Female Counselling in Sturry, ENG

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Helen Hadlow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sturry CT2
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.
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Sue Rosemary Nyirenda
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sturry CT2  (Online Only)
Coming to counselling is an adventure! It can be immense fun and incredibly inspirational. It can also be hard and will certainly make you take a good look at yourself! If you want to make changes in your life then counselling is one of the most effective ways to do it... and I will help you along the way, walking alongside you, giving you support. It is a great privilege for me - and I deeply value the vulnerable person (within all of us) that counselling helps to find the courage to reveal. I work with kindness, warmth and respect, and our relationship will become strong - yet I will challenge you - but in a caring and gentle way.
Coming to counselling is an adventure! It can be immense fun and incredibly inspirational. It can also be hard and will certainly make you take a good look at yourself! If you want to make changes in your life then counselling is one of the most effective ways to do it... and I will help you along the way, walking alongside you, giving you support. It is a great privilege for me - and I deeply value the vulnerable person (within all of us) that counselling helps to find the courage to reveal. I work with kindness, warmth and respect, and our relationship will become strong - yet I will challenge you - but in a caring and gentle way.
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Christina Michael
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Sturry CT2
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 focus often being related to trauma and self-identity.
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 focus often being related to trauma and self-identity.
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Emily Russell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sturry CT2
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.
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Vivienne Pettman MBACP - Fairwinds Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
Hello my names Vivienne I am passionate in helping individuals to feel heard and understood. I help my clients to be able to open up and feel safe to explore thoughts and feelings that have been painful to visit I help clients to be able to express themselves in ways they may not be able to outside of the counselling environment, my clients leave feeling empowered to come back and unpack the things that have been holding them back from making decisions that benefit them and not to please others . Ultimately I want my clients to feel empowered and comfortable to be themselves in a society that demands conformity.
Hello my names Vivienne I am passionate in helping individuals to feel heard and understood. I help my clients to be able to open up and feel safe to explore thoughts and feelings that have been painful to visit I help clients to be able to express themselves in ways they may not be able to outside of the counselling environment, my clients leave feeling empowered to come back and unpack the things that have been holding them back from making decisions that benefit them and not to please others . Ultimately I want my clients to feel empowered and comfortable to be themselves in a society that demands conformity.
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Emma Wilson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canterbury CT1
Hi, I’m Emma and I understand life can be challenging, confusing, overwhelming, stressful and often very difficult at times. Sometimes life can just get on top of us, and sometimes something happens to trigger us. Either way, you don’t have to manage this on your own. I understand that coping with the pressures of daily life alongside your own internal struggles can be difficult. I can help you to work through your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and emotions; to help you make sense of your world. I use an integrative approach, I use a range of methods to assist me in my practice, selecting those which are best suited for you.
Hi, I’m Emma and I understand life can be challenging, confusing, overwhelming, stressful and often very difficult at times. Sometimes life can just get on top of us, and sometimes something happens to trigger us. Either way, you don’t have to manage this on your own. I understand that coping with the pressures of daily life alongside your own internal struggles can be difficult. I can help you to work through your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and emotions; to help you make sense of your world. I use an integrative approach, I use a range of methods to assist me in my practice, selecting those which are best suited for you.
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Keila Barnard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello and welcome to my profile! Let me first answer a question which most people ask, which is about how to pronounce my name, I’m Keila - think Sheila with a K. I am a qualified and experienced ‘integrative’ therapist and clinical supervisor. The ‘integrative’ bit means that that I am trained in, and can draw on, a range of skills aiming to find the way of working which suits you best. Therapy with me is a collaborative experience where we work together to look at the source of the problem and find ways of enabling you to move forward in an authentic way. Sessions can be on a short or long term basis.
Hello and welcome to my profile! Let me first answer a question which most people ask, which is about how to pronounce my name, I’m Keila - think Sheila with a K. I am a qualified and experienced ‘integrative’ therapist and clinical supervisor. The ‘integrative’ bit means that that I am trained in, and can draw on, a range of skills aiming to find the way of working which suits you best. Therapy with me is a collaborative experience where we work together to look at the source of the problem and find ways of enabling you to move forward in an authentic way. Sessions can be on a short or long term basis.
