Female Counselling in Herne Bay, ENG

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Maria Malster
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Herne Bay CT6
Hi my name is Maria Malster and I am a qualified and registered integrative counsellor working with adults and adolescents. I am accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and psychotherapists - BACP and I abide by their ethical framework. I am passionate about supporting other people through difficult times In their lives and I have over 6 years experience working with survivors of sexual assault. I am a warm, caring and empathic person who can offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where together we can explore the difficulties worrying you.
Hi my name is Maria Malster and I am a qualified and registered integrative counsellor working with adults and adolescents. I am accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and psychotherapists - BACP and I abide by their ethical framework. I am passionate about supporting other people through difficult times In their lives and I have over 6 years experience working with survivors of sexual assault. I am a warm, caring and empathic person who can offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where together we can explore the difficulties worrying you.
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Jayne Lambert
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Herne Bay CT6
With 20 years experience as a Counsellor & 10 years as an Art Psychotherapist within various NHS, Education and Community-based services, I've since specialised in EMDR therapy and am now an Accredited Practitioner with the EMDR Association UK & Ireland. Although EMDR is widely recognised as a trauma-focused therapy, it can effectively treat a broad range of issues, often in a relatively short-term time-frame. EMDR helps process intense emotions, self-limiting beliefs & behavioural patterns in the present which seem stuck on repeat, as they often track back to distressing or overwhelming relational-issues or life events in the past.
With 20 years experience as a Counsellor & 10 years as an Art Psychotherapist within various NHS, Education and Community-based services, I've since specialised in EMDR therapy and am now an Accredited Practitioner with the EMDR Association UK & Ireland. Although EMDR is widely recognised as a trauma-focused therapy, it can effectively treat a broad range of issues, often in a relatively short-term time-frame. EMDR helps process intense emotions, self-limiting beliefs & behavioural patterns in the present which seem stuck on repeat, as they often track back to distressing or overwhelming relational-issues or life events in the past.
07480 486561 View 07480 486561
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Alice Lawrence
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Herne Bay CT6
Psychotherapist specialising in work with children, young people and families. I offer support for a wide range of psychological, behavioural and emotional difficulties, including trauma, with a focus on tailoring to individual or family needs. My approach encompasses sessions on a one-to-one basis, as well as with families or groups. I can provide short and long-term interventions. I care deeply about fostering emotional health and wellbeing, dedicated to achieving lasting change.
Psychotherapist specialising in work with children, young people and families. I offer support for a wide range of psychological, behavioural and emotional difficulties, including trauma, with a focus on tailoring to individual or family needs. My approach encompasses sessions on a one-to-one basis, as well as with families or groups. I can provide short and long-term interventions. I care deeply about fostering emotional health and wellbeing, dedicated to achieving lasting change.
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Heartfelt Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Herne Bay CT6
Hi my name is Dawn. I have been a Counselling Professional since 2005. I have a lived experience of depression and life and how we build building blocks, one upon the other, carrying all these blocks within us and how we need to release these blocks. I have a depth of experience both professionally and personally especially with mental health issues with children and adults. I live in reality and know the depths of pain that we can hold inside and the depths of pain this has on those around us. I also know the beauty that acceptance of this pain leads to and the creativity, the freeing and the emergence of you really are.
Hi my name is Dawn. I have been a Counselling Professional since 2005. I have a lived experience of depression and life and how we build building blocks, one upon the other, carrying all these blocks within us and how we need to release these blocks. I have a depth of experience both professionally and personally especially with mental health issues with children and adults. I live in reality and know the depths of pain that we can hold inside and the depths of pain this has on those around us. I also know the beauty that acceptance of this pain leads to and the creativity, the freeing and the emergence of you really are.
