Female Counselling in Stelling Minnis, ENG

Photo of Helen Hadlow, MBACP, Counsellor
Helen Hadlow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stelling Minnis CT4
I hold a BA(Hons) in integrative relational counselling and a registered member of BACP. I have a number of years of experience working in the charity and private sector, supporting clients with a wide range of emotional issues. ​ At the heart of my counselling practice is the aim to provide a space where you can come to breathe, to be, and find unconditional acceptance, positive reflection and discover alternative narratives and perspectives for yourself. A relationship that enables that to occur, allows for the development of self-awareness, self- acceptance, hope and healing.
I hold a BA(Hons) in integrative relational counselling and a registered member of BACP. I have a number of years of experience working in the charity and private sector, supporting clients with a wide range of emotional issues. ​ At the heart of my counselling practice is the aim to provide a space where you can come to breathe, to be, and find unconditional acceptance, positive reflection and discover alternative narratives and perspectives for yourself. A relationship that enables that to occur, allows for the development of self-awareness, self- acceptance, hope and healing.
01227 931091 View 01227 931091
Photo of Teresa King, MA, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Teresa King
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stelling Minnis CT4
Therapy can be a catalyst for change helping us to regain a sense of control in our lives and begin to live life more towards our true potential. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues that impact on clients' wellbeing, offering support, empathy and a safe space to share their concerns. I work with individuals, couples, families, children, young people on short and long-term contracts in Canterbury and Waltham. I use different approaches and techniques that are tailored to clients' needs, believing that we are all individual and that ‘one size does not fit all’. I have also lived and worked extensively overseas.
Therapy can be a catalyst for change helping us to regain a sense of control in our lives and begin to live life more towards our true potential. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues that impact on clients' wellbeing, offering support, empathy and a safe space to share their concerns. I work with individuals, couples, families, children, young people on short and long-term contracts in Canterbury and Waltham. I use different approaches and techniques that are tailored to clients' needs, believing that we are all individual and that ‘one size does not fit all’. I have also lived and worked extensively overseas.
01227 931721 View 01227 931721

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Holly McCulloch, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap., Psychotherapist
Holly McCulloch
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Hello! I support adults, children and young people to better understand themselves using a mixture of talking and creative therapy. Perhaps you struggle a lot with family conflict or an inner conflict where you are your worst critic. Maybe you or your child has had a recent ADHD or Autism diagnosis and you want some time and space to understand yourself better. You may want to improve your relationship with yourself and others or you're looking for support to unblock your creativity. Most importantly, you're looking to live a more playful, engaged and meaningful life.
Hello! I support adults, children and young people to better understand themselves using a mixture of talking and creative therapy. Perhaps you struggle a lot with family conflict or an inner conflict where you are your worst critic. Maybe you or your child has had a recent ADHD or Autism diagnosis and you want some time and space to understand yourself better. You may want to improve your relationship with yourself and others or you're looking for support to unblock your creativity. Most importantly, you're looking to live a more playful, engaged and meaningful life.
01227 230967 View 01227 230967
Photo of Hannah Metternich, MBACP, Counsellor
Hannah Metternich
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Perhaps you’ve been struggling over a long time, or something more recently is affecting you. Whatever the issue, you have the safe space to talk openly and honestly about your feelings and emotions. Each session is client-led as you journey together with me to discover empowering ways to reach your answers and drive forward for change. My compassionate and empathetic style draws on a range of therapy models so that you can better understand your struggles and empower yourself to solve your problems, as therapy provides a sense of self-direction and resilience to grow.
Perhaps you’ve been struggling over a long time, or something more recently is affecting you. Whatever the issue, you have the safe space to talk openly and honestly about your feelings and emotions. Each session is client-led as you journey together with me to discover empowering ways to reach your answers and drive forward for change. My compassionate and empathetic style draws on a range of therapy models so that you can better understand your struggles and empower yourself to solve your problems, as therapy provides a sense of self-direction and resilience to grow.
View
Photo of Emily Russell, MBACP, Counsellor
Emily Russell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chartham CT4
Recent times may have had a negative impact on your mental wellbeing or your self-esteem. Existing issues may feel harder to manage, or you may feel an increase in stress or anxiety? Your relationships with your partner, family or friends may have suffered, or you may feel lonely or isolated? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed or stuck? Do you want to make changes in your life but feel unsure how to start? Whatever is happening for you, our counselling sessions will be a safe, supportive space for you to process your feelings, make sense of things and begin to move forward again. I’m here for you and will be with you each step of the way.
