Female Counselling in Newhaven, ENG

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Yvonne Wood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newhaven BN9
Hello, my name is Yvonne and I would like to extend a warm welcome to you. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework. I am warm and empathetic and I fully support mental health well-being, self-awareness, and personal self-development. My philosophy is that you are an individual with life experiences unique to you. I believe you are the expert on yourself and offer you a safe and confidential space in which you can express yourself in a setting where you are truly heard. If you would like an informal chat please email me.
Hello, my name is Yvonne and I would like to extend a warm welcome to you. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework. I am warm and empathetic and I fully support mental health well-being, self-awareness, and personal self-development. My philosophy is that you are an individual with life experiences unique to you. I believe you are the expert on yourself and offer you a safe and confidential space in which you can express yourself in a setting where you are truly heard. If you would like an informal chat please email me.
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Lynne Mendelsohn
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Newhaven BN9
Have you recently been through a loss of any kind? Perhaps it was someone you were close to? Or maybe your health has taken a turn for the worse? Perhaps you have split up with your partner? Or are you trying to cope with an unexpected change but find yourself struggling? Are you asking yourself why is my life so hard? Why can’t things just get back to being “normal?” Loss of any kind and change of any kind can come out of the blue and can turn your life upside down. Are you needing to talk to someone about how you are really feeling?
Have you recently been through a loss of any kind? Perhaps it was someone you were close to? Or maybe your health has taken a turn for the worse? Perhaps you have split up with your partner? Or are you trying to cope with an unexpected change but find yourself struggling? Are you asking yourself why is my life so hard? Why can’t things just get back to being “normal?” Loss of any kind and change of any kind can come out of the blue and can turn your life upside down. Are you needing to talk to someone about how you are really feeling?
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Hulya Hooker
PhD
Verified Verified
Newhaven BN9
If you are experiencing Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), depression, grief/loss, social anxiety and trauma, our mutually agreed treatment plan for your needs can help you gain your sense of self again so that you can start enjoying your life. Life is full of challenges and different phases of our lives bring their own issues with them. Working on our part when dealing with these difficulties will bring about significant changes to the way we relate to significant others in our lives. I can help you identify what is getting in the way so that you can work on eliminating them to have a more fulfilled life.
If you are experiencing Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), depression, grief/loss, social anxiety and trauma, our mutually agreed treatment plan for your needs can help you gain your sense of self again so that you can start enjoying your life. Life is full of challenges and different phases of our lives bring their own issues with them. Working on our part when dealing with these difficulties will bring about significant changes to the way we relate to significant others in our lives. I can help you identify what is getting in the way so that you can work on eliminating them to have a more fulfilled life.
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Lucy Tucknott
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Newhaven BN9
There are many reasons why we seek support from counselling - all of which matter to me. First and foremost I am a human being with lived experience and this mutual connection is where we start our journey. My passion is to accomany you to move from a place of suffering, fear, anxiety, uncertainty, disconnection and oftentimes overwhelm to a place of stability and a more present and connected way of living your life. I do this by creating a safe space for you to be heard, where together we will explore what needs tending to.
There are many reasons why we seek support from counselling - all of which matter to me. First and foremost I am a human being with lived experience and this mutual connection is where we start our journey. My passion is to accomany you to move from a place of suffering, fear, anxiety, uncertainty, disconnection and oftentimes overwhelm to a place of stability and a more present and connected way of living your life. I do this by creating a safe space for you to be heard, where together we will explore what needs tending to.
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Eileen Kemp
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newhaven BN9
Having experienced at first hand the hugely positive impact counselling has had on my own life, I chose to train as a psychodynamic therapist to help others experience the same profound benefits. I now use an integrative approach, which has enriched my work with clients. Working with you, we will together examine and uncover often unconscious or repressed memories which in turn can drive unhelpful patterns of behaviour. We will explore the sources of your problems and aim to deal with the underlying issues, not just try to find a way to cope with them. Only by making peace with the past can you look forward to a happy future.
Having experienced at first hand the hugely positive impact counselling has had on my own life, I chose to train as a psychodynamic therapist to help others experience the same profound benefits. I now use an integrative approach, which has enriched my work with clients. Working with you, we will together examine and uncover often unconscious or repressed memories which in turn can drive unhelpful patterns of behaviour. We will explore the sources of your problems and aim to deal with the underlying issues, not just try to find a way to cope with them. Only by making peace with the past can you look forward to a happy future.
