Female Counselling in Dover, ENG

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Jo Jorgensen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dover CT16
Hello. Thanks for popping by to read my profile. Feeling lost? Alone, even with lots of people around you? Feeling overwhelmed? You have made it this far so please read on. "We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this special kind, is one of the potent forces for change that I know."- Carl Rogers One of the most precious things in life is being truly listened to. I am here to listen, to work collaboratively with you towards your goals. My aim is to empower you, so that you can gain confidence, as well as a sense of trust in yourself.
Hello. Thanks for popping by to read my profile. Feeling lost? Alone, even with lots of people around you? Feeling overwhelmed? You have made it this far so please read on. "We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this special kind, is one of the potent forces for change that I know."- Carl Rogers One of the most precious things in life is being truly listened to. I am here to listen, to work collaboratively with you towards your goals. My aim is to empower you, so that you can gain confidence, as well as a sense of trust in yourself.
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Tracy Fagg
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Dover CT17
Hi, my name is Tracy, I'm a counsellor with over 10 years experience of working with individual adults & young people. Often it is when life is at it's most painful & confusing, that we struggle to reach out & ask for help from those around us. Talking to someone removed from your personal life, can be a good starting place to begin exploring and understanding your thoughts and feelings. And find solutions to your problems that make sense to you ! I offer a confidential service, in a relaxed setting, where your find acceptance and understanding. Receive a warm, compassionate welcome and feel listened to with a nonjudgemental ear.
Hi, my name is Tracy, I'm a counsellor with over 10 years experience of working with individual adults & young people. Often it is when life is at it's most painful & confusing, that we struggle to reach out & ask for help from those around us. Talking to someone removed from your personal life, can be a good starting place to begin exploring and understanding your thoughts and feelings. And find solutions to your problems that make sense to you ! I offer a confidential service, in a relaxed setting, where your find acceptance and understanding. Receive a warm, compassionate welcome and feel listened to with a nonjudgemental ear.
01304 799596 View 01304 799596
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Kate Henderson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Dover CT17
I have over 20 years of experience within mental health settings in the NHS and private settings. I believe therapy is about building a non-judgemental and trusting relationship, where we can work together to make sense of your mental health symptoms and find ways to develop more awareness and ways to cope. Finding the right psychological approach is key to the smooth running of this process. Therefore, I utilise a range of psychological approaches that I adapt to suit your needs. My aim within therapy will be to be curious, empathetic and honest and draw on individual strengths.
I have over 20 years of experience within mental health settings in the NHS and private settings. I believe therapy is about building a non-judgemental and trusting relationship, where we can work together to make sense of your mental health symptoms and find ways to develop more awareness and ways to cope. Finding the right psychological approach is key to the smooth running of this process. Therefore, I utilise a range of psychological approaches that I adapt to suit your needs. My aim within therapy will be to be curious, empathetic and honest and draw on individual strengths.
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Ann Marie Terry
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Dover CT15
Whether you are considering a course of therapy to address specific mental health challenges, or you've experienced sudden change or loss in your life and finding it hard to cope alone, I can offer you help as you take your next step. Whatever questions need to be explored and whatever current stressors are present, I can provide you with the tools to cope more easily. My approach to my clients is one of respect and compassion. Regarding therapeutic relationship, my orientation is humanistic; I believe the relationship in itself is an essential component as it creates fertile ground from which self-discovery and transformation can take place.​
Whether you are considering a course of therapy to address specific mental health challenges, or you've experienced sudden change or loss in your life and finding it hard to cope alone, I can offer you help as you take your next step. Whatever questions need to be explored and whatever current stressors are present, I can provide you with the tools to cope more easily. My approach to my clients is one of respect and compassion. Regarding therapeutic relationship, my orientation is humanistic; I believe the relationship in itself is an essential component as it creates fertile ground from which self-discovery and transformation can take place.​
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Alice Riddiford
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dover CT15
Hello, my name is Alice, welcome to my profile. Whether there is something specific you want to talk about or if you are just not feeling yourself right now, I am here to listen. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship troubles or anything else, I will look to provide a safe and calm space where we can work through your feelings at a pace that feels comfortable. I believe that the relationship between the client and the therapist is key to the therapeutic process so do look around to find someone that feels right for you. Sending strength and warmth.
