Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Barnt Green

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Mary Lim
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Barnt Green B45
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes, things happen that can be too hard to manage by yourself. Are you feeling stressed, anxious, scared or alone? Are your relationships going wrong? Has something bad happened to you? Do you need to make a decision but you're not sure where to turn? Has someone you know died and it's affecting you more than you think it should? Would it help to talk to someone who's outside of the situation?
Sometimes, things happen that can be too hard to manage by yourself. Are you feeling stressed, anxious, scared or alone? Are your relationships going wrong? Has something bad happened to you? Do you need to make a decision but you're not sure where to turn? Has someone you know died and it's affecting you more than you think it should? Would it help to talk to someone who's outside of the situation?
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Kate Hall
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barnt Green B45
Hello, my name is Kate and I am a fully qualified person centred counsellor. When seeking therapy finding the right counsellor is the first and most important step. I can provide you with a professional and safe environment where we can explore together what you would like to share. I offer online, telephone or face to face counselling sessions which I run from The Sandycroft Centre in Redditch. Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions, I will be happy to help. I am happy to respond to phone, text or email enquiries.
Hello, my name is Kate and I am a fully qualified person centred counsellor. When seeking therapy finding the right counsellor is the first and most important step. I can provide you with a professional and safe environment where we can explore together what you would like to share. I offer online, telephone or face to face counselling sessions which I run from The Sandycroft Centre in Redditch. Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions, I will be happy to help. I am happy to respond to phone, text or email enquiries.
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Liz Saunders
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Barnt Green B45
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.
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Julie Hannan
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Barnt Green B45  (Online Only)
Hi, I have been working as a private psychologist for 15 years with adults experiencing difficulties. I work solely online via Zoom. I have a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy and a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT. I worked as a Director and Board member of a multi-national organisation and retrained as a psychologist working as a Director of a voluntary counselling organisation in Birmingham and at several NHS hospitals in the West Midlands. I have a very positive optimistic approach to working with clients believing that in the right environment anything is possible. I really enjoy my work.
Hi, I have been working as a private psychologist for 15 years with adults experiencing difficulties. I work solely online via Zoom. I have a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy and a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT. I worked as a Director and Board member of a multi-national organisation and retrained as a psychologist working as a Director of a voluntary counselling organisation in Birmingham and at several NHS hospitals in the West Midlands. I have a very positive optimistic approach to working with clients believing that in the right environment anything is possible. I really enjoy my work.
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Christopher Crehan
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Barnt Green B45  (Online Only)
When seeking therapy, finding the right therapist is the first and most important step. With the correct therapist you can feel understood and safe when discussing difficult issues in your life. I am a fully qualified and accredited hypnotherapist and psychotherapist. Offering professional listening skills and support for mental health and well-being to help you achieve the life you deserve. I have been practicing for several years and i am trained in a variety of modalities and techniques that can help with many issues including stress, anxiety, depression, grief, motivation, weight management, confidence, healing and much more.
When seeking therapy, finding the right therapist is the first and most important step. With the correct therapist you can feel understood and safe when discussing difficult issues in your life. I am a fully qualified and accredited hypnotherapist and psychotherapist. Offering professional listening skills and support for mental health and well-being to help you achieve the life you deserve. I have been practicing for several years and i am trained in a variety of modalities and techniques that can help with many issues including stress, anxiety, depression, grief, motivation, weight management, confidence, healing and much more.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Greg Nolan
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Romsley B62
I am an experienced Psychotherapist and am accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I have been working in Mental Health services for the past 18 years. I began my career working in psychiatry, and for the past 10 years I have been working as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with people experiencing common mental health difficulties including anxiety disorders, depression, trauma (PTSD) and many other mental health issues. I am also a fully qualified Interpersonal Psychotherapist and a clinical supervisor.
I am an experienced Psychotherapist and am accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I have been working in Mental Health services for the past 18 years. I began my career working in psychiatry, and for the past 10 years I have been working as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with people experiencing common mental health difficulties including anxiety disorders, depression, trauma (PTSD) and many other mental health issues. I am also a fully qualified Interpersonal Psychotherapist and a clinical supervisor.
0121 817 7580 View 0121 817 7580
Photo of Dr Rosalind Brock, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Rosalind Brock
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B45
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
Photo of Dr Leanne Tomkins, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Leanne Tomkins
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bromsgrove B61
Hello! I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist experienced in working with adults, children and families using a wide range of psychological approaches. I work one to one with adults and children of all ages offering evidence based therapy for a wide range of emotional and mental health difficulties. I also work with parents and families to support you to understand and make sense of any emotional well-being concerns you may have for your child and family. Life can be a challenge for most of us at times for lots of different reasons. Accessing the right support can help you to thrive and improve your emotional 'wellness'.
