Female Counselling in Totton, ENG

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Emma O'Sullivan counselling and psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Totton SO40
Hi, my name is Emma. I am a counsellor working in Southampton and the New Forest. I offer talking and creative therapy to adults and young people both in person and online. I am a qualified and registered Gestalt therapist, with additional training in humanistic and CBT counselling. I offer a safe, confidential, and supportive space to explore with you any issues that may be affecting your current life circumstances. The approach that I use means that I can offer many tools and techniques that complement the traditional talking therapy, and I am able to adapt my way of working dependent on your needs and goals.
Hi, my name is Emma. I am a counsellor working in Southampton and the New Forest. I offer talking and creative therapy to adults and young people both in person and online. I am a qualified and registered Gestalt therapist, with additional training in humanistic and CBT counselling. I offer a safe, confidential, and supportive space to explore with you any issues that may be affecting your current life circumstances. The approach that I use means that I can offer many tools and techniques that complement the traditional talking therapy, and I am able to adapt my way of working dependent on your needs and goals.
023 9200 2447 View 023 9200 2447
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Changing Pages Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Totton SO40
My name is Angeline, I am a trained Therapist, Supervisor, EMDR therapist (Course accredited by EMDR Europe), Couples Counsellor and Children's and Young person Therapist. I have many years experience in private practice working with adults, couples and young people. I have worked as a trauma therapist . My approach is tailored to individuals as a Humanistic/Person-centred Therapist, integrating other types of therapy such as CBT.
My name is Angeline, I am a trained Therapist, Supervisor, EMDR therapist (Course accredited by EMDR Europe), Couples Counsellor and Children's and Young person Therapist. I have many years experience in private practice working with adults, couples and young people. I have worked as a trauma therapist . My approach is tailored to individuals as a Humanistic/Person-centred Therapist, integrating other types of therapy such as CBT.
01794 339779 View 01794 339779
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Karen Oborn
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Totton SO40
Hi, I'm Karen, and I am a qualified Gestalt counsellor working at different locations across Hampshire, including Romsey, New Forest, Gosport and online. I provide long-term and short-term counselling to adults aged 18 and above. As a Gestalt trained therapist, I offer talking and creative therapy, focusing on you in the present moment, informed by your past experiences and your expectations for the future.
Hi, I'm Karen, and I am a qualified Gestalt counsellor working at different locations across Hampshire, including Romsey, New Forest, Gosport and online. I provide long-term and short-term counselling to adults aged 18 and above. As a Gestalt trained therapist, I offer talking and creative therapy, focusing on you in the present moment, informed by your past experiences and your expectations for the future.
01793 540660 View 01793 540660
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Jane Gosnell-Lee
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Totton SO40
Hi, I'm a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Marchwood, near Southampton but also offer online/ telephone and couple therapy sessions. Counselling is a place to help you explore the personal worries and issues you face. I aim to listen in an accepting, understanding, therapeutic and confidential way to build a warm, honest, genuine and open relationship between us in which you find trust in me and yourself, to explore your personal world. I believe this will enable you to reflect and make the best decisions for yourself in order to develop your own personal growth.
Hi, I'm a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Marchwood, near Southampton but also offer online/ telephone and couple therapy sessions. Counselling is a place to help you explore the personal worries and issues you face. I aim to listen in an accepting, understanding, therapeutic and confidential way to build a warm, honest, genuine and open relationship between us in which you find trust in me and yourself, to explore your personal world. I believe this will enable you to reflect and make the best decisions for yourself in order to develop your own personal growth.
023 9387 6265 View 023 9387 6265
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Diane Julie Taylor
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Totton SO40
Are you sad, experiencing an ongoing battle with low mood and depression? Do you need time and space to work through what's causing your anxiety , stress, upset in your life? Does the daily struggle leave you exhausted and feeling like you want to give up? Physical symptoms are a result of an overthinking mind, negative thought patterns and habits that are causing you emotional distress. You are not alone and effective therapy can be a life changing process enabling you to feel happier and more fulfilled. Taking back control needs new skills, coping mechanisms and a different perspective - making the call is the first step.
