Female Counselling in Colchester, ENG

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Anita Demetriou
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO5  (Online Only)
Are you having difficulties with your relationship? Are you having constant arguments or has your partner had an affair? Relationships are difficult at the best of times, but sometimes can feel too difficult to manage without some help. Whether individually or together, relationship counselling can enable you to find a way through these difficulties. Counselling will enable you to talk things through in a safe space and to create a better, healthier relationship. It can also help you to end one that isn't working and to help you to explore what you want to do next, especially when there are children involved.
Are you having difficulties with your relationship? Are you having constant arguments or has your partner had an affair? Relationships are difficult at the best of times, but sometimes can feel too difficult to manage without some help. Whether individually or together, relationship counselling can enable you to find a way through these difficulties. Counselling will enable you to talk things through in a safe space and to create a better, healthier relationship. It can also help you to end one that isn't working and to help you to explore what you want to do next, especially when there are children involved.
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Debbie Davis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO5
Hi there. Thank you so much for stopping by, I am Debbie, a person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the BACP.
Hi there. Thank you so much for stopping by, I am Debbie, a person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the BACP.
01206 586172 View 01206 586172
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Elena Shuturminska
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Colchester CO3
I am a Psychologist with 20 years of clinical experience, practising in London and Colchester. I work integratively, bringing together the strengths of the Psychoanalytic, Existential, Dialectical - Behavioural,Cognitive-Behavioural approaches and EMDR. This gives me the flexibility to offer a bespoke therapy to each individual I would be working with. Over the years I have worked for a number of NHS Mental Health Services including adult, child and adolescent , and learning disability service. The areas in which I specialise include, among others, anxiety, stress, depression, trauma , bereavement, bi-polar disorder and psychosis.
I am a Psychologist with 20 years of clinical experience, practising in London and Colchester. I work integratively, bringing together the strengths of the Psychoanalytic, Existential, Dialectical - Behavioural,Cognitive-Behavioural approaches and EMDR. This gives me the flexibility to offer a bespoke therapy to each individual I would be working with. Over the years I have worked for a number of NHS Mental Health Services including adult, child and adolescent , and learning disability service. The areas in which I specialise include, among others, anxiety, stress, depression, trauma , bereavement, bi-polar disorder and psychosis.
01206 700096 View 01206 700096
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Kirsten Toyne-Anxiety Counsellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO6
Anxiety and stress rob us of our confidence and make life feel too much. You may find yourself struggling or feeling inadequate. You might blame yourself for not coping as well as you think you should. Maybe you doubt yourself or tend to expect the worst. Life might feel hard to enjoy or have lost its pleasure. These are are all un-talked about side effects of anxiety and stress. Prolonged anxiety or stress takes its toll on us both physically and emotionally. We might suffer from: worry, panic, poor sleep, tiredness, muscle tension, trouble concentrating and feel unable to relax.
Anxiety and stress rob us of our confidence and make life feel too much. You may find yourself struggling or feeling inadequate. You might blame yourself for not coping as well as you think you should. Maybe you doubt yourself or tend to expect the worst. Life might feel hard to enjoy or have lost its pleasure. These are are all un-talked about side effects of anxiety and stress. Prolonged anxiety or stress takes its toll on us both physically and emotionally. We might suffer from: worry, panic, poor sleep, tiredness, muscle tension, trouble concentrating and feel unable to relax.
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Sally Jervis - The Listening Room
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO3
When people ask (if they do ask) "How are you?" Do you reply "Oh I'm fine, all good" or "Yeah, not too great actually" But what your voice inside actually wants to say is "If only they knew!", "Did they even hear what I just said" or "I don't know how to admit that I'm not ok, I have to keep it together!" Life can be beautiful and amazing and at other times it can pull the rug right from under your feet, with completely no warning. Presenting us with situations that trigger overwhelming anxiety, sadness, anger and sometimes a feeling of pure desperation. Where you've never felt more disconnected with yourself and others.
When people ask (if they do ask) "How are you?" Do you reply "Oh I'm fine, all good" or "Yeah, not too great actually" But what your voice inside actually wants to say is "If only they knew!", "Did they even hear what I just said" or "I don't know how to admit that I'm not ok, I have to keep it together!" Life can be beautiful and amazing and at other times it can pull the rug right from under your feet, with completely no warning. Presenting us with situations that trigger overwhelming anxiety, sadness, anger and sometimes a feeling of pure desperation. Where you've never felt more disconnected with yourself and others.
