Female Counselling in Ashford, ENG

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Anna Honeysett
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashford TN24
Hello. Firstly I would like to say well done for starting the process of asking for help, it takes great courage to make that step towards change. We all have difficulties in life and sometimes we need to go somewhere outside our family and friends and to work through issues with someone impartial. I offer a safe confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in the hope that you will be able to live your life more fully. Counselling is not a magic wand but in my experience it can give you insight into who you really are and promote personal freedom.
Hello. Firstly I would like to say well done for starting the process of asking for help, it takes great courage to make that step towards change. We all have difficulties in life and sometimes we need to go somewhere outside our family and friends and to work through issues with someone impartial. I offer a safe confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in the hope that you will be able to live your life more fully. Counselling is not a magic wand but in my experience it can give you insight into who you really are and promote personal freedom.
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Jules Ward
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Ashford TN23
I get you. I worked for many years in the corporate creative world, moving into psychotherapy using the arts specifically to work with burnout, anxiety and stress. Because I came from that background I know how important confidentially and trust is, I also believe you deserve support tailored specifically to your unique needs. That's why I work privately out of office hours. Perhaps you have a secret you can't discuss with others, maybe you want to regain your edge, be confident in you relationships, or perhaps you just want to be able to get out of bed in the morning?
I get you. I worked for many years in the corporate creative world, moving into psychotherapy using the arts specifically to work with burnout, anxiety and stress. Because I came from that background I know how important confidentially and trust is, I also believe you deserve support tailored specifically to your unique needs. That's why I work privately out of office hours. Perhaps you have a secret you can't discuss with others, maybe you want to regain your edge, be confident in you relationships, or perhaps you just want to be able to get out of bed in the morning?
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Sujatha Iyer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashford TW15
I have come to counselling and psychotherapy as my second career after spending over 25 years in the corporate sector as part of the human resources function for global technology companies. My desire and ability to connect with people combined with a quest to find deeper meaning in my work led me to retrain and find my true vocation. I have navigated challenging life experiences and have grown and found peace through my own personal therapy. I’m versatile in my clinical approach, drawing from a rich theoretical foundation having trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist.
I have come to counselling and psychotherapy as my second career after spending over 25 years in the corporate sector as part of the human resources function for global technology companies. My desire and ability to connect with people combined with a quest to find deeper meaning in my work led me to retrain and find my true vocation. I have navigated challenging life experiences and have grown and found peace through my own personal therapy. I’m versatile in my clinical approach, drawing from a rich theoretical foundation having trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist.
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Coleen Hemmings
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Ashford TN26
Hello there, thank you for visiting my profile today. My name is Coleen and I am an integrative therapist offering 1-2-1 sessions from my private and confidential space set within the grounds of the wonderful Ripley's Garden Centre on the outskirts of Bethersden. Drawing from both my own personal experiences and my professional experience as a therapist, gives me a great understanding of how sometimes obstacles that are put in our way can cause conflict, stress and make us feel stuck in what to do and where to go in order to move forwards. Equally sometimes we need help to understand and reflect upon difficulties that we face with
Hello there, thank you for visiting my profile today. My name is Coleen and I am an integrative therapist offering 1-2-1 sessions from my private and confidential space set within the grounds of the wonderful Ripley's Garden Centre on the outskirts of Bethersden. Drawing from both my own personal experiences and my professional experience as a therapist, gives me a great understanding of how sometimes obstacles that are put in our way can cause conflict, stress and make us feel stuck in what to do and where to go in order to move forwards. Equally sometimes we need help to understand and reflect upon difficulties that we face with
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Hannah Jackson
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ashford TN27
Have you confidence or self esteem issues, do you suffer from depression? I love working with adults, young and old, who have goals but sometimes get stuck because of issues from the past; perhaps trauma, bullying or family issues. I can help to identify what these issues are and find ways to overcome them. Or you may be suffering from PTSD and wish to be free of the debilitating symptoms this can cause for yourself and your family. I have many tools to draw upon and a wide range of life and work experience. I can work with you to get you back on track quickly and safely so that you can lead a happier and healthier life
Have you confidence or self esteem issues, do you suffer from depression? I love working with adults, young and old, who have goals but sometimes get stuck because of issues from the past; perhaps trauma, bullying or family issues. I can help to identify what these issues are and find ways to overcome them. Or you may be suffering from PTSD and wish to be free of the debilitating symptoms this can cause for yourself and your family. I have many tools to draw upon and a wide range of life and work experience. I can work with you to get you back on track quickly and safely so that you can lead a happier and healthier life
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Kim Stead
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Ashford TN27
I understand that seeking counselling can be daunting, but I have experienced it to be very rewarding for many people. As an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor I can offer a confidential, safe and stimulating space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and personal story. Being client-centred, I tailor therapy to your needs as an individual and work with what you decide to bring to each session. 'Integrative' means that I draw upon different models according to you the client.
