Female Counselling in Paisley, SCT

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Cindy Knapton CBT
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paisley PA1  (Online Only)
If stress and anxiety are making life difficult, it can be a challenge getting through the day. A busy mind can be full of worries, fears and frustration no matter what you do. To cope, you may find yourself putting on a face at work or with friends, or avoiding activities and places you previously enjoyed, as it is just too much effort. This keeps us stuck in a vicious cycle, which is just exhausting. The good news is that CBT can help. You can learn achievable coping strategies that make life easier, help you take control, and get back to being you.
If stress and anxiety are making life difficult, it can be a challenge getting through the day. A busy mind can be full of worries, fears and frustration no matter what you do. To cope, you may find yourself putting on a face at work or with friends, or avoiding activities and places you previously enjoyed, as it is just too much effort. This keeps us stuck in a vicious cycle, which is just exhausting. The good news is that CBT can help. You can learn achievable coping strategies that make life easier, help you take control, and get back to being you.
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Therapy with Stephany
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Paisley PA1
Let's work together to support your mental & emotional wellbeing. I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist who is passionate about supporting & empowering others through delivering effective CBT with a warm and collaborative approach. I help individuals overcome common mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety, OCD and low self-esteem. Additionally, I have a special interest in women's health, and have experience of supporting women with various conditions specific to women's health, such as PMDD. I have also recently completed further training to help support those who have experienced baby loss.
Let's work together to support your mental & emotional wellbeing. I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist who is passionate about supporting & empowering others through delivering effective CBT with a warm and collaborative approach. I help individuals overcome common mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety, OCD and low self-esteem. Additionally, I have a special interest in women's health, and have experience of supporting women with various conditions specific to women's health, such as PMDD. I have also recently completed further training to help support those who have experienced baby loss.
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Jennifer Krysta Slann
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Paisley PA3
My name is Jennifer, I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in Renfrewshire. I was born in Australia but have lived in Scotland for 6 years. I work with clients starting from 13 years old who are experiencing mental health difficulties. I work with clients who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and depression (including specific disorders like OCD, health anxiety, social anxiety etc.) and have experience delivering trauma focussed CBT. My clients work towards specific, unique goals and tend to have between 6-12 sessions with me (occasionally more sessions, particularly if we are working with trauma).
My name is Jennifer, I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in Renfrewshire. I was born in Australia but have lived in Scotland for 6 years. I work with clients starting from 13 years old who are experiencing mental health difficulties. I work with clients who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and depression (including specific disorders like OCD, health anxiety, social anxiety etc.) and have experience delivering trauma focussed CBT. My clients work towards specific, unique goals and tend to have between 6-12 sessions with me (occasionally more sessions, particularly if we are working with trauma).
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Annette Cooper
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Paisley PA1
Hi, I am Annette and I would be happy to work with you towards leading a more integrated and fulfilling life. Sometimes life can be really tough. It may well be that you are experiencing Stress, Anxiety ( Generalised Anxiety Disorder - GAD ), Panic Attacks or Depression at the moment and are unsure of how to cope with all of this. I have experience working with people who may have also have social anxiety or who have experienced abuse ( neglect, sexual or physical). If you would like to contact me and let me know what you are experiencing and how it is affecting you I can let you know if I think I can help.
Hi, I am Annette and I would be happy to work with you towards leading a more integrated and fulfilling life. Sometimes life can be really tough. It may well be that you are experiencing Stress, Anxiety ( Generalised Anxiety Disorder - GAD ), Panic Attacks or Depression at the moment and are unsure of how to cope with all of this. I have experience working with people who may have also have social anxiety or who have experienced abuse ( neglect, sexual or physical). If you would like to contact me and let me know what you are experiencing and how it is affecting you I can let you know if I think I can help.
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Alison McAuley
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Paisley PA2
I am a qualified Counsellor and Hypnotherapist working in-person from my office in Paisley or oneline throughout the UK. I work alongside you on building mutual trust, respect in the therapy room to explore what is the most important issues for you. I am sensitive to the needs of each individual, and we will work at a pace that suits you best. I offer a safe and welcoming space to work to understand your feelings, to be heard and understood. Listen to your experiences and guide you through the healing process. I believe that you are the expert in your life and my role is providing a safe space to explore this.
