Female Counselling in Folkestone, ENG

Self Horizons low cost Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20
EMDR, CBT, Integrative counsellors, Humanistic therapists. We have a team of experienced therapists working for our low cost service. Counsellors working in a generic service allows our therapists to gain experience in a range of presenting issues such as mental health issues, relationship issues, childhood trauma, PTSD , complex PTSD, anxiety stress and depression to name a few.
EMDR, CBT, Integrative counsellors, Humanistic therapists. We have a team of experienced therapists working for our low cost service. Counsellors working in a generic service allows our therapists to gain experience in a range of presenting issues such as mental health issues, relationship issues, childhood trauma, PTSD , complex PTSD, anxiety stress and depression to name a few.
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Sandra Shanks Ba(Hons)
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT19
It is undeniable that emotions and beliefs can greatly impact our lives. Sometimes stress and anxiety can make it hard for us to fully function or you’re finding the world confusing and life is just not making sense. Would you like to gain confidence in yourself and explore your addictive behavior? what would it be like to have someone really listen to you without judgment?
It is undeniable that emotions and beliefs can greatly impact our lives. Sometimes stress and anxiety can make it hard for us to fully function or you’re finding the world confusing and life is just not making sense. Would you like to gain confidence in yourself and explore your addictive behavior? what would it be like to have someone really listen to you without judgment?
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Amanda Jefferies
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT19
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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Emma Joy Plaskett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20
Hi I'm Emma, a qualified Integrative Counsellor based in Folkestone, Kent. My counselling practice, Ember Therapy, was born from the concept of those moments we all have in life when we feel like our fire has burnt out and everything seems hopeless. I am passionate about reigniting that fire inside people- whether it's fresh vision for the future, finding freedom from addiction or discovering who you truly are.
Hi I'm Emma, a qualified Integrative Counsellor based in Folkestone, Kent. My counselling practice, Ember Therapy, was born from the concept of those moments we all have in life when we feel like our fire has burnt out and everything seems hopeless. I am passionate about reigniting that fire inside people- whether it's fresh vision for the future, finding freedom from addiction or discovering who you truly are.
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Jo Sainsbury
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Folkestone CT20  (Online Only)
Life not turned out how you had expected or hoped? Something not sitting right? A niggling thought or unrest within you? Happiness feels out of reach? Having experienced my own, at times, bumpy journey it has given me a fierce and unshakeable belief that change is possible in us all and we all have the potential to have a life beyond our wildest dreams! That’s not always to say we get what we may have fantasised about but that we work on ourselves; and as we embark on this our dreams change and they become reachable as we become more teachable and learn about the authentic us and what we really want
Life not turned out how you had expected or hoped? Something not sitting right? A niggling thought or unrest within you? Happiness feels out of reach? Having experienced my own, at times, bumpy journey it has given me a fierce and unshakeable belief that change is possible in us all and we all have the potential to have a life beyond our wildest dreams! That’s not always to say we get what we may have fantasised about but that we work on ourselves; and as we embark on this our dreams change and they become reachable as we become more teachable and learn about the authentic us and what we really want
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Donna Harrison Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT19  (Online Only)
I offer both short and long term therapy and Clinical Supervision to adults. I can offer face to face sessions based in Folkestone or telephone sessions. I am also a trained EMDR Therapist and can help you with trauma, PTSD, OCD, or pain. I am a Licensed Core Practitioner for Understanding Your Eating so if you need help with weight management and having a better relationship with food, I can help you.
I offer both short and long term therapy and Clinical Supervision to adults. I can offer face to face sessions based in Folkestone or telephone sessions. I am also a trained EMDR Therapist and can help you with trauma, PTSD, OCD, or pain. I am a Licensed Core Practitioner for Understanding Your Eating so if you need help with weight management and having a better relationship with food, I can help you.
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Sasha Maye Bruce
Psychotherapist, PsychD, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20
No need for therapist formalities - I'm a real human like you, still figuring out life's complications. My name's Sasha and I believe in keeping things real and with a sensitivity to the context we live in. You'll get straight-talk from me but without judgment. I trained in Contemporary Psychotherapy so I get the mind-body-behavior connection and focus on your goals now. Respect and compassion anchor our work. Change happens through consistency and connection, not magic. I will be alongside you and bring empathy, wit and wisdom to our collaboration.
No need for therapist formalities - I'm a real human like you, still figuring out life's complications. My name's Sasha and I believe in keeping things real and with a sensitivity to the context we live in. You'll get straight-talk from me but without judgment. I trained in Contemporary Psychotherapy so I get the mind-body-behavior connection and focus on your goals now. Respect and compassion anchor our work. Change happens through consistency and connection, not magic. I will be alongside you and bring empathy, wit and wisdom to our collaboration.
