Female Counselling in Birmingham, ENG

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Sian Allen
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B30
I am Dr Siân Allen, a Forensic Psychologist with over 18 years of experience working with adults and adolescents with moderate and complex mental health and emotional difficulties, including trauma, working alongside them to reduce their experience of distress and to promote mental wellbeing. I have significant experience working with people who are neurodivergent. I firmly believe that everyone deserves to live a life worth living and I work collaboratively and flexibly with people to help them to make sense of their experiences and to find a manageable way forward in line with their values.
I am Dr Siân Allen, a Forensic Psychologist with over 18 years of experience working with adults and adolescents with moderate and complex mental health and emotional difficulties, including trauma, working alongside them to reduce their experience of distress and to promote mental wellbeing. I have significant experience working with people who are neurodivergent. I firmly believe that everyone deserves to live a life worth living and I work collaboratively and flexibly with people to help them to make sense of their experiences and to find a manageable way forward in line with their values.
0121 387 3492 View 0121 387 3492
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Dr Anisha Vyas
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B13
I am a HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist, with over 11 years of clinical experience working in the NHS. I have worked across a variety of settings, primarily in specialist NHS mental health services, with individuals, groups, couples, and families. I have highly specialist training in working with people who experience different issues like anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, relationship problems, emotional difficulties, bereavement, cultural issues, low self-esteem, stuckness, shame, family problems, life transitions and identity issues.
I am a HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist, with over 11 years of clinical experience working in the NHS. I have worked across a variety of settings, primarily in specialist NHS mental health services, with individuals, groups, couples, and families. I have highly specialist training in working with people who experience different issues like anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, relationship problems, emotional difficulties, bereavement, cultural issues, low self-esteem, stuckness, shame, family problems, life transitions and identity issues.
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DFA Psychology
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B17
Are you feeling low or anxious? Are you unsure about the future of a relationship? Maybe you are feeling that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your challenges may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote self-awareness and healing by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and behaviours. I have the psychological tools and professional experience to help you live the life you deserve.
Are you feeling low or anxious? Are you unsure about the future of a relationship? Maybe you are feeling that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your challenges may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote self-awareness and healing by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and behaviours. I have the psychological tools and professional experience to help you live the life you deserve.
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Parveen Kaur
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B17
I am a fully accredited and qualified psychotherapist and counsellor, working in both the private and public sector. I have over 14 years of experience working in mental health NHS services and can support people experiencing low mood, depression, generalised anxiety, phobias, PTSD, relationship difficulties, anger, loss, bereavement, trauma, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, OCD, identity and cultural issues. I am able to offer integrative psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR or person centred counselling to help people move forward in their lives when they feel stuck or distressed.
I am a fully accredited and qualified psychotherapist and counsellor, working in both the private and public sector. I have over 14 years of experience working in mental health NHS services and can support people experiencing low mood, depression, generalised anxiety, phobias, PTSD, relationship difficulties, anger, loss, bereavement, trauma, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, OCD, identity and cultural issues. I am able to offer integrative psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR or person centred counselling to help people move forward in their lives when they feel stuck or distressed.
0121 752 9130 View 0121 752 9130
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sctherapyandwellbeing
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Birmingham B18  (Online Only)
Hi I am Sheena. As an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I offer various therapeutic approaches to support you with the difficulties that you may be experiencing. The therapeutic approaches that I offer are short and long-term Integrative Counselling, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitisation Reprocessing). I have Accredited status with BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies).
Hi I am Sheena. As an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I offer various therapeutic approaches to support you with the difficulties that you may be experiencing. The therapeutic approaches that I offer are short and long-term Integrative Counselling, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitisation Reprocessing). I have Accredited status with BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies).
0121 817 7525 View 0121 817 7525
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Neeraj Mall
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B15
My main work consists of Couples counselling as well as trauma focused work, which includes childhood trauma. The work involves psycho education around brain fragments, where clients work to assess when they are operating from the frontal lobe and when they switch to the limbic system where they are reliving old trauma memories. Since Covid there has been an increased demand for couples work. A lot of work is around working with couples in troubled relationships. I work with children and young people who have experienced trauma and sexual abuse as well as bereavement support work.
