Female Counselling in Hove, ENG

Photo of Holly Austin, MA, HCPC-Art Therap., Psychotherapist
Holly Austin
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hove BN3
Sometimes we need a space to make sense of the world, to understand or learn more about ourselves and process our experiences. My approach is grounded in the belief that we all have the capacity to heal given an environment and support that feels attuned to the needs of the individual. Whether you are navigating difficult and persistent negative thoughts and experiences, feeling anxious, sad, overwhelmed, stuck, depressed or want to get to know yourself deeper. I offer a safe and confidential space to understand and learn more about yourself, process experiences and improve your relationships.
Sometimes we need a space to make sense of the world, to understand or learn more about ourselves and process our experiences. My approach is grounded in the belief that we all have the capacity to heal given an environment and support that feels attuned to the needs of the individual. Whether you are navigating difficult and persistent negative thoughts and experiences, feeling anxious, sad, overwhelmed, stuck, depressed or want to get to know yourself deeper. I offer a safe and confidential space to understand and learn more about yourself, process experiences and improve your relationships.
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Jo Hemmings
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
Shortlisted for BPS President Elect, 2024 - 26, I am based in welcoming counselling rooms in one of Brighton & Hove's famous Regency Squares, East Sussex, I specialise in relationships, coaching and counselling singles, couples and marriage counselling. I can help with a number of issues including confidence and self-esteem, online and app dating skills for singles and rescuing and repairing relationships for couples and have been described as the most intelligent, sensitive and effective relationship coach in the business. I offer both face to face sessions and Zoom sessions for all clients.
Shortlisted for BPS President Elect, 2024 - 26, I am based in welcoming counselling rooms in one of Brighton & Hove's famous Regency Squares, East Sussex, I specialise in relationships, coaching and counselling singles, couples and marriage counselling. I can help with a number of issues including confidence and self-esteem, online and app dating skills for singles and rescuing and repairing relationships for couples and have been described as the most intelligent, sensitive and effective relationship coach in the business. I offer both face to face sessions and Zoom sessions for all clients.
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Philippa Rustom Patel
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
If you are looking for someone to discuss issues affecting your well-being or preventing you from leading a fulfilling and rewarding life, psychotherapy or counselling can help bring about the changes you want to make. You may decide you need only a few sessions to deal with concerns that have begun to dominate and disrupt your life, or you may want longer term psychotherapy/counselling. The aim of therapy is to create an atmosphere of safety, in which exploration, understanding and growth can flourish.
If you are looking for someone to discuss issues affecting your well-being or preventing you from leading a fulfilling and rewarding life, psychotherapy or counselling can help bring about the changes you want to make. You may decide you need only a few sessions to deal with concerns that have begun to dominate and disrupt your life, or you may want longer term psychotherapy/counselling. The aim of therapy is to create an atmosphere of safety, in which exploration, understanding and growth can flourish.
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Gosia Vitale
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hove BN3
Not accepting new clients
At different stages in our lives, we encounter difficulties that prevent us from fully enjoying life. It can be anything from anxiety and depression, to the loss of a person (through death or relationship breakdown), to deeply rooted emotional issues (such as low self-esteem or inability to form relationships). Other times, we are unable to fully explain what is troubling us - we just know that something is. Asking for help can be difficult - finding the right kind of help and support can be more challenging. With each person and difficulty being unique, I tailor my approach to suit each client's needs and communication style.
At different stages in our lives, we encounter difficulties that prevent us from fully enjoying life. It can be anything from anxiety and depression, to the loss of a person (through death or relationship breakdown), to deeply rooted emotional issues (such as low self-esteem or inability to form relationships). Other times, we are unable to fully explain what is troubling us - we just know that something is. Asking for help can be difficult - finding the right kind of help and support can be more challenging. With each person and difficulty being unique, I tailor my approach to suit each client's needs and communication style.
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Emma Tullett
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hove BN3
If you are struggling with an aspect of your life, or would like to get a better understanding of yourself, I'm here to help. I am an experienced Integrative Existential psychotherapist offering a confidential, supportive, safe, and non-judgemental space to help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I work in a holistic way that honours your unique experience and draws on a number of different therapeutic approaches to tailor support to your individual needs. I value diversity and individuality, my practice is non-discriminatory, I work within the BACP ethical framework and I hold an Enhanced DBS certificate.
