Female Counselling in Ottery Saint Mary, ENG

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louise Riley
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Ottery Saint Mary EX11
My name is Louise and I’m a qualified Private practitioner holding a Masters Degree in Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) and Internal Family Systems Level one trained. I specialise in working with children and adults with Anxiety and anxiety related issues, medically unexplained symptoms (MUS), Trauma, Low self esteem and confidence, Loss, Attachment, Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. I’m a member of ADMP (Association of dance movement psychotherapy) whose guidelines I follow.
My name is Louise and I’m a qualified Private practitioner holding a Masters Degree in Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) and Internal Family Systems Level one trained. I specialise in working with children and adults with Anxiety and anxiety related issues, medically unexplained symptoms (MUS), Trauma, Low self esteem and confidence, Loss, Attachment, Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. I’m a member of ADMP (Association of dance movement psychotherapy) whose guidelines I follow.
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Tina Welch Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottery Saint Mary EX11
With over 25yrs experience as a counsellor/psychotherapist, I have been very privileged to witness many individuals, couples and families make lasting positive changes. I feel very passionate about my work & deeply commit to offering a sincere, caring, confidential & professional space, either online or in my practice rooms at Honiton & Exeter. I believe in working with diversity, each unique person with me is at the core of the work we do together. I aim to understand with true empathy, listen without judgement and to use my skills to help you find a way forward that is right for you, without fear of rejection, criticism or blame.
With over 25yrs experience as a counsellor/psychotherapist, I have been very privileged to witness many individuals, couples and families make lasting positive changes. I feel very passionate about my work & deeply commit to offering a sincere, caring, confidential & professional space, either online or in my practice rooms at Honiton & Exeter. I believe in working with diversity, each unique person with me is at the core of the work we do together. I aim to understand with true empathy, listen without judgement and to use my skills to help you find a way forward that is right for you, without fear of rejection, criticism or blame.
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Lisa Rundle
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ottery Saint Mary EX11
Hi, I am a qualified therapist and accredited member of the BACP. I offer psychotherapy and counselling to adults online and face to face in Feniton, Devon. I work with individuals and couples. We live such busy, hectic lives that we rarely have time to stop and consider our choices. Therapy is a chance to stop and take that time. I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for us to work together, to give you the time, space and support to explore challenges you may be experiencing and make the changes you want.
Hi, I am a qualified therapist and accredited member of the BACP. I offer psychotherapy and counselling to adults online and face to face in Feniton, Devon. I work with individuals and couples. We live such busy, hectic lives that we rarely have time to stop and consider our choices. Therapy is a chance to stop and take that time. I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for us to work together, to give you the time, space and support to explore challenges you may be experiencing and make the changes you want.
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Hannah Duncan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottery Saint Mary EX11
Good therapy is about change: changing reactions, behaviours, a difficult aspect of self, challenging attitudes/beliefs about yourself or your story. I love working with clients who are prepared to jump in, take risks and seek solutions - this is the way to ensure real change. I will jump in and risk too. I value being human and involved in the therapy and am also practically minded and view the best wisdom as something that can directly be applied to life. A supervisee recently described me as "real, relational, ordinary, practical and not floaty/wispy". I like to incorporate psychoeducation and relevant theoretical information.
Good therapy is about change: changing reactions, behaviours, a difficult aspect of self, challenging attitudes/beliefs about yourself or your story. I love working with clients who are prepared to jump in, take risks and seek solutions - this is the way to ensure real change. I will jump in and risk too. I value being human and involved in the therapy and am also practically minded and view the best wisdom as something that can directly be applied to life. A supervisee recently described me as "real, relational, ordinary, practical and not floaty/wispy". I like to incorporate psychoeducation and relevant theoretical information.
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Linda Macaulay
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ottery Saint Mary EX11
As a very experienced Counsellor (qualified 1998) and Physical Therapist (Pilates Instructor qualified 1984) I have an innate interest in and deep respect for people. My mission has been to support and work with my clients in assisting them in achieving their healing and wellness. Often it helps to be listened to and it is important to understand why things are the way they are. Perhaps you feel "stuck"and are at a loss to know how to deal with a difficult situation - or it may be that you are having difficulties in relationships with other people.
As a very experienced Counsellor (qualified 1998) and Physical Therapist (Pilates Instructor qualified 1984) I have an innate interest in and deep respect for people. My mission has been to support and work with my clients in assisting them in achieving their healing and wellness. Often it helps to be listened to and it is important to understand why things are the way they are. Perhaps you feel "stuck"and are at a loss to know how to deal with a difficult situation - or it may be that you are having difficulties in relationships with other people.
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Jenny Liggins
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exmouth EX8  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
All of us need to find resilience at times of stress, or just to deal with day to day issues that may cause us anxiety and impact on the quality of our lives. Life events such as bereavement or change affect us in different ways with no simple, correct way to respond. I offer a way to share issues and find solutions beyond family and friendship groups, within a therapeutic relationship.
All of us need to find resilience at times of stress, or just to deal with day to day issues that may cause us anxiety and impact on the quality of our lives. Life events such as bereavement or change affect us in different ways with no simple, correct way to respond. I offer a way to share issues and find solutions beyond family and friendship groups, within a therapeutic relationship.
