Sexual Abuse Counselling in Chelmsford

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Photo of Justyna Isobel Matejek, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Justyna Isobel Matejek
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Chelmsford CM1  (Online Only)
Main areas of work: sexual abuse, anxiety, depression; CPTSD, PTSD.
Welcome. My area of expertise is anxiety and depression, trauma, PTSD, and CPTS. Empowerment and self-development. Drawing upon my knowledge and experience I will share insights and perspectives that can contribute to your understanding and growth. I am committed to equipping you with valuable resources and practical tools that will empower you to live your life fully.
Main areas of work: sexual abuse, anxiety, depression; CPTSD, PTSD.
Welcome. My area of expertise is anxiety and depression, trauma, PTSD, and CPTS. Empowerment and self-development. Drawing upon my knowledge and experience I will share insights and perspectives that can contribute to your understanding and growth. I am committed to equipping you with valuable resources and practical tools that will empower you to live your life fully.
01206 699482 View 01206 699482
Photo of Karen Louise Hardy - Bachelor Of Arts With Honours First Class, Psychotherapist in Chelmsford, England
Karen Louise Hardy - Bachelor Of Arts With Honours First Class
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelmsford CM3
Everyone is an individual who experiences life and the issues it throws, in very different ways. No 'one' sure way fits all - that is my Moto. We are individuals. Whatever anyone is feeling they shouldn't believe that they can "just cope" because everyone else seems to be doing ok. Its all relative! Depression/anxiety/stress/ lack of self worth and esteem are all problems in todays society and many suffer in silence. You don't need to. Often by talking and getting your problems out in the open is the first step to healing. Their voice to be heard and feelings to be listened to. Trust and the therapeutic relationship are key.
Everyone is an individual who experiences life and the issues it throws, in very different ways. No 'one' sure way fits all - that is my Moto. We are individuals. Whatever anyone is feeling they shouldn't believe that they can "just cope" because everyone else seems to be doing ok. Its all relative! Depression/anxiety/stress/ lack of self worth and esteem are all problems in todays society and many suffer in silence. You don't need to. Often by talking and getting your problems out in the open is the first step to healing. Their voice to be heard and feelings to be listened to. Trust and the therapeutic relationship are key.
01621 730627 View 01621 730627
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Chelmsford Counselling and Therapy Centre
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Chelmsford CM1
Our aim at the Chelmsford Counselling and Therapy Centre is to inspire growth , help clients bring about change leading to self - fulfilment. I work along side a group of Counsellors and Therapists so be can be very responsive to client needs. We work with adults, children as well as couples.We also offer a low cost Counselling Service for individual adults provided by Counsellors in training.
Our aim at the Chelmsford Counselling and Therapy Centre is to inspire growth , help clients bring about change leading to self - fulfilment. I work along side a group of Counsellors and Therapists so be can be very responsive to client needs. We work with adults, children as well as couples.We also offer a low cost Counselling Service for individual adults provided by Counsellors in training.
01245 951116 View 01245 951116
Photo of Lynda P Gooby, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Lynda P Gooby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Chelmsford CM3
I am a fully accredited, qualified integrative counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist providing time-limited and longer term therapy for adults, children and couples. I have an integrative training which enables me to draw upon a range of approaches including transactional analysis, cognitive behavioural therapy and person centred, to help clients explore what brings them to therapy. I work with a range of issues including: Anxiety Bereavement & loss Childhood trauma Coping with illness & long term health conditions Depression Domestic abuse Loss of direction in life Low self-esteem Phobias Redundancy Relationship difficulties.
I am a fully accredited, qualified integrative counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist providing time-limited and longer term therapy for adults, children and couples. I have an integrative training which enables me to draw upon a range of approaches including transactional analysis, cognitive behavioural therapy and person centred, to help clients explore what brings them to therapy. I work with a range of issues including: Anxiety Bereavement & loss Childhood trauma Coping with illness & long term health conditions Depression Domestic abuse Loss of direction in life Low self-esteem Phobias Redundancy Relationship difficulties.
01245 673770 View 01245 673770
Photo of Rachel Ann West, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Rachel Ann West
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Chelmsford CM2
Are you suffering from the effects of trauma either in the past or more recently. These experiences can leave us with lasting emotional imprints negatively affecting how we live and robbing us of a rewarding and joyful life. I work in a safe and non-judgmental way, giving you the space to explore the challenges the trauma has caused you. Every person's needs are unique and I work with you as an individual, regular reviews ensure we are working towards your goals. I work to foster resilience and empowerment so that you can live your life on your terms.
Are you suffering from the effects of trauma either in the past or more recently. These experiences can leave us with lasting emotional imprints negatively affecting how we live and robbing us of a rewarding and joyful life. I work in a safe and non-judgmental way, giving you the space to explore the challenges the trauma has caused you. Every person's needs are unique and I work with you as an individual, regular reviews ensure we are working towards your goals. I work to foster resilience and empowerment so that you can live your life on your terms.
01702 969318 View 01702 969318
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Blossom Therapeutic Services
MA
Chelmsford CM2