I am a qualified Counsellor and Hypnotherapist working in-person from my office in Paisley or oneline throughout the UK. I work alongside you on building mutual trust, respect in the therapy room to explore what is the most important issues for you. I am sensitive to the needs of each individual, and we will work at a pace that suits you best. I offer a safe and welcoming space to work to understand your feelings, to be heard and understood. Listen to your experiences and guide you through the healing process. I believe that you are the expert in your life and my role is providing a safe space to explore this.
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Dr Jenn Cooper
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Paisley PA2
Waitlist for new clients
As a psychologist, I work with individuals on a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress, self harm, relationship difficulties and more. I utilise a variety of the therapeutic approaches to deliver psychological interventions that are tailored to your individual needs. I strive to work collaboratively with my clients to identify difficulties and goals for change. The therapeutic relationship is core to my practice and my first goal is to provide clients with a safe space in which they can develop trust with me to explore their difficulties.
As a psychologist, I work with individuals on a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress, self harm, relationship difficulties and more. I utilise a variety of the therapeutic approaches to deliver psychological interventions that are tailored to your individual needs. I strive to work collaboratively with my clients to identify difficulties and goals for change. The therapeutic relationship is core to my practice and my first goal is to provide clients with a safe space in which they can develop trust with me to explore their difficulties.
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Rebecca Strawser
Psychotherapist, PMCOSCA
Verified Verified
Paisley PA1
Choosing a therapist can feel scary and overwhelming. With my friendly, professional and non-judgemental approach, I aim to make that process as comfortable as possible. I'm an accredited psychotherapist, practising CBT with an integrative approach. I have extensive experience working with adults and young people with anxiety, depression, panic, low self-esteem and other struggles. Get in touch for a no-obligation chat to see whether or not I might be a good fit for you. I can work online or in person.
Choosing a therapist can feel scary and overwhelming. With my friendly, professional and non-judgemental approach, I aim to make that process as comfortable as possible. I'm an accredited psychotherapist, practising CBT with an integrative approach. I have extensive experience working with adults and young people with anxiety, depression, panic, low self-esteem and other struggles. Get in touch for a no-obligation chat to see whether or not I might be a good fit for you. I can work online or in person.
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Michelle Dickie Mbacp
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Paisley PA3
Hi my name is michelle and I am aware Choosing to start therapy can often feel daunting and terrifying.  I understand this journey, both from a personal and from a theoretical perspective. So, I just want to say thank you for putting yourself out there, even know you may have feelings of apprehension. 
Hi my name is michelle and I am aware Choosing to start therapy can often feel daunting and terrifying.  I understand this journey, both from a personal and from a theoretical perspective. So, I just want to say thank you for putting yourself out there, even know you may have feelings of apprehension. 
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Paisley Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Paisley PA1
My name is Kim Wylie and Paisley Counselling is my company. I am a highly experienced integrative counsellor with training in various trauma modalities. My specialism is in supporting adult survivors of childhood trauma. In both individual and couples work, I incorporate protective techniques which enable clients to process their experiences without being flooded by intolerable emotions. Working collaboratively, I attune to each person’s needs throughout our work together. I have a passion for helping people heal and strongly believe that counselling can facilitate clients to realise their aims and goals.
My name is Kim Wylie and Paisley Counselling is my company. I am a highly experienced integrative counsellor with training in various trauma modalities. My specialism is in supporting adult survivors of childhood trauma. In both individual and couples work, I incorporate protective techniques which enable clients to process their experiences without being flooded by intolerable emotions. Working collaboratively, I attune to each person’s needs throughout our work together. I have a passion for helping people heal and strongly believe that counselling can facilitate clients to realise their aims and goals.
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Rebecca Hepson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Paisley PA1
I believe that the most important relationship we will have over our lifetime is the relationship that we have with ourselves. Throughout our lives we can come to conclusions about ourselves and others that cause us to feel insecure with who we are and around others. My job as a therapist and life coach is to provide a talking space for you to figure out what is holding you back from achieving the relationships and lifestyle you deserve. The more we understand who we really are, the easier it becomes to truly and deliberately create the life we desire.
