Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Leek

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Marie Brockley
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified
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How to explain what counselling is... If you're holding a cup of coffee and somebody accidentally bumps into you, you will most likely spill a drop or two, or depending on the bump impact a few spoonfuls or more. If there had been tea or something else in your cup, the result would be the same. Your emotions and feelings are like the coffee, because sometimes when life comes along and shakes you (which will happen to us all) whatever is inside your cup will spill out. Sometimes life can be easier until you get bumped.....but then you may need somebody to talk to, this is where counselling can help.
01538 712372
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Leek ST13
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Linda Szekely
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
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Hello. My name is Linda and I am a qualified Psychotherapist. I understand how hard it is to reach out for help, but through support and guidance things can change. If you are struggling to come to terms with something, or feel stressed, anxious, or feel like you are facing a challenge that you need support with, then please do get in touch. I have over 10 years’ experience of working with children, teenagers, and adults, with a variety of difficulties.
07588 737932
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Leek ST13
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Paula Charnley
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
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Hi I'm Paula I'm a qualified and experienced Counsellor. I offer you a safe and confidential environment in which to work out how to deal with life's challenges. I offer Sessions Face to face, online & by telephone. If you are and adults who is dealing with; bereavement, relationship issues, eating disorders, trauma, stress, anxiety and depression, identity issues or chronic illness I can help you. Sometimes reaching out for Counselling is the most difficult part. Book an initial free chat by phone and you can get a feel of how Counselling can help you.
01782 454397
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Leek ST13
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Need2Talk2Someone Counselling Services
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
Supporting people with anxiety, anger, relationship issues, frustration, avoidance and more. Are you noticing an inability to delay gratification? Whether that be difficulties with work-life balance, abusing alcohol, cigarettes, or food, not caring what happens or what anyone thinks and pushing 'dealing with it' away! All these traits come into play when stressed as negative coping strategies and making changes might mean digging down to find the source of your thoughts feelings and behaviours with a trained counsellor.
01538 712566
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Leek ST13
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Anabelle Elizabeth Tidmarsh
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
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Hello! I am Anabelle and I am a person-centred practitioner who believes that the counselling relationship is an invaluable way of empowering the client to find their own resilience and inner resources. I graduated from Keele University with a distinction in MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy, an achievement I am proud of and I believe my own experience as a client made possible. I am experienced in anxiety, trauma and low self-esteem.
01538 712527
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Leek ST13
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On the Horizon Counselling Services CIC
Counsellor, MBACP
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My name is Lisa Shaw. I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor of 9 years and consider myself as a Integrative counsellor which means I may use various models of counselling I am able to adapt my way of working to suit your needs throughout your journey. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP 273397. I have extensive experience working within the local area for various charities and local schools. I work with adults, young people and children with various issues. I specialise in working with attachment, anxiety, depression, confidence, self-esteem, resilience and self worth.
07807 204412
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Leek ST13
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Samantha Dawson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
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Hey, I’m Sami! A genuine and passionate Psychotherapist, with over a decades worth of practice and experience. Being trained in Person-Centred Therapy means we work collaboratively to explore the areas of your life you want to bring to therapy. We focus on your thoughts, feelings and emotions which come from these experiences. By acknowledging all these aspects, I hope we can bring a deeper understanding for you to be able to discover your full potential. ​
01733 902663
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Leek ST13
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Dr Matt Johnson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
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Hi, I'm Matt, thank you for reading my profile. I'm a Chartered and Registered Clinical Psychologist working with adults of all ages who are experiencing psychological difficulties. If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, fears and phobias, trauma, grief, loss and bereavement, work related stress, adjustment to significant life events, parenting stress, family and relationship difficulties, low self-esteem or confidence issues, I can help you to deal more effectively with the challenges that life throws at you, to focus your efforts on the goals and values that are most important and so move towards living the life you want.
01782 493119
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Leek ST13
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Sherwin Psychological Therapies
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
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Hi, my name is Gemma and I have been a therapist for over 10 years. I have experience clients with a variety of mental health concerns. There are no issues that are too big or too small for therapy. I can work with you for a short period of time, or for more long term therapy, depending on your needs. I am empathic, supportive, responsive and dynamic. I have a strong history of helping both children and adults overcome their difficulties and achieve their life goals, whatever they may be. I have a specialist interest in fertility counselling.
07723 490507
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Leek ST13
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Lara Myers
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
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I work with clients who have experienced relational trauma in childhood or as adults and the difficulties that arise : PTSD , depression, low self esteem, shame, anger and problems forming safe trusting relationships. I also specialise in bereavement Issues. I use an integrative approach which means I offer a non directive, non judgemental space to : develop coping mechanisms; explore what has happened and make sense of what you are experiencing; share information to increase understanding of how/why we respond as we do ; try out new ways of being and interacting with people; understand and trust yourself and your intuition.
07866 849412
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Bakewell DE45
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Anya Zinkivskay
Counsellor, MRes, BACP
Verified
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As an integrative practitioner with a background in psychology and neuroscience, I aim to structure the therapeutic process around the needs of my clients. My practice is based in New Mills, in a confidential, safe and empathic environment. I have extensive experience of therapeutic work with clients affected by issues such as loss, bereavement, trauma, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, addiction, phobias and PTSD , as well as specific learning difficulties. Furthermore, owing to a decade-long career in the HR industry, I am experienced at apply counselling techniques to address employment-related matters and career management.
01663 790112
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High Peak SK22
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Stephen Hadfield
Stephen Hadfield is a qualified NHS psychiatric nurse with Postgraduate training in counselling psychology. He also has experience of working as a lawyer specialising in medical negligence and childhood sexual abuse law. Stephen has a wide experience of working with PTSD clients and with NGOs operating in war zones. He has a special interest in the psychology of diabetes and has a number of high profile and celebrity clients. Stephen has wide experience in working with adult survivors of child sexual abuse.
07966 471060
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Macclesfield SK11
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Sally Eccleston
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Ed. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Welcome! My name is Dr. Sally Eccleston and I’m a registered psychologist specialising in a somatic approach to therapy, who works with adults, children, families and schools. I can help you or your child if you are experiencing anxiety and stress, or fear, anger, shutdown or PTSD as a result of trauma. My approach is unique as I offer therapeutic work combining my training in psychology and yoga which is very bespoke to each individual. If you are looking for sessions which combine body orientated therapeutic support with positive psychology and solution focused work, please do reach out for a chat.
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High Peak SK23
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Hope Therapy Hub
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
Hi, my name is Dawn. My background is as a registered mental health nurse and I have worked with children, young people, and families for over 25 years. I am also a dual-qualified psychotherapist and I work privately helping people from all age groups to overcome a wide range of mental health challenges which include: eating disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, trauma work including PTSD , relationship difficulties, autism, and attention deficit disorders to mention a few. I love my job and I am passionate about helping people achieve their goals and getting their lives back on track.
01433 447544
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Hope Valley S33
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Amy Walton
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Modern life has become complex and ever-changing. It can leave you feeling unsatisfied or in distress without really knowing why. Things may just not feel right, or you may be battling an issue that you have been experiencing for years. You may have turned to ways of coping that you would like to change or explore. Counselling provides a safe space for you to unravel your thoughts and make sense of your world. I believe you are the expert of your experience; I will listen and assist you in exploring and understanding your world. Together we will work towards enabling you to live a life in line with your values and needs.
01298 608992
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Buxton SK17
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Cath Townley
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
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I am a qualified and experienced counsellor/psychotherapist based in New Mills, High Peak. I offer weekday appointments. If you are finding some aspects of life to be difficult, I can work with you to make life more enjoyable. Sometimes it is not the obvious content of a therapy session which brings about change or growth, but the relational process of having a safe supportive counselling relationship which can help you to gain freedom from your fears and anxieties. The relationship I build with my clients empowers positive change. I also provide training to organisations and clinical supervision to other counsellors and trainees.
01663 798327
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High Peak SK22
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Rionach Casey
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
Hello and a warm welcome to you. You may have been struggling with an emotional problem for many years or be feeling stressed, anxious or generally overwhelmed. It is important that you feel comfortable enough to talk through your difficulties with the right person. I am a Person-Centred psychotherapist and supervisor supporting adults, young people and children, including with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, loss, grief, trauma and abuse and relationship issues. My aim is to create a safe and supportive counselling environment that allows us to explore your concerns and enables you to work towards positive change.
01663 790769
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High Peak SK22
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Anne Therapy Services
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi, I have been a counsellor for 24 yrs and supervisor for 14 yrs, working with adults and young people. My focus is very much on the client's needs and working at your pace, in a caring and safe way, looking at a wide range of short term, on-going and/or long term issues around trauma, stress, anxiety, phobias etc. which can affect your everyday life. I am also an Accredited Certified EFT Practitioner, which is known as a tapping tool, that can help you to overcome and let go of negative beliefs, emotions and thought patterns, and reduce anxiety that allows you to feel more relaxed and able to cope with every day life.
0161 696 8429
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Buxton SK17
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Lauren Hart
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified
Verified
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Drama and Two Master's Degree in Contemporary Theatre and in Dramatherapy. I qualified with a distinction in Dramatherapy from The University of Derby. I am a member of British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth) and registered with Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC). I specialise in working with children and young people in particular those that have experienced trauma. I have 15 years of experience working with children, young people and adults in a variety of educational, community and professional organisations.
01633 603584
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Hope Valley S33
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Kevan Owen
Psychotherapist
Hello, I'm Kevan. You may have arrived here because something isn't working for you, and you want to find a resolution to some difficulty, or personal challenge. It may be to do with present day stress, or uncertainty about what the future will hold, or feeling stuck due to old patterns of feeling from the past. Whatever the issue, my aim is to help you find clarity, to untangle the knots of anxiety, worry and distress, and to find a way forward.
0161 524 1761
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Macclesfield SK11
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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.