Female Counselling in Burnley, ENG

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Dr Kimberley Keegan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Burnley BB12
Life, and our lived experience of it, is complex. Often times we choose not to look into this complexity for fear of being overwhelmed by unwanted truths and emotions. This approach may work for some of us for a while, however for most - life will confront us with pain that is difficult to ignore. The avoidance of this pain or reality is what leads to mental health symptoms and prolonged distress. However, life does not need to be so difficult. If you would like to make sense of your life and unique lived experienced in order to lead a more fulfilled existence, please get in touch.
Life, and our lived experience of it, is complex. Often times we choose not to look into this complexity for fear of being overwhelmed by unwanted truths and emotions. This approach may work for some of us for a while, however for most - life will confront us with pain that is difficult to ignore. The avoidance of this pain or reality is what leads to mental health symptoms and prolonged distress. However, life does not need to be so difficult. If you would like to make sense of your life and unique lived experienced in order to lead a more fulfilled existence, please get in touch.
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The Growth Room
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Burnley BB12
I have 25 years experience of working with various groups of people of all ages within various settings such as schools, colleges, hospitals and Women's refuges. I work with in an Integrative Model which means I can tailor your therapy to suit your needs. I am able to move at a pace with which you feel comfortable allowing you the time and space you may need to give you a better understanding of what is happening for you.
I have 25 years experience of working with various groups of people of all ages within various settings such as schools, colleges, hospitals and Women's refuges. I work with in an Integrative Model which means I can tailor your therapy to suit your needs. I am able to move at a pace with which you feel comfortable allowing you the time and space you may need to give you a better understanding of what is happening for you.
01282 911947 View 01282 911947
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Dr Sue Price
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Burnley BB11
Perhaps you feel alienated from yourself, not being true to who you really are. It may be you're anxious or downtrodden. I believe in providing a space for you to express whatever is going on for you. I have 20 years experience of being a therapist and have encountered a wide variety of issues and problems. I have worked in primary care as well as seeing private clients. I have extensive experience with employee assistance programs (EAP).
Perhaps you feel alienated from yourself, not being true to who you really are. It may be you're anxious or downtrodden. I believe in providing a space for you to express whatever is going on for you. I have 20 years experience of being a therapist and have encountered a wide variety of issues and problems. I have worked in primary care as well as seeing private clients. I have extensive experience with employee assistance programs (EAP).
01282 953411 View 01282 953411
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Rise Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB12
I work with various issues, such as anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges. The clients I work with are searching for a safe space to explore their emotions, gain clarity on their thoughts, and develop coping strategies. They want to feel understood and validated and seek guidance to navigate life's complexities. Ultimately, they aspire to personal growth, healing, and a sense of fulfilment. Additionally, I am dedicated to researching and implementing neurodiverse affirming practices, ensuring inclusivity and understanding for all clients. They turn to counselling as a pathway towards self-discovery and positive change.
I work with various issues, such as anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges. The clients I work with are searching for a safe space to explore their emotions, gain clarity on their thoughts, and develop coping strategies. They want to feel understood and validated and seek guidance to navigate life's complexities. Ultimately, they aspire to personal growth, healing, and a sense of fulfilment. Additionally, I am dedicated to researching and implementing neurodiverse affirming practices, ensuring inclusivity and understanding for all clients. They turn to counselling as a pathway towards self-discovery and positive change.
0114 553 6950 View 0114 553 6950
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Amy Louise Whittle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB10
Hello and Welcome! I’m a person centred counsellor based in Burnley and working with clients in East Lancashire & West Yorkshire and the surrounding areas. I offer a safe, confidential, supportive and understanding environment for you to talk and explore your experiences, feelings and needs, enabling growth and change to happen. I have worked for many years with autistic children, adults and their families, this is an area I continue to be passionate about. Thank you for visiting and please get in touch if you need anything!
Hello and Welcome! I’m a person centred counsellor based in Burnley and working with clients in East Lancashire & West Yorkshire and the surrounding areas. I offer a safe, confidential, supportive and understanding environment for you to talk and explore your experiences, feelings and needs, enabling growth and change to happen. I have worked for many years with autistic children, adults and their families, this is an area I continue to be passionate about. Thank you for visiting and please get in touch if you need anything!
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Burnley Counselling Services
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Burnley BB11
There is so much focus these days on "What's wrong with you" using terms such as 'depression', 'anxiety', 'disorder', rather than talking about "What happened to you?" Your mental health is much more than just a label or a diagnosis and therapy offers so much more than just talking. It can give you new understanding, new insights, a different perspective, clarity about a problem and the way forward. It can teach you skills to live your life better, teach you more healthy coping strategies or simply give you the space and time for self reflection and a place to find peace of mind.
