Female Counselling in Peacehaven, ENG

Andrea Gavin
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Peacehaven BN10  (Online Only)
Therapy for change, exploration, inspiration, motivation and transformation. It offers a space separate from our everyday life - to connect with core emotions and significant relationships or issues. Creative adjustement is at the centre of any change - I am able to bring years of experience as a creative therapist, psychotherapist and online counsellor. I have worked online for many years and face to face with adults in the NHS, higher education, wellbeing services and cross culturally/globally.
Therapy for change, exploration, inspiration, motivation and transformation. It offers a space separate from our everyday life - to connect with core emotions and significant relationships or issues. Creative adjustement is at the centre of any change - I am able to bring years of experience as a creative therapist, psychotherapist and online counsellor. I have worked online for many years and face to face with adults in the NHS, higher education, wellbeing services and cross culturally/globally.
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Caroline Mills
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Peacehaven BN10
Hi, I am Caroline and I have chosen to specialise in working with bereavement because it brings unique, unanticipated challenges and losses that are often misunderstood. There are many incorrect and unhelpful assumptions about what grief should look or feel like and how long it should last. These ideas, alongside the impact of grief on every corner of life and identity, and experiencing confusing and intense emotions, can cause people to feel worried, alone and overwhelmed. My aim is to share my experience, knowledge and understanding of the bereavement process, and what has been of help to others, to support and reassure you.
Hi, I am Caroline and I have chosen to specialise in working with bereavement because it brings unique, unanticipated challenges and losses that are often misunderstood. There are many incorrect and unhelpful assumptions about what grief should look or feel like and how long it should last. These ideas, alongside the impact of grief on every corner of life and identity, and experiencing confusing and intense emotions, can cause people to feel worried, alone and overwhelmed. My aim is to share my experience, knowledge and understanding of the bereavement process, and what has been of help to others, to support and reassure you.
01273 092589 View 01273 092589
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Miriam Unsworth Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Peacehaven BN10
I'm an experienced integrative therapist and work flexibly and dynamically with adults, couples, families and trainee counsellors. Early relationships and life events may have shaken your ability to fully value yourself or others. You might be bereaved, struggling with a relationship, experiencing depression or anxiety. I'm objective and compassionate, offering support to connect with frightening or buried feelings. Letting go of strategies that no longer work for you, without pressure or expectation, can help you to find your own truth and a sense of who you really are.
I'm an experienced integrative therapist and work flexibly and dynamically with adults, couples, families and trainee counsellors. Early relationships and life events may have shaken your ability to fully value yourself or others. You might be bereaved, struggling with a relationship, experiencing depression or anxiety. I'm objective and compassionate, offering support to connect with frightening or buried feelings. Letting go of strategies that no longer work for you, without pressure or expectation, can help you to find your own truth and a sense of who you really are.
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Liz Down
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Peacehaven BN10
I am a warm, empathic and highly experienced counsellor providing sessions in Seaford either in-person or online/phone. I can provide a supportive, collaborative relationship with you to work through your issues and find a way forwards. I have 15 years experience as a trauma-informed person-centred counsellor, supporting clients aged 16+ to work through issues with anxiety, depression, past trauma, relationship difficulties, loss, addictions and more. Prior to counselling, I also have 10 years experience as a support worker in the mental health field, supporting and empowering individuals dealing with complex issues.
I am a warm, empathic and highly experienced counsellor providing sessions in Seaford either in-person or online/phone. I can provide a supportive, collaborative relationship with you to work through your issues and find a way forwards. I have 15 years experience as a trauma-informed person-centred counsellor, supporting clients aged 16+ to work through issues with anxiety, depression, past trauma, relationship difficulties, loss, addictions and more. Prior to counselling, I also have 10 years experience as a support worker in the mental health field, supporting and empowering individuals dealing with complex issues.
01323 921060 View 01323 921060
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Gemma Nethersole
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peacehaven BN10
At times life can be distressing or leave us feeling less able to cope. Perhaps you feel at odds with yourself; unsure of how to move forward or aware that you don't want to continue feeling as you do now.
At times life can be distressing or leave us feeling less able to cope. Perhaps you feel at odds with yourself; unsure of how to move forward or aware that you don't want to continue feeling as you do now.
