Female Counselling in Birstall, ENG

Photo of Molly Hancock, UKCP Trainee, Counsellor
Molly Hancock
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Birstall LE4  (Online Only)
Reaching out to a counsellor can seem daunting but the process is led by you. We can have a short call to discuss what's brought you to therapy & how our sessions will work, to make sure that we are the right therapeutic fit for each other. There is no pressure to book an appointment at the end of this call and you are welcome to take time to think about it.
Reaching out to a counsellor can seem daunting but the process is led by you. We can have a short call to discuss what's brought you to therapy & how our sessions will work, to make sure that we are the right therapeutic fit for each other. There is no pressure to book an appointment at the end of this call and you are welcome to take time to think about it.
07514 421260 View 07514 421260
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Peggy O'Donnell at SB Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birstall LE4  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Having difficulties in your relationships? Dealing with anxiety? Are you affected by things that have happened in your childhood? I can help you understand your relationship with yourself and others. You can have a more balanced, happy life.... be the real you.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Having difficulties in your relationships? Dealing with anxiety? Are you affected by things that have happened in your childhood? I can help you understand your relationship with yourself and others. You can have a more balanced, happy life.... be the real you.
01455 242982 View 01455 242982
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Sarah Robinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birstall WF17
My name is Sarah, I provide over 18's counselling at an affordable rate. I use different counselling theories and models to suit the need of the person. I'm DBS checked, and cover a vast of presenting issues you may have including anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self harming, addictions, and so much more. Free assessment provided. Working for you and creating a safe, confidential environment for you to work with your thoughts and feelings.
My name is Sarah, I provide over 18's counselling at an affordable rate. I use different counselling theories and models to suit the need of the person. I'm DBS checked, and cover a vast of presenting issues you may have including anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self harming, addictions, and so much more. Free assessment provided. Working for you and creating a safe, confidential environment for you to work with your thoughts and feelings.
07449 471908 View 07449 471908
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Denise Lynn Mendes
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Birstall WF17
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. I have considerable experience of providing support and therapy for many different issues to a diverse range of people. Accessing help and support can feel daunting, but well done in taking the first step. Working as an humanistic/integrative counsellor, I provide a safe professional space for us to work together to address your issues, needs and goals.
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. I have considerable experience of providing support and therapy for many different issues to a diverse range of people. Accessing help and support can feel daunting, but well done in taking the first step. Working as an humanistic/integrative counsellor, I provide a safe professional space for us to work together to address your issues, needs and goals.
0113 859 0626 View 0113 859 0626
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Frances Barlow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birstall WF17
I am a qualified, fully insured and experienced counsellor, working face to face and online in private practice from Morley, Leeds. The type of support I offer is helping adults who feel challenged by anxiety and depression, relationships issues; personal change; bereavement and loss; neurodiversity; ADHD and ASD. If you're looking for emotional support, need space to talk or are struggling with life changes, I may be able to help you. More information about my services can be found at my website www.francesbarlow.co.uk
I am a qualified, fully insured and experienced counsellor, working face to face and online in private practice from Morley, Leeds. The type of support I offer is helping adults who feel challenged by anxiety and depression, relationships issues; personal change; bereavement and loss; neurodiversity; ADHD and ASD. If you're looking for emotional support, need space to talk or are struggling with life changes, I may be able to help you. More information about my services can be found at my website www.francesbarlow.co.uk
01274 019853 View 01274 019853

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Photo of Jennifer Steans, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych., Psychologist
Jennifer Steans
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
Welcome, I'm Jennifer, a HCPC registered and BPS accredited Psychologist and EMDR therapist. I believe in creating a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space to listen to your lived experience and support you to find the best way to heal. I believe therapy is different for everyone and I support people looking for short term relief and those who want to look deeper into past issues. I value feedback and like to work in an open and collaborative way with my clients. My specialist areas are trauma (including complex PTSD) and working with neurodiverse clients (either formally diagnosed or self-identifying).
Welcome, I'm Jennifer, a HCPC registered and BPS accredited Psychologist and EMDR therapist. I believe in creating a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space to listen to your lived experience and support you to find the best way to heal. I believe therapy is different for everyone and I support people looking for short term relief and those who want to look deeper into past issues. I value feedback and like to work in an open and collaborative way with my clients. My specialist areas are trauma (including complex PTSD) and working with neurodiverse clients (either formally diagnosed or self-identifying).