There is so much focus these days on "What's wrong with you" using terms such as 'depression', 'anxiety', 'disorder', rather than talking about "What happened to you?" Your mental health is much more than just a label or a diagnosis and therapy offers so much more than just talking. It can give you new understanding, new insights, a different perspective, clarity about a problem and the way forward. It can teach you skills to live your life better, teach you more healthy coping strategies or simply give you the space and time for self reflection and a place to find peace of mind.
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Chrystal-Blue Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB11
Hi, I’m Aisha! Before I tell you a bit about me, I would just like to acknowledge the important step you have taken to find a counsellor. I’m aware it can be an anxious and daunting experience, that’s why it’s important to find the right counsellor for you. You may be going through a difficult time in your relationship, work life or struggling to explore your emotions; it’s important to explore what is going on for you. In order for us to grow, it’s important for us to express our emotions. And to feel validated for our emotions. Whether that’s to cry, laugh, scream or just sit in silence.
Hi, I’m Aisha! Before I tell you a bit about me, I would just like to acknowledge the important step you have taken to find a counsellor. I’m aware it can be an anxious and daunting experience, that’s why it’s important to find the right counsellor for you. You may be going through a difficult time in your relationship, work life or struggling to explore your emotions; it’s important to explore what is going on for you. In order for us to grow, it’s important for us to express our emotions. And to feel validated for our emotions. Whether that’s to cry, laugh, scream or just sit in silence.
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Amanda Waterworth
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB10
Hello, my name is Amanda. By reading my profile you have take the first step towards becoming more self aware and achieving a greater sense of inner peace. I have over 25 years' experience as a dual nurse, an RGN and a RMN and I also have a degree in health studies. I gained my Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling in 2020. My counselling room provides a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your own thoughts and feelings. I understand that at times life can be difficult and our sessions can help you overcome problems. I am a Accredited Supervisor. I am also a EMDR Practitioner.
Hello, my name is Amanda. By reading my profile you have take the first step towards becoming more self aware and achieving a greater sense of inner peace. I have over 25 years' experience as a dual nurse, an RGN and a RMN and I also have a degree in health studies. I gained my Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling in 2020. My counselling room provides a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your own thoughts and feelings. I understand that at times life can be difficult and our sessions can help you overcome problems. I am a Accredited Supervisor. I am also a EMDR Practitioner.
01282 526708 View 01282 526708
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Ribble Valley Therapies
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB10
I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist offering high quality therapy to clients with complex needs. I have experience of working with clients with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues and breakdown, PTSD, isolation, attachment issues, child hood trauma and self harm. My specialism has focussed on supporting clients who also battle addiction and I also have specific training on supporting survivors of rape and sexual assault. I value myself as a therapist who can tailor my therapy to meet the needs of my clients and integrates many psychological schools to do this.
I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist offering high quality therapy to clients with complex needs. I have experience of working with clients with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues and breakdown, PTSD, isolation, attachment issues, child hood trauma and self harm. My specialism has focussed on supporting clients who also battle addiction and I also have specific training on supporting survivors of rape and sexual assault. I value myself as a therapist who can tailor my therapy to meet the needs of my clients and integrates many psychological schools to do this.
01580 234754 View 01580 234754
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Sandra Holden
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB10
I am a professional qualified counsellor and I have a lovely little private practice where we can connect. I offer counselling in a friendly yet professional environment working with individuals who may just want to feel better or have a specific goal in mind. I appreciate it that it takes courage to make the first step and reach out for support, find someone you can trust and connect with. I invite you to get in touch for a no obligation 30 minute chat to see how we could work together. I am open to questions and I will do all I can to put you at ease.
I am a professional qualified counsellor and I have a lovely little private practice where we can connect. I offer counselling in a friendly yet professional environment working with individuals who may just want to feel better or have a specific goal in mind. I appreciate it that it takes courage to make the first step and reach out for support, find someone you can trust and connect with. I invite you to get in touch for a no obligation 30 minute chat to see how we could work together. I am open to questions and I will do all I can to put you at ease.