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Liz Benson
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter EX1  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
For all of us there are times when we need the support, understanding and guidance of others.  Knowing there is someone you can trust, that will listen and try their best to help using all their knowledge and experience can be a powerful and transformative experience. I am passionate about guiding people on their journey to recovery and a meaningful life. Throughout my career I have specialised in helping people with eating disorders, and have over 10 years experience in NHS ED services. I am also experienced in working with people to overcome many other difficulties including low self-esteem, depression and anxiety disorders.
For all of us there are times when we need the support, understanding and guidance of others.  Knowing there is someone you can trust, that will listen and try their best to help using all their knowledge and experience can be a powerful and transformative experience. I am passionate about guiding people on their journey to recovery and a meaningful life. Throughout my career I have specialised in helping people with eating disorders, and have over 10 years experience in NHS ED services. I am also experienced in working with people to overcome many other difficulties including low self-esteem, depression and anxiety disorders.
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Liz Spencer
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter EX1
Feeling stuck? At a crossroads in your career or emotional life? We can all feel lost, unsure, anxious or unhappy sometimes. Do you want to move forward with your life? Feel more connected and confident in yourself? Counselling can help you to understand yourself, build resilience and challenge you to identify painful beliefs and patterns that might be holding you back. ​ I can help with a range of different issues; low self-esteem, anxiety & depression, attachment issues, relationship struggles, pre and post divorce, stress, personal growth, bereavement and more. Please get in touch to arrange an initial assessment session.
Feeling stuck? At a crossroads in your career or emotional life? We can all feel lost, unsure, anxious or unhappy sometimes. Do you want to move forward with your life? Feel more connected and confident in yourself? Counselling can help you to understand yourself, build resilience and challenge you to identify painful beliefs and patterns that might be holding you back. ​ I can help with a range of different issues; low self-esteem, anxiety & depression, attachment issues, relationship struggles, pre and post divorce, stress, personal growth, bereavement and more. Please get in touch to arrange an initial assessment session.
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Monika Walde
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Exeter EX1
Hello and a warm welcome. I am interested to hear what brings you to counselling. I will offer you a safe space to share your story and to feel listen to. A space where you feel able to say how it is and you feel understood without being judged. I will be genuine and together we can explore your experiences in our sessions. EMDR is another approach I am trained in. I believe in humans' abilities to change, to grow and to heal and I feel positive that counselling can facilitate this.
Hello and a warm welcome. I am interested to hear what brings you to counselling. I will offer you a safe space to share your story and to feel listen to. A space where you feel able to say how it is and you feel understood without being judged. I will be genuine and together we can explore your experiences in our sessions. EMDR is another approach I am trained in. I believe in humans' abilities to change, to grow and to heal and I feel positive that counselling can facilitate this.
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Agnieszka (Agnes) Zalewska, Psychoanalysis
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Exeter EX1
I am accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist, training psychoanalytic psychotherapist approved by the leading providers of training in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and a supervisor. I offer a non-judgmental space to talk and think, for how long it is needed, with the minimum frequency of 1-3 sessions per week.
I am accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist, training psychoanalytic psychotherapist approved by the leading providers of training in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and a supervisor. I offer a non-judgmental space to talk and think, for how long it is needed, with the minimum frequency of 1-3 sessions per week.
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Paula Bowen-Scott
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exmouth EX8
I work mainly with adults from all walks of life, all looking to find a more meaningful and fulfilling way of living. Whatever your issues are, together we will explore why you are feeling this way, and work towards change. We will look at what has led to your current issues and what it is you are looking for in order to create those changes. I have a lot of experience working not only face to face but also online and via phone. There is always a choice of a better way of feeling but we sometimes get stuck and unable to find a way forward alone. I can help you to untangle how you are feeling and clear the way for a new path.
I work mainly with adults from all walks of life, all looking to find a more meaningful and fulfilling way of living. Whatever your issues are, together we will explore why you are feeling this way, and work towards change. We will look at what has led to your current issues and what it is you are looking for in order to create those changes. I have a lot of experience working not only face to face but also online and via phone. There is always a choice of a better way of feeling but we sometimes get stuck and unable to find a way forward alone. I can help you to untangle how you are feeling and clear the way for a new path.
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Jane Meares
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX3
Do you put on a brave face but feel different on the inside? Perhaps you’re empty and numb, or overwhelmed by emotions? Are you finding it hard to cope day-to-day? I know how tough life can be at times and how lonely it feels when no one seems to understand. If you’re wondering when you’ll feel happy or hopeful again, or you’re worrying about the future and fearing the worst, or maybe you’re struggling with a big change and a sense of who you are; I’d like to help. Being able to talk freely to someone, without fear of judgement or shame, can be a huge relief.
Do you put on a brave face but feel different on the inside? Perhaps you’re empty and numb, or overwhelmed by emotions? Are you finding it hard to cope day-to-day? I know how tough life can be at times and how lonely it feels when no one seems to understand. If you’re wondering when you’ll feel happy or hopeful again, or you’re worrying about the future and fearing the worst, or maybe you’re struggling with a big change and a sense of who you are; I’d like to help. Being able to talk freely to someone, without fear of judgement or shame, can be a huge relief.
