Female Counselling in Fordingbridge, ENG

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Rachel Pike
Psychologist, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fordingbridge SP6
As much as it can be wonderful, life can really difficult at times and this can leave us struggling with unwanted thoughts, feelings, and memories. These can easily lead to us getting stuck in a cycle of unhelpful and at times harmful patterns of behaviour that affect ourselves as well as other people. Sometimes we continue in these patterns even when we know they are not helping which can lead to more stress, frustration, and self-criticism. If this sounds like you, rest assured there is nothing wrong with you, you are just human and like all of us, are doing your best to manage life's challenges.
As much as it can be wonderful, life can really difficult at times and this can leave us struggling with unwanted thoughts, feelings, and memories. These can easily lead to us getting stuck in a cycle of unhelpful and at times harmful patterns of behaviour that affect ourselves as well as other people. Sometimes we continue in these patterns even when we know they are not helping which can lead to more stress, frustration, and self-criticism. If this sounds like you, rest assured there is nothing wrong with you, you are just human and like all of us, are doing your best to manage life's challenges.
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Kathryn Gaussen
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Fordingbridge SP6
I’m an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist, working both in the NHS and independent sector. I work with adults and older adolescents (16years +) to help them manage a wide range of mental health difficulties in order for people to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. I can provide therapy for those for whom it is their first experience of looking for therapy as well for those who have maybe tried various other therapies/avenues previously. l also adapt therapy to meet people needs, including for people who are neurodivergent. My areas of special interest include Complex Trauma and Borderline Personality Disorder.
I’m an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist, working both in the NHS and independent sector. I work with adults and older adolescents (16years +) to help them manage a wide range of mental health difficulties in order for people to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. I can provide therapy for those for whom it is their first experience of looking for therapy as well for those who have maybe tried various other therapies/avenues previously. l also adapt therapy to meet people needs, including for people who are neurodivergent. My areas of special interest include Complex Trauma and Borderline Personality Disorder.
01425 209309 View 01425 209309
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Clare Lewis
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Fordingbridge SP6
Hi, my name is Clare. I am a child and adolescent counsellor using the arts. I take a genuine interest in young people and enjoy engaging with them in an informal approach. Sometimes, young people aren’t able to talk about how they feel. I offer an alternative means of expressing complex or painful experiences that may otherwise be difficult to convey in words alone. It’s vital to offer ways of communicating feelings other than through everyday language, for example, with paint, clay, music, drama or sand play. I will always follow the child’s lead, as my first priority is for the child/young person to feel relaxed and comfortable.
Hi, my name is Clare. I am a child and adolescent counsellor using the arts. I take a genuine interest in young people and enjoy engaging with them in an informal approach. Sometimes, young people aren’t able to talk about how they feel. I offer an alternative means of expressing complex or painful experiences that may otherwise be difficult to convey in words alone. It’s vital to offer ways of communicating feelings other than through everyday language, for example, with paint, clay, music, drama or sand play. I will always follow the child’s lead, as my first priority is for the child/young person to feel relaxed and comfortable.
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Avon Valley Psychology. Dr Liane Hubbins
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Fordingbridge SP6
I am a Clinical psychologist and a Cognitive Analytic Therapist experienced in offering therapy to adults feeling troubled by emotional or mental health difficulties and challenging life circumstances. I have experience working within the NHS and in private practice and am trained in a range of psychological therapies.
I am a Clinical psychologist and a Cognitive Analytic Therapist experienced in offering therapy to adults feeling troubled by emotional or mental health difficulties and challenging life circumstances. I have experience working within the NHS and in private practice and am trained in a range of psychological therapies.
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Louisa Cowan
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Fordingbridge SP6
I am a psychotherapist in training working towards an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. I offer a compassionate and confidential space where you are free to bring yourself fully to be listened to empathetically and deeply so that we can work towards the easing of overwhelming emotions and make way for new perspectives. Through our therapeutic relationship I can support you in exploring your thoughts, feelings and experiences and I will sit alongside you as you reach a deeper understanding of self.
I am a psychotherapist in training working towards an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. I offer a compassionate and confidential space where you are free to bring yourself fully to be listened to empathetically and deeply so that we can work towards the easing of overwhelming emotions and make way for new perspectives. Through our therapeutic relationship I can support you in exploring your thoughts, feelings and experiences and I will sit alongside you as you reach a deeper understanding of self.
