Female Counselling in Swansea, WLS

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Lynette Evans
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Swansea SA7
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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Helping Heads Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA8
Hi and welcome,  My name is Lynsey and I am a qualified, level 6,  Integrative Pluralistic counsellor that has completed a BA (Hons) degree in Counselling and Therapeutic Studies.  This means I work within a school of therapy that is designed to have counsellors and clients  working collaboratively with each other to find the best way to address client's concerns, using ideas and techniques from different therapeutic theories, literature and the clients own life experiences. The therapeutic modalities I offer include Person-Centred, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Behaviour Therapy, Transactional Analysis etc.
Hi and welcome,  My name is Lynsey and I am a qualified, level 6,  Integrative Pluralistic counsellor that has completed a BA (Hons) degree in Counselling and Therapeutic Studies.  This means I work within a school of therapy that is designed to have counsellors and clients  working collaboratively with each other to find the best way to address client's concerns, using ideas and techniques from different therapeutic theories, literature and the clients own life experiences. The therapeutic modalities I offer include Person-Centred, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Behaviour Therapy, Transactional Analysis etc.
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Insideout Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA3
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.
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Jo Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1
I'm Jo and I am a qualified psychotherapist working with adults and couples. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I practice person-centred and emotion-focused therapy and have experience working in many different areas including bereavement, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress. I aim to form an open and genuine therapeutic relationship with you to offer guidance and support with whatever your needs are. I offer a non-judgemental and encouraging style to explore the concerns that bring you to seek counselling.
I'm Jo and I am a qualified psychotherapist working with adults and couples. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I practice person-centred and emotion-focused therapy and have experience working in many different areas including bereavement, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress. I aim to form an open and genuine therapeutic relationship with you to offer guidance and support with whatever your needs are. I offer a non-judgemental and encouraging style to explore the concerns that bring you to seek counselling.
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Karen Ford
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Swansea SA2
Waitlist for new clients
Hi my name is Karen, I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred). I have over 18 years of counselling experience working with a wide range of issues including loss and bereavement, anxiety/stress, depression, relationships, abuse and trauma. Life can bring a variety of challenges which can sometimes leave us feeling confused, defeated and lost. My aim is to provide a safe, confidential space where I can support you with whatever difficulties and challenges you might be facing and find more positive ways of managing these.
Hi my name is Karen, I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred). I have over 18 years of counselling experience working with a wide range of issues including loss and bereavement, anxiety/stress, depression, relationships, abuse and trauma. Life can bring a variety of challenges which can sometimes leave us feeling confused, defeated and lost. My aim is to provide a safe, confidential space where I can support you with whatever difficulties and challenges you might be facing and find more positive ways of managing these.
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Sofia Ferreira
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Swansea SA2
Waitlist for new clients
Throughout our life-time there will always come a time when we all struggle with issues. I believe that we always do the best we can when those issues arise, even though sometimes we haven’t yet develop the skills to deal with them in an effective and healthy way. I think that this is where counselling can help - I see my role as a provider of a safe non-judgemental place where learning, growth and change can happen. And everyone can do it, whether you are neurotypical or neurodivergent.
Throughout our life-time there will always come a time when we all struggle with issues. I believe that we always do the best we can when those issues arise, even though sometimes we haven’t yet develop the skills to deal with them in an effective and healthy way. I think that this is where counselling can help - I see my role as a provider of a safe non-judgemental place where learning, growth and change can happen. And everyone can do it, whether you are neurotypical or neurodivergent.
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Kristine Foden
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA5
As an Integrative Counsellor, I have the privilege of helping to support many clients with a range of life issues. Whether these challenges are related to anxiety and depression, bereavement or prolonged grief, anger, personal relationships and abuse or the ongoing effects of historical difficulties, to name just a few, my goal is to ensure that you feel safe and heard in a confidential, empathic and compassionate environment. It can be difficult to reach out and accept that you may benefit from external support. Vulnerability is not weakness, it is the most courageous thing that we can show to others.
As an Integrative Counsellor, I have the privilege of helping to support many clients with a range of life issues. Whether these challenges are related to anxiety and depression, bereavement or prolonged grief, anger, personal relationships and abuse or the ongoing effects of historical difficulties, to name just a few, my goal is to ensure that you feel safe and heard in a confidential, empathic and compassionate environment. It can be difficult to reach out and accept that you may benefit from external support. Vulnerability is not weakness, it is the most courageous thing that we can show to others.
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Susan-Marie Meredith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1
A qualified, professional counsellor/psychotherapist with a warm, gentle and compassionate approach, helping you to explore your issues in a sensitive way. In doing so you can expand your awareness, how to gain a different perspective, create healthy boundaries and help you grow from the inside out. I work with many issues such as depression, anxiety, relationships, grief/loss, LGBTQ+ related issues. I also offer animal assisted therapy to individuals and groups, enabling you to interact with your pet in a different way, helping to support your mental health and well-being.
