Female Counselling in Winchester, ENG

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The Cosy Room Therapy - Dramatherapy
PhD
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
Do you struggle with anxiety, poor self-esteem, relationship difficulties, or other emotional issues? Do you sometimes find it difficult to articulate what the problem is or feel that words are just not enough to express it? It might be that Dramatherapy is right for you. Dramatherapy is a form of psychological therapy/psychotherapy (BADth), which makes use of a variety of creative-expressive techniques to help you explore your feelings. It is particularly helpful when you struggle to articulate what the problem is or when words are just not enough to express it.
Do you struggle with anxiety, poor self-esteem, relationship difficulties, or other emotional issues? Do you sometimes find it difficult to articulate what the problem is or feel that words are just not enough to express it? It might be that Dramatherapy is right for you. Dramatherapy is a form of psychological therapy/psychotherapy (BADth), which makes use of a variety of creative-expressive techniques to help you explore your feelings. It is particularly helpful when you struggle to articulate what the problem is or when words are just not enough to express it.
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Johanne Wyld
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
Making the decision to enter into psychotherapy can be an important step and my aim is to offer a confidential space to discuss your concerns. Psychotherapy can be an opportunity to talk through what feels difficult or problematic in life. Sometimes people have an idea about the nature of their difficulties, others are less sure. Talking with a therapist can help you to discover and make sense of what is leaving you feeling either stuck, lost, anxious, unhappy or overwhelmed.
Making the decision to enter into psychotherapy can be an important step and my aim is to offer a confidential space to discuss your concerns. Psychotherapy can be an opportunity to talk through what feels difficult or problematic in life. Sometimes people have an idea about the nature of their difficulties, others are less sure. Talking with a therapist can help you to discover and make sense of what is leaving you feeling either stuck, lost, anxious, unhappy or overwhelmed.
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Thrive Counselling, Psychotherapy & Supervision
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21
Hello, I'm Lucy, a fully qualified person-centred counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor based in Twyford, near Winchester. I am a registered, accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred), offering professional, experienced, warm and non-judgemental counselling and psychotherapy for clients to explore issues safely and freely. Person-centred therapy is a refreshing therapeutic method; "walking" with you, employing empathic understanding and non-judgemental warmth and acceptance, respecting and trusting your inner resources to support you on your journey.
Hello, I'm Lucy, a fully qualified person-centred counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor based in Twyford, near Winchester. I am a registered, accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred), offering professional, experienced, warm and non-judgemental counselling and psychotherapy for clients to explore issues safely and freely. Person-centred therapy is a refreshing therapeutic method; "walking" with you, employing empathic understanding and non-judgemental warmth and acceptance, respecting and trusting your inner resources to support you on your journey.
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Gilly Dowthwaite Wells
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21
INITIAL CONSULTATION! For individuals, couples, and adolescents. Relationship Specialist, Experienced Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Mindfulness Coach. I coach the leadership team at the NHS and previously a therapist with the NHS, Relate, and CAMHS. Based at The Friarsgate GP Surgery and my home practice counselling for a range of issues including anxiety, relationship issues, low self esteem, abuse, trauma, bereavement, depression, addictions, infertility and have many years experience. I offer a confidential safe, trusting environment for you to explore your issues and find a way forward.
INITIAL CONSULTATION! For individuals, couples, and adolescents. Relationship Specialist, Experienced Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Mindfulness Coach. I coach the leadership team at the NHS and previously a therapist with the NHS, Relate, and CAMHS. Based at The Friarsgate GP Surgery and my home practice counselling for a range of issues including anxiety, relationship issues, low self esteem, abuse, trauma, bereavement, depression, addictions, infertility and have many years experience. I offer a confidential safe, trusting environment for you to explore your issues and find a way forward.
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Viktoria Miller
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO22
Are you struggling with your thoughts and feelings? I can help you overcome your struggles. I offer a non-judgmental space in my welcoming counselling room. My approach is based on a form of psychotherapy that helps you explore your personality and how it has been shaped by your early experiences.
Are you struggling with your thoughts and feelings? I can help you overcome your struggles. I offer a non-judgmental space in my welcoming counselling room. My approach is based on a form of psychotherapy that helps you explore your personality and how it has been shaped by your early experiences.
