Counselling in Orkney

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Celia Clark
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Orkney KW17  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile! I help women who struggle with food and their body using the highly popular approach of Internal Family Systems (IFS). Are you someone who recognises your challenges with food and your body are affecting your mood, your health and your relationships? Are you tired of comparing yourself to others and listening to the relentless critical thoughts inside your head? Is it starting to feel like you do everything for everyone else and no-one is looking after you? You’ve probably tried everything to fix this and it’s even worse than ever.
Welcome to my profile! I help women who struggle with food and their body using the highly popular approach of Internal Family Systems (IFS). Are you someone who recognises your challenges with food and your body are affecting your mood, your health and your relationships? Are you tired of comparing yourself to others and listening to the relentless critical thoughts inside your head? Is it starting to feel like you do everything for everyone else and no-one is looking after you? You’ve probably tried everything to fix this and it’s even worse than ever.
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Ailis Frances Murphy
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orkney KW17
We humans tend to work against ourselves which creates a multitude of different struggles and distress levels throughout our lives. My clients come from all walks of life seeking help with for a wide range of problematic experiences or reactions. They can be struggling with current adverse life events, past traumas, clinical and personality difficulties or just plain fed up feeling like life is exhausting or demanding. However, they all ha a common goal: To make their world work better for them.
We humans tend to work against ourselves which creates a multitude of different struggles and distress levels throughout our lives. My clients come from all walks of life seeking help with for a wide range of problematic experiences or reactions. They can be struggling with current adverse life events, past traumas, clinical and personality difficulties or just plain fed up feeling like life is exhausting or demanding. However, they all ha a common goal: To make their world work better for them.
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Peter Banczyk
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Orkney KW17  (Online Only)
While Doctors make up around 40% of my clients, I have helped people from all walks of life in my 24 years of practice, and if you are looking for a compassionate and experienced therapist, I may be right for you. I can help with; attachment, trauma, anxiety, depression, overwork / work stress, personal relationships, and more. A healthy self-relationship is, I believe, a much neglected and misunderstood area and one I help many people with each year. Video sessions can be an easy way to access a skilled practitioner with 20+ years of experience. You can find out more information about me on my website and read my blog.
While Doctors make up around 40% of my clients, I have helped people from all walks of life in my 24 years of practice, and if you are looking for a compassionate and experienced therapist, I may be right for you. I can help with; attachment, trauma, anxiety, depression, overwork / work stress, personal relationships, and more. A healthy self-relationship is, I believe, a much neglected and misunderstood area and one I help many people with each year. Video sessions can be an easy way to access a skilled practitioner with 20+ years of experience. You can find out more information about me on my website and read my blog.
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Hidden Gem Psychology Service
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark KW17  (Online Only)
I am passionate about trauma-informed care and utilise a whole-person approach. Trauma can often underpin common mental health difficulties, and I can work with you to process the source of your difficulties and/or focus on your current symptoms. You may wish to focus on your current experiences of depression, anxiety, etc., or wish to address the underlying difficulties that have led to these. I also have a keen interest in complex trauma, dissociation, childhood emotional neglect, medically unexplained symptoms, functional neurological disorder, chronic pain, chronic fatigue and other physical difficulties.
I am passionate about trauma-informed care and utilise a whole-person approach. Trauma can often underpin common mental health difficulties, and I can work with you to process the source of your difficulties and/or focus on your current symptoms. You may wish to focus on your current experiences of depression, anxiety, etc., or wish to address the underlying difficulties that have led to these. I also have a keen interest in complex trauma, dissociation, childhood emotional neglect, medically unexplained symptoms, functional neurological disorder, chronic pain, chronic fatigue and other physical difficulties.
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Online Therapists