My main work consists of Couples counselling as well as trauma focused work, which includes childhood trauma. The work involves psycho education around brain fragments, where clients work to assess when they are operating from the frontal lobe and when they switch to the limbic system where they are reliving old trauma memories. Since Covid there has been an increased demand for couples work. A lot of work is around working with couples in troubled relationships. I work with children and young people who have experienced trauma and sexual abuse as well as bereavement support work.
0121 728 6575 View 0121 728 6575
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Fianna Pacheco
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B14  (Online Only)
Are you going through difficult times? Do you feel anxious, depressed and/or angry? Are you unhappy with your life? Are your emotions getting in the way of your goals? Are you interested in trying to understand yourself better to help relieve your symptoms? I’m a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience dealing with anxiety, depression, anger and other issues in adults and young people. Talking about your problems can help you rebuild your self-confidence and achieve a clearer understanding of yourself and your relationships. Through self-reflection, we analyse the past and how you are now.
Are you going through difficult times? Do you feel anxious, depressed and/or angry? Are you unhappy with your life? Are your emotions getting in the way of your goals? Are you interested in trying to understand yourself better to help relieve your symptoms? I’m a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience dealing with anxiety, depression, anger and other issues in adults and young people. Talking about your problems can help you rebuild your self-confidence and achieve a clearer understanding of yourself and your relationships. Through self-reflection, we analyse the past and how you are now.
0121 227 4252 View 0121 227 4252
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Plug-in Therapy - Rajie Sokhi
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B18
As an integrative practitioner, I have researched and worked with various models and approaches over the years and have found a holistic therapeutic process increases the success rate of managing and resolving emotional difficulties. My approach looks at the past, present, and future, and therapy offered is tailored to your unique experiences and needs. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy and I base my relationships with clients on collaboration, trust and partnership. I am dedicated in helping you each step of the way and understand how daunting therapy can be especially for first timers.
As an integrative practitioner, I have researched and worked with various models and approaches over the years and have found a holistic therapeutic process increases the success rate of managing and resolving emotional difficulties. My approach looks at the past, present, and future, and therapy offered is tailored to your unique experiences and needs. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy and I base my relationships with clients on collaboration, trust and partnership. I am dedicated in helping you each step of the way and understand how daunting therapy can be especially for first timers.
0121 726 1287 View 0121 726 1287
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Yvonne Cochrane
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B24  (Online Only)
Everyday life can be a challenge for some of us. The experience of life transitions, relationship issues, struggling to cope at work or childhood trauma may leave you with feelings of anxiety, worry and/or helplessness. Counselling may help you recognise these issues, gain an understanding into why and how they develop and given the correct tools, how to identify these triggers, adjust your mindset allowing you to move forward.
Everyday life can be a challenge for some of us. The experience of life transitions, relationship issues, struggling to cope at work or childhood trauma may leave you with feelings of anxiety, worry and/or helplessness. Counselling may help you recognise these issues, gain an understanding into why and how they develop and given the correct tools, how to identify these triggers, adjust your mindset allowing you to move forward.
01675 620447 View 01675 620447
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Corvus Psychological and Coaching Services
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B15  (Online Only)
We have particular interests in work around emotional management, attachment and reducing barriers to change. We have a specialism in working with people around creativity - whether you wish to use creative approaches to reach your goals or are a creative seeking a therapist who understands your work and can help you to use your creativity to achieve the outcomes you want, we would love to hear from you. We welcome clients from all walks of life. Please note that at present, all sessions are via telephone or videocall. Discount offered for public, arts and martime sector workers.
We have particular interests in work around emotional management, attachment and reducing barriers to change. We have a specialism in working with people around creativity - whether you wish to use creative approaches to reach your goals or are a creative seeking a therapist who understands your work and can help you to use your creativity to achieve the outcomes you want, we would love to hear from you. We welcome clients from all walks of life. Please note that at present, all sessions are via telephone or videocall. Discount offered for public, arts and martime sector workers.
0121 387 3589 View 0121 387 3589
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Totam Vitam
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B13
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Julie and I love living in the city, the hustle and bustle of life and human connection. I worked in hospitality management for 25 years and understand the pressures of working full time while running a business and a home. I believe that therapy should be an open space for us to come together and work out what is going on and how you can make some changes to make life better.
