Female Counselling in Newton Abbot, ENG

Photo of Malgorzata Teresa Polnik, PNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Malgorzata Teresa Polnik
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ12
I believe, everyone can create the life they want to live, despite difficult childhood experiences, dysfunctional relationships, or diagnosis. As an Integrative Therapist, I use a comprehensive approach tailoring therapy to individual’s needs. I will help you achieve emotional, mental, and social balance, which will improve your quality of life. I strive to provide a safe, kind, and nonjudgmental environment, where we can explore and work through the difficult areas of your life.
I believe, everyone can create the life they want to live, despite difficult childhood experiences, dysfunctional relationships, or diagnosis. As an Integrative Therapist, I use a comprehensive approach tailoring therapy to individual’s needs. I will help you achieve emotional, mental, and social balance, which will improve your quality of life. I strive to provide a safe, kind, and nonjudgmental environment, where we can explore and work through the difficult areas of your life.
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Teignbridge Human Givens Practice
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ13
Sometimes, we can feel a little stuck, unfocussed, confused or not like our usual self. Ask yourself the following questions: Do you ever wish you felt like your old self again? Maybe you feel your emotions are taking over, and you can’t control them. Do past events keep popping up in the present, like roadblocks stopping you moving forward. Maybe you want to make peace with a feeling, emotion, or memory for once and for all. Do you wish you had a plan that would work for you, at your pace and suited to your unique situation? Perhaps you’ve never been listened to before in a place where you feel heard and without judgement?
Sometimes, we can feel a little stuck, unfocussed, confused or not like our usual self. Ask yourself the following questions: Do you ever wish you felt like your old self again? Maybe you feel your emotions are taking over, and you can’t control them. Do past events keep popping up in the present, like roadblocks stopping you moving forward. Maybe you want to make peace with a feeling, emotion, or memory for once and for all. Do you wish you had a plan that would work for you, at your pace and suited to your unique situation? Perhaps you’ve never been listened to before in a place where you feel heard and without judgement?
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Claire Cook (Willingham)
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ12
Hello.... I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP) based in Newton Abbot, Devon. Counselling is not only helpful for traumatic life events, it can also help when you are at a crossroads, feeling stuck or having a huge sense that life is not what it could be. I like to encourage my clients to explore their issues and work towards a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. Together we will look at finding your inner strengths so that you can build in them developing a greater self awareness. However, FINDING THE RIGHT PERON IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THERAPY.
Hello.... I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP) based in Newton Abbot, Devon. Counselling is not only helpful for traumatic life events, it can also help when you are at a crossroads, feeling stuck or having a huge sense that life is not what it could be. I like to encourage my clients to explore their issues and work towards a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. Together we will look at finding your inner strengths so that you can build in them developing a greater self awareness. However, FINDING THE RIGHT PERON IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THERAPY.
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Joyce Howitt
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ12  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, insecure, or overwhelmed by your emotions? Or are you looking for someone who will listen and be non judgemental and to whom you can talk in confidence about issues that are bothering you that would be difficult to share with friends or family members? Your feelings may be related to a bereavement or loss, the effects of abuse, relationship issues, or a major life change or may be related to something unresolved from the past. You may also be seeking support in setting goals and moving on in a positive way. These (and others) are areas in which I am well experienced.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, insecure, or overwhelmed by your emotions? Or are you looking for someone who will listen and be non judgemental and to whom you can talk in confidence about issues that are bothering you that would be difficult to share with friends or family members? Your feelings may be related to a bereavement or loss, the effects of abuse, relationship issues, or a major life change or may be related to something unresolved from the past. You may also be seeking support in setting goals and moving on in a positive way. These (and others) are areas in which I am well experienced.
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Jaime van Weede
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ12
I know what it feels like to be anxious. I spent many years feeling out of place in the world and thinking everyone else must have it sorted. The road that led me to decide to train to be a counsellor was challenging and I can truly empathise when clients tell me they feel worried, anxious, lost, lonely, scared, vulnerable.
I know what it feels like to be anxious. I spent many years feeling out of place in the world and thinking everyone else must have it sorted. The road that led me to decide to train to be a counsellor was challenging and I can truly empathise when clients tell me they feel worried, anxious, lost, lonely, scared, vulnerable.
