Female Counselling in Leicester Forest East, ENG

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Second Chance Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Leicester Forest East LE3
I offer a safe, welcoming environment for my clients to talk through any issues. I am an individual member of the BACP. I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Counselling can be short or long term. I hold an up to date DBS and am fully insured. I am GDPR compliant. I have experience of working with issues around anxiety, panic attacks, depression, relationship difficulties, sexual/physical abuse, family difficulties and low self esteem and others. I have over 1500 counselling hours experience and have been volunteering/working at a sexual abuse crisis centre for 5 years
I offer a safe, welcoming environment for my clients to talk through any issues. I am an individual member of the BACP. I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Counselling can be short or long term. I hold an up to date DBS and am fully insured. I am GDPR compliant. I have experience of working with issues around anxiety, panic attacks, depression, relationship difficulties, sexual/physical abuse, family difficulties and low self esteem and others. I have over 1500 counselling hours experience and have been volunteering/working at a sexual abuse crisis centre for 5 years
0116 464 9951 View 0116 464 9951
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Letitia Daniel
MA
Verified Verified
Leicester Forest East LE3
No matter what you wish to explore I offer an open and confidential service that provides my clients with the utmost safety, professionalism and care. As I work from a creative expressive model I use creative techniques to allow my clients to be distanced from experiences or memories they may find difficulty accessing but know they want to explore. My goal is to help you achieve your goals, this is your therapy I am the facilitator who will offer you a safe space, guidance and support.
No matter what you wish to explore I offer an open and confidential service that provides my clients with the utmost safety, professionalism and care. As I work from a creative expressive model I use creative techniques to allow my clients to be distanced from experiences or memories they may find difficulty accessing but know they want to explore. My goal is to help you achieve your goals, this is your therapy I am the facilitator who will offer you a safe space, guidance and support.
0116 478 2909 View 0116 478 2909
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Breathing Space
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester Forest East LE3
As a person-centred counsellor, my primary focus is always on the needs and goals of my clients. I believe that everyone has the capacity to grow and heal, and my role is to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear of criticism or judgment. I will work with you to identify your needs and goals, and support you in developing the insights and skills necessary to achieve them.
As a person-centred counsellor, my primary focus is always on the needs and goals of my clients. I believe that everyone has the capacity to grow and heal, and my role is to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear of criticism or judgment. I will work with you to identify your needs and goals, and support you in developing the insights and skills necessary to achieve them.
0116 216 3926 View 0116 216 3926
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Katie Robinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester Forest East LE3
Person-Centred Counselling can help you work through your emotions and the areas of your life that are causing you concerns in the here and now.  I am trained to work in a trauma informed way. I believe that it is what has happened to you that creates the way you view the world, the way you view yourself and ultimately the way that you behave and feel. This can impact all parts of your life, from your sense of self, to your relationships and your self esteem.
Person-Centred Counselling can help you work through your emotions and the areas of your life that are causing you concerns in the here and now.  I am trained to work in a trauma informed way. I believe that it is what has happened to you that creates the way you view the world, the way you view yourself and ultimately the way that you behave and feel. This can impact all parts of your life, from your sense of self, to your relationships and your self esteem.
01509 279488 View 01509 279488
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Shikila Sabrina Shields
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Leicester Forest East LE3
I have helped clients with a range of difficulties, from low mood and self esteem, to anxiety, insomnia, worry and social anxiety, panic, phobias and OCD, PTSD and loss, or adjusting to long term health conditions. From the initial assessment, together we will explore and understand things from your viewpoint, as well as the changes you seek.
I have helped clients with a range of difficulties, from low mood and self esteem, to anxiety, insomnia, worry and social anxiety, panic, phobias and OCD, PTSD and loss, or adjusting to long term health conditions. From the initial assessment, together we will explore and understand things from your viewpoint, as well as the changes you seek.
0116 464 9661 View 0116 464 9661
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Shelley Smith - Sunrise Wellbeing
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester Forest East LE3
I am passionate about providing a therapeutic service to help people of all ages with their presenting issues, to support their mental health and wellbeing and to assist them with strategies and skills that can prevent their troubles from escalating. We are all just trying our best in this busy world but sometimes need a little support along the way, especially in times of difficulty. I developed Sunrise Wellbeing to provide a bespoke emotional support service, tailored to meet each individual’s needs. Through a friendly integrative approach, we can work together to understand emotions and develop healthy coping strategies.
