Sexual Abuse Counselling in Shoreham-by-Sea

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Hannah Stocks
Counsellor, BACP
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For me and my practice, it is really important to understand and acknowledge the complexity of every individuals experience. I endeavour to do this by holding an open mind and creating a safe boundaried space in which we can both get to know you better. I encorporate a range of theories and skills in order to best facilitate your individual process and needs. Within my practice I work with a range of issues such as anxiety & depression, sexual abuse , trauma, sexuality exploration, gender, anger, loss, illness and body image. I am currently working online.
01273 099026
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Sarah Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
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Life can be difficult and its easy to feel things are impossible, feeling unable to cope or out of control. You may want things to change, or want to change something about yourself. Counselling can help you understand and deal with difficult feelings and situations, counselling is not just about helping you solve problems its about helping you make positive changes. I have experience in a wide range of issues such as: Bereavement, Anxiety, Substance Misuse, Anger, Relationships, Self Harm, Low Self Esteem and Sexual Abuse . Together we can focus on whatever is important to you.
01273 005924
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Katy Gilardi
Counsellor, MBACP
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My areas of expertise include mood disorders (such as anxiety and depression); difficulties in relationships; addictive and compulsive behaviours; intrusive thoughts and OCD; pregnancy loss, infertility and postpartum depression; a history of sexual abuse .
Thanks for stopping at my profile. I'm an experienced and dedicated psychodynamic therapist and I work primarily with adults in my private practice in Hove. I am very passionate about psychodynamic therapy as I've had the first-hand experience of how it can help people overcome and resolve a variety of issues, from mild to severe. Psychodynamic therapy is an in-depth psychological intervention which is explorative in nature and focused on free expression. Often open-ended, it offers rewards for those who undertake it that can be life-changing, including a robust sense of self, easier relationships and an ability to live free of fear
01273 032477
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Sarah Williams
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
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I am a specialist trauma counsellor, with over eight years experience of working with survivors of rape and sexual abuse .
I’m Sarah and I work in a person centred way, this means that I listen with empathy, and I will always regard you and your experiences with compassion and understanding. In this environment, which is warm and supportive, I am committed to helping clients confront and challenge any blocks they may have in their emotional life. This may be around difficult life events. Perhaps you are lacking confidence in the ability to achieve desired goals. Counselling is a safe place to explore complex emotions and to find a way out of depression, low motivation or self esteem. You just need to take the first step.
01903 924249
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Kerry Louise Greene
Counsellor, MBACP
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I would image you find yourself here after looking at quite a few other profiles, or you are just starting off your initial search for a counsellor. Whatever your situation, I'm sure you're just hoping that someone's profile speaks to you in some way. Therapy is a big step; you’re realising you want to make changes to your life and that takes courage. My role is to be alongside you, to explore what is important to you right now without pressure or interruption.
01273 092963
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Sussex Arts Psychotherapies
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
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I am a qualified and highly experienced art psychotherapist/environmental arts therapist who has worked with adults and children for over 19 years. I deliver meaningful and creative therapy sessions, and love every moment of it. My aim is to make a positive difference to people's lives - from young to old. I have a firm belief in the power of creativity, nature and the outdoors to promote sustained mental and physical health. I am passionate about what I do and love having the opportunity to help people connect to themselves through art therapy.
01273 092691
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Claire Elmes
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I offer a wide range of services & would love to help you. I can work with adults, children & groups of professionals. I can help if you are feeling sad, anxious, have low self esteem, you might be struggling with lifestyle, sleep, routine & creating habits that stick and want some changes. Quite often these things stem from past experience, you might have suffered trauma such as bullying, abuse, parental separation. I am also helping companies and HR managers with creating well-being support & positive changes returning to the 'hybrid' way of working following COVID 19. I also offer Supervision to other practitioners.
01273 076765
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MB Counselling
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MNCS Accred
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Hello I am Malcolm Bateup from MB Counselling Services. I provide both 1.1 and couples counselling using an integrative approach that enables individuals and couples to move forward from being stuck by difficult and complex experiences that have happened out of their control in their lives. Due to the pandemic after carrying out a covid risk assessment I have made an ethical decision to provide specialist video link to enable everyone to feel safe rather than my treatment room. If you would like to find out more I can be contacted through Www.mbc-relationships.co.uk &www.mbcounselling-sussex.com and 07443507711 Take care Malcolm
01903 680461
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Maud Ray
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
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I am a Couple Psychosexual Psychotherapeutic Therapist (Tavistock trained) (PG Dip), MBACP registered, COSRT registered , BSc (Hons) Psychology, with a wide range of clinical experience from both the public and private sectors. I offer a range of services, face to face in the Brighton area and ONLINE covering: sexuality, intimacy and relationship issues, menopause related issues, anxiety, anger management, pain management. I also offer reflective and mentoring practice for professionals working in busy, demanding clinical or organisational settings, for those who choose to deepen their body/mind connection.
