Female Counselling in Leicester, ENG

Photo of Cecilia O'Hare, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Cecilia O'Hare
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE5
We live in anxiety provoking society and yet we want to thrive not just survive. How to manage stress and disappointment from our distressing environment is very critical on our daily basis. I believe we have all our innate power to grow and achieve things we want to through our self reflection.
We live in anxiety provoking society and yet we want to thrive not just survive. How to manage stress and disappointment from our distressing environment is very critical on our daily basis. I believe we have all our innate power to grow and achieve things we want to through our self reflection.
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Photo of Asha Davies, Psychotherapist in Leicester, England
Asha Davies
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2
How we are with ourselves matters. At the core of my counselling work is you. Does trauma, grief or anxiety steer you away from where you are or what you are striving towards? I understand sharing these experiences can be overwhelming and uncomfortable. In a confidential and calm space, I will support you through your thoughts and emotions. At your pace, we will understand and reflect on past and present experiences, inviting compassionate inner dialogue, coping strategies, and movement away from shame and criticism. I will not judge you.
How we are with ourselves matters. At the core of my counselling work is you. Does trauma, grief or anxiety steer you away from where you are or what you are striving towards? I understand sharing these experiences can be overwhelming and uncomfortable. In a confidential and calm space, I will support you through your thoughts and emotions. At your pace, we will understand and reflect on past and present experiences, inviting compassionate inner dialogue, coping strategies, and movement away from shame and criticism. I will not judge you.
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Photo of Debbie Harnett, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Debbie Harnett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
At times life can be hard to cope with and understanding our thoughts, emotions and actions can feel over whelming and all consuming. Life at times can feel rather heavy and embarking on a therapeutic journey together we can help lighten the load. Working together on your journey to help you understand your past experiences, how these experiences can shape the way we feel and act, how this affects you now. Being able to reflect and start to recognise our own emotions is the building foundation for emotional, mental and physical resilience.
At times life can be hard to cope with and understanding our thoughts, emotions and actions can feel over whelming and all consuming. Life at times can feel rather heavy and embarking on a therapeutic journey together we can help lighten the load. Working together on your journey to help you understand your past experiences, how these experiences can shape the way we feel and act, how this affects you now. Being able to reflect and start to recognise our own emotions is the building foundation for emotional, mental and physical resilience.
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Photo of Cat Buchan, Psychotherapist in Leicester, England
Cat Buchan
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
A great deal of my practice is focused on supporting individuals going through challenging times in their lives due to anxiety, depression and those having difficulty in finding direction. I have particular experience supporting people suffering from chronic or terminal illness and with bereaved people, exploring the many complex issues which arise at such times. I am very comfortable and able to work with clients who have concerns about sexual identity and sexuality. I am also a qualified supervisor. Within this role, again, I base my practise on a developmental, relational model.
A great deal of my practice is focused on supporting individuals going through challenging times in their lives due to anxiety, depression and those having difficulty in finding direction. I have particular experience supporting people suffering from chronic or terminal illness and with bereaved people, exploring the many complex issues which arise at such times. I am very comfortable and able to work with clients who have concerns about sexual identity and sexuality. I am also a qualified supervisor. Within this role, again, I base my practise on a developmental, relational model.
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Photo of Jo Flynn, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Jo Flynn
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
If you are reading this I wonder if life feels difficult at the moment. Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, living with the distress of uncertainty? Finding it difficult to let go of control, of perfectionism, feeling vulnerable or struggling with living in a ‘never enough’ world? Is this having a negative effect on your relationships, or are you struggling to understand traumatic events in your past, and you can no longer soldier on as before? However you may be feeling, it can feel really scary to come and talk to a counsellor. But I respect your courage to reach out, and I will listen to you with warmth and empathy.
If you are reading this I wonder if life feels difficult at the moment. Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, living with the distress of uncertainty? Finding it difficult to let go of control, of perfectionism, feeling vulnerable or struggling with living in a ‘never enough’ world? Is this having a negative effect on your relationships, or are you struggling to understand traumatic events in your past, and you can no longer soldier on as before? However you may be feeling, it can feel really scary to come and talk to a counsellor. But I respect your courage to reach out, and I will listen to you with warmth and empathy.