I am passionate about providing a therapeutic service to help people of all ages with their presenting issues, to support their mental health and wellbeing and to assist them with strategies and skills that can prevent their troubles from escalating. We are all just trying our best in this busy world but sometimes need a little support along the way, especially in times of difficulty. I developed Sunrise Wellbeing to provide a bespoke emotional support service, tailored to meet each individual’s needs. Through a friendly integrative approach, we can work together to understand emotions and develop healthy coping strategies.
0116 464 8087 View 0116 464 8087
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Talking Wellness
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester Forest East LE3
Talking Wellness is a collective of professional counsellors who are passionate, committed and care. We offer Counselling focused on increased self-understanding, and acceptance, which can help you navigate your own way through challenges, make empowering choices and achieve your personal wellness goals. Counselling is for people that experience all kinds of difficulties that impact on their well being and happiness. We can all face issues in life and during counselling you can explore, and gain deeper insight in a safe, confidential and none judgemental relationship, focused on your best interests.
Talking Wellness is a collective of professional counsellors who are passionate, committed and care. We offer Counselling focused on increased self-understanding, and acceptance, which can help you navigate your own way through challenges, make empowering choices and achieve your personal wellness goals. Counselling is for people that experience all kinds of difficulties that impact on their well being and happiness. We can all face issues in life and during counselling you can explore, and gain deeper insight in a safe, confidential and none judgemental relationship, focused on your best interests.
01455 241491 View 01455 241491

More Therapists Nearby

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Beth Jackson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2
All of us, at times, find ourselves in a place of challenge, pain or trauma, or perhaps simply wanting to see a way forward and change the situation we’re in. Looking for a counsellor takes courage and is hugely positive too because it shows you’re ready for the changes you want to see happen in your life. I am a person-centred psychotherapist ready to support you in that change, and happy to work with you face to face or online, and at whatever pace works best for you.
All of us, at times, find ourselves in a place of challenge, pain or trauma, or perhaps simply wanting to see a way forward and change the situation we’re in. Looking for a counsellor takes courage and is hugely positive too because it shows you’re ready for the changes you want to see happen in your life. I am a person-centred psychotherapist ready to support you in that change, and happy to work with you face to face or online, and at whatever pace works best for you.
07398 535522 View 07398 535522
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Blue River Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Hello, I am Dr Rima Lamba. I'm a feminist counselling psychologist with an interest in the unique experiences of women from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I work closely with women who have struggled with self esteem & identity, relationship issues, difficulties in motherhood, life transitions, attachment and early trauma, and transgenerational trauma. I am particularly interested in the structural power differences that impact people, so I work closely on issues to do with patriarchy, race, culture and more. I also work with a team of therapists who can support clients, including adult families.
Hello, I am Dr Rima Lamba. I'm a feminist counselling psychologist with an interest in the unique experiences of women from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I work closely with women who have struggled with self esteem & identity, relationship issues, difficulties in motherhood, life transitions, attachment and early trauma, and transgenerational trauma. I am particularly interested in the structural power differences that impact people, so I work closely on issues to do with patriarchy, race, culture and more. I also work with a team of therapists who can support clients, including adult families.
020 8129 6050 View 020 8129 6050
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Andrelax
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
Human givens practitioners offer practical, solution-focused help that deals with mental and emotional distress in the here and now. They won’t waste time just endlessly listening to you or attempting to dredge up real or imagined miserable memories from the past. Nor do they deal in time-wasting so-called voyages of ‘self-discovery’… Their psychotherapy training ensures that they have a sound body of evidence-based knowledge and the proven skills to help both adults and children as quickly as possible with a wide variety of emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Human givens practitioners offer practical, solution-focused help that deals with mental and emotional distress in the here and now. They won’t waste time just endlessly listening to you or attempting to dredge up real or imagined miserable memories from the past. Nor do they deal in time-wasting so-called voyages of ‘self-discovery’… Their psychotherapy training ensures that they have a sound body of evidence-based knowledge and the proven skills to help both adults and children as quickly as possible with a wide variety of emotional and behavioural difficulties.
0115 697 1253 View 0115 697 1253
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Lucy Johnson
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
I am an HCPC Registered Creative Arts Therapist and Lifespan integration therapist. I am also a highly experienced trainer. I have over 16 years experience working with children and families in crisis. I have provided support and therapy to children and adults who have experienced sexual, emotional and domestic abuse. I specialise in Trauma, Attachment and PTSD. I offer brief therapy as well as long term support and come from a very humanistic approach. I work with children from the age of 3+ and I also offer family therapy.
