Female Counselling in Southampton, ENG

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Changing Pages Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southampton SO52
My name is Angeline, I am a trained Therapist, Supervisor, EMDR therapist (Course accredited by EMDR Europe), Couples Counsellor and Children's and Young person Therapist. I have many years experience in private practice working with adults, couples and young people. I have worked as a trauma therapist . My approach is tailored to individuals as a Humanistic/Person-centred Therapist, integrating other types of therapy such as CBT.
My name is Angeline, I am a trained Therapist, Supervisor, EMDR therapist (Course accredited by EMDR Europe), Couples Counsellor and Children's and Young person Therapist. I have many years experience in private practice working with adults, couples and young people. I have worked as a trauma therapist . My approach is tailored to individuals as a Humanistic/Person-centred Therapist, integrating other types of therapy such as CBT.
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Alana Sketcher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO31
Hello, My name is Alana, I am a fully qualified Humanistic Counsellor based at Watt Health in Sarisbury Green and Totton Creative Hub. I believe that nothing is more important than the relationship between client and counsellor and therefore my main aim is to offer you a space where you feel comfortable and safe to be able to talk and work through your feelings.
Hello, My name is Alana, I am a fully qualified Humanistic Counsellor based at Watt Health in Sarisbury Green and Totton Creative Hub. I believe that nothing is more important than the relationship between client and counsellor and therefore my main aim is to offer you a space where you feel comfortable and safe to be able to talk and work through your feelings.
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Bridge Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO14
Life can be very challenging & overwhelming and we may need extra support. It takes enormous courage to reach out & ask for help. Asking for help is a daunting experience in itself. You've taken the first step to seek guidance and support. Are you struggling with some of life's difficulties, and/or been diagnosed with health problems. I have vast experience with the military. If your feeling overwhelmed and would like to be heard, and to explore your thoughts and feelings and don't want to be judged, then you have come to the right place. I offer what I hope is affordable counselling.
Life can be very challenging & overwhelming and we may need extra support. It takes enormous courage to reach out & ask for help. Asking for help is a daunting experience in itself. You've taken the first step to seek guidance and support. Are you struggling with some of life's difficulties, and/or been diagnosed with health problems. I have vast experience with the military. If your feeling overwhelmed and would like to be heard, and to explore your thoughts and feelings and don't want to be judged, then you have come to the right place. I offer what I hope is affordable counselling.
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Emma Sacker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO31
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently NOT taking new clients and will update when I have more space. You will have your own reasons for coming to therapy. You may be finding it hard to cope, have a desire for change or life’s challenges may leave you anxious, stressed or depressed. You may feel stuck and unable to move forward or alone with difficult thoughts and feelings. I'm an empathetic, non-judgemental therapist who offers a confidential space where you can feel safe, understood and trusted as you start to explore the reasons why you feel as you do. I will support you to understand the challenges you face and the changes you wish to make.
I am currently NOT taking new clients and will update when I have more space. You will have your own reasons for coming to therapy. You may be finding it hard to cope, have a desire for change or life’s challenges may leave you anxious, stressed or depressed. You may feel stuck and unable to move forward or alone with difficult thoughts and feelings. I'm an empathetic, non-judgemental therapist who offers a confidential space where you can feel safe, understood and trusted as you start to explore the reasons why you feel as you do. I will support you to understand the challenges you face and the changes you wish to make.
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Julie Blandford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO18
I will support you with whatever situation is causing you distress by encouraging you to express your thoughts, feelings and emotions about the situation, the possible cause and the impact it is having on you. I will provide you with a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space to share your worries and fears in confidence. You will gain the opportunity to discover a better insight into yourself, your situation and the way you relate to others, helping you to identify your own solutions to the situation. This may range from acceptance of yourself or your situation to achieving an outcome which provides a new found inner happiness.
I will support you with whatever situation is causing you distress by encouraging you to express your thoughts, feelings and emotions about the situation, the possible cause and the impact it is having on you. I will provide you with a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space to share your worries and fears in confidence. You will gain the opportunity to discover a better insight into yourself, your situation and the way you relate to others, helping you to identify your own solutions to the situation. This may range from acceptance of yourself or your situation to achieving an outcome which provides a new found inner happiness.
