Female Counselling in Lewes, ENG

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Dr Jacqueline Ann Hayes
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
Hello, my name is Jacqueline and I am a psychotherapist and counsellor working online and in Lewes to help adults and young people to create positive changes. At the moment, you may be feeling overwhelmed by your emotions. Trauma, abuse, or neglect from the past may be haunting you. You may be approaching a life transition with anxiety and fear. You may feel too detached or numb to connect with the good things in your life.
Hello, my name is Jacqueline and I am a psychotherapist and counsellor working online and in Lewes to help adults and young people to create positive changes. At the moment, you may be feeling overwhelmed by your emotions. Trauma, abuse, or neglect from the past may be haunting you. You may be approaching a life transition with anxiety and fear. You may feel too detached or numb to connect with the good things in your life.
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Anna Hardy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Lewes BN8
Waitlist for new clients
At times life is tough and this can challenge our emotional health and well being, making us feel overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, depressed, angry or lacking in self esteem. You may be finding it difficult to put words to your current feelings or make any sense of what you are experiencing and this can be both frightening and isolating. I believe counselling can be a transformative and meaningful experience, with change made possible through a supportive therapeutic relationship, which helps us to move towards acceptance of self or empowerment to positive change. As such, I am dedicated to bringing about healing and growth in others.
At times life is tough and this can challenge our emotional health and well being, making us feel overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, depressed, angry or lacking in self esteem. You may be finding it difficult to put words to your current feelings or make any sense of what you are experiencing and this can be both frightening and isolating. I believe counselling can be a transformative and meaningful experience, with change made possible through a supportive therapeutic relationship, which helps us to move towards acceptance of self or empowerment to positive change. As such, I am dedicated to bringing about healing and growth in others.
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Space to Be Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN8  (Online Only)
Speaking to someone else may be the first steps you take in changing what isn’t working for you. I understand that holding painful feelings is hard, and you may be feeling anxious about reaching out for help. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space where you will be heard and understood. Together we can take the time to work through issues in a way that makes sense for you.
Speaking to someone else may be the first steps you take in changing what isn’t working for you. I understand that holding painful feelings is hard, and you may be feeling anxious about reaching out for help. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space where you will be heard and understood. Together we can take the time to work through issues in a way that makes sense for you.
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Naomi Ayers
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
Are you feeling trapped by your anxiety or depression, stuck in a toxic relationship or overwhelmed with grief? I can help you navigate these feelings, work towards finding your sense of self again and rediscover the purpose and clarity you may have lost. I am an experienced and qualified humanistic counsellor who is passionate about supporting you to explore what brings you to therapy.
Are you feeling trapped by your anxiety or depression, stuck in a toxic relationship or overwhelmed with grief? I can help you navigate these feelings, work towards finding your sense of self again and rediscover the purpose and clarity you may have lost. I am an experienced and qualified humanistic counsellor who is passionate about supporting you to explore what brings you to therapy.
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Eileen Kemp
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
Having experienced at first hand the hugely positive impact counselling has had on my own life, I chose to train as a psychodynamic therapist to help others experience the same profound benefits. I now use an integrative approach, which has enriched my work with clients. Working with you, we will together examine and uncover often unconscious or repressed memories which in turn can drive unhelpful patterns of behaviour. We will explore the sources of your problems and aim to deal with the underlying issues, not just try to find a way to cope with them. Only by making peace with the past can you look forward to a happy future.
Having experienced at first hand the hugely positive impact counselling has had on my own life, I chose to train as a psychodynamic therapist to help others experience the same profound benefits. I now use an integrative approach, which has enriched my work with clients. Working with you, we will together examine and uncover often unconscious or repressed memories which in turn can drive unhelpful patterns of behaviour. We will explore the sources of your problems and aim to deal with the underlying issues, not just try to find a way to cope with them. Only by making peace with the past can you look forward to a happy future.
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Mary Gordon-Cumming
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
Choosing the right therapist can feel impossible especially when you're already feeling low, overwhelmed or disconnected. I offer a free first session so you can meet me and see if you think you'd like to work together. I’m down to earth and approachable and will create a supportive space for you and all your feelings so you can explore whatever it is that’s weighing you down. I want you to feel truly seen and heard. Often that’s all it takes to find a fresh perspective but I can also push and challenge you to help break away from whatever it is that’s been holding you back. You don’t have to figure everything out on your own.
