Female Counselling in Wetherby, ENG

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Philippa Westmacott
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wetherby LS22
Hello, life can sometimes throw challenges at us. At times these challenges are expected and at other times they come as a complete surprise. Often, we are able to manage them and sometimes we may feel less able to cope and could benefit from some therapeutic support. I offer psychotherapeutic counselling support in Wetherby and Harrogate and have some available appointments now. www.philippa-counselling.co.uk
Hello, life can sometimes throw challenges at us. At times these challenges are expected and at other times they come as a complete surprise. Often, we are able to manage them and sometimes we may feel less able to cope and could benefit from some therapeutic support. I offer psychotherapeutic counselling support in Wetherby and Harrogate and have some available appointments now. www.philippa-counselling.co.uk
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Adrienne Crew
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wetherby LS22
In a supportive and none judgemental environment, Adrienne’s counselling sessions provide a place where each person is listened to in a non - judgemental way . In these sessions, problems and conflicts can be explored to find a way through the difficulties that previously may have seemed insurmountable
In a supportive and none judgemental environment, Adrienne’s counselling sessions provide a place where each person is listened to in a non - judgemental way . In these sessions, problems and conflicts can be explored to find a way through the difficulties that previously may have seemed insurmountable
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Hannah McGorman
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wetherby LS23
Are you, or someone you care about, feeling overwhelmed, down, stressed-out, anxious or stuck in rut which no longer feels manageable or acceptable? Do you find yourself losing time to worrying, always jumping to negative conclusions or being your own worst enemy? Perhaps you have experienced events that have affected your emotions and how you view yourself or the world. I can support you to regain balance in your life, by refocusing you on your existing skills and helping you to develop new ways of thinking, doing and feeling which enable you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life and build resilience for your future.
Are you, or someone you care about, feeling overwhelmed, down, stressed-out, anxious or stuck in rut which no longer feels manageable or acceptable? Do you find yourself losing time to worrying, always jumping to negative conclusions or being your own worst enemy? Perhaps you have experienced events that have affected your emotions and how you view yourself or the world. I can support you to regain balance in your life, by refocusing you on your existing skills and helping you to develop new ways of thinking, doing and feeling which enable you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life and build resilience for your future.
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Elaine Piper
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Wetherby LS23
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychodynamic psychotherapist, with extended experience of working with adults with long standing and complex mental health problems within and outside the NHS.  Life is challenging and can lead to periods of intense or prolonged distress. Our usual ways of coping may no longer seem to be helping or may become a problem in themselves. This can lead to anxiety, sadness, anger, feeling stuck, isolated and confused. Our relationships are often affected. Meeting with a trusted, experienced therapist, to explore and understand your feelings, whilst painful, can lead to huge relief and greater freedom.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychodynamic psychotherapist, with extended experience of working with adults with long standing and complex mental health problems within and outside the NHS.  Life is challenging and can lead to periods of intense or prolonged distress. Our usual ways of coping may no longer seem to be helping or may become a problem in themselves. This can lead to anxiety, sadness, anger, feeling stuck, isolated and confused. Our relationships are often affected. Meeting with a trusted, experienced therapist, to explore and understand your feelings, whilst painful, can lead to huge relief and greater freedom.
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Maisie Nicholls - Emdr Therapy
MSc
Verified Verified
Wetherby LS22  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Maisie and I specialise in EMDR therapy for birth and postnatal trauma. I also offer therapy for people who are struggling to adjust to parenthood. I understand the transition to becoming a parent can be difficult, even without experiencing birth trauma. Our children are mirrors of us and difficult childhood experiences can often come to the surface when you become a parent yourself. EMDR can help you process any difficult feelings that may have come to the surface for you. I offer a gentle, collaborative, down to earth approach to therapy.
Hi, I'm Maisie and I specialise in EMDR therapy for birth and postnatal trauma. I also offer therapy for people who are struggling to adjust to parenthood. I understand the transition to becoming a parent can be difficult, even without experiencing birth trauma. Our children are mirrors of us and difficult childhood experiences can often come to the surface when you become a parent yourself. EMDR can help you process any difficult feelings that may have come to the surface for you. I offer a gentle, collaborative, down to earth approach to therapy.