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Cheryl Petty
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO22  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with issues that you find difficult to discuss with those who are close to you? Perhaps you feel stuck, anxious, have a general feeling of unhappiness that you can't shift? Life can be far from straight forward, in fact life is messy. We cannot escape the messiness of being human but we can make small changes in our lives that can help us to grow and move forward. Counselling can help us to do that.
Are you struggling with issues that you find difficult to discuss with those who are close to you? Perhaps you feel stuck, anxious, have a general feeling of unhappiness that you can't shift? Life can be far from straight forward, in fact life is messy. We cannot escape the messiness of being human but we can make small changes in our lives that can help us to grow and move forward. Counselling can help us to do that.
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Xenia Kaspar
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21
Hello, my name is Xenia and I am a accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor. Life has it’s challenges and I have certainly had my own over the years. Sometimes we just need support from someone that isn’t family or a close friend. Someone who we can trust that they will hold space for us in order to process certain events, or, a confidential objective party that will listen, without judgement, so we can make sense of ourselves and the world around us.
Hello, my name is Xenia and I am a accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor. Life has it’s challenges and I have certainly had my own over the years. Sometimes we just need support from someone that isn’t family or a close friend. Someone who we can trust that they will hold space for us in order to process certain events, or, a confidential objective party that will listen, without judgement, so we can make sense of ourselves and the world around us.
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Kathleen Freeman
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
We all struggle with difficulties at times; and it can be a great relief to face them with the right help. I have 20 years’ experience as a counsellor and offer counselling to individuals in a quiet, secure space. My aim includes helping you come to a clearer understanding of what has brought you to counselling, and supporting you in finding the way forwards that feels right for you. Perhaps surprisingly, our difficulties can become a source of change and growth.
We all struggle with difficulties at times; and it can be a great relief to face them with the right help. I have 20 years’ experience as a counsellor and offer counselling to individuals in a quiet, secure space. My aim includes helping you come to a clearer understanding of what has brought you to counselling, and supporting you in finding the way forwards that feels right for you. Perhaps surprisingly, our difficulties can become a source of change and growth.
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Winchester Trauma Counselling (Lori Hedges)
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
Trauma Therapy Service of the Year 2022 - Hampshire, awarded by Global Health & Pharma. I am a BACP registered Counsellor, Supervisor, and Trainer (register number 333403) working in Winchester, and online. I have experience working with a wide range of issues with clients, although I am particularly passionate about working with clients who have experienced early attachment disruption, trauma or abuse, including transgenerational / childhood / adulthood abuse, have a personality disorder diagnosis, experience dissociation / have a dissociative disorder, experience self harm or suicidal feeling, thoughts, or impulses.
Trauma Therapy Service of the Year 2022 - Hampshire, awarded by Global Health & Pharma. I am a BACP registered Counsellor, Supervisor, and Trainer (register number 333403) working in Winchester, and online. I have experience working with a wide range of issues with clients, although I am particularly passionate about working with clients who have experienced early attachment disruption, trauma or abuse, including transgenerational / childhood / adulthood abuse, have a personality disorder diagnosis, experience dissociation / have a dissociative disorder, experience self harm or suicidal feeling, thoughts, or impulses.
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Delphine King
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Winchester SO22
Do you feel overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, burned out? Do you feel stuck? Taking steps to care for your psychological well being is key to being more resilient, make better choices, and most of all embrace and enjoy what today brings. I believe that we all have inner resources to change how we cope when faced with challenges big or small, in the short and long term. As an REBT/CBT therapist I see my role as empowering you to discover these resources and eventually become your own therapist.
Do you feel overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, burned out? Do you feel stuck? Taking steps to care for your psychological well being is key to being more resilient, make better choices, and most of all embrace and enjoy what today brings. I believe that we all have inner resources to change how we cope when faced with challenges big or small, in the short and long term. As an REBT/CBT therapist I see my role as empowering you to discover these resources and eventually become your own therapist.
