Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Ilford

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Donna Gold
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
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My name is Donna and I am a qualified Counsellor who runs her own private practice called Through the Trees Counselling. I absolutely love my role as a counsellor. Why? because I love supporting people to be the best versions of themselves and I hope that I can help you too. I am experienced at supporting teenagers and adults encountering anxiety, depression, frustrated, family & relationship breakdowns, bullying, addiction - drugs & alcohol, peer pressure, caring what others think of you, OCD, low self-esteem, feeling stuck, confidence, work related issues, negative thoughts, confidence, loneliness, bereavement, trauma and PTSD .
020 4538 5824
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Rita Edah Counsellor | Psychotherapist | Supervisor
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
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Many of my counselling clients have suffered with anxiety and depression brought about by different difficulties in their lives, while others have struggled with symptoms of PTS/ PTSD .
Do you suffer with anxiety, depression, guilt or shame? Do you feel isolated because of a breakdown in family relationships, separation or divorce, betrayal or estrangement? Are you suffering from post traumatic stress? Perhaps major life changes have left you feeling lost, stuck, confused, distressed or ashamed?
07452 122682
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Dalvinder (Kay) Sawali
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I work with: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship difficulties, Phobias, Eating disorders, Panic attacks, PTSD , Emotional and domestic abuse.
I am a qualified Integrative psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Psychological Society (MBPSs) and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I hold A BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology and an MSc degree in Therapeutic Counselling.
07459 023014
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Anne Quibael-Forman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem concerns, and life transitions are all part of the journey that we go on and are very challenging to face. A safe, non-judgemental, and confidential space is essential for you to explore, discuss and discover yourself, this is what I offer. I believe that therapy is not about me telling you what to do, it is about nurturing your growth to help you discover solutions. My goal is to help you create a positive change in your life through therapy. Through our sessions together, we will develop a set of skills to address challenges and concerns that will help you live in the present moment
020 3995 0878
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Katherine Coates
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome. My name is Katherine Coates and I am a qualified Person Centred therapist. My journey to become a qualified counsellor started after I entered therapy myself so am well aware of how terrifying taking the first steps in asking for help can be. Therefore, I aim to offer a safe space where you feel accepted and valued enough that you can reveal your vulnerabilities without fear of judgement.
020 8106 2420
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Kosir Zafar
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
I have a passion for helping people to overcome personal challenges and elevate them to become empowered individuals. I am warm and empathic with the wealth of experience, which I have acquired over the years. I am a BACP registered therapist and counsellor, who supports a range of emotional challenges and mental health conditions. This could be anything from understanding loss and overcoming trauma, to breaking behavioural patterns, identity finding, and managing mental health diagnoses. ​ My integrative person-centred service combines a range of therapeutic models to ensure you receive the support that best suits your needs.
020 4538 3244
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Talking Souls Limited
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Most of the time in life, we are told to get on with it or to stop worrying. Are you familiar with this? At Talking Souls we understand your worries and that sometimes it's okay not be okay. Often, life puts us at a crossroads and we must decide which direction to take. Life brings many challenges that can be hard to handle. Psychological trauma, bereavement or loss can have devastating effects. Depression, hearing voices, or having suicidal ideation may be difficult to understand. Stress can be caused by relationship breakdowns, problems at work, or cultural issues. We can support you to gain a better understanding of yourself.
020 3835 3941
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Dr Romila Ragaven
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
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In my work, I am experienced in helping both adults and young people with a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, psychosis, relationship and interpersonal difficulties and trauma. I have a special interest in working with parents and their children, which can be helpful in understanding difficulties in parent-child relationships, and child related emotional and behavioural difficulties.
07403 932129
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Listening Companion
Counsellor, MBACP
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Hi, my name is Sultana Begum. I am of Bengali origin. Having been raised and lived for over forty years in London, I am a Londoner. I am also British, Asian, a European Muslim, a female, a wife, a daughter, a mother, a sister, an aunt, a friend, a colleague, a neighbour and as well as a counsellor, therapist and many more.... I believe who we are and who we think or believe we should be are not one and the same. I believe in today’s complex world of information overload, we can have many identities and that's okay. However, this can sometimes be overwhelming or confusing, leading to frustration and difficulties in living life full
07480 486929
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Kiran Saund Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
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Thank you for taking time to look at my profile. Life can feel pressured and stressed at times with no one to talk. Are you struggling to face challenges and difficulties but not sure how to overcome them? I can help you manage or deal with those challenges. We can arrange a suitable time for you to come and see me if you would like or we can arrange video call sessions if more suitable for you. During the consultation, you will tell me about yourself, reasons for seeking counselling and what you hope to gain. I will be able to give you information on how we will work together for you to decide if you wish to continue.
