Female Counselling in Barnsley, ENG

Photo of Georgia Allen, MA, HCPC-Art Therap., Psychotherapist
Georgia Allen
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Barnsley S75
Art therapy enabled me to process my own past traumas, it has given me the empathy and determination to help others to see more clearly what is going on for them in the present, often through gaining a better understanding of their past. I work mostly with adolescents (aged 12-25), and primary/junior school children. Helping them to process issues such as anxiety, bullying, stress, identity, behavioural issues, grief and bereavement.
Art therapy enabled me to process my own past traumas, it has given me the empathy and determination to help others to see more clearly what is going on for them in the present, often through gaining a better understanding of their past. I work mostly with adolescents (aged 12-25), and primary/junior school children. Helping them to process issues such as anxiety, bullying, stress, identity, behavioural issues, grief and bereavement.
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Tracey Jayne Riggott
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Barnsley S72
My name is Tracey Riggott and I welcome you to Self Perception Therapies. I am a qualified person-centred counsellor, a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have 13 years of experience in offering therapeutic support. You may want to reflect upon your relationship with yourself and with others. You may be feeling isolated, anxious, stuck or overwhelmed. No matter what challenges you are facing, therapy is a time for you, for you to be listened to, to be heard, you do not have to do this on your own. I am a caring and approachable person, I enjoy my work in supporting others.
My name is Tracey Riggott and I welcome you to Self Perception Therapies. I am a qualified person-centred counsellor, a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have 13 years of experience in offering therapeutic support. You may want to reflect upon your relationship with yourself and with others. You may be feeling isolated, anxious, stuck or overwhelmed. No matter what challenges you are facing, therapy is a time for you, for you to be listened to, to be heard, you do not have to do this on your own. I am a caring and approachable person, I enjoy my work in supporting others.
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Dawn Louise Elsegood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Barnsley S74
It takes a lot of courage to ask for help. I understand this and work with you in a compassionate, gentle and transparent manner. Honesty and caring are the foundation stones of my work. I believe "Life is as Good as You Feel". I will help you to work through the difficulties you are facing in your life and difficult decisions you may have to make to change things
It takes a lot of courage to ask for help. I understand this and work with you in a compassionate, gentle and transparent manner. Honesty and caring are the foundation stones of my work. I believe "Life is as Good as You Feel". I will help you to work through the difficulties you are facing in your life and difficult decisions you may have to make to change things
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Tanya Dobrovolskis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Barnsley S74  (Online Only)
Hi I am Tanya, working on line or phone, I am a neurodivergent psychotherapist. Experienced in working with trauma, PTSD, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, low self-esteem, negative internal dialogue and ADHD. I use person centred and inner child therapy. This means looking back at your past to understand and challenge the unwanted behaviours you are dealing with today. I can offer you a safe environment to help you to change negative internal dialogue and low self-esteem and through self-compassion and empathy help you to build your self worth and feel stronger and more confident moving forward. I offer long and short term therapy.
Hi I am Tanya, working on line or phone, I am a neurodivergent psychotherapist. Experienced in working with trauma, PTSD, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, low self-esteem, negative internal dialogue and ADHD. I use person centred and inner child therapy. This means looking back at your past to understand and challenge the unwanted behaviours you are dealing with today. I can offer you a safe environment to help you to change negative internal dialogue and low self-esteem and through self-compassion and empathy help you to build your self worth and feel stronger and more confident moving forward. I offer long and short term therapy.
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Tell Us A Tail
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Barnsley S75
I’m a sex, relationship and trauma therapist and rewind practitioner. I work in a solution focused way to build self esteem, confidence and self care. I’m attentive to how you learn and use lots of tools and worksheets to help.
I’m a sex, relationship and trauma therapist and rewind practitioner. I work in a solution focused way to build self esteem, confidence and self care. I’m attentive to how you learn and use lots of tools and worksheets to help.
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Lauren Nicole Art Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Barnsley S71
Hello, I'm Lauren! I often work with children and families through creative expression. I have experience working with individuals with communication difficulties, additional needs, autism and learning disabilities. Adults can benefit through being playful in art therapy, which allows you to learn more about yourself through metaphor and symbolism. My approach is psychodynamic which assumes our present behaviour is based upon our previous experiences. I aim to support my clients to understand themselves better and discover the reasoning behind certain behaviours.
