Female Counselling in Lyndhurst, ENG

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Jacqueline Castle
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lyndhurst SO43
My name is Jacqueline Castle bringing many of my life's experiences to my work as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist since 1990. I have an advanced diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and have accreditation with the National Counselling Society. My counselling has been with adults, adolescents and couples. I address addictions, domestic violence, dyslexia, stress, anxiety, phobias, relationship problems, work issues, intrusive thoughts, insecurities, depression, grief and loss.
My name is Jacqueline Castle bringing many of my life's experiences to my work as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist since 1990. I have an advanced diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and have accreditation with the National Counselling Society. My counselling has been with adults, adolescents and couples. I address addictions, domestic violence, dyslexia, stress, anxiety, phobias, relationship problems, work issues, intrusive thoughts, insecurities, depression, grief and loss.
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Lyn Best
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lyndhurst SO40
Is anxiety or stress having an impact on your day-to-day life? Have you suffered a bereavement or loss? Perhaps you are feeling low, confused, having relationship problems. Do you want to be able to speak to someone in confidence, reflect on your life, consider choices to help provide clarity or meaning? Do you feel stuck or trapped? Are you feeling as if you are not being your true self and are pretending to be someone others want you to be, or often pleasing others? You may not be sure what is wrong. If life feels like a struggle at times, counselling can really help. Please get in touch by email with your contact details.
Is anxiety or stress having an impact on your day-to-day life? Have you suffered a bereavement or loss? Perhaps you are feeling low, confused, having relationship problems. Do you want to be able to speak to someone in confidence, reflect on your life, consider choices to help provide clarity or meaning? Do you feel stuck or trapped? Are you feeling as if you are not being your true self and are pretending to be someone others want you to be, or often pleasing others? You may not be sure what is wrong. If life feels like a struggle at times, counselling can really help. Please get in touch by email with your contact details.
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Aline Kernan
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lyndhurst SO43
Waitlist for new clients
Although I work with a variety of issues, my passion is to support those who have suffered from a traumatic experience(s) that influences their quality of life. This might include adverse childhood experiences, attachment disruption, sexual or emotional abuse/ neglect or loss. I am here to support if you are suffering from low self-esteem, low confidence, anger, anxiety, dissociation, and want to feel differently about yourself and life.
Although I work with a variety of issues, my passion is to support those who have suffered from a traumatic experience(s) that influences their quality of life. This might include adverse childhood experiences, attachment disruption, sexual or emotional abuse/ neglect or loss. I am here to support if you are suffering from low self-esteem, low confidence, anger, anxiety, dissociation, and want to feel differently about yourself and life.
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Kate Sarah Alexander
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lyndhurst SO40
Not accepting new clients
Hello, my name is Kate, I am a fully qualified humanistic and CBT counsellor based in the New Forest. I am a registered member of the BACP, which means I am a member of an association which ensures that I am always working with your best interests at heart. My approach is flexible, I am interested in learning about your unique situation and experience, working together at a pace and in a way that is right for you. I can assist by providing a safe space, where you feel heard and understood, where you are met with compassion and acceptance and are able to make sense of your emotions so that life can begin to feel easier.
Hello, my name is Kate, I am a fully qualified humanistic and CBT counsellor based in the New Forest. I am a registered member of the BACP, which means I am a member of an association which ensures that I am always working with your best interests at heart. My approach is flexible, I am interested in learning about your unique situation and experience, working together at a pace and in a way that is right for you. I can assist by providing a safe space, where you feel heard and understood, where you are met with compassion and acceptance and are able to make sense of your emotions so that life can begin to feel easier.
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Rebecca Luty - Safe Space Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lyndhurst SO40
Do you find yourself feeling stuck, lost, frustrated or frequently sad? Are there feelings you feel have lingered or not been dealt with for some time? It is often the case we feel, if we are carrying on as 'normal' then we are fine. How often do you find yourself using the phrase; 'I'm fine' when in actual fact you feel anything but, but at the same time can not put a word/emotion or meaning to the thoughts and emotions you are experiencing? I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore, express or work out how to express anything you need to, I am here to really listen, see and hear you! Please feel free to contact me
Do you find yourself feeling stuck, lost, frustrated or frequently sad? Are there feelings you feel have lingered or not been dealt with for some time? It is often the case we feel, if we are carrying on as 'normal' then we are fine. How often do you find yourself using the phrase; 'I'm fine' when in actual fact you feel anything but, but at the same time can not put a word/emotion or meaning to the thoughts and emotions you are experiencing? I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore, express or work out how to express anything you need to, I am here to really listen, see and hear you! Please feel free to contact me
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Gloria Boshier
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Lyndhurst SO40
Perhaps you have found your way here because you are feeling low or anxious you may be experiencing a bereavement a relationship difficulty or a loss of direction in your life, during such times it can be helpful to talk to someone in confidence without the fear of feeling judged.
Perhaps you have found your way here because you are feeling low or anxious you may be experiencing a bereavement a relationship difficulty or a loss of direction in your life, during such times it can be helpful to talk to someone in confidence without the fear of feeling judged.
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Doris Prugel-Bennett
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Lyndhurst SO43
You may experience problems in daily functioning, be it difficulties in private, intimate and/or work relationships, engaging in self-harming, symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, or have experienced physical or emotional trauma which continuously and seriously affect your life. Experiences from the past and lack of tools can cause emotional turmoil and stress. Purely being human and experiencing fears of the future can push people to their limits. You might have been given a mental health diagnosis and wish to actively be part of your recovery.
You may experience problems in daily functioning, be it difficulties in private, intimate and/or work relationships, engaging in self-harming, symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, or have experienced physical or emotional trauma which continuously and seriously affect your life. Experiences from the past and lack of tools can cause emotional turmoil and stress. Purely being human and experiencing fears of the future can push people to their limits. You might have been given a mental health diagnosis and wish to actively be part of your recovery.
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The Pines Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lyndhurst SO43
My approach to helping my clients with therapy and counselling services, is founded on the principle of Integrative Therapy. This means choosing the practices from different therapeutic modalities best suited to a client’s particular needs and wants. By tailoring the therapy to the individual, I hope to deliver the most meaningful outcomes. Integrative Therapy is not limited to a particular methodology and instead allows me to draw on different techniques as they are required. I work with a number of forms of therapy and personalise the approach to meet the types of challenges you may be facing.
My approach to helping my clients with therapy and counselling services, is founded on the principle of Integrative Therapy. This means choosing the practices from different therapeutic modalities best suited to a client’s particular needs and wants. By tailoring the therapy to the individual, I hope to deliver the most meaningful outcomes. Integrative Therapy is not limited to a particular methodology and instead allows me to draw on different techniques as they are required. I work with a number of forms of therapy and personalise the approach to meet the types of challenges you may be facing.
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Stacey Jones
Counsellor, MA, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
Lyndhurst SO40
Not accepting new clients
Things that seem overwhelming and confusing can start to make sense through counselling. Together we can work towards achieving your goals in counselling, whether that involves finding peace to accept your present situation, or to move forward by taking action.
Things that seem overwhelming and confusing can start to make sense through counselling. Together we can work towards achieving your goals in counselling, whether that involves finding peace to accept your present situation, or to move forward by taking action.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Kim Speake
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40
As the saying goes, 'Its' good to talk', and I'm hear to listen. Whether life has just got a bit too much at the moment, or whether there are longer term factors and influences you'd like to explore and process, together, we can find a way. I could go into more detail, but for me, reading a blurb doesn't help establish whether I'm the right counsellor for you. If you've reached the point where you are actively looking I'd suggest sending me an email or giving me a bell, lets have a chat and see if I'm able to provide what you need.
As the saying goes, 'Its' good to talk', and I'm hear to listen. Whether life has just got a bit too much at the moment, or whether there are longer term factors and influences you'd like to explore and process, together, we can find a way. I could go into more detail, but for me, reading a blurb doesn't help establish whether I'm the right counsellor for you. If you've reached the point where you are actively looking I'd suggest sending me an email or giving me a bell, lets have a chat and see if I'm able to provide what you need.
