Female Counselling in Swadlincote, ENG

Photo of Jor'dan McIntosh - McIntosh Clinic, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
McIntosh Clinic
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE11  (Online Only)
People often believe therapy is only needed when you are in 'crisis' or there has been a 'critical incident'. However, therapy can be accessed at any point in our lives such as when we want to learn more about ourselves or to build better relationships. Therapy is a safe place to work on self - awareness, self - reflection and/or life's struggles. If you are going through something that seems too overwhelming or difficult, therapy can be a tool to offer support.
People often believe therapy is only needed when you are in 'crisis' or there has been a 'critical incident'. However, therapy can be accessed at any point in our lives such as when we want to learn more about ourselves or to build better relationships. Therapy is a safe place to work on self - awareness, self - reflection and/or life's struggles. If you are going through something that seems too overwhelming or difficult, therapy can be a tool to offer support.
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JL Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE11  (Online Only)
Hello, I am glad you have found me and made your first step towards therapy! An inspiring quote by Dalai Lama once said, “Calm minds bring inner peace and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health”. This resonates with me because our mental health is incredibly important to our well-being and our perceptions of the world we live in. I know that searching for a counsellor can be unnerving especially when you may feel overawed with angst or tension; despondent, grieving or struggling with relationship disputes. I recognise how that feels and the complications that may follow.
Hello, I am glad you have found me and made your first step towards therapy! An inspiring quote by Dalai Lama once said, “Calm minds bring inner peace and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health”. This resonates with me because our mental health is incredibly important to our well-being and our perceptions of the world we live in. I know that searching for a counsellor can be unnerving especially when you may feel overawed with angst or tension; despondent, grieving or struggling with relationship disputes. I recognise how that feels and the complications that may follow.
01283 387637 View 01283 387637
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Caroline Feldon Therapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swadlincote DE12
If you need relationship counselling, sex therapy, or both, you've come to the right place. An experienced relationship and psychosexual therapist, I work in person and via webcam/phone with couples, partners and individuals to help clients improve communication, manage conflict, deal with problems in their sex lives, cope with separation/divorce, and manage fallout from infidelity or affairs. All of these can cause anxiety and depression. I work with adults of all ages, up to and beyond retirement, offering a safe space where you can talk confidentially about any relationships, whether partners, friends, work colleagues or family.
If you need relationship counselling, sex therapy, or both, you've come to the right place. An experienced relationship and psychosexual therapist, I work in person and via webcam/phone with couples, partners and individuals to help clients improve communication, manage conflict, deal with problems in their sex lives, cope with separation/divorce, and manage fallout from infidelity or affairs. All of these can cause anxiety and depression. I work with adults of all ages, up to and beyond retirement, offering a safe space where you can talk confidentially about any relationships, whether partners, friends, work colleagues or family.
07476 553029 View 07476 553029
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Freedom To Be You Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE12
Freedom is that time in space when you are allowed to be truly yourself – a time to do what you want, when you want it and not be shackled by others agenda’s. This singular word is extremely precious and valuable to me because there have been times when I felt I had no freedom. My aim is to work with you in a holistic way, taking into account mind, body and spirit. My training allows me to tailor make the therapy to you at any individual time. I work with a variety of issues and believe that everyone has the capability for change in their lives.
Freedom is that time in space when you are allowed to be truly yourself – a time to do what you want, when you want it and not be shackled by others agenda’s. This singular word is extremely precious and valuable to me because there have been times when I felt I had no freedom. My aim is to work with you in a holistic way, taking into account mind, body and spirit. My training allows me to tailor make the therapy to you at any individual time. I work with a variety of issues and believe that everyone has the capability for change in their lives.
07429 771421 View 07429 771421
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Sarah Hopton
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE12
As an integrative therapist, I am relational in my approach, this style places great emphasis on the relationship between the client and the therapist. I believe the most important part of any therapy is to build a trusting relationship, where you can feel safe and secure so you feel able to share your story and experiences in a confidential, non-judgmental space where you can explore positive and challenging aspects of your life and any change you wish to explore or make. I have personal experience in sexual, physical, emotional and mental abuse; divorce; living with a narcissist; step-parenting; addiction and PTSD.
As an integrative therapist, I am relational in my approach, this style places great emphasis on the relationship between the client and the therapist. I believe the most important part of any therapy is to build a trusting relationship, where you can feel safe and secure so you feel able to share your story and experiences in a confidential, non-judgmental space where you can explore positive and challenging aspects of your life and any change you wish to explore or make. I have personal experience in sexual, physical, emotional and mental abuse; divorce; living with a narcissist; step-parenting; addiction and PTSD.
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Victoria Farrell
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE11
I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space to explore any problems and to work through them in a way that is most helpful to each person. I believe that everyone is unique and so the circumstances surrounding each person's difficulties are unique also. I offer a caring, empathetic environment where thoughts and feelings can be discussed freely with someone trained to listen carefully, to help make sense of and to understand any issues and help you move forward.
I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space to explore any problems and to work through them in a way that is most helpful to each person. I believe that everyone is unique and so the circumstances surrounding each person's difficulties are unique also. I offer a caring, empathetic environment where thoughts and feelings can be discussed freely with someone trained to listen carefully, to help make sense of and to understand any issues and help you move forward.
01283 243962 View 01283 243962
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Louise Brereton Achelois Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE11  (Online Only)
MSc integrative counselling and psychotherapy. Working with clients with a range of issues previously worked with addiction in a recovery centre now currently working with clients with a variety of issues including low mood, self criticalness, depression, low self esteem, trauma, stress, anxiety, bereavement and anger. Whether you wish to process trauma or offload Achelois counselling can aid you to discover the mind frame you desire to feel for-filled in your life.
MSc integrative counselling and psychotherapy. Working with clients with a range of issues previously worked with addiction in a recovery centre now currently working with clients with a variety of issues including low mood, self criticalness, depression, low self esteem, trauma, stress, anxiety, bereavement and anger. Whether you wish to process trauma or offload Achelois counselling can aid you to discover the mind frame you desire to feel for-filled in your life.
01530 448018 View 01530 448018
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Angela Terris
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE12
Leave anxiety, depression, low self-esteem/confidence, stress, and more behind. With guidance, begin to overcome difficulties, find new perspectives, improve self-belief and worth, and start to feel better about yourself, your life and relationships. There’s no doubt that life can be challenging, especially when things happen out of your control or life isn't living up to your expectations. It’s normal to want to reach out for extra support and objective help where you can go from just surviving to thriving. Lets boost your self-esteem and confidence, find happiness in your life, and strengthen your relationships.
Leave anxiety, depression, low self-esteem/confidence, stress, and more behind. With guidance, begin to overcome difficulties, find new perspectives, improve self-belief and worth, and start to feel better about yourself, your life and relationships. There’s no doubt that life can be challenging, especially when things happen out of your control or life isn't living up to your expectations. It’s normal to want to reach out for extra support and objective help where you can go from just surviving to thriving. Lets boost your self-esteem and confidence, find happiness in your life, and strengthen your relationships.
01543 398436 View 01543 398436
Photo of Andrea Leigh Headington - Pathfinding Therapy, BACP, Counsellor
Pathfinding Therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE11
Do you find life or relationships difficult? Do you feel anxious, depressed, vulnerable, wanting to change but uncertain on how to proceed? I will work alongside you , helping you make own decisions for change or manage what you are going through.
Do you find life or relationships difficult? Do you feel anxious, depressed, vulnerable, wanting to change but uncertain on how to proceed? I will work alongside you , helping you make own decisions for change or manage what you are going through.
01530 448933 View 01530 448933
Photo of Emma Bardsley, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Emma Bardsley
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE11
My therapy room is full of resources that inspire creativity and communication for young people of all ages. I specialise in working with children and adolescents who are facing emotional or behavioural challenges, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, or school-related stress. They need a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment to express themselves and feel understood. Their goals might include improving emotional regulation, building healthy relationships, and enhancing their overall well-being. If they are seeking therapy for guidance and support in navigating life's challenges then theyre in the right place.
My therapy room is full of resources that inspire creativity and communication for young people of all ages. I specialise in working with children and adolescents who are facing emotional or behavioural challenges, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, or school-related stress. They need a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment to express themselves and feel understood. Their goals might include improving emotional regulation, building healthy relationships, and enhancing their overall well-being. If they are seeking therapy for guidance and support in navigating life's challenges then theyre in the right place.
01283 387215 View 01283 387215
Photo of Abbie Thompson, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Abbie Thompson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swadlincote DE11
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist with experience working with a wide range of issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement and Relationship Difficulties. I currently work with both adults and adolescents. I can offer integrative theory to best suit to your needs and offer the best therapeutic approach; this can include CBT techniques, Psychodynamic therapy, and the Systemic approach. I have experience working with young people in residential care, in particular children with ASD, ADHD and personality disorders. I can offer both face-to-face and online/telephone appointments.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist with experience working with a wide range of issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement and Relationship Difficulties. I currently work with both adults and adolescents. I can offer integrative theory to best suit to your needs and offer the best therapeutic approach; this can include CBT techniques, Psychodynamic therapy, and the Systemic approach. I have experience working with young people in residential care, in particular children with ASD, ADHD and personality disorders. I can offer both face-to-face and online/telephone appointments.
01530 442990 View 01530 442990
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Catherine Kniveton
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swadlincote DE11
Hello I’m Catherine , a highly experienced EMDR therapist & Psychotherapist. I provide a safe confidential space with compassionate & empathetic support: I am here to listen. I know it can be scary to reach out for support particularly if it's the first time. Feel free to contact me regarding any questions about therapy, myself, your goals or concerns. Sometimes it can be too difficult to talk, I have specialisms in EMDR & Art Therapy. I own CK Therapy with a team of couples, Music, play & person centred therapists if you have any interests in these I can support you. I am registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council.
Hello I’m Catherine , a highly experienced EMDR therapist & Psychotherapist. I provide a safe confidential space with compassionate & empathetic support: I am here to listen. I know it can be scary to reach out for support particularly if it's the first time. Feel free to contact me regarding any questions about therapy, myself, your goals or concerns. Sometimes it can be too difficult to talk, I have specialisms in EMDR & Art Therapy. I own CK Therapy with a team of couples, Music, play & person centred therapists if you have any interests in these I can support you. I am registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council.
07730 569162 View 07730 569162
Photo of Jayne Davies, BACP, Counsellor
Jayne Davies
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE12  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Jayne. I have over 18 years’ experience working within a custodial setting and have worked in a therapeutic capacity offering psychosocial support. This includes substance misuse addiction and the subsequent impact on family members and friends. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have also work as a counsellor for a women's charity providing holistic support for women with complex needs. I offer a non-judgmental safe space online and via telephone for your exploration of self. You only get one you! Let’s look after YOU!
Hi my name is Jayne. I have over 18 years’ experience working within a custodial setting and have worked in a therapeutic capacity offering psychosocial support. This includes substance misuse addiction and the subsequent impact on family members and friends. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have also work as a counsellor for a women's charity providing holistic support for women with complex needs. I offer a non-judgmental safe space online and via telephone for your exploration of self. You only get one you! Let’s look after YOU!
01246 607041 View 01246 607041
Photo of Laura Atkins, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Laura Atkins
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE11
Whether you know what problems you want to address or if things just don’t feel right, talking to someone can help. Together we can identify and work to overcome the issues that are creating difficulties or distress. As an integrative therapist I use a variety of trusted therapeutic modalities, which are tailored to your personal needs, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), attachment theory and person centred therapy. I provide a safe environment where you can talk openly without judgement, with a friendly down to earth therapist to achieve emotional and psychological wellbeing.
Whether you know what problems you want to address or if things just don’t feel right, talking to someone can help. Together we can identify and work to overcome the issues that are creating difficulties or distress. As an integrative therapist I use a variety of trusted therapeutic modalities, which are tailored to your personal needs, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), attachment theory and person centred therapy. I provide a safe environment where you can talk openly without judgement, with a friendly down to earth therapist to achieve emotional and psychological wellbeing.
01543 398938 View 01543 398938
Photo of Sally Todd, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Sally Todd
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Swadlincote DE11
I am a kind and creative Child Therapist with an unwavering Passion for helping children and adolescents deal with life's crises. With a profound love for nature and a heart full of Patience, I feel I have a rich background as a teacher for primary school-aged children, a nursery and theatre school owner, and a counsellor specialising in supporting individuals through various challenges. I have a particular affinity for working with children who have Special Educational Needs (SEN) and those with attachment issues.
I am a kind and creative Child Therapist with an unwavering Passion for helping children and adolescents deal with life's crises. With a profound love for nature and a heart full of Patience, I feel I have a rich background as a teacher for primary school-aged children, a nursery and theatre school owner, and a counsellor specialising in supporting individuals through various challenges. I have a particular affinity for working with children who have Special Educational Needs (SEN) and those with attachment issues.
