Female Counselling in Topsham, ENG

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Philippa Joy Goddard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Topsham EX3
I believe that life is a gift; yet, at times, it can feel quite the opposite. Sometimes, we can feel overwhelmed by our difficulties. ​Often, a trained, non-judgmental and objective ear can help order one's thoughts, challenge ingrained patterns of behaviour, and manage emotions. 
I believe that life is a gift; yet, at times, it can feel quite the opposite. Sometimes, we can feel overwhelmed by our difficulties. ​Often, a trained, non-judgmental and objective ear can help order one's thoughts, challenge ingrained patterns of behaviour, and manage emotions. 
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Judy Gibbons
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Topsham EX3
I am a qualified and experienced Integrative counsellor and Internal Family Systems therapist, working with adults across a wide range of life's challenges in the Exeter area and on-line. I hope to encourage self-acceptance as a good enough person, quietening the inner critic & bringing self-compassion to the relationship you have with yourself & transforming your relationship with others. Together, we can explore the feelings, thoughts & relational patterns that have been causing you distress. I can support you to gain a deeper understanding of the effects of past experiences & how these may impact your struggles in the present.
I am a qualified and experienced Integrative counsellor and Internal Family Systems therapist, working with adults across a wide range of life's challenges in the Exeter area and on-line. I hope to encourage self-acceptance as a good enough person, quietening the inner critic & bringing self-compassion to the relationship you have with yourself & transforming your relationship with others. Together, we can explore the feelings, thoughts & relational patterns that have been causing you distress. I can support you to gain a deeper understanding of the effects of past experiences & how these may impact your struggles in the present.
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Inner World Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Topsham EX3
I offer therapeutic counselling to adult individuals struggling with mental health and wellbeing challenges such as Anxiety, Depression, Low Mood, Disordered Eating, Low Self-Worth, Body Image Anxiety, Feeling Lost, Identity Issues and Disconnected from sense of self and purpose. I see private therapy clients online and in person from my city centre Inner World Counselling office situated in Exeter, Devon.
I offer therapeutic counselling to adult individuals struggling with mental health and wellbeing challenges such as Anxiety, Depression, Low Mood, Disordered Eating, Low Self-Worth, Body Image Anxiety, Feeling Lost, Identity Issues and Disconnected from sense of self and purpose. I see private therapy clients online and in person from my city centre Inner World Counselling office situated in Exeter, Devon.
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Catherine Roguski
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Topsham EX3
I work ONLINE and Face-to-Face in Topsham. I have over 40 years experience working effectively in private practice as an integrative holistic healthcare practitioner and previously as a nurse in both the NHS and private healthcare specialising in women’s health. My psychotherapeutic counselling practice draws upon several humanistic, psychodynamic and solution focused approaches incorporating the very best techniques including creative ways of working to best fit your needs. I have a lot of life experience both personally and professionally. I am a good listener. I am not easily shocked.
I work ONLINE and Face-to-Face in Topsham. I have over 40 years experience working effectively in private practice as an integrative holistic healthcare practitioner and previously as a nurse in both the NHS and private healthcare specialising in women’s health. My psychotherapeutic counselling practice draws upon several humanistic, psychodynamic and solution focused approaches incorporating the very best techniques including creative ways of working to best fit your needs. I have a lot of life experience both personally and professionally. I am a good listener. I am not easily shocked.
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Anne-Marie Lorenzo
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topsham EX3
Hi! Welcome to Embark Exeter - Canine Assisted Therapy. Approaching counselling can feel scary & overwhelming, like opening a can of worms. As part of my training, I too had to open that can with great trepidation. However, a counsellor can help you safely sift through rather than spill them all out in one chaotic, squirming mess. You are in control of your story. I see my job as helping you to "unpack" and explore your past and present. I have a wealth of lived experiences that have brought me to where I am today, and I am passionate about the empowerment, healing and personal growth that the counselling relationship can bring.
Hi! Welcome to Embark Exeter - Canine Assisted Therapy. Approaching counselling can feel scary & overwhelming, like opening a can of worms. As part of my training, I too had to open that can with great trepidation. However, a counsellor can help you safely sift through rather than spill them all out in one chaotic, squirming mess. You are in control of your story. I see my job as helping you to "unpack" and explore your past and present. I have a wealth of lived experiences that have brought me to where I am today, and I am passionate about the empowerment, healing and personal growth that the counselling relationship can bring.
