Female Counselling in Oxford, ENG

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Gabrielle Lees
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4
I am a fully trained and registered psychotherapist with over 20 years experience in the NHS (ongoing). I run a small evening clinic in Jericho offering time limited and open ended work. I also offer a very popular 4 session 'fast response' intervention for adolescents and young adults for £220. This treatment can be extremely helpful at times of crisis and change. I am registered with ACP, BACP and the Professional Standards Authority; PSA. I teach and supervise other therapists.
I am a fully trained and registered psychotherapist with over 20 years experience in the NHS (ongoing). I run a small evening clinic in Jericho offering time limited and open ended work. I also offer a very popular 4 session 'fast response' intervention for adolescents and young adults for £220. This treatment can be extremely helpful at times of crisis and change. I am registered with ACP, BACP and the Professional Standards Authority; PSA. I teach and supervise other therapists.
01865 954062 View 01865 954062
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Judy Potts
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX3
Life can be hard at times; work can be stressful, relationships challenging and circumstances in the past and present can all affect our emotional health. Perhaps you struggle with anxiety or low mood or self esteem, or a life event has knocked you off course. When we're struggling it can be really helpful to speak with someone outside of our family and friends who can gently help you understand the why behind your feelings and behaviour; and offer the hope of change.
Life can be hard at times; work can be stressful, relationships challenging and circumstances in the past and present can all affect our emotional health. Perhaps you struggle with anxiety or low mood or self esteem, or a life event has knocked you off course. When we're struggling it can be really helpful to speak with someone outside of our family and friends who can gently help you understand the why behind your feelings and behaviour; and offer the hope of change.
01865 638191 View 01865 638191
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Penelope Toff
MBBS
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
I am a Hypnotherapist and Rapid Transformational Therapist (RTT), trained by Marisa Peer, as well as an experienced medical doctor and life and careers coach. I have worked in the NHS and private sector for many years. I would be delighted to help you overcome whatever is causing you pain and holding you back from being your being your best self. I offer RTT alone, or in combination with coaching for further great results, putting your new understanding from RTT into practice in your relationships, work and home life.
I am a Hypnotherapist and Rapid Transformational Therapist (RTT), trained by Marisa Peer, as well as an experienced medical doctor and life and careers coach. I have worked in the NHS and private sector for many years. I would be delighted to help you overcome whatever is causing you pain and holding you back from being your being your best self. I offer RTT alone, or in combination with coaching for further great results, putting your new understanding from RTT into practice in your relationships, work and home life.
01865 951416 View 01865 951416
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Jayne Chadwick
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4
Based in both Cowley, Oxford, and also close to Newbury, I provide a non judgemental and compassionate space away from the complexities of your world to explore what is important to you. Maybe you are having difficulties in your relationships with others, or are having trouble feeling heard. Maybe you are feeling stuck and need a different framework to make sense of it all. Maybe you are dealing with loss of people or dreams, that are new or old that needs to be acknowledged and processed. It can be daunting to take the first step towards exploring what we need ourselves. I hope to take that journey with you at your pace.
Based in both Cowley, Oxford, and also close to Newbury, I provide a non judgemental and compassionate space away from the complexities of your world to explore what is important to you. Maybe you are having difficulties in your relationships with others, or are having trouble feeling heard. Maybe you are feeling stuck and need a different framework to make sense of it all. Maybe you are dealing with loss of people or dreams, that are new or old that needs to be acknowledged and processed. It can be daunting to take the first step towards exploring what we need ourselves. I hope to take that journey with you at your pace.
01865 638824 View 01865 638824
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Dr Nargis Islam
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2  (Online Only)
I provide a client -centred, compassionate and non-judgemental psychological therapy service, and my approach to therapeutic work is to be open and collaborative. Central to my approach is the importance of the therapeutic relationship; a safe and supportive space within which you can work on achieving positive change. I am trained and accredited in a range of evidence based therapeutic models and I draw on these to provide a therapy that is tailored to your individual needs and will focus on helping you to achieve your goals. I am particularly interested in helping people to recognise, connect to and develop their strengths.
