Female Counselling in Hastings, ENG

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Vicki Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hastings TN34  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
We are living in challenging times. Do you find that you are struggling at the moment? Are you overwhelmed and in need of emotional support? Talking to someone about how we feel can significantly impact our lives. I can offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore what you are feeling right now, being by your side as you work through your difficulties to move you forward to a happier and more fulfilling life.
We are living in challenging times. Do you find that you are struggling at the moment? Are you overwhelmed and in need of emotional support? Talking to someone about how we feel can significantly impact our lives. I can offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore what you are feeling right now, being by your side as you work through your difficulties to move you forward to a happier and more fulfilling life.
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Rachael Crouch
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hastings TN35
There can be many reasons for accessing therapy and it is well understood that this can be a daunting process. Reading this means you have taken the first step towards finding a Counsellor. My approach to therapy is Person-Centred. I aim to offer a calm, honest and non-judgemental therapeutic space. As a result, my hope would be that you feel safe enough to unpack your feelings and concerns; increase yourself awareness and to move towards and reach your fullest potential. I can offer counselling in many areas with my specialities being Transgender awareness, substance & alcohol abuse, grief & loss counselling.
There can be many reasons for accessing therapy and it is well understood that this can be a daunting process. Reading this means you have taken the first step towards finding a Counsellor. My approach to therapy is Person-Centred. I aim to offer a calm, honest and non-judgemental therapeutic space. As a result, my hope would be that you feel safe enough to unpack your feelings and concerns; increase yourself awareness and to move towards and reach your fullest potential. I can offer counselling in many areas with my specialities being Transgender awareness, substance & alcohol abuse, grief & loss counselling.
01424 619035 View 01424 619035
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Dorothy Arnott
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hastings TN34
Not accepting new clients
'Life is not the way it supposed to be. It is the way it is. The way we cope with it is what makes the difference.' Virginia Satir, psychotherapist. Changes, challenges, fears and loss are all part of our human experience. Sometimes we can manage the difficulties we face, on other occasions we may feel overwhelmed and in need of support. This is true for people at all stages of life. I offer a safe, non-judgemental, confidential and comfortable environment where you can talk about and creatively explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
'Life is not the way it supposed to be. It is the way it is. The way we cope with it is what makes the difference.' Virginia Satir, psychotherapist. Changes, challenges, fears and loss are all part of our human experience. Sometimes we can manage the difficulties we face, on other occasions we may feel overwhelmed and in need of support. This is true for people at all stages of life. I offer a safe, non-judgemental, confidential and comfortable environment where you can talk about and creatively explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
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Harriet Dudley
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hastings TN34
As an integrative psychotherapist I tailor my approach to meet your needs. Together we will develop tools to help you manage your thoughts and feelings so that you can have the relationships you want and pursue a meaningful life. If you are struggling with emotional pain, worry, anxiety or depression, I can provide a safe and confidential space to begin your recovery. During your introductory session you can get a sense of if and how we might work together.
As an integrative psychotherapist I tailor my approach to meet your needs. Together we will develop tools to help you manage your thoughts and feelings so that you can have the relationships you want and pursue a meaningful life. If you are struggling with emotional pain, worry, anxiety or depression, I can provide a safe and confidential space to begin your recovery. During your introductory session you can get a sense of if and how we might work together.
01424 619080 View 01424 619080
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Bay De Veen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hastings TN34  (Online Only)
If you feel alone, anxious, depressed or confused about life, and want to explore who you are and what you want from life, and relationships, I can offer a supportive presence. Having the space and time to reflect on life is so necessary in managing mental health, but often we don't make time for ourse. There is so much uncertainty right now and often we just need a companion to take a different perspective and help re-situate our worries and fears. I am a queer, Ace-spec lesbian therapist working with the core conditions of empathy, acceptance and congruence to provide an open and expansive space for clients to feel heard and seen.
If you feel alone, anxious, depressed or confused about life, and want to explore who you are and what you want from life, and relationships, I can offer a supportive presence. Having the space and time to reflect on life is so necessary in managing mental health, but often we don't make time for ourse. There is so much uncertainty right now and often we just need a companion to take a different perspective and help re-situate our worries and fears. I am a queer, Ace-spec lesbian therapist working with the core conditions of empathy, acceptance and congruence to provide an open and expansive space for clients to feel heard and seen.
