Female Counselling in Wickham, WA

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Jessica Lethbridge
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Wickham, WA 6720
Jess is a passionate Clinical Psychologist and has a decade worth of varied experience; having worked in acute mental health services, inpatient and outpatient facilities, and high school settings. Jess has experience working with self harm, emotional dysregulation, trauma and complex PTSD, but has a special interest in working with all types of anxiety presentations (panic disorder, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, performance anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder). Jess has special interest in yoga and movement, and can integrate this in her sessions.
Jess is a passionate Clinical Psychologist and has a decade worth of varied experience; having worked in acute mental health services, inpatient and outpatient facilities, and high school settings. Jess has experience working with self harm, emotional dysregulation, trauma and complex PTSD, but has a special interest in working with all types of anxiety presentations (panic disorder, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, performance anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder). Jess has special interest in yoga and movement, and can integrate this in her sessions.
(08) 6493 7785 View (08) 6493 7785
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Mindbright
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Wickham, WA 6720
Are you struggling to manage stress, anxiety or depression? Perhaps these emotions are getting in the way of your everyday life or affecting your relationships at home or at work? Do you want solution oriented support? Would you like to gain a deeper understanding of your issue and leave with insight and new skills to make a positive change?
Are you struggling to manage stress, anxiety or depression? Perhaps these emotions are getting in the way of your everyday life or affecting your relationships at home or at work? Do you want solution oriented support? Would you like to gain a deeper understanding of your issue and leave with insight and new skills to make a positive change?
(07) 2801 7965 View (07) 2801 7965

Online Therapists

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Melissa Knaggs
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Port Hedland, WA 6721
I am a down-to-earth and nurturing Psychologist, who brings both an honest and compassionate approach to working with clients. It is important to me that clients feel seen, heard and understood. I am passionate about enabling clients to gain awareness, understanding and /or the tools to be able to move through life’s intricate problems. I also value treatment that is holistic, individualised and collaborative in nature.
I am a down-to-earth and nurturing Psychologist, who brings both an honest and compassionate approach to working with clients. It is important to me that clients feel seen, heard and understood. I am passionate about enabling clients to gain awareness, understanding and /or the tools to be able to move through life’s intricate problems. I also value treatment that is holistic, individualised and collaborative in nature.
0475 719 497 View 0475 719 497
Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.