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I offer a safe, judgement-free space for you to explore your experiences and feelings. It can be an ongoing issue that you or a young person has been suffering from, or, it may be a more recent concern. I am flexible and adaptable in my approach. I work with clients who have a wide range of experiences/difficulties, including; Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse, Anxiety & Depression, Suicide, Self-harm, Attachment difficulties, Addiction, Autism, Looked-After-Children, ADHD and Bereavement.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I offer a safe, judgement-free space for you to explore your experiences and feelings. It can be an ongoing issue that you or a young person has been suffering from, or, it may be a more recent concern. I am flexible and adaptable in my approach. I work with clients who have a wide range of experiences/difficulties, including; Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse, Anxiety & Depression, Suicide, Self-harm, Attachment difficulties, Addiction, Autism, Looked-After-Children, ADHD and Bereavement.
01245 950365 View 01245 950365
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Laura Butler Psychological Therapy Ltd.
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelmsford CM1  (Online Only)
Are you fed up of feeling anxious, stressed or low in mood? Are you struggling with a trauma that has affected your life? Or would your child or teenager benefit from some therapeutic support? Invest in your or your families' mental health and be able to start living the life you would like to. We have no waiting lists, sessions available weekdays, evenings and weekends, a choice of therapists who work from different therapeutic approaches and with adults, young people or children. All of our sessions are remote meaning that you can conveniently fit them into your life and from the comfort of your own home.
Are you fed up of feeling anxious, stressed or low in mood? Are you struggling with a trauma that has affected your life? Or would your child or teenager benefit from some therapeutic support? Invest in your or your families' mental health and be able to start living the life you would like to. We have no waiting lists, sessions available weekdays, evenings and weekends, a choice of therapists who work from different therapeutic approaches and with adults, young people or children. All of our sessions are remote meaning that you can conveniently fit them into your life and from the comfort of your own home.
01245 945426 View 01245 945426
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Dynamic-Minds
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Chelmsford CM2
Are you struggling with the stresses and strains that family, friendship, and/ or work life can bring and unsure what to do? Life is not always easy or straightforward, our lives can become challenging at times, causing us to feel overwhelmed with an array of complex emotions which can have an impact on our daily lives. Very often we don’t have someone that we can completely share our innermost thoughts and feelings with so having someone who is a trained professional, allows the opportunity to open up and confide in. I trust that I am able to provide a safe, non-judgemental space to work collaboratively with you.
Are you struggling with the stresses and strains that family, friendship, and/ or work life can bring and unsure what to do? Life is not always easy or straightforward, our lives can become challenging at times, causing us to feel overwhelmed with an array of complex emotions which can have an impact on our daily lives. Very often we don’t have someone that we can completely share our innermost thoughts and feelings with so having someone who is a trained professional, allows the opportunity to open up and confide in. I trust that I am able to provide a safe, non-judgemental space to work collaboratively with you.
01245 945183 View 01245 945183
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humanskind - stuart dean
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Chelmsford CM2
I know how it feels. I’ve trawled these sites looking for something that stands out, someone a bit different. Someone real. Feeling lost, feeling alone, feeling so down. Wanting to find that person I could, just perhaps, take a leap of faith with. I won’t promise I’ve been exactly where you are or where you’ve been, because I can’t. Nobody can. As humans we are all unique; each of us is a special, individual creature.
I know how it feels. I’ve trawled these sites looking for something that stands out, someone a bit different. Someone real. Feeling lost, feeling alone, feeling so down. Wanting to find that person I could, just perhaps, take a leap of faith with. I won’t promise I’ve been exactly where you are or where you’ve been, because I can’t. Nobody can. As humans we are all unique; each of us is a special, individual creature.
01245 945322 View 01245 945322
Photo of Marina Farmer, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Marina Farmer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Chelmsford CM2
I understand what a huge step it is in seeking help and support and the courage it may have taken to make the first contact. Whether you are a young person or an adult I will offer you a non-judgemental, empathic safe space to share your thoughts and feelings. I offer individual counselling within my private practice with young people from the age of 8 upwards and adults of any age. I am a warm, friendly, Person-Centred therapist. I want to make a genuine connection with you, so you feel heard understood and supported in whatever you choose to share with me. I will offer you respect, and care about your thoughts and emotions.
I understand what a huge step it is in seeking help and support and the courage it may have taken to make the first contact. Whether you are a young person or an adult I will offer you a non-judgemental, empathic safe space to share your thoughts and feelings. I offer individual counselling within my private practice with young people from the age of 8 upwards and adults of any age. I am a warm, friendly, Person-Centred therapist. I want to make a genuine connection with you, so you feel heard understood and supported in whatever you choose to share with me. I will offer you respect, and care about your thoughts and emotions.
01245 945243 View 01245 945243
Photo of Kathryn Leigh-Suddens, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Kathryn Leigh-Suddens
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Chelmsford CM2
