Female Counselling in Bridport, ENG

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Bernadette Jones
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bridport DT6
I offer face to face and online therapy for individuals & couples. I am an experienced Integrative Person Centred and CBT therapist providing an environment helping you understand what maintains problems by exploring your thoughts, emotions, beliefs and behaviours; enabling you to move towards your goals and potential. I have supported many clients experiencing anxiety, OCD, depression, panic, low self esteem and traumatic life events. I support couples to identify problems and recurring negative patterns in their relationship using Person Centred & Solution Focused approaches, helping you achieve shared goals and aspirations.
I offer face to face and online therapy for individuals & couples. I am an experienced Integrative Person Centred and CBT therapist providing an environment helping you understand what maintains problems by exploring your thoughts, emotions, beliefs and behaviours; enabling you to move towards your goals and potential. I have supported many clients experiencing anxiety, OCD, depression, panic, low self esteem and traumatic life events. I support couples to identify problems and recurring negative patterns in their relationship using Person Centred & Solution Focused approaches, helping you achieve shared goals and aspirations.
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Nancy Castle
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridport DT6
Personal therapy supporting you to face challenges and find your answers. The service is client centred, safe, confidential, integrative, therapeutic, non-judgmental, relational, empathetic, private, ethical, and creative. I offer open ended psychotherapy or issue-based counselling. Contact me for a free chat to see if you think we can work together.
Personal therapy supporting you to face challenges and find your answers. The service is client centred, safe, confidential, integrative, therapeutic, non-judgmental, relational, empathetic, private, ethical, and creative. I offer open ended psychotherapy or issue-based counselling. Contact me for a free chat to see if you think we can work together.
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Emma Harris Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bridport DT6
Do you feel like you are battling something? It may be anxiety or depression; anger or regret; a difficult relationship; a memory, grudge or sense of somehow being ‘wrong’. It may be that you find yourself repeating negative patterns of behaviour or thought, or your responses take you by surprise. You may fear talking to others about your struggles, thinking they are unreasonable or that no-one can help. I will support you with curiosity and compassion as you explore your experiences and make connections. Together we can create space for you to reflect and reconnect with yourself.
Do you feel like you are battling something? It may be anxiety or depression; anger or regret; a difficult relationship; a memory, grudge or sense of somehow being ‘wrong’. It may be that you find yourself repeating negative patterns of behaviour or thought, or your responses take you by surprise. You may fear talking to others about your struggles, thinking they are unreasonable or that no-one can help. I will support you with curiosity and compassion as you explore your experiences and make connections. Together we can create space for you to reflect and reconnect with yourself.
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Francesca Rothera
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridport DT6
A qualified counsellor with a special interest in working with trauma. This includes stress and burnout from a trauma informed perspective. An empathetic and engaged therapist; working with the belief that awareness is our greatest agent of change. An integrated, personal approach to Counselling which places you and your experience first and foremost. Understanding that our past shapes who we are, but the present is where the real growth happens. Bringing in knowledge of how our attachments, communications and thinking can be understood and adapted to make our experience of life more fulfilling.
A qualified counsellor with a special interest in working with trauma. This includes stress and burnout from a trauma informed perspective. An empathetic and engaged therapist; working with the belief that awareness is our greatest agent of change. An integrated, personal approach to Counselling which places you and your experience first and foremost. Understanding that our past shapes who we are, but the present is where the real growth happens. Bringing in knowledge of how our attachments, communications and thinking can be understood and adapted to make our experience of life more fulfilling.
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Fiona Godfrey
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bridport DT6
I work with individuals and couples, supporting people to live life with more authenticity, connection, confidence, depth and joy. I work from the premise that while life can be difficult, difficulty can be the gateway to growth if we feel supported and able to fathom out how to respond in healthier ways. My job is to provide a relationship that creates the conditions for growth. I offer reflection, insight, warmth and challenge, bringing deeper self-understanding and enabling changes in patterns that are no longer working.
I work with individuals and couples, supporting people to live life with more authenticity, connection, confidence, depth and joy. I work from the premise that while life can be difficult, difficulty can be the gateway to growth if we feel supported and able to fathom out how to respond in healthier ways. My job is to provide a relationship that creates the conditions for growth. I offer reflection, insight, warmth and challenge, bringing deeper self-understanding and enabling changes in patterns that are no longer working.
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Clare Ducker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridport DT6
Do you or your young person feel stressed, anxious or overwhelmed? Are you finding it hard to cope with the demands of everyday life? Coming to see a counsellor is a brave step towards making a change. What if you felt calmer and more in control? What difference would that make? If any of this sounds familiar you may benefit from counselling. I believe the potential is within you, but sometimes hard to find or access. Counselling is a form of healing and I believe the relationship between a therapist and client can help you move towards better ways of coping, improving self-confidence, self-worth and living a more fulfilling life.
