Female Counselling in Bridgend, WLS

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Lisa Margaret Gilchrist
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF31
Hi, I'm an experienced and professionally qualified counsellor, having had my own practice since 1999. I work with individuals, couples, children, young people and families. I specialise in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), providing sessions in a warm, non-judgemental and solution focussed environment. Please don't worry about taking the step to get you to where you want to be, I'll work with you, at your own pace and together we'll find a solution to how you are feeling.
Hi, I'm an experienced and professionally qualified counsellor, having had my own practice since 1999. I work with individuals, couples, children, young people and families. I specialise in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), providing sessions in a warm, non-judgemental and solution focussed environment. Please don't worry about taking the step to get you to where you want to be, I'll work with you, at your own pace and together we'll find a solution to how you are feeling.
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EW Psychology
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF32
I have had a diverse and multifaceted career, starting in education and psychology, proceeding with social work, therapy, and reached my goal and I am now a chartered counselling psychologist. What attracted me to a career in counselling psychology is it value basis. This embraces everyone’s uniqueness as individuals and different aspects of identity and therefore I tailor interventions to each person’s uniqueness. I target a range of problems which are highlighted in my therapeutic intervention’s pages, my areas of speciality are: trauma and neurodiversity.
I have had a diverse and multifaceted career, starting in education and psychology, proceeding with social work, therapy, and reached my goal and I am now a chartered counselling psychologist. What attracted me to a career in counselling psychology is it value basis. This embraces everyone’s uniqueness as individuals and different aspects of identity and therefore I tailor interventions to each person’s uniqueness. I target a range of problems which are highlighted in my therapeutic intervention’s pages, my areas of speciality are: trauma and neurodiversity.
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Beth Lowden
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgend CF32
I’m a devoted and caring counsellor with a profound passion for aiding you find the way through life's challenges. I acknowledge we are all unique so I alter the models and tools used to appropriately meet your needs and work at your own pace.
I’m a devoted and caring counsellor with a profound passion for aiding you find the way through life's challenges. I acknowledge we are all unique so I alter the models and tools used to appropriately meet your needs and work at your own pace.
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Carolyn J Powell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF31
At a time of great anxiety, relationships have come under great pressure, I hope my specialist skill set will help you as an individual or maybe ,together with your partner, to find a way forward. Sometimes you need someone outside your family & friends to listen & offer support with no other agenda. I am highly trained & have been working as a therapist & trainer for many years and am happy to offer my experience & insights to help you try to resolve your difficulties. I aim to offer a caring & supportive environment so that you don't feel alone with your issues. NB ALL SESSIONS ON -LINE
At a time of great anxiety, relationships have come under great pressure, I hope my specialist skill set will help you as an individual or maybe ,together with your partner, to find a way forward. Sometimes you need someone outside your family & friends to listen & offer support with no other agenda. I am highly trained & have been working as a therapist & trainer for many years and am happy to offer my experience & insights to help you try to resolve your difficulties. I aim to offer a caring & supportive environment so that you don't feel alone with your issues. NB ALL SESSIONS ON -LINE
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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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Karen Prescod - KarenCounselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF35
Do you need a safe confidential place to speak openly, with someone neutral and non-judgemental? You may be looking to make some changes, or have a dilemma to talk through. Maybe you've lost a loved one or pet, feel isolated or stressed, or have a problem that's preventing you from moving forward. I work to understand things from your viewpoint, and to build a trusting therapeutic relationship where you feel comfortable enough to be yourself. I listen, understand, accept, and believe, and appreciate that talking about feelings is difficult. Being interactive means that you'll get much more than 'hmms' and 'uh-huhs' from me.
Do you need a safe confidential place to speak openly, with someone neutral and non-judgemental? You may be looking to make some changes, or have a dilemma to talk through. Maybe you've lost a loved one or pet, feel isolated or stressed, or have a problem that's preventing you from moving forward. I work to understand things from your viewpoint, and to build a trusting therapeutic relationship where you feel comfortable enough to be yourself. I listen, understand, accept, and believe, and appreciate that talking about feelings is difficult. Being interactive means that you'll get much more than 'hmms' and 'uh-huhs' from me.
