Female Counselling in Ashburton, ENG

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Clare Burke
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Ashburton TQ13  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am an experienced integrative therapist treating trauma and overwhelm with EMDR and/or art psychotherapy. As human beings we naturally at times feel overwhelmed, stuck, depressed, anxious, sad, fearful and lost. Expert therapy within the safety of a trusting therapeutic relationship can be transformative. I am here to walk alongside you as we seek your way out of the discomfort you find yourself in, enabling you to live a full life in this present moment, free from the often unconscious experiences in your past which keep patterns stuck.
I am an experienced integrative therapist treating trauma and overwhelm with EMDR and/or art psychotherapy. As human beings we naturally at times feel overwhelmed, stuck, depressed, anxious, sad, fearful and lost. Expert therapy within the safety of a trusting therapeutic relationship can be transformative. I am here to walk alongside you as we seek your way out of the discomfort you find yourself in, enabling you to live a full life in this present moment, free from the often unconscious experiences in your past which keep patterns stuck.
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Thais Lloyd (Tess)
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ashburton TQ13
Hello, my name is Thais Lloyd, but people call me Tess. I have over 15 years' experience as a counsellor. I am experienced in working with clients with: depression and low mood; anxiety, panic and phobias; difficulties in relationships; loneliness; trauma and abuse; low self-esteem; health-related stress; grief and loss; addiction. Finding a counsellor that you can connect well with can make a real difference to how you feel and to how you deal with what is difficult for you. My aim is to support you to find the relief you seek, make the changes you wish to make, and move forward in your life in a more creative and fulfilling way.
Hello, my name is Thais Lloyd, but people call me Tess. I have over 15 years' experience as a counsellor. I am experienced in working with clients with: depression and low mood; anxiety, panic and phobias; difficulties in relationships; loneliness; trauma and abuse; low self-esteem; health-related stress; grief and loss; addiction. Finding a counsellor that you can connect well with can make a real difference to how you feel and to how you deal with what is difficult for you. My aim is to support you to find the relief you seek, make the changes you wish to make, and move forward in your life in a more creative and fulfilling way.
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Claudia Denington
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashburton TQ13
I have lots of experience working with relationship issues, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, sexual abuse and work related issues. For many people who come to see me, they are looking for a supportive space during times of overwhelm, or want to work through areas of life which feel challenging. For some, the goal may be simply feeling better, for others we might work towards a more specific goal. Usually sessions will be held on a weekly basis during the same time slot each week. I integrate a range of different psychotherapeutic approaches subject to your needs.
I have lots of experience working with relationship issues, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, sexual abuse and work related issues. For many people who come to see me, they are looking for a supportive space during times of overwhelm, or want to work through areas of life which feel challenging. For some, the goal may be simply feeling better, for others we might work towards a more specific goal. Usually sessions will be held on a weekly basis during the same time slot each week. I integrate a range of different psychotherapeutic approaches subject to your needs.
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Steph Pickerill
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Ashburton TQ13
I offer support and understanding to people struggling in all sorts of ways and I believe everyone has a unique healing journey. I work with people experiencing stress, loss, depression, anxiety, and the many ways mental health can impact day to day life. This can include relationship problems, destructive behaviour patterns, intrusive thoughts and feelings of being blocked, off balance or held back. I work deeply and gently with suffering and pain while allowing for the growth that suffering can bring us to. I believe that therapy should empower you to support your own healing.
I offer support and understanding to people struggling in all sorts of ways and I believe everyone has a unique healing journey. I work with people experiencing stress, loss, depression, anxiety, and the many ways mental health can impact day to day life. This can include relationship problems, destructive behaviour patterns, intrusive thoughts and feelings of being blocked, off balance or held back. I work deeply and gently with suffering and pain while allowing for the growth that suffering can bring us to. I believe that therapy should empower you to support your own healing.
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Peg Hardman
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Ashburton TQ13
People may seek counselling for all sorts of reasons; whether it's for help with life's emotional wear and tear or because of deep distress. Counselling is an opportunity to explore any worries or concerns that are important to you. I work with adults, on a one to one basis, in person, over zoom or by telephone. I have over 20 years experience of working in the field of mental health and well-being. I believe in our ability to develop and grow as unique individuals. My aim is to support you in working towards a deeper understanding of yourself and your world; moving closer towards reaching your full potential.
