Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Brierley Hill

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Dianne Mee
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brierley Hill DY5
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a NICE guidelines recognised therapy for PTSD- literally life-changing !.
Maybe you had a difficult childhood, suffered neglect, abuse, bullying. Perhaps life became challenging later on. Trauma is a subjective experience, if something upset you at any point then you may be still living with the impact of the trauma. There may be multiple traumatic events in your life which you have been unable to process. Subsequent traumatic events will add to your distress. Untreated trauma inevitably manifests itself as anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions. If you would like to make sense of your life and repair the damage caused by your past then EMDR provides the most humane & effective treatment.
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a NICE guidelines recognised therapy for PTSD- literally life-changing !.
Maybe you had a difficult childhood, suffered neglect, abuse, bullying. Perhaps life became challenging later on. Trauma is a subjective experience, if something upset you at any point then you may be still living with the impact of the trauma. There may be multiple traumatic events in your life which you have been unable to process. Subsequent traumatic events will add to your distress. Untreated trauma inevitably manifests itself as anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions. If you would like to make sense of your life and repair the damage caused by your past then EMDR provides the most humane & effective treatment.
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Greg Nolan
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Brierley Hill DY5
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
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Tracy April Riley
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Brierley Hill DY5
Is there an issue in your life that is causing you to feel anxiety? Do you feel different? Do you feel helpless, unsupported or confused? Are you feeling depressed and unable to see the way forward? Perhaps you would like to gain understanding and clarity about particular issues in your life. Do you need someone to talk to, who you feel would really listen and not judge you? Would you like to take back some level of control and gain some peace of mind? If so, I can help you, by providing one-to-one support.
Is there an issue in your life that is causing you to feel anxiety? Do you feel different? Do you feel helpless, unsupported or confused? Are you feeling depressed and unable to see the way forward? Perhaps you would like to gain understanding and clarity about particular issues in your life. Do you need someone to talk to, who you feel would really listen and not judge you? Would you like to take back some level of control and gain some peace of mind? If so, I can help you, by providing one-to-one support.
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Suzanne Tibbetts
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Brierley Hill DY5
I believe we are all susceptible, at some point in our lives, to feeling overwhelmed by what life can bring. Sometimes we encounter experiences that are hard for us to come to terms with leaving us in need of support, this may be in the form of a bereavement, a relationship breakdown, a job loss; any event that we struggle to comprehend and understand. Other times a series of events may have taken place that leave us feeling like we are walking under a big black cloud and fail to see a way forward. At times like this counselling can help.
I believe we are all susceptible, at some point in our lives, to feeling overwhelmed by what life can bring. Sometimes we encounter experiences that are hard for us to come to terms with leaving us in need of support, this may be in the form of a bereavement, a relationship breakdown, a job loss; any event that we struggle to comprehend and understand. Other times a series of events may have taken place that leave us feeling like we are walking under a big black cloud and fail to see a way forward. At times like this counselling can help.
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Ashley Mitchell Dainty
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brierley Hill DY5
Hi, My Name is Ashley, I have experience of working therapeutically with people who bring a broad range of personal difficulties within a variety of settings and organisations. some of these difficulties include: trauma, anxiety, depression, dealing with anger, Anxiety, panic, relationship difficulties, working to understand sexuality and identity to name just a few.I am a registered member of BACP and strive to offer a professional service in line with their ethical framework.
Hi, My Name is Ashley, I have experience of working therapeutically with people who bring a broad range of personal difficulties within a variety of settings and organisations. some of these difficulties include: trauma, anxiety, depression, dealing with anger, Anxiety, panic, relationship difficulties, working to understand sexuality and identity to name just a few.I am a registered member of BACP and strive to offer a professional service in line with their ethical framework.
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InReach Counselling & Wellbeing
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Brierley Hill DY5
Are you struggling to cope with difficult feelings or situations? Do you need someone to talk to? You may feel stuck or overwhelmed, where the effort to get through each day feels too great. Are you feeling isolated, anxious or depressed, with little hope for the future? Perhaps relationships are challenging & you're wanting to improve how you connect with people. I am a qualified, person-centred counsellor, offering a combined approach, unique to you. Together we can take small steps to unravel any difficult thoughts & feelings. My private therapy room offers a calm, encouraging space where you can be yourself and find support.
