Female Counselling in Brecon, WLS

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Bernadette Bustin
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3
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.
01982 510303 View 01982 510303
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Lynne Parsons
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My goal is to bring transformation and restore your sense of well-being. I'll help you understand what’s hindering you and how to create the life you want to live. This can include reducing anxiety, moving on from past trauma, over-coming depression and moving through grief.
My goal is to bring transformation and restore your sense of well-being. I'll help you understand what’s hindering you and how to create the life you want to live. This can include reducing anxiety, moving on from past trauma, over-coming depression and moving through grief.
01234 982561 View 01234 982561
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Lucy Sheehan
Psychotherapist, PhD, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3
Through our bodies, we have a unique capacity to heal psychological wounds and break free of limitations. Psychotherapy offers space to be met exactly as we are, so we can begin to see ourselves as whole and access our inner guidance and resources. I believe in the wisdom of the body in how it responds to and heals from trauma, and I have experience of working with people somatically to find greater ease in their bodies and lives.
Through our bodies, we have a unique capacity to heal psychological wounds and break free of limitations. Psychotherapy offers space to be met exactly as we are, so we can begin to see ourselves as whole and access our inner guidance and resources. I believe in the wisdom of the body in how it responds to and heals from trauma, and I have experience of working with people somatically to find greater ease in their bodies and lives.
01874 641147 View 01874 641147
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Heather Murray - Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3
Have things come to a point in your life where it just feels really difficult to carry on? Do you find that you are anxious, worrying over the future, and fretting about decisions that need to be made? Do your thoughts drift repeatedly into the past, perhaps returning you to trauma or disappointment? Would you really like to be listened to with care and attention? Perhaps it is not advise that you need, just the opportunity to share what you’re going through, and find ways to feel better, more resilient and more able to cope. Perhaps you just want to feel more contented and at peace.
Have things come to a point in your life where it just feels really difficult to carry on? Do you find that you are anxious, worrying over the future, and fretting about decisions that need to be made? Do your thoughts drift repeatedly into the past, perhaps returning you to trauma or disappointment? Would you really like to be listened to with care and attention? Perhaps it is not advise that you need, just the opportunity to share what you’re going through, and find ways to feel better, more resilient and more able to cope. Perhaps you just want to feel more contented and at peace.
01341 408147 View 01341 408147
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Sharon Jenkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3
The experience of counselling is different for different people depending on your issues and where you are currently in your life. It may be that you need a few sessions to help with a current situation or problem or it may be a longer journey of self discovery and uncovering past hurts so that you can make sense of them and move on. Every client I have worked with has been different and rather than looking at labels I tend to focus on problems and solutions. I am experienced in working with a wide variety of issues both short term and long term.
The experience of counselling is different for different people depending on your issues and where you are currently in your life. It may be that you need a few sessions to help with a current situation or problem or it may be a longer journey of self discovery and uncovering past hurts so that you can make sense of them and move on. Every client I have worked with has been different and rather than looking at labels I tend to focus on problems and solutions. I am experienced in working with a wide variety of issues both short term and long term.
01982 510181 View 01982 510181
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Sian Llewellyn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brecon LD3
I am a fully trained and qualified Person-Centred Counsellor. Trained and experienced working with individuals, couples and families. I also work with children and teenagers. I specialise in helping clients experiencing attachment issues, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem / low self-worth or relationship issues. I also have extensive knowledge of supporting people who self harm / have an eating disorder or people who have suffered abuse.
I am a fully trained and qualified Person-Centred Counsellor. Trained and experienced working with individuals, couples and families. I also work with children and teenagers. I specialise in helping clients experiencing attachment issues, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem / low self-worth or relationship issues. I also have extensive knowledge of supporting people who self harm / have an eating disorder or people who have suffered abuse.
01597 737273 View 01597 737273
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GCG Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brecon LD3
Difficult feelings may relate to depression, panic, anxiety, relationships, work stress, chronic or life-threatening illness and more. I aim to help by providing a safe, confidential & non-judgemental space. Focusing on what you bring to each session - the emphasis of our relationship is based on trust & respect. I have current experience of working in an NHS setting, cancer support and high schools. Together, we can explore whatever it is that brings you to counselling, and hopefully help you to make sense of things; perhaps coming to a different, more helpful understanding of yourself and your life circumstances.
Difficult feelings may relate to depression, panic, anxiety, relationships, work stress, chronic or life-threatening illness and more. I aim to help by providing a safe, confidential & non-judgemental space. Focusing on what you bring to each session - the emphasis of our relationship is based on trust & respect. I have current experience of working in an NHS setting, cancer support and high schools. Together, we can explore whatever it is that brings you to counselling, and hopefully help you to make sense of things; perhaps coming to a different, more helpful understanding of yourself and your life circumstances.
01597 737272 View 01597 737272
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Sarah Steel Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3
Are you having relationship difficulties, trouble sleeping, low mood, or anxiety? I offer a down to earth practical approach, and will listen with respect and hold your confidentiality. Together we will aim for you to gain a better understanding of your thoughts and feelings, so that in time you can develop strategies to cope when life seems overwhelming. I have worked extensively with people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, loss, sleeplessness, low self esteem, relationship problems and addictions. I work integratively, and will draw on what ever counselling skills suit you best.
Are you having relationship difficulties, trouble sleeping, low mood, or anxiety? I offer a down to earth practical approach, and will listen with respect and hold your confidentiality. Together we will aim for you to gain a better understanding of your thoughts and feelings, so that in time you can develop strategies to cope when life seems overwhelming. I have worked extensively with people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, loss, sleeplessness, low self esteem, relationship problems and addictions. I work integratively, and will draw on what ever counselling skills suit you best.
07723 468082 View 07723 468082
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Abby Sims
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3
Hello, I'm Abby, a Person-Centered Counsellor. Currently Lead Counsellor within a mental health charity organisation & private practice. I'm a true believer that we all have the power within us to make the changes we need, to allow growth and progression.
Hello, I'm Abby, a Person-Centered Counsellor. Currently Lead Counsellor within a mental health charity organisation & private practice. I'm a true believer that we all have the power within us to make the changes we need, to allow growth and progression.
01597 737165 View 01597 737165
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Hayley Male
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brecon LD3
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.
01443 706667 View 01443 706667
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Tammy Allen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brecon LD3
Waitlist for new clients
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.
01639 505117 View 01639 505117

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The Therapywise Foundation
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
Builth Wells LD3
Are you worried about your child's behaviour and don't know what to do? Are you fed up of getting calls from school or of arguing all the time at home? Do you feel like you're letting your child down and just wish you could help them be their best self instead?
Are you worried about your child's behaviour and don't know what to do? Are you fed up of getting calls from school or of arguing all the time at home? Do you feel like you're letting your child down and just wish you could help them be their best self instead?
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Helen Parsons
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Builth Wells LD3
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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Kym Dalley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Talgarth LD3
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.
01443 809875 View 01443 809875
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Sarah Griffiths
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Talgarth LD3
Waitlist for new clients
Life can be chaotic, and messy; but we don't have to navigate its challenges alone. I believe in meeting people where they are, as they are - whatever that may look like. Exploring and embracing the unique way we all work, and the challenge of finding what we need to thrive, is at the heart of my approach. I work with a range of human beings experiencing a wide array of concerns. I work with ADHD and Autism, anxiety, self esteem, identity, relationship and communication issues - but this is by no means an exhaustive list. My interest in neurodiversity is in part driven by the discovery in adulthood that I am neurodivergent myself.
Life can be chaotic, and messy; but we don't have to navigate its challenges alone. I believe in meeting people where they are, as they are - whatever that may look like. Exploring and embracing the unique way we all work, and the challenge of finding what we need to thrive, is at the heart of my approach. I work with a range of human beings experiencing a wide array of concerns. I work with ADHD and Autism, anxiety, self esteem, identity, relationship and communication issues - but this is by no means an exhaustive list. My interest in neurodiversity is in part driven by the discovery in adulthood that I am neurodivergent myself.