Choosing the right therapist can feel impossible especially when you're already feeling low, overwhelmed or disconnected. I offer a free first session so you can meet me and see if you think you'd like to work together. I’m down to earth and approachable and will create a supportive space for you and all your feelings so you can explore whatever it is that’s weighing you down. I want you to feel truly seen and heard. Often that’s all it takes to find a fresh perspective but I can also push and challenge you to help break away from whatever it is that’s been holding you back. You don’t have to figure everything out on your own.
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Briony Lambert
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN8
Hello. You might be considering counselling for the first time, or have had previous experience of therapy. Whatever your situation, therapy can help. I know from experience that we're all capable of change, and finding the right counsellor can very often be the beginning of that process. Through a series of therapeutic conversations, I can help you with a range of issues including anxiety, loss, relationship and family difficulties, sadness, and questions around identity.
Hello. You might be considering counselling for the first time, or have had previous experience of therapy. Whatever your situation, therapy can help. I know from experience that we're all capable of change, and finding the right counsellor can very often be the beginning of that process. Through a series of therapeutic conversations, I can help you with a range of issues including anxiety, loss, relationship and family difficulties, sadness, and questions around identity.
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Kate Hope
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
In challenging and often uncertain times, where we often neglect ourselves, I offer a professional, non-judgemental space to explore what may be troubling you and help you reach your potential. I am a very experienced, accredited UKCP and BACP psychotherapist with a long-standing private practice. I am told I am professional, focussed, reflective and caring. I work both online and face-to-face in a safe, pleasant space. As an integrative therapist, I bring together different models as are helpful to you; one size doesn't fit all. Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss undertaking therapy.
In challenging and often uncertain times, where we often neglect ourselves, I offer a professional, non-judgemental space to explore what may be troubling you and help you reach your potential. I am a very experienced, accredited UKCP and BACP psychotherapist with a long-standing private practice. I am told I am professional, focussed, reflective and caring. I work both online and face-to-face in a safe, pleasant space. As an integrative therapist, I bring together different models as are helpful to you; one size doesn't fit all. Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss undertaking therapy.
01273 092673 View 01273 092673
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Jenny Stewart
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lewes BN7
I realise that seeking therapy may feel daunting and I know how important it is that you find a therapist you can trust with your innermost thoughts and feelings. Perhaps you have come to a time in your life when you feel you need some extra support for whatever challenges and difficulties you are facing. It may be that you have suffered a loss, a relationship issue or experienced a significant life event or that you feel the weight of depression or anxiety. Perhaps you have decided the time is right to try to make some changes in your life.
I realise that seeking therapy may feel daunting and I know how important it is that you find a therapist you can trust with your innermost thoughts and feelings. Perhaps you have come to a time in your life when you feel you need some extra support for whatever challenges and difficulties you are facing. It may be that you have suffered a loss, a relationship issue or experienced a significant life event or that you feel the weight of depression or anxiety. Perhaps you have decided the time is right to try to make some changes in your life.
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Karen Baguley
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
I provide a safe and secure place to discuss issues and look for long-term solutions to increase your mental wellbeing. Whether you are stressed, anxious or depressed and for whatever reason, you are looking for help now, finding an accredited therapist is the first step to feeling better.
I provide a safe and secure place to discuss issues and look for long-term solutions to increase your mental wellbeing. Whether you are stressed, anxious or depressed and for whatever reason, you are looking for help now, finding an accredited therapist is the first step to feeling better.
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Isabel Trevelyan Bostwick
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
To begin counselling can be a life-changing decision. You may want to address thoughts and feelings or specific challenges that can be hard to speak to others about, or perhaps made a decision to address the impact of past trauma, loss or shame. By sharing your story and emotional journey within the therapeutic space, it can be heard in a new way, as though for the first time. In this way, different narratives can be explored, allowing you to take greater ownership of your life and your future.
