Female Counselling in Hailsham, ENG

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Andreia Jennings
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN27
When growing up and later in life we develop various coping mechanisms, which allow us to function and get on with our lives. However, our life circumstances change and we also keep changing but sometimes we continue to use the same coping mechanisms, which instead of helping us, become barriers to our development and self-fulfilment. Our inner discourse may become stuck in rigid views of ourselves, we can repeat unhelpful patterns of behaviour and become unable to escape our daily mental confinements. We live in a very fast-paced society, which through its competitiveness pushes us to be better and more efficient every day.
When growing up and later in life we develop various coping mechanisms, which allow us to function and get on with our lives. However, our life circumstances change and we also keep changing but sometimes we continue to use the same coping mechanisms, which instead of helping us, become barriers to our development and self-fulfilment. Our inner discourse may become stuck in rigid views of ourselves, we can repeat unhelpful patterns of behaviour and become unable to escape our daily mental confinements. We live in a very fast-paced society, which through its competitiveness pushes us to be better and more efficient every day.
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Julie Rose Sanders
MA
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN27
I have over 25 years experience in supporting people with ADHD, Autism and developmental trauma. I share techniques to improve executive functioning, set goals, develop self awareness and unlock potential. It helps to understand how developmental trauma impacts on the nervous system and current relationships. Learning new ways to dialogue, to listen, to feel heard is important. As a person-centred therapist I welcome a deep personal engagement and human connection. It is vital to feel safe for healing to take place. In a trusting relationship you will become more confident and more able to be your true self.
I have over 25 years experience in supporting people with ADHD, Autism and developmental trauma. I share techniques to improve executive functioning, set goals, develop self awareness and unlock potential. It helps to understand how developmental trauma impacts on the nervous system and current relationships. Learning new ways to dialogue, to listen, to feel heard is important. As a person-centred therapist I welcome a deep personal engagement and human connection. It is vital to feel safe for healing to take place. In a trusting relationship you will become more confident and more able to be your true self.
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Helen James
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hailsham BN27
Psychotherapy is a very effective means of addressing a multitude of emotional and mental health concerns. At my practice, I provide attachment-focused therapy that emphasises the development of interpersonal relationships and connections with others. With my support, you'll be able to explore your emotions and experiences in a safe and collaborative setting.
Psychotherapy is a very effective means of addressing a multitude of emotional and mental health concerns. At my practice, I provide attachment-focused therapy that emphasises the development of interpersonal relationships and connections with others. With my support, you'll be able to explore your emotions and experiences in a safe and collaborative setting.
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Avenca Therapy - Giedre Dian
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN27  (Online Only)
Clinical lead and director at Avenca therapy, www.vencatherapy.com, working with clients which the mother tongue is Italian, Portuguese and or English. Addressing and facilitating a range of issues from low self-esteem, anxiety to complex trauma. Available online clinics out of hours, including Saturday and Sunday morning, addressing time of clients with a busy life. Working in an integrative way, facilitating the exploration of feelings using narrative and creativity in the process I have range of experience , writing articles for specialist magazines, teaching counselling and also in the educational setting, and couples.
Clinical lead and director at Avenca therapy, www.vencatherapy.com, working with clients which the mother tongue is Italian, Portuguese and or English. Addressing and facilitating a range of issues from low self-esteem, anxiety to complex trauma. Available online clinics out of hours, including Saturday and Sunday morning, addressing time of clients with a busy life. Working in an integrative way, facilitating the exploration of feelings using narrative and creativity in the process I have range of experience , writing articles for specialist magazines, teaching counselling and also in the educational setting, and couples.
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Liz Jane Chalcraft
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN27
Hi, I am an experienced, qualified counsellor with many years experience of working with clients and families living with a diagnosis/ disability, Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Issues. This can be a challenging time for everyone and I can provide a safe, non judgemental space where individuals or families can bring their experiences and process their feelings. Clients have told me that this has help transform their lives, learning strategies and feeling empowered. You have already started the process by looking for a Counsellor, it is important to get the right person for you, so take your time.
Hi, I am an experienced, qualified counsellor with many years experience of working with clients and families living with a diagnosis/ disability, Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Issues. This can be a challenging time for everyone and I can provide a safe, non judgemental space where individuals or families can bring their experiences and process their feelings. Clients have told me that this has help transform their lives, learning strategies and feeling empowered. You have already started the process by looking for a Counsellor, it is important to get the right person for you, so take your time.