A qualified, professional counsellor/psychotherapist with a warm, gentle and compassionate approach, helping you to explore your issues in a sensitive way. In doing so you can expand your awareness, how to gain a different perspective, create healthy boundaries and help you grow from the inside out. I work with many issues such as depression, anxiety, relationships, grief/loss, LGBTQ+ related issues. I also offer animal assisted therapy to individuals and groups, enabling you to interact with your pet in a different way, helping to support your mental health and well-being.
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Hayleigh Isaac
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Swansea SA2
Do you sometimes feel alone, with no one to lean on for support? Do you feel overwhelmed by difficult or challenging life events and want help to feel like yourself again? Within a counselling session, I can support you as you explore and understand your situation, identify helpful techniques or coping strategies, and set and work towards personal goals. I provide support for a wide range of physical and emotional difficulties. I have specialist experience in supporting people living with chronic/long-term health conditions, and those who are bereaved or preparing for a bereavement.
Do you sometimes feel alone, with no one to lean on for support? Do you feel overwhelmed by difficult or challenging life events and want help to feel like yourself again? Within a counselling session, I can support you as you explore and understand your situation, identify helpful techniques or coping strategies, and set and work towards personal goals. I provide support for a wide range of physical and emotional difficulties. I have specialist experience in supporting people living with chronic/long-term health conditions, and those who are bereaved or preparing for a bereavement.
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Enlightened-therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA3
I am committed to providing clients a safe, confidential space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours without judgement. To explore issues that are causing challenges in your lives and look at how we might over come these. I offer counselling to individuals and couples of all genders. Short term or long term counselling. Whatever the issue is that brings you to counselling I work with you as an individual or couple. I have a special interest in relationship counselling. I can provide couples a safe space to have the conversation that really matters!
I am committed to providing clients a safe, confidential space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours without judgement. To explore issues that are causing challenges in your lives and look at how we might over come these. I offer counselling to individuals and couples of all genders. Short term or long term counselling. Whatever the issue is that brings you to counselling I work with you as an individual or couple. I have a special interest in relationship counselling. I can provide couples a safe space to have the conversation that really matters!
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Holli Yeoman
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1
Psychotherapy offers the possibility of meeting some of the simple human needs that can be rare to find in today’s busy society. A space to be truly seen and heard; a space for the expression and unfolding of your true nature, for tuning in to your heart and soul, and for being welcomed just as you are.
Psychotherapy offers the possibility of meeting some of the simple human needs that can be rare to find in today’s busy society. A space to be truly seen and heard; a space for the expression and unfolding of your true nature, for tuning in to your heart and soul, and for being welcomed just as you are.
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Sally Jenkins
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA2
It is ok to need help and support sometimes, I provide a warm and confidential space where clients can talk openly and freely, without judgment. As an integrative therapist I have many different models of working to suit each client as I believe that all of us are unique. I can help you learn about yourself and the relationships around you, seeing a different perspective is often very powerful. I believe in empowering my clients with the tools they need for change and moving forward. I am positive and nurturing, I use humour and occasional challenging to build a trusting relationship where clients can explore their thoughts
It is ok to need help and support sometimes, I provide a warm and confidential space where clients can talk openly and freely, without judgment. As an integrative therapist I have many different models of working to suit each client as I believe that all of us are unique. I can help you learn about yourself and the relationships around you, seeing a different perspective is often very powerful. I believe in empowering my clients with the tools they need for change and moving forward. I am positive and nurturing, I use humour and occasional challenging to build a trusting relationship where clients can explore their thoughts
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Jemila Thomas
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA2
My name is Jemila Thomas, I am a trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and a full member of the BABCP (http://www.babcp.com/Default.aspx), which is a regulatory body, that ensures that I have the most up to date and relevant training, to be able to support my clients. I ensure that I create a non judgmental, calm and safe environment to explore and manage your difficulties. I Offer both CBT and EMDR.
My name is Jemila Thomas, I am a trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and a full member of the BABCP (http://www.babcp.com/Default.aspx), which is a regulatory body, that ensures that I have the most up to date and relevant training, to be able to support my clients. I ensure that I create a non judgmental, calm and safe environment to explore and manage your difficulties. I Offer both CBT and EMDR.
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Janaina Cristian Mahe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1
I work extremely well with emotions allowing you to activate and focus on your emotional state and thus helping you to change problematic emotional situations or unwanted self- experiences. In our therapy sessions we can use your emotions as the path in which will direct us to what is important for you. Also, through this knowledge you can find out what you need to do, find out who you are and hopefully become that person. However, the therapeutic work with emotions takes place in your own time, only when you feel ready to explore and express your emotional state.
I work extremely well with emotions allowing you to activate and focus on your emotional state and thus helping you to change problematic emotional situations or unwanted self- experiences. In our therapy sessions we can use your emotions as the path in which will direct us to what is important for you. Also, through this knowledge you can find out what you need to do, find out who you are and hopefully become that person. However, the therapeutic work with emotions takes place in your own time, only when you feel ready to explore and express your emotional state.
