Counselling in Portknockie

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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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Jill Holland
Counsellor, PhD, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Buckie AB56
Not accepting new clients
Whatever your reason for seeking counselling; abuse, anxiety, overthinking, self-esteem, work or relationship issues, to name but a few, you're probably looking for something to change. Counselling offers you a different kind of relationship, one where you can open up, explore and reassess current or historic issues which may be holding you back. With greater understanding comes greater resilience and self-empowerment, which can enable you to make the changes you want in order to enjoy your life more fully. That life can be hard is a fact. That we have to face challenging times alone is not. Get in touch and start that change!
Whatever your reason for seeking counselling; abuse, anxiety, overthinking, self-esteem, work or relationship issues, to name but a few, you're probably looking for something to change. Counselling offers you a different kind of relationship, one where you can open up, explore and reassess current or historic issues which may be holding you back. With greater understanding comes greater resilience and self-empowerment, which can enable you to make the changes you want in order to enjoy your life more fully. That life can be hard is a fact. That we have to face challenging times alone is not. Get in touch and start that change!
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dfscounselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Buckie AB56
I assume you are here because you need help/understanding, or seek direction with your life. I completely understand those reasonings and they were some of my motivations to train as a psychotherapist. I have been a client as well as counsellor and therefore aware of that trepidation of taking those first steps towards therapy. I'm glad I did because it empowered me in my desire to do what was right — for me. I am passionate about supporting those struggling with issues which is why I keep my prices as low as possible. You are a valuable individual. You've started your journey now see where it leads you.
I assume you are here because you need help/understanding, or seek direction with your life. I completely understand those reasonings and they were some of my motivations to train as a psychotherapist. I have been a client as well as counsellor and therefore aware of that trepidation of taking those first steps towards therapy. I'm glad I did because it empowered me in my desire to do what was right — for me. I am passionate about supporting those struggling with issues which is why I keep my prices as low as possible. You are a valuable individual. You've started your journey now see where it leads you.
01542 285310 View 01542 285310
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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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Chloe McDowell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buckie AB56
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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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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Angela Naylor - AMN Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PMCOSCA
Verified Verified
Buckie AB56
Waitlist for new clients
Diagnosed ADHD, I have first-hand experience of living with a spiky brain and all that encompasses, the anxiety, and past traumas associated with being a bit different. I’m a massive advocate for neurodiversity, and have a passion for supporting and enabling people to realise their potential. How our brains work and the effect they have on us will depend on our own unique circumstances and life experience. Together we can find the best way to recognise and work with your own uniqueness.
Diagnosed ADHD, I have first-hand experience of living with a spiky brain and all that encompasses, the anxiety, and past traumas associated with being a bit different. I’m a massive advocate for neurodiversity, and have a passion for supporting and enabling people to realise their potential. How our brains work and the effect they have on us will depend on our own unique circumstances and life experience. Together we can find the best way to recognise and work with your own uniqueness.
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Online Therapists