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Elizabeth Dunn - Eating Disorder Recovery
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hailsham BN27  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate Senior Clinical Psychologist with over a 10 years’ experience working in mental health settings across Sussex. I provide evidence based individualised interventions that are tailored according to your needs and preferences. I specialise in supporting young people and adults with eating difficulties including Bulimia, Binge Eating, yo yo dieting, restrictive eating, Anorexia and body-image difficulties. Additionally, I work with a range of presentations including perfectionism, low self-esteem, anxiety and many more. I am experienced in providing CBT, CBT-E, MANTRA, and Compassion focused approaches.
I am a compassionate Senior Clinical Psychologist with over a 10 years’ experience working in mental health settings across Sussex. I provide evidence based individualised interventions that are tailored according to your needs and preferences. I specialise in supporting young people and adults with eating difficulties including Bulimia, Binge Eating, yo yo dieting, restrictive eating, Anorexia and body-image difficulties. Additionally, I work with a range of presentations including perfectionism, low self-esteem, anxiety and many more. I am experienced in providing CBT, CBT-E, MANTRA, and Compassion focused approaches.
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Woodacres Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN27  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to my profile, here you can gain a glimpse of who I am and if you like what you find please contact me for a free session to find out even more. I’m offering an online space to explore, support and process any challenges that your facing. I can do some face to face work I understand how hard it is to take those first steps to get in touch and would like to reassure you of a warm welcome and a prompt response. My approach is that each individual has the ability to grow, make changes and build on their individual resilience which will aid dealing with life’s difficulties. I offer short and long term counselling.
Hello and welcome to my profile, here you can gain a glimpse of who I am and if you like what you find please contact me for a free session to find out even more. I’m offering an online space to explore, support and process any challenges that your facing. I can do some face to face work I understand how hard it is to take those first steps to get in touch and would like to reassure you of a warm welcome and a prompt response. My approach is that each individual has the ability to grow, make changes and build on their individual resilience which will aid dealing with life’s difficulties. I offer short and long term counselling.
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Sussex Counselling & Therapeutic Coach
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN27
I am a fully qualified BACP Registered Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and Therapeutic Coach, which basically means that I will use techniques from several different types of therapy that I think are most suitable for individual clients. I’ll be focusing a lot on how you see yourself, how you relate in the world, and how I can support you to develop into being more comfortable with yourself and the world around you.I can facilitate you to understand different aspects of your life, your own behavior and the issues that are preventing you from enjoying life.
I am a fully qualified BACP Registered Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and Therapeutic Coach, which basically means that I will use techniques from several different types of therapy that I think are most suitable for individual clients. I’ll be focusing a lot on how you see yourself, how you relate in the world, and how I can support you to develop into being more comfortable with yourself and the world around you.I can facilitate you to understand different aspects of your life, your own behavior and the issues that are preventing you from enjoying life.
07492 884551 View 07492 884551
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Emily Mia Hughes-Smith Bsc Dip.Sup
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hailsham BN27
Hi, I am a person-centred experiential counsellor, supervisor and counselling tutor based in Eastbourne. I offer a safe, confidential and gentle space for you to explore potentially difficult, tender and traumatic aspects of life. I believe in the relationship between myself and my clients and that by offering specific conditions through counselling we can work towards positive and long lasting change. I believe in our human potential for change and encourage gentle and compassionate challenge to support people in becoming more comfortable in their experience.
Hi, I am a person-centred experiential counsellor, supervisor and counselling tutor based in Eastbourne. I offer a safe, confidential and gentle space for you to explore potentially difficult, tender and traumatic aspects of life. I believe in the relationship between myself and my clients and that by offering specific conditions through counselling we can work towards positive and long lasting change. I believe in our human potential for change and encourage gentle and compassionate challenge to support people in becoming more comfortable in their experience.
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Silke Alexandra Tison
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN27
Do you feel worried about your child's anxiety, low self-esteem or angry moods? Unsure how to help, leaving you feeling exhausted and helpless? I am a fully qualified, dedicated therapist, experienced and passionate about working creatively with children from the age of four. I use elements of play and art therapy, drawing from my experience as a primary school counsellor. I aim to provide a safe, therapeutic environment in which your child can be themselves and speak freely. Beginning to recognize and work through difficult emotions, often for the first time, results in increased emotional balance and confidence.