Do you or your young person feel stressed, anxious or overwhelmed? Are you finding it hard to cope with the demands of everyday life? Coming to see a counsellor is a brave step towards making a change. What if you felt calmer and more in control? What difference would that make? If any of this sounds familiar you may benefit from counselling. I believe the potential is within you, but sometimes hard to find or access. Counselling is a form of healing and I believe the relationship between a therapist and client can help you move towards better ways of coping, improving self-confidence, self-worth and living a more fulfilling life.
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Harriet Schofield
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bridport DT6  (Online Only)
My name is Harriet Schofield and I really believe in the potential for counselling to change lives. More than I in 4 people access counselling or psychotherapy at some point in their lives (BACP, 2014), therefore if you are unhappy or life feels like a struggle, you are not alone. I understand how frightening it can be to feel stuck and like there is no way out, but I want you to know that if you are ready for things to change, then they can, however difficult things are feeling now.
My name is Harriet Schofield and I really believe in the potential for counselling to change lives. More than I in 4 people access counselling or psychotherapy at some point in their lives (BACP, 2014), therefore if you are unhappy or life feels like a struggle, you are not alone. I understand how frightening it can be to feel stuck and like there is no way out, but I want you to know that if you are ready for things to change, then they can, however difficult things are feeling now.
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Nathalie Tayton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridport DT6
Hello, I'm Nathalie. I am a BACP registered counsellor. My work is about creating an equal, non-judgmental and empathic therapeutic space for clients to explore and work through their feelings and difficulties safely. The therapy I offer can help with a wide range of issues, from anxiety and depression, divorce, grief, stress, overwhelm through to abusive relationships and trauma.
Hello, I'm Nathalie. I am a BACP registered counsellor. My work is about creating an equal, non-judgmental and empathic therapeutic space for clients to explore and work through their feelings and difficulties safely. The therapy I offer can help with a wide range of issues, from anxiety and depression, divorce, grief, stress, overwhelm through to abusive relationships and trauma.
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Jo Flint
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridport DT6
If you are struggling with personal issues, such as, anxiety, anger, depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, trauma, bereavement/loss, life transitions, or feel you need help in moving on in your life, then please contact me for help. I am qualified and experienced Counsellor and Supervisor, working privately near Axminster, East Devon. While always working collaboratively with you, I aim to offer you a safe space where you can explore your issues in depth, which will help you gain insight and understanding, and enable you to live your life in more fulfilling and hopeful ways.
If you are struggling with personal issues, such as, anxiety, anger, depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, trauma, bereavement/loss, life transitions, or feel you need help in moving on in your life, then please contact me for help. I am qualified and experienced Counsellor and Supervisor, working privately near Axminster, East Devon. While always working collaboratively with you, I aim to offer you a safe space where you can explore your issues in depth, which will help you gain insight and understanding, and enable you to live your life in more fulfilling and hopeful ways.
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Samantha Barlow
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bridport DT6
Life can be challenging. I offer a caring environment free from judgment for you to explore your feelings. I will work alongside you to develop life-changing habits and help you become the person you wish to be. I have a special interest in working with relationship difficulties, such as separation, divorce, affairs, control or abuse, stepfamily issues and parenting. I am a Relate trained, CPCAB Level 5 relational counsellor. I also work extensively with life stage transitions, such as adolescence, parenthood, menopause, older adults and bereavement. I am passionate about supporting people on their journey for meaning and purpose.
Life can be challenging. I offer a caring environment free from judgment for you to explore your feelings. I will work alongside you to develop life-changing habits and help you become the person you wish to be. I have a special interest in working with relationship difficulties, such as separation, divorce, affairs, control or abuse, stepfamily issues and parenting. I am a Relate trained, CPCAB Level 5 relational counsellor. I also work extensively with life stage transitions, such as adolescence, parenthood, menopause, older adults and bereavement. I am passionate about supporting people on their journey for meaning and purpose.
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Katrina Flood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridport DT6
Are you wanting your voice to be truly heard? Do you need someone to really listen to how you are feeling, and not be told how you should or should not feel? Or perhaps you would like someone to give you time and space to just be who you need to be, during what might be a difficult time for you right now. I understand how challenging it can be to share your thoughts and feelings with a complete stranger, to share something that you may feel you are going to be judged on, or perhaps no-one will understand. I also offer supervison for practicing counsellors and have a passion working with students.