I understand that seeking counselling can be daunting, but I have experienced it to be very rewarding for many people. As an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor I can offer a confidential, safe and stimulating space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and personal story. Being client-centred, I tailor therapy to your needs as an individual and work with what you decide to bring to each session. 'Integrative' means that I draw upon different models according to you the client.
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Bridget - BBR Therapy & Coaching
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ashford TN25
Overwhelmed, anxious, exhausted? You may find it hard to identify feelings, or even to see a future beyond today. Have you lost sight of "you", are you struggling with relationships? Change is possible.
Overwhelmed, anxious, exhausted? You may find it hard to identify feelings, or even to see a future beyond today. Have you lost sight of "you", are you struggling with relationships? Change is possible.
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Breeze Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Ashford TN23
Phone appointments now available. Hello, I'm Lena and I want to help you feel better. I strive to see all new clients within 48 hours so please call - let's start to make you feel more like you. Trying to find the right counsellor for you can be a daunting prospect and seeking help is hard. We all experience challenging periods in life and I would like to help you find your way through. If you are finding it difficult to cope and you are looking for more peace in yourself, I am genuinely looking forward to helping you find the right answers for you. They are there, some times we just need help finding them.
Phone appointments now available. Hello, I'm Lena and I want to help you feel better. I strive to see all new clients within 48 hours so please call - let's start to make you feel more like you. Trying to find the right counsellor for you can be a daunting prospect and seeking help is hard. We all experience challenging periods in life and I would like to help you find your way through. If you are finding it difficult to cope and you are looking for more peace in yourself, I am genuinely looking forward to helping you find the right answers for you. They are there, some times we just need help finding them.
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Photo of Faye Millner - Autism Assessment Centre, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Autism Assessment Centre
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ashford TN25
The Autism Assessment Centre is run by a small, friendly and compassionate team. As the mother of a neurodivergent child, our lead clinician Dr Faye Millner, draws from her personal journey and intimately understands the emotions and challenges families face during the assessment and diagnostic process. This insight has strongly influenced her professional practice. Our commitment is to provide a service that prioritises transparency and emotional support right from the outset. This approach not only eases the journey for all involved but also lays the foundation for a comprehensive and accurate diagnostic report.
The Autism Assessment Centre is run by a small, friendly and compassionate team. As the mother of a neurodivergent child, our lead clinician Dr Faye Millner, draws from her personal journey and intimately understands the emotions and challenges families face during the assessment and diagnostic process. This insight has strongly influenced her professional practice. Our commitment is to provide a service that prioritises transparency and emotional support right from the outset. This approach not only eases the journey for all involved but also lays the foundation for a comprehensive and accurate diagnostic report.
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Photo of Georgia Stirling Lord, MA, BPC, Psychotherapist
Georgia Stirling Lord
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Ashford TN25
Sometimes life can be tough and worries can become too much for children, young people and the adults in their lives. A child and adolescent trained psychotherapist can listen carefully and think together with each person to help make sense of the difficulties. Research suggests that psychotherapy has longer term effects and that even when you finish you will have a memory of your therapy and your therapist which does not go away. Psychotherapy is not just about clearing up symptoms but is concerned with overall long term development for all.
Sometimes life can be tough and worries can become too much for children, young people and the adults in their lives. A child and adolescent trained psychotherapist can listen carefully and think together with each person to help make sense of the difficulties. Research suggests that psychotherapy has longer term effects and that even when you finish you will have a memory of your therapy and your therapist which does not go away. Psychotherapy is not just about clearing up symptoms but is concerned with overall long term development for all.
