Female Counselling in Eastbourne, ENG

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Alison Allart
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN21
I am a CBT/REBT Accredited Psychotherapist and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Practitioner. I am also a Lead Mental Health Practitioner working in secondary schools and work with both adults and adolescents in my private practice based in Eastbourne. I have been working in the field of psychotherapy for over 7 years and am able to support clients through the process of reaching their emotional goals.
I am a CBT/REBT Accredited Psychotherapist and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Practitioner. I am also a Lead Mental Health Practitioner working in secondary schools and work with both adults and adolescents in my private practice based in Eastbourne. I have been working in the field of psychotherapy for over 7 years and am able to support clients through the process of reaching their emotional goals.
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Ferga Robinson
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN20
Counselling offers an opportunity to explore your concerns in a confidential, non-judgemental setting; someone trained to listen carefully, to support and to help you. Talking through problems with a counsellor who is really listening and trying to understand how it is for you, without judging you, feels supportive and empowering. It helps to relieve painful feelings; gives you an increased understanding of your situation and helps you see a way forward. Because everyone is unique and people want & need different things, and because of my many trainings I am able to fit my way of working to you, rather than using 'one-size-fits-all'
Counselling offers an opportunity to explore your concerns in a confidential, non-judgemental setting; someone trained to listen carefully, to support and to help you. Talking through problems with a counsellor who is really listening and trying to understand how it is for you, without judging you, feels supportive and empowering. It helps to relieve painful feelings; gives you an increased understanding of your situation and helps you see a way forward. Because everyone is unique and people want & need different things, and because of my many trainings I am able to fit my way of working to you, rather than using 'one-size-fits-all'
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Downs Counselling Services
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN22
Hi there, Are you feeling the stresses of Covid 19? Does life feel hard to deal with right now? I'm Sonia Stiles and I am a trained Counselling Therapist with 14 years of experience. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I work within the BACP Ethical Framework of Data Protection and Confidentiality. I specialise in Couple Therapy and Family Therapy. I help you address any friction and arguing in relationships that pull people apart and cause more hurt and upset. I do this by looking at the individuals with a caring and nurturing approach to enable everyone to look at the bigger picture.
Hi there, Are you feeling the stresses of Covid 19? Does life feel hard to deal with right now? I'm Sonia Stiles and I am a trained Counselling Therapist with 14 years of experience. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I work within the BACP Ethical Framework of Data Protection and Confidentiality. I specialise in Couple Therapy and Family Therapy. I help you address any friction and arguing in relationships that pull people apart and cause more hurt and upset. I do this by looking at the individuals with a caring and nurturing approach to enable everyone to look at the bigger picture.
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Katia Demetriou
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN21
We can sometimes find it difficult to connect with those closest to us or even with ourselves. Traumatic events, change, loss and ongoing stress can lead us to feel overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, irritated, confused or low and lacking in motivation. If this resonates with you, I offer a confidential space for you to explore, reflect and process your experience, without judgement. My approach is collaborative, creative; working with calm compassion and gentle curiosity. By supporting you to enhance self awareness and develop self acceptance, you can move towards more satisfying, life-affirming, choices and connections.
We can sometimes find it difficult to connect with those closest to us or even with ourselves. Traumatic events, change, loss and ongoing stress can lead us to feel overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, irritated, confused or low and lacking in motivation. If this resonates with you, I offer a confidential space for you to explore, reflect and process your experience, without judgement. My approach is collaborative, creative; working with calm compassion and gentle curiosity. By supporting you to enhance self awareness and develop self acceptance, you can move towards more satisfying, life-affirming, choices and connections.
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Yvonne Knowelden-Garratt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN20
Hello & welcome to my profile. As a Person-Centred Experiential counsellor, I firmly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship & the importance of providing an empathic, safe & non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, & experiences. The client is always at the heart of the counselling process, & I am committed to supporting you to gain self-awareness, improve your psychological wellbeing & reach your full potential - sharing your journey towards healing & self-discovery. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) & follow their ethical code.
Hello & welcome to my profile. As a Person-Centred Experiential counsellor, I firmly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship & the importance of providing an empathic, safe & non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, & experiences. The client is always at the heart of the counselling process, & I am committed to supporting you to gain self-awareness, improve your psychological wellbeing & reach your full potential - sharing your journey towards healing & self-discovery. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) & follow their ethical code.
