Female Counselling in Llantwit Major, WLS

Photo of Claire Emma Rowlands-Gent, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Claire Emma Rowlands-Gent
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Llantwit Major CF61
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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Photo of Bethan Anne Edge, MBACP, Counsellor
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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Photo of Pam Marion Susan Fitzpatrick, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Pam Marion Susan Fitzpatrick
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Llantwit Major CF61
I am a Specialist Health Psychotherapist/CBT Therapist who works with clients managing and suffering with Chronic Health Issues and I work and support clients with many different Disabilities. I trained in the NHS Chronic Pain and Fatigue Service and I have worked privately for almost 10 years. I can help you with any issues you would like to work on and I provide a safe, warm and well understood space to work through anything you feel would be helpful. I also support family members impacted by disability. I live with disability which I feel is a helpful foundation to understanding how difficult life can be with such conditions .
I am a Specialist Health Psychotherapist/CBT Therapist who works with clients managing and suffering with Chronic Health Issues and I work and support clients with many different Disabilities. I trained in the NHS Chronic Pain and Fatigue Service and I have worked privately for almost 10 years. I can help you with any issues you would like to work on and I provide a safe, warm and well understood space to work through anything you feel would be helpful. I also support family members impacted by disability. I live with disability which I feel is a helpful foundation to understanding how difficult life can be with such conditions .
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Photo of Ellen Joanne Biggs - Vale Play Therapy, MSc
Vale Play Therapy
MSc
Verified Verified
Llantwit Major CF61
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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Photo of Hayley Matthews, MBACP, Counsellor
Hayley Matthews
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Llantwit Major CF61
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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Photo of Catherine Dimopoulos, MA, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Catherine Dimopoulos
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Llantwit Major CF61
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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Photo of Kirsten Hobbs - clarity counselling , MBACP, Counsellor
clarity counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Barry CF63
What are you looking for in therapy? I provide a relaxed, comfortable environment Where you can explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non judgemental space. I am passionate about helping people. Assisting those who experience feelings of loss, either of a relationship, job, health or a loved one. Feelings of sadness and/or hopelessness, depression,Anxiety, low mood, Past or present trauma. Childhood , Self worth , feelings of uncertainty. Please contact for more details on how therapy could help you or if you have any questions about counselling.
What are you looking for in therapy? I provide a relaxed, comfortable environment Where you can explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, non judgemental space. I am passionate about helping people. Assisting those who experience feelings of loss, either of a relationship, job, health or a loved one. Feelings of sadness and/or hopelessness, depression,Anxiety, low mood, Past or present trauma. Childhood , Self worth , feelings of uncertainty. Please contact for more details on how therapy could help you or if you have any questions about counselling.
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Photo of Hannah Raine-Smith, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
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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Photo of Annette Wyndham, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
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 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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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
Photo of Nanneke Morgan, MBACP, Counsellor
Nanneke Morgan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Barry CF62
Hello, my name is Nanneke and I am a Psychotherapeutic counsellor specialised in childhood trauma. When bad things happen in your childhood, such as abuse, loss of parents, violence, neglect, being taken into care - just to name a few - this can have a devastating impact on the rest of your life. Relationship problems, addictions, eating disorders, physical problems, and lots more, can all have a link to your past. If you would like a chat with me to find out a little bit more, why don't you send me an email or text and ask for a phone call, free of charge. I look forward to meeting you.
Hello, my name is Nanneke and I am a Psychotherapeutic counsellor specialised in childhood trauma. When bad things happen in your childhood, such as abuse, loss of parents, violence, neglect, being taken into care - just to name a few - this can have a devastating impact on the rest of your life. Relationship problems, addictions, eating disorders, physical problems, and lots more, can all have a link to your past. If you would like a chat with me to find out a little bit more, why don't you send me an email or text and ask for a phone call, free of charge. I look forward to meeting you.
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Photo of Nicola Joy Armstrong-Pruce, BACP, Counsellor
Nicola Joy Armstrong-Pruce
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Barry CF62  (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
Photo of Hayley Lorraine Edwards, MBACP, Counsellor
Hayley Lorraine Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Llantrisant CF72
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.
029 2271 0243 View 029 2271 0243
Photo of Karen Prescod Mbacp (Accred) Ncps Prof Accred - Karen Prescod - KarenCounselling, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
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.
01656 336858 View 01656 336858
Photo of Karen Mary Woodley, MA, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Karen Mary Woodley
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Barry CF62
I love what the Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC) says: "Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy relies upon the importance of the relationship between the therapist and client to enable mind, body, feeling, and soul to come together as a whole." I know how vital the one-to-one relationship is in helping you re-discover or discover who you are for the first time and find your place in the world. My approach is relational, where we work together on the issues you want to look at co-creatively.
I love what the Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC) says: "Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy relies upon the importance of the relationship between the therapist and client to enable mind, body, feeling, and soul to come together as a whole." I know how vital the one-to-one relationship is in helping you re-discover or discover who you are for the first time and find your place in the world. My approach is relational, where we work together on the issues you want to look at co-creatively.
01952 780152 View 01952 780152
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Stepwise Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Pontyclun CF72
My area of expertise is in Reproductive Health Counselling. I offer period information sessions (Dads for Daughters, group work, families and individuals), counselling across all areas of pregnancy related issues such as thinking about pregnancy and future fertility, infertility, miscarriage and baby loss, pregnancy anxiety, post-birth counselling, abortion counselling (pre and post), and menopause sessions. I work with women, men, non-binary, trans individuals, singles and couples. I also offer specialised therapy following genetic counselling and support for people taking home-based genetic testing (eg Ancestry/23&Me).
My area of expertise is in Reproductive Health Counselling. I offer period information sessions (Dads for Daughters, group work, families and individuals), counselling across all areas of pregnancy related issues such as thinking about pregnancy and future fertility, infertility, miscarriage and baby loss, pregnancy anxiety, post-birth counselling, abortion counselling (pre and post), and menopause sessions. I work with women, men, non-binary, trans individuals, singles and couples. I also offer specialised therapy following genetic counselling and support for people taking home-based genetic testing (eg Ancestry/23&Me).
01443 808340 View 01443 808340
Photo of Danielle Joan, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
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.
029 2167 2265 View 029 2167 2265
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Cardiff Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF5
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.
01446 502357 View 01446 502357
Photo of Helen Rees-Morgan, MBACP, Counsellor
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.
01792 966172 View 01792 966172

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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.