01424 232865 View 01424 232865
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Jennifer Cornish
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hastings TN35
I am a fully accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and psychodynamic counsellor. I have worked extensively in both the NHS and charitable sectors as a manager, supervisor and lecturer. I offer specialist interventions for both assessments and treatments. I work autonomously within the ethical guidelines of both the BABCP and the BACP. I offer therapy for depression and anxiety and related and co-morbid disorders. I am an empathic, caring and non judgemental therapist who is keen to support you to meet your goals and feel better. I am actively engaged in keeping up to date with developments in my field.
I am a fully accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and psychodynamic counsellor. I have worked extensively in both the NHS and charitable sectors as a manager, supervisor and lecturer. I offer specialist interventions for both assessments and treatments. I work autonomously within the ethical guidelines of both the BABCP and the BACP. I offer therapy for depression and anxiety and related and co-morbid disorders. I am an empathic, caring and non judgemental therapist who is keen to support you to meet your goals and feel better. I am actively engaged in keeping up to date with developments in my field.
01622 322391 View 01622 322391
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Christine Roberts
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hastings TN35
You may be feeling sad, confused or curious. You may be looking for support in understanding a difficult period or relationship in your life. You may be feeling desperate or feeling things just aren't right. Putting concerns into words and sharing your thoughts and feelings can be the first step to addressing the issues and resolving them. If we think together about significant relationships and events we can usually together come to an understanding that will help clarify why events have thrown you off balance. We may discover what is blocking your joy and energy. Self awareness can deepen and self compassion grow.
You may be feeling sad, confused or curious. You may be looking for support in understanding a difficult period or relationship in your life. You may be feeling desperate or feeling things just aren't right. Putting concerns into words and sharing your thoughts and feelings can be the first step to addressing the issues and resolving them. If we think together about significant relationships and events we can usually together come to an understanding that will help clarify why events have thrown you off balance. We may discover what is blocking your joy and energy. Self awareness can deepen and self compassion grow.
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Dr Rachel Bull
Psychotherapist, ACP
Verified Verified
Hastings TN35
I see children and young people aged 0 - 25 with a wide range of difficulties - including complex mental health problems, autism, physical health conditions and those struggling with the day-to-day social and emotional challenges of growing up. Most people will experience times in their lives when they are worried or distressed. In an initial consultation we will explore the ways I might be able to help so that family life and emotional well-being can improve.
I see children and young people aged 0 - 25 with a wide range of difficulties - including complex mental health problems, autism, physical health conditions and those struggling with the day-to-day social and emotional challenges of growing up. Most people will experience times in their lives when they are worried or distressed. In an initial consultation we will explore the ways I might be able to help so that family life and emotional well-being can improve.
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Leonie Roffe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hastings TN34
I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative person-centred counsellor based in Hastings, and I work with individuals and couples. I offer a safe, accepting and compassionate space for you to be completely yourself, where you can experience your emotions without judgement. We can explore what it is that has brought you to counselling at your own pace, and find ways to navigate the difficult times together.
I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative person-centred counsellor based in Hastings, and I work with individuals and couples. I offer a safe, accepting and compassionate space for you to be completely yourself, where you can experience your emotions without judgement. We can explore what it is that has brought you to counselling at your own pace, and find ways to navigate the difficult times together.
01323 671803 View 01323 671803
Photo of Lucy Skelton, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Lucy Skelton
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hastings TN34
Hi, I am an experienced psychotherapist who can support you to explore whatever you wish to bring and then encourage you to find your own solutions. Psychotherapy allows us to explore our life and experiences and reach a deeper understanding of ourselves. This occurs in an atmosphere of safety and respect and offers a space in which you are really listened to and the whole of you is welcomed. People come to therapy for different reasons, but at the root of most of these is the experience of suffering. Therapy offers us the opportunity to enquire into the nature of our suffering and discover our innate capacity for healing.
Hi, I am an experienced psychotherapist who can support you to explore whatever you wish to bring and then encourage you to find your own solutions. Psychotherapy allows us to explore our life and experiences and reach a deeper understanding of ourselves. This occurs in an atmosphere of safety and respect and offers a space in which you are really listened to and the whole of you is welcomed. People come to therapy for different reasons, but at the root of most of these is the experience of suffering. Therapy offers us the opportunity to enquire into the nature of our suffering and discover our innate capacity for healing.
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Claire Brockman Moody
Psychotherapist, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Hastings TN35
I am an Art, play and verbal psychotherapist with 27 years experience in working with children, adolescents, adults and their families. I have additional training in family therapy, CBT, ABA Trauma, Parenting and Clinical Supervision. I've worked within many CAMHS, Social Services, schools and private psychiatric hospitals. I also run a strong, freelance portfolio. I am fully registered with the HCPC, PHA & BAAT. I'm fully insured and clinically supervised. Services I offer include assessment of mental health/therapeutic need, bespoke treatment plans, consultation and supervision. My work is gentle, particular and effective.
