Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Alvechurch

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Julia Shute
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Alvechurch B38
I'm an HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist working with adult clients who want to gain more out of their life and relationships, and overcome problematic thoughts, feelings and behaviours that hold them back. I specialise in treating anxiety/panic attacks, depression/self-esteem, relationship/attachment issues, trauma/abuse as child or adult, domestic abuse, loss/bereavement, disability/health conditions. Together with each client I develop a shared understanding of problems and the aims that are important to the person. I offer tailored therapy to reduce distressing problems, overcome unhelpful patterns and improve wellbeing.
I'm an HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist working with adult clients who want to gain more out of their life and relationships, and overcome problematic thoughts, feelings and behaviours that hold them back. I specialise in treating anxiety/panic attacks, depression/self-esteem, relationship/attachment issues, trauma/abuse as child or adult, domestic abuse, loss/bereavement, disability/health conditions. Together with each client I develop a shared understanding of problems and the aims that are important to the person. I offer tailored therapy to reduce distressing problems, overcome unhelpful patterns and improve wellbeing.
0121 817 7145 View 0121 817 7145
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Sarah Maries
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Alvechurch B48
My name is Sarah and I am a qualified person centred counsellor. I have a favourite phrase; "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. Its about learning to dance in the rain". Life is better when you can share it, learn from it and accept it. Some people rarely have the opportunity to experience a warm, trusting, empathic relationship, one in which they are not judged and one where they are heard. I offer my clients a safe environment to explore any issues that they feel are holding them back. I am committed to supporting my clients in finding the right path for them without being rejected or judged for their decisions.
My name is Sarah and I am a qualified person centred counsellor. I have a favourite phrase; "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. Its about learning to dance in the rain". Life is better when you can share it, learn from it and accept it. Some people rarely have the opportunity to experience a warm, trusting, empathic relationship, one in which they are not judged and one where they are heard. I offer my clients a safe environment to explore any issues that they feel are holding them back. I am committed to supporting my clients in finding the right path for them without being rejected or judged for their decisions.
01527 368907 View 01527 368907
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Bromsgrove & Redditch Therapy Centre
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Alvechurch B38
Welcome! We are a team of friendly Bromsgrove and Redditch based counsellors who are committed to helping you change your life for the better. Stress, anxiety, CBT, anger, depression, support for children, teenagers and young adults, support for parents, self-harm, grief, relationship problems, domestic abuse, couples and family therapy, eating disorders. Whatever your issue we will provide the support for you to move forward.
Welcome! We are a team of friendly Bromsgrove and Redditch based counsellors who are committed to helping you change your life for the better. Stress, anxiety, CBT, anger, depression, support for children, teenagers and young adults, support for parents, self-harm, grief, relationship problems, domestic abuse, couples and family therapy, eating disorders. Whatever your issue we will provide the support for you to move forward.
01527 361363 View 01527 361363
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Liz Saunders
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Alvechurch B48
Hi and welcome to my profile! I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with the BABCP. We can all experience difficult times in our lives that we may require help and support with.  When we experience distress we can often have negative feelings and thoughts which can influence how we might react and manage a certain situation. We can often find ourselves in a vicious cycle of negative thoughts and behaviours that can be hard to break.  CBT works on a 'here and now' basis, exploring your current difficulties and give you effective coping strategies to be able to make changes in your life and move forwards.
Hi and welcome to my profile! I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with the BABCP. We can all experience difficult times in our lives that we may require help and support with.  When we experience distress we can often have negative feelings and thoughts which can influence how we might react and manage a certain situation. We can often find ourselves in a vicious cycle of negative thoughts and behaviours that can be hard to break.  CBT works on a 'here and now' basis, exploring your current difficulties and give you effective coping strategies to be able to make changes in your life and move forwards.
