Female Counselling in Aberdare, WLS

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Nicola Cole
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Aberdare CF44
I fully understand how hard it can be to ask for help, so well done in taking the first difficult step in searching for someone who will suit your needs. Everyone is entitled to reach their full potential within their own world, and I fully understand how this can be hindered by life’s events both past and present, that can result in a low self-esteem, a lack of confidence and an inability to live life to its fullest. My empathic approach will allow you to explore your difficult situation and emotions at the pace and depth you feel comfortable with, and I will emotionally support you at every step of our journey together.
I fully understand how hard it can be to ask for help, so well done in taking the first difficult step in searching for someone who will suit your needs. Everyone is entitled to reach their full potential within their own world, and I fully understand how this can be hindered by life’s events both past and present, that can result in a low self-esteem, a lack of confidence and an inability to live life to its fullest. My empathic approach will allow you to explore your difficult situation and emotions at the pace and depth you feel comfortable with, and I will emotionally support you at every step of our journey together.
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Helen Parsons
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aberdare CF44
Hi, I'm Helen an experienced person-centred counsellor specialising in working with clients' who have experienced trauma. The impact of trauma can be debilitating and all consuming, with many clients' presenting with a vast array of symptoms like flash backs, panic attacks, dissociation, nightmares and mental health conditions like PTSD, personality disorders, OCD, depression and anxiety. Sadly, 1 in 4 of us will experience poor mental health in our lifetime. However, the future of counselling is looking bright, with more and more people seeking counselling.
Hi, I'm Helen an experienced person-centred counsellor specialising in working with clients' who have experienced trauma. The impact of trauma can be debilitating and all consuming, with many clients' presenting with a vast array of symptoms like flash backs, panic attacks, dissociation, nightmares and mental health conditions like PTSD, personality disorders, OCD, depression and anxiety. Sadly, 1 in 4 of us will experience poor mental health in our lifetime. However, the future of counselling is looking bright, with more and more people seeking counselling.
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Tammy Allen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdare CF44
Hi I'm Tam. Firstly, I would like to say well done on finding the courage, and starting the process in searching and asking for help, this can at times be the most difficult part. The foundations of my work are built on the Person-Centred Approach and I aim to work and walk alongside you as we explore your problems, distresses or difficult situations you are experiencing. We will work together, to gain a better understanding of the difficulties that can present themselves regarding trauma and loss, self-identity, low self-esteem, anxiety, and making sense of the purpose of life ahead.
Hi I'm Tam. Firstly, I would like to say well done on finding the courage, and starting the process in searching and asking for help, this can at times be the most difficult part. The foundations of my work are built on the Person-Centred Approach and I aim to work and walk alongside you as we explore your problems, distresses or difficult situations you are experiencing. We will work together, to gain a better understanding of the difficulties that can present themselves regarding trauma and loss, self-identity, low self-esteem, anxiety, and making sense of the purpose of life ahead.
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Lisa Lewis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aberdare CF44
Hello and welcome. Are you struggling with an issue that's affecting your daily life? Or maybe you'd like to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe space. Life can be challenging at times, and dealing with worries on your own can feel overwhelming. As your counsellor, I offer a warm, confidential space to explore any difficulties without judgment. Together we can view things from different perspectives. Taking the first steps to a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage, I'm here to support you in that process.
Hello and welcome. Are you struggling with an issue that's affecting your daily life? Or maybe you'd like to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe space. Life can be challenging at times, and dealing with worries on your own can feel overwhelming. As your counsellor, I offer a warm, confidential space to explore any difficulties without judgment. Together we can view things from different perspectives. Taking the first steps to a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage, I'm here to support you in that process.
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Hayley Male
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merthyr Tydfil CF47
At times we all find it hard to cope and need a little help to get back on track. I believe that therapy can help anyone to transform their life. I believe in the human potential for change and improvement and the importance of personal growth. Perhaps you're feeling trapped or blocked by the past, confused knowing there must be more to life but feeling stuck in survival. Maybe you feel in the depths of despair with feelings of stress, depression and anxiety or recently grieving from a bereavement or loss. You know changes need to be made and seeking a safe supportive space to find a greater balance and meaning to life.