Fran Davies
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Thurso KW14
I am a psycho-dynamic counsellor and have been counselling couples, adults and teenagers for over twenty years. I work with issues creating such distressing issues as anxiety, bereavement, relationships, eating problems, illnesses - in fact most of the problems which need to be looked at to improve life for my clients. I work with couples and with individuals of all ages. I also use CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and other therapies which I have studied in order to help clients to change or cope with their problems. I can offer a non-judgemental, safe place for people to bring their problems for help.
I am a psycho-dynamic counsellor and have been counselling couples, adults and teenagers for over twenty years. I work with issues creating such distressing issues as anxiety, bereavement, relationships, eating problems, illnesses - in fact most of the problems which need to be looked at to improve life for my clients. I work with couples and with individuals of all ages. I also use CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and other therapies which I have studied in order to help clients to change or cope with their problems. I can offer a non-judgemental, safe place for people to bring their problems for help.
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Morag West
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Banff AB45
Life can seem difficult or even overwhelming at times. When we feel this way counselling can provide the space for you to share the difficulties you're experiencing. And by understanding these problems more clearly, you can start to make changes to your way of life and start to live more fully. As we explore your worries and the underlying issues, you will gain insight into your emotional reactions and behavioural patterns and begin to build a new self-awareness
Life can seem difficult or even overwhelming at times. When we feel this way counselling can provide the space for you to share the difficulties you're experiencing. And by understanding these problems more clearly, you can start to make changes to your way of life and start to live more fully. As we explore your worries and the underlying issues, you will gain insight into your emotional reactions and behavioural patterns and begin to build a new self-awareness
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Ian Innes Counselling
Counsellor, MCOSCA Accred
Verified Verified
Portknockie AB56
As a COSCA Accredited person-centred counsellor I provide a place of safety and confidentiality where you can discuss openly what is troubling you, a place where you’ll be listened to. It may be that you are stressed, angry, frustrated, anxious, depressed, feeling lost or simply stuck, not sure what to do or how to express how you feel. Maybe you have suffered a loss or a bereavement and need help to find your way of moving on. I will be accepting and non-judgemental of what you have to say and work with you to help you find your answer.
As a COSCA Accredited person-centred counsellor I provide a place of safety and confidentiality where you can discuss openly what is troubling you, a place where you’ll be listened to. It may be that you are stressed, angry, frustrated, anxious, depressed, feeling lost or simply stuck, not sure what to do or how to express how you feel. Maybe you have suffered a loss or a bereavement and need help to find your way of moving on. I will be accepting and non-judgemental of what you have to say and work with you to help you find your answer.
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Jennifer Upson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Garmouth IV32
Hello, I'm Jen, an experienced and qualified Counsellor and Practice Supervisor based in Moray and working face to face to face, online and via telephone. I work integratively, so my approach is responsive to you and what you bring. I have worked extensively with teenagers and young adults as well as adults in transition, for example, during times of change within work, relationships or because of stage of life. When you first contact me we will arrange a free short telephone consultation which will help us to decide if my practice is a good match for your therapeutic goals. Concessionary charges are available.
Hello, I'm Jen, an experienced and qualified Counsellor and Practice Supervisor based in Moray and working face to face to face, online and via telephone. I work integratively, so my approach is responsive to you and what you bring. I have worked extensively with teenagers and young adults as well as adults in transition, for example, during times of change within work, relationships or because of stage of life. When you first contact me we will arrange a free short telephone consultation which will help us to decide if my practice is a good match for your therapeutic goals. Concessionary charges are available.
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Susan McQuaker
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Banff AB45
Hello, I am a Psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner and Dramatherapist. In therapy, participants are supported to use creative expression to set goals, solve problems, express feelings and achieve improved mental health. Together in therapy there will be opportunities to consider how your personal life informs the way you experience the world. My work is influenced by trauma-informed approaches, which allow us to look at ourselves and understand why we may suffer. I am also a qualified secondary school teacher with extensive experience of working with people with trauma, autism, ADHD, anxiety, bereavement and loss.
Hello, I am a Psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner and Dramatherapist. In therapy, participants are supported to use creative expression to set goals, solve problems, express feelings and achieve improved mental health. Together in therapy there will be opportunities to consider how your personal life informs the way you experience the world. My work is influenced by trauma-informed approaches, which allow us to look at ourselves and understand why we may suffer. I am also a qualified secondary school teacher with extensive experience of working with people with trauma, autism, ADHD, anxiety, bereavement and loss.