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Lyndise Tarbuck
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Colchester CO3
I specialise in working with adults who are struggling with anxiety and depression, issues such as identity, life-crisis, bereavement, diagnosis, problems in relationships or working through unresolved past issues.
I specialise in working with adults who are struggling with anxiety and depression, issues such as identity, life-crisis, bereavement, diagnosis, problems in relationships or working through unresolved past issues.
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Jessica Guise
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
I offer a warm, compassionate therapeutic space where we will work together on whatever it is that has brought you to therapy. Therapy is deeply personal and every client arrives for different reasons. These may include; anxiety or depression, issues with self-esteem, lack of purpose, anger or addiction, problems in relationships or sex, loss, historic or current abuse, or a sense of being stuck.
I offer a warm, compassionate therapeutic space where we will work together on whatever it is that has brought you to therapy. Therapy is deeply personal and every client arrives for different reasons. These may include; anxiety or depression, issues with self-esteem, lack of purpose, anger or addiction, problems in relationships or sex, loss, historic or current abuse, or a sense of being stuck.
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Zoe Lucinda Pepall
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
I am Zoe, a person-centered counselor. I have over 15 years of experience in Mental Health. Previous training in Psychology in London completed training in person-centered counseling BA Hons. My therapeutic approach is client-centered and tailored to the individual, exploring emotions and behaviours in order to offer coping strategies and a deeper understanding of oneself. I offer a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment where there is space to work together. Working with individuals struggling with a range of different issues.
I am Zoe, a person-centered counselor. I have over 15 years of experience in Mental Health. Previous training in Psychology in London completed training in person-centered counseling BA Hons. My therapeutic approach is client-centered and tailored to the individual, exploring emotions and behaviours in order to offer coping strategies and a deeper understanding of oneself. I offer a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment where there is space to work together. Working with individuals struggling with a range of different issues.
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Jo Westwood
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Colchester CO7
HI, I'm Jo, lots of profiles arent there? Change and choice can be challenging. Making the decision to enter into counselling can be one of the most difficult steps we ever take. Maybe you are managing to function, but struggling to cope? It can really help to talk freely and confidentially with someone whose life and relationships are totally separate from yours. With impartial help and support, to express yourself and review your beliefs and decisions, you will be able to clarify your thoughts and feelings. It can then become easier to make sense of what is happening.
HI, I'm Jo, lots of profiles arent there? Change and choice can be challenging. Making the decision to enter into counselling can be one of the most difficult steps we ever take. Maybe you are managing to function, but struggling to cope? It can really help to talk freely and confidentially with someone whose life and relationships are totally separate from yours. With impartial help and support, to express yourself and review your beliefs and decisions, you will be able to clarify your thoughts and feelings. It can then become easier to make sense of what is happening.
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Counsellor Psychotherapist And Supervisor Debbie
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO7
Are you feeling overwhelmed, not able to think clearly, feeling like something isn't right, or feeling stressed or out of control? Counselling can help you have a greater awareness about yourself, talking about the things in your life that don't make sense or what makes you angry, sad or afraid. We can look at your emotions, feelings & behaviours together & find the way forward for you. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, panic, relationships, transgender, gender dysphoria & more. I am a Counsellor Psychotherapist & a supervisor.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, not able to think clearly, feeling like something isn't right, or feeling stressed or out of control? Counselling can help you have a greater awareness about yourself, talking about the things in your life that don't make sense or what makes you angry, sad or afraid. We can look at your emotions, feelings & behaviours together & find the way forward for you. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, panic, relationships, transgender, gender dysphoria & more. I am a Counsellor Psychotherapist & a supervisor.
01206 237476 View 01206 237476
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Jane Watson-Clark
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO2
My name is Jane, I am a qualified counsellor ( MA Psychodynamic Counselling) I also have over 20 years’ experience as a qualified nurse and have had extensive experience supporting individuals undertaking treatment for addiction, depression and anxiety and those struggling with bereavement. I also have experience working with people with eating disorders and trauma . I am happy to work with whatever you choose to bring to the sessions and provide a safe respectful and trusting place for you to explore whatever is on your mind . I understand how daunting starting counselling may be and seek to offer you a non-judgemental space .
