Female Counselling in Aberdeen, SCT

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Jennifer Broadley - Online Therapy - Uk
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB11
For sure, life can get complicated. Health, finances, relationships, career, family, fitness and unexpected change – more than ever before upsets in these areas can impact our ability to think clearly and move confidently through our day. Clients come to see me when they want fast, effective new outcomes for depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement and relationship re-thinks.
For sure, life can get complicated. Health, finances, relationships, career, family, fitness and unexpected change – more than ever before upsets in these areas can impact our ability to think clearly and move confidently through our day. Clients come to see me when they want fast, effective new outcomes for depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement and relationship re-thinks.
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Rhona Gough
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB15
Life can bring loss, change and many challenges, and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. I aim to provide a safe confidential space to help you on your journey of self discovery; to enable you to examine your life and make new meaningful choices within it. I offer counselling to adults and young people, meeting face-to-face when COVID regulations permit and by telephone and online, which enables those at a geographic distance to connect with me. I also work for Aberdeen University offering counselling and facilitating psychoeducational workshops to the wider university community.
Life can bring loss, change and many challenges, and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. I aim to provide a safe confidential space to help you on your journey of self discovery; to enable you to examine your life and make new meaningful choices within it. I offer counselling to adults and young people, meeting face-to-face when COVID regulations permit and by telephone and online, which enables those at a geographic distance to connect with me. I also work for Aberdeen University offering counselling and facilitating psychoeducational workshops to the wider university community.
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Gabriela Valecillos
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aberdeen AB10
Hi, I am Gaby, a person-centred counsellor with nearly 20 years of experience working with people of all ages covering a wide range of issues: a local charity working with people and their families affected by cancer, loss and bereavement; young person’s counselling both in a mental health charity and high schools; and, currently, I am working as a counsellor in a university for staff and students.
Hi, I am Gaby, a person-centred counsellor with nearly 20 years of experience working with people of all ages covering a wide range of issues: a local charity working with people and their families affected by cancer, loss and bereavement; young person’s counselling both in a mental health charity and high schools; and, currently, I am working as a counsellor in a university for staff and students.
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Patricia McIntosh
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB15
Want to find a way forward that works for you? If you are dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, bullying, relationship difficulties, trauma, family issues, lack of self-esteem, current or historic abuse. From time to time everyone struggles and together we can find a way forward that works for you and your life.
Want to find a way forward that works for you? If you are dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, bullying, relationship difficulties, trauma, family issues, lack of self-esteem, current or historic abuse. From time to time everyone struggles and together we can find a way forward that works for you and your life.
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Elle Gilbertson
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB21  (Online Only)
I've seen first hand how supportive Art Psychotherapy can be. Dealing with all that life can throw at us can leave us feeling helpless, anxious, low and stuck. I work with individuals from all walks of life and different stages, experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, chronic illness, grief and loss to support them in feeling better emotionally. Art Psychotherapy helps engage the brain and body a little differently through creativity, art and image making, in addition to talking. Together, we can create a healing therapeutic environment where stories can be shared, emotions processed, and holistic wellbeing fostered.
I've seen first hand how supportive Art Psychotherapy can be. Dealing with all that life can throw at us can leave us feeling helpless, anxious, low and stuck. I work with individuals from all walks of life and different stages, experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, chronic illness, grief and loss to support them in feeling better emotionally. Art Psychotherapy helps engage the brain and body a little differently through creativity, art and image making, in addition to talking. Together, we can create a healing therapeutic environment where stories can be shared, emotions processed, and holistic wellbeing fostered.
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Faye Pirotta
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB25
If you are experiencing difficulties due to: anxiety, stress, depression, difficult relationships, grief, trauma, self-esteem, body image, you may wish a confidential, non-judgmental, and compassionate place where you can express how you feel, work on yourself and find a way forward. You may be looking for a professional who has the skills and expertise to sit, listen, and work with you with a commitment to understand and help you alleviate your emotional suffering and bring about a positive change in your life.
If you are experiencing difficulties due to: anxiety, stress, depression, difficult relationships, grief, trauma, self-esteem, body image, you may wish a confidential, non-judgmental, and compassionate place where you can express how you feel, work on yourself and find a way forward. You may be looking for a professional who has the skills and expertise to sit, listen, and work with you with a commitment to understand and help you alleviate your emotional suffering and bring about a positive change in your life.