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Stella Catherine Marklew
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20
I work with each client addressing their specific problems and tailoring the work to meet their needs, personality and preferred way of working. Everyone will experience difficulties at some point in their lives but sometimes we need help to overcome problems and find better life solutions. I work in a confidential and safe environment where clients are able to develop more contentment and fulfilment in their lives.
I work with each client addressing their specific problems and tailoring the work to meet their needs, personality and preferred way of working. Everyone will experience difficulties at some point in their lives but sometimes we need help to overcome problems and find better life solutions. I work in a confidential and safe environment where clients are able to develop more contentment and fulfilment in their lives.
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Lyn Richardson
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20
I'm an EMDR therapist who can work with all mental health disorders in particular complex trauma, neglect, and PTSD. My background is in Occupational Therapy within the NHS and I can work with varying levels of severity. EMDR I find is an effective tool to address issues or trauma from the past, resolve it, and put it back into the past so it no longer affects a person in the present. It uses techniques that affect a person on a neurological level allowing the client to utilize their own healing processes and resolution.
I'm an EMDR therapist who can work with all mental health disorders in particular complex trauma, neglect, and PTSD. My background is in Occupational Therapy within the NHS and I can work with varying levels of severity. EMDR I find is an effective tool to address issues or trauma from the past, resolve it, and put it back into the past so it no longer affects a person in the present. It uses techniques that affect a person on a neurological level allowing the client to utilize their own healing processes and resolution.
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Sonja Fletcher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Sonja, welcome to my page. Life can sometime feel complicated and challenging, and you may feel vulnerable, lonely, or even hopeless. I am here for you to offer you a space where you can tell your story without interruptions and judgments. Talking therapy can help you find some clarity and to make sense with the confusion that you may experience . When life seemed to be too hard to cope with and everything feels like a big struggle I can help you ease the feelings of pain and support you through your healing journey.
Hi, I am Sonja, welcome to my page. Life can sometime feel complicated and challenging, and you may feel vulnerable, lonely, or even hopeless. I am here for you to offer you a space where you can tell your story without interruptions and judgments. Talking therapy can help you find some clarity and to make sense with the confusion that you may experience . When life seemed to be too hard to cope with and everything feels like a big struggle I can help you ease the feelings of pain and support you through your healing journey.
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Claire Hershman
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20
As an experienced counsellor, I provide help to individuals and couples who feel held back from leading healthy, fulfilling lives, and may feel unable to enjoy their relationship, either personally, or in their work. I see therapy as collaborative. Together, drawing on my years of experience and training, we can work to to help you make changes that enhance, or rebuild your life.whether its is relationship difficulties, or challenges you are experiencing in your work and creativity ..
As an experienced counsellor, I provide help to individuals and couples who feel held back from leading healthy, fulfilling lives, and may feel unable to enjoy their relationship, either personally, or in their work. I see therapy as collaborative. Together, drawing on my years of experience and training, we can work to to help you make changes that enhance, or rebuild your life.whether its is relationship difficulties, or challenges you are experiencing in your work and creativity ..
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Georgia Batchelor
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20  (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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Helen Gili-Ross
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20
The ups and downs of life can be overwhelming and can challenge your confidence. The courage it takes to seek help is the bravest step towards positive change that you can make. I understand how challenging it can be to trust someone you don't know while sharing your emotions. You will be at the heart of the process; after all, it's all about you and your wellbeing.
The ups and downs of life can be overwhelming and can challenge your confidence. The courage it takes to seek help is the bravest step towards positive change that you can make. I understand how challenging it can be to trust someone you don't know while sharing your emotions. You will be at the heart of the process; after all, it's all about you and your wellbeing.
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Joanna Scott
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20  (Online Only)
I understand that deciding to start counselling and therapy can feel like a big step, from the start of therapy I encourage my clients to feel empowered through the therapy process. It may be that you've lost a loved one, experiencing family issues, relationship breakdown, struggling with anxiety or work-place stress. It's common to be experiencing a few of these life issues at the same time, which can lead to overwhelm and burnout. As a psychotherapist I aim to offer a tailored approach to each client in therapy sessions.
I understand that deciding to start counselling and therapy can feel like a big step, from the start of therapy I encourage my clients to feel empowered through the therapy process. It may be that you've lost a loved one, experiencing family issues, relationship breakdown, struggling with anxiety or work-place stress. It's common to be experiencing a few of these life issues at the same time, which can lead to overwhelm and burnout. As a psychotherapist I aim to offer a tailored approach to each client in therapy sessions.