Welcome! I offer friendly & down to earth therapy for both individuals & couples, I am also a Supervisor for therapists & trainees. Whether you are living with a difficult situation which is causing you distress, or you are affected by experiences from your past - I can help! I work with a wide variety of issues, from anxiety, depression and trauma related problems, to difficult or abusive relationships. Whatever your issue, large or small, therapy can help you.
Welcome! I offer friendly & down to earth therapy for both individuals & couples, I am also a Supervisor for therapists & trainees. Whether you are living with a difficult situation which is causing you distress, or you are affected by experiences from your past - I can help! I work with a wide variety of issues, from anxiety, depression and trauma related problems, to difficult or abusive relationships. Whatever your issue, large or small, therapy can help you.
01245 201512 View 01245 201512
Photo of Tamsin Cullen, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Tamsin Cullen
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Chelmsford CM1
I use an integrative approach as I do not believe that one style fits all. This means that I will suggest utilising the most appropriate approach according to individual needs and wants. The main approaches I work with, but not limited to, are TA (Transactional Analysis), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Humanistic Therapies. I am also a qualified Europe and UK EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapist, a treatment with great success for different types of trauma, PTSD, assaults, rape, phobias, illness, injury, anxiety, self-esteem, stage fright/ performance/ tests and relationship issues.
I use an integrative approach as I do not believe that one style fits all. This means that I will suggest utilising the most appropriate approach according to individual needs and wants. The main approaches I work with, but not limited to, are TA (Transactional Analysis), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Humanistic Therapies. I am also a qualified Europe and UK EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapist, a treatment with great success for different types of trauma, PTSD, assaults, rape, phobias, illness, injury, anxiety, self-esteem, stage fright/ performance/ tests and relationship issues.
01245 673651 View 01245 673651
Photo of Sophie Atkinson, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Sophie Atkinson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Chelmsford CM1
You may have some ideas as to why you are seeking counselling or you may simply feel the need to talk to someone. You might experienced a loss, bereavement, a change in family circumstances or a relationship. You might be suffering from an illness or health problems. Perhaps you have problems at work, with your employment or finances. You might have lost touch with yourself or feel uncertain about a life decision. You may be confused, unhappy, depressed, anxious, worried or sad. You may have concerns about your body, weight, appearance, sexuality, drugs or alcohol. You may experienced a trauma or an abusive relationship.
You may have some ideas as to why you are seeking counselling or you may simply feel the need to talk to someone. You might experienced a loss, bereavement, a change in family circumstances or a relationship. You might be suffering from an illness or health problems. Perhaps you have problems at work, with your employment or finances. You might have lost touch with yourself or feel uncertain about a life decision. You may be confused, unhappy, depressed, anxious, worried or sad. You may have concerns about your body, weight, appearance, sexuality, drugs or alcohol. You may experienced a trauma or an abusive relationship.
01245 206487 View 01245 206487
Photo of Cara Japon Mbacp Mbpss, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Cara Japon Mbacp Mbpss
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Chelmsford CM1
I am a BACP registered Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor and a member of the BPS. I am trained in Person-Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamics. I specialise in Relationship and Family Counselling, Dementia and mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, work-related stress and breakdowns. I also have vast experience of bereavement counselling. I have many years experience (9+) of working with Carers/family members who care for their loved ones who are living with Dementia. When caring for a loved one, our own emotions and feelings can sometimes be forgotten.
I am a BACP registered Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor and a member of the BPS. I am trained in Person-Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamics. I specialise in Relationship and Family Counselling, Dementia and mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, work-related stress and breakdowns. I also have vast experience of bereavement counselling. I have many years experience (9+) of working with Carers/family members who care for their loved ones who are living with Dementia. When caring for a loved one, our own emotions and feelings can sometimes be forgotten.
01702 680425 View 01702 680425
Photo of Gill Bicknell, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Gill Bicknell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelmsford CM2
Entering into counselling can be daunting and scary. Whatever it is that brings you to counselling we will work together with a freedom for you to "be" without judgement or criticism. It is often about gaining a greater understanding of where we find ourselves now as well as giving a voice to our experiences and feelings, often for the first time. Together we can work towards a brighter and more positive future for you.
Entering into counselling can be daunting and scary. Whatever it is that brings you to counselling we will work together with a freedom for you to "be" without judgement or criticism. It is often about gaining a greater understanding of where we find ourselves now as well as giving a voice to our experiences and feelings, often for the first time. Together we can work towards a brighter and more positive future for you.
01245 945996 View 01245 945996
Photo of Nicola Gilbey, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Nicola Gilbey
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Chelmsford CM1