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Phillipa Donnelly
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dundee DD1
Are you struggling with anxiety, low mood, sadness, low self esteem or anger? Have you experienced trauma, relationship issues or a bereavement that's making life harder? Do you want to feel more positive about life but don't know where to start? Life can at times feel overwhelming but considering counselling is a positive step. Counselling offers you the chance to explore these issues whilst being in a confidential, safe space.
Are you struggling with anxiety, low mood, sadness, low self esteem or anger? Have you experienced trauma, relationship issues or a bereavement that's making life harder? Do you want to feel more positive about life but don't know where to start? Life can at times feel overwhelming but considering counselling is a positive step. Counselling offers you the chance to explore these issues whilst being in a confidential, safe space.
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Naomi Nyamudoka
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Comrie PH6
I specialise in working with trauma and neurodivergence. I believe the relationship is key to the work and I will offer a warm and safe setting for us to explore what you chose to bring. Being autistic myself I can offer a different way of seeing things for non autistic clients and a shared lived experience for those autistic clients. I offer a non judgemental space for you to explore different parts of yourself. I strive to work in the best way for my clients individually meaning I do not have an agenda in mind other than to be fully present with you.
I specialise in working with trauma and neurodivergence. I believe the relationship is key to the work and I will offer a warm and safe setting for us to explore what you chose to bring. Being autistic myself I can offer a different way of seeing things for non autistic clients and a shared lived experience for those autistic clients. I offer a non judgemental space for you to explore different parts of yourself. I strive to work in the best way for my clients individually meaning I do not have an agenda in mind other than to be fully present with you.
01764 915840 View 01764 915840
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Emma Galashan - Granite Occupational Health Ltd
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Westhill AB32
Do you feel lost or overwhelmed? Is life getting too much to face at times? Are you feeling stuck and unsure of how to move forward? Are you finding it difficult to share whats going on for you? Counselling may be the answer. Having someone impartial to talk to, who understands and empathises with your experience could be the comfort you need. I believe that people seek therapy because they want to make changes in their lives. Often we are faced with challenges, pain and uncertainty on our journey through life, which at times can feel frightening and overwhelming to explore.
Do you feel lost or overwhelmed? Is life getting too much to face at times? Are you feeling stuck and unsure of how to move forward? Are you finding it difficult to share whats going on for you? Counselling may be the answer. Having someone impartial to talk to, who understands and empathises with your experience could be the comfort you need. I believe that people seek therapy because they want to make changes in their lives. Often we are faced with challenges, pain and uncertainty on our journey through life, which at times can feel frightening and overwhelming to explore.
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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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Catherine Christie
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Newtonmore PH20
Sometimes we can get stuck in life, weighed down, unable to see a way forward. Counselling can help by offering a calm, safe space for you to talk and explore freely. Give understanding to what’s sitting heavy, what causes you distress. Whether it’s from you past or in your present we can work through at your pace.
Sometimes we can get stuck in life, weighed down, unable to see a way forward. Counselling can help by offering a calm, safe space for you to talk and explore freely. Give understanding to what’s sitting heavy, what causes you distress. Whether it’s from you past or in your present we can work through at your pace.
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Birch Therapy Clinic
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Inverness IV3  (Online Only)
We are a team of accredited and highly skilled psychotherapists, delivering remote CBT and Trauma therapy throughout the UK. We provide a range of specialised therapy services, including: • CBT Therapy and integrated psychotherapy • Trauma therapy & EMDR • Sleep/ Insomnia focused therapy from our NHS specialist • BABCP Clinical Supervision for trainees and accredited therapists.
We are a team of accredited and highly skilled psychotherapists, delivering remote CBT and Trauma therapy throughout the UK. We provide a range of specialised therapy services, including: • CBT Therapy and integrated psychotherapy • Trauma therapy & EMDR • Sleep/ Insomnia focused therapy from our NHS specialist • BABCP Clinical Supervision for trainees and accredited therapists.
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Simona Di Folco
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB24  (Online Only)
Seeking help is not easy; if you land on this page, you are brave, as it takes great courage. You are not alone in this struggle, and I am here to offer you a safe and compassionate space where you can explore your innermost thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment. Together, we will delve into the root causes of your suffering, unravelling the patterns that keep you feeling stuck and overwhelmed. My approach, combining individualised psychodynamic techniques with genuine empathy and understanding, sets me apart as a therapist.
Seeking help is not easy; if you land on this page, you are brave, as it takes great courage. You are not alone in this struggle, and I am here to offer you a safe and compassionate space where you can explore your innermost thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment. Together, we will delve into the root causes of your suffering, unravelling the patterns that keep you feeling stuck and overwhelmed. My approach, combining individualised psychodynamic techniques with genuine empathy and understanding, sets me apart as a therapist.
01764 910432 View 01764 910432
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Mark Ernest Hepburn
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Westhill AB32
