Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Chesterfield

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Photo of Shirani Situnayake, Counsellor in Chesterfield, England
Shirani Situnayake
Counsellor, MNCS Prof Accred
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience of working with a variety of issues, particularly those affecting women and bring a deep understanding and considerable empathy to my therapeutic work. Struggles with anger, child sexual abuse, self harm, anxiety, depression, sexual violence and domestic abuse, addictions, self esteem, cultural issues, identity issues, sexuality issues, eating issues and self confidence, PTSD and trauma.
01623 572202
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Chesterfield S40
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Maggie Spark @ Lantern Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
I offer one-to-one Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a wide range of difficulties, including depression, low self-esteem, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, body dysmorphia, OCD, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
My name is Maggie and I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist at Lantern Psychotherapy. Lantern Psychotherapy are a small group of professional, experienced therapists providing high quality online therapy, enabling you to access your therapy at a time and place convenient to you. I have many years' experience of providing therapy in the NHS, and I currently work as Deputy Programme Director for the Post-Graduate Diploma in High Intensity Psychological Therapies at the University of Sheffield alongside my private practice.
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Chesterfield S42
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Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
We at Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice are committed to helping people to overcome difficult and distressing times. We provide a safe and personalised service offering solutions for people experiencing a range of difficulties from anxiety, depression, panic attacks, worrying, social phobia, low self esteem, public speaking, OCD, & PTSD . At the center of Sheffield CBT & Counselling Practice is an approach that supports clients to reach psychological and personal well-being,
0114 478 2065
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Chesterfield S40
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Hope Therapy Hub
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
Hi, my name is Dawn. My background is as a registered mental health nurse and I have worked with children, young people, and families for over 25 years. I am also a dual-qualified psychotherapist and I work privately helping people from all age groups to overcome a wide range of mental health challenges which include: eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, trauma work including PTSD , relationship difficulties, autism, and attention deficit disorders to mention a few. I love my job and I am passionate about helping people achieve their goals and getting their lives back on track.
01433 447544
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Chesterfield S40
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Hope Therapy Hub
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
Accredited as a CBT Therapist with the BABCP for 15 years and a registered Nurse with the NMC. I have recently become an independent practitioner with a bespoke outdoor space and Hub . I have experience of working with complex needs of Adults, children and their families. My specialities are working with anxiety disorders, OCD, social anxiety, panic, phobias, generalised anxiety, health anxiety and low mood as well as more complex and entrenched problems. I also specialise in trauma focussed work and I am qualified in a number of approaches such as EMDR, ACT Mindfulness and vaso-vagal theory.
01246 959120
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Chesterfield S43
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Claire Foulstone
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist who is trained to tailor therapy to the uniqueness of your needs. I work with you in the here and now, looking at your goals so we can work together to achieve a more effective life balance. Life can become overwhelming and stress, anxiety and depression are the body and minds way of letting you know something has to change. You may be experiencing numbness or the loss of a loved one and day to day living feels challenging. Whatever your issues may be, I offer a safe space to explore free from judgement.
01246 387439
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Chesterfield S43
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Michelle Chawner
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
We all have times in our lives that are challenging and sometimes get too much for us, which can impact our ability during daily life. I am also aware that it can be difficult to reach out for support during these times; however, I have experienced that when an individual takes that brave step into a therapeutic relationship, growth in self can bring life changing positive effects for the future.
01246 387289
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Chesterfield S41
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Clipstone Beach Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
If you're anxious or depressed, or feeling stressed because of particular issues in your life then its hard to choose a counsellor that might help you. I never knew whether to pick a therapist that looked as unhinged as I felt, or go for one that seemed to have life sorted! We often feel we have to pretend to seem 'normal' or put a mask on to face to world, but therapy can be the place where you can be yourself (or work out who that could be). I try to offer you space where you are safe to explore what is affecting you, and help you reach a way forward.
01623 579073
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Chesterfield S41
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Susan Smalley
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Counselling changes not just the lives of individuals, but of families, work colleagues and friendships. I will give you the opportunity to promote a greater self-awareness, self-esteem, self-assertiveness and confidence. I will support and help you understand and give you a better perspective on your problems and your issues that can actually help you to deal with them differently and work on them in a different way. I will provide you with a safe, secure and non-judgemental environment where you can actually feel vulnerable and voice your thoughts and feelings to gain a better and different understanding of them.
01773 307012
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Chesterfield S40
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Tracey Adams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
Hi I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist and clinical supervisor working in the Derby area. I have over 30 years experience working within Forensic and Mental Health Services both within the public and voluntary sector including Civil Service and the NHS. I hold an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy however I have extensive CPD training, which I integrate within my practice including Hypnotherapy, EMDR, Group Analysis and in more recent years with the expansion in neuroscience research I have trained in Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM).
07889 510099
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Chesterfield S40
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Steven Shears
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I take the fact that you are looking at the possibility of entering therapy as a good sign. You may have struggled with your particular issue for years and found some temporary relief from it but now you are hoping that therapy could help you and have an open mind to possibilities to making some permanent changes and acquiring skills to deal with your difficulties going forwards and improving your relationships. If this sounds like your view of change then I have a wide range of experience with both individuals and couples to accompany you on your journey and have a encouraging and supportive approach. I only offer online therapy.