Are you sad, experiencing an ongoing battle with low mood and depression? Do you need time and space to work through what's causing your anxiety , stress, upset in your life? Does the daily struggle leave you exhausted and feeling like you want to give up? Physical symptoms are a result of an overthinking mind, negative thought patterns and habits that are causing you emotional distress. You are not alone and effective therapy can be a life changing process enabling you to feel happier and more fulfilled. Taking back control needs new skills, coping mechanisms and a different perspective - making the call is the first step.
023 8235 6014 View 023 8235 6014
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Lyn Best
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Totton SO40
Is anxiety or stress having an impact on your day-to-day life? Have you suffered a bereavement or loss? Perhaps you are feeling low, confused, having relationship problems. Do you want to be able to speak to someone in confidence, reflect on your life, consider choices to help provide clarity or meaning? Do you feel stuck or trapped? Are you feeling as if you are not being your true self and are pretending to be someone others want you to be, or often pleasing others? You may not be sure what is wrong. If life feels like a struggle at times, counselling can really help. Please get in touch by email with your contact details.
Is anxiety or stress having an impact on your day-to-day life? Have you suffered a bereavement or loss? Perhaps you are feeling low, confused, having relationship problems. Do you want to be able to speak to someone in confidence, reflect on your life, consider choices to help provide clarity or meaning? Do you feel stuck or trapped? Are you feeling as if you are not being your true self and are pretending to be someone others want you to be, or often pleasing others? You may not be sure what is wrong. If life feels like a struggle at times, counselling can really help. Please get in touch by email with your contact details.
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Justine White Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40
Are you experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, low mood, or just not feeling yourself? Maybe you are struggling with relationships or family problems? Counselling can help you to explore these things in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
Are you experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, low mood, or just not feeling yourself? Maybe you are struggling with relationships or family problems? Counselling can help you to explore these things in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
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Clare Lewis
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cadnam SO40
Hi, my name is Clare. I am a child and adolescent counsellor using the arts. I take a genuine interest in young people and enjoy engaging with them in an informal approach. Sometimes, young people aren’t able to talk about how they feel. I offer an alternative means of expressing complex or painful experiences that may otherwise be difficult to convey in words alone. It’s vital to offer ways of communicating feelings other than through everyday language, for example, with paint, clay, music, drama or sand play. I will always follow the child’s lead, as my first priority is for the child/young person to feel relaxed and comfortable.
Hi, my name is Clare. I am a child and adolescent counsellor using the arts. I take a genuine interest in young people and enjoy engaging with them in an informal approach. Sometimes, young people aren’t able to talk about how they feel. I offer an alternative means of expressing complex or painful experiences that may otherwise be difficult to convey in words alone. It’s vital to offer ways of communicating feelings other than through everyday language, for example, with paint, clay, music, drama or sand play. I will always follow the child’s lead, as my first priority is for the child/young person to feel relaxed and comfortable.
01425 209273 View 01425 209273
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Phoebe Clausen-Sternwald
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
I am a trauma-informed grief and cancer counsellor. Grief is the change we didn’t want, the loss of a planned future. We grieve not only for the death of a loved one but also for the loss of a good health ( cancer, life changing illnesses & injuries), a relationship or an established career. Whatever you are struggling with, I will walk hand in hand with you and be your witness. We will address and validate your struggles, learn the techniques of self emotional regulation, processing your current as well as your old wounds, so you can start living a life fully at your own pace. Contact me to arrange a free 20 minutes consultation.
I am a trauma-informed grief and cancer counsellor. Grief is the change we didn’t want, the loss of a planned future. We grieve not only for the death of a loved one but also for the loss of a good health ( cancer, life changing illnesses & injuries), a relationship or an established career. Whatever you are struggling with, I will walk hand in hand with you and be your witness. We will address and validate your struggles, learn the techniques of self emotional regulation, processing your current as well as your old wounds, so you can start living a life fully at your own pace. Contact me to arrange a free 20 minutes consultation.
01480 277359 View 01480 277359
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Kirsty Crawley - van Lieshout
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nursling SO16
Need to talk to someone as you feel stuck? I might be able to help you.
Need to talk to someone as you feel stuck? I might be able to help you.