My name is Julie and I love living in the city, the hustle and bustle of life and human connection. I worked in hospitality management for 25 years and understand the pressures of working full time while running a business and a home. I believe that therapy should be an open space for us to come together and work out what is going on and how you can make some changes to make life better.
0121 827 8994 View 0121 827 8994
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Doreen Jacobs
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B29
I am a psychotherapist/counsellor with a background in crisis and clinical mental health. I have worked with couples and individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, career challenges as well as physical trauma and/or emotional abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, and meet/work with my clients where they are. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, existential, and person-centered
I am a psychotherapist/counsellor with a background in crisis and clinical mental health. I have worked with couples and individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, career challenges as well as physical trauma and/or emotional abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, and meet/work with my clients where they are. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, existential, and person-centered
0121 817 7086 View 0121 817 7086
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Mandy Ross
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B9
Are you feeling confused, stuck, in low spirits, struggling with choices? Perhaps you’re finding it difficult to manage your feelings or feel you could be living more fully. We all face challenging times in our lives when it can be hard to find our way. I offer professional, confidential counselling with warmth, understanding, sensitivity and respect for people of diverse identities and backgrounds. I aim to work with you in a safe, supportive way, without judgement, to build a trusting relationship, and explore the difficulties you face.
Are you feeling confused, stuck, in low spirits, struggling with choices? Perhaps you’re finding it difficult to manage your feelings or feel you could be living more fully. We all face challenging times in our lives when it can be hard to find our way. I offer professional, confidential counselling with warmth, understanding, sensitivity and respect for people of diverse identities and backgrounds. I aim to work with you in a safe, supportive way, without judgement, to build a trusting relationship, and explore the difficulties you face.
0121 817 2885 View 0121 817 2885
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Birmingham Solihull Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B28
If anxiety is getting in the way of you living your life the way you want to, we can work together to change that. Anxiety can creep up on us and there doesn't need to have been a big trigger for it to have a real impact on our lives. I work with people to overcome a range of anxiety based difficulties and have a particular interest in supporting people with OCD, phobias and panic attacks. Cognitive behavioural therapy can help you understand your anxiety, become less fearful of it and find ways to tackle it. Therapy can also help you to recognise what you are already doing that is helpful - there is always more than you think!
If anxiety is getting in the way of you living your life the way you want to, we can work together to change that. Anxiety can creep up on us and there doesn't need to have been a big trigger for it to have a real impact on our lives. I work with people to overcome a range of anxiety based difficulties and have a particular interest in supporting people with OCD, phobias and panic attacks. Cognitive behavioural therapy can help you understand your anxiety, become less fearful of it and find ways to tackle it. Therapy can also help you to recognise what you are already doing that is helpful - there is always more than you think!
023 8254 4417 View 023 8254 4417
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Claire Ashby
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B43
Lovely to meet you its Claire. Do you experience anxiety, panic or overwhelm? Do you often feel low and depressed? Do you experience panic attacks? Or are you experiencing insomnia or sleep difficulties? We all go through difficult periods in our life and it can be easy to get stuck in cycles of anxiety and depression. I will work with you to break these negative cycles helping you to overcome the anxiety which is holding you back. I am a experienced and skilled Counsellor and Hypnotherapist, working with you towards creating the life you deserve, a life that is rich and vibrant, where anxiety no longer holds you back.
Lovely to meet you its Claire. Do you experience anxiety, panic or overwhelm? Do you often feel low and depressed? Do you experience panic attacks? Or are you experiencing insomnia or sleep difficulties? We all go through difficult periods in our life and it can be easy to get stuck in cycles of anxiety and depression. I will work with you to break these negative cycles helping you to overcome the anxiety which is holding you back. I am a experienced and skilled Counsellor and Hypnotherapist, working with you towards creating the life you deserve, a life that is rich and vibrant, where anxiety no longer holds you back.