I am an HCPC Registered Creative Arts Therapist and Lifespan integration therapist. I am also a highly experienced trainer. I have over 16 years experience working with children and families in crisis. I have provided support and therapy to children and adults who have experienced sexual, emotional and domestic abuse. I specialise in Trauma, Attachment and PTSD. I offer brief therapy as well as long term support and come from a very humanistic approach. I work with children from the age of 3+ and I also offer family therapy.
0116 464 9535 View 0116 464 9535
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You And Me Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
Hello, I believe it can be tough sometimes perhaps because you might be feeling stuck or your sense of direction has derailed, its ok! I get it! All you want is to feel heard. However you are feeling, it truly is ok! Trying to understand where it is you are right now is an important part of therapy, which will help you to overcome issues, such as anxiety, stress, lack of confidence & low self - esteem. You maybe feeling some or all of these and the thought of getting back on track feels like a challenge.
Hello, I believe it can be tough sometimes perhaps because you might be feeling stuck or your sense of direction has derailed, its ok! I get it! All you want is to feel heard. However you are feeling, it truly is ok! Trying to understand where it is you are right now is an important part of therapy, which will help you to overcome issues, such as anxiety, stress, lack of confidence & low self - esteem. You maybe feeling some or all of these and the thought of getting back on track feels like a challenge.
0116 326 4298 View 0116 326 4298
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Zahra Hunton- Wellness CBT
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
My name is Zahra, I use a variety of skills and tailor therapy exclusively for you to help you work through your difficulties and move forwards . Using CBT we can explore deep rooted feelings, how they affect your life and how to make a change. We can build on resilience and provide you with a toolbox of strategies and techniques to handle whatever life throws at you and make lasting improvements. You can begin to break the cycle of repetitive, challenging and destructive behaviours and feelings. You will gain insight into your intrusive thoughts and negative thinking and how to challenge them and revolutionise your thinking.
My name is Zahra, I use a variety of skills and tailor therapy exclusively for you to help you work through your difficulties and move forwards . Using CBT we can explore deep rooted feelings, how they affect your life and how to make a change. We can build on resilience and provide you with a toolbox of strategies and techniques to handle whatever life throws at you and make lasting improvements. You can begin to break the cycle of repetitive, challenging and destructive behaviours and feelings. You will gain insight into your intrusive thoughts and negative thinking and how to challenge them and revolutionise your thinking.
01777 808791 View 01777 808791
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Kelly Rippin
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
Hello, I offer counselling/therapy with the aim to help you find better ways to understand yourself, or to bring about changes. I am able to offer sessions in person from my office in Hinckley or via telephone or video. Counselling is for people that experience all kinds of difficulties that impact on their well being and happiness. We can all face issues around anxiety, relationships, stress, overwhelm, bereavement. In counselling you can explore, gain deeper insight and work on making changes . People regularly say they feel 'lighter' and 'positive' right from their first consultation with me.
Hello, I offer counselling/therapy with the aim to help you find better ways to understand yourself, or to bring about changes. I am able to offer sessions in person from my office in Hinckley or via telephone or video. Counselling is for people that experience all kinds of difficulties that impact on their well being and happiness. We can all face issues around anxiety, relationships, stress, overwhelm, bereavement. In counselling you can explore, gain deeper insight and work on making changes . People regularly say they feel 'lighter' and 'positive' right from their first consultation with me.
01455 560369 View 01455 560369
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Mandy Jane Mason
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Oadby LE2
If you feel overwhelmed, burnt out, stressed, emotionally depleted, anxious, depressed or unhappy, I am here to listen and support you. If you can identify with any or a number of these issues you may also be lacking in confidence or have a poor sense of self worth. You may feel afraid, lost, confused or could be experiencing debilitating fatigue. These emotions and physical sensations can lead you to feel that life has no meaning or purpose. Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness are very common too.
If you feel overwhelmed, burnt out, stressed, emotionally depleted, anxious, depressed or unhappy, I am here to listen and support you. If you can identify with any or a number of these issues you may also be lacking in confidence or have a poor sense of self worth. You may feel afraid, lost, confused or could be experiencing debilitating fatigue. These emotions and physical sensations can lead you to feel that life has no meaning or purpose. Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness are very common too.
