Female Counselling in Pontyclun, WLS

Photo of Manisha K Kale, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Manisha K Kale
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Pontyclun CF72  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working within Mental Health Teams, and with individuals with chronic mental health conditions. I currently work privately and in the NHS. The majority of my expertise is in assessing and treating children & young per and adults experiencing a wide range of psychological, emotional, relational and physical health difficulties. These often include people who have experienced trauma in their lives, who struggle in their relationship(s), or who have been through difficult life transitions. I have a specialist interest In relational therapies, including systematic approaches.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working within Mental Health Teams, and with individuals with chronic mental health conditions. I currently work privately and in the NHS. The majority of my expertise is in assessing and treating children & young per and adults experiencing a wide range of psychological, emotional, relational and physical health difficulties. These often include people who have experienced trauma in their lives, who struggle in their relationship(s), or who have been through difficult life transitions. I have a specialist interest In relational therapies, including systematic approaches.
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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).
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Lucy Sheehan
Psychotherapist, PhD, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Pontyclun CF72
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.
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Vale Play Therapy
MSc
Verified Verified
Pontyclun CF72
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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Lisa Margaret Gilchrist
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Pontyclun CF72
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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Catherine Dimopoulos
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Pontyclun CF72
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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Karen Prescod - KarenCounselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Pontyclun CF72
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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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Marion Moody, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Marion Moody
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Pontypridd CF37
Waitlist for new clients
You may be somebody with mild to moderate mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and/or stress. These may be long-standing or more recent, for example reactions to challenging circumstances in the present or more recent past. You will be motivated and willing to engage actively in your own recovery and self-awareness. While I do not have an ideal client - I have worked with a range of clients in a number of settings including the NHS, and Employee Assistance Providers - I do find it very rewarding and interesting to work with the body and creative approaches, and particularly welcome clients open to working in this way.
You may be somebody with mild to moderate mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and/or stress. These may be long-standing or more recent, for example reactions to challenging circumstances in the present or more recent past. You will be motivated and willing to engage actively in your own recovery and self-awareness. While I do not have an ideal client - I have worked with a range of clients in a number of settings including the NHS, and Employee Assistance Providers - I do find it very rewarding and interesting to work with the body and creative approaches, and particularly welcome clients open to working in this way.
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Danielle Joan
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF11
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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Photo of Charlotte Deverell, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Charlotte Deverell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF11
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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Helen Noble
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF5  (Online Only)
I practice person-centred and emotion-focused therapy and have experience of working with sudden bereavement, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, trauma, and health-related emotional distress, with adults across the age range. Emotion-focused therapy can help to focus on feelings which overtake our lives, making us lose sight of what we want, or keeping us stuck in situations we would like to change. Through gentle exploration of our emotions in a safe environment, we may start to see clearly how our feelings determine our actions, how we can make sense of our emotions, and how we can manage them for peace of mind
I practice person-centred and emotion-focused therapy and have experience of working with sudden bereavement, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, trauma, and health-related emotional distress, with adults across the age range. Emotion-focused therapy can help to focus on feelings which overtake our lives, making us lose sight of what we want, or keeping us stuck in situations we would like to change. Through gentle exploration of our emotions in a safe environment, we may start to see clearly how our feelings determine our actions, how we can make sense of our emotions, and how we can manage them for peace of mind
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Louise Duggan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF14  (Online Only)
Are you feeling lonely, isolated, depressed, anxious or have thoughts of suicide? Have you experienced an event such as bereavement, loss of a job or the end of a relationship? Is your self esteem or confidence low? Do you feel trapped in a situation and see no way out? Are you a parent/carer and feel alone or that no one understands? I offer counselling to help you explore your feelings safely and without judgement. I specialise in anxiety and depression, self esteem, loss and change and parenting/caring, I also have professional and personal knowledge and understanding of Autism, ADHD and PDA.
Are you feeling lonely, isolated, depressed, anxious or have thoughts of suicide? Have you experienced an event such as bereavement, loss of a job or the end of a relationship? Is your self esteem or confidence low? Do you feel trapped in a situation and see no way out? Are you a parent/carer and feel alone or that no one understands? I offer counselling to help you explore your feelings safely and without judgement. I specialise in anxiety and depression, self esteem, loss and change and parenting/caring, I also have professional and personal knowledge and understanding of Autism, ADHD and PDA.
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Photo of Claire Helen Roberts - C.H.R Counselling Service, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
C.H.R Counselling Service
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pontypridd CF38
Hello, my name is Claire. I am an integrative counsellor dedicated to improving my clients mental health within a safe space for reflection and personal growth through offering a non-judgmental warm and friendly therapeutic relationship. I provide guidance and support with stress management techniques, mindfulness practices, coping with strategies for anxiety, goal setting and general emotional support including grief and loss.