07562 991892 View 07562 991892
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Headway Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Fordingbridge SP6
Hi, I'm Charlotte an experienced, qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I'm ok... I'm ok ...sound familiar when you're feeling far from ok? I believe that talking therapies can help when life is hard and you're experiencing a difficult time. Maybe you're feeling down anxious or going through a life transition such as a break up or bereavement. We can work together to focus on what's important to you, helping to improve your wellbeing, achieve your goals, gain a more balanced outlook and rewarding life.
Hi, I'm Charlotte an experienced, qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I'm ok... I'm ok ...sound familiar when you're feeling far from ok? I believe that talking therapies can help when life is hard and you're experiencing a difficult time. Maybe you're feeling down anxious or going through a life transition such as a break up or bereavement. We can work together to focus on what's important to you, helping to improve your wellbeing, achieve your goals, gain a more balanced outlook and rewarding life.
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Dr Heidi Hand
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Fordingbridge SP6  (Online Only)
Hi….I am Heidi. I have over 15 years experience providing direct therapy for many different concerns including anxiety/panic, depression, loss, stress, low self esteem, self harm, trauma, eating disorders and more. I also have additional training in neuropsychology and work with individuals with neurological conditions and FND. I can help you build a life that is meaningful and fulfilling despite all the challenges and stresses that life can bring. Together we can work towards your own personal goals … for therapy and beyond!
Hi….I am Heidi. I have over 15 years experience providing direct therapy for many different concerns including anxiety/panic, depression, loss, stress, low self esteem, self harm, trauma, eating disorders and more. I also have additional training in neuropsychology and work with individuals with neurological conditions and FND. I can help you build a life that is meaningful and fulfilling despite all the challenges and stresses that life can bring. Together we can work towards your own personal goals … for therapy and beyond!
01722 444173 View 01722 444173
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Rachel Tyler
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Fordingbridge SP6
Time2B was established to provide counselling for Adults, Teenagers and children. facing a wide range of issues. I pride myself on taking a unique approach to counselling. Working in a client focused way, enables you to explore the issues you are facing at your pace. This means that, as everyone who comes to see me is unique, the approach is tailored to your unique needs. Clinical Supervision and counselling is provided to both trainee and qualified professionals working within Counselling, Therapy, Mental Health, Teaching and Social Work.
Time2B was established to provide counselling for Adults, Teenagers and children. facing a wide range of issues. I pride myself on taking a unique approach to counselling. Working in a client focused way, enables you to explore the issues you are facing at your pace. This means that, as everyone who comes to see me is unique, the approach is tailored to your unique needs. Clinical Supervision and counselling is provided to both trainee and qualified professionals working within Counselling, Therapy, Mental Health, Teaching and Social Work.
07380 336428 View 07380 336428

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Laura Wells
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salisbury SP2
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, do you ever find yourself stuck in loops in your head, confused or overly critical of yourself? Do you find it difficult to meet your personal goals or do too much, and become burnt out or under resourced? Do you find yourself repeating patterns that feel limiting, painful or unhelpful for you, and not know why? Do you feel disconnected in any way from your body, in relationships or from doing things that bring you joy? Would you like to reconnect with lost parts of yourself, whether desired feelings, personal interests and rewarding relationships? Would you like to know your worth, feel safer and more confident to be you?
Hello, do you ever find yourself stuck in loops in your head, confused or overly critical of yourself? Do you find it difficult to meet your personal goals or do too much, and become burnt out or under resourced? Do you find yourself repeating patterns that feel limiting, painful or unhelpful for you, and not know why? Do you feel disconnected in any way from your body, in relationships or from doing things that bring you joy? Would you like to reconnect with lost parts of yourself, whether desired feelings, personal interests and rewarding relationships? Would you like to know your worth, feel safer and more confident to be you?
01722 548964 View 01722 548964
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Amanda Yaxley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Damerham SP6
I offer a respectful, warm and empathetic ear, together with a safe, neutral space to help you to talk, and work through any issues you may have. I am not here to tell you what to do nor give advice; I am here to help you explore and discover your feelings I offer a free 10-15 minute consultation on the phone as a way to introduce myself and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about me and the counselling process. Sessions will differ depending on the mode of therapy we decide to use. We may work more in the here and now or, we may look at where issues have stemmed from in the past: I will be led by you.