Hello, I'm Lauren! I often work with children and families through creative expression. I have experience working with individuals with communication difficulties, additional needs, autism and learning disabilities. Adults can benefit through being playful in art therapy, which allows you to learn more about yourself through metaphor and symbolism. My approach is psychodynamic which assumes our present behaviour is based upon our previous experiences. I aim to support my clients to understand themselves better and discover the reasoning behind certain behaviours.
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Jeana Hallas at Barnsley Hypnosis & Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Barnsley S71
Most clients contact us with surface negative symptoms or challenges. Every client is totally unique, therefore our truly one-off, made-to-measure approach is needed and always provided. Most clients help us to slowly identify the real current trigger(s), creating the negative presenting symptoms or challenges. Finally, our last step in helping you gain a positive, confident and happier future, is to discover your deepest root causes, which created the very first trigger(s). To put it simply, our driving force from day one is to help you quickly ensure you gain much improved: thinking, feeling and behaviour.
Most clients contact us with surface negative symptoms or challenges. Every client is totally unique, therefore our truly one-off, made-to-measure approach is needed and always provided. Most clients help us to slowly identify the real current trigger(s), creating the negative presenting symptoms or challenges. Finally, our last step in helping you gain a positive, confident and happier future, is to discover your deepest root causes, which created the very first trigger(s). To put it simply, our driving force from day one is to help you quickly ensure you gain much improved: thinking, feeling and behaviour.
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Mary Attwood
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Barnsley S71  (Online Only)
Are you trying to make sense of your life right now, and don't understand what's happening or why you're not coping so well with every day life? Perhaps you feel alone from a loss or breakdown of a relationship. There could be events from your past that interfere in your life today, do you wish to explore and understand why this is happening? Maybe your emotions are becoming increasingly difficult to cope with. Are you finding your relationship with family or friends difficult or strained or perhaps you'd like to feel more confident. These are some of the challenges we face and perhaps you would like some help to overcome these.
Are you trying to make sense of your life right now, and don't understand what's happening or why you're not coping so well with every day life? Perhaps you feel alone from a loss or breakdown of a relationship. There could be events from your past that interfere in your life today, do you wish to explore and understand why this is happening? Maybe your emotions are becoming increasingly difficult to cope with. Are you finding your relationship with family or friends difficult or strained or perhaps you'd like to feel more confident. These are some of the challenges we face and perhaps you would like some help to overcome these.
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Tracy Simpson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Barnsley S70
I am an experienced BACP registered counsellor and supervisor, with 15 yrs in private practice in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. I accept private clients including BUPA & AVIVA face-to-face or online. I believe that you deserve to live a life that leaves you excited to wake up every morning, free of emotional pain and distress. Your story is not trivial, and I’m ready to listen and help you find the answers you need and support you with the appropriate coping mechanisms.
I am an experienced BACP registered counsellor and supervisor, with 15 yrs in private practice in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. I accept private clients including BUPA & AVIVA face-to-face or online. I believe that you deserve to live a life that leaves you excited to wake up every morning, free of emotional pain and distress. Your story is not trivial, and I’m ready to listen and help you find the answers you need and support you with the appropriate coping mechanisms.
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Dr Silke Newman
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Barnsley S75
Are you supporting a person with a learning disability, ADHD or autism who is in crisis or going through a transition and are experiencing mental health difficulties? Do you have a learning disability, ADHD or autism and are feeling upset, scared or angry much of the time? I use a variety of evidence based treatments and provide diagnostic assessments. I support people when theya going through a crisis or transition, need clarity via an assessment/diagnosis and to help clients and their families lead a fulfilling life understanding and reducing mental health problems and/or challenging behaviour.
Are you supporting a person with a learning disability, ADHD or autism who is in crisis or going through a transition and are experiencing mental health difficulties? Do you have a learning disability, ADHD or autism and are feeling upset, scared or angry much of the time? I use a variety of evidence based treatments and provide diagnostic assessments. I support people when theya going through a crisis or transition, need clarity via an assessment/diagnosis and to help clients and their families lead a fulfilling life understanding and reducing mental health problems and/or challenging behaviour.
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Natalie Kendall
Counsellor, MBBS, MBACP
Verified Verified
Barnsley S73
Hello! Nice to meet you! I'm Natalie (Nat)—an integrative therapist based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Welcome to Spectrum Counselling. I am a registered member of the B.A.C.P. I offer a safe, kind, and non-judgmental counselling services. I embrace neurodiversity as I have years of personal and professional experience. ADHD, ADD, Autism, Dyslexia and other cognitive conditions (diagnosed and undiagnosed.) However, it is your experience that counts. It can be difficult to Reach out and I am here for you to listen and understand your needs.
