Female Counselling in Needham Market, ENG

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Sue Jayasuriya
Counsellor, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Needham Market IP6
Counselling will provide a safe and non-judgemental space that is separate from everyday life where you will be able to talk about your emotional difficulties to a trained professional enabling you to discover the roots of your worries. My integrative approach will enable us to discover together your current difficulties giving you back some control over your mental health.
Counselling will provide a safe and non-judgemental space that is separate from everyday life where you will be able to talk about your emotional difficulties to a trained professional enabling you to discover the roots of your worries. My integrative approach will enable us to discover together your current difficulties giving you back some control over your mental health.
01449 709833 View 01449 709833
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Lisa Barrell
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Needham Market IP6
Hello there. I provide a warm secure , non judgemental safe space for you to explore, regain and strengthen your emotional wellbeing and to explore challenges and difficulties life has brought you. I provide both short and long time therapy I am a qualified integrative counsellor , which means I work with many different styles and techniques dependant on your need and what works for you as i see each person as a individual and my aim is to help you in the way that is right for you. Working empathetically, with all sessions being client led, enables you to work at your own pace to explore your own feelings, without feeling
Hello there. I provide a warm secure , non judgemental safe space for you to explore, regain and strengthen your emotional wellbeing and to explore challenges and difficulties life has brought you. I provide both short and long time therapy I am a qualified integrative counsellor , which means I work with many different styles and techniques dependant on your need and what works for you as i see each person as a individual and my aim is to help you in the way that is right for you. Working empathetically, with all sessions being client led, enables you to work at your own pace to explore your own feelings, without feeling
0191 743 0226 View 0191 743 0226
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Rosemary Rush
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Needham Market IP6
I support adults, children and young people who may be feeling anxious or low. I also help when people are struggling with managing different relationships at home, work, college or school. I offer children, young people and their families the opportunity to explore and find new ways of coping with their emotional and behavioural difficulties. This may be due to big changes at school or college, a divorce or any other big changes at home. I am able to offer in person meetings and we may also meet on Zoom. In addition to this I offer clinical supervision to fellow professionals, please contact me for further information.
I support adults, children and young people who may be feeling anxious or low. I also help when people are struggling with managing different relationships at home, work, college or school. I offer children, young people and their families the opportunity to explore and find new ways of coping with their emotional and behavioural difficulties. This may be due to big changes at school or college, a divorce or any other big changes at home. I am able to offer in person meetings and we may also meet on Zoom. In addition to this I offer clinical supervision to fellow professionals, please contact me for further information.
01284 331588 View 01284 331588
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Vicky Godfrey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Needham Market IP6
Waitlist for new clients
I am a qualified counsellor, working with individuals and couples. It can be daunting, deciding to talk to someone for the first time. I see it as my job to create a warm and supportive environment so that you can feel comfortable to be able to share your problems or anxieties. I work with many different issues, including anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self esteem, difficult childhood, past traumatic experiences, relationship issues, work or career related issues, loneliness and isolation and a sense of being stuck. Working integratively means that I can draw on a variety of approaches making sure the therapy works for you.
I am a qualified counsellor, working with individuals and couples. It can be daunting, deciding to talk to someone for the first time. I see it as my job to create a warm and supportive environment so that you can feel comfortable to be able to share your problems or anxieties. I work with many different issues, including anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self esteem, difficult childhood, past traumatic experiences, relationship issues, work or career related issues, loneliness and isolation and a sense of being stuck. Working integratively means that I can draw on a variety of approaches making sure the therapy works for you.
0191 743 3198 View 0191 743 3198

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Photo of Elena Shuturminska, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Elena Shuturminska
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP1
I am a Psychologist with 18 years of clinical experience, practising in London and Colchester. I work integratively, bringing together the strengths of the Psychoanalytic, Existential, Dialectical - Behavioural,Cognitive-Behavioural approaches and EMDR. This gives me the flexibility to offer a bespoke therapy to each individual I would be working with. Over the years I have worked for a number of NHS Mental Health Services including adult, child and adolescent , and learning disability service. The areas in which I specialise include, among others, anxiety, stress, depression, trauma , bereavement, bi-polar disorder and psychosis.
I am a Psychologist with 18 years of clinical experience, practising in London and Colchester. I work integratively, bringing together the strengths of the Psychoanalytic, Existential, Dialectical - Behavioural,Cognitive-Behavioural approaches and EMDR. This gives me the flexibility to offer a bespoke therapy to each individual I would be working with. Over the years I have worked for a number of NHS Mental Health Services including adult, child and adolescent , and learning disability service. The areas in which I specialise include, among others, anxiety, stress, depression, trauma , bereavement, bi-polar disorder and psychosis.
