Sexual Abuse Counselling in Gateshead

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Photo of Gabrielle Landric Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Counsellor in Gateshead, England
Gabrielle Landric Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, feelings of emptiness or meaninglessness? Do your relationships leave you feeling unfulfilled and lonely? Are you troubled by traumatic memories? Wondering where to turn? As a relationally trained therapist, I am skilled in helping people to improve their self-esteem, to have more satisfying relationships with themselves and others and to find meaning in their lives. Perhaps you have never felt like you fit anywhere. Perhaps you were abused, neglected or bullied in childhood. Perhaps a sudden trauma, relationship betrayal or bereavement has derailed you and made you question your whole life.
0191 580 1451
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Gateshead NE9
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Dr Theresa Comer
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Theresa, a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years experience working with people experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties. Whether you have been experiencing difficulties for a long time, or you have suddenly found yourself struggling, I offer a compassionate, collaborative and evidence-based approach to helping you move forward towards your goals. Psychological therapy offers a safe and reflective space to explore why you might be experiencing difficulties, before coming up with a meaningful plan together for a way to move forward.
0191 743 0137
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Gateshead NE9
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Dr. David Postlethwaite
PhD
Hello my name is Dr David Postlethwaite I have been a practicing Hypnotherapist since 1991. I hold a BSc and Phd in psychology and post graduate qualifications in Counselling and Hypnotherapy. I do not mislead people into believing they need multiple sessions. No matter what your issue whether it is stopping smoking, losing weight, stress, anxiety, addictions, fears or phobias I will help you with just 1 session of traditional Hypnotherapy. I am a member of the Hypnotherapy Association and carry full medical insurance. My qualifications and training have not been obtained through online courses but through recognized universities.
0191 743 0263
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Gateshead NE8
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Cheryl Forshaw
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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I have a huge passion for helping people of all diversities and their mental wellbeing. My personal philosophy is to always act with sensitivity and integrity, be mindful of the BACP Ethical Framework, and take a non-judgemental approach with all of my clients.
0191 743 0239
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Gateshead NE10
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Paul O'Donnell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified
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Counselling gives you an opportunity to talk in confidence, with a skilled practitioner who will help you explore any issue or decision which is necessary to improve quality of life. Issues may include bereavement, loss, stress, anxiety, carer issues, abuse, relationship difficulties, sexuality, work related situations, depression, eating distress, trauma or lack of self-confidence. I believe we all internalise emotions at times, if we can remind ourselves to talk about our feelings with a professional, the rewards may prove to be enormous, helping you to find your sense of self and discover the quality of life you deserve.
0191 743 0099
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Gateshead NE10
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Hédi Salánki
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Are you hurting today, have you been feeling bad for a while? Maybe you feel nothing? We can explore together what is happening to you and why you are feeling like this. In therapy you can release these emotions and be free of them. I can support you to make the changes you may want to. If you often feel down, angry, tearful, scared or feel ashamed. You may be so fed up with it all you want to run out of this world to leave it all behind. You may be scared but cannot say why. If any of this is upsetting you and you find it hard to cope with everyday life tasks please don't suffer alone, I am here to help you.
07724 245556
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Gateshead NE10
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Ann Curry
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I work with clients with low self-esteem so they can increase their self-confidence and start to create the life and relationships they want. Would you like to stop people pleasing or feeling guilty when you do not do what others want? Would you like to stop feeling 'not good enough'? Do you feel anxious, unloved or insecure in your relationships? Would you like to increase your confidence and feel more able to assert your needs? Are you in a relationship where you feel you cant use your voice?
0191 607 7540
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Gateshead NE10
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Louise Anne Henderson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
I am a Counsellor working from a Person Centred approach integrating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic approaches. I provide a safe, professional and confidential space to help support clients and facilitate change during challenging times. I provide services that are unique to your individual needs and can create a bespoke combination of therapies that include Counselling, Coaching and Mindfulness. Services can help you feel empowered, make changes, identify & face challenges head on, gain control over your life, provide greater insight & perspective whilst learning coping strategies and encourage a positive mindset.
07588 702503
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Gateshead NE8
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Fiona Fitzpatrick
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
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My name is Fiona Fitzpatrick and I am a registered Art Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist working with children, young people and adults. I am passionate about how the creative process can heal and change a person, helping to understand ourselves and our circumstances & behaviour and with this awareness find acceptance and heal from suffering. You do not have to have any experience of art or any art skills to benefit from this therapy. I have 6 years experience of working with adopted children, children in school with emotional, behavioural and mental health issues and adults in the community as 1:1 therapy and group work
0191 580 4701
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Gateshead NE8
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Karen Ambelez Counsellor Clinical Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Struggling to cope with negative emotions can feel very isolating and, by the nature of some problems, guilt and shame can make us feel stigmatised and prevent us reaching out for support even when its not our fault. People come to counselling for all kinds of reasons from childhood trauma to life events as adults such as divorce, bereavement and stress and what they all have in common is a desire to feel better and begin to enjoy life. Some people find they use alcohol or drugs in an attempt to cope with their feelings but inventively this creates more problems.