To begin counselling can be a life-changing decision. You may want to address thoughts and feelings or specific challenges that can be hard to speak to others about, or perhaps made a decision to address the impact of past trauma, loss or shame. By sharing your story and emotional journey within the therapeutic space, it can be heard in a new way, as though for the first time. In this way, different narratives can be explored, allowing you to take greater ownership of your life and your future.
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Sarah Hirigoyen
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
My ideal client would be someone who already knows themselves a little, has possibly been in therapy before, so understands the path ahead. Someone who is emotionally intelligent and truth seeking; perhaps someone who seeks a deeper understanding of themselves, their context and their relationships.
My ideal client would be someone who already knows themselves a little, has possibly been in therapy before, so understands the path ahead. Someone who is emotionally intelligent and truth seeking; perhaps someone who seeks a deeper understanding of themselves, their context and their relationships.
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Rebecca Wilson Green
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
I offer both short-term and long-term support - using creative and expressive arts to help you to explore and understand your thoughts and feelings, especially if you sometimes have difficulty putting things into words. I welcome people who identify as LGBTQIA+ and people who are neurodivergent, including late-diagnosed or self-diagnosed autistic adults. I am committed to anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice, and I provide inclusive, non-judgemental support - particularly for people who have experienced stigma or discrimination in the past.
I offer both short-term and long-term support - using creative and expressive arts to help you to explore and understand your thoughts and feelings, especially if you sometimes have difficulty putting things into words. I welcome people who identify as LGBTQIA+ and people who are neurodivergent, including late-diagnosed or self-diagnosed autistic adults. I am committed to anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice, and I provide inclusive, non-judgemental support - particularly for people who have experienced stigma or discrimination in the past.
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Laura Tinkl
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Lewes BN8
Sometimes children and young people can behave in ways that are difficult to understand. As their parents/carers, we can feel confused as to what might be happening for our child and how we can best help them. Your child might be behaving in ways that frighten you (e.g. violent outbursts or self-harming behaviours) or in other ways that concern you (e.g. increasingly anxious or withdrawn behaviour, refusing school etc.). You may have attended parenting courses, read books or spoken to friends/family, but still feel at a loss as to what to do to help your child and how to feel connected to them again. Now is the time to seek help.
Sometimes children and young people can behave in ways that are difficult to understand. As their parents/carers, we can feel confused as to what might be happening for our child and how we can best help them. Your child might be behaving in ways that frighten you (e.g. violent outbursts or self-harming behaviours) or in other ways that concern you (e.g. increasingly anxious or withdrawn behaviour, refusing school etc.). You may have attended parenting courses, read books or spoken to friends/family, but still feel at a loss as to what to do to help your child and how to feel connected to them again. Now is the time to seek help.
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Lizzie Gilbert
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
Hello, I'm a warm intuitive person-centred therapist with 10 years counselling experience. Working in beautiful calm rooms in central Lewes, Brighton and online therapy via Zoom/ Skype. You may be experiencing loss of a loved one, a break up of a relationship, or a loss of any kind. You may have issues from the past affecting your well-being now. You may be feeling anxious, overwhelmed, fearful, depressed. I'm highly skilled at listening and supporting people. Coming for therapy sessions can bring you a sense of relief, clarity and the potential for change. Together in collaboration - we can find a way forward in your life.
Hello, I'm a warm intuitive person-centred therapist with 10 years counselling experience. Working in beautiful calm rooms in central Lewes, Brighton and online therapy via Zoom/ Skype. You may be experiencing loss of a loved one, a break up of a relationship, or a loss of any kind. You may have issues from the past affecting your well-being now. You may be feeling anxious, overwhelmed, fearful, depressed. I'm highly skilled at listening and supporting people. Coming for therapy sessions can bring you a sense of relief, clarity and the potential for change. Together in collaboration - we can find a way forward in your life.
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The Purple Counsellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Tara and I am here to hear you. I am a Person Centred Counsellor which means I create a safe space so you are able to freely talk about anything you want. The focus is on you, whether it's present day troubles or something bothering you from your past. Do you feel like something or some one has stolen your joy? Sometimes we are feeling anxious, sad or angry with ourselves, other people or just life in general. I am able to help you explore those feelings and identify ways to the joy again in everyday life. I am also a Christian and happy to incorporate prayer and Biblical input into our sessions.