Are you wanting your voice to be truly heard? Do you need someone to really listen to how you are feeling, and not be told how you should or should not feel? Or perhaps you would like someone to give you time and space to just be who you need to be, during what might be a difficult time for you right now. I understand how challenging it can be to share your thoughts and feelings with a complete stranger, to share something that you may feel you are going to be judged on, or perhaps no-one will understand. I also offer supervison for practicing counsellors and have a passion working with students.
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solutions counselling somerset
Counsellor, PsychD, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bridport DT6
One of my specialities is Counselling for Grief and Bereavement. I also work with couples who have lost a baby or child and can help you to communicate again and work through the trauma, to help you reach an understanding and find your way back to a future together. I also offer counselling for anxiety ,depression, PND, self esteem building, and for issues affecting all stages of life. Such as relationship issues, couples counselling, fertility and pregnancy counselling, Birth Trauma, menopausal and end of life counselling. I have past experience as a Nurse & midwife. I work with Teenagers from 14 onwards.
One of my specialities is Counselling for Grief and Bereavement. I also work with couples who have lost a baby or child and can help you to communicate again and work through the trauma, to help you reach an understanding and find your way back to a future together. I also offer counselling for anxiety ,depression, PND, self esteem building, and for issues affecting all stages of life. Such as relationship issues, couples counselling, fertility and pregnancy counselling, Birth Trauma, menopausal and end of life counselling. I have past experience as a Nurse & midwife. I work with Teenagers from 14 onwards.
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Maria Bailey
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Dorchester DT2
I am an experienced Relationship, Couple and Family Therapist, and a registered member of the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists, and offer a warm, welcoming and inclusive practice. There are often times in our lives when relationship and family situations can be a cause of great distress and confusion. Anxiety, depression, bereavement, health or money worries, divorce and separation, infidelity, low self-esteem, blended families and parenting differences are just some of the many issues that can have an impact on us and our relationships.
I am an experienced Relationship, Couple and Family Therapist, and a registered member of the National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists, and offer a warm, welcoming and inclusive practice. There are often times in our lives when relationship and family situations can be a cause of great distress and confusion. Anxiety, depression, bereavement, health or money worries, divorce and separation, infidelity, low self-esteem, blended families and parenting differences are just some of the many issues that can have an impact on us and our relationships.
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Trudi Bean
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Crewkerne TA18
Sometimes life and the problems that arise can seem confusing even overwhelming. Some problems are based very much in the present but often I work with clients to see how their past impacts their life today and with this new awareness we work together to make the changes needed to move forwards. By bringing the unconscious into the conscious we can explore what outdated belief systems and adaptations you may be dragging around with you from childhood. These adaptations may have protected you as a child but as an adult often no longer serve a purpose and can even be detrimental to your relationships. Is it time for a new beginning?
Sometimes life and the problems that arise can seem confusing even overwhelming. Some problems are based very much in the present but often I work with clients to see how their past impacts their life today and with this new awareness we work together to make the changes needed to move forwards. By bringing the unconscious into the conscious we can explore what outdated belief systems and adaptations you may be dragging around with you from childhood. These adaptations may have protected you as a child but as an adult often no longer serve a purpose and can even be detrimental to your relationships. Is it time for a new beginning?
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Diane Hassall
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Dorchester DT2  (Online Only)
You might be new to kink, experienced, or living a 24/7 BDSM lifestyle. Perhaps you’re confused or worried about your fantasies and fetishes? Or you might be a kinkster looking for help with something else entirely. Whatever brings you to therapy, you'll want to work with a therapist who understands and accepts all of you. It’s the same with non-monogamy and polyamory. You may be new to non-monogamy and want to talk things through before opening your relationship. If you’re already non-monogamous/polyamorous, I can guide you through challenges like negotiating agreements, poly-saturation, jealousy, envy or communications problems.
You might be new to kink, experienced, or living a 24/7 BDSM lifestyle. Perhaps you’re confused or worried about your fantasies and fetishes? Or you might be a kinkster looking for help with something else entirely. Whatever brings you to therapy, you'll want to work with a therapist who understands and accepts all of you. It’s the same with non-monogamy and polyamory. You may be new to non-monogamy and want to talk things through before opening your relationship. If you’re already non-monogamous/polyamorous, I can guide you through challenges like negotiating agreements, poly-saturation, jealousy, envy or communications problems.
