Female Counselling in Thurmaston, ENG

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Stepping Stones
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thurmaston LE4
l am a BACP (Accredited) Counsellor / Psychotherapist with 18 years experience. I work in a way that is sensitive, in-touch and eclectic, offering a tailor-made approach for each individual client. As a professional Therapist my role is to provide a safe and trusting environment, the emphasis being on the therapeutic relationship, where you will find a calm, compassionate and non-judgmental approach, enabling you to explore any issues that you feel are causing you difficulties in your life.
l am a BACP (Accredited) Counsellor / Psychotherapist with 18 years experience. I work in a way that is sensitive, in-touch and eclectic, offering a tailor-made approach for each individual client. As a professional Therapist my role is to provide a safe and trusting environment, the emphasis being on the therapeutic relationship, where you will find a calm, compassionate and non-judgmental approach, enabling you to explore any issues that you feel are causing you difficulties in your life.
0116 464 9570 View 0116 464 9570
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Cat Buchan
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Thurmaston LE4
A great deal of my practice is focused on supporting individuals going through challenging times in their lives due to anxiety, depression and those having difficulty in finding direction. I have particular experience supporting people suffering from chronic or terminal illness and with bereaved people, exploring the many complex issues which arise at such times. I am very comfortable and able to work with clients who have concerns about sexual identity and sexuality. I am also a qualified supervisor. Within this role, again, I base my practise on a developmental, relational model.
A great deal of my practice is focused on supporting individuals going through challenging times in their lives due to anxiety, depression and those having difficulty in finding direction. I have particular experience supporting people suffering from chronic or terminal illness and with bereaved people, exploring the many complex issues which arise at such times. I am very comfortable and able to work with clients who have concerns about sexual identity and sexuality. I am also a qualified supervisor. Within this role, again, I base my practise on a developmental, relational model.
0116 216 8973 View 0116 216 8973
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Ellen Sharrocks
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Thurmaston LE4
Everyone can struggle at times - with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression or just feeling low. Close relationships can go stale or get into difficulties. Bereavements can knock us sideways - sometimes 'hitting' suddenly even though it happened some years ago. Recent or past traumatic events can have a huge impact on our wellbeing. These are some of the emotional difficulties people struggle with. Close relationships have their ups and downs and emotions, even negative ones, are a normal part of our daily lives. It's when they drag us down, affect our quality of life, become overwhelming, that counselling can be a great help.
Everyone can struggle at times - with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression or just feeling low. Close relationships can go stale or get into difficulties. Bereavements can knock us sideways - sometimes 'hitting' suddenly even though it happened some years ago. Recent or past traumatic events can have a huge impact on our wellbeing. These are some of the emotional difficulties people struggle with. Close relationships have their ups and downs and emotions, even negative ones, are a normal part of our daily lives. It's when they drag us down, affect our quality of life, become overwhelming, that counselling can be a great help.
0116 478 4092 View 0116 478 4092
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Namita Patel
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thurmaston LE4
I am an experienced relationship counsellor and worked with a wide range of issues for example affairs, trust, communication, divorce, separation and family matters. I have worked for Relate for 18 years together with private practice. I work with couples, individuals of any sexual orientation, in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment, I am also trained to work with young people. Whilst I am trained to work systemically, I prefer to approach my work on a integrative basis meeting the clients individual needs. My aim is to provide support and work with you through your journey, whatever that maybe.
I am an experienced relationship counsellor and worked with a wide range of issues for example affairs, trust, communication, divorce, separation and family matters. I have worked for Relate for 18 years together with private practice. I work with couples, individuals of any sexual orientation, in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment, I am also trained to work with young people. Whilst I am trained to work systemically, I prefer to approach my work on a integrative basis meeting the clients individual needs. My aim is to provide support and work with you through your journey, whatever that maybe.
