Counselling in West Calder

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Psychological Services
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
West Calder EH55
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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Emma Jackson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
West Calder EH55  (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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Fiona Harvie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
West Calder EH55
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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Dennis Uttridge
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified
2 Endorsed
West Calder EH55
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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Celeste Micciche
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
West Calder EH55
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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Alison Yule
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
West Calder EH55
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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More Therapists Nearby

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Colin Marshall
Psychotherapist
Bathgate EH48
Hi I am a Gestalt therapist/Counsellor. I have over 10 years experience helping people with a variety of issues. If you want to change your life or change yourself or you are struggling with everyday issues counselling is the very place for you. With a safe place to explore yourself and your life with a non judgmental person (me) sitting along side you, this can be a very empowering and enriching experience. Life can get on top of us at times, taking some time out for yourself to process all the things that go swirling around our heads can be vital to a happy healthy life.
Hi I am a Gestalt therapist/Counsellor. I have over 10 years experience helping people with a variety of issues. If you want to change your life or change yourself or you are struggling with everyday issues counselling is the very place for you. With a safe place to explore yourself and your life with a non judgmental person (me) sitting along side you, this can be a very empowering and enriching experience. Life can get on top of us at times, taking some time out for yourself to process all the things that go swirling around our heads can be vital to a happy healthy life.
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Photo of Shirlae Carruthers, Counsellor in West Calder, Scotland
Shirlae Carruthers
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Bathgate EH48
I can help you with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, stress, suicidal thoughts and relationship issues. I am a passionate believer in the 'Person Centred Approach' and the positive effect this type of counselling can have on a person. Having a safe space to talk about yourself and your life, where no judgement is made, will enable you to find your way back to a more positive way of being.
I can help you with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, stress, suicidal thoughts and relationship issues. I am a passionate believer in the 'Person Centred Approach' and the positive effect this type of counselling can have on a person. Having a safe space to talk about yourself and your life, where no judgement is made, will enable you to find your way back to a more positive way of being.
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Claire Murdoch
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edinburgh EH14
Seeking counselling can feel like a big step. Perhaps a confusing one. Let me tell you a little about myself so that you can decide if I am the right counsellor for you. I have a COSCA accredited Diploma in Person Centred counselling meaning that I offer a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. I have a creative, eclectic approach and can bring other models into the counselling room where appropriate such as CBT, small world, gestalt and even music. At the moment I offer on-line and telephone counselling, however, post pandemic would also offer outdoor walking therapy.
Seeking counselling can feel like a big step. Perhaps a confusing one. Let me tell you a little about myself so that you can decide if I am the right counsellor for you. I have a COSCA accredited Diploma in Person Centred counselling meaning that I offer a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. I have a creative, eclectic approach and can bring other models into the counselling room where appropriate such as CBT, small world, gestalt and even music. At the moment I offer on-line and telephone counselling, however, post pandemic would also offer outdoor walking therapy.
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Photo of Anne Davie, Psychotherapist in West Calder, Scotland
Anne Davie
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Broxburn EH52  (Online Only)
I am very interested to hear your story, to know what has happened to you and to focus on your recovery and well-being. Nothing is ever inconsequential, even the slightest concern is important, as are you. I am confident that in working together therapeutically with you, you can make the necessary changes in your life.
I am very interested to hear your story, to know what has happened to you and to focus on your recovery and well-being. Nothing is ever inconsequential, even the slightest concern is important, as are you. I am confident that in working together therapeutically with you, you can make the necessary changes in your life.
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Photo of BraveSpace CBT, Psychotherapist in West Calder, Scotland
BraveSpace CBT
Psychotherapist
Livingston EH54
I am Katie, and I am a qualified CBT therapist, and able to work with adults and young people. 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 children and 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. 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 children and young people who are experiencing life challenges such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem, anger difficulties and relationships.
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Photo of Ellie Pickett, Psychotherapist in West Calder, Scotland
Ellie Pickett
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Balerno EH14
Hello, if you've stumbled on this message, I can only imagine that you're going through a really difficult time. Perhaps you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed or just not quite like yourself and find it hard to imagine a way forward. I understand that it can be challenging to break free from patterns of negative thinking and behaviour, and that's where cognitive behavioural therapy can be incredibly helpful. Sometimes we may get stuck in these patterns, and it can feel like we're tangled up in knots that we can't seem to untie.
Hello, if you've stumbled on this message, I can only imagine that you're going through a really difficult time. Perhaps you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed or just not quite like yourself and find it hard to imagine a way forward. I understand that it can be challenging to break free from patterns of negative thinking and behaviour, and that's where cognitive behavioural therapy can be incredibly helpful. Sometimes we may get stuck in these patterns, and it can feel like we're tangled up in knots that we can't seem to untie.
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MKD Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Bathgate EH48  (Online Only)
