Female Counselling in Darley Dale, ENG

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Lara Myers
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Darley Dale DE4
I work with clients who have experienced relational trauma in childhood or as adults and the difficulties that arise : PTSD, depression, low self esteem, shame, anger and problems forming safe trusting relationships. I also specialise in bereavement Issues. I use an integrative approach which means I offer a non directive, non judgemental space to : develop coping mechanisms; explore what has happened and make sense of what you are experiencing; share information to increase understanding of how/why we respond as we do ; try out new ways of being and interacting with people; understand and trust yourself and your intuition.
I work with clients who have experienced relational trauma in childhood or as adults and the difficulties that arise : PTSD, depression, low self esteem, shame, anger and problems forming safe trusting relationships. I also specialise in bereavement Issues. I use an integrative approach which means I offer a non directive, non judgemental space to : develop coping mechanisms; explore what has happened and make sense of what you are experiencing; share information to increase understanding of how/why we respond as we do ; try out new ways of being and interacting with people; understand and trust yourself and your intuition.
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Angela Williamson
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Darley Dale DE4
Trying to resolve the issues troubling you alone can feel overwhelming. Reaching out for help is a proactive first step in starting to feel better. I provide a welcoming, safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space to talk about what is troubling you. It is very natural to feel nervous about coming to counselling for the first time. I understand and never lose sight of this. I offer a complimentary 20-minute introductory telephone consultation. Some new clients prefer to book their first appointment without a call. It about what feels best to you.
Trying to resolve the issues troubling you alone can feel overwhelming. Reaching out for help is a proactive first step in starting to feel better. I provide a welcoming, safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space to talk about what is troubling you. It is very natural to feel nervous about coming to counselling for the first time. I understand and never lose sight of this. I offer a complimentary 20-minute introductory telephone consultation. Some new clients prefer to book their first appointment without a call. It about what feels best to you.
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Wendy Majhen
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S41
Are you looking for a comfortable, safe and secure place where you can share your thoughts and feelings? Do you need a little help to understand, work through and accept some of the issues that are holding you back? Allow me to help YOU make sense of YOUR world. With that in mind, I offer a free initial consultation session as Therapy is a two-way process where both listener and talker interact with each other, within a relaxed environment. You won’t be doing all this alone; I will be with you through each step.
Are you looking for a comfortable, safe and secure place where you can share your thoughts and feelings? Do you need a little help to understand, work through and accept some of the issues that are holding you back? Allow me to help YOU make sense of YOUR world. With that in mind, I offer a free initial consultation session as Therapy is a two-way process where both listener and talker interact with each other, within a relaxed environment. You won’t be doing all this alone; I will be with you through each step.
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Shirani Situnayake
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S40
I have extensive experience of working with a variety of issues, particularly those affecting women and bring a deep understanding and considerable empathy to my therapeutic work. Struggles with anger, child sexual abuse, self harm, anxiety, depression, sexual violence and domestic abuse, addictions, self esteem, cultural issues, identity issues, sexuality issues, eating issues and self confidence, PTSD and trauma.
I have extensive experience of working with a variety of issues, particularly those affecting women and bring a deep understanding and considerable empathy to my therapeutic work. Struggles with anger, child sexual abuse, self harm, anxiety, depression, sexual violence and domestic abuse, addictions, self esteem, cultural issues, identity issues, sexuality issues, eating issues and self confidence, PTSD and trauma.
01623 572202 View 01623 572202
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Sophie Killip
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Duffield DE56
Hello! I'm Sophie, a qualified therapist specialising in eating disorders, disordered eating, body image, self-esteem, and confidence. With over 7 years of international experience in England, Canada, and the US, I support teenagers and adults to build better relationships with food and their body. Perhaps you're in your 20s or 30s, or maybe you're at school or university, feeling anxious and overwhelmed by all-consuming thoughts about what you've eaten and how you look. My online practice, Food Body Self, offers individual therapy, group therapy, and psychoeducational workshops and talks.
Hello! I'm Sophie, a qualified therapist specialising in eating disorders, disordered eating, body image, self-esteem, and confidence. With over 7 years of international experience in England, Canada, and the US, I support teenagers and adults to build better relationships with food and their body. Perhaps you're in your 20s or 30s, or maybe you're at school or university, feeling anxious and overwhelmed by all-consuming thoughts about what you've eaten and how you look. My online practice, Food Body Self, offers individual therapy, group therapy, and psychoeducational workshops and talks.