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Caroline Mills
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newhaven BN9
Hi, I am Caroline and I have chosen to specialise in working with bereavement because it brings unique, unanticipated challenges and losses that are often misunderstood. There are many incorrect and unhelpful assumptions about what grief should look or feel like and how long it should last. These ideas, alongside the impact of grief on every corner of life and identity, and experiencing confusing and intense emotions, can cause people to feel worried, alone and overwhelmed. My aim is to share my experience, knowledge and understanding of the bereavement process, and what has been of help to others, to support and reassure you.
Hi, I am Caroline and I have chosen to specialise in working with bereavement because it brings unique, unanticipated challenges and losses that are often misunderstood. There are many incorrect and unhelpful assumptions about what grief should look or feel like and how long it should last. These ideas, alongside the impact of grief on every corner of life and identity, and experiencing confusing and intense emotions, can cause people to feel worried, alone and overwhelmed. My aim is to share my experience, knowledge and understanding of the bereavement process, and what has been of help to others, to support and reassure you.
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Natalie Boxall
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newhaven BN9
Through challenges in life, many of us are faced with times of stress and anxiety where we have to dig deep to find a way out . Counselling can offer the support you need to face and work through pain and confusion we all carry at difficult times.
Through challenges in life, many of us are faced with times of stress and anxiety where we have to dig deep to find a way out . Counselling can offer the support you need to face and work through pain and confusion we all carry at difficult times.
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Kath Hegarty
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newhaven BN9
There are different times in our lives when we may encounter challenges in our emotional world. Transition and change can sometimes trigger these challenging feelings. For example, moving home or employment, changing relationships or friendships; life changes such as going to university or reaching age milestones. Any of these can significantly affect the way we feel about ourselves. We react in different ways to what we encounter in our environment. We might become depressed or overwhelmed by intense emotions or we might feel anxious and unable to engage in social activities. It can all become too much to manage alone.
There are different times in our lives when we may encounter challenges in our emotional world. Transition and change can sometimes trigger these challenging feelings. For example, moving home or employment, changing relationships or friendships; life changes such as going to university or reaching age milestones. Any of these can significantly affect the way we feel about ourselves. We react in different ways to what we encounter in our environment. We might become depressed or overwhelmed by intense emotions or we might feel anxious and unable to engage in social activities. It can all become too much to manage alone.
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Caroline Bell
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newhaven BN9
Hello. Are you struggling with the impact of traumatic or difficult experiences in your life? Feeling frightened, sad, stuck in unhelpful patterns of thinking about yourself or relating to others? Therapy could help you to move forward in your life. My priority in working with you would be to help you to understand how the feelings, thoughts or behaviours that you are struggling with now are linked to experiences in your life. We would then think about how you can develop new ways of being, that fit more with how you want your life to be. I have over 20 years experience of working with people struggling with various concerns.
Hello. Are you struggling with the impact of traumatic or difficult experiences in your life? Feeling frightened, sad, stuck in unhelpful patterns of thinking about yourself or relating to others? Therapy could help you to move forward in your life. My priority in working with you would be to help you to understand how the feelings, thoughts or behaviours that you are struggling with now are linked to experiences in your life. We would then think about how you can develop new ways of being, that fit more with how you want your life to be. I have over 20 years experience of working with people struggling with various concerns.
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Monika Madej-Torentz
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newhaven BN9
Neurodiverse and neurotypical welcome. I'm specialising in ADHD, relationship, trauma and domestic abuse. With background in Person Centred counselling I specialise in working with ADHD client, being ADHD my self. Each and every person is different so do they experience and needs in counselling. A part of self awareness, acceptance and embracing possibilities of ADHD I'm making use of simple techniques from life coaching, NLP and DBT to manage stumbling blocks of the condition. I'm working with teenagers, adults, couples and family. More info on www.counselling4neurodiversity.com
Neurodiverse and neurotypical welcome. I'm specialising in ADHD, relationship, trauma and domestic abuse. With background in Person Centred counselling I specialise in working with ADHD client, being ADHD my self. Each and every person is different so do they experience and needs in counselling. A part of self awareness, acceptance and embracing possibilities of ADHD I'm making use of simple techniques from life coaching, NLP and DBT to manage stumbling blocks of the condition. I'm working with teenagers, adults, couples and family. More info on www.counselling4neurodiversity.com
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Louise Herbert
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newhaven BN9
Do you lie awake at night worrying or wake up feeling sick with stress? I have a special interest in working with people who are stressed (including work or parental stress), traumatic stress, and anxiety (including health and death anxiety). I am particularly interested in working with people who, no matter how much they achieve in work or life, often experience frequent self-doubt that they are 'good enough'. My professional background as a psychotherapist includes working in the NHS, various mental health settings, including Anxiety UK, and private practice.