0116 366 1795 View 0116 366 1795
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Helen Anna Gluszonek
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Thurmaston LE4
I provide confidential, non-judgemental counselling to enable the client to deal with emotional difficulties which may be causing distress. Using empathy and congruence to help my client feel at ease, I endeavour to help them deal with any difficulties they may face. I have been providing face to face counselling for over 18 years. I have experience in working with anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement and sexuality. I have over 15 years experience working in schools. I’ve also got 2 years experience working with students at University
I provide confidential, non-judgemental counselling to enable the client to deal with emotional difficulties which may be causing distress. Using empathy and congruence to help my client feel at ease, I endeavour to help them deal with any difficulties they may face. I have been providing face to face counselling for over 18 years. I have experience in working with anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement and sexuality. I have over 15 years experience working in schools. I’ve also got 2 years experience working with students at University
0116 497 6876 View 0116 497 6876

More Therapists Nearby

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Through the Woods Therapy by Sarah Lambert
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE7  (Online Only)
Are you living in a way which is deeply satisfying and which truly expresses you? Life's challenges can often obscure our path, making it difficult to see the wood for the trees. I'm here to walk beside you on your journey, helping you navigate those intricate woods of your life. Together, we'll widen the path and illuminate new perspectives. With support and guidance, you can rediscover your own way forward, gaining clarity and fulfilment along the way. Your unique story and individuality matter, and I'm committed to helping you discover your own way forward.
Are you living in a way which is deeply satisfying and which truly expresses you? Life's challenges can often obscure our path, making it difficult to see the wood for the trees. I'm here to walk beside you on your journey, helping you navigate those intricate woods of your life. Together, we'll widen the path and illuminate new perspectives. With support and guidance, you can rediscover your own way forward, gaining clarity and fulfilment along the way. Your unique story and individuality matter, and I'm committed to helping you discover your own way forward.
0116 497 9769 View 0116 497 9769
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Breathing Space
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
As a person-centred counsellor, my primary focus is always on the needs and goals of my clients. I believe that everyone has the capacity to grow and heal, and my role is to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear of criticism or judgment. I will work with you to identify your needs and goals, and support you in developing the insights and skills necessary to achieve them.
As a person-centred counsellor, my primary focus is always on the needs and goals of my clients. I believe that everyone has the capacity to grow and heal, and my role is to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear of criticism or judgment. I will work with you to identify your needs and goals, and support you in developing the insights and skills necessary to achieve them.
0116 216 3926 View 0116 216 3926
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Linda Lawler
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE3
Waitlist for new clients
I am an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with couples and individuals. I draw from a range of different ways of working that fits your needs, including EMDR if you're experiencing PTSD. It can feel daunting approaching someone to talk to about the problems you are experiencing. At some point in our lives we all experience distressing events, difficult feelings or relationships and a little support at those times can go a long way. Whatever you’re experiencing, you don’t have to face it alone.
I am an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with couples and individuals. I draw from a range of different ways of working that fits your needs, including EMDR if you're experiencing PTSD. It can feel daunting approaching someone to talk to about the problems you are experiencing. At some point in our lives we all experience distressing events, difficult feelings or relationships and a little support at those times can go a long way. Whatever you’re experiencing, you don’t have to face it alone.
0116 326 4854 View 0116 326 4854
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Mentalhealthfitness.Org
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Hello, my name is Kerrie Riley. I am a registered counsellor (psychotherapists) working in Leicester, Leicestershire. I am a accredited member of the BACP (British Association For Counselling And Psychotherapy). I started my career in counselling, because I have a passion for supporting the wellbeing of others and  believe anyone can benefit from a supportive and genuine relationship. I am confident in working with a variety of age groups over 16yrs, and from different cultures or ethnicities. I pride myself in working with the LGBTQIA+ and ethnically diverse communities.
Hello, my name is Kerrie Riley. I am a registered counsellor (psychotherapists) working in Leicester, Leicestershire. I am a accredited member of the BACP (British Association For Counselling And Psychotherapy). I started my career in counselling, because I have a passion for supporting the wellbeing of others and  believe anyone can benefit from a supportive and genuine relationship. I am confident in working with a variety of age groups over 16yrs, and from different cultures or ethnicities. I pride myself in working with the LGBTQIA+ and ethnically diverse communities.
0116 464 9722 View 0116 464 9722
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Dr Sheena Parmar
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Are you experiencing difficult thoughts and feelings such as anxiety, depression, anger and/or sadness? Do you perhaps find it hard to talk about what is going on for you with people around you including your loved ones? You may be noticing that the way you are coping is not helping you to feel better in the long term. I strongly believe that everyone deserves a chance to learn how to manage difficult things that are going on for them, and to move forward to a place where they can feel positive and their mind is at ease. I can work with you collaboratively, and help you to achieve your goals.
Are you experiencing difficult thoughts and feelings such as anxiety, depression, anger and/or sadness? Do you perhaps find it hard to talk about what is going on for you with people around you including your loved ones? You may be noticing that the way you are coping is not helping you to feel better in the long term. I strongly believe that everyone deserves a chance to learn how to manage difficult things that are going on for them, and to move forward to a place where they can feel positive and their mind is at ease. I can work with you collaboratively, and help you to achieve your goals.
