Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Dronfield

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Dr Stacey Lavda
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified Verified
Dronfield S18
I am a Principal Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Therapist. I have been practicing in the NHS for 14+ years, and now also offer private sessions in a warm and welcoming clinic environment. 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. 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.
I am a Principal Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Therapist. I have been practicing in the NHS for 14+ years, and now also offer private sessions in a warm and welcoming clinic environment. 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. 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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Dawn White - Relationship Living
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dronfield S18
As a sex and relationship therapist I aim to provide an open space where people can discuss, and explore their intimate concerns and experiences in a non judgemental way. I work with both couples, individuals and multiple partnered people, whilst honouring all sexual orientations and practices. People that are experiencing sexual, emotional or deeper relationship issues, contact me to explore and understand what they can change and control, and also what patterns are repeating in their relationships. I am a sex positive therapist and have over 20 years extensive experience as a therapist.
As a sex and relationship therapist I aim to provide an open space where people can discuss, and explore their intimate concerns and experiences in a non judgemental way. I work with both couples, individuals and multiple partnered people, whilst honouring all sexual orientations and practices. People that are experiencing sexual, emotional or deeper relationship issues, contact me to explore and understand what they can change and control, and also what patterns are repeating in their relationships. I am a sex positive therapist and have over 20 years extensive experience as a therapist.
0114 697 2894 View 0114 697 2894
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Dawn White - Chesterfield Sheffield Dronfield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dronfield S18
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.
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.
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Carrie Meadows
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Dronfield S18
As a counsellor, I help those struggling with mental health concerns, relationship issues, grief, loss, burnout or low self-esteem. I am here to support you in finding a way through, aiming to create greater balance and harmony. I am a registered BACP counsellor with 20 years experience working 1:1 with people in mental health both as a parent coach and in education teaching yoga, mindfulness and emotional & social learning. Training in embodiment and trauma healing modalities has given me insight and a strong belief in the importance of integrating this alongside my person-centred counselling to work with the mind-body connection.
As a counsellor, I help those struggling with mental health concerns, relationship issues, grief, loss, burnout or low self-esteem. I am here to support you in finding a way through, aiming to create greater balance and harmony. I am a registered BACP counsellor with 20 years experience working 1:1 with people in mental health both as a parent coach and in education teaching yoga, mindfulness and emotional & social learning. Training in embodiment and trauma healing modalities has given me insight and a strong belief in the importance of integrating this alongside my person-centred counselling to work with the mind-body connection.
0114 697 3434 View 0114 697 3434
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James Bawden
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Dronfield S18
Hi, I’m James, I wonder what’s going on for you. There's no wrong reason to speak to me and no wrong thing to say. Maybe things just don't feel good or you have goals but can't get there. However you find yourself at the moment, I look forward to meeting you.
Hi, I’m James, I wonder what’s going on for you. There's no wrong reason to speak to me and no wrong thing to say. Maybe things just don't feel good or you have goals but can't get there. However you find yourself at the moment, I look forward to meeting you.
0114 697 6233 View 0114 697 6233
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Zoe Hilbert
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Dronfield S18
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 Adam Hill
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dronfield S18  (Online Only)
Do you find that despite your very best efforts to cope with difficult thoughts and feelings such as anxiety, depression and/or anger, your difficulties are still holding you back? Do you find that your ways of coping can make things worse in the long-term? You may be finding that your relationships with others are suffering as a result, and you might be finding it difficult to talk to friends and family about your difficulties. Are you struggling to find a way to move forward? Do you feel like you’ve lost touch with what’s important to you, and lost your sense of direction in life?
Do you find that despite your very best efforts to cope with difficult thoughts and feelings such as anxiety, depression and/or anger, your difficulties are still holding you back? Do you find that your ways of coping can make things worse in the long-term? You may be finding that your relationships with others are suffering as a result, and you might be finding it difficult to talk to friends and family about your difficulties. Are you struggling to find a way to move forward? Do you feel like you’ve lost touch with what’s important to you, and lost your sense of direction in life?
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Michelle Leeder Counselling and Wellbeing
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Dronfield S18
Not accepting new clients
I am a dedicated female-centred therapist, devoted to empowering women to embrace their inherent worth. I firmly believe in the boundless potential and resilience of women and the profound impact of self-awareness on their lives. Remarkable transformations occur when women embark on their healing journey and delve into self-discovery. Whether in person or virtually, I love journeying with women through their growth and self-care and I know that the ripple effects of this journey are significant. I believe that fostering this inclusive and accepting space for individuals encourages collective nurturing also.
