Female Counselling in Chartham, ENG

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Sue Rosemary Nyirenda
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chartham CT4  (Online Only)
Coming to counselling is an adventure! It can be immense fun and incredibly inspirational. It can also be hard and will certainly make you take a good look at yourself! If you want to make changes in your life then counselling is one of the most effective ways to do it... and I will help you along the way, walking alongside you, giving you support. It is a great privilege for me - and I deeply value the vulnerable person (within all of us) that counselling helps to find the courage to reveal. I work with kindness, warmth and respect, and our relationship will become strong - yet I will challenge you - but in a caring and gentle way.
Coming to counselling is an adventure! It can be immense fun and incredibly inspirational. It can also be hard and will certainly make you take a good look at yourself! If you want to make changes in your life then counselling is one of the most effective ways to do it... and I will help you along the way, walking alongside you, giving you support. It is a great privilege for me - and I deeply value the vulnerable person (within all of us) that counselling helps to find the courage to reveal. I work with kindness, warmth and respect, and our relationship will become strong - yet I will challenge you - but in a caring and gentle way.
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Helen Hadlow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chartham CT4
I hold a BA(Hons) in integrative relational counselling and a registered member of BACP. I have a number of years of experience working in the charity and private sector, supporting clients with a wide range of emotional issues. ​ At the heart of my counselling practice is the aim to provide a space where you can come to breathe, to be, and find unconditional acceptance, positive reflection and discover alternative narratives and perspectives for yourself. A relationship that enables that to occur, allows for the development of self-awareness, self- acceptance, hope and healing.
I hold a BA(Hons) in integrative relational counselling and a registered member of BACP. I have a number of years of experience working in the charity and private sector, supporting clients with a wide range of emotional issues. ​ At the heart of my counselling practice is the aim to provide a space where you can come to breathe, to be, and find unconditional acceptance, positive reflection and discover alternative narratives and perspectives for yourself. A relationship that enables that to occur, allows for the development of self-awareness, self- acceptance, hope and healing.
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Teresa King
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chartham CT4
Therapy can be a catalyst for change helping us to regain a sense of control in our lives and begin to live life more towards our true potential. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues that impact on clients' wellbeing, offering support, empathy and a safe space to share their concerns. I work with individuals, couples, families, children, young people on short and long-term contracts in Canterbury and Waltham. I use different approaches and techniques that are tailored to clients' needs, believing that we are all individual and that ‘one size does not fit all’. I have also lived and worked extensively overseas.
Therapy can be a catalyst for change helping us to regain a sense of control in our lives and begin to live life more towards our true potential. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues that impact on clients' wellbeing, offering support, empathy and a safe space to share their concerns. I work with individuals, couples, families, children, young people on short and long-term contracts in Canterbury and Waltham. I use different approaches and techniques that are tailored to clients' needs, believing that we are all individual and that ‘one size does not fit all’. I have also lived and worked extensively overseas.
01227 931721 View 01227 931721
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TherapywithChrisy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Chartham CT4  (Online Only)
I became a therapist because I am passionate about people and improving as well as enhancing mental wellbeing. I understand that life can be a challenge and at times it may be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel but I want to assure you that you do not have to go through life’s struggles by yourself. I am here for you and I am here with you. With your permission, I would like to come besides you and help you explore and discover events, thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour and together support you to make changes.
I became a therapist because I am passionate about people and improving as well as enhancing mental wellbeing. I understand that life can be a challenge and at times it may be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel but I want to assure you that you do not have to go through life’s struggles by yourself. I am here for you and I am here with you. With your permission, I would like to come besides you and help you explore and discover events, thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour and together support you to make changes.
01797 330750 View 01797 330750
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Emily Russell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chartham CT4
Recent times may have had a negative impact on your mental wellbeing or your self-esteem. Existing issues may feel harder to manage, or you may feel an increase in stress or anxiety? Your relationships with your partner, family or friends may have suffered, or you may feel lonely or isolated? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed or stuck? Do you want to make changes in your life but feel unsure how to start? Whatever is happening for you, our counselling sessions will be a safe, supportive space for you to process your feelings, make sense of things and begin to move forward again. I’m here for you and will be with you each step of the way.
Recent times may have had a negative impact on your mental wellbeing or your self-esteem. Existing issues may feel harder to manage, or you may feel an increase in stress or anxiety? Your relationships with your partner, family or friends may have suffered, or you may feel lonely or isolated? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed or stuck? Do you want to make changes in your life but feel unsure how to start? Whatever is happening for you, our counselling sessions will be a safe, supportive space for you to process your feelings, make sense of things and begin to move forward again. I’m here for you and will be with you each step of the way.