Life is difficult at the best of times but we are living through exceptional circumstances at the moment, which is creating stress and anxiety in many people. Where normally you could cope with issues, the pressure now is affecting people's emotional and mental health. If you can identify with this and feel you need some extra support in the way of counselling then please contact me. Together we can begin to explore your unique situation and whatever issue you feel you need support with. This will be at your pace, in a safe and secure environment and in a non-judgemental way. You will be treated with kindness, empathy and respect.
Life is difficult at the best of times but we are living through exceptional circumstances at the moment, which is creating stress and anxiety in many people. Where normally you could cope with issues, the pressure now is affecting people's emotional and mental health. If you can identify with this and feel you need some extra support in the way of counselling then please contact me. Together we can begin to explore your unique situation and whatever issue you feel you need support with. This will be at your pace, in a safe and secure environment and in a non-judgemental way. You will be treated with kindness, empathy and respect.
01245 945561 View 01245 945561
Photo of The Willow Practice, Psychotherapist in Chelmsford, England
The Willow Practice
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Chelmsford CM3
Fully qualified Psychotherapy and Counselling practice, specialising in Individual and Couple Therapy. We support clients to facilitate change, overcome distress and look at old patterns of behaviour. The sessions provided will enable you to understand and choose to think differently about your life and help you to alleviate stress, anxiety and so much more ............Qualifications and training are vital to show we abide by high standards of care and ability which are verified by MSc degree in Psychotherapy from Middlesex University (from 2003) as well being a Certified Transactional Analysis (4 years in training Est. 2007).
Fully qualified Psychotherapy and Counselling practice, specialising in Individual and Couple Therapy. We support clients to facilitate change, overcome distress and look at old patterns of behaviour. The sessions provided will enable you to understand and choose to think differently about your life and help you to alleviate stress, anxiety and so much more ............Qualifications and training are vital to show we abide by high standards of care and ability which are verified by MSc degree in Psychotherapy from Middlesex University (from 2003) as well being a Certified Transactional Analysis (4 years in training Est. 2007).
01245 673748 View 01245 673748
Photo of Think Feel Act (Carl Kim), Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Think Feel Act (Carl Kim)
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Chelmsford CM1
There are times in our lives when we're not OK, when we believe that no one understands our struggles, that we alone should fix them, or that things will never change. But it needn't be like this. I specialise in supporting people experiencing: various forms of anxiety (including social, health, stress, work-place) • low-mood and depression • effects of trauma • low self-esteem • addictions and substance dependency • relationship issues. I can help change your limiting thoughts, feelings and behaviours so that you can make sense of your past experiences, find new perspectives, cope with present struggles, and regain your confidence.
There are times in our lives when we're not OK, when we believe that no one understands our struggles, that we alone should fix them, or that things will never change. But it needn't be like this. I specialise in supporting people experiencing: various forms of anxiety (including social, health, stress, work-place) • low-mood and depression • effects of trauma • low self-esteem • addictions and substance dependency • relationship issues. I can help change your limiting thoughts, feelings and behaviours so that you can make sense of your past experiences, find new perspectives, cope with present struggles, and regain your confidence.
01245 945138 View 01245 945138
Photo of Dean Cashman, Psychotherapist in Chelmsford, England
Dean Cashman
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Chelmsford CM2
I am a psychodynamic Psychotherapist, qualifying at one of London's leading clinical and academic institutions, WPF Therapy. I also hold a voluntary position at an NHS Counselling and Psychotherapy service at a category B prison. My experience tells me through self-reflection and a solid understanding of our thoughts, feelings and intentions, we can all improve our quality of wellbeing. Through decades of working 1-2-1 with people, I understand that therapy provides a safe and supportive space that can help you grow as a person.
I am a psychodynamic Psychotherapist, qualifying at one of London's leading clinical and academic institutions, WPF Therapy. I also hold a voluntary position at an NHS Counselling and Psychotherapy service at a category B prison. My experience tells me through self-reflection and a solid understanding of our thoughts, feelings and intentions, we can all improve our quality of wellbeing. Through decades of working 1-2-1 with people, I understand that therapy provides a safe and supportive space that can help you grow as a person.
01245 209621 View 01245 209621
Photo of Leanne Pitts, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Leanne Pitts
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Chelmsford CM1
As your counsellor, I'm here to give you the space and time to talk openly about your thoughts, feelings, history, and experiences. This can help us learn more about who you are and most importantly, how you can find more happiness and contentment in your life. I'll be by your side as we dig deeper into understanding yourself and figuring out what's getting in the way of your goals and dreams. I've helped many people dealing with prolonged anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, OCD, low self-esteem, disordered eating, feelings of self harm and suicide and with a focus on past trauma amongst other presentations.
As your counsellor, I'm here to give you the space and time to talk openly about your thoughts, feelings, history, and experiences. This can help us learn more about who you are and most importantly, how you can find more happiness and contentment in your life. I'll be by your side as we dig deeper into understanding yourself and figuring out what's getting in the way of your goals and dreams. I've helped many people dealing with prolonged anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, OCD, low self-esteem, disordered eating, feelings of self harm and suicide and with a focus on past trauma amongst other presentations.
01245 945553 View 01245 945553

