Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Crosspool

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Susan Coldwell Counselling and Supervision Online
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Crosspool S10  (Online Only)
I work with survivors of physical, psychological and sexual abuse, building trust to create a safe helping relationship where people can work through complex emotions and traumatic experiences giving rise to depression, anxiety, PTSD, low self-esteem and mental health problems.
In counselling you can speak to someone in confidence, who will listen as you talk through your thoughts feelings and problems. I offer a safe space where I will work with you to understand your difficulties without criticism or judgement. I can help you explore the things that are causing you trouble and come to a better understanding of yourself. Learning to accept and trust in yourself and your own natural inner resources, you will grow in confidence and self-esteem and draw on your own strengths to bring about real, meaningful change and growth.
I work with survivors of physical, psychological and sexual abuse, building trust to create a safe helping relationship where people can work through complex emotions and traumatic experiences giving rise to depression, anxiety, PTSD, low self-esteem and mental health problems.
In counselling you can speak to someone in confidence, who will listen as you talk through your thoughts feelings and problems. I offer a safe space where I will work with you to understand your difficulties without criticism or judgement. I can help you explore the things that are causing you trouble and come to a better understanding of yourself. Learning to accept and trust in yourself and your own natural inner resources, you will grow in confidence and self-esteem and draw on your own strengths to bring about real, meaningful change and growth.
0114 478 2504 View 0114 478 2504
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Lisa Alhadeff
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Crosspool S10
When many of my clients come to see me, they feel like there’s no hope – they’re finding it very difficult to cope with life. You might feel isolated, because you’ve been through so much but you feel like you can’t talk about it. Things might feel hopeless, and you may not be able to imagine what else to do. Therapy can feel like a last resort. Having to hide how you feel can make you feel alone, and unheard. You might have experienced an overwhelming single event, or have struggled for a long time. Living with high levels of distress, anxiety or low mood can be unbearable. I can support you in taking steps to make life feel easier.
When many of my clients come to see me, they feel like there’s no hope – they’re finding it very difficult to cope with life. You might feel isolated, because you’ve been through so much but you feel like you can’t talk about it. Things might feel hopeless, and you may not be able to imagine what else to do. Therapy can feel like a last resort. Having to hide how you feel can make you feel alone, and unheard. You might have experienced an overwhelming single event, or have struggled for a long time. Living with high levels of distress, anxiety or low mood can be unbearable. I can support you in taking steps to make life feel easier.
07523 750204 View 07523 750204
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Stephanie Money
Psychologist, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Crosspool S10  (Online Only)
As a Registered Psychologist, I offer online psychological assessment and therapy tailored to adults navigating a range of mental health challenges. Within a confidential and supportive setting, we work together to explore your difficulties and facilitate the learning of new coping strategies. My therapeutic approach encompasses various models, such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). These interventions are tailored to your individual needs and are designed to empower you and foster independent progress.
As a Registered Psychologist, I offer online psychological assessment and therapy tailored to adults navigating a range of mental health challenges. Within a confidential and supportive setting, we work together to explore your difficulties and facilitate the learning of new coping strategies. My therapeutic approach encompasses various models, such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). These interventions are tailored to your individual needs and are designed to empower you and foster independent progress.
0114 697 3703 View 0114 697 3703
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Neda Yavari
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crosspool S10
Hello. I'm Neda. I am trained in Integrative Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and I'm here to accompany you in exploring what is important to you. I provide counselling and psychotherapy. Do you want to understand yourself more and experience more enjoyment in life? Would you like to get to the root of difficult emotions with support? Do you want to explore ways to communicate and live more effectively in your relationships with others? Often we can get stuck, feeling like we don't have options to move forward. Exploring in a safe space with a therapist can lead to a better understanding of our options and personal power.
Hello. I'm Neda. I am trained in Integrative Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and I'm here to accompany you in exploring what is important to you. I provide counselling and psychotherapy. Do you want to understand yourself more and experience more enjoyment in life? Would you like to get to the root of difficult emotions with support? Do you want to explore ways to communicate and live more effectively in your relationships with others? Often we can get stuck, feeling like we don't have options to move forward. Exploring in a safe space with a therapist can lead to a better understanding of our options and personal power.