0115 647 0290 View 0115 647 0290
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Dr Riddhi Prajapati
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist based in the UK, currently offering online sessions both locally and internationally. People seek my support to move forward from difficult experiences and repeating patterns. From feeling stuck or confused, I guide people to reconnect with their inner wisdom and potential. As part of this process, I recognise the importance of listening to mind-body-soul and placing ourselves within the contexts of identity, culture, nature, and community. I would invite you to notice and bring all aspects that are important for you.
I am a clinical psychologist based in the UK, currently offering online sessions both locally and internationally. People seek my support to move forward from difficult experiences and repeating patterns. From feeling stuck or confused, I guide people to reconnect with their inner wisdom and potential. As part of this process, I recognise the importance of listening to mind-body-soul and placing ourselves within the contexts of identity, culture, nature, and community. I would invite you to notice and bring all aspects that are important for you.
01926 293339 View 01926 293339
Photo of undefined - Stepping Stones, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Stepping Stones
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
l am a BACP (Accredited) Counsellor / Psychotherapist with 18 years experience. I work in a way that is sensitive, in-touch and eclectic, offering a tailor-made approach for each individual client. As a professional Therapist my role is to provide a safe and trusting environment, the emphasis being on the therapeutic relationship, where you will find a calm, compassionate and non-judgmental approach, enabling you to explore any issues that you feel are causing you difficulties in your life.
l am a BACP (Accredited) Counsellor / Psychotherapist with 18 years experience. I work in a way that is sensitive, in-touch and eclectic, offering a tailor-made approach for each individual client. As a professional Therapist my role is to provide a safe and trusting environment, the emphasis being on the therapeutic relationship, where you will find a calm, compassionate and non-judgmental approach, enabling you to explore any issues that you feel are causing you difficulties in your life.
0116 464 9570 View 0116 464 9570
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Karpal Kaur
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
You have already taken the very first step to reach out and help yourself - that is brave. I know it can feel daunting to reach out for help but by working together I can provide that space in a safe, and confidential environment to explore these issues. Is it because nothing is making sense anymore? Feelings of anxiety now have its strongholds and nothing feels certain either, only this deep sinking feeling of dread! There maybe many reasons for accessing counselling and I am mindful that everyone has a story. I am also aware that there can be stigma attached in seeking emotional support.
You have already taken the very first step to reach out and help yourself - that is brave. I know it can feel daunting to reach out for help but by working together I can provide that space in a safe, and confidential environment to explore these issues. Is it because nothing is making sense anymore? Feelings of anxiety now have its strongholds and nothing feels certain either, only this deep sinking feeling of dread! There maybe many reasons for accessing counselling and I am mindful that everyone has a story. I am also aware that there can be stigma attached in seeking emotional support.
0116 216 5753 View 0116 216 5753
Photo of Rose McDonald, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Rose McDonald
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Hello, I'm Rose. Well done for taking a courageous first step in seeking help for what's troubling you right now. Let me reassure you that I will help you to ease into your counselling journey by offering a welcoming, confidential, non-judgemental and safe space. The goal during our time together is to help reduce your distress by understanding what's happening and why you are feeling the way you do. We'll collaborate to find the root cause of your emotions and feelings. This will involve some exploration of experiences and emotions and time for self reflection and self care.
Hello, I'm Rose. Well done for taking a courageous first step in seeking help for what's troubling you right now. Let me reassure you that I will help you to ease into your counselling journey by offering a welcoming, confidential, non-judgemental and safe space. The goal during our time together is to help reduce your distress by understanding what's happening and why you are feeling the way you do. We'll collaborate to find the root cause of your emotions and feelings. This will involve some exploration of experiences and emotions and time for self reflection and self care.
01572 498977 View 01572 498977
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Wanjiru Macharia
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
I am a registered, accredited and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer therapy on ways to cope with various life challenges such as:- self-harm, confidence issues, low self- esteem, depression, anxiety, bereavement, behavioural issues, sensory and anger management. I respect clients’ views; I am non-judgemental in my approaches and I always maintain confidentiality. The sessions are mostly client led. I believe in giving each client the opportunity to express themselves in ways they feel comfortable. This helps to facilitate the client's progress and recovery.