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Emma Louise Longhurst
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB10
I specialise in various areas, including but not limited to abuse, addiction, anger management, anxiety, bereavement, child-related issues, cultural issues, depression, identity, stress, pregnancy-related issues, relationships, self-esteem, self-harm, spiritual abuse, spirituality, and trauma. My expertise in these areas allows me to tailor therapy to meet the unique needs and goals of each client, promoting their overall well-being and personal development.
I specialise in various areas, including but not limited to abuse, addiction, anger management, anxiety, bereavement, child-related issues, cultural issues, depression, identity, stress, pregnancy-related issues, relationships, self-esteem, self-harm, spiritual abuse, spirituality, and trauma. My expertise in these areas allows me to tailor therapy to meet the unique needs and goals of each client, promoting their overall well-being and personal development.
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Paula Pratt
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB10
I've been a counsellor since 2014 and all of who you are is welcome with me. Grounded in person-centred talk therapy I also work with Polyvagal Theory and Internal Family Systems. As we explore how your early years and ongoing life experience may have shaped your self-beliefs and behaviours you can move towards increased strength and resilience.
I've been a counsellor since 2014 and all of who you are is welcome with me. Grounded in person-centred talk therapy I also work with Polyvagal Theory and Internal Family Systems. As we explore how your early years and ongoing life experience may have shaped your self-beliefs and behaviours you can move towards increased strength and resilience.
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Denese Hamilton MacDonald
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB15
I am both a professional counselor and a life and executive coach. With eighteen years of experience working with individuals, couples, and teenagers from many different backgrounds and cultures. After a brief chat of your identified topic, I will assess if a counseling or coaching intervention will best help you to reach your goals. I am a certified Imago relationship therapist and able to use this approach for both couples and singles who want to look at increasing satisfaction in this area. I work with transitions and adapting to new phases in life. eg retirement, repatriation, divorce. Loss, change and bereavement.
I am both a professional counselor and a life and executive coach. With eighteen years of experience working with individuals, couples, and teenagers from many different backgrounds and cultures. After a brief chat of your identified topic, I will assess if a counseling or coaching intervention will best help you to reach your goals. I am a certified Imago relationship therapist and able to use this approach for both couples and singles who want to look at increasing satisfaction in this area. I work with transitions and adapting to new phases in life. eg retirement, repatriation, divorce. Loss, change and bereavement.
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Green Meadows Counselling - Moira Mackenzie
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB10
Hi, I'm Moira and I hate writing these adverts maybe as much as you hate scrolling through them? If, like me, you'd rather have a chat to find out more about me please feel free to give me a call. If you would like to know some of the basics first though....I work with adults of all ages, genders, ethnicities and backgrounds. I work on a one to one basis with in-person sessions available in Aberdeen and Westhill. Online sessions are also available. Outdoor options available from August. I have personal interest and experience working across neurodiversity, childhood trauma, narcissistic abuse and sexual abuse.
Hi, I'm Moira and I hate writing these adverts maybe as much as you hate scrolling through them? If, like me, you'd rather have a chat to find out more about me please feel free to give me a call. If you would like to know some of the basics first though....I work with adults of all ages, genders, ethnicities and backgrounds. I work on a one to one basis with in-person sessions available in Aberdeen and Westhill. Online sessions are also available. Outdoor options available from August. I have personal interest and experience working across neurodiversity, childhood trauma, narcissistic abuse and sexual abuse.
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Dr Katie MacPhee
Psychologist, HCPC - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aberdeen AB12
Not accepting new clients
I specialise in working with children, young people and families, helping to overcome challenges associated with school and mental health difficulties as well as the impact of trauma. My approach is based upon a belief that children and families should be able to access the psychological advice and support they need, when they need it. I understand that accessing professional advice from services can sometimes feel intimidating or impossible due to long waiting lists. I therefore aim to offer an approachable and professional service, and offer home visits for families who prefer a more relaxed and comfortable approach.
