Female Counselling in Polegate, ENG

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Sarah Wright
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Polegate BN26
A very warm welcome to my profile. If you are seeking counselling then it might be that you are facing some challenges or difficulties. It is important to find the right counsellor for you. I can offer you an empathic, non-judgemental, safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings to help alleviate difficulties in your life. I am a trained Humanistic Integrative Counsellor. I believe that we are the experts on ourselves. I offer an integrative approach valuing the uniqueness your life and I will tailor the counselling to meet your needs, depending on which areas of your life that you want to work on at the moment.
A very warm welcome to my profile. If you are seeking counselling then it might be that you are facing some challenges or difficulties. It is important to find the right counsellor for you. I can offer you an empathic, non-judgemental, safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings to help alleviate difficulties in your life. I am a trained Humanistic Integrative Counsellor. I believe that we are the experts on ourselves. I offer an integrative approach valuing the uniqueness your life and I will tailor the counselling to meet your needs, depending on which areas of your life that you want to work on at the moment.
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Michele Laurens
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Polegate BN26  (Online Only)
At times life can be overwhelming and it can be difficult to take the first steps in seeking help. My practice is built on my own personal experience and working for over 20 years in mental health services in various roles in the private sector, mental health, learning difficulties, disabilities, end of life care and drug and alcohol addiction before training as an integrative counsellor. I have focused my practice around working with adults and young people. I specialise in working with depression, anxiety and those with neuro-diversity (Autism and Adhd). My expertise are in relationship difficulties and family dysfunction.
At times life can be overwhelming and it can be difficult to take the first steps in seeking help. My practice is built on my own personal experience and working for over 20 years in mental health services in various roles in the private sector, mental health, learning difficulties, disabilities, end of life care and drug and alcohol addiction before training as an integrative counsellor. I have focused my practice around working with adults and young people. I specialise in working with depression, anxiety and those with neuro-diversity (Autism and Adhd). My expertise are in relationship difficulties and family dysfunction.
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Emily Mia Hughes-Smith Bsc Dip.Sup
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Polegate BN26
Hi, I am a person-centred experiential counsellor, supervisor and counselling tutor based in Eastbourne. I offer a safe, confidential and gentle space for you to explore potentially difficult, tender and traumatic aspects of life. I believe in the relationship between myself and my clients and that by offering specific conditions through counselling we can work towards positive and long lasting change. I believe in our human potential for change and encourage gentle and compassionate challenge to support people in becoming more comfortable in their experience.
Hi, I am a person-centred experiential counsellor, supervisor and counselling tutor based in Eastbourne. I offer a safe, confidential and gentle space for you to explore potentially difficult, tender and traumatic aspects of life. I believe in the relationship between myself and my clients and that by offering specific conditions through counselling we can work towards positive and long lasting change. I believe in our human potential for change and encourage gentle and compassionate challenge to support people in becoming more comfortable in their experience.
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Silke Alexandra Tison
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Polegate BN26
Do you feel worried about your child's anxiety, low self-esteem or angry moods? Unsure how to help, leaving you feeling exhausted and helpless? I am a fully qualified, dedicated therapist, experienced and passionate about working creatively with children from the age of four. I use elements of play and art therapy, drawing from my experience as a primary school counsellor. I aim to provide a safe, therapeutic environment in which your child can be themselves and speak freely. Beginning to recognize and work through difficult emotions, often for the first time, results in increased emotional balance and confidence.
Do you feel worried about your child's anxiety, low self-esteem or angry moods? Unsure how to help, leaving you feeling exhausted and helpless? I am a fully qualified, dedicated therapist, experienced and passionate about working creatively with children from the age of four. I use elements of play and art therapy, drawing from my experience as a primary school counsellor. I aim to provide a safe, therapeutic environment in which your child can be themselves and speak freely. Beginning to recognize and work through difficult emotions, often for the first time, results in increased emotional balance and confidence.
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Jane Chugg-White
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Polegate BN26  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to my Biography. I am currently offering online therapy only (due to the corona virus pandemic). Please visit my website at www.jcwcbt.co.uk for more details about the therapies I offer and some advice about coping during the corona virus pandemic. I have over 25 years of experience as a psychological therapist, and I am able to offer a range of therapeutic modalities. Seeking psychological therapy can be a daunting and anxiety provoking process. However please be reassured that you are not alone. Statistics show that 1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year.
