Female Counselling in Pontypridd, WLS

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Rachel Sian Collier
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Pontypridd CF38  (Online Only)
We are all unique but are often held to other peoples standards in order to feel loved and accepted. In our therapy room you will find a space where, for potentially the first time, what you feel will be prioritised. You will be able to explore your feelings, to resolve internal conflicts and find a path towards your authentic self. In simpler terms, when you feel lost, scared, anxious, fearful, alone or misunderstood, I will walk alongside you, to find a way forward that you feel better about.
We are all unique but are often held to other peoples standards in order to feel loved and accepted. In our therapy room you will find a space where, for potentially the first time, what you feel will be prioritised. You will be able to explore your feelings, to resolve internal conflicts and find a path towards your authentic self. In simpler terms, when you feel lost, scared, anxious, fearful, alone or misunderstood, I will walk alongside you, to find a way forward that you feel better about.
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Bronwyn Landeg-Jones
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pontypridd CF37
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I'm Bronwyn. As a kind, warm, and empathetic psychotherapist, I am passionate about helping people with their mental health and well-being. I offer a safe and welcoming therapy space where clients can explore their concerns freely, whether it’s discussing daily anxieties, processing current events, or working through trauma and past experiences. I provide support for a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, relationship problems, bereavement, loneliness, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, stress, phobias, and more.
Hello, I'm Bronwyn. As a kind, warm, and empathetic psychotherapist, I am passionate about helping people with their mental health and well-being. I offer a safe and welcoming therapy space where clients can explore their concerns freely, whether it’s discussing daily anxieties, processing current events, or working through trauma and past experiences. I provide support for a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, relationship problems, bereavement, loneliness, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, stress, phobias, and more.
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Dr Sian Hughes
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Pontypridd CF38
Hi, I'm Sian and I am based near Cardiff. I am a Registered Psychologist with experience working with adults with a range of emotional difficulties. I also support people with issues around attachment and past trauma. I am trained in a range of psychological models so we can work together to best understand what you have been experiencing and decide what therapy would be most useful for your particular needs. Choosing the right therapist is important, and therefore I am happy to chat to discuss in more detail what you are looking to gain from therapy and what I might be able to provide to help you achieve your goals.
Hi, I'm Sian and I am based near Cardiff. I am a Registered Psychologist with experience working with adults with a range of emotional difficulties. I also support people with issues around attachment and past trauma. I am trained in a range of psychological models so we can work together to best understand what you have been experiencing and decide what therapy would be most useful for your particular needs. Choosing the right therapist is important, and therefore I am happy to chat to discuss in more detail what you are looking to gain from therapy and what I might be able to provide to help you achieve your goals.
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Hayley Lorraine Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Pontypridd CF37
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.
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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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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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Rhiannon Gray
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Pontypridd CF37
Life can be difficult to understand, to manage, to juggle and to embrace. My aim is to work with you to give you a better understanding of yourself. You may have asked “why do I feel the way I feel, why do I think the way I think, why am I the way I am.” Our work together will offer you a safe and supportive space, in a way that works for you, to explore these thoughts and feelings and offer new perspectives, tools and techniques to help adjust to a new way of being.
Life can be difficult to understand, to manage, to juggle and to embrace. My aim is to work with you to give you a better understanding of yourself. You may have asked “why do I feel the way I feel, why do I think the way I think, why am I the way I am.” Our work together will offer you a safe and supportive space, in a way that works for you, to explore these thoughts and feelings and offer new perspectives, tools and techniques to help adjust to a new way of being.
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Emma Clare Foley
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pontypridd CF38
As a counsellor I work to increase mental wellness and decrease distress for clients who have suffered trauma, grief, loss, adverse childhood experiences, abuse, and work life challenges that can cause distress, suffering, and affect day to day functioning, causing symptoms of depression and anxiety, social withdrawal, loneliness and isolation. Society can cause immense pressure, use of social media, comparing our lives to others, low self-esteem and confidence, negative self talk and intrusive thoughts can become overwhelming. Counselling can support you, help you heal, and provide tools to lead to a more positive outlook on life.
As a counsellor I work to increase mental wellness and decrease distress for clients who have suffered trauma, grief, loss, adverse childhood experiences, abuse, and work life challenges that can cause distress, suffering, and affect day to day functioning, causing symptoms of depression and anxiety, social withdrawal, loneliness and isolation. Society can cause immense pressure, use of social media, comparing our lives to others, low self-esteem and confidence, negative self talk and intrusive thoughts can become overwhelming. Counselling can support you, help you heal, and provide tools to lead to a more positive outlook on life.