01206 700096 View 01206 700096
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EMDR and CBT Services
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Stowmarket IP14
I offer EMDR, CBT and Couples Counselling therapy and the aim is to help you to regain a sense of wellbeing and enjoyment in your life. During the initial assessment we will work together to understand your main problems, what is keeping you 'stuck' and then agree on an individualised treatment plan to help you move forward with clear treatment goals. CBT is an effective treatment that can help you in the here and now and EMDR is useful for getting to the root of the problem. I find that both work well, in different ways to bring about an improvement in emotional and physical health.
I offer EMDR, CBT and Couples Counselling therapy and the aim is to help you to regain a sense of wellbeing and enjoyment in your life. During the initial assessment we will work together to understand your main problems, what is keeping you 'stuck' and then agree on an individualised treatment plan to help you move forward with clear treatment goals. CBT is an effective treatment that can help you in the here and now and EMDR is useful for getting to the root of the problem. I find that both work well, in different ways to bring about an improvement in emotional and physical health.
01359 302253 View 01359 302253
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Kim Youpa
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP9
Sometimes we simply get stuck or lost and don't know which way to turn. This is true in all areas of life and not one of us is exempt. The feelings can result in anxiety, depression, stress which can impact relationships and work. Sometimes we have no idea whats going on and the simpliest of things can feel overwhelming. When offered a safe space to be really heard and understood, these feelings can begin to feel much smaller and no longer feel insurmountable
Sometimes we simply get stuck or lost and don't know which way to turn. This is true in all areas of life and not one of us is exempt. The feelings can result in anxiety, depression, stress which can impact relationships and work. Sometimes we have no idea whats going on and the simpliest of things can feel overwhelming. When offered a safe space to be really heard and understood, these feelings can begin to feel much smaller and no longer feel insurmountable
01206 583565 View 01206 583565
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Sophie O'Neill
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP4
I believe that counselling is a relational venture in which counsellor and client can relate and learn together. At the core of my approach is an opportunity for us to connect with honesty and openness, forming a relationship in which we can make sense of what is happening for you together. I view you as the expert of yourself, and we will work in a way that is suited to you. We can begin to make sense of areas of your life that may be causing you difficulties or distress, and the impact that this may be having on you. We can work in a way the offers scope to progress toward a greater feeling of fulfilment.
I believe that counselling is a relational venture in which counsellor and client can relate and learn together. At the core of my approach is an opportunity for us to connect with honesty and openness, forming a relationship in which we can make sense of what is happening for you together. I view you as the expert of yourself, and we will work in a way that is suited to you. We can begin to make sense of areas of your life that may be causing you difficulties or distress, and the impact that this may be having on you. We can work in a way the offers scope to progress toward a greater feeling of fulfilment.
01473 943902 View 01473 943902
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Kerry O'Shaughnessy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Nacton IP10
Sometimes we lose sight of ourselves and need a little help reconnecting, sometimes we become lost and sometimes we have that familiar experience of ‘why is this happening to me again?’. How we used to relate to ourselves and to others may not be working quite so well now. The defences we have in place to protect us can get in the way and do not work quite like they used to. Being human can be tough and it can be hard to see the wood for the trees. To have someone walk alongside, wherever the path may lead, can be a truly transformative process.
Sometimes we lose sight of ourselves and need a little help reconnecting, sometimes we become lost and sometimes we have that familiar experience of ‘why is this happening to me again?’. How we used to relate to ourselves and to others may not be working quite so well now. The defences we have in place to protect us can get in the way and do not work quite like they used to. Being human can be tough and it can be hard to see the wood for the trees. To have someone walk alongside, wherever the path may lead, can be a truly transformative process.
01394 334201 View 01394 334201
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Counsellor Psychotherapist And Supervisor Debbie
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Colchester CO7
Are you feeling overwhelmed, not able to think clearly, feeling like something isn't right, or feeling stressed or out of control? Counselling can help you have a greater awareness about yourself, talking about the things in your life that don't make sense or what makes you angry, sad or afraid. We can look at your emotions, feelings & behaviours together & find the way forward for you. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, panic, relationships, transgender, gender dysphoria & more. I am a Counsellor Psychotherapist & a supervisor.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, not able to think clearly, feeling like something isn't right, or feeling stressed or out of control? Counselling can help you have a greater awareness about yourself, talking about the things in your life that don't make sense or what makes you angry, sad or afraid. We can look at your emotions, feelings & behaviours together & find the way forward for you. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, panic, relationships, transgender, gender dysphoria & more. I am a Counsellor Psychotherapist & a supervisor.