023 8214 8308 View 023 8214 8308
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Questa Psychological Services
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
Southampton SO16
I'm Bandna and I'm the Clinical Director of Questa. We're a small, specialist practice offering gold standard psychological services for children, teenagers, adults and families across Hampshire and Surrey. Our clinicians and support team are here to help you through; whether you want an assessment/diagnosis for autism, ADHD, family support, psychological therapy or supportive psychological coaching (SPC) we can help - and if we can't we'll do our utmost to help you find someone who can. Call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to help you.
I'm Bandna and I'm the Clinical Director of Questa. We're a small, specialist practice offering gold standard psychological services for children, teenagers, adults and families across Hampshire and Surrey. Our clinicians and support team are here to help you through; whether you want an assessment/diagnosis for autism, ADHD, family support, psychological therapy or supportive psychological coaching (SPC) we can help - and if we can't we'll do our utmost to help you find someone who can. Call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to help you.
01252 412471 View 01252 412471
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Kate Sarah Alexander
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lyndhurst SO40
Not accepting new clients
Hello, my name is Kate, I am a fully qualified humanistic and CBT counsellor based in the New Forest. I am a registered member of the BACP, which means I am a member of an association which ensures that I am always working with your best interests at heart. My approach is flexible, I am interested in learning about your unique situation and experience, working together at a pace and in a way that is right for you. I can assist by providing a safe space, where you feel heard and understood, where you are met with compassion and acceptance and are able to make sense of your emotions so that life can begin to feel easier.
Hello, my name is Kate, I am a fully qualified humanistic and CBT counsellor based in the New Forest. I am a registered member of the BACP, which means I am a member of an association which ensures that I am always working with your best interests at heart. My approach is flexible, I am interested in learning about your unique situation and experience, working together at a pace and in a way that is right for you. I can assist by providing a safe space, where you feel heard and understood, where you are met with compassion and acceptance and are able to make sense of your emotions so that life can begin to feel easier.
01725 538762 View 01725 538762
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Kim Speake
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40
As the saying goes, 'Its' good to talk', and I'm hear to listen. Whether life has just got a bit too much at the moment, or whether there are longer term factors and influences you'd like to explore and process, together, we can find a way. I could go into more detail, but for me, reading a blurb doesn't help establish whether I'm the right counsellor for you. If you've reached the point where you are actively looking I'd suggest sending me an email or giving me a bell, lets have a chat and see if I'm able to provide what you need.
As the saying goes, 'Its' good to talk', and I'm hear to listen. Whether life has just got a bit too much at the moment, or whether there are longer term factors and influences you'd like to explore and process, together, we can find a way. I could go into more detail, but for me, reading a blurb doesn't help establish whether I'm the right counsellor for you. If you've reached the point where you are actively looking I'd suggest sending me an email or giving me a bell, lets have a chat and see if I'm able to provide what you need.
023 8254 4480 View 023 8254 4480
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Dr Stephanie Ennis
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southampton SO16  (Online Only)
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of experience working in the NHS in both mental and physical healthcare settings. I have experience of supporting both adults and young people with a wide range of psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, weight management, trauma, eating disorders, body dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), emotion regulation self-esteem and weight loss.
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of experience working in the NHS in both mental and physical healthcare settings. I have experience of supporting both adults and young people with a wide range of psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, weight management, trauma, eating disorders, body dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), emotion regulation self-esteem and weight loss.
023 9421 2761 View 023 9421 2761
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Nicki Wisbey
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO40
Hello and welcome. I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with both couples and individuals. Sometimes life gets too much for us, it can be overwhelming, confusing and frightening. I offer a warm safe space for you to explore your thoughts and worries without judgement, where we can start to make sense of what’s happening together and where you can develop strength and resilience and find healthier ways to manage life’s pressures.
Hello and welcome. I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with both couples and individuals. Sometimes life gets too much for us, it can be overwhelming, confusing and frightening. I offer a warm safe space for you to explore your thoughts and worries without judgement, where we can start to make sense of what’s happening together and where you can develop strength and resilience and find healthier ways to manage life’s pressures.
01489 662958 View 01489 662958
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The Pines Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ashurst SO40
My approach to helping my clients with therapy and counselling services, is founded on the principle of Integrative Therapy. This means choosing the practices from different therapeutic modalities best suited to a client’s particular needs and wants. By tailoring the therapy to the individual, I hope to deliver the most meaningful outcomes. Integrative Therapy is not limited to a particular methodology and instead allows me to draw on different techniques as they are required. I work with a number of forms of therapy and personalise the approach to meet the types of challenges you may be facing.