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Heather Emily Gwynedd Rosser
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ13
My name is Heather Rosser. I know counselling can feel daunting, unknown and scary. When I first saw a therapist, I wondered if I was saying and doing the right things. Whatever brings you to counselling, we can explore together, there is nothing too small or too big, there is no right or wrong way, only your way. As your counsellor, I aim to be by your side, exploring what it must be like for you, from your perspective. I have a gentle manner demonstrating empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence, enabling clients to feel safe and comfortable exploring their feelings.
My name is Heather Rosser. I know counselling can feel daunting, unknown and scary. When I first saw a therapist, I wondered if I was saying and doing the right things. Whatever brings you to counselling, we can explore together, there is nothing too small or too big, there is no right or wrong way, only your way. As your counsellor, I aim to be by your side, exploring what it must be like for you, from your perspective. I have a gentle manner demonstrating empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence, enabling clients to feel safe and comfortable exploring their feelings.
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Debbie Andrews
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Newton Abbot TQ13
Life is overwhelming at times and it's just good to talk about what's going on. I like to work with you to find your own answers, to understand what is going on for you. We don't always know what we are thinking or feeling until we say it out loud. In order to do that you need to be able to trust who you are talking to. Nobody likes feeling judged or being told what to do!
Life is overwhelming at times and it's just good to talk about what's going on. I like to work with you to find your own answers, to understand what is going on for you. We don't always know what we are thinking or feeling until we say it out loud. In order to do that you need to be able to trust who you are talking to. Nobody likes feeling judged or being told what to do!
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Yvonne (Vonny) Prout Registered Dip Coun
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ12  (Online Only)
Maybe the reason you are here today is because you are experiencing feelings that you would rather not continue to carry alone. My practice is called ‘Accanto’ and I have built my service around this name, which translated means ‘next to or beside,’ and quite simply that is exactly where I will be for you. I do have an A-Z of what I cover but actually this is about YOU feeling that you can bring anything you need into the space that I offer. Counselling is initially about feeling better about all the different parts of yourself, learning to love your whole self so that you can then invite love and acceptance from others.
Maybe the reason you are here today is because you are experiencing feelings that you would rather not continue to carry alone. My practice is called ‘Accanto’ and I have built my service around this name, which translated means ‘next to or beside,’ and quite simply that is exactly where I will be for you. I do have an A-Z of what I cover but actually this is about YOU feeling that you can bring anything you need into the space that I offer. Counselling is initially about feeling better about all the different parts of yourself, learning to love your whole self so that you can then invite love and acceptance from others.
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Juliette Claire Medder
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ12
Do you sometimes feel that anxiety or constant worrying rules your life? Or you feel low and sad no matter what you may try to do to change how you feel? Or you find that relationships often start well, but then become complicated with emotions connected to ex-partners or past family issues? Or perhaps you are seeking greater clarity, peace of mind about a certain issue, or actually wanting to move towards a more positive future, searching for the route to free up your true potential? Counselling is an opportunity to speak and be really heard by an objective and compassionate listener.
Do you sometimes feel that anxiety or constant worrying rules your life? Or you feel low and sad no matter what you may try to do to change how you feel? Or you find that relationships often start well, but then become complicated with emotions connected to ex-partners or past family issues? Or perhaps you are seeking greater clarity, peace of mind about a certain issue, or actually wanting to move towards a more positive future, searching for the route to free up your true potential? Counselling is an opportunity to speak and be really heard by an objective and compassionate listener.
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Basia Louise Worsley: Psychotherapy Humanistic Supervisor
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ12
Hello, I'm Basia Louise. I'm an experienced Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Humanist/Clinical Supervisor and a member of BACP with a private practice in Newton Abbot. I believe one of the most important aspect in counselling, is first, in choosing the person you'll do your best work with and then in the building of that theraputic relationship of trust. I offer an open, caring, safe and non judgemental space where I help people get to the root of what is causing their problems and support them in discovering ways to change their lives for the better.
Hello, I'm Basia Louise. I'm an experienced Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Humanist/Clinical Supervisor and a member of BACP with a private practice in Newton Abbot. I believe one of the most important aspect in counselling, is first, in choosing the person you'll do your best work with and then in the building of that theraputic relationship of trust. I offer an open, caring, safe and non judgemental space where I help people get to the root of what is causing their problems and support them in discovering ways to change their lives for the better.