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Aid 2 Recovery
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Pontypridd CF37
I have over 30 years experience working within the health and social sector . I hold a Bsc (Hons) RNLD Nursing degree with over 15 years mental health experience. I have worked with people who have anxiety & depression and have suffered domestic abuse. I am able to offer face to face therapy in a confidential and safe space. I can also offer domiciliary assessments and remote therapy via teams. I promise to ensure you have a safe space, which is confidential and comfortable. Allowing you to move towards improving your mental health & well being
I have over 30 years experience working within the health and social sector . I hold a Bsc (Hons) RNLD Nursing degree with over 15 years mental health experience. I have worked with people who have anxiety & depression and have suffered domestic abuse. I am able to offer face to face therapy in a confidential and safe space. I can also offer domiciliary assessments and remote therapy via teams. I promise to ensure you have a safe space, which is confidential and comfortable. Allowing you to move towards improving your mental health & well being
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Abbie Hendy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pontypridd CF37  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Abbie. I'm an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist and psychotherapist in creative arts. You may be looking to discover healthier coping mechanisms and gain deeper insights into yourself, yet feel unsure how to elicit change or better understand your difficulties. You might be experiencing a low mood that feels hard to break out of or are struggling to turn the volume down on anxious thoughts. Or maybe you have experienced painful past experiences that are disrupting your ability to fully live in the present.
Hi, I'm Abbie. I'm an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist and psychotherapist in creative arts. You may be looking to discover healthier coping mechanisms and gain deeper insights into yourself, yet feel unsure how to elicit change or better understand your difficulties. You might be experiencing a low mood that feels hard to break out of or are struggling to turn the volume down on anxious thoughts. Or maybe you have experienced painful past experiences that are disrupting your ability to fully live in the present.
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Jen Southon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Pontypridd CF37
I have been working with adult individuals in South Wales since 2013. I do not hold any preconceptions and am genuinely interested to meet new clients, to find out more about them and what it is they want to change. I always ask what each person would like to achieve and I regularly re-visit this goal (or goals) to ensure that our counselling will be as helpful as possible. I believe that my clients have the ability to overcome their problems and I invite them to be as open with me as they choose in order to arrive at the best result for them.
I have been working with adult individuals in South Wales since 2013. I do not hold any preconceptions and am genuinely interested to meet new clients, to find out more about them and what it is they want to change. I always ask what each person would like to achieve and I regularly re-visit this goal (or goals) to ensure that our counselling will be as helpful as possible. I believe that my clients have the ability to overcome their problems and I invite them to be as open with me as they choose in order to arrive at the best result for them.
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Photo of Kate Carr, UKCP Trainee, Psychotherapist
Kate Carr
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Pontypridd CF37
Are you're seeking support to make sense of things and find new meaning? Or perhaps you have a specific need or issue you want to explore. I am an advanced trainee Psychotherapist offering a supportive, non-judgemental space to explore your experiences and what matters to you.
Are you're seeking support to make sense of things and find new meaning? Or perhaps you have a specific need or issue you want to explore. I am an advanced trainee Psychotherapist offering a supportive, non-judgemental space to explore your experiences and what matters to you.
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Photo of Leanne Horsnell, MBACP, Counsellor
Leanne Horsnell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Pontypridd CF37  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If you are looking for someone to talk to, who is relatable, experienced and professional, about some of the issues you may be facing, in an objective, non-judgmental, safe space, then feel free to get in touch. I have worked with children, young people and adults in a variety of ways, from counselling to supporting people in the community, with a very wide range of problems, including issues around mental health, attachment, relationships, abuse, trauma, low self-esteem, low self-worth, grief, loss, significant life events, stress and many other issues people may struggle with. Online only counselling at present (video/ telephone).
If you are looking for someone to talk to, who is relatable, experienced and professional, about some of the issues you may be facing, in an objective, non-judgmental, safe space, then feel free to get in touch. I have worked with children, young people and adults in a variety of ways, from counselling to supporting people in the community, with a very wide range of problems, including issues around mental health, attachment, relationships, abuse, trauma, low self-esteem, low self-worth, grief, loss, significant life events, stress and many other issues people may struggle with. Online only counselling at present (video/ telephone).