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Rowena Jane Hillier
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Topsham EX3
My work is undertaken within a spiritual framework. I am able to offer a safe place where you can be heard, thus enabling you to look at issues, feelings and emotions. I will give you the support and clarity you require to empower you to make the changes in your life you feel you’d like to make. I am able to work in a creative way this can often help when you feel that word are just not enough to express what you are feeling. I am able to work not only with the problem on top but also with any underlying problem or pattern of behavior you may wish to change.
My work is undertaken within a spiritual framework. I am able to offer a safe place where you can be heard, thus enabling you to look at issues, feelings and emotions. I will give you the support and clarity you require to empower you to make the changes in your life you feel you’d like to make. I am able to work in a creative way this can often help when you feel that word are just not enough to express what you are feeling. I am able to work not only with the problem on top but also with any underlying problem or pattern of behavior you may wish to change.
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Jenny Marshall
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Topsham EX3
Life sure can be complicated… Counselling can be a great way to explore anything you may be struggling with.
Life sure can be complicated… Counselling can be a great way to explore anything you may be struggling with.
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Rachael Walker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Topsham EX3
Hello, I'm Rachael. I provide a safe, secure place, where you will be able to talk about your thoughts and feelings in confidence, without the fear of being judged. I know the thought of having counselling can be daunting, but I will help you to feel comfortable and relaxed. All my clients and their issues are extremely important to me, so there is no such thing as a client or an issue being ‘unimportant,’ or a problem being too ‘minor’. The sessions are all about you...
Hello, I'm Rachael. I provide a safe, secure place, where you will be able to talk about your thoughts and feelings in confidence, without the fear of being judged. I know the thought of having counselling can be daunting, but I will help you to feel comfortable and relaxed. All my clients and their issues are extremely important to me, so there is no such thing as a client or an issue being ‘unimportant,’ or a problem being too ‘minor’. The sessions are all about you...
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Katherine dayman
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Topsham EX3
I am a down to earth, straight talking counsellor and supervisor, with many years experience working with bereavement, loss and trauma. I offer both short term, goal focussed work, as well as longer term therapy, depending on your needs. I have a keen interest in working with those who are neurodiverse, as well as supporting those who live with someone who is neurodiverse. As a supervisor, I will work collaboratively with you to explore all aspects of working as a practitioner to support your continuing, ongoing development.
I am a down to earth, straight talking counsellor and supervisor, with many years experience working with bereavement, loss and trauma. I offer both short term, goal focussed work, as well as longer term therapy, depending on your needs. I have a keen interest in working with those who are neurodiverse, as well as supporting those who live with someone who is neurodiverse. As a supervisor, I will work collaboratively with you to explore all aspects of working as a practitioner to support your continuing, ongoing development.
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Kate Haskell
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Topsham EX3
Why have counselling? Well, maybe you want to talk to someone but feel unable to share with family or friends. Perhaps you want to make sense of the feelings you are experiencing. People start to heal when they feel truly heard and I offer a safe and confidential space where you talk, I listen and together we can challenge unhelpful thoughts and perspectives to explore a new way of being.
Why have counselling? Well, maybe you want to talk to someone but feel unable to share with family or friends. Perhaps you want to make sense of the feelings you are experiencing. People start to heal when they feel truly heard and I offer a safe and confidential space where you talk, I listen and together we can challenge unhelpful thoughts and perspectives to explore a new way of being.
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Between You and Me Integrative Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Topsham EX3
Waitlist for new clients
Reaching out can be hard. Are you feeling overwhelmed? struggling to cope with your situation? your emotions? your experiences? If your trust has been damaged, talking to someone who will take time to understand you can be a huge relief. Perhaps you need support through a crisis or you are at the end of your tether with multiple stresses. Even if you have longterm issues that seem stuck, talking to someone can make a difference. You may gain insight into the roots of your difficulties and find qualities in yourself that have never had a chance to develop. The aim is to help you live a more rewarding life.
