Female Counselling in York, ENG

Photo of Victoria Adam (Trauma Specialist), MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Victoria Adam (Trauma Specialist)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO19  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping people not only to feel better after a therapy session, but also to have insights, techniques, and support to feel better in the long term. I will work with you to understand how your psychological issues developed, what is maintaining them and how you can overcome them, in a safe and supportive way. After each session I will send you an email with key learning, helpful reflections and insights you gained and resources to build on our session across the week. I run my private practice alongside my role in a busy NHS trust where I have delivered psychological therapy and supervision for the past 12 years
I am passionate about helping people not only to feel better after a therapy session, but also to have insights, techniques, and support to feel better in the long term. I will work with you to understand how your psychological issues developed, what is maintaining them and how you can overcome them, in a safe and supportive way. After each session I will send you an email with key learning, helpful reflections and insights you gained and resources to build on our session across the week. I run my private practice alongside my role in a busy NHS trust where I have delivered psychological therapy and supervision for the past 12 years
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Joanne Poole
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO30
Are you feeling stuck, unheard, unworthy? Are you living your best life, or is something holding you back? Life is challenging at times. Many things can trigger our internal critic, making us believe we are 'less than’ or are failing. We dwell in the past, worrying about mistakes, reliving painful events, remembering unhealthy relationships. It can feel impossible to see a way forward. There are many human emotions - are yours feeling balanced, or are one or two overwhelming the others?
Are you feeling stuck, unheard, unworthy? Are you living your best life, or is something holding you back? Life is challenging at times. Many things can trigger our internal critic, making us believe we are 'less than’ or are failing. We dwell in the past, worrying about mistakes, reliving painful events, remembering unhealthy relationships. It can feel impossible to see a way forward. There are many human emotions - are yours feeling balanced, or are one or two overwhelming the others?
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Dr Nicky Bould
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO1  (Online Only)
Hello, I’m Nicky and I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I work with people who are experiencing a wide range of concerns. I also specialise in supporting people with physical health conditions and I have been working in NHS cancer services for over 15 years. I have extensive experience of working with people who are living with conditions such as cancer, diabetes, persistent pain, gastrointestinal problems (such as IBS), dermatological issues and also life-limiting illnesses. In addition to this, I also work more generally with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, stress, relationship difficulties and trauma.
Hello, I’m Nicky and I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I work with people who are experiencing a wide range of concerns. I also specialise in supporting people with physical health conditions and I have been working in NHS cancer services for over 15 years. I have extensive experience of working with people who are living with conditions such as cancer, diabetes, persistent pain, gastrointestinal problems (such as IBS), dermatological issues and also life-limiting illnesses. In addition to this, I also work more generally with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, stress, relationship difficulties and trauma.
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Anna Grace-Jacobs
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO26  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile. You are at the beginning of what is hopefully a transformational journey, seeking a therapist you can trust. I offer over 35 years of experience, especially for those with past trauma, anxiety or depression, childhood issues, and challenging life transitions such as separation and divorce. I am particularly experienced in supporting past family issues, inner child work and bereavement. All who are highly sensitive, creative, including those who identify as neurodivergent, are particularly welcome to contact me.
Welcome to my profile. You are at the beginning of what is hopefully a transformational journey, seeking a therapist you can trust. I offer over 35 years of experience, especially for those with past trauma, anxiety or depression, childhood issues, and challenging life transitions such as separation and divorce. I am particularly experienced in supporting past family issues, inner child work and bereavement. All who are highly sensitive, creative, including those who identify as neurodivergent, are particularly welcome to contact me.
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Sally Loaring
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO24
I believe that when people talk change can happen. If you have been the victim of Domestic abuse and violence, are coming to terms with childhood abuse and making sense of how this has impacted you now, are looking at loss and bereavement or making sense of your time at Boarding School, I may be a good fit for you.
I believe that when people talk change can happen. If you have been the victim of Domestic abuse and violence, are coming to terms with childhood abuse and making sense of how this has impacted you now, are looking at loss and bereavement or making sense of your time at Boarding School, I may be a good fit for you.