I am an Art, play and verbal psychotherapist with 27 years experience in working with children, adolescents, adults and their families. I have additional training in family therapy, CBT, ABA Trauma, Parenting and Clinical Supervision. I've worked within many CAMHS, Social Services, schools and private psychiatric hospitals. I also run a strong, freelance portfolio. I am fully registered with the HCPC, PHA & BAAT. I'm fully insured and clinically supervised. Services I offer include assessment of mental health/therapeutic need, bespoke treatment plans, consultation and supervision. My work is gentle, particular and effective.
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Carrie Dubber
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hastings TN34
I have worked in the NHS for 20 years, initially as an Occupational Therapist and subsequently as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Therapy Supervisor. I have worked with a wide range of issues such as Anxiety, Phobias, Panic disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression PTSD and Trauma. I also work with relationship issues and the impact on depression, self esteem, body dysmorphia and eating issues. I am highly skilled in groupwork as well as 1:1 Therapy. Therapies Offered: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Inter-Personal Therapy (IPT). EMDR for PTSD and complex trauma.
I have worked in the NHS for 20 years, initially as an Occupational Therapist and subsequently as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Therapy Supervisor. I have worked with a wide range of issues such as Anxiety, Phobias, Panic disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depression PTSD and Trauma. I also work with relationship issues and the impact on depression, self esteem, body dysmorphia and eating issues. I am highly skilled in groupwork as well as 1:1 Therapy. Therapies Offered: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Inter-Personal Therapy (IPT). EMDR for PTSD and complex trauma.
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Amanda Dormon
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hastings TN34
Couples often come to see me at a crucial turning point in their relationship, following the birth of a child, after an affair, or when communication feels like it has broken down. I also see individuals affected by the same issues, plus anxiety and grief, loss, depression or a sense that life may not have turned out the way they would have hoped. Whatever you’re struggling with, having a non-judgmental other, who is able to think when thinking can often feel impossible, can bring relief and a feeling of being understood, perhaps for the very first time.
Couples often come to see me at a crucial turning point in their relationship, following the birth of a child, after an affair, or when communication feels like it has broken down. I also see individuals affected by the same issues, plus anxiety and grief, loss, depression or a sense that life may not have turned out the way they would have hoped. Whatever you’re struggling with, having a non-judgmental other, who is able to think when thinking can often feel impossible, can bring relief and a feeling of being understood, perhaps for the very first time.
01424 236557 View 01424 236557
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Jenny Murray-Smith
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hastings TN37
My name is Jenny and I am a qualified counsellor. I see people struggling with a range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, OCD, panic disorder, relationship issues, phobias and low-esteem. I also see couples who find themselves with issues such as poor communication, issues with trust, lack of confidence of one or both, jealousy and sexual issues.
My name is Jenny and I am a qualified counsellor. I see people struggling with a range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, OCD, panic disorder, relationship issues, phobias and low-esteem. I also see couples who find themselves with issues such as poor communication, issues with trust, lack of confidence of one or both, jealousy and sexual issues.
01424 236859 View 01424 236859
Photo of Laura Bradshaw, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Laura Bradshaw
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hastings TN34
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that every client is unique, and so I adapt my approach to suit the individual. I also believe in the value and healing power of providing a non-judgemental, empathic and accepting relationship - an experience of relationship that many individuals may not have had previously. I currently see clients: - face-to-face on Monday mornings and lunch times in Hastings, East Sussex - Online via Zoom on Monday afternoons, Tuesday afternoons & evenings and Wednesday afternoons - face-to-face on Thursday all day in Chancery Lane, London
I believe that every client is unique, and so I adapt my approach to suit the individual. I also believe in the value and healing power of providing a non-judgemental, empathic and accepting relationship - an experience of relationship that many individuals may not have had previously. I currently see clients: - face-to-face on Monday mornings and lunch times in Hastings, East Sussex - Online via Zoom on Monday afternoons, Tuesday afternoons & evenings and Wednesday afternoons - face-to-face on Thursday all day in Chancery Lane, London
020 3962 0318 View 020 3962 0318
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Sue Beaney
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hastings TN35
If you are looking to come to therapy for the first time or are wanting a deeper exploration of old troubles I can offer you my undivided attention. I know how challenging it can be and yet how exciting. I hope that together we will be able to make sense of the confusions and struggles of the twenty first century world as you experience it. Loss, relationship breakdown, anxiety and depression, trauma past or present, sexuality or gender conundrums set in the backdrop of climate crisis, war, rocketing inflation and pandemic recovery are all grist to the mill of personal growth.