At times we all find it hard to cope and need a little help to get back on track. I believe that therapy can help anyone to transform their life. I believe in the human potential for change and improvement and the importance of personal growth. Perhaps you're feeling trapped or blocked by the past, confused knowing there must be more to life but feeling stuck in survival. Maybe you feel in the depths of despair with feelings of stress, depression and anxiety or recently grieving from a bereavement or loss. You know changes need to be made and seeking a safe supportive space to find a greater balance and meaning to life.
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Abbie Hendy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pontypridd CF37  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Abbie. I'm an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist and psychotherapist in creative arts. You may be looking to discover healthier coping mechanisms and gain deeper insights into yourself, yet feel unsure how to elicit change or better understand your difficulties. You might be experiencing a low mood that feels hard to break out of or are struggling to turn the volume down on anxious thoughts. Or maybe you have experienced painful past experiences that are disrupting your ability to fully live in the present.
Hi, I'm Abbie. I'm an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist and psychotherapist in creative arts. You may be looking to discover healthier coping mechanisms and gain deeper insights into yourself, yet feel unsure how to elicit change or better understand your difficulties. You might be experiencing a low mood that feels hard to break out of or are struggling to turn the volume down on anxious thoughts. Or maybe you have experienced painful past experiences that are disrupting your ability to fully live in the present.
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Cecily Scallan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Merthyr Tydfil CF47
I offer a safe and confidential space to explore issues that are affecting your life. There are times when everything seems overwhelming and we can find ourselves repeating unhelpful or destructive thought patterns and behaviours, which can have an adverse effect on our wellbeing. At times we may feel anxious, stuck with nowhere to turn. I provide an empathic, non judgemental service to help make sense of your thoughts and feelings to help you progress forward with a clearer understanding.
I offer a safe and confidential space to explore issues that are affecting your life. There are times when everything seems overwhelming and we can find ourselves repeating unhelpful or destructive thought patterns and behaviours, which can have an adverse effect on our wellbeing. At times we may feel anxious, stuck with nowhere to turn. I provide an empathic, non judgemental service to help make sense of your thoughts and feelings to help you progress forward with a clearer understanding.
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Bernadette Bustin
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Merthyr Tydfil CF47
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 Claire Helen Roberts - C.H.R Counselling Service, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
C.H.R Counselling Service
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pontypridd CF37
Hello, my name is Claire. I am an integrative counsellor dedicated to improving my clients mental health within a safe space for reflection and personal growth through offering a non-judgmental warm and friendly therapeutic relationship. I provide guidance and support with stress management techniques, mindfulness practices, coping with strategies for anxiety, goal setting and general emotional support including grief and loss.
Hello, my name is Claire. I am an integrative counsellor dedicated to improving my clients mental health within a safe space for reflection and personal growth through offering a non-judgmental warm and friendly therapeutic relationship. I provide guidance and support with stress management techniques, mindfulness practices, coping with strategies for anxiety, goal setting and general emotional support including grief and loss.
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Jen Southon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Pontypridd CF37
I have been working with adult individuals in South Wales since 2013. I do not hold any preconceptions and am genuinely interested to meet new clients, to find out more about them and what it is they want to change. I always ask what each person would like to achieve and I regularly re-visit this goal (or goals) to ensure that our counselling will be as helpful as possible. I believe that my clients have the ability to overcome their problems and I invite them to be as open with me as they choose in order to arrive at the best result for them.
I have been working with adult individuals in South Wales since 2013. I do not hold any preconceptions and am genuinely interested to meet new clients, to find out more about them and what it is they want to change. I always ask what each person would like to achieve and I regularly re-visit this goal (or goals) to ensure that our counselling will be as helpful as possible. I believe that my clients have the ability to overcome their problems and I invite them to be as open with me as they choose in order to arrive at the best result for them.
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Best life therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Merthyr Tydfil CF47
Waitlist for new clients
I’m Carrie, I am a level 6 qualified Pluralistic psychotherapist. I use a range of therapeutic approaches designed around your needs and wishes. Counselling is a collaborative process in which my bring expertise and experiences and you bring yours and together we can find a treatment plan that is right for you.