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Ellie Saville
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canterbury CT1
Do you feel like you’re treading water like you might be pulled under? Are you struggling to cope with overwhelming feelings of uncertainty, or loss? Maybe you’re having relationship difficulties, or you are feeling isolated and aren’t sure which way to turn. Counselling can feel like a lifeline to help you better understand the challenges happening in your life. I will help you gain clearer insight and feel better able to cope with the issues and decisions you are faced with.
Do you feel like you’re treading water like you might be pulled under? Are you struggling to cope with overwhelming feelings of uncertainty, or loss? Maybe you’re having relationship difficulties, or you are feeling isolated and aren’t sure which way to turn. Counselling can feel like a lifeline to help you better understand the challenges happening in your life. I will help you gain clearer insight and feel better able to cope with the issues and decisions you are faced with.
01483 967385 View 01483 967385
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Janey Sutton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
My name is Janey I am a registered counsellor with The British Association of counsellors and psychotherapists . I am trained integratively, which means I can draw from several therapeutic approaches. This means that I can tailor the therapy to be very personal to the client I am working with. I have 25 yrs of experience of working with individuals and families struggling with their emotional health. If you are struggling to cope emotionally ,with your mood, thoughts ,relationships , life's stresses or have experienced abuse/ trauma recently or in the past and would like to work through these issues,I would be happy to help.
My name is Janey I am a registered counsellor with The British Association of counsellors and psychotherapists . I am trained integratively, which means I can draw from several therapeutic approaches. This means that I can tailor the therapy to be very personal to the client I am working with. I have 25 yrs of experience of working with individuals and families struggling with their emotional health. If you are struggling to cope emotionally ,with your mood, thoughts ,relationships , life's stresses or have experienced abuse/ trauma recently or in the past and would like to work through these issues,I would be happy to help.
07498 839872 View 07498 839872
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Amanda Jane Carpenter
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
I have a particular interest and extensive knowledge regarding supporting those who have experienced early life developmental and complex trauma, separation and loss. Often these experiences continue to impact on our lives and abilities to make and sustain healthy and emotionally secure relationships in adulthood. Although psychoanalytically trained my clinical practice uses a range of therapeutic approaches and is predominately informed by attachment based theory. I can offer both short and longer term therapeutic support to individuals, couples and groups.
I have a particular interest and extensive knowledge regarding supporting those who have experienced early life developmental and complex trauma, separation and loss. Often these experiences continue to impact on our lives and abilities to make and sustain healthy and emotionally secure relationships in adulthood. Although psychoanalytically trained my clinical practice uses a range of therapeutic approaches and is predominately informed by attachment based theory. I can offer both short and longer term therapeutic support to individuals, couples and groups.
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Alexandra Venn (Âû)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Hi. How are you? How are you coping? Do you wish for contentment and vibrancy in life? Do you wonder who you are? Would you like to be seen? Listened to? Do you long to be understood? My name is Alex and I endeavour to provide you with a slice of time that is all about you. I will hold space for your worries, doubts, your joys, and your sorrows. Anything you bring here is welcome.
Hi. How are you? How are you coping? Do you wish for contentment and vibrancy in life? Do you wonder who you are? Would you like to be seen? Listened to? Do you long to be understood? My name is Alex and I endeavour to provide you with a slice of time that is all about you. I will hold space for your worries, doubts, your joys, and your sorrows. Anything you bring here is welcome.
01604 279745 View 01604 279745
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Morgane Glaudot - ADHD and Autism assessments
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
I provide ADHD and ASD (Autism) assessments and screenings both face-to-face and remote in the UK using psychometric questionnaires and interviews. Obtaining a diagnosis helps doctors and mental health clinicians tailor treatment plans to meet client needs and make the necessary change in the workplace and educational environments. This ensures individuals receive the necessary support and accommodations to enhance productivity and well-being. An accurate diagnosis opens access to resources and interventions, promoting better outcomes in both personal and professional life.
I provide ADHD and ASD (Autism) assessments and screenings both face-to-face and remote in the UK using psychometric questionnaires and interviews. Obtaining a diagnosis helps doctors and mental health clinicians tailor treatment plans to meet client needs and make the necessary change in the workplace and educational environments. This ensures individuals receive the necessary support and accommodations to enhance productivity and well-being. An accurate diagnosis opens access to resources and interventions, promoting better outcomes in both personal and professional life.