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Helen Rees-Morgan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF31
I am an integrative counsellor with 16 years experience. I combine extensive knowledge from different theories and approaches to tailor the client experience to their needs. I work with the client to identify the issues they would like to work on and the timescale in which they would like to do this, whether it be short term or longer work. I work with all ages and an extensive list of issues, some common issues I work with are Autism and ADHD symptoms, anxiety, depression, self harm, suicide, stress, family issues, LGBTQ+ issues and Children and young people. Please contact me for a consultation to see if suitable.
I am an integrative counsellor with 16 years experience. I combine extensive knowledge from different theories and approaches to tailor the client experience to their needs. I work with the client to identify the issues they would like to work on and the timescale in which they would like to do this, whether it be short term or longer work. I work with all ages and an extensive list of issues, some common issues I work with are Autism and ADHD symptoms, anxiety, depression, self harm, suicide, stress, family issues, LGBTQ+ issues and Children and young people. Please contact me for a consultation to see if suitable.
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Vale Play Therapy
MSc
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF31
Play is a child’s natural language and as a therapist I support children when they play out difficult or upsetting feelings or experiences. Play therapy provides emotional support and can help children make sense of feelings which are often confusing and frightening. Play therapy can also help children to understand friendships or relationships that may be tricky and enable them to manage conflict more easily. Therapy starts with a meeting with the adults around the child so that I can understand concerns and gain an insight into the child’s history and support system.
Play is a child’s natural language and as a therapist I support children when they play out difficult or upsetting feelings or experiences. Play therapy provides emotional support and can help children make sense of feelings which are often confusing and frightening. Play therapy can also help children to understand friendships or relationships that may be tricky and enable them to manage conflict more easily. Therapy starts with a meeting with the adults around the child so that I can understand concerns and gain an insight into the child’s history and support system.
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Danielle Joan
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF31
My aim is to support an individual to become aware of the cause of their dissatisfaction and to live the life they want. I work with clients on the subject matter they bring however creatively they chose. I am committed to equality of opportunity for people of all abilities, races, faiths, genders, sexual orientations, and ages. I find myself consistently curious and passionate about the human experience and am dedicated to furthering my development in this area.
My aim is to support an individual to become aware of the cause of their dissatisfaction and to live the life they want. I work with clients on the subject matter they bring however creatively they chose. I am committed to equality of opportunity for people of all abilities, races, faiths, genders, sexual orientations, and ages. I find myself consistently curious and passionate about the human experience and am dedicated to furthering my development in this area.
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Hayley Matthews
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF31
Hello, I’m Hayley and I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor. I have experience providing long term and short term counselling in a mental health service and in private practice, working with clients presenting with a wide range of concerns and experiencing a variety of issues which include depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, social anxiety, post traumatic stress, general anxiety disorder, relationship problems, loss and bereavement, loneliness and isolation, life changing events, family issues, work stress, addiction, confidence and self-esteem issues.
Hello, I’m Hayley and I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor. I have experience providing long term and short term counselling in a mental health service and in private practice, working with clients presenting with a wide range of concerns and experiencing a variety of issues which include depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, social anxiety, post traumatic stress, general anxiety disorder, relationship problems, loss and bereavement, loneliness and isolation, life changing events, family issues, work stress, addiction, confidence and self-esteem issues.
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Dr Paula Riella
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF35  (Online Only)
I am a chartered psychologist with 26 years of therapeutic experience of working in the NHS, the police service, education and private practice. I am an integrative practitioner and work with a variety of psychological models. These include: CBT, EMDR, compassion focused therapy, relational and systemic psychotherapy. I offer treatment sessions via video conferencing. I also provide supervision to psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists.
I am a chartered psychologist with 26 years of therapeutic experience of working in the NHS, the police service, education and private practice. I am an integrative practitioner and work with a variety of psychological models. These include: CBT, EMDR, compassion focused therapy, relational and systemic psychotherapy. I offer treatment sessions via video conferencing. I also provide supervision to psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists.
