Female Counselling in Exmouth, ENG

Photo of Cliodhna O Leary, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Cliodhna O Leary
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Exmouth EX8  (Online Only)
I am a qualified clinical psychologist with 9 years experience supporting people with mental health difficulties in the NHS. My aim when supporting someone is to hear their story & help build an understanding of who they are & what they would like to work on. My hope is to provide a safe space for people to explore their difficulties and move towards their goals. If you would like to learn more about yourself, your experiences and why you think and feel the way you do, I would like to support you on this journey.
I am a qualified clinical psychologist with 9 years experience supporting people with mental health difficulties in the NHS. My aim when supporting someone is to hear their story & help build an understanding of who they are & what they would like to work on. My hope is to provide a safe space for people to explore their difficulties and move towards their goals. If you would like to learn more about yourself, your experiences and why you think and feel the way you do, I would like to support you on this journey.
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Hazel Maxwell-Payne
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Exmouth EX8
Not accepting new clients
I am a United Kingdom Council Psychotherapy Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor, a registered IPTuk Accredited Practitioner and Supervisor and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. I have worked in the NHS for 24 years as a Therapist working in Primary Care. This means I deal with Patients who have common mental health problems such as Depression, Anxiety, Low Self Esteem,Childhood Trauma and Abuse, Adult Trauma and Domestic Violence and Abuse. I offer clients a professional, confidential service offering the most appropriate treatment and intervention. (NICE recommended). I offer a Free Initial Consult
I am a United Kingdom Council Psychotherapy Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor, a registered IPTuk Accredited Practitioner and Supervisor and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. I have worked in the NHS for 24 years as a Therapist working in Primary Care. This means I deal with Patients who have common mental health problems such as Depression, Anxiety, Low Self Esteem,Childhood Trauma and Abuse, Adult Trauma and Domestic Violence and Abuse. I offer clients a professional, confidential service offering the most appropriate treatment and intervention. (NICE recommended). I offer a Free Initial Consult
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Hayley Sycamore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exmouth EX8
There will be transitions in your life where you may feel anxious, stressed or overwhelmed. This can make everyday life challenging and difficult to find a way forward. Counselling can support you to gain awareness of your needs and how to find balance in your life to support your overall well being.
There will be transitions in your life where you may feel anxious, stressed or overwhelmed. This can make everyday life challenging and difficult to find a way forward. Counselling can support you to gain awareness of your needs and how to find balance in your life to support your overall well being.
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Kate Stevenson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Exmouth EX8
It can be hard to talk about our struggles with family and friends, but not talking about the difficult stuff prevents us from being able to actively problem solve, which can leave us feeling stuck. Counselling provides you with a safe and confidential space, to untangle the worries and problems you are having, and find clarity to enable you to move forward in your life. I offer a warm, empathic and non-judgmental space for you to unravel the difficulties you are having, enabling you to explore, heal and grow at your own pace.
It can be hard to talk about our struggles with family and friends, but not talking about the difficult stuff prevents us from being able to actively problem solve, which can leave us feeling stuck. Counselling provides you with a safe and confidential space, to untangle the worries and problems you are having, and find clarity to enable you to move forward in your life. I offer a warm, empathic and non-judgmental space for you to unravel the difficulties you are having, enabling you to explore, heal and grow at your own pace.
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Christine Gregson-Watkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exmouth EX8
Low self esteem, anxiety, alcoholism, grief, marriage break up, loneliness, depression, worrying and body image are some of the many issues clients bring to my counselling space. Their past may be bothering them or they may have lost their zest or mojo. A desire for change and to have a balanced life, feeling more in control and resilient to the ups and downs of life are things I aim to help people work towards and gain.
Low self esteem, anxiety, alcoholism, grief, marriage break up, loneliness, depression, worrying and body image are some of the many issues clients bring to my counselling space. Their past may be bothering them or they may have lost their zest or mojo. A desire for change and to have a balanced life, feeling more in control and resilient to the ups and downs of life are things I aim to help people work towards and gain.