I provide a client -centred, compassionate and non-judgemental psychological therapy service, and my approach to therapeutic work is to be open and collaborative. Central to my approach is the importance of the therapeutic relationship; a safe and supportive space within which you can work on achieving positive change. I am trained and accredited in a range of evidence based therapeutic models and I draw on these to provide a therapy that is tailored to your individual needs and will focus on helping you to achieve your goals. I am particularly interested in helping people to recognise, connect to and develop their strengths.
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Yioulia Karagkouni
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
If you feel ready for a voyage towards self discovery or you are casting around for a source of help to see you through what seems like a bewildering or difficult time, I would like to offer a space where you can safely explore things beneath the surface.
If you feel ready for a voyage towards self discovery or you are casting around for a source of help to see you through what seems like a bewildering or difficult time, I would like to offer a space where you can safely explore things beneath the surface.
07475 025641 View 07475 025641
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Karina Nemcova
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
Many people who seek counselling or psychotherapy have found themselves experiencing relationship problems or emotional difficulties, however, therapy can also benefit those who are curious about themselves and wish to engage in therapy for personal growth.
Many people who seek counselling or psychotherapy have found themselves experiencing relationship problems or emotional difficulties, however, therapy can also benefit those who are curious about themselves and wish to engage in therapy for personal growth.
01865 638718 View 01865 638718
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Henrietta Ray - Neurodivergent Counsellor Coach
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1
Do you ever feel like your thoughts are spinning so fast that it’s hard to focus on anything? In today’s fast-paced world, many people struggle with anxiety, stress, depression and burnout. From academic and career pressures to social expectations and relationship difficulties, these burdens can feel overwhelming. I’m here to offer understanding and support, without judgment, as you navigate life’s challenges.
Do you ever feel like your thoughts are spinning so fast that it’s hard to focus on anything? In today’s fast-paced world, many people struggle with anxiety, stress, depression and burnout. From academic and career pressures to social expectations and relationship difficulties, these burdens can feel overwhelming. I’m here to offer understanding and support, without judgment, as you navigate life’s challenges.
020 3835 2894 View 020 3835 2894
Patsie Franks
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford OX2
A client is a family who are struggling with a teenager and having increasing difficulty in communication and high levels of conflict. The impact would be on all members of the family and how they handle this degree of stress. It might be that there is one family member who is most distressed or concerned by the situation and are the most motivated to seek help to resolve the difficulties.
A client is a family who are struggling with a teenager and having increasing difficulty in communication and high levels of conflict. The impact would be on all members of the family and how they handle this degree of stress. It might be that there is one family member who is most distressed or concerned by the situation and are the most motivated to seek help to resolve the difficulties.
020 4538 3983 View 020 4538 3983
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Ally Stott
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
Welcome, I offer a mindfulness-based Wholearth approach. This way is relational and grounded in embodied awareness, weaving together depth psychology, ecology and spirituality. We all experience suffering and feel challenged by life. This may express itself as; anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, overwhelm, relationship difficulties or a loss of orientation to what matters. In sessions we open to and gently investigate the suffering you are experiencing by turning towards your direct, bodily experience, without any agenda. In time life-limiting patterns of thinking and relating loosen, revealing more of your true, authentic being.
Welcome, I offer a mindfulness-based Wholearth approach. This way is relational and grounded in embodied awareness, weaving together depth psychology, ecology and spirituality. We all experience suffering and feel challenged by life. This may express itself as; anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, overwhelm, relationship difficulties or a loss of orientation to what matters. In sessions we open to and gently investigate the suffering you are experiencing by turning towards your direct, bodily experience, without any agenda. In time life-limiting patterns of thinking and relating loosen, revealing more of your true, authentic being.
020 3667 2633 View 020 3667 2633
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Dr Nithura Sivarajah
Psychotherapist, PsychD, HCPC-Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
I am an experienced senior clinical psychologist (trained at Oxford University). I offer assessments and treatment for adolescents and adults facing a range of difficulties including, mood disorders (e.g., depression, bipolar disorder, relationship difficulties), anxiety disorders (e.g., social anxiety, OCD, panic, psychosis), trauma (e.g., PTSD, attachment difficulties), ADHD and autism, and low self esteem. The therapy I offer is integrative and draws on CBT, ACT, Compassion based therapies, DBT, EMDR and Systemic Therapy. I highly value the importance of developing a safe, trustworthy and empathic therapeutic relationship.