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Downs Counselling Services
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Peacehaven BN10
Hi there, Are you feeling the stresses of Covid 19? Does life feel hard to deal with right now? I'm Sonia Stiles and I am a trained Counselling Therapist with 14 years of experience. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I work within the BACP Ethical Framework of Data Protection and Confidentiality. I specialise in Couple Therapy and Family Therapy. I help you address any friction and arguing in relationships that pull people apart and cause more hurt and upset. I do this by looking at the individuals with a caring and nurturing approach to enable everyone to look at the bigger picture.
Hi there, Are you feeling the stresses of Covid 19? Does life feel hard to deal with right now? I'm Sonia Stiles and I am a trained Counselling Therapist with 14 years of experience. As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I work within the BACP Ethical Framework of Data Protection and Confidentiality. I specialise in Couple Therapy and Family Therapy. I help you address any friction and arguing in relationships that pull people apart and cause more hurt and upset. I do this by looking at the individuals with a caring and nurturing approach to enable everyone to look at the bigger picture.
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Sophie Perring
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Peacehaven BN10  (Online Only)
I am BSc Hons, qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist, and currently provide face-to-face, phone, and online counselling. I believe we all have the capacity to change, sometimes we need help to make that change. I have experience working with clients with substance use, helping clients to facilitate change in their lifestyle, to address & alter behaviours. Counselling provides a confidential space for people experiencing emotional discomfort and trauma related responses to historic and current abuse, neglect, relationship difficulties, anxiety, grief, depression, and other situations. I do not judge and am approachable.
I am BSc Hons, qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist, and currently provide face-to-face, phone, and online counselling. I believe we all have the capacity to change, sometimes we need help to make that change. I have experience working with clients with substance use, helping clients to facilitate change in their lifestyle, to address & alter behaviours. Counselling provides a confidential space for people experiencing emotional discomfort and trauma related responses to historic and current abuse, neglect, relationship difficulties, anxiety, grief, depression, and other situations. I do not judge and am approachable.
07723 313164 View 07723 313164
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Matilda Wileman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Peacehaven BN10
A warm welcome to my page. I appreciate talking to someone can feel like a big step. My aim is for you to feel able to share what it means to be you in the world. To be comfortable enough to be able to bring all parts of yourself. Life can be complicated and heavy, and it can be rare to have a place where we can be truly honest. Rather than offering advice or guidance, I want to be with you as you explore your experience in the world. I bring curiosity and acceptance, with the aim of getting closer to understanding all of you. I am committed to working inclusively; I want you to feel able to share your experience and feel heard.
A warm welcome to my page. I appreciate talking to someone can feel like a big step. My aim is for you to feel able to share what it means to be you in the world. To be comfortable enough to be able to bring all parts of yourself. Life can be complicated and heavy, and it can be rare to have a place where we can be truly honest. Rather than offering advice or guidance, I want to be with you as you explore your experience in the world. I bring curiosity and acceptance, with the aim of getting closer to understanding all of you. I am committed to working inclusively; I want you to feel able to share your experience and feel heard.
01273 934744 View 01273 934744
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Lucy Tucknott
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Peacehaven BN10
There are many reasons why we seek support from counselling - all of which matter to me. First and foremost I am a human being with lived experience and this mutual connection is where we start our journey. My passion is to accomany you to move from a place of suffering, fear, anxiety, uncertainty, disconnection and oftentimes overwhelm to a place of stability and a more present and connected way of living your life. I do this by creating a safe space for you to be heard, where together we will explore what needs tending to.
There are many reasons why we seek support from counselling - all of which matter to me. First and foremost I am a human being with lived experience and this mutual connection is where we start our journey. My passion is to accomany you to move from a place of suffering, fear, anxiety, uncertainty, disconnection and oftentimes overwhelm to a place of stability and a more present and connected way of living your life. I do this by creating a safe space for you to be heard, where together we will explore what needs tending to.
