Female Counselling in Chester, ENG

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Photo of Helen Jones CBT and EMDR Therapy, Psychotherapist in Chester, England
Helen Jones CBT and EMDR Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Chester CH2  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Helen - a BABCP-accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist ('CBT') and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing ('EMDR') practitioner. I have over 15 years’ experience of working within NHS mental health services and hold a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT and an MSc in Applied Social Studies.
Hi, I’m Helen - a BABCP-accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist ('CBT') and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing ('EMDR') practitioner. I have over 15 years’ experience of working within NHS mental health services and hold a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT and an MSc in Applied Social Studies.
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Lena Fiebrantz
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chester CH2  (Online Only)
I don't know what brings you here today but looking for counselling and finding the right therapist takes courage. Life can be hard and asking for support is difficult at times. My goal is to make sure you feel seen and heard. Whatever you are struggling with, whether it is a troubling memory that doesn't seem to leave you alone, a day to day struggle that you feel is holding you back, an experience you're dealing with and didn't think you'd face, or if you're feeling at the end of yourself - talking about these things is a huge step toward resolving your issues and moving to a place of thriving in the life you want to live.
I don't know what brings you here today but looking for counselling and finding the right therapist takes courage. Life can be hard and asking for support is difficult at times. My goal is to make sure you feel seen and heard. Whatever you are struggling with, whether it is a troubling memory that doesn't seem to leave you alone, a day to day struggle that you feel is holding you back, an experience you're dealing with and didn't think you'd face, or if you're feeling at the end of yourself - talking about these things is a huge step toward resolving your issues and moving to a place of thriving in the life you want to live.
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Dr Nadia Balmain
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Chester CH2
Hi, I’m Dr Nadia Balmain. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an accredited EMDR Practitioner. I have provided psychotherapy for over ten years both in the NHS and in private practice. I offer therapy for many different problems, but I have a special interest in providing therapy for PTSD, complex Trauma, Anxiety and Depression. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is the gold standard treatment for PTSD and is recommended by NICE guidelines. EMDR helps clients to process traumatic and distressing experiences which are causing the present-day symptoms.
Hi, I’m Dr Nadia Balmain. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an accredited EMDR Practitioner. I have provided psychotherapy for over ten years both in the NHS and in private practice. I offer therapy for many different problems, but I have a special interest in providing therapy for PTSD, complex Trauma, Anxiety and Depression. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is the gold standard treatment for PTSD and is recommended by NICE guidelines. EMDR helps clients to process traumatic and distressing experiences which are causing the present-day symptoms.
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Photo of Therese Dunne Mbacp (Accred), Counsellor in Chester, England
Therese Dunne Mbacp (Accred)
Counsellor, MSc
Verified
Chester CH1  (Online Only)
For some of us, it can take years to reach out for help and I understand that. When a client contacts me, I know its a big step. Regardless of your past, your family and your story, I believe that you have the ability to heal and thrive in your life. I am trained and experienced to sit with you to help you find YOUR answers. Together we go on a journey of discovery to see how you have got to where you are today but most importantly how you can find your power and strength to overcome your challenges. You deserve to be healthy, happy and at peace. You do not need to be in serious crisis to go for therapy.
For some of us, it can take years to reach out for help and I understand that. When a client contacts me, I know its a big step. Regardless of your past, your family and your story, I believe that you have the ability to heal and thrive in your life. I am trained and experienced to sit with you to help you find YOUR answers. Together we go on a journey of discovery to see how you have got to where you are today but most importantly how you can find your power and strength to overcome your challenges. You deserve to be healthy, happy and at peace. You do not need to be in serious crisis to go for therapy.
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Andrea Gray
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chester CH1
Hi my name is Andrea. I have over 17yrs experience of working within the mental health field. As a CBT therapist and EMDR practitioner I have experience of working with anxiety based difficulties, such as generalised anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, health anxiety; and depressive presentations. I have a special interest in low self esteem and trauma. I provide a warm, compassionate and safe space to work towards change and improvements in your mental well-being. If you are ready to engage in therapy to work towards clear goals and areas of change, please get in touch.
Hi my name is Andrea. I have over 17yrs experience of working within the mental health field. As a CBT therapist and EMDR practitioner I have experience of working with anxiety based difficulties, such as generalised anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, health anxiety; and depressive presentations. I have a special interest in low self esteem and trauma. I provide a warm, compassionate and safe space to work towards change and improvements in your mental well-being. If you are ready to engage in therapy to work towards clear goals and areas of change, please get in touch.