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Photo of Louise Gamble, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Louise Gamble
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE3
I am a qualified experienced counsellor, always had a passion in supporting people with mental health, sexual identify, trauma and attachment. i would like to share my knowledge, experiences and qualifications to help those to progress in life and offer support throughout any challenges they may face
I am a qualified experienced counsellor, always had a passion in supporting people with mental health, sexual identify, trauma and attachment. i would like to share my knowledge, experiences and qualifications to help those to progress in life and offer support throughout any challenges they may face
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Photo of Emma Louise Jacques, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Emma Louise Jacques
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE9
I am a person centered and psychodynamic counsellor incorporating CBT and solution focused creative techniques such as art therapy, guided imagery and visualisation, meditation and the Rewind technique (for trauma). I offer therapy to couples, young people, adults and families.
I am a person centered and psychodynamic counsellor incorporating CBT and solution focused creative techniques such as art therapy, guided imagery and visualisation, meditation and the Rewind technique (for trauma). I offer therapy to couples, young people, adults and families.
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Photo of Dr Samantha Lewis: ADHD and Autism specialist , Psychologist in Leicester, England
Dr Samantha Lewis: ADHD and Autism specialist
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has worked exclusively in the area of adult Autism (previously known as Asperger’s syndrome) and ADHD for over 20 years, both in the NHS and in private practice. People I see pursue an assessment as they are experiencing difficulties in their lives and wonder if it may be due to Autism and / or ADHD. I complete comprehensive, detailed diagnostic assessments which provide understanding and meaning and help people find ways to manage areas they are struggling with.
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has worked exclusively in the area of adult Autism (previously known as Asperger’s syndrome) and ADHD for over 20 years, both in the NHS and in private practice. People I see pursue an assessment as they are experiencing difficulties in their lives and wonder if it may be due to Autism and / or ADHD. I complete comprehensive, detailed diagnostic assessments which provide understanding and meaning and help people find ways to manage areas they are struggling with.
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Photo of Helen Anna Gluszonek, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Helen Anna Gluszonek
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE5
I provide confidential, non-judgemental counselling to enable the client to deal with emotional difficulties which may be causing distress. Using empathy and congruence to help my client feel at ease, I endeavour to help them deal with any difficulties they may face. I have been providing face to face counselling for over 18 years. I have experience in working with anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement and sexuality. I have over 15 years experience working in schools. I’ve also got 2 years experience working with students at University
I provide confidential, non-judgemental counselling to enable the client to deal with emotional difficulties which may be causing distress. Using empathy and congruence to help my client feel at ease, I endeavour to help them deal with any difficulties they may face. I have been providing face to face counselling for over 18 years. I have experience in working with anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement and sexuality. I have over 15 years experience working in schools. I’ve also got 2 years experience working with students at University
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Photo of Sandra Findlay Cluer, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Sandra Findlay Cluer
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2
Waitlist for new clients
During our lives we encounter loss including bereavement, separation, ill health and relationship or transitional difficulties. All of these external factors can and will affect how we relate to others, the world around us and most importantly ourselves. This may include withdrawing, substance use or abuse, unhealthy eating patterns and other self harmful behaviours. Our work together will be to focus on these changes and how you can develop and cultivate a positive relationship with yourself, and others. I have supported many people who experience overwhelming symptoms of trauma, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.
During our lives we encounter loss including bereavement, separation, ill health and relationship or transitional difficulties. All of these external factors can and will affect how we relate to others, the world around us and most importantly ourselves. This may include withdrawing, substance use or abuse, unhealthy eating patterns and other self harmful behaviours. Our work together will be to focus on these changes and how you can develop and cultivate a positive relationship with yourself, and others. I have supported many people who experience overwhelming symptoms of trauma, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.
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Photo of Ellen Sharrocks, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Ellen Sharrocks
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Everyone can struggle at times - with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression or just feeling low. Close relationships can go stale or get into difficulties. Bereavements can knock us sideways - sometimes 'hitting' suddenly even though it happened some years ago. Recent or past traumatic events can have a huge impact on our wellbeing. These are some of the emotional difficulties people struggle with. Close relationships have their ups and downs and emotions, even negative ones, are a normal part of our daily lives. It's when they drag us down, affect our quality of life, become overwhelming, that counselling can be a great help.
Everyone can struggle at times - with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression or just feeling low. Close relationships can go stale or get into difficulties. Bereavements can knock us sideways - sometimes 'hitting' suddenly even though it happened some years ago. Recent or past traumatic events can have a huge impact on our wellbeing. These are some of the emotional difficulties people struggle with. Close relationships have their ups and downs and emotions, even negative ones, are a normal part of our daily lives. It's when they drag us down, affect our quality of life, become overwhelming, that counselling can be a great help.
