sometimes be a difficult decision to make, so let me tell you a little about myself. I am a Qualified Psychotherapist who works in an integrative way, very experienced in working with One to One Clients and with Groups, working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, anger, low mood, depression, low self-esteem, addiction and bereavement.
Sometimes in life we can feel like something just isn't right, which can be troubling or upsetting, leaving us to feel lost. Speaking to a counsellor can help us to better understand these feelings. I appreciate that deciding to come along for counselling and which Therapist to choose can sometimes be a difficult decision to make, so let me tell you a little about myself. I am a Qualified Psychotherapist who works in an integrative way, very experienced in working with One to One Clients and with Groups, working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, anger, low mood, depression, low self-esteem, addiction and bereavement.
01555 700745 View 01555 700745
Photo of GMQ Counselling, Counsellor in Lanarkshire, Scotland
GMQ Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Face to Face, Online and Telephone Counselling to fit around your availability. Individual counselling sessions: Standard fee for the first session is £25 then £55 per hour thereafter (concessionary rates negotiable). I also offer a free initial telephone consultation which lasts around 15 minutes to find out more about you and to assess what is best for you and your availability.
Face to Face, Online and Telephone Counselling to fit around your availability. Individual counselling sessions: Standard fee for the first session is £25 then £55 per hour thereafter (concessionary rates negotiable). I also offer a free initial telephone consultation which lasts around 15 minutes to find out more about you and to assess what is best for you and your availability.
01355 201352 View 01355 201352
Photo of Jacki Knox, Counsellor in Lanarkshire, Scotland
Jacki Knox
Counsellor, DCounsPsych
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.
01968 700314 View 01968 700314
Photo of Victoria McCracken, Counsellor in Lanarkshire, Scotland
Victoria McCracken
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I am a Person Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist and I believe that any individual encountering difficulties may benefit from counselling. Counselling can offer a safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings that are causing you worry or distress. The counselling relationship can help you understand what is wrong and support you to find new ways of coping with your thoughts, emotions and behaviours. I offer a therapeutic relationship which is based on trust, empathy and acceptance. I will listen and support you to find your way forward and this can happen at any age. I look forward to supporting you on this journey
I am a Person Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist and I believe that any individual encountering difficulties may benefit from counselling. Counselling can offer a safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings that are causing you worry or distress. The counselling relationship can help you understand what is wrong and support you to find new ways of coping with your thoughts, emotions and behaviours. I offer a therapeutic relationship which is based on trust, empathy and acceptance. I will listen and support you to find your way forward and this can happen at any age. I look forward to supporting you on this journey
07401 263116 View 07401 263116
Photo of Tania Casella This Can Heal Too, Psychologist in Lanarkshire, Scotland
Tania Casella This Can Heal Too
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
3 Endorsed
I'd like to help you break free from the impact that trauma has on your relationships with others. Perhaps you'd like to feel less anxious and stop sabotaging yourself. I can teach you how to reclaim control, discover joy, be able to say 'no', and feel that This Can Heal Too. Using evidence-based hypnotherapy, my goal is to empower you and provide you with tools to navigate life's challenges confidently. I have personal and professional experience in navigating the impact of childhood traumatic experiences and historical family issues on relationships at home and work and psychological well-being (anxiety, sleep, habits, fears...)
I'd like to help you break free from the impact that trauma has on your relationships with others. Perhaps you'd like to feel less anxious and stop sabotaging yourself. I can teach you how to reclaim control, discover joy, be able to say 'no', and feel that This Can Heal Too. Using evidence-based hypnotherapy, my goal is to empower you and provide you with tools to navigate life's challenges confidently. I have personal and professional experience in navigating the impact of childhood traumatic experiences and historical family issues on relationships at home and work and psychological well-being (anxiety, sleep, habits, fears...)
01355 206763 View 01355 206763
Photo of Anxiety & Anger Online Therapist Lisa Murphy, Counsellor in Lanarkshire, Scotland
Anxiety & Anger Online Therapist Lisa Murphy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I specialise in anxiety and anger management, helping you to feel calm, control your emotions, heal your relationships, and build confidence. With private confidential therapy, I help you resolve those overwhelming feelings that are holding you back from the important things in life. I deal with many issues as well as anxiety and anger, such as depression, relationships, stress, self-esteem, weight issues, bereavement, and trauma. I have a friendly informal way of working, and I’ll do my best to help you feel at ease. Daytime or Evening sessions available via Zoom/Phone. Call/text me on 0791 240 8830
I specialise in anxiety and anger management, helping you to feel calm, control your emotions, heal your relationships, and build confidence. With private confidential therapy, I help you resolve those overwhelming feelings that are holding you back from the important things in life. I deal with many issues as well as anxiety and anger, such as depression, relationships, stress, self-esteem, weight issues, bereavement, and trauma. I have a friendly informal way of working, and I’ll do my best to help you feel at ease. Daytime or Evening sessions available via Zoom/Phone. Call/text me on 0791 240 8830
01355 209692 View 01355 209692
Photo of Dipesh Gosar, Counsellor in Lanarkshire, Scotland
Dipesh Gosar
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
My approach to counselling is a mix of traditional counselling, CBT and mindfulness-based CBT. This enables me to adapt therapy to suit my client’s needs and ability to seek the desired change. I have experience working with clients at Golden Jubilee Hospital, Glasgow Cognitive Therapy Centre, and Lanarkshire Counselling and CBT Centre.
My approach to counselling is a mix of traditional counselling, CBT and mindfulness-based CBT. This enables me to adapt therapy to suit my client’s needs and ability to seek the desired change. I have experience working with clients at Golden Jubilee Hospital, Glasgow Cognitive Therapy Centre, and Lanarkshire Counselling and CBT Centre.