I am a dedicated female-centred therapist, devoted to empowering women to embrace their inherent worth. I firmly believe in the boundless potential and resilience of women and the profound impact of self-awareness on their lives. Remarkable transformations occur when women embark on their healing journey and delve into self-discovery. Whether in person or virtually, I love journeying with women through their growth and self-care and I know that the ripple effects of this journey are significant. I believe that fostering this inclusive and accepting space for individuals encourages collective nurturing also.
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Maggie Spark @ Lantern Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S17  (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.
My name is Maggie and I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR therapist-in-training 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 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the University of Sheffield alongside my private practice.
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.
My name is Maggie and I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR therapist-in-training 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 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the University of Sheffield alongside my private practice.
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Susan Coldwell Counselling and Supervision Online
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sheffield S8  (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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Tanya Dobrovolskis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S8  (Online Only)
Hi I am Tanya, working on line or phone, I am a neurodivergent psychotherapist. Experienced in working with trauma, PTSD, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, low self-esteem, negative internal dialogue and ADHD. I use person centred and inner child therapy. This means looking back at your past to understand and challenge the unwanted behaviours you are dealing with today. I can offer you a safe environment to help you to change negative internal dialogue and low self-esteem and through self-compassion and empathy help you to build your self worth and feel stronger and more confident moving forward. I offer long and short term therapy.
Hi I am Tanya, working on line or phone, I am a neurodivergent psychotherapist. Experienced in working with trauma, PTSD, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, low self-esteem, negative internal dialogue and ADHD. I use person centred and inner child therapy. This means looking back at your past to understand and challenge the unwanted behaviours you are dealing with today. I can offer you a safe environment to help you to change negative internal dialogue and low self-esteem and through self-compassion and empathy help you to build your self worth and feel stronger and more confident moving forward. I offer long and short term therapy.
01226 664679 View 01226 664679
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M. E. Rebello
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sheffield S8
I believe every individual has deep inherent dignity and that people are worth caring for. ​Yet we live in a world where we will suffer, some of us in deep and profound ways. I meet with many clients who have complex trauma or are working through challenges related to family or church hurt. They all desire to experience life differently, to heal and be renewed. Many of my clients also desire to work with a counsellor who has a Christian perspective and can offer insights on difficulties with Christian community.
I believe every individual has deep inherent dignity and that people are worth caring for. ​Yet we live in a world where we will suffer, some of us in deep and profound ways. I meet with many clients who have complex trauma or are working through challenges related to family or church hurt. They all desire to experience life differently, to heal and be renewed. Many of my clients also desire to work with a counsellor who has a Christian perspective and can offer insights on difficulties with Christian community.
0114 697 3987 View 0114 697 3987
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Aimee Art Psychotherapy Clinical Supervision
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Sheffield S8  (Online Only)
Therapy is not always easy, and can at times, feel distressing. Your experiences may be something that you have shut away or tried to ignore. Unfortunately the feelings and thoughts around these experiences do not go away and can often become or feel out of our control. It is important to note that we do not need to visit anything that feels too scary for you, and we can still work around your experiences without directly re-visiting them. This can be re-traumatising and this is not something we need to do in order for the work to be successful. On the other side of this I have seen many people find healing and acceptance.
Therapy is not always easy, and can at times, feel distressing. Your experiences may be something that you have shut away or tried to ignore. Unfortunately the feelings and thoughts around these experiences do not go away and can often become or feel out of our control. It is important to note that we do not need to visit anything that feels too scary for you, and we can still work around your experiences without directly re-visiting them. This can be re-traumatising and this is not something we need to do in order for the work to be successful. On the other side of this I have seen many people find healing and acceptance.
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Nichola Marchant
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Sheffield S17  (Online Only)
I work predominantly with adults who have experienced trauma or negative life experiences which have impacted on their sexual functioning, mental health, emotional well-being and relationships. I offer both short and long term therapy for clients wishing to gain a better understanding of their lives and experiences and provide strategies and interventions to enable my clients to live the lives they want to live. I work with people who have sexual problems and who wish to achieve a happy and healthy sexual identity.
