Female Counselling in Crediton, ENG

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Anne Mattock
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Crediton EX17
Are you struggling to make sense of your world, finding it difficult to get through your day? Do you feel out of step with everyone else? Are feeling alone and not sure what to do next? Have you had traumatic experiences that affect your present life? Do you have a feeling of impending doom that makes you wake up anxious? Do you want to self harm or end your life? Can you only manage by using drugs or alcohol? Do you have no one to understand or that you can talk to? Are you and your partner having problems connecting with and understanding each other. Do you need help to improve your communication and get back on the same page.
Are you struggling to make sense of your world, finding it difficult to get through your day? Do you feel out of step with everyone else? Are feeling alone and not sure what to do next? Have you had traumatic experiences that affect your present life? Do you have a feeling of impending doom that makes you wake up anxious? Do you want to self harm or end your life? Can you only manage by using drugs or alcohol? Do you have no one to understand or that you can talk to? Are you and your partner having problems connecting with and understanding each other. Do you need help to improve your communication and get back on the same page.
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Louise Styles
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Crediton EX17
Clients come to me when they are experiencing distress in their relationships, with their sex lives or within themselves. Whether they are seeking help in processing a string of messy break-ups, exploring alternative relationship such as polyamory or intimacy styles such as kink and BDSM, dealing with cheating, shame or regret, or suffering from low self-esteem and feeling stuck, I listen, reflect, and support my clients, using positive regard without judgement. I can also help with identifying unhelpful thought and behaviour patterns, eating disorders and self-harm recovery.
Clients come to me when they are experiencing distress in their relationships, with their sex lives or within themselves. Whether they are seeking help in processing a string of messy break-ups, exploring alternative relationship such as polyamory or intimacy styles such as kink and BDSM, dealing with cheating, shame or regret, or suffering from low self-esteem and feeling stuck, I listen, reflect, and support my clients, using positive regard without judgement. I can also help with identifying unhelpful thought and behaviour patterns, eating disorders and self-harm recovery.
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Julia Pearsall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crediton EX17
There are times when many of us experience feeling emotionally overwhelmed, finding it difficult to cope with everyday life. Talking in confidence with someone can really help. Sometimes we just need to be heard, to understand what is keeping us stuck in a spiral of unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns. I can offer that safe, non-judgemental place to be heard. I practice a non-directive form of therapy, which acknowledges that you are your own expert, possessing the answers within yourself. My role is to guide and support you on your unique journey to increase your self-awareness, and to realise the best version of yourself.
There are times when many of us experience feeling emotionally overwhelmed, finding it difficult to cope with everyday life. Talking in confidence with someone can really help. Sometimes we just need to be heard, to understand what is keeping us stuck in a spiral of unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns. I can offer that safe, non-judgemental place to be heard. I practice a non-directive form of therapy, which acknowledges that you are your own expert, possessing the answers within yourself. My role is to guide and support you on your unique journey to increase your self-awareness, and to realise the best version of yourself.
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Open World Therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Crediton EX17
Central to my counselling ethos is the importance of creating a safe, non-judgemental place, where you are free to be yourself, and to explore any aspect of life that is important to you. Identifying the thoughts, feelings and inner struggles that are holding you back can be daunting, but my role is to walk alongside you, enabling you to find clarity, calm, and good mental health.
Central to my counselling ethos is the importance of creating a safe, non-judgemental place, where you are free to be yourself, and to explore any aspect of life that is important to you. Identifying the thoughts, feelings and inner struggles that are holding you back can be daunting, but my role is to walk alongside you, enabling you to find clarity, calm, and good mental health.
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Jennifer Parry
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Crediton EX17
Hi there, I'm Jenny, I have experience in helping clients with anxiety and trauma, coping with autoimmune diseases and the ways in which life and particularly our relationships can make us feel like we've been kicked in the guts at times. While I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you, I offer my support to walk beside you. I bring empathy, compassion and a deep and abiding interest in understanding the unique story of your life, your soul. I also bring a wide range of skills and techniques to support you to find your sense of self
Hi there, I'm Jenny, I have experience in helping clients with anxiety and trauma, coping with autoimmune diseases and the ways in which life and particularly our relationships can make us feel like we've been kicked in the guts at times. While I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you, I offer my support to walk beside you. I bring empathy, compassion and a deep and abiding interest in understanding the unique story of your life, your soul. I also bring a wide range of skills and techniques to support you to find your sense of self
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Joanna Ruth Phillips
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Crediton EX17
Hello I am a Core Process Psychotherapist. I practice in Exeter and Crediton. I believe we have a longing to be truly seen and heard. In Core Process Psychotherapy, together, we slow down enough to see the ways in which the strategies we have used to cope can keep us stuck long after they are helpful. With this seeing you then have a choice to take another path and be in the world in a freer more satisfying way.