I am an experienced senior clinical psychologist (trained at Oxford University). I offer assessments and treatment for adolescents and adults facing a range of difficulties including, mood disorders (e.g., depression, bipolar disorder, relationship difficulties), anxiety disorders (e.g., social anxiety, OCD, panic, psychosis), trauma (e.g., PTSD, attachment difficulties), ADHD and autism, and low self esteem. The therapy I offer is integrative and draws on CBT, ACT, Compassion based therapies, DBT, EMDR and Systemic Therapy. I highly value the importance of developing a safe, trustworthy and empathic therapeutic relationship.
01235 639394 View 01235 639394
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Sarah Wardley
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX4
Are you pregnant and struggling with anxiety or low mood? Maybe you are already a parent and questioning how you feel, or finding that being a parent doesnt make you feel how you expected? I am a Registered Midwife and a Perinatal CBT Therapist and I specialise in helping people with mental health concerns relating to childbirth, from conception to the early years of parenthood. My first hand experience of working in maternity services means I can provide a safe space from which to support you, and can help with antenatal and post natal anxiety and depression, birth trauma and PTSD, fear of birth, OCD and phobias.
Are you pregnant and struggling with anxiety or low mood? Maybe you are already a parent and questioning how you feel, or finding that being a parent doesnt make you feel how you expected? I am a Registered Midwife and a Perinatal CBT Therapist and I specialise in helping people with mental health concerns relating to childbirth, from conception to the early years of parenthood. My first hand experience of working in maternity services means I can provide a safe space from which to support you, and can help with antenatal and post natal anxiety and depression, birth trauma and PTSD, fear of birth, OCD and phobias.
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Dr Saba Hassan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford OX1  (Online Only)
I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oxford and am registered with the HCPC. I have worked with a range of complex emotional needs with diagnoses such as PTSD, complex PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety disorders i.e OCD, phobias, GAD, depression, eating disorders, and mental health difficulties associated with neuro-developmental disorders (ASC & ADHD). I have (and still actively) work in the NHS since 2017 across several settings.
I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oxford and am registered with the HCPC. I have worked with a range of complex emotional needs with diagnoses such as PTSD, complex PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety disorders i.e OCD, phobias, GAD, depression, eating disorders, and mental health difficulties associated with neuro-developmental disorders (ASC & ADHD). I have (and still actively) work in the NHS since 2017 across several settings.
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Tamara Jane Herrmann
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford OX1
Hello! Thank you for checking my profile. I know that It’s really difficult to find the right therapist. We can have a brief chat on the phone or else arrange an initial assessment appointment and see how we get on together. I am an integrative Psychotherapist. I can see you for psychotherapy for any issues and problems in your life which are stopping you from living it to the full . I am also a dietician and can advise on healthy eating and nutrition. We can agree on nutritional targets based on tailor-made meal plan for you, if this is what you require .
Hello! Thank you for checking my profile. I know that It’s really difficult to find the right therapist. We can have a brief chat on the phone or else arrange an initial assessment appointment and see how we get on together. I am an integrative Psychotherapist. I can see you for psychotherapy for any issues and problems in your life which are stopping you from living it to the full . I am also a dietician and can advise on healthy eating and nutrition. We can agree on nutritional targets based on tailor-made meal plan for you, if this is what you require .
01865 411134 View 01865 411134
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Hannah Thomas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
Hello there, I am Hannah, and I hold a postgraduate diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (PGdip), and I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I imagine you are here because you are struggling right now. Perhaps you are feeling lost, stuck or confused. I aim to offer a warm, accepting space for you to work through whatever you bring, so that you can better understand yourself and your needs.
Hello there, I am Hannah, and I hold a postgraduate diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (PGdip), and I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I imagine you are here because you are struggling right now. Perhaps you are feeling lost, stuck or confused. I aim to offer a warm, accepting space for you to work through whatever you bring, so that you can better understand yourself and your needs.
020 3838 0614 View 020 3838 0614
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Cath Arakelian
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
Are you worried that you are not making full use of your talents and enjoying your one life? Do certain things seem to happen again and again or do you feel something is holding you back? Whatever your age or background, come and talk about yourself and let us gently explore together your inner world. Living a life full of anxiety or depression or behaving in ways that trouble you is painful and restricting. It doesn't have to be that way.
Are you worried that you are not making full use of your talents and enjoying your one life? Do certain things seem to happen again and again or do you feel something is holding you back? Whatever your age or background, come and talk about yourself and let us gently explore together your inner world. Living a life full of anxiety or depression or behaving in ways that trouble you is painful and restricting. It doesn't have to be that way.
020 3856 8477 View 020 3856 8477
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Nexus Heart & Mind Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
We work with a wide range of issues that include common presentations such as anxiety, depression, childhood difficulties, historical abuse and social unease. We aim to provide you with the emotional freedom to explore the human conditions that challenge our general mental and emotional wellbeing. We do this by offering differing ways of working eg couple or individual counselling, mentoring and small group work.
We work with a wide range of issues that include common presentations such as anxiety, depression, childhood difficulties, historical abuse and social unease. We aim to provide you with the emotional freedom to explore the human conditions that challenge our general mental and emotional wellbeing. We do this by offering differing ways of working eg couple or individual counselling, mentoring and small group work.
01865 954012 View 01865 954012
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Inner Citadel
PhD
Verified Verified
Oxford OX44
Inner Citadel is a clinic and training institute founded by Dr Tanya Lecchi (HCPC Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist). Our mission is to offer evidence-based therapies to people interested in exploring their lived experience in depth, helping our clients manage their clinical symptoms while finding greater authenticity and fulfilment in their daily lives. We offer a safe, quiet and private space.
Inner Citadel is a clinic and training institute founded by Dr Tanya Lecchi (HCPC Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist). Our mission is to offer evidence-based therapies to people interested in exploring their lived experience in depth, helping our clients manage their clinical symptoms while finding greater authenticity and fulfilment in their daily lives. We offer a safe, quiet and private space.
01865 638842 View 01865 638842
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Penelope Barnes Psychotherapist & Clinical Supv
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Oxford OX2
You may have been considering therapy for a while but are hesitating or perhaps you've had previous experience and need something more. You feel something is not right but it is hard to think about or put into words? Living with high levels of anxiety, shame or fear for a prolonged period, can negatively affect the way we perceive ourselves and others. So with a compassionate approach, I work with most psychological difficulties, and have a special interest in anxiety and low mood, problematic family relationships, parenting and bereavement. I also work extensively with adolescents and welcome working with those of 16+years.
You may have been considering therapy for a while but are hesitating or perhaps you've had previous experience and need something more. You feel something is not right but it is hard to think about or put into words? Living with high levels of anxiety, shame or fear for a prolonged period, can negatively affect the way we perceive ourselves and others. So with a compassionate approach, I work with most psychological difficulties, and have a special interest in anxiety and low mood, problematic family relationships, parenting and bereavement. I also work extensively with adolescents and welcome working with those of 16+years.
01865 950960 View 01865 950960
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Demelza Hawes
Counsellor, PsychD, MHGI
Verified Verified
Oxford OX33
Hello! I am here to offer a listening ear and for you to borrow my brain in relation to your mental and emotional distress. Together we will look into what is troubling you, while also looking through the filter of human emotional needs that innately require to be met. We'll then access your innate resources and I'll coach you through getting your needs met. If necessary I can utilise unique methods to deal with PTSD, trauma, cPTSD, anxiety, depression, phobias and many more issues beyond, to bring you to contentment, while learning how to access that in the future too.
Hello! I am here to offer a listening ear and for you to borrow my brain in relation to your mental and emotional distress. Together we will look into what is troubling you, while also looking through the filter of human emotional needs that innately require to be met. We'll then access your innate resources and I'll coach you through getting your needs met. If necessary I can utilise unique methods to deal with PTSD, trauma, cPTSD, anxiety, depression, phobias and many more issues beyond, to bring you to contentment, while learning how to access that in the future too.
01865 638541 View 01865 638541
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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.