Female Counselling in Knaresborough, ENG

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Rosy Taylor
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5
Are your thoughts, feelings or behaviour making you anxious, depressed or limiting what you can do? Are your relationships with others or food causing you difficulty? Do you want to understand why things that happened in your childhood are still influencing you now? Having the opportunity to 'tell your story' to an interested listener is a therapeutic experience. Whatever challenge you are currently facing making the time and space for yourself to engage in therpay is an act of self kindness.
Are your thoughts, feelings or behaviour making you anxious, depressed or limiting what you can do? Are your relationships with others or food causing you difficulty? Do you want to understand why things that happened in your childhood are still influencing you now? Having the opportunity to 'tell your story' to an interested listener is a therapeutic experience. Whatever challenge you are currently facing making the time and space for yourself to engage in therpay is an act of self kindness.
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Stella Richardson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5  (Online Only)
Hello, Are you struggling with difficult emotions, repeating patterns in relationships or problematic behaviours? Maybe you've had painful or traumatic experiences...you've tried really hard to resolve things yourself but nothing seems to be working? Perhaps everything is getting on top of you and now you really want to find new ways to cope? Maybe you just want to be able to get on with the business of living your life, your way, whilst feeling at ease with yourself and comfortable in your own skin? If so, I'm so glad you are here seeking professional help and support. Please read on to find out how I may be able to help you.
Hello, Are you struggling with difficult emotions, repeating patterns in relationships or problematic behaviours? Maybe you've had painful or traumatic experiences...you've tried really hard to resolve things yourself but nothing seems to be working? Perhaps everything is getting on top of you and now you really want to find new ways to cope? Maybe you just want to be able to get on with the business of living your life, your way, whilst feeling at ease with yourself and comfortable in your own skin? If so, I'm so glad you are here seeking professional help and support. Please read on to find out how I may be able to help you.
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Mandy Dadswell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5
As a child, adolescent & adult Psychotherapist I offer a range of services to help individuals at different stages of life. My practice is dedicated to helping clients navigate their unique challenges & achieve emotional well-being. For children, I provide a safe & nurturing environment to explore feelings & behaviours addressing issues such as behavioural problems, social skills, trauma. With adolescents, I focus on identity development, self-esteem, managing academic & social pressures to help build resilience & navigate life's complexities. For adults I offer support in a variety of ways to combat various life stressors.
As a child, adolescent & adult Psychotherapist I offer a range of services to help individuals at different stages of life. My practice is dedicated to helping clients navigate their unique challenges & achieve emotional well-being. For children, I provide a safe & nurturing environment to explore feelings & behaviours addressing issues such as behavioural problems, social skills, trauma. With adolescents, I focus on identity development, self-esteem, managing academic & social pressures to help build resilience & navigate life's complexities. For adults I offer support in a variety of ways to combat various life stressors.
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Helen Vipan
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5
Not accepting new clients
People come to counselling for many different reasons - you may be struggling with a recent crisis or difficulty, or decided now is the time to address a long-standing problem. Talking to people you know may be just too difficult or not really helping. I work in a person-centred and relational way, offering you warmth, respect and acceptance; and will not judge you, whatever you struggle with. I have worked with many different issues and believe that in a caring, supportive and confidential environment, you will be able to explore your difficulties, and find your way to a more fulfilling life.
People come to counselling for many different reasons - you may be struggling with a recent crisis or difficulty, or decided now is the time to address a long-standing problem. Talking to people you know may be just too difficult or not really helping. I work in a person-centred and relational way, offering you warmth, respect and acceptance; and will not judge you, whatever you struggle with. I have worked with many different issues and believe that in a caring, supportive and confidential environment, you will be able to explore your difficulties, and find your way to a more fulfilling life.
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Elaine Piper
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychodynamic psychotherapist, with extended experience of working with adults with long standing and complex mental health problems within and outside the NHS.  Life is challenging and can lead to periods of intense or prolonged distress. Our usual ways of coping may no longer seem to be helping or may become a problem in themselves. This can lead to anxiety, sadness, anger, feeling stuck, isolated and confused. Our relationships are often affected. Meeting with a trusted, experienced therapist, to explore and understand your feelings, whilst painful, can lead to huge relief and greater freedom.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychodynamic psychotherapist, with extended experience of working with adults with long standing and complex mental health problems within and outside the NHS.  Life is challenging and can lead to periods of intense or prolonged distress. Our usual ways of coping may no longer seem to be helping or may become a problem in themselves. This can lead to anxiety, sadness, anger, feeling stuck, isolated and confused. Our relationships are often affected. Meeting with a trusted, experienced therapist, to explore and understand your feelings, whilst painful, can lead to huge relief and greater freedom.
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Sarah Williamson
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5
I work with adults of all ages looking for short or long term therapy. I will work to build a safe relationship with you, so that together we can explore your history, current relationships and any difficulties you may be experiencing. I believe that our relationships with ourselves, others and the world around us are very important to good health. We learn to be in relationship through our earliest relational experiences and these patterns often continue to play out in the here and now without us being aware of them. With awareness, comes more choice about how you want to live.
I work with adults of all ages looking for short or long term therapy. I will work to build a safe relationship with you, so that together we can explore your history, current relationships and any difficulties you may be experiencing. I believe that our relationships with ourselves, others and the world around us are very important to good health. We learn to be in relationship through our earliest relational experiences and these patterns often continue to play out in the here and now without us being aware of them. With awareness, comes more choice about how you want to live.
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Diane Webb
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a Supervisor & Psychotherapist ( bilingual English-French), over 35 years of my adult life have been dedicated to working with others in their quest for well-being.
As a Supervisor & Psychotherapist ( bilingual English-French), over 35 years of my adult life have been dedicated to working with others in their quest for well-being.
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Catherine Clay Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Knaresborough HG5
Perhaps you are reading this profile because you are going through something difficult right now, and you are looking for someone to offer you support without agenda or judgement? Therapy is about creating a compassionate space in which you will be heard and given the time to explore what is going on for you. My role is to help you feel safe and empowered to reflect on your feelings, fears, hopes and frustrations, and to find a way forward that is right for you. So that you can decide if I am the right therapist for you, I am always happy to have a conversation via Zoom before you book an appointment.
Perhaps you are reading this profile because you are going through something difficult right now, and you are looking for someone to offer you support without agenda or judgement? Therapy is about creating a compassionate space in which you will be heard and given the time to explore what is going on for you. My role is to help you feel safe and empowered to reflect on your feelings, fears, hopes and frustrations, and to find a way forward that is right for you. So that you can decide if I am the right therapist for you, I am always happy to have a conversation via Zoom before you book an appointment.
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Hannah McGorman
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Knaresborough HG5
Are you, or someone you care about, feeling overwhelmed, down, stressed-out, anxious or stuck in rut which no longer feels manageable or acceptable? Do you find yourself losing time to worrying, always jumping to negative conclusions or being your own worst enemy? Perhaps you have experienced events that have affected your emotions and how you view yourself or the world. I can support you to regain balance in your life, by refocusing you on your existing skills and helping you to develop new ways of thinking, doing and feeling which enable you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life and build resilience for your future.
Are you, or someone you care about, feeling overwhelmed, down, stressed-out, anxious or stuck in rut which no longer feels manageable or acceptable? Do you find yourself losing time to worrying, always jumping to negative conclusions or being your own worst enemy? Perhaps you have experienced events that have affected your emotions and how you view yourself or the world. I can support you to regain balance in your life, by refocusing you on your existing skills and helping you to develop new ways of thinking, doing and feeling which enable you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life and build resilience for your future.
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Dr Sarah Wilson Counselling Psychology
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5
I am a Doctor in Counselling Psychology, with over 19 years experience of working as a therapist. The decision to start therapy is not always an easy one, and everybody has a different reason for wanting to attend therapy. It may be recent circumstances which have caused you upset, stress or discomfort, or life long issues which you now feel you would like to address. It may be that you are feeling uncertain, or stuck, and not entirely sure why. Exploration of these issues together with a therapist could help you develop an understanding and move forward in life.
I am a Doctor in Counselling Psychology, with over 19 years experience of working as a therapist. The decision to start therapy is not always an easy one, and everybody has a different reason for wanting to attend therapy. It may be recent circumstances which have caused you upset, stress or discomfort, or life long issues which you now feel you would like to address. It may be that you are feeling uncertain, or stuck, and not entirely sure why. Exploration of these issues together with a therapist could help you develop an understanding and move forward in life.
