Female Counselling in Linlithgow, SCT

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Margaret Rose Gibson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Linlithgow EH49
I am an experienced Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, BWRT practitioner and Advanced Clinical Supervisor including Online and Telephone Counselling. I have worked across all age groups in a variety of settings. My counselling, Hypnotherapy and BWRT practice is built on expereince and an extensive understanding of child development, special educational needs, adult mental health practice and perinatal care .
I am an experienced Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, BWRT practitioner and Advanced Clinical Supervisor including Online and Telephone Counselling. I have worked across all age groups in a variety of settings. My counselling, Hypnotherapy and BWRT practice is built on expereince and an extensive understanding of child development, special educational needs, adult mental health practice and perinatal care .
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Wendy Sneddon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Linlithgow EH49
There are moments in many people's lives when external events can feel overwhelming. You may be feeling low and unhappy yet not able to understand why. You may have experienced a bereavement or a life changing event in your life and just need space to talk. I will actively listen, reflect and provide a supportive, caring and non-judgemental space to enable you to collect your thoughts and talk about anything that is troubling you. The sessions will give you space and time to think about yourself and your needs.
There are moments in many people's lives when external events can feel overwhelming. You may be feeling low and unhappy yet not able to understand why. You may have experienced a bereavement or a life changing event in your life and just need space to talk. I will actively listen, reflect and provide a supportive, caring and non-judgemental space to enable you to collect your thoughts and talk about anything that is troubling you. The sessions will give you space and time to think about yourself and your needs.
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Marion Laird
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Linlithgow EH49
Your relationships affect the way you feel and difficulties can make you very unhappy, hurt and angry. One in five say their relationship is in distress. Some reasons people give are - emotional pain and distress, feeling unloved, conflict, infidelity, sex, different outlooks, children, career, addiction or family relationships. Communication, is often cited as at the heart of a distressed relationship, each of us thinks we are clear about telling our loved ones what is going on for us and we get frustrated when they just ‘don’t hear us’. It can all be very confusing and difficult to resolve.
Your relationships affect the way you feel and difficulties can make you very unhappy, hurt and angry. One in five say their relationship is in distress. Some reasons people give are - emotional pain and distress, feeling unloved, conflict, infidelity, sex, different outlooks, children, career, addiction or family relationships. Communication, is often cited as at the heart of a distressed relationship, each of us thinks we are clear about telling our loved ones what is going on for us and we get frustrated when they just ‘don’t hear us’. It can all be very confusing and difficult to resolve.
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Tracy Uttridge Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Linlithgow EH49
Hello and welcome. Starting counselling can feel worrisome even if you have attended counselling previously. We all have our reasons for approaching counselling; stress, overwhelm, depression, anxiety, grief and trauma impacts can seem to control everything including our behaviours, relationships, and work - our lives in general. Working with warmth and building trust is at the core of my approach. By taking one step at a time, in a contained space we can work collaboratively in achieving your aims and help you see your life and yourself in a different light.
Hello and welcome. Starting counselling can feel worrisome even if you have attended counselling previously. We all have our reasons for approaching counselling; stress, overwhelm, depression, anxiety, grief and trauma impacts can seem to control everything including our behaviours, relationships, and work - our lives in general. Working with warmth and building trust is at the core of my approach. By taking one step at a time, in a contained space we can work collaboratively in achieving your aims and help you see your life and yourself in a different light.
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Cary Taylor
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Linlithgow EH49
Hi, I am a person-centred trained qualified counsellor. I believe in giving my clients a warm, inviting and safe space in which you can bring any issues you choose to explore. I am not going to tell you how to live your life or judge you, but help you find a balance that works best for you through exploration of the issues you bring to each session. I have a lot of life and client experience that enables me to understand and fully empathise with many situations. Many people need help with coping with life at some point.
Hi, I am a person-centred trained qualified counsellor. I believe in giving my clients a warm, inviting and safe space in which you can bring any issues you choose to explore. I am not going to tell you how to live your life or judge you, but help you find a balance that works best for you through exploration of the issues you bring to each session. I have a lot of life and client experience that enables me to understand and fully empathise with many situations. Many people need help with coping with life at some point.
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Leigh James
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Linlithgow EH49
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. Counselling offers an opportunity for you to talk through difficulties in your life. You might be struggling with a particular problem or perhaps you feel stuck and don’t know why. Talking to someone who will listen to you with empathy and without judgement may help you better understand and find ways of coping with what’s going on for you. I have experience of counselling individuals with issues including alcohol problems, anxiety, depression, loss, relationships and stress.
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. Counselling offers an opportunity for you to talk through difficulties in your life. You might be struggling with a particular problem or perhaps you feel stuck and don’t know why. Talking to someone who will listen to you with empathy and without judgement may help you better understand and find ways of coping with what’s going on for you. I have experience of counselling individuals with issues including alcohol problems, anxiety, depression, loss, relationships and stress.
