Counselling in West Lothian

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Photo of Margaret Rose Gibson, Counsellor in West Lothian, Scotland
Margaret Rose Gibson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an experienced Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, BWRT practitioner and Advanced Clinical Supervisor including Online and Telephone Counselling. I have worked across all age groups in a variety of settings. My counselling, Hypnotherapy and BWRT practice is built on expereince and an extensive understanding of child development, special educational needs, adult mental health practice and perinatal care .
I am an experienced Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, BWRT practitioner and Advanced Clinical Supervisor including Online and Telephone Counselling. I have worked across all age groups in a variety of settings. My counselling, Hypnotherapy and BWRT practice is built on expereince and an extensive understanding of child development, special educational needs, adult mental health practice and perinatal care .
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Photo of Alison Balfour, Counsellor in West Lothian, Scotland
Alison Balfour
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PMCOSCA
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Would you find it helpful to explore current or past issues that are causing you distress or difficulty? Do you have a history of complex trauma and abuse, or do you struggle with anxiety on a day to day basis? I have over 20years supervised counselling experience of working with complex trauma, addiction and anxiety. I can come alongside you to help you deepen your awareness of your feelings, thoughts and body sensations, working towards a more integrated sense of self. Creating a safe space for you to explore any deeper underlying issues, and working at your pace, are central to my counselling practice.
Would you find it helpful to explore current or past issues that are causing you distress or difficulty? Do you have a history of complex trauma and abuse, or do you struggle with anxiety on a day to day basis? I have over 20years supervised counselling experience of working with complex trauma, addiction and anxiety. I can come alongside you to help you deepen your awareness of your feelings, thoughts and body sensations, working towards a more integrated sense of self. Creating a safe space for you to explore any deeper underlying issues, and working at your pace, are central to my counselling practice.
01506 536830 View 01506 536830
Photo of Jane Ramage, Counsellor in West Lothian, Scotland
Jane Ramage
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an integrative counselling therapist, based in Livingston, West Lothian, offering in person and online sessions. Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions or queries, or would like to arrange a consultation.
I am an integrative counselling therapist, based in Livingston, West Lothian, offering in person and online sessions. Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions or queries, or would like to arrange a consultation.
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Photo of Cary Taylor, Counsellor in West Lothian, Scotland
Cary Taylor
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
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.
07717 751964 View 07717 751964
Photo of Anne Davie, Psychotherapist in West Lothian, Scotland
Anne Davie
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified 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 Lothian, Scotland
BraveSpace CBT
Psychotherapist
Not Verified Not Verified
I am Katie, and I am a qualified CBT therapist, and able to work with adults and young people aged 13 years and over. I began my career in mental health whilst studying Psychology as my undergraduate Honours degree. Following this I worked in a range of mental health settings with both adults, children and young people. Prior to qualifying as a CBT therapist, I have worked for the last 3 years specifically supporting young people who are experiencing life challenges such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem, anger difficulties and relationships.
I am Katie, and I am a qualified CBT therapist, and able to work with adults and young people aged 13 years and over. I began my career in mental health whilst studying Psychology as my undergraduate Honours degree. Following this I worked in a range of mental health settings with both adults, children and young people. Prior to qualifying as a CBT therapist, I have worked for the last 3 years specifically supporting young people who are experiencing life challenges such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem, anger difficulties and relationships.
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Photo of Leigh James, Counsellor in West Lothian, Scotland
Leigh James
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. Counselling offers an opportunity for you to talk through difficulties in your life. You might be struggling with a particular problem or perhaps you feel stuck and don’t know why. Talking to someone who will listen to you with empathy and without judgement may help you better understand and find ways of coping with what’s going on for you. I have experience of counselling individuals with issues including alcohol problems, anxiety, depression, loss, relationships and stress.
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. Counselling offers an opportunity for you to talk through difficulties in your life. You might be struggling with a particular problem or perhaps you feel stuck and don’t know why. Talking to someone who will listen to you with empathy and without judgement may help you better understand and find ways of coping with what’s going on for you. I have experience of counselling individuals with issues including alcohol problems, anxiety, depression, loss, relationships and stress.
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Fireflies Counselling
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
I am a qualified counsellor, committed to delivering integrative counselling through talking based therapies. I am qualified to work with adults, young people and children, and specialised in counselling children and young people during my training. When working with younger clients I may use a more creative/play based approach. I have been working as a counsellor for many years and during that time I have worked for various different services such as the Bridge Community Project, Oasis Counselling Service, West Lothian Young Carers and Place2Be. I have been in private practice since 2018.
I am a qualified counsellor, committed to delivering integrative counselling through talking based therapies. I am qualified to work with adults, young people and children, and specialised in counselling children and young people during my training. When working with younger clients I may use a more creative/play based approach. I have been working as a counsellor for many years and during that time I have worked for various different services such as the Bridge Community Project, Oasis Counselling Service, West Lothian Young Carers and Place2Be. I have been in private practice since 2018.
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Photo of Fiona Harvie, Counsellor in West Lothian, Scotland
Fiona Harvie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
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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Photo of Alison Yule, Counsellor in West Lothian, Scotland
Alison Yule
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
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.
07786 180133 View 07786 180133
Photo of Tracy Uttridge Counselling, Counsellor in West Lothian, Scotland