0114 697 2998 View 0114 697 2998
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Zoe Hilbert
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Crosspool S10
Feeling doubtful about your worth, questioning if you're good enough and battling with critical thoughts can be a daily struggle. It can take great courage to push past negative self-talk, to seek counselling and prioritise your own well-being. Whether you would like to explore a specific issue or understand yourself better, I offer a welcoming space where you can explore the difficulties you're experiencing at your own pace. Everyone that I work with is seen as unique, each possessing their own inner resources and an inbuilt ability to thrive and grow. I will meet you with warmth and listen with genuine care.
Feeling doubtful about your worth, questioning if you're good enough and battling with critical thoughts can be a daily struggle. It can take great courage to push past negative self-talk, to seek counselling and prioritise your own well-being. Whether you would like to explore a specific issue or understand yourself better, I offer a welcoming space where you can explore the difficulties you're experiencing at your own pace. Everyone that I work with is seen as unique, each possessing their own inner resources and an inbuilt ability to thrive and grow. I will meet you with warmth and listen with genuine care.
0114 697 1925 View 0114 697 1925
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Dr Angela Turner
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Crosspool S10
Hello, I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, CAT Therapist and Coach. I am passionate about working with people in the way that they find most helpful. We can all find ourselves at a point in our lives when things are not how we’d like them to be. We can be caught up in negative patterns, experience difficult symptoms (such as struggling with sleep or anxiety, feeling low or stressed) and have difficulties with our relationships, work or our health. We may have experienced something traumatic or stressful that we struggle to cope with or find ourselves caught up in a negative situation that we don’t seem to be able to escape.
Hello, I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, CAT Therapist and Coach. I am passionate about working with people in the way that they find most helpful. We can all find ourselves at a point in our lives when things are not how we’d like them to be. We can be caught up in negative patterns, experience difficult symptoms (such as struggling with sleep or anxiety, feeling low or stressed) and have difficulties with our relationships, work or our health. We may have experienced something traumatic or stressful that we struggle to cope with or find ourselves caught up in a negative situation that we don’t seem to be able to escape.
0114 303 2889 View 0114 303 2889
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Crookes Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Crosspool S10
Not accepting new clients
I believe in offering a relationship which has, at its heart, a respect for the individual & willingness to listen in a non judgemental way. I have worked extensively with most issues that clients bring but particularly anxiety, depression & relationship difficulties. By offering a space that is confidential & safe, I hope you feel empowered to understand your situation in a clearer way, making choices and decisions that feel right for you.
I believe in offering a relationship which has, at its heart, a respect for the individual & willingness to listen in a non judgemental way. I have worked extensively with most issues that clients bring but particularly anxiety, depression & relationship difficulties. By offering a space that is confidential & safe, I hope you feel empowered to understand your situation in a clearer way, making choices and decisions that feel right for you.
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Adeola Iluyomade
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S1
I offer a space to talk, giving you time out to reflect and to explore self-development. As an Integrative Relational Therapeutic Counsellor, I draw on different models of therapy including Psychodynamic, Systemic, Interpersonal Process, CBT, Transactional Analysis amongst others in supporting you to reach your desired goals to maximise your full potentials. Meaning, you will find my approach friendly, empowering and conversational in style. I take great care in ensuring that you feel safe, respected and valued. I offer flexibility of short or long term therapy as tailored round your needs. I adhere to the ethics & codes of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I offer a space to talk, giving you time out to reflect and to explore self-development. As an Integrative Relational Therapeutic Counsellor, I draw on different models of therapy including Psychodynamic, Systemic, Interpersonal Process, CBT, Transactional Analysis amongst others in supporting you to reach your desired goals to maximise your full potentials. Meaning, you will find my approach friendly, empowering and conversational in style. I take great care in ensuring that you feel safe, respected and valued. I offer flexibility of short or long term therapy as tailored round your needs. I adhere to the ethics & codes of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
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Heather @ Lantern Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sheffield S8
I specialise in working with a range of mental health problems including anxiety, OCD, social anxiety, panic, phobias, health anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
My name is Heather, and I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) at Lantern Psychotherapy. I work alongside a small group of professional, experienced therapists providing high quality therapy. I provide therapy online and in person enabling you to access your therapy at a time and place convenient to you. CBT is a widely used, evidence-based, recommended therapy, suitable for a range of mental health problems. CBT is most effective when working together with a therapist towards your personal therapy goals. We will focus your sessions therefore, on the aspects of your difficulties most important to you.
