Sexual Abuse Counselling in Hayling Island

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Photo of Amanda Halford, Counsellor in Hayling Island, England
Amanda Halford
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
Verified
Are you or a child you care for going through a tough time? Maybe your child’s behaviour or feelings of overwhelm are causing real difficulties at home or at school? You might be feeling unsupported? If you feel you’ve reached the point where having someone to listen would help you or your teen then I provide a safe confidential space in which behaviours, feelings and relationships can be explored. You will experience the freedom to talk about and make sense of what is making you feel sad, mad, frustrated or anxious!
023 9431 1759
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Hayling Island PO11
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www.juliepikecounselling.co.uk
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I worked 10 years with adults & young people for Rape Crisis so have extensive experience of domestic violence, rape, grooming, childhood sexual abuse & trauma work.
Based in Portsmouth Work face to face, online & phone BA(Hons)Humanistic Counsellor BACP Accredited 14 years ..I work with addictions, drug, alcohol & gambling
07947 351146
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Portsmouth PO2
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Waitlist for new clients
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Del Atkins
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Hi my name is Del Atkins and I'm a counsellor, offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) and supervision, I offer face to face counselling and supervision to young people 16+ and adults in Fareham, Portsmouth and the surrounding area from rooms in Fareham. I have completed over 4500+ hours with clients since completing a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Person Centered Counselling in 2009. I have worked with clients on their journeys who are experiencing bereavement, depression, eating disorders, self confidence worries, sexuality, self image issues, trauma, rape & sexual assault etc....
01329 557308
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Fareham PO16
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Waitlist for new clients
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Jeni Gill
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Verified
Hello I’m Jeni. As an experienced Dramatherapist I have found that when things are too hard to talk about initially, creativity can help us to express and process and then release what no longer serves us. My private practice allows me to work online with adults, and young people, and in a Primary school with a specialist speech and language unit. I have also worked in numerous Secondary schools. I have experience in working with anxiety, low self esteem, pre and post bereavement, fostering and adoption (life story work) neurodiversity and survivors of sexual assault
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Portsmouth PO1
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Lana Kelleher Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I highly specialise in trauma and post traumatic stress disorder, sexual abuse , domestic violence, anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self-confidence, eating disorders, relationship issues.
My job is to help you look after your emotional and mental wellbeing in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. We will work together to understand and clarify your concerns, explore your difficulties and identify meaningful and lasting changes you would like to make in order to improve your life. My job will not stop there as I will empower you to achieve your goals, find your own solutions to your problems, develop your own strengths and skills that you can use when dealing with life challenges.
01243 957263
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Chichester PO19
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Shanti therapeutic practice
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I cover a wide range of presenting issues; I specialise in obesity, disordered eating, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, addiction issue, sexual abuse and trauma, bereavement, low esteem and confidence, self harm and relationship problems.
I am here to help you through this difficult time, even if the issues you face feel insurmountable; we will use our time to develop a genuine and professional relationship which becomes the platform for your discovery and growth. The therapeutic space will make you feel comfortable, trusting and safe, and I will support you to make positive changes in your life. I use a wide range of creative therapies to provide every opportunity to explore your worries. Ultimately we all want to be happy and able to enjoy all that life has to offer; you have the power to take control of the problems weighing you down, let me help you achieve it.
01243 974586
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Chichester PO19
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Kim Hosier
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. I have helped people with a wide range of issues including relationship difficulties, bereavement, childbirth and depression. I am also experienced in working with adult survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.
07723 469228
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Emsworth PO10
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Becker Cox
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
I've been where you are now, looking for a therapist and not sure who to choose! Deciding to have therapy and choosing who to embark on the journey with can be a daunting prospect. But, you’ve taking the first step to sharing your difficulties and that’s a great start. Having had my own therapy I know how important it is to find the right therapist. I offer a safe, welcoming space for you to share what is happening for you. I won’t judge or tell you to do things. I will support you with the choices you make. I offer appointments from 8am to 8pm and may be available at short notice.
07480 487766
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Chichester PO19
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Louise Mahoney
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I work with young people and adults. I have extensive experience of working with trauma and sexual and domestic abuse. The basis of my model is person-centred. I integrate other counselling approaches but always maintain a client-led process based on client need. I work relationally with clients to support them in their personal journey towards growth, understanding and hope. I am also a qualified clinical supervisor.
01243 979827
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Portsmouth PO18
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Not accepting new clients
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Raff Knight
Psychotherapist, PsychD, BACP
Verified
Verified
I am a warm, caring professional offering safe non judgemental space . I work with all aspects of complex trauma, abuse, relationships, anxiety, depression, bereavement, addictions and depression. I have many years experience and have accumulated many professional skills. This enables me to put together a therapeutic structure to suit your individual needs, which will help you to make sense of where you are and where you want to be. We all need help at some point in our lives, and have personal challenges which we may not understand. I am here to support you on your unique individual , transformational journey.
