Counselling in Livingston

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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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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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Cary Taylor
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Livingston EH54
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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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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Dennis Uttridge
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Livingston EH54
Hello and welcome. As a trainee, studying Relationally Centred Psychotherapeutic Counselling, I am passionate about helping individuals achieve a sense of relational depth in their lives. I believe that everyone has the capacity to connect deeply with others, and that this connection is essential to our emotional wellbeing and personal growth. Through my training my approach is rooted in a deep respect for the unique experiences and perspectives of each individual. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can feel free to explore your thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
Hello and welcome. As a trainee, studying Relationally Centred Psychotherapeutic Counselling, I am passionate about helping individuals achieve a sense of relational depth in their lives. I believe that everyone has the capacity to connect deeply with others, and that this connection is essential to our emotional wellbeing and personal growth. Through my training my approach is rooted in a deep respect for the unique experiences and perspectives of each individual. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can feel free to explore your thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
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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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Emma Jackson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Livingston EH54  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello, I’m Emma! Thank you for taking your time to look at my profile. At different times in our lives we all go through challenges that can affect how we think, feel and live our lives. It can be a difficult step to begin therapy but, but you have made the first step by looking here. I aim to make your experience as supportive and compassionate as possible, working alongside you to help you achieve your goals. I welcome telephone/online consultations to give you the opportunity chat with me and decide if I am the right person for you!
Hello, I’m Emma! Thank you for taking your time to look at my profile. At different times in our lives we all go through challenges that can affect how we think, feel and live our lives. It can be a difficult step to begin therapy but, but you have made the first step by looking here. I aim to make your experience as supportive and compassionate as possible, working alongside you to help you achieve your goals. I welcome telephone/online consultations to give you the opportunity chat with me and decide if I am the right person for you!
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Celeste Micciche
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Livingston EH53
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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Dr Scott
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Livingston EH53
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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Psychological Services
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Livingston EH53
People come to see me for a wide variety of reasons and there is no typical client. I see people from all walks of life and with many different issues to address. My aim is to enable clients to express their feelings and explore the issues that affect them in a safe, confidential and comfortable environment. I take a person centred approach and work at the pace dictated by the client.
People come to see me for a wide variety of reasons and there is no typical client. I see people from all walks of life and with many different issues to address. My aim is to enable clients to express their feelings and explore the issues that affect them in a safe, confidential and comfortable environment. I take a person centred approach and work at the pace dictated by the client.
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Derek McMillan
MA
Verified Verified
Livingston EH54
I am a certified practitioner of Gabor Mate's somatic based psychotherapeutic approach, compassionate inquiry. I come from a background teaching psychology, philosophy and religious/moral studies and bring together three decades of experience of mind/body practices and academic studies to offer my clients a safe space, non-judgemental presence, natural curiosity, humility and a deep desire to work alongside you on your journey of healing and personal growth.
I am a certified practitioner of Gabor Mate's somatic based psychotherapeutic approach, compassionate inquiry. I come from a background teaching psychology, philosophy and religious/moral studies and bring together three decades of experience of mind/body practices and academic studies to offer my clients a safe space, non-judgemental presence, natural curiosity, humility and a deep desire to work alongside you on your journey of healing and personal growth.
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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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NP Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Livingston EH53  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Struggling where to turn for therapy? Seeing so many options and faces to choose from, unsure of where to go? Get in touch. I offer affordable therapy based on your individual circumstance. My background is in psychology and I work with individuals over the age of 16. We work at your pace, with empathy and collaboration. I am an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP. Get in touch by email to book your free consultation.
Struggling where to turn for therapy? Seeing so many options and faces to choose from, unsure of where to go? Get in touch. I offer affordable therapy based on your individual circumstance. My background is in psychology and I work with individuals over the age of 16. We work at your pace, with empathy and collaboration. I am an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP. Get in touch by email to book your free consultation.
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Jodi McNeill CBT Counselling
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Livingston EH53  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Jodi and I’m a qualified CBT therapist, able to work with adults and young people. I use evidence based cognitive behavioural therapy techniques in the treatment of a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, panic, low self-esteem and PTSD. Where appropriate, I may integrate techniques informed by other therapies. Whether you know what you’d like help with, or just feel ‘stuck’ or ‘not yourself’, I provide an opportunity for you to explore your problems, understand the approach and rationale for techniques used, and teach you to apply these in your everyday life, in order to improve your psychological well-being.
Hello, I'm Jodi and I’m a qualified CBT therapist, able to work with adults and young people. I use evidence based cognitive behavioural therapy techniques in the treatment of a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, panic, low self-esteem and PTSD. Where appropriate, I may integrate techniques informed by other therapies. Whether you know what you’d like help with, or just feel ‘stuck’ or ‘not yourself’, I provide an opportunity for you to explore your problems, understand the approach and rationale for techniques used, and teach you to apply these in your everyday life, in order to improve your psychological well-being.
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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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Leigh James
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Livingston EH54
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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Alison Balfour
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PMCOSCA
Verified Verified
Livingston EH54
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 24years 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 24years 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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Tracy Uttridge Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Livingston EH54
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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Counselling for you
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Livingston EH54
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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Edinburgh & Lothian Counselling Services
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Kirknewton EH27
Working with individual and couples, I can help you explore the issues you are experiencing in your personal life, romantic relationships, friendships or career. Perhaps you have low self-esteem, are worried about your sexual relationship or notice that you keep making the same poor choices. Do you struggle to connect with others or notice you sabotage relationships? Perhaps you are having an affair and don't see a way forward. Whatever you are struggling with, consider reaching out and taking the first step towards a new you. I offer a safe, non-judgemental & confidential space face to face or online. £55 one-to-one, £70 couples
Working with individual and couples, I can help you explore the issues you are experiencing in your personal life, romantic relationships, friendships or career. Perhaps you have low self-esteem, are worried about your sexual relationship or notice that you keep making the same poor choices. Do you struggle to connect with others or notice you sabotage relationships? Perhaps you are having an affair and don't see a way forward. Whatever you are struggling with, consider reaching out and taking the first step towards a new you. I offer a safe, non-judgemental & confidential space face to face or online. £55 one-to-one, £70 couples
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Livingston

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Livingston who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
89% Anxiety
84% Stress
79% Self Esteem
74% Bereavement
68% Anger Management
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Livingston see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Livingston?

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.