I offer a respectful, warm and empathetic ear, together with a safe, neutral space to help you to talk, and work through any issues you may have. I am not here to tell you what to do nor give advice; I am here to help you explore and discover your feelings I offer a free 10-15 minute consultation on the phone as a way to introduce myself and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about me and the counselling process. Sessions will differ depending on the mode of therapy we decide to use. We may work more in the here and now or, we may look at where issues have stemmed from in the past: I will be led by you.
07894 955242 View 07894 955242
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Camilla Poncia
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ringwood BH24
I enjoy working with young people and adults alike. I have been told by past clients that I am open, honest and friendly, which are qualities that all clients have valued. I like to problem solve and am a very logical and practical person. Having lived in several different countries, I have developed a good understanding of a range of issues for people from different cultures and backgrounds. I like to ask questions and truly get to know someone and never assume to know better. My clients are always the experts in their lives and I see myself as a guide to help them navigate to a calmer place.
I enjoy working with young people and adults alike. I have been told by past clients that I am open, honest and friendly, which are qualities that all clients have valued. I like to problem solve and am a very logical and practical person. Having lived in several different countries, I have developed a good understanding of a range of issues for people from different cultures and backgrounds. I like to ask questions and truly get to know someone and never assume to know better. My clients are always the experts in their lives and I see myself as a guide to help them navigate to a calmer place.
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Ana Rampelt
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Ferndown BH22
I've been working with people for over 20 years, joining them in sense-making journeys that allow them to live more content and meaningful lives. My focus is to help people explore their thoughts, emotions and past to alleviate difficult states or obstacles to their wellbeing. When people understand what drives their behaviour and reconnect with lost parts of themselves, they can reengage in positive relationships and feel they can own their life. Symptoms like anxiety, depression or a sense of futility and unhappiness are usually linked to past experience and therapy can facilitate a safe frame to revisit them.
I've been working with people for over 20 years, joining them in sense-making journeys that allow them to live more content and meaningful lives. My focus is to help people explore their thoughts, emotions and past to alleviate difficult states or obstacles to their wellbeing. When people understand what drives their behaviour and reconnect with lost parts of themselves, they can reengage in positive relationships and feel they can own their life. Symptoms like anxiety, depression or a sense of futility and unhappiness are usually linked to past experience and therapy can facilitate a safe frame to revisit them.
01202 125656 View 01202 125656
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Sarah Cross
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Verwood BH31
Hello my name is Sarah and I work with adults and young people to help them become their best selves. I believe that everyone needs to be heard with empathy and without judgement. I believe that given that opportunity you will be able to see answers to your own issues and become the person you were meant to be.
Hello my name is Sarah and I work with adults and young people to help them become their best selves. I believe that everyone needs to be heard with empathy and without judgement. I believe that given that opportunity you will be able to see answers to your own issues and become the person you were meant to be.
01202 149276 View 01202 149276
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Seahorse Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salisbury SP1
I appreciate the variety of human experience and I offer a supportive space to explore your experiences resulting in an improved understanding of oneself often leading to empowerment and increased resilience.
I appreciate the variety of human experience and I offer a supportive space to explore your experiences resulting in an improved understanding of oneself often leading to empowerment and increased resilience.
01865 638111 View 01865 638111
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Phoebe Clausen-Sternwald
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ringwood BH24
I am a trauma-informed grief, cancer & dementia counsellor. Grief is the change we didn’t want, the loss of a planned future. We grieve not only for the death of a loved one but also for the loss of a good health ( cancer, life changing illnesses & injuries), a relationship or a career. Whatever you are struggling with, I will walk hand in hand with you and be your witness. We will address and validate your struggles, learn the techniques of self emotional regulation, processing your current as well as your old wounds, so you can start living a life fully at your own pace. Contact me to arrange a free 20 minutes consultation.
I am a trauma-informed grief, cancer & dementia counsellor. Grief is the change we didn’t want, the loss of a planned future. We grieve not only for the death of a loved one but also for the loss of a good health ( cancer, life changing illnesses & injuries), a relationship or a career. Whatever you are struggling with, I will walk hand in hand with you and be your witness. We will address and validate your struggles, learn the techniques of self emotional regulation, processing your current as well as your old wounds, so you can start living a life fully at your own pace. Contact me to arrange a free 20 minutes consultation.