Reaching out can be hard. Are you feeling overwhelmed? struggling to cope with your situation? your emotions? your experiences? If your trust has been damaged, talking to someone who will take time to understand you can be a huge relief. Perhaps you need support through a crisis or you are at the end of your tether with multiple stresses. Even if you have longterm issues that seem stuck, talking to someone can make a difference. You may gain insight into the roots of your difficulties and find qualities in yourself that have never had a chance to develop. The aim is to help you live a more rewarding life.
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This Is Me Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Topsham EX3
This Is Me Psychology supports people to recognise, understand and embrace Autism. We work with both Autistic people and their family members to bridge the gap between Neurodivergent people and those who are Neurotypical by helping them to gain the best possible understanding of each other. We use a neuro-affirming approach in our work to help focus on the strengths and achievements that someone has. We offer both short term post-diagnostic support packages and longer term psychology sessions.
This Is Me Psychology supports people to recognise, understand and embrace Autism. We work with both Autistic people and their family members to bridge the gap between Neurodivergent people and those who are Neurotypical by helping them to gain the best possible understanding of each other. We use a neuro-affirming approach in our work to help focus on the strengths and achievements that someone has. We offer both short term post-diagnostic support packages and longer term psychology sessions.
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Lauren Elliott Vincent
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Exeter EX3
I have a lot of life experience and understanding of the importance of life and the struggles we all face, through my own trials and professional workings. ​ ​I am an Integrative Counsellor, which means I'm able to draw on a variety of methods and techniques to best assist you maintaining very relaxed, patient led sessions giving you the opportunity to grow and develop as best you can, helping you to help yourself. I work in a variety of ways to help you feel comfortable and open up in a safe space. My approach is based on working in the here and now looking at whats going on for you whilst also paying attention to unfinished cycles
I have a lot of life experience and understanding of the importance of life and the struggles we all face, through my own trials and professional workings. ​ ​I am an Integrative Counsellor, which means I'm able to draw on a variety of methods and techniques to best assist you maintaining very relaxed, patient led sessions giving you the opportunity to grow and develop as best you can, helping you to help yourself. I work in a variety of ways to help you feel comfortable and open up in a safe space. My approach is based on working in the here and now looking at whats going on for you whilst also paying attention to unfinished cycles
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Dr Rebecca Evans
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Exeter EX2
Hello, I am Becky a HCPC registered Applied Health Psychologist. I am trained in person-centred care, CBT, CFT, ACT, DBT, systemic and narrative therapy. I have supported people with chronic pain, neurodiversity, weight management, trauma, relationship difficulties and memory difficulties. I am an integrative psychologist, thus I use a range of different models and skills to meet the needs of each individual. I have worked with young children up to older adults. I have seen people individually, in couples or as a family. I have helped clients explore their struggles with anxiety, self-esteem, low-mood, bullying, bereavement, & loss.
Hello, I am Becky a HCPC registered Applied Health Psychologist. I am trained in person-centred care, CBT, CFT, ACT, DBT, systemic and narrative therapy. I have supported people with chronic pain, neurodiversity, weight management, trauma, relationship difficulties and memory difficulties. I am an integrative psychologist, thus I use a range of different models and skills to meet the needs of each individual. I have worked with young children up to older adults. I have seen people individually, in couples or as a family. I have helped clients explore their struggles with anxiety, self-esteem, low-mood, bullying, bereavement, & loss.
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Catia Cosme Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX2
Hello, my name is Catia. I offer counselling sessions to adults, children and young people as well as couples/marriage therapy. Counselling can bring clarity where there is confusion, resolve past issues, change behaviours and improve relationships. I will provide you a confidential, safe and supportive space for you to talk and work thought the difficulties you are facing. For some people having a safe space to speak and reflect about their issues it is enough to help them move forward, while others may benefit from the use of more creative interventions
Hello, my name is Catia. I offer counselling sessions to adults, children and young people as well as couples/marriage therapy. Counselling can bring clarity where there is confusion, resolve past issues, change behaviours and improve relationships. I will provide you a confidential, safe and supportive space for you to talk and work thought the difficulties you are facing. For some people having a safe space to speak and reflect about their issues it is enough to help them move forward, while others may benefit from the use of more creative interventions
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Heather Beveridge
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Exeter EX2
Is your life overwhelming? Is your mental health suffering?Do you feel that you need to offload and share whatever difficulties you may be facing? Are you are looking for a counsellor or psychotherapist that actively listens and understands? I am an experienced mental health practitioners and here to help. Sometimes children and young people get stuck and need a little help too. I also have a great deal of experience working with children and young people. When your child is struggling, trying to get help can feel an impossible task. I offer creative therapy without the stress of a long waiting list.
