Female Counselling in Luton, ENG

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Dr Margaret Jordan
Psychologist, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
Luton LU2
I work with most presenting issues in children & adults. I specialise in brain-based therapies that I integrate with talking therapies. My specialist area is psychological trauma and emotional regulation found in most issues. I have 38 years experience in the NHS, Private & Voluntary sectors with children, couples & adults.
I work with most presenting issues in children & adults. I specialise in brain-based therapies that I integrate with talking therapies. My specialist area is psychological trauma and emotional regulation found in most issues. I have 38 years experience in the NHS, Private & Voluntary sectors with children, couples & adults.
020 4538 5340 View 020 4538 5340
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Paulette Adams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Luton LU3
There are times in our lives when our ability to cope alone is significantly diminished. You may be there right now. Perhaps negative experiences from the past, or significant life changing experiences have altered the way you think, feel, or behave. You want to move forward, but just can't seem to break the cycle of shame, guilt and fear? You may be unsure who you can trust? My personal experience and faith in God's transforming power fuels my passion to come alongside the hurting, wounded, confused, lonely and voiceless as I witness broken lives being restored.
There are times in our lives when our ability to cope alone is significantly diminished. You may be there right now. Perhaps negative experiences from the past, or significant life changing experiences have altered the way you think, feel, or behave. You want to move forward, but just can't seem to break the cycle of shame, guilt and fear? You may be unsure who you can trust? My personal experience and faith in God's transforming power fuels my passion to come alongside the hurting, wounded, confused, lonely and voiceless as I witness broken lives being restored.
01582 310669 View 01582 310669
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Elaine Jenkins
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Luton LU4
Hello, and welcome to my profile. Being an experienced counsellor of 15 years, I can support you to heal and grow. Counselling is not just about the 'problem', but also about your self awareness, your personal self development and strengthening your ability to cope when times are tough. Anxiety, depression, addictions, relationships challenges, low self esteem, intrusive thoughts, overthinking, to name but a few, are all reactions of your own life experiences from a young age. Counselling explores this, and as a professional Integrative Therapist, together, we can work towards healing old wounds. Encouraging life in presence.
Hello, and welcome to my profile. Being an experienced counsellor of 15 years, I can support you to heal and grow. Counselling is not just about the 'problem', but also about your self awareness, your personal self development and strengthening your ability to cope when times are tough. Anxiety, depression, addictions, relationships challenges, low self esteem, intrusive thoughts, overthinking, to name but a few, are all reactions of your own life experiences from a young age. Counselling explores this, and as a professional Integrative Therapist, together, we can work towards healing old wounds. Encouraging life in presence.
07480 488626 View 07480 488626
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Lyn O'Callaghan
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Luton LU3
As an Integrative Counsellor, I tailor therapy to each client, as well as talking therapy, I draw from a diverse toolbox of techniques, such as CBT, EMDR and hypnosis. Having completed training specific to trauma and trauma-informed approaches, I am confident in my skills to scaffold clients while they learn ways to overcome obstacles, develop coping skills, and enhance their overall well-being. Through collaboration with my clients, they are able to explore concerns, build resilience and cultivate positive lasting change.
As an Integrative Counsellor, I tailor therapy to each client, as well as talking therapy, I draw from a diverse toolbox of techniques, such as CBT, EMDR and hypnosis. Having completed training specific to trauma and trauma-informed approaches, I am confident in my skills to scaffold clients while they learn ways to overcome obstacles, develop coping skills, and enhance their overall well-being. Through collaboration with my clients, they are able to explore concerns, build resilience and cultivate positive lasting change.
01582 297259 View 01582 297259
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Deeann Press
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Luton LU2
Please don't struggle alone - I can help you. We can explore together all the difficulties that you are battling with. Dark and negative thoughts can be shared and worked through. I have a high success rate of dealing with issues from anxiety, depression, confidence, anger, addiction, emotional/physical/sexual abuse, relationship issues, bullying, friendship problems, bereavement, school/work problems, stress and many, many more. If you feel you are living in your own mind, together we can change this - there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Please don't struggle alone - I can help you. We can explore together all the difficulties that you are battling with. Dark and negative thoughts can be shared and worked through. I have a high success rate of dealing with issues from anxiety, depression, confidence, anger, addiction, emotional/physical/sexual abuse, relationship issues, bullying, friendship problems, bereavement, school/work problems, stress and many, many more. If you feel you are living in your own mind, together we can change this - there is light at the end of the tunnel.