Hello I am a Core Process Psychotherapist. I practice in Exeter and Crediton. I believe we have a longing to be truly seen and heard. In Core Process Psychotherapy, together, we slow down enough to see the ways in which the strategies we have used to cope can keep us stuck long after they are helpful. With this seeing you then have a choice to take another path and be in the world in a freer more satisfying way.
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Dr Joanne Crossley
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Crediton EX17
Are you worried about your child’s emotional well-being? ​Are you looking for help and support quickly? I understand how difficult it can be to reach out for support for your child and the importance of being able to access this quickly. I have worked with children and young people experiencing a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties such as anxiety, low mood, obsessive-compulsive disorder and difficulties adjusting to and managing physical health conditions. My aim is to help children, young people and their families overcome their challenges and empower them so that they can thrive and flourish.
Are you worried about your child’s emotional well-being? ​Are you looking for help and support quickly? I understand how difficult it can be to reach out for support for your child and the importance of being able to access this quickly. I have worked with children and young people experiencing a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties such as anxiety, low mood, obsessive-compulsive disorder and difficulties adjusting to and managing physical health conditions. My aim is to help children, young people and their families overcome their challenges and empower them so that they can thrive and flourish.
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Abigail Hardiman
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Crediton EX17
We don't get wounded alone and we don't heal alone." Carl Jung. Are wounds from the past affecting how you are functioning in the present and your thoughts of the future? Our early experiences can create patterns of trust and distrust which affect how we are in our relationships with others and ourselves, as well as how we respond to trauma and stress throughout our lives on many different levels. However, whilst we may be shaped by the past I believe that we do not need to be trapped by it.
We don't get wounded alone and we don't heal alone." Carl Jung. Are wounds from the past affecting how you are functioning in the present and your thoughts of the future? Our early experiences can create patterns of trust and distrust which affect how we are in our relationships with others and ourselves, as well as how we respond to trauma and stress throughout our lives on many different levels. However, whilst we may be shaped by the past I believe that we do not need to be trapped by it.
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Hannah Marie Galvin
Psychotherapist, MA, ACP
Verified Verified
Crediton EX17
I'm a psychoanalytic psychotherapist trained to MA and Doctoral level respectively with adults and children and adolescents. I'm also a course tutor for a psychotherapy course at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. I have experience of working across the age range with a wide variety of mild to moderate, sometimes more severe presenting problems. Some people see me because they're very unhappy, distressed or worried, others come because they want to understand themselves better and they're curious about why they encounter the same patterns.
I'm a psychoanalytic psychotherapist trained to MA and Doctoral level respectively with adults and children and adolescents. I'm also a course tutor for a psychotherapy course at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. I have experience of working across the age range with a wide variety of mild to moderate, sometimes more severe presenting problems. Some people see me because they're very unhappy, distressed or worried, others come because they want to understand themselves better and they're curious about why they encounter the same patterns.
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Laura Jayne Sollis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Crediton EX6  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck, anxious or overwhelmed? Perhaps worry, lack of confidence or low self esteem is having a negative effect on your life, causing you to feel isolated and alone. Talking to loved one about what we are experiencing can feel difficult, we worry that we are putting to much on them or we don't want them to worry about us. Talking to a counsellor can be really helpful at these times and can show a way forward. However I understand that a good counselling relationship is vital to support you in moving toward your goals.
Do you feel stuck, anxious or overwhelmed? Perhaps worry, lack of confidence or low self esteem is having a negative effect on your life, causing you to feel isolated and alone. Talking to loved one about what we are experiencing can feel difficult, we worry that we are putting to much on them or we don't want them to worry about us. Talking to a counsellor can be really helpful at these times and can show a way forward. However I understand that a good counselling relationship is vital to support you in moving toward your goals.