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Elizabeth Ann Jenkins
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN22
Hello, my name is Liz and thank you for visiting my page. We all have times and difficulties in our lives, whether from the past or present, which can sometimes feel overwhelming and can affect our everyday life. I will listen with empathy and without judgement, analysis or direction and support you during our time together to help you move forward in your life. My aim is to create a safe space for us to explore together and help you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, assisting you to find a positive path forward in your life.
Hello, my name is Liz and thank you for visiting my page. We all have times and difficulties in our lives, whether from the past or present, which can sometimes feel overwhelming and can affect our everyday life. I will listen with empathy and without judgement, analysis or direction and support you during our time together to help you move forward in your life. My aim is to create a safe space for us to explore together and help you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, assisting you to find a positive path forward in your life.
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Alison Skilbeck
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN22
If you decide to work with me it will be rather like setting out on a journey together. On that journey I’ll be your fellow traveller, companion and guide. Whether or not your reason for coming to see me is an external situation that’s impacting your life, a key part of our time together will be to explore your inner world. As we explore that world together you may develop greater insight into patterns of thought and behaviour that served you once but now limit you; you may find alternative ways of approaching difficulties; you may discover a way of being in the world that is more in tune with who you truly are.
If you decide to work with me it will be rather like setting out on a journey together. On that journey I’ll be your fellow traveller, companion and guide. Whether or not your reason for coming to see me is an external situation that’s impacting your life, a key part of our time together will be to explore your inner world. As we explore that world together you may develop greater insight into patterns of thought and behaviour that served you once but now limit you; you may find alternative ways of approaching difficulties; you may discover a way of being in the world that is more in tune with who you truly are.
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Francesca Hamilton
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eastbourne BN21
Welcome to my page. I provide a genuine, empathetic and grounding presence for you, so you have a trusted companion on your journey in therapy. I am passionate about supporting my clients to explore their issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviours and worldview, so that you may become more self-determining and understanding of yourself or your situation . As an accredited Person Centred Experiential therapist and Supervisor, I believe everyone deserves a space to feel heard and supported. Whatever the reason may be to seek counselling, I strive to offer a safe, confidential and nurturing environment for you.
Welcome to my page. I provide a genuine, empathetic and grounding presence for you, so you have a trusted companion on your journey in therapy. I am passionate about supporting my clients to explore their issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviours and worldview, so that you may become more self-determining and understanding of yourself or your situation . As an accredited Person Centred Experiential therapist and Supervisor, I believe everyone deserves a space to feel heard and supported. Whatever the reason may be to seek counselling, I strive to offer a safe, confidential and nurturing environment for you.
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Johanna Laws Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN21
We all have periods when we struggle with current or historical events and/or issues. The life we have led, experienced or been subjected to, shaped who we are today. People in our past made choices for us; we learned how to be and what to do in order to be a 'good' girl or boy, to fit in and to please others. If we can increase our self-awareness and understand where our thoughts, feelings and behaviour today come from, we can get to a point where we can make our own, adult choices about how to be, what to think and how to behave…more suited to who we are today.
We all have periods when we struggle with current or historical events and/or issues. The life we have led, experienced or been subjected to, shaped who we are today. People in our past made choices for us; we learned how to be and what to do in order to be a 'good' girl or boy, to fit in and to please others. If we can increase our self-awareness and understand where our thoughts, feelings and behaviour today come from, we can get to a point where we can make our own, adult choices about how to be, what to think and how to behave…more suited to who we are today.
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Cate Miller
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN21
Are you feeling anxious, stressed or burnt out? Have you experienced trauma and want help to feel safe again? Maybe you are either diagnosed or self-diagnosed with autism, ADHD and/or dyslexia and you’re struggling in a world that doesn’t seem to be designed for you? You might feel like everything is spinning out of control and you’re too overwhelmed to know how to respond? Perhaps you even believe you’re too much for others to cope with and a burden on your friends and family?
Are you feeling anxious, stressed or burnt out? Have you experienced trauma and want help to feel safe again? Maybe you are either diagnosed or self-diagnosed with autism, ADHD and/or dyslexia and you’re struggling in a world that doesn’t seem to be designed for you? You might feel like everything is spinning out of control and you’re too overwhelmed to know how to respond? Perhaps you even believe you’re too much for others to cope with and a burden on your friends and family?
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Harriet Fraser Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN21
Do you struggle with your emotions and want support to manage them? I offer face to face or online therapy for children, teenagers and adults experiencing difficulties with sadness, low self-esteem, shame, attachment anger, LGBTQ, women's health difficulties, autism, bereavement, trauma, loss, stress, depression, injury and anxiety in an empathic, non-judgemental manner. I am looking to help you deal with what life throws / has thrown at you and grow your coping mechanisms.
Do you struggle with your emotions and want support to manage them? I offer face to face or online therapy for children, teenagers and adults experiencing difficulties with sadness, low self-esteem, shame, attachment anger, LGBTQ, women's health difficulties, autism, bereavement, trauma, loss, stress, depression, injury and anxiety in an empathic, non-judgemental manner. I am looking to help you deal with what life throws / has thrown at you and grow your coping mechanisms.
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Marie Feltham
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN21
Welcome. Are you looking for timely support with life challenges which are making you unhappy? These may include depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, panic disorders or attacks, PTSD, phobias and OCD to name but a few. I will help you to reconnect with your strengths and develop new self belief. I can also provide focused and timely help with relationship issues, both at home and at work. Divorce, separation, loss, health issues, addiction, complex grief, and change management. I also offer relaxation training, mindfulness-based techniques, compassionate mind training, and help to resolve sleep difficulties and insomnia.
Welcome. Are you looking for timely support with life challenges which are making you unhappy? These may include depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, panic disorders or attacks, PTSD, phobias and OCD to name but a few. I will help you to reconnect with your strengths and develop new self belief. I can also provide focused and timely help with relationship issues, both at home and at work. Divorce, separation, loss, health issues, addiction, complex grief, and change management. I also offer relaxation training, mindfulness-based techniques, compassionate mind training, and help to resolve sleep difficulties and insomnia.
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Catherine M Telford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN21
Are you experiencing low motivation for your life and work, stuck or somehow blocked? Are you a creative professional or someone who identifies as creative?  Feeling lost, confused, doubting or criticising yourself? Maybe relationships are also being affected with professional and personal issues and you have noticed past pains and happenings have re-emerged?  Or where external pressures as well as internal processes that are uncomfortable, different can become repetitively frustrating, and then even huge difficulties in pursuit of the creative project.
Are you experiencing low motivation for your life and work, stuck or somehow blocked? Are you a creative professional or someone who identifies as creative?  Feeling lost, confused, doubting or criticising yourself? Maybe relationships are also being affected with professional and personal issues and you have noticed past pains and happenings have re-emerged?  Or where external pressures as well as internal processes that are uncomfortable, different can become repetitively frustrating, and then even huge difficulties in pursuit of the creative project.
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Keely Sadler
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eastbourne BN21  (Online Only)
Are you having a tough time at the moment? Is life a little overwhelming or maybe you’re struggling to find clarity in your thoughts? I know how it can be scary and a little daunting reaching out but I can help by offering you a kind, non-judgemental, therapeutic space where we can gently work together through any issues you may be experiencing. I am able to offer you short and long term therapy. My approach is person-centred, meaning that our sessions are non-directive, being led by you at your pace. I offer a free 30 minute first session to see if I'm the right match for you.
Are you having a tough time at the moment? Is life a little overwhelming or maybe you’re struggling to find clarity in your thoughts? I know how it can be scary and a little daunting reaching out but I can help by offering you a kind, non-judgemental, therapeutic space where we can gently work together through any issues you may be experiencing. I am able to offer you short and long term therapy. My approach is person-centred, meaning that our sessions are non-directive, being led by you at your pace. I offer a free 30 minute first session to see if I'm the right match for you.
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Lynn Hanford-Day
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN21
Are you: in search of healing? Yearning for meaning and purpose? Trying to make sense of repeating patterns that keep you stuck? Wanting to discover who you really are, your true self? Improve your sense of well-being? You may have done a lot of personal development and self-help, or none at all, yet you have a sense of the need to go deeper while getting some perspective.
Are you: in search of healing? Yearning for meaning and purpose? Trying to make sense of repeating patterns that keep you stuck? Wanting to discover who you really are, your true self? Improve your sense of well-being? You may have done a lot of personal development and self-help, or none at all, yet you have a sense of the need to go deeper while getting some perspective.
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Lizzie Legate Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN21
A warm welcome to my Profile page. I am committed to providing a compassionate, supportive, therapeutic counselling environment to all my clients – a confidential, safe space, where together we can explore emotions, anxieties, and life’s challenges. Accessing support can be a daunting experience. There will be no expectation of you – you will be met without judgement, accepted for you, just as you are. I have a fundamental belief that by offering my clients the right conditions, a place to be heard, accepted, and respected, our sessions together can achieve healing, empowerment, and change.