01474 558673 View 01474 558673
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Lucy Marie Fenwick
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB10
Welcome, I'm Lucy, An Integrative Person Centered & EMDR trained Therapist with special experience in Attachment. Online/Telephone/Skype sessions available. I work with adults, children & young people. I will provide a therapeutic space for you or your child to explore what is troubling you. I have special experience in Self-Harm, Self esteem issues & ADHD/Autism. I promise to be accepting & non-judgemental & to provide a confidential space for you to explore your world. I offer a free consultation via telephone & I work in both Rossendale & Manchester City Centre. My fees are £60, EMDR varies-limited concessions are available.
Welcome, I'm Lucy, An Integrative Person Centered & EMDR trained Therapist with special experience in Attachment. Online/Telephone/Skype sessions available. I work with adults, children & young people. I will provide a therapeutic space for you or your child to explore what is troubling you. I have special experience in Self-Harm, Self esteem issues & ADHD/Autism. I promise to be accepting & non-judgemental & to provide a confidential space for you to explore your world. I offer a free consultation via telephone & I work in both Rossendale & Manchester City Centre. My fees are £60, EMDR varies-limited concessions are available.
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Cherie Deakin Psychotherapy Supervisor
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB10
Sometimes the issues we face paralyse us with anxieties. Sometimes we have no one in our lives who are able to help or we may not want to burden others. It’s difficult to trust people with our innermost worries, feelings and thoughts. Yet we all need help to get through difficult periods in our lives. It may be that friends and family tell us to stop dwelling on the past or try and move on. But no matter how hard we try, the past hangs around to haunt us or we have no words to describe what we feel. Additionally, we may wish to explore our experience for personal or professional reasons.
Sometimes the issues we face paralyse us with anxieties. Sometimes we have no one in our lives who are able to help or we may not want to burden others. It’s difficult to trust people with our innermost worries, feelings and thoughts. Yet we all need help to get through difficult periods in our lives. It may be that friends and family tell us to stop dwelling on the past or try and move on. But no matter how hard we try, the past hangs around to haunt us or we have no words to describe what we feel. Additionally, we may wish to explore our experience for personal or professional reasons.
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Accrington Counselling and Wellbeing Service
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB10
Every journey starts with a single step. Are you ready to start the journey to a more fulfilled and peaceful life? Accrington Counselling offers you a non-judgemental and confidential place to explore and resolve present and past traumas and challenges. Maybe you feel tired of reliving experiences or challenges from throughout your life? Maybe you would like to end the cycle of unhealthy behaviours and learn to understand there meanings? We all have life struggles at times and for many having somebody to hold a safe space and walk with them through that journey can be the key. Are you ready to take the first step on your journey?
Every journey starts with a single step. Are you ready to start the journey to a more fulfilled and peaceful life? Accrington Counselling offers you a non-judgemental and confidential place to explore and resolve present and past traumas and challenges. Maybe you feel tired of reliving experiences or challenges from throughout your life? Maybe you would like to end the cycle of unhealthy behaviours and learn to understand there meanings? We all have life struggles at times and for many having somebody to hold a safe space and walk with them through that journey can be the key. Are you ready to take the first step on your journey?
01254 786645 View 01254 786645
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Karma Minds Training & Personal Development Ltd
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Burnley BB11
I work as an integrated therapist. I believe that if given the right conditions, that everyone has the desire and capacity for personal growth and change. I work giving you unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence, allowing you the time and space to explore your feelings and work through your problems I work with you to your own agenda and at your own pace. I believe that you are your own expert and have the capacity to find your own solutions and a way forward. Helping you come to terms with any feelings and to change and develop for the future in your own way and time. My specialist field is anxiety management.
I work as an integrated therapist. I believe that if given the right conditions, that everyone has the desire and capacity for personal growth and change. I work giving you unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence, allowing you the time and space to explore your feelings and work through your problems I work with you to your own agenda and at your own pace. I believe that you are your own expert and have the capacity to find your own solutions and a way forward. Helping you come to terms with any feelings and to change and develop for the future in your own way and time. My specialist field is anxiety management.
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Kaye Barney
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Burnley BB10  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you're going round and round with a problem - maybe with a relationship or how you see yourself? Maybe you don't know how you want things to be, or you know what you want but can't work out how to do it, or don't have the courage to follow through? Are you constantly thinking about a particular person and wishing the situation, or one of you, could be different? Are you worried friends/family are tired of hearing about your problems? Are you feeling anxious, angry, rejected, or unimportant? Whatever your issues, I can help you talk about and process them, find solutions, and feel more at ease with yourself.
