Female Counselling in Norwich, ENG

Photo of Kathleen Blades, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap., Psychotherapist
Kathleen Blades
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Norwich NR2
Hello, I’m Kathleen. I offer face to face, walk & talk, and online therapy. I have experience working with people of all ages with many different needs. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental space where I actively listen and connect with each individual client.
Hello, I’m Kathleen. I offer face to face, walk & talk, and online therapy. I have experience working with people of all ages with many different needs. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental space where I actively listen and connect with each individual client.
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Angela Bedford
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Norwich NR6
Hello, and welcome to my page. Life can be difficult at times and we may need someone to talk to about our overwhelming feelings, or help us with logical thinking. We can get stuck in a negative cycle, or have a deep sense of being lost, alone, different or unsure of who we are. There maybe something current that you are struggling with and need space to talk about, or there might be something historical you would like help to understand. As a relational practitioner I believe that a safe and supportive environment is an important part of the healing process and will form the foundations of our work together.
Hello, and welcome to my page. Life can be difficult at times and we may need someone to talk to about our overwhelming feelings, or help us with logical thinking. We can get stuck in a negative cycle, or have a deep sense of being lost, alone, different or unsure of who we are. There maybe something current that you are struggling with and need space to talk about, or there might be something historical you would like help to understand. As a relational practitioner I believe that a safe and supportive environment is an important part of the healing process and will form the foundations of our work together.
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Dr Amie Curtis
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Norwich NR6  (Online Only)
Choosing the right psychologist from a photo and a few words is super hard. The relationship between you and your therapist is the most important predictor of you creating change. Feel free to give me a call to see if you feel a connection to me. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with 11 years of experience working with adults and adolescence with psychological distress. I am the co-founder of The Norwich Psychology Project and I am also employed by the NHS as a Principal Clinical Psychologist. I am trained to use a range of therapeutic approaches and have loads of experience working with differing and complex presentations.
Choosing the right psychologist from a photo and a few words is super hard. The relationship between you and your therapist is the most important predictor of you creating change. Feel free to give me a call to see if you feel a connection to me. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with 11 years of experience working with adults and adolescence with psychological distress. I am the co-founder of The Norwich Psychology Project and I am also employed by the NHS as a Principal Clinical Psychologist. I am trained to use a range of therapeutic approaches and have loads of experience working with differing and complex presentations.
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Katy Dunne
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norwich NR14
Hello I am Katy, I am a registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist working in person in Norwich and online. I work with children and adults both individually and in small groups. Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP)provides a creative means for clients to explore and address difficulties, symptoms and psychological problems. Building a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship where clients feel seen, valued and safe is really important to me. DMP supports children to self regulate, build confidence and express their feelings and doesn't reply to talking alone to allow for growth and healing.
Hello I am Katy, I am a registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist working in person in Norwich and online. I work with children and adults both individually and in small groups. Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP)provides a creative means for clients to explore and address difficulties, symptoms and psychological problems. Building a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship where clients feel seen, valued and safe is really important to me. DMP supports children to self regulate, build confidence and express their feelings and doesn't reply to talking alone to allow for growth and healing.
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Dr Aishah Shadi
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Norwich NR2
Services offered: Autism Screening. Autism Diagnosis (from the age of 12 months to adult age). ADHD Screening. ADHD Diagnosis (from the age of 7 Years old to adult age). Combined Autism and ADHD screening. Combined Autism and ADHD Diagnosis. Full Detailed Diagnostic Report. I accept health insurances from (AVIVA and Vitality), I also offer payment plans to help spread the cost.
Services offered: Autism Screening. Autism Diagnosis (from the age of 12 months to adult age). ADHD Screening. ADHD Diagnosis (from the age of 7 Years old to adult age). Combined Autism and ADHD screening. Combined Autism and ADHD Diagnosis. Full Detailed Diagnostic Report. I accept health insurances from (AVIVA and Vitality), I also offer payment plans to help spread the cost.