If you are struggling with an aspect of your life, or would like to get a better understanding of yourself, I'm here to help. I am an experienced Integrative Existential psychotherapist offering a confidential, supportive, safe, and non-judgemental space to help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I work in a holistic way that honours your unique experience and draws on a number of different therapeutic approaches to tailor support to your individual needs. I value diversity and individuality, my practice is non-discriminatory, I work within the BACP ethical framework and I hold an Enhanced DBS certificate.
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Joana Pancada
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
It can be really unsettling to deal with negative emotions by ourselves and to not know what we can do to help ourselves to feel better. I have been guiding clients for 16 years to achieve a resilient emotional stability and a more balanced sense of self-worth.
It can be really unsettling to deal with negative emotions by ourselves and to not know what we can do to help ourselves to feel better. I have been guiding clients for 16 years to achieve a resilient emotional stability and a more balanced sense of self-worth.
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Alexandra Payne
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
Sometimes it’s difficult to know where you can turn to talk through family issues and get some help. Often those closest to you are very involved themselves. Or you don’t want to worry them. It may be that you don’t know where to turn. I am a highly experienced Child Psychotherapist. I offer therapy and mental health support for children and young people and consultation to the people who care for them. Therapy provides a safe space to explore issues that might be troubling someone, be it anxiety, stress and unhappiness; separation and loss; worries about school; gender and sexuality; low self esteem or any number of other things.
Sometimes it’s difficult to know where you can turn to talk through family issues and get some help. Often those closest to you are very involved themselves. Or you don’t want to worry them. It may be that you don’t know where to turn. I am a highly experienced Child Psychotherapist. I offer therapy and mental health support for children and young people and consultation to the people who care for them. Therapy provides a safe space to explore issues that might be troubling someone, be it anxiety, stress and unhappiness; separation and loss; worries about school; gender and sexuality; low self esteem or any number of other things.
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Daniela Gallini
MA
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
Hi, I’m Daniela and for the past 7 years I have helped people make changes so they can live more fulfilling and joyful lives. Growing up in a high conflict environment I became curious about psychology to learn alternatives way to communicate , that didn’t end in an argument . This led me to train as a therapist and later as a systemic practitioner at Tavistock , as I understand how people can’t be viewed in isolation but as part of a broader network. I believe that the key to creating lasting change is in improving the quality of our relationships and noticing the patterns that makes us feel stuck .
Hi, I’m Daniela and for the past 7 years I have helped people make changes so they can live more fulfilling and joyful lives. Growing up in a high conflict environment I became curious about psychology to learn alternatives way to communicate , that didn’t end in an argument . This led me to train as a therapist and later as a systemic practitioner at Tavistock , as I understand how people can’t be viewed in isolation but as part of a broader network. I believe that the key to creating lasting change is in improving the quality of our relationships and noticing the patterns that makes us feel stuck .
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Cathy Rowland
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
I recognize that sometimes life can feel hard and that it can really help to talk to someone. I offer a calm, empathetic, non- judgmental space in which you can feel heard and begin to make sense of things. Whether you come for short or longer-term work, my wish is that eventually you move forward into a future which feels right for you. I am a sensitive, culturally aware, LGBTQI affirmative practitioner, who works with people from all walks of life and the community. Having completed level 1 of my EMDR training, I also offer these sessions, subject to assessment, at reduced cost.
I recognize that sometimes life can feel hard and that it can really help to talk to someone. I offer a calm, empathetic, non- judgmental space in which you can feel heard and begin to make sense of things. Whether you come for short or longer-term work, my wish is that eventually you move forward into a future which feels right for you. I am a sensitive, culturally aware, LGBTQI affirmative practitioner, who works with people from all walks of life and the community. Having completed level 1 of my EMDR training, I also offer these sessions, subject to assessment, at reduced cost.