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Paula Gardner
Counsellor, MSc, MHGI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Folkestone CT20
I work with people who are having trouble with relationships. This could be a romantic relationship, but it could be other family members, children, colleagues and friends. When things aren't working out, and perhaps emotions are high, it's hard to think straight and know what to do next. Worry about relationships also seeps into other areas of your life, making things more difficult all round. It could show up as anxiety, worry or a loss of self, feeling as though you don't know who you are anymore.
I work with people who are having trouble with relationships. This could be a romantic relationship, but it could be other family members, children, colleagues and friends. When things aren't working out, and perhaps emotions are high, it's hard to think straight and know what to do next. Worry about relationships also seeps into other areas of your life, making things more difficult all round. It could show up as anxiety, worry or a loss of self, feeling as though you don't know who you are anymore.
023 9200 2295 View 023 9200 2295
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Sarah Clark
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT18
Welcome! I am a BACP registered Counsellor & Relationship Therapist working with individuals, couples & families. I do not know what has brought you to look at my profile, but am guessing that you or someone close to you is: experiencing confusion, sadness, anxiety or fear; facing a dilemma or attempting to make a decision; struggling with problems in a relationship; dealing with illness or bereavement.
Welcome! I am a BACP registered Counsellor & Relationship Therapist working with individuals, couples & families. I do not know what has brought you to look at my profile, but am guessing that you or someone close to you is: experiencing confusion, sadness, anxiety or fear; facing a dilemma or attempting to make a decision; struggling with problems in a relationship; dealing with illness or bereavement.
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Emma Wilson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Folkestone CT20
Hi, I’m Emma and I understand life can be challenging, confusing, overwhelming, stressful and often very difficult at times. Sometimes life can just get on top of us, and sometimes something happens to trigger us. Either way, you don’t have to manage this on your own. I understand that coping with the pressures of daily life alongside your own internal struggles can be difficult. I can help you to work through your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and emotions; to help you make sense of your world. I use an integrative approach, I use a range of methods to assist me in my practice, selecting those which are best suited for you.
Hi, I’m Emma and I understand life can be challenging, confusing, overwhelming, stressful and often very difficult at times. Sometimes life can just get on top of us, and sometimes something happens to trigger us. Either way, you don’t have to manage this on your own. I understand that coping with the pressures of daily life alongside your own internal struggles can be difficult. I can help you to work through your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and emotions; to help you make sense of your world. I use an integrative approach, I use a range of methods to assist me in my practice, selecting those which are best suited for you.
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Dr Georgie Bainbridge
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT20
Given the latest government advice all sessions will be offered online. I have ten years of experience of working in this way and I am happy to give you guidance to set this up. You will need an internet connection (preferably high speed), a headset and microphone. I can also offer telephone sessions but face to face via an online platform is preferable. Psychotherapy is about being listened to and seen in a particular way. There is nowhere else in life that offers a time and space to focus on your 'self' - your body and your mind. My Kent practice is in the village of Bridge near Canterbury and is easy to reach.
Given the latest government advice all sessions will be offered online. I have ten years of experience of working in this way and I am happy to give you guidance to set this up. You will need an internet connection (preferably high speed), a headset and microphone. I can also offer telephone sessions but face to face via an online platform is preferable. Psychotherapy is about being listened to and seen in a particular way. There is nowhere else in life that offers a time and space to focus on your 'self' - your body and your mind. My Kent practice is in the village of Bridge near Canterbury and is easy to reach.
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Nassima Melakhessou
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT18  (Online Only)
There are understandable reasons why we struggle, get overwhelmed, and feel alone. Sometimes it can be hard to find the words to express what is happening inside of us. Perhaps, we have words but no one with whom we can safely share them. I know it can be difficult to talk and trust that someone will understand you. For those of us who feel this way, I invite you to consider therapy as an adventurous voyage of self-discovery. While taking on this journey will take courage and perseverance, it will lead you down a rewarding path.
There are understandable reasons why we struggle, get overwhelmed, and feel alone. Sometimes it can be hard to find the words to express what is happening inside of us. Perhaps, we have words but no one with whom we can safely share them. I know it can be difficult to talk and trust that someone will understand you. For those of us who feel this way, I invite you to consider therapy as an adventurous voyage of self-discovery. While taking on this journey will take courage and perseverance, it will lead you down a rewarding path.
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Tracy Fagg
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Folkestone CT18
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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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.