Female Counselling in Abingdon, ENG

Photo of Jo Walliker, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Jo Walliker
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX13
Are you finding life challenging and overwhelming? My aim is to provide you with a safe, calm and non judgemental space to be yourself and explore your thoughts and feelings. I can help with a wide range of issues including - Feelings of stress and anxiety, helping individuals to move on after a traumatic event, grief and bereavement. We can set your goals together and progress from there whilst we work towards the change you want.
Are you finding life challenging and overwhelming? My aim is to provide you with a safe, calm and non judgemental space to be yourself and explore your thoughts and feelings. I can help with a wide range of issues including - Feelings of stress and anxiety, helping individuals to move on after a traumatic event, grief and bereavement. We can set your goals together and progress from there whilst we work towards the change you want.
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Sian Miller
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX13
Are you finding life challenging or overwhelming? Are you feeling stuck and unable to move on? Do you feel unsupported, unseen or unheard? Are you struggling with a life change or a traumatic event? I offer a caring, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore and work with your issues and goals, and to help you to live a better life. I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I offer a free, no-obligation 20-minute phone call, to help you get a feel for the counselling process and to decide whether I would be the right counsellor for you.
Are you finding life challenging or overwhelming? Are you feeling stuck and unable to move on? Do you feel unsupported, unseen or unheard? Are you struggling with a life change or a traumatic event? I offer a caring, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore and work with your issues and goals, and to help you to live a better life. I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I offer a free, no-obligation 20-minute phone call, to help you get a feel for the counselling process and to decide whether I would be the right counsellor for you.
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Katia Houghton
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX14
My aim is to create a safe and confidential space in which you can explore your concerns and increase your self-understanding at your own pace and according to your individual needs. A secure therapeutic relationship, directed by what you want to bring to each session, is central to that process.
My aim is to create a safe and confidential space in which you can explore your concerns and increase your self-understanding at your own pace and according to your individual needs. A secure therapeutic relationship, directed by what you want to bring to each session, is central to that process.
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Nicola Kelly Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX13
I am an Integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor. I work with a range of modalities including person-centred and psychodynamic. My private practice is located from my home, within a welcoming, safe and confidential setting. At times life can become difficult and confusing. If you feel you have lost your way, struggling with stress or anxiety, talking to a trained professional will help you explore your deeper thoughts and feelings at your own pace without judgement.
I am an Integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor. I work with a range of modalities including person-centred and psychodynamic. My private practice is located from my home, within a welcoming, safe and confidential setting. At times life can become difficult and confusing. If you feel you have lost your way, struggling with stress or anxiety, talking to a trained professional will help you explore your deeper thoughts and feelings at your own pace without judgement.
01235 428124 View 01235 428124
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Mia Sarosi - Internal Family Systems IFS Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX14  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life is complex and multi-layered, and so when we are faced with a challenge we usually have a number of needs that benefit from being addressed at different levels. I aim to help you better understand your challenges, assist your healing process around traumas or blocks and coach you when you are ready to go forwards. My approach facilitates deeper, more profound connection to your core Self and helps to increase access your own incredible gifts and talents.
Life is complex and multi-layered, and so when we are faced with a challenge we usually have a number of needs that benefit from being addressed at different levels. I aim to help you better understand your challenges, assist your healing process around traumas or blocks and coach you when you are ready to go forwards. My approach facilitates deeper, more profound connection to your core Self and helps to increase access your own incredible gifts and talents.
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Sophie Elliot
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abingdon OX14
Please see website for availability. I am passionate about mental health and the impact that it has on children and young people. Social anxiety, isolation, low mood, difficult emotions and feeling different are but some of the challenges that can impact our loved ones.
Please see website for availability. I am passionate about mental health and the impact that it has on children and young people. Social anxiety, isolation, low mood, difficult emotions and feeling different are but some of the challenges that can impact our loved ones.
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Rebecca Johns
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX13
Feeling Stuck? Not sure what to do next or what that may look like? Counselling can help by exploring the current presenting issue and reasons for its presence in the moment, with some past focus and exploration of the impact of the issue for you coming to therapy. I work with what you need in the room as I believe you are the expert of what is going on and using this to inform the way we tailor support to overcome what has brought you to therapy. I use an array of techniques to suit your needs working with anxiety, stress, grief and loss, relationship issues and long term illness.
Feeling Stuck? Not sure what to do next or what that may look like? Counselling can help by exploring the current presenting issue and reasons for its presence in the moment, with some past focus and exploration of the impact of the issue for you coming to therapy. I work with what you need in the room as I believe you are the expert of what is going on and using this to inform the way we tailor support to overcome what has brought you to therapy. I use an array of techniques to suit your needs working with anxiety, stress, grief and loss, relationship issues and long term illness.
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Photo of Sian Renwick, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Sian Renwick
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX14
With climate change, systemic social and financial inequality, polarised political debate, the cost-of-living crisis, and more going on around us, life in the 21st century can be complex and challenging. For those of us who are neurodivergent, LGBTQ+, disabled, racialised, or otherwise marginalized, things can be even tougher. Against this backdrop, prioritising your own well-being through counselling is a radical act which can help you develop self-compassion, address short- or long-term issues, and live authentically.