01904 917515 View 01904 917515
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Annabel Minors
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO1
Do you struggle with low self-esteem or feel that you’re not good enough ? Do you tend to focus on others, their needs and forget your own ? Perhaps you are finding a particular situation or life event overwhelming ? You might not be able to pinpoint what exactly is bothering you, you just want clarity and to be able to make positive changes in your life.
Do you struggle with low self-esteem or feel that you’re not good enough ? Do you tend to focus on others, their needs and forget your own ? Perhaps you are finding a particular situation or life event overwhelming ? You might not be able to pinpoint what exactly is bothering you, you just want clarity and to be able to make positive changes in your life.
01423 648798 View 01423 648798
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Counselling and Psychotherapy services
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
York YO24
My name is Samantha Hurrell, I offer Therapeutic Counselling, Supervision, Well-being MOTs and also specialise in working with the NHS with Trauma. Attachment disorders , Couples and Family Therapy.
My name is Samantha Hurrell, I offer Therapeutic Counselling, Supervision, Well-being MOTs and also specialise in working with the NHS with Trauma. Attachment disorders , Couples and Family Therapy.
01904 238373 View 01904 238373
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Sarinrat Thomas
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
York YO19
I am Dramatherapist and Psychotherapist with extensive experience in clinical, private practice and educational settings. Many years of experience working in Higher Education Sectors. HCPC registrant since 2002. Experienced integrative therapist, working with a varied approach including dramatherapy, psychodrama. psychodramatic, single-session, solution-focused, CBT and mindfulness. Many years of experience working with many issues including neurodiversity, abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, gender identity, relationship issues, and relocation related issues. I am also certified life coach.
I am Dramatherapist and Psychotherapist with extensive experience in clinical, private practice and educational settings. Many years of experience working in Higher Education Sectors. HCPC registrant since 2002. Experienced integrative therapist, working with a varied approach including dramatherapy, psychodrama. psychodramatic, single-session, solution-focused, CBT and mindfulness. Many years of experience working with many issues including neurodiversity, abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, gender identity, relationship issues, and relocation related issues. I am also certified life coach.
01904 803229 View 01904 803229
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Lucy Holgate
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
York YO24
Do you struggle with overwhelm, finding feelings and emotions are 'all or nothing'? I believe each of us has the capacity to experience the fullness of oneself, to be understood, to heal and to feel truly accepted. I invite you to come with all parts of yourself and your unique lived experience,. You are your own expert with the choice to share what feels comfortable and right for you at the time. It is a privilege for me to support you through this process.
Do you struggle with overwhelm, finding feelings and emotions are 'all or nothing'? I believe each of us has the capacity to experience the fullness of oneself, to be understood, to heal and to feel truly accepted. I invite you to come with all parts of yourself and your unique lived experience,. You are your own expert with the choice to share what feels comfortable and right for you at the time. It is a privilege for me to support you through this process.
01904 929297 View 01904 929297
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Kirsten Antoncich
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
York YO1
I'm a registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I work with Children, Adolescents, Adults and also offer support to families. I've worked in the field for 9 years and have worked with the NHS, for charities and also as Clinical Lead managing a service in the North East. My background is in Psychology. Whilst I am passionate about research in the field and best practice, I am also a warm, approachable practitioner who is able to put prospective clients at ease. I understand how daunting coming to see a Counsellor or therapist can be.
I'm a registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I work with Children, Adolescents, Adults and also offer support to families. I've worked in the field for 9 years and have worked with the NHS, for charities and also as Clinical Lead managing a service in the North East. My background is in Psychology. Whilst I am passionate about research in the field and best practice, I am also a warm, approachable practitioner who is able to put prospective clients at ease. I understand how daunting coming to see a Counsellor or therapist can be.
01347 668127 View 01347 668127
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Sarah Marzillier
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
York YO30  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Sarah. I specialise in trauma/PTSD, anxiety and depression, physical health conditions, spirituality and sexual and relationship problems. I am very experienced in third wave CBT, the trauma therapies (including EMDR) and energy psychology. I am polyamory, BDSM and kink aware. I am sex positive and supportive of diverse relationship orientations, sexualities and lifestyles. I have just completed a Certificate in Psychosexual Therapy.