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Diane Julie Taylor
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO15
Are you sad, experiencing an ongoing battle with low mood and depression? Do you need time and space to work through what's causing your anxiety , stress, upset in your life? Does the daily struggle leave you exhausted and feeling like you want to give up? Physical symptoms are a result of an overthinking mind, negative thought patterns and habits that are causing you emotional distress. You are not alone and effective therapy can be a life changing process enabling you to feel happier and more fulfilled. Taking back control needs new skills, coping mechanisms and a different perspective - making the call is the first step.
Are you sad, experiencing an ongoing battle with low mood and depression? Do you need time and space to work through what's causing your anxiety , stress, upset in your life? Does the daily struggle leave you exhausted and feeling like you want to give up? Physical symptoms are a result of an overthinking mind, negative thought patterns and habits that are causing you emotional distress. You are not alone and effective therapy can be a life changing process enabling you to feel happier and more fulfilled. Taking back control needs new skills, coping mechanisms and a different perspective - making the call is the first step.
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Alina Vyslynska
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16  (Online Only)
Starting personal therapy is a big decision and it makes sense to wonder where to start and which psychotherapist to choose. How would you know what’s right for you? Making the decision to tell someone about the things that bother you most is not an easy one. However, if you are here, I would guess there’s a need to talk. Whatever it is - whether it is problems in the present, memories of the past or worries about the future - I can promise you a safe and confidential space to talk about it. A journey to find out what can make things better for you is a lot easier if you’re not alone in it.
Starting personal therapy is a big decision and it makes sense to wonder where to start and which psychotherapist to choose. How would you know what’s right for you? Making the decision to tell someone about the things that bother you most is not an easy one. However, if you are here, I would guess there’s a need to talk. Whatever it is - whether it is problems in the present, memories of the past or worries about the future - I can promise you a safe and confidential space to talk about it. A journey to find out what can make things better for you is a lot easier if you’re not alone in it.
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Kathy Jones
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Southampton SO45
I coach busy people who want to live intentionally and with courage. Who want to spend their precious lives working and living in ways that 'feel right' and bring them joy, fulfilment and success. I can help you cut through competing demands and progress towards goals that really matter to you. I can help you unhook from fears or self-doubts that might be holding you back. I truly believe that everyone has this in them. In my 20 years working as a psychologist I have helped people from many walks of life including teachers, parents, academics, scientists, other psychologists and therapists. Email me for a free confidential chat.
I coach busy people who want to live intentionally and with courage. Who want to spend their precious lives working and living in ways that 'feel right' and bring them joy, fulfilment and success. I can help you cut through competing demands and progress towards goals that really matter to you. I can help you unhook from fears or self-doubts that might be holding you back. I truly believe that everyone has this in them. In my 20 years working as a psychologist I have helped people from many walks of life including teachers, parents, academics, scientists, other psychologists and therapists. Email me for a free confidential chat.
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Katy Jones
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO31
Modern life seems to offer more and more challenges, and more and more people are looking for support in facing them. As a counsellor, my role is to provide space and guidance to help you negotiate the current situation you are in, find some understanding, relieve emotional and psychological pain and stress, and return some balance to your life to help you face the demands of the modern world. Exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours with someone from outside your day-to-day life often leads to a fresh perspective, and perhaps a renewed vision for the future. Not only for you, but for the important people in your life too.
Modern life seems to offer more and more challenges, and more and more people are looking for support in facing them. As a counsellor, my role is to provide space and guidance to help you negotiate the current situation you are in, find some understanding, relieve emotional and psychological pain and stress, and return some balance to your life to help you face the demands of the modern world. Exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours with someone from outside your day-to-day life often leads to a fresh perspective, and perhaps a renewed vision for the future. Not only for you, but for the important people in your life too.
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Debi King
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO30
I am a BABCP accredited CBT & EMDR Therapist with over a decade of extensive experience in therapy treatments for anxiety presentations such as PTSD, Complex Trauma, Depression, Low Self Esteem, Disordered Eating, Emotional Dysregulation and the various anxiety disorders - OCD, generalised anxiety disorder, Health Anxiety, Social Phobia, Panic disorder skin picking and more. I offer a friendly and professional approach and I understand how anxiety provoking therapy can be - why not give me a call or send a WhatsApp or email me? I would happily have a brief chat with you to put your mind at ease.
