Lauren Young

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Scotland's Counselling Service of the Year 2023 & 2024
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Craigie, East Ayrshire, KA1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Giving you the confidence to be unapologetically you!

Are you tired of being your own worst enemy and feeling stuck because your confidence and self-esteem keeps holding you back?  Self-care doesn’t always come so easily, so invite yourself to identify and ask for what you need, navigate tricky situations, and give yourself permission to reframe your life.

My approach to therapy is all about helping you to break free and boost your confidence with a simple shift in your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

When you choose me as your therapist, you’re not being forced into a stuffy, windlow-less therapy room. You’re deciding to finally make a positive change in your life, with a modern and approachable therapist to guide you. 

How does it work?

The first step is booking a 20-minute free connection call, where we’ll get to know each other and check I’m the right therapist for you. When you arrange your first session, I learn your personal situation in more detail and then tailor the approach to what you need the most. 

We work together to navigate your goals for therapy, breaking it down into small and achievable steps. We create a plan of how to become unapologetically you, so you feel excited to step into your newfound confidence. 

Get the accountability to create your toolkit so you can look after yourself - even when those unexpected, tricky things pop up in everyday life. 

Further Information

I am accredited member ofthe British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), holding full professional liability and indemnity insurance with Holistic and I am a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.

In compliance with the BACP Code of Ethics, I attend regular supervision, which is important for self-care, to protect client confidentiality and is part of best practice, to ensure the best possible service to you, the client. My supervision provider is an accredited member of the BACP. 

Connection Call 

I offer prospective clients a complimentary 20-minute Connection Call. This allows you to explore the idea of therapy and to see if this would appear to meet your needs.  


Sessions typically last for 50 minutes with a cost of £80.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • The British Psychological Society – Certificate in Clinical Supervision
  • Uncommon Knowledge - The Rewind Technique (Trauma)
  • Working Creatively in the Outdoors - Ecotherapy & Walk & Talk Counselling (CPACB)
  • Accredited Facilitator – Belief Coding®
  • Accredited Member – BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy)
  • Certified – Breath Coach

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

I currently offer a 20 minute complimentary Connection Call to ensure my service suits your needs.

  • Single Session - £80

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Craigie, East Ayrshire, KA1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at , or contact this professional directly.

Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

I aim to provide you with a space to explore your work and support you to offer the best service to your clients, whilst also looking after yourself.

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Lauren Young
Lauren Young