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Agatha Penney MBACP (Accred), COSRT, Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exmouth EX8  (Online Only)
Sometimes we may feel that everything we experience in life is difficult, challenging or simply doesn't make sense anymore. The amount of pressure we need to handle every day combined with all these repressed and unprocessed memories of things we never dealt with can easily lead to many psycho-physical issues. We all possess physical, mental/emotional and sexual healths. When our physical health needs attention, we go to see a doctor. Sadly, we often disregard the latter. We think we can handle it all, where in fact we are getting weaker, less resilient to adversities and prone to negative feelings & reactions.
Sometimes we may feel that everything we experience in life is difficult, challenging or simply doesn't make sense anymore. The amount of pressure we need to handle every day combined with all these repressed and unprocessed memories of things we never dealt with can easily lead to many psycho-physical issues. We all possess physical, mental/emotional and sexual healths. When our physical health needs attention, we go to see a doctor. Sadly, we often disregard the latter. We think we can handle it all, where in fact we are getting weaker, less resilient to adversities and prone to negative feelings & reactions.
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Jenny Liggins
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exmouth EX8  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
All of us need to find resilience at times of stress, or just to deal with day to day issues that may cause us anxiety and impact on the quality of our lives. Life events such as bereavement or change affect us in different ways with no simple, correct way to respond. I offer a way to share issues and find solutions beyond family and friendship groups, within a therapeutic relationship.
All of us need to find resilience at times of stress, or just to deal with day to day issues that may cause us anxiety and impact on the quality of our lives. Life events such as bereavement or change affect us in different ways with no simple, correct way to respond. I offer a way to share issues and find solutions beyond family and friendship groups, within a therapeutic relationship.
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Paula Bowen-Scott
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exmouth EX8
I work mainly with adults from all walks of life, all looking to find a more meaningful and fulfilling way of living. Whatever your issues are, together we will explore why you are feeling this way, and work towards change. We will look at what has led to your current issues and what it is you are looking for in order to create those changes. I have a lot of experience working not only face to face but also online and via phone. There is always a choice of a better way of feeling but we sometimes get stuck and unable to find a way forward alone. I can help you to untangle how you are feeling and clear the way for a new path.
I work mainly with adults from all walks of life, all looking to find a more meaningful and fulfilling way of living. Whatever your issues are, together we will explore why you are feeling this way, and work towards change. We will look at what has led to your current issues and what it is you are looking for in order to create those changes. I have a lot of experience working not only face to face but also online and via phone. There is always a choice of a better way of feeling but we sometimes get stuck and unable to find a way forward alone. I can help you to untangle how you are feeling and clear the way for a new path.
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Jade Flowers
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exmouth EX8
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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Gillian Mather
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Exmouth EX8
I am an Accredited BACP counsellor, psychotherapist & eating disorder practitioner. I provide a confidential counselling and psychotherapy service in a safe and comfortable setting. I have experience in working with many issues including but not limited to- anxiety, abuse, depression, affairs/betrayals, love & loss, low self esteem, work related issues, OCD, bereavement. I am also a Master Practitioner for all aspects of eating disorders- Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge eating, Obesity and other associated issues such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem and body image problems.
I am an Accredited BACP counsellor, psychotherapist & eating disorder practitioner. I provide a confidential counselling and psychotherapy service in a safe and comfortable setting. I have experience in working with many issues including but not limited to- anxiety, abuse, depression, affairs/betrayals, love & loss, low self esteem, work related issues, OCD, bereavement. I am also a Master Practitioner for all aspects of eating disorders- Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge eating, Obesity and other associated issues such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem and body image problems.
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Rachel Coles
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Exmouth EX8
I have a particular interest & experience in working with Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating difficulties. As a Family Therapist, I have worked with a wide range of mental health difficulties, including using Attachment Narrative Therapy; working with attachment difficulties; depression; anxiety; self harm; emotional regulation; communication difficulties & trauma. I’m trained to work with individuals, couples & families across the age range. It’s a privilege to support & empower families & individuals in understanding their lives experiences, improving their relationships, mental health & well-being.