My name is Jane, I am a qualified counsellor ( MA Psychodynamic Counselling) I also have over 20 years’ experience as a qualified nurse and have had extensive experience supporting individuals undertaking treatment for addiction, depression and anxiety and those struggling with bereavement. I also have experience working with people with eating disorders and trauma . I am happy to work with whatever you choose to bring to the sessions and provide a safe respectful and trusting place for you to explore whatever is on your mind . I understand how daunting starting counselling may be and seek to offer you a non-judgemental space .
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Paulette louise Kingston
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Colchester CO5
Hello and a warm welcome to my counselling practice. Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety or depression? Do you feel 'stuck' or a little lost in life? Maybe things just don't feel right? I can support you with these feelings in a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and confidential environment. I am committed to helping individuals navigate life's challenges and help to discover a path to personal growth and healing. I am an integrative therapist which means that I can use different therapeutic approaches to tailor the therapy to suit your individual needs.
Hello and a warm welcome to my counselling practice. Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety or depression? Do you feel 'stuck' or a little lost in life? Maybe things just don't feel right? I can support you with these feelings in a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and confidential environment. I am committed to helping individuals navigate life's challenges and help to discover a path to personal growth and healing. I am an integrative therapist which means that I can use different therapeutic approaches to tailor the therapy to suit your individual needs.
01206 986305 View 01206 986305
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Beth Rogan
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
A warm, relational approach is the foundation of my work with children, young people and their parents. As an Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, I aim to enable each person to communicate and feel understood from the depth of their experience. This means finding each person's unique ways of expressing themselves, and tailoring my technique to meet them "where they're at". I create a safe space so that children and young people are able to bring their most painful feelings and thoughts out into the room with me. At the same time, humour and fun are important elements of my work.
A warm, relational approach is the foundation of my work with children, young people and their parents. As an Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, I aim to enable each person to communicate and feel understood from the depth of their experience. This means finding each person's unique ways of expressing themselves, and tailoring my technique to meet them "where they're at". I create a safe space so that children and young people are able to bring their most painful feelings and thoughts out into the room with me. At the same time, humour and fun are important elements of my work.
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Liz Pickford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO7
Your journey to reclaiming your Happiness could start here! As a qualified Counsellor & Restorative Mediator, I fully believe that everyone deserves to live their life to their full potential. I have experience of working with clients presenting with anxiety, trauma and attachment difficulties, shame, childhood sexual abuse, alcohol and substance misuse, bereavement, relationships and adoption. I also have over 25 years’ experience of working with children and families.
Your journey to reclaiming your Happiness could start here! As a qualified Counsellor & Restorative Mediator, I fully believe that everyone deserves to live their life to their full potential. I have experience of working with clients presenting with anxiety, trauma and attachment difficulties, shame, childhood sexual abuse, alcohol and substance misuse, bereavement, relationships and adoption. I also have over 25 years’ experience of working with children and families.
01255 448839 View 01255 448839
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Cherry Tree CPS
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO3
At some points in our lives, we can struggle with overwhelming feelings which can sometimes be especially hard to cope with. Confronting these feelings and seeking therapy can feel like a huge step to take, but is the start of recovery. I am here to give you the space and time to unburden, and work through any issues at your own pace in a safe, comfortable, confidential and non-judgemental space.
At some points in our lives, we can struggle with overwhelming feelings which can sometimes be especially hard to cope with. Confronting these feelings and seeking therapy can feel like a huge step to take, but is the start of recovery. I am here to give you the space and time to unburden, and work through any issues at your own pace in a safe, comfortable, confidential and non-judgemental space.
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Leonie Holmes
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Colchester CO7
Have you reached a point where you sense you just can’t carry on feeling this way? Maybe it’s a recent breakup, or a build up of feelings that’s just all become too much to cope with on your own. Perhaps you are carrying a silent pain that you wish the people around you could see. Maybe you are tired of not feeling understood by those closest to you. I wonder if you have lost your trust in others, and reaching out for help often feels impossible. I specialize in working with people to make sense of their past and how it is affecting the present. You are really not alone, and I would like to help, your feelings do matter.