07588 663628 View 07588 663628

More Therapists Nearby

Dr Soraya Michelle De Boni
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B14
I also help people with relationship problems, depression, anxiety problems, phobias, PTSD, obsessions and compulsions, grief and loss.
Do you feel stuck, lost and alone in life? Do you feel overwhelmed by your problems and struggle to understand why you feel so unhappy and unfulfilled? Do you worry about letting people get emotionally close to you and so tend to distance yourself from others? Yet then feel isolated and deeply unhappy? Have you always felt different or as though there was something wrong with you? Do you have a longing to understand yourself and feel an emotional connection with people in your life? I have worked with many people with these kinds of problems. It is likely that you experienced emotional neglect or trauma as a child.
I also help people with relationship problems, depression, anxiety problems, phobias, PTSD, obsessions and compulsions, grief and loss.
Do you feel stuck, lost and alone in life? Do you feel overwhelmed by your problems and struggle to understand why you feel so unhappy and unfulfilled? Do you worry about letting people get emotionally close to you and so tend to distance yourself from others? Yet then feel isolated and deeply unhappy? Have you always felt different or as though there was something wrong with you? Do you have a longing to understand yourself and feel an emotional connection with people in your life? I have worked with many people with these kinds of problems. It is likely that you experienced emotional neglect or trauma as a child.
0121 285 4539 View 0121 285 4539
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Dr Rosalind Brock
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B31
Hello, I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I can offer you a warm, supportive environment in which to explore and understand the issues that have brought you to therapy. Using evidence-based interventions, we can work collaboratively together towards change. I work with adults with a variety of difficulties, but have specialist experience of working with PTSD, C-PTSD/complex trauma, anxiety issues, OCD, phobia, birth trauma and baby loss. I have a wealth of experience from both NHS and private settings to draw on to support you.
Hello, I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I can offer you a warm, supportive environment in which to explore and understand the issues that have brought you to therapy. Using evidence-based interventions, we can work collaboratively together towards change. I work with adults with a variety of difficulties, but have specialist experience of working with PTSD, C-PTSD/complex trauma, anxiety issues, OCD, phobia, birth trauma and baby loss. I have a wealth of experience from both NHS and private settings to draw on to support you.
0121 728 6567 View 0121 728 6567
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Laura Marsden
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B14
I understand how visible and hidden stresses also changing circumstances within our lives can often result in difficult experiences which impact on our mental and physical health. My experience is in working with adults and young people, individually on a range of presenting issues including trauma, trauma related issues or symptoms (such as PTSD), anxiety, depression, personality adaptations or disorders, as well as other mental health symptoms. In addition to this have experience of working with relationship issues, family issues, bereavement, grief and loss and also of working with neurodiversity within the therapeutic setting.
I understand how visible and hidden stresses also changing circumstances within our lives can often result in difficult experiences which impact on our mental and physical health. My experience is in working with adults and young people, individually on a range of presenting issues including trauma, trauma related issues or symptoms (such as PTSD), anxiety, depression, personality adaptations or disorders, as well as other mental health symptoms. In addition to this have experience of working with relationship issues, family issues, bereavement, grief and loss and also of working with neurodiversity within the therapeutic setting.
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Dr Catherine Bamford
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B38
I am an experienced and compassionate Consultant Clinical Psychologist providing assessment and therapy to children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of psychological difficulties and challenges. Common issues include depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, relationship difficulties, autism, ADHD, bereavement, chronic pain and PTSD. I am also a specialist in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation. I work with a team of Associate Psychologists with a wide range of other specialities. We see individuals, couples and families. Please visit my website for more information and for our fees www.bamfordpsychologyservice.co.uk
I am an experienced and compassionate Consultant Clinical Psychologist providing assessment and therapy to children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of psychological difficulties and challenges. Common issues include depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, relationship difficulties, autism, ADHD, bereavement, chronic pain and PTSD. I am also a specialist in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation. I work with a team of Associate Psychologists with a wide range of other specialities. We see individuals, couples and families. Please visit my website for more information and for our fees www.bamfordpsychologyservice.co.uk
01926 293392 View 01926 293392
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Margaret Mei Yan Jim
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B14  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Margaret, Mei Yan. I graduated from MSc in Applied Psychology and MSc in Counselling at City University of Hong Kong. I have worked with clients with different concerns such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, stress at school, abandonment, parent child relationship issues. I am good at dealing with romantic and family relationship , emotional distress such as depression, PTSD, anxiety, eating disorder and childhood trauma. I will tailor made the treatment plan according to your needs. My approach combines different therapeutic orientations such as psychoanalysis, person centered therapy etc.
