Female Counselling in Wigan, ENG

Photo of Sara Luisa - Papillon Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist
Papillon Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Wigan WN6
Hello. My name is Sara and my private practice specialises in supporting women to move from struggle to freedom.  Whatever the reason you find yourself here, be it relationship challenges, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression or trauma, our work together will enable you to achieve a greater sense of clarity in your life and empower you to restore trust in yourself and in the decisions you make. ​I am passionate about sharing what I've learned from my own journey through loss, relationships and trauma, to empower other women who are also looking to live authentically and become the best version of themselves.
Hello. My name is Sara and my private practice specialises in supporting women to move from struggle to freedom.  Whatever the reason you find yourself here, be it relationship challenges, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression or trauma, our work together will enable you to achieve a greater sense of clarity in your life and empower you to restore trust in yourself and in the decisions you make. ​I am passionate about sharing what I've learned from my own journey through loss, relationships and trauma, to empower other women who are also looking to live authentically and become the best version of themselves.
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Stephanie Mills
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN4
Hiya, I’m Steph, thank you for reading my profile.‍ There is no problem too big or too small, and I like to make my clients feel comfortable and safe enough that they feel able to bring absolutely anything to our sessions – there is no topic off limits. Giving you back control of your life is important to me, so our sessions together will be about making sure that you are getting exactly what you want and need to help you work through your problem. I’ll be by your side the whole way; you’ve got this!
Hiya, I’m Steph, thank you for reading my profile.‍ There is no problem too big or too small, and I like to make my clients feel comfortable and safe enough that they feel able to bring absolutely anything to our sessions – there is no topic off limits. Giving you back control of your life is important to me, so our sessions together will be about making sure that you are getting exactly what you want and need to help you work through your problem. I’ll be by your side the whole way; you’ve got this!
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Vickie Anne Grant
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN1
Im a person centred counsellor with 11 years experience working with a range of clients with different presenting needs from depression, low mood, bereavement, trauma related issues, relationship breakdowns, stress, and anxiety. I feel I offer a friendly but professional service and like to think I’m a warm and caring person who strives to support each and every single client I encounter. I feel my lived experiences really helps to shape the therapist I am and believe my deep empathy and caring nature helps to facilitate a safe space for clients to explored thoughts and feelings that they wish to share
Im a person centred counsellor with 11 years experience working with a range of clients with different presenting needs from depression, low mood, bereavement, trauma related issues, relationship breakdowns, stress, and anxiety. I feel I offer a friendly but professional service and like to think I’m a warm and caring person who strives to support each and every single client I encounter. I feel my lived experiences really helps to shape the therapist I am and believe my deep empathy and caring nature helps to facilitate a safe space for clients to explored thoughts and feelings that they wish to share
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Kerry Thorpe Therapy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN4
Are you a couple looking for support with enhancing your communication and the quality of your connection with your partner? Are you an individual looking for an experienced counsellor who can work with a wide range of issues? Perhaps you have experienced difficulty in your relationship or life and want to work through, heal from and process this in therapy. Perhaps you are looking for growth and forward movement, individually, or with your partner. You may want to feel more enjoyment in life and be able to respond to stressful situations in a different way?
Are you a couple looking for support with enhancing your communication and the quality of your connection with your partner? Are you an individual looking for an experienced counsellor who can work with a wide range of issues? Perhaps you have experienced difficulty in your relationship or life and want to work through, heal from and process this in therapy. Perhaps you are looking for growth and forward movement, individually, or with your partner. You may want to feel more enjoyment in life and be able to respond to stressful situations in a different way?
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Claire Duchateau
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wigan WN5
Do you feel, undervalued, unheard, disillusioned, and stuck? Perhaps you are a French expat homesick and struggling to adapt in the UK? Or neuro-divergent not managing the complexities of work, emotions, relationships and life; Or LGBTQ battling against barriers and rejection or trying to come out? Maybe you have a sense that there is a lot more to life. Finding a therapist is hard. You have landed here with the hope of finding help and understanding, well done. Carrying our worries endlessly and alone is even harder.
Do you feel, undervalued, unheard, disillusioned, and stuck? Perhaps you are a French expat homesick and struggling to adapt in the UK? Or neuro-divergent not managing the complexities of work, emotions, relationships and life; Or LGBTQ battling against barriers and rejection or trying to come out? Maybe you have a sense that there is a lot more to life. Finding a therapist is hard. You have landed here with the hope of finding help and understanding, well done. Carrying our worries endlessly and alone is even harder.