People may seek counselling for all sorts of reasons; whether it's for help with life's emotional wear and tear or because of deep distress. Counselling is an opportunity to explore any worries or concerns that are important to you. I work with adults, on a one to one basis, in person, over zoom or by telephone. I have over 20 years experience of working in the field of mental health and well-being. I believe in our ability to develop and grow as unique individuals. My aim is to support you in working towards a deeper understanding of yourself and your world; moving closer towards reaching your full potential.
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Bundle MacLaren Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Ashburton TQ13
I believe everyone can benefit from psychotherapy and that talking to a professional is the best first step to take if you're struggling. As a UKCP psychotherapist in advanced clinical training and with over 800 hours of clinical experience, I can support you to make sense of your concerns, feelings and behaviours. Starting therapy can feel like a big step so please get in touch for a free consultation where we can talk things through and ensure you get the right support you need. If I don't think I'm the right person for you then I'll signpost you to someone who is.
I believe everyone can benefit from psychotherapy and that talking to a professional is the best first step to take if you're struggling. As a UKCP psychotherapist in advanced clinical training and with over 800 hours of clinical experience, I can support you to make sense of your concerns, feelings and behaviours. Starting therapy can feel like a big step so please get in touch for a free consultation where we can talk things through and ensure you get the right support you need. If I don't think I'm the right person for you then I'll signpost you to someone who is.
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Jo Armstrong
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ashburton TQ13
I am an Integrative Counsellor combining different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of the client. I worked as a Senior Counsellor and Supervisor at a CIC in Plymouth for many years. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Counselling is my passion and I feel privileged to have worked with a diverse range of clients over the years. I offer a safe, warm and supportive environment and my natural intuitive ability and creativity serve the therapeutic process.
I am an Integrative Counsellor combining different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of the client. I worked as a Senior Counsellor and Supervisor at a CIC in Plymouth for many years. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Counselling is my passion and I feel privileged to have worked with a diverse range of clients over the years. I offer a safe, warm and supportive environment and my natural intuitive ability and creativity serve the therapeutic process.
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Roberta Hutchins
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Ashburton TQ13
Roberta Hutchins has over 15 years’ experience in private practice as an integrated holistic healthcare practitioner in Devon. Roberta’s many years’ experience of working effectively with people with diverse health problems in a variety of ways have provided a strong foundation for her Human Givens Psychotherapy practice. People suffering from anxiety, depression, and many health problems related to stress, have formed the backbone of her practice. It is often the case that resolving life difficulties, getting needs met and focusing on psychological wellbeing are the keys to getting back on track with life and feeling well again.
Roberta Hutchins has over 15 years’ experience in private practice as an integrated holistic healthcare practitioner in Devon. Roberta’s many years’ experience of working effectively with people with diverse health problems in a variety of ways have provided a strong foundation for her Human Givens Psychotherapy practice. People suffering from anxiety, depression, and many health problems related to stress, have formed the backbone of her practice. It is often the case that resolving life difficulties, getting needs met and focusing on psychological wellbeing are the keys to getting back on track with life and feeling well again.
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Talya Griffith
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Ashburton TQ13
My name is Talya. At the heart of how I work is the belief that everyone's choices and experiences are understandable if we give the time and attention to understanding them. When we are supported it becomes more possible to gain insight into the ways we feel limited, to acknowledge and release the feelings that can keep us stuck and to find new ways of being. Therapy can provide a chance to heal from the hurts that accumulate within us and help us find the resources to meet life fully. Through our time together, you may find that new ways of relating to yourself and the world around you become possible.
My name is Talya. At the heart of how I work is the belief that everyone's choices and experiences are understandable if we give the time and attention to understanding them. When we are supported it becomes more possible to gain insight into the ways we feel limited, to acknowledge and release the feelings that can keep us stuck and to find new ways of being. Therapy can provide a chance to heal from the hurts that accumulate within us and help us find the resources to meet life fully. Through our time together, you may find that new ways of relating to yourself and the world around you become possible.
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Charlotte Watson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Ashburton TQ13
In my experience we may all at times face hurdles too daunting to negotiate alone. I work with a wide range of issues focussing on clients who have suffered sexual abuse, as well as young people and adults experiencing stress, anxiety, trauma, panic attacks, depression and low self esteem. We may have issues and patterns of behaviour from the past that we are ready to leave behind. I offer a safe, confidential therapeutic space to be heard and feel safe. In some cases I work in the here and now, in others I believe in order to understand and find our inner resources to change present behaviour we need to delve into our past.