I specialise in working with children, young people and families, helping to overcome challenges associated with school and mental health difficulties as well as the impact of trauma. My approach is based upon a belief that children and families should be able to access the psychological advice and support they need, when they need it. I understand that accessing professional advice from services can sometimes feel intimidating or impossible due to long waiting lists. I therefore aim to offer an approachable and professional service, and offer home visits for families who prefer a more relaxed and comfortable approach.
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Stephanie Campbell
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aberdeen AB10  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Qualified mental health professional (HCPC registered) and Senior CAMHS Clinician (working with children and adolescents). I am in the final stages of completing a Psychology MSc and have completed training in therapeutic approaches including DBT, BA, the Decider and mindfulness.
Qualified mental health professional (HCPC registered) and Senior CAMHS Clinician (working with children and adolescents). I am in the final stages of completing a Psychology MSc and have completed training in therapeutic approaches including DBT, BA, the Decider and mindfulness.
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Dr Vivian Tu
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB10
Are you feeling trapped, stuck and finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning? The daily life feels tasteless and numb to you. You seem to remember who you used to be, but who you are, at this stage, uneasy, emotional, is very foreign to you. On the counselling journey with me, I will explore and assist you to trace down to the rootcauses of these symptoms (e.g. palpitations, panic, low mood, anger), and release the stuck parts in you from the past memories and present experiences.
Are you feeling trapped, stuck and finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning? The daily life feels tasteless and numb to you. You seem to remember who you used to be, but who you are, at this stage, uneasy, emotional, is very foreign to you. On the counselling journey with me, I will explore and assist you to trace down to the rootcauses of these symptoms (e.g. palpitations, panic, low mood, anger), and release the stuck parts in you from the past memories and present experiences.
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Julia Kohnert
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB15  (Online Only)
Hello, My name's Julia. I am a person centred therapist; couselling psychologist, couple’s counsellor and trauma specialist. I trained at the University of East Anglia in 2000 and have worked as a therapist, trainer and supervisor in the UK and overseas. I re-trained at the University of Leiden as a psychologist. For 15 years I was in private practice in the Netherlands and also worked on for a number of international organisations supporting victims of war crimes. Since returning to the UK I have been working as a couple’s couples counsellor with the relationship specialists Relate; at a rape crisis centre and in private practice.
Hello, My name's Julia. I am a person centred therapist; couselling psychologist, couple’s counsellor and trauma specialist. I trained at the University of East Anglia in 2000 and have worked as a therapist, trainer and supervisor in the UK and overseas. I re-trained at the University of Leiden as a psychologist. For 15 years I was in private practice in the Netherlands and also worked on for a number of international organisations supporting victims of war crimes. Since returning to the UK I have been working as a couple’s couples counsellor with the relationship specialists Relate; at a rape crisis centre and in private practice.
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Agata Robertson
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB10
We all deserve both psychological and emotional well-being!   Yet, sometimes ‘life’ grinds us down, we often lose our emotional resources and the psychological tools required to live a healthy and empowering lifestyle. As a counsellor and psychotherapist, my focus is to support individuals through distress and times of crisis.  Whatever your individual situation may be, my aim is to provide you with support in identifying any changes that can positively impact your day-to-day living; whether this be the development of specific skills, a greater understanding of yourself or your feelings.
We all deserve both psychological and emotional well-being!   Yet, sometimes ‘life’ grinds us down, we often lose our emotional resources and the psychological tools required to live a healthy and empowering lifestyle. As a counsellor and psychotherapist, my focus is to support individuals through distress and times of crisis.  Whatever your individual situation may be, my aim is to provide you with support in identifying any changes that can positively impact your day-to-day living; whether this be the development of specific skills, a greater understanding of yourself or your feelings.
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Janie Keddie - Cadmar Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aberdeen AB21  (Online Only)
Perhaps life is feeling increasingly difficult and you don’t fully understand your reactions? Anxiety, stress and the legacy of trauma take a heavy toll. It can be hard to make headway against the storm. You may be struggling with symptoms such as ruminating thoughts, panic attacks, difficulty focussing and unpleasant bodily symptoms. Perhaps you recognise repeating patterns. Anxiety reaches into all areas of our life, including personal and professional relationships. The good news is that it's possible to overcome even long-standing issues and reclaim the ability to live life to your fullest potential. There is hope.