07403 933088 View 07403 933088
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Space for you Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Peacehaven BN10
Hi, my name is Liz. Welcome to my profile. I work with clients to help them really understand why they are thinking, feeling and behaving in the way they are. Past and present events and experiences influence how we feel about and therefore treat ourselves which then impacts on all relationships in our lives. By understanding where these thoughts come from and why you may have such huge emotional and physical reactions or equally such suppressed feelings you can change the way you behave towards yourself and others. I would like to help you make the changes you need so that you can lead a healthy, happy and fulfilling life
Hi, my name is Liz. Welcome to my profile. I work with clients to help them really understand why they are thinking, feeling and behaving in the way they are. Past and present events and experiences influence how we feel about and therefore treat ourselves which then impacts on all relationships in our lives. By understanding where these thoughts come from and why you may have such huge emotional and physical reactions or equally such suppressed feelings you can change the way you behave towards yourself and others. I would like to help you make the changes you need so that you can lead a healthy, happy and fulfilling life
01825 703119 View 01825 703119
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Kath Shaw
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Peacehaven BN10
Hello, my name is Kath and I am a person-centred counsellor. I offer an introductory half hour session at no cost so you can get a sense of whether you feel you would like us to work together. I understand that taking that step to call can be hard, I may not always be able to answer the phone but please do leave a message and I will return your call as soon as I can.
Hello, my name is Kath and I am a person-centred counsellor. I offer an introductory half hour session at no cost so you can get a sense of whether you feel you would like us to work together. I understand that taking that step to call can be hard, I may not always be able to answer the phone but please do leave a message and I will return your call as soon as I can.
01273 934742 View 01273 934742
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Alison Allart
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Peacehaven BN10
I am a CBT/REBT Accredited Psychotherapist and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Practitioner. I am also a Lead Mental Health Practitioner working in secondary schools and work with both adults and adolescents in my private practice based in Eastbourne. I have been working in the field of psychotherapy for over 7 years and am able to support clients through the process of reaching their emotional goals.
I am a CBT/REBT Accredited Psychotherapist and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Practitioner. I am also a Lead Mental Health Practitioner working in secondary schools and work with both adults and adolescents in my private practice based in Eastbourne. I have been working in the field of psychotherapy for over 7 years and am able to support clients through the process of reaching their emotional goals.
01323 679848 View 01323 679848
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Fiona May
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peacehaven BN10  (Online Only)
Life can present us with many challenges. The build-up of everyday stresses and disappointments, or the ability to cope with sadness and pain may at times affect your self-esteem and confidence levels. You may feel the need for support in addition to what you already have in place, which is when you may decide to seek the help of a counsellor. I run my private practice on Tuesdays between 10am-7pm offering remote sessions either by Zoom or telephone - please visit my website for more info. Contact me to arrange a free 30 minute introductory session to help you decide whether I am the right person to work with you.
Life can present us with many challenges. The build-up of everyday stresses and disappointments, or the ability to cope with sadness and pain may at times affect your self-esteem and confidence levels. You may feel the need for support in addition to what you already have in place, which is when you may decide to seek the help of a counsellor. I run my private practice on Tuesdays between 10am-7pm offering remote sessions either by Zoom or telephone - please visit my website for more info. Contact me to arrange a free 30 minute introductory session to help you decide whether I am the right person to work with you.
01273 121183 View 01273 121183
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Louise Herbert
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Peacehaven BN10
Do you lie awake at night worrying or wake up feeling sick with stress? I have a special interest in working with people who are stressed (including work or parental stress), traumatic stress, and anxiety (including health and death anxiety). I am particularly interested in working with people who, no matter how much they achieve in work or life, often experience frequent self-doubt that they are 'good enough'. My professional background as a psychotherapist includes working in the NHS, various mental health settings, including Anxiety UK, and private practice.
Do you lie awake at night worrying or wake up feeling sick with stress? I have a special interest in working with people who are stressed (including work or parental stress), traumatic stress, and anxiety (including health and death anxiety). I am particularly interested in working with people who, no matter how much they achieve in work or life, often experience frequent self-doubt that they are 'good enough'. My professional background as a psychotherapist includes working in the NHS, various mental health settings, including Anxiety UK, and private practice.
01273 092505 View 01273 092505

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Yasmin Kapadia
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saltdean BN2
I have worked extensively in mental health am experienced in supporting people through all degrees of distress, including intense and overwhelming mental and emotional difficulties, bereavement and trauma. I have a particular interest in working with issues of difference, diversity and social injustice within a therapeutic setting. I also care deeply for the environment have experience helping people who are struggling to process the climate/ biodiversity crisis and/ or who are suffering from trauma or burn-out linked with their environmental activism. I currently support young people with mental health problems at University.
I have worked extensively in mental health am experienced in supporting people through all degrees of distress, including intense and overwhelming mental and emotional difficulties, bereavement and trauma. I have a particular interest in working with issues of difference, diversity and social injustice within a therapeutic setting. I also care deeply for the environment have experience helping people who are struggling to process the climate/ biodiversity crisis and/ or who are suffering from trauma or burn-out linked with their environmental activism. I currently support young people with mental health problems at University.
