Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Smethwick

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MindCalm Ltd
Psychotherapist, MRes, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Smethwick B66
I commonly work with clients with symptoms of PTSD and/or Eating Disorders. I also work with people with other anxiety disorders and depression. People accessing my support are often looking to come to terms with traumatic events, or may be looking to overcome issues they face with eating such as restricted eating, fear of weight gain or over eating. It may also be that clients are looking for more general stress management, worry management or to address a specific phobia. Overall, however, people are often accessing therapy to achieve a particular set of goals so that they can function better and be happier in themselves.
I commonly work with clients with symptoms of PTSD and/or Eating Disorders. I also work with people with other anxiety disorders and depression. People accessing my support are often looking to come to terms with traumatic events, or may be looking to overcome issues they face with eating such as restricted eating, fear of weight gain or over eating. It may also be that clients are looking for more general stress management, worry management or to address a specific phobia. Overall, however, people are often accessing therapy to achieve a particular set of goals so that they can function better and be happier in themselves.
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Elizabeth Doggart Associates Ltd
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Smethwick B66
EDA Associates are a team of highly experienced Counsellors and Psychotherapists providing a range of therapies to help with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Low Self Esteem and all Trauma based issues including PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Our therapists are qualified in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desenistisation and Reprocessing) and Integrative Counselling. We work with Adults, Children and Adolescents. We see clients who self refer, as well as those who may have insurance such as BUPA or Aviva. We are always happy to discuss your counselling needs prior to your making an appointment.
EDA Associates are a team of highly experienced Counsellors and Psychotherapists providing a range of therapies to help with Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Low Self Esteem and all Trauma based issues including PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Our therapists are qualified in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desenistisation and Reprocessing) and Integrative Counselling. We work with Adults, Children and Adolescents. We see clients who self refer, as well as those who may have insurance such as BUPA or Aviva. We are always happy to discuss your counselling needs prior to your making an appointment.
0121 285 7990 View 0121 285 7990
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Jay Rai
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Smethwick B66
We all need someone to talk to, and to be heard. I provide counselling to individuals in a safe, relaxed environment where we explore any issues you bring to the session together. My counselling experience is very diverse and I have supported a range of clients in various settings. I follow a person centred approach being very client focused, with the ability to adapt to other counselling models, which will be unique to each person.
We all need someone to talk to, and to be heard. I provide counselling to individuals in a safe, relaxed environment where we explore any issues you bring to the session together. My counselling experience is very diverse and I have supported a range of clients in various settings. I follow a person centred approach being very client focused, with the ability to adapt to other counselling models, which will be unique to each person.
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Julie Cooke
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Smethwick B66
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). Since qualifying, I have specialised in providing psychological therapy to adults with a range of emotional, behavioural or relational difficulties. I have recently completed extensive training in Experiential Dynamic Therapy. Through developing a safe place to explore and play within therapy, I have seen how making space for feelings can help people to lead enriching, fulfilled lives in which they can fully seek and follow their needs, desires and motivations.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). Since qualifying, I have specialised in providing psychological therapy to adults with a range of emotional, behavioural or relational difficulties. I have recently completed extensive training in Experiential Dynamic Therapy. Through developing a safe place to explore and play within therapy, I have seen how making space for feelings can help people to lead enriching, fulfilled lives in which they can fully seek and follow their needs, desires and motivations.
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Eloise Jenkins
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Smethwick B66  (Online Only)
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who has completed 4 years of intensive training. I believe that increasing awareness of ourselves, our environment and how we interact with others can improve how we feel and can lead to change. My approach aims to get to the heart of the problem through exploration - whatever the problem may be. By building a trusting relationship and working together I can help you to feel more safe, access your resources and bring possibilities into your awareness. I have considerable experience working with anxiety, stress, shame, bereavement, depression, trauma and relationship issues.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who has completed 4 years of intensive training. I believe that increasing awareness of ourselves, our environment and how we interact with others can improve how we feel and can lead to change. My approach aims to get to the heart of the problem through exploration - whatever the problem may be. By building a trusting relationship and working together I can help you to feel more safe, access your resources and bring possibilities into your awareness. I have considerable experience working with anxiety, stress, shame, bereavement, depression, trauma and relationship issues.
0121 752 9141 View 0121 752 9141
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Lydia Ewins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Smethwick B67
From time to time we can experience personal difficulties, crises, relationship and work-related problems that leave us finding it hard to cope, understand things and make decisions. I aim to help you to gain perspective about the issues troubling you; explore the causes of your problems and consider what might be stopping you from reaching your potential.
From time to time we can experience personal difficulties, crises, relationship and work-related problems that leave us finding it hard to cope, understand things and make decisions. I aim to help you to gain perspective about the issues troubling you; explore the causes of your problems and consider what might be stopping you from reaching your potential.
0121 726 1181 View 0121 726 1181
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Anita Dosanjh
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Smethwick B67
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist who offers face to face, telephone and video-based therapy. I have a PG Diploma in CBT and have trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy which allows me to utilise a combination of techniques most suited to individual needs. I work with both adults and young people aged 16 upwards. I am experienced at working with individuals who are struggling with low mood, depression and anxiety.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist who offers face to face, telephone and video-based therapy. I have a PG Diploma in CBT and have trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy which allows me to utilise a combination of techniques most suited to individual needs. I work with both adults and young people aged 16 upwards. I am experienced at working with individuals who are struggling with low mood, depression and anxiety.
0121 661 2686 View 0121 661 2686
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Suz West
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Smethwick B66
Hello I am Suz welcome to my profile. I am an experienced counsellor , psychotherapist and supervisor. I work from Rubery B45. I offer individual in person or online via zoom counselling on a long or short term basis. I work in a person centred way working along side my clients. I offer a warm , safe , non judgmental therapeutic relationship and environment. Counselling offers a space to reflect on you and make some sense of your emotions. It will help you to discover your own resources and become more self aware. I work at my clients pace and offer support throughout the counselling process.
Hello I am Suz welcome to my profile. I am an experienced counsellor , psychotherapist and supervisor. I work from Rubery B45. I offer individual in person or online via zoom counselling on a long or short term basis. I work in a person centred way working along side my clients. I offer a warm , safe , non judgmental therapeutic relationship and environment. Counselling offers a space to reflect on you and make some sense of your emotions. It will help you to discover your own resources and become more self aware. I work at my clients pace and offer support throughout the counselling process.
0121 728 2353 View 0121 728 2353
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Rosa Chillari
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Smethwick B66
Dr Rosa Chillari offers you the most appropriate approach to match your needs. These approaches range from the current science of psychology and psychotherapy to a variety of time tested ancient healing wisdoms.
Dr Rosa Chillari offers you the most appropriate approach to match your needs. These approaches range from the current science of psychology and psychotherapy to a variety of time tested ancient healing wisdoms.
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Terina Talbot Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Smethwick B66
Welcome. My name is Terina. Therapy is a bit like a walk through a forest that we agree to go on together. We don't yet know what the experience will be like, where it will take us or what might come up and we can't determine the outcome - it is new and unknown for both of us. The difference between us (therapist and client) is that I have walked similar paths before so I am able to recognise the challenge and your courage in taking the first step. The important thing is, we do this walk together. I can offer you my support, empathy and honesty and the space to explore anything that matters to you, without judgement.
Welcome. My name is Terina. Therapy is a bit like a walk through a forest that we agree to go on together. We don't yet know what the experience will be like, where it will take us or what might come up and we can't determine the outcome - it is new and unknown for both of us. The difference between us (therapist and client) is that I have walked similar paths before so I am able to recognise the challenge and your courage in taking the first step. The important thing is, we do this walk together. I can offer you my support, empathy and honesty and the space to explore anything that matters to you, without judgement.
0121 817 3915 View 0121 817 3915
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Daniel Bains
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Smethwick B66
We all deserve to be truly heard, seen and accepted for who we are. Without judgement, I’m here to support you through the process of therapy. Initially, we’ll work to unpack what has brought you here today. Whether that be feeling overwhelmed by anxious thoughts, feeling stuck in depression or learning to process difficult past experiences. It can be hard to manage these feelings alone. I’m here, to walk alongside you. To sit with you in the difficult moments. To support you in finding a way forward. To help you live a life that feels true to yourself.
We all deserve to be truly heard, seen and accepted for who we are. Without judgement, I’m here to support you through the process of therapy. Initially, we’ll work to unpack what has brought you here today. Whether that be feeling overwhelmed by anxious thoughts, feeling stuck in depression or learning to process difficult past experiences. It can be hard to manage these feelings alone. I’m here, to walk alongside you. To sit with you in the difficult moments. To support you in finding a way forward. To help you live a life that feels true to yourself.
0121 285 4116 View 0121 285 4116
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Cheryl Livesey
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Smethwick B67
I currently have daytime availability for couples seeking therapy and therapists (qualified or trainee) needing supervision. I have some Monday availability for short-term therapy clients. I am a supervisor offering supervision to trainee and qualified psychotherapists and counsellors (or other healthcare/training professionals). I trained at the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD-Bath), which is the home of the seven-eyed model of supervision. I provide individual and group supervision, as well as offering supervision of supervision for trainee or qualified supervisors.
I currently have daytime availability for couples seeking therapy and therapists (qualified or trainee) needing supervision. I have some Monday availability for short-term therapy clients. I am a supervisor offering supervision to trainee and qualified psychotherapists and counsellors (or other healthcare/training professionals). I trained at the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD-Bath), which is the home of the seven-eyed model of supervision. I provide individual and group supervision, as well as offering supervision of supervision for trainee or qualified supervisors.
07906 985823 View 07906 985823

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Photo of Dr Cathy Ghaib, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Cathy Ghaib
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
I provide specialist support to adolescents and adults who are struggling with difficulties such as PTSD, childhood trauma, perinatal and postnatal difficulties, low self esteem, anxiety and depression. I also offer couples work. I use range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions and attune to each individuals needs.
I provide specialist support to adolescents and adults who are struggling with difficulties such as PTSD, childhood trauma, perinatal and postnatal difficulties, low self esteem, anxiety and depression. I also offer couples work. I use range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions and attune to each individuals needs.
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Tracey Peabody
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
I have worked with individual clients with complex mental health needs such as Complex PTSