Female Counselling in Heslington, ENG

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Sarinrat Thomas
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Heslington YO10
I am Dramatherapist and Psychotherapist with extensive experience in clinical, private practice and educational settings. Many years of experience working in Higher Education Sectors. HCPC registrant since 2002. Experienced integrative therapist, working with a varied approach including dramatherapy, psychodrama. psychodramatic, single-session, solution-focused, CBT and mindfulness. Many years of experience working with many issues including neurodiversity, abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, gender identity, relationship issues, and relocation related issues. I am also certified life coach.
I am Dramatherapist and Psychotherapist with extensive experience in clinical, private practice and educational settings. Many years of experience working in Higher Education Sectors. HCPC registrant since 2002. Experienced integrative therapist, working with a varied approach including dramatherapy, psychodrama. psychodramatic, single-session, solution-focused, CBT and mindfulness. Many years of experience working with many issues including neurodiversity, abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, gender identity, relationship issues, and relocation related issues. I am also certified life coach.
01904 803229 View 01904 803229
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Madeleine Bentley
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Heslington YO10
I am a BACP accredited counsellor in Heworth, York, YO31. I work with adults who are finding life, relationships, work and study difficult for many reasons. I am particularly experienced at working with people under 40 and university students. In person and online sessions available. Tuesday & Wednesday day times. Weekly or fortnightly sessions to suit you.
I am a BACP accredited counsellor in Heworth, York, YO31. I work with adults who are finding life, relationships, work and study difficult for many reasons. I am particularly experienced at working with people under 40 and university students. In person and online sessions available. Tuesday & Wednesday day times. Weekly or fortnightly sessions to suit you.
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Jasmine Cortazzi
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Heslington YO10
Do you suffer from high levels of anxiety, self-doubt, and a tendency to be self-critical, blaming yourself for the difficulties you face? Maybe you have high standards, are a perfectionist, work hard, and are ambitious to achieve. However, challenges around relationships, anxiety, work stress, and trauma can feel overwhelming and you feel 'stuck'. No-one wants problems to impact on people we love, our work performance, or our mental health. I empower you to find calm, strength, confidence and courage to enhance your life. I work with individual adults-not couples- and also teenagers. Contact me for a free consultation.
Do you suffer from high levels of anxiety, self-doubt, and a tendency to be self-critical, blaming yourself for the difficulties you face? Maybe you have high standards, are a perfectionist, work hard, and are ambitious to achieve. However, challenges around relationships, anxiety, work stress, and trauma can feel overwhelming and you feel 'stuck'. No-one wants problems to impact on people we love, our work performance, or our mental health. I empower you to find calm, strength, confidence and courage to enhance your life. I work with individual adults-not couples- and also teenagers. Contact me for a free consultation.
01889 221614 View 01889 221614
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Dr Tanya Frances
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Heslington YO10
I work with adults and young people (16+). My clients come for a range of reasons. I have experience working in a range of settings with clients who have different goals/needs. However, most of my experience is with clients who have experienced trauma. Usually this work is around supporting clients to work through or process the things that cause them distress, and exploring what living more fully or meaningfully looks like, so that they are less impacted by things that have happened in the past. I welcome all enquiries, and I welcome students and trainee therapists.
I work with adults and young people (16+). My clients come for a range of reasons. I have experience working in a range of settings with clients who have different goals/needs. However, most of my experience is with clients who have experienced trauma. Usually this work is around supporting clients to work through or process the things that cause them distress, and exploring what living more fully or meaningfully looks like, so that they are less impacted by things that have happened in the past. I welcome all enquiries, and I welcome students and trainee therapists.
01786 236552 View 01786 236552

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Hester Robinson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
York YO51
Are things getting on top of you, so that your day to day living is a struggle, and your relationships with others are strained? Do you feel like past, or current, events are effecting how you cope with life today? I help people feel more confidence in their relationships by identifying the hurdles that are holding them back. I help people to find peace of mind by managing their anxiety or low mood. I support people through their bereavement to enable them to enjoy life again. Let me help you to make sense of your difficulties, so that you can connect more positively with your loved ones and the world.
Are things getting on top of you, so that your day to day living is a struggle, and your relationships with others are strained? Do you feel like past, or current, events are effecting how you cope with life today? I help people feel more confidence in their relationships by identifying the hurdles that are holding them back. I help people to find peace of mind by managing their anxiety or low mood. I support people through their bereavement to enable them to enjoy life again. Let me help you to make sense of your difficulties, so that you can connect more positively with your loved ones and the world.
01904 917531 View 01904 917531
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Sue Morris
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO1
Life can be hard at times. We can experience loss, changes in our health, family circumstances or work life. Maybe our relationships are not fulfilling our needs and we do not know how to change things. At times, we don’t feel good about ourselves, we lose confidence in our ability to cope with life or maybe we feel impacted by past experiences or held back through feelings of anger, shame or guilt. Sometimes we don’t know what’s wrong, but we just know something isn’t right. I can help you explore what is going on for you by giving you a supportive space to talk and be heard.
Life can be hard at times. We can experience loss, changes in our health, family circumstances or work life. Maybe our relationships are not fulfilling our needs and we do not know how to change things. At times, we don’t feel good about ourselves, we lose confidence in our ability to cope with life or maybe we feel impacted by past experiences or held back through feelings of anger, shame or guilt. Sometimes we don’t know what’s wrong, but we just know something isn’t right. I can help you explore what is going on for you by giving you a supportive space to talk and be heard.
01904 221277 View 01904 221277
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Alina Dragomir
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO10  (Online Only)
Do you ask yourself: “Why do I struggle with things others find easy?” You might feel like you don’t quite fit in the 'regular' world. You may have tried therapy in the past but it didn't help and most therapists didn't 'get' you. You're in the right place. Your unique wiring can make navigating the world challenging, and those difficulties are undeniable. But guess what? You CAN experience more ease and fulfillment in your life. You have so much to offer, and I’m truly glad you’re here. Together, we’ll explore what your best life looks like and find the path to help you achieve it.
Do you ask yourself: “Why do I struggle with things others find easy?” You might feel like you don’t quite fit in the 'regular' world. You may have tried therapy in the past but it didn't help and most therapists didn't 'get' you. You're in the right place. Your unique wiring can make navigating the world challenging, and those difficulties are undeniable. But guess what? You CAN experience more ease and fulfillment in your life. You have so much to offer, and I’m truly glad you’re here. Together, we’ll explore what your best life looks like and find the path to help you achieve it.
01307 498258 View 01307 498258
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BEE Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
York YO1
Hello and welcome to my profile. I'm Tayba and I am trained as an integrative counsellor, but also work primarily from a trauma-informed and relational perspective. I tend to employ several other approaches based on what your need is and what is right for you, such as an embodied approach. I work with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, faith and cultural conflict, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, divorce, self-harm and bullying. The list is not exhaustive but should give you an idea of the range of issues I am able to help and support you with.
Hello and welcome to my profile. I'm Tayba and I am trained as an integrative counsellor, but also work primarily from a trauma-informed and relational perspective. I tend to employ several other approaches based on what your need is and what is right for you, such as an embodied approach. I work with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, faith and cultural conflict, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, divorce, self-harm and bullying. The list is not exhaustive but should give you an idea of the range of issues I am able to help and support you with.
0113 320 4275 View 0113 320 4275
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York Psychological Therapies
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
York YO31  (Online Only)
I am Dr Sari Harenwall, a clinical psychologist based in York and online. I have a several years experience working for the NHS, not for profit organisations and privately. I am passionate about reducing human suffering through the provision of evidence-based therapy and coaching to help people build a more fulfilling life. I specialise in integrative physical and mental health including somatisation where emotional pain manifests itself physically. I have an interest in trauma and the impact on the body as well as anxieties, low mood, relationship problems and compassionate leadership.
I am Dr Sari Harenwall, a clinical psychologist based in York and online. I have a several years experience working for the NHS, not for profit organisations and privately. I am passionate about reducing human suffering through the provision of evidence-based therapy and coaching to help people build a more fulfilling life. I specialise in integrative physical and mental health including somatisation where emotional pain manifests itself physically. I have an interest in trauma and the impact on the body as well as anxieties, low mood, relationship problems and compassionate leadership.
01904 929658 View 01904 929658
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Vanessa Hunt
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
York YO30
My name is Vanessa, and I am a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist, having qualified in 2020 from the University of Sheffield. I have worked with people with mental health difficulties since 2009 and have had many roles, with my current role, working with young people in the community.
My name is Vanessa, and I am a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist, having qualified in 2020 from the University of Sheffield. I have worked with people with mental health difficulties since 2009 and have had many roles, with my current role, working with young people in the community.