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Suzy Thacker
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Norwich NR1
Many of my clients talk about how counselling allows them to discuss things with someone who is not directly affected, and who will offer a safe place in which to do it. It can provide people the chance to really reflect on how they, themselves are feeling, away from the life and expectations that they experience with others around them. Whatever your reason for reaching out, well done for making this step and I hope that I can be of help :)
Many of my clients talk about how counselling allows them to discuss things with someone who is not directly affected, and who will offer a safe place in which to do it. It can provide people the chance to really reflect on how they, themselves are feeling, away from the life and expectations that they experience with others around them. Whatever your reason for reaching out, well done for making this step and I hope that I can be of help :)
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Lynda Mia Thompson
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Norwich NR3
Waitlist for new clients
I have many years experience working in public and private sectors with a wide range of people. I am trained in a variety of approaches, for instance CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), Solution-Focused, Mindfulness, Psychosynthesis, Compassion-Focused Therapy for Trauma, and Systemic Therapy for couples and families. My aim is to identify what will make your therapy most worthwhile whether short or longer term, how to reach for desired goals, improve your relationships and build self-esteem and confidence. My PhD is Critical and Creative Writing (UEA, 1997) and I am a published author. Website: lyndamiathompsonwriting.com
I have many years experience working in public and private sectors with a wide range of people. I am trained in a variety of approaches, for instance CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), Solution-Focused, Mindfulness, Psychosynthesis, Compassion-Focused Therapy for Trauma, and Systemic Therapy for couples and families. My aim is to identify what will make your therapy most worthwhile whether short or longer term, how to reach for desired goals, improve your relationships and build self-esteem and confidence. My PhD is Critical and Creative Writing (UEA, 1997) and I am a published author. Website: lyndamiathompsonwriting.com
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Sonya Dunsdon
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Norwich NR2
I offer a pragmatic and focused approach to Counselling. Drawing on a range of therapies I provide a confidential and non-judgemental space in which to understand yourself and your feelings more deeply. Working together we can explore how your past may be influencing your present thoughts, feelings and behaviours. From this process new perspectives and new possibilities for change can emerge. Counselling is a personal experience that will be unique to you. I specialise in effective short-term work as well as longer exploratory counselling.
I offer a pragmatic and focused approach to Counselling. Drawing on a range of therapies I provide a confidential and non-judgemental space in which to understand yourself and your feelings more deeply. Working together we can explore how your past may be influencing your present thoughts, feelings and behaviours. From this process new perspectives and new possibilities for change can emerge. Counselling is a personal experience that will be unique to you. I specialise in effective short-term work as well as longer exploratory counselling.
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Photo of Dr Emma Rivett, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Emma Rivett
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Norwich NR6  (Online Only)
Living with the impact of trauma and PTSD can make it difficult to feel safe enough to connect with others. The lasting impacts of trauma can negatively affect our mood, relationships, physical health and self esteem. Ongoing mental health difficulties can prevent us from being the person we want to be, and living the life we want to live. I offer a calm and compassionate space where you can feel safe to reflect on the experiences you have been through. We will work together to understand what has helped you to survive so far, and how to work towards a better future.
Living with the impact of trauma and PTSD can make it difficult to feel safe enough to connect with others. The lasting impacts of trauma can negatively affect our mood, relationships, physical health and self esteem. Ongoing mental health difficulties can prevent us from being the person we want to be, and living the life we want to live. I offer a calm and compassionate space where you can feel safe to reflect on the experiences you have been through. We will work together to understand what has helped you to survive so far, and how to work towards a better future.
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RJCounselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Norwich NR8
The goal of counselling is to empower individuals to become more self-aware, develop a stronger sense of self, and make positive changes in their lives. It can be applied to a wide range of issues, including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and personal development. I offer a unique counselling experience which will be carefully adapted to suit you and your needs. I will provide a safe, confidential space in which we can work together and build up a therapeutic relationship.
The goal of counselling is to empower individuals to become more self-aware, develop a stronger sense of self, and make positive changes in their lives. It can be applied to a wide range of issues, including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and personal development. I offer a unique counselling experience which will be carefully adapted to suit you and your needs. I will provide a safe, confidential space in which we can work together and build up a therapeutic relationship.