Recent times may have had a negative impact on your mental wellbeing or your self-esteem. Existing issues may feel harder to manage, or you may feel an increase in stress or anxiety? Your relationships with your partner, family or friends may have suffered, or you may feel lonely or isolated? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed or stuck? Do you want to make changes in your life but feel unsure how to start? Whatever is happening for you, our counselling sessions will be a safe, supportive space for you to process your feelings, make sense of things and begin to move forward again. I’m here for you and will be with you each step of the way.
01227 931513 View 01227 931513
Photo of Sarah London, MBACP Snr. Accred, Counsellor
Sarah London
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Need a breath of fresh air? Change of scenery? Anxieties and problems have weighed heavy recently and it's been very easy for things to feel like they are getting on top of us, or maybe you've been meaning to get some support for a while and now is the time to move forward and feel better. Over the years I have supported all kinds of people with a wide variety of things they find difficult and we can decide together if I am the right person and this is the right thing for you. I offer a flexible approach to counselling and counselling supervision working outdoors, walking, sitting, with my dog or yours, or both, and online.
Need a breath of fresh air? Change of scenery? Anxieties and problems have weighed heavy recently and it's been very easy for things to feel like they are getting on top of us, or maybe you've been meaning to get some support for a while and now is the time to move forward and feel better. Over the years I have supported all kinds of people with a wide variety of things they find difficult and we can decide together if I am the right person and this is the right thing for you. I offer a flexible approach to counselling and counselling supervision working outdoors, walking, sitting, with my dog or yours, or both, and online.
01604 279119 View 01604 279119
Photo of Amanda Jane Carpenter, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Amanda Jane Carpenter
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
I have a particular interest and extensive knowledge regarding supporting those who have experienced early life developmental and complex trauma, separation and loss. Often these experiences continue to impact on our lives and abilities to make and sustain healthy and emotionally secure relationships in adulthood. Although psychoanalytically trained my clinical practice uses a range of therapeutic approaches and is predominately informed by attachment based theory. I can offer both short and longer term therapeutic support to individuals, couples and groups.
I have a particular interest and extensive knowledge regarding supporting those who have experienced early life developmental and complex trauma, separation and loss. Often these experiences continue to impact on our lives and abilities to make and sustain healthy and emotionally secure relationships in adulthood. Although psychoanalytically trained my clinical practice uses a range of therapeutic approaches and is predominately informed by attachment based theory. I can offer both short and longer term therapeutic support to individuals, couples and groups.
01227 931716 View 01227 931716
Photo of Krysia Zalewska, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Krysia Zalewska
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canterbury CT4
Hello, I am a qualified and fully registered psychodynamic psychotherapist in private practice, with experience working in the NHS and the charitable sector, I have worked and continue to work with diverse group of clients. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore what might be troubling you or preventing you in experiencing your life fully. People seek therapy many reasons including anxiety, bereavement, depression, low self-esteem, self-development, stress, relationship or work issues and trauma.
Hello, I am a qualified and fully registered psychodynamic psychotherapist in private practice, with experience working in the NHS and the charitable sector, I have worked and continue to work with diverse group of clients. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore what might be troubling you or preventing you in experiencing your life fully. People seek therapy many reasons including anxiety, bereavement, depression, low self-esteem, self-development, stress, relationship or work issues and trauma.
020 3856 8832 View 020 3856 8832
Photo of Hillary Smith, MA, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Hillary Smith
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4  (Online Only)
I strive to provide a warm and non-judgemental space for my clients to talk, believing the relationship and connection between counsellor and client is fundamental to client self-exploration and personal growth. I work collaboratively with each client so I can tailor my approach, this is important, as we are all unique. Offering a safe and confidential space for the expression and understanding of feelings. I can offer the flexibility of short or longer term therapy and the frequency of sessions is entirely up to each client, options include weekly, fortnightly, a floating arrangement for those working on a changeable rota.
I strive to provide a warm and non-judgemental space for my clients to talk, believing the relationship and connection between counsellor and client is fundamental to client self-exploration and personal growth. I work collaboratively with each client so I can tailor my approach, this is important, as we are all unique. Offering a safe and confidential space for the expression and understanding of feelings. I can offer the flexibility of short or longer term therapy and the frequency of sessions is entirely up to each client, options include weekly, fortnightly, a floating arrangement for those working on a changeable rota.
01227 532623 View 01227 532623
Photo of Christina Michael, MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Christina Michael
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist fully accredited with the BABCP. I am also a training Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in advanced clinical studies with the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (a UKCP accredited course). My experience has varied from working with child, adolescent and adult trauma, neurodiversity’s such as ADHD, Autism and Sensory Difficulties, to a number of psychological disorders in the NHS and IAPT services. I have worked with a range of ages and diverse backgrounds and my work outside of private practice is currently trauma focused.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist fully accredited with the BABCP. I am also a training Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in advanced clinical studies with the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (a UKCP accredited course). My experience has varied from working with child, adolescent and adult trauma, neurodiversity’s such as ADHD, Autism and Sensory Difficulties, to a number of psychological disorders in the NHS and IAPT services. I have worked with a range of ages and diverse backgrounds and my work outside of private practice is currently trauma focused.