0121 661 7465 View 0121 661 7465
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Rebecca Jane Honeybourne
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B13
Are you struggling with life and it's challenges? Maybe you are feeling anxious or depressed or maybe you are finding it difficult to make choices. We all find ourselves facing difficult situations at various times in our lives and sometimes having someone to listen can be all we need. I offer counselling to individuals who wish to explore the difficulties that they face in their lives in a safe, confidential, supportive and non-judgemental environment.
Are you struggling with life and it's challenges? Maybe you are feeling anxious or depressed or maybe you are finding it difficult to make choices. We all find ourselves facing difficult situations at various times in our lives and sometimes having someone to listen can be all we need. I offer counselling to individuals who wish to explore the difficulties that they face in their lives in a safe, confidential, supportive and non-judgemental environment.
0121 728 6514 View 0121 728 6514
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Sobia Siddique
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B34  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile. Making sense of yourself as a whole can feel like a daunting process to go through alone. Understanding your sense of identity and how to build your confidence up is something that is possible within the sessions that I offer. I provide an open, empathic and safe space to allow you to truly explore your ideas and emotions in understanding yourself within your world as well as providing an opportunity to have the support to flourish and develop your self esteem.
Welcome to my profile. Making sense of yourself as a whole can feel like a daunting process to go through alone. Understanding your sense of identity and how to build your confidence up is something that is possible within the sessions that I offer. I provide an open, empathic and safe space to allow you to truly explore your ideas and emotions in understanding yourself within your world as well as providing an opportunity to have the support to flourish and develop your self esteem.
0121 661 7651 View 0121 661 7651
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Saana Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B13
Hi, I'm Saana. I recognise that as humans we all suffer from distress occasionally. If you are going through a tough time or feel trapped with anything, I can offer you a safe place to explore what might be impacting your life. I work as an integrative therapist, meaning I use more than one counselling approach to inform and enhance our work together. I believe I can apply some of the understanding and insight I've acquired from helping people in both my personal and professional life to my counselling practice. Working with people has given me the confidence to think that even in the most hopeless situations, change is possible.
Hi, I'm Saana. I recognise that as humans we all suffer from distress occasionally. If you are going through a tough time or feel trapped with anything, I can offer you a safe place to explore what might be impacting your life. I work as an integrative therapist, meaning I use more than one counselling approach to inform and enhance our work together. I believe I can apply some of the understanding and insight I've acquired from helping people in both my personal and professional life to my counselling practice. Working with people has given me the confidence to think that even in the most hopeless situations, change is possible.
0121 817 2886 View 0121 817 2886
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Jessica Sharman
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B13
I can offer a warm, empathetic and compassionate environment for us to explore your troubles, and what might be underlying these. I am passionate about mental health and seeing the whole person, as well as the importance of hope, empowerment and finding your own sense of identity and/or meaning in recovery. As an Integrative Counsellor, I draw on a range of theories to work in a way that best suits your needs. I can work with a range of presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, body image and bereavement, with the aim of helping you make sense of your experiences and cope with an often difficult world.
I can offer a warm, empathetic and compassionate environment for us to explore your troubles, and what might be underlying these. I am passionate about mental health and seeing the whole person, as well as the importance of hope, empowerment and finding your own sense of identity and/or meaning in recovery. As an Integrative Counsellor, I draw on a range of theories to work in a way that best suits your needs. I can work with a range of presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, body image and bereavement, with the aim of helping you make sense of your experiences and cope with an often difficult world.
0121 661 7732 View 0121 661 7732
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Sonia Parveen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
I am a Registered Counsellor of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists working with clients of all ages across UK. I have a detailed understanding of the BACP Professional Conduct and the Ethical Framework. The time I spend in therapy is totally dedicated to you, facilitating the process of self-identity. As a Counsellor, I will listen and support your story, helping you to understand yourself better. I am a firm believer in individuality and uniqueness. “You are your own individual of expression”.
I am a Registered Counsellor of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists working with clients of all ages across UK. I have a detailed understanding of the BACP Professional Conduct and the Ethical Framework. The time I spend in therapy is totally dedicated to you, facilitating the process of self-identity. As a Counsellor, I will listen and support your story, helping you to understand yourself better. I am a firm believer in individuality and uniqueness. “You are your own individual of expression”.
0121 726 1274 View 0121 726 1274

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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.