Do you feel worried about your child's anxiety, low self-esteem or angry moods? Unsure how to help, leaving you feeling exhausted and helpless? I am a fully qualified, dedicated therapist, experienced and passionate about working creatively with children from the age of four. I use elements of play and art therapy, drawing from my experience as a primary school counsellor. I aim to provide a safe, therapeutic environment in which your child can be themselves and speak freely. Beginning to recognize and work through difficult emotions, often for the first time, results in increased emotional balance and confidence.
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Marilia C Whittome
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN26
Counselling, Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Coaching in Bexhill on Sea, Eastbourne, Brighton (face-to face) and beyond (by Skype). I qualified as a psychotherapist from the University of Sussex nearly 20 years ago, having gained a BSc (Honours) degree in Psychology in the late 1990s. My previous career was as a translator/interpreter in Higher Education. My work is underpinned by the psychodynamic (Freudian) approach which helps clients to understand how past relationships may be influencing their present issues such anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, relationships, depression and many other personal difficulties.
Counselling, Psychotherapy, Therapeutic Coaching in Bexhill on Sea, Eastbourne, Brighton (face-to face) and beyond (by Skype). I qualified as a psychotherapist from the University of Sussex nearly 20 years ago, having gained a BSc (Honours) degree in Psychology in the late 1990s. My previous career was as a translator/interpreter in Higher Education. My work is underpinned by the psychodynamic (Freudian) approach which helps clients to understand how past relationships may be influencing their present issues such anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, relationships, depression and many other personal difficulties.
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Sue Parker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN26
Welcome to my profile, I work with adolescence & adults with a variety of problems that cause difficulties and may have a knock on effect with your loved ones. We often suffer in silence, truth is talking about your troubles, historical or current, can help to understand yourself better, to live a quality of life that best suits you. I facilitate this process, ensuring working within realistically achievable parameters. I qualified from Wealden Psychology Institute in East Sussex. Registered Member of BACP. I work in secondary schools with 11-18 year olds, I have a private practice offering counselling and supervision.
Welcome to my profile, I work with adolescence & adults with a variety of problems that cause difficulties and may have a knock on effect with your loved ones. We often suffer in silence, truth is talking about your troubles, historical or current, can help to understand yourself better, to live a quality of life that best suits you. I facilitate this process, ensuring working within realistically achievable parameters. I qualified from Wealden Psychology Institute in East Sussex. Registered Member of BACP. I work in secondary schools with 11-18 year olds, I have a private practice offering counselling and supervision.
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Melanie Green
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN26
Thank you for viewing my profile, You may never have considered counselling before and are perhaps wondering what to expect. You may be struggling with difficulties in your life that you want to make sense of, or aware you need support from someone who isn't family or friends. Counselling allows you to speak openly about your feelings without being judged, or fearing hurting anyone's feelings. We can discus a way forward
Thank you for viewing my profile, You may never have considered counselling before and are perhaps wondering what to expect. You may be struggling with difficulties in your life that you want to make sense of, or aware you need support from someone who isn't family or friends. Counselling allows you to speak openly about your feelings without being judged, or fearing hurting anyone's feelings. We can discus a way forward
07444 823226 View 07444 823226
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Francesca Smith Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hailsham BN27
Hello, I’m Francesca! I warmly welcome you to experience a fresh, flexible and friendly approach to therapy by joining me for in-person, virtual or outdoor counselling sessions from a private farm in the beautiful Sussex countryside. Offering support with all things human, it is my hope that our sessions enable you to embrace a sense of wholeness and peace, the ripples touching every corner of your life. It would be my pleasure to work alongside you to achieve this.
Hello, I’m Francesca! I warmly welcome you to experience a fresh, flexible and friendly approach to therapy by joining me for in-person, virtual or outdoor counselling sessions from a private farm in the beautiful Sussex countryside. Offering support with all things human, it is my hope that our sessions enable you to embrace a sense of wholeness and peace, the ripples touching every corner of your life. It would be my pleasure to work alongside you to achieve this.
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Yvonne Knowelden-Garratt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN27
Hello & welcome to my profile. As a Person-Centred Experiential counsellor, I firmly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship & the importance of providing an empathic, safe & non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, & experiences. The client is always at the heart of the counselling process, & I am committed to supporting you to gain self-awareness, improve your psychological wellbeing & reach your full potential - sharing your journey towards healing & self-discovery. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) & follow their ethical code.
