Female Counselling in Manchester, ENG

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Lauren Wilde
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M1
I offer a kind, compassionate, and nonjudgemental space for you to come in and talk about whatever is on your mind, whether it's things that happened a long time ago or something that's happened this past week. I will work to ensure that you feel safe to explore whatever is on your mind, knowing that sometimes you may process difficult memories or situations quickly, or it might take some time. Our work together will happen in the way that feels right to you, and I will support you as we move forward.
I offer a kind, compassionate, and nonjudgemental space for you to come in and talk about whatever is on your mind, whether it's things that happened a long time ago or something that's happened this past week. I will work to ensure that you feel safe to explore whatever is on your mind, knowing that sometimes you may process difficult memories or situations quickly, or it might take some time. Our work together will happen in the way that feels right to you, and I will support you as we move forward.
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Altogether Human CIC - Dr Gemma Parker
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
I'm Gemma. I'm a clinical psychologist with a passion for working with families and wider systems around people. I work with couples, and parents who are struggling with the behaviour of their children, particularly aggression or other risky behaviours. I also work with couples who are experiencing significant levels of conflict and harmful or abusive behaviour. Sometimes, my work is with parents who have separated and are trying to work out how to reduce the impact of this separation on their children, or repair or reconstruct relationships that have become strained or distant.
I'm Gemma. I'm a clinical psychologist with a passion for working with families and wider systems around people. I work with couples, and parents who are struggling with the behaviour of their children, particularly aggression or other risky behaviours. I also work with couples who are experiencing significant levels of conflict and harmful or abusive behaviour. Sometimes, my work is with parents who have separated and are trying to work out how to reduce the impact of this separation on their children, or repair or reconstruct relationships that have become strained or distant.
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Anna Faff
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Manchester M24
I am a psychotherapist on the spectrum with ADHD. I have been late diagnosed so I can relate to NT and ND. I understand how life-changing could be for anyone to be diagnosed with Autism. I am helping people who are experiencing detachment, unexplained pain, and lack of stability. Along with high levels of emotional distress, mood difficulties, shame, guilt, difficulties with self-esteem and difficulties in life in general. I offer a non-judgemental, welcoming space where you can find your own solutions and paths that would lead you to growth and building resilience.
I am a psychotherapist on the spectrum with ADHD. I have been late diagnosed so I can relate to NT and ND. I understand how life-changing could be for anyone to be diagnosed with Autism. I am helping people who are experiencing detachment, unexplained pain, and lack of stability. Along with high levels of emotional distress, mood difficulties, shame, guilt, difficulties with self-esteem and difficulties in life in general. I offer a non-judgemental, welcoming space where you can find your own solutions and paths that would lead you to growth and building resilience.
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Lorna Ellen Dungey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M32
You may be feeling lost, overwhelmed and full of worry. I can work with you to understand and overcome your anxiety, stress, depression and self-esteem issues. These feelings may be new to you or you may have felt them for a long time - perhaps now is the time you would like some support. I can help you rediscover that feeling of happiness and confidence you may be missing at the moment and support you to direct your life the way you want it to go. I will always respond if you contact me looking for therapy and will book you in for a 15 minute chat about your needs within 48 hours.
You may be feeling lost, overwhelmed and full of worry. I can work with you to understand and overcome your anxiety, stress, depression and self-esteem issues. These feelings may be new to you or you may have felt them for a long time - perhaps now is the time you would like some support. I can help you rediscover that feeling of happiness and confidence you may be missing at the moment and support you to direct your life the way you want it to go. I will always respond if you contact me looking for therapy and will book you in for a 15 minute chat about your needs within 48 hours.
0161 524 9435 View 0161 524 9435
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Dr Danielle Gerson
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M45
Waitlist for new clients
Looking for a compassionate, experienced, kind clinical psychologist? Perhaps you feel a bit stuck, as though you can't make sense of why you are feeling the way you are, or struggling to take the steps you need to move forwards? Do you feel low, anxious, a bit lost or guilty and are finding this is getting in the way of your life? Maybe you struggle with the idea that you do deserve a good and happy life. Have you had difficult life experiences that are still haunting you now and preventing you being the person you want to be? Do these difficulties impact on your relationship with yourself, and your relationship with others?