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Photo of Melanie Swift - Swift Therapy, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Swift Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swadlincote DE11  (Online Only)
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and provide a safe and confidential space for you to focus on addressing and overcoming your difficulties. Together, we will develop an understanding of the main problems you experience, and compile a clear, goal focused treatment plan. Following CBT principles, whilst empowering you to ultimately become your own therapist, we will work together to effect and sustain positive change.
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and provide a safe and confidential space for you to focus on addressing and overcoming your difficulties. Together, we will develop an understanding of the main problems you experience, and compile a clear, goal focused treatment plan. Following CBT principles, whilst empowering you to ultimately become your own therapist, we will work together to effect and sustain positive change.
07756 272515 View 07756 272515
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Fay Petcher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Swadlincote DE11
My professional journey spans over two decades. I've dedicated over 20 years to the field of education, where I have played a crucial role in supporting children's mental health to foster resilience. This experience includes two years as a school counsellor and mental health lead, providing students with the guidance and support they need to overcome their challenges. I've also spent five years as a divorce coach, assisting couples and individuals as they navigate the often difficult process of separation and divorce.
My professional journey spans over two decades. I've dedicated over 20 years to the field of education, where I have played a crucial role in supporting children's mental health to foster resilience. This experience includes two years as a school counsellor and mental health lead, providing students with the guidance and support they need to overcome their challenges. I've also spent five years as a divorce coach, assisting couples and individuals as they navigate the often difficult process of separation and divorce.
01283 243307 View 01283 243307
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Open Book Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE11
It’s scary admitting to yourself that you need help; and that you’re struggling with whatever is causing you to feel unhappy or distressed. Due to stigma; people feel that they can only access therapy when they are at breaking point; when in fact you can access counselling whenever you need to. My background is in working with abuse survivors; adults and children; and those who have experienced trauma. As a result I work with depression, low self esteem, shame, loneliness, hopelessness, grief & loss, anger, self harm and suicidal feelings as well as a broad range of other factors and experiences clients bring to their sessions.
It’s scary admitting to yourself that you need help; and that you’re struggling with whatever is causing you to feel unhappy or distressed. Due to stigma; people feel that they can only access therapy when they are at breaking point; when in fact you can access counselling whenever you need to. My background is in working with abuse survivors; adults and children; and those who have experienced trauma. As a result I work with depression, low self esteem, shame, loneliness, hopelessness, grief & loss, anger, self harm and suicidal feelings as well as a broad range of other factors and experiences clients bring to their sessions.
07527 493460 View 07527 493460
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Burton Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swadlincote DE11
Sometimes we experience difficulties in our lives, whether that be individually or in our relationship. As an Integrative Therapist working with individuals and couples, we can work together to explore those individual or relationship difficulties at whatever pace you feel comfortable with. Working in an integrative way means I am able to tailor your therapy sessions to your needs and goals combining a variety of modalities including, Person-Centred Approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Attachment Theory.
Sometimes we experience difficulties in our lives, whether that be individually or in our relationship. As an Integrative Therapist working with individuals and couples, we can work together to explore those individual or relationship difficulties at whatever pace you feel comfortable with. Working in an integrative way means I am able to tailor your therapy sessions to your needs and goals combining a variety of modalities including, Person-Centred Approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Attachment Theory.
01283 387280 View 01283 387280
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CBT for Healthy Minds ( Caroline Bottrill )
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE12
I'm a professional and caring Psychotherapist with 15 years experience of helping my clients overcome depression, anxiety and trauma. If you are feeling anxious, fearful, low or alone, please do not suffer in silence, as my services can provide you with a helping hand. I treat all mental health problems. I have spent 15 years working with GP practices offering private therapy services to their patients . I provide alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation programmes. I provide programmes for eating disorder recovery . I specialise in binge eating disorder and provide recovery programmes . I offer weight management programmes .
I'm a professional and caring Psychotherapist with 15 years experience of helping my clients overcome depression, anxiety and trauma. If you are feeling anxious, fearful, low or alone, please do not suffer in silence, as my services can provide you with a helping hand. I treat all mental health problems. I have spent 15 years working with GP practices offering private therapy services to their patients . I provide alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation programmes. I provide programmes for eating disorder recovery . I specialise in binge eating disorder and provide recovery programmes . I offer weight management programmes .
0121 817 3868 View 0121 817 3868
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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.