Synergy Counselling

For Women. generational women

Therapy notes for Women

Although women are typically more attuned to their feelings, it is still a vulnerable and difficult step to admit to an emotional issue and to book an appointment to see a counsellor. Synergy services can offer support at emotionally challenging times in your life and believes that everyone has a right to be who they are and to move from survival strategies to living fully. "Courage is being who you are”

"Thank you for your listening ears and guidance that has helped in leading me to my new life. I have discovered a lot about myself and I feel I can now put the past behind me and look forward. Thank you for helping me achieve this" (A comment from a previous client)


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The Pressures on women

Women are under immense pressure in today’s society with huge expectations internally and externally. Mothers struggle with juggling jobs, managing children, being a ‘perfect’ parent, domestic chores and sustaining relationships. Women are inundated with messages from the media to look beautiful, be thin, be the right shape, be sexy and be fashionable. Alongside this, other messages about femininity suggest that women should be passive, sweet and nice and have the ability to laugh at insults and sexism. To dare to be assertive or angry could get you pigeonholed as difficult or a strident feminist and you may be encouraged to ‘lighten up' or not be 'so serious'!

So how are women dealing with these pressures? Within a recent report, (women like me: supporting wellbeing in girls and women.) It was discovered that a third of women over 18 have taken anti depressants and 20% of women suffer from a common mental disorder typically depression or anxiety. 25% of women in the UK will experience some form of domestic violence including physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Many women are seeking to cope with these issues through drinking too much, isolating themselves from friends or family and self-harm.


The top 10 reasons Women come to Synergy

Relational and family issues
Lacking confidence
Self – harm and rejection
Verbal, physical and sexual abuse
Guilt, shame and doubt
Self-image and self-confidence,
Body image
A sense of anger and powerlessness
Trauma and loss
Depression and anxiety


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Women from all walks of life use Synergy services

Women from all walks of life, cultures and sexualities between the ages of 18- 75 access ynergy services. These women may be unemployed, off sick or employed in the following professions and include CEO’s, administrators , teachers, doctors, students, stay at home mothers, nurses, PA’s, consultants, hairdressers, business women, hoteliers, office workers and care assistants.

"You have helped me to help myself
– thank you."
A comment from a previous client


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Synergy services for women

At Synergy we offer a friendly, warm and professional environment for women to work on emotional issues that are outlined on the front page. We are pleased to offer the following services

Counselling/ psychotherapy service - £50/£55 per session
MOT - 60 minute emotional fitness assessment £75



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