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Naomi Best
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winchester SO22
Friendly, professional and effective counselling for anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship and family issues, bereavement and more. Whether you are struggling with difficult life events, looking for help in understanding your feelings or want to explore what makes you tick, I can work collaboratively with you towards your goals. Within a confidential, welcoming and safe space, my flexible approach is led by your individual needs to help you feel better. Together we can identify patterns of thoughts, feelings or behaviours. Knowing why we respond in a certain way is the start of choosing to do things differently.
Friendly, professional and effective counselling for anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship and family issues, bereavement and more. Whether you are struggling with difficult life events, looking for help in understanding your feelings or want to explore what makes you tick, I can work collaboratively with you towards your goals. Within a confidential, welcoming and safe space, my flexible approach is led by your individual needs to help you feel better. Together we can identify patterns of thoughts, feelings or behaviours. Knowing why we respond in a certain way is the start of choosing to do things differently.
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Lynne Ball
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
Hello, my name is Lynne and I'm a professionally qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Are you struggling to make sense of how you’re thinking and feeling or finding it difficult to express yourself in your relationships with others? Are you overwhelmed but feel you can’t burden anyone with your worries? If trying to cope is making you more anxious, depressed or causing problems in your relationships, you're not alone. We can all feel overwhelmed at times and in need of support but you don’t always have to struggle to work things out on your own.
Hello, my name is Lynne and I'm a professionally qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Are you struggling to make sense of how you’re thinking and feeling or finding it difficult to express yourself in your relationships with others? Are you overwhelmed but feel you can’t burden anyone with your worries? If trying to cope is making you more anxious, depressed or causing problems in your relationships, you're not alone. We can all feel overwhelmed at times and in need of support but you don’t always have to struggle to work things out on your own.
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Dr Katherine Mollart
Verified Verified
Winchester SO22
I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Oxford University. I have experience of working with individuals, couples, families, adults, older adults, children and adolescents and people with learning disabilities, within a wide range of NHS health care settings. I specialise in working with couples and also supporting people who have long-term physical health problems such as diabetes, chronic pain and chronic fatigue. I wrote my doctoral thesis on adolescents’ experiences of going to boarding school and have an interest in the impact of boarding school on psychological wellbeing.
I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Oxford University. I have experience of working with individuals, couples, families, adults, older adults, children and adolescents and people with learning disabilities, within a wide range of NHS health care settings. I specialise in working with couples and also supporting people who have long-term physical health problems such as diabetes, chronic pain and chronic fatigue. I wrote my doctoral thesis on adolescents’ experiences of going to boarding school and have an interest in the impact of boarding school on psychological wellbeing.
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Melanie Musson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21
I am a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, with over 12 years experience. I offer individual counselling in a comfortable setting in the Winchester area and online. I am currently only accepting clients wanting to work using EMDR. This way of working is particularly effective if you have experienced traumatic events or struggle with a phobia.
I am a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, with over 12 years experience. I offer individual counselling in a comfortable setting in the Winchester area and online. I am currently only accepting clients wanting to work using EMDR. This way of working is particularly effective if you have experienced traumatic events or struggle with a phobia.
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Lottie Passell-Syms
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21
Sex & Intimacy Specialist I have been working as a Sex, Intimacy and Relationship Specialist for over 2 decades. Dedicated and focused on helping individuals and couples to find that part of themselves, the part of themselves that can get lost in a partnership. We explore all aspects of the relationship to bring back together a more loving and sexual connection. I am directive and challenging because I believe in creating a foundation for a resilient and thriving relationship. It is about exploring your strengths, celebrating the successes and working towards establishing a mutual awareness and intentional partnership.
Sex & Intimacy Specialist I have been working as a Sex, Intimacy and Relationship Specialist for over 2 decades. Dedicated and focused on helping individuals and couples to find that part of themselves, the part of themselves that can get lost in a partnership. We explore all aspects of the relationship to bring back together a more loving and sexual connection. I am directive and challenging because I believe in creating a foundation for a resilient and thriving relationship. It is about exploring your strengths, celebrating the successes and working towards establishing a mutual awareness and intentional partnership.