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Dr Denitsa Radeva-Petrova
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Do you feel overwhelmed in social situations, worrying how others perceive you? Are you having trouble sleeping or waking up in the middle of the night with your heart racing? Or perhaps on some days it is a real challenge to wake up and find the motivation to get out of bed, wondering ‘what’s the point?’ Sometimes, it might be difficult to share your thoughts and feelings with your family and friends. I aim to offer you a safe, confidential space to explore what is on your mind.
Do you feel overwhelmed in social situations, worrying how others perceive you? Are you having trouble sleeping or waking up in the middle of the night with your heart racing? Or perhaps on some days it is a real challenge to wake up and find the motivation to get out of bed, wondering ‘what’s the point?’ Sometimes, it might be difficult to share your thoughts and feelings with your family and friends. I aim to offer you a safe, confidential space to explore what is on your mind.
01227 931098 View 01227 931098
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Dr Georgie Bainbridge
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Given the latest government advice all sessions will be offered online. I have ten years of experience of working in this way and I am happy to give you guidance to set this up. You will need an internet connection (preferably high speed), a headset and microphone. I can also offer telephone sessions but face to face via an online platform is preferable. Psychotherapy is about being listened to and seen in a particular way. There is nowhere else in life that offers a time and space to focus on your 'self' - your body and your mind. My Kent practice is in the village of Bridge near Canterbury and is easy to reach.
Given the latest government advice all sessions will be offered online. I have ten years of experience of working in this way and I am happy to give you guidance to set this up. You will need an internet connection (preferably high speed), a headset and microphone. I can also offer telephone sessions but face to face via an online platform is preferable. Psychotherapy is about being listened to and seen in a particular way. There is nowhere else in life that offers a time and space to focus on your 'self' - your body and your mind. My Kent practice is in the village of Bridge near Canterbury and is easy to reach.
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Hannah Metternich
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or simply in need of a safe space to explore your thoughts and emotions? I’m Hannah, a compassionate and dedicated integrative therapist who understands how challenging life can be. It’s vital to have someone who truly listens without judgement, and I’m here to offer that support. Clients often tell me that our work together makes them feel safe, understood, and accepted. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or navigating neurodivergent challenges, my goal is to help you explore your experiences, gain deeper understanding, and develop self-awareness.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or simply in need of a safe space to explore your thoughts and emotions? I’m Hannah, a compassionate and dedicated integrative therapist who understands how challenging life can be. It’s vital to have someone who truly listens without judgement, and I’m here to offer that support. Clients often tell me that our work together makes them feel safe, understood, and accepted. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or navigating neurodivergent challenges, my goal is to help you explore your experiences, gain deeper understanding, and develop self-awareness.
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Amanda Swan
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
I understand how difficult even contemplating seeking a counsellor or psychotherapist can be, to seek someone you trust, who will not judge you, and at the same time help you feel heard and understood. It is my job to help you feel safe and secure in therapy and I do this by being open about how I work, to hold the space for you so that you can bring your difficulties to counselling, and listening to what you want to achieve. I am here to listen with empathy, It is important that you receive the therapy that is right for you; everyone is an individual with their own individual needs.
I understand how difficult even contemplating seeking a counsellor or psychotherapist can be, to seek someone you trust, who will not judge you, and at the same time help you feel heard and understood. It is my job to help you feel safe and secure in therapy and I do this by being open about how I work, to hold the space for you so that you can bring your difficulties to counselling, and listening to what you want to achieve. I am here to listen with empathy, It is important that you receive the therapy that is right for you; everyone is an individual with their own individual needs.
01604 279362 View 01604 279362
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Linda Christiane Bishopp
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Working as a Jungian Psychotherapist, Integrative Counsellor, healer and Reiki Master means I work holistically. Every aspect of you is included in therapy - mental, physical, emotional, and at the soul level. When we get in touch with unconscious motives and drivers, and how they manifest as behaviours, we are able to make different choices and to be more of our true selves. I have run my private practice for 11 years & am a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Working as a Jungian Psychotherapist, Integrative Counsellor, healer and Reiki Master means I work holistically. Every aspect of you is included in therapy - mental, physical, emotional, and at the soul level. When we get in touch with unconscious motives and drivers, and how they manifest as behaviours, we are able to make different choices and to be more of our true selves. I have run my private practice for 11 years & am a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.