Do you lie awake at night worrying or wake up feeling sick with stress? I have a special interest in working with people who are stressed (including work or parental stress), traumatic stress, and anxiety (including health and death anxiety). I am particularly interested in working with people who, no matter how much they achieve in work or life, often experience frequent self-doubt that they are 'good enough'. My professional background as a psychotherapist includes working in the NHS, various mental health settings, including Anxiety UK, and private practice.
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More Therapists Nearby

Andrea Gavin
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Peacehaven BN10  (Online Only)
Therapy for change, exploration, inspiration, motivation and transformation. It offers a space separate from our everyday life - to connect with core emotions and significant relationships or issues. Creative adjustement is at the centre of any change - I am able to bring years of experience as a creative therapist, psychotherapist and online counsellor. I have worked online for many years and face to face with adults in the NHS, higher education, wellbeing services and cross culturally/globally.
Therapy for change, exploration, inspiration, motivation and transformation. It offers a space separate from our everyday life - to connect with core emotions and significant relationships or issues. Creative adjustement is at the centre of any change - I am able to bring years of experience as a creative therapist, psychotherapist and online counsellor. I have worked online for many years and face to face with adults in the NHS, higher education, wellbeing services and cross culturally/globally.
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Fiona May
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peacehaven BN10  (Online Only)
Life can present us with many challenges. The build-up of everyday stresses and disappointments, or the ability to cope with sadness and pain may at times affect your self-esteem and confidence levels. You may feel the need for support in addition to what you already have in place, which is when you may decide to seek the help of a counsellor. I run my private practice on Tuesdays between 10am-7pm offering remote sessions either by Zoom or telephone - please visit my website for more info. Contact me to arrange a free 30 minute introductory session to help you decide whether I am the right person to work with you.
Life can present us with many challenges. The build-up of everyday stresses and disappointments, or the ability to cope with sadness and pain may at times affect your self-esteem and confidence levels. You may feel the need for support in addition to what you already have in place, which is when you may decide to seek the help of a counsellor. I run my private practice on Tuesdays between 10am-7pm offering remote sessions either by Zoom or telephone - please visit my website for more info. Contact me to arrange a free 30 minute introductory session to help you decide whether I am the right person to work with you.
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Space for you Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Peacehaven BN10
Hi, my name is Liz. Welcome to my profile. I work with clients to help them really understand why they are thinking, feeling and behaving in the way they are. Past and present events and experiences influence how we feel about and therefore treat ourselves which then impacts on all relationships in our lives. By understanding where these thoughts come from and why you may have such huge emotional and physical reactions or equally such suppressed feelings you can change the way you behave towards yourself and others. I would like to help you make the changes you need so that you can lead a healthy, happy and fulfilling life
Hi, my name is Liz. Welcome to my profile. I work with clients to help them really understand why they are thinking, feeling and behaving in the way they are. Past and present events and experiences influence how we feel about and therefore treat ourselves which then impacts on all relationships in our lives. By understanding where these thoughts come from and why you may have such huge emotional and physical reactions or equally such suppressed feelings you can change the way you behave towards yourself and others. I would like to help you make the changes you need so that you can lead a healthy, happy and fulfilling life
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Andi Heaton
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Telscombe Cliffs BN10
A warm welcome. My name is Andi and I am an independent private provider of counselling and psychotherapy across the Brighton area. My focus is on helping clients overcome a range of psychological and emotional issues to get life back on track as quickly and effectively as possible. I offer a caring and flexible approach to your individual needs and am trained in a variety of approaches which enables me to help you find your own answers and guide you through difficult times. Where possible you can be seen quickly and I aim to get back to you within a few hours. Evening appointments available Tuesday to Thursday
A warm welcome. My name is Andi and I am an independent private provider of counselling and psychotherapy across the Brighton area. My focus is on helping clients overcome a range of psychological and emotional issues to get life back on track as quickly and effectively as possible. I offer a caring and flexible approach to your individual needs and am trained in a variety of approaches which enables me to help you find your own answers and guide you through difficult times. Where possible you can be seen quickly and I aim to get back to you within a few hours. Evening appointments available Tuesday to Thursday
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Liz Down
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Peacehaven BN10
I am a warm, empathic and highly experienced counsellor providing sessions in Seaford either in-person or online/phone. I can provide a supportive, collaborative relationship with you to work through your issues and find a way forwards. I have 15 years experience as a trauma-informed person-centred counsellor, supporting clients aged 16+ to work through issues with anxiety, depression, past trauma, relationship difficulties, loss, addictions and more. Prior to counselling, I also have 10 years experience as a support worker in the mental health field, supporting and empowering individuals dealing with complex issues.