Are you struggling to cope with difficult feelings or situations? Do you need someone to talk to? You may feel stuck or overwhelmed, where the effort to get through each day feels too great. Are you feeling isolated, anxious or depressed, with little hope for the future? Perhaps relationships are challenging & you're wanting to improve how you connect with people. I am a qualified, person-centred counsellor, offering a combined approach, unique to you. Together we can take small steps to unravel any difficult thoughts & feelings. My private therapy room offers a calm, encouraging space where you can be yourself and find support.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Jonathan Livingstone, MSc, GMBPsS, Psychologist
Jonathan Livingstone
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Stourbridge DY8
For individuals, therapies include REP to identify and resolve the biographical origins of problems; EMDR for PTSD; energy kinesiology; and hypnotherapy.
I have 26 years’ experience as a solution-focused therapist, psychologist and coach: helping couples to communicate effectively and let go of resentments; and helping individuals to overcome trauma, anxiety, childhood abuse, OCD, ADHD and other problems. I will help you to clarify your goals; identify what it is within you that is blocking achievement of your goals; find out where this comes from in your biography; and help you to process the experience to permanently resolve your problem. This person-centred therapy enables you fully to overcome your problem, not simply to understand or manage it, enabling swift transformation.
For individuals, therapies include REP to identify and resolve the biographical origins of problems; EMDR for PTSD; energy kinesiology; and hypnotherapy.
I have 26 years’ experience as a solution-focused therapist, psychologist and coach: helping couples to communicate effectively and let go of resentments; and helping individuals to overcome trauma, anxiety, childhood abuse, OCD, ADHD and other problems. I will help you to clarify your goals; identify what it is within you that is blocking achievement of your goals; find out where this comes from in your biography; and help you to process the experience to permanently resolve your problem. This person-centred therapy enables you fully to overcome your problem, not simply to understand or manage it, enabling swift transformation.
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Jayne Wheeler
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Kingswinford DY6
I have experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, self-harm, PTSD and domestic abuse.
With many years’ experience working as a trauma informed counsellor and advocate, I have specialised in supporting survivors of sexual abuse. I work with adults, young people and couples in Kinver, Stourbridge, and the surrounding area . My approach can be tailored to meet your individual needs, empowering you along your healing journey and validating your feelings without judgement.
I have experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, self-harm, PTSD and domestic abuse.
With many years’ experience working as a trauma informed counsellor and advocate, I have specialised in supporting survivors of sexual abuse. I work with adults, young people and couples in Kinver, Stourbridge, and the surrounding area . My approach can be tailored to meet your individual needs, empowering you along your healing journey and validating your feelings without judgement.
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Photo of Louise Holyoake - Stepping Stones Therapy - Kidderminster, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Stepping Stones Therapy - Kidderminster
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Stourbridge DY8
I am a fully registered and insured counsellor, having qualified in 2011. I have worked for local charities both before and since qualifying and have been in private practice since Oct 2016. I have extensive experience of bereavement and loss, PTSD, trauma. I also work with providers of Employee Assistance Programs, providing short term focussed therapy for a range of issues, including low self esteem, workplace bullying, relationship issues, depression and anxiety. I am also a qualified hypnotherapist and have previous experience of phobias and smoking cessation.
I am a fully registered and insured counsellor, having qualified in 2011. I have worked for local charities both before and since qualifying and have been in private practice since Oct 2016. I have extensive experience of bereavement and loss, PTSD, trauma. I also work with providers of Employee Assistance Programs, providing short term focussed therapy for a range of issues, including low self esteem, workplace bullying, relationship issues, depression and anxiety. I am also a qualified hypnotherapist and have previous experience of phobias and smoking cessation.