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Hale & Hearty Counselling
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified Verified
Buckie AB56
Do you feel overwhelmed or anxious? Is it all getting too much at times? Do you feel stuck but don’t know how to change? Counselling Could Be The Answer It can help to have someone impartial to talk to who can help you through difficult times and give you some space to deal with whatever is causing your distress. This is where therapy can help.
Do you feel overwhelmed or anxious? Is it all getting too much at times? Do you feel stuck but don’t know how to change? Counselling Could Be The Answer It can help to have someone impartial to talk to who can help you through difficult times and give you some space to deal with whatever is causing your distress. This is where therapy can help.
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Simon Stedman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Forres IV36
If you are reading this it's likely that you are struggling emotionally, perhaps with anxiety, finding life tough, longing to find answers or for things to change. Maybe there is a sense that something profound is missing, but you don't know what. Perhaps there are aspects of your behaviour that you don't understand or even don't like. I know how hard it can be. The good news is that by even noticing your feelings and making these first steps to reach out YOU are already on the path to change. So whatever has drawn you here, I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor and can help you find the answers and change you long for.
If you are reading this it's likely that you are struggling emotionally, perhaps with anxiety, finding life tough, longing to find answers or for things to change. Maybe there is a sense that something profound is missing, but you don't know what. Perhaps there are aspects of your behaviour that you don't understand or even don't like. I know how hard it can be. The good news is that by even noticing your feelings and making these first steps to reach out YOU are already on the path to change. So whatever has drawn you here, I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor and can help you find the answers and change you long for.
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Ksenija Kuprisova
Counsellor, PMCOSCA
Verified Verified
Elgin IV30
Free 15 min consultation
Free 15 min consultation
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Mhari Baxter
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Forres IV36
Hello. I am an integrative psychotherapist and supervisor. Sessions are trauma-informed and draw on cognitive, mindful, embodied and creative approaches to therapy. I use a range of methods to help you thrive not just survive.
Hello. I am an integrative psychotherapist and supervisor. Sessions are trauma-informed and draw on cognitive, mindful, embodied and creative approaches to therapy. I use a range of methods to help you thrive not just survive.
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Lilla Cseke
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Kinloss IV36
I offer 1 : 1 relational therapeutic counselling. Drawing on years of experience working with adults within varied settings in different countries, I offer you non-judgmental support, a safe environment to freely express and explore what is unsettling you and how to move forward. I have experience in working with stress related issues, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, relationship with food, low self-esteem, feeling stuck and issues around belonging. Evening, day-time appointments available Monday to Friday: in-person, phone, online video and Walk & Talk sessions. Initial assessment is £65, sessions are £55 for 1 hour.
I offer 1 : 1 relational therapeutic counselling. Drawing on years of experience working with adults within varied settings in different countries, I offer you non-judgmental support, a safe environment to freely express and explore what is unsettling you and how to move forward. I have experience in working with stress related issues, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, relationship with food, low self-esteem, feeling stuck and issues around belonging. Evening, day-time appointments available Monday to Friday: in-person, phone, online video and Walk & Talk sessions. Initial assessment is £65, sessions are £55 for 1 hour.
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New Dawn Counselling
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elgin IV30
Do you pretend to function well on the outside but feel down, unmotivated and lack confidence on the inside? Are you no longer enjoying the things you once did, not quite sure what is going on for you but know something does not feel right? Feeling anxious, experiencing difficulties with relationships or finding it hard to deal with a bereavement or a loss of some sort? These issues and many others can throw us off course in life, momentarily losing ourselves. Or maybe more simply, there is a curiosity and desire to get to know yourself better.
Do you pretend to function well on the outside but feel down, unmotivated and lack confidence on the inside? Are you no longer enjoying the things you once did, not quite sure what is going on for you but know something does not feel right? Feeling anxious, experiencing difficulties with relationships or finding it hard to deal with a bereavement or a loss of some sort? These issues and many others can throw us off course in life, momentarily losing ourselves. Or maybe more simply, there is a curiosity and desire to get to know yourself better.
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Katherine Helen Stewart
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elgin IV30