01623 703997
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Chesterfield S40
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Stacey Lavda
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified
Verified
I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist. I have worked in the NHS for 10+ years, and offer private sessions to those who wish to reach out for support to create change in their life, or who need space to be listened to and understood. We all have times in our life when we struggle with our emotions, mental well-being and relationships, or feel we have lost touch with who we are and what is important to us. The world and its challenges, or perhaps difficult experiences, now or in the past, can leave us feeling low in mood, anxious or with fluctuating emotions. If you feel this way then I hope to be able to help you.
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Chesterfield S40
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Michelle Leeder Counselling and Wellbeing
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I run a female only centred practise supporting women as they grow to understand their value. I hold a deep belief in the potential and power of women who understand their worth. I fully believe that wonderful things happen when women step into their healing journey and start to understand who they are and what they are about. I love working with individuals on a 1:1 basis (both in person and virtually) and with groups to nurture a space where they can explore how best to care for ourselves and each other.
01773 483134
Chesterfield S40
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Dawn White - Chesterfield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I understand how hard the first step can be to ask for help, sometimes you just want to be heard and listened too, you may be feeling depressed, anxious, angry, or frustrated with moving your life forward. You may be feeling confused, and unsure about where your life is heading. I can help you become stronger and find new ways of coping, whilst understanding yourself, and others around you. You are a unique person and have already begun your unique journey of recovery, I am passionate about you taking back control over your life. I aim to support you through this by tailoring my approach to you.
01709 803907
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Chesterfield S45
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Sue Leighton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
How often do you allow time to focus purely on your own emotional needs and psychological well-being? Working on yourself in therapy can help to gain a new perspective into past and current experiences, with many benefits from the process. Not least, acquiring more effective coping mechanisms, feeling more in control and to develop a more compassionate relationship with yourself. I work with clients to improve self-esteem, manage stress and anxiety, recover from trauma, lift out of depression, tackle addictions and resolve conflicts both in yourself and in your relationships, aiming to build confidence and resilience.
01246 488126
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Chesterfield S41
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Chesterfield Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Choosing me as your counsellor. If you’re looking for a counsellor, you need to find someone who is going to be a good “fit” for you. I believe that the most important part of any counselling is having a good relationship with the therapist. You need to be able to trust me and feel comfortable talking to me about yourself. Otherwise you cannot get the best out of the experience. Contacting a counsellor for the first time can be daunting. You might be nervous or struggling to put things into words. It is okay if you are not quite sure what you want from this, I will do everything I can to put you at your ease.
01246 488565
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Chesterfield S42
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Anthony Peter Armitage
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
Having practiced as a Registered Mental Health Nurse for 15 years before qualifying as a Registered Psychotherapist for 17 years, I feel I am fully familiar with all aspects of psychological trauma, emotional imbalance and mental ill health, both in terms of presentation and treatment. I am also a qualified Supervisor and have been supervising other therapists/ counsellors for 15 years. I believe in the benefits of an authentic, transparent and honest relationship with my clients and try to avoid unnecessary jargon and intellectualisation at all times.
01246 932695
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Chesterfield S41
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Fiona Mead - Eating Disorder Recovery
Counsellor
Verified
Verified
Eating disorders affect people in many ways and accessing support is not dependent on looking a certain way (people with food and body image difficulties vary widely in terms of weight, shape, age, gender and background). Eating disorders often result in behaviours that are very difficult to change and as a result become habitual. It takes time, patience, support and understanding to address these. Eating disorder therapy can provide freedom from food anxiety, guilt and shame and create a sense of self worth that is not based on eating habits, body shape, weight or size.
01246 607003
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Chesterfield S41
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Therapy & Lifestyle Clinic (TLC)
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT General
Verified
Verified
TLC is a clinic of experienced and highly qualified professionals working towards helping you better yourself. We work with individuals, couples and groups to offer a confidential service where clients can discuss sensitive issues with no judgement. Sian’s (the founder) career has been namely mental health and sexual health, two areas which she is hugely passionate about. At TLC we work with a range of difficulties including anxiety disorders, sexual difficulties, bereavement, low self-esteem and deliberate self harm, to name a few. All our psychotherapists are registered with either COSRT, GDC, BABCP, BACP or BPS.
01246 607005
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Chesterfield S40
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Bex Fennell
Psychotherapist, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Hi, I am Bex and I am an Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist (NCS/ MBACP) and Counsellor with over 20 years’ experience of working within mental health. I work with both adults and children. I know that seeking counselling can be a daunting process, however, I offer a warm, supportive and non- judgemental space where we can explore any issues that could be preventing you from living a more fulfilling life. My years of training and experience in becoming a counsellor have taught me that each client is unique with their own perspective and understanding- it is my work to sit alongside you and understand your pain.
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Chesterfield S40
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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.