Female Counselling in Porthcawl, WLS

Photo of Dr Kate Rhodes Online Clinical Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Kate Rhodes Online Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Porthcawl CF36  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Kate, I'm a Clinical Psychologist offering remote video therapy to adults & young people across the UK. I have over 15 years’ experience working in the NHS and am now pleased to be able to offer help to those who need it in private practise. I have a particular interest in trauma and difficult life events and enjoy working with clients using EMDR to make huge changes to their lives. If you have experienced a one off traumatic incident, or have complex childhood experiences and relationships please do reach out to talk: I have helped many people to overcome the impact that such distressing events have had on their lives.
Hello, I'm Kate, I'm a Clinical Psychologist offering remote video therapy to adults & young people across the UK. I have over 15 years’ experience working in the NHS and am now pleased to be able to offer help to those who need it in private practise. I have a particular interest in trauma and difficult life events and enjoy working with clients using EMDR to make huge changes to their lives. If you have experienced a one off traumatic incident, or have complex childhood experiences and relationships please do reach out to talk: I have helped many people to overcome the impact that such distressing events have had on their lives.
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Lisa Margaret Gilchrist
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Porthcawl CF36
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.
01656 336848 View 01656 336848
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Karen Prescod - KarenCounselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Porthcawl CF36
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

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Photo of Caroline Thomas - Insideout Psychotherapy, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Insideout Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Port Talbot SA12
Coming to therapy can seem like a big step. But in my experience with clients, it is usually the beginning of a liberating time when past and present concerns can be expressed and understood with emotions examined and transmuted. Learning how to accept and navigate difficult life situations can be really beneficial, as you discover what choices are available to you in how to handle difficult emotions and thought patterns. Many of our core beliefs were formed when we were young and not fully conscious of the choices we were making about our world. Therapy gives you the chance to look at yourself and your issues in new ways.
Coming to therapy can seem like a big step. But in my experience with clients, it is usually the beginning of a liberating time when past and present concerns can be expressed and understood with emotions examined and transmuted. Learning how to accept and navigate difficult life situations can be really beneficial, as you discover what choices are available to you in how to handle difficult emotions and thought patterns. Many of our core beliefs were formed when we were young and not fully conscious of the choices we were making about our world. Therapy gives you the chance to look at yourself and your issues in new ways.
01962 676199 View 01962 676199
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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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Hayley Matthews
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF31
Hello, I’m Hayley and I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor. I have experience providing long term and short term counselling in a mental health service and in private practice, working with clients presenting with a wide range of concerns and experiencing a variety of issues which include depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, social anxiety, post traumatic stress, general anxiety disorder, relationship problems, loss and bereavement, loneliness and isolation, life changing events, family issues, work stress, addiction, confidence and self-esteem issues.
Hello, I’m Hayley and I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor. I have experience providing long term and short term counselling in a mental health service and in private practice, working with clients presenting with a wide range of concerns and experiencing a variety of issues which include depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, social anxiety, post traumatic stress, general anxiety disorder, relationship problems, loss and bereavement, loneliness and isolation, life changing events, family issues, work stress, addiction, confidence and self-esteem issues.
01446 501525 View 01446 501525
Photo of Liz May Hood - Woodland Counselling for Couples and Individuals, MBACP, Psychotherapist
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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Photo of Annie Szary, MA, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
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
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.
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Photo of Peggy Sweeney Bsc(Hons) Pgdip, MBACP, Counsellor
Peggy Sweeney Bsc(Hons) Pgdip
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF32
Emotional well being is something we can often take for granted, and more often than not we do not take time to attend to our emotional well being until we begin to struggle to maintain a balance. You may just need some space to reflect safely and without judgement. Perhaps you are overwhelmed by the pressures of life, stuck in a rut, repeating negative patterns, or trying to find a way out of anxiety or depression. Maybe you just don’t feel able to share your worries and concerns with those around you? Maybe you just don’t feel like ‘you’ and would like to explore why, or you have feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness.
Emotional well being is something we can often take for granted, and more often than not we do not take time to attend to our emotional well being until we begin to struggle to maintain a balance. You may just need some space to reflect safely and without judgement. Perhaps you are overwhelmed by the pressures of life, stuck in a rut, repeating negative patterns, or trying to find a way out of anxiety or depression. Maybe you just don’t feel able to share your worries and concerns with those around you? Maybe you just don’t feel like ‘you’ and would like to explore why, or you have feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness.
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Photo of Dr Andrea Prevett, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
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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Photo of Lynette Evans, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Lynette Evans
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Port Talbot SA13
I am a fully qualified and experienced accredited Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Level 7), providing a confidential and professional counselling service. My Counselling practice aims to give you the opportunity to explore your problems, distresses or any difficult situations that you are experiencing in a confidential, non-judgmental, safe and supportive environment. As a Counsellor I feel privileged to be part of your journey and work to facilitate you through your difficulties so that they become more manageable.
I am a fully qualified and experienced accredited Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Level 7), providing a confidential and professional counselling service. My Counselling practice aims to give you the opportunity to explore your problems, distresses or any difficult situations that you are experiencing in a confidential, non-judgmental, safe and supportive environment. As a Counsellor I feel privileged to be part of your journey and work to facilitate you through your difficulties so that they become more manageable.