01206 237476 View 01206 237476
Photo of Dawn Kirsten McGregor, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Dawn Kirsten McGregor
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stowmarket IP14
Life difficulties, can be isolating, overwhelming and unbearable. You may feel persistently emotionally troubled, anxious, depressed, entangled, and have nowhere to turn; have a feeling of emptiness or numbness, loss of meaning, loss of identity/purpose, lack of motivation and hopeless feelings. Do you struggle to say ‘no’ to others or feel guilt when you have done nothing wrong, have depression or chronic anxiety and restlessness? Maybe you have difficulties with trust or relating to others, either personally or in your working life. Perhaps you are someone who feels not good enough, or has an overwhelming sense of responsibility,
Life difficulties, can be isolating, overwhelming and unbearable. You may feel persistently emotionally troubled, anxious, depressed, entangled, and have nowhere to turn; have a feeling of emptiness or numbness, loss of meaning, loss of identity/purpose, lack of motivation and hopeless feelings. Do you struggle to say ‘no’ to others or feel guilt when you have done nothing wrong, have depression or chronic anxiety and restlessness? Maybe you have difficulties with trust or relating to others, either personally or in your working life. Perhaps you are someone who feels not good enough, or has an overwhelming sense of responsibility,
0191 743 3875 View 0191 743 3875
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Jo Ashton
Counsellor, MA, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich IP5  (Online Only)
Finding the right therapist is really important. I'm an intergrative therapist and use differebt modalities to help my clients celebrity on their needs. I also like to work creatively, where appropriate, using Russian dolls, paints, stones, sand trays and pictures for example.
Finding the right therapist is really important. I'm an intergrative therapist and use differebt modalities to help my clients celebrity on their needs. I also like to work creatively, where appropriate, using Russian dolls, paints, stones, sand trays and pictures for example.
01473 943809 View 01473 943809
Jacqueline Cross
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich IP8
No two people seek psychotherapy for the same reason, or respond to life events in the same way. So, while one person might deal well with major life events such as trauma, loss, or divorce, others will need more support and benefit from discussing their feelings with a therapist in a compassionate and non-judgemental setting. You may be feeling depressed or anxious or have strong feelings which are triggered by the people or situations around you. If you find yourself always reacting in a way you regret but feel powerless to change negative or destructive patterns, you could benefit from working this through with a therapist.
No two people seek psychotherapy for the same reason, or respond to life events in the same way. So, while one person might deal well with major life events such as trauma, loss, or divorce, others will need more support and benefit from discussing their feelings with a therapist in a compassionate and non-judgemental setting. You may be feeling depressed or anxious or have strong feelings which are triggered by the people or situations around you. If you find yourself always reacting in a way you regret but feel powerless to change negative or destructive patterns, you could benefit from working this through with a therapist.
01473 943228 View 01473 943228
Photo of Catherine Lindsay-Davies, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Catherine Lindsay-Davies
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Woodbridge IP12
People can benefit from counselling for a wide range of reasons; to deal with thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be causing distress; for support in times of difficulty; or to seek greater self-awareness and fulfilment in life, enabling growth and deeper understanding. Counselling can give you the opportunity to be heard and to find clarity to enable you to make your own decisions, all in a supportive and confidential environment.
People can benefit from counselling for a wide range of reasons; to deal with thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be causing distress; for support in times of difficulty; or to seek greater self-awareness and fulfilment in life, enabling growth and deeper understanding. Counselling can give you the opportunity to be heard and to find clarity to enable you to make your own decisions, all in a supportive and confidential environment.
07380 316533 View 07380 316533
Photo of Georgina Cann, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Georgina Cann
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP4
Do you have a space in your life to sit, reflect and be truly honest? Are you juggling overwhelming emotions such as anxiety, depression, anger, loss, frustration and you feel alone with your thoughts? Are you struggling to connect with people in your life? Do you feel lost at work or in your home life? Do you tend to self-sabotage or doubt your own ability? Often we choose to invest in our physical health, our home, our lifestyle, hobbies, vacations, but is there sometimes a reluctance to do the same with our mental health? Perhaps hoping the issues will correct themselves?
Do you have a space in your life to sit, reflect and be truly honest? Are you juggling overwhelming emotions such as anxiety, depression, anger, loss, frustration and you feel alone with your thoughts? Are you struggling to connect with people in your life? Do you feel lost at work or in your home life? Do you tend to self-sabotage or doubt your own ability? Often we choose to invest in our physical health, our home, our lifestyle, hobbies, vacations, but is there sometimes a reluctance to do the same with our mental health? Perhaps hoping the issues will correct themselves?
