Sexual Abuse Counselling in Newcastle

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Photo of Jaye Amelia Donnellan, Psychotherapist in Newcastle, England
Jaye Amelia Donnellan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I specialise in working with survivors of domestic and sexual abuse , creating safety and warmth.
It can feel like such a leap in searching for someone to help, especially when it feels like most therapists seem to be saying the same things. I can identify with that, I found it difficult to know which direction to turn when I needed support and often felt like the profiles I was reading were too similar to be able to make a choice. I hope that, in reading this, you can get a sense of who I am and what I can offer you. If you are struggling to move forward and want to find a way through the darkness so life becomes less overwhelming then I can walk beside you, helping you to feel less scared.
01243 212052
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Newcastle ST5
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Jemisant Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified
Verified
Have you had a challenging experience of  being on critical care unit as health professional, or patient or relative?   Maybe the pandemic has left you feeling completely overwhelmed and you are experiencing compassion fatigue? Are you living with the stigma of HIV or experiencing a life changing condition? Maybe you are not sure why your life is the way it is, it could be as a result of child hood trauma through abuse or neglect? I will offer you a safe space to explore how this is affecting you and what you want to do. You will discover the solution that works for you.
01782 493423
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Newcastle ST5
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Jo Shenton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Welcome. Are you here because you are struggling with something in your life and need some help and support? Perhaps you are experiencing some symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, trauma or addiction? Or something else? Would you like someone to listen to you in a confidential, safe place, without judgement? Are you interested in improving your confidence and increasing your self-esteem? Life can really test us at times and we may be unable to find the answers within ourselves or indeed from our family and friends.
01782 983532
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Newcastle ST5
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Paul Hammersley
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
I recently celebrated 25 years as a CBT therapist. I am now also qualified in EMDR In. addition my therapy practice I have taught CBT for many years. I was programme director for post graduate CBT training at Manchester and Lancaster Universities, I have lectured at most UK universities and also abroad in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Sweden, Spain, Holland and Brazil. I have been widely published on the relationship between negative life events and psychological distress including as a first author in The British journal of Psychiatry
0161 509 6208
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Newcastle ST5
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Lydia Jenkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
So, you may have reached the point where you are ready to make a change. You may be looking to understand yourself in a deeper way and break free of the patterns of the past. You might be sick of that chest gripping fear of anxiety, or carrying around those weighty chains of depression and you are looking to make that first step towards an easier way of living. There may be trauma from the past that is shadowing your life or you may be struggling with difficult emotions such as anger or grief. Let's take the next step together.
01782 493349
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Newcastle ST5
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Not accepting new clients
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Jayne Davis
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Feeling stuck, struggling to cope or feeling lost in your own head? Life is challenging and it’s not uncommon to experience periods in our life where we have lost our direction and meaning. Perhaps your past experiences are standing in the way of you leading the life you want. Talking your problems through with a professional can help you to make sense of things, uncover unconscious beliefs that may have been holding you back and work through difficult emotions.
01782 493193
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Newcastle ST5
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Melisa Adams
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
We are told how important exercise is for our physical wellbeing, our mental health is no different. Therapy does change lives and for that reason, if you are unhappy, stressed and not sure what to do, you need to remember that life is short and you deserve to live the life you want. Put yourself first, and do what makes you happy! My approach is integrative, which means that I am trained in several different modalities, allowing me to work in a way that suits each unique client.
01302 490114
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Newcastle ST5
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Dr Matt Johnson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
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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Newcastle ST5
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Kay Glover Counselling and Supervision
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
With over 15 years' experience as a counsellor, I can offer a calm, safe space for you to explore your feelings and begin to make changes toward the life you would like. If you feel anxious, depressed, are suffering from PTSD or feel suicidal, have general low mood or feel that the time is right to seek support please contact me for an initial chat. I work with a person-centred approach, integrating other ways of working to suit your needs. I offer a free consultation so that you can find out if you would like to begin your journey with me. Free parking and disabled access. Face to face, telephone or online appointments.
01782 493932
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Baldwin's Gate ST5
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Not accepting new clients
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Lauren Wilde
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have experience of working with trauma, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. I've worked with survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, bullying, and abuse. I offer a kind, caring, compassionate counselling service, whether it is face to face, online, or over the phone.