My approach to helping my clients with therapy and counselling services, is founded on the principle of Integrative Therapy. This means choosing the practices from different therapeutic modalities best suited to a client’s particular needs and wants. By tailoring the therapy to the individual, I hope to deliver the most meaningful outcomes. Integrative Therapy is not limited to a particular methodology and instead allows me to draw on different techniques as they are required. I work with a number of forms of therapy and personalise the approach to meet the types of challenges you may be facing.
023 8001 6994 View 023 8001 6994
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Rebecca Luty - Safe Space Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lyndhurst SO40
Do you find yourself feeling stuck, lost, frustrated or frequently sad? Are there feelings you feel have lingered or not been dealt with for some time? It is often the case we feel, if we are carrying on as 'normal' then we are fine. How often do you find yourself using the phrase; 'I'm fine' when in actual fact you feel anything but, but at the same time can not put a word/emotion or meaning to the thoughts and emotions you are experiencing? I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore, express or work out how to express anything you need to, I am here to really listen, see and hear you! Please feel free to contact me
Do you find yourself feeling stuck, lost, frustrated or frequently sad? Are there feelings you feel have lingered or not been dealt with for some time? It is often the case we feel, if we are carrying on as 'normal' then we are fine. How often do you find yourself using the phrase; 'I'm fine' when in actual fact you feel anything but, but at the same time can not put a word/emotion or meaning to the thoughts and emotions you are experiencing? I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore, express or work out how to express anything you need to, I am here to really listen, see and hear you! Please feel free to contact me
0151 453 0342 View 0151 453 0342
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Lisa Jones
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40  (Online Only)
We need therapy at certain stages in our life to help us process feelings and thoughts - it can provide a way to manage difficult emotions and talk about ourselves in a confidential space away from loved ones and friends. My background is in Person-Centred and Existential Counselling, and I’ve been helping people since 2004. Over the years, I’ve incorporated various theories and practices into my approach, allowing me to offer a personalised, humanistic therapeutic experience. I work with individuals and couples online using Teams or Zoom.
We need therapy at certain stages in our life to help us process feelings and thoughts - it can provide a way to manage difficult emotions and talk about ourselves in a confidential space away from loved ones and friends. My background is in Person-Centred and Existential Counselling, and I’ve been helping people since 2004. Over the years, I’ve incorporated various theories and practices into my approach, allowing me to offer a personalised, humanistic therapeutic experience. I work with individuals and couples online using Teams or Zoom.
023 9200 2179 View 023 9200 2179
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Doris Prugel-Bennett
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Southampton SO40
You may experience problems in daily functioning, be it difficulties in private, intimate and/or work relationships, engaging in self-harming, symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, or have experienced physical or emotional trauma which continuously and seriously affect your life. Experiences from the past and lack of tools can cause emotional turmoil and stress. Purely being human and experiencing fears of the future can push people to their limits. You might have been given a mental health diagnosis and wish to actively be part of your recovery.
You may experience problems in daily functioning, be it difficulties in private, intimate and/or work relationships, engaging in self-harming, symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, or have experienced physical or emotional trauma which continuously and seriously affect your life. Experiences from the past and lack of tools can cause emotional turmoil and stress. Purely being human and experiencing fears of the future can push people to their limits. You might have been given a mental health diagnosis and wish to actively be part of your recovery.
023 8235 3274 View 023 8235 3274
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Dr Hannah Gray
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southampton SO16
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I'm Hannah, a clinical psychologist with a particular interest in working with people who have experienced trauma, struggles associated with neurodivergence, and burnout. Often people come to see me when life has left them feeling overwhelmed or stuck and my job is to help you find a way through. This could involve learning new skills, overcoming difficult events from the past or getting back in touch with the skills and strengths you already have, but may have lost sight of.
Hi, I'm Hannah, a clinical psychologist with a particular interest in working with people who have experienced trauma, struggles associated with neurodivergence, and burnout. Often people come to see me when life has left them feeling overwhelmed or stuck and my job is to help you find a way through. This could involve learning new skills, overcoming difficult events from the past or getting back in touch with the skills and strengths you already have, but may have lost sight of.
023 9431 1577 View 023 9431 1577
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.