Hello, my name is Margaret, Mei Yan. I graduated from MSc in Applied Psychology and MSc in Counselling at City University of Hong Kong. I have worked with clients with different concerns such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, stress at school, abandonment, parent child relationship issues. I am good at dealing with romantic and family relationship , emotional distress such as depression, PTSD, anxiety, eating disorder and childhood trauma. I will tailor made the treatment plan according to your needs. My approach combines different therapeutic orientations such as psychoanalysis, person centered therapy etc.
01564 335081 View 01564 335081
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Dr Lorna Nelson
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Birmingham B30
I am an experienced, HCPC registered, Clinical Psychologist with over 18 years’ experience working in the NHS as a qualified psychologist. In this time, I have supported individuals, families, young people, and staff teams in various settings. This includes community and inpatient mental health services, and within paediatrics and neonatal care, in both London and the West Midlands. I have worked therapeutically with a range of emotional difficulties, including anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, PTSD, birth trauma, and adjustment to health conditions.
I am an experienced, HCPC registered, Clinical Psychologist with over 18 years’ experience working in the NHS as a qualified psychologist. In this time, I have supported individuals, families, young people, and staff teams in various settings. This includes community and inpatient mental health services, and within paediatrics and neonatal care, in both London and the West Midlands. I have worked therapeutically with a range of emotional difficulties, including anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, PTSD, birth trauma, and adjustment to health conditions.
0121 285 6975 View 0121 285 6975
Sally Craig
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B14  (Online Only)
I work online with clients struggling with the short-term or long-term impact of abuse, loss and trauma. The wounds of parental abuse, narcissistic abuse, betrayal, sexual abuse, spiritual abuse or professional abuse can remain forever open, derailing our lives and preventing us from moving on to find happiness and fulfilment. In my clients' journey toward healing from the pain and loss such experiences have cost them, I accompany them back into the hurt of the past to untangle the bonds that anchor them there and teach them skills for coping with the present and for developing relationships to help them find a happier future.
I work online with clients struggling with the short-term or long-term impact of abuse, loss and trauma. The wounds of parental abuse, narcissistic abuse, betrayal, sexual abuse, spiritual abuse or professional abuse can remain forever open, derailing our lives and preventing us from moving on to find happiness and fulfilment. In my clients' journey toward healing from the pain and loss such experiences have cost them, I accompany them back into the hurt of the past to untangle the bonds that anchor them there and teach them skills for coping with the present and for developing relationships to help them find a happier future.
01770 467045 View 01770 467045
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Alice Stapleton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B14
I believe every person is the expert in their own life. Together we can explore the circumstances that are feeling difficult for you, with space to reflect, hear yourself think and take a deeper look at what might be behind what's happening for you. Whether you're feeling stuck, struggling to overcome painful experiences, or feeling trapped in patterns you can't seem to change. I won't tell you what to do, but I will help you to find your own insights and clarity to process your feelings and move forward in ways that work for you.
I believe every person is the expert in their own life. Together we can explore the circumstances that are feeling difficult for you, with space to reflect, hear yourself think and take a deeper look at what might be behind what's happening for you. Whether you're feeling stuck, struggling to overcome painful experiences, or feeling trapped in patterns you can't seem to change. I won't tell you what to do, but I will help you to find your own insights and clarity to process your feelings and move forward in ways that work for you.
