Female Counselling in Saint Leonards-on-sea, ENG

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Dr Danielle King
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38
Please note that I work specifically with people of any age in the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as family members or those exploring their identity. I am a Clinical Psychologist with specific skills in trauma, emotional dysregulation, unusual experiences (e.g. psychosis), anxiety disorders and depression. I am experienced at working with neurodiversity. I am person-centred and try to work anti-oppressively, meaning that I think with people about injustice they may have experienced and how that might have impacted them, as part of our therapy. I work integratively, meaning that I draw on many different models as a therapist.
Please note that I work specifically with people of any age in the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as family members or those exploring their identity. I am a Clinical Psychologist with specific skills in trauma, emotional dysregulation, unusual experiences (e.g. psychosis), anxiety disorders and depression. I am experienced at working with neurodiversity. I am person-centred and try to work anti-oppressively, meaning that I think with people about injustice they may have experienced and how that might have impacted them, as part of our therapy. I work integratively, meaning that I draw on many different models as a therapist.
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Karen Taylor
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38
I am an accredited, fully insured therapeutic counsellor having studied Transactional Analysis psychotherapy, based in East Sussex; working with adults on a one-to-one basis, either in-person or on-line. I have a corporate background which compliments my work and provides context to some of the challenges my clients face. This mixture of experience allows me to better understand the struggles of how our 'public face' can often feel at odds with our inner world and of the pressures and expectations of self and others that often feel overwhelming.
I am an accredited, fully insured therapeutic counsellor having studied Transactional Analysis psychotherapy, based in East Sussex; working with adults on a one-to-one basis, either in-person or on-line. I have a corporate background which compliments my work and provides context to some of the challenges my clients face. This mixture of experience allows me to better understand the struggles of how our 'public face' can often feel at odds with our inner world and of the pressures and expectations of self and others that often feel overwhelming.
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Lindsay McKean
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saint Leonards-on-sea TN37
Therapy is a unique and powerful undertaking that can change how you see yourself in the world. It can also be a playful and creative way to recover aspects of yourself that have been hidden, rejected or disallowed. I work with individuals who wish to explore their life and what they want it to be, or who are experiencing problems with relationships, anxiety, depression, illness, work or bereavement. I have a particular interest in working with dreams and creativity, both of which can be a means of tapping into inner processes and potential.
Therapy is a unique and powerful undertaking that can change how you see yourself in the world. It can also be a playful and creative way to recover aspects of yourself that have been hidden, rejected or disallowed. I work with individuals who wish to explore their life and what they want it to be, or who are experiencing problems with relationships, anxiety, depression, illness, work or bereavement. I have a particular interest in working with dreams and creativity, both of which can be a means of tapping into inner processes and potential.
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Barbara Wattiez
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38
We all feel overwhelmed from time to time. Psychotherapy is one way of dealing with a specific problem, everyday struggle, or a general sense of unhappiness. Whether you feel low or are dealing with a specific crisis, I see difficulties we encounter as anchored in how we relate to ourselves and others, based on my belief that relationships are at the heart of being human.
We all feel overwhelmed from time to time. Psychotherapy is one way of dealing with a specific problem, everyday struggle, or a general sense of unhappiness. Whether you feel low or are dealing with a specific crisis, I see difficulties we encounter as anchored in how we relate to ourselves and others, based on my belief that relationships are at the heart of being human.
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Karolina Jobson
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saint Leonards-on-sea TN37
Experienced qualified Counsellor and a Psychologist offering short term and open-ended therapy sessions face to face and online, with progressive experience across various mental health settings (NHS, charity sector, private practice). I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and a British Psychological Society.
Experienced qualified Counsellor and a Psychologist offering short term and open-ended therapy sessions face to face and online, with progressive experience across various mental health settings (NHS, charity sector, private practice). I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and a British Psychological Society.
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Lisa Adams-Davey
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Saint Leonards-on-sea TN37
I work in private clinical practice at Trust Therapy, East Sussex, and I am a Clinical Supervisor with CRUSE Bereavement Support (Hastings and Rother). I have specialised in Bereavement as a Therapist for the NHS with St Michael's Hospice (St Leonards on sea), and I have experience in working with trauma, abuse, severe and enduring mental health, and Neurodiversity within my private clinic and at various organisations, including Butterflies Children’s Therapy, CRUSE Bereavement Support, JHD Counselling, Sensoft, and Place2B Children’s Mental Health Services.