Looking for a compassionate, experienced, kind clinical psychologist? Perhaps you feel a bit stuck, as though you can't make sense of why you are feeling the way you are, or struggling to take the steps you need to move forwards? Do you feel low, anxious, a bit lost or guilty and are finding this is getting in the way of your life? Maybe you struggle with the idea that you do deserve a good and happy life. Have you had difficult life experiences that are still haunting you now and preventing you being the person you want to be? Do these difficulties impact on your relationship with yourself, and your relationship with others?
0161 696 1391 View 0161 696 1391
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Magdalena Bugajska
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or experiencing any other feeling that precludes you from enjoying your life and reaching your potential, therapy will offer you a safe space where you can reconnect with yourself. As a person-centred counsellor I believe that when offered a non-judgemental, welcoming space and warmth, you can find your own solutions and paths that would lead you to growth and resilience.
Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or experiencing any other feeling that precludes you from enjoying your life and reaching your potential, therapy will offer you a safe space where you can reconnect with yourself. As a person-centred counsellor I believe that when offered a non-judgemental, welcoming space and warmth, you can find your own solutions and paths that would lead you to growth and resilience.
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Julia Hanson
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Manchester M21
Hi, you may be feeling overwhelmed at the moment or finding yourself trying to cope with pressure from work or relationships or just life in general. Maybe you have been feeling down or anxious and don't know how to deal with the symptoms. Many people have been impacted by Covid and are finding it hard to adjust. I can offer you a safe space in which you can talk about anything without judgement. Together we can discover what is holding you back, making you feel stuck, or causing you to repeat unhealthy patterns of behaviour.
Hi, you may be feeling overwhelmed at the moment or finding yourself trying to cope with pressure from work or relationships or just life in general. Maybe you have been feeling down or anxious and don't know how to deal with the symptoms. Many people have been impacted by Covid and are finding it hard to adjust. I can offer you a safe space in which you can talk about anything without judgement. Together we can discover what is holding you back, making you feel stuck, or causing you to repeat unhealthy patterns of behaviour.
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Eilish Gallagher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M19
I help my clients to be ready for change I am there to help them reach their potential. Focusing on what they would like to achieve moving forward and what things from the past seem to be holding them back . Making realistic goals together and looking at how to remove the barriers to achieving those goals is key to the best Counselling experience. Taking things gently to explore what would help in the clients best interest and to build confidence to overcome challenges that are holding people back .
I help my clients to be ready for change I am there to help them reach their potential. Focusing on what they would like to achieve moving forward and what things from the past seem to be holding them back . Making realistic goals together and looking at how to remove the barriers to achieving those goals is key to the best Counselling experience. Taking things gently to explore what would help in the clients best interest and to build confidence to overcome challenges that are holding people back .
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Rashmi Vadgama
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M14
Hi I am a person centred counsellor, and clinical supervisor based in South Manchester. I believe the first step to therapy can be the most difficult yet courageous, there are times when we could use some space to talk about and process what we are feeling and explore life issues. Allowing yourself permission to reach out and talk to someone can be half the battle. I offer a warm, non-judgemental safe space allowing you to be yourself and be met where you are at with compassion and acceptance.
Hi I am a person centred counsellor, and clinical supervisor based in South Manchester. I believe the first step to therapy can be the most difficult yet courageous, there are times when we could use some space to talk about and process what we are feeling and explore life issues. Allowing yourself permission to reach out and talk to someone can be half the battle. I offer a warm, non-judgemental safe space allowing you to be yourself and be met where you are at with compassion and acceptance.
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Tracy McCadden
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M27
Life can sometimes feel unmanageable, we can feel low and isolated and unsure of who to turn to. When we feel stuck in certain situations and these begin impacting on our mood and our behaviour, we can often need the support of an outside source to help us look at our situation more clearly and to help us regain control. This is where an experienced counsellor can really help. "My therapist has been a great help, a good listener, and has given me an insight into who I really am....I'm sure I will be better for her sound counselling."