I believe that the most important relationship we will have over our lifetime is the relationship that we have with ourselves. Throughout our lives we can come to conclusions about ourselves and others that cause us to feel insecure with who we are and around others. My job as a therapist and life coach is to provide a talking space for you to figure out what is holding you back from achieving the relationships and lifestyle you deserve. The more we understand who we really are, the easier it becomes to truly and deliberately create the life we desire.
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Elvira Kesoglou
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Paisley PA3  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I understand that it is not always easy to express our worries with those around us. There are times we feel overwhelmed, unable to manage difficulties in our lives, and thus finding ourselves needing a safe space to explore our feelings and thoughts, be heard, and understood. There is no shame in getting help so thank you for taking care of yourself and your mental health by seeking therapy.
I understand that it is not always easy to express our worries with those around us. There are times we feel overwhelmed, unable to manage difficulties in our lives, and thus finding ourselves needing a safe space to explore our feelings and thoughts, be heard, and understood. There is no shame in getting help so thank you for taking care of yourself and your mental health by seeking therapy.
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Heather Higgins
Counsellor, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Paisley PA3
I am a person-centred Counsellor with additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am also certified in Life, Health & Wellness Coaching. Counselling Supervisor in training. Supervision will be available from Aug 2024. Let’s chat to see which service is best for you. I look forward to meeting you
I am a person-centred Counsellor with additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am also certified in Life, Health & Wellness Coaching. Counselling Supervisor in training. Supervision will be available from Aug 2024. Let’s chat to see which service is best for you. I look forward to meeting you
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Angela McCafferty
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paisley PA2
I am a professionally qualified Accredited Psychotherapist (CBT), based in Paisley, providing therapy services face-to-face and online. I use an integrative style leading with empathy and compassion and the skillset of CBT (ACT), whilst focussing on your individual needs to get the best out of our sessions together. I aim to build a positive and trusting relationship with my clients and offer a relaxed, safe and confidential space to talk through your problems. Using a collaborative non-judgmental approach, I can assist you in learning new ways of coping, decision making and problem-solving techniques.
I am a professionally qualified Accredited Psychotherapist (CBT), based in Paisley, providing therapy services face-to-face and online. I use an integrative style leading with empathy and compassion and the skillset of CBT (ACT), whilst focussing on your individual needs to get the best out of our sessions together. I aim to build a positive and trusting relationship with my clients and offer a relaxed, safe and confidential space to talk through your problems. Using a collaborative non-judgmental approach, I can assist you in learning new ways of coping, decision making and problem-solving techniques.
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Zaynab Obaidi
Psychologist, MSc, FMBPsS
Verified Verified
Paisley PA1  (Online Only)
You come with a desire to develop positive coping strategies, enhance resilience, and cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself and how you navigate life's challenges, and wish to gain insight into patterns of behaviours and to foster healthier relationships. Ultimately, you aspire to achieve a sense of fulfilment and a more authentic connection with yourself and others in your life.
You come with a desire to develop positive coping strategies, enhance resilience, and cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself and how you navigate life's challenges, and wish to gain insight into patterns of behaviours and to foster healthier relationships. Ultimately, you aspire to achieve a sense of fulfilment and a more authentic connection with yourself and others in your life.
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Wendy B Hanson
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Paisley PA1  (Online Only)
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with experience of working with anxiety, depression, relationships, low self-esteem, stress and work-place issues. I’ll help you discover and learn tools for dealing with these issues and, in a confidential and non-judgemental environment, we can work through what is going on for you now and help you develop a means of moving forward in your life.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with experience of working with anxiety, depression, relationships, low self-esteem, stress and work-place issues. I’ll help you discover and learn tools for dealing with these issues and, in a confidential and non-judgemental environment, we can work through what is going on for you now and help you develop a means of moving forward in your life.
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Vicki Allen
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Paisley PA1
I have a particular interest in working with people with relationship problems, including their relationship with their self and, with their own emotions and emotional regulation. This can manifest as social anxiety, with an underlying sense of not being good enough or being odd/not fitting in with other people and society’s expectations. If you struggle with your own identity - not knowing your own likes/dislikes/values (sometimes called codependency), then get in touch. We can explore together what gets in the way of you knowing (and accepting) the real you.