Welcome to my Biography. I am currently offering online therapy only (due to the corona virus pandemic). Please visit my website at www.jcwcbt.co.uk for more details about the therapies I offer and some advice about coping during the corona virus pandemic. I have over 25 years of experience as a psychological therapist, and I am able to offer a range of therapeutic modalities. Seeking psychological therapy can be a daunting and anxiety provoking process. However please be reassured that you are not alone. Statistics show that 1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year.
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Dr Clare Crawford
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Polegate BN26
I feel very passionately about the positive effect that therapy can have upon peoples lives. Over the years I’ve worked with a range of challenges that people can experience. Working through pain or difficulties together is a process I find very rewarding. Often people will arrive being unsure what to expect and feeling apprehensive about what is to come. My approach is to create a welcoming, warm and confidential space where together we can gain an understanding of your situation. I am trained to draw from several therapeutic models so we can find a way forward that suits your preferences and goals for change.
I feel very passionately about the positive effect that therapy can have upon peoples lives. Over the years I’ve worked with a range of challenges that people can experience. Working through pain or difficulties together is a process I find very rewarding. Often people will arrive being unsure what to expect and feeling apprehensive about what is to come. My approach is to create a welcoming, warm and confidential space where together we can gain an understanding of your situation. I am trained to draw from several therapeutic models so we can find a way forward that suits your preferences and goals for change.
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Liz Jane Chalcraft
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Polegate BN26
Hi, I am an experienced, qualified counsellor with many years experience of working with clients and families living with a diagnosis/ disability, Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Issues. This can be a challenging time for everyone and I can provide a safe, non judgemental space where individuals or families can bring their experiences and process their feelings. Clients have told me that this has help transform their lives, learning strategies and feeling empowered. You have already started the process by looking for a Counsellor, it is important to get the right person for you, so take your time.
Hi, I am an experienced, qualified counsellor with many years experience of working with clients and families living with a diagnosis/ disability, Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Issues. This can be a challenging time for everyone and I can provide a safe, non judgemental space where individuals or families can bring their experiences and process their feelings. Clients have told me that this has help transform their lives, learning strategies and feeling empowered. You have already started the process by looking for a Counsellor, it is important to get the right person for you, so take your time.
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Marie Feltham
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Polegate BN26
Welcome. Are you looking for timely support with life challenges which are making you unhappy? These may include depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, panic disorders or attacks, PTSD, phobias and OCD to name but a few. I will help you to reconnect with your strengths and develop new self belief. I can also provide focused and timely help with relationship issues, both at home and at work. Divorce, separation, loss, health issues, addiction, complex grief, and change management. I also offer relaxation training, mindfulness-based techniques, compassionate mind training, and help to resolve sleep difficulties and insomnia.
Welcome. Are you looking for timely support with life challenges which are making you unhappy? These may include depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, panic disorders or attacks, PTSD, phobias and OCD to name but a few. I will help you to reconnect with your strengths and develop new self belief. I can also provide focused and timely help with relationship issues, both at home and at work. Divorce, separation, loss, health issues, addiction, complex grief, and change management. I also offer relaxation training, mindfulness-based techniques, compassionate mind training, and help to resolve sleep difficulties and insomnia.
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Photo of Francesca Hamilton, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Francesca Hamilton
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Polegate BN26
Welcome to my page. I provide a genuine, empathetic and grounding presence for you, so you have a trusted companion on your journey in therapy. I am passionate about supporting my clients to explore their issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviours and worldview, so that you may become more self-determining and understanding of yourself or your situation . As an accredited Person Centred Experiential therapist and Supervisor, I believe everyone deserves a space to feel heard and supported. Whatever the reason may be to seek counselling, I strive to offer a safe, confidential and nurturing environment for you.
Welcome to my page. I provide a genuine, empathetic and grounding presence for you, so you have a trusted companion on your journey in therapy. I am passionate about supporting my clients to explore their issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviours and worldview, so that you may become more self-determining and understanding of yourself or your situation . As an accredited Person Centred Experiential therapist and Supervisor, I believe everyone deserves a space to feel heard and supported. Whatever the reason may be to seek counselling, I strive to offer a safe, confidential and nurturing environment for you.