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Photo of Helen Maccabee, Counsellor in Chester, England
Helen Maccabee
Counsellor
Verified
Chester CH4
I work with adults, children and young people. Seeking psychological therapy can be a daunting task and my aim is to develop a trusting relationship where you feel able to explore troubling issues or experiences. The starting point is always what you would like to gain or achieve from therapy, followed by identifying, with you, the best ways of working towards your goals. Whilst I work primarily using trauma focused therapy, I have a breadth of experience and I draw on a wide range of approaches, depending on your needs and preferences.
I work with adults, children and young people. Seeking psychological therapy can be a daunting task and my aim is to develop a trusting relationship where you feel able to explore troubling issues or experiences. The starting point is always what you would like to gain or achieve from therapy, followed by identifying, with you, the best ways of working towards your goals. Whilst I work primarily using trauma focused therapy, I have a breadth of experience and I draw on a wide range of approaches, depending on your needs and preferences.
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Rosie Clark
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Chester CH1  (Online Only)
Specialist counselling support for stress and burnout, with a particular focus on career related issues. If you are experiencing anxiety or depression, a career crisis or imposter syndrome, I can help. Maybe you are struggling with issues around self esteem, self confidence or a sense of career stagnation? Please get in touch. I will use my professional skills and experience as an accredited counsellor to help you reconnect with your passion and support you as you shape your working life to fit your unique personality, making your career work for you.
Specialist counselling support for stress and burnout, with a particular focus on career related issues. If you are experiencing anxiety or depression, a career crisis or imposter syndrome, I can help. Maybe you are struggling with issues around self esteem, self confidence or a sense of career stagnation? Please get in touch. I will use my professional skills and experience as an accredited counsellor to help you reconnect with your passion and support you as you shape your working life to fit your unique personality, making your career work for you.
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Photo of Ceri Parry, Psychotherapist in Chester, England
Ceri Parry
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Chester CH1  (Online Only)
I am currently only providing online therapy including: live chat/phone/video.
I am currently only providing online therapy including: live chat/phone/video.
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Photo of Hefina Thorne, Counsellor in Chester, England
Hefina Thorne
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Chester CH1
Hello, Welcome to my profile. I'd like to begin by telling you that I have the privilege of providing a confidential, safe, non-judgemental space to individuals of all ages, a place to share whatever they choose allowing me to help them through difficult times and issues in their lives. Only the person knows what they are experiencing and they are the experts of their own lives. I am a facilitator, offering the space to enable healing, growth and change. The therapeutic relationship stands above all else. My place in the therapy room is to help you discover the answers and a way forward that best suits you.
Hello, Welcome to my profile. I'd like to begin by telling you that I have the privilege of providing a confidential, safe, non-judgemental space to individuals of all ages, a place to share whatever they choose allowing me to help them through difficult times and issues in their lives. Only the person knows what they are experiencing and they are the experts of their own lives. I am a facilitator, offering the space to enable healing, growth and change. The therapeutic relationship stands above all else. My place in the therapy room is to help you discover the answers and a way forward that best suits you.
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Photo of Dr Amanda Kinsella: MindfulPsychology, Psychologist in Chester, England
Dr Amanda Kinsella: MindfulPsychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Chester CH1
Mindful Psychology LTD is an independent private psychology practice. Our services are directed by Dr Amanda Kinsella and her team of counselling and clinical (HCPC) registered psychologists. All our psychologists have undergone rigorous doctorate training and bring together a wealth of experience from years of service and expertise within the NHS and the private sector. Within our individual clinical therapies we offer support to individuals and couples who seek solutions to their psychological and emotional difficulties. We offer a range of evidence based therapies: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Relational psychotherapy.
Mindful Psychology LTD is an independent private psychology practice. Our services are directed by Dr Amanda Kinsella and her team of counselling and clinical (HCPC) registered psychologists. All our psychologists have undergone rigorous doctorate training and bring together a wealth of experience from years of service and expertise within the NHS and the private sector. Within our individual clinical therapies we offer support to individuals and couples who seek solutions to their psychological and emotional difficulties. We offer a range of evidence based therapies: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Relational psychotherapy.