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Holly Hutchings
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Herne Bay CT6
I can work with issues such as; Depression and low mood, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (chronic worry), Panic Disorder, Health Anxiety, Body Dysmorphic Disorder Phobias (including Agoraphobia, needle and blood phobias, and Emetophobia – fear of vomit), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (including complex trauma), low self-esteem, perfectionism, difficulties with emotional regulation, stress, sleep difficulties, long-term difficulties stemming from childhood abuse and/or neglect
I can work with issues such as; Depression and low mood, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (chronic worry), Panic Disorder, Health Anxiety, Body Dysmorphic Disorder Phobias (including Agoraphobia, needle and blood phobias, and Emetophobia – fear of vomit), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (including complex trauma), low self-esteem, perfectionism, difficulties with emotional regulation, stress, sleep difficulties, long-term difficulties stemming from childhood abuse and/or neglect
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Vivienne Pettman MBACP - Fairwinds Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Herne Bay CT6
Hello my names Vivienne I am passionate in helping individuals to feel heard and understood. I help my clients to be able to open up and feel safe to explore thoughts and feelings that have been painful to visit I help clients to be able to express themselves in ways they may not be able to outside of the counselling environment, my clients leave feeling empowered to come back and unpack the things that have been holding them back from making decisions that benefit them and not to please others . Ultimately I want my clients to feel empowered and comfortable to be themselves in a society that demands conformity.
Hello my names Vivienne I am passionate in helping individuals to feel heard and understood. I help my clients to be able to open up and feel safe to explore thoughts and feelings that have been painful to visit I help clients to be able to express themselves in ways they may not be able to outside of the counselling environment, my clients leave feeling empowered to come back and unpack the things that have been holding them back from making decisions that benefit them and not to please others . Ultimately I want my clients to feel empowered and comfortable to be themselves in a society that demands conformity.
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Keila Barnard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Herne Bay CT6  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello and welcome to my profile! Let me first answer a question which most people ask, which is about how to pronounce my name, I’m Keila - think Sheila with a K. I am a qualified and experienced ‘integrative’ therapist and clinical supervisor. The ‘integrative’ bit means that that I am trained in, and can draw on, a range of skills aiming to find the way of working which suits you best. Therapy with me is a collaborative experience where we work together to look at the source of the problem and find ways of enabling you to move forward in an authentic way. Sessions can be on a short or long term basis.
Hello and welcome to my profile! Let me first answer a question which most people ask, which is about how to pronounce my name, I’m Keila - think Sheila with a K. I am a qualified and experienced ‘integrative’ therapist and clinical supervisor. The ‘integrative’ bit means that that I am trained in, and can draw on, a range of skills aiming to find the way of working which suits you best. Therapy with me is a collaborative experience where we work together to look at the source of the problem and find ways of enabling you to move forward in an authentic way. Sessions can be on a short or long term basis.
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Jolene Broad
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Herne Bay CT6
People often say they wonder if their issues are ‘enough’ to seek therapy. I say that ‘If it bothers you then that is ‘enough’ to seek therapy.’ The relationship between you and your therapist is unique, one you won't experience anywhere else, and one where you are at the heart. I am separate from your social circles & family, and I won’t judge, give my opinion or give advice. Together we can create a space that is entirely focused on you and what you need. I am committed to building a relationship with you that will allow you to be honest, open, honest and feel safe enough to explore yourself, your world and your problems.
People often say they wonder if their issues are ‘enough’ to seek therapy. I say that ‘If it bothers you then that is ‘enough’ to seek therapy.’ The relationship between you and your therapist is unique, one you won't experience anywhere else, and one where you are at the heart. I am separate from your social circles & family, and I won’t judge, give my opinion or give advice. Together we can create a space that is entirely focused on you and what you need. I am committed to building a relationship with you that will allow you to be honest, open, honest and feel safe enough to explore yourself, your world and your problems.
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Aurelia De Rocha
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Herne Bay CT6
If you've got problems, I can help.. As a therapist I am happiest when I am genuinely able to make a difference to someone and help them feel better. I have had a great deal of experience of working with many different people, each one of them with their own unique story, and their own way of seeing the world, each one of them also with the problems that sometimes arise for all of us as human beings trying to live the best we can. Maybe you feel anxious and don't know why? Perhaps you've had things happen that are still affecting you?
If you've got problems, I can help.. As a therapist I am happiest when I am genuinely able to make a difference to someone and help them feel better. I have had a great deal of experience of working with many different people, each one of them with their own unique story, and their own way of seeing the world, each one of them also with the problems that sometimes arise for all of us as human beings trying to live the best we can. Maybe you feel anxious and don't know why? Perhaps you've had things happen that are still affecting you?
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Ann-Louise McCarthy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Herne Bay CT6
I am Ann McCarthy and I am a UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. I am also a member of CPJA (Council for Psychoanalytic and Jungian Analysts). I provide Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. Our work together will focus on identifying, better understanding and working through the issues that are impacting negatively on your life so you are able to develop positive changes within yourself and in your ways of relating with others.