Hello, my name is Alice, welcome to my profile. Whether there is something specific you want to talk about or if you are just not feeling yourself right now, I am here to listen. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship troubles or anything else, I will look to provide a safe and calm space where we can work through your feelings at a pace that feels comfortable. I believe that the relationship between the client and the therapist is key to the therapeutic process so do look around to find someone that feels right for you. Sending strength and warmth.
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Your Time and Space
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dover CT15
I am an integrative counsellor and senior psychological therapist with over 8000 hours of clinical practice. I offer a range of therapeutic resources to support adults, adolescents, children and families when they are struggling to resolve psychological issues. I am a qualified in EMDR and Trauma-focused CBT, working with Autism and ADHD, amongst other therapies and have considerable training and experience managing traumatic presentations stemming from adverse life experiences and also specialise in treating the psychological effects of serious or terminal illness.
I am an integrative counsellor and senior psychological therapist with over 8000 hours of clinical practice. I offer a range of therapeutic resources to support adults, adolescents, children and families when they are struggling to resolve psychological issues. I am a qualified in EMDR and Trauma-focused CBT, working with Autism and ADHD, amongst other therapies and have considerable training and experience managing traumatic presentations stemming from adverse life experiences and also specialise in treating the psychological effects of serious or terminal illness.
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Annie Jones
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Dover CT15
I fully appreciate that feeling brave enough to take the first steps towards counselling can seem overwhelming, there is no pressure from me, you are free to set the pace, this is your time to work on you, for you. I will simply walk alongside you, and support you as you deepen your own self awareness and make strides towards the change you desire.
I fully appreciate that feeling brave enough to take the first steps towards counselling can seem overwhelming, there is no pressure from me, you are free to set the pace, this is your time to work on you, for you. I will simply walk alongside you, and support you as you deepen your own self awareness and make strides towards the change you desire.
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Georgia Batchelor
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dover CT15  (Online Only)
It can be so hard to reach out for help. Perhaps you are feeling unhappy, anxious or adrift in some way- or there's a specific issue you'd like to work through. You end up pouring through pages of profiles from professionals who all sound (and in many cases look) the same. How on earth are you meant to know who is the right person to sit with and share your vulnerabilities with? Beginning counselling can feel like an impossible task, and I am here to provide an authentic and friendly face as you start to explore your issues, whatever those might be.
It can be so hard to reach out for help. Perhaps you are feeling unhappy, anxious or adrift in some way- or there's a specific issue you'd like to work through. You end up pouring through pages of profiles from professionals who all sound (and in many cases look) the same. How on earth are you meant to know who is the right person to sit with and share your vulnerabilities with? Beginning counselling can feel like an impossible task, and I am here to provide an authentic and friendly face as you start to explore your issues, whatever those might be.
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The Quiet Space
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dover CT15
Hello, I’m Gemma. Welcome to The Quiet Space. I work with adults, teens and young people in my Counselling setting near Deal. I am a fully qualified Integrative counsellor registered with the BACP. I am trained to work with a broad range of mental health issues: Anxiety disorders, dark intrusive thoughts, Depression, Stress related issues, Family issues, domestic abuse, Relationships, Abuse, Low self-worth, Loss of confidence, Identity Issues,Gender dysmorphia, LGBTQ. I also have experience of working with teens and young people with various Neurodivergence. (diagnosed and undiagnosed).
Hello, I’m Gemma. Welcome to The Quiet Space. I work with adults, teens and young people in my Counselling setting near Deal. I am a fully qualified Integrative counsellor registered with the BACP. I am trained to work with a broad range of mental health issues: Anxiety disorders, dark intrusive thoughts, Depression, Stress related issues, Family issues, domestic abuse, Relationships, Abuse, Low self-worth, Loss of confidence, Identity Issues,Gender dysmorphia, LGBTQ. I also have experience of working with teens and young people with various Neurodivergence. (diagnosed and undiagnosed).