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Anne Pamela Marvelly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA3
I'm passionate about counselling because it has been both life-saving and life-changing for me. Since early childhood I had been anxious and depressed and received very little help until I reached 40, was bringing up 4 children and became very concerned about the effect my moods could be having on them. In counselling I began to experience hope, and was gradually shown how to observe my thought patterns, to look at how my childhood had affected me, and how to recover and change. I'm a different person now, as my husband and friends would tell you. Now I love to help others recover from depression and anxiety in particular.
I'm passionate about counselling because it has been both life-saving and life-changing for me. Since early childhood I had been anxious and depressed and received very little help until I reached 40, was bringing up 4 children and became very concerned about the effect my moods could be having on them. In counselling I began to experience hope, and was gradually shown how to observe my thought patterns, to look at how my childhood had affected me, and how to recover and change. I'm a different person now, as my husband and friends would tell you. Now I love to help others recover from depression and anxiety in particular.
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Growing Wings
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Swansea SA4
I'm Julie Shipton MA, BSc (Hons) Psych, GMBPsS, PCBT (Foundation), CTP (Certified Trauma Professional), MNCPS (Acc.) and I'm a Trauma Psychotherapist and Humanistic Counsellor. My practice is built on a foundation of empathy and professionalism. I offer a range of therapeutic services to individuals of all ages. Whether you're an adult seeking a warm and supportive environment for self-discovery, a parent looking for help for your child, or a young person seeking emotional balance and resilience, I'm here to assist you. I provide both short-term and long-term therapy, tailored to your specific needs.
I'm Julie Shipton MA, BSc (Hons) Psych, GMBPsS, PCBT (Foundation), CTP (Certified Trauma Professional), MNCPS (Acc.) and I'm a Trauma Psychotherapist and Humanistic Counsellor. My practice is built on a foundation of empathy and professionalism. I offer a range of therapeutic services to individuals of all ages. Whether you're an adult seeking a warm and supportive environment for self-discovery, a parent looking for help for your child, or a young person seeking emotional balance and resilience, I'm here to assist you. I provide both short-term and long-term therapy, tailored to your specific needs.
01792 949728 View 01792 949728
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Mindrestwellbeingorg
Counsellor, MSc, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Swansea SA2  (Online Only)
I am an Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor with an interest and passion in supporting people with their mental health and wellbeing with twelve years’ experience. I am fully qualified and accredited with the National Counselling Society and work with adult,couples and groups. I work in an integrative style using humanistic, deep listening techniques combined with some Gestalt work, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Transactional Analysis. I work from my private practice situated in South Wales Swansea and am also happy to run zoom or telephone counselling sessions.
I am an Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor with an interest and passion in supporting people with their mental health and wellbeing with twelve years’ experience. I am fully qualified and accredited with the National Counselling Society and work with adult,couples and groups. I work in an integrative style using humanistic, deep listening techniques combined with some Gestalt work, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Transactional Analysis. I work from my private practice situated in South Wales Swansea and am also happy to run zoom or telephone counselling sessions.
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Elen Thomas
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Swansea SA3
I am a qualified psychotherapist, couple's therapist and fully trained clinical supervisor, offering a private space in my garden studio, where together we can explore whatever brings you to therapy. By learning to understand what drives us, we are able to change and grow.... and most importantly, learn what to do when we get ‘stuck'. I recognise that the first steps in counselling are often not easy, so will make sure we go at a pace that suits you; therapy can be short or long term, we can decide this as we go along. I trained in Emotion Focussed Therapy which works on the premise that our emotions guide everything we do.
I am a qualified psychotherapist, couple's therapist and fully trained clinical supervisor, offering a private space in my garden studio, where together we can explore whatever brings you to therapy. By learning to understand what drives us, we are able to change and grow.... and most importantly, learn what to do when we get ‘stuck'. I recognise that the first steps in counselling are often not easy, so will make sure we go at a pace that suits you; therapy can be short or long term, we can decide this as we go along. I trained in Emotion Focussed Therapy which works on the premise that our emotions guide everything we do.
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Linda Ann Doran
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA1  (Online Only)
Hi, I am a specialist sexual trauma therapist and clinical supervisor with 25 years experience in counselling and 9 years experience in providing clinical supervision to both qualified and trainee counsellors. I have 20 years experience working with clients who have suffered with childhood sexual abuse and rape and five years working with complex grief issues. I welcome lgbtq + and neuro diverse clients. I believe each client is unique and create an individual model of therapy to suit each clients personality and presenting issue. I offer a safe and non judgmental space in which to explore your difficulties.
Hi, I am a specialist sexual trauma therapist and clinical supervisor with 25 years experience in counselling and 9 years experience in providing clinical supervision to both qualified and trainee counsellors. I have 20 years experience working with clients who have suffered with childhood sexual abuse and rape and five years working with complex grief issues. I welcome lgbtq + and neuro diverse clients. I believe each client is unique and create an individual model of therapy to suit each clients personality and presenting issue. I offer a safe and non judgmental space in which to explore your difficulties.
01792 966288 View 01792 966288
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Helen Rees-Morgan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Swansea SA2
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.