Hello! Nice to meet you! I'm Natalie (Nat)—an integrative therapist based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Welcome to Spectrum Counselling. I am a registered member of the B.A.C.P. I offer a safe, kind, and non-judgmental counselling services. I embrace neurodiversity as I have years of personal and professional experience. ADHD, ADD, Autism, Dyslexia and other cognitive conditions (diagnosed and undiagnosed.) However, it is your experience that counts. It can be difficult to Reach out and I am here for you to listen and understand your needs.
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Jan Chappell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barnsley S71  (Online Only)
Hello my name is Jan , I am pleased to meet you. I believe that we all have the answers within ourselves but sometimes we need a little help and support to understand our thoughts ,feelings and behaviours .People seek counselling for many reasons : anxiety , depression , relationship issues, bereavement and loss , low self esteem and lack of confidence . I am offering you a safe therapeutic , confidential space .I will be there to guide you on your unique journey of growth.
Hello my name is Jan , I am pleased to meet you. I believe that we all have the answers within ourselves but sometimes we need a little help and support to understand our thoughts ,feelings and behaviours .People seek counselling for many reasons : anxiety , depression , relationship issues, bereavement and loss , low self esteem and lack of confidence . I am offering you a safe therapeutic , confidential space .I will be there to guide you on your unique journey of growth.
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Juliet Smart
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barnsley S74
Clients contact me when they have anxiety, panic attacks, grief and questions of themselves.Sometimes trauma and low self esteem can cause people to seek help.I also find life transitions are the catalyst for seeking help. Talking to me in a safe, unjudged safe space can provide the answers to unpick a lifetimes hurt and shame. Working through the jumble of memories, people who have caused you harm and spoken critical words takes its toll and won’t go away by just ignoring it. Our own self criticism can eat away at the successes. I can help you make sense of it and move forward with your life’s goals that you deserve finally.
Clients contact me when they have anxiety, panic attacks, grief and questions of themselves.Sometimes trauma and low self esteem can cause people to seek help.I also find life transitions are the catalyst for seeking help. Talking to me in a safe, unjudged safe space can provide the answers to unpick a lifetimes hurt and shame. Working through the jumble of memories, people who have caused you harm and spoken critical words takes its toll and won’t go away by just ignoring it. Our own self criticism can eat away at the successes. I can help you make sense of it and move forward with your life’s goals that you deserve finally.
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Lisa Mulheir Accredited Play Therapist
MA
Verified Verified
Barnsley S71
I am an accredited and registered play therapist (PTUK). I take referrals from schools, parents and other agencies. Play therapy is a form of child psychotherapy which can help children to process intense emotions. It can provide a safe and protected space where children can play out traumatic memories or intense feelings. Play therapy can enable children to heal from early trauma and provide them with an opportunity to build the resilience needed to function in school, their family and their community. It involves the use of the play therapy toolkit which includes; puppets, sand play, art materials, role play, stories and music.
I am an accredited and registered play therapist (PTUK). I take referrals from schools, parents and other agencies. Play therapy is a form of child psychotherapy which can help children to process intense emotions. It can provide a safe and protected space where children can play out traumatic memories or intense feelings. Play therapy can enable children to heal from early trauma and provide them with an opportunity to build the resilience needed to function in school, their family and their community. It involves the use of the play therapy toolkit which includes; puppets, sand play, art materials, role play, stories and music.
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Heather Howard-Thompson
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barnsley S75
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, EMDR and DBT Practitioner. My background is in mental health nursing (since 1997!). I have extensive experience in working with clients struggling with emotional regulation, anxiety, complex trauma and a range of common mental health problems. I am the founder and director of Yorkshire Psychotherapy Ltd, a private therapy practice and have a team of associates that work with children, adolescents and adults.
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, EMDR and DBT Practitioner. My background is in mental health nursing (since 1997!). I have extensive experience in working with clients struggling with emotional regulation, anxiety, complex trauma and a range of common mental health problems. I am the founder and director of Yorkshire Psychotherapy Ltd, a private therapy practice and have a team of associates that work with children, adolescents and adults.
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Rebecca's Counselling Solutions
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barnsley S70
There are lots of reasons why someone may come for counselling. It may be that they are trying to come to terms with a loss or are finding it difficult to cope with the stresses of everyday life. It could be their past is affecting daily life. You may be experiencing difficulties in your relationships or having sexual problems. This could be erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation, vaginismus, painful sex or loss of desire. I am Kink-friendly and aware. As a skilled integrative Therapist, I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space to explore difficulties in a confidential environment.