07534 282542 View 07534 282542
Photo of Claire Stevens, Counsellor in Lanarkshire, Scotland
Claire Stevens
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and supervisor registered with the BACP. I have personal experience of how beneficial counselling can be , and appreciate how difficult it may be to reach out and ask for help. I understand what it is like to be a client, and I aim to offer a safe , non judgemental , confidential environment , allowing you to explore areas of your life that are causing you concern . By building a warm therapeutic relationship , we can work collaboratively to gain insight and perspective into your personal challenges , and overcome any barriers preventing you from reaching your goals.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and supervisor registered with the BACP. I have personal experience of how beneficial counselling can be , and appreciate how difficult it may be to reach out and ask for help. I understand what it is like to be a client, and I aim to offer a safe , non judgemental , confidential environment , allowing you to explore areas of your life that are causing you concern . By building a warm therapeutic relationship , we can work collaboratively to gain insight and perspective into your personal challenges , and overcome any barriers preventing you from reaching your goals.
01357 510627 View 01357 510627
Photo of Fern Talking Therapies, Counsellor in Lanarkshire, Scotland
Fern Talking Therapies
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
There is an old saying that "Only when we are lost can we find ourselves again" and this is how I find many people experience their counselling journey. Welcome to Fern Talking Therapies. I'm Emma Thomson and I am a pluralistic counsellor and psychotherapist. I understand we are all unique and that no two people will ever need or want the same from therapy, so I will work closely with you to find the right way in your own time and will personalise your sessions around a plan we will agree together. I am trained in several methods of counselling including CBT, psychodynamic and humanism and we will choose what fits you.
There is an old saying that "Only when we are lost can we find ourselves again" and this is how I find many people experience their counselling journey. Welcome to Fern Talking Therapies. I'm Emma Thomson and I am a pluralistic counsellor and psychotherapist. I understand we are all unique and that no two people will ever need or want the same from therapy, so I will work closely with you to find the right way in your own time and will personalise your sessions around a plan we will agree together. I am trained in several methods of counselling including CBT, psychodynamic and humanism and we will choose what fits you.
01698 757086 View 01698 757086
Photo of Megan Ogilvie Counselling and Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Lanarkshire, Scotland
Megan Ogilvie Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
*Welcome to Megan Ogilvie Counselling and Psychotherapy.* I am a genuine down to earth women who knows exactly how nerve-wracking it can be to reach out to someone for some emotional support and guidance. Life experience has shown me at times just how much life can throw at us when we least expect it leaving us feeling vulnerable and often confused. This is why I chose my career as a Counsellor as I believe we have the power within us to change and to take back control in our lives. It is often the hardest part to make the first connection with someone and I want to make this part as easy as possible for you.
*Welcome to Megan Ogilvie Counselling and Psychotherapy.* I am a genuine down to earth women who knows exactly how nerve-wracking it can be to reach out to someone for some emotional support and guidance. Life experience has shown me at times just how much life can throw at us when we least expect it leaving us feeling vulnerable and often confused. This is why I chose my career as a Counsellor as I believe we have the power within us to change and to take back control in our lives. It is often the hardest part to make the first connection with someone and I want to make this part as easy as possible for you.
01698 674898 View 01698 674898
Photo of Alice Caulfield, Counsellor in Lanarkshire, Scotland
Alice Caulfield
Counsellor
Hi there, my name is Alice, and I’m a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I work with adults in-person throughout the Coatbridge and Glasgow areas and I also offer online counselling. I offer professional psychotherapy and counselling services to clients age 18+ who are experiencing psychological distress or living with mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, grief, stress, and trauma. The goal is to empower my clients to excel with confidence and self-compassion and to live a rich, full, and meaningful life.
Hi there, my name is Alice, and I’m a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I work with adults in-person throughout the Coatbridge and Glasgow areas and I also offer online counselling. I offer professional psychotherapy and counselling services to clients age 18+ who are experiencing psychological distress or living with mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, grief, stress, and trauma. The goal is to empower my clients to excel with confidence and self-compassion and to live a rich, full, and meaningful life.
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Photo of Chattering Minds Therapy, Psychotherapist in Lanarkshire, Scotland
Chattering Minds Therapy
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified
Hello, my name is Gill and I am the founder of Chattering Minds Therapy. I am dedicated in providing psychotherapy services in a private practice setting one to one with clients. With empathy, compassion and creativity, I offer short and longer-term therapy that aims to equip you with the necessary knowledge, clarity and tools so that you can reach your goals and lead a happier, more fulfilling life.
Hello, my name is Gill and I am the founder of Chattering Minds Therapy. I am dedicated in providing psychotherapy services in a private practice setting one to one with clients. With empathy, compassion and creativity, I offer short and longer-term therapy that aims to equip you with the necessary knowledge, clarity and tools so that you can reach your goals and lead a happier, more fulfilling life.
0141 673 0418 View 0141 673 0418

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Lanarkshire

100+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Lanarkshire who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
92% Self Esteem
91% Depression
89% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Bereavement

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Aviva
44% AXA PPP
44% Bupa

How Counsellors in Lanarkshire see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Lanarkshire?

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.