01904 935832 View 01904 935832
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Em McKenzie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO30
Hello. I'm Em (She/Her), a qualified person-centred counsellor and registered BACP and Creative Counsellors member. I offer a safe and confidential space along with my honesty, empathic understanding and respect while we explore the difficulties that bring you to counselling. I work to empower you to press pause and look within, to discover your own answers and support you to gain a better understanding of yourself. Together we can give some clarity to things that are causing you distress, and help you to think about how you might like things to be different to live a more fulfilling life.
Hello. I'm Em (She/Her), a qualified person-centred counsellor and registered BACP and Creative Counsellors member. I offer a safe and confidential space along with my honesty, empathic understanding and respect while we explore the difficulties that bring you to counselling. I work to empower you to press pause and look within, to discover your own answers and support you to gain a better understanding of yourself. Together we can give some clarity to things that are causing you distress, and help you to think about how you might like things to be different to live a more fulfilling life.
01347 665151 View 01347 665151
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Dr Lisa Ahmad
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
York YO1  (Online Only)
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist specialising in burnout, intense anxiety, perfectionism and imposter syndrome. I have 20+ years of experience within the NHS, the Military and the independent sector and have a successful independent practice. I am passionate about helping clients move towards change, psychological health and wellbeing.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist specialising in burnout, intense anxiety, perfectionism and imposter syndrome. I have 20+ years of experience within the NHS, the Military and the independent sector and have a successful independent practice. I am passionate about helping clients move towards change, psychological health and wellbeing.
07480 609198 View 07480 609198
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Sarah Marzillier
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
York YO30  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Sarah. I specialise in trauma/PTSD, anxiety and depression, physical health conditions, spirituality and sexual and relationship problems. I am very experienced in third wave CBT, the trauma therapies (including EMDR) and energy psychology. I am polyamory, BDSM and kink aware. I am sex positive and supportive of diverse relationship orientations, sexualities and lifestyles. I have just completed a Certificate in Psychosexual Therapy.
Hi, I'm Sarah. I specialise in trauma/PTSD, anxiety and depression, physical health conditions, spirituality and sexual and relationship problems. I am very experienced in third wave CBT, the trauma therapies (including EMDR) and energy psychology. I am polyamory, BDSM and kink aware. I am sex positive and supportive of diverse relationship orientations, sexualities and lifestyles. I have just completed a Certificate in Psychosexual Therapy.
01904 929110 View 01904 929110
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Dr Julie Hare
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
York YO24  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 18 years post qualified experience in the NHS. I am experienced in using psychological therapies to help individuals, couples, families and older people presenting with a wide range of mental health distress. I am interested in issues around self esteem/identity/culture, childhood neglect, trauma, difficult relationships, mood problems and managing long term health conditions. I also work with adults with ASD/ADHD. In addition to working with distress I offer ‘life reflection’ sessions for individuals who just need a space to ‘pause’ and think about their wellbeing, and for self development.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 18 years post qualified experience in the NHS. I am experienced in using psychological therapies to help individuals, couples, families and older people presenting with a wide range of mental health distress. I am interested in issues around self esteem/identity/culture, childhood neglect, trauma, difficult relationships, mood problems and managing long term health conditions. I also work with adults with ASD/ADHD. In addition to working with distress I offer ‘life reflection’ sessions for individuals who just need a space to ‘pause’ and think about their wellbeing, and for self development.
01544 301359 View 01544 301359
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Ruth Netherwood MBACP
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
York YO1
My work covers anxiety, trauma, ADHD, ASD, communication, assertiveness and relationships. You will receive a non- judgemental, confidential, collaborative safe space. Every person and experience throughout your life will affect you. How you process, respond and react will be normal for you, but may no longer be working or helpful. Distressing thoughts, relationships, emotions and sensations may linger or may lay hidden away. Our work together will clear the way for reflection, understanding and change, for a happier, healthier you.
My work covers anxiety, trauma, ADHD, ASD, communication, assertiveness and relationships. You will receive a non- judgemental, confidential, collaborative safe space. Every person and experience throughout your life will affect you. How you process, respond and react will be normal for you, but may no longer be working or helpful. Distressing thoughts, relationships, emotions and sensations may linger or may lay hidden away. Our work together will clear the way for reflection, understanding and change, for a happier, healthier you.