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Chloe Davies
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN3
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, relationships, trauma or stressful life events and need somebody to talk to who understands you and helps to navigate what you are feeling and experiencing?
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, relationships, trauma or stressful life events and need somebody to talk to who understands you and helps to navigate what you are feeling and experiencing?
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Val Boulton
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Wigan WN4
I qualified from Wigan and Leigh College as Person-Centred Counsellor in 1998. I qualified from Wigan and Leigh College as a Person-Centred Supervisor in 2001. I am a qualified Couple/Relationship Counsellor training with Relate 1999/2000. Since qualifying I have worked in many settings ranging from the NHS to Further and Higher Education. From E.A.P. and short-term therapy to long term commitment and relationship work. Why am I still in practice you may wonder? My answer would be I believe in people, that listening and helping is the most rewarding feeling ever.
I qualified from Wigan and Leigh College as Person-Centred Counsellor in 1998. I qualified from Wigan and Leigh College as a Person-Centred Supervisor in 2001. I am a qualified Couple/Relationship Counsellor training with Relate 1999/2000. Since qualifying I have worked in many settings ranging from the NHS to Further and Higher Education. From E.A.P. and short-term therapy to long term commitment and relationship work. Why am I still in practice you may wonder? My answer would be I believe in people, that listening and helping is the most rewarding feeling ever.
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Jenny Walsh
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wigan WN5  (Online Only)
Having worked in the NHS for over 15 years, I have delivered evidence based talking therapies to adults from a range of backgrounds. In more recent times, I have predominantly offered online therapy to people experiencing PTSD, depression, and a range of anxiety disorders (for example, health anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, generalised anxiety and so on). Working online fits in very well for those fitting therapy around work, education and family life, and is also very supportive of people living with long term health conditions. I am able to work with people aged 16+ and I am trained in Child and Adolescent EMDR.
Having worked in the NHS for over 15 years, I have delivered evidence based talking therapies to adults from a range of backgrounds. In more recent times, I have predominantly offered online therapy to people experiencing PTSD, depression, and a range of anxiety disorders (for example, health anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, generalised anxiety and so on). Working online fits in very well for those fitting therapy around work, education and family life, and is also very supportive of people living with long term health conditions. I am able to work with people aged 16+ and I am trained in Child and Adolescent EMDR.
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Claire Nicola Badham
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN6
I am a Person Centred Therapist and supervisor. I practice near to the centre of Wigan. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental environment, where you will feel safe to explore any issues you may have. I work with an array of issues including anxiety, depression, low self esteem and relationship difficulties. I am able to offer a telephone consultation for up to 30 minutes to enable us to see if you feel you can work with me, or if counselling is the best option for you. If I feel that another therapy would be more beneficial, I will inform you of this.
I am a Person Centred Therapist and supervisor. I practice near to the centre of Wigan. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental environment, where you will feel safe to explore any issues you may have. I work with an array of issues including anxiety, depression, low self esteem and relationship difficulties. I am able to offer a telephone consultation for up to 30 minutes to enable us to see if you feel you can work with me, or if counselling is the best option for you. If I feel that another therapy would be more beneficial, I will inform you of this.
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Photo of Karen Nolan, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Karen Nolan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN3
If you're thinking about therapy, you may have reached a stage in your life where you're ready to make some changes and don't know how to begin. Possibly you're experiencing anxiety, sleep difficulties, burnout or overwhelm. Your relationships may be under strain and your confidence has taken a knock. Maybe you're struggling to process a traumatic event or find painful experiences from your past prevent you from achieving your goals in the present. If any of this resonates with what you're feeling right now, please read on.
If you're thinking about therapy, you may have reached a stage in your life where you're ready to make some changes and don't know how to begin. Possibly you're experiencing anxiety, sleep difficulties, burnout or overwhelm. Your relationships may be under strain and your confidence has taken a knock. Maybe you're struggling to process a traumatic event or find painful experiences from your past prevent you from achieving your goals in the present. If any of this resonates with what you're feeling right now, please read on.
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Photo of Patricia Broadhurst - Patricia Broadhurst Therapy, PsychD, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Patricia Broadhurst Therapy
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wigan WN2
Are you feeling lost or stuck but perhaps can't understand why? I can help you to understand how difficult experiences and trauma have impacted on the way you are feeling now. Together we can work to find strategies for healing and recovery so that you will feel empowered to move forward with strength. I work pluralistically, which means I do not adhere to one specific modality. I will work in a way that feels right for you, is safe, secure and confidential. My goal is for you to live your best life.