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Photo of Beth Fallon, Psychotherapist in Chester, England
Beth Fallon
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Chester CH1  (Online Only)
Discover healing and empowerment through therapy! Are you seeking a safe space to navigate life's challenges, understand your emotions, and foster personal growth? Look no further! I'm Beth, an integrative therapist dedicated to guiding you on a transformative journey towards emotional wellbeing. With over two years of specialised experience, I bring a compassionate and tailored approach to therapy. My practice is rooted in empathy, and the power of emotions as a guiding force in our lives. Together we will utilise evidence-based techniques to help you connect with your happy, authentic, healed self.
Discover healing and empowerment through therapy! Are you seeking a safe space to navigate life's challenges, understand your emotions, and foster personal growth? Look no further! I'm Beth, an integrative therapist dedicated to guiding you on a transformative journey towards emotional wellbeing. With over two years of specialised experience, I bring a compassionate and tailored approach to therapy. My practice is rooted in empathy, and the power of emotions as a guiding force in our lives. Together we will utilise evidence-based techniques to help you connect with your happy, authentic, healed self.
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KM Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Chester CH1
I specialise in working with teenagers and young adults who are experiencing varying issues in their lives. Teenagers may be struggling with school, bullying, friendships, anxiety, low mood, depression or grief and loss. Young adults may be transitioning to life at University, embarking on their journey in their chosen career, anxiety, depression, bereavement, or relationship issues. Whatever your reason for reaching out, I will not judge and I will work with you, or your child, in a confidential and collaborative way. I work within the boundaries of the BACP ethical framework to ensure best and safe practise.
I specialise in working with teenagers and young adults who are experiencing varying issues in their lives. Teenagers may be struggling with school, bullying, friendships, anxiety, low mood, depression or grief and loss. Young adults may be transitioning to life at University, embarking on their journey in their chosen career, anxiety, depression, bereavement, or relationship issues. Whatever your reason for reaching out, I will not judge and I will work with you, or your child, in a confidential and collaborative way. I work within the boundaries of the BACP ethical framework to ensure best and safe practise.
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Hannah Thomas
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chester CH1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You deserve the time and space to explore your difficulties and improve your day to day life. Whether you are struggling from a difficult situation, battling with your relationship with food, feeling low and lacking motivation or you feel restless and worried. I can give you a safe space to talk and guide you through coping strategies to overcome your difficulties to achieve a more fulfilling life.
You deserve the time and space to explore your difficulties and improve your day to day life. Whether you are struggling from a difficult situation, battling with your relationship with food, feeling low and lacking motivation or you feel restless and worried. I can give you a safe space to talk and guide you through coping strategies to overcome your difficulties to achieve a more fulfilling life.
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Photo of Lucinda Milne, Counsellor in Chester, England
Lucinda Milne
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Chester CH4
I know how important it is to look after our emotional well being irrespective of age. Stresses, strains and anxieties can hit at anytime. It maybe a current situation or something from our past which impacts on our ability to manage our current situation. Even anticipation of future events can impact on us at an emotional level. There are many reasons why counselling can be beneficial including low self-esteem, low self-confidence, bullying, family issues, bereavement, infant loss, relationship issues, and anger to name but a few, It takes strength and courage to acknowledge you may need help.
I know how important it is to look after our emotional well being irrespective of age. Stresses, strains and anxieties can hit at anytime. It maybe a current situation or something from our past which impacts on our ability to manage our current situation. Even anticipation of future events can impact on us at an emotional level. There are many reasons why counselling can be beneficial including low self-esteem, low self-confidence, bullying, family issues, bereavement, infant loss, relationship issues, and anger to name but a few, It takes strength and courage to acknowledge you may need help.
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Photo of Driftwood Therapeutic Services, Counsellor in Chester, England
Driftwood Therapeutic Services
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Chester CH1
We all know life can get tough at times and we can struggle to see our way through it. Sometimes it helps to talk those experiences or feelings through with someone who can really listen and brings no agenda with them. There are so many reasons to come to therapy difficult times in life, things feeling not quite right, anxiety or depression or things from our past effecting us in the here and now (attachment or trauma). Therapy is a safe, neutral place you can use to explore what is happening for you, and it can support you in deciding how you want to manage it.