Hello! I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist experienced in working with adults, children and families using a wide range of psychological approaches. I work one to one with adults and children of all ages offering evidence based therapy for a wide range of emotional and mental health difficulties. I also work with parents and families to support you to understand and make sense of any emotional well-being concerns you may have for your child and family. Life can be a challenge for most of us at times for lots of different reasons. Accessing the right support can help you to thrive and improve your emotional 'wellness'.
0121 827 1652 View 0121 827 1652
Photo of Julia Shute, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Julia Shute
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B45
I am an HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist working with adult clients who feel held back by the impact of trauma and abuse as a child or adult, and who struggle with problematic thoughts, feelings and relationship patterns. Clients seek therapy with me to address anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship/attachment issues, loss/bereavement. I offer clients a psychological formulation of their experiences including aims for therapy to address. I offer individualised therapy to reduce distressing experiences, overcome unhelpful patterns and improve wellbeing.
I am an HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist working with adult clients who feel held back by the impact of trauma and abuse as a child or adult, and who struggle with problematic thoughts, feelings and relationship patterns. Clients seek therapy with me to address anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship/attachment issues, loss/bereavement. I offer clients a psychological formulation of their experiences including aims for therapy to address. I offer individualised therapy to reduce distressing experiences, overcome unhelpful patterns and improve wellbeing.
0121 817 7145 View 0121 817 7145
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Rose Jennings Art Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B45
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, core beliefs 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, core beliefs 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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Joe Mimnagh
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B31
I entered the world of psychotherapy so I could manage and eventually overcome the painful emotions and thoughts that I had experienced. If this is the case for you, then psychotherapy can help you explore uncomfortable feelings that have held you back from living life to the full. Life often throws the unexpected at us, be it through relationships, either personal or professional, we sometimes find it difficult to cope alone and need the support to help us through this difficult time.
I entered the world of psychotherapy so I could manage and eventually overcome the painful emotions and thoughts that I had experienced. If this is the case for you, then psychotherapy can help you explore uncomfortable feelings that have held you back from living life to the full. Life often throws the unexpected at us, be it through relationships, either personal or professional, we sometimes find it difficult to cope alone and need the support to help us through this difficult time.
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Jessica Jacks
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Birmingham B45
Embark on your journey to emotional wellness with a compassionate therapist in Manchester, offering support across the UK. Are you grappling with anxiety, depression, or relationship challenges? Whether you're facing family issues, low self-esteem, trauma, or grief, our inclusive virtual space welcomes you with open arms. We now offer EMDR and advanced therapies, tailored to your unique needs.
Embark on your journey to emotional wellness with a compassionate therapist in Manchester, offering support across the UK. Are you grappling with anxiety, depression, or relationship challenges? Whether you're facing family issues, low self-esteem, trauma, or grief, our inclusive virtual space welcomes you with open arms. We now offer EMDR and advanced therapies, tailored to your unique needs.
0161 850 8927 View 0161 850 8927
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Judith Harris
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Lickey B45
Are you feeling that your life isn’t quite going the way you want it to, or that you want to do things differently, but don't know what that might be, or where to start? Or is there something about your relationship that is causing you to worry about the future? If you'd like to understand more about yourself, your reactions and decisions, so that you can steer yourself or your relationship towards a different future, then counselling might be helpful for you.
Are you feeling that your life isn’t quite going the way you want it to, or that you want to do things differently, but don't know what that might be, or where to start? Or is there something about your relationship that is causing you to worry about the future? If you'd like to understand more about yourself, your reactions and decisions, so that you can steer yourself or your relationship towards a different future, then counselling might be helpful for you.
01527 913710 View 01527 913710
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Vicky Gallagher
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B31
Hi, my name is Vicky, and as a counsellor and someone who has accessed counselling to support myself in the past, I understand how challenging it can be. It is important to feel comfortable and, most of all, not judged. I see my role as a counsellor as helping you work through what it is that brought you to therapy and to help you understand the reasons for your thoughts and feelings.
Hi, my name is Vicky, and as a counsellor and someone who has accessed counselling to support myself in the past, I understand how challenging it can be. It is important to feel comfortable and, most of all, not judged. I see my role as a counsellor as helping you work through what it is that brought you to therapy and to help you understand the reasons for your thoughts and feelings.
