Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Margate

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Clare Eldred
Psychologist, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified
Verified
I work with people with a wide range of issues but have particular experience in working with people with PTSD and trauma.
I am a chartered Health Psychologist providing individual therapy to adults in Kent and online. I have many years experience working as a psychologist in the voluntary sector, civil service, NHS and independent practice. I work with a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing.
01227 931710
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Margate CT9
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Angelo Williams
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a qualified counsellor with extensive experience working with people struggling with PTSD , OCD, General Anxiety Disorder, panic disorder, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties. Counselling can help people in distress and lead to changes in the way they see themselves and feel about their situation. Counselling however is not just for crisis, so I am also open to working with people who want to access counselling as part of personal development. I will be able to help you recognise and acknowledge underlying feelings, makes sense of them and draw on any new meanings which emerge to make positive changes in your life.
01843 264845
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Margate CT9
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Eden Therapy Counselling Services
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Hi, my name is Amanda. Life sucks sometimes, doesn’t it? Do you want to talk to someone who will listen without judging, and respond with genuine empathy? If you want to feel more equipped and confident to handle what life throws your way, I’m here to help. Whether you are struggling with anxiety and depression, relationship issues or past trauma it’s always good to talk to someone. Why not give counselling a go and see how it might help you?
01843 263414
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Margate CT9
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Vela Robinson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
We all face times in our lives when we feel lost, anxious, and overwhelmed. We may find it hard to get out of bed in the morning, or feel like no-one will understand what we are going through. Sometimes intense memories of a loss or a traumatic event in our past may be hindering us from moving forward, creating painful patterns in our day to day lives. Perhaps we just feel that something is 'off' and sense that we are not living our lives in the most fulfilling and meaningful way possible. I am a qualified Integrative counsellor trained to work with adults and young people, and want to help you find a way forward.
01843 264703
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Margate CT9
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Jill Hanney
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
Life can often present us with some difficult and painful challenges. How we respond to these challenges, will vary according to our life experiences, especially our early childhood experiences. Having the time and space to untangle and make sense of our past and it’s impact on our present, will help us move out of unhelpful thinking styles, help us move from being stuck in negative relationships and also help find ways to make the changes necessary in our lives. However, on occasion when the source of a persons difficulty is linked with traumatic experiences, then a more specialised trauma focused approach is required.
07540 610855
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Margate CT9
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Jayne Lambert
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Verified
With 20 years experience as a Counsellor & 10 years as an Art Psychotherapist within various NHS, Education and Community-based services, I've since specialised in EMDR therapy and am now an Accredited Practitioner with the EMDR Association UK & Ireland. Although EMDR is widely recognised as a trauma-focused therapy, it can effectively treat a broad range of issues, often in a relatively short-term time-frame. EMDR helps process intense emotions, self-limiting beliefs & behavioural patterns in the present which seem stuck on repeat, as they often track back to distressing or overwhelming relational-issues or life events in the past.
07480 486561
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Margate CT9
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Sarah Jane Horsley
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling down, struggling with depression and/or anxiety, pretending everything is OK when it's not? Do you have the sense that life has passed you by, that you lack purpose and drive? Maybe you've lost that sense of self, suffer low self-esteem or feel that you just don't belong? Are you struggling with trauma/past abuse or feel isolated, anxious and lonely? Perhaps you have relationship difficulties or health issues that are getting you down? Maybe you're elderly or stuck at home, feeling forgotten? These are all good reasons to access counselling and help you move forward in life. I look forward to hearing from you.
01225 969965
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Margate CT9
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Paul Dorkin
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I offer kind, professional integrative therapy based upon our relationship and respecting your unique value. People seek psychotherapy for many significant reasons, it takes courage to face issues that are causing suffering or challenging you to heal and evolve. I aim to offer a warm, confidential and compassionate space so that as far as possible you feel secure, encouraged and ready to work through your challenges. I’m led by what you feel open to working with as you are the expert on your own experience. Therapy is short or long term. Sessions are held in purpose built rooms within easy reach of Canterbury with good parking.
01227 931239
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Margate CT9
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Alice Davies
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Verified
My name is Alice and I am an Art Psychotherapist. Art psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that offers the creative process of art making as a way for you to express your thoughts and feelings. The combination of art making and talking provides you with a flexible and gentle approach, at a pace that suits you, which can really help when exploring more difficult emotions. I am a fully qualified and registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). I work with adolescents, young adults and adults.
01843 265387
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Margate CT9
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Louise Fernandes
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Verified
As an experienced Art Therapist I believe art making can be a useful way for self expression, reflection and healing when faced with difficult life stresses and experiences. Starting therapy can be a daunting experience but the use of art making in my practice as well as my comfortable, safe, empathic approach provides a reassuring and nurturing environment. Art Therapy provides verbal and non-verbal insight and can provide the sub-conscious a chance to allow thoughts, feeling and emotions be expressed in a safe way. It is for suitable for everyone, regardless of artistic ability and is an opportunity to communicate creatively.