A warm welcome to my Profile page. I am committed to providing a compassionate, supportive, therapeutic counselling environment to all my clients – a confidential, safe space, where together we can explore emotions, anxieties, and life’s challenges. Accessing support can be a daunting experience. There will be no expectation of you – you will be met without judgement, accepted for you, just as you are. I have a fundamental belief that by offering my clients the right conditions, a place to be heard, accepted, and respected, our sessions together can achieve healing, empowerment, and change.
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Caroline Bell
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN22
Hello. Are you struggling with the impact of traumatic or difficult experiences in your life? Feeling frightened, sad, stuck in unhelpful patterns of thinking about yourself or relating to others? Therapy could help you to move forward in your life. My priority in working with you would be to help you to understand how the feelings, thoughts or behaviours that you are struggling with now are linked to experiences in your life. We would then think about how you can develop new ways of being, that fit more with how you want your life to be. I have over 20 years experience of working with people struggling with various concerns.
Hello. Are you struggling with the impact of traumatic or difficult experiences in your life? Feeling frightened, sad, stuck in unhelpful patterns of thinking about yourself or relating to others? Therapy could help you to move forward in your life. My priority in working with you would be to help you to understand how the feelings, thoughts or behaviours that you are struggling with now are linked to experiences in your life. We would then think about how you can develop new ways of being, that fit more with how you want your life to be. I have over 20 years experience of working with people struggling with various concerns.
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Su Orosa
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eastbourne BN22
I work with clients who struggle with a range of issues from relationship challenges to historical sexual abuse. I work with you at your pace in a supportive, non-directive way. I won't ever tell you what to do as I trust that you can come to your own answers with the right support. You may be seeking clarity about a challenging decision to be made or you might want to explore what is blocking you from reaching your potential. It might be that you are lacking in confidence generally and you'd like to get to know who you are and start to believe in yourself. Perhaps you lost your way and you are experiencing an existential crisis.
I work with clients who struggle with a range of issues from relationship challenges to historical sexual abuse. I work with you at your pace in a supportive, non-directive way. I won't ever tell you what to do as I trust that you can come to your own answers with the right support. You may be seeking clarity about a challenging decision to be made or you might want to explore what is blocking you from reaching your potential. It might be that you are lacking in confidence generally and you'd like to get to know who you are and start to believe in yourself. Perhaps you lost your way and you are experiencing an existential crisis.
01323 921137 View 01323 921137
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Chloe Regan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eastbourne BN21
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, anxious or depressed? Or maybe it’s difficult to identify exactly what you are feeling. Life can be a complex journey which can leave you feeling isolated and lonely as you navigate your way through. Whatever it is that is drawing you to choose counselling, I offer you a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore your challenges together. Through our sessions together, I aim to facilitate a space where you develop a better understanding of how to navigate your challenges, where resilience and self-esteem are increased and where you go on to live a more fulfilling life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, anxious or depressed? Or maybe it’s difficult to identify exactly what you are feeling. Life can be a complex journey which can leave you feeling isolated and lonely as you navigate your way through. Whatever it is that is drawing you to choose counselling, I offer you a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore your challenges together. Through our sessions together, I aim to facilitate a space where you develop a better understanding of how to navigate your challenges, where resilience and self-esteem are increased and where you go on to live a more fulfilling life.
01323 408026 View 01323 408026
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Laura Lambert
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN21
I offer individual one to one counselling from a comfortable, welcoming space in Eastbourne. I have experience working with people who have a wide range of mental health difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. Furthermore, you may be experiencing relationship difficulties, grief, low self-esteem, isolation or anger for example. You may feel something is not right, but unsure what this is. Through a process of exploration, counselling can help you to gain greater understanding of whatever difficulties you may be facing, helping to increase your self-awareness.
I offer individual one to one counselling from a comfortable, welcoming space in Eastbourne. I have experience working with people who have a wide range of mental health difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. Furthermore, you may be experiencing relationship difficulties, grief, low self-esteem, isolation or anger for example. You may feel something is not right, but unsure what this is. Through a process of exploration, counselling can help you to gain greater understanding of whatever difficulties you may be facing, helping to increase your self-awareness.
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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.