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Hannah Woodruff
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Knaresborough HG5
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling to recognise yourself at the moment. Perhaps there has been a life altering event? Or maybe it has gradually dawned on you how things have changed. Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationships? Or feeling out of synch with your responses to the world around you? We all experience times like these where we need a little more support. Time to stop and process things so we can make the decisions we want to move forward to a place of happiness and freedom again. If you need space to discuss your feelings I can provide a non-judgemental warm and safe place to explore yourself and to create change.
Are you struggling to recognise yourself at the moment. Perhaps there has been a life altering event? Or maybe it has gradually dawned on you how things have changed. Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationships? Or feeling out of synch with your responses to the world around you? We all experience times like these where we need a little more support. Time to stop and process things so we can make the decisions we want to move forward to a place of happiness and freedom again. If you need space to discuss your feelings I can provide a non-judgemental warm and safe place to explore yourself and to create change.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Lucy Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
Hello, my name is Lucy and I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working in Harrogate, Ripon and online. I work with couples and individuals. My aim is to make you feel as comfortable and supported as possible which gives space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Together we can navigate and untangle these feelings and challenge negative thoughts and behaviours that no longer serve you in your life. I understand the courage it takes to reach out for help and how daunting it can feel to embark on therapy. My role as your therapist is to walk with you at your pace and help you feel heard and safe.
Hello, my name is Lucy and I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working in Harrogate, Ripon and online. I work with couples and individuals. My aim is to make you feel as comfortable and supported as possible which gives space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Together we can navigate and untangle these feelings and challenge negative thoughts and behaviours that no longer serve you in your life. I understand the courage it takes to reach out for help and how daunting it can feel to embark on therapy. My role as your therapist is to walk with you at your pace and help you feel heard and safe.
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Janette Brown
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG3
Hi I'm Janette, I'm an HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist, and a Member of the British Association of Art Therapists. I have worked for several years with Children, Young People and Adults of all ages in Schools across the North Yorkshire area. I have also worked more specifically as a Bereavement Counsellor, Couples Counsellor, and Domestic Violence Counsellor. I run a private practice on the outskirts of Harrogate, working with clients of all ages and covering a range of presenting issues, such as, but not limited to, Anxiety, Abuse, Trauma, Bereavement, Neurodiversity, Relationship and Behavioural issues.
Hi I'm Janette, I'm an HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist, and a Member of the British Association of Art Therapists. I have worked for several years with Children, Young People and Adults of all ages in Schools across the North Yorkshire area. I have also worked more specifically as a Bereavement Counsellor, Couples Counsellor, and Domestic Violence Counsellor. I run a private practice on the outskirts of Harrogate, working with clients of all ages and covering a range of presenting issues, such as, but not limited to, Anxiety, Abuse, Trauma, Bereavement, Neurodiversity, Relationship and Behavioural issues.
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Jan Ockendon
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harrogate HG3
Are you a woman who feels like shes lost her way, doesn’t know who she is anymore, never mind where she’s going? You're sick of feeling anxious, tired, and battling with your emotions? If so, Hi, I'm Jan, a psychotherapist and mental health nurse of 30 years and a licensed menopause champion and I’m here to support you. I'm not your typical therapist! I personally know how hard life can be, the ups and downs of being a woman and the boulders life throws at us. I also know how difficult it is to reach out and find the right person to help.
Are you a woman who feels like shes lost her way, doesn’t know who she is anymore, never mind where she’s going? You're sick of feeling anxious, tired, and battling with your emotions? If so, Hi, I'm Jan, a psychotherapist and mental health nurse of 30 years and a licensed menopause champion and I’m here to support you. I'm not your typical therapist! I personally know how hard life can be, the ups and downs of being a woman and the boulders life throws at us. I also know how difficult it is to reach out and find the right person to help.
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Elaine Chambers
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
Ok! Is it time to do something about how you have been feeling? It could be that you have been struggling with your negative thoughts, work stress, health challenges, difficulties in your relationships, increased anxiety, low mood, or all of the above and then some. That is the first step, recognising that you can do something different right now to change the way you feel. You may or may not have sought support in the past but that was then, and this is now. It is never too late to put yourself first and prioritise what you need.
Ok! Is it time to do something about how you have been feeling? It could be that you have been struggling with your negative thoughts, work stress, health challenges, difficulties in your relationships, increased anxiety, low mood, or all of the above and then some. That is the first step, recognising that you can do something different right now to change the way you feel. You may or may not have sought support in the past but that was then, and this is now. It is never too late to put yourself first and prioritise what you need.