Perhaps life is feeling increasingly difficult and you don’t fully understand your reactions? Anxiety, stress and the legacy of trauma take a heavy toll. It can be hard to make headway against the storm. You may be struggling with symptoms such as ruminating thoughts, panic attacks, difficulty focussing and unpleasant bodily symptoms. Perhaps you recognise repeating patterns. Anxiety reaches into all areas of our life, including personal and professional relationships. The good news is that it's possible to overcome even long-standing issues and reclaim the ability to live life to your fullest potential. There is hope.
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Meghan Garrity Donnelly
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB10
Hi, I'm Meghan and I'm a qualified counsellor and pyschotherapist based in Aberdeen. If you're looking to explore and process your emotions, situations, and experiences feel free to reach out. I work with adults and young adults to explore what feels right for them and how to step forward to achieve their goals. I have experience working with relationship problems, processing trauma, cultural adjustment, university and college stress, and more. Before moving to Aberdeen I lived in China, South Korea, and Japan for 12 years and volunteered on a crisis line where I spoke to people from all walks of life. I'd be happy to work with you.
Hi, I'm Meghan and I'm a qualified counsellor and pyschotherapist based in Aberdeen. If you're looking to explore and process your emotions, situations, and experiences feel free to reach out. I work with adults and young adults to explore what feels right for them and how to step forward to achieve their goals. I have experience working with relationship problems, processing trauma, cultural adjustment, university and college stress, and more. Before moving to Aberdeen I lived in China, South Korea, and Japan for 12 years and volunteered on a crisis line where I spoke to people from all walks of life. I'd be happy to work with you.
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Lindsey Beedie
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB15
I aim to provide a safe space for you to explore what you are struggling with, how this may have developed and importantly how you can move towards your goals and the life you want to be living. I have experience with a range of therapeutic approaches which enables me to provide an individualised treatment plan based on your experiences and goals.
I aim to provide a safe space for you to explore what you are struggling with, how this may have developed and importantly how you can move towards your goals and the life you want to be living. I have experience with a range of therapeutic approaches which enables me to provide an individualised treatment plan based on your experiences and goals.
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Maria Jones Clinical Psychology Services Ltd
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB15
You may be struggling with a new issue, or have a longstanding problem that periodically resurfaces. Psychological therapy is about change. Listening is at the heart of my therapeutic approach, which provides a safe environment for change. We will work together to create clear goals for therapy, and regularly explore steps towards these goals. By working collaboratively, we will identify what is causing your distress and what maintains it. Self awareness, and awareness of factors that contribute to distress, are golden keys to empowerment and psychological resilience, and provide a way to restore balance and harmony in your life.
You may be struggling with a new issue, or have a longstanding problem that periodically resurfaces. Psychological therapy is about change. Listening is at the heart of my therapeutic approach, which provides a safe environment for change. We will work together to create clear goals for therapy, and regularly explore steps towards these goals. By working collaboratively, we will identify what is causing your distress and what maintains it. Self awareness, and awareness of factors that contribute to distress, are golden keys to empowerment and psychological resilience, and provide a way to restore balance and harmony in your life.
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Lynda Chebbihi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdeen AB10
Not accepting new clients
Out of office notice: Currently I am unavailable until further notice, hence unable to respond to new inquiries. provide trauma-informed counselling to individuals over the age of 12. I offer a safe an confidential space where you can explore whatever overwhelming or distressing feeling, thought or behaviour that you are experiencing. I use humanistic person-centred approach to explore with you trauma, attachment issues, including developmental childhood trauma. I engage to meet your experiences with full acceptance, care, and empathic understanding to help you find your own innate resources to adapt and feel good about yourself.
Out of office notice: Currently I am unavailable until further notice, hence unable to respond to new inquiries. provide trauma-informed counselling to individuals over the age of 12. I offer a safe an confidential space where you can explore whatever overwhelming or distressing feeling, thought or behaviour that you are experiencing. I use humanistic person-centred approach to explore with you trauma, attachment issues, including developmental childhood trauma. I engage to meet your experiences with full acceptance, care, and empathic understanding to help you find your own innate resources to adapt and feel good about yourself.
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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.