023 8254 4480 View 023 8254 4480
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Nicki Wisbey
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO40
Hello and welcome. I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with both couples and individuals. Sometimes life gets too much for us, it can be overwhelming, confusing and frightening. I offer a warm safe space for you to explore your thoughts and worries without judgement, where we can start to make sense of what’s happening together and where you can develop strength and resilience and find healthier ways to manage life’s pressures.
Hello and welcome. I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with both couples and individuals. Sometimes life gets too much for us, it can be overwhelming, confusing and frightening. I offer a warm safe space for you to explore your thoughts and worries without judgement, where we can start to make sense of what’s happening together and where you can develop strength and resilience and find healthier ways to manage life’s pressures.
01489 662958 View 01489 662958
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Clare Lewis
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cadnam SO40
Hi, my name is Clare. I am a child and adolescent counsellor using the arts. I take a genuine interest in young people and enjoy engaging with them in an informal approach. Sometimes, young people aren’t able to talk about how they feel. I offer an alternative means of expressing complex or painful experiences that may otherwise be difficult to convey in words alone. It’s vital to offer ways of communicating feelings other than through everyday language, for example, with paint, clay, music, drama or sand play. I will always follow the child’s lead, as my first priority is for the child/young person to feel relaxed and comfortable.
Hi, my name is Clare. I am a child and adolescent counsellor using the arts. I take a genuine interest in young people and enjoy engaging with them in an informal approach. Sometimes, young people aren’t able to talk about how they feel. I offer an alternative means of expressing complex or painful experiences that may otherwise be difficult to convey in words alone. It’s vital to offer ways of communicating feelings other than through everyday language, for example, with paint, clay, music, drama or sand play. I will always follow the child’s lead, as my first priority is for the child/young person to feel relaxed and comfortable.
01425 209273 View 01425 209273
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Karen Oborn
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Totton SO40
Hi, I'm Karen, and I am a qualified Gestalt counsellor working at different locations across Hampshire, including Romsey, New Forest, Gosport and online. I provide long-term and short-term counselling to adults aged 18 and above. As a Gestalt trained therapist, I offer talking and creative therapy, focusing on you in the present moment, informed by your past experiences and your expectations for the future.
Hi, I'm Karen, and I am a qualified Gestalt counsellor working at different locations across Hampshire, including Romsey, New Forest, Gosport and online. I provide long-term and short-term counselling to adults aged 18 and above. As a Gestalt trained therapist, I offer talking and creative therapy, focusing on you in the present moment, informed by your past experiences and your expectations for the future.
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Julie Dickson
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40  (Online Only)
Hello. We all have periods in our lives when we experience challenges that impact us emotionally. Past trauma, recent loss or life adjustment, interpersonal conflict, physical ill health or change in social circumstances, for example, can test our psychological coping. We can be left with difficult emotions that overwhelm us and impact on our functioning, sense of self and general outlook. You may be looking for a space for reflection, or wish to work towards specific behavioural goals. Whether your distress is based on the past, present or future, psychological therapy can offer you an opportunity for change and growth.
Hello. We all have periods in our lives when we experience challenges that impact us emotionally. Past trauma, recent loss or life adjustment, interpersonal conflict, physical ill health or change in social circumstances, for example, can test our psychological coping. We can be left with difficult emotions that overwhelm us and impact on our functioning, sense of self and general outlook. You may be looking for a space for reflection, or wish to work towards specific behavioural goals. Whether your distress is based on the past, present or future, psychological therapy can offer you an opportunity for change and growth.
01329 558890 View 01329 558890
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Changing Pages Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Totton SO40
My name is Angeline, I am a trained Therapist, Supervisor, EMDR therapist (Course accredited by EMDR Europe), Couples Counsellor and Children's and Young person Therapist. I have many years experience in private practice working with adults, couples and young people. I have worked as a trauma therapist . My approach is tailored to individuals as a Humanistic/Person-centred Therapist, integrating other types of therapy such as CBT.
My name is Angeline, I am a trained Therapist, Supervisor, EMDR therapist (Course accredited by EMDR Europe), Couples Counsellor and Children's and Young person Therapist. I have many years experience in private practice working with adults, couples and young people. I have worked as a trauma therapist . My approach is tailored to individuals as a Humanistic/Person-centred Therapist, integrating other types of therapy such as CBT.