01422 411626 View 01422 411626
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Alchemilla Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
York YO10  (Online Only)
Hello, I’m Dorrie. Finding a therapist that is right for you can be completely overwhelming; there is so much choice and sometimes, the therapist jargon can be a real head scratcher. As you read through my profile, have a think about if I seem like someone you could connect with, as that is such an important aspect of finding the right therapist. You may be seeking therapy because you are feeling depressed, anxious or may want to explore who you are and what that means to you. Together we will forge a relationship which will serve as a safe haven to express and explore yourself openly, without judgment.
Hello, I’m Dorrie. Finding a therapist that is right for you can be completely overwhelming; there is so much choice and sometimes, the therapist jargon can be a real head scratcher. As you read through my profile, have a think about if I seem like someone you could connect with, as that is such an important aspect of finding the right therapist. You may be seeking therapy because you are feeling depressed, anxious or may want to explore who you are and what that means to you. Together we will forge a relationship which will serve as a safe haven to express and explore yourself openly, without judgment.
01947 660408 View 01947 660408
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Emma Drake
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO1
Waitlist for new clients
I’m Emma, a fully qualified BACP registered counsellor, offering face-to-face counselling in central York or, if preferred, online therapy. I understand from personal experience Counselling can be a daunting prospect and it can take a lot of courage to ask for support. I am professional but down-to-earth and offer a safe and accepting environment which feels safe for you to share your difficulties. I offer a free 30 minute initial assessment meeting, whereby I can answer any questions or concerns you may have and you can decide if you feel I’m the right counsellor for you. Concessions for students and Blue Light card holders.
I’m Emma, a fully qualified BACP registered counsellor, offering face-to-face counselling in central York or, if preferred, online therapy. I understand from personal experience Counselling can be a daunting prospect and it can take a lot of courage to ask for support. I am professional but down-to-earth and offer a safe and accepting environment which feels safe for you to share your difficulties. I offer a free 30 minute initial assessment meeting, whereby I can answer any questions or concerns you may have and you can decide if you feel I’m the right counsellor for you. Concessions for students and Blue Light card holders.
01347 668139 View 01347 668139
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Dr Sandra Darmanin
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
York YO1  (Online Only)
I am a licenced clinical psychologist and member of the HCPC in the UK and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and having trained as a clinical psychologist at the Wright Institute in Berkeley and Yale University. I have been providing therapy to male and female clients for over 20 years and have accumulated a wealth of experience in working with adults with complex presentations. I have an expertise in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, relationships, workplace issues and substance use.
I am a licenced clinical psychologist and member of the HCPC in the UK and the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) and having trained as a clinical psychologist at the Wright Institute in Berkeley and Yale University. I have been providing therapy to male and female clients for over 20 years and have accumulated a wealth of experience in working with adults with complex presentations. I have an expertise in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, relationships, workplace issues and substance use.
01260 542106 View 01260 542106
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Imogen Healy
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO1
I see counselling and therapy as an inner journey of healing and change. I also believe this type of healing is a process, often happening over a period of time, sometimes in both subtle and overt ways. In my experience, it is often less about "doing" something but more about being gently attentive to, and curious about, our own inner promptings that might be nudging us in some particular direction. However things are for you right now, I know that change is possible and that reaching out for counselling is an incredibly courageous step towards this.
I see counselling and therapy as an inner journey of healing and change. I also believe this type of healing is a process, often happening over a period of time, sometimes in both subtle and overt ways. In my experience, it is often less about "doing" something but more about being gently attentive to, and curious about, our own inner promptings that might be nudging us in some particular direction. However things are for you right now, I know that change is possible and that reaching out for counselling is an incredibly courageous step towards this.
01684 211615 View 01684 211615
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Gill Sweeting
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
York YO1
Sometimes the difficulties you have in the present are influenced by how things have been for you in the past. How you have coped with the tough experiences, the beliefs you have developed about yourself and the world, your habitual responses. You want to improve things for yourself but you can't see a way through. Maybe you have tried other ways of getting better, maybe with some success, but the underlying problems just turn up in different ways. You are here because you know that you are not out of options. Psychotherapy has helped many people like you. And with me, you are in a safe pair of hands. EMDR is an option for you too.
Sometimes the difficulties you have in the present are influenced by how things have been for you in the past. How you have coped with the tough experiences, the beliefs you have developed about yourself and the world, your habitual responses. You want to improve things for yourself but you can't see a way through. Maybe you have tried other ways of getting better, maybe with some success, but the underlying problems just turn up in different ways. You are here because you know that you are not out of options. Psychotherapy has helped many people like you. And with me, you are in a safe pair of hands. EMDR is an option for you too.
01298 608404 View 01298 608404
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.