I am Ann McCarthy and I am a UKCP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. I am also a member of CPJA (Council for Psychoanalytic and Jungian Analysts). I provide Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. Our work together will focus on identifying, better understanding and working through the issues that are impacting negatively on your life so you are able to develop positive changes within yourself and in your ways of relating with others.
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Nicola Janes
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Herne Bay CT6
Life can be hard and sometimes certain moments, times, and actions can add to this. When this happens, it can be hard to talk about it and especially to the people close to us. Sometimes we just need to talk to someone in impartial, who will not judge and just listen. I am an Integrative/Person Centered based counsellor who has experience of working with people from the age of 12 to 70 and I am here to listen to you with no judgement. I have experience of working with people who have different mental health issues and disorders.
Life can be hard and sometimes certain moments, times, and actions can add to this. When this happens, it can be hard to talk about it and especially to the people close to us. Sometimes we just need to talk to someone in impartial, who will not judge and just listen. I am an Integrative/Person Centered based counsellor who has experience of working with people from the age of 12 to 70 and I am here to listen to you with no judgement. I have experience of working with people who have different mental health issues and disorders.
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Christina Michael
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Herne Bay CT6
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist fully accredited with the BABCP. I am also a training Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in advanced clinical studies with the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (a UKCP accredited course). My experience has varied from working with child, adolescent and adult trauma, neurodiversity’s such as ADHD, Autism and Sensory Difficulties, to a number of psychological disorders in the NHS and IAPT services. I have worked with a range of ages and diverse backgrounds and my work focus often being related to trauma and self-identity.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist fully accredited with the BABCP. I am also a training Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in advanced clinical studies with the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (a UKCP accredited course). My experience has varied from working with child, adolescent and adult trauma, neurodiversity’s such as ADHD, Autism and Sensory Difficulties, to a number of psychological disorders in the NHS and IAPT services. I have worked with a range of ages and diverse backgrounds and my work focus often being related to trauma and self-identity.
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Amanda Swan
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Herne Bay CT6
I understand how difficult even contemplating seeking a counsellor or psychotherapist can be, to seek someone you trust, who will not judge you, and at the same time help you feel heard and understood. It is my job to help you feel safe and secure in therapy and I do this by being open about how I work, to hold the space for you so that you can bring your difficulties to counselling, and listening to what you want to achieve. I am here to listen with empathy, It is important that you receive the therapy that is right for you; everyone is an individual with their own individual needs.
I understand how difficult even contemplating seeking a counsellor or psychotherapist can be, to seek someone you trust, who will not judge you, and at the same time help you feel heard and understood. It is my job to help you feel safe and secure in therapy and I do this by being open about how I work, to hold the space for you so that you can bring your difficulties to counselling, and listening to what you want to achieve. I am here to listen with empathy, It is important that you receive the therapy that is right for you; everyone is an individual with their own individual needs.
01604 279362 View 01604 279362
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Jenny Blain Counselling & Clinical Supervision
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Herne Bay CT6
Hi there and welcome to Jenny Blain Counselling. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor & clinical supervisor based in Canterbury. The core of my counselling practise is humanistic but I work in an integrative way, drawing from many different counselling theories to meet my clients' needs. I have experience working in educational settings such as colleges and special educational needs schools as well as in private practise. My clients are teenagers, young adults, adults and couples.
Hi there and welcome to Jenny Blain Counselling. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor & clinical supervisor based in Canterbury. The core of my counselling practise is humanistic but I work in an integrative way, drawing from many different counselling theories to meet my clients' needs. I have experience working in educational settings such as colleges and special educational needs schools as well as in private practise. My clients are teenagers, young adults, adults and couples.
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Sara Biddle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Herne Bay CT6
Are you struggling to connect with the things that matter in your life? Perhaps your thoughts and emotions are leaving you feeling overwhelmed. You might be worrying about the future and/or finding it difficult to deal with your past. These struggles may be impacting upon your motivation, you may be feeling tearful, experiencing disturbed sleep, using substances to numb your pain. Right now you are feeling stuck and are seeking someone to come alongside you and help you to explore a way forward. Our therapeutic relationship can pave the way to an empowering, successful and enlightening experience.
