Female Counselling in Hedge End, ENG

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Kirsty Crawley - van Lieshout
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hedge End SO30
Need to talk to someone as you feel stuck? I might be able to help you.
Need to talk to someone as you feel stuck? I might be able to help you.
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Orah Bradshaw
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hedge End SO30
Do you believe you are doing the best you can but unfortunately often end up experiencing repetitive cycles of hurt and misunderstanding? When couples enter my counselling room, they are often filled with pain and despair. They look to me, to address their conflicts, help them recover from distress and repair their relationships.
Do you believe you are doing the best you can but unfortunately often end up experiencing repetitive cycles of hurt and misunderstanding? When couples enter my counselling room, they are often filled with pain and despair. They look to me, to address their conflicts, help them recover from distress and repair their relationships.
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Diane Julie Taylor
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hedge End SO30
Are you sad, experiencing an ongoing battle with low mood and depression? Do you need time and space to work through what's causing your anxiety , stress, upset in your life? Does the daily struggle leave you exhausted and feeling like you want to give up? Physical symptoms are a result of an overthinking mind, negative thought patterns and habits that are causing you emotional distress. You are not alone and effective therapy can be a life changing process enabling you to feel happier and more fulfilled. Taking back control needs new skills, coping mechanisms and a different perspective - making the call is the first step.
Are you sad, experiencing an ongoing battle with low mood and depression? Do you need time and space to work through what's causing your anxiety , stress, upset in your life? Does the daily struggle leave you exhausted and feeling like you want to give up? Physical symptoms are a result of an overthinking mind, negative thought patterns and habits that are causing you emotional distress. You are not alone and effective therapy can be a life changing process enabling you to feel happier and more fulfilled. Taking back control needs new skills, coping mechanisms and a different perspective - making the call is the first step.
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Hannah Pollard Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hedge End SO30
Hello and a warm welcome to you… How are you feeling right now? Perhaps a little anxious at taking your first steps to finding a counsellor. That’s completely normal. Well done for getting this far! Life can feel difficult at times but if you are struggling, you don’t have to face your worries alone. I believe that people have the ability to solve their own problems, but can sometimes feel stuck and need some help. My role is not to advise but to help you to see your own situation more clearly. We will work together to find the solutions that are right for you. Counselling could be the best gift you ever give yourself.
Hello and a warm welcome to you… How are you feeling right now? Perhaps a little anxious at taking your first steps to finding a counsellor. That’s completely normal. Well done for getting this far! Life can feel difficult at times but if you are struggling, you don’t have to face your worries alone. I believe that people have the ability to solve their own problems, but can sometimes feel stuck and need some help. My role is not to advise but to help you to see your own situation more clearly. We will work together to find the solutions that are right for you. Counselling could be the best gift you ever give yourself.
023 8235 6789 View 023 8235 6789
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Michela Trainini
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hedge End SO30
We all get stuck, from time to time. Sometimes it feels like we cannot move forward. It can be frustrating, constraining and painful. Yet there is energy behind every blockage, and looking at it from above – as if from a bridge – can be the first step to unlocking our potential. This is what I aim to offer to my clients. My approach is creative, in that it adapts to individual needs, and culturally sensitive, as it draws on my experience of transit and change. I practise in English and Italian. Face to face and online.
We all get stuck, from time to time. Sometimes it feels like we cannot move forward. It can be frustrating, constraining and painful. Yet there is energy behind every blockage, and looking at it from above – as if from a bridge – can be the first step to unlocking our potential. This is what I aim to offer to my clients. My approach is creative, in that it adapts to individual needs, and culturally sensitive, as it draws on my experience of transit and change. I practise in English and Italian. Face to face and online.
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Jamie Tavener
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hedge End SO30
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, my name is Jamie (she/her) and I am the therapist and owner of Lucent Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a person-centred therapist offering talk therapy both in-person and online. Working in a person-centred way means I value and respect the uniqueness of each person. I aim to offer a warm & confidential space in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings, whether that’s healing past pains or working through present difficulties. I offer a free 15 minute introductory call to give us the opportunity to make contact, talk through what is bringing you to therapy and for you to get to know me and how I work.