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J Heline Freea Mind Body Therapies Training Supervision
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wetherby LS22
Hi my name is Heline, I am a registered BSc Integrative Counsellor MBACP with 26 years experience. A clinical trauma therapist, supervisor, play therapist and cultural sensitive Trauma informed Trainer. I work with people of all ages who have experienced mental health and complex trauma in schools, colleges, education. NHS, Foster and social care system, Addictions field, family services and in the community. I provide a range of interventions that help reduce physical and psychological ailments, depression, anxiety, self harm, loss, PTSD inter generational wounds, identity issues, self image, suicidal ideation, family issues.
Hi my name is Heline, I am a registered BSc Integrative Counsellor MBACP with 26 years experience. A clinical trauma therapist, supervisor, play therapist and cultural sensitive Trauma informed Trainer. I work with people of all ages who have experienced mental health and complex trauma in schools, colleges, education. NHS, Foster and social care system, Addictions field, family services and in the community. I provide a range of interventions that help reduce physical and psychological ailments, depression, anxiety, self harm, loss, PTSD inter generational wounds, identity issues, self image, suicidal ideation, family issues.
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Systemisk Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wetherby LS23
Nina & Aiveen are Clinical Directors of Sytemisk Psychology. Our team is made up of experienced, HCPC registered Psychologists. We are skilled at identifying clients needs and tailor making evidence-based therapy, designed to have maximum impact. Choosing a therapist can feel more complex than it needs to be. We have extensive clinical training that enables us to work with you to design the approach that is right for you, and achieves the desired outcomes you want. Good quality therapy should be effective and value for money. Let us support you to make holistic, wellbeing gains that have the potential for life long impact.
Nina & Aiveen are Clinical Directors of Sytemisk Psychology. Our team is made up of experienced, HCPC registered Psychologists. We are skilled at identifying clients needs and tailor making evidence-based therapy, designed to have maximum impact. Choosing a therapist can feel more complex than it needs to be. We have extensive clinical training that enables us to work with you to design the approach that is right for you, and achieves the desired outcomes you want. Good quality therapy should be effective and value for money. Let us support you to make holistic, wellbeing gains that have the potential for life long impact.
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Di Pedder
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wetherby LS22  (Online Only)
I am experienced in working with depression, anxiety and all forms of loss, including clients impacted by suicide, the loss of a baby or child, pregnancy loss and many other types of sudden and unexpected death. I have worked with clients who are seeking to recover from abusive relationships, including domestic abuse and clients in frontline services including police, medics and the armed forces. I have also supported clients who are facing difficult life situations, perhaps feeling unhappy in their relationship, or at work, and have helped them to work through the issues finding answers that are right for them.
I am experienced in working with depression, anxiety and all forms of loss, including clients impacted by suicide, the loss of a baby or child, pregnancy loss and many other types of sudden and unexpected death. I have worked with clients who are seeking to recover from abusive relationships, including domestic abuse and clients in frontline services including police, medics and the armed forces. I have also supported clients who are facing difficult life situations, perhaps feeling unhappy in their relationship, or at work, and have helped them to work through the issues finding answers that are right for them.
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Katie Lane
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wetherby LS22
You may be questioning yourself or feeling stuck and counselling will help you recognise potential areas where change may be needed and support you in making positive change at a pace appropriate to your needs. ​ I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. I have faced my own therapeutic journey and healed from trauma and feel that this has given me more insight than any of my academic training and professional development. Let's work together to help you to secure a happier and more fulfilling life!
You may be questioning yourself or feeling stuck and counselling will help you recognise potential areas where change may be needed and support you in making positive change at a pace appropriate to your needs. ​ I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. I have faced my own therapeutic journey and healed from trauma and feel that this has given me more insight than any of my academic training and professional development. Let's work together to help you to secure a happier and more fulfilling life!
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Jacqui Parkin
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Wetherby LS22  (Online Only)
Hi there! I work with women and girls struggling with difficult emotions and low self esteem. You may be seeking support through a specific life challenge or transition, to learn how to cope better, to explore painful or traumatic experiences or to change aspects of life that no longer serve you. Maybe you just want to feel at ease with yourself and in your relationships? If so, then I'm glad that you're seeking the support you deserve and I'd love to chat with you.
Hi there! I work with women and girls struggling with difficult emotions and low self esteem. You may be seeking support through a specific life challenge or transition, to learn how to cope better, to explore painful or traumatic experiences or to change aspects of life that no longer serve you. Maybe you just want to feel at ease with yourself and in your relationships? If so, then I'm glad that you're seeking the support you deserve and I'd love to chat with you.