01582 349523 View 01582 349523
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Karen Rowlands
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Luton LU2
Are you feeling anxious, sad or struggling to cope? Perhaps you are going through life-changing events such as bereavement, divorce, long-term illness or feelings of being stuck and not knowing how to move forwards? Whatever is troubling you, I am here to listen and would like to help you find a positive way forward. I work with adults and adolescents, providing a safe and compassionate environment where you feel comfortable to talk about any aspect of yourself or your life that is troubling you. I work in Herts, Beds and Bucks and offer on-line therapy (Zoom/Skype/video WhatsAPP), evening and weekend apps. available.
Are you feeling anxious, sad or struggling to cope? Perhaps you are going through life-changing events such as bereavement, divorce, long-term illness or feelings of being stuck and not knowing how to move forwards? Whatever is troubling you, I am here to listen and would like to help you find a positive way forward. I work with adults and adolescents, providing a safe and compassionate environment where you feel comfortable to talk about any aspect of yourself or your life that is troubling you. I work in Herts, Beds and Bucks and offer on-line therapy (Zoom/Skype/video WhatsAPP), evening and weekend apps. available.
01727 638166 View 01727 638166
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Inga Krzyzanowska de Sloan
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Luton LU3
I'm a fully qualified, HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist based from MK / Luton, but I work throughout the Home Counties. I utilise a creative process with clients who present with a wide range of difficulties such as low mood, attachment or relational issues, trauma, psychosis, personality disorders, self-harming behaviours, low self-esteem and anxiety disorders. Art Psychotherapy can enable you to stabilise moods, explore unconscious processes and make progress toward recovery. Using art materials encourages you to express feelings which are difficult to express in words, in a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental space.
I'm a fully qualified, HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist based from MK / Luton, but I work throughout the Home Counties. I utilise a creative process with clients who present with a wide range of difficulties such as low mood, attachment or relational issues, trauma, psychosis, personality disorders, self-harming behaviours, low self-esteem and anxiety disorders. Art Psychotherapy can enable you to stabilise moods, explore unconscious processes and make progress toward recovery. Using art materials encourages you to express feelings which are difficult to express in words, in a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental space.
01491 523719 View 01491 523719
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Carole Scarlett
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Luton LU1
At times we need a place, independent of family & friends, to explore any fears/anxieties we have. Do you have a safe space to explore how your feeling? How can I help? I offer a safe, confidential & non-judgemental space for you to do so talking through any issues you may have. My expertise is extensive, working with issues such as e.g. Abuse, Anxiety/Worrying, Bereavement, Depression, PTSD, Domestic Violence, Self-esteem/Confidence, Low Moods, Neuro-diversity & Self-harm. This makes me unique and experienced to work successfully with clients to overcome these setbacks and to build upon your inner resources to move forward.
At times we need a place, independent of family & friends, to explore any fears/anxieties we have. Do you have a safe space to explore how your feeling? How can I help? I offer a safe, confidential & non-judgemental space for you to do so talking through any issues you may have. My expertise is extensive, working with issues such as e.g. Abuse, Anxiety/Worrying, Bereavement, Depression, PTSD, Domestic Violence, Self-esteem/Confidence, Low Moods, Neuro-diversity & Self-harm. This makes me unique and experienced to work successfully with clients to overcome these setbacks and to build upon your inner resources to move forward.
01442 953053 View 01442 953053
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Helen Margaret Springer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Luton LU1
For over 35 years, I have worked with people who had personal or relationship problems. We have together worked through the issues to explore and understand the sources and reasons for their feelings and troubles. In a relaxed and supportive setting, I have helped them discover and agree the solutions that were right for them. I am here to help you find the best solution for your emotional concerns.
For over 35 years, I have worked with people who had personal or relationship problems. We have together worked through the issues to explore and understand the sources and reasons for their feelings and troubles. In a relaxed and supportive setting, I have helped them discover and agree the solutions that were right for them. I am here to help you find the best solution for your emotional concerns.
01462 418488 View 01462 418488
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Samantha Roach
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
Luton LU1
I am a integrative counsellor (based in Bedfordshire, UK). This means I adapt to you and deliver the best suited therapy for your needs such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred Therapy , Psychodynamic Therapy and Creative Intervention. I will never enforce a particular way of working with my clients as I believe every individual’s situation is different. I decided to become a counsellor because I am passionate about working alongside people to help them go through their therapeutic process, helping them to achieve their best.
I am a integrative counsellor (based in Bedfordshire, UK). This means I adapt to you and deliver the best suited therapy for your needs such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred Therapy , Psychodynamic Therapy and Creative Intervention. I will never enforce a particular way of working with my clients as I believe every individual’s situation is different. I decided to become a counsellor because I am passionate about working alongside people to help them go through their therapeutic process, helping them to achieve their best.