01509 277629 View 01509 277629
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JICounselling
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
Do you find that worry or low mood stop you enjoying life and is holding you back? Would you like to get to get to grips with anxiety and negative thoughts so that you can build confidence and boost your self esteem. Does managing family, relationships, work and finances, and all the issues these brings up feel difficult.? Would you like to gain understanding, perspective and clarity into your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so that you can manage these differently for the future?
Do you find that worry or low mood stop you enjoying life and is holding you back? Would you like to get to get to grips with anxiety and negative thoughts so that you can build confidence and boost your self esteem. Does managing family, relationships, work and finances, and all the issues these brings up feel difficult.? Would you like to gain understanding, perspective and clarity into your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so that you can manage these differently for the future?
01604 343297 View 01604 343297
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Caitlyn St John
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Caitlyn. I know how overwhelming the search for a therapist can be - especially when life can already feel overwhelming. Many people turn to therapy because they are struggling with depression and anxiety, processing a loss, wanting to understand themselves better, longing to shift areas of stuckness, living with relational difficulties, or experiencing the aftermath of trauma. Therapy can be a place to engage with your story, be met in your pain, understand your patterns of relating, and feel seen.
Hi, I'm Caitlyn. I know how overwhelming the search for a therapist can be - especially when life can already feel overwhelming. Many people turn to therapy because they are struggling with depression and anxiety, processing a loss, wanting to understand themselves better, longing to shift areas of stuckness, living with relational difficulties, or experiencing the aftermath of trauma. Therapy can be a place to engage with your story, be met in your pain, understand your patterns of relating, and feel seen.
0116 502 3637 View 0116 502 3637
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Hollie Jeffery
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE7
Therapy can be a great tool for restoring life balance and bringing about positive change. It can help you to understand more about yourself, your thoughts, and your emotions. Therapy could be beneficial if day to day life feels overwhelming or if you have difficult life experiences that you feel ready to explore. Perhaps you can be highly critical of yourself. You might regularly experience emotions that feel unmanageable and overpowering OR you may often find yourself entirely disconnected from how you’re feeling. You might want to learn more about yourself and your relationships with others.
Therapy can be a great tool for restoring life balance and bringing about positive change. It can help you to understand more about yourself, your thoughts, and your emotions. Therapy could be beneficial if day to day life feels overwhelming or if you have difficult life experiences that you feel ready to explore. Perhaps you can be highly critical of yourself. You might regularly experience emotions that feel unmanageable and overpowering OR you may often find yourself entirely disconnected from how you’re feeling. You might want to learn more about yourself and your relationships with others.
01644 714964 View 01644 714964
Photo of undefined - Mindmattersltd, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Mindmattersltd
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist. I have over 15 years’ experience working within a mental health and social care settings, working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-worth, loneliness, relationship issues, loss and bereavement. Also working within the rehabilitation sector part of the NHS helping people to understand and cope with their behavior whilst exploring deep rooted feelings and belief systems. I hold a particular interest along with experience of working with survivors of domestic abuse and violence and the long term impact this can have on mental and physical health
I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist. I have over 15 years’ experience working within a mental health and social care settings, working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-worth, loneliness, relationship issues, loss and bereavement. Also working within the rehabilitation sector part of the NHS helping people to understand and cope with their behavior whilst exploring deep rooted feelings and belief systems. I hold a particular interest along with experience of working with survivors of domestic abuse and violence and the long term impact this can have on mental and physical health
01858 455550 View 01858 455550
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Insiya Maimoon
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Hello and welcome. There may be a number of reasons for seeking counselling and sometimes the reasons might not be completely clear. That is ok, we will work together to better understand what is going on. Deciding to start sessions can be difficult and it is vital to me that you feel comfortable and respected in your Individual journey. Therapy can increase self-awareness as well facilitate an environment for growth and change. It also may be a place for you to process life experiences and events, including the past and present.
Hello and welcome. There may be a number of reasons for seeking counselling and sometimes the reasons might not be completely clear. That is ok, we will work together to better understand what is going on. Deciding to start sessions can be difficult and it is vital to me that you feel comfortable and respected in your Individual journey. Therapy can increase self-awareness as well facilitate an environment for growth and change. It also may be a place for you to process life experiences and events, including the past and present.