01843 264859
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Margate CT9
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Sam Clark
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, I’m Sam and I want to help you feel better. You're unique, so I tailor therapy to suit you and your needs, whether that is the alleviation of depression or anxiety, improving relationships, recovering from trauma or for personal development. I value honesty, warmth, humour, professionalism and respect for self and other. I've been a practising therapist for over 15 years and I take pride in offering a high-quality, affordable and research-informed therapy service. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them heal, transform and reach goals, using my training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP).
07449 819907
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Margate CT9
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Zoe Walters
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Counselling for Adults, Children & Adolescents People come to me with various worries or concerns and each issue is 'individual & personal' and can cross over many different headings over a period of time, and I have listed a few for you to consider, however, it may be easier to call me and discuss a way forward, I understand how daunting it will be just looking at this website, this is the first step in your journey'.
01843 268791
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Margate CT9
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Christine Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome. Finding the right therapist can feel a bit challenging and I would encourage always to try a few different ones before you decide. You are welcome to contact me to ask any questions that you may have by email or text is the best way to do this and from there we can arrange to speak on the phone at a time that suits you. I have been coaching clients for the last 16 years. My clients have described me as easy to talk to and relaxed, though I do offer a free assessment which is a two-way meeting to see how we get along, so you can dip your toe in the counselling/therapy water with no obligation.
07480 788358
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Margate CT9
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Mabelle Peñalver
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Counselling is all about listening, sometimes to what is not even being said. As a counsellor I have no agenda except your welfare, development and insight, to help you find the path which best suits you. Crucial to this is developing a trusting, consistent relationship within which we can explore far and wide, whilst remaining safe and contained. I am a Registered MBACP counsellor with years of experience in clinical work in community services, GP surgeries and private practice. Talking therapy is nothing new, it helps, it can change lives and transform individuals.
07723 436203
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Margate CT9
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Beverley Liffen-Latter
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Whatever is troubling you, counselling can help. Together we can work through your challenges and issues, find a way to make sense of any difficulties you face. My name is Beverley and I am a qualified counsellor with experience of counselling adults, children and adolescents. Deciding to begin counselling can be a challenging and emotional experience. You are more than welcome to contact me if you have any questions.
01843 264804
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Margate CT9
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Dr Lana Renny
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Currently based in London and Margate with over eleven years of experience in the NHS working therapeutically with adults, young people and families. In my current NHS role as a Senior Psychologist I offer individual therapy and family work in addition to providing consultation, training and supervision to staff. If you are struggling with anxiety, stress or low mood, or perhaps low self esteem and relationship problems, I am here to support you.
020 3322 2419
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Georgette Anderson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
I currently provide CBT for a variety of issues, including; depression, anxiety, PTSD , phobias, social anxiety and low self esteem.
Welcome to my profile page. I appreciate that taking those first steps to see a therapist can be scary. We may have fears of being judged, concerns that it might not work out, and with so many therapists out there how do we pick the right one?! These are all perfectly normal thoughts and feelings to have. I will provide a non judgmental, safe space to help you explore the relationship between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, to help you reach your goals. I have over 15 years experience working in mental health and substance misuse services and am fully accredited with the BABCP.
01227 202648
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Broadstairs CT10
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Darren Neal
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Being understood and accepted, without judgement and with compassion, is the most important experience we can receive from another person. I have a extensive experience working with trauma( PTSD &CPTSD), bereavement, anxiety (fear), abuse, mental health issues, depression as well as general feelings of hopelessness and sadness and I will offer my experience and knowledge to help empower you to experience yourself, understand yourself and feel more confidant and emotionally connected. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I can be found on their website.
020 3917 4037
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Office is near:
Dover CT9
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Terry Balby
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed or worried ? Perhaps your mood has been low for a while and you can’t seem to shift that feeling. Sometimes life events such as losing a loved one, relationship break-ups, family problems or work issues can leave us feeling helpless. Perhaps you are considering help to untangle your thoughts. Maybe you think a lot about things that have happened in the past that still affect you. Sometimes there may be a sense that life is lacking in meaning and direction. We can all lose sight of who we really are and what we want from life.
07480 559342
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Broadstairs CT10
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Debbie M Wright
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am an Counsellor, Trauma informed Therapist and EMDR Therapist. I am based in Canterbury area as well as being an ACTO approved Cyber/Online therapist. I work with a wide range of issues specialising in Trauma & Loss, with a special focus on Women’s health and the Menopause. I work with clients on a short and long-term basis. Whether your concern is in relation to recent events or to do with past experiences I offer a safe and confidential environment to explore and reflect and manage your issues. I am a BUPA and EAP recognised Therapist.
07480 788163
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Broadstairs CT10
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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.