I work predominantly with adults who have experienced trauma or negative life experiences which have impacted on their sexual functioning, mental health, emotional well-being and relationships. I offer both short and long term therapy for clients wishing to gain a better understanding of their lives and experiences and provide strategies and interventions to enable my clients to live the lives they want to live. I work with people who have sexual problems and who wish to achieve a happy and healthy sexual identity.
07771 391614 View 07771 391614
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Philip Anthony Carr
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sheffield S8  (Online Only)
Hello, My name is Philip. I work with developmental trauma and its associated symptoms, which can be wide ranging, from anxiety and depression, people pleasing and poor boundaries to poor emotional regulation and mood swings. Developmental capacities in childhood support us as adults to engage in relationships with others and to function well in the world, however if these capacities are impacted by our early relationships and environments then we may struggle to connect, maintain healthy boundaried relationships and regulate and enjoy our feeling states, we may be prone to anxiety or depression, periods of withdrawal or shutdown.
Hello, My name is Philip. I work with developmental trauma and its associated symptoms, which can be wide ranging, from anxiety and depression, people pleasing and poor boundaries to poor emotional regulation and mood swings. Developmental capacities in childhood support us as adults to engage in relationships with others and to function well in the world, however if these capacities are impacted by our early relationships and environments then we may struggle to connect, maintain healthy boundaried relationships and regulate and enjoy our feeling states, we may be prone to anxiety or depression, periods of withdrawal or shutdown.
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Suzy Henry
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Coal Aston S18
I have a deep trust in the healing capacity that a counselling relationship can provide. I believe each individual brings with them their own qualities & experiences, everyone is unique. Seeing beyond labels to the person, I recognize that it is the individual that knows themself best. I strive to build relationships in which clients say they feel empowered & listened to as I offer an attentive, understanding and accepting space. The nature of my counselling practice allows the individuals I work with to acquire compassion & gentleness for self, to develop healthy boundaries that allow personal growth and healing.
I have a deep trust in the healing capacity that a counselling relationship can provide. I believe each individual brings with them their own qualities & experiences, everyone is unique. Seeing beyond labels to the person, I recognize that it is the individual that knows themself best. I strive to build relationships in which clients say they feel empowered & listened to as I offer an attentive, understanding and accepting space. The nature of my counselling practice allows the individuals I work with to acquire compassion & gentleness for self, to develop healthy boundaries that allow personal growth and healing.
0114 303 3152 View 0114 303 3152
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Hannah Daniels
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sheffield S1
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and have worked in mental health services in the NHS for over 10 years. I currently work in the NHS, in adult mental health services and I also work in private practice. As a Psychologist, I offer evidence-based assessments, formulation and psychological interventions for a wide range of difficulties, which might include; anxiety, depression, trauma, loss and relationship difficulties.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and have worked in mental health services in the NHS for over 10 years. I currently work in the NHS, in adult mental health services and I also work in private practice. As a Psychologist, I offer evidence-based assessments, formulation and psychological interventions for a wide range of difficulties, which might include; anxiety, depression, trauma, loss and relationship difficulties.
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Julia Slek Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S8
Welcome! Are you looking for someone to listen and support you as you navigate through your feelings and challenges? I'm here to help. My name is Julia, and I am a qualified counsellor with a special focus on bereavement counselling. I have spent many years helping clients and their families cope with loss, palliative care, and life-limiting illness. I am also trained to work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and other challenges.
Welcome! Are you looking for someone to listen and support you as you navigate through your feelings and challenges? I'm here to help. My name is Julia, and I am a qualified counsellor with a special focus on bereavement counselling. I have spent many years helping clients and their families cope with loss, palliative care, and life-limiting illness. I am also trained to work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and other challenges.
0114 697 6660 View 0114 697 6660
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Lee Raven
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sheffield S8
I specialise in working with people who find themselves misunderstood, unwanted and even frightening to others. Relationships are almost impossible and always full of conflict. When you work with me I will support you to manage your emotions, navigate the mysterious world of relationships and find your path.
I specialise in working with people who find themselves misunderstood, unwanted and even frightening to others. Relationships are almost impossible and always full of conflict. When you work with me I will support you to manage your emotions, navigate the mysterious world of relationships and find your path.
0114 697 7711 View 0114 697 7711
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Bex Fennell
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Sheffield S8
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.
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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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.