Hi, my name is Jamie (she/her) and I am the therapist and owner of Lucent Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a person-centred therapist offering talk therapy both in-person and online. Working in a person-centred way means I value and respect the uniqueness of each person. I aim to offer a warm & confidential space in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings, whether that’s healing past pains or working through present difficulties. I offer a free 15 minute introductory call to give us the opportunity to make contact, talk through what is bringing you to therapy and for you to get to know me and how I work.
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Jigsaw Counselling & Coaching
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hedge End SO30
Does life sometimes feel like a jigsaw puzzle with pieces not slotting together? I am a great believer that we need to invest in ourselves. When life becomes difficult and those pieces are just not fitting, therapy gives you the opportunity to focus on yourself, make you the priority in an otherwise busy life. I have been through such times and it encouraged me to train as a counsellor then a psychotherapist to help clients with general mental health issues and other life difficulties, such as grief and other losses, addiction, sexuality, relationships, domestic abuse and anger issues.
Does life sometimes feel like a jigsaw puzzle with pieces not slotting together? I am a great believer that we need to invest in ourselves. When life becomes difficult and those pieces are just not fitting, therapy gives you the opportunity to focus on yourself, make you the priority in an otherwise busy life. I have been through such times and it encouraged me to train as a counsellor then a psychotherapist to help clients with general mental health issues and other life difficulties, such as grief and other losses, addiction, sexuality, relationships, domestic abuse and anger issues.
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Karen Marolia
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hedge End SO30
If you are reading this it is likely that you are considering therapy. Seeking support when life is presenting challenges can be quite daunting and you may have some worries about sharing your feelings. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment for you to be heard, where I believe the relationship between us is the key to supporting you in your journey. Perhaps experiences from your past or in the present are impacting how you live your daily life or maybe you’re feeling anxious, stressed or generally unhappy and would like to make some changes.
If you are reading this it is likely that you are considering therapy. Seeking support when life is presenting challenges can be quite daunting and you may have some worries about sharing your feelings. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment for you to be heard, where I believe the relationship between us is the key to supporting you in your journey. Perhaps experiences from your past or in the present are impacting how you live your daily life or maybe you’re feeling anxious, stressed or generally unhappy and would like to make some changes.
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Sharon Gayle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hedge End SO30  (Online Only)
Hi, thanks for stopping by for a visit to my page. You might have stopped by because you are struggling with life’s challenges past or present and feel stuck in the same old place? Are these difficulties dictating how you live and feel? If the answer is yes, I can help you facilitate the changes you want for your life, by offering you a safe confidential space to explore who you are? Your wants, fears, anxieties, stresses? Meeting you where you are, and at your pace, without judgement. My approach is a tailor made holistic, whole self-approach, looking at the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of ourselves.
Hi, thanks for stopping by for a visit to my page. You might have stopped by because you are struggling with life’s challenges past or present and feel stuck in the same old place? Are these difficulties dictating how you live and feel? If the answer is yes, I can help you facilitate the changes you want for your life, by offering you a safe confidential space to explore who you are? Your wants, fears, anxieties, stresses? Meeting you where you are, and at your pace, without judgement. My approach is a tailor made holistic, whole self-approach, looking at the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of ourselves.
023 8235 2071 View 023 8235 2071
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Debbie Miles
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hedge End SO30
I am a qualified, Psychodynamic Counsellor with over 6 years' experience supporting clients, within a counselling service and private practice. I understand life can sometimes feel confusing and that you may feel overwhelmed or stuck. Perhaps you have experienced anxiety, change, loss, or relationship difficulties. Events such as these can be difficult to make sense of and leave you feeling unsettled. Counselling offers a unique opportunity to explore concerns, challenges, or anxieties. I provide a non-judgemental space where you can feel safe to express your thoughts and feelings and I will work with you to explore whatever arises.