Tracy Uttridge Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello and welcome. Starting counselling can feel worrisome even if you have attended counselling previously. We all have our reasons for approaching counselling; stress, overwhelm, depression, anxiety, grief and trauma impacts can seem to control everything including our behaviours, relationships, and work - our lives in general. Working with warmth and building trust is at the core of my approach. By taking one step at a time, in a contained space we can work collaboratively in achieving your aims and help you see your life and yourself in a different light.
Hello and welcome. Starting counselling can feel worrisome even if you have attended counselling previously. We all have our reasons for approaching counselling; stress, overwhelm, depression, anxiety, grief and trauma impacts can seem to control everything including our behaviours, relationships, and work - our lives in general. Working with warmth and building trust is at the core of my approach. By taking one step at a time, in a contained space we can work collaboratively in achieving your aims and help you see your life and yourself in a different light.
01506 379373 View 01506 379373
Photo of Dennis Uttridge, Counsellor in West Lothian, Scotland
Dennis Uttridge
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
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.
01506 379866 View 01506 379866
Photo of Celeste Micciche, Psychotherapist in West Lothian, Scotland
Celeste Micciche
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
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.
0141 673 8698 View 0141 673 8698
Photo of Shirlae Carruthers, Counsellor in West Lothian, Scotland
Shirlae Carruthers
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
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.
0131 357 6295 View 0131 357 6295
Photo of Dr Scott, Psychologist in West Lothian, Scotland
Dr Scott
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 14 years of post-doctoral experience. I am also CEO and Clinical Director of Brain Brolly. At Brain Brolly, we know about Brains and provide a number of services under our umbrella to protect people and their brains. We offer clinical sessions for children, young people and adults across the ability span. We support mental health difficulties as well as coping with physical health issues and life transitions. We use only evidence based therapies shown to make positive changes for people. We provide support when there are difficulties as well as proactive approaches to build resilience and motivation
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 14 years of post-doctoral experience. I am also CEO and Clinical Director of Brain Brolly. At Brain Brolly, we know about Brains and provide a number of services under our umbrella to protect people and their brains. We offer clinical sessions for children, young people and adults across the ability span. We support mental health difficulties as well as coping with physical health issues and life transitions. We use only evidence based therapies shown to make positive changes for people. We provide support when there are difficulties as well as proactive approaches to build resilience and motivation
0131 510 5723 View 0131 510 5723
Photo of Wendy Sneddon, Counsellor in West Lothian, Scotland
Wendy Sneddon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
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.
01324 468293 View 01324 468293
Photo of Emma Jackson, Counsellor in West Lothian, Scotland
Emma Jackson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Livingston EH54  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello, I’m Emma! Thank you for taking your time to look at my profile. At different times in our lives we all go through challenges that can affect how we think, feel and live our lives. It can be a difficult step to begin therapy but, but you have made the first step by looking here. I aim to make your experience as supportive and compassionate as possible, working alongside you to help you achieve your goals. I welcome telephone/online consultations to give you the opportunity chat with me and decide if I am the right person for you!
Hello, I’m Emma! Thank you for taking your time to look at my profile. At different times in our lives we all go through challenges that can affect how we think, feel and live our lives. It can be a difficult step to begin therapy but, but you have made the first step by looking here. I aim to make your experience as supportive and compassionate as possible, working alongside you to help you achieve your goals. I welcome telephone/online consultations to give you the opportunity chat with me and decide if I am the right person for you!
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Photo of Marion Laird, Psychotherapist in West Lothian, Scotland
Marion Laird
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Your relationships affect the way you feel and difficulties can make you very unhappy, hurt and angry. One in five say their relationship is in distress. Some reasons people give are - emotional pain and distress, feeling unloved, conflict, infidelity, sex, different outlooks, children, career, addiction or family relationships. Communication, is often cited as at the heart of a distressed relationship, each of us thinks we are clear about telling our loved ones what is going on for us and we get frustrated when they just ‘don’t hear us’. It can all be very confusing and difficult to resolve.
Your relationships affect the way you feel and difficulties can make you very unhappy, hurt and angry. One in five say their relationship is in distress. Some reasons people give are - emotional pain and distress, feeling unloved, conflict, infidelity, sex, different outlooks, children, career, addiction or family relationships. Communication, is often cited as at the heart of a distressed relationship, each of us thinks we are clear about telling our loved ones what is going on for us and we get frustrated when they just ‘don’t hear us’. It can all be very confusing and difficult to resolve.
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Photo of Niamh Allen, Psychotherapist in West Lothian, Scotland
Niamh Allen
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
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 Counselling for you, Counsellor in West Lothian, Scotland
Counselling for you
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
If you are reading this statement then you are considering counselling for either you or someone close. Sometimes we all need help with coping with life either with past or present issues. These issues and how we currently manage them can prevent us from moving forward. They can also make us feel not too good about ourselves, others and the world. They can impact on our day to day life and relationships. My role is to work with you to create a balance in your life to enable you to move forward. I am also a qualified brain spotting therapist. This is a talk therapy that reveals unprocessed traumas through the use of the visual field.
If you are reading this statement then you are considering counselling for either you or someone close. Sometimes we all need help with coping with life either with past or present issues. These issues and how we currently manage them can prevent us from moving forward. They can also make us feel not too good about ourselves, others and the world. They can impact on our day to day life and relationships. My role is to work with you to create a balance in your life to enable you to move forward. I am also a qualified brain spotting therapist. This is a talk therapy that reveals unprocessed traumas through the use of the visual field.
01324 374528 View 01324 374528

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in West Lothian

20+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in West Lothian who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
92% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
83% Stress
79% Bereavement
75% Relationship Issues
67% Anger Management

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% AXA PPP
25% Aetna
25% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in West Lothian see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in West Lothian?

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.