07480 535288
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Gateshead NE9
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Dr Kathleen Hass
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have a warm and empathetic approach, and a wealth of experience both in the NHS and in private practice working with adults, adolescents and children with a range of problems, including: anxiety; depression; trauma and PTSD; stress and burnout; obsessions and compulsions; relationship problems; Personality Disorder and emotional regulation; and, emotional difficulties associated with physical health problems. I regularly work with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and learning disabilities.
0191 814 7219
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Gateshead NE10
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Kate Fitzgibbon
Counsellor, MA
I have over 25 years experience, working privately, within the NHS, relate couples counselling, drug & alcohol services, refugee & disability agencies & as a coach. Confidentiality guaranteed. Free telephone consultation. I work face to face, video & telephone calls locally & internationally.
0191 917 9601
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Gateshead NE8
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Nicole Addis
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
Hello I'm Nicole, a humanistic integrative psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor with many years experience of working with individuaIs, organisations and groups. Twelve years ago I set up Peel Psychological Consultancy, a private counselling service and training centre in the hope that I'd be able to create a space in which the client felt, respected, accepted, supported and understood. It is my belief that relational trauma lies at the heart of most psychological distress therefore, whilst I adhere to theory and research, it is the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist that I find most important and effective.
0191 607 6996
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Gateshead NE10
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Dr Joanne Dixon
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I'm Jo, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and CAT Practitioner. Lots of people struggle with their mental health at times and feel like they're not enough. Maybe you have a hard time liking yourself, find it hard to get your voice heard and feel like giving up trying or feel like it's only you struggling? We all have lots of messy feelings and I help people make sense of these. I love working alongside people to develop an understanding of what's gone on and how to make changes. I am experienced in been working with people with worry, mood, difficult relationship patterns, trauma and the effects these have on a person.
0191 625 0862
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Gateshead NE10
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Denise Hopkins
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello and welcome! Do you feel depressed, anxious or stuck? Do you feel you struggle to be happy or that happiness is a fleeting thought that never really stays around for long? Do you find relationships are difficult and you can't seem to understand why? Do you recognise repetitive patterns in your life that you wish to change? Are you willing to explore and understand the feelings and emotions that are related to your experiences and reflect on what is happening to seek alternative ways to heal? If so, I can help!
0191 917 9319
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Gateshead NE9
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Dr Joanne Marie Milner
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, addiction, or other difficulties with your mental health? Are you trapped in a repetitive cycle of addicitive behaviour or relationship conflict? Are you repeating habits and patterns in relationships that you would rather not but struggle to find a way out of? Are you living in your head rather than in your life? Do you struggle with feelings of shame and criticism and have low self esteem? Are you struggling to escape your past and living it in your present? Would you like to have a life of your own design and increased well-being?
0191 917 5921
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Gateshead NE10
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Dr Natasha Wallace, Revive Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Welcome to my page - I am a clinical psychologist working in Gateshead and Newcastle. I set up Revive to provide support to adults, children and their families who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health without long waiting lists. Whether these difficulties have come around suddenly or have built up over time, we know that living with these feelings can be overwhelming and impact every aspect of our daily lives - from feeling like we can't cope to impacting our relationships with ourselves and others.
0191 743 0516
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Gateshead NE11
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Newcastle Empathic Counselling Service
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Hi my name is Jackie, welcome to my page. Have you had a recent difficult experience? Maybe you would like to reflect on past experiences? Perhaps you are feeling lost, depressed, scared, anxious, confused or stuck? I understand how life experiences can leave us feeling, having had lived experience of the following issues and their impacts, childhood trauma, sexual abuse , rape, domestic violence and loss. My Personal experiences helps me to deeply empathise with you and understand how you may be feeling. I understand how difficult it is to reach out for help and to trust.
07380 318057
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Newcastle upon Tyne NE6
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Genevieve Theresa Buée
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I also have a specialism in working with adult survivors of sexual abuse for anyone seeking support in this area of care.
Hello, I am an experienced therapist offering counselling sessions for adults and young people aged 14 and over. I provide professional insight and perspectives in approaching problems to enhance well being and create an overall positive change in understanding. This helps make meaning out of life in the "here and now" and also provides support with ongoing benefits in making life choices for the future. When situations or context do not have solutions, supporting the process of emotional healing is the focus of therapy.
0191 917 9391
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Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
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Andrew Brown
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I am experienced at working with a broad range of clients and psychological conditions. I have considerable experience working with trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, loss and bereavement, as well as survivors of emotional, physical and sexual abuse and neglect. I am comfortable working both short term and long term and will tailor my approach to suit each clients unique needs and time-scale. I often find clients want and need to be heard, validated and to have a trusted person to talk with in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment; to work through troubling thoughts, beliefs, experiences and deep suffering
07449 465568
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Newcastle upon Tyne NE2
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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.