Female Counselling in Garforth, ENG

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Cherise Ainley Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Garforth LS25
Hi, I help people like you to feel better about yourself and improve your self-esteem and confidence. I understand how crippling the effects of low self-esteem and having zero confidence can be. Counselling with me can show you that you don't have to live like this forever, and nor do you deserve to. You CAN learn to love yourself, feel empowered and get the respect that you are entitled to. Some outcomes of counselling might be, improving boundaries so that you have more free time to do the things you love. Feeling more fulfilled in your relationships or just being more in charge of your own life. Please contact me for a chat.
Hi, I help people like you to feel better about yourself and improve your self-esteem and confidence. I understand how crippling the effects of low self-esteem and having zero confidence can be. Counselling with me can show you that you don't have to live like this forever, and nor do you deserve to. You CAN learn to love yourself, feel empowered and get the respect that you are entitled to. Some outcomes of counselling might be, improving boundaries so that you have more free time to do the things you love. Feeling more fulfilled in your relationships or just being more in charge of your own life. Please contact me for a chat.
0113 320 6883 View 0113 320 6883
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J Heline Freea Mind Body Therapies Training Supervision
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Garforth LS25
Hi my name is Heline, I am a registered BSc Integrative Counsellor MBACP with 26 years experience. A clinical trauma therapist, supervisor, play therapist and cultural sensitive Trauma informed Trainer. I work with people of all ages who have experienced mental health and complex trauma in schools, colleges, education. NHS, Foster and social care system, Addictions field, family services and in the community. I provide a range of interventions that help reduce physical and psychological ailments, depression, anxiety, self harm, loss, PTSD inter generational wounds, identity issues, self image, suicidal ideation, family issues.
Hi my name is Heline, I am a registered BSc Integrative Counsellor MBACP with 26 years experience. A clinical trauma therapist, supervisor, play therapist and cultural sensitive Trauma informed Trainer. I work with people of all ages who have experienced mental health and complex trauma in schools, colleges, education. NHS, Foster and social care system, Addictions field, family services and in the community. I provide a range of interventions that help reduce physical and psychological ailments, depression, anxiety, self harm, loss, PTSD inter generational wounds, identity issues, self image, suicidal ideation, family issues.
0113 519 7247 View 0113 519 7247
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Abigail Leah Bonnett
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Garforth LS25  (Online Only)
Depression, fear, anxiety and other mental health issues are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. I also specialise in gender identity Exploring your gender identity can be a very difficult time. There are many obstacles to overcome, and it’s only normal that you may experience emotions that you cannot make sense of. You may experience different feelings, such as feeling confused and alone, depressed and anxious, angry and frustrated or even fearful and scared. Some clients may just want to engage in transgender and non binary counselling in a safe space.
Depression, fear, anxiety and other mental health issues are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. I also specialise in gender identity Exploring your gender identity can be a very difficult time. There are many obstacles to overcome, and it’s only normal that you may experience emotions that you cannot make sense of. You may experience different feelings, such as feeling confused and alone, depressed and anxious, angry and frustrated or even fearful and scared. Some clients may just want to engage in transgender and non binary counselling in a safe space.
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Emma Coleman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Garforth LS25
Clear the clouds for a brighter future. When life becomes challenging, we all need some support, someone who can be by our side, listen to us, be there. I can be that person for you. I am a qualified counsellor, working from a person centred approach. I believe that you have the ability to find the answers and be your best self. I can offer you a safe, non-judgemental space to explore your feelings, and to help you navigate this difficult time in your life. I am a former primary school teacher, and have worked with people of all ages, with varying issues.
Clear the clouds for a brighter future. When life becomes challenging, we all need some support, someone who can be by our side, listen to us, be there. I can be that person for you. I am a qualified counsellor, working from a person centred approach. I believe that you have the ability to find the answers and be your best self. I can offer you a safe, non-judgemental space to explore your feelings, and to help you navigate this difficult time in your life. I am a former primary school teacher, and have worked with people of all ages, with varying issues.
0113 519 0410 View 0113 519 0410
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Sian Long
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Garforth LS25
Sometimes the challenges we face in life can be overwhelming. Left feeling difficult emotions, anger, grief or depression for example it can be a struggle to move forward and really impact our daily life. It might be one event, or there maybe many things or relationships in your life, past or present which you are struggling to come to terms with and want time to explore. It's not always easy to talk to the people around you, maybe you feel they won't understand, that they won't be interested, or maybe that they are part of the problem.