I work in private clinical practice at Trust Therapy, East Sussex, and I am a Clinical Supervisor with CRUSE Bereavement Support (Hastings and Rother). I have specialised in Bereavement as a Therapist for the NHS with St Michael's Hospice (St Leonards on sea), and I have experience in working with trauma, abuse, severe and enduring mental health, and Neurodiversity within my private clinic and at various organisations, including Butterflies Children’s Therapy, CRUSE Bereavement Support, JHD Counselling, Sensoft, and Place2B Children’s Mental Health Services.
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Octavia Landy
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38
Life can become overwhelming at times. Sometimes there is a specific event or sometimes there can be general feelings of anxiety or depression, especially following the pandemic and these times of global uncertainty. Talking therapy can help to get to the heart of those fears, and uncover patterns of behaviour or thinking. I can be a witness to your story and guide you towards a more grounded sense of yourself. I aim to walk alongside my clients as we explore their world. Finding a therapist can be overwhelming, but the best way forward is for us to meet and take it from there.
Life can become overwhelming at times. Sometimes there is a specific event or sometimes there can be general feelings of anxiety or depression, especially following the pandemic and these times of global uncertainty. Talking therapy can help to get to the heart of those fears, and uncover patterns of behaviour or thinking. I can be a witness to your story and guide you towards a more grounded sense of yourself. I aim to walk alongside my clients as we explore their world. Finding a therapist can be overwhelming, but the best way forward is for us to meet and take it from there.
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Susan ( Suki ) Heath
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38
Jungian psychotherapy, sometimes known as depth psychology, is a form of deep reflection. It isn't problem centred but it does help to resolve deep rooted problems. The things that affect our waking life may be hidden from consciousness and experienced as a bewildering array of symptoms that appear to have no obvious cause. To complicate matters, these symptoms may be emotional, psychological or physical. Jung viewed symptoms not as problems to be fixed, but as signposts pointing to the need for change. I work on the basis that our minds and bodies have a natural drive towards healing.
Jungian psychotherapy, sometimes known as depth psychology, is a form of deep reflection. It isn't problem centred but it does help to resolve deep rooted problems. The things that affect our waking life may be hidden from consciousness and experienced as a bewildering array of symptoms that appear to have no obvious cause. To complicate matters, these symptoms may be emotional, psychological or physical. Jung viewed symptoms not as problems to be fixed, but as signposts pointing to the need for change. I work on the basis that our minds and bodies have a natural drive towards healing.
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Ria Eames
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saint Leonards-on-sea TN37
Welcome to my page. I am an experienced person-centred counsellor offering long term or short term counselling to adults and young people from 10yrs upwards. Registered with the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) abiding by their ethical framework. My commitment to clients is offering a confidential, non-judgmental therapeutic space exploring any difficulties or anxieties that are present - I work with a range of clients and have experience in many settings such as bereavement/pre-bereavement, schools etc.
Welcome to my page. I am an experienced person-centred counsellor offering long term or short term counselling to adults and young people from 10yrs upwards. Registered with the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) abiding by their ethical framework. My commitment to clients is offering a confidential, non-judgmental therapeutic space exploring any difficulties or anxieties that are present - I work with a range of clients and have experience in many settings such as bereavement/pre-bereavement, schools etc.
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Jenny Murray-Smith
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Saint Leonards-on-sea TN37
My name is Jenny and I am a qualified counsellor. I see people struggling with a range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, OCD, panic disorder, relationship issues, phobias and low-esteem. I also see couples who find themselves with issues such as poor communication, issues with trust, lack of confidence of one or both, jealousy and sexual issues.
My name is Jenny and I am a qualified counsellor. I see people struggling with a range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, OCD, panic disorder, relationship issues, phobias and low-esteem. I also see couples who find themselves with issues such as poor communication, issues with trust, lack of confidence of one or both, jealousy and sexual issues.
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Nadiya Paton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saint Leonards-on-sea TN37
My mission is to empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to overcome challenges and thrive in various aspects of your life, together we will explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviour, we will focus on understanding your concerns and develop practical strategies for meaningful change. I have a deep and personal understanding of Autism and ADHD and utilize a combination of therapeutic modalities, to meet the specific needs of each individual such as Solution Focused therapy and psycho education to foster understanding, resilience, and positive change.