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Turn The Tide Counselling with Karen Frances
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dudley DY3  (Online Only)
My name is Karen and I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor. I imagine you are here because something in your life is troubling you, holding you back and preventing you from feeling secure, happy and fulfilled. Please be reassured that it is perfectly normal at certain points in our life to face difficulties that can leave us feeling distressed, out of control and overwhelmed, resulting in us suffering mentally, emotionally and physically. You may want to look at the past, work on the present or question what matters to you and decide on goals for the future. We often struggle alone with our problems but you don't have to....
My name is Karen and I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor. I imagine you are here because something in your life is troubling you, holding you back and preventing you from feeling secure, happy and fulfilled. Please be reassured that it is perfectly normal at certain points in our life to face difficulties that can leave us feeling distressed, out of control and overwhelmed, resulting in us suffering mentally, emotionally and physically. You may want to look at the past, work on the present or question what matters to you and decide on goals for the future. We often struggle alone with our problems but you don't have to....
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Photo of Dr Leanne Tomkins, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Leanne Tomkins
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Dudley DY1
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 Elizabeth Anne Van Rein, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Elizabeth Anne Van Rein
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Dudley DY2
Elizabeth is an advanced accredited Psychotherapist, accredited Master Hypnotherapist and is a senior associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine. She specialises in abuse, trauma, identity disorders, disassociated amnesia, anxiety, stress, phobias, depression and suicidal thoughts.. Elizabeth has a keen interest in the relationship between Neuroscience and Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and our self belief systems and perceptions. She firmly believes that the advantages of counselling and psychotherapy give us a clear insight to the true essence of ourselves, unhindered by the fast pace of the modern environment.
Elizabeth is an advanced accredited Psychotherapist, accredited Master Hypnotherapist and is a senior associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine. She specialises in abuse, trauma, identity disorders, disassociated amnesia, anxiety, stress, phobias, depression and suicidal thoughts.. Elizabeth has a keen interest in the relationship between Neuroscience and Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and our self belief systems and perceptions. She firmly believes that the advantages of counselling and psychotherapy give us a clear insight to the true essence of ourselves, unhindered by the fast pace of the modern environment.
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Photo of Natalie Wilson, MA, Psychotherapist
Natalie Wilson
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Stourbridge DY8
Waitlist for new clients
Creative arts Psychotherapist integrating all modalities of creative arts therapies and mindfulness into my everyday practice with children, young people and their families to enhance emotional and psychological wellbeing and working with adult clients focusing on increased sense of self/others and promoting self care and coping mechanisms. Engaging in a wide range of interventions allows my way of working to be accessible for all clients. Qualified supervisor supporting trainees and qualified counsellors/therapists.
Creative arts Psychotherapist integrating all modalities of creative arts therapies and mindfulness into my everyday practice with children, young people and their families to enhance emotional and psychological wellbeing and working with adult clients focusing on increased sense of self/others and promoting self care and coping mechanisms. Engaging in a wide range of interventions allows my way of working to be accessible for all clients. Qualified supervisor supporting trainees and qualified counsellors/therapists.
0121 752 5557 View 0121 752 5557
Photo of Luke Smith, MBACP, Counsellor
Luke Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stourbridge DY8
My name is Luke Smith and I am a qualified integrative counsellor (MBACP) and EMDR therapist (PG Cert). I have experience working in the NHS, educational settings and the charity sector, helping clients with a variety of needs to overcome difficulties in their lives and improve their mental health. I have a true passion for helping those who struggle with their mental health and treat it as a huge honour and privilege when people choose to put their trust in me to do so. I have been in clinical practice since 2020 and have over 18 years experience of working with people who are seeking to improve their mental health.
My name is Luke Smith and I am a qualified integrative counsellor (MBACP) and EMDR therapist (PG Cert). I have experience working in the NHS, educational settings and the charity sector, helping clients with a variety of needs to overcome difficulties in their lives and improve their mental health. I have a true passion for helping those who struggle with their mental health and treat it as a huge honour and privilege when people choose to put their trust in me to do so. I have been in clinical practice since 2020 and have over 18 years experience of working with people who are seeking to improve their mental health.