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Photo of Celia Allan - Rothley Counselling & Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Celia Allan - Rothley Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE7
Hello, I’m Celia, I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist based in Rothley, Leicestershire. People seek therapy for many different reasons: depression, anxiety, loss/grief, or facing a major life-changing event. Perhaps you are experiencing family/relationship issues or problems involving money or work difficulties. Maybe you or a relative has been diagnosed with cancer. Whatever your reason rest assured that I am here to support you along the way and to help you to get your life back on track. Sometimes help in the form of professional support can be just what is needed. My aim is for you to feel heard in a safe space.
Hello, I’m Celia, I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist based in Rothley, Leicestershire. People seek therapy for many different reasons: depression, anxiety, loss/grief, or facing a major life-changing event. Perhaps you are experiencing family/relationship issues or problems involving money or work difficulties. Maybe you or a relative has been diagnosed with cancer. Whatever your reason rest assured that I am here to support you along the way and to help you to get your life back on track. Sometimes help in the form of professional support can be just what is needed. My aim is for you to feel heard in a safe space.
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Photo of Shabnum Ahmed, Psychotherapist in Leicester, England
Shabnum Ahmed
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Hello, I am an accredited Integrative Psychotherapist at Healand Clinic. I've had the privilege of working with Individuals, couples, families, young people. I offer a non-judgmental, safe, and confidential space where we can explore what's going on for you. Together, we can work towards understanding your challenges and finding ways to restore balance in your life. A significant part of my practice is dedicated to exploring relationships—both the one we have with ourselves and our connections with others, including relationships with food, pain, work, self-harm, and more.
Hello, I am an accredited Integrative Psychotherapist at Healand Clinic. I've had the privilege of working with Individuals, couples, families, young people. I offer a non-judgmental, safe, and confidential space where we can explore what's going on for you. Together, we can work towards understanding your challenges and finding ways to restore balance in your life. A significant part of my practice is dedicated to exploring relationships—both the one we have with ourselves and our connections with others, including relationships with food, pain, work, self-harm, and more.
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Photo of Farah Hussain, Psychotherapist in Leicester, England
Farah Hussain
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE5
Your desire for an improvement in a particular area of your life has brought you to this page. And whatever you desire more of... whether it's more connection, love and ease in your relationships; more clarity, confidence and self-esteem or simply more peace, balance, and optimism in your life - you're in the right place. I’d love to help you discover a new and positive way forward so that you can step into your powerful potential and have the life and relationships that your heart truly desires. You can find out more about my psychotherapy, couples therapy and relationship coaching services on my website: www.farahhussain.com.
Your desire for an improvement in a particular area of your life has brought you to this page. And whatever you desire more of... whether it's more connection, love and ease in your relationships; more clarity, confidence and self-esteem or simply more peace, balance, and optimism in your life - you're in the right place. I’d love to help you discover a new and positive way forward so that you can step into your powerful potential and have the life and relationships that your heart truly desires. You can find out more about my psychotherapy, couples therapy and relationship coaching services on my website: www.farahhussain.com.
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Photo of Lauren Atkinson Feel Free Play Therapy in Leicester, England
Lauren Atkinson Feel Free Play Therapy
Verified Verified
Leicester LE7
Waitlist for new clients
Hi I'm Lauren and I'm a fully qualified Play Therapist. Play is a child's natural language: it speaks the worries and feelings too confusing for words. Where adults may speak about their worries and problems, children can express themselves through play long before they can articulate thoughts and feelings through the complexities of language. Often they do not know the words to describe their internal world but are ready to share it with opportunities through play and creative arts. Play builds trust, tells stories and takes us on brave adventures to wonderful places of safety, hope and happiness.
Hi I'm Lauren and I'm a fully qualified Play Therapist. Play is a child's natural language: it speaks the worries and feelings too confusing for words. Where adults may speak about their worries and problems, children can express themselves through play long before they can articulate thoughts and feelings through the complexities of language. Often they do not know the words to describe their internal world but are ready to share it with opportunities through play and creative arts. Play builds trust, tells stories and takes us on brave adventures to wonderful places of safety, hope and happiness.
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Photo of Netifnet Arthur-Hawkes, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Netifnet Arthur-Hawkes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Have you ever wished you could say how you really felt, and that someone would take the time to listen to you? Perhaps you have kept your thoughts and feelings to yourself through fear of being put down, judged, or laughed at? Or maybe you put your problems aside because you feel the other person is more important? Counselling is the opportunity to sort your thoughts; gives you time to work out what you really feel, the space to consider your options, and decide what you feel is best for you. People come for different reasons, but all wish the same outcomes; to be heard, be understood, feel better and find ways to enjoy their life.