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Sexual Abuse Counsellors

How do therapists treat sexual abuse?

A good therapist will be nonjudgmental and possibly demonstrate active listening, repeating back what the client says to show that they have understood. These skills allow people to feel comfortable discussing their traumatic experiences openly. Some important treatment goals are to restore a sense of safety and to rebuild confidence. In addition to working one-on-one with the patient, a therapist might bring in supportive family members to assist the client.

Do you have to talk extensively about sexual abuse in therapy?

Survivors frequently find it difficult to describe what happened to them out loud. They can even still be in a state of denial if the sexual abuse occurred recently. It is important for survivors to acknowledge that what happened isn’t their fault and to challenge and reappraise any unhealthy feelings or thoughts as they arise. Art therapy and play therapy are useful non-verbal means of communication for some survivors.

How long does treatment for sexual abuse take?

Recovery from sexual abuse can be a long and difficult process. Some survivors are able to move on naturally on their own, given time, while others require the guidance of a trained therapist. Therapy needs vary and can range from a few sessions to months or even years. Healing from sexual abuse takes time, and everyone’s journey will look a little different.

Can trauma symptoms caused by sexual abuse come back after treatment?

As occurs in many cases of trauma, survivors of sexual abuse may experience PTSD-like symptoms long after the abuse has ceased or after an initial round of treatment has occurred. In such a case, there is evidence that prolonged exposure therapy is a useful treatment for survivors, and may be more efficacious than supportive counseling alone. While triggers may continue to cause distress, the idea is that, with time and repeated exposure, their power will fade, allowing survivors to move on with their lives.