01782 980174
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Stoke-on-Trent ST1
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Steve Barlow Counselling & Supervision Services
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I am a BACP accredited, fully insured counsellor, supervisor and support group facilitator with nearly 20 years experience of working with clients both in an organisational setting and in private practice. Sessions are now available both online via secure video platforms and 'in person' at my consulting room in Stoke On Trent. I am well-versed in providing both long and short-term counselling arrangements, covering many issues from addiction, bereavement and abuse to anxiety, relationship concerns and sexuality and gender.
01763 291259
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Stoke-on-Trent ST1
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Emily Grant
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Issues I have worked with include; depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, anger, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts, relationship difficulties, workplace stress, serious illness, and many others. I have extensive experience working on a one-to-one basis with people who have a diagnosis of dementia and survivors of sexual violence and domestic abuse. I work with couples experiencing difficulties in many aspects of their relationships, such as infidelity, communication break down and sexual issues. I can also help couples to find an amicable end to a relationship.
01782 986071
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Stoke-on-Trent ST1
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Adela Ramona Moldovan
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My clinical experience as a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist encompasses many years working in a mental health setting and private practice dealing with a broad range of symptoms including, but not limited to, chronic trauma, loss or abuse, stress, anxiety, depression, marital difficulties, child-parent conflicts, self-harm, bi-polar disorder, addiction and border-line states – to name just some of the presenting issues.
01707 242075
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Stoke-on-Trent ST4
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Jessica Reed
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome! I understand how difficult it can be to embark on a journey of self healing and discovery such as counselling- whether you are ready to pick up the phone right this second or you are just browsing for now, the fact that you have made it this far is a huge step. I believe that no two individuals are the same and my practice reflects this.
01270 447601
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Stoke-on-Trent ST1
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Marie Brockley
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified
Verified
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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Stoke-on-Trent ST4
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Debbie Kindon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
For some, life throws us a curveball and often when we’re least expecting it. Others may feel that pressures have been building over a long period of time. We can face challenges and get stuck which sometimes can be overwhelming. Depression, anxiety, stresses and issues in life may lead you to needing a person to talk to who is neutral, non-judgmental, empathetic and a good listener. Your wellbeing is important to me so I will treat you with the upmost respect and work with you to help achieve your goals. Based in Eccleshall I am close to Stafford, Stone, Market Drayton, Loggerheads, Stoke, Newport and Telford.
07380 309229
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Stoke-on-Trent ST4
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Grey Space Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Are you going through a bereavement? Are you struggling with anxiety? Have you been suffering with low mood? Do you feel lost, alone or confused? Being human can be tough and we can all experience difficulties with our mental health. This does not mean you are broken or need to be ‘fixed’, but instead you are having a normal human response to an abnormally painful, difficult or scary experience - it can help to talk.
01889 227290
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Stoke-on-Trent ST1
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Photo of Nigel Cadman, Psychotherapist in Newcastle, England
Nigel Cadman
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I work in a person-centred manner which means that I value building a positive relationship with clients; working to create a safe and comfortable therapeutic environment. This means that I want you to feel able to talk and express yourself about anything that may be troubling you. We talk about whatever you chose, and you can do so without fear of judgement. This enables you to become more comfortable with things as you discuss your thoughts freely, giving you an opportunity to consider things from different perspectives and over time building your confidence to explore different options and possibilities that are open to you.
01270 433834
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Stoke-on-Trent ST1
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Karl Ryan Woolley
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with 18 years of experience of working within a range of psychological settings within both the NHS and private sector. Gathering from my experience, I can utilise various models of therapy such as CBT, EMDR and DBT. I have a particular interest in working with individuals who are struggling with PTSD, both single and complex presentations, using both CBT and EMDR approaches, which I have found to be effective methods. I am also keen to work with individuals who have long term physical health conditions and low self-esteem.
01270 447557
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Stoke-on-Trent ST1
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Helen Joy Green
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome, We all deserve a helping hand. Someone to lead us through the dark times. I believe I can offer this, by sharing my 16 years of practice, which has provided me with a vast experience/knowledge of working with adults, couples and young people. My passion is in the belief that we have the ability to grow and reach our potential. I work with compassion, genuineness and have a real passion for the effectiveness of the counselling process. I am a highly a sensitive person which helps me to empathise with others deeply. I value indifference and work in a non judgemental way.
01782 983552
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Stoke-on-Trent ST1
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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.