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Between You and Me Integrative Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Crediton EX17
Waitlist for new clients
Reaching out can be hard. Are you feeling overwhelmed? struggling to cope with your situation? your emotions? your experiences? If your trust has been damaged, talking to someone who will take time to understand you can be a huge relief. Perhaps you need support through a crisis or you are at the end of your tether with multiple stresses. Even if you have longterm issues that seem stuck, talking to someone can make a difference. You may gain insight into the roots of your difficulties and find qualities in yourself that have never had a chance to develop. The aim is to help you live a more rewarding life.
Reaching out can be hard. Are you feeling overwhelmed? struggling to cope with your situation? your emotions? your experiences? If your trust has been damaged, talking to someone who will take time to understand you can be a huge relief. Perhaps you need support through a crisis or you are at the end of your tether with multiple stresses. Even if you have longterm issues that seem stuck, talking to someone can make a difference. You may gain insight into the roots of your difficulties and find qualities in yourself that have never had a chance to develop. The aim is to help you live a more rewarding life.
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Claire Eva Shepherd
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Crediton EX17  (Online Only)
I offer online help and support when you need it most, in a compassionate, non-judgmental and confidential sessions. I teach counselling several days a week so offer sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and Saturdays. Understanding that need varies, I offer 40mins - £30.00, 50mins - £35.00, and 2hr crisis therapy at £70.00 . If you have awful feelings that have taken all the joy out of life, maybe even stop you from thinking life is worth living, I'm asking you to give therapy a try because often, using small steps, given the right support, things can and do get better.
I offer online help and support when you need it most, in a compassionate, non-judgmental and confidential sessions. I teach counselling several days a week so offer sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and Saturdays. Understanding that need varies, I offer 40mins - £30.00, 50mins - £35.00, and 2hr crisis therapy at £70.00 . If you have awful feelings that have taken all the joy out of life, maybe even stop you from thinking life is worth living, I'm asking you to give therapy a try because often, using small steps, given the right support, things can and do get better.
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Julie Broom
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Crediton EX17
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck? Are the effects from anxiety or low self-esteem holding you back? I can support you through the difficulties that you are experiencing and help you to find the freedom needed so that you can live your best life. One of our natural instincts as humans is to connect with others and to find a place of safety. I want to offer you that place of safety and the rare opportunity of pure connection without judgments or demands. I want the shared space to be comforting so that you feel held and able to express yourself fully without fear.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck? Are the effects from anxiety or low self-esteem holding you back? I can support you through the difficulties that you are experiencing and help you to find the freedom needed so that you can live your best life. One of our natural instincts as humans is to connect with others and to find a place of safety. I want to offer you that place of safety and the rare opportunity of pure connection without judgments or demands. I want the shared space to be comforting so that you feel held and able to express yourself fully without fear.
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Photo of Jade Flowers, UKCP Trainee, Psychotherapist
Jade Flowers
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crediton EX17
If you're currently navigating through anxiety, depression, anger management, the aftermath of a painful breakup, grief, trauma, domestic violence, sexual or physical assault, emotional abuse, or any other personal struggle, I want you to know that I'm here to offer my heartfelt support. It's completely understandable if you yearn for a profound change in your life—a transformation that encompasses your relationships, thoughts, and behaviours. While the path ahead may feel overwhelming, I want you to remember that together we can break down these challenges into smaller, more manageable pieces.
If you're currently navigating through anxiety, depression, anger management, the aftermath of a painful breakup, grief, trauma, domestic violence, sexual or physical assault, emotional abuse, or any other personal struggle, I want you to know that I'm here to offer my heartfelt support. It's completely understandable if you yearn for a profound change in your life—a transformation that encompasses your relationships, thoughts, and behaviours. While the path ahead may feel overwhelming, I want you to remember that together we can break down these challenges into smaller, more manageable pieces.
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Photo of Nicola Grieveson, MBACP, Counsellor
Nicola Grieveson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Crediton EX17
If you are looking for someone with many years of professional experience qualified and professional with a kind, compassionate manner I can help. I have experience with diagnosed mental health issues and everyday struggles with relationships, feeling sad, depressed, anxious and pre occupied with worries. Confidential and private in a relaxed atmosphere.
If you are looking for someone with many years of professional experience qualified and professional with a kind, compassionate manner I can help. I have experience with diagnosed mental health issues and everyday struggles with relationships, feeling sad, depressed, anxious and pre occupied with worries. Confidential and private in a relaxed atmosphere.