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Lisa Scarborough Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ12
I am passionate about wanting to help people reach their true potential and live as authentically as possible. I believe this to be at the core of being happy. I can offer you counselling support for the following : *Anxiety *ADHD *Panic attacks *Depression *PMS self-care and coping strategies *Menopause *Perimenopause *Health issues *Motivation *Insomnia *Social phobia *Low confidence and self-esteem *Body Issues *Self expression *Your creative self *Loneliness *Hoarding *Loss and letting go *Bereavement *Relationships *Family issues *Stress -work and exam stress *Making difficult life choices *Carers
I am passionate about wanting to help people reach their true potential and live as authentically as possible. I believe this to be at the core of being happy. I can offer you counselling support for the following : *Anxiety *ADHD *Panic attacks *Depression *PMS self-care and coping strategies *Menopause *Perimenopause *Health issues *Motivation *Insomnia *Social phobia *Low confidence and self-esteem *Body Issues *Self expression *Your creative self *Loneliness *Hoarding *Loss and letting go *Bereavement *Relationships *Family issues *Stress -work and exam stress *Making difficult life choices *Carers
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Dr Yasmine Khan
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ13  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome. I offer a compassionate, heart-centred approach to existential crises. Our search for meaning and purpose, who we really are and why we are here often comes under the guise of other problems or illness. We may experience depression, anxiety, grief about humanity, wars, our planet, shame, deep loneliness, identity concerns, suicidal feelings or quest for soul and and a spiritual path. During therapy, I can help you develop self-compassion and inner strength, so you can face difficulties while clarity and self-knowledge grow, leaving behind what is not supporting you and moving on to live your authentic self, your truth.
Welcome. I offer a compassionate, heart-centred approach to existential crises. Our search for meaning and purpose, who we really are and why we are here often comes under the guise of other problems or illness. We may experience depression, anxiety, grief about humanity, wars, our planet, shame, deep loneliness, identity concerns, suicidal feelings or quest for soul and and a spiritual path. During therapy, I can help you develop self-compassion and inner strength, so you can face difficulties while clarity and self-knowledge grow, leaving behind what is not supporting you and moving on to live your authentic self, your truth.
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Jo Smallbones
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ12
Are you experiencing a prolonged, overwhelming sense of helplessness, depression and stress, resulting in you struggling to concentrate, make decisions and complete everyday tasks? Is your confidence, motivation and self-esteem at an all-time low and you feel you've lost your sense of identity? Is your pain from the past or your anxiety about your future numbing your enjoyment of your present? I offer a confidential, empathic and non-judgemental space to feel heard, understood and emotionally supported, helping you to make sense of any destructive or self-defeating patterns which may be holding you back.
Are you experiencing a prolonged, overwhelming sense of helplessness, depression and stress, resulting in you struggling to concentrate, make decisions and complete everyday tasks? Is your confidence, motivation and self-esteem at an all-time low and you feel you've lost your sense of identity? Is your pain from the past or your anxiety about your future numbing your enjoyment of your present? I offer a confidential, empathic and non-judgemental space to feel heard, understood and emotionally supported, helping you to make sense of any destructive or self-defeating patterns which may be holding you back.
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Peg Hardman
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ12
People may seek counselling for all sorts of reasons; whether it's for help with life's emotional wear and tear or because of deep distress. Counselling is an opportunity to explore any worries or concerns that are important to you. I work with adults, on a one to one basis, in person, over zoom or by telephone. I have over 20 years experience of working in the field of mental health and well-being. I believe in our ability to develop and grow as unique individuals. My aim is to support you in working towards a deeper understanding of yourself and your world; moving closer towards reaching your full potential.
People may seek counselling for all sorts of reasons; whether it's for help with life's emotional wear and tear or because of deep distress. Counselling is an opportunity to explore any worries or concerns that are important to you. I work with adults, on a one to one basis, in person, over zoom or by telephone. I have over 20 years experience of working in the field of mental health and well-being. I believe in our ability to develop and grow as unique individuals. My aim is to support you in working towards a deeper understanding of yourself and your world; moving closer towards reaching your full potential.
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Sarah Finch
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ13
I mostly work with clients who have been adversely affected by abuse, trauma, and relationship difficulties. I have extended this to work with couples and relationships. I work by tuning into each client’s individual circumstances and listen to how their life experiences have impacted them. I can offer some solutions, such as coping mechanisms for managing trauma responses such as anxiety and depression. I also offer help in developing practical skills in managing narcissistic behaviour, such as carefully considered boundary setting, recognising that boundaries often come with negative consequences.