01234 860693 View 01234 860693
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CBT, EMDR, Psychological Coach & Mental Health
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Luton LU2
Hey, I am Brenda, a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, EMDR Therapist and a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and an award winner of the "Prestigious Mary Seacole Award". I offer 1:1 CBT therapy to help you to rediscover your self, to become "un-stuck", move forward and rebuild your life from past painful experiences. I use my professional expertise through a variety of evidence based techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Coaching theories, plus my lived experiences of trauma, confidence and assertiveness challenges to help you rediscover your true self and reclaim your life. I also support with goal setting, as essential tool.
Hey, I am Brenda, a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, EMDR Therapist and a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and an award winner of the "Prestigious Mary Seacole Award". I offer 1:1 CBT therapy to help you to rediscover your self, to become "un-stuck", move forward and rebuild your life from past painful experiences. I use my professional expertise through a variety of evidence based techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Coaching theories, plus my lived experiences of trauma, confidence and assertiveness challenges to help you rediscover your true self and reclaim your life. I also support with goal setting, as essential tool.
020 8106 5762 View 020 8106 5762
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Gay Lane
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Luton LU2
I am a person centred counsellor located in Bedfordshire. I have worked with a range of issues including domestic abuse, social anxiety, low self esteem, depression to name but a few. As a person centred therapist I respect my clients autonomy whilst working in a safe empathic and non-judgemental way. Building a therapeutic alliance with my clients enabling them to feel safe to explore their thoughts and feelings.
I am a person centred counsellor located in Bedfordshire. I have worked with a range of issues including domestic abuse, social anxiety, low self esteem, depression to name but a few. As a person centred therapist I respect my clients autonomy whilst working in a safe empathic and non-judgemental way. Building a therapeutic alliance with my clients enabling them to feel safe to explore their thoughts and feelings.
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Fiona Beckford
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Luton LU4  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with individuals, couples and family estrangements, particularly with relationship and communication breakdowns. I also have clients who identify as dual heritage and wish to explore 'who am I?' in their cultural context through their experience. I also have a fondness for helping parents better connect with their children. This includes small children (3-9yrs) and adolescent children, but includes any relationship breakdown. I also support clients who have been traumatised and for those who are happy to engage, set personal development homework, so clients can witness their own progress.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples and family estrangements, particularly with relationship and communication breakdowns. I also have clients who identify as dual heritage and wish to explore 'who am I?' in their cultural context through their experience. I also have a fondness for helping parents better connect with their children. This includes small children (3-9yrs) and adolescent children, but includes any relationship breakdown. I also support clients who have been traumatised and for those who are happy to engage, set personal development homework, so clients can witness their own progress.
01302 490106 View 01302 490106
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Laura Duffy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Luton LU2
Hi, my name is Laura and I started my practice in 2014. My passion is helping people who suffer with depression and anxiety, having personal experience with both. I enjoy finding new and creative ways of helping people to find their happiness and be at one with themselves. We are all different and as such all need a different approach, we are not broken and certainly do not need fixing. We can all at some point need someone to talk to about an imbalance in our lives and by using various techniques proven to be effective you will be able to find that balance and achieve the life you want to live not only now but also in the future.
Hi, my name is Laura and I started my practice in 2014. My passion is helping people who suffer with depression and anxiety, having personal experience with both. I enjoy finding new and creative ways of helping people to find their happiness and be at one with themselves. We are all different and as such all need a different approach, we are not broken and certainly do not need fixing. We can all at some point need someone to talk to about an imbalance in our lives and by using various techniques proven to be effective you will be able to find that balance and achieve the life you want to live not only now but also in the future.
01582 369620 View 01582 369620
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Rachel Milroy
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Luton LU1
People seek therapy when they are dissatisfied or unhappy and feel that it is possible to make changes but this is very difficult alone. Psychotherapy is a particular type of conversation exploring thoughts, feelings and relationships. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to think about what is troubling in a safe setting to understand and improve relationships, both with ourselves and others. My thinking and approach places relationships at the heart of experience. When patterns in relationships can be understood we can feel liberated to change.
People seek therapy when they are dissatisfied or unhappy and feel that it is possible to make changes but this is very difficult alone. Psychotherapy is a particular type of conversation exploring thoughts, feelings and relationships. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to think about what is troubling in a safe setting to understand and improve relationships, both with ourselves and others. My thinking and approach places relationships at the heart of experience. When patterns in relationships can be understood we can feel liberated to change.