I’m Carrie, I am a level 6 qualified Pluralistic psychotherapist. I use a range of therapeutic approaches designed around your needs and wishes. Counselling is a collaborative process in which my bring expertise and experiences and you bring yours and together we can find a treatment plan that is right for you.
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Jillian Kirkpatrick
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Pontypridd CF37
Hello, I am a fully qualified, accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. My approach to Counselling is integrative I bring together different elements of specific therapies in order to suit your individual needs and circumstances. Together, we can explore your concerns in a safe and supportive environment. As a Mindfulness based Psychotherapist I offer long and short therapy. We can explore in depth how past experiences are affecting your life in the present and how suffering is maintained by this process. Please feel free to contact me if you require more information regarding psychotherapy.
Hello, I am a fully qualified, accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. My approach to Counselling is integrative I bring together different elements of specific therapies in order to suit your individual needs and circumstances. Together, we can explore your concerns in a safe and supportive environment. As a Mindfulness based Psychotherapist I offer long and short therapy. We can explore in depth how past experiences are affecting your life in the present and how suffering is maintained by this process. Please feel free to contact me if you require more information regarding psychotherapy.
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Healthy Thinking CBT
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Merthyr Tydfil CF47
My name is Sarah Morgan and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist working with children, young people and adults. I have experience of working with a range of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, self-esteem and stress. Through life we can often be faced with challenges and experiences that can affect our wellbeing and ability to function in the way we would like. It could affect our emotions such as causing us to feel low, anxious or stressed. It could also affect the thoughts we have and the way we behave.
My name is Sarah Morgan and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist working with children, young people and adults. I have experience of working with a range of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, self-esteem and stress. Through life we can often be faced with challenges and experiences that can affect our wellbeing and ability to function in the way we would like. It could affect our emotions such as causing us to feel low, anxious or stressed. It could also affect the thoughts we have and the way we behave.
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Photo of Leanne Horsnell, MBACP, Counsellor
Leanne Horsnell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Porth CF39  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If you are looking for someone to talk to, who is relatable, experienced and professional, about some of the issues you may be facing, in an objective, non-judgmental, safe space, then feel free to get in touch. I have worked with children, young people and adults in a variety of ways, from counselling to supporting people in the community, with a very wide range of problems, including issues around mental health, attachment, relationships, abuse, trauma, low self-esteem, low self-worth, grief, loss, significant life events, stress and many other issues people may struggle with. Online only counselling at present (video/ telephone).
If you are looking for someone to talk to, who is relatable, experienced and professional, about some of the issues you may be facing, in an objective, non-judgmental, safe space, then feel free to get in touch. I have worked with children, young people and adults in a variety of ways, from counselling to supporting people in the community, with a very wide range of problems, including issues around mental health, attachment, relationships, abuse, trauma, low self-esteem, low self-worth, grief, loss, significant life events, stress and many other issues people may struggle with. Online only counselling at present (video/ telephone).
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Rhiannon Gray
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Pontypridd CF37
Life can be difficult to understand, to manage, to juggle and to embrace. My aim is to work with you to give you a better understanding of yourself. You may have asked “why do I feel the way I feel, why do I think the way I think, why am I the way I am.” Our work together will offer you a safe and supportive space, in a way that works for you, to explore these thoughts and feelings and offer new perspectives, tools and techniques to help adjust to a new way of being.
Life can be difficult to understand, to manage, to juggle and to embrace. My aim is to work with you to give you a better understanding of yourself. You may have asked “why do I feel the way I feel, why do I think the way I think, why am I the way I am.” Our work together will offer you a safe and supportive space, in a way that works for you, to explore these thoughts and feelings and offer new perspectives, tools and techniques to help adjust to a new way of being.
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Photo of Bronwyn Landeg-Jones, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Bronwyn Landeg-Jones
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pontypridd CF37
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I'm Bronwyn. As a kind, warm, and empathetic psychotherapist, I am passionate about helping people with their mental health and well-being. I offer a safe and welcoming therapy space where clients can explore their concerns freely, whether it’s discussing daily anxieties, processing current events, or working through trauma and past experiences. I provide support for a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, relationship problems, bereavement, loneliness, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, stress, phobias, and more.