Hello & welcome to my profile. As a Person-Centred Experiential counsellor, I firmly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship & the importance of providing an empathic, safe & non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, & experiences. The client is always at the heart of the counselling process, & I am committed to supporting you to gain self-awareness, improve your psychological wellbeing & reach your full potential - sharing your journey towards healing & self-discovery. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) & follow their ethical code.
01323 405198 View 01323 405198
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Elizabeth Ann Jenkins
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN27
Hello, my name is Liz and thank you for visiting my page. We all have times and difficulties in our lives, whether from the past or present, which can sometimes feel overwhelming and can affect our everyday life. I will listen with empathy and without judgement, analysis or direction and support you during our time together to help you move forward in your life. My aim is to create a safe space for us to explore together and help you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, assisting you to find a positive path forward in your life.
Hello, my name is Liz and thank you for visiting my page. We all have times and difficulties in our lives, whether from the past or present, which can sometimes feel overwhelming and can affect our everyday life. I will listen with empathy and without judgement, analysis or direction and support you during our time together to help you move forward in your life. My aim is to create a safe space for us to explore together and help you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, assisting you to find a positive path forward in your life.
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Carol Andrews
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hailsham BN27
Hi a warm welcome! Life can be really trying at times, when we don't know where to go or what to do, but you are not alone. You have just taken the bravest first step, to help you find the support and tools needed to help and empower you on the journey towards healing. I am able to support adults, children and young people experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, grief or loss, abuse, relationship issues, trauma, low self-esteem and confidence and OCD. Whatever has brought you to counselling, we will travel together, at your pace, working to achieve the goals you set.
Hi a warm welcome! Life can be really trying at times, when we don't know where to go or what to do, but you are not alone. You have just taken the bravest first step, to help you find the support and tools needed to help and empower you on the journey towards healing. I am able to support adults, children and young people experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, grief or loss, abuse, relationship issues, trauma, low self-esteem and confidence and OCD. Whatever has brought you to counselling, we will travel together, at your pace, working to achieve the goals you set.
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Angie Osborne Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN27
There are times in your life when you may encounter difficult challenges, feel overwhelmed, stuck & find yourself struggling. You don't need to face this alone. As a Counselling clinician I integrate a range of counselling approaches aiming to work alongside you towards a better understanding of yourself & the issues you are going through. My approach is Humanistic Integrative & Person Centred based which means I tailor the way I work to suit the needs of each person.
There are times in your life when you may encounter difficult challenges, feel overwhelmed, stuck & find yourself struggling. You don't need to face this alone. As a Counselling clinician I integrate a range of counselling approaches aiming to work alongside you towards a better understanding of yourself & the issues you are going through. My approach is Humanistic Integrative & Person Centred based which means I tailor the way I work to suit the needs of each person.
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Polly James
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN26
I am a Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist and have been working in the NHS for over 10 years. I am a compassionate and friendly psychologist with experience of working with children and adults across the lifespan. I also specialise in allergies and feeding difficulties. I love the work that I do and I aim to provide a warm, friendly non-judgmental environment for therapy with children, young people, adults and their families. I am a mother and an experienced yoga teacher and believe in taking a person centered approach to help people meet their goals and make positive changes in their lives.
I am a Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist and have been working in the NHS for over 10 years. I am a compassionate and friendly psychologist with experience of working with children and adults across the lifespan. I also specialise in allergies and feeding difficulties. I love the work that I do and I aim to provide a warm, friendly non-judgmental environment for therapy with children, young people, adults and their families. I am a mother and an experienced yoga teacher and believe in taking a person centered approach to help people meet their goals and make positive changes in their lives.
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Caroline Bell
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN26
Hello. Are you struggling with the impact of traumatic or difficult experiences in your life? Feeling frightened, sad, stuck in unhelpful patterns of thinking about yourself or relating to others? Therapy could help you to move forward in your life. My priority in working with you would be to help you to understand how the feelings, thoughts or behaviours that you are struggling with now are linked to experiences in your life. We would then think about how you can develop new ways of being, that fit more with how you want your life to be. I have over 20 years experience of working with people struggling with various concerns.
Hello. Are you struggling with the impact of traumatic or difficult experiences in your life? Feeling frightened, sad, stuck in unhelpful patterns of thinking about yourself or relating to others? Therapy could help you to move forward in your life. My priority in working with you would be to help you to understand how the feelings, thoughts or behaviours that you are struggling with now are linked to experiences in your life. We would then think about how you can develop new ways of being, that fit more with how you want your life to be. I have over 20 years experience of working with people struggling with various concerns.
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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.