I specialise in working with a range of mental health problems including anxiety, OCD, social anxiety, panic, phobias, health anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
My name is Heather, and I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) at Lantern Psychotherapy. I work alongside a small group of professional, experienced therapists providing high quality therapy. I provide therapy online and in person enabling you to access your therapy at a time and place convenient to you. CBT is a widely used, evidence-based, recommended therapy, suitable for a range of mental health problems. CBT is most effective when working together with a therapist towards your personal therapy goals. We will focus your sessions therefore, on the aspects of your difficulties most important to you.
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Dr James Spiers
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Sheffield S1
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I'm James, a chartered and HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist, EMDR Therapist, and RAPPS registered clinical supervisor. I offer specialist assessment and treatment for people with persisting anxiety based problems, trauma, PTSD and complex PTSD, including people diagnosed with Functional Neurological Disorders (FND) and non-epileptic seizures. I offer all new clients a free initial consultation which can be arranged through the online referral form on our website.
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MindScope Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Sheffield S10
Does anxiety control your life? Is everything just too overwhelming? Do you, or your child struggle to 'fit 'in? Have you lost your sense of direction or purpose?, or maybe you just don't feel 'good enough'. As a Person centred counsellor I will listen without judgement, empower and support you. 'You' are the expert, this is your life, your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and behaviours are all important and extremely valid. Maybe your haunted by trauma, PTSD, phobias, bullying, nightmares or anxiety. By using Rewind therapy, together we can reframe the trauma and the fear offering you a happier, better quality of life.
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Photo of Iris Marieke Winkel, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Iris Marieke Winkel
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sheffield S7
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I offer people relief of PTSD symptoms as a result of a trauma incidents such as car accident, rape, sudden bereavement, medical malpractice etc. EMDR therapy is a quick way of processing such trauma's. Contact me if you want the trauma incident to stop being centre stage in your life.
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Photo of undefined - Maggie Spark @ Lantern Psychotherapy, MA, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Maggie Spark @ Lantern Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S10  (Online Only)
I offer one-to-one Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a wide range of difficulties, including depression, low self-esteem, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety, generalised anxiety, body dysmorphia, and OCD.
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Lara Myers
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sheffield S11
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Jack Brown
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sheffield S1  (Online Only)
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Laura Flann
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sheffield S3
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Well Minds PTS
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sheffield S10
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Tanya Dobrovolskis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S8  (Online Only)
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South Yorkshire CBT and Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S1
Suffering from dehabilitating conditions such as depression, anxiety and low self esteem can have a devastating effect on your work and personal life. We can work with you to overcome issues such as; depression, OCD, PTSD, phobias, chronic pain, domestic abuse, intrusive or inappropriate thoughts, low self esteem and relationship issues. By helping you identify unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns and make appropriate changes in these areas you can experience improvements and a greater sense of well-being in your day to day life.
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Sarah French
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S11  (Online Only)
CBT and ACT can help with depression, anxiety, OCD, worry, trauma, PTSD and self esteem.
My name is Sarah and I have over 20 years experience working as a Psychotherapist in the NHS and in private practice. I specialise in CBT, ACT, Compassion focused approaches and in EMDR. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), includes a range of talking therapies, all based on the idea that thoughts, feelings, what we do, and how our bodies feel, are all connected. If we change one of these we can alter all the others. When we’re low or upset, we often fall into patterns of thinking and responding which can worsen how we feel. CBT works to help us notice thinking styles or unhelpful things that we do so we can live better.
CBT and ACT can help with depression, anxiety, OCD, worry, trauma, PTSD and self esteem.
My name is Sarah and I have over 20 years experience working as a Psychotherapist in the NHS and in private practice. I specialise in CBT, ACT, Compassion focused approaches and in EMDR. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), includes a range of talking therapies, all based on the idea that thoughts, feelings, what we do, and how our bodies feel, are all connected. If we change one of these we can alter all the others. When we’re low or upset, we often fall into patterns of thinking and responding which can worsen how we feel. CBT works to help us notice thinking styles or unhelpful things that we do so we can live better.
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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.