I am a BABCP accredited CBT & EMDR Therapist with over a decade of extensive experience in therapy treatments for anxiety presentations such as PTSD, Complex Trauma, Depression, Low Self Esteem, Disordered Eating, Emotional Dysregulation and the various anxiety disorders - OCD, generalised anxiety disorder, Health Anxiety, Social Phobia, Panic disorder skin picking and more. I offer a friendly and professional approach and I understand how anxiety provoking therapy can be - why not give me a call or send a WhatsApp or email me? I would happily have a brief chat with you to put your mind at ease.
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Vicky Drinkwater
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO32
Hello, my name is Vicky and I am glad you are here. I am a passionate and dedicated counsellor specialising in helping individuals and couples navigate their relationship challenges. Whether you’re dealing with intimacy issues, recovering from an affair, or feeling stuck and unable to move forward, I am here to support you. Many of my clients come to me feeling hopeless, stuck, and lost in their relationships, unable to move forward or reconnect with their partners. I specialise in guiding clients through these difficult times, helping them rebuild their self-esteem and confidence, and rediscovering the joy and connection they crave
Hello, my name is Vicky and I am glad you are here. I am a passionate and dedicated counsellor specialising in helping individuals and couples navigate their relationship challenges. Whether you’re dealing with intimacy issues, recovering from an affair, or feeling stuck and unable to move forward, I am here to support you. Many of my clients come to me feeling hopeless, stuck, and lost in their relationships, unable to move forward or reconnect with their partners. I specialise in guiding clients through these difficult times, helping them rebuild their self-esteem and confidence, and rediscovering the joy and connection they crave
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Clare Lay
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO32
I am a fully qualified Relationship Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist in private practice, I trained with Relate and a member of the BACP, NCPS and am a Registered Member of COSRT (Regulatory body for sex therapists). At my Private Practice in Hampshire, LinkedUp Counselling (Please see website), I help individual and couple clients with relationship challenges, including communication and intimacy. I also offer therapy called "Single Session Therapy" where it is possible to come along for a slightly longer session and discuss one issue, with more help available if this is not enough.
I am a fully qualified Relationship Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist in private practice, I trained with Relate and a member of the BACP, NCPS and am a Registered Member of COSRT (Regulatory body for sex therapists). At my Private Practice in Hampshire, LinkedUp Counselling (Please see website), I help individual and couple clients with relationship challenges, including communication and intimacy. I also offer therapy called "Single Session Therapy" where it is possible to come along for a slightly longer session and discuss one issue, with more help available if this is not enough.
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Lisa Jones
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40  (Online Only)
We need therapy at certain stages in our life to help us process feelings and thoughts - it can provide a way to manage difficult emotions and talk about ourselves in a confidential space away from loved ones and friends. My background is in Person-Centred and Existential Counselling, and I’ve been helping people since 2004. Over the years, I’ve incorporated various theories and practices into my approach, allowing me to offer a personalised, humanistic therapeutic experience. I work with individuals and couples online using Teams or Zoom.
We need therapy at certain stages in our life to help us process feelings and thoughts - it can provide a way to manage difficult emotions and talk about ourselves in a confidential space away from loved ones and friends. My background is in Person-Centred and Existential Counselling, and I’ve been helping people since 2004. Over the years, I’ve incorporated various theories and practices into my approach, allowing me to offer a personalised, humanistic therapeutic experience. I work with individuals and couples online using Teams or Zoom.
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Catherine Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO32
I believe I know what matters in building a safe and trusting environment to enable personal change and growth. I have chosen to base my counselling ethos on a Humanistic modality which includes the belief each of us has the ability, drive and autonomy within ourselves to resolve emotional issues, conflicts and life changing events. I also recognise we all need a bit of help and support in times of distress.
I believe I know what matters in building a safe and trusting environment to enable personal change and growth. I have chosen to base my counselling ethos on a Humanistic modality which includes the belief each of us has the ability, drive and autonomy within ourselves to resolve emotional issues, conflicts and life changing events. I also recognise we all need a bit of help and support in times of distress.