01858 455556 View 01858 455556
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Linda Lawler
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE3
I am an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with couples and individuals. I draw from a range of different ways of working that fits your needs, including EMDR if you're experiencing PTSD. It can feel daunting approaching someone to talk to about the problems you are experiencing. At some point in our lives we all experience distressing events, difficult feelings or relationships and a little support at those times can go a long way. Whatever you’re experiencing, you don’t have to face it alone.
I am an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with couples and individuals. I draw from a range of different ways of working that fits your needs, including EMDR if you're experiencing PTSD. It can feel daunting approaching someone to talk to about the problems you are experiencing. At some point in our lives we all experience distressing events, difficult feelings or relationships and a little support at those times can go a long way. Whatever you’re experiencing, you don’t have to face it alone.
0116 326 4854 View 0116 326 4854
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Aisha Bettridge
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Do you sometimes feel crushed under the weight of traumatic experiences from your past? These experiences can prevent you from moving forwards and keep you hostage, repeating unhelpful patterns. I would like to support you on your journey to becoming who you really are and in trusting that inner voice. Working together towards self love with gentle compassion we can create a space where you can go beyond just surviving. At your own pace we will challenge stories and patterns of behaviour that block the path to meaningful change, wholeness and healing.
Do you sometimes feel crushed under the weight of traumatic experiences from your past? These experiences can prevent you from moving forwards and keep you hostage, repeating unhelpful patterns. I would like to support you on your journey to becoming who you really are and in trusting that inner voice. Working together towards self love with gentle compassion we can create a space where you can go beyond just surviving. At your own pace we will challenge stories and patterns of behaviour that block the path to meaningful change, wholeness and healing.
0116 502 9128 View 0116 502 9128
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Imbeko Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
I am an Integrative Counsellor who qualified from the University of Leicester and is a member of the BACP. I have a friendly & trustworthy personality and has experience in working with clients with a wide range of issues, including Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement, Trauma, PTSD, Low Confidence and problems arising from childhood. By applying an integrative approach; Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Cogitative Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transitional Analysis (TA), Gestalt etc. I would feel honoured to listen empathetically to your individual concerns.
I am an Integrative Counsellor who qualified from the University of Leicester and is a member of the BACP. I have a friendly & trustworthy personality and has experience in working with clients with a wide range of issues, including Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement, Trauma, PTSD, Low Confidence and problems arising from childhood. By applying an integrative approach; Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Cogitative Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transitional Analysis (TA), Gestalt etc. I would feel honoured to listen empathetically to your individual concerns.
0116 326 1315 View 0116 326 1315
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Coral Dawn Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
I'm a person centred counsellor. I work online, telephone or zoom, whichever you prefer, I find both effective. If you enter counselling with me, you will be encouraged to bring your issues, and the sessions are led by you. It might feel like you wish someone to sort out your problems, but you will be helped to explore your feelings, beliefs and behaviour, so you become more self-aware. You are the expert on yourself because nobody else knows what it is like to be you. In our counselling sessions, you will be provided with a safe, confidential space to explore your feelings and problems.
I'm a person centred counsellor. I work online, telephone or zoom, whichever you prefer, I find both effective. If you enter counselling with me, you will be encouraged to bring your issues, and the sessions are led by you. It might feel like you wish someone to sort out your problems, but you will be helped to explore your feelings, beliefs and behaviour, so you become more self-aware. You are the expert on yourself because nobody else knows what it is like to be you. In our counselling sessions, you will be provided with a safe, confidential space to explore your feelings and problems.
01780 438660 View 01780 438660
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Omoiyari Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
Existing as a Neurodivergent person in a Neurotypical world can certainly come with a number of challenges. As a Neurodivergent person myself, I understand how difficult it can be to take the first step in starting therapy. Being proudly and openly neurodivergent I hope to create comfort for my clients in the knowledge that I get it, the struggle is real. Whether decoding social cues, or managing everyday stress, I bring an understanding heart and tailored strategies to our sessions. Beyond neurodiversity, I work primarily with Adults and Young people facing diverse struggles.
Existing as a Neurodivergent person in a Neurotypical world can certainly come with a number of challenges. As a Neurodivergent person myself, I understand how difficult it can be to take the first step in starting therapy. Being proudly and openly neurodivergent I hope to create comfort for my clients in the knowledge that I get it, the struggle is real. Whether decoding social cues, or managing everyday stress, I bring an understanding heart and tailored strategies to our sessions. Beyond neurodiversity, I work primarily with Adults and Young people facing diverse struggles.
01536 907061 View 01536 907061
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.