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Colette O'Connor
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1  (Online Only)
From childhood we are given messages about the ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ ways to feel, think and behave – messages that can teach us that we must hide or supress aspects of our authentic selves in order to be acceptable to others. If you’re an LGBTQ+ person, your sexuality and gender might completely unrelated to what has brought you to counselling, but you still want to know that your therapist will affirm these parts of you. In my online therapy room, you are invited to be your whole uncensored self in the company of somebody who values you unconditionally and really listens. I am a queer therapist with trauma informed training.
From childhood we are given messages about the ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ ways to feel, think and behave – messages that can teach us that we must hide or supress aspects of our authentic selves in order to be acceptable to others. If you’re an LGBTQ+ person, your sexuality and gender might completely unrelated to what has brought you to counselling, but you still want to know that your therapist will affirm these parts of you. In my online therapy room, you are invited to be your whole uncensored self in the company of somebody who values you unconditionally and really listens. I am a queer therapist with trauma informed training.
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Hillary Smith
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT2  (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.
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Hannah Metternich
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or simply in need of a safe space to explore your thoughts and emotions? I’m Hannah, a compassionate and dedicated integrative therapist who understands how challenging life can be. It’s vital to have someone who truly listens without judgement, and I’m here to offer that support. Clients often tell me that our work together makes them feel safe, understood, and accepted. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or navigating neurodivergent challenges, my goal is to help you explore your experiences, gain deeper understanding, and develop self-awareness.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or simply in need of a safe space to explore your thoughts and emotions? I’m Hannah, a compassionate and dedicated integrative therapist who understands how challenging life can be. It’s vital to have someone who truly listens without judgement, and I’m here to offer that support. Clients often tell me that our work together makes them feel safe, understood, and accepted. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or navigating neurodivergent challenges, my goal is to help you explore your experiences, gain deeper understanding, and develop self-awareness.
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Holly McCulloch
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
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.
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Dr. Helen Neame
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT2
As a UKCP registered psychotherapist with over 15 years experience, I am also an accredited EMDR practitioner and a creative arts therapist. I use various techniques to help my clients process and heal their difficulties. tSee my website: myembodiedpsyche.com. I also offer small group (2-4 people) therapy using the deeply grounding and healing powers of clay therapy - the cost per session for group therapy is reduced to £30 per session.
As a UKCP registered psychotherapist with over 15 years experience, I am also an accredited EMDR practitioner and a creative arts therapist. I use various techniques to help my clients process and heal their difficulties. tSee my website: myembodiedpsyche.com. I also offer small group (2-4 people) therapy using the deeply grounding and healing powers of clay therapy - the cost per session for group therapy is reduced to £30 per session.
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Maria Malster
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT2
Hi my name is Maria Malster and I am a qualified and registered integrative counsellor working with adults and adolescents. I am accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and psychotherapists - BACP and I abide by their ethical framework. I am passionate about supporting other people through difficult times In their lives and I have over 6 years experience working with survivors of sexual assault. I am a warm, caring and empathic person who can offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where together we can explore the difficulties worrying you.
Hi my name is Maria Malster and I am a qualified and registered integrative counsellor working with adults and adolescents. I am accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and psychotherapists - BACP and I abide by their ethical framework. I am passionate about supporting other people through difficult times In their lives and I have over 6 years experience working with survivors of sexual assault. I am a warm, caring and empathic person who can offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where together we can explore the difficulties worrying you.
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Aurora Therapy Centre
Counsellor, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
Hello - I am a qualified therapist with over 14 years experience working with adults and children within the NHS and in Private Pratice . I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation. I am now a fully qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist. I am pleased to announce I have been awarded ; Aurora Therapy Centre-Keeley Psychosexual Therapist of the Year - South East England
Hello - I am a qualified therapist with over 14 years experience working with adults and children within the NHS and in Private Pratice . I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation. I am now a fully qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist. I am pleased to announce I have been awarded ; Aurora Therapy Centre-Keeley Psychosexual Therapist of the Year - South East England
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Georgia Stirling Lord
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
Sometimes life can be tough and worries can become too much for children, young people and the adults in their lives. A child and adolescent trained psychotherapist can listen carefully and think together with each person to help make sense of the difficulties. Research suggests that psychotherapy has longer term effects and that even when you finish you will have a memory of your therapy and your therapist which does not go away. Psychotherapy is not just about clearing up symptoms but is concerned with overall long term development for all.