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Maria Alda Gomez Otero
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Exeter EX1
If you are struggling with anxiety, relationship challenges, or an inner restlessness you can't seem to quiet, you might be facing the effects of past traumas, including sexual abuse, childhood neglect, or early attachment issues, as well as transgenerational, collective or pre-birth trauma, that ripple through your everyday life. If your goal is profound healing — to finally feel at ease within your own skin and to unlock the potential that lives in you, you have taken the first step into building a new version of yourself.
If you are struggling with anxiety, relationship challenges, or an inner restlessness you can't seem to quiet, you might be facing the effects of past traumas, including sexual abuse, childhood neglect, or early attachment issues, as well as transgenerational, collective or pre-birth trauma, that ripple through your everyday life. If your goal is profound healing — to finally feel at ease within your own skin and to unlock the potential that lives in you, you have taken the first step into building a new version of yourself.
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Helen Hoyte Wellbeing
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Exeter EX1
My aim as a therapuetic counsellor & coach is to listen to you and understand you, offer you a safe space to talk & help you to understand what is going on for you. I can help you to find a pathway forward and find some understanding. Areas of interest & experience for me are trauma, neurodiversity, and relationships, although my work is not limited to these areas and I work with a diverse range of clients. I also offer alternative therapies to my clients, if required, which can be taken alongside counselling or coaching, including EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), guided meditations, Indian Head Massage & Reiki.
My aim as a therapuetic counsellor & coach is to listen to you and understand you, offer you a safe space to talk & help you to understand what is going on for you. I can help you to find a pathway forward and find some understanding. Areas of interest & experience for me are trauma, neurodiversity, and relationships, although my work is not limited to these areas and I work with a diverse range of clients. I also offer alternative therapies to my clients, if required, which can be taken alongside counselling or coaching, including EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), guided meditations, Indian Head Massage & Reiki.
07923 469456 View 07923 469456
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Hayley Sycamore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Budleigh Salterton EX9
There will be transitions in your life where you may feel anxious, stressed or overwhelmed. This can make everyday life challenging and difficult to find a way forward. Counselling can support you to gain awareness of your needs and how to find balance in your life to support your overall well being.
There will be transitions in your life where you may feel anxious, stressed or overwhelmed. This can make everyday life challenging and difficult to find a way forward. Counselling can support you to gain awareness of your needs and how to find balance in your life to support your overall well being.
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Claire Perrott
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Honiton EX14
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you living your life how you want to? Do you need some help navigating life?
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you living your life how you want to? Do you need some help navigating life?
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Aga Kaperek
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cullompton EX15
Hello and welcome. My name is Aga, I am originally from Poland but England has been my home for many years. As an integrative therapist, I blend various therapeutic approaches and methods to customize our sessions according to your unique requirements. In a secure, inviting, and confidential environment, you can openly express yourself without worrying about judgment. No matter the difficulties, emotional struggles, or uncertainties that have brought you to therapy, it offers a chance for you to be listened to and assisted as you set out on a path towards greater comfort and a more satisfying, joyful life.
Hello and welcome. My name is Aga, I am originally from Poland but England has been my home for many years. As an integrative therapist, I blend various therapeutic approaches and methods to customize our sessions according to your unique requirements. In a secure, inviting, and confidential environment, you can openly express yourself without worrying about judgment. No matter the difficulties, emotional struggles, or uncertainties that have brought you to therapy, it offers a chance for you to be listened to and assisted as you set out on a path towards greater comfort and a more satisfying, joyful life.
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Natasha Martin Intuitive Counsellor
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX1
Hi, my name is Natasha I am an Intuitive Counsellor. I work in guiding and helping you understand your own intuition. When we become aware of our thoughts and behaviors, we start to understand how the mind works. Breathing and grounding into the present moment helps us to connect within, to understand the difference between the voice in our mind and our heart. This allows us to let go of the conditioned mind and find our true authentic self.
Hi, my name is Natasha I am an Intuitive Counsellor. I work in guiding and helping you understand your own intuition. When we become aware of our thoughts and behaviors, we start to understand how the mind works. Breathing and grounding into the present moment helps us to connect within, to understand the difference between the voice in our mind and our heart. This allows us to let go of the conditioned mind and find our true authentic self.
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Emily Godfrey-King
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Exeter EX1
Everyone experiences difficulties at some point in their lives, even those who we may regard as the strong ones. It can be a lonely and overwhelming time, one of the hardest tasks is making the first step to reach out for help, so well done for managing to come this far. The aim of Counselling is to provide a safe, secure and non-judgemental environment in which any concerns or issues can be discussed.
Everyone experiences difficulties at some point in their lives, even those who we may regard as the strong ones. It can be a lonely and overwhelming time, one of the hardest tasks is making the first step to reach out for help, so well done for managing to come this far. The aim of Counselling is to provide a safe, secure and non-judgemental environment in which any concerns or issues can be discussed.
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Peg Hardman
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX1
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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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.