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Photo of Carolyn J Powell, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Carolyn J Powell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF31
At a time of great anxiety, relationships have come under great pressure, I hope my specialist skill set will help you as an individual or maybe ,together with your partner, to find a way forward. Sometimes you need someone outside your family & friends to listen & offer support with no other agenda. I am highly trained & have been working as a therapist & trainer for many years and am happy to offer my experience & insights to help you try to resolve your difficulties. I aim to offer a caring & supportive environment so that you don't feel alone with your issues. NB ALL SESSIONS ON -LINE
At a time of great anxiety, relationships have come under great pressure, I hope my specialist skill set will help you as an individual or maybe ,together with your partner, to find a way forward. Sometimes you need someone outside your family & friends to listen & offer support with no other agenda. I am highly trained & have been working as a therapist & trainer for many years and am happy to offer my experience & insights to help you try to resolve your difficulties. I aim to offer a caring & supportive environment so that you don't feel alone with your issues. NB ALL SESSIONS ON -LINE
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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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Photo of Katie Ruddy - The Family and Therapy Wellbeing Clinic , MSc, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
The Family and Therapy Wellbeing Clinic
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Port Talbot SA12
At Family and Therapy, we provide comprehensive support for individuals of all ages, from young children to adults, embracing families and couples across Wales and online. Our approach is holistic and tailored, ensuring that every person, regardless of their age or stage in life, receives the support and care they need to thrive. Our team of professionals is dedicated to creating a nurturing environment where individuals can explore, grow, play and heal.
At Family and Therapy, we provide comprehensive support for individuals of all ages, from young children to adults, embracing families and couples across Wales and online. Our approach is holistic and tailored, ensuring that every person, regardless of their age or stage in life, receives the support and care they need to thrive. Our team of professionals is dedicated to creating a nurturing environment where individuals can explore, grow, play and heal.
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Photo of Ellen Joanne Biggs - Vale Play Therapy, MSc
Vale Play Therapy
MSc
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF31
Play is a child’s natural language and as a therapist I support children when they play out difficult or upsetting feelings or experiences. Play therapy provides emotional support and can help children make sense of feelings which are often confusing and frightening. Play therapy can also help children to understand friendships or relationships that may be tricky and enable them to manage conflict more easily. Therapy starts with a meeting with the adults around the child so that I can understand concerns and gain an insight into the child’s history and support system.
Play is a child’s natural language and as a therapist I support children when they play out difficult or upsetting feelings or experiences. Play therapy provides emotional support and can help children make sense of feelings which are often confusing and frightening. Play therapy can also help children to understand friendships or relationships that may be tricky and enable them to manage conflict more easily. Therapy starts with a meeting with the adults around the child so that I can understand concerns and gain an insight into the child’s history and support system.
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Photo of Nicola Mitchell, MBACP, Counsellor
Nicola Mitchell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF32
I came to this role late in life and it has enabled to bring with me years of life experience, care and understanding. As a mature person I can offer you my experience as well my learning. My diploma allows me to work with a range of issues using a variety of counselling models, this means that I can work with clients to find the therapeutic practice that works best for them. I offer a safe therapeutic space to work on whatever you may need. We all have difficulties sometime in our life, it can be very hard to deal with these issues alone, I offer a safe space for you to sit with someone without any advice or judgement.
I came to this role late in life and it has enabled to bring with me years of life experience, care and understanding. As a mature person I can offer you my experience as well my learning. My diploma allows me to work with a range of issues using a variety of counselling models, this means that I can work with clients to find the therapeutic practice that works best for them. I offer a safe therapeutic space to work on whatever you may need. We all have difficulties sometime in our life, it can be very hard to deal with these issues alone, I offer a safe space for you to sit with someone without any advice or judgement.
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Photo of Samantha Giles - SG Wellbeing Therapeutic Services , MSc
SG Wellbeing Therapeutic Services
MSc
Verified Verified
Port Talbot SA12
I’m an accredited Psychotherapist specialising in EMDR, CBT and DBT. Experienced in working with children, adolescents and adults. I’m also a Registered Mental Health Nurse with over 19 years of experience working in the NHS. My specialties include working with trauma, C-PTSD, Eating disorders and phobias including emetophobia, Also working with children who have experienced bullying, attachment issues, looked after children or who experience fear’s related to school.
I’m an accredited Psychotherapist specialising in EMDR, CBT and DBT. Experienced in working with children, adolescents and adults. I’m also a Registered Mental Health Nurse with over 19 years of experience working in the NHS. My specialties include working with trauma, C-PTSD, Eating disorders and phobias including emetophobia, Also working with children who have experienced bullying, attachment issues, looked after children or who experience fear’s related to school.
01639 505032 View 01639 505032
Photo of Amanda Jayne Pope - Cardiff Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Cardiff Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bridgend CF31
I am passionate about helping you to manage your mental well-being and believe there is a strong connection between the body and the mind. The effects of anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma can be physically felt as well as mentally and emotionally. I understand how overwhelming and debilitating it is to try and cope with daily living when carrying these feelings around with you and just wanting to feel well again. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to help you work through and manage these feelings so that you can start to live your life again without this holding you back.
I am passionate about helping you to manage your mental well-being and believe there is a strong connection between the body and the mind. The effects of anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma can be physically felt as well as mentally and emotionally. I understand how overwhelming and debilitating it is to try and cope with daily living when carrying these feelings around with you and just wanting to feel well again. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to help you work through and manage these feelings so that you can start to live your life again without this holding you back.
01446 502357 View 01446 502357
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.
01656 339557 View 01656 339557
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.