In my experience we may all at times face hurdles too daunting to negotiate alone. I work with a wide range of issues focussing on clients who have suffered sexual abuse, as well as young people and adults experiencing stress, anxiety, trauma, panic attacks, depression and low self esteem. We may have issues and patterns of behaviour from the past that we are ready to leave behind. I offer a safe, confidential therapeutic space to be heard and feel safe. In some cases I work in the here and now, in others I believe in order to understand and find our inner resources to change present behaviour we need to delve into our past.
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Jaime van Weede
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Ashburton TQ13
I know what it feels like to be anxious. I spent many years feeling out of place in the world and thinking everyone else must have it sorted. The road that led me to decide to train to be a counsellor was challenging and I can truly empathise when clients tell me they feel worried, anxious, lost, lonely, scared, vulnerable.
I know what it feels like to be anxious. I spent many years feeling out of place in the world and thinking everyone else must have it sorted. The road that led me to decide to train to be a counsellor was challenging and I can truly empathise when clients tell me they feel worried, anxious, lost, lonely, scared, vulnerable.
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Claire Cook (Willingham)
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ashburton TQ13
Hello.... I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP) based in Newton Abbot, Devon. Counselling is not only helpful for traumatic life events, it can also help when you are at a crossroads, feeling stuck or having a huge sense that life is not what it could be. I like to encourage my clients to explore their issues and work towards a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. Together we will look at finding your inner strengths so that you can build in them developing a greater self awareness. However, FINDING THE RIGHT PERON IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THERAPY.
Hello.... I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP) based in Newton Abbot, Devon. Counselling is not only helpful for traumatic life events, it can also help when you are at a crossroads, feeling stuck or having a huge sense that life is not what it could be. I like to encourage my clients to explore their issues and work towards a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. Together we will look at finding your inner strengths so that you can build in them developing a greater self awareness. However, FINDING THE RIGHT PERON IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THERAPY.
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Annamai Martinot Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashburton TQ13
It takes courage to seek support when life isn’t going well, and we would like to work out why. Counselling can help in difficult times, and also in times when we wish to understand ourselves better. With awareness, we have the choice to change our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I offer safe, confidential and free from judgement counselling sessions, either face-to-face in the heart of Totnes, South Devon, or online via zoom. I offer a free no obligation initial consultation 30 min phone call to discuss what brings you to counselling, answer any questions you may have and to ensure I'm the right therapist to help you.
It takes courage to seek support when life isn’t going well, and we would like to work out why. Counselling can help in difficult times, and also in times when we wish to understand ourselves better. With awareness, we have the choice to change our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I offer safe, confidential and free from judgement counselling sessions, either face-to-face in the heart of Totnes, South Devon, or online via zoom. I offer a free no obligation initial consultation 30 min phone call to discuss what brings you to counselling, answer any questions you may have and to ensure I'm the right therapist to help you.
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Dr Anna Tissandier, EMDR Therapy
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ashburton TQ13  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner offering one to one EMDR therapy to adults. In our time together, we would aim to develop a shared understanding of your life - its significant events and relationships - and to explore the ways these may have led to certain strengths and vulnerabilities. This kind of understanding can itself help people to feel very differently, and to start to make changes in their lives. Further and deeper changes become possible when we work on processing difficult events that may still be exerting an influence, and by developing techniques to deepen self-compassion.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner offering one to one EMDR therapy to adults. In our time together, we would aim to develop a shared understanding of your life - its significant events and relationships - and to explore the ways these may have led to certain strengths and vulnerabilities. This kind of understanding can itself help people to feel very differently, and to start to make changes in their lives. Further and deeper changes become possible when we work on processing difficult events that may still be exerting an influence, and by developing techniques to deepen self-compassion.
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Debbie Andrews
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chagford TQ13
Life is overwhelming at times and it's just good to talk about what's going on. I like to work with you to find your own answers, to understand what is going on for you. We don't always know what we are thinking or feeling until we say it out loud. In order to do that you need to be able to trust who you are talking to. Nobody likes feeling judged or being told what to do!
Life is overwhelming at times and it's just good to talk about what's going on. I like to work with you to find your own answers, to understand what is going on for you. We don't always know what we are thinking or feeling until we say it out loud. In order to do that you need to be able to trust who you are talking to. Nobody likes feeling judged or being told what to do!