Are you feeling lost or stuck but perhaps can't understand why? I can help you to understand how difficult experiences and trauma have impacted on the way you are feeling now. Together we can work to find strategies for healing and recovery so that you will feel empowered to move forward with strength. I work pluralistically, which means I do not adhere to one specific modality. I will work in a way that feels right for you, is safe, secure and confidential. My goal is for you to live your best life.
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Photo of Chrissy Mostyn, MBACP, Counsellor
Chrissy Mostyn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN5  (Online Only)
I became a therapist because earlier in my life therapy helped me through anxiety and an eating disorder. So I know what it feels like on the other side too! I believe deeply in the therapeutic process and I am living proof that healing and recovery can change your life for the better. Working with me, we will create a space where you can feel totally safe to open up all the issues affecting you, discuss them and explore them and hopefully help you find the clarity and direction for you to move forward in a positive way.
I became a therapist because earlier in my life therapy helped me through anxiety and an eating disorder. So I know what it feels like on the other side too! I believe deeply in the therapeutic process and I am living proof that healing and recovery can change your life for the better. Working with me, we will create a space where you can feel totally safe to open up all the issues affecting you, discuss them and explore them and hopefully help you find the clarity and direction for you to move forward in a positive way.
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Photo of Karen Boyd-Pomfrett, MBACP, Counsellor
Karen Boyd-Pomfrett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wigan WN5
As a BACP registred qualified Counsellor. I understand that everyone is unique and no therapy is "one size fits all". With this in mind I can work with clients of all ages from 16ys upwards. I offer the Face to Face sessions from my home in Orrell. Sessions are for 1 hour Face to Face, Telephone, or Whatsapp.I am a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychtherapist and also a Trauma Informed Therapist working in HMP Prison estates (men) and I am also involved in many voluntary places. My modality is Person Centred and I also hold qualifications in Greif and beareavment ,Compassion Focus Therapy and other therapy skills CBT , Inner Child.
As a BACP registred qualified Counsellor. I understand that everyone is unique and no therapy is "one size fits all". With this in mind I can work with clients of all ages from 16ys upwards. I offer the Face to Face sessions from my home in Orrell. Sessions are for 1 hour Face to Face, Telephone, or Whatsapp.I am a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychtherapist and also a Trauma Informed Therapist working in HMP Prison estates (men) and I am also involved in many voluntary places. My modality is Person Centred and I also hold qualifications in Greif and beareavment ,Compassion Focus Therapy and other therapy skills CBT , Inner Child.
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Photo of Judith Holland, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Judith Holland
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Wigan WN3
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy. To provide a space where you feel safe, respected and never judged. I am an trained in various therapies including cbt therapy. Sometimes life throws us a curve ball and getting up everyday and doing everyday things is a struggle sometimes we need someone to walk through the dark times with us and to remind us we are not alone and things can and will get better. I am also a qualified coach and work with women that have experienced abuse. For 22 years I have also worked as a clinical supervisor.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy. To provide a space where you feel safe, respected and never judged. I am an trained in various therapies including cbt therapy. Sometimes life throws us a curve ball and getting up everyday and doing everyday things is a struggle sometimes we need someone to walk through the dark times with us and to remind us we are not alone and things can and will get better. I am also a qualified coach and work with women that have experienced abuse. For 22 years I have also worked as a clinical supervisor.
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Photo of Chloe Mason - CM Wellness, MBACP, Psychotherapist
CM Wellness
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN6
Hi my name is Chloe, I have a practice which is located at Derby house, Wrightington, Wigan, WN6 9RE called CM Wellness.Iam a integrative psychotherapist, so this means I can use various different approaches and techniques within our sessions, such as person-centred,psychodynamic, narrative,CBT and gestalt therapy to name a few.I find being able to draw from lots of different approaches, has really helped lots of clients over the years, as what will work for one person, may not for another and so being able to access different types of therapies has been key.
Hi my name is Chloe, I have a practice which is located at Derby house, Wrightington, Wigan, WN6 9RE called CM Wellness.Iam a integrative psychotherapist, so this means I can use various different approaches and techniques within our sessions, such as person-centred,psychodynamic, narrative,CBT and gestalt therapy to name a few.I find being able to draw from lots of different approaches, has really helped lots of clients over the years, as what will work for one person, may not for another and so being able to access different types of therapies has been key.