Hi, I'm Sarah. I specialise in trauma/PTSD, anxiety and depression, physical health conditions, spirituality and sexual and relationship problems. I am very experienced in third wave CBT, the trauma therapies (including EMDR) and energy psychology. I am polyamory, BDSM and kink aware. I am sex positive and supportive of diverse relationship orientations, sexualities and lifestyles. I have just completed a Certificate in Psychosexual Therapy.
01904 929110 View 01904 929110
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Liz Mellor
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
York YO31
With much understandable anxiety, overwhelm, depression, loss and sadness at this time, I offer a caring, safe, confidential, supportive and non-judgemental space to explore whatever brings you to therapy at this time. Alongside you, I may work towards enabling a surer sense of yourself; safely working with relationship issues (in the past or present); to understand life-changes (e.g. divorce/separation/retirement/identity issues/ bereavement and loss); and in working traumatic moments or life-events. I offer short and longer term work. Each session can potentially discover something new as a spur to growth and healing.
With much understandable anxiety, overwhelm, depression, loss and sadness at this time, I offer a caring, safe, confidential, supportive and non-judgemental space to explore whatever brings you to therapy at this time. Alongside you, I may work towards enabling a surer sense of yourself; safely working with relationship issues (in the past or present); to understand life-changes (e.g. divorce/separation/retirement/identity issues/ bereavement and loss); and in working traumatic moments or life-events. I offer short and longer term work. Each session can potentially discover something new as a spur to growth and healing.
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Emma Drake
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO1
Waitlist for new clients
I’m Emma, a fully qualified BACP registered counsellor, offering face-to-face counselling in central York or, if preferred, online therapy. I understand from personal experience Counselling can be a daunting prospect and it can take a lot of courage to ask for support. I am professional but down-to-earth and offer a safe and accepting environment which feels safe for you to share your difficulties. I offer a free 30 minute initial assessment meeting, whereby I can answer any questions or concerns you may have and you can decide if you feel I’m the right counsellor for you. Concessions for students and Blue Light card holders.
I’m Emma, a fully qualified BACP registered counsellor, offering face-to-face counselling in central York or, if preferred, online therapy. I understand from personal experience Counselling can be a daunting prospect and it can take a lot of courage to ask for support. I am professional but down-to-earth and offer a safe and accepting environment which feels safe for you to share your difficulties. I offer a free 30 minute initial assessment meeting, whereby I can answer any questions or concerns you may have and you can decide if you feel I’m the right counsellor for you. Concessions for students and Blue Light card holders.
01347 668139 View 01347 668139
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Dr Tanya Frances
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
York YO10
I work with adults and young people (16+). My clients come for a range of reasons. I have experience working in a range of settings with clients who have different goals/needs. However, most of my experience is with clients who have experienced trauma. Usually this work is around supporting clients to work through or process the things that cause them distress, and exploring what living more fully or meaningfully looks like, so that they are less impacted by things that have happened in the past. I welcome all enquiries, and I welcome students and trainee therapists.
I work with adults and young people (16+). My clients come for a range of reasons. I have experience working in a range of settings with clients who have different goals/needs. However, most of my experience is with clients who have experienced trauma. Usually this work is around supporting clients to work through or process the things that cause them distress, and exploring what living more fully or meaningfully looks like, so that they are less impacted by things that have happened in the past. I welcome all enquiries, and I welcome students and trainee therapists.
01786 236552 View 01786 236552
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Jenna Booth
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York YO1
I’m Jenna, a gestalt psychotherapist in advanced training based in York.
I’m Jenna, a gestalt psychotherapist in advanced training based in York.