There are lots of reasons why someone may come for counselling. It may be that they are trying to come to terms with a loss or are finding it difficult to cope with the stresses of everyday life. It could be their past is affecting daily life. You may be experiencing difficulties in your relationships or having sexual problems. This could be erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation, vaginismus, painful sex or loss of desire. I am Kink-friendly and aware. As a skilled integrative Therapist, I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space to explore difficulties in a confidential environment.
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Rowan Midwood-Bell
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Barnsley S70
You may be struggling to manage your worries, thoughts and feelings or behaviours, possibly as a result of a crisis such as a bereavement, loss of a job or difficulties in a relationship. You might feel you are lacking in confidence, that life is getting on top of you and you'd like someone to talk to...someone who will also support you to manage those difficult feelings and help you to find ways to feel better.
You may be struggling to manage your worries, thoughts and feelings or behaviours, possibly as a result of a crisis such as a bereavement, loss of a job or difficulties in a relationship. You might feel you are lacking in confidence, that life is getting on top of you and you'd like someone to talk to...someone who will also support you to manage those difficult feelings and help you to find ways to feel better.
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Sally Moore
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Barnsley S70
Are you experiencing any of the following: anxiety, depression, PTSD symptoms, or phobias? Perhaps you are wanting to work out why patterns keep repeating in your relationships, or maybe you are a couple wanting to improve communication and intimacy. I am counsellor and trauma therapist, offering therapy to individuals, couples and groups. My main approach is a type of therapy called Transactional Analysis, which can be used to help us to understand ourselves and our relationships better, and find ways to make the changes we want. I also offer EMDR, a NICE approved therapy, for PTSD, Phobias, Anxiety, and many other issues.
Are you experiencing any of the following: anxiety, depression, PTSD symptoms, or phobias? Perhaps you are wanting to work out why patterns keep repeating in your relationships, or maybe you are a couple wanting to improve communication and intimacy. I am counsellor and trauma therapist, offering therapy to individuals, couples and groups. My main approach is a type of therapy called Transactional Analysis, which can be used to help us to understand ourselves and our relationships better, and find ways to make the changes we want. I also offer EMDR, a NICE approved therapy, for PTSD, Phobias, Anxiety, and many other issues.
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Dearne Valley Counselling Services
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Barnsley S73
I am a therapist based in the Dearne Valley, conveniently near Cortonwood Retail Park. I offer a safe and compassionate place to explore your feelings without judgement, in a warm practical and down to earth manner. I understand that it can be difficult to talk and understand some feelings and these may be overwhelming and confusing to you.  I can help you to bring clarity to a situation and help you to move forward with confidence. I follow the BACP ethical framework and am bound by its guidelines to work with your best interests. Provided counselling for the NHS and charities such as Cruse Bereavement and Barnsley Bereavement.
I am a therapist based in the Dearne Valley, conveniently near Cortonwood Retail Park. I offer a safe and compassionate place to explore your feelings without judgement, in a warm practical and down to earth manner. I understand that it can be difficult to talk and understand some feelings and these may be overwhelming and confusing to you.  I can help you to bring clarity to a situation and help you to move forward with confidence. I follow the BACP ethical framework and am bound by its guidelines to work with your best interests. Provided counselling for the NHS and charities such as Cruse Bereavement and Barnsley Bereavement.
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Abbie Rhodes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barnsley S72
Hi, it can be hard to share your feelings, so I offer a relaxed approach to therapy in a welcoming private safe space in Rotherham or Barnsley. Here we can start getting you the best possible outcomes for lifes struggles. With the right support and guidance we can start to make your world more manageable, learn new coping skills and build a clearer future. Your first time or not, we will go along at your pace and your duration. Together we can explore your life dynamics, hopes, and goals - past, present or future by using different therpay approaches to make long term changes, realisations and all around maintainable improvements.
Hi, it can be hard to share your feelings, so I offer a relaxed approach to therapy in a welcoming private safe space in Rotherham or Barnsley. Here we can start getting you the best possible outcomes for lifes struggles. With the right support and guidance we can start to make your world more manageable, learn new coping skills and build a clearer future. Your first time or not, we will go along at your pace and your duration. Together we can explore your life dynamics, hopes, and goals - past, present or future by using different therpay approaches to make long term changes, realisations and all around maintainable improvements.
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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.