Sometimes the challenges we face in life can be overwhelming. Left feeling difficult emotions, anger, grief or depression for example it can be a struggle to move forward and really impact our daily life. It might be one event, or there maybe many things or relationships in your life, past or present which you are struggling to come to terms with and want time to explore. It's not always easy to talk to the people around you, maybe you feel they won't understand, that they won't be interested, or maybe that they are part of the problem.
0113 519 1657 View 0113 519 1657
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Fenix CBT Psychotherapy, Autism and OCD Specialist
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Garforth LS25
My name is Eve Ahmed I am an owner and Lead Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (BABCP accredited) at Fenix CBT LTD. I utilise my skills and extensive experience to help my clients reach their personal targets and clinical recovery. I am very passionate about the work I do and I love helping people reach their goals. I have ten years of experience working in mental health in public and charity sector with adults and children. I completed BSc undergraduate degree in Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma in CBT and Level 3 Diploma in DBT and I also have (amongst many others) EMDR, ACT and Compassionate Mind training.
My name is Eve Ahmed I am an owner and Lead Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (BABCP accredited) at Fenix CBT LTD. I utilise my skills and extensive experience to help my clients reach their personal targets and clinical recovery. I am very passionate about the work I do and I love helping people reach their goals. I have ten years of experience working in mental health in public and charity sector with adults and children. I completed BSc undergraduate degree in Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma in CBT and Level 3 Diploma in DBT and I also have (amongst many others) EMDR, ACT and Compassionate Mind training.
0113 487 2229 View 0113 487 2229
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Julie Kirk
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Garforth LS25
At some point in our lives we all need additional support to deal with personal issues and problems that are affect our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Starting counselling can be difficult, however it is the first step to the support and guidance you need. I work on the concept that every client is an individual and therefore needs a bespoke treatment plan. As a client centered therapist I will co-ordinate your therapeutic plan to meet your individual needs and together we will work to improve the way you are thinking and feeling.
At some point in our lives we all need additional support to deal with personal issues and problems that are affect our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Starting counselling can be difficult, however it is the first step to the support and guidance you need. I work on the concept that every client is an individual and therefore needs a bespoke treatment plan. As a client centered therapist I will co-ordinate your therapeutic plan to meet your individual needs and together we will work to improve the way you are thinking and feeling.
0113 519 4326 View 0113 519 4326

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Stacey Moxon
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wakefield WF1
Welcome... Are you feeling lost in the darkness, just getting through the day and putting on a fake self and smile to others? Maybe you're fearful, people pleasing, keeping busy, avoiding conflict and criticism at all costs? Are you exhausted no matter how much rest you get, sad about the past or anxious about the future? Are you scared of ending up alone, critical of yourself, feel like you're not good enough or that you don't fit in or belong? Are you feeling constantly stressed, over thinking and find it hard to relax or switch of? Is it hard to trust people and let your guard down? I hear you.
Welcome... Are you feeling lost in the darkness, just getting through the day and putting on a fake self and smile to others? Maybe you're fearful, people pleasing, keeping busy, avoiding conflict and criticism at all costs? Are you exhausted no matter how much rest you get, sad about the past or anxious about the future? Are you scared of ending up alone, critical of yourself, feel like you're not good enough or that you don't fit in or belong? Are you feeling constantly stressed, over thinking and find it hard to relax or switch of? Is it hard to trust people and let your guard down? I hear you.
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Lucy Holgate
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
Do you struggle with overwhelm, finding feelings and emotions are 'all or nothing'? I believe each of us has the capacity to experience the fullness of oneself, to be understood, to heal and to feel truly accepted. I invite you to come with all parts of yourself and your unique lived experience,. You are your own expert with the choice to share what feels comfortable and right for you at the time. It is a privilege for me to support you through this process.
Do you struggle with overwhelm, finding feelings and emotions are 'all or nothing'? I believe each of us has the capacity to experience the fullness of oneself, to be understood, to heal and to feel truly accepted. I invite you to come with all parts of yourself and your unique lived experience,. You are your own expert with the choice to share what feels comfortable and right for you at the time. It is a privilege for me to support you through this process.
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Caroline Smith
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
Most people feel overwhelmed and 'burned out' at some point in their life. Often we know what the problem is, it might be work related, personal or a combination of things. Maybe, it is less clear, a general awareness of feeling low and unhappy much of the time without really knowing why. It can be invaluable to have somewhere private and confidential to talk, to be able to think more clearly about what isn't working, the reasons why and how things could be different going forward.
Most people feel overwhelmed and 'burned out' at some point in their life. Often we know what the problem is, it might be work related, personal or a combination of things. Maybe, it is less clear, a general awareness of feeling low and unhappy much of the time without really knowing why. It can be invaluable to have somewhere private and confidential to talk, to be able to think more clearly about what isn't working, the reasons why and how things could be different going forward.
01423 803310 View 01423 803310
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Virginia Toole
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1  (Online Only)
Do you feel ripped apart and shaken to your core? You don't want to be a burden to friends and can't talk to family, it is all so overwhelming. The deepest pit of despair and hurt, mixed emotions, anguish, anger, confusion, barely coping with intense non-stop life changes. Loss of family, partner or treasured friends, sudden or chronic terminal illness, loss of the person you used to be, ageing, guilty lifestyle, fear of a new job and moving, or the prickling heartache from loss of your pet. You don’t even have the strength to take the next step, to pull yourself through while trying to reach your old self. You need a safe space.
Do you feel ripped apart and shaken to your core? You don't want to be a burden to friends and can't talk to family, it is all so overwhelming. The deepest pit of despair and hurt, mixed emotions, anguish, anger, confusion, barely coping with intense non-stop life changes. Loss of family, partner or treasured friends, sudden or chronic terminal illness, loss of the person you used to be, ageing, guilty lifestyle, fear of a new job and moving, or the prickling heartache from loss of your pet. You don’t even have the strength to take the next step, to pull yourself through while trying to reach your old self. You need a safe space.
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Leah Spasova - Specialising In Sex Relationships
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Leeds LS10  (Online Only)
Tired of finding yourself frustrated, lonely, unfulfilled and lost in your intimate life and relationships? Yes, spending life stuck and unhappy, feeling like a lab rat – trying to figure out a maze without a map can be soul destroying. I've been talking, teaching and helping people with their relationships and sexuality since 2007, and no story can faze me. You can feel safe - I'll get you. I will understand and not judge one bit. This is your journey. Are you struggling with intimacy and sexuality? Are you curious about kinky sex or swinging? Or maybe you want to open your relationship? Or to begin with - actually find a partner?
Tired of finding yourself frustrated, lonely, unfulfilled and lost in your intimate life and relationships? Yes, spending life stuck and unhappy, feeling like a lab rat – trying to figure out a maze without a map can be soul destroying. I've been talking, teaching and helping people with their relationships and sexuality since 2007, and no story can faze me. You can feel safe - I'll get you. I will understand and not judge one bit. This is your journey. Are you struggling with intimacy and sexuality? Are you curious about kinky sex or swinging? Or maybe you want to open your relationship? Or to begin with - actually find a partner?
01865 638815 View 01865 638815
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Mind and Environment Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Leeds LS11
Have you had experiences in your past that are bubbling to the surface and affecting your day-to-day life? Are traumatic memories and experiences making relationships with yourself and others difficult or complicated? Do you feel a loss of control or have consuming negative thoughts about yourself and what others may feel about you? Whatever brings you here, my counselling space is for you to explore and express how you feel without judgement and in confidence. Reaching out and talking through your experience can help you to process thoughts & emotions, begin to make goals and move towards developing a life where you will thrive.
Have you had experiences in your past that are bubbling to the surface and affecting your day-to-day life? Are traumatic memories and experiences making relationships with yourself and others difficult or complicated? Do you feel a loss of control or have consuming negative thoughts about yourself and what others may feel about you? Whatever brings you here, my counselling space is for you to explore and express how you feel without judgement and in confidence. Reaching out and talking through your experience can help you to process thoughts & emotions, begin to make goals and move towards developing a life where you will thrive.
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Elizabeth Robinson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
Elizabeth Robinson Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist , Couple counsellor , Family counsellor adults only and Clinical Supervisor . I have over 19 years experience working and training within a variety of organisations , NHS, General Practice, Bradford Rape Crisis , Behind Closed Doors( Domestic Violence ) , Sue Ryder Hospice. Best gift you can give yourself is to come for some counselling it will support you finding yourself again and gain clarity to make the best choice for you in your life. I look forward to hearing from you.
Elizabeth Robinson Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist , Couple counsellor , Family counsellor adults only and Clinical Supervisor . I have over 19 years experience working and training within a variety of organisations , NHS, General Practice, Bradford Rape Crisis , Behind Closed Doors( Domestic Violence ) , Sue Ryder Hospice. Best gift you can give yourself is to come for some counselling it will support you finding yourself again and gain clarity to make the best choice for you in your life. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Alina Dragomir
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1  (Online Only)
Do you ask yourself: “Why do I struggle with things others find easy?” You might feel like you don’t quite fit in the 'regular' world. You may have tried therapy in the past but it didn't help and most therapists didn't 'get' you. You're in the right place. Your unique wiring can make navigating the world challenging, and those difficulties are undeniable. But guess what? You CAN experience more ease and fulfillment in your life. You have so much to offer, and I’m truly glad you’re here. Together, we’ll explore what your best life looks like and find the path to help you achieve it.