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Su Orosa
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eastbourne BN22
I work with clients who struggle with a range of issues from relationship challenges to historical sexual abuse. I work with you at your pace in a supportive, non-directive way. I won't ever tell you what to do as I trust that you can come to your own answers with the right support. You may be seeking clarity about a challenging decision to be made or you might want to explore what is blocking you from reaching your potential. It might be that you are lacking in confidence generally and you'd like to get to know who you are and start to believe in yourself. Perhaps you lost your way and you are experiencing an existential crisis.
I work with clients who struggle with a range of issues from relationship challenges to historical sexual abuse. I work with you at your pace in a supportive, non-directive way. I won't ever tell you what to do as I trust that you can come to your own answers with the right support. You may be seeking clarity about a challenging decision to be made or you might want to explore what is blocking you from reaching your potential. It might be that you are lacking in confidence generally and you'd like to get to know who you are and start to believe in yourself. Perhaps you lost your way and you are experiencing an existential crisis.
01323 921137 View 01323 921137
Photo of Alison Allart, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Alison Allart
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN26
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
Photo of Carrie Bartlett, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Carrie Bartlett
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN26
Sometimes strong emotions such as anger, sadness and anxiety can leave children feeling overwhelmed. This can lead them to become withdrawn, have difficulties at school and in friendships, or show their feelings in behaviours which are unhelpful. Psychotherapy can help your child to put their feelings into words and help them to express themselves in a different way. They will have access to a confidential space in which they can explore what is causing their distress and, by understanding themselves better, they can have better relationships with their family and friends and begin to build their confidence.
Sometimes strong emotions such as anger, sadness and anxiety can leave children feeling overwhelmed. This can lead them to become withdrawn, have difficulties at school and in friendships, or show their feelings in behaviours which are unhelpful. Psychotherapy can help your child to put their feelings into words and help them to express themselves in a different way. They will have access to a confidential space in which they can explore what is causing their distress and, by understanding themselves better, they can have better relationships with their family and friends and begin to build their confidence.
01892 571318 View 01892 571318
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JLWPsychotherapy
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Wilmington BN26
I am based at the Practice Rooms, Brighton and my office in Wilmington, East Sussex. I have a life long fascination in the nature of us as humans and in particular our emotional lives. I am interested in how complicated we all are. Sometimes it can help to take time out to try to understand ourselves better, and how we are in the world, for example, ‘Why do I keep making the same mistakes?’, ‘’Why am I so fearful, stressed or unhappy?' or ‘How did I get here?’. Therapy can help to work through some of the complexities in our lives or to make sense of and mourn painful experiences and to keep a sense of creativity and meaning alive.
I am based at the Practice Rooms, Brighton and my office in Wilmington, East Sussex. I have a life long fascination in the nature of us as humans and in particular our emotional lives. I am interested in how complicated we all are. Sometimes it can help to take time out to try to understand ourselves better, and how we are in the world, for example, ‘Why do I keep making the same mistakes?’, ‘’Why am I so fearful, stressed or unhappy?' or ‘How did I get here?’. Therapy can help to work through some of the complexities in our lives or to make sense of and mourn painful experiences and to keep a sense of creativity and meaning alive.
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Photo of Polly James, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Polly James
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN20
I am a Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist and have been working in the NHS for over 10 years. I am a compassionate and friendly psychologist with experience of working with children and adults across the lifespan. I also specialise in allergies and feeding difficulties. I love the work that I do and I aim to provide a warm, friendly non-judgmental environment for therapy with children, young people, adults and their families. I am a mother and an experienced yoga teacher and believe in taking a person centered approach to help people meet their goals and make positive changes in their lives.
I am a Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist and have been working in the NHS for over 10 years. I am a compassionate and friendly psychologist with experience of working with children and adults across the lifespan. I also specialise in allergies and feeding difficulties. I love the work that I do and I aim to provide a warm, friendly non-judgmental environment for therapy with children, young people, adults and their families. I am a mother and an experienced yoga teacher and believe in taking a person centered approach to help people meet their goals and make positive changes in their lives.
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Johanna Laws Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN26
We all have periods when we struggle with current or historical events and/or issues. The life we have led, experienced or been subjected to, shaped who we are today. People in our past made choices for us; we learned how to be and what to do in order to be a 'good' girl or boy, to fit in and to please others. If we can increase our self-awareness and understand where our thoughts, feelings and behaviour today come from, we can get to a point where we can make our own, adult choices about how to be, what to think and how to behave…more suited to who we are today.
