Female Counselling in HR6

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Pippa Haverly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can be really complex and often overwhelming, leaving us at times feeling isolated and alone, even when we are surrounded by people. As such there might be many different reasons why people come into counselling. Sometimes the issues we experience have clear causes and explanations and at other times it might feel less obvious and harder therefore to identify. What I would hope to offer you is a place that feels safe, supportive and confidential where you are able to explore whatever it is for you personally that you want to address without fear of judgement and criticism.
Life can be really complex and often overwhelming, leaving us at times feeling isolated and alone, even when we are surrounded by people. As such there might be many different reasons why people come into counselling. Sometimes the issues we experience have clear causes and explanations and at other times it might feel less obvious and harder therefore to identify. What I would hope to offer you is a place that feels safe, supportive and confidential where you are able to explore whatever it is for you personally that you want to address without fear of judgement and criticism.
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Dr Maria Love
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Welcome, you may have arrived here feeling somewhat overwhelmed as you look for the support you need. Specialist psychological therapy may offer you helpful and meaningful ways of understanding your difficulties as well as resources and ways of coping to support you to move towards your valued direction for your mental health and wellbeing. Many people experience trauma reactions following highly stressful and distressing experiences in their life. You may be struggling to make sense of and cope with what has happened to you and the ways that this affects how you think, feel, behave and your relationships.
Welcome, you may have arrived here feeling somewhat overwhelmed as you look for the support you need. Specialist psychological therapy may offer you helpful and meaningful ways of understanding your difficulties as well as resources and ways of coping to support you to move towards your valued direction for your mental health and wellbeing. Many people experience trauma reactions following highly stressful and distressing experiences in their life. You may be struggling to make sense of and cope with what has happened to you and the ways that this affects how you think, feel, behave and your relationships.
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Fran Mayer
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling lost, frustrated and overwhelmed at the moment? Do you feel like you would like to make some changes in your life, but you're unsure where to begin? Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationships, and need some space to take a look at what's happening for you? Do you have difficulty saying no to people, avoiding conflict to keep the peace? Perhaps you’ve lost a loved one and you’re struggling to cope? Have you been through something traumatic and need a safe supportive space?
Are you feeling lost, frustrated and overwhelmed at the moment? Do you feel like you would like to make some changes in your life, but you're unsure where to begin? Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationships, and need some space to take a look at what's happening for you? Do you have difficulty saying no to people, avoiding conflict to keep the peace? Perhaps you’ve lost a loved one and you’re struggling to cope? Have you been through something traumatic and need a safe supportive space?
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Wendy Harvey
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialise in working with couples and individuals from a holistic/mindfulness perspective. I have over 25 years of experience of accompanying people of all ages with every kind of issue on their journeys of self-exploration. My original training was with Relate and I have since trained in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Somatic Trauma Work, Whole Body Focusing and Craniosacral Therapy. I have an interest in working with family relationship issues with Family Systems, Family Constellations and Non-Violent Communication approaches. I have a longstanding meditation and spiritual practice which is the foundation for my work.
I specialise in working with couples and individuals from a holistic/mindfulness perspective. I have over 25 years of experience of accompanying people of all ages with every kind of issue on their journeys of self-exploration. My original training was with Relate and I have since trained in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Somatic Trauma Work, Whole Body Focusing and Craniosacral Therapy. I have an interest in working with family relationship issues with Family Systems, Family Constellations and Non-Violent Communication approaches. I have a longstanding meditation and spiritual practice which is the foundation for my work.
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Photo of Bernadette Bustin, Psychologist in HR6, England
Bernadette Bustin
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Are you fed up or despairing to find yourself in the same old cycle of addictive or compulsive behaviour yet again? I help people who are stuck in these patterns to feel hopeful, optimistic and confident about regaining control of their lives. Addictions and compulsive behaviours can begin as our way of coping. Whether that is alcohol, drugs and gambling or shopping, over-eating and pornography ........or any other repetitive behaviour - they seem to ‘steal our lives’ and still leave us with our original problem. Perhaps we don't even know why our compulsive behaviour started - we only know that we need to make a change.
Are you fed up or despairing to find yourself in the same old cycle of addictive or compulsive behaviour yet again? I help people who are stuck in these patterns to feel hopeful, optimistic and confident about regaining control of their lives. Addictions and compulsive behaviours can begin as our way of coping. Whether that is alcohol, drugs and gambling or shopping, over-eating and pornography ........or any other repetitive behaviour - they seem to ‘steal our lives’ and still leave us with our original problem. Perhaps we don't even know why our compulsive behaviour started - we only know that we need to make a change.
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Photo of Dr Nancy Bancroft, Psychologist in HR6, England
Dr Nancy Bancroft
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with intense emotions, feeling over-whelmed, lost or stuck? Perhaps you are aware that there are issues to be better understood or patterns to be explored but you are unsure how or where to begin to free up energy for change. Nervous system-informed psychological therapy can help. It will guide you towards understanding your situation from the foundation, to find peace with the past, gain insight, and make genuine lasting change.
Are you struggling with intense emotions, feeling over-whelmed, lost or stuck? Perhaps you are aware that there are issues to be better understood or patterns to be explored but you are unsure how or where to begin to free up energy for change. Nervous system-informed psychological therapy can help. It will guide you towards understanding your situation from the foundation, to find peace with the past, gain insight, and make genuine lasting change.
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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.