Female Counselling in BS25

Photo of Elizabeth Rose Howis, Counsellor in BS25, England
Elizabeth Rose Howis
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, I'm Lizzie. Welcome to my profile. I'll create a safe, relaxed space where you feel comfortable to explore whatever's going on for you without fear of any judgement. My style is informal, relational, warm, and open. It may be one or many things that have brought you here today, but whatever it is that you’re wanting to work on, I am here to support and empower you.
Hello, I'm Lizzie. Welcome to my profile. I'll create a safe, relaxed space where you feel comfortable to explore whatever's going on for you without fear of any judgement. My style is informal, relational, warm, and open. It may be one or many things that have brought you here today, but whatever it is that you’re wanting to work on, I am here to support and empower you.
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Photo of Sharon Hewett, Counsellor in BS25, England
Sharon Hewett
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi and a warm welcome! My name is Sharon and I am a fully qualified person-centred counsellor. You may find yourself in need of support and have gathered the courage to reach out. Well done for making this step on your therapeutic journey. I am here to listen and support you. You may find that your previous coping strategies are no longer working for you, or you may wish to work through life experiences that have negatively impacted your life. Wherever you find yourself today, I will work with you so that you can explore your obstacles and reach the outcome that you hope to achieve.
Hi and a warm welcome! My name is Sharon and I am a fully qualified person-centred counsellor. You may find yourself in need of support and have gathered the courage to reach out. Well done for making this step on your therapeutic journey. I am here to listen and support you. You may find that your previous coping strategies are no longer working for you, or you may wish to work through life experiences that have negatively impacted your life. Wherever you find yourself today, I will work with you so that you can explore your obstacles and reach the outcome that you hope to achieve.
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Photo of Kirsty Robinson-Radford, Counsellor in BS25, England
Kirsty Robinson-Radford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello I’m Kirsty. I predominantly work as a Person-Centred Counsellor, allowing my clients time to explore what has bought them to counselling. I offer a safe, secure, confidential space where my clients can feel comfortable to unravel what is at the core of their feelings, which could be related to life experiences, or formed thoughts and patterns of behaviours. My hopes are for my clients to find more comfortable ways of thinking about their life, to encourage them to gain self-confidence, and self-belief.
Hello I’m Kirsty. I predominantly work as a Person-Centred Counsellor, allowing my clients time to explore what has bought them to counselling. I offer a safe, secure, confidential space where my clients can feel comfortable to unravel what is at the core of their feelings, which could be related to life experiences, or formed thoughts and patterns of behaviours. My hopes are for my clients to find more comfortable ways of thinking about their life, to encourage them to gain self-confidence, and self-belief.
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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.