01473 917729 View 01473 917729
Photo of Sarah Harley, MBACP, Counsellor
Sarah Harley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP4  (Online Only)
Welcome, i'm Sarah, I am an authentic warm and down to earth therapist. Perhaps you feel stuck repeating the same patterns and feel the desire for change? Perhaps your inner critic is running the show? I offer a space that is inclusive to you. I believe everyone deserves to be heard, valued and understood. I provide a reliable and consistent space free of shame and judgement. Anxiety, depression and low self esteem can negatively impact our lives in many ways. Through the relationship I offer you can better understand your past and present relationships and the unhelpful patterns impacting your life choices.
Welcome, i'm Sarah, I am an authentic warm and down to earth therapist. Perhaps you feel stuck repeating the same patterns and feel the desire for change? Perhaps your inner critic is running the show? I offer a space that is inclusive to you. I believe everyone deserves to be heard, valued and understood. I provide a reliable and consistent space free of shame and judgement. Anxiety, depression and low self esteem can negatively impact our lives in many ways. Through the relationship I offer you can better understand your past and present relationships and the unhelpful patterns impacting your life choices.
01284 334506 View 01284 334506
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Chapters teen and child therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP1
I specialise in Children and Young People's therapy. Early intervention is important and I can provide families or individuals with tools to cope with a range of emotional difficulties. I also offer confidential school based counselling services, please contact for more information.
I specialise in Children and Young People's therapy. Early intervention is important and I can provide families or individuals with tools to cope with a range of emotional difficulties. I also offer confidential school based counselling services, please contact for more information.
07480 534332 View 07480 534332
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Sandra Mellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP1
I am a Clinical Supervisor and Counsellor. I work with adults and couples experiencing a variety of issues, such as - divorce and relationship breakdown; bereavement and loss; anxiety; depression; anger; trauma; childhood abuse; self harm; low self-esteem. I practise an integrative, person-centred approach which focuses on the relationship between counsellor and client. It is the development of trust and understanding within this relationship which enables the client to acknowledge their problems and issues at their own pace and to realise solutions, with gentle encouragement and support.
I am a Clinical Supervisor and Counsellor. I work with adults and couples experiencing a variety of issues, such as - divorce and relationship breakdown; bereavement and loss; anxiety; depression; anger; trauma; childhood abuse; self harm; low self-esteem. I practise an integrative, person-centred approach which focuses on the relationship between counsellor and client. It is the development of trust and understanding within this relationship which enables the client to acknowledge their problems and issues at their own pace and to realise solutions, with gentle encouragement and support.
01255 448792 View 01255 448792
Photo of Sue Gray, MSc, MHGI, Psychotherapist
Sue Gray
Psychotherapist, MSc, MHGI
Verified Verified
Woodbridge IP12
I offer a free 15' explore/intro call so you can check me out! If we meet I will ask you what you want to achieve and we will work towards that as quickly as possible. When someone’s daily life becomes bogged down by a personal difficulty, and they often cannot find a way through it for themselves, they can suffer from distressing feelings of insecurity and loss of control. HG psychotherapy aims to restore that control in the shortest time possible by working with effective tools and modern knowledge to resolve most difficulties, whether expressed as trauma, anxiety, phobia, depression, addiction, or other obstacles to well-being.
I offer a free 15' explore/intro call so you can check me out! If we meet I will ask you what you want to achieve and we will work towards that as quickly as possible. When someone’s daily life becomes bogged down by a personal difficulty, and they often cannot find a way through it for themselves, they can suffer from distressing feelings of insecurity and loss of control. HG psychotherapy aims to restore that control in the shortest time possible by working with effective tools and modern knowledge to resolve most difficulties, whether expressed as trauma, anxiety, phobia, depression, addiction, or other obstacles to well-being.
07481 360643 View 07481 360643
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Freedom2Feel Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP1
As a fully qualified Person-centred counsellor I work closely within the realities each client is living. I hold a strong ethos that every client is unique, irrespective of diagnosis or life challenges, and I believe that every client can find self-acceptance and change through therapy. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work within and am bound by their ethical framework, maintaining client autonomy and care at all times. ​
As a fully qualified Person-centred counsellor I work closely within the realities each client is living. I hold a strong ethos that every client is unique, irrespective of diagnosis or life challenges, and I believe that every client can find self-acceptance and change through therapy. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work within and am bound by their ethical framework, maintaining client autonomy and care at all times. ​
01206 417454 View 01206 417454

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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.