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Catherine Carter
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO31
Hi, I'm Catherine and I am a BACP registered Person Centred counsellor. At times we can feel overwhelmed by life - past experiences, difficulties in the present and fears about the future. Counselling can be very helpful during these difficult times. It can enable us change the way we think about feel about things. It can help us explore our thoughts surrounding a particular issue, even when that might be challenging, and increase our self-confidence and self-esteem as we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves. By talking through things we all have the power to change our thinking and thrive as a result.
Hi, I'm Catherine and I am a BACP registered Person Centred counsellor. At times we can feel overwhelmed by life - past experiences, difficulties in the present and fears about the future. Counselling can be very helpful during these difficult times. It can enable us change the way we think about feel about things. It can help us explore our thoughts surrounding a particular issue, even when that might be challenging, and increase our self-confidence and self-esteem as we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves. By talking through things we all have the power to change our thinking and thrive as a result.
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Sharon Gayle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO19  (Online Only)
Hi, thanks for stopping by for a visit to my page. You might have stopped by because you are struggling with life’s challenges past or present and feel stuck in the same old place? Are these difficulties dictating how you live and feel? If the answer is yes, I can help you facilitate the changes you want for your life, by offering you a safe confidential space to explore who you are? Your wants, fears, anxieties, stresses? Meeting you where you are, and at your pace, without judgement. My approach is a tailor made holistic, whole self-approach, looking at the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of ourselves.
Hi, thanks for stopping by for a visit to my page. You might have stopped by because you are struggling with life’s challenges past or present and feel stuck in the same old place? Are these difficulties dictating how you live and feel? If the answer is yes, I can help you facilitate the changes you want for your life, by offering you a safe confidential space to explore who you are? Your wants, fears, anxieties, stresses? Meeting you where you are, and at your pace, without judgement. My approach is a tailor made holistic, whole self-approach, looking at the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of ourselves.
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Michela Trainini
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
We all get stuck, from time to time. Sometimes it feels like we cannot move forward. It can be frustrating, constraining and painful. Yet there is energy behind every blockage, and looking at it from above – as if from a bridge – can be the first step to unlocking our potential. This is what I aim to offer to my clients. My approach is creative, in that it adapts to individual needs, and culturally sensitive, as it draws on my experience of transit and change. I practise in English and Italian. Face to face and online.
We all get stuck, from time to time. Sometimes it feels like we cannot move forward. It can be frustrating, constraining and painful. Yet there is energy behind every blockage, and looking at it from above – as if from a bridge – can be the first step to unlocking our potential. This is what I aim to offer to my clients. My approach is creative, in that it adapts to individual needs, and culturally sensitive, as it draws on my experience of transit and change. I practise in English and Italian. Face to face and online.
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laura Mearns
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO18
Hello and welcome. I have many years experience working as a counsellor and I support adults and young people aged 13 and over in the Southampton and Romsey areas. I can help with difficulties such as; anxiety, depression, low mood, self-esteem and relationships. I also specialise in childhood and adult trauma. I offer face to face, online and telephone sessions, depending on what works best for you.
Hello and welcome. I have many years experience working as a counsellor and I support adults and young people aged 13 and over in the Southampton and Romsey areas. I can help with difficulties such as; anxiety, depression, low mood, self-esteem and relationships. I also specialise in childhood and adult trauma. I offer face to face, online and telephone sessions, depending on what works best for you.
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Conny Golde
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO14
Whether you're struggling with anxiety, stress, relationship issues, or any other personal challenges, your needs will be safely met. With extensive experience working with couples and individuals, I'm committed to your progress. I support and guide you towards greater clarity and emotional stability.
Whether you're struggling with anxiety, stress, relationship issues, or any other personal challenges, your needs will be safely met. With extensive experience working with couples and individuals, I'm committed to your progress. I support and guide you towards greater clarity and emotional stability.
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Ewa Anna Jesionowska-Aucamp
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO15
Life can be a struggle and sometimes we need extra help. You may have feeling of being stuck and lost, or you can’t achieve the things that you want. Often this can turn in to criticism and self blame. Counselling offers you a safe, confidential space to talk about anything you might be going through and to support whatever growth or change you would like in your life.
Life can be a struggle and sometimes we need extra help. You may have feeling of being stuck and lost, or you can’t achieve the things that you want. Often this can turn in to criticism and self blame. Counselling offers you a safe, confidential space to talk about anything you might be going through and to support whatever growth or change you would like in your life.
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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.