With climate change, systemic social and financial inequality, polarised political debate, the cost-of-living crisis, and more going on around us, life in the 21st century can be complex and challenging. For those of us who are neurodivergent, LGBTQ+, disabled, racialised, or otherwise marginalized, things can be even tougher. Against this backdrop, prioritising your own well-being through counselling is a radical act which can help you develop self-compassion, address short- or long-term issues, and live authentically.
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Your Ultimate You therapies with Jessica Barratt
MA
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX13
I work with ages spanning from the tender age of 3 to adulthood. I work within trauma and attachment-related challenges, seeking solace and healing. Rooted in past experiences, and how the issues manifest in strained relationships, emotional dysregulation, and a pervasive sense of disconnection. Individuals needs transcend age barriers, encompassing a safe space for expression, empathetic understanding, and tools for coping and resilience. Through therapy, individuals will aspire to reclaim a sense of security, rebuild trust in relationships, and cultivate a healthy sense of self-worth.
I work with ages spanning from the tender age of 3 to adulthood. I work within trauma and attachment-related challenges, seeking solace and healing. Rooted in past experiences, and how the issues manifest in strained relationships, emotional dysregulation, and a pervasive sense of disconnection. Individuals needs transcend age barriers, encompassing a safe space for expression, empathetic understanding, and tools for coping and resilience. Through therapy, individuals will aspire to reclaim a sense of security, rebuild trust in relationships, and cultivate a healthy sense of self-worth.
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Dr Josephine McInerney
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX13  (Online Only)
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist working in both private practice and the NHS, where I work as a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist in secure services. I have experience working across the lifespan and with a range of severity. I place a strong emphasis on creating a safe space to commence therapy and to support clients to create positive change. I am trained to use multiple evidence-based psychological therapies and work flexibly to adapt these to each client.
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist working in both private practice and the NHS, where I work as a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist in secure services. I have experience working across the lifespan and with a range of severity. I place a strong emphasis on creating a safe space to commence therapy and to support clients to create positive change. I am trained to use multiple evidence-based psychological therapies and work flexibly to adapt these to each client.
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Lidia Veas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX14
I work with people seeking positive change in their lives, whether they are struggling with emotional distress or want to understand themselves better. My clients face challenges such as anxiety, depression, life changes, low self-esteem, loss, indecisiveness, and identity or relationship issues.
I work with people seeking positive change in their lives, whether they are struggling with emotional distress or want to understand themselves better. My clients face challenges such as anxiety, depression, life changes, low self-esteem, loss, indecisiveness, and identity or relationship issues.
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NB Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX14
Looking for talking therapy can be a daunting step into the unknown, whether you are considering it for the first time or perhaps seeking a new perspective. Either way choosing the right counsellor for you is important. I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor offering a compassionate, professional and confidential approach. I can help you to facilitate the change you are looking for. We all have individual therapeutic needs. I can work with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationships, trauma and suicidal thoughts. I have many years experience working with survivors of sexual abuse both current and historical.
Looking for talking therapy can be a daunting step into the unknown, whether you are considering it for the first time or perhaps seeking a new perspective. Either way choosing the right counsellor for you is important. I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor offering a compassionate, professional and confidential approach. I can help you to facilitate the change you are looking for. We all have individual therapeutic needs. I can work with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationships, trauma and suicidal thoughts. I have many years experience working with survivors of sexual abuse both current and historical.
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Ameda Blades
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX14  (Online Only)
The modality that I use is person-centred and experiential however I draw from a broad range of theoretical perspectives to work in an integrative way. I work in a sex and body positive way, this includes working with those who work in the sex industry. The majority of my working life has been working with individuals who have experienced personal and vicarious trauma or those who live or work in a chaotic and traumatic environment. When working with dissociative identity disorder as a presentation double length sessions (100 minutes) are available. SCID-D assessments, diagnosis and treatments plans offered.
The modality that I use is person-centred and experiential however I draw from a broad range of theoretical perspectives to work in an integrative way. I work in a sex and body positive way, this includes working with those who work in the sex industry. The majority of my working life has been working with individuals who have experienced personal and vicarious trauma or those who live or work in a chaotic and traumatic environment. When working with dissociative identity disorder as a presentation double length sessions (100 minutes) are available. SCID-D assessments, diagnosis and treatments plans offered.
01825 705362 View 01825 705362
Photo of Anne Calleja, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Anne Calleja
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX14
I utilise a blend of positive psychotherapeutic enquiry and solution focussed approaches, to identify and reframe the cause of limiting beliefs and behaviours. I tailor my approach and work with individuals and couples. Whether you need to overcome a traumatic experience, difficulties in relationships, self esteem, anxiety or coaching to provide skills to transition through life, manage a situation or perform at your best. Building an independent, safe and trusting environment for you to explore issues and challenges in life: both work and/or personal is important for me.
