Female Counselling in Cowbridge, WLS

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Annette Wyndham
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cowbridge CF71  (Online Only)
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important ingredient for successful therapy. Together we can explore your situation from various perspectives allowing us to make sense of it and develop some solutions. I have 30 years experience of working in the NHS working with a diverse range of problems, most of this has been within Adult mental health, substance misuse and family therapy teams. I have a particular interest in trauma, from complex childhood and relational trauma to one off incidents or accidents or life change and transitional traumas.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important ingredient for successful therapy. Together we can explore your situation from various perspectives allowing us to make sense of it and develop some solutions. I have 30 years experience of working in the NHS working with a diverse range of problems, most of this has been within Adult mental health, substance misuse and family therapy teams. I have a particular interest in trauma, from complex childhood and relational trauma to one off incidents or accidents or life change and transitional traumas.
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Dr Paula Riella
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cowbridge CF71  (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.
01656 335081 View 01656 335081
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Catherine Dimopoulos
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cowbridge CF71
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.
07723 436729 View 07723 436729
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Dr Andrea Prevett
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cowbridge CF71
Waitlist for new clients
I am a clinical psychologist and an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist. I am also an EMDR practitioner. I work with adults who may feel they need additional support to help manage stress, improve their mood, or cope with change and adversity. Often these are adults who might describe symptoms and distress associated with OCD, anxiety, depression and PTSD. I also offer focused treatment for OCD using Inference based CBT or CBT with ERP. I have experience working with those who have OCD and PTSD. I am passionate about empowering people to make meaningful change in their life to alleviate their distress and difficulties.
I am a clinical psychologist and an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist. I am also an EMDR practitioner. I work with adults who may feel they need additional support to help manage stress, improve their mood, or cope with change and adversity. Often these are adults who might describe symptoms and distress associated with OCD, anxiety, depression and PTSD. I also offer focused treatment for OCD using Inference based CBT or CBT with ERP. I have experience working with those who have OCD and PTSD. I am passionate about empowering people to make meaningful change in their life to alleviate their distress and difficulties.
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Dr Mel Maton
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Cowbridge CF71
Not accepting new clients
Sorry I am currently fully booked and unable to accept new clients at this time. You may be seeking counselling for a specific issue such as: stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or feeling sad and these are all good reasons for seeking support. Alternatively your reason might be more difficult to put into words, not everyone has an identifiable reason for seeking support. Whatever your reason for counselling, I provide a confidential and non-judgmental space where your experiences, thoughts and feelings can be expressed and explored.
Sorry I am currently fully booked and unable to accept new clients at this time. You may be seeking counselling for a specific issue such as: stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or feeling sad and these are all good reasons for seeking support. Alternatively your reason might be more difficult to put into words, not everyone has an identifiable reason for seeking support. Whatever your reason for counselling, I provide a confidential and non-judgmental space where your experiences, thoughts and feelings can be expressed and explored.
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Caithlin Tracey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cowbridge CF71
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
Cowbridge CF71
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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Danielle Joan
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cowbridge CF71
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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Gemma Greenland
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cowbridge CF71
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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Claire Emma Rowlands-Gent
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cowbridge CF71
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.
07723 476396 View 07723 476396
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Charlotte Deverell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cowbridge CF71
Life can sometimes throw many challenges our way and we may find it difficult to cope without support. I experienced in and am able to help you with many of life's difficulties such as anxiety, depression, grief & loss, trauma, self-esteem, to name a few; however, my areas of speciality are working with relationship difficulties, sex, attachment, identity, guilt & shame, adverse childhood experiences, family difficulties, abuse, narcissistic abuse and interpersonal trauma. I am also currently completing further specialist post-qualifying training as a Clinical Sexologist & Relationship Therapist.
Life can sometimes throw many challenges our way and we may find it difficult to cope without support. I experienced in and am able to help you with many of life's difficulties such as anxiety, depression, grief & loss, trauma, self-esteem, to name a few; however, my areas of speciality are working with relationship difficulties, sex, attachment, identity, guilt & shame, adverse childhood experiences, family difficulties, abuse, narcissistic abuse and interpersonal trauma. I am also currently completing further specialist post-qualifying training as a Clinical Sexologist & Relationship Therapist.
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Meredyth Holland
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cowbridge CF71  (Online Only)
Online counselling offers you a comfy, familiar space to explore your thoughts and feelings. I completely understand how difficult it can be to begin the process of counselling but be assured it will be an opportunity for positive change.. Therapeutic relationships can take time, I am committed to providing the space for it to evolve organically. I have over 15 years working in education and acknowledge the huge pressures faced by educators alongside the pressure to achieve young people navigate daily. Alongside counselling I also have qualifications in relaxation and mindfulness allowing an opportunity to feel deep relaxation.
Online counselling offers you a comfy, familiar space to explore your thoughts and feelings. I completely understand how difficult it can be to begin the process of counselling but be assured it will be an opportunity for positive change.. Therapeutic relationships can take time, I am committed to providing the space for it to evolve organically. I have over 15 years working in education and acknowledge the huge pressures faced by educators alongside the pressure to achieve young people navigate daily. Alongside counselling I also have qualifications in relaxation and mindfulness allowing an opportunity to feel deep relaxation.