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Jacqueline Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ashford TN25
My name is Jacqueline and I qualified as a counsellor in 2008. I have since worked with a wide variety of issues such as bereavement, anxiety, low self worth, lack of confidence, addiction, relational issues such as couples, autism, understanding self concept, shyness and much more. I believe that the professional working relationship between the counsellor and client is of fundamental importance as it provides opportunities in which change can occur. For that reason I provide a free assessment of your needs. Also meeting myself prior to engaging in any counseling will help you to decide if I would be the right counsellor for you.
My name is Jacqueline and I qualified as a counsellor in 2008. I have since worked with a wide variety of issues such as bereavement, anxiety, low self worth, lack of confidence, addiction, relational issues such as couples, autism, understanding self concept, shyness and much more. I believe that the professional working relationship between the counsellor and client is of fundamental importance as it provides opportunities in which change can occur. For that reason I provide a free assessment of your needs. Also meeting myself prior to engaging in any counseling will help you to decide if I would be the right counsellor for you.
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Photo of Anna Sturpino, COSRT Accred, Counsellor
Anna Sturpino
Counsellor, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Ashford TN25  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Having a fulfilling sexual life is often what we aspire to, but anxiety, physical pain and relationship issues might make it difficult to achieve. I believe everyone has an innate ability to connect to others and to build healthy relationships. As a sex and relationship therapist, my aim is to help you find your inner resources to overcome the challenges you are coming with. Whether you need your relationship to achieve its full potential or to overcome a crisis, we will work together to identify the issues you are struggling with and support you in the areas where you feel change is needed.
Having a fulfilling sexual life is often what we aspire to, but anxiety, physical pain and relationship issues might make it difficult to achieve. I believe everyone has an innate ability to connect to others and to build healthy relationships. As a sex and relationship therapist, my aim is to help you find your inner resources to overcome the challenges you are coming with. Whether you need your relationship to achieve its full potential or to overcome a crisis, we will work together to identify the issues you are struggling with and support you in the areas where you feel change is needed.
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Dr Tracy King
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ashford TN23
You may know what your specific concerns are that you want some help with or you may simply feel stuck and dissatisfied with life. You may want to stabilise a current mental health concern or you may want to expand upon some strengths and find your purpose in life. I offer therapy and coaching that gets to the root of your concerns and helps you to rebuild your life in the way you would like it. I have trained in many different approaches over my 24 years working therapeutically. This means we can find an integration of mind, body and soul interventions to suit your needs, at a pace that works for you.
You may know what your specific concerns are that you want some help with or you may simply feel stuck and dissatisfied with life. You may want to stabilise a current mental health concern or you may want to expand upon some strengths and find your purpose in life. I offer therapy and coaching that gets to the root of your concerns and helps you to rebuild your life in the way you would like it. I have trained in many different approaches over my 24 years working therapeutically. This means we can find an integration of mind, body and soul interventions to suit your needs, at a pace that works for you.
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Photo of Lauren Steingold, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Lauren Steingold
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ashford TN24  (Online Only)
I have worked as a Clinical Psychologist for over 10 years, working in both public and private health care. I work with adults experiencing a range of mental health difficulties including; depression, anxiety and trauma. I also work with people experiencing relational difficulties. I use an integrative approach, drawing on various therapeutic models such as CBT, CFT, ACT, DBT, Psychodynamic Therapy and EMDR to support my clients in managing their difficulties. I am an Accredited EMDR Practitioner with the EMDR Association UK.
I have worked as a Clinical Psychologist for over 10 years, working in both public and private health care. I work with adults experiencing a range of mental health difficulties including; depression, anxiety and trauma. I also work with people experiencing relational difficulties. I use an integrative approach, drawing on various therapeutic models such as CBT, CFT, ACT, DBT, Psychodynamic Therapy and EMDR to support my clients in managing their difficulties. I am an Accredited EMDR Practitioner with the EMDR Association UK.
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Talkroom counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ashford TN23
You may be my new client, you will probably reached a crossroads in your life's journey which may have hampered your progress. You are keen to find out how to proceed and be ready, willing and keen to work with an experienced and fully qualified counsellor to help you to clear your way. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
You may be my new client, you will probably reached a crossroads in your life's journey which may have hampered your progress. You are keen to find out how to proceed and be ready, willing and keen to work with an experienced and fully qualified counsellor to help you to clear your way. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
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Photo of Nassima Melakhessou, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Nassima Melakhessou
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Ashford TN23  (Online Only)
There are understandable reasons why we struggle, get overwhelmed, and feel alone. Sometimes it can be hard to find the words to express what is happening inside of us. Perhaps, we have words but no one with whom we can safely share them. I know it can be difficult to talk and trust that someone will understand you. For those of us who feel this way, I invite you to consider therapy as an adventurous voyage of self-discovery. While taking on this journey will take courage and perseverance, it will lead you down a rewarding path.