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Sian Long
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wetherby LS22
Sometimes the challenges we face in life can be overwhelming. Left feeling difficult emotions, anger, grief or depression for example it can be a struggle to move forward and really impact our daily life. It might be one event, or there maybe many things or relationships in your life, past or present which you are struggling to come to terms with and want time to explore. It's not always easy to talk to the people around you, maybe you feel they won't understand, that they won't be interested, or maybe that they are part of the problem.
Sometimes the challenges we face in life can be overwhelming. Left feeling difficult emotions, anger, grief or depression for example it can be a struggle to move forward and really impact our daily life. It might be one event, or there maybe many things or relationships in your life, past or present which you are struggling to come to terms with and want time to explore. It's not always easy to talk to the people around you, maybe you feel they won't understand, that they won't be interested, or maybe that they are part of the problem.
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Julia de los Rios
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wetherby LS22
Reaching out for help takes courage, particularly if your self-esteem and confidence are low. But, if you want to make changes in your life then you may need support. People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons; anxiety, relationship issues, depression, bereavement, trauma etc. Perhaps you feel inhibited, have unhealthy patterns of behaviour or your emotions may be hijacking your ability to respond and keep perspective. Whatever the reason, the chances are you are feeling deeply distressed. You don’t have to keep struggling alone. Together we can work out what is causing you to feel threatened, overwhelmed or empty.
Reaching out for help takes courage, particularly if your self-esteem and confidence are low. But, if you want to make changes in your life then you may need support. People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons; anxiety, relationship issues, depression, bereavement, trauma etc. Perhaps you feel inhibited, have unhealthy patterns of behaviour or your emotions may be hijacking your ability to respond and keep perspective. Whatever the reason, the chances are you are feeling deeply distressed. You don’t have to keep struggling alone. Together we can work out what is causing you to feel threatened, overwhelmed or empty.
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Lucy Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wetherby LS23
Hello, my name is Lucy and I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working in Harrogate, Ripon and online. I work with couples and individuals. My aim is to make you feel as comfortable and supported as possible which gives space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Together we can navigate and untangle these feelings and challenge negative thoughts and behaviours that no longer serve you in your life. I understand the courage it takes to reach out for help and how daunting it can feel to embark on therapy. My role as your therapist is to walk with you at your pace and help you feel heard and safe.
Hello, my name is Lucy and I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working in Harrogate, Ripon and online. I work with couples and individuals. My aim is to make you feel as comfortable and supported as possible which gives space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Together we can navigate and untangle these feelings and challenge negative thoughts and behaviours that no longer serve you in your life. I understand the courage it takes to reach out for help and how daunting it can feel to embark on therapy. My role as your therapist is to walk with you at your pace and help you feel heard and safe.
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Cheryl Squire
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wetherby LS22
Are you feeling anxious and distressed? At times do you get frustrated, irritated or angry? Do you have painful unwanted memories or struggle to sleep? Are you feeling sad, low or numb? Are you feeling alone or that no one understands you? Are you feeling overwhelmed and struggling to cope? Do you want to feel calmer and more in control? Do you want to understand how your body is reacting and why you can't think straight? Do you want to cope better on a day-to-day basis. As a qualified integrative, relational counsellor I am able to be alongside you and help you to understand your experience.
Are you feeling anxious and distressed? At times do you get frustrated, irritated or angry? Do you have painful unwanted memories or struggle to sleep? Are you feeling sad, low or numb? Are you feeling alone or that no one understands you? Are you feeling overwhelmed and struggling to cope? Do you want to feel calmer and more in control? Do you want to understand how your body is reacting and why you can't think straight? Do you want to cope better on a day-to-day basis. As a qualified integrative, relational counsellor I am able to be alongside you and help you to understand your experience.
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Diane Webb
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG2  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a Supervisor & Psychotherapist ( bilingual English-French), over 35 years of my adult life have been dedicated to working with others in their quest for well-being.
As a Supervisor & Psychotherapist ( bilingual English-French), over 35 years of my adult life have been dedicated to working with others in their quest for well-being.
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Jane Graham
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harrogate HG2
I am an integrative psychotherapist with a child & young person specialism and an adult psychotherapeutic counsellor. I was a primary school teacher for 24 years, teaching from nursery - Year 6 and have experience of working therapeutically with children, teens, parents and adults, including elderly adults. Whatever our age or stage in life, there are times when we encounter challenges or struggles. These can be confusing, cause anxiety, overwhelm or a feeling of being stuck. We can suffer from low self-esteem and need support in building resilience, improving communication and relationships and gain an improved sense of wellbeing.