01347 668105 View 01347 668105
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Jemma Austin
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
York YO30
Not accepting new clients
If you are experiencing difficulties that are impacting on your life and have decided to take the step to access some help to make a change to your life, then I can help you. I specialise in working with individuals experiencing difficulties due to depression, anxiety and trauma, drawing upon my skills as an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Practitioner and Interpersonal Psychotherapist for Depression (IPT). I work with an individual to help them gain a better understanding of themselves, their difficulties and strategies improve how they feel.
If you are experiencing difficulties that are impacting on your life and have decided to take the step to access some help to make a change to your life, then I can help you. I specialise in working with individuals experiencing difficulties due to depression, anxiety and trauma, drawing upon my skills as an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Practitioner and Interpersonal Psychotherapist for Depression (IPT). I work with an individual to help them gain a better understanding of themselves, their difficulties and strategies improve how they feel.
01904 929336 View 01904 929336
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Annika Giles
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
York YO30
Do you begin your day feeling anxious, low and lack of motivation, wondering your life is not going where you want to be?  Maybe you wake up during the night worrying and stressed about the day ahead? Are you wondering why you feel so lost and lonely, not fitting in whether it is relationship with your partner, family members, friends or even colleagues at work.  Maybe you are a couple feeling increasingly unhappy, fed up and tired with constant arguing or not talking about things?   You are worried about the future of your relationship?
Do you begin your day feeling anxious, low and lack of motivation, wondering your life is not going where you want to be?  Maybe you wake up during the night worrying and stressed about the day ahead? Are you wondering why you feel so lost and lonely, not fitting in whether it is relationship with your partner, family members, friends or even colleagues at work.  Maybe you are a couple feeling increasingly unhappy, fed up and tired with constant arguing or not talking about things?   You are worried about the future of your relationship?
01347 667207 View 01347 667207
Photo of Dr Julia Bognar, MSc, UKCP Trainee, Psychotherapist
Dr Julia Bognar
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
York YO23
As well as a Pharmacist, I am also a Relational Therapist in advanced training. I believe that experiencing personal growth and self-containment is one of the most privileged journeys of one's life. For me, truly exploring who we are in this world is about embracing our ways in the here and now and understanding how they have been shaped by our past.
As well as a Pharmacist, I am also a Relational Therapist in advanced training. I believe that experiencing personal growth and self-containment is one of the most privileged journeys of one's life. For me, truly exploring who we are in this world is about embracing our ways in the here and now and understanding how they have been shaped by our past.
01904 935958 View 01904 935958
Photo of Dr Leigh Jones, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Leigh Jones
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
York YO19
Welcome to my profile and thank you for stopping by. I’m guessing you’re here because you think it might be time to tackle your problems. You’re tired of the status quo and would love to achieve positive change. Having worked therapeutically with people since 1999, I have lots of experience of treating a whole range of issues, and have supported many people to achieve the health and well-being they always dreamed of. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that change is possible, particularly if the problem’s been around for a long time. I’m here to tell you that, with our mutual hard work and dedication, it really is within your reach.
Welcome to my profile and thank you for stopping by. I’m guessing you’re here because you think it might be time to tackle your problems. You’re tired of the status quo and would love to achieve positive change. Having worked therapeutically with people since 1999, I have lots of experience of treating a whole range of issues, and have supported many people to achieve the health and well-being they always dreamed of. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that change is possible, particularly if the problem’s been around for a long time. I’m here to tell you that, with our mutual hard work and dedication, it really is within your reach.
0113 519 4617 View 0113 519 4617
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Lucy Castro
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
York YO31  (Online Only)
Let’s face it, shit happens. Life can change in the blink of an eye, or our choices lead us down a merry path of disappointment. Are you at a standstill, or chasing round in circles? Is it difficult to see a way through on your own? It can help to share and offload some of those burdens with someone who has your back. Therapy is an experiential process and it really helps to have someone whose job is to listen alongside.
Let’s face it, shit happens. Life can change in the blink of an eye, or our choices lead us down a merry path of disappointment. Are you at a standstill, or chasing round in circles? Is it difficult to see a way through on your own? It can help to share and offload some of those burdens with someone who has your back. Therapy is an experiential process and it really helps to have someone whose job is to listen alongside.
01889 228037 View 01889 228037
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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.