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Katharine Duchesne
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Winchester SO22
Hello, I'm a fully qualified MBACP (Accred) Winchester based Counsellor. I work with adults and couples and offer a warm and accepting space to explore feelings, thoughts and beliefs. Together we can work through the challenges you face so you feel able to move towards living a life that feels more fulfilling.
Hello, I'm a fully qualified MBACP (Accred) Winchester based Counsellor. I work with adults and couples and offer a warm and accepting space to explore feelings, thoughts and beliefs. Together we can work through the challenges you face so you feel able to move towards living a life that feels more fulfilling.
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Dr Natalie Roberts
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21
I want to tell you about both strands of my work. I am able, with my clinical team, to provide assessment and diagnosis of autism and ADHD, in both children and adults. We provide gold standard assessments along with helpful recommendations that we can support education and workplaces to implement. Therapeutically, I work holistically and in an integrative way with people across all age ranges and presentations, to overcome difficult experiences, limiting self-beliefs, anxiety, low mood and other psychological difficulties that are impacting their ability to live life in a rich and meaningful way. Finding value and purpose is key.
I want to tell you about both strands of my work. I am able, with my clinical team, to provide assessment and diagnosis of autism and ADHD, in both children and adults. We provide gold standard assessments along with helpful recommendations that we can support education and workplaces to implement. Therapeutically, I work holistically and in an integrative way with people across all age ranges and presentations, to overcome difficult experiences, limiting self-beliefs, anxiety, low mood and other psychological difficulties that are impacting their ability to live life in a rich and meaningful way. Finding value and purpose is key.
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Carly Crawford
Counsellor, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
I believe passionately that everyone can benefit from empathetic, professional support, whether you're trying to improve your relationships, facing a life change or wanting to address past trauma. With my lower cost practice I aim to ensure it is accessible to everyone. I have worked in the field of mental health and well-being for many years, in charitable counselling services and in homeless, addiction and resettlement services. I currently work with an inner-city low cost counselling service and a specialist service for survivors of abuse, work I value highly because I believe everyone deserves support with mental wellness.
I believe passionately that everyone can benefit from empathetic, professional support, whether you're trying to improve your relationships, facing a life change or wanting to address past trauma. With my lower cost practice I aim to ensure it is accessible to everyone. I have worked in the field of mental health and well-being for many years, in charitable counselling services and in homeless, addiction and resettlement services. I currently work with an inner-city low cost counselling service and a specialist service for survivors of abuse, work I value highly because I believe everyone deserves support with mental wellness.
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Hannah Maguire
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO21
My aim as a CBT therapist is to help clients who may be struggling with life challenges and develop a shared formulation that is individualised, that brings awareness to and understanding how your difficulties may have developed and are being maintained. This acts as a “roadmap” for our therapeutic understanding and intervention and will be covered in the initial assessment session(s). We will agree on how many sessions to meet for (usually six to 24, depending on the duration and complexity/severity) and help you work towards your set goals and values.
My aim as a CBT therapist is to help clients who may be struggling with life challenges and develop a shared formulation that is individualised, that brings awareness to and understanding how your difficulties may have developed and are being maintained. This acts as a “roadmap” for our therapeutic understanding and intervention and will be covered in the initial assessment session(s). We will agree on how many sessions to meet for (usually six to 24, depending on the duration and complexity/severity) and help you work towards your set goals and values.
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Lucy Walthoe
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Winchester SO23
Are you struggling emotionally? I offer you a relationship where you can be vulnerable, supported, and we work together to find your way through. You may be going through a tumultuous time, like the end of a relationship or loss of a loved one. You may feel weighed down, stressed or anxious about how much you have to juggle. You may be carrying emotional pain or questions from your past that you would like to resolve. Or negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours might fill your life, leaving you isolated. I offer a space where you are safe to be vulnerable and find your way through.
Are you struggling emotionally? I offer you a relationship where you can be vulnerable, supported, and we work together to find your way through. You may be going through a tumultuous time, like the end of a relationship or loss of a loved one. You may feel weighed down, stressed or anxious about how much you have to juggle. You may be carrying emotional pain or questions from your past that you would like to resolve. Or negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours might fill your life, leaving you isolated. I offer a space where you are safe to be vulnerable and find your way through.
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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.