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Dr Abbie Kirkham
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Dover CT16
Now providing online and telephone therapy sessions during the Coronavirus outbreak. I am a Counselling Psychologist with extensive experience in the NHS and private practice of helping people with a wide range of emotional difficulties and life challenges. I am trained in a number of therapeutic approached including Psychodynamic, CBT, EMDR and CfD which enables me to approach your difficulties with flexibility. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties or other emotional difficulties, I am able to help you gain greater understanding and self confidence in making changes.
Now providing online and telephone therapy sessions during the Coronavirus outbreak. I am a Counselling Psychologist with extensive experience in the NHS and private practice of helping people with a wide range of emotional difficulties and life challenges. I am trained in a number of therapeutic approached including Psychodynamic, CBT, EMDR and CfD which enables me to approach your difficulties with flexibility. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties or other emotional difficulties, I am able to help you gain greater understanding and self confidence in making changes.
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Angela Mary Curwen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dover CT16
Working as an integrative counsellor I have experience of working with clients living with: Anxiety, Depression, Childhood & Adult Trauma, Personality Disorder, Neurodiversity Including Autism and ADHD, Struggles with Self-Belief, Self Esteem & Self Confidence. I am an integrative counsellor working from a Person-Centred perspective. This means that I believe you are the best expert in yourself and this will be the basis of our work together. ​ ​
Working as an integrative counsellor I have experience of working with clients living with: Anxiety, Depression, Childhood & Adult Trauma, Personality Disorder, Neurodiversity Including Autism and ADHD, Struggles with Self-Belief, Self Esteem & Self Confidence. I am an integrative counsellor working from a Person-Centred perspective. This means that I believe you are the best expert in yourself and this will be the basis of our work together. ​ ​
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Felicity Waters
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dover CT15
Hi am Felicity, a Level 4 Dip counsellor, and registered member of the BACP. I work with adults experiencing a variety of struggles including anger, sadness, anxiety or hopelessness which are impacting negatively upon their relationships, work and life in general. Perhaps it has become impossible to meet your own needs due to placing the needs of others above your own, and a reluctance to say 'no' is leaving you burnt out. Life in the current climate has seen an increase in people struggling with their mental health and in need of some support, yet not knowing where to turn for understanding and validation can be lonely.
Hi am Felicity, a Level 4 Dip counsellor, and registered member of the BACP. I work with adults experiencing a variety of struggles including anger, sadness, anxiety or hopelessness which are impacting negatively upon their relationships, work and life in general. Perhaps it has become impossible to meet your own needs due to placing the needs of others above your own, and a reluctance to say 'no' is leaving you burnt out. Life in the current climate has seen an increase in people struggling with their mental health and in need of some support, yet not knowing where to turn for understanding and validation can be lonely.
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Elm Pet Bereavement Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dover CT17
My name is Erica and I specialise in pet bereavement counselling. I particularly focus on addressing the often-overlooked grief that comes with pet loss. Many people, including employers, may devalue this grief, making it even harder to cope with. This can lead to feelings of shame and the need to hide your true emotions. In our sessions, I offer a safe, judgement-free space where you can honour your family member and work through your grief without feeling ashamed.
My name is Erica and I specialise in pet bereavement counselling. I particularly focus on addressing the often-overlooked grief that comes with pet loss. Many people, including employers, may devalue this grief, making it even harder to cope with. This can lead to feelings of shame and the need to hide your true emotions. In our sessions, I offer a safe, judgement-free space where you can honour your family member and work through your grief without feeling ashamed.
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Lesley Neale
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dover CT16  (Online Only)
Often, experiencing low self esteem and anxiety brings feelings of worthlessness, vulnerability and despair. These feelings can impact negatively on day to day life. My aim is to help you explore your feelings and actions giving you a better understanding of the roots of these emotions and how to overcome them. I have a positive and compassionate approach, focusing on your strengths and your ability to achieve your goals. We will always work at your pace in a safe and ethical way. I offer sessions via Zoom which gives you the freedom to access counselling from a familiar and comfortable place without the need to travel.