I am a registered, accredited and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer therapy on ways to cope with various life challenges such as:- self-harm, confidence issues, low self- esteem, depression, anxiety, bereavement, behavioural issues, sensory and anger management. I respect clients’ views; I am non-judgemental in my approaches and I always maintain confidentiality. The sessions are mostly client led. I believe in giving each client the opportunity to express themselves in ways they feel comfortable. This helps to facilitate the client's progress and recovery.
01604 422159 View 01604 422159
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Karen Arnell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE7
I have over 35 years experience in school settings, as an educator and a counsellor, and I have volunteered in bereavement support for many years as well as having worked with male survivors of sexual abuse. I am a Person Centred therapist, so your needs and goals are placed at the heart of our work together. I have experience of working with teenagers and adults covering a wide range of topics and can support you with issues such anxiety, stress, loss, low mood, self- esteem and relationships. You will be accepted as you are, without judgment, and given a safe space where you will be listened to and heard.
I have over 35 years experience in school settings, as an educator and a counsellor, and I have volunteered in bereavement support for many years as well as having worked with male survivors of sexual abuse. I am a Person Centred therapist, so your needs and goals are placed at the heart of our work together. I have experience of working with teenagers and adults covering a wide range of topics and can support you with issues such anxiety, stress, loss, low mood, self- esteem and relationships. You will be accepted as you are, without judgment, and given a safe space where you will be listened to and heard.
01644 717388 View 01644 717388
Photo of Insiya Maimoon, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Insiya Maimoon
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Hello and welcome. There may be a number of reasons for seeking counselling and sometimes the reasons might not be completely clear. That is ok, we will work together to better understand what is going on. Deciding to start sessions can be difficult and it is vital to me that you feel comfortable and respected in your Individual journey. Therapy can increase self-awareness as well facilitate an environment for growth and change. It also may be a place for you to process life experiences and events, including the past and present.
Hello and welcome. There may be a number of reasons for seeking counselling and sometimes the reasons might not be completely clear. That is ok, we will work together to better understand what is going on. Deciding to start sessions can be difficult and it is vital to me that you feel comfortable and respected in your Individual journey. Therapy can increase self-awareness as well facilitate an environment for growth and change. It also may be a place for you to process life experiences and events, including the past and present.
0116 502 3564 View 0116 502 3564
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Tree of Life Counselling - Amy Bambury
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE4
I run Tree of Life Counselling, we are a team of 3 therapists, wanting to help you with whatever it is that's brought you here. See www.treeoflifecounselling.co.uk for more info. As for me, I am a warm, non-judgmental, practical and interactive therapist. Offering face to face, Telephone or Video Counselling. Are you tired of the same problems happening over and over in your life? or, would you like to get to the root of them once and for all? Then perhaps I am the counsellor for you. Contact me for a free 20 minute consultation, we can have a brief chat and there's no obligation to book.
I run Tree of Life Counselling, we are a team of 3 therapists, wanting to help you with whatever it is that's brought you here. See www.treeoflifecounselling.co.uk for more info. As for me, I am a warm, non-judgmental, practical and interactive therapist. Offering face to face, Telephone or Video Counselling. Are you tired of the same problems happening over and over in your life? or, would you like to get to the root of them once and for all? Then perhaps I am the counsellor for you. Contact me for a free 20 minute consultation, we can have a brief chat and there's no obligation to book.
0116 464 9607 View 0116 464 9607
Photo of Zareeda Rashid, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Zareeda Rashid
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Hello, I'm Zareeda and I work with people on issues ranging from rape and sexual abuse to stress, bereavement, anxiety and depression. If you are struggling to find meaning in life you may be feeling disconnected from yourself and/or those around you. This loss of contact with yourself, your needs, values and beliefs may decrease your trust in your ability to form and build meaningful relationships and achieve personal goals.
Hello, I'm Zareeda and I work with people on issues ranging from rape and sexual abuse to stress, bereavement, anxiety and depression. If you are struggling to find meaning in life you may be feeling disconnected from yourself and/or those around you. This loss of contact with yourself, your needs, values and beliefs may decrease your trust in your ability to form and build meaningful relationships and achieve personal goals.