I have a particular interest in working with people with relationship problems, including their relationship with their self and, with their own emotions and emotional regulation. This can manifest as social anxiety, with an underlying sense of not being good enough or being odd/not fitting in with other people and society’s expectations. If you struggle with your own identity - not knowing your own likes/dislikes/values (sometimes called codependency), then get in touch. We can explore together what gets in the way of you knowing (and accepting) the real you.
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Anita counselling service
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Paisley PA2
Counselling is a psychological connection. If you are feeling low, down, mixed up, confused, emotional and feel ready to explore what you are experiencing within a confidential setting, where you can be listened to compassionately to feel understood. The therapeutic relationship is built on trust and safety, offering an non-judgemental acceptance, and empathetic understanding. The process of change develops through your own inner connection with your self, shifting your mindset and reactions into choices of responding. Moving forward in your own empowerment and self-worth, trusting your own decisions, instincts and responses.
Counselling is a psychological connection. If you are feeling low, down, mixed up, confused, emotional and feel ready to explore what you are experiencing within a confidential setting, where you can be listened to compassionately to feel understood. The therapeutic relationship is built on trust and safety, offering an non-judgemental acceptance, and empathetic understanding. The process of change develops through your own inner connection with your self, shifting your mindset and reactions into choices of responding. Moving forward in your own empowerment and self-worth, trusting your own decisions, instincts and responses.
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Jane Hamilton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Paisley PA1
I have trained and practise as a person centred counsellor because I believe everyone has the potential to reach inside and find their own strength and resources, with a little help . There are times in all of our lives when we feel we need some extra help to cope with life events and struggles. I would like to help you through whatever it is that brings you here. Whether it is work, life events, or you're not sure what is wrong but feel something is not right, it can help to share your feelings with that impartial, non-judgemental someone, allowing you to clarify your own thoughts and helping you to see a way through.
I have trained and practise as a person centred counsellor because I believe everyone has the potential to reach inside and find their own strength and resources, with a little help . There are times in all of our lives when we feel we need some extra help to cope with life events and struggles. I would like to help you through whatever it is that brings you here. Whether it is work, life events, or you're not sure what is wrong but feel something is not right, it can help to share your feelings with that impartial, non-judgemental someone, allowing you to clarify your own thoughts and helping you to see a way through.
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North Ayrshire Psychology (Dr Harriet Hockaday)
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Paisley PA1
My name is Dr Harriet Hockaday, and I am a HCPC registered qualified Clinical Psychologist. I am an experienced and specialist therapist, who has worked in various mental health services within the NHS since 2014, including in adult mental heath, older adult psychology, and neuropsychology services. I currently offer online and telephone based therapy to adults (18+) across the UK. I also offer face-to-face appointments in comfortable surroundings in Beith, North Ayrshire.
My name is Dr Harriet Hockaday, and I am a HCPC registered qualified Clinical Psychologist. I am an experienced and specialist therapist, who has worked in various mental health services within the NHS since 2014, including in adult mental heath, older adult psychology, and neuropsychology services. I currently offer online and telephone based therapy to adults (18+) across the UK. I also offer face-to-face appointments in comfortable surroundings in Beith, North Ayrshire.
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All Seasons Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Paisley PA1
Having gone through some of my own personal struggles, I know how important it is to have someone listen. To be able to vocalise your thoughts without any fear of judgment. Sometimes it can feel like the end of the road with no-where else to turn. It can feel like there is no hope left. Negative thoughts seem to go round and round in your head. This is the time to reach out and let someone help you. I aim to provide a safe and confidential space to work through issues and will use other evidenced based therapeutic approaches to suit individual needs, such as compassion focused therapy and mindfulness. ​
Having gone through some of my own personal struggles, I know how important it is to have someone listen. To be able to vocalise your thoughts without any fear of judgment. Sometimes it can feel like the end of the road with no-where else to turn. It can feel like there is no hope left. Negative thoughts seem to go round and round in your head. This is the time to reach out and let someone help you. I aim to provide a safe and confidential space to work through issues and will use other evidenced based therapeutic approaches to suit individual needs, such as compassion focused therapy and mindfulness. ​
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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.