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Kimberley Cunningham
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Linlithgow EH49
I am a BACP registered psychotherapist with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology and a Master of Science in Psychotherapy. I have particular experience supporting clients with Depression, low self-esteem and Anxiety - including Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I offer long-term & short-term in-person and online therapy for adults and young people (age 13+), with a specific focus on the Person-Centred Approach to counselling.
I am a BACP registered psychotherapist with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology and a Master of Science in Psychotherapy. I have particular experience supporting clients with Depression, low self-esteem and Anxiety - including Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I offer long-term & short-term in-person and online therapy for adults and young people (age 13+), with a specific focus on the Person-Centred Approach to counselling.
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Counselling for you
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Linlithgow EH49
Not accepting new clients
If you are reading this statement then you are considering counselling for either you or someone close. Sometimes we all need help with coping with life either with past or present issues. These issues and how we currently manage them can prevent us from moving forward. They can also make us feel not too good about ourselves, others and the world. They can impact on our day to day life and relationships. My role is to work with you to create a balance in your life to enable you to move forward. I am also a qualified brain spotting therapist. This is a talk therapy that reveals unprocessed traumas through the use of the visual field.
If you are reading this statement then you are considering counselling for either you or someone close. Sometimes we all need help with coping with life either with past or present issues. These issues and how we currently manage them can prevent us from moving forward. They can also make us feel not too good about ourselves, others and the world. They can impact on our day to day life and relationships. My role is to work with you to create a balance in your life to enable you to move forward. I am also a qualified brain spotting therapist. This is a talk therapy that reveals unprocessed traumas through the use of the visual field.
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Ellen Higgins
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Livingston EH54
I provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore your inner thoughts and feelings. As an Art Psychotherapist, I offer the opportunity to make art in my sessions to provide a way to communicate without words and explore new and creative ways to understanding the self.
I provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore your inner thoughts and feelings. As an Art Psychotherapist, I offer the opportunity to make art in my sessions to provide a way to communicate without words and explore new and creative ways to understanding the self.
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Seren Foster
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bathgate EH48
I offer a compassionate space where we can explore the intricacies of your life. Whether you face daily obstacles or deep-rooted challenges, together we can work through them. In a fast-paced world that relentlessly impacts us, it can be challenging to find emotional and physical space for oneself and to acknowledge personal feelings. That is where I can provide support. My approach is rooted in building a therapeutic relationship with my clients, focusing on establishing a secure and nurturing alliance. From there, we explore how past experiences and relationships shape your present choices, values, and beliefs.
I offer a compassionate space where we can explore the intricacies of your life. Whether you face daily obstacles or deep-rooted challenges, together we can work through them. In a fast-paced world that relentlessly impacts us, it can be challenging to find emotional and physical space for oneself and to acknowledge personal feelings. That is where I can provide support. My approach is rooted in building a therapeutic relationship with my clients, focusing on establishing a secure and nurturing alliance. From there, we explore how past experiences and relationships shape your present choices, values, and beliefs.
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Dr Scott
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bathgate EH47
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 14 years of post-doctoral experience. I am also CEO and Clinical Director of Brain Brolly. At Brain Brolly, we know about Brains and provide a number of services under our umbrella to protect people and their brains. We offer clinical sessions for children, young people and adults across the ability span. We support mental health difficulties as well as coping with physical health issues and life transitions. We use only evidence based therapies shown to make positive changes for people. We provide support when there are difficulties as well as proactive approaches to build resilience and motivation
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 14 years of post-doctoral experience. I am also CEO and Clinical Director of Brain Brolly. At Brain Brolly, we know about Brains and provide a number of services under our umbrella to protect people and their brains. We offer clinical sessions for children, young people and adults across the ability span. We support mental health difficulties as well as coping with physical health issues and life transitions. We use only evidence based therapies shown to make positive changes for people. We provide support when there are difficulties as well as proactive approaches to build resilience and motivation
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Anne Davie
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Broxburn EH52  (Online Only)
I am very interested to hear your story, to know what has happened to you and to focus on your recovery and well-being. Nothing is ever inconsequential, even the slightest concern is important, as are you. I am confident that in working together therapeutically with you, you can make the necessary changes in your life.
I am very interested to hear your story, to know what has happened to you and to focus on your recovery and well-being. Nothing is ever inconsequential, even the slightest concern is important, as are you. I am confident that in working together therapeutically with you, you can make the necessary changes in your life.