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Online Therapists

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Narissi Nohlgren
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Bristol BS5
Anxiety, stress, and past hurts can make even the simplest things feel like mountains. Life isn't always easy and you're not alone. I offer a gentle, supportive approach to help clients navigate their internal landscape. I use mindfulness as a tool to help you explore your emotions, sensations, and thoughts without judgment, understanding their deeper messages and finding ways to manage them effectively. From heavy hearts to curious minds, therapy welcomes all. Here we don't just focus on healing negatives, we celebrate the positives too. We'll explore fulfilment because true healing is about rediscovering all aspects of yourself.
Anxiety, stress, and past hurts can make even the simplest things feel like mountains. Life isn't always easy and you're not alone. I offer a gentle, supportive approach to help clients navigate their internal landscape. I use mindfulness as a tool to help you explore your emotions, sensations, and thoughts without judgment, understanding their deeper messages and finding ways to manage them effectively. From heavy hearts to curious minds, therapy welcomes all. Here we don't just focus on healing negatives, we celebrate the positives too. We'll explore fulfilment because true healing is about rediscovering all aspects of yourself.
07896 478325 View 07896 478325
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Freedom To Be You Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Swadlincote DE12
Freedom is that time in space when you are allowed to be truly yourself – a time to do what you want, when you want it and not be shackled by others agenda’s. This singular word is extremely precious and valuable to me because there have been times when I felt I had no freedom. My aim is to work with you in a holistic way, taking into account mind, body and spirit. My training allows me to tailor make the therapy to you at any individual time. I work with a variety of issues and believe that everyone has the capability for change in their lives.
Freedom is that time in space when you are allowed to be truly yourself – a time to do what you want, when you want it and not be shackled by others agenda’s. This singular word is extremely precious and valuable to me because there have been times when I felt I had no freedom. My aim is to work with you in a holistic way, taking into account mind, body and spirit. My training allows me to tailor make the therapy to you at any individual time. I work with a variety of issues and believe that everyone has the capability for change in their lives.
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Gemma Finlay-Carruthers
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Cheddar BS27  (Online Only)
As a Psychologist, I believe that everyone is special and that their unique life journey has shaped both their sense of themselves and influenced their relationships with others. My aim is for us to work together to create a shared understanding of your earlier life experiences and how they might have influenced your current struggles. We will develop goals together and I wiIl work creatively and with empathy to support you while you make important changes.
As a Psychologist, I believe that everyone is special and that their unique life journey has shaped both their sense of themselves and influenced their relationships with others. My aim is for us to work together to create a shared understanding of your earlier life experiences and how they might have influenced your current struggles. We will develop goals together and I wiIl work creatively and with empathy to support you while you make important changes.
01332 327381 View 01332 327381
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Susie Travis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bath BA1
I'm an integrative counsellor providing face-to-face and online therapy. I'm currently working a lot with issues around self-esteem, anxiety, relationship struggles and depression. I do a lot of work with students and young adults, as well as with clients who are struggling with burnout, work stress and family dynamics. I will offer a non-judgemental space and walk alongside you as you process emotions and build awareness at your own pace. You may want to talk through something significant that has happened in your life, or you may be feeling stuck, anxious, or overwhelmed in your life now.
I'm an integrative counsellor providing face-to-face and online therapy. I'm currently working a lot with issues around self-esteem, anxiety, relationship struggles and depression. I do a lot of work with students and young adults, as well as with clients who are struggling with burnout, work stress and family dynamics. I will offer a non-judgemental space and walk alongside you as you process emotions and build awareness at your own pace. You may want to talk through something significant that has happened in your life, or you may be feeling stuck, anxious, or overwhelmed in your life now.
01275 402876 View 01275 402876
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Bromsgrove & Redditch Therapy Centre
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bromsgrove B60
Welcome! We are a team of friendly Bromsgrove and Redditch based counsellors who are committed to helping you change your life for the better. Stress, anxiety, CBT, anger, depression, support for children, teenagers and young adults, support for parents, self-harm, grief, relationship problems, domestic abuse, couples and family therapy, eating disorders. Whatever your issue we will provide the support for you to move forward.
Welcome! We are a team of friendly Bromsgrove and Redditch based counsellors who are committed to helping you change your life for the better. Stress, anxiety, CBT, anger, depression, support for children, teenagers and young adults, support for parents, self-harm, grief, relationship problems, domestic abuse, couples and family therapy, eating disorders. Whatever your issue we will provide the support for you to move forward.
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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.