Are you struggling to connect with the things that matter in your life? Perhaps your thoughts and emotions are leaving you feeling overwhelmed. You might be worrying about the future and/or finding it difficult to deal with your past. These struggles may be impacting upon your motivation, you may be feeling tearful, experiencing disturbed sleep, using substances to numb your pain. Right now you are feeling stuck and are seeking someone to come alongside you and help you to explore a way forward. Our therapeutic relationship can pave the way to an empowering, successful and enlightening experience.
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Jane Gore
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Herne Bay CT6
Hello, I am a qualified and experienced therapist working with adults and adolescents. I have over 5 years experience working with survivors of sexual assault. I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation.
Hello, I am a qualified and experienced therapist working with adults and adolescents. I have over 5 years experience working with survivors of sexual assault. I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation.
01227 949755 View 01227 949755
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Selina Pryor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Herne Bay CT6
If your everyday life and general wellbeing are being affected by how you’re feeling, it is a good time to get some help. I am Lead Counsellor at Pilgrims Hospices and I work as a school counsellor. In my private practice I offer individual counselling for young people and adults. Counselling can offer the space and time needed to work through experiences and issues, it is an opportunity to be heard and to feel understood. It can help in building better self-awareness, relationships and overall quality of life. Choosing a counsellor that feels like the right person is really important.
If your everyday life and general wellbeing are being affected by how you’re feeling, it is a good time to get some help. I am Lead Counsellor at Pilgrims Hospices and I work as a school counsellor. In my private practice I offer individual counselling for young people and adults. Counselling can offer the space and time needed to work through experiences and issues, it is an opportunity to be heard and to feel understood. It can help in building better self-awareness, relationships and overall quality of life. Choosing a counsellor that feels like the right person is really important.
01227 947993 View 01227 947993
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Emma Callan B E M
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Herne Bay CT6
It is an important decision to invest in yourself through counselling. I  would welcome the opportunity to work with you. I am a warm, open and caring person. I take each session at your pace and can work short or long term. I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework and will provide you with a safe, non judgemental space to work in. I offer the following sessions: Face to Face, Virtual via Teams and Telephone.
It is an important decision to invest in yourself through counselling. I  would welcome the opportunity to work with you. I am a warm, open and caring person. I take each session at your pace and can work short or long term. I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework and will provide you with a safe, non judgemental space to work in. I offer the following sessions: Face to Face, Virtual via Teams and Telephone.
01227 931645 View 01227 931645
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Sarah Heap
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Herne Bay CT6
Sometimes people may experience emotional distress and pain arising from life changes, relationship break-up, redundancy, bereavement. They may feel depressed, anxious or confused. Perhaps there's trauma, stress or difficult illness. Problems may be from the past too. Sometimes the cause can be unclear, where low mood or anxiety have become overwhelming. If you’re struggling on your own to make sense of things or to find a way forward, reach out to someone outside of your immediate circle of family and friends. Here you can experience being listened to without judgment, feel understood and work to resolve your difficulties.
Sometimes people may experience emotional distress and pain arising from life changes, relationship break-up, redundancy, bereavement. They may feel depressed, anxious or confused. Perhaps there's trauma, stress or difficult illness. Problems may be from the past too. Sometimes the cause can be unclear, where low mood or anxiety have become overwhelming. If you’re struggling on your own to make sense of things or to find a way forward, reach out to someone outside of your immediate circle of family and friends. Here you can experience being listened to without judgment, feel understood and work to resolve your difficulties.
01227 532639 View 01227 532639
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Felicity Waters
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Herne Bay CT6
Hi am Felicity, a Level 4 Dip counsellor, and registered member of the BACP. I work with adults experiencing a variety of struggles including anger, sadness, anxiety or hopelessness which are impacting negatively upon their relationships, work and life in general. Perhaps it has become impossible to meet your own needs due to placing the needs of others above your own, and a reluctance to say 'no' is leaving you burnt out. Life in the current climate has seen an increase in people struggling with their mental health and in need of some support, yet not knowing where to turn for understanding and validation can be lonely.
Hi am Felicity, a Level 4 Dip counsellor, and registered member of the BACP. I work with adults experiencing a variety of struggles including anger, sadness, anxiety or hopelessness which are impacting negatively upon their relationships, work and life in general. Perhaps it has become impossible to meet your own needs due to placing the needs of others above your own, and a reluctance to say 'no' is leaving you burnt out. Life in the current climate has seen an increase in people struggling with their mental health and in need of some support, yet not knowing where to turn for understanding and validation can be lonely.
01227 538076 View 01227 538076
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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.