My mission is to empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to overcome challenges and thrive in various aspects of your life, together we will explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviour, we will focus on understanding your concerns and develop practical strategies for meaningful change. I have a deep and personal understanding of Autism and ADHD and utilize a combination of therapeutic modalities, to meet the specific needs of each individual such as Solution Focused therapy and psycho education to foster understanding, resilience, and positive change.
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Christine Roberts
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hastings TN35
You may be feeling sad, confused or curious. You may be looking for support in understanding a difficult period or relationship in your life. You may be feeling desperate or feeling things just aren't right. Putting concerns into words and sharing your thoughts and feelings can be the first step to addressing the issues and resolving them. If we think together about significant relationships and events we can usually together come to an understanding that will help clarify why events have thrown you off balance. We may discover what is blocking your joy and energy. Self awareness can deepen and self compassion grow.
You may be feeling sad, confused or curious. You may be looking for support in understanding a difficult period or relationship in your life. You may be feeling desperate or feeling things just aren't right. Putting concerns into words and sharing your thoughts and feelings can be the first step to addressing the issues and resolving them. If we think together about significant relationships and events we can usually together come to an understanding that will help clarify why events have thrown you off balance. We may discover what is blocking your joy and energy. Self awareness can deepen and self compassion grow.
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Photo of Laura Bradshaw, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Laura Bradshaw
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hastings TN34
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that every client is unique, and so I adapt my approach to suit the individual. I also believe in the value and healing power of providing a non-judgemental, empathic and accepting relationship - an experience of relationship that many individuals may not have had previously. I currently see clients: - face-to-face on Monday mornings and lunch times in Hastings, East Sussex - Online via Zoom on Monday afternoons, Tuesday afternoons & evenings and Wednesday afternoons - face-to-face on Thursday all day in Chancery Lane, London
I believe that every client is unique, and so I adapt my approach to suit the individual. I also believe in the value and healing power of providing a non-judgemental, empathic and accepting relationship - an experience of relationship that many individuals may not have had previously. I currently see clients: - face-to-face on Monday mornings and lunch times in Hastings, East Sussex - Online via Zoom on Monday afternoons, Tuesday afternoons & evenings and Wednesday afternoons - face-to-face on Thursday all day in Chancery Lane, London
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Jennifer Cornish
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hastings TN35
I am a fully accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and psychodynamic counsellor. I have worked extensively in both the NHS and charitable sectors as a manager, supervisor and lecturer. I offer specialist interventions for both assessments and treatments. I work autonomously within the ethical guidelines of both the BABCP and the BACP. I offer therapy for depression and anxiety and related and co-morbid disorders. I am an empathic, caring and non judgemental therapist who is keen to support you to meet your goals and feel better. I am actively engaged in keeping up to date with developments in my field.
I am a fully accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and psychodynamic counsellor. I have worked extensively in both the NHS and charitable sectors as a manager, supervisor and lecturer. I offer specialist interventions for both assessments and treatments. I work autonomously within the ethical guidelines of both the BABCP and the BACP. I offer therapy for depression and anxiety and related and co-morbid disorders. I am an empathic, caring and non judgemental therapist who is keen to support you to meet your goals and feel better. I am actively engaged in keeping up to date with developments in my field.
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Photo of Charlotte Harris, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Charlotte Harris
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hastings TN37
I have extensive experience working with as a therapist online. I work with client´s with specific issues like anxiety and PTSD but also with client who struggle to feel empty as if life lacks moments of happiness or fulfilment. Often it is helpful to understand our current difficulties through exploring past experiences and how they may have impacted upon us. Some people prefer not to think too much about the past, rather focus on managing the day to day. Everyone is different and part of the process is working out what feels most helpful for you.
I have extensive experience working with as a therapist online. I work with client´s with specific issues like anxiety and PTSD but also with client who struggle to feel empty as if life lacks moments of happiness or fulfilment. Often it is helpful to understand our current difficulties through exploring past experiences and how they may have impacted upon us. Some people prefer not to think too much about the past, rather focus on managing the day to day. Everyone is different and part of the process is working out what feels most helpful for you.
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Photo of Sarah Wingate, PsychD, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Sarah Wingate
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hastings TN34
Not accepting new clients
Hello, my name is Sarah, and I practice depth psychotherapy and counselling. My approach is transpersonal integrative, which means that I tailor my therapeutic approach to my clients needs. I draw on different theoretical models including the psychodynamic model, Jung, Rogers, and Gestalt. I help clients gain a deeper understanding of their self by working through blocks and difficulties, exploring why these may have arisen, and how to learn and move on from them.