I am a qualified, Psychodynamic Counsellor with over 6 years' experience supporting clients, within a counselling service and private practice. I understand life can sometimes feel confusing and that you may feel overwhelmed or stuck. Perhaps you have experienced anxiety, change, loss, or relationship difficulties. Events such as these can be difficult to make sense of and leave you feeling unsettled. Counselling offers a unique opportunity to explore concerns, challenges, or anxieties. I provide a non-judgemental space where you can feel safe to express your thoughts and feelings and I will work with you to explore whatever arises.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Clare Webber
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO19
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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laura Mearns
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO18
Hello and welcome. I have many years experience working as a counsellor and I support adults and young people aged 13 and over in the Southampton and Romsey areas. I can help with difficulties such as; anxiety, depression, low mood, self-esteem and relationships. I also specialise in childhood and adult trauma. I offer face to face, online and telephone sessions, depending on what works best for you.
Hello and welcome. I have many years experience working as a counsellor and I support adults and young people aged 13 and over in the Southampton and Romsey areas. I can help with difficulties such as; anxiety, depression, low mood, self-esteem and relationships. I also specialise in childhood and adult trauma. I offer face to face, online and telephone sessions, depending on what works best for you.
023 9200 5357 View 023 9200 5357
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Helen Young Counsellor, HY Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO19
Are you suffering with stress, depression or anxiety? Are you unsettled from the impact of COVID-19 or rising living costs? Do you have unresolved issues in your life that are holding you back? Perhaps talking to a counsellor is the move for you! I provide a friendly and professional counselling service and I am experienced in working with a range of presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma and relationship difficulties. One area that I specialise in is autism spectrum disorder. My sessions are autism, neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ friendly. I help you to normalise, understand and manage your experiences.
Are you suffering with stress, depression or anxiety? Are you unsettled from the impact of COVID-19 or rising living costs? Do you have unresolved issues in your life that are holding you back? Perhaps talking to a counsellor is the move for you! I provide a friendly and professional counselling service and I am experienced in working with a range of presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma and relationship difficulties. One area that I specialise in is autism spectrum disorder. My sessions are autism, neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ friendly. I help you to normalise, understand and manage your experiences.
01329 756804 View 01329 756804
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Madeleine Ayling
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO18  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Madeleine. I specialise in working with eczema and late-diagnosed/self-identifying neurodivergent clients, particularly autism, ADHD and AuDHD. I work online, by email and on the phone with adults aged 18+ across the UK. I help people find confidence and self-acceptance, improve self-esteem and self-compassion, and build a calm and fulfilling life. I’m LGBTQ+ and non-monogamy affirming, sex-positive, kink-aware, body and fat positive. (I currently have space for new email clients - video and phone slots are full).
Hi, I'm Madeleine. I specialise in working with eczema and late-diagnosed/self-identifying neurodivergent clients, particularly autism, ADHD and AuDHD. I work online, by email and on the phone with adults aged 18+ across the UK. I help people find confidence and self-acceptance, improve self-esteem and self-compassion, and build a calm and fulfilling life. I’m LGBTQ+ and non-monogamy affirming, sex-positive, kink-aware, body and fat positive. (I currently have space for new email clients - video and phone slots are full).
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Niki Reeves
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO18
Our earliest relationships have an effect on the relationship we have with ourselves, with those who are important to us, with society, and the wider world in which we live. If carers are unable to give the care that met our changing needs in childhood, if our parents were unable to attune to us, our emotional resilience can be insufficient. Now grown we can feel we list from one crisis to another, have relationships that cause unhappiness and feel life is really difficult and everything goes wrong. Our defence mechanisms, once vital for survival, are now additional problems that can make life almost too difficult to bear.
Our earliest relationships have an effect on the relationship we have with ourselves, with those who are important to us, with society, and the wider world in which we live. If carers are unable to give the care that met our changing needs in childhood, if our parents were unable to attune to us, our emotional resilience can be insufficient. Now grown we can feel we list from one crisis to another, have relationships that cause unhappiness and feel life is really difficult and everything goes wrong. Our defence mechanisms, once vital for survival, are now additional problems that can make life almost too difficult to bear.