People tell me that I'm warm, funny and really good with people and I feel I bring this to my client work. I believe that clients need to feel safe and develop a sense of trust before the process of sharing can evolve in to the dynamic process I believe provides the best opportunity for change and developing insight. I think what underpins this is the belief that a tight rope walker wont let go unless they feel they have a safety net to catch them, perhaps clients are the same in that regard. My philosophy of counselling has evolved but what has never changed is my belief in the uniqueness and individuality of clients and progress
People tell me that I'm warm, funny and really good with people and I feel I bring this to my client work. I believe that clients need to feel safe and develop a sense of trust before the process of sharing can evolve in to the dynamic process I believe provides the best opportunity for change and developing insight. I think what underpins this is the belief that a tight rope walker wont let go unless they feel they have a safety net to catch them, perhaps clients are the same in that regard. My philosophy of counselling has evolved but what has never changed is my belief in the uniqueness and individuality of clients and progress
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Simon Stedman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Inverness IV2
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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Sam Southey
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BPC
Verified Verified
Inverness IV1
Lots of us face challenging situations at some stage in our lives, which can be difficult to manage. It's not always easy or appropriate to talk with family or friends and sometimes we worry that bringing something old and / or hidden up to the surface will cause more problems. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space where we can work together to help you to develop insight and understanding by exploring how your present situation might be impacted by past experiences and people from your past and / or present.
Lots of us face challenging situations at some stage in our lives, which can be difficult to manage. It's not always easy or appropriate to talk with family or friends and sometimes we worry that bringing something old and / or hidden up to the surface will cause more problems. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space where we can work together to help you to develop insight and understanding by exploring how your present situation might be impacted by past experiences and people from your past and / or present.
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Gabriela Valecillos
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aberdeen AB10
Hi, I am Gaby, a person-centred counsellor with nearly 20 years of experience working with people of all ages covering a wide range of issues: a local charity working with people and their families affected by cancer, loss and bereavement; young person’s counselling both in a mental health charity and high schools; and, currently, I am working as a counsellor in a university for staff and students.
Hi, I am Gaby, a person-centred counsellor with nearly 20 years of experience working with people of all ages covering a wide range of issues: a local charity working with people and their families affected by cancer, loss and bereavement; young person’s counselling both in a mental health charity and high schools; and, currently, I am working as a counsellor in a university for staff and students.
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James McComas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Inverness IV2
I am an experienced practitioner who offers counselling / psychotherapy from a person-centred perspective. I aim to support clients as they explore their unique situation and beliefs, enabling them to trust and understand themselves better. I help clients to Identify things that aren’t working in their lives and look at how these can be improved, so that life becomes more worth while and relationships with self and others more enriching. I provide a safe space where a person can be listened to without judgement. This creates a powerful experience which can lead to lasting positive change.
I am an experienced practitioner who offers counselling / psychotherapy from a person-centred perspective. I aim to support clients as they explore their unique situation and beliefs, enabling them to trust and understand themselves better. I help clients to Identify things that aren’t working in their lives and look at how these can be improved, so that life becomes more worth while and relationships with self and others more enriching. I provide a safe space where a person can be listened to without judgement. This creates a powerful experience which can lead to lasting positive change.
01456 498688 View 01456 498688
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Sue Cooper
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Crieff PH7
If you are reading this today it may be that you are feeling low in mood or anxious. You may want your life to move in a more productive direction or feel more balanced in your relationships. Counselling offers the possibility of getting to know who you really are and to understand what might be stopping you from finding fulfillment and ease in your life. The journey to yourself can feel challenging and sometimes scary, but it is through this process that you will begin to find your potential to grow in self awareness. Through self-understanding develops confidence, self-worth and a greater freedom to choose the right path for you.
If you are reading this today it may be that you are feeling low in mood or anxious. You may want your life to move in a more productive direction or feel more balanced in your relationships. Counselling offers the possibility of getting to know who you really are and to understand what might be stopping you from finding fulfillment and ease in your life. The journey to yourself can feel challenging and sometimes scary, but it is through this process that you will begin to find your potential to grow in self awareness. Through self-understanding develops confidence, self-worth and a greater freedom to choose the right path for you.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Portknockie

< 10

Counsellors in Portknockie who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Child
100% ADHD
100% Domestic Abuse

Gender breakdown

100% Male

How Counsellors in Portknockie see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Portknockie?

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.