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Gemma Greenland
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF32
I can only imagine how hard it feels to reach out for help for yourself or your child; to want things to feel better and not know how to make it happen. This is what I can help you with. Maybe you or your child feel anxious all the time and just want to feel safe? Or perhaps you can't seem to get rid of that little voice inside that tells you you'll never be good enough? Maybe your child is struggling with understanding themselves and the world around them and you just want them to feel happy and safe? I understand that situations like these can feel overwhelming and I am passionate about helping people overcome them and feel better
I can only imagine how hard it feels to reach out for help for yourself or your child; to want things to feel better and not know how to make it happen. This is what I can help you with. Maybe you or your child feel anxious all the time and just want to feel safe? Or perhaps you can't seem to get rid of that little voice inside that tells you you'll never be good enough? Maybe your child is struggling with understanding themselves and the world around them and you just want them to feel happy and safe? I understand that situations like these can feel overwhelming and I am passionate about helping people overcome them and feel better
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Catherine Dimopoulos
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF31
I am a fully qualified counsellor / therapist with 18 years NHS experience (GP counsellor), and a further 5+ years of private practice. My practice is based in a very welcoming space in the heart of Cowbridge. As an integrative counsellor, I work with my clients to tailor appropriate interventions and help them to set and reach their therapeutic goals. Whatever difficulties you may bring to counselling, and whatever issues with mood, self esteem or anxiety that these difficulties have caused you, there will be a way forward.
I am a fully qualified counsellor / therapist with 18 years NHS experience (GP counsellor), and a further 5+ years of private practice. My practice is based in a very welcoming space in the heart of Cowbridge. As an integrative counsellor, I work with my clients to tailor appropriate interventions and help them to set and reach their therapeutic goals. Whatever difficulties you may bring to counselling, and whatever issues with mood, self esteem or anxiety that these difficulties have caused you, there will be a way forward.
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Photo of Claire Emma Rowlands-Gent, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Claire Emma Rowlands-Gent
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgend CF32
Working creatively to explore the spoken and unspoken. I'm a qualified Humanistic Existential Therapist, specialising in Substance use, Sex and Pornography addiction and compulsive behaviours. ( Family and Partners.. Hoarding, OCD, Anxiety, Sexuality are a few of the areas that I have many years experience working with clients on ) I can offer work with yourself and/or your partner.  I have a passion for working with people to help them explore the outcome that they are eager to work towards. Using an integrated needs-led approach. I offer  a fully tailored service to meet each individual and couple's needs.
Working creatively to explore the spoken and unspoken. I'm a qualified Humanistic Existential Therapist, specialising in Substance use, Sex and Pornography addiction and compulsive behaviours. ( Family and Partners.. Hoarding, OCD, Anxiety, Sexuality are a few of the areas that I have many years experience working with clients on ) I can offer work with yourself and/or your partner.  I have a passion for working with people to help them explore the outcome that they are eager to work towards. Using an integrated needs-led approach. I offer  a fully tailored service to meet each individual and couple's needs.
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Hayleigh Isaac
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF31
Do you sometimes feel alone, with no one to lean on for support? Do you feel overwhelmed by difficult or challenging life events and want help to feel like yourself again? Within a counselling session, I can support you as you explore and understand your situation, identify helpful techniques or coping strategies, and set and work towards personal goals. I provide support for a wide range of physical and emotional difficulties. I have specialist experience in supporting people living with chronic/long-term health conditions, and those who are bereaved or preparing for a bereavement.
Do you sometimes feel alone, with no one to lean on for support? Do you feel overwhelmed by difficult or challenging life events and want help to feel like yourself again? Within a counselling session, I can support you as you explore and understand your situation, identify helpful techniques or coping strategies, and set and work towards personal goals. I provide support for a wide range of physical and emotional difficulties. I have specialist experience in supporting people living with chronic/long-term health conditions, and those who are bereaved or preparing for a bereavement.
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Caithlin Tracey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF31
I work with anxiety, panic, overwhelm, social anxiety, agoraphobia, constant worry, overthinking, insomnia, low self-esteem, people pleasing, boundary issues, difficult childhood experiences. I’m equally comfortable working alongside or outside of mental health diagnoses and labels. I offer single-session or long-term therapy, book-as-you-go or regular weekly sessions, longer 1.5-2 hr sessions, crisis sessions and combined counselling and guided mindfulness-based relaxation/CBT skills with recordings for home use. I provide an in-person therapeutic space for women & non-binary people - LGTBQ inc - and also online for all genders.