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Andria Mirielle Smith
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S42
Talking about mental health may seem daunting, feeling that you will be negatively judged, or misunderstood. I am here to work with you, to understand and to value your thoughts and feelings in the way that they are important to you. Offering you an environment where you feel safe to begin to explore what you think and feel, in a way and at a pace that is positive and meaningful. I offer a free of charge initial telephone session, where we can see how and if we can work together, it is important, that you are with the right therapist for you.
Talking about mental health may seem daunting, feeling that you will be negatively judged, or misunderstood. I am here to work with you, to understand and to value your thoughts and feelings in the way that they are important to you. Offering you an environment where you feel safe to begin to explore what you think and feel, in a way and at a pace that is positive and meaningful. I offer a free of charge initial telephone session, where we can see how and if we can work together, it is important, that you are with the right therapist for you.
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Carrie Meadows
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Matlock DE4
As a counsellor, I help those struggling with mental health concerns, relationship issues, grief, loss, burnout or low self-esteem. I am here to support you in finding a way through, aiming to create greater balance and harmony. I am a registered BACP counsellor with 20 years experience working 1:1 with people in mental health both as a parent coach and in education teaching yoga, mindfulness and emotional & social learning. Training in embodiment and trauma healing modalities has given me insight and a strong belief in the importance of integrating this alongside my person-centred counselling to work with the mind-body connection.
As a counsellor, I help those struggling with mental health concerns, relationship issues, grief, loss, burnout or low self-esteem. I am here to support you in finding a way through, aiming to create greater balance and harmony. I am a registered BACP counsellor with 20 years experience working 1:1 with people in mental health both as a parent coach and in education teaching yoga, mindfulness and emotional & social learning. Training in embodiment and trauma healing modalities has given me insight and a strong belief in the importance of integrating this alongside my person-centred counselling to work with the mind-body connection.
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The Child Psychology Hub - Dr Ella Woods
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Duffield DE56
Mental health assessment ¬¬ ADHD assessment ¬¬ Consultation ¬¬ Therapy waitlist currently closed ¬¬ private social work services. Are you worried about your child’s emotional wellbeing? Have they had some changes in their mood or behaviour that worries you? Or maybe stress and anxiety is getting in the way of them achieving their potential or enjoying their life? You might be doubting yourself as a parent or feel exhausted trying to find the right support. At The Child Psychology Hub we offer specialist clinical psychology assessment and therapy to children and their families. www.thechildpsychologyhub.co.uk
Mental health assessment ¬¬ ADHD assessment ¬¬ Consultation ¬¬ Therapy waitlist currently closed ¬¬ private social work services. Are you worried about your child’s emotional wellbeing? Have they had some changes in their mood or behaviour that worries you? Or maybe stress and anxiety is getting in the way of them achieving their potential or enjoying their life? You might be doubting yourself as a parent or feel exhausted trying to find the right support. At The Child Psychology Hub we offer specialist clinical psychology assessment and therapy to children and their families. www.thechildpsychologyhub.co.uk
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Stephanie Lockett
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
South Normanton DE55
As a Psychotherapist It has been my privilege to work closely with people facing deep challenges and issues in their lives. As someone who has faced my own challenges I believe I can truly empathise and help those who are in a dark place.
As a Psychotherapist It has been my privilege to work closely with people facing deep challenges and issues in their lives. As someone who has faced my own challenges I believe I can truly empathise and help those who are in a dark place.
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Vicki Jarvis
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Belper DE56
Life can be tough and many issues or situations can arise which lead us to feel challenged in our day-to-day life. You may have experienced major life events which have left you feeling traumatised or be feeling uncertain of yourself with regards to your sense of self or identity; maybe you have arrived at a time in your life when you crave some space to reflect and clarify your feelings as you look towards your future. Whatever your goal, it will be unique to you and you need to feel understood and respected as you embark on exploring deeply personal aspects of your experience.
Life can be tough and many issues or situations can arise which lead us to feel challenged in our day-to-day life. You may have experienced major life events which have left you feeling traumatised or be feeling uncertain of yourself with regards to your sense of self or identity; maybe you have arrived at a time in your life when you crave some space to reflect and clarify your feelings as you look towards your future. Whatever your goal, it will be unique to you and you need to feel understood and respected as you embark on exploring deeply personal aspects of your experience.