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Fee Jane Cockings
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Crediton EX17
Do you want to journey towards your optimum mental health and wellbeing; to discover newfound inner resources?I am passionate about supporting you towards the future you wish to create, for yourself
Do you want to journey towards your optimum mental health and wellbeing; to discover newfound inner resources?I am passionate about supporting you towards the future you wish to create, for yourself
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Sarah Boreham
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Crediton EX17
UKCP clinically experienced in counselling and psychotherapy with children, youth and adults, in the following areas: depression and anxiety, NHS/community acute and enduring mental health, family, parent and child issues, depression, panic disorder, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, Domestic Abuse, occupational/life stress, addiction/substance abuse recovery, autistic spectrum/developmental delay, learning disability, children and young persons experiencing domestic violence, refugees, forensic and eating disorder. As a practitioner I have been part of multidisciplinary teams.If you have any questions or would like to book.
UKCP clinically experienced in counselling and psychotherapy with children, youth and adults, in the following areas: depression and anxiety, NHS/community acute and enduring mental health, family, parent and child issues, depression, panic disorder, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, Domestic Abuse, occupational/life stress, addiction/substance abuse recovery, autistic spectrum/developmental delay, learning disability, children and young persons experiencing domestic violence, refugees, forensic and eating disorder. As a practitioner I have been part of multidisciplinary teams.If you have any questions or would like to book.
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Anne-Marie Lorenzo
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter EX4
Hi! Welcome to Embark Exeter - Canine Assisted Therapy. You've made a huge leap towards investigating what's troubling you, just be being here - reading this. I see my job as helping you to "unpack" and explore your past and present, and look to the future. I can promise you that I won't judge you, and will treat you with care, sensitivity, compassion and honesty. I have a wealth of lived experiences that have brought me to where I am today, and I am passionate about the empowerment, healing and personal growth that the counselling relationship can bring.
Hi! Welcome to Embark Exeter - Canine Assisted Therapy. You've made a huge leap towards investigating what's troubling you, just be being here - reading this. I see my job as helping you to "unpack" and explore your past and present, and look to the future. I can promise you that I won't judge you, and will treat you with care, sensitivity, compassion and honesty. I have a wealth of lived experiences that have brought me to where I am today, and I am passionate about the empowerment, healing and personal growth that the counselling relationship can bring.
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Photo of Charlotte Mizen, MSc, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Charlotte Mizen
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Exeter EX4
We all experience difficult and painful times in life which sometimes feel too hard or overwhelming to manage alone. I have trained and worked as a counsellor and latterly as a psychotherapist with over ten years of clinical experience in private practice, a local therapeutic institution, and as an honorary psychotherapist in the NHS. Depression, anxiety, stress, loss and separation are some of the more difficult issues we come up against in life which can seriously impact the way we live our lives. My approach is psychoanalytically oriented with a focus on increasing self understanding and deepening insight into emotional issues
We all experience difficult and painful times in life which sometimes feel too hard or overwhelming to manage alone. I have trained and worked as a counsellor and latterly as a psychotherapist with over ten years of clinical experience in private practice, a local therapeutic institution, and as an honorary psychotherapist in the NHS. Depression, anxiety, stress, loss and separation are some of the more difficult issues we come up against in life which can seriously impact the way we live our lives. My approach is psychoanalytically oriented with a focus on increasing self understanding and deepening insight into emotional issues
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Laura Turley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX1
I am a fully insured and registered MBACP Integrative Therapist, Couples Counsellor, Supervisor and a member of the Westcountry Association of Counsellors. I have been in professional practice for 10 years, and work with 18+ individuals, couples and groups using a variety of different counselling models and methods. Although I would broadly describe myself as a 'Person-Centred Therapist', my methods are entirely client-led and not dictated by any personal preference in terms of therapeutic model.
I am a fully insured and registered MBACP Integrative Therapist, Couples Counsellor, Supervisor and a member of the Westcountry Association of Counsellors. I have been in professional practice for 10 years, and work with 18+ individuals, couples and groups using a variety of different counselling models and methods. Although I would broadly describe myself as a 'Person-Centred Therapist', my methods are entirely client-led and not dictated by any personal preference in terms of therapeutic model.
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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.