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Photo of Tamzin Steward, MBACP, Counsellor
Tamzin Steward
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
Are you feeling stuck, unsatisfied or uncertain about life or what is next? Are you struggling with difficult emotions and low motivation? Are trauma's, anxieties and the past holding you back? Together, we can begin to work through these problems. Diving into the unknown parts of our mind and beginning to understand yourself from a different perspective. We can look for new ways to meet with yourself and the world and develop healthy ways to cope with life and all that it may throw you way.
Are you feeling stuck, unsatisfied or uncertain about life or what is next? Are you struggling with difficult emotions and low motivation? Are trauma's, anxieties and the past holding you back? Together, we can begin to work through these problems. Diving into the unknown parts of our mind and beginning to understand yourself from a different perspective. We can look for new ways to meet with yourself and the world and develop healthy ways to cope with life and all that it may throw you way.
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Lucy Anne Dolan
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
I offer an attachment-informed, relational humanistic counselling which emphasises the importance of the therapeutic relationship within which I attempt to offer acceptance and understanding for whatever you wish to bring. I look to create a safe space where you can bring your whole self and explore anything you wish in your own time. I've worked with people experiencing a wide range of psychological, emotional, sexual and relational issues. I also work with couples in a collaborative and compassionate way looking to foster good communication.
I offer an attachment-informed, relational humanistic counselling which emphasises the importance of the therapeutic relationship within which I attempt to offer acceptance and understanding for whatever you wish to bring. I look to create a safe space where you can bring your whole self and explore anything you wish in your own time. I've worked with people experiencing a wide range of psychological, emotional, sexual and relational issues. I also work with couples in a collaborative and compassionate way looking to foster good communication.
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Genevieve Marie-Claire Picquart
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
Hello, I have 32 years experience with one to one Counselling/ Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, sex Therapy and Clinical Supervision And am Senior Accredited with BACP. I strongly believe that we have a lot more power than we think to heal ourselves . To come and see me, all you have to do is make an appointment with me and we have an assessment session.My specialisations are: anxiety. Self esteem, depression, panic attacks, divorce, separation, bereavement, addiction ( drug, alcohol, gambling, sex addiction etc...), mariage preparation, relationship difficulties ,productive communication, personal development,
Hello, I have 32 years experience with one to one Counselling/ Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, sex Therapy and Clinical Supervision And am Senior Accredited with BACP. I strongly believe that we have a lot more power than we think to heal ourselves . To come and see me, all you have to do is make an appointment with me and we have an assessment session.My specialisations are: anxiety. Self esteem, depression, panic attacks, divorce, separation, bereavement, addiction ( drug, alcohol, gambling, sex addiction etc...), mariage preparation, relationship difficulties ,productive communication, personal development,
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Counselling with Annie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
If you're here, the chances are you've experienced some turmoil or upheaval, perhaps a bereavement, trauma or poor physical or mental health. Maybe you're feeling like you don't know yourself, or like you don't fit in. You don't have to navigate difficult periods and life events alone - therapeutic conversations and support can help, offering the time and space for self-compassion, to heal and rediscover yourself and to feel empowered to lead the kind of life that is right for you. I offer down-to-earth counselling and support as you increase self-awareness, explore unhelpful self-beliefs and make sense of current or past events.
If you're here, the chances are you've experienced some turmoil or upheaval, perhaps a bereavement, trauma or poor physical or mental health. Maybe you're feeling like you don't know yourself, or like you don't fit in. You don't have to navigate difficult periods and life events alone - therapeutic conversations and support can help, offering the time and space for self-compassion, to heal and rediscover yourself and to feel empowered to lead the kind of life that is right for you. I offer down-to-earth counselling and support as you increase self-awareness, explore unhelpful self-beliefs and make sense of current or past events.
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Photo of Tamsin Taylor, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Tamsin Taylor
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
Counselling can be transformative when you find the right person to share your thoughts and experiences with. I aim to create a safe warm space for you to work through the issues that are important to you. Sometimes we need to focus back on issues from the past that still effect us in the present day, sometime people come to me as they are looking to get a better understanding of themselves in the present. Whatever you are looking to explore I will be happy to be part of your journey. I am a BACP accredited counsellor working with individual adult clients since 2010.