01794 339779 View 01794 339779
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Emma O'Sullivan counselling and psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Totton SO40
Hi, my name is Emma. I am a counsellor working in Southampton and the New Forest. I offer talking and creative therapy to adults and young people both in person and online. I am a qualified and registered Gestalt therapist, with additional training in humanistic and CBT counselling. I offer a safe, confidential, and supportive space to explore with you any issues that may be affecting your current life circumstances. The approach that I use means that I can offer many tools and techniques that complement the traditional talking therapy, and I am able to adapt my way of working dependent on your needs and goals.
Hi, my name is Emma. I am a counsellor working in Southampton and the New Forest. I offer talking and creative therapy to adults and young people both in person and online. I am a qualified and registered Gestalt therapist, with additional training in humanistic and CBT counselling. I offer a safe, confidential, and supportive space to explore with you any issues that may be affecting your current life circumstances. The approach that I use means that I can offer many tools and techniques that complement the traditional talking therapy, and I am able to adapt my way of working dependent on your needs and goals.
023 9200 2447 View 023 9200 2447
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Jane Gosnell-Lee
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Totton SO40
Hi, I'm a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Marchwood, near Southampton but also offer online/ telephone and couple therapy sessions. Counselling is a place to help you explore the personal worries and issues you face. I aim to listen in an accepting, understanding, therapeutic and confidential way to build a warm, honest, genuine and open relationship between us in which you find trust in me and yourself, to explore your personal world. I believe this will enable you to reflect and make the best decisions for yourself in order to develop your own personal growth.
Hi, I'm a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Marchwood, near Southampton but also offer online/ telephone and couple therapy sessions. Counselling is a place to help you explore the personal worries and issues you face. I aim to listen in an accepting, understanding, therapeutic and confidential way to build a warm, honest, genuine and open relationship between us in which you find trust in me and yourself, to explore your personal world. I believe this will enable you to reflect and make the best decisions for yourself in order to develop your own personal growth.
023 9387 6265 View 023 9387 6265
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Sara Beaumont
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40
Are you at a point where you need time and space to process life’s challenges, away from the day to day difficulties and without feeling as though you are putting your problems onto those close to you? You may be feeling overwhelmed with anxiety, or weighed down with grief, struggling with your emotions and wondering how to get through it all. Or do you feel as though you’re not quite yourself but can’t put a finger on why? I will listen to you, hear you and help you gain clarity to begin moving forward from this point.
Are you at a point where you need time and space to process life’s challenges, away from the day to day difficulties and without feeling as though you are putting your problems onto those close to you? You may be feeling overwhelmed with anxiety, or weighed down with grief, struggling with your emotions and wondering how to get through it all. Or do you feel as though you’re not quite yourself but can’t put a finger on why? I will listen to you, hear you and help you gain clarity to begin moving forward from this point.
023 9431 1787 View 023 9431 1787
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Diane Julie Taylor
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Totton SO40
Are you sad, experiencing an ongoing battle with low mood and depression? Do you need time and space to work through what's causing your anxiety , stress, upset in your life? Does the daily struggle leave you exhausted and feeling like you want to give up? Physical symptoms are a result of an overthinking mind, negative thought patterns and habits that are causing you emotional distress. You are not alone and effective therapy can be a life changing process enabling you to feel happier and more fulfilled. Taking back control needs new skills, coping mechanisms and a different perspective - making the call is the first step.
Are you sad, experiencing an ongoing battle with low mood and depression? Do you need time and space to work through what's causing your anxiety , stress, upset in your life? Does the daily struggle leave you exhausted and feeling like you want to give up? Physical symptoms are a result of an overthinking mind, negative thought patterns and habits that are causing you emotional distress. You are not alone and effective therapy can be a life changing process enabling you to feel happier and more fulfilled. Taking back control needs new skills, coping mechanisms and a different perspective - making the call is the first step.
023 8235 6014 View 023 8235 6014
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Justine White Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40
Are you experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, low mood, or just not feeling yourself? Maybe you are struggling with relationships or family problems? Counselling can help you to explore these things in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
Are you experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, low mood, or just not feeling yourself? Maybe you are struggling with relationships or family problems? Counselling can help you to explore these things in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
023 8235 9946 View 023 8235 9946
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.