01273 092176
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Joanne Walker
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
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At times we can struggle with our circumstances and relationships. This may result in feeling confused and overwhelmed. Traumas past and present impact upon our quality of life and coping mechanisms can fail or become unhelpful. Counselling allows some time and space to focus on your issues and it can provide insight and clarity. It's an opportunity for honest open communication, without the fear of judgement and negative repercussions. This self-exploration tends to aid growth and healing, ultimately resulting in change and acceptance. I support you rather than diagnose or label, being with you through life's challenges.
07474 173880
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Tanya Nielson
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
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Counselling and Psychotherapy can be a space to explore current or past concerns, desires and hopes. You may be wanting to get to grips with an aspect of yourself that keeps tripping you up or is holding you back in some way. You may be struggling with current losses, relationship difficulties, adversity, or have a sense of longing that you cannot make sense of. You may have experienced a sense of low self-esteem/ self-worth due to early experiences of being misunderstood or unaccepted for who you are or have experienced neglectful parenting or trauma or simply need a space in your life to figure something out.
01273 917443
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Steven Mason
Counsellor, BACP
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The idea of starting therapy may be overwhelming. You may be feeling anxious, depressed or lost, and not knowing how you got to where you are now. I aim to listen to you share your problems, stories and experiences. I am interested in what you have to say and understand how difficult it may be for you to share your feelings with others, especially if they involve traumatic experiences. I work relationally, meaning that I am invested in supporting you to achieve your goals.
01273 934599
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Brian Farrell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
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My person-centred modality carries the core belief that we are all born innately good. Things happen to us along our journey in life. Learnt behaviour and experiences shape our thoughts and feelings in our development. We can repeat our reactions to circumstances when they occur in adulthood. We can become unconscious of our behaviours because of the busy lives we lead. It's as if our experiences stick to us like "papier mache' " in the developmental years, forming a different self. This can be an uncomfortable and unwelcome reality that we want to change in adulthood or when it becomes painful, but we often do not know how to.
01273 092561
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Kevin Behan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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If there is dissatisfaction in your life, be it the pain of depression, disconnection, anxiety, anger or bereavement, therapy can help. I work integratively - taking into account the many views of human functioning (psychodynamic, person centred, CBT, object relations) and together we can explore and work towards you having more satisfying, healthier, and more fulfilling relationships. Ongoing, we can look together at how to develop skills to solve future issues.
01273 032478
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Helen Jardine-Hodges
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Hello and welcome to my profile page. My name is Helen and I have a BA (Hons) Degree in Humanistic Counselling and a Diploma in Supervision (DipSup). I have worked as an counsellor for 12 years and assessor for 8 years for a charity supporting Carers in West Sussex. Before that I worked for an organisation, funded by the NHS, that supported families of people with substance misuse. I continue to work for charities but I also have my private practice and supervise other Counsellors. Please contact me to discuss what you want from counselling and fees.
01273 005931
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T.H. Psychotherapy & Counselling
MSc
Therapy is not always easy to initially reach out and seek. Whether traumatic issues are being battled with, or you, or your young person are simply struggling with the challenging act of being human, T.H. Psychotherapy and Counselling is here to help. It makes sense that sometimes you need professional, experienced insight to enable yourself, or your young person, to understand emotions and feelings, learn how to overcome the difficulties that are being experienced, and to focus on positive growth.
01273 092265
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Will Geffin
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCS Accred
Verified
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I offer Integrative therapy and counselling to help people to deal with and change unhelpful, disturbing thoughts, feelings and behaviours. These can be recent issues or problems you may have struggled with for a long time. The good news is – it is possible to change and to live a better, more fulfilling life. I help clients to deal with depression and low mood, anxiety and performance anxiety, stress and panic, relationship problems, anger and low self-esteem, bereavement and health/body issues, difficult past experience and post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive, compulsive behaviour.
01273 032543
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Broadway
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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Hello, my name is Debbie part of Broadway Counselling services. I have a degree in Humanistic counselling and I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. It can be a really big step to accept that you may have thoughts or concerns that you need support with. You may feel depressed, frustrated, discontent or issues such as self esteem, anxiety, addiction, relationships or bereavement, or you may just want to heard someone to understand you.
01903 947019
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Rob Rhodes-Kubiak
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified
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Whatever you are struggling with, whatever is on your mind, whatever is causing you difficulty - I am here to help. Whether it be relationship issues, mental health, stress, work or family - or indeed something else - please contact me and we can talk it through. I have experience, training and qualifications in working with many different people and different issues. Counselling with me will provide you with the space to talk, share, and work through your difficulties and the possible solutions together.
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Paul Goodall
Counsellor, MBACP
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I believe that every person has their own unique story. What happens in our lives as our story unfolds shapes who we are, how we see and experience the world and how we feel about it and fit within it. Counselling can help people discover who they are, learn about their relationships, understand past events, help them get a deeper understanding of themselves, who they are and learn new ways to live their lives and discover who they are. Counselling can help people change from feeling that their story is being written for them and learn how to start writing it for themselves. I currently have some availability to take new clients.
01273 037835
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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.