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Francis Schoeman
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bakewell DE45
At Pawsitive Psychology, I don't just listen, I connect. I strongly believe the most impactful healing comes from within the therapeutic relationship.
At Pawsitive Psychology, I don't just listen, I connect. I strongly believe the most impactful healing comes from within the therapeutic relationship.
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Carolyn Hart
Psychotherapist, MA, ACP
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S41
I am a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience in the NHS and NSPCC, treating clients with difficulties including, autism, anxiety, developmental delay, trauma and attachment difficulties. I work with parent-infant pairs, young children, adolescents and young adults. I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental, accepting and nurturing environment. For young children and those who find it difficult to speak, I work through play and the arts. To get a better understanding of how this works, please look at the videos on my website.
I am a consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience in the NHS and NSPCC, treating clients with difficulties including, autism, anxiety, developmental delay, trauma and attachment difficulties. I work with parent-infant pairs, young children, adolescents and young adults. I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental, accepting and nurturing environment. For young children and those who find it difficult to speak, I work through play and the arts. To get a better understanding of how this works, please look at the videos on my website.
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Bex Fennell
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S40
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I am Bex and I am an Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist (NCS/ MBACP) and Counsellor with over 20 years’ experience of working within mental health. I work with both adults and children. I know that seeking counselling can be a daunting process, however, I offer a warm, supportive and non- judgemental space where we can explore any issues that could be preventing you from living a more fulfilling life. My years of training and experience in becoming a counsellor have taught me that each client is unique with their own perspective and understanding- it is my work to sit alongside you and understand your pain.
Hi, I am Bex and I am an Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist (NCS/ MBACP) and Counsellor with over 20 years’ experience of working within mental health. I work with both adults and children. I know that seeking counselling can be a daunting process, however, I offer a warm, supportive and non- judgemental space where we can explore any issues that could be preventing you from living a more fulfilling life. My years of training and experience in becoming a counsellor have taught me that each client is unique with their own perspective and understanding- it is my work to sit alongside you and understand your pain.
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Becky Francis
Counsellor, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Belper DE56
I have over 20 years experience of offering relationship Counselling and Psychosexual therapy to both individuals and couples. Maybe you are coming to terms with the ending of a relationship or adapting to new challenges as a couple as a result of an affair, the birth of a child or bereavement. Sometimes loneliness is an issue and maybe a lack of confidence about any possible future relationships. Or maybe you are anxious about your sex life or loss of libido, or perhaps sex is painful or you have lost confidence in your own performance or arousal. It can help to talk openly and in confidence to someone removed from the situation.
I have over 20 years experience of offering relationship Counselling and Psychosexual therapy to both individuals and couples. Maybe you are coming to terms with the ending of a relationship or adapting to new challenges as a couple as a result of an affair, the birth of a child or bereavement. Sometimes loneliness is an issue and maybe a lack of confidence about any possible future relationships. Or maybe you are anxious about your sex life or loss of libido, or perhaps sex is painful or you have lost confidence in your own performance or arousal. It can help to talk openly and in confidence to someone removed from the situation.
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Jeanette Barratt
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Alfreton DE55  (Online Only)
If you have found your way here I appreciate you are reaching out for support. Taking the first step to reaching out to someone; especially a stranger takes courage. Maybe you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, experiencing a life transition: divorce, grief, becoming a parent, children leaving home. Unable to find the strength to cope with change and difficult decisions. Counselling can be a life changing experience; our present struggles and feelings can be a turning point towards a new direction. Counselling is a collaborative task and it is my endeavour to travel alongside you on your journey as you discover new ways to move forward
If you have found your way here I appreciate you are reaching out for support. Taking the first step to reaching out to someone; especially a stranger takes courage. Maybe you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, experiencing a life transition: divorce, grief, becoming a parent, children leaving home. Unable to find the strength to cope with change and difficult decisions. Counselling can be a life changing experience; our present struggles and feelings can be a turning point towards a new direction. Counselling is a collaborative task and it is my endeavour to travel alongside you on your journey as you discover new ways to move forward
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Heidi Francis
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bakewell DE45  (Online Only)
Taking that first step to seek support from a therapist can be a daunting experience and many people can feel anxious discussing their struggles. Experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, sadness, anger and stress or suffering from a constant low mood, can often lead to feeling bewildered and alone. So my aim is to provide a safe, warm and caring space in which together we can explore your struggles and you can gain a better understanding of yourself and your feelings, Together we can discover a way forward to a happier, calmer place, enabling you to build new beginnings.