I have a particular interest & experience in working with Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating difficulties. As a Family Therapist, I have worked with a wide range of mental health difficulties, including using Attachment Narrative Therapy; working with attachment difficulties; depression; anxiety; self harm; emotional regulation; communication difficulties & trauma. I’m trained to work with individuals, couples & families across the age range. It’s a privilege to support & empower families & individuals in understanding their lives experiences, improving their relationships, mental health & well-being.
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Hannah Duncan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exmouth EX8
Good therapy is about change: changing reactions, behaviours, a difficult aspect of self, challenging attitudes/beliefs about yourself or your story. I love working with clients who are prepared to jump in, take risks and seek solutions - this is the way to ensure real change. I will jump in and risk too. I value being human and involved in the therapy and am also practically minded and view the best wisdom as something that can directly be applied to life. A supervisee recently described me as "real, relational, ordinary, practical and not floaty/wispy". I like to incorporate psychoeducation and relevant theoretical information.
Good therapy is about change: changing reactions, behaviours, a difficult aspect of self, challenging attitudes/beliefs about yourself or your story. I love working with clients who are prepared to jump in, take risks and seek solutions - this is the way to ensure real change. I will jump in and risk too. I value being human and involved in the therapy and am also practically minded and view the best wisdom as something that can directly be applied to life. A supervisee recently described me as "real, relational, ordinary, practical and not floaty/wispy". I like to incorporate psychoeducation and relevant theoretical information.
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Photo of Jenny Marshall - Jenny Marshall, PNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Jenny Marshall
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Exmouth EX8
Life sure can be complicated… Counselling can be a great way to explore anything you may be struggling with.
Life sure can be complicated… Counselling can be a great way to explore anything you may be struggling with.
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Catia Cosme Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exmouth EX8
Hello, my name is Catia. I offer counselling sessions to adults, children and young people as well as couples/marriage therapy. Counselling can bring clarity where there is confusion, resolve past issues, change behaviours and improve relationships. I will provide you a confidential, safe and supportive space for you to talk and work thought the difficulties you are facing. For some people having a safe space to speak and reflect about their issues it is enough to help them move forward, while others may benefit from the use of more creative interventions
Hello, my name is Catia. I offer counselling sessions to adults, children and young people as well as couples/marriage therapy. Counselling can bring clarity where there is confusion, resolve past issues, change behaviours and improve relationships. I will provide you a confidential, safe and supportive space for you to talk and work thought the difficulties you are facing. For some people having a safe space to speak and reflect about their issues it is enough to help them move forward, while others may benefit from the use of more creative interventions
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Nicola Dunn
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Exmouth EX8
Hi, I’m Nic. I’m calm, empathic and non-judgemental, and I provide a friendly, confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in the safety of the counselling relationship. We’ll gently explore what brings you to counselling; this can be any issues, past or present, however big or small they may feel. I’m here to listen, without judgement, and together we’ll work through these issues to help you to understand and accept yourself, and find a way to move forwards. You may not be sure what you want from counselling, and this is something we can work through together.
Hi, I’m Nic. I’m calm, empathic and non-judgemental, and I provide a friendly, confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in the safety of the counselling relationship. We’ll gently explore what brings you to counselling; this can be any issues, past or present, however big or small they may feel. I’m here to listen, without judgement, and together we’ll work through these issues to help you to understand and accept yourself, and find a way to move forwards. You may not be sure what you want from counselling, and this is something we can work through together.
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Antonella Depetro
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Exmouth EX8
Welcome. My name is Antonella and I'm an experienced and dedicated counsellor working with both adults and young people. I support people who are going through all kinds of struggles and challenges. Clients I have worked with have told me that for the first time they were able to talk and express their feelings and thoughts about themselves and life as they felt safe and comfortable. I offer a safe and confidential space where you are free to explore yourself and your concerns, and discover your inner resources at your own pace. I will genuinely listen, be with you and accept you for who you are without judgement.