Is your life overwhelming? Is your mental health suffering?Do you feel that you need to offload and share whatever difficulties you may be facing? Are you are looking for a counsellor or psychotherapist that actively listens and understands? I am an experienced mental health practitioners and here to help. Sometimes children and young people get stuck and need a little help too. I also have a great deal of experience working with children and young people. When your child is struggling, trying to get help can feel an impossible task. I offer creative therapy without the stress of a long waiting list.
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Photo of Nicola Grieveson, MBACP, Counsellor
Nicola Grieveson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX2
If you are looking for someone with many years of professional experience qualified and professional with a kind, compassionate manner I can help. I have experience with diagnosed mental health issues and everyday struggles with relationships, feeling sad, depressed, anxious and pre occupied with worries. Confidential and private in a relaxed atmosphere.
If you are looking for someone with many years of professional experience qualified and professional with a kind, compassionate manner I can help. I have experience with diagnosed mental health issues and everyday struggles with relationships, feeling sad, depressed, anxious and pre occupied with worries. Confidential and private in a relaxed atmosphere.
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Bernadette Kavanagh
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX1
I am an experienced registered counsellor. I offer a warm, calm, confidential and non judgmental space for clients to explore thoughts and feelings. I work with a range of issues with both males, females and couples. I also work at The Safe Foundation as Clinical Lead. I specialise with clients, both male and female who have been through domestic abuse and Trauma.
I am an experienced registered counsellor. I offer a warm, calm, confidential and non judgmental space for clients to explore thoughts and feelings. I work with a range of issues with both males, females and couples. I also work at The Safe Foundation as Clinical Lead. I specialise with clients, both male and female who have been through domestic abuse and Trauma.
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Photo of Jade Howe, UKCP Trainee, Psychotherapist
Jade Howe
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Exeter EX6
Hello, I'm Jade. I'm a UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists) Therapist in Training. I offer a warm space where we can explore, together, your reasons for accessing Psychotherapy. I like to think about the benefits of Psychotherapy a little bit like building a house extension, but needing to lay a foundation first. Our original foundation might need some stronger materials or extra scaffolding. Psychotherapy can help to provide that scaffolding, through processing your feelings in a supportive environment. This allows for an exploration of who you are so that you can build your extension, with materials that you choose.
Hello, I'm Jade. I'm a UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists) Therapist in Training. I offer a warm space where we can explore, together, your reasons for accessing Psychotherapy. I like to think about the benefits of Psychotherapy a little bit like building a house extension, but needing to lay a foundation first. Our original foundation might need some stronger materials or extra scaffolding. Psychotherapy can help to provide that scaffolding, through processing your feelings in a supportive environment. This allows for an exploration of who you are so that you can build your extension, with materials that you choose.
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Katrina J Campbell-Crocker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Exeter EX2
Hiya my name is Katrina; I am a fully qualified counsellor with experience of counselling Adults & Young People (From 13yrs). I support a range of counselling conditions; •Attachment Disorders •Anxiety & Depression •Abuse •Bereavement & Loss •Childhood Trauma •Domestic Violence •Disability Discrimination •Low Self Esteem •Low Self Worth • Mental Health Complexities •Narcissistic Personality Disorder •Personality Disorders •Post Traumatic Stress Disorder •Racial identity •Separation Anxiety & Trauma. I believe that we all have the right speak & be heard in a safe space.
Hiya my name is Katrina; I am a fully qualified counsellor with experience of counselling Adults & Young People (From 13yrs). I support a range of counselling conditions; •Attachment Disorders •Anxiety & Depression •Abuse •Bereavement & Loss •Childhood Trauma •Domestic Violence •Disability Discrimination •Low Self Esteem •Low Self Worth • Mental Health Complexities •Narcissistic Personality Disorder •Personality Disorders •Post Traumatic Stress Disorder •Racial identity •Separation Anxiety & Trauma. I believe that we all have the right speak & be heard in a safe space.
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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.