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Kath Hegarty
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newhaven BN9
There are different times in our lives when we may encounter challenges in our emotional world. Transition and change can sometimes trigger these challenging feelings. For example, moving home or employment, changing relationships or friendships; life changes such as going to university or reaching age milestones. Any of these can significantly affect the way we feel about ourselves. We react in different ways to what we encounter in our environment. We might become depressed or overwhelmed by intense emotions or we might feel anxious and unable to engage in social activities. It can all become too much to manage alone.
There are different times in our lives when we may encounter challenges in our emotional world. Transition and change can sometimes trigger these challenging feelings. For example, moving home or employment, changing relationships or friendships; life changes such as going to university or reaching age milestones. Any of these can significantly affect the way we feel about ourselves. We react in different ways to what we encounter in our environment. We might become depressed or overwhelmed by intense emotions or we might feel anxious and unable to engage in social activities. It can all become too much to manage alone.
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Abby Perrins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saltdean BN2
I am a warm, compassionate person and experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor. We can all find ourselves in times of difficulty, whether in a time of crisis, feeling stuck in repetitive patterns, feeling disconnected, struggling to find meaning, or feeling like our true self has become buried. Counselling offers space to slow down and connect with yourself in the presence of another person, to be truly heard and to explore difficult thoughts or emotions. It can enable reflection on helpful or unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling and relating, and welcome deeper self-acceptance and self-compassion.
I am a warm, compassionate person and experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor. We can all find ourselves in times of difficulty, whether in a time of crisis, feeling stuck in repetitive patterns, feeling disconnected, struggling to find meaning, or feeling like our true self has become buried. Counselling offers space to slow down and connect with yourself in the presence of another person, to be truly heard and to explore difficult thoughts or emotions. It can enable reflection on helpful or unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling and relating, and welcome deeper self-acceptance and self-compassion.
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Recha Gries Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saltdean BN2
I am an experienced and qualified counsellor with a warm, motivational and supportive and yet direct approach to helping people transform their lives. Offering new perspectives, I have helped many people feel more empowered and less controlled by limiting patterns and beliefs.
I am an experienced and qualified counsellor with a warm, motivational and supportive and yet direct approach to helping people transform their lives. Offering new perspectives, I have helped many people feel more empowered and less controlled by limiting patterns and beliefs.
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Sharon O'Driscoll
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Understanding ourselves, the decisions and choices we make and our relationships with others can sometimes be baffling. You may find yourself acting or behaving in ways that you struggle to align with your personal principles, wishes or desires. At times, your experience may suggest that your way of being doesn't blend with the world around you and you might find yourself meeting resistance from people or institutions. Therapy gives us the chance to explore these challenges together. We can look at your relationships with others and the meaning you make of them, helping to develop your insight, self-awareness and self-acceptance.
Understanding ourselves, the decisions and choices we make and our relationships with others can sometimes be baffling. You may find yourself acting or behaving in ways that you struggle to align with your personal principles, wishes or desires. At times, your experience may suggest that your way of being doesn't blend with the world around you and you might find yourself meeting resistance from people or institutions. Therapy gives us the chance to explore these challenges together. We can look at your relationships with others and the meaning you make of them, helping to develop your insight, self-awareness and self-acceptance.
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Andi Heaton
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Telscombe Cliffs BN10
A warm welcome. My name is Andi and I am an independent private provider of counselling and psychotherapy across the Brighton area. My focus is on helping clients overcome a range of psychological and emotional issues to get life back on track as quickly and effectively as possible. I offer a caring and flexible approach to your individual needs and am trained in a variety of approaches which enables me to help you find your own answers and guide you through difficult times. Where possible you can be seen quickly and I aim to get back to you within a few hours. Evening appointments available Tuesday to Thursday
A warm welcome. My name is Andi and I am an independent private provider of counselling and psychotherapy across the Brighton area. My focus is on helping clients overcome a range of psychological and emotional issues to get life back on track as quickly and effectively as possible. I offer a caring and flexible approach to your individual needs and am trained in a variety of approaches which enables me to help you find your own answers and guide you through difficult times. Where possible you can be seen quickly and I aim to get back to you within a few hours. Evening appointments available Tuesday to Thursday
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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.