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Tania Lawler
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Crewkerne TA18
Is life feeling overwhelming?...Are you feeling stressed, anxious or stuck in a rut? Sometimes life can feel tough, painful or confusing! At times we understand why these feelings have arisen such as through bereavement, family, relationship or work problems, but often we may ask: ‘Why am I feeling this way?’ Or we may just know that things are ‘not right’. These feelings will have a big impact on our relationships, work or ability to enjoy even the simplest things in life which can lead us to feel alone or isolated! Now is the time to stop struggling alone in the hope that things will get better on their own, and make a change!
Is life feeling overwhelming?...Are you feeling stressed, anxious or stuck in a rut? Sometimes life can feel tough, painful or confusing! At times we understand why these feelings have arisen such as through bereavement, family, relationship or work problems, but often we may ask: ‘Why am I feeling this way?’ Or we may just know that things are ‘not right’. These feelings will have a big impact on our relationships, work or ability to enjoy even the simplest things in life which can lead us to feel alone or isolated! Now is the time to stop struggling alone in the hope that things will get better on their own, and make a change!
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Anna Louise McGuire
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Crewkerne TA18
Warmly welcoming new enquiries - I promise a response within 24 hours. Hello, I'm Anna, a registered counsellor and member of the BACP. My goal is to help my clients develop their own Inner Therapist, gaining self-understanding to achieve emotional balance and improved communication skills. Clients of mine often find a renewed sense of self-love and acceptance, paving the way for personal growth and resilience. If you're looking for a compassionate therapist I'm here to help.
Warmly welcoming new enquiries - I promise a response within 24 hours. Hello, I'm Anna, a registered counsellor and member of the BACP. My goal is to help my clients develop their own Inner Therapist, gaining self-understanding to achieve emotional balance and improved communication skills. Clients of mine often find a renewed sense of self-love and acceptance, paving the way for personal growth and resilience. If you're looking for a compassionate therapist I'm here to help.
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Dillian Maas
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Crewkerne TA18
If you are feeling that you need help in your life for whatever reason, perhaps in your relationship, family dynamic, a work situation, with depression, anxiety or your mental health; for significant loss or past or present trauma; if life is just too challenging to cope with; if the way ahead feels uncertain; if you are without hope and feeling isolated or overwhelmed; or if you simply want to explore a problem or experience to help your general wellbeing and happiness, we can work together.
If you are feeling that you need help in your life for whatever reason, perhaps in your relationship, family dynamic, a work situation, with depression, anxiety or your mental health; for significant loss or past or present trauma; if life is just too challenging to cope with; if the way ahead feels uncertain; if you are without hope and feeling isolated or overwhelmed; or if you simply want to explore a problem or experience to help your general wellbeing and happiness, we can work together.
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Psychological Therapy in Practice - Dr Rosie
Psychologist, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Dorchester DT6
Sometimes life can really get us down and it might seem difficult to see a way through. This could be due to: Feeling low, hopeless, lonely, or depressed * Feeling anxious or afraid * Suffering with stress at home and/or in the workplace * Suffering with a long term physical/ mental health condition * Experiencing relationship problems * Loss of a loved one through break-up, divorce, or death * Traumatic events in our past which are still troubling us and preventing us from moving forward * Wanting to change a behaviour (diet, exercise, smoking etc). I can help you to cope with, manage, and improve the issues you face.
Sometimes life can really get us down and it might seem difficult to see a way through. This could be due to: Feeling low, hopeless, lonely, or depressed * Feeling anxious or afraid * Suffering with stress at home and/or in the workplace * Suffering with a long term physical/ mental health condition * Experiencing relationship problems * Loss of a loved one through break-up, divorce, or death * Traumatic events in our past which are still troubling us and preventing us from moving forward * Wanting to change a behaviour (diet, exercise, smoking etc). I can help you to cope with, manage, and improve the issues you face.
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Victoria (Vicky) Crossland
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Crewkerne TA18
I am an experienced and qualified counsellor, who has undertaken further specialist training to work with Young Children 4+ and Teens. Using a range of age appropriate interventions that include talking, creative work and play based, ensures this client group can make sense of big feelings and difficulties troubling them. From anxiety, low mood to anger I aid clients to express themselves in a comfortable and safe place. I have 12 years + experience of working in education and social care settings building nurturing relationships to promote change and to overcome past or present events.
I am an experienced and qualified counsellor, who has undertaken further specialist training to work with Young Children 4+ and Teens. Using a range of age appropriate interventions that include talking, creative work and play based, ensures this client group can make sense of big feelings and difficulties troubling them. From anxiety, low mood to anger I aid clients to express themselves in a comfortable and safe place. I have 12 years + experience of working in education and social care settings building nurturing relationships to promote change and to overcome past or present events.
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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.