We all know life can get tough at times and we can struggle to see our way through it. Sometimes it helps to talk those experiences or feelings through with someone who can really listen and brings no agenda with them. There are so many reasons to come to therapy difficult times in life, things feeling not quite right, anxiety or depression or things from our past effecting us in the here and now (attachment or trauma). Therapy is a safe, neutral place you can use to explore what is happening for you, and it can support you in deciding how you want to manage it.
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Estelle Dooley
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Chester CH1  (Online Only)
I offer a warm, empathic, confidential space for you to explore safely a current situation, something from your past, or a future concern. I will help and support you through. Accredited Award-Winning Therapist and Coach with over 16 years of experience in Mental health, Abuse, Grief, Addiction, & much more just ask. You will gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your situation, with all the tools you need to make positive changes in your life leaving you feeling empowered, and strong. See my reviews from clients who already have by visiting my website www.estelledooley.com.
I offer a warm, empathic, confidential space for you to explore safely a current situation, something from your past, or a future concern. I will help and support you through. Accredited Award-Winning Therapist and Coach with over 16 years of experience in Mental health, Abuse, Grief, Addiction, & much more just ask. You will gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your situation, with all the tools you need to make positive changes in your life leaving you feeling empowered, and strong. See my reviews from clients who already have by visiting my website www.estelledooley.com.
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Therapy with Sasha
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Chester CH2
Working with relational issues is at the heart of my work. Healthy relationships and connection are the key to fulfilment, motivation and wellbeing. I offer my clients a pathway to notice patterns of how they relate to their world and build understanding around their behaviours. This naturally leads to awareness which in turn will create choice, empowerment and positive change. I have specialised working with teenagers and young people both face to face and online. Creating safety and trust within the therapeutic relationship is fundamental, from this place grows confidence, kindness to self and others, direction and resilience.
Working with relational issues is at the heart of my work. Healthy relationships and connection are the key to fulfilment, motivation and wellbeing. I offer my clients a pathway to notice patterns of how they relate to their world and build understanding around their behaviours. This naturally leads to awareness which in turn will create choice, empowerment and positive change. I have specialised working with teenagers and young people both face to face and online. Creating safety and trust within the therapeutic relationship is fundamental, from this place grows confidence, kindness to self and others, direction and resilience.
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Miriam Gilmore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chester CH3  (Online Only)
How are you? A simple question, that can feel so overwhelming. By reading my profile you are already on your way to finding a therapist to help diminish overwhelm, seek clarity and find peace in your life. Finding the right counsellor is a very important first step, as it is often the connection between therapist and client that brings about the most meaningful changes. If you are seeking a therapy space where I will listen to you without judgement and respond with compassion and empathy, then I can offer you that.
How are you? A simple question, that can feel so overwhelming. By reading my profile you are already on your way to finding a therapist to help diminish overwhelm, seek clarity and find peace in your life. Finding the right counsellor is a very important first step, as it is often the connection between therapist and client that brings about the most meaningful changes. If you are seeking a therapy space where I will listen to you without judgement and respond with compassion and empathy, then I can offer you that.
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Jen Davies-Owen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Chester CH1  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with disordered eating or an eating disorder? Through therapy we can explore your relationship with food and body image as you find freedom and self acceptance from distress related to eating, food, weight, weight stigma and body image issues. I understand the links between disordered eating and neurodivergence so adapt my approach to meet the needs of neurodivergent clients.
Are you struggling with disordered eating or an eating disorder? Through therapy we can explore your relationship with food and body image as you find freedom and self acceptance from distress related to eating, food, weight, weight stigma and body image issues. I understand the links between disordered eating and neurodivergence so adapt my approach to meet the needs of neurodivergent clients.
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Collette Howarth
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Chester CH2
Hello my name is Collette. I have over 20 years’ experience in the field of mental health with a special interest in low self-esteem, trauma, including PTSD, depression, generalised anxiety, OCD, illness anxiety and phobias. I have an MSc in Advanced Practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), am a qualified counsellor, counselling supervisor and EMDR practitioner (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). I work with clients to achieve their goals from therapy.
Hello my name is Collette. I have over 20 years’ experience in the field of mental health with a special interest in low self-esteem, trauma, including PTSD, depression, generalised anxiety, OCD, illness anxiety and phobias. I have an MSc in Advanced Practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), am a qualified counsellor, counselling supervisor and EMDR practitioner (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). I work with clients to achieve their goals from therapy.
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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.