I am an integrative psychotherapist with a child & young person specialism and an adult psychotherapeutic counsellor. I was a primary school teacher for 24 years, teaching from nursery - Year 6 and have experience of working therapeutically with children, teens, parents and adults, including elderly adults. Whatever our age or stage in life, there are times when we encounter challenges or struggles. These can be confusing, cause anxiety, overwhelm or a feeling of being stuck. We can suffer from low self-esteem and need support in building resilience, improving communication and relationships and gain an improved sense of wellbeing.
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Mind and Environment Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Harrogate HG2
Have you had experiences in your past that are bubbling to the surface and affecting your day-to-day life? Are traumatic memories and experiences making relationships with yourself and others difficult or complicated? Do you feel a loss of control or have consuming negative thoughts about yourself and what others may feel about you? Whatever brings you here, my counselling space is for you to explore and express how you feel without judgement and in confidence. Reaching out and talking through your experience can help you to process thoughts & emotions, begin to make goals and move towards developing a life where you will thrive.
Have you had experiences in your past that are bubbling to the surface and affecting your day-to-day life? Are traumatic memories and experiences making relationships with yourself and others difficult or complicated? Do you feel a loss of control or have consuming negative thoughts about yourself and what others may feel about you? Whatever brings you here, my counselling space is for you to explore and express how you feel without judgement and in confidence. Reaching out and talking through your experience can help you to process thoughts & emotions, begin to make goals and move towards developing a life where you will thrive.
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Sarah Elizabeth Mckimm
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS14
We are all individuals whose wants, needs and desires are different and I will work with you as a unique person, deserving of counselling as individual as you. You are in the driving seat, as together we navigate the difficulties and problems you face in the present and will stay by your side throughout this journey. There may be times we look back at your past and glance at how it affects you in the here and now, but I aim to do this at your own pace, when the time feels right. I offer solace, a listening ear and permission for all feelings to be heard. Ready to move forward? Lets navigate this path to renewed hope together.
We are all individuals whose wants, needs and desires are different and I will work with you as a unique person, deserving of counselling as individual as you. You are in the driving seat, as together we navigate the difficulties and problems you face in the present and will stay by your side throughout this journey. There may be times we look back at your past and glance at how it affects you in the here and now, but I aim to do this at your own pace, when the time feels right. I offer solace, a listening ear and permission for all feelings to be heard. Ready to move forward? Lets navigate this path to renewed hope together.
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Bo Bloomfield
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Harrogate HG1  (Online Only)
I am a senior accredited Relational and EMDR Therapist with 26 years unbroken practice. I have worked for 10 years in the NHS and for 23 years in private practice. I am interested in and have experience of working with trauma. I completed the EMDR Europe Standard Accredited Training and work with a wide range of mental health issues and with post-traumatic stress. EMDR can help with recovery from distressing life events as well as flashbacks, upsetting thoughts or images, depression or anxiety. The number and length of sessions needed will depend on the type and severity of trauma which has been experienced.
I am a senior accredited Relational and EMDR Therapist with 26 years unbroken practice. I have worked for 10 years in the NHS and for 23 years in private practice. I am interested in and have experience of working with trauma. I completed the EMDR Europe Standard Accredited Training and work with a wide range of mental health issues and with post-traumatic stress. EMDR can help with recovery from distressing life events as well as flashbacks, upsetting thoughts or images, depression or anxiety. The number and length of sessions needed will depend on the type and severity of trauma which has been experienced.
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Louise Coughlin
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tadcaster LS24
We may find it helpful to talk problems through with someone close to us, but sometimes friends and family can not help and we need to speak to a professional therapist. I will spend time talking with you to understand your difficulties and to help you identify the roots of your problem and identify what you want to change in your life. In doing so we can find a way to work together to help you to reach your goals. ​I have worked with issues surrounding, anxiety, depression, trauma (including PTSD), low self esteem, stress, emotional management difficulties, phobias, OCD, relationship difficulties, and grief.
We may find it helpful to talk problems through with someone close to us, but sometimes friends and family can not help and we need to speak to a professional therapist. I will spend time talking with you to understand your difficulties and to help you identify the roots of your problem and identify what you want to change in your life. In doing so we can find a way to work together to help you to reach your goals. ​I have worked with issues surrounding, anxiety, depression, trauma (including PTSD), low self esteem, stress, emotional management difficulties, phobias, OCD, relationship difficulties, and grief.
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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.