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Photo of Jillian Kirkpatrick, MA, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Jillian Kirkpatrick
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Pontypridd CF37
Hello, I am a fully qualified, accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. My approach to Counselling is integrative I bring together different elements of specific therapies in order to suit your individual needs and circumstances. Together, we can explore your concerns in a safe and supportive environment. As a Mindfulness based Psychotherapist I offer long and short therapy. We can explore in depth how past experiences are affecting your life in the present and how suffering is maintained by this process. Please feel free to contact me if you require more information regarding psychotherapy.
Hello, I am a fully qualified, accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. My approach to Counselling is integrative I bring together different elements of specific therapies in order to suit your individual needs and circumstances. Together, we can explore your concerns in a safe and supportive environment. As a Mindfulness based Psychotherapist I offer long and short therapy. We can explore in depth how past experiences are affecting your life in the present and how suffering is maintained by this process. Please feel free to contact me if you require more information regarding psychotherapy.
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Photo of Sarah Morgan - Healthy Thinking CBT, MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Healthy Thinking CBT
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Pontypridd CF37
My name is Sarah Morgan and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist working with children, young people and adults. I have experience of working with a range of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, self-esteem and stress. Through life we can often be faced with challenges and experiences that can affect our wellbeing and ability to function in the way we would like. It could affect our emotions such as causing us to feel low, anxious or stressed. It could also affect the thoughts we have and the way we behave.
My name is Sarah Morgan and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist working with children, young people and adults. I have experience of working with a range of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, self-esteem and stress. Through life we can often be faced with challenges and experiences that can affect our wellbeing and ability to function in the way we would like. It could affect our emotions such as causing us to feel low, anxious or stressed. It could also affect the thoughts we have and the way we behave.
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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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Photo of Samantha Jane Davies, MBACP, Counsellor
Samantha Jane Davies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF24
Experienced in counselling adults, children/adolescents, I am an Integrative therapist able to tailor my approach to your individual needs. The therapy I provide will be individual to you, not just theoretically; but also in the way we work together. We can achieve this by using talking therapy and/or creative therapy, it is completely your choice. I work collaboratively where together we will explore your goals and discuss how best to help you, you will not be alone. Exploration of the difficulties you face can encourage new perspectives, enabling you to move forward with increased insight, promoting acceptance and change.
Experienced in counselling adults, children/adolescents, I am an Integrative therapist able to tailor my approach to your individual needs. The therapy I provide will be individual to you, not just theoretically; but also in the way we work together. We can achieve this by using talking therapy and/or creative therapy, it is completely your choice. I work collaboratively where together we will explore your goals and discuss how best to help you, you will not be alone. Exploration of the difficulties you face can encourage new perspectives, enabling you to move forward with increased insight, promoting acceptance and change.
01446 501534 View 01446 501534
Photo of Liz Lilley, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Liz Lilley
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF5  (Online Only)
Are you stuck in old stories or still impacted by challenges from your past? Maybe you are finding you are not living your life to the fullest or are going through a significant life event? I am passionate about supporting and empowering people to move through areas of restriction or suffering in their lives. I will witness and understand you as an individual, supporting you to embrace more of your full potential. The foundation is a safe, compassionate, honest and non-judgemental space and relationship, combined with effective practices.
Are you stuck in old stories or still impacted by challenges from your past? Maybe you are finding you are not living your life to the fullest or are going through a significant life event? I am passionate about supporting and empowering people to move through areas of restriction or suffering in their lives. I will witness and understand you as an individual, supporting you to embrace more of your full potential. The foundation is a safe, compassionate, honest and non-judgemental space and relationship, combined with effective practices.
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Photo of Danielle Joan, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
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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Garthine Walker
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF24
Do you fear the worst things you say to yourself are true? Holding it together on the outside might feel like hanging on by your fingernails inside. You may be crushed by external circumstances or overwhelmed by internal turmoil. Perhaps you’re driven to overachieve at great personal cost, yet never seem to reach your potential in relationships, creativity or career. Familiar ways of coping no longer work, whether that’s immersive daydreaming, masking undiagnosed ADHD, or endless people-pleasing. It's hard to express what you want or need to live an authentic, fulfilled life. You simply cannot - you choose not to - go on like this.
Do you fear the worst things you say to yourself are true? Holding it together on the outside might feel like hanging on by your fingernails inside. You may be crushed by external circumstances or overwhelmed by internal turmoil. Perhaps you’re driven to overachieve at great personal cost, yet never seem to reach your potential in relationships, creativity or career. Familiar ways of coping no longer work, whether that’s immersive daydreaming, masking undiagnosed ADHD, or endless people-pleasing. It's hard to express what you want or need to live an authentic, fulfilled life. You simply cannot - you choose not to - go on like this.
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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.