Do you feel like you're going round and round with a problem - maybe with a relationship or how you see yourself? Maybe you don't know how you want things to be, or you know what you want but can't work out how to do it, or don't have the courage to follow through? Are you constantly thinking about a particular person and wishing the situation, or one of you, could be different? Are you worried friends/family are tired of hearing about your problems? Are you feeling anxious, angry, rejected, or unimportant? Whatever your issues, I can help you talk about and process them, find solutions, and feel more at ease with yourself.
01757 607016 View 01757 607016
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Berny Sansome
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Burnley BB10
If you are experiencing anxiety, have family struggles, feeling sad or low, or finding the current economic or climate crisis overwhelming counselling may help. If you are struggling to process bereavement or loss, counselling can help. I keep you, the client, at the centre of the therapeutic relationship. Counselling can be daunting, and sometimes you may not know what to expect. Working with me, you will find a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space where you can work at your pace, and be truly heard whether we meet face to face, via video counselling, or Walk & Talk. I work within the BACP Ethical Framework.
If you are experiencing anxiety, have family struggles, feeling sad or low, or finding the current economic or climate crisis overwhelming counselling may help. If you are struggling to process bereavement or loss, counselling can help. I keep you, the client, at the centre of the therapeutic relationship. Counselling can be daunting, and sometimes you may not know what to expect. Working with me, you will find a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space where you can work at your pace, and be truly heard whether we meet face to face, via video counselling, or Walk & Talk. I work within the BACP Ethical Framework.
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Kate Farmer
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Blackburn BB1
Welcome to Calming Minds. Do you have relationship difficulties? Do you have low mood, self-worth, issues with confidence and/or depression and anxiety? Have you experience traumatic events? If any of this sounds familiar, I could make a difference to your wellbeing. I am here to listen and validate you towards positive lasting change.
Welcome to Calming Minds. Do you have relationship difficulties? Do you have low mood, self-worth, issues with confidence and/or depression and anxiety? Have you experience traumatic events? If any of this sounds familiar, I could make a difference to your wellbeing. I am here to listen and validate you towards positive lasting change.
01257 446937 View 01257 446937
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Romy Elizabeth Davies
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Blackburn BB6  (Online Only)
Because the foundations of security begin in relationship and specifically, the first relationship we experience with our primary caregivers. I believe in the importance of relationship within the therapeutic setting.  You will have the opportunity to examine how you relate to yourself internally and with others interpersonally. We will look at present-day relationships as well as childhood influences, and how these impact on the formation of self.  Safety, care and compassion are my guiding principals when working therapeutically.
Because the foundations of security begin in relationship and specifically, the first relationship we experience with our primary caregivers. I believe in the importance of relationship within the therapeutic setting.  You will have the opportunity to examine how you relate to yourself internally and with others interpersonally. We will look at present-day relationships as well as childhood influences, and how these impact on the formation of self.  Safety, care and compassion are my guiding principals when working therapeutically.
0161 524 1438 View 0161 524 1438
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Helené Duerden
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Whalley BB7
Are you wondering how to help your family thrive? Is your child displaying behaviour you do not understand? Does your child have a diagnosis and you are confused as what to do next. In this modern world raising children is hard and I welcome families and children into my specially designed play room to help rebuild these connections and understandings of each other. During this pandemic children are struggling and I want to help them and you work through understanding of the world around them and help with anxiety that have arisen from the current situation.
Are you wondering how to help your family thrive? Is your child displaying behaviour you do not understand? Does your child have a diagnosis and you are confused as what to do next. In this modern world raising children is hard and I welcome families and children into my specially designed play room to help rebuild these connections and understandings of each other. During this pandemic children are struggling and I want to help them and you work through understanding of the world around them and help with anxiety that have arisen from the current situation.
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Helena Smith
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Clitheroe BB7
It can be such a relief to share your worries and concerns about whatever is causing you stress or distress in your life. Sometimes, we need another person who isn't part of our family or friendship group. I am here to be that person, here to listen, understand and help you unravel those jumbled thoughts when life is feeling stressful. I offer a safe space and my experience of working with depression, anxiety, work or family difficulties and a warm, supportive, friendly and confidential environment. Don't hesitate to contact me for a chat together to see if I am the right person for you.
It can be such a relief to share your worries and concerns about whatever is causing you stress or distress in your life. Sometimes, we need another person who isn't part of our family or friendship group. I am here to be that person, here to listen, understand and help you unravel those jumbled thoughts when life is feeling stressful. I offer a safe space and my experience of working with depression, anxiety, work or family difficulties and a warm, supportive, friendly and confidential environment. Don't hesitate to contact me for a chat together to see if I am the right person for you.
01254 927994 View 01254 927994

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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.