Welcome. My name is Antonella and I'm an experienced and dedicated counsellor working with both adults and young people. I support people who are going through all kinds of struggles and challenges. Clients I have worked with have told me that for the first time they were able to talk and express their feelings and thoughts about themselves and life as they felt safe and comfortable. I offer a safe and confidential space where you are free to explore yourself and your concerns, and discover your inner resources at your own pace. I will genuinely listen, be with you and accept you for who you are without judgement.
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Jane Blackburn
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exmouth EX8
Hi, my name is Jane Blackburn. If you're reading this, you’ve probably found that life isn’t always as straight-forward as we’d like and that it can really take a toll on each of us. I have experience supporting people facing all sorts of challenges in their lives including: anxiety, stress, depression, panic attacks, difficulties expressing themselves, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties, to name but a few. I can even support you if you just feel a little bit ‘off’, as though things are ‘not quite right’. The first step towards making a positive change is to ask for help, even if that feels daunting to do.
Hi, my name is Jane Blackburn. If you're reading this, you’ve probably found that life isn’t always as straight-forward as we’d like and that it can really take a toll on each of us. I have experience supporting people facing all sorts of challenges in their lives including: anxiety, stress, depression, panic attacks, difficulties expressing themselves, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties, to name but a few. I can even support you if you just feel a little bit ‘off’, as though things are ‘not quite right’. The first step towards making a positive change is to ask for help, even if that feels daunting to do.
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Hannah Marie Galvin
Psychotherapist, MA, ACP
Verified Verified
Exmouth EX8
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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Lizette Baker
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exmouth EX8
Are you looking for a compassionate guide to help you navigate life's ups and downs? My name is Lizette, and I believe we each have an innate ability to navigate our personal situation. But sometimes, due to either bereavement, loss, trauma, or a life changing event, we lose our direction. In our sessions, we will work together to address your pain and challenges, ensuring that you feel heard, valued and empowered. With experience working at a local counselling centre, as well as with a national bereavement charity, I offer a safe, and supportive environment to explore your needs and goals for healing, change and growth.
Are you looking for a compassionate guide to help you navigate life's ups and downs? My name is Lizette, and I believe we each have an innate ability to navigate our personal situation. But sometimes, due to either bereavement, loss, trauma, or a life changing event, we lose our direction. In our sessions, we will work together to address your pain and challenges, ensuring that you feel heard, valued and empowered. With experience working at a local counselling centre, as well as with a national bereavement charity, I offer a safe, and supportive environment to explore your needs and goals for healing, change and growth.
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Katrina J Campbell-Crocker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exmouth EX8
I am a fully qualified counsellor with experience of working with adults, young people & children from aged 13 yrs, who are experiencing a variety of challenges; •Attachment Disorders •Anxiety & Depression •Abuse •Bereavement & Loss •Childhood Trauma •Domestic Violence •Disability Discrimination •Low Self Esteem •Low Self Worth • Mental Health Complexities •Narcissistic Personality Disorder •Personality Disorders •Post Traumatic Stress Disorder •Racial identity •Separation Anxiety & Trauma•ADHD . I believe that we all have the right speak & be heard in a safe space.
I am a fully qualified counsellor with experience of working with adults, young people & children from aged 13 yrs, who are experiencing a variety of challenges; •Attachment Disorders •Anxiety & Depression •Abuse •Bereavement & Loss •Childhood Trauma •Domestic Violence •Disability Discrimination •Low Self Esteem •Low Self Worth • Mental Health Complexities •Narcissistic Personality Disorder •Personality Disorders •Post Traumatic Stress Disorder •Racial identity •Separation Anxiety & Trauma•ADHD . I believe that we all have the right speak & be heard in a safe space.
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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.