Hello, my name is Claire. I am an integrative counsellor dedicated to improving my clients mental health within a safe space for reflection and personal growth through offering a non-judgmental warm and friendly therapeutic relationship. I provide guidance and support with stress management techniques, mindfulness practices, coping with strategies for anxiety, goal setting and general emotional support including grief and loss.
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Audra Maio
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF5
Not accepting new clients
I am a qualified psychotherapist trained in Art Psychotherapy. I am here to provide a safe and compassionate, non-judgemental space for you to share what brings you to the therapy room. When we understand how we are feeling about what is happening in our lives, we can start to make sense of our world and our place in it. The act of creating can help you to connect with and express your emotions when the right words escape you. Materials are provided for your use in the session should you wish to use them. I work with people of all ages and from all backgrounds.
I am a qualified psychotherapist trained in Art Psychotherapy. I am here to provide a safe and compassionate, non-judgemental space for you to share what brings you to the therapy room. When we understand how we are feeling about what is happening in our lives, we can start to make sense of our world and our place in it. The act of creating can help you to connect with and express your emotions when the right words escape you. Materials are provided for your use in the session should you wish to use them. I work with people of all ages and from all backgrounds.
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Bernadette Jones
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF14
I offer face to face and online therapy for individuals & couples. I am an experienced Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist providing an environment helping you understand what maintains problems by exploring your thoughts, emotions, beliefs and behaviours; enabling you to move towards your goals and potential. I have supported clients experiencing anxiety, OCD, depression, panic, low self esteem and traumatic life events. I support couples to identify problems and recurring negative patterns in their relationship using Person Centred & Cognitive Behavioural approaches, helping you achieve shared goals and aspirations.
I offer face to face and online therapy for individuals & couples. I am an experienced Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist providing an environment helping you understand what maintains problems by exploring your thoughts, emotions, beliefs and behaviours; enabling you to move towards your goals and potential. I have supported clients experiencing anxiety, OCD, depression, panic, low self esteem and traumatic life events. I support couples to identify problems and recurring negative patterns in their relationship using Person Centred & Cognitive Behavioural approaches, helping you achieve shared goals and aspirations.
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Dr Ella Rafferty
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cardiff CF14  (Online Only)
The clients I work with are elite performers dedicated to excelling in their field, whether it be sport, the arts, business, or high-stakes industry. They are committed to personal & professional growth, seeking to harness their full potential while maintaining emotional well-being. These individuals are ambitious & open to exploring all aspects of themselves to achieve sustained excellence. They understand the value of psychological support in navigating the pressures of top-level performance & I often become part of their ‘team’ when they are seeking to engage in a transformative process to enhance resilience, creativity & success
The clients I work with are elite performers dedicated to excelling in their field, whether it be sport, the arts, business, or high-stakes industry. They are committed to personal & professional growth, seeking to harness their full potential while maintaining emotional well-being. These individuals are ambitious & open to exploring all aspects of themselves to achieve sustained excellence. They understand the value of psychological support in navigating the pressures of top-level performance & I often become part of their ‘team’ when they are seeking to engage in a transformative process to enhance resilience, creativity & success
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Zoe Prosser
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF14  (Online Only)
Treatment Focus: My focus as a mental health therapist is to help individuals heal, energise, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. 96% of my clients return after an initial sessions. On average my clients work for 8 sessions. I have experience of working with clients in a long term approach.
Treatment Focus: My focus as a mental health therapist is to help individuals heal, energise, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. 96% of my clients return after an initial sessions. On average my clients work for 8 sessions. I have experience of working with clients in a long term approach.
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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.
01446 501564 View 01446 501564
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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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Aggie Lacey
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF11
I don't think there are criteria for ‘needing’ therapy. Your life doesn’t have to be falling apart, nor do you need to have a diagnosed mental illness to have therapy. Psychotherapy is about being human and all that involves from anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, addiction, trauma, issues with sex, issues at work, relationships or feeling lost in the world. I'm a trainee Gestalt psychotherapist with the Welsh Psychotherapy Institute and a UKCP member.
I don't think there are criteria for ‘needing’ therapy. Your life doesn’t have to be falling apart, nor do you need to have a diagnosed mental illness to have therapy. Psychotherapy is about being human and all that involves from anxiety, depression, neurodiversity, addiction, trauma, issues with sex, issues at work, relationships or feeling lost in the world. I'm a trainee Gestalt psychotherapist with the Welsh Psychotherapy Institute and a UKCP member.
029 2271 5057 View 029 2271 5057

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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.