I am a warm, empathic and highly experienced counsellor providing sessions in Seaford either in-person or online/phone. I can provide a supportive, collaborative relationship with you to work through your issues and find a way forwards. I have 15 years experience as a trauma-informed person-centred counsellor, supporting clients aged 16+ to work through issues with anxiety, depression, past trauma, relationship difficulties, loss, addictions and more. Prior to counselling, I also have 10 years experience as a support worker in the mental health field, supporting and empowering individuals dealing with complex issues.
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Downs Counselling Services
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Peacehaven BN10
Hi there, Are you feeling the stresses of Covid 19? Does life feel hard to deal with right now? I'm Sonia Stiles and I am a trained Counselling Therapist with 14 years of experience. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I work within the BACP Ethical Framework of Data Protection and Confidentiality. I specialise in Couple Therapy and Family Therapy. I help you address any friction and arguing in relationships that pull people apart and cause more hurt and upset. I do this by looking at the individuals with a caring and nurturing approach to enable everyone to look at the bigger picture.
Hi there, Are you feeling the stresses of Covid 19? Does life feel hard to deal with right now? I'm Sonia Stiles and I am a trained Counselling Therapist with 14 years of experience. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I work within the BACP Ethical Framework of Data Protection and Confidentiality. I specialise in Couple Therapy and Family Therapy. I help you address any friction and arguing in relationships that pull people apart and cause more hurt and upset. I do this by looking at the individuals with a caring and nurturing approach to enable everyone to look at the bigger picture.
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Miriam Unsworth Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Peacehaven BN10
I'm an experienced integrative therapist and work flexibly and dynamically with adults, couples, families and trainee counsellors. Early relationships and life events may have shaken your ability to fully value yourself or others. You might be bereaved, struggling with a relationship, experiencing depression or anxiety. I'm objective and compassionate, offering support to connect with frightening or buried feelings. Letting go of strategies that no longer work for you, without pressure or expectation, can help you to find your own truth and a sense of who you really are.
I'm an experienced integrative therapist and work flexibly and dynamically with adults, couples, families and trainee counsellors. Early relationships and life events may have shaken your ability to fully value yourself or others. You might be bereaved, struggling with a relationship, experiencing depression or anxiety. I'm objective and compassionate, offering support to connect with frightening or buried feelings. Letting go of strategies that no longer work for you, without pressure or expectation, can help you to find your own truth and a sense of who you really are.
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Joanne Walker
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Telscombe Cliffs BN10
Whatever you're going through in life counselling provides non-judgemental and empathic support. Being seen and heard goes a long way towards starting to feel better. Honest communication tends to provide insight and clarity. This promotes growth, which ultimately results in change and acceptance. Guided reflection can help to make long lasting positive changes to you, your relationships and your future. The space to unburden and review your coping strategies can improve confidence and self-worth. You don't have to suffer alone, or worry about the impact of opening up to those around you. I look forward to working with you soon.
Whatever you're going through in life counselling provides non-judgemental and empathic support. Being seen and heard goes a long way towards starting to feel better. Honest communication tends to provide insight and clarity. This promotes growth, which ultimately results in change and acceptance. Guided reflection can help to make long lasting positive changes to you, your relationships and your future. The space to unburden and review your coping strategies can improve confidence and self-worth. You don't have to suffer alone, or worry about the impact of opening up to those around you. I look forward to working with you soon.
07474 173880 View 07474 173880
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Alison Allart
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Peacehaven BN10
I am a CBT/REBT Accredited Psychotherapist and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Practitioner. I am also a Lead Mental Health Practitioner working in secondary schools and work with both adults and adolescents in my private practice based in Eastbourne. I have been working in the field of psychotherapy for over 7 years and am able to support clients through the process of reaching their emotional goals.
I am a CBT/REBT Accredited Psychotherapist and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Practitioner. I am also a Lead Mental Health Practitioner working in secondary schools and work with both adults and adolescents in my private practice based in Eastbourne. I have been working in the field of psychotherapy for over 7 years and am able to support clients through the process of reaching their emotional goals.
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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.