I utilise a blend of positive psychotherapeutic enquiry and solution focussed approaches, to identify and reframe the cause of limiting beliefs and behaviours. I tailor my approach and work with individuals and couples. Whether you need to overcome a traumatic experience, difficulties in relationships, self esteem, anxiety or coaching to provide skills to transition through life, manage a situation or perform at your best. Building an independent, safe and trusting environment for you to explore issues and challenges in life: both work and/or personal is important for me.
01865 951780 View 01865 951780
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Southcott Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX13  (Online Only)
I work using a Person Centred Approach and a blend of therapeutic approaches and skills. I offer consultations for individuals who want to explore, and improve their ability to manage emotion effectively, wish to enhance their relationship skills, and develop healthy and effective coping mechanisms whilst letting go of thinking/behaviour patterns that are having a detrimental effect in their lives.
I work using a Person Centred Approach and a blend of therapeutic approaches and skills. I offer consultations for individuals who want to explore, and improve their ability to manage emotion effectively, wish to enhance their relationship skills, and develop healthy and effective coping mechanisms whilst letting go of thinking/behaviour patterns that are having a detrimental effect in their lives.
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Viola Robinson
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX14
I am an experienced therapeutic counsellor and clinical supervisor working with adult’s age 18+, providing compassionate, professional and ethical service in accordance with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have a passion for helping people through my various training and experiences with cultural sensitivity. I offer my services to help you achieve healing and growth with situations you might be struggling with by gaining insight/skills in raising awareness, remove stigma to help you cope healthily with life’s challenges and be able to live and enjoy your life.
I am an experienced therapeutic counsellor and clinical supervisor working with adult’s age 18+, providing compassionate, professional and ethical service in accordance with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have a passion for helping people through my various training and experiences with cultural sensitivity. I offer my services to help you achieve healing and growth with situations you might be struggling with by gaining insight/skills in raising awareness, remove stigma to help you cope healthily with life’s challenges and be able to live and enjoy your life.
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Photo of Stacy Rowland-Jones, MBACP, Counsellor
Stacy Rowland-Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX14
Hello and welcome. How can I help support you? It can be difficult to express our feelings or make sense of what is happening to us. Enabling ourselves to be truly heard is important so that we might explore our difficulties. You may feel that a change is needed. Perhaps you struggle with unhelpful patterns or have difficulty setting boundaries for yourself. Do you replay events, wishing that you had done things differently? Perhaps a past trauma is haunting you. Navigating our challenges can make us feel out of control, lost and frustrated. By working together we can heal, build strength and resilience and feel more fulfilled.
Hello and welcome. How can I help support you? It can be difficult to express our feelings or make sense of what is happening to us. Enabling ourselves to be truly heard is important so that we might explore our difficulties. You may feel that a change is needed. Perhaps you struggle with unhelpful patterns or have difficulty setting boundaries for yourself. Do you replay events, wishing that you had done things differently? Perhaps a past trauma is haunting you. Navigating our challenges can make us feel out of control, lost and frustrated. By working together we can heal, build strength and resilience and feel more fulfilled.
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Alison Hamley Psychological Services
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX14
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, and a British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist. I have over 25 years experience of working in mental health settings. In my practice, I provide a safe, confidential and collaborative space for clients to explore their difficulties and find solutions to their problems.
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, and a British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist. I have over 25 years experience of working in mental health settings. In my practice, I provide a safe, confidential and collaborative space for clients to explore their difficulties and find solutions to their problems.
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Tamara Jane Herrmann
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Abingdon OX13
Hello! Thank you for checking my profile. I know that It’s really difficult to find the right therapist. We can have a brief chat on the phone or else arrange an initial assessment appointment and see how we get on together. I am an integrative Psychotherapist. I can see you for psychotherapy for any issues and problems in your life which are stopping you from living it to the full . I am also a dietician and can advise on healthy eating and nutrition. We can agree on nutritional targets based on tailor-made meal plan for you, if this is what you require .
Hello! Thank you for checking my profile. I know that It’s really difficult to find the right therapist. We can have a brief chat on the phone or else arrange an initial assessment appointment and see how we get on together. I am an integrative Psychotherapist. I can see you for psychotherapy for any issues and problems in your life which are stopping you from living it to the full . I am also a dietician and can advise on healthy eating and nutrition. We can agree on nutritional targets based on tailor-made meal plan for you, if this is what you require .
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Natasha Budd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Abingdon OX14  (Online Only)
I appreciate how difficult taking the first step can be and that the thought of counselling can be daunting. I offer a warm and safe space to listen, without judgement to any issues you feel are holding you back. I have worked with bereaved clients for 2 years and also in a local Men’s counselling agency dealing with mental health issues and a range of difficulties life can bring. I have worked in a domestic violence charity and feel that I can relate to needing support at difficult times.
I appreciate how difficult taking the first step can be and that the thought of counselling can be daunting. I offer a warm and safe space to listen, without judgement to any issues you feel are holding you back. I have worked with bereaved clients for 2 years and also in a local Men’s counselling agency dealing with mental health issues and a range of difficulties life can bring. I have worked in a domestic violence charity and feel that I can relate to needing support at difficult times.
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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.