Do you ask yourself: “Why do I struggle with things others find easy?” You might feel like you don’t quite fit in the 'regular' world. You may have tried therapy in the past but it didn't help and most therapists didn't 'get' you. You're in the right place. Your unique wiring can make navigating the world challenging, and those difficulties are undeniable. But guess what? You CAN experience more ease and fulfillment in your life. You have so much to offer, and I’m truly glad you’re here. Together, we’ll explore what your best life looks like and find the path to help you achieve it.
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Eaton Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS1
Are you struggling with anxiety or low mood? Are you having difficult and intrusive thoughts that are interfering with your day to day life and making it hard for you to focus or enjoy things? Have you been through a traumatic experience that is impacting your life in the here and now that you are struggling to process? I would love to work with you to help you to overcome the difficulty that you are having.
Are you struggling with anxiety or low mood? Are you having difficult and intrusive thoughts that are interfering with your day to day life and making it hard for you to focus or enjoy things? Have you been through a traumatic experience that is impacting your life in the here and now that you are struggling to process? I would love to work with you to help you to overcome the difficulty that you are having.
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With The Seasons - Counselling & Trauma Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
Are you feeling out of sync with the world and other people? You may be going through a bereavement or significant life changes, feeling anxious, depressed, lonely, confused, misunderstood or be living with Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) or Long Covid. I can help you reconnect to yourself and others. I can support you with the things that are holding you back as well as help you make more sense of the new world around you. I help you work with the body and mind together - a more effective way to stabilise and rebuild after a traumatic time as well as enable new insights and change - than bringing your pain up over and over again.
Are you feeling out of sync with the world and other people? You may be going through a bereavement or significant life changes, feeling anxious, depressed, lonely, confused, misunderstood or be living with Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) or Long Covid. I can help you reconnect to yourself and others. I can support you with the things that are holding you back as well as help you make more sense of the new world around you. I help you work with the body and mind together - a more effective way to stabilise and rebuild after a traumatic time as well as enable new insights and change - than bringing your pain up over and over again.
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Janina Grimshaw
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
Hi, my name’s Janina and I am a fully qualified therapist offering in-person counselling in the centre of Leeds, Ilkley and Saltaire, as well as online counselling to people across the UK. You may be looking for support to process difficult events, time to explore your own sense of identity, or space to allow your feelings to be heard. Taking the decision to start counselling can be a difficult and daunting step and my priority is to ensure we work together at a pace that feels right for you. As every person is unique, every therapeutic relationship is too, so the way we work together will be individual to you.
Hi, my name’s Janina and I am a fully qualified therapist offering in-person counselling in the centre of Leeds, Ilkley and Saltaire, as well as online counselling to people across the UK. You may be looking for support to process difficult events, time to explore your own sense of identity, or space to allow your feelings to be heard. Taking the decision to start counselling can be a difficult and daunting step and my priority is to ensure we work together at a pace that feels right for you. As every person is unique, every therapeutic relationship is too, so the way we work together will be individual to you.
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Toni Denton
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS14
Sometimes we find ourselves stuck and unsure of how to move forward. This could be due to a big life change, loss, relationship issues, parenting issues, anxiety, depression or making an important decision (to name a few). Maybe you don’t know why you feel stuck or unhappy and feel that you shouldn’t be! You’ve taken the first step by reaching out for help. I realise that counselling can feel daunting and overwhelming. I can offer you a safe, confidential space to explore any obstacle that you are struggling with, without judgement. Sometimes we need someone to just listen.
Sometimes we find ourselves stuck and unsure of how to move forward. This could be due to a big life change, loss, relationship issues, parenting issues, anxiety, depression or making an important decision (to name a few). Maybe you don’t know why you feel stuck or unhappy and feel that you shouldn’t be! You’ve taken the first step by reaching out for help. I realise that counselling can feel daunting and overwhelming. I can offer you a safe, confidential space to explore any obstacle that you are struggling with, without judgement. Sometimes we need someone to just listen.
0113 519 0347 View 0113 519 0347
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Dr Asna Ahmed
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leeds LS8
I work in a collaborative way with clients who present with unaddressed trauma, relational problems, anxiety, depression, low mood and a feeling of hopelessness. I have a special interest in trauma, attachment issues and addiction. Many of my clients identify with feeling stuck in their current situation or those who want to have a better relationship with themselves.
I work in a collaborative way with clients who present with unaddressed trauma, relational problems, anxiety, depression, low mood and a feeling of hopelessness. I have a special interest in trauma, attachment issues and addiction. Many of my clients identify with feeling stuck in their current situation or those who want to have a better relationship with themselves.
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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.