Counselling is a support for you when things in life feel stuck or challenging. You might be struggling in your relationships, or find yourself in repeating patterns of behaviour which dont serve you. You want to be able to talk this out with a trained professional, who can explore it with you and help identify what might be going on.
Counselling is a support for you when things in life feel stuck or challenging. You might be struggling in your relationships, or find yourself in repeating patterns of behaviour which dont serve you. You want to be able to talk this out with a trained professional, who can explore it with you and help identify what might be going on.
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Chloe McDowell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elgin IV30
Life can challenge us all. Sometimes we feel stuck, confused, overwhelmed by our emotions or unsure how to change a situation that is hurting us. I can help. I support clients with a wide range of issues, including: anxiety, low mood, grief and loss, difficulty adjusting to relocation or changed circumstances, relationships, self-esteem and identity. Events and unresolved trauma from our past can have a significant impact on present feelings. Having the opportunity to talk in a safe, supportive space free of judgement, can help to make sense of what is going in your life and enable you to find a clear way forward.
Life can challenge us all. Sometimes we feel stuck, confused, overwhelmed by our emotions or unsure how to change a situation that is hurting us. I can help. I support clients with a wide range of issues, including: anxiety, low mood, grief and loss, difficulty adjusting to relocation or changed circumstances, relationships, self-esteem and identity. Events and unresolved trauma from our past can have a significant impact on present feelings. Having the opportunity to talk in a safe, supportive space free of judgement, can help to make sense of what is going in your life and enable you to find a clear way forward.
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Eugenie Young
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Elgin IV30
Life's challenges can leave us feeling lost, overwhelmed, and uncertain. If you find yourself adrift amidst situations that seem insurmountable, struggling with past traumas, or seeking a deeper understanding of yourself, counselling offers a guiding light. Step into a space that's empathetic, non-judgmental, and secure—a place where you can explore your life's complexities. Together, we'll navigate the areas you wish to change, unravel patterns that no longer serve you, and address any pain you may carry. As you gain clarity about yourself, transformation and liberation become attainable goals.
Life's challenges can leave us feeling lost, overwhelmed, and uncertain. If you find yourself adrift amidst situations that seem insurmountable, struggling with past traumas, or seeking a deeper understanding of yourself, counselling offers a guiding light. Step into a space that's empathetic, non-judgmental, and secure—a place where you can explore your life's complexities. Together, we'll navigate the areas you wish to change, unravel patterns that no longer serve you, and address any pain you may carry. As you gain clarity about yourself, transformation and liberation become attainable goals.
01343 614735 View 01343 614735
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Lorraine Davidson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Brora KW9
I understand that life can become difficult and stressful. Some situations can feel overwhelming. I'm here to listen and to start you on the path to good mental health. Counselling provides a regular time and space for you to talk about your troubles and explore difficult feelings in an environment that is dependable, free from intrusion and confidential. Your viewpoint will always be respected. Counselling can support you to deal with specific problems, cope with a crisis, improve your relationships, or develop better ways of living. You can gain insight into your feelings and behaviour and make positive changes for mental health
I understand that life can become difficult and stressful. Some situations can feel overwhelming. I'm here to listen and to start you on the path to good mental health. Counselling provides a regular time and space for you to talk about your troubles and explore difficult feelings in an environment that is dependable, free from intrusion and confidential. Your viewpoint will always be respected. Counselling can support you to deal with specific problems, cope with a crisis, improve your relationships, or develop better ways of living. You can gain insight into your feelings and behaviour and make positive changes for mental health
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Julie Weir
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Lossiemouth IV31
At some point in our lives, we may feel ‘things’ are too much for us to manage alone. Whether, we have experienced trauma, feel anxious or depressed or just don’t know what’s wrong or who we are anymore, it can feel overwhelming. It is important to find someone you feel will listen to you and really hear what you are saying. I offer flexible appointments, for example, weekly, fortnightly.
At some point in our lives, we may feel ‘things’ are too much for us to manage alone. Whether, we have experienced trauma, feel anxious or depressed or just don’t know what’s wrong or who we are anymore, it can feel overwhelming. It is important to find someone you feel will listen to you and really hear what you are saying. I offer flexible appointments, for example, weekly, fortnightly.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Orkney

< 10

Counsellors in Orkney who prioritize treating:

67% Relationship Issues
67% Anxiety
67% Eating Disorders
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Emotional Disturbance
33% Domestic Abuse
33% Bereavement

Average years in practice

24 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Male

How Counsellors in Orkney see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Orkney?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.