01952 780151 View 01952 780151
Photo of Kashina Smith, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Kashina Smith
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Luton LU1  (Online Only)
Are you a parent navigating the complexities of family life? Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety that impacts your daily interactions and overall well-being? You’re not alone, and you don’t have to face these challenges by yourself. I believe in creating a warm and empathetic environment where you feel comfortable sharing your experiences and emotions. You are unique, and I am committed to providing personalised care that respects your individuality and specific needs. Whether you’re facing family conflicts, parenting challenges, or anxiety, I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and growth.
Are you a parent navigating the complexities of family life? Do you find yourself struggling with anxiety that impacts your daily interactions and overall well-being? You’re not alone, and you don’t have to face these challenges by yourself. I believe in creating a warm and empathetic environment where you feel comfortable sharing your experiences and emotions. You are unique, and I am committed to providing personalised care that respects your individuality and specific needs. Whether you’re facing family conflicts, parenting challenges, or anxiety, I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and growth.
01908 082390 View 01908 082390
Photo of Sally Hartley, PhD, MBACP, Counsellor
Sally Hartley
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Luton LU7
A warm welcome from me. It can feel a daunting task to start therapy – finding the right person and making contact and meeting for the first time. It is a brave step, and it is the first step to finding a space where you can talk and feel listened to and not feel judged. I work with a people from all walks of life, who are facing a variety of issues.
A warm welcome from me. It can feel a daunting task to start therapy – finding the right person and making contact and meeting for the first time. It is a brave step, and it is the first step to finding a space where you can talk and feel listened to and not feel judged. I work with a people from all walks of life, who are facing a variety of issues.
01788 224982 View 01788 224982
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Astrid Coaching and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Luton LU3
I am an experienced relationship/ life coach, and counsellor (4th yr trainee DCPsych) A combination of therapy and coaching complement each other in psychological intervention. Psychological freeze can stagnate life and progress but with therapy and coaching, one is able to transcend and find meaning for a purposeful life. I will support and challenge you through your journey in a non-judgemental, open, and confidential alliance. I will provide a safe space where you can externalize your internal dialogues and struggles to make sense of your past, relate with your present, and plan for your future. The first call is very crucial.
I am an experienced relationship/ life coach, and counsellor (4th yr trainee DCPsych) A combination of therapy and coaching complement each other in psychological intervention. Psychological freeze can stagnate life and progress but with therapy and coaching, one is able to transcend and find meaning for a purposeful life. I will support and challenge you through your journey in a non-judgemental, open, and confidential alliance. I will provide a safe space where you can externalize your internal dialogues and struggles to make sense of your past, relate with your present, and plan for your future. The first call is very crucial.
020 3835 5275 View 020 3835 5275
Photo of Elisa Gatti, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Elisa Gatti
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Luton LU1
I work with individuals, couples and families that need to face a trauma, a loss, problems of anxiety, depression, fears or relational problems (such as couple conflict, emotional or behavioral problem in a child, alimentary disorder, relational closure in an adolescent). Working together will help everyone finding new energy to change and when everyone is involved in a transformation, it will be stronger and lasting. As an Italian psychotherapist I work in Italian and in English with the foreign community in UK. Sharing the experience of migration always helps to face a new life in a different country.
I work with individuals, couples and families that need to face a trauma, a loss, problems of anxiety, depression, fears or relational problems (such as couple conflict, emotional or behavioral problem in a child, alimentary disorder, relational closure in an adolescent). Working together will help everyone finding new energy to change and when everyone is involved in a transformation, it will be stronger and lasting. As an Italian psychotherapist I work in Italian and in English with the foreign community in UK. Sharing the experience of migration always helps to face a new life in a different country.
01462 413864 View 01462 413864
Photo of Rebecca Ingram, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Rebecca Ingram
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Luton LU1
Do you find yourself prioritising the external world and the needs of those around you? Perhaps you feel different to others or misunderstood in relationships? It may be you experience self-doubt, negative thinking or notice yourself repeating patterns that impact your relationships. Whatever is going on for you working together, relationally we can begin to explore ‘YOU’, focus on raising your awareness & understanding of the way you experience yourself, to identify your goals for therapy, to be open to learning new ways of being. Therapy is a commitment between client & therapist, to be open to wanting things to be different.
Do you find yourself prioritising the external world and the needs of those around you? Perhaps you feel different to others or misunderstood in relationships? It may be you experience self-doubt, negative thinking or notice yourself repeating patterns that impact your relationships. Whatever is going on for you working together, relationally we can begin to explore ‘YOU’, focus on raising your awareness & understanding of the way you experience yourself, to identify your goals for therapy, to be open to learning new ways of being. Therapy is a commitment between client & therapist, to be open to wanting things to be different.
01628 969896 View 01628 969896
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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.