0121 728 2395 View 0121 728 2395
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Dr Alex Morey
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B45
As a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, I deliver evidence-based interventions to help individuals improve their mental health and well-being. I have experience working with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, low mood, OCD, and trauma. My approach to therapy focuses on creating a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic space in which clients feel heard, understood, and empowered to make changes in their life. I believe in collaborating with clients to help them achieve their objectives and goals, tailoring support to meet their individual needs and personal priorities.
As a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, I deliver evidence-based interventions to help individuals improve their mental health and well-being. I have experience working with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, low mood, OCD, and trauma. My approach to therapy focuses on creating a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic space in which clients feel heard, understood, and empowered to make changes in their life. I believe in collaborating with clients to help them achieve their objectives and goals, tailoring support to meet their individual needs and personal priorities.
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Karine Harber
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Rubery B45
In my therapeutic practice, I combine person-centred approaches with developmental and attachment theories. I specialise in working with children who have limited verbal communication skills and in some cases therapy for non-verbal children. I integrate art, play, movement, role play, and storytelling into my work with young people and children. By employing a wide range of creative techniques, I aim to engage and connect with each child individually, fostering their personal growth and self-expression. My passion lies in helping and supporting children in their journey to become the best versions of themselves. .
In my therapeutic practice, I combine person-centred approaches with developmental and attachment theories. I specialise in working with children who have limited verbal communication skills and in some cases therapy for non-verbal children. I integrate art, play, movement, role play, and storytelling into my work with young people and children. By employing a wide range of creative techniques, I aim to engage and connect with each child individually, fostering their personal growth and self-expression. My passion lies in helping and supporting children in their journey to become the best versions of themselves. .
0117 463 2156 View 0117 463 2156
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Corvus Psychological and Coaching Services
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B15  (Online Only)
We have particular interests in work around emotional management, attachment and reducing barriers to change. We have a specialism in working with people around creativity - whether you wish to use creative approaches to reach your goals or are a creative seeking a therapist who understands your work and can help you to use your creativity to achieve the outcomes you want, we would love to hear from you. We welcome clients from all walks of life. Please note that at present, all sessions are via telephone or videocall. Discount offered for public, arts and martime sector workers.
We have particular interests in work around emotional management, attachment and reducing barriers to change. We have a specialism in working with people around creativity - whether you wish to use creative approaches to reach your goals or are a creative seeking a therapist who understands your work and can help you to use your creativity to achieve the outcomes you want, we would love to hear from you. We welcome clients from all walks of life. Please note that at present, all sessions are via telephone or videocall. Discount offered for public, arts and martime sector workers.
0121 387 3589 View 0121 387 3589
Photo of Joel Fowler, MA, UKCP Trainee, Counsellor
Joel Fowler
Counsellor, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Bromsgrove B61
You may have hit a rough patch in life and could use some support. You may be feeling a bit down, struggling with relationships. You may realise it is finally time to deal with stuff you've been avoiding, or you're lost and don't know which way to go. I offer private therapy and counselling to individuals looking to heal and grow.
You may have hit a rough patch in life and could use some support. You may be feeling a bit down, struggling with relationships. You may realise it is finally time to deal with stuff you've been avoiding, or you're lost and don't know which way to go. I offer private therapy and counselling to individuals looking to heal and grow.
0121 667 4795 View 0121 667 4795
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Bromsgrove & Redditch Therapy Centre
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B45
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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Dr John Kenneth Pates
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Birmingham B31
Are you struggling to perform at your best, finding it difficult to manage your emotions, or letting fears hold you back, I can help. I’m Dr. John Pates, a Chartered, HCPC-registered Psychologist with 20 years of experience. While I have a proven track record with top athletes, including The Ryder Cup Team, World Champions, Olympic Champions, and Major winners, my expertise extends beyond sports. I've helped individuals from all walks of life achieve goals, overcome obstacles, and enhance well-being. Whether improving performance, managing stress, or seeking personal growth, I can guide and support you.
Are you struggling to perform at your best, finding it difficult to manage your emotions, or letting fears hold you back, I can help. I’m Dr. John Pates, a Chartered, HCPC-registered Psychologist with 20 years of experience. While I have a proven track record with top athletes, including The Ryder Cup Team, World Champions, Olympic Champions, and Major winners, my expertise extends beyond sports. I've helped individuals from all walks of life achieve goals, overcome obstacles, and enhance well-being. Whether improving performance, managing stress, or seeking personal growth, I can guide and support you.
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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.