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Rose Jennings Art Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B30
Art therapy offers an open and confidential space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences through pictures and words. I aim to provide a place for you to slow down and feel supported whilst we work together to understand your needs and process your experiences. Whether you are navigating depression, anxiety, burnout, overwhelm, shame, loss, relationships or life transitions, art therapy can be a wonderful way to build awareness and new ways of being. You do not need previous experience of art making to access art therapy, only the curiosity to use materials in a way that is meaningful to you.
Art therapy offers an open and confidential space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences through pictures and words. I aim to provide a place for you to slow down and feel supported whilst we work together to understand your needs and process your experiences. Whether you are navigating depression, anxiety, burnout, overwhelm, shame, loss, relationships or life transitions, art therapy can be a wonderful way to build awareness and new ways of being. You do not need previous experience of art making to access art therapy, only the curiosity to use materials in a way that is meaningful to you.
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Beata Bakiej
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B14  (Online Only)
Life has a way of taking us down some pretty rough roads at times, and it can make us feel alone, anxious, angry, confused, all sorts of emotions, that when left can build and bring us down even further. Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed and it can interfere with our enjoyment of life and keep us stuck. Breath, you are not alone. Sometimes you just need someone to hear you. I’m here to listen and assist you with the issues you are experiencing. I have a passion for helping people learn to cope with and overcome the issues that are hindering their lives. It can be daunting to reach out, but that is where I can help.
Life has a way of taking us down some pretty rough roads at times, and it can make us feel alone, anxious, angry, confused, all sorts of emotions, that when left can build and bring us down even further. Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed and it can interfere with our enjoyment of life and keep us stuck. Breath, you are not alone. Sometimes you just need someone to hear you. I’m here to listen and assist you with the issues you are experiencing. I have a passion for helping people learn to cope with and overcome the issues that are hindering their lives. It can be daunting to reach out, but that is where I can help.
01527 918549 View 01527 918549
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Jane Oneill
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B14
You feel like you can’t cope, you’re fed up, you’ve had enough. Your life isn’t what you want it to be. Living has become hard and there’s no joy in your world. It’s like everyone else except you is happy. You’re haunted by your past. You think you’ll never be happy again. You feel alone like no one else understands how hard your life is at the moment. On the outside you look fine but inside you feel like you’re dying. Everything you do feels like an act to look like you’re okay. You don’t know how to change things or what to do about it anymore.
You feel like you can’t cope, you’re fed up, you’ve had enough. Your life isn’t what you want it to be. Living has become hard and there’s no joy in your world. It’s like everyone else except you is happy. You’re haunted by your past. You think you’ll never be happy again. You feel alone like no one else understands how hard your life is at the moment. On the outside you look fine but inside you feel like you’re dying. Everything you do feels like an act to look like you’re okay. You don’t know how to change things or what to do about it anymore.
0121 827 8999 View 0121 827 8999
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Dr Francesca
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B30
I have been working with families, children and adults who have presented with moderate to severe mental health difficulties and emotional distress. I am also interested in trauma and the treatment of self-harm and suicidal behaviours. Over the years, I've supported young people and adults with histories involving early traumas, abuse and neglect. I am qualified in assessing and treating anxiety, depression, personality disorders, eating disorders, attachment disorders and broken relationships.
I have been working with families, children and adults who have presented with moderate to severe mental health difficulties and emotional distress. I am also interested in trauma and the treatment of self-harm and suicidal behaviours. Over the years, I've supported young people and adults with histories involving early traumas, abuse and neglect. I am qualified in assessing and treating anxiety, depression, personality disorders, eating disorders, attachment disorders and broken relationships.