Hello, I'm Bronwyn. As a kind, warm, and empathetic psychotherapist, I am passionate about helping people with their mental health and well-being. I offer a safe and welcoming therapy space where clients can explore their concerns freely, whether it’s discussing daily anxieties, processing current events, or working through trauma and past experiences. I provide support for a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, relationship problems, bereavement, loneliness, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, stress, phobias, and more.
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Photo of Kym Dalley, MBACP, Counsellor
Kym Dalley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Merthyr Tydfil CF47
Waitlist for new clients
You may be currently experiencing a difficulty or loss in your life and feel stuck and unable to move forward. Or are struggling with a range of difficult emotions ? Perhaps, like many others you have had experiences that were traumatic and you are looking to find a way of working past these so that you can move on in your life. You may be feeling depressed, anxious, confused, angry or perhaps lost. We can all experience overwhelming emotions at times in our lives and seeking support can often be daunting but taking that first step is powerful; with the right support, we all have the means to negotiate life’s challenges.
You may be currently experiencing a difficulty or loss in your life and feel stuck and unable to move forward. Or are struggling with a range of difficult emotions ? Perhaps, like many others you have had experiences that were traumatic and you are looking to find a way of working past these so that you can move on in your life. You may be feeling depressed, anxious, confused, angry or perhaps lost. We can all experience overwhelming emotions at times in our lives and seeking support can often be daunting but taking that first step is powerful; with the right support, we all have the means to negotiate life’s challenges.
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Photo of Kate Carr, UKCP Trainee, Psychotherapist
Kate Carr
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Pontypridd CF37
Are you're seeking support to make sense of things and find new meaning? Or perhaps you have a specific need or issue you want to explore. I am an advanced trainee Psychotherapist offering a supportive, non-judgemental space to explore your experiences and what matters to you.
Are you're seeking support to make sense of things and find new meaning? Or perhaps you have a specific need or issue you want to explore. I am an advanced trainee Psychotherapist offering a supportive, non-judgemental space to explore your experiences and what matters to you.
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Peggy Sweeney Bsc(Hons) Pgdip
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF32
Emotional well being is something we can often take for granted, and more often than not we do not take time to attend to our emotional well being until we begin to struggle to maintain a balance. You may just need some space to reflect safely and without judgement. Perhaps you are overwhelmed by the pressures of life, stuck in a rut, repeating negative patterns, or trying to find a way out of anxiety or depression. Maybe you just don’t feel able to share your worries and concerns with those around you? Maybe you just don’t feel like ‘you’ and would like to explore why, or you have feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness.
Emotional well being is something we can often take for granted, and more often than not we do not take time to attend to our emotional well being until we begin to struggle to maintain a balance. You may just need some space to reflect safely and without judgement. Perhaps you are overwhelmed by the pressures of life, stuck in a rut, repeating negative patterns, or trying to find a way out of anxiety or depression. Maybe you just don’t feel able to share your worries and concerns with those around you? Maybe you just don’t feel like ‘you’ and would like to explore why, or you have feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness.
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Photo of Hayley Lorraine Edwards, MBACP, Counsellor
Hayley Lorraine Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Pontypridd CF37
As a qualified therapist, I hold a BSc (Hons) degree in Systemic Counselling from The Family Institute (University of South Wales). I am a systemically trained counsellor,’ Systemic' therapy really means 'relational' as it emphasises the fact that people live in a world with others, not just inside their heads or bodies. I work with relationships, looking at patterns, communication, and desired changes. My main approach is person-centred therapy, although I will often use other therapeutic approaches and techniques that I believe will work well with my client.
As a qualified therapist, I hold a BSc (Hons) degree in Systemic Counselling from The Family Institute (University of South Wales). I am a systemically trained counsellor,’ Systemic' therapy really means 'relational' as it emphasises the fact that people live in a world with others, not just inside their heads or bodies. I work with relationships, looking at patterns, communication, and desired changes. My main approach is person-centred therapy, although I will often use other therapeutic approaches and techniques that I believe will work well with my client.
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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.