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Alison Balfour
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PMCOSCA
Verified Verified
Livingston EH54
Waitlist for new clients
Would you find it helpful to explore current or past issues that are causing you distress or difficulty? Do you have a history of complex trauma and abuse, or do you struggle with anxiety on a day to day basis? I have over 20years supervised counselling experience of working with complex trauma, addiction and anxiety. I can come alongside you to help you deepen your awareness of your feelings, thoughts and body sensations, working towards a more integrated sense of self. Creating a safe space for you to explore any deeper underlying issues, and working at your pace, are central to my counselling practice.
Would you find it helpful to explore current or past issues that are causing you distress or difficulty? Do you have a history of complex trauma and abuse, or do you struggle with anxiety on a day to day basis? I have over 20years supervised counselling experience of working with complex trauma, addiction and anxiety. I can come alongside you to help you deepen your awareness of your feelings, thoughts and body sensations, working towards a more integrated sense of self. Creating a safe space for you to explore any deeper underlying issues, and working at your pace, are central to my counselling practice.
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Celeste Micciche
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Bathgate EH47
I am an Italian psychologist and psychotherapist based in Edinburgh and Whitburn, Bathgate. Given my training in these two areas, I work with various issues that may afflict you, such as depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorders, relationship issues, etc. Also, I use an affirmative approach in my work. This means that I validate and support the needs of people of sexual and gender minorities, promoting the search and the expression of an authentic dimension of themselves and their own identity.
I am an Italian psychologist and psychotherapist based in Edinburgh and Whitburn, Bathgate. Given my training in these two areas, I work with various issues that may afflict you, such as depression, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorders, relationship issues, etc. Also, I use an affirmative approach in my work. This means that I validate and support the needs of people of sexual and gender minorities, promoting the search and the expression of an authentic dimension of themselves and their own identity.
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Shirlae Carruthers
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bathgate EH48
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.
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Dr Catriona Jack
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Livingston EH54
Welcome to my page. I work in NHS and privately with a range of difficutlies across adult and child mental health. Please see the list below for details. In the NHS I work mostly with anxiety, depression and longstanding complex trauma. I have a special interest in working with post and ante natal depression and parenting support work. I have a Masters in child psychology focussing on parenting and attachment work and a doctorate in counselling psychology. I have run parenting courses, family sessions and one to one support. Please note I do not offer court reports.
Welcome to my page. I work in NHS and privately with a range of difficutlies across adult and child mental health. Please see the list below for details. In the NHS I work mostly with anxiety, depression and longstanding complex trauma. I have a special interest in working with post and ante natal depression and parenting support work. I have a Masters in child psychology focussing on parenting and attachment work and a doctorate in counselling psychology. I have run parenting courses, family sessions and one to one support. Please note I do not offer court reports.
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Alison Yule
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Livingston EH54
Our thoughts transform us. Do you want to make a change to feel better in yourself and to overcome things that may be holding you back? We can work together to understand how your thoughts and feelings affect each other and how a change of perspective can result in a change in your way being.
Our thoughts transform us. Do you want to make a change to feel better in yourself and to overcome things that may be holding you back? We can work together to understand how your thoughts and feelings affect each other and how a change of perspective can result in a change in your way being.
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BraveSpace CBT
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Livingston EH54  (Online Only)
I am Katie, and I am a qualified CBT therapist, and able to work with adults and young people aged 13 years and over. I began my career in mental health whilst studying Psychology as my undergraduate Honours degree. Following this I worked in a range of mental health settings with both adults, children and young people. Prior to qualifying as a CBT therapist, I have worked for the last 3 years specifically supporting young people who are experiencing life challenges such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem, anger difficulties and relationships.
I am Katie, and I am a qualified CBT therapist, and able to work with adults and young people aged 13 years and over. I began my career in mental health whilst studying Psychology as my undergraduate Honours degree. Following this I worked in a range of mental health settings with both adults, children and young people. Prior to qualifying as a CBT therapist, I have worked for the last 3 years specifically supporting young people who are experiencing life challenges such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem, anger difficulties and relationships.
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Jane Ramage
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Livingston EH54
I am an integrative counselling therapist, based in Livingston, West Lothian, offering in person and online sessions. Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions or queries, or would like to arrange a consultation.
I am an integrative counselling therapist, based in Livingston, West Lothian, offering in person and online sessions. Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions or queries, or would like to arrange a consultation.
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Fiona Harvie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Livingston EH54
Sometimes life can seem overwhelming and whilst it is good to talk to friends and family, sometimes you need an independent professional to talk to about your problems. Counselling gives you a safe and confidential space to look at your situation and understand the root cause of your current difficulties. As a counsellor I don’t give advice but help you to discover the solution that works for you,
Sometimes life can seem overwhelming and whilst it is good to talk to friends and family, sometimes you need an independent professional to talk to about your problems. Counselling gives you a safe and confidential space to look at your situation and understand the root cause of your current difficulties. As a counsellor I don’t give advice but help you to discover the solution that works for you,
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Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.