0121 312 1446 View 0121 312 1446
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Farishta Jalal
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B30
Hello and welcome to my page. I am Farishta Jalal. I am an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist having gained my Postgraduate Diploma in CBT at the University of Derby. I am also a qualified and experienced EMDR Therapist. I have experience of working with adults aged 16+, presenting with a wide range of psychological difficulties. Areas of expertise include: Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, OCD, social anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, Post-natal depression, and workplace stress. I have a particular interest in the area of psychological trauma including childhood sexual abuse, RTA, bullying, domestic violence, one-off traumas and complicated grief.
Hello and welcome to my page. I am Farishta Jalal. I am an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist having gained my Postgraduate Diploma in CBT at the University of Derby. I am also a qualified and experienced EMDR Therapist. I have experience of working with adults aged 16+, presenting with a wide range of psychological difficulties. Areas of expertise include: Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, OCD, social anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, Post-natal depression, and workplace stress. I have a particular interest in the area of psychological trauma including childhood sexual abuse, RTA, bullying, domestic violence, one-off traumas and complicated grief.
0121 728 6554 View 0121 728 6554
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Sarah Farrer Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B30
I offer person-centred counselling and hold the belief, that we have the answers to the troubles in our lives. These may have come from multiple causes which perhaps are not known. Through counselling you, your child or a loved one can explore emotions, feelings, experiences, life events and relationships. Talking can help unravel the concerns and problems you/they have, some of which make us question everything and feel life is out of our control. I am passionate about supporting others and the work I do. I strive to provide the space and environment needed, so you can get the most out of sessions, driven by yourself.
I offer person-centred counselling and hold the belief, that we have the answers to the troubles in our lives. These may have come from multiple causes which perhaps are not known. Through counselling you, your child or a loved one can explore emotions, feelings, experiences, life events and relationships. Talking can help unravel the concerns and problems you/they have, some of which make us question everything and feel life is out of our control. I am passionate about supporting others and the work I do. I strive to provide the space and environment needed, so you can get the most out of sessions, driven by yourself.
024 7542 0158 View 024 7542 0158
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Sian Allen
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B30
I am Dr Siân Allen, a Forensic Psychologist with over 17 years of experience working with adults and adolescents with moderate and complex mental health and emotional difficulties, working alongside them to reduce their experience of distress and to promote mental wellbeing. I have significant experience working with people who are neurodiverse. I firmly believe that everyone deserves to live a life worth living and I work collaboratively and flexibly with people to help them to make sense of their experiences and to find a manageable way forward in line with their values.
I am Dr Siân Allen, a Forensic Psychologist with over 17 years of experience working with adults and adolescents with moderate and complex mental health and emotional difficulties, working alongside them to reduce their experience of distress and to promote mental wellbeing. I have significant experience working with people who are neurodiverse. I firmly believe that everyone deserves to live a life worth living and I work collaboratively and flexibly with people to help them to make sense of their experiences and to find a manageable way forward in line with their values.
0121 387 3492 View 0121 387 3492
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Kat Wawer
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B29
I have been providing therapy to clients who have a wide range of life issues and problems for over 20 years. I work with individuals and couples from various social and cultural backgrounds. My areas of interest among others are depression and anxiety disorders, self-esteem, traumas, chronic health and relationship difficulties. I also offer vitality coaching sessions focusing on introducing positive changes in the areas of stress management, nutrition/weight, sleep and exercise. We will explore what is truly important to you and motivates you to overcome obstacles, create an action plan and go on a journey together.
I have been providing therapy to clients who have a wide range of life issues and problems for over 20 years. I work with individuals and couples from various social and cultural backgrounds. My areas of interest among others are depression and anxiety disorders, self-esteem, traumas, chronic health and relationship difficulties. I also offer vitality coaching sessions focusing on introducing positive changes in the areas of stress management, nutrition/weight, sleep and exercise. We will explore what is truly important to you and motivates you to overcome obstacles, create an action plan and go on a journey together.
0121 752 9081 View 0121 752 9081
Trauma and PTSD Counsellors

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.