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Rachel Orr
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1
Hello, my name is Dr Rachel Orr, I'm a Clinical Psychologist, qualified for 15 years, with substantial experience working with children and working age adults, both in the NHS and in private practice. I am understanding, and empathic and take time to get to know the person and their hopes for therapy. I have experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, as well as other approaches such as mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and compassion focused therapy. At the beginning of sessions, I undertake a detailed assessment to understand what your hopes are for therapy.
Hello, my name is Dr Rachel Orr, I'm a Clinical Psychologist, qualified for 15 years, with substantial experience working with children and working age adults, both in the NHS and in private practice. I am understanding, and empathic and take time to get to know the person and their hopes for therapy. I have experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, as well as other approaches such as mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and compassion focused therapy. At the beginning of sessions, I undertake a detailed assessment to understand what your hopes are for therapy.
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Francesca Parry
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harrogate HG1
You have likely arrived here because yourself or someone you know is thinking about counselling. This can be a worrying and confusing time and you may just need information about what counselling is and how you can make use of it. I chose counselling as a career as there was a time where I felt like I had no voice. I was alone with my thoughts and feelings. Having therapy, allowed me to understand how it feels to be listened to, with no judgement or a fear of being misunderstood. It gave me time, space and the confidence to open up. I want to work with others and communicate how to work on their self-love and belief in themselves.
You have likely arrived here because yourself or someone you know is thinking about counselling. This can be a worrying and confusing time and you may just need information about what counselling is and how you can make use of it. I chose counselling as a career as there was a time where I felt like I had no voice. I was alone with my thoughts and feelings. Having therapy, allowed me to understand how it feels to be listened to, with no judgement or a fear of being misunderstood. It gave me time, space and the confidence to open up. I want to work with others and communicate how to work on their self-love and belief in themselves.
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Nicola Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS17
I am a BACP accredited, registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. I am a humanistic, integrative practitioner. This means my relationship with you is my priority in our work. I use different techniques to focus on you and your needs. Enabling you to reach your therapeutic goals. I work to the BACP ethics and guidelines and offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space. The space and time are yours to explore and reflect on what you chose.
I am a BACP accredited, registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. I am a humanistic, integrative practitioner. This means my relationship with you is my priority in our work. I use different techniques to focus on you and your needs. Enabling you to reach your therapeutic goals. I work to the BACP ethics and guidelines and offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space. The space and time are yours to explore and reflect on what you chose.
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Systemisk Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harrogate HG3
Nina & Aiveen are Clinical Directors of Sytemisk Psychology. Our team is made up of experienced, HCPC registered Psychologists. We are skilled at identifying clients needs and tailor making evidence-based therapy, designed to have maximum impact. Choosing a therapist can feel more complex than it needs to be. We have extensive clinical training that enables us to work with you to design the approach that is right for you, and achieves the desired outcomes you want. Good quality therapy should be effective and value for money. Let us support you to make holistic, wellbeing gains that have the potential for life long impact.
Nina & Aiveen are Clinical Directors of Sytemisk Psychology. Our team is made up of experienced, HCPC registered Psychologists. We are skilled at identifying clients needs and tailor making evidence-based therapy, designed to have maximum impact. Choosing a therapist can feel more complex than it needs to be. We have extensive clinical training that enables us to work with you to design the approach that is right for you, and achieves the desired outcomes you want. Good quality therapy should be effective and value for money. Let us support you to make holistic, wellbeing gains that have the potential for life long impact.
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Nea Clark
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harrogate HG1
I support couples and individual to resolve life and relationship difficulties. To raise self confidence, self esteem and manage relationships impacted by current changes. I provide support for ADHD clients, if you feel last in yourself, lonely, feeling overwhelmed and trying to find how to coop in the present. If you experience heightened anxiety, overloaded mind, fear of the future. Working together will help to normalize the situation, strengthen your resilience, unlock resourcefulness and confidence. Develop and practice strategies to coop with current challenges, manage your feelings and behaviour. Find balance and contentment.
I support couples and individual to resolve life and relationship difficulties. To raise self confidence, self esteem and manage relationships impacted by current changes. I provide support for ADHD clients, if you feel last in yourself, lonely, feeling overwhelmed and trying to find how to coop in the present. If you experience heightened anxiety, overloaded mind, fear of the future. Working together will help to normalize the situation, strengthen your resilience, unlock resourcefulness and confidence. Develop and practice strategies to coop with current challenges, manage your feelings and behaviour. Find balance and contentment.
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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.