Counselling can be transformative when you find the right person to share your thoughts and experiences with. I aim to create a safe warm space for you to work through the issues that are important to you. Sometimes we need to focus back on issues from the past that still effect us in the present day, sometime people come to me as they are looking to get a better understanding of themselves in the present. Whatever you are looking to explore I will be happy to be part of your journey. I am a BACP accredited counsellor working with individual adult clients since 2010.
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Photo of Claire Barnes, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Claire Barnes
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
I am a psychotherapist and group analyst and have been a therapist for nearly 30 years in many different settings. In my approach, I am interested in making connections between experiences and difficulties in the present, with events and relationships from the past. In my experience, difficulties people experience as adults can often be part of a repeated pattern. I will be curious about relationships in your life but also the way you relate to yourself and to others. This will include how it is in the therapy relationship - whether individually or group.
I am a psychotherapist and group analyst and have been a therapist for nearly 30 years in many different settings. In my approach, I am interested in making connections between experiences and difficulties in the present, with events and relationships from the past. In my experience, difficulties people experience as adults can often be part of a repeated pattern. I will be curious about relationships in your life but also the way you relate to yourself and to others. This will include how it is in the therapy relationship - whether individually or group.
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Photo of Louise Herbert, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Louise Herbert
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
Do you lie awake at night worrying or wake up feeling sick with stress? I have a special interest in working with people who are stressed (including work or parental stress), traumatic stress, and anxiety (including health and death anxiety). I am particularly interested in working with people who, no matter how much they achieve in work or life, often experience frequent self-doubt that they are 'good enough'. My professional background as a psychotherapist includes working in the NHS, various mental health settings, including Anxiety UK, and private practice.
Do you lie awake at night worrying or wake up feeling sick with stress? I have a special interest in working with people who are stressed (including work or parental stress), traumatic stress, and anxiety (including health and death anxiety). I am particularly interested in working with people who, no matter how much they achieve in work or life, often experience frequent self-doubt that they are 'good enough'. My professional background as a psychotherapist includes working in the NHS, various mental health settings, including Anxiety UK, and private practice.
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Photo of Donna Goodman, MA, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Donna Goodman
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3  (Online Only)
I'm both a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist- Are you finding that you've stopped doing the things you enjoy...lost sense of pleasure and motivation? Are you finding yourself thinking and feeling negatively about everything? Is it making you feel stressed, worried and exhausted? If this resonates with you please do get in contact. I offer a free initial telephone call to discuss what the main struggles are and what you want to change. Together we'll work out the next steps to you feeling better.
I'm both a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist- Are you finding that you've stopped doing the things you enjoy...lost sense of pleasure and motivation? Are you finding yourself thinking and feeling negatively about everything? Is it making you feel stressed, worried and exhausted? If this resonates with you please do get in contact. I offer a free initial telephone call to discuss what the main struggles are and what you want to change. Together we'll work out the next steps to you feeling better.
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Dr Anna Lawes
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I’m Anna, a Clinical Psychologist and CBT therapist with experience working across a range of mental health difficulties in both the NHS and private sector.
Hello, I’m Anna, a Clinical Psychologist and CBT therapist with experience working across a range of mental health difficulties in both the NHS and private sector.
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Photo of Aurelia De Rocha, MBACP, Counsellor
Aurelia De Rocha
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hove BN3
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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Dr Ella Davey
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hove BN3
If you’re feeling things have now got beyond your control, I can help. You might be feeling this way because of a current situation or by something in the past. Maybe this goes back to childhood. I specialise in emotional difficulty and relational trauma. Perhaps you’re feeling misunderstood and adrift, or that your needs or boundaries play second fiddle to those of others? Do you struggle to stay in control of your emotions or end up feeling hurt without really knowing why? If so, I understand you and I can help you to feel grounded, insightful and better equipped - not just to manage, but to thrive.
If you’re feeling things have now got beyond your control, I can help. You might be feeling this way because of a current situation or by something in the past. Maybe this goes back to childhood. I specialise in emotional difficulty and relational trauma. Perhaps you’re feeling misunderstood and adrift, or that your needs or boundaries play second fiddle to those of others? Do you struggle to stay in control of your emotions or end up feeling hurt without really knowing why? If so, I understand you and I can help you to feel grounded, insightful and better equipped - not just to manage, but to thrive.
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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.