01227 532748 View 01227 532748
Photo of Nettie Amorati, MBACP, Counsellor
Nettie Amorati
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Hi, I'm Nettie and welcome to my practice called My Safe Space Therapy. I'm a fully qualified psycho-therapeutic counsellor with over 9 years experience. I'm a trauma-informed counsellor and I work in an integrative way. Based on my clients' needs, I draw on different counselling theories, such as humanistic, psychodynamic and CBT (and its derivatives). I may also do inner child work, use sand play and props, eg stones and shells, Playdoh and other sensory toys to help the client. I'm a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and I abide by its Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals.
Hi, I'm Nettie and welcome to my practice called My Safe Space Therapy. I'm a fully qualified psycho-therapeutic counsellor with over 9 years experience. I'm a trauma-informed counsellor and I work in an integrative way. Based on my clients' needs, I draw on different counselling theories, such as humanistic, psychodynamic and CBT (and its derivatives). I may also do inner child work, use sand play and props, eg stones and shells, Playdoh and other sensory toys to help the client. I'm a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and I abide by its Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals.
01227 202399 View 01227 202399
Photo of Kylie Stark, MBACP, Counsellor
Kylie Stark
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Are you struggling with your thoughts and feelings? Are you stuck in patterns that you want to untangle and break? Do you want understand and be understood? I am a warm and compassionate counsellor that offers short term and open ended counselling in a supportive, confidential and non-judgemental environment. In this unique space, you will be listened to and truly heard. I believe that counselling is an invaluable, healing and empowering experience which can allow a person to gain better awareness of self, others and understand past patterns and behaviours.
Are you struggling with your thoughts and feelings? Are you stuck in patterns that you want to untangle and break? Do you want understand and be understood? I am a warm and compassionate counsellor that offers short term and open ended counselling in a supportive, confidential and non-judgemental environment. In this unique space, you will be listened to and truly heard. I believe that counselling is an invaluable, healing and empowering experience which can allow a person to gain better awareness of self, others and understand past patterns and behaviours.
01227 947876 View 01227 947876
Photo of Alexandra Venn (Âû), MBACP, Counsellor
Alexandra Venn (Âû)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Hi. How are you? How are you coping? Do you wish for contentment and vibrancy in life? Do you wonder who you are? Would you like to be seen? Listened to? Do you long to be understood? My name is Alex and I endeavour to provide you with a slice of time that is all about you. I will hold space for your worries, doubts, your joys, and your sorrows. Anything you bring here is welcome.
Hi. How are you? How are you coping? Do you wish for contentment and vibrancy in life? Do you wonder who you are? Would you like to be seen? Listened to? Do you long to be understood? My name is Alex and I endeavour to provide you with a slice of time that is all about you. I will hold space for your worries, doubts, your joys, and your sorrows. Anything you bring here is welcome.
01604 279745 View 01604 279745
Photo of Alice Lawrence, MA, BPC, Psychotherapist
Alice Lawrence
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Psychotherapist specialising in work with children, young people and families. I offer support for a wide range of psychological, behavioural and emotional difficulties, including trauma, with a focus on tailoring to individual or family needs. My approach encompasses sessions on a one-to-one basis, as well as with families or groups. I can provide short and long-term interventions. I care deeply about fostering emotional health and wellbeing, dedicated to achieving lasting change.
Psychotherapist specialising in work with children, young people and families. I offer support for a wide range of psychological, behavioural and emotional difficulties, including trauma, with a focus on tailoring to individual or family needs. My approach encompasses sessions on a one-to-one basis, as well as with families or groups. I can provide short and long-term interventions. I care deeply about fostering emotional health and wellbeing, dedicated to achieving lasting change.
01227 204636 View 01227 204636
Photo of Laura Jacobs, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Laura Jacobs
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Waitlist for new clients
If you are struggling with intense feelings of fear, anxiety and sadness and if you find yourself full of panic, despair and frustration you may be trying to understand why you are trapped in these feelings much of the time. If you ruminate on situations, worry about past events, struggle to connect to those in your life and find your days consumed by worry, anger and stress, then a period of therapy may help you to gain insight into the origins of your emotional distress.
If you are struggling with intense feelings of fear, anxiety and sadness and if you find yourself full of panic, despair and frustration you may be trying to understand why you are trapped in these feelings much of the time. If you ruminate on situations, worry about past events, struggle to connect to those in your life and find your days consumed by worry, anger and stress, then a period of therapy may help you to gain insight into the origins of your emotional distress.