0116 502 3564 View 0116 502 3564
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Halfway Tree Therapy Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
We are all unique and present different ranges of issues requiring highly tailored therapy. As a UKCP accredited, Clinical Integrative Psychotherapist, qualified (with Distinction), at MSc level. I work in a relational/humanistic way, offering myself, my knowledge, and life experience to an extensive range of clients, to encourage growth and healing. Commissioned to work with the Nottinghamshire Police, BAME Crown Prosecution Service, NHS, whilst supporting Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) and private patients with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma and grief, childhood trauma and relationship issues.
We are all unique and present different ranges of issues requiring highly tailored therapy. As a UKCP accredited, Clinical Integrative Psychotherapist, qualified (with Distinction), at MSc level. I work in a relational/humanistic way, offering myself, my knowledge, and life experience to an extensive range of clients, to encourage growth and healing. Commissioned to work with the Nottinghamshire Police, BAME Crown Prosecution Service, NHS, whilst supporting Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) and private patients with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma and grief, childhood trauma and relationship issues.
01332 980834 View 01332 980834
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Wanjiru Macharia
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
I am a registered, accredited and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer therapy on ways to cope with various life challenges such as:- self-harm, confidence issues, low self- esteem, depression, anxiety, bereavement, behavioural issues, sensory and anger management. I respect clients’ views; I am non-judgemental in my approaches and I always maintain confidentiality. The sessions are mostly client led. I believe in giving each client the opportunity to express themselves in ways they feel comfortable. This helps to facilitate the client's progress and recovery.
I am a registered, accredited and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer therapy on ways to cope with various life challenges such as:- self-harm, confidence issues, low self- esteem, depression, anxiety, bereavement, behavioural issues, sensory and anger management. I respect clients’ views; I am non-judgemental in my approaches and I always maintain confidentiality. The sessions are mostly client led. I believe in giving each client the opportunity to express themselves in ways they feel comfortable. This helps to facilitate the client's progress and recovery.
01604 422159 View 01604 422159
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Sacha Jackson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
I provide a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment to explore emotional difficulties which may be causing distress or imbalance. I have been providing face to face Counselling for over 13 years and hold BACP Accreditation. I have experience of working with a variety of issues including sexuality, bereavement, gender identity, abuse, and depression to name some.
I provide a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment to explore emotional difficulties which may be causing distress or imbalance. I have been providing face to face Counselling for over 13 years and hold BACP Accreditation. I have experience of working with a variety of issues including sexuality, bereavement, gender identity, abuse, and depression to name some.
0116 464 9978 View 0116 464 9978
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Blue River Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Hello, I am Dr Rima Lamba. I'm a feminist counselling psychologist with an interest in the unique experiences of women from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I work closely with women who have struggled with self esteem & identity, relationship issues, difficulties in motherhood, life transitions, attachment and early trauma, and transgenerational trauma. I am particularly interested in the structural power differences that impact people, so I work closely on issues to do with patriarchy, race, culture and more. I also work with a team of therapists who can support clients, including adult families.
Hello, I am Dr Rima Lamba. I'm a feminist counselling psychologist with an interest in the unique experiences of women from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I work closely with women who have struggled with self esteem & identity, relationship issues, difficulties in motherhood, life transitions, attachment and early trauma, and transgenerational trauma. I am particularly interested in the structural power differences that impact people, so I work closely on issues to do with patriarchy, race, culture and more. I also work with a team of therapists who can support clients, including adult families.
020 8129 6050 View 020 8129 6050
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Lydia Browne
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
I am an experienced counsellor offering UK wide, short to medium term one to one counselling online for women aged 40+. I help women who are struggling to manage negative emotions due to stressful life events or changes in any aspect of their life such as personal development/identity, family life, relationships, work, career. As a London born, Afro-Caribbean Black British woman in her late 50's, I can offer a nuanced understanding of women of Black/African/African-Caribbean origin who are struggling with challenges in life that are causing difficult and overwhelming emotions.
I am an experienced counsellor offering UK wide, short to medium term one to one counselling online for women aged 40+. I help women who are struggling to manage negative emotions due to stressful life events or changes in any aspect of their life such as personal development/identity, family life, relationships, work, career. As a London born, Afro-Caribbean Black British woman in her late 50's, I can offer a nuanced understanding of women of Black/African/African-Caribbean origin who are struggling with challenges in life that are causing difficult and overwhelming emotions.
01406 431138 View 01406 431138
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.