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Dr Jasmine Maydom
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norwich NR7  (Online Only)
When we experience difficult events in our life, from obvious traumas (e.g., childhood abuse or neglect) to stressful life events (e.g., moving house, relationship break-downs), we do what we have to do to survive. We learn specific ways of being, and develop ideas about ourselves and others that help us to feel safe. This is our brain and nervous system doing the best job it can. However, often these patterns of thinking and behaviour remain long after the danger has passed, and we find that they are no longer serving us.
When we experience difficult events in our life, from obvious traumas (e.g., childhood abuse or neglect) to stressful life events (e.g., moving house, relationship break-downs), we do what we have to do to survive. We learn specific ways of being, and develop ideas about ourselves and others that help us to feel safe. This is our brain and nervous system doing the best job it can. However, often these patterns of thinking and behaviour remain long after the danger has passed, and we find that they are no longer serving us.
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Photo of Francesca Montanaro, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Francesca Montanaro
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Norwich NR12
I am a fully qualified and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with over 16 years’ experience in private practice and in a youth counselling service. I work with young people aged 14+ and adults of all ages. It is difficult to admit to ourselves that we are struggling and need support. The reality is that at some point in our lives we can all benefit from counselling, irrespective of whether the issue is an unresolved one from the past, a present issue we are struggling with, or even when we do not know what the issue is, but we know that something is just not right.
I am a fully qualified and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with over 16 years’ experience in private practice and in a youth counselling service. I work with young people aged 14+ and adults of all ages. It is difficult to admit to ourselves that we are struggling and need support. The reality is that at some point in our lives we can all benefit from counselling, irrespective of whether the issue is an unresolved one from the past, a present issue we are struggling with, or even when we do not know what the issue is, but we know that something is just not right.
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Freedom Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norwich NR9
Clients often tell me I'm easy to speak to and very understanding. They feel comfortable in my presence and I often find they value my kind, sensitive but easy going nature. I have over 12 years of experience of counselling working with clients from all walks of life. I have worked with some high profile people who have put their trust in me. I help people find achievable goals encompassing psychotherapeutic tools such as speech analysis and problem solving, allowing for better ways of relating to family and friends.
Clients often tell me I'm easy to speak to and very understanding. They feel comfortable in my presence and I often find they value my kind, sensitive but easy going nature. I have over 12 years of experience of counselling working with clients from all walks of life. I have worked with some high profile people who have put their trust in me. I help people find achievable goals encompassing psychotherapeutic tools such as speech analysis and problem solving, allowing for better ways of relating to family and friends.
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Sally Taylor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Norwich NR2
Are you struggling and looking for an experienced therapist who will listen to you in a comfortable and safe space, and help guide you through a difficult time? If so, I can help. MBACP registered and a fully qualified counsellor, I’ve been a therapist for over 10 years. In that time, I've helped clients work through numerous concerns, from addiction, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), to attachment issues and relationships problems.
Are you struggling and looking for an experienced therapist who will listen to you in a comfortable and safe space, and help guide you through a difficult time? If so, I can help. MBACP registered and a fully qualified counsellor, I’ve been a therapist for over 10 years. In that time, I've helped clients work through numerous concerns, from addiction, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), to attachment issues and relationships problems.
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Dr Sophie Oakes-Rogers
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Norwich NR10
I am a compassionate, authentic clinical psychologist with a wealth of knowledge about all things mental health. I strive to create a safe space to nurture understanding, generate acceptance, and empower change through evidence based psychological services. I only offer therapy that has a strong evidence base and that which is recommended by NICE Guidelines. This means you have access to the best psychological interventions. I am qualified to assess and diagnose Autism and ADHD as part of a multidisciplinary team, and I can adapt psychological therapy for neurodiversity.
I am a compassionate, authentic clinical psychologist with a wealth of knowledge about all things mental health. I strive to create a safe space to nurture understanding, generate acceptance, and empower change through evidence based psychological services. I only offer therapy that has a strong evidence base and that which is recommended by NICE Guidelines. This means you have access to the best psychological interventions. I am qualified to assess and diagnose Autism and ADHD as part of a multidisciplinary team, and I can adapt psychological therapy for neurodiversity.