My name is Manjeet and thank you for taking time to visit my profile. I am a person-centred counsellor offering a non-judgmental and safe space for you to explore any adversities you may be facing. I truly believe that we all possess an innate ability to thrive and can sometimes forget our inner qualities and strengths that have helped us be the people we are today. You are the expert in all things you and I am here to walk alongside you as you work through your concerns. We would work at your own pace by talking through your own feelings and experiences to help gain some clarity on the direction you would like to go.
My name is Manjeet and thank you for taking time to visit my profile. I am a person-centred counsellor offering a non-judgmental and safe space for you to explore any adversities you may be facing. I truly believe that we all possess an innate ability to thrive and can sometimes forget our inner qualities and strengths that have helped us be the people we are today. You are the expert in all things you and I am here to walk alongside you as you work through your concerns. We would work at your own pace by talking through your own feelings and experiences to help gain some clarity on the direction you would like to go.
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Counselling for you
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Livingston EH54
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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Photo of Andrew Perry, Psychologist in West Calder, Scotland
Andrew Perry
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified
Linlithgow EH49
Hello, my name is Andrew Perry. I believe we can help each other. I specialise in helping by example. I offer free resources on my website, clinical supervision, outdoor therapy, an online therapeutic group and free initial online sixty minute consultations. It's ordinary to have times when we feel less healthy than others. Maybe you have experienced receiving help to feel healthier. People helped to rediscover the bravery to change their experience. People like us. I think everyone deserves help to feel healthier.
Hello, my name is Andrew Perry. I believe we can help each other. I specialise in helping by example. I offer free resources on my website, clinical supervision, outdoor therapy, an online therapeutic group and free initial online sixty minute consultations. It's ordinary to have times when we feel less healthy than others. Maybe you have experienced receiving help to feel healthier. People helped to rediscover the bravery to change their experience. People like us. I think everyone deserves help to feel healthier.
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Photo of Kimberley Cunningham, Psychotherapist in West Calder, Scotland
Kimberley Cunningham
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Linlithgow EH49
I am a BACP registered psychotherapist with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology and a Master of Science in Psychotherapy. I have particular experience supporting clients with Depression, low self-esteem and Anxiety - including Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I offer long-term & short-term in-person and online therapy for adults and young people (age 13+), with a specific focus on the Person-Centred Approach to counselling.
I am a BACP registered psychotherapist with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology and a Master of Science in Psychotherapy. I have particular experience supporting clients with Depression, low self-esteem and Anxiety - including Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I offer long-term & short-term in-person and online therapy for adults and young people (age 13+), with a specific focus on the Person-Centred Approach to counselling.
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Photo of Cary Taylor, Counsellor in West Calder, Scotland
Cary Taylor
Counsellor, MCOSCA
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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Photo of Wendy Sneddon, Counsellor in West Calder, Scotland
Wendy Sneddon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Linlithgow EH49
There are moments in many people's lives when external events can feel overwhelming. You may be feeling low and unhappy yet not able to understand why. You may have experienced a bereavement or a life changing event in your life and just need space to talk. I will actively listen, reflect and provide a supportive, caring and non-judgemental space to enable you to collect your thoughts and talk about anything that is troubling you. The sessions will give you space and time to think about yourself and your needs.
There are moments in many people's lives when external events can feel overwhelming. You may be feeling low and unhappy yet not able to understand why. You may have experienced a bereavement or a life changing event in your life and just need space to talk. I will actively listen, reflect and provide a supportive, caring and non-judgemental space to enable you to collect your thoughts and talk about anything that is troubling you. The sessions will give you space and time to think about yourself and your needs.
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Photo of Niamh Allen, Psychotherapist in West Calder, Scotland
Niamh Allen
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Linlithgow EH49
My name is Niamh, and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. CBT provides a structure which helps you to explore your emotions, thoughts, behaviours and move towards a more manageable tomorrow armed with insight and self-awareness. I offer a space for individuals to address the difficulties they are encountering and teach practical tools, techniques, and skills to help people overcome the issues they are experiencing. CBT is very effective when working with specific therapy goals like managing anxiety or moving out of a period of depression. It is recommended for many issues including PTSD, OCD, eating disorders and addictions.
My name is Niamh, and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. CBT provides a structure which helps you to explore your emotions, thoughts, behaviours and move towards a more manageable tomorrow armed with insight and self-awareness. I offer a space for individuals to address the difficulties they are encountering and teach practical tools, techniques, and skills to help people overcome the issues they are experiencing. CBT is very effective when working with specific therapy goals like managing anxiety or moving out of a period of depression. It is recommended for many issues including PTSD, OCD, eating disorders and addictions.
0131 381 8060 View 0131 381 8060
Photo of Edinburgh & Lothian Counselling Services, Counsellor in West Calder, Scotland
Edinburgh & Lothian Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ratho EH28
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. £50 one-to-one, £60 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. £50 one-to-one, £60 couples
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in West Calder

< 10

Counsellors in West Calder who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
83% Bereavement
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress
67% Anger Management
50% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

13 Years

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

How Counsellors in West Calder see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in West Calder?

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.