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Photo of Jen Ennis, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Jen Ennis
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN2
There comes a point for many people when distress, anxiety and confusion take hold and psychological help is needed. Sometimes the reasons for this seem all too apparent and sometimes they are quite baffling. It can be enormously helpful to talk things through with a professional person who is unconnected with your family and friends I am warm, empathetic and genuine. I'm a qualified therapeutic counsellor with over 13 years’ experience working with both adults and young people. I am a registered member of the BACP, working in accordance with its Ethical Framework. I am based in Hindley, near Wigan.
There comes a point for many people when distress, anxiety and confusion take hold and psychological help is needed. Sometimes the reasons for this seem all too apparent and sometimes they are quite baffling. It can be enormously helpful to talk things through with a professional person who is unconnected with your family and friends I am warm, empathetic and genuine. I'm a qualified therapeutic counsellor with over 13 years’ experience working with both adults and young people. I am a registered member of the BACP, working in accordance with its Ethical Framework. I am based in Hindley, near Wigan.
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Photo of Keisha Popple, MBACP, Counsellor
Keisha Popple
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN6
I am a person-centred counsellor, who has always had a passion for helping others. I am dedicated to helping my clients achieve their goals for counselling. I believe the therapeutic relationship is a very important part of counselling and you are the expert in your own life.
I am a person-centred counsellor, who has always had a passion for helping others. I am dedicated to helping my clients achieve their goals for counselling. I believe the therapeutic relationship is a very important part of counselling and you are the expert in your own life.
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Photo of Sarah Preston, MBACP, Counsellor
Sarah Preston
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN5
If you are struggling with relationships, loss, stress, or feeling lost and overwhelmed, you might feel like you’re stuck, don’t know where to turn or how to move forward. Sometimes we don’t know what to say, how to say it or even fully understand what we are feeling; it’s often not just one thing that we are feeling but a complex mix of different emotions. Our sessions together will give you the opportunity to be heard, to explore your emotions and unpick the difficulties you are having.
If you are struggling with relationships, loss, stress, or feeling lost and overwhelmed, you might feel like you’re stuck, don’t know where to turn or how to move forward. Sometimes we don’t know what to say, how to say it or even fully understand what we are feeling; it’s often not just one thing that we are feeling but a complex mix of different emotions. Our sessions together will give you the opportunity to be heard, to explore your emotions and unpick the difficulties you are having.
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Photo of Gill Cunliffe - FettleBee Therapy, MBACP, Counsellor
FettleBee Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN5
Are you feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? Life can be painful and upsetting. Are you looking for a safe, relaxing space where you can talk openly and in confidence to someone who will listen and understand what you are going through? I can provide an opportunity for you to talk about things that are difficult to share with others. I can help you to feel better about yourself, your problems and better understand yourself and your feelings, or even to find meaning from life. You can discuss your issues with me without being judged or criticised, with acceptance and empathy.
Are you feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? Life can be painful and upsetting. Are you looking for a safe, relaxing space where you can talk openly and in confidence to someone who will listen and understand what you are going through? I can provide an opportunity for you to talk about things that are difficult to share with others. I can help you to feel better about yourself, your problems and better understand yourself and your feelings, or even to find meaning from life. You can discuss your issues with me without being judged or criticised, with acceptance and empathy.
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Photo of Karen Anne Jones - Clover Therapies, BACP, Counsellor
Clover Therapies
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN1
Hi, my name is Karen. I gained my qualification in counselling and psychotherapy many years ago in 1997. I was privileged to attend an accredited course at Salford college. I also acquired certificates in sociology, psychology, child psychology, criminology, and hypnotherapy. Alongside the hypnotherapy certificate, I completed workshops in dream therapy, sex therapy, and inner child work. Over the years I have specialised in inner child work, and have witnessed many positive outcomes from using this technique. Since qualifying, I have worked with a diverse range of issues, of which no problem is too big or too small.
Hi, my name is Karen. I gained my qualification in counselling and psychotherapy many years ago in 1997. I was privileged to attend an accredited course at Salford college. I also acquired certificates in sociology, psychology, child psychology, criminology, and hypnotherapy. Alongside the hypnotherapy certificate, I completed workshops in dream therapy, sex therapy, and inner child work. Over the years I have specialised in inner child work, and have witnessed many positive outcomes from using this technique. Since qualifying, I have worked with a diverse range of issues, of which no problem is too big or too small.
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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.