0115 697 1567 View 0115 697 1567
Photo of Louise Needham, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Louise Needham
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Deciding to come for counselling can be a hard decision to make however, it can be very beneficial in improving how you think and feel about the difficulty that you are experiencing enabling you to find a solution that best suits your needs. My aim is to offer a service that is unique to you by actively listening to your concerns in a safe environment that is genuine, understanding and accepting: I acknowledge that it takes courage to ask for this support. I have worked with a variety of different clients, all in different ways, where I endeavour to meet their needs just as I would endeavour to meet yours.
Deciding to come for counselling can be a hard decision to make however, it can be very beneficial in improving how you think and feel about the difficulty that you are experiencing enabling you to find a solution that best suits your needs. My aim is to offer a service that is unique to you by actively listening to your concerns in a safe environment that is genuine, understanding and accepting: I acknowledge that it takes courage to ask for this support. I have worked with a variety of different clients, all in different ways, where I endeavour to meet their needs just as I would endeavour to meet yours.
01530 447947 View 01530 447947
Photo of Cecilia O'Hare, MBACP, Counsellor
Cecilia O'Hare
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE5
We live in anxiety provoking society and yet we want to thrive not just survive. How to manage stress and disappointment from our distressing environment is very critical on our daily basis. I believe we have all our innate power to grow and achieve things we want to through our self reflection.
We live in anxiety provoking society and yet we want to thrive not just survive. How to manage stress and disappointment from our distressing environment is very critical on our daily basis. I believe we have all our innate power to grow and achieve things we want to through our self reflection.
0116 216 4865 View 0116 216 4865
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Farzana Kaji
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Hi, im Farzana. As a counselor, my goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment. I aim to empower my clients to tap into their inner strengths, develop self-awareness, and gain insight into their challenges. Through collaborative exploration and tailored interventions, my objective is to facilitate positive change, foster personal growth, and help clients achieve their goals. Ultimately, I strive to equip individuals with the tools and strategies they need to navigate life's complexities with resilience and authenticity.
Hi, im Farzana. As a counselor, my goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment. I aim to empower my clients to tap into their inner strengths, develop self-awareness, and gain insight into their challenges. Through collaborative exploration and tailored interventions, my objective is to facilitate positive change, foster personal growth, and help clients achieve their goals. Ultimately, I strive to equip individuals with the tools and strategies they need to navigate life's complexities with resilience and authenticity.
01422 411228 View 01422 411228
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Jo Flynn
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
If you are reading this I wonder if life feels difficult at the moment. Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, living with the distress of uncertainty? Finding it difficult to let go of control, of perfectionism, feeling vulnerable or struggling with living in a ‘never enough’ world? Is this having a negative effect on your relationships, or are you struggling to understand traumatic events in your past, and you can no longer soldier on as before? However you may be feeling, it can feel really scary to come and talk to a counsellor. But I respect your courage to reach out, and I will listen to you with warmth and empathy.
If you are reading this I wonder if life feels difficult at the moment. Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, living with the distress of uncertainty? Finding it difficult to let go of control, of perfectionism, feeling vulnerable or struggling with living in a ‘never enough’ world? Is this having a negative effect on your relationships, or are you struggling to understand traumatic events in your past, and you can no longer soldier on as before? However you may be feeling, it can feel really scary to come and talk to a counsellor. But I respect your courage to reach out, and I will listen to you with warmth and empathy.
07570 923142 View 07570 923142
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Mamta Ward
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Welcome. It can feel difficult to start with counselling, so let me start by saying the work we do will be guided by your own choices and needs. You can express these in a confidential space of emotional safety and we can explore what is happening for you and better understand it. Together we can define and move towards your goals at a pace that suits and feels safe to you. I work with low mood, sadness, anxiety, depression and feelings of being overwhelmed.
Welcome. It can feel difficult to start with counselling, so let me start by saying the work we do will be guided by your own choices and needs. You can express these in a confidential space of emotional safety and we can explore what is happening for you and better understand it. Together we can define and move towards your goals at a pace that suits and feels safe to you. I work with low mood, sadness, anxiety, depression and feelings of being overwhelmed.
07401 206254 View 07401 206254
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.