01797 331717 View 01797 331717
Photo of Selina Pryor, MBACP, Counsellor
Selina Pryor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
If your everyday life and general wellbeing are being affected by how you’re feeling, it is a good time to get some help. I am Lead Counsellor at Pilgrims Hospices and I work as a school counsellor. In my private practice I offer individual counselling for young people and adults. Counselling can offer the space and time needed to work through experiences and issues, it is an opportunity to be heard and to feel understood. It can help in building better self-awareness, relationships and overall quality of life. Choosing a counsellor that feels like the right person is really important.
If your everyday life and general wellbeing are being affected by how you’re feeling, it is a good time to get some help. I am Lead Counsellor at Pilgrims Hospices and I work as a school counsellor. In my private practice I offer individual counselling for young people and adults. Counselling can offer the space and time needed to work through experiences and issues, it is an opportunity to be heard and to feel understood. It can help in building better self-awareness, relationships and overall quality of life. Choosing a counsellor that feels like the right person is really important.
01227 947993 View 01227 947993
Photo of Dr Denitsa Radeva-Petrova, DCounsPsych, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Dr Denitsa Radeva-Petrova
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Do you feel overwhelmed in social situations, worrying how others perceive you? Are you having trouble sleeping or waking up in the middle of the night with your heart racing? Or perhaps on some days it is a real challenge to wake up and find the motivation to get out of bed, wondering ‘what’s the point?’ Sometimes, it might be difficult to share your thoughts and feelings with your family and friends. I aim to offer you a safe, confidential space to explore what is on your mind.
Do you feel overwhelmed in social situations, worrying how others perceive you? Are you having trouble sleeping or waking up in the middle of the night with your heart racing? Or perhaps on some days it is a real challenge to wake up and find the motivation to get out of bed, wondering ‘what’s the point?’ Sometimes, it might be difficult to share your thoughts and feelings with your family and friends. I aim to offer you a safe, confidential space to explore what is on your mind.
01227 931098 View 01227 931098
Photo of Charlie Kidd, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
Charlie Kidd
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
I'll seek to offer you the right balance of warmth, immediacy and directness. You perhaps have some difficulties in your life and your experience that you want to work through with someone who will warmly and compassionately contain you and listen to you, as we work in partnership to resolve and heal issues. You are coming to me because you are wishing to work with a therapist with high emotional intelligence and strong life and communication skills. Finally, consider working with me because I work from a beautiful and discreet location, close to Canterbury or because perhaps you want to work online flexibly.
I'll seek to offer you the right balance of warmth, immediacy and directness. You perhaps have some difficulties in your life and your experience that you want to work through with someone who will warmly and compassionately contain you and listen to you, as we work in partnership to resolve and heal issues. You are coming to me because you are wishing to work with a therapist with high emotional intelligence and strong life and communication skills. Finally, consider working with me because I work from a beautiful and discreet location, close to Canterbury or because perhaps you want to work online flexibly.
01227 532721 View 01227 532721
Photo of Ellie Saville, MBACP, Counsellor
Ellie Saville
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canterbury CT1
Do you feel like you’re treading water like you might be pulled under? Are you struggling to cope with overwhelming feelings of uncertainty, or loss? Maybe you’re having relationship difficulties, or you are feeling isolated and aren’t sure which way to turn. Counselling can feel like a lifeline to help you better understand the challenges happening in your life. I will help you gain clearer insight and feel better able to cope with the issues and decisions you are faced with.
Do you feel like you’re treading water like you might be pulled under? Are you struggling to cope with overwhelming feelings of uncertainty, or loss? Maybe you’re having relationship difficulties, or you are feeling isolated and aren’t sure which way to turn. Counselling can feel like a lifeline to help you better understand the challenges happening in your life. I will help you gain clearer insight and feel better able to cope with the issues and decisions you are faced with.
01483 967385 View 01483 967385
Photo of Nikolett Megyeri, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Nikolett Megyeri
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Petham CT4
Have you ever felt that nobody really gets you? Have you ever been thinking I just do not fit in? If only someone would understand you! I know how lonely that can feel. When we find ourselves making the same mistakes over and over again despite following advice from our family or friends, its time to reach out to someone who can give you a better understanding why do we make the choices we make and how can we break the cycle of bad decisions.
Have you ever felt that nobody really gets you? Have you ever been thinking I just do not fit in? If only someone would understand you! I know how lonely that can feel. When we find ourselves making the same mistakes over and over again despite following advice from our family or friends, its time to reach out to someone who can give you a better understanding why do we make the choices we make and how can we break the cycle of bad decisions.
01227 202239 View 01227 202239
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.