01233 542128 View 01233 542128
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Holly McCulloch
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Hello! I support adults, children and young people to better understand themselves using a mixture of talking and creative therapy. Perhaps you struggle a lot with family conflict or an inner conflict where you are your worst critic. Maybe you or your child has had a recent ADHD or Autism diagnosis and you want some time and space to understand yourself better. You may want to improve your relationship with yourself and others or you're looking for support to unblock your creativity. Most importantly, you're looking to live a more playful, engaged and meaningful life.
Hello! I support adults, children and young people to better understand themselves using a mixture of talking and creative therapy. Perhaps you struggle a lot with family conflict or an inner conflict where you are your worst critic. Maybe you or your child has had a recent ADHD or Autism diagnosis and you want some time and space to understand yourself better. You may want to improve your relationship with yourself and others or you're looking for support to unblock your creativity. Most importantly, you're looking to live a more playful, engaged and meaningful life.
01227 230967 View 01227 230967
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Krysia Zalewska
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canterbury CT4
Hello, I am a qualified and fully registered psychodynamic psychotherapist in private practice, with experience working in the NHS and the charitable sector, I have worked and continue to work with diverse group of clients. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore what might be troubling you or preventing you in experiencing your life fully. People seek therapy many reasons including anxiety, bereavement, depression, low self-esteem, self-development, stress, relationship or work issues and trauma.
Hello, I am a qualified and fully registered psychodynamic psychotherapist in private practice, with experience working in the NHS and the charitable sector, I have worked and continue to work with diverse group of clients. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore what might be troubling you or preventing you in experiencing your life fully. People seek therapy many reasons including anxiety, bereavement, depression, low self-esteem, self-development, stress, relationship or work issues and trauma.
020 3856 8832 View 020 3856 8832
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Charlotte Harris
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
I have extensive experience working with as a therapist online. I work with client´s with specific issues like anxiety and PTSD but also with client who struggle to feel empty as if life lacks moments of happiness or fulfilment. Often it is helpful to understand our current difficulties through exploring past experiences and how they may have impacted upon us. Some people prefer not to think too much about the past, rather focus on managing the day to day. Everyone is different and part of the process is working out what feels most helpful for you.
I have extensive experience working with as a therapist online. I work with client´s with specific issues like anxiety and PTSD but also with client who struggle to feel empty as if life lacks moments of happiness or fulfilment. Often it is helpful to understand our current difficulties through exploring past experiences and how they may have impacted upon us. Some people prefer not to think too much about the past, rather focus on managing the day to day. Everyone is different and part of the process is working out what feels most helpful for you.
01227 949768 View 01227 949768
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Hillary Smith
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4  (Online Only)
I strive to provide a warm and non-judgemental space for my clients to talk, believing the relationship and connection between counsellor and client is fundamental to client self-exploration and personal growth. I work collaboratively with each client so I can tailor my approach, this is important, as we are all unique. Offering a safe and confidential space for the expression and understanding of feelings. I can offer the flexibility of short or longer term therapy and the frequency of sessions is entirely up to each client, options include weekly, fortnightly, a floating arrangement for those working on a changeable rota.
I strive to provide a warm and non-judgemental space for my clients to talk, believing the relationship and connection between counsellor and client is fundamental to client self-exploration and personal growth. I work collaboratively with each client so I can tailor my approach, this is important, as we are all unique. Offering a safe and confidential space for the expression and understanding of feelings. I can offer the flexibility of short or longer term therapy and the frequency of sessions is entirely up to each client, options include weekly, fortnightly, a floating arrangement for those working on a changeable rota.
01227 532623 View 01227 532623
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Charlie Kidd
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
I'll seek to offer you the right balance of warmth, immediacy and directness. You perhaps have some difficulties in your life and your experience that you want to work through with someone who will warmly and compassionately contain you and listen to you, as we work in partnership to resolve and heal issues. You are coming to me because you are wishing to work with a therapist with high emotional intelligence and strong life and communication skills. Finally, consider working with me because I work from a beautiful and discreet location, close to Canterbury or because perhaps you want to work online flexibly.
I'll seek to offer you the right balance of warmth, immediacy and directness. You perhaps have some difficulties in your life and your experience that you want to work through with someone who will warmly and compassionately contain you and listen to you, as we work in partnership to resolve and heal issues. You are coming to me because you are wishing to work with a therapist with high emotional intelligence and strong life and communication skills. Finally, consider working with me because I work from a beautiful and discreet location, close to Canterbury or because perhaps you want to work online flexibly.
01227 532721 View 01227 532721
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.