Hello, my name is Tara and I am here to hear you. I am a Person Centred Counsellor which means I create a safe space so you are able to freely talk about anything you want. The focus is on you, whether it's present day troubles or something bothering you from your past. Do you feel like something or some one has stolen your joy? Sometimes we are feeling anxious, sad or angry with ourselves, other people or just life in general. I am able to help you explore those feelings and identify ways to the joy again in everyday life. I am also a Christian and happy to incorporate prayer and Biblical input into our sessions.
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Angie Osborne Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Lewes BN8
There are times in your life when you may encounter difficult challenges, feel overwhelmed, stuck & find yourself struggling. You don't need to face this alone. As a Counselling clinician I integrate a range of counselling approaches aiming to work alongside you towards a better understanding of yourself & the issues you are going through. My approach is Humanistic Integrative & Person Centred based which means I tailor the way I work to suit the needs of each person.
There are times in your life when you may encounter difficult challenges, feel overwhelmed, stuck & find yourself struggling. You don't need to face this alone. As a Counselling clinician I integrate a range of counselling approaches aiming to work alongside you towards a better understanding of yourself & the issues you are going through. My approach is Humanistic Integrative & Person Centred based which means I tailor the way I work to suit the needs of each person.
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Rosalind Field
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN8
Waitlist for new clients
As I work relationally and with unconscious processes I work well with any presenting issues that are related to attachment. These may be experienced as anxiety, depression, OCD, bereavement issues, substance use etc. You may have difficulties forming meaningful lasting relationships or have recognised a pattern in things going wrong in your life which make you unhappy. You may have current issues with your children that are echoing past hurts of your own that need attending to. I can help you to explore these issues within the safe and holding relationship that we can create together.
As I work relationally and with unconscious processes I work well with any presenting issues that are related to attachment. These may be experienced as anxiety, depression, OCD, bereavement issues, substance use etc. You may have difficulties forming meaningful lasting relationships or have recognised a pattern in things going wrong in your life which make you unhappy. You may have current issues with your children that are echoing past hurts of your own that need attending to. I can help you to explore these issues within the safe and holding relationship that we can create together.
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Julie Skeffington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN7
Hello and a warm welcome. Sometimes it can be hard to find the right counsellor, especially if you are feeling lost, anxious, low or completely overwhelmed by life. The process of finding someone who you feel comfortable with can be confusing and perhaps a little daunting and yet it is so important to find the right person for you. I hope this goes some way to helping you making that decision. Something may have happened in your life such as a loss, a traumatic event, a relationship breakdown, or you may just feel you have ‘lost’ yourself along the way. Perhaps you feel lonely, confused, trapped or in complete despair?
Hello and a warm welcome. Sometimes it can be hard to find the right counsellor, especially if you are feeling lost, anxious, low or completely overwhelmed by life. The process of finding someone who you feel comfortable with can be confusing and perhaps a little daunting and yet it is so important to find the right person for you. I hope this goes some way to helping you making that decision. Something may have happened in your life such as a loss, a traumatic event, a relationship breakdown, or you may just feel you have ‘lost’ yourself along the way. Perhaps you feel lonely, confused, trapped or in complete despair?
01273 092098 View 01273 092098
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Caroline Mills
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lewes BN8
Hi, I am Caroline and I have chosen to specialise in working with bereavement because it brings unique, unanticipated challenges and losses that are often misunderstood. There are many incorrect and unhelpful assumptions about what grief should look or feel like and how long it should last. These ideas, alongside the impact of grief on every corner of life and identity, and experiencing confusing and intense emotions, can cause people to feel worried, alone and overwhelmed. My aim is to share my experience, knowledge and understanding of the bereavement process, and what has been of help to others, to support and reassure you.
Hi, I am Caroline and I have chosen to specialise in working with bereavement because it brings unique, unanticipated challenges and losses that are often misunderstood. There are many incorrect and unhelpful assumptions about what grief should look or feel like and how long it should last. These ideas, alongside the impact of grief on every corner of life and identity, and experiencing confusing and intense emotions, can cause people to feel worried, alone and overwhelmed. My aim is to share my experience, knowledge and understanding of the bereavement process, and what has been of help to others, to support and reassure you.
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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.