Taking that first step to seek support from a therapist can be a daunting experience and many people can feel anxious discussing their struggles. Experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, sadness, anger and stress or suffering from a constant low mood, can often lead to feeling bewildered and alone. So my aim is to provide a safe, warm and caring space in which together we can explore your struggles and you can gain a better understanding of yourself and your feelings, Together we can discover a way forward to a happier, calmer place, enabling you to build new beginnings.
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Trish Buckner
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Matlock DE4
Often we overlook how much our lives are forever changing, maybe seeing ourselves as caterpillars that turn into butterflies once you become an adult. Whilst this may be how it feels for some, others may experience feeling more like a tree. They start life as a sapling being shaped by their nature and surroundings similar to humans, but as the seasons change and as they mature the changes happen frequently, bad weather can result in differences year on year, and each season brings differences too. Now thinking about your life, have you experienced something similar such as leaving school, life feeling simple with clear goals.
Often we overlook how much our lives are forever changing, maybe seeing ourselves as caterpillars that turn into butterflies once you become an adult. Whilst this may be how it feels for some, others may experience feeling more like a tree. They start life as a sapling being shaped by their nature and surroundings similar to humans, but as the seasons change and as they mature the changes happen frequently, bad weather can result in differences year on year, and each season brings differences too. Now thinking about your life, have you experienced something similar such as leaving school, life feeling simple with clear goals.
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Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S40
We at Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice are committed to helping people to overcome difficult and distressing times. We provide a safe and personalised service offering solutions for people experiencing a range of difficulties from anxiety, depression, panic attacks, worrying, social phobia, low self esteem, public speaking, OCD, & PTSD. At the center of Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice is an approach that supports clients to reach psychological and personal well-being,
We at Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice are committed to helping people to overcome difficult and distressing times. We provide a safe and personalised service offering solutions for people experiencing a range of difficulties from anxiety, depression, panic attacks, worrying, social phobia, low self esteem, public speaking, OCD, & PTSD. At the center of Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice is an approach that supports clients to reach psychological and personal well-being,
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Dr Victoria Howells
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bakewell DE45  (Online Only)
Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 2013 I have dedicated my work within the NHS in adult mental health services, meaning I can offer you NICE guidance recommended treatments with considerable expertise. I am very passionate about working collaboratively with adults within individual therapy to support them to make meaningful changes that improves their mental health and wellbeing. Some of the difficulties I have regularly and successfully worked with include: low or fluctuating mood, anxiety, emotional coping difficulties, longstanding problems with relationships, low self-esteem and body image, self-harm and PTSD.
Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 2013 I have dedicated my work within the NHS in adult mental health services, meaning I can offer you NICE guidance recommended treatments with considerable expertise. I am very passionate about working collaboratively with adults within individual therapy to support them to make meaningful changes that improves their mental health and wellbeing. Some of the difficulties I have regularly and successfully worked with include: low or fluctuating mood, anxiety, emotional coping difficulties, longstanding problems with relationships, low self-esteem and body image, self-harm and PTSD.
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Samantha Adams
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chesterfield S41
I'm a warm, compassionate and relatable therapist able to listen and offer different integrative perspectives. My clients value my gentle challenge & interaction. 15+ yrs experience. I work with couples, individuals, parents, young people & children. Long or short term counselling around your emotional wellbeing, resilience and relationship with your self or others. I work with a range of issues, some of which are self-esteem and confidence, anxiety, depression, identity, the impact of the past, infidelity & trust, communication, arguing, the impact of sexual abuse, shame and anger amongst many others.
I'm a warm, compassionate and relatable therapist able to listen and offer different integrative perspectives. My clients value my gentle challenge & interaction. 15+ yrs experience. I work with couples, individuals, parents, young people & children. Long or short term counselling around your emotional wellbeing, resilience and relationship with your self or others. I work with a range of issues, some of which are self-esteem and confidence, anxiety, depression, identity, the impact of the past, infidelity & trust, communication, arguing, the impact of sexual abuse, shame and anger amongst many others.
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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.