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Photo of Joyce Catherine Billing, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Joyce Catherine Billing
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Norwich NR12
I am a BACP registered person-centred counsellor and counselling supervisor. I work with young people and adults - age from 11 years old and up. I aim to offer a confidential, safe space and a non-judgemental supportive relationship, hopefully helping you to explore and gain understanding of why you may feel the way you do. This sometimes can mean reviewing and working through past influences and life events and how they may be affecting you in the present. This self-exploration can be an opportunity for personal development and growth, bringing about positive changes in how we feel about ourselves and how we relate to others.
I am a BACP registered person-centred counsellor and counselling supervisor. I work with young people and adults - age from 11 years old and up. I aim to offer a confidential, safe space and a non-judgemental supportive relationship, hopefully helping you to explore and gain understanding of why you may feel the way you do. This sometimes can mean reviewing and working through past influences and life events and how they may be affecting you in the present. This self-exploration can be an opportunity for personal development and growth, bringing about positive changes in how we feel about ourselves and how we relate to others.
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Photo of Sarah Ellan, MBACP, Counsellor
Sarah Ellan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Norwich NR3
My work is based on the belief that you know better than anyone else what is wrong and how to help yourself. I appreciate that at times it might not feel like this and we might need a little help to get back in touch with that internal sense of ourselves. By the end of our work together my hope is that you will feel better able to understand yourself and tune into what feels right for you. I have experience working with a wide range of issues and a particular interest in supporting clients wishing to explore issues in relation to gender, sexual and relationship diversity, self-esteem and neurodiversity.
My work is based on the belief that you know better than anyone else what is wrong and how to help yourself. I appreciate that at times it might not feel like this and we might need a little help to get back in touch with that internal sense of ourselves. By the end of our work together my hope is that you will feel better able to understand yourself and tune into what feels right for you. I have experience working with a wide range of issues and a particular interest in supporting clients wishing to explore issues in relation to gender, sexual and relationship diversity, self-esteem and neurodiversity.
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Nicola Lomas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Norwich NR3
Hello and Welcome Taking those first steps to speak to someone can feel scary and overwhelming. Talking about how we are feeling maybe difficult and sometimes raise some uncomfortable emotions. However, this will be the start of your journey to healing and understand yourself.
Hello and Welcome Taking those first steps to speak to someone can feel scary and overwhelming. Talking about how we are feeling maybe difficult and sometimes raise some uncomfortable emotions. However, this will be the start of your journey to healing and understand yourself.
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Jessica Sparrow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norwich NR7
The decision to seek counselling, for you or your child, can be nerve-wracking. Sometimes things happen in our lives that make us feel broken or as if we’ve lost our sense of identity. We might feel like we will never feel okay again. Counselling is focused on the client's emotional journey, with their feelings at the heart of it. Working in a safe and non-judgemental space that offers acceptance and care can help my clients connect with their true selves and find their inner strength. If that’s what you feel you or your child needs, please look through this profile to see if I can help.
The decision to seek counselling, for you or your child, can be nerve-wracking. Sometimes things happen in our lives that make us feel broken or as if we’ve lost our sense of identity. We might feel like we will never feel okay again. Counselling is focused on the client's emotional journey, with their feelings at the heart of it. Working in a safe and non-judgemental space that offers acceptance and care can help my clients connect with their true selves and find their inner strength. If that’s what you feel you or your child needs, please look through this profile to see if I can help.
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Natalie Tayte
Verified Verified
Norwich NR1
Waitlist for new clients
I am an art therapist and EMDR practitioner and clinical supervisor. Throughout my career, I have worked with clients from a range of cultural and social backgrounds who have experienced a variety of issues. I aim to provide a safe, containing space for the you to feel secure and listened to; able to begin your personal journey of change. Please note I only offer art therapy and counselling online, EMDR is only face to face
I am an art therapist and EMDR practitioner and clinical supervisor. Throughout my career, I have worked with clients from a range of cultural and social backgrounds who have experienced a variety of issues. I aim to provide a safe, containing space for the you to feel secure and listened to; able to begin your personal journey of change. Please note I only offer art therapy and counselling online, EMDR is only face to face
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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.