Often, experiencing low self esteem and anxiety brings feelings of worthlessness, vulnerability and despair. These feelings can impact negatively on day to day life. My aim is to help you explore your feelings and actions giving you a better understanding of the roots of these emotions and how to overcome them. I have a positive and compassionate approach, focusing on your strengths and your ability to achieve your goals. We will always work at your pace in a safe and ethical way. I offer sessions via Zoom which gives you the freedom to access counselling from a familiar and comfortable place without the need to travel.
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Isobel Williams
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dover CT15
I'm an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist offering counselling and psychotherapy to adults, and I work with you in a confidential, collaborative and respectful way. As a psychodynamic psychotherapist I don’t give advice. Instead therapy is a place of safety where your difficult feelings and emotions can be explored without judgment, and in complete confidence.
I'm an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist offering counselling and psychotherapy to adults, and I work with you in a confidential, collaborative and respectful way. As a psychodynamic psychotherapist I don’t give advice. Instead therapy is a place of safety where your difficult feelings and emotions can be explored without judgment, and in complete confidence.
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Gemma Shah
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Dover CT15
If you have come to a point in your life where things have become too much and you feel you or a member of your family need some extra support, then counselling is a great way to reach out. Through building an honest and trustworthy relationship, I aim to help my clients understand and overcome their difficulties whilst developing tools to help them in the future. I am an integrative counsellor, which means I draw from a number of different approaches to counselling. This allows for an open space where we can explore different ideas and find what works best for you. This may include creative work, looking at theory, or mindfulness.
If you have come to a point in your life where things have become too much and you feel you or a member of your family need some extra support, then counselling is a great way to reach out. Through building an honest and trustworthy relationship, I aim to help my clients understand and overcome their difficulties whilst developing tools to help them in the future. I am an integrative counsellor, which means I draw from a number of different approaches to counselling. This allows for an open space where we can explore different ideas and find what works best for you. This may include creative work, looking at theory, or mindfulness.
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Amanda Jefferies
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dover CT15
I have 12 years experience working with children and young people in schools and counselling with the NHS. I also have 5 years counselling experience with adults. I can work in a solution focussed way or longer term depending on what you need. I can use a variety of counselling modalities to help you achieve your goals.
I have 12 years experience working with children and young people in schools and counselling with the NHS. I also have 5 years counselling experience with adults. I can work in a solution focussed way or longer term depending on what you need. I can use a variety of counselling modalities to help you achieve your goals.
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Eden Therapy Counselling Services
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dover CT15
Life is overwhelming sometimes. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, or past trauma? Do you want to feel free from your past and more confident to handle what life throws your way? Do you want to talk to someone who will listen without judgement and respond with genuine empathy?
Life is overwhelming sometimes. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, or past trauma? Do you want to feel free from your past and more confident to handle what life throws your way? Do you want to talk to someone who will listen without judgement and respond with genuine empathy?
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Claire Boakes
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dover CT15
I am committed to helping you work through what is troubling you in a safe and non-judgmental environment. I offer this to you with empathy, respect and confidentiality, empowering you to explore your thoughts and feelings, at your own pace and to feel heard and supported in order for you to have greater perspective and reach your full potential. I am trained to work with adults and young people and I also work with psychosexual issues after gaining a Level 5 COSRT Accreditation in Psychosexual Therapy. I have 16 years experience working with young people and adults in NHS and a community service and with a wide range of issues.
I am committed to helping you work through what is troubling you in a safe and non-judgmental environment. I offer this to you with empathy, respect and confidentiality, empowering you to explore your thoughts and feelings, at your own pace and to feel heard and supported in order for you to have greater perspective and reach your full potential. I am trained to work with adults and young people and I also work with psychosexual issues after gaining a Level 5 COSRT Accreditation in Psychosexual Therapy. I have 16 years experience working with young people and adults in NHS and a community service and with a wide range of issues.
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GSRG
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Sandwich CT13
I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. My therapeutic approach is grounded in Gestalt therapy and compassion-based therapy, both of which guide my practice in fostering self-awareness, emotional healing, and personal growth.
I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. My therapeutic approach is grounded in Gestalt therapy and compassion-based therapy, both of which guide my practice in fostering self-awareness, emotional healing, and personal growth.
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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.