Have you reached a point where you sense you just can’t carry on feeling this way? Maybe it’s a recent breakup, or a build up of feelings that’s just all become too much to cope with on your own. Perhaps you are carrying a silent pain that you wish the people around you could see. Maybe you are tired of not feeling understood by those closest to you. I wonder if you have lost your trust in others, and reaching out for help often feels impossible. I specialize in working with people to make sense of their past and how it is affecting the present. You are really not alone, and I would like to help, your feelings do matter.
01206 489708 View 01206 489708
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Marion Preston At Unique To You Counselling Services
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Colchester CO3  (Online Only)
Hello, if you are struggling with your mental health, I want to help YOU with whatever is bothering you. I would like to work with you as your ‘wing woman’, helping you to 'unravel' your thoughts and feelings. I can help you achieve an understanding of what is going on for you whether at the present moment or, due to trauma or situations from the past. To me how we relate to each other and work together is paramount. I want you to feel safe and able to share your story with me. I work instinctively with assessing your needs. I am very much a “what you see is what you get” counsellor and human being!
Hello, if you are struggling with your mental health, I want to help YOU with whatever is bothering you. I would like to work with you as your ‘wing woman’, helping you to 'unravel' your thoughts and feelings. I can help you achieve an understanding of what is going on for you whether at the present moment or, due to trauma or situations from the past. To me how we relate to each other and work together is paramount. I want you to feel safe and able to share your story with me. I work instinctively with assessing your needs. I am very much a “what you see is what you get” counsellor and human being!
01206 879925 View 01206 879925
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Eleanor Cornell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
Hi there, my name is Ellie and I am a Counsellor specializing in trauma and the common coping skills that develop from it's effects. These include the areas of disordered eating, body image issues (including body dysmorphia), addiction (self-medicating to avoid the effects of trauma), being drawn to abusive relationships and patterns of becoming stuck and paralyzed in these damaging dynamics. The heart of my therapeutic work is to help clients discover their authentic self and to gently dis-engage from painful old beliefs they may have internalized from complex and overwhelming environments.
Hi there, my name is Ellie and I am a Counsellor specializing in trauma and the common coping skills that develop from it's effects. These include the areas of disordered eating, body image issues (including body dysmorphia), addiction (self-medicating to avoid the effects of trauma), being drawn to abusive relationships and patterns of becoming stuck and paralyzed in these damaging dynamics. The heart of my therapeutic work is to help clients discover their authentic self and to gently dis-engage from painful old beliefs they may have internalized from complex and overwhelming environments.
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Dr Xinyi Lee
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Colchester CO7  (Online Only)
Hi, I am a HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist as well as a EMDR trained therapist. I have over 14 years of clinical experience working across a variety of NHS and non-NHS settings, with both individuals and groups supporting their psychological difficulties. I have highly specialist training working with people who experience difficulties such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, PTSD and impact of trauma, stress, low self-esteem, guilt/shame and attachment/relationship issues among many others. One of my special interests is in helping people to think through identity (cultural and racial) issues.
Hi, I am a HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist as well as a EMDR trained therapist. I have over 14 years of clinical experience working across a variety of NHS and non-NHS settings, with both individuals and groups supporting their psychological difficulties. I have highly specialist training working with people who experience difficulties such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, PTSD and impact of trauma, stress, low self-esteem, guilt/shame and attachment/relationship issues among many others. One of my special interests is in helping people to think through identity (cultural and racial) issues.
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Nicola Birchley
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO1
Maybe you've reached a point where you feel like life could be a whole lot better than this? Do you feel that now is the time to make some changes? Would you like to feel more connected? Less anxious, overwhelmed, or depressed? Maybe you've been bereaved and would like to connect and re-engage with the world. Do you need someone to listen to you and really hear you without judgement or criticism. Maybe you are feeling misunderstood and overwhelmed by your feelings. I would like to help you explore your life and feelings, hear and empower you to break the cycles of the past and feel connected to the present.
Maybe you've reached a point where you feel like life could be a whole lot better than this? Do you feel that now is the time to make some changes? Would you like to feel more connected? Less anxious, overwhelmed, or depressed? Maybe you've been bereaved and would like to connect and re-engage with the world. Do you need someone to listen to you and really hear you without judgement or criticism. Maybe you are feeling misunderstood and overwhelmed by your feelings. I would like to help you explore your life and feelings, hear and empower you to break the cycles of the past and feel connected to the present.
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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.