07723 437208
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Christelle Ntow
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
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I am a first-generation Londoner born and raised. I understand what it feels like to feel isolated and alone with your problems, I also understand what it feels like to be weary of seeking external support and the worry that may come with trying to find the ‘right’ therapist. Together we will work towards you learning more about yourself and in turn you being able to tap into your power within.
01708 206816
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Farah Naz
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
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I work with anyone who is interested in exploring or changing their situation, thoughts or feelings. We can discuss your issues on a deep level and resolve them using simple, intelligent ways forward. These ways forward will include CBT techniques, analytic understanding, and relaxation tools.
020 4538 2966
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Daniela Pahontu
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
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I love working with people and I enjoy helping them. I believe that each human being is capable of making changes in his/her life if he/she wants to. I am willing to help people to increase their self-awareness, to find their skills, motivation and willpower to set their goals and fulfil their dreams. I am an Accredited BACP counsellor (MBACP).
07481 343901
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Grief Support Services
Counsellor
Are you struggling with feelings such as shock, guilt, regret, or anger? Stuck in emotional pain and it is affecting what you do or can't do? Not coping well with changes that are making your life unmanageable? Loss and grief is such a personal, unique experience that needs to be processed to mine the meaning of the relationship for you. Working with me, a highly experienced bereavement specialist, can give you the confidence in making the pathway to healing smoother. With support and guidance, it is possible to respond in different ways to our wounding experiences. And maybe even learn to cope well with future losses, too.
020 4538 8843
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Shahanara Begum
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Are you someone who is feeling stuck or alone, struggling with depression or anxiety? Sometimes we go through low points in life and need some support to get through it. I offer a non-judgemental and a confidential space for all my clients. I work with my clients to heal from traumatic/painful experiences. I help clients to learn to value themselves, increase their self-worth and being their authentic selves. Whether your goal is to overcome depression/anxiety, or feel like you've lost direction in life, I will endeavour to assist you to reach your goal. I am in my late 40's and have also been through my own healing journey.
07479 272344
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Janine Decordova
Counsellor, MBACP
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I am a trained Integrative Counsellor/ Psychotherapist, utilising the theoretical models Psychodynamic and Person centred. Depending on the focus of the work and needs I offer both short and long term therapy. At the heart of my work is a sincere, empathetic, and non-judgemental attitude towards my clients, creating a trusting relationship to allow them to feel comfortable and heard to express and explore their true selves and any problems without fear of judgement.
020 8016 3070
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Qing Brown
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
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I am a psychodynamic therapist who is specialised in emotional problems, relationship problems and acute/ historical trauma. Many people struggle in life because their emotions, thoughts and decision making process are dictated by the maladaptive patterns that enabled them to survive in the past but restrict them from living a fulfilling life. I can help you identify these mal-adaptive patterns, release the trapped emotions and develop an adaptive coping mechanism that would set you free and allow you to thrive in life.
07453 250664
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WeCounsel Mental Health Counselling Therapy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
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​I believe that you are the expert of your life so I see myself as a facilitator of your therapeutic journey and someone eager to explore with you, your internal/external world. I will give you my respectful and undivided attention. I will create an atmosphere where you will feel psychological comfort, support, and emotional security in which you can remain yourself when communicating with me. The therapeutic journey offers us inner peace in that exploring and processing our emotions can help us reach a place of self-acceptance, growth, and self-development.
01708 987793
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Ajay Lamba
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
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Ajay Lamba has delivered psychotherapy in private hospitals, NHS hospitals and private practice, which has provided a wealth of experience with people from diverse backgrounds and all age groups. His academic and work career has been focused on helping people achieve their goals of recovery by relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety, from mild to severe psychological difficulties.
023 9200 3294
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KG Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Would you like to improve your personal and professional relationships and set healthy boundaries? Life can be overwhelming and this can make us feel sad, lost, lonely and feelings of anxiety may arise. Speaking to someone in a confidential and safe space can be very helpful in understanding who you are, your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and making some sense of you as a whole person, mind, body and spirit.
07449 339151
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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.