Sometimes life can be tough and worries can become too much for children, young people and the adults in their lives. A child and adolescent trained psychotherapist can listen carefully and think together with each person to help make sense of the difficulties. Research suggests that psychotherapy has longer term effects and that even when you finish you will have a memory of your therapy and your therapist which does not go away. Psychotherapy is not just about clearing up symptoms but is concerned with overall long term development for all.
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Vela Robinson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
We all face times in our lives when we feel lost, anxious, and overwhelmed. We may find it hard to get out of bed in the morning, or feel like no-one will understand what we are going through. Sometimes intense memories of a loss or a traumatic event in our past may be hindering us from moving forward, creating painful patterns in our day to day lives. Perhaps we just feel that something is 'off' and sense that we are not living our lives in the most fulfilling and meaningful way possible. I am a qualified Integrative counsellor trained to work with adults and young people, and want to help you find a way forward.
We all face times in our lives when we feel lost, anxious, and overwhelmed. We may find it hard to get out of bed in the morning, or feel like no-one will understand what we are going through. Sometimes intense memories of a loss or a traumatic event in our past may be hindering us from moving forward, creating painful patterns in our day to day lives. Perhaps we just feel that something is 'off' and sense that we are not living our lives in the most fulfilling and meaningful way possible. I am a qualified Integrative counsellor trained to work with adults and young people, and want to help you find a way forward.
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Patricia Ann Murphy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canterbury CT1
We are all unique but our shared humanity means that we all struggle.With over 40yrs experience of working in mental health I have learnt that one of the most helpful interventions for a human in distress is to help them clarify their values and to use this information as leverage to facilitate the inevitable behavioural change that is needed for a life lived well. I have found that combining CBT with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) promotes symptom reduction but also helps patient's to reconnect with what is important in their lives. If you're reading this I'm guessing you're feeling stuck-maybe I can help with that.
We are all unique but our shared humanity means that we all struggle.With over 40yrs experience of working in mental health I have learnt that one of the most helpful interventions for a human in distress is to help them clarify their values and to use this information as leverage to facilitate the inevitable behavioural change that is needed for a life lived well. I have found that combining CBT with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) promotes symptom reduction but also helps patient's to reconnect with what is important in their lives. If you're reading this I'm guessing you're feeling stuck-maybe I can help with that.
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Sara Biddle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
Are you struggling to connect with the things that matter in your life? Perhaps your thoughts and emotions are leaving you feeling overwhelmed. You might be worrying about the future and/or finding it difficult to deal with your past. These struggles may be impacting upon your motivation, you may be feeling tearful, experiencing disturbed sleep, using substances to numb your pain. Right now you are feeling stuck and are seeking someone to come alongside you and help you to explore a way forward. Our therapeutic relationship can pave the way to an empowering, successful and enlightening experience.
Are you struggling to connect with the things that matter in your life? Perhaps your thoughts and emotions are leaving you feeling overwhelmed. You might be worrying about the future and/or finding it difficult to deal with your past. These struggles may be impacting upon your motivation, you may be feeling tearful, experiencing disturbed sleep, using substances to numb your pain. Right now you are feeling stuck and are seeking someone to come alongside you and help you to explore a way forward. Our therapeutic relationship can pave the way to an empowering, successful and enlightening experience.
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Isabel Little
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT2
The search for a counsellor is the first positive step towards making changes in your life, yet I understand it can also be a daunting process. There are times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed, stressed, depressed or anxious. I'm an integrative counsellor, this means that I can draw from a wide range of approaches which will be unique for each client. I don’t believe in a single way of doing things and this enables me to be flexible in my approach by supporting you and your individual needs. Together we can explore these feelings and uncover the way back to feeling better and brighter about your life.
The search for a counsellor is the first positive step towards making changes in your life, yet I understand it can also be a daunting process. There are times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed, stressed, depressed or anxious. I'm an integrative counsellor, this means that I can draw from a wide range of approaches which will be unique for each client. I don’t believe in a single way of doing things and this enables me to be flexible in my approach by supporting you and your individual needs. Together we can explore these feelings and uncover the way back to feeling better and brighter about your life.
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Nikolett Megyeri
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT2
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.
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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.