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Lizette Baker
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chudleigh TQ13
Are you looking for a compassionate guide to help you navigate life's ups and downs? My name is Lizette, and I believe we each have an innate ability to navigate our personal situation. But sometimes, due to either bereavement, loss, trauma, or a life changing event, we lose our direction. In our sessions, we will work together to address your pain and challenges, ensuring that you feel heard, valued and empowered. With experience working at a local counselling centre, as well as with a national bereavement charity, I offer a safe, and supportive environment to explore your needs and goals for healing, change and growth.
Are you looking for a compassionate guide to help you navigate life's ups and downs? My name is Lizette, and I believe we each have an innate ability to navigate our personal situation. But sometimes, due to either bereavement, loss, trauma, or a life changing event, we lose our direction. In our sessions, we will work together to address your pain and challenges, ensuring that you feel heard, valued and empowered. With experience working at a local counselling centre, as well as with a national bereavement charity, I offer a safe, and supportive environment to explore your needs and goals for healing, change and growth.
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Dr Anna Southall
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Chagford TQ13
If you are experiencing psychological symptoms as a result of a traumatic event, and looking to seek resolution to the impact of such symptoms, I offer a clinically recommended treatment over the course of 12 sessions on a weekly/fortnightly basis. Following initial assessment, approaches will be planned out virtually or in person.
If you are experiencing psychological symptoms as a result of a traumatic event, and looking to seek resolution to the impact of such symptoms, I offer a clinically recommended treatment over the course of 12 sessions on a weekly/fortnightly basis. Following initial assessment, approaches will be planned out virtually or in person.
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Sarah Lane MBACP Counselling & Mindfulness
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bovey Tracey TQ13
I offer affordable integrative counselling, which helps with overcoming difficulties such as low mood, anxiety, poor self-esteem, bereavement and relationship issues. You may be lacking direction in your life at the moment, it may seem meaningless or you might feel low in confidence. Perhaps you are looking to find some clarity around what's important to you and to explore how you can bring more of this into your life? Or maybe you want to improve how you feel about yourself? Or perhaps you need a warm and compassionate space where you can fully feel your grief to be able to start to move forwards in life again?
I offer affordable integrative counselling, which helps with overcoming difficulties such as low mood, anxiety, poor self-esteem, bereavement and relationship issues. You may be lacking direction in your life at the moment, it may seem meaningless or you might feel low in confidence. Perhaps you are looking to find some clarity around what's important to you and to explore how you can bring more of this into your life? Or maybe you want to improve how you feel about yourself? Or perhaps you need a warm and compassionate space where you can fully feel your grief to be able to start to move forwards in life again?
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Paula Bowen-Scott
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chudleigh TQ13
I work mainly with adults from all walks of life, all looking to find a more meaningful and fulfilling way of living. Whatever your issues are, together we will explore why you are feeling this way, and work towards change. We will look at what has led to your current issues and what it is you are looking for in order to create those changes. I have a lot of experience working not only face to face but also online and via phone. There is always a choice of a better way of feeling but we sometimes get stuck and unable to find a way forward alone. I can help you to untangle how you are feeling and clear the way for a new path.
I work mainly with adults from all walks of life, all looking to find a more meaningful and fulfilling way of living. Whatever your issues are, together we will explore why you are feeling this way, and work towards change. We will look at what has led to your current issues and what it is you are looking for in order to create those changes. I have a lot of experience working not only face to face but also online and via phone. There is always a choice of a better way of feeling but we sometimes get stuck and unable to find a way forward alone. I can help you to untangle how you are feeling and clear the way for a new path.
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Jo Smallbones
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ13
Are you experiencing a prolonged, overwhelming sense of helplessness, depression and stress, resulting in you struggling to concentrate, make decisions and complete everyday tasks? Is your confidence, motivation and self-esteem at an all-time low and you feel you've lost your sense of identity? Is your pain from the past or your anxiety about your future numbing your enjoyment of your present? I offer a confidential, empathic and non-judgemental space to feel heard, understood and emotionally supported, helping you to make sense of any destructive or self-defeating patterns which may be holding you back.
Are you experiencing a prolonged, overwhelming sense of helplessness, depression and stress, resulting in you struggling to concentrate, make decisions and complete everyday tasks? Is your confidence, motivation and self-esteem at an all-time low and you feel you've lost your sense of identity? Is your pain from the past or your anxiety about your future numbing your enjoyment of your present? I offer a confidential, empathic and non-judgemental space to feel heard, understood and emotionally supported, helping you to make sense of any destructive or self-defeating patterns which may be holding you back.
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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.