Hello, my name is Sarah, and I practice depth psychotherapy and counselling. My approach is transpersonal integrative, which means that I tailor my therapeutic approach to my clients needs. I draw on different theoretical models including the psychodynamic model, Jung, Rogers, and Gestalt. I help clients gain a deeper understanding of their self by working through blocks and difficulties, exploring why these may have arisen, and how to learn and move on from them.
020 3917 4103 View 020 3917 4103
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Rebecca Tyler
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hastings TN34
A warm welcome to you. I understand that life can sometimes feel out of our depth and it can leave us not knowing where to turn. Seeking support can feel like a daunting experience but I can assure you that there will be no expectation of you. You will be met without judgement and accepted for you, just as you are. I will provide a safe, empathic, and confidential holding space for you to talk about things that are troubling you. I believe that with the right conditions in place everybody has the ability to change their world for the better.
A warm welcome to you. I understand that life can sometimes feel out of our depth and it can leave us not knowing where to turn. Seeking support can feel like a daunting experience but I can assure you that there will be no expectation of you. You will be met without judgement and accepted for you, just as you are. I will provide a safe, empathic, and confidential holding space for you to talk about things that are troubling you. I believe that with the right conditions in place everybody has the ability to change their world for the better.
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Photo of Sue Beaney, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Sue Beaney
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hastings TN35
If you are looking to come to therapy for the first time or are wanting a deeper exploration of old troubles I can offer you my undivided attention. I know how challenging it can be and yet how exciting. I hope that together we will be able to make sense of the confusions and struggles of the twenty first century world as you experience it. Loss, relationship breakdown, anxiety and depression, trauma past or present, sexuality or gender conundrums set in the backdrop of climate crisis, war, rocketing inflation and pandemic recovery are all grist to the mill of personal growth.
If you are looking to come to therapy for the first time or are wanting a deeper exploration of old troubles I can offer you my undivided attention. I know how challenging it can be and yet how exciting. I hope that together we will be able to make sense of the confusions and struggles of the twenty first century world as you experience it. Loss, relationship breakdown, anxiety and depression, trauma past or present, sexuality or gender conundrums set in the backdrop of climate crisis, war, rocketing inflation and pandemic recovery are all grist to the mill of personal growth.
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Butterflies Child & Adolescent Counselling Service
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hastings TN34
I am a Integrative Trauma Informed Therapist & Supervisor, Registered and Accredited with the BACP, NCPS and the CMA. My trauma training has been with The Grove, Wealden Institute, Babette Rothschild, Children's Accelerated Trauma Technique, EMDR, EFT. I have two private clinical services, AAAC Counselling working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Butterflies Therapy, Wellbeing and Training Centre working with children, young people and adults. I offer 1-1 counselling, where you can explore what is important to you, to find your way forward without judgment at a pace that feels right for you.
I am a Integrative Trauma Informed Therapist & Supervisor, Registered and Accredited with the BACP, NCPS and the CMA. My trauma training has been with The Grove, Wealden Institute, Babette Rothschild, Children's Accelerated Trauma Technique, EMDR, EFT. I have two private clinical services, AAAC Counselling working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Butterflies Therapy, Wellbeing and Training Centre working with children, young people and adults. I offer 1-1 counselling, where you can explore what is important to you, to find your way forward without judgment at a pace that feels right for you.
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Photo of Savanna Sparkes, MA, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Savanna Sparkes
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hastings TN34
Asking for help can be really daunting. If you are here, reading this, and have recognised that you might benefit from the kind of support that therapy offers, then you have already taken a big step. There can be lots of reasons you might benefit from therapy. You might be dealing with a difficult time, such as an illness, bereavement, a separation. You might be feeling stressed, anxious, lost or low more often than feels ‘ok’. You might want to understand yourself better, why you feel and behave the way you do, or want to feel more alive.
Asking for help can be really daunting. If you are here, reading this, and have recognised that you might benefit from the kind of support that therapy offers, then you have already taken a big step. There can be lots of reasons you might benefit from therapy. You might be dealing with a difficult time, such as an illness, bereavement, a separation. You might be feeling stressed, anxious, lost or low more often than feels ‘ok’. You might want to understand yourself better, why you feel and behave the way you do, or want to feel more alive.
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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.