023 8214 8084 View 023 8214 8084
Rachella Michaels
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO18
I work gently and compassionately, with individuals/couples, struggling with difficult or painful feelings, managing their emotions, and struggling to enjoy life. Communication is often an issue, as are feelings of unfairness or difficulty forming good, lasting relationships. Issues may involve partners, parents, past traumas, or inner conflict making decisions difficult. They may involve issues at work with colleagues, management or relationships. When working with couples the issues are often about unfulfilled expectations, infidelity, lack of commitment/affection, insecurity, lack of empathy, or experiences of coercion or control
I work gently and compassionately, with individuals/couples, struggling with difficult or painful feelings, managing their emotions, and struggling to enjoy life. Communication is often an issue, as are feelings of unfairness or difficulty forming good, lasting relationships. Issues may involve partners, parents, past traumas, or inner conflict making decisions difficult. They may involve issues at work with colleagues, management or relationships. When working with couples the issues are often about unfulfilled expectations, infidelity, lack of commitment/affection, insecurity, lack of empathy, or experiences of coercion or control
01722 548381 View 01722 548381
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Katy Jones
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO30
Modern life seems to offer more and more challenges, and more and more people are looking for support in facing them. As a counsellor, my role is to provide space and guidance to help you negotiate the current situation you are in, find some understanding, relieve emotional and psychological pain and stress, and return some balance to your life to help you face the demands of the modern world. Exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours with someone from outside your day-to-day life often leads to a fresh perspective, and perhaps a renewed vision for the future. Not only for you, but for the important people in your life too.
Modern life seems to offer more and more challenges, and more and more people are looking for support in facing them. As a counsellor, my role is to provide space and guidance to help you negotiate the current situation you are in, find some understanding, relieve emotional and psychological pain and stress, and return some balance to your life to help you face the demands of the modern world. Exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours with someone from outside your day-to-day life often leads to a fresh perspective, and perhaps a renewed vision for the future. Not only for you, but for the important people in your life too.
01329 556994 View 01329 556994
Debi King
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO30
I am a BABCP accredited CBT & EMDR Therapist with over a decade of extensive experience in therapy treatments for anxiety presentations such as PTSD, Complex Trauma, Depression, Low Self Esteem, Disordered Eating, Emotional Dysregulation and the various anxiety disorders - OCD, generalised anxiety disorder, Health Anxiety, Social Phobia, Panic disorder skin picking and more. I offer a friendly and professional approach and I understand how anxiety provoking therapy can be - why not give me a call or send a WhatsApp or email me? I would happily have a brief chat with you to put your mind at ease.
I am a BABCP accredited CBT & EMDR Therapist with over a decade of extensive experience in therapy treatments for anxiety presentations such as PTSD, Complex Trauma, Depression, Low Self Esteem, Disordered Eating, Emotional Dysregulation and the various anxiety disorders - OCD, generalised anxiety disorder, Health Anxiety, Social Phobia, Panic disorder skin picking and more. I offer a friendly and professional approach and I understand how anxiety provoking therapy can be - why not give me a call or send a WhatsApp or email me? I would happily have a brief chat with you to put your mind at ease.
01489 663136 View 01489 663136
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Questa Psychological Services
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
Southampton SO18
I'm Bandna and I'm the Clinical Director of Questa. We're a small, specialist practice offering gold standard psychological services for children, teenagers, adults and families across Hampshire and Surrey. Our clinicians and support team are here to help you through; whether you want an assessment/diagnosis for autism, ADHD, family support, psychological therapy or supportive psychological coaching (SPC) we can help - and if we can't we'll do our utmost to help you find someone who can. Call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to help you.
I'm Bandna and I'm the Clinical Director of Questa. We're a small, specialist practice offering gold standard psychological services for children, teenagers, adults and families across Hampshire and Surrey. Our clinicians and support team are here to help you through; whether you want an assessment/diagnosis for autism, ADHD, family support, psychological therapy or supportive psychological coaching (SPC) we can help - and if we can't we'll do our utmost to help you find someone who can. Call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to help you.
01252 412471 View 01252 412471
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Nathalie Knevett
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO18
I am an Integrative Counsellor based in Southampton Hampshire. Being Integrative means that I am able to use tools from many different types of therapy to support each individual I work with.
I am an Integrative Counsellor based in Southampton Hampshire. Being Integrative means that I am able to use tools from many different types of therapy to support each individual I work with.
01489 358571 View 01489 358571
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.