Have you ever wished you could say how you really felt, and that someone would take the time to listen to you? Perhaps you have kept your thoughts and feelings to yourself through fear of being put down, judged, or laughed at? Or maybe you put your problems aside because you feel the other person is more important? Counselling is the opportunity to sort your thoughts; gives you time to work out what you really feel, the space to consider your options, and decide what you feel is best for you. People come for different reasons, but all wish the same outcomes; to be heard, be understood, feel better and find ways to enjoy their life.
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Photo of Shaheena Haider, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Shaheena Haider
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
If you are at a time in your life when you are feeling stuck and you are facing difficulties that are causing you uncertainty, fear and anxiety. It can create a sense of vulnerability and feelings of insecurities. Past experiences or trauma may resurface. Surviving through this can be quite challenging. Sharing your concerns with myself can help find a way through this and relieve some of the burden you may be carrying. Counselling can create an awakening within you, becoming more reflective, insightful and aware of your surroundings. I have the ability to connect authentically and deeply with your emotions.
If you are at a time in your life when you are feeling stuck and you are facing difficulties that are causing you uncertainty, fear and anxiety. It can create a sense of vulnerability and feelings of insecurities. Past experiences or trauma may resurface. Surviving through this can be quite challenging. Sharing your concerns with myself can help find a way through this and relieve some of the burden you may be carrying. Counselling can create an awakening within you, becoming more reflective, insightful and aware of your surroundings. I have the ability to connect authentically and deeply with your emotions.
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Photo of AK Wellbeing - Telephone and Online sessions., Counsellor in Leicester, England
AK Wellbeing - Telephone and Online sessions.
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE2  (Online Only)
Embarking on counselling may feel overwhelming, but you're not alone—I'm here to guide and support you. Together, we'll develop strategies to empower you in facing challenges, building coping mechanisms, and achieving growth. Whether your journey is short or long-term, my commitment is to your wellbeing. Each path is unique, and your journey is exclusively yours. I'll walk beside you, offering guidance and support as you navigate this transformative process. You can overcome challenges and embrace positive change. I provide an environment that's secure, confidential, and judgment-free, prioritising your privacy and peace.
Embarking on counselling may feel overwhelming, but you're not alone—I'm here to guide and support you. Together, we'll develop strategies to empower you in facing challenges, building coping mechanisms, and achieving growth. Whether your journey is short or long-term, my commitment is to your wellbeing. Each path is unique, and your journey is exclusively yours. I'll walk beside you, offering guidance and support as you navigate this transformative process. You can overcome challenges and embrace positive change. I provide an environment that's secure, confidential, and judgment-free, prioritising your privacy and peace.
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Photo of Insiya Maimoon, Psychotherapist in Leicester, England
Insiya Maimoon
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Hello and welcome. There may be a number of reasons for seeking counselling and sometimes the reasons might not be completely clear. That is ok, we will work together to better understand what is going on. Deciding to start sessions can be difficult and it is vital to me that you feel comfortable and respected in your Individual journey. Therapy can increase self-awareness as well facilitate an environment for growth and change. It also may be a place for you to process life experiences and events, including the past and present.
Hello and welcome. There may be a number of reasons for seeking counselling and sometimes the reasons might not be completely clear. That is ok, we will work together to better understand what is going on. Deciding to start sessions can be difficult and it is vital to me that you feel comfortable and respected in your Individual journey. Therapy can increase self-awareness as well facilitate an environment for growth and change. It also may be a place for you to process life experiences and events, including the past and present.
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Photo of Namita Patel, Counsellor in Leicester, England
Namita Patel
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE4
I am an experienced relationship counsellor and worked with a wide range of issues for example affairs, trust, communication, divorce, separation and family matters. I have worked for Relate for 18 years together with private practice. I work with couples, individuals of any sexual orientation, in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment, I am also trained to work with young people. Whilst I am trained to work systemically, I prefer to approach my work on a integrative basis meeting the clients individual needs. My aim is to provide support and work with you through your journey, whatever that maybe.
I am an experienced relationship counsellor and worked with a wide range of issues for example affairs, trust, communication, divorce, separation and family matters. I have worked for Relate for 18 years together with private practice. I work with couples, individuals of any sexual orientation, in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment, I am also trained to work with young people. Whilst I am trained to work systemically, I prefer to approach my work on a integrative basis meeting the clients individual needs. My aim is to provide support and work with you through your journey, whatever that maybe.
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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.