I work with anxiety, panic, overwhelm, social anxiety, agoraphobia, constant worry, overthinking, insomnia, low self-esteem, people pleasing, boundary issues, difficult childhood experiences. I’m equally comfortable working alongside or outside of mental health diagnoses and labels. I offer single-session or long-term therapy, book-as-you-go or regular weekly sessions, longer 1.5-2 hr sessions, crisis sessions and combined counselling and guided mindfulness-based relaxation/CBT skills with recordings for home use. I provide an in-person therapeutic space for women & non-binary people - LGTBQ inc - and also online for all genders.
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Dr Lynne Jones
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF31
Welcome to my page. You may be struggling with a specific type of psychological distress, looking for support to understand and reduce more general overwhelm or coming to terms with past experiences. I offer therapy for people who are experiencing all of these problems including anxiety, low mood, trauma symptoms eg; nightmares, intrusive memories/images, needing to avoid thoughts/people/places, you are easily startled, difficulty managing managing emotions, low self-esteem and difficulty with relationships. I also work with clients coping with challenging chronic health conditions, pain and medically-related trauma.
Welcome to my page. You may be struggling with a specific type of psychological distress, looking for support to understand and reduce more general overwhelm or coming to terms with past experiences. I offer therapy for people who are experiencing all of these problems including anxiety, low mood, trauma symptoms eg; nightmares, intrusive memories/images, needing to avoid thoughts/people/places, you are easily startled, difficulty managing managing emotions, low self-esteem and difficulty with relationships. I also work with clients coping with challenging chronic health conditions, pain and medically-related trauma.
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Nicola Mitchell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF32
I came to this role late in life and it has enabled to bring with me years of life experience, care and understanding. As a mature person I can offer you my experience as well my learning. My diploma allows me to work with a range of issues using a variety of counselling models, this means that I can work with clients to find the therapeutic practice that works best for them. I offer a safe therapeutic space to work on whatever you may need. We all have difficulties sometime in our life, it can be very hard to deal with these issues alone, I offer a safe space for you to sit with someone without any advice or judgement.
I came to this role late in life and it has enabled to bring with me years of life experience, care and understanding. As a mature person I can offer you my experience as well my learning. My diploma allows me to work with a range of issues using a variety of counselling models, this means that I can work with clients to find the therapeutic practice that works best for them. I offer a safe therapeutic space to work on whatever you may need. We all have difficulties sometime in our life, it can be very hard to deal with these issues alone, I offer a safe space for you to sit with someone without any advice or judgement.
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SG Wellbeing Therapeutic Services
MSc
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF32
I’m an accredited Psychotherapist specialising in EMDR, CBT and DBT. Experienced in working with children, adolescents and adults. I’m also a Registered Mental Health Nurse with over 19 years of experience working in the NHS. My specialties include working with trauma, C-PTSD, Eating disorders and phobias including emetophobia, Also working with children who have experienced bullying, attachment issues, looked after children or who experience fear’s related to school.
I’m an accredited Psychotherapist specialising in EMDR, CBT and DBT. Experienced in working with children, adolescents and adults. I’m also a Registered Mental Health Nurse with over 19 years of experience working in the NHS. My specialties include working with trauma, C-PTSD, Eating disorders and phobias including emetophobia, Also working with children who have experienced bullying, attachment issues, looked after children or who experience fear’s related to school.
01639 505032 View 01639 505032
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Cardiff Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF31
I am passionate about helping you to manage your mental well-being and believe there is a strong connection between the body and the mind. The effects of anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma can be physically felt as well as mentally and emotionally. I understand how overwhelming and debilitating it is to try and cope with daily living when carrying these feelings around with you and just wanting to feel well again. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to help you work through and manage these feelings so that you can start to live your life again without this holding you back.
I am passionate about helping you to manage your mental well-being and believe there is a strong connection between the body and the mind. The effects of anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma can be physically felt as well as mentally and emotionally. I understand how overwhelming and debilitating it is to try and cope with daily living when carrying these feelings around with you and just wanting to feel well again. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to help you work through and manage these feelings so that you can start to live your life again without this holding you back.
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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.