I mostly work with clients who have been adversely affected by abuse, trauma, and relationship difficulties. I have extended this to work with couples and relationships. I work by tuning into each client’s individual circumstances and listen to how their life experiences have impacted them. I can offer some solutions, such as coping mechanisms for managing trauma responses such as anxiety and depression. I also offer help in developing practical skills in managing narcissistic behaviour, such as carefully considered boundary setting, recognising that boundaries often come with negative consequences.
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Joanna Passmore
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newton Abbot TQ12
I have worked with many clients who have presented with a variety of difficulties such as relationship issues, family difficulties, low self-esteem, chronic health issues, stress, anger, depression, anxiety, abuse, bereavement, identity issues, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. We have been able to work through these together. By listening, empathising, discussing coping strategies and being inquisitive, many of my clients have made sense of what was going on for them. It is always an honour to watch my clients heal and learn. It's never too late!
I have worked with many clients who have presented with a variety of difficulties such as relationship issues, family difficulties, low self-esteem, chronic health issues, stress, anger, depression, anxiety, abuse, bereavement, identity issues, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. We have been able to work through these together. By listening, empathising, discussing coping strategies and being inquisitive, many of my clients have made sense of what was going on for them. It is always an honour to watch my clients heal and learn. It's never too late!
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Quartz Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ13
My name is Janet Joffe. I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist , I choose an integrative approach because it gives me the flexibility to provide you with the most effective methods and techniques that suit you giving you the best opportunity to discover your own inner resources and the results you desire. I work with adults, young people and children.
My name is Janet Joffe. I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist , I choose an integrative approach because it gives me the flexibility to provide you with the most effective methods and techniques that suit you giving you the best opportunity to discover your own inner resources and the results you desire. I work with adults, young people and children.
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Sasha Nathanson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ13
I offer counselling to individuals and couples who are going through periods of transition, looking for a deeper connection with themselves and life, and to those who are seeking to heal from trauma. I see clients from 11 years old, and have worked extensively with students in higher education. I also have experience supporting couples and working with women throughout the perinatal period, fourth trimester, peri menopause and menopause. As well as maternal mental health, areas of experience and focus are relationship issues, trauma, sexual abuse, disordered eating, bereavement and burn out.
I offer counselling to individuals and couples who are going through periods of transition, looking for a deeper connection with themselves and life, and to those who are seeking to heal from trauma. I see clients from 11 years old, and have worked extensively with students in higher education. I also have experience supporting couples and working with women throughout the perinatal period, fourth trimester, peri menopause and menopause. As well as maternal mental health, areas of experience and focus are relationship issues, trauma, sexual abuse, disordered eating, bereavement and burn out.
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Sarah Lane MBACP Counselling & Mindfulness
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ12
I offer affordable integrative counselling, which helps with overcoming difficulties such as low mood, anxiety, poor self-esteem, bereavement and relationship issues. You may be lacking direction in your life at the moment, it may seem meaningless or you might feel low in confidence. Perhaps you are looking to find some clarity around what's important to you and to explore how you can bring more of this into your life? Or maybe you want to improve how you feel about yourself? Or perhaps you need a warm and compassionate space where you can fully feel your grief to be able to start to move forwards in life again?
I offer affordable integrative counselling, which helps with overcoming difficulties such as low mood, anxiety, poor self-esteem, bereavement and relationship issues. You may be lacking direction in your life at the moment, it may seem meaningless or you might feel low in confidence. Perhaps you are looking to find some clarity around what's important to you and to explore how you can bring more of this into your life? Or maybe you want to improve how you feel about yourself? Or perhaps you need a warm and compassionate space where you can fully feel your grief to be able to start to move forwards in life again?
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Amy Chapman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newton Abbot TQ12
Hi I'm Amy and I'm a qualified integrative counsellor offering sessions online, face-to-face and in nature. I'm here to walk alongside you as we explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences which are causing you pain. I work holistically to incorporate your connection to yourself and your environment - looking at the cycles and patterns present in your life and bringing awareness to the choices and changes which could be made.
Hi I'm Amy and I'm a qualified integrative counsellor offering sessions online, face-to-face and in nature. I'm here to walk alongside you as we explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences which are causing you pain. I work holistically to incorporate your connection to yourself and your environment - looking at the cycles and patterns present in your life and bringing awareness to the choices and changes which could be made.
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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.