There are understandable reasons why we struggle, get overwhelmed, and feel alone. Sometimes it can be hard to find the words to express what is happening inside of us. Perhaps, we have words but no one with whom we can safely share them. I know it can be difficult to talk and trust that someone will understand you. For those of us who feel this way, I invite you to consider therapy as an adventurous voyage of self-discovery. While taking on this journey will take courage and perseverance, it will lead you down a rewarding path.
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Photo of Natalie Tutty, MBACP, Counsellor
Natalie Tutty
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashford TW15
Hi, I'm Natalie. I understand the importance of having a safe space to explore your feelings and difficult situations that may occur during life. Whilst mental health awareness may be increasing, so are the demands in everyday life. My role is to support you in exploring together any issues that feel overwhelming or uncomfortable, empowering you to come to an understanding and be able to make the changes you need. I am an integrative counsellor which enables me to implement several modalities of counselling, providing the flexibility and knowledge to work with a range of skills and techniques that are best suited to you.
Hi, I'm Natalie. I understand the importance of having a safe space to explore your feelings and difficult situations that may occur during life. Whilst mental health awareness may be increasing, so are the demands in everyday life. My role is to support you in exploring together any issues that feel overwhelming or uncomfortable, empowering you to come to an understanding and be able to make the changes you need. I am an integrative counsellor which enables me to implement several modalities of counselling, providing the flexibility and knowledge to work with a range of skills and techniques that are best suited to you.
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Sarah Clark
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ashford TN23
Welcome! I am a BACP registered Counsellor & Relationship Therapist working with individuals, couples & families. I do not know what has brought you to look at my profile, but am guessing that you or someone close to you is: experiencing confusion, sadness, anxiety or fear; facing a dilemma or attempting to make a decision; struggling with problems in a relationship; dealing with illness or bereavement.
Welcome! I am a BACP registered Counsellor & Relationship Therapist working with individuals, couples & families. I do not know what has brought you to look at my profile, but am guessing that you or someone close to you is: experiencing confusion, sadness, anxiety or fear; facing a dilemma or attempting to make a decision; struggling with problems in a relationship; dealing with illness or bereavement.
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Katrina Meulemans
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ashford TN26
As an integrative psychotherapist, I draw on multiple therapeutic approaches to offer a bespoke intervention that is right for you in particular. Every individual is unique, so each problem requires its own specific person-centered solution. I will work closely with you to identify the positive influences in your life – what makes you tick – and develop a personalised treatment plan from there. My approaches include but are not limited to: Person-Centered Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Relapse Prevention and Harm Reduction.
As an integrative psychotherapist, I draw on multiple therapeutic approaches to offer a bespoke intervention that is right for you in particular. Every individual is unique, so each problem requires its own specific person-centered solution. I will work closely with you to identify the positive influences in your life – what makes you tick – and develop a personalised treatment plan from there. My approaches include but are not limited to: Person-Centered Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Relapse Prevention and Harm Reduction.
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Photo of Alison Maria Ebanks - Alison Ebanks Counselling, MBACP, Counsellor
Alison Ebanks Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ashford TN23
Hello I'm Alison.  I work with individuals and couples. Are you looking for a safe space where you can share your thoughts and feelings without feeling judged?  Do you feel anxious or overwhelmed but not sure where to turn to for support?  Are you feeling depressed and need someone to listen to you who is calm and empathetic?  Are you feeling sad about life at the moment and need to make sense of your goals and where your life is going?  Counselling can help you to focus on what matters to you and help you to understand yourself so that you can work towards having a more fulfilling life.
Hello I'm Alison.  I work with individuals and couples. Are you looking for a safe space where you can share your thoughts and feelings without feeling judged?  Do you feel anxious or overwhelmed but not sure where to turn to for support?  Are you feeling depressed and need someone to listen to you who is calm and empathetic?  Are you feeling sad about life at the moment and need to make sense of your goals and where your life is going?  Counselling can help you to focus on what matters to you and help you to understand yourself so that you can work towards having a more fulfilling life.
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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.