01480 277359 View 01480 277359
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Clare Webber
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ringwood BH24
I am a qualified Humanistic Gestalt counsellor; I am based in Eastleigh, where I see clients at my home. I also travel across Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and parts of Dorset to peoples homes. I see myself as a multi-skilled counsellor with further training in different types of counselling, including CBT, Solution-Focused, Person-Centered, and TA counselling. I create a strong therapeutic relationship and use my knowledge to tailor the sessions to meet your needs.
I am a qualified Humanistic Gestalt counsellor; I am based in Eastleigh, where I see clients at my home. I also travel across Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and parts of Dorset to peoples homes. I see myself as a multi-skilled counsellor with further training in different types of counselling, including CBT, Solution-Focused, Person-Centered, and TA counselling. I create a strong therapeutic relationship and use my knowledge to tailor the sessions to meet your needs.
023 9431 1229 View 023 9431 1229
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Kirsten Stoyell
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Salisbury SP1
Do you walk on eggshells in certain relationships? Do you struggle to say no or set boundaries. Do you feel like your reality is being questioned? Have you been in a relationship that has been verbally abusive? Do you not have control of your finances, or personal decision making? Do conversations sound like they are 'crazy making' or going in circles. Sometimes we feel like we have lost ourselves in our relationships. Or we have experienced significant psychological abuse in the past. I help people make sense of their experiences in a safe and nurturing environment. You are not alone and can improve your life.
Do you walk on eggshells in certain relationships? Do you struggle to say no or set boundaries. Do you feel like your reality is being questioned? Have you been in a relationship that has been verbally abusive? Do you not have control of your finances, or personal decision making? Do conversations sound like they are 'crazy making' or going in circles. Sometimes we feel like we have lost ourselves in our relationships. Or we have experienced significant psychological abuse in the past. I help people make sense of their experiences in a safe and nurturing environment. You are not alone and can improve your life.
01794 331117 View 01794 331117
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Dr Sophia Chambers
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ringwood BH24
Waitlist for new clients
I am a friendly and passionate Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist, experienced in helping with a range of difficulties including: anxiety, panic, stress, trauma/PTSD, depression, and low self-esteem. I draw on principles from a range of evidence-based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). This means I can be flexible and adapt sessions to suit you.
I am a friendly and passionate Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist, experienced in helping with a range of difficulties including: anxiety, panic, stress, trauma/PTSD, depression, and low self-esteem. I draw on principles from a range of evidence-based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). This means I can be flexible and adapt sessions to suit you.
01202 149082 View 01202 149082
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Kate Jenkins
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Salisbury SP5  (Online Only)
I have worked across a number of disciplines, but the last 18 years have been spent working in acute hospitals with patients, families and staff members. I have got extensive experience of working with patients with all sorts of physical health problems, including cancer and traumatic injuries. I can help people to adjust to long term conditions or come to terms with the consequences of illness and injury. I’m very experienced in helping the families of patients too and more recently have moved into supporting staff. Since the start of the pandemic I have worked specifically with people to manage work stress and life balance
I have worked across a number of disciplines, but the last 18 years have been spent working in acute hospitals with patients, families and staff members. I have got extensive experience of working with patients with all sorts of physical health problems, including cancer and traumatic injuries. I can help people to adjust to long term conditions or come to terms with the consequences of illness and injury. I’m very experienced in helping the families of patients too and more recently have moved into supporting staff. Since the start of the pandemic I have worked specifically with people to manage work stress and life balance
01722 448122 View 01722 448122
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Thinking Feeling Moving
Psychotherapist, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Saint Ives BH24  (Online Only)
Email or WhatsApp for an appointment +447543800297 lisa(at)thinkingfeelingmoving.com I work remotely. I offer an initial 30 min free chat. I am a Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Therapist, Counsellor, Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Educator. I also offer bespoke Therapy intensive Retreats for individuals/ couples/ polycules in a global place of your choosing (negotiated).
Email or WhatsApp for an appointment +447543800297 lisa(at)thinkingfeelingmoving.com I work remotely. I offer an initial 30 min free chat. I am a Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Therapist, Counsellor, Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Educator. I also offer bespoke Therapy intensive Retreats for individuals/ couples/ polycules in a global place of your choosing (negotiated).
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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.