We all have periods when we struggle with current or historical events and/or issues. The life we have led, experienced or been subjected to, shaped who we are today. People in our past made choices for us; we learned how to be and what to do in order to be a 'good' girl or boy, to fit in and to please others. If we can increase our self-awareness and understand where our thoughts, feelings and behaviour today come from, we can get to a point where we can make our own, adult choices about how to be, what to think and how to behave…more suited to who we are today.
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Photo of Katherine Poole - Sussex Psychologist-Katherine Poole, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Sussex Psychologist-Katherine Poole
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hailsham BN26
I would love to support you in improving your wellbeing. I have 17 years of experience working as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC registered) . You may be experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, or difficulties in your relationships, you may have problems adjusting to changes or loss in your life. Perhaps you want to focus on personal growth. Some clients want space to talk and reflect, others want active work helping them to make changes, some need to process trauma and heal.
I would love to support you in improving your wellbeing. I have 17 years of experience working as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC registered) . You may be experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, or difficulties in your relationships, you may have problems adjusting to changes or loss in your life. Perhaps you want to focus on personal growth. Some clients want space to talk and reflect, others want active work helping them to make changes, some need to process trauma and heal.
01825 705523 View 01825 705523
Photo of Laura Lambert, MBACP, Counsellor
Laura Lambert
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN22
I offer individual one to one counselling from a comfortable, welcoming space in Eastbourne. I have experience working with people who have a wide range of mental health difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. Furthermore, you may be experiencing relationship difficulties, grief, low self-esteem, isolation or anger for example. You may feel something is not right, but unsure what this is. Through a process of exploration, counselling can help you to gain greater understanding of whatever difficulties you may be facing, helping to increase your self-awareness.
I offer individual one to one counselling from a comfortable, welcoming space in Eastbourne. I have experience working with people who have a wide range of mental health difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal thoughts. Furthermore, you may be experiencing relationship difficulties, grief, low self-esteem, isolation or anger for example. You may feel something is not right, but unsure what this is. Through a process of exploration, counselling can help you to gain greater understanding of whatever difficulties you may be facing, helping to increase your self-awareness.
01323 405819 View 01323 405819
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Janet Clare Butterworth
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Alfriston BN26
People may come to therapy for different reasons - overwhelming feelings or else a lack of feeling, loneliness, or just a sense of something missing. I believe strongly in the power of the therapeutic relationship. Because this is how we discover how we relate to others, who we really are and what we want from our lives. It can be life changing. I am a member of the HCPC and my work abides by their ethical framework.
People may come to therapy for different reasons - overwhelming feelings or else a lack of feeling, loneliness, or just a sense of something missing. I believe strongly in the power of the therapeutic relationship. Because this is how we discover how we relate to others, who we really are and what we want from our lives. It can be life changing. I am a member of the HCPC and my work abides by their ethical framework.
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Anna Castanedo
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN26
Early intervention services are run and developed by Anna Castanedo, a Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) Certified Therapist. Anna has extensive experience of working with individuals with Autism spectrum disorders and other learning disabilities with ages ranging from 15 months - 16 years old with an expertise in the younger group of children (1-5 y.o.). She has worked across numerous settings such as nurseries, mainstream primary schools, an ABA school, special needs secondary schools and home settings.
Early intervention services are run and developed by Anna Castanedo, a Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) Certified Therapist. Anna has extensive experience of working with individuals with Autism spectrum disorders and other learning disabilities with ages ranging from 15 months - 16 years old with an expertise in the younger group of children (1-5 y.o.). She has worked across numerous settings such as nurseries, mainstream primary schools, an ABA school, special needs secondary schools and home settings.
01323 921091 View 01323 921091
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Mari Syrad
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Eastbourne BN22
Our lives are defined by the stories we tell ourselves. I help people who want to examine their lives and understand why they are the way they are. My clients are often people who struggle with their sense of self, who feel lost, troubled, and like they don't know how to be in the world.
Our lives are defined by the stories we tell ourselves. I help people who want to examine their lives and understand why they are the way they are. My clients are often people who struggle with their sense of self, who feel lost, troubled, and like they don't know how to be in the world.
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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.