029 2271 1449 View 029 2271 1449
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Nicola Joy Armstrong-Pruce
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Cowbridge CF71  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Nicola and a very warm welcome to my page here at Psychology Today. You have taken the first step in moving forwards towards a more full filling life. Within our counselling relationship your issues, whatever they may be, can be discussed, acknowledged, accepted and addressed. Whether these are the bigger life transitions such as bereavement or relationship breakdown, or everyday frustrations such as breaking free of habits that no longer serve you.
Hi there, I'm Nicola and a very warm welcome to my page here at Psychology Today. You have taken the first step in moving forwards towards a more full filling life. Within our counselling relationship your issues, whatever they may be, can be discussed, acknowledged, accepted and addressed. Whether these are the bigger life transitions such as bereavement or relationship breakdown, or everyday frustrations such as breaking free of habits that no longer serve you.
01446 506800 View 01446 506800
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Vale Play Therapy
MSc
Verified Verified
Cowbridge CF71
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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Annie Szary
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cowbridge CF71  (Online Only)
Counselling & Psychotherapy help you overcome life’s problems, improve your well-being & help make positive changes to lead a more fulfilling life. I have over 12 years of working in counselling, psychotherapy & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and over 25 years registered social work with family's . I offer CBT & counselling for many problems which affect people throughout the course of their lives. I offer help with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma & generational trauma, stress and anger issues, PTSD, insomnia, low self-esteem, self-harm, drug & alcohol issues, complex bereavement and childhood abuse.
Counselling & Psychotherapy help you overcome life’s problems, improve your well-being & help make positive changes to lead a more fulfilling life. I have over 12 years of working in counselling, psychotherapy & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and over 25 years registered social work with family's . I offer CBT & counselling for many problems which affect people throughout the course of their lives. I offer help with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma & generational trauma, stress and anger issues, PTSD, insomnia, low self-esteem, self-harm, drug & alcohol issues, complex bereavement and childhood abuse.
029 2167 3529 View 029 2167 3529
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Woodland Counselling for Couples and Individuals
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cowbridge CF71
I have trained as an integrative counsellor, and believe that therapy can help us evolve from surviving to thriving. I became a counsellor for many reasons, but fundamentally because of the powerful way in which counselling can help you take back control of your life story; tomorrow does not have to be like yesterday. I can offer you a calm space to explore what feels safe to you until you are ready and I will not make assumptions about the individual struggles you are going through. I work with the full belief that it is possible to find a way through your experiences and re-gain that sense of who you are.
I have trained as an integrative counsellor, and believe that therapy can help us evolve from surviving to thriving. I became a counsellor for many reasons, but fundamentally because of the powerful way in which counselling can help you take back control of your life story; tomorrow does not have to be like yesterday. I can offer you a calm space to explore what feels safe to you until you are ready and I will not make assumptions about the individual struggles you are going through. I work with the full belief that it is possible to find a way through your experiences and re-gain that sense of who you are.
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Fiona Rogers
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cowbridge CF71
01656 336605 View 01656 336605

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JDJCounselling For You!
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Llandough CF71
The overall aim of Counselling and Therapy is to provide an opportunity for you to work towards living by where experiences are more satisfying. The process of Counselling becomes itself one of life's new situations: It offers an opportunity to experience life differently and to extend the range of ways in which you can operate in the world with greater satisfaction. "EVERY JOURNEY STARTS WITH ONE SMALL STEP"!!!!
The overall aim of Counselling and Therapy is to provide an opportunity for you to work towards living by where experiences are more satisfying. The process of Counselling becomes itself one of life's new situations: It offers an opportunity to experience life differently and to extend the range of ways in which you can operate in the world with greater satisfaction. "EVERY JOURNEY STARTS WITH ONE SMALL STEP"!!!!
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Bethan Anne Edge
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Llantwit Major CF61
My name is Beth and I am an integrative, humanistic counsellor. I work with all backgrounds and use a relational approach to uncover hidden thoughts, feelings and behaviours that might be affecting parts of your life. The work is tailored to you and your needs and I will help you explore your difficult thoughts and feelings in a safe and trusting environment. Talking about your feelings can be hard and can often feel overwhelming. If your self confidence is low and you're feeling depressed, anxious, angry or sad, it can begin to affect every single part of your life and you may start to feel trapped and like there is no way out.
My name is Beth and I am an integrative, humanistic counsellor. I work with all backgrounds and use a relational approach to uncover hidden thoughts, feelings and behaviours that might be affecting parts of your life. The work is tailored to you and your needs and I will help you explore your difficult thoughts and feelings in a safe and trusting environment. Talking about your feelings can be hard and can often feel overwhelming. If your self confidence is low and you're feeling depressed, anxious, angry or sad, it can begin to affect every single part of your life and you may start to feel trapped and like there is no way out.
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Hannah Raine-Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Llandough CF71
I am an integrative therapist specialising in using eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to treat a wide range of psychological issues. I am highly trained in psychotherapy, neuroscience and trauma and believe that our current issues can often be traced back to early adverse experiences in childhood. Compared to standard talking therapy EMDR generally takes a shorter amount of time to get to the root cause of the issue. Rather than just dealing with symptom management (like CBT), EMDR therapy works directly with the cause of your distress.
I am an integrative therapist specialising in using eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to treat a wide range of psychological issues. I am highly trained in psychotherapy, neuroscience and trauma and believe that our current issues can often be traced back to early adverse experiences in childhood. Compared to standard talking therapy EMDR generally takes a shorter amount of time to get to the root cause of the issue. Rather than just dealing with symptom management (like CBT), EMDR therapy works directly with the cause of your distress.
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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.