If you are looking to come to therapy for the first time or are wanting a deeper exploration of old troubles I can offer you my undivided attention. I know how challenging it can be and yet how exciting. I hope that together we will be able to make sense of the confusions and struggles of the twenty first century world as you experience it. Loss, relationship breakdown, anxiety and depression, trauma past or present, sexuality or gender conundrums set in the backdrop of climate crisis, war, rocketing inflation and pandemic recovery are all grist to the mill of personal growth.
01885 477334 View 01885 477334
Photo of Susanne Freytag, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Susanne Freytag
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hastings TN34
Hello, I am a fully qualified UKCP registered Psychotherapist and Certified Transactional Analyst offering online sessions for individuals and couples. Transactional Analysis offers an accessible theory of human development, personality and social interaction. I am bilingual in English and German. My approach is integrative, relational, inclusive, non-pathologising. In my work I am interested in helping you how to improve ways of relating and communicating with others, how to make sense of your current situation and assisting you finding meaning, autonomy and spontaneity in the present.
Hello, I am a fully qualified UKCP registered Psychotherapist and Certified Transactional Analyst offering online sessions for individuals and couples. Transactional Analysis offers an accessible theory of human development, personality and social interaction. I am bilingual in English and German. My approach is integrative, relational, inclusive, non-pathologising. In my work I am interested in helping you how to improve ways of relating and communicating with others, how to make sense of your current situation and assisting you finding meaning, autonomy and spontaneity in the present.
01424 232839 View 01424 232839
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Charlotte Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hastings TN34
Hi, I am a qualified person-centred counsellor in Hastings with experience of working with adults and adolescents. I offer a holistic and creative approach to therapy, where I have extensive training and experience working with a wide range of issues. I understand seeking counselling can be a very difficult daunting process. I am naturally empathic, supportive and non-judgmental. I am passionate in my belief of working together to create a trusting authentic therapeutic relationship, to explore potentially difficult and tender aspects of your life in a safe and confidential space.
Hi, I am a qualified person-centred counsellor in Hastings with experience of working with adults and adolescents. I offer a holistic and creative approach to therapy, where I have extensive training and experience working with a wide range of issues. I understand seeking counselling can be a very difficult daunting process. I am naturally empathic, supportive and non-judgmental. I am passionate in my belief of working together to create a trusting authentic therapeutic relationship, to explore potentially difficult and tender aspects of your life in a safe and confidential space.
01424 236856 View 01424 236856
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Lindsay McKean
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hastings TN34
Therapy is a unique and powerful undertaking that can change how you see yourself in the world. It can also be a playful and creative way to recover aspects of yourself that have been hidden, rejected or disallowed. I work with individuals who wish to explore their life and what they want it to be, or who are experiencing problems with relationships, anxiety, depression, illness, work or bereavement. I have a particular interest in working with dreams and creativity, both of which can be a means of tapping into inner processes and potential.
Therapy is a unique and powerful undertaking that can change how you see yourself in the world. It can also be a playful and creative way to recover aspects of yourself that have been hidden, rejected or disallowed. I work with individuals who wish to explore their life and what they want it to be, or who are experiencing problems with relationships, anxiety, depression, illness, work or bereavement. I have a particular interest in working with dreams and creativity, both of which can be a means of tapping into inner processes and potential.
01273 934624 View 01273 934624
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Butterflies Child & Adolescent Counselling Service
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hastings TN34
I am a Integrative Trauma Informed Therapist & Supervisor, Registered and Accredited with the BACP, NCPS and the CMA. My trauma training has been with The Grove, Wealden Institute, Babette Rothschild, Children's Accelerated Trauma Technique, EMDR, EFT. I have two private clinical services, AAAC Counselling working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Butterflies Therapy, Wellbeing and Training Centre working with children, young people and adults. I offer 1-1 counselling, where you can explore what is important to you, to find your way forward without judgment at a pace that feels right for you.
I am a Integrative Trauma Informed Therapist & Supervisor, Registered and Accredited with the BACP, NCPS and the CMA. My trauma training has been with The Grove, Wealden Institute, Babette Rothschild, Children's Accelerated Trauma Technique, EMDR, EFT. I have two private clinical services, AAAC Counselling working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Butterflies Therapy, Wellbeing and Training Centre working with children, young people and adults. I offer 1-1 counselling, where you can explore what is important to you, to find your way forward without judgment at a pace that feels right for you.
01435 512341 View 01435 512341
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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.