Female Counselling in PL16

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Kate Howells
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Lifton PL16
Are you looking for a counsellor because you are feeling stuck and unable to stop behaving in unhelpful old patterns? You may have an idea of how you would like to be, but don’t know how to get there. You may find it hard to fit in and connect to people, feeling that everyone else is doing it better. You may be finding it hard to accept yourself as you are and be wondering what you have to offer. Anxiety and depression make it difficult to move away from this place. If you are on the autistic spectrum, these problems can be magnified. Finding a way out of this on your own can seem impossible.
Are you looking for a counsellor because you are feeling stuck and unable to stop behaving in unhelpful old patterns? You may have an idea of how you would like to be, but don’t know how to get there. You may find it hard to fit in and connect to people, feeling that everyone else is doing it better. You may be finding it hard to accept yourself as you are and be wondering what you have to offer. Anxiety and depression make it difficult to move away from this place. If you are on the autistic spectrum, these problems can be magnified. Finding a way out of this on your own can seem impossible.
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Photo of Michaela Pain, Counsellor in PL16, England
Michaela Pain
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Lifton PL16
Hi, I’m Michaela. I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I work online or from my bases in Tavistock and Lifton, Devon. If you are 18 years old or over and you are struggling to manage in your everyday life because of anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, grief, or other situation, please get in touch. Choosing a counsellor at such a time can be difficult and confusing. I can offer you a safe and confidential space to explore the things that concern you. Talking helps.
Hi, I’m Michaela. I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I work online or from my bases in Tavistock and Lifton, Devon. If you are 18 years old or over and you are struggling to manage in your everyday life because of anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, grief, or other situation, please get in touch. Choosing a counsellor at such a time can be difficult and confusing. I can offer you a safe and confidential space to explore the things that concern you. Talking helps.
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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.