01562 540772 View 01562 540772
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Dr Sarah Morris
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stourbridge DY8  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Sarah and I’m a counselling psychologist. I enjoy working with clients who are open to self-exploration, and motivated to work on personal growth and positive change. You may be facing emotional challenges, seeking support for mental health concerns, or striving to enhance your overall well-being. Building a strong therapeutic relationship and mutual trust with my client is essential to facilitate effective psychological therapy. Please note, I do not work with private clients from a Wolverhampton/ WV postcode, as I practice in this area for the NHS.
Hello! My name is Sarah and I’m a counselling psychologist. I enjoy working with clients who are open to self-exploration, and motivated to work on personal growth and positive change. You may be facing emotional challenges, seeking support for mental health concerns, or striving to enhance your overall well-being. Building a strong therapeutic relationship and mutual trust with my client is essential to facilitate effective psychological therapy. Please note, I do not work with private clients from a Wolverhampton/ WV postcode, as I practice in this area for the NHS.
0121 827 0294 View 0121 827 0294
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Amy Peace
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stourbridge DY8
I offer a friendly, supportive and confidential service based in Stourbridge. I work with both adults and young people aged 15 and over. I will respond to all enquiries within 24 hours and offer a free initial 15 minute phone call to chat about your needs and answer any questions you may have.
I offer a friendly, supportive and confidential service based in Stourbridge. I work with both adults and young people aged 15 and over. I will respond to all enquiries within 24 hours and offer a free initial 15 minute phone call to chat about your needs and answer any questions you may have.
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Photo of Dr Kostas Kouriatis, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Kostas Kouriatis
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stourbridge DY8
Not accepting new clients
Life often presents us with challenges and each one of us develops their own ways of dealing with adversities. Sometimes, however, we might feel ‘lost’, incongruent with how we would like to be, how we would like to relate with others and engage with life. Our difficulties may present themselves in different forms and we often use words such as depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, panic, phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, relationship difficulties, sexuality concerns, grief and loss to describe our experience.
Life often presents us with challenges and each one of us develops their own ways of dealing with adversities. Sometimes, however, we might feel ‘lost’, incongruent with how we would like to be, how we would like to relate with others and engage with life. Our difficulties may present themselves in different forms and we often use words such as depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, panic, phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, relationship difficulties, sexuality concerns, grief and loss to describe our experience.
0121 661 3434 View 0121 661 3434
Photo of Julie Hannan, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Julie Hannan
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Dudley DY1  (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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Photo of Ben Peasley, BACP, Counsellor
Ben Peasley
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Kingswinford DY6
I absolutely believe that one of the bravest things you can do, is to better understand you and your own story. Exploring and better understanding your feelings, thoughts and emotions and how they fit into you and your story will help you live your life on your terms. You completely deserve to live the life you want to live. I’m Ben and I am just a regular person who will treat you with care, compassion, and without judgement regardless of whatever it might be that is going on in your life. I promise you that I will meet you at a human level, interacting with you as a real person and not an expert.
I absolutely believe that one of the bravest things you can do, is to better understand you and your own story. Exploring and better understanding your feelings, thoughts and emotions and how they fit into you and your story will help you live your life on your terms. You completely deserve to live the life you want to live. I’m Ben and I am just a regular person who will treat you with care, compassion, and without judgement regardless of whatever it might be that is going on in your life. I promise you that I will meet you at a human level, interacting with you as a real person and not an expert.
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Phoenix Renewed Counselling Services
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dudley DY1
Many clients, with no prior knowledge of counselling, believe that the counsellor will sort their problems out for them. I will help you to explore your own issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviour, and worldview, so you can become more self-aware and achieve greater independence. During our sessions, I will help you to realise what resources and support are available to you that you can use to work through your own issues, build your self-confidence and appreciate that you always have options. I will treat you as the expert on yourself, as no-one else knows exactly what it’s like to be you.
Many clients, with no prior knowledge of counselling, believe that the counsellor will sort their problems out for them. I will help you to explore your own issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviour, and worldview, so you can become more self-aware and achieve greater independence. During our sessions, I will help you to realise what resources and support are available to you that you can use to work through your own issues, build your self-confidence and appreciate that you always have options. I will treat you as the expert on yourself, as no-one else knows exactly what it’s like to be 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.