01243 219094
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Havant PO9
Not accepting new clients
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Alison Cassy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Life can throw many challenges at us, and whilst we may often cope well, we sometimes need a little support from someone unrelated to our lives. This is where effective counselling, tailored to the individual or couple, has its place. I am experienced via the NHS, charities and private practice in helping individual and couple clients explore a wide range of personal and relationship issues. I specialise in working with trauma, sex offending issues, sex and pornography addictions and other paraphilias. I offer a totally non-judgmental, confidential space to safely explore your current difficulties.
01243 957232
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Chichester PO20
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Claire Wain
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Hello there and welcome. Sometimes life can be overwhelming for all sorts of reasons and we may need a little help to try and work our way through it. Counselling can give us the help we need, by offering a safe place to sit with someone who is there to help you through those tough times. I understand that the decision to have counselling can perhaps be a difficult one, but I believe that together we can ease those fears and anxieties. Then, as we begin to develop a therapeutic and healing relationship, you will hopefully begin to feel more able to share all that is on your mind.
01489 357193
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Portsmouth PO1
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Colin James Campbell-Dunlop
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
ONLINE SESSIONS AVAILABLE VIA SKYPE AND FACETIME. I work with adult individuals and couples. Sometimes we find challenges in life be they with relationships, a loss or bereavement or difficulties with work. Stress, anxiety and low mood can all impact how we engage with life and it can be helpful to discuss these matters in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential setting. If you would like to address any difficulties that you might be facing and to establish a way forward for you Counselling may be the solution for you. I have an established practice in Kent working from two locations in Farningham and Westerham.
07480 486630
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Portsmouth PO1
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Caroline Wright
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Hello, I'm Caroline, a fully qualified MBACP Counsellor. I'm proud to work with clients from all cultures, ethnicities & sexual orientations. I'm a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), HACP and The Black African & Asian Therapy Network (BAANT). I'm currently working with clients both within the UK and overseas via Zoom.
023 8235 3720
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Lee-on-the-Solent PO13
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Monica B. Martins
Counsellor, BACP
Are you struggling? You have no energy, can't sleep or have no motivation at all? You don't know why you feel this way... or you do know why but feel stuck... If everything seems helpless and pointless... I can help you find your spark again.  I work with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, and traumatic experiences in childhood and adulthood. Addiction. Anger management. Domestic abuse. Work stress/burnout. I don't have a magic wand to heal you. But I promise to work with you from a non-judgmental, collaborative and confidential approach.
023 8202 8927
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Southsea PO5
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Dan Angel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
'It's ok not to be ok... Your issues, conflicts, feelings and emotions are always valid. Even if it seems like other people have experienced ‘worse’ or experienced the same and don’t feel affected by them. Even if what troubles you happened a long time ago, even if no one knows, your hurting is real and you deserve a space to talk about it. It isn’t desperate or needy or attention-seeking, it’s self-care and probably the bravest thing you’ll ever do...'
01983 214856
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Ryde PO33
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Eleos Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
We are experiencing HIGH demand - waitlist for 1:1 therapy in Winchester. O-25+ Child and Young Adult. Therapy, Assessment: Are you worried about your child's mental health? Or you're a young person/adult – do you feel unsatisfied with life? Are you wishing you could improve your mood, worry less? We offer therapy for 0-25+ (in Winchester, Emsworth, online), parenting support and assessments. Offering CBT, ACT, DBT, DDP. With experience working with self-harm, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and trauma. We are experienced in working with Neurodiversity, diagnosing ADHD and Autism.
01962 587849
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Emsworth PO10
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Gaynor Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a highly experienced counsellor and my aim is to create a positive, trusting environment in which I help you to help yourself. I provide a safe and caring professional counselling and psychotherapy service. I am an empathic and approachable person working in a non-judgemental and confidential way. By exploring your past, the causes of present day problems are often revealed. We can't change the past, but we can gain understanding allowing you to relate differently to yourself, others and problems in order to choose to make changes or find acceptance.
023 8235 6102
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Portsmouth PO1
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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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Portsmouth PO1
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Stephen Burt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
You may be wondering why you do some of the things you do, things that may be harmful to yourself or others, or that keep bringing you back to square one. Perhaps you feel lonely, even when you are with other people, or stuck in the process of making a difficult decision or transition. You may be struggling with depression or anxiety, or feel stressed and find it hard to relax. Whatever your reason for ending up at my page, your being here shows that you have, at the very least, a glimmer of hope that things could be better, and a sense that you need someone to help you on your journey.
07403 940007
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Chichester PO18
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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.