Life can sometimes feel unmanageable, we can feel low and isolated and unsure of who to turn to. When we feel stuck in certain situations and these begin impacting on our mood and our behaviour, we can often need the support of an outside source to help us look at our situation more clearly and to help us regain control. This is where an experienced counsellor can really help. "My therapist has been a great help, a good listener, and has given me an insight into who I really am....I'm sure I will be better for her sound counselling."
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KLW Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M20
Life, either current or past, can throw up many challenges and difficulties that could be more manageable with support. Whatever may be troubling you or causing you stress or distress, talking therapy can be an important tool to help explore these issues and navigate a path to peace.
Life, either current or past, can throw up many challenges and difficulties that could be more manageable with support. Whatever may be troubling you or causing you stress or distress, talking therapy can be an important tool to help explore these issues and navigate a path to peace.
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Nina Hayes
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M27  (Online Only)
My name is Nina Hayes and I am a qualified and accredited CBT and EMDR therapist. I have over 12 years of experience in the field of Mental Health, working within the NHS and MH charities. I specialise in helping clients to understand and work through issues such as stress, depression, trauma, anxiety and low self esteem. I aim to help you to navigate through your problems and offer solution focused support, in a safe and supportive environment. Alongside offering therapy, I also offer supervision to other therapists.
My name is Nina Hayes and I am a qualified and accredited CBT and EMDR therapist. I have over 12 years of experience in the field of Mental Health, working within the NHS and MH charities. I specialise in helping clients to understand and work through issues such as stress, depression, trauma, anxiety and low self esteem. I aim to help you to navigate through your problems and offer solution focused support, in a safe and supportive environment. Alongside offering therapy, I also offer supervision to other therapists.
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Francesca Browning
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Manchester M32  (Online Only)
Life is full of ups and downs and sometimes we can struggle making sense of everything. These feelings may become overwhelming and difficult to endure. Asking for help is OK. Counselling could be the help you need. Unlike talking to friends or family, speaking with an impartial skilled and caring professional can help alleviate feelings and develop your ability to mange and feel more in control. I am a BACP qualified counsellor working in a person-centred way. This means I offer a warm, supportive and nurturing environment where I will listen without judgement and prejudice to whatever feels most significant to you.
Life is full of ups and downs and sometimes we can struggle making sense of everything. These feelings may become overwhelming and difficult to endure. Asking for help is OK. Counselling could be the help you need. Unlike talking to friends or family, speaking with an impartial skilled and caring professional can help alleviate feelings and develop your ability to mange and feel more in control. I am a BACP qualified counsellor working in a person-centred way. This means I offer a warm, supportive and nurturing environment where I will listen without judgement and prejudice to whatever feels most significant to you.
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Helen Toward
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M20  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Helen, an integrative therapist based in Manchester. I currently work with university students in my full-time role and previously worked for the primary care mental health and wellbeing service. I have worked with individuals from different backgrounds and cultures which is also a great passion of mine. My interests are working with people who have childhood trauma, relationship problems, self-esteem and self-worth issues. My main focus in sessions is to support the person I am working with to feel empowered and achieve the things they want to achieve in therapy. I work in a holistic way and everything is about you!
Hi I'm Helen, an integrative therapist based in Manchester. I currently work with university students in my full-time role and previously worked for the primary care mental health and wellbeing service. I have worked with individuals from different backgrounds and cultures which is also a great passion of mine. My interests are working with people who have childhood trauma, relationship problems, self-esteem and self-worth issues. My main focus in sessions is to support the person I am working with to feel empowered and achieve the things they want to achieve in therapy. I work in a holistic way and everything is about you!
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Graceful Growth
Psychologist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Manchester M19  (Online Only)
Hi, are you feeling weighed down by feelings of depression, anxiety, panic, anger, or stress? Are you unhappy with your marriage or relationship?Come, let's talk.
Hi, are you feeling weighed down by feelings of depression, anxiety, panic, anger, or stress? Are you unhappy with your marriage or relationship?Come, let's talk.
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South Manchester Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M20
I am an experienced HCPC registered clinical psychologist with over 10 years post-qualification experience. Based in Didsbury, South Manchester, I offer psychological assessment and therapy to young people and adults. I have seen the transformative power of psychological therapy personally and in the hundreds of clients I have worked with over the years so I am passionate about my work. I understand the importance of providing a safe, compassionate and nonjudgemental space for my clients. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, walking and yoga.
I am an experienced HCPC registered clinical psychologist with over 10 years post-qualification experience. Based in Didsbury, South Manchester, I offer psychological assessment and therapy to young people and adults. I have seen the transformative power of psychological therapy personally and in the hundreds of clients I have worked with over the years so I am passionate about my work. I understand the importance of providing a safe, compassionate and nonjudgemental space for my clients. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, walking and yoga.
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Andreea Chirvase
Psychotherapist, MRes, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M13  (Online Only)
As a therapist with an approach rooted in person-centred theory, I believe in your capacity for growth and self-discovery. My role is to provide you with a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental space to lead your own journey of self-discovery. I practice under the name 'Inner Equilibrium Psychotherapy,' characterised by a commitment to non-judgment, empathy, and individuality. I approach therapy with compassion and warmth, working collaboratively with you to make sense of and untangle challenges such as understanding your emotions, communicating effectively, and embracing and understanding your own vulnerability.
As a therapist with an approach rooted in person-centred theory, I believe in your capacity for growth and self-discovery. My role is to provide you with a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental space to lead your own journey of self-discovery. I practice under the name 'Inner Equilibrium Psychotherapy,' characterised by a commitment to non-judgment, empathy, and individuality. I approach therapy with compassion and warmth, working collaboratively with you to make sense of and untangle challenges such as understanding your emotions, communicating effectively, and embracing and understanding your own vulnerability.
0161 524 6521 View 0161 524 6521
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Virginia Vaccaro
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M21
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, welcome to this page. There might be several reasons why you are looking to start therapy: Maybe you feel stuck and don’t know how to overcome a difficult situation. Or why the same things seem to be happening to you. Maybe you feel very sad and like you’re carrying heavy baggage. Stress might be a bit too much and you wish you could stop the race inside you. Maybe you just want to feel better. Maybe you are not sure, but you feel that all is not ok. And maybe all the above at the same time.
Hi, welcome to this page. There might be several reasons why you are looking to start therapy: Maybe you feel stuck and don’t know how to overcome a difficult situation. Or why the same things seem to be happening to you. Maybe you feel very sad and like you’re carrying heavy baggage. Stress might be a bit too much and you wish you could stop the race inside you. Maybe you just want to feel better. Maybe you are not sure, but you feel that all is not ok. And maybe all the above at the same time.
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Bridget O'Toole
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
Embark on a transformative journey with me. I offer both short and long-term support, drawing from research on childhood trauma and depression's impact on chronic illness. With specialised experience in neurological conditions, LGBTQ+ issues, and trauma, I offer genuine support, drawing from personal and professional insights. My approach fosters a genuine connection, creating a safe haven for exploration within a trauma-informed framework. I believe in the profound power of self-expression and acceptance, especially for those who find it challenging elsewhere.
Embark on a transformative journey with me. I offer both short and long-term support, drawing from research on childhood trauma and depression's impact on chronic illness. With specialised experience in neurological conditions, LGBTQ+ issues, and trauma, I offer genuine support, drawing from personal and professional insights. My approach fosters a genuine connection, creating a safe haven for exploration within a trauma-informed framework. I believe in the profound power of self-expression and acceptance, especially for those who find it challenging elsewhere.
01767 660594 View 01767 660594
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Angela Louise Hinde
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M27  (Online Only)
Are you looking for support while dealing with anxiety, depression, or stress? Does life feel difficult too cope with alone? Are you experiencing grief or loss, unsure which way to turn? all the while struggling to make sense of life, whilst trying to navigate your way through each day? As a qualified person-centred therapist I can offer a listening ear without any judgment.
Are you looking for support while dealing with anxiety, depression, or stress? Does life feel difficult too cope with alone? Are you experiencing grief or loss, unsure which way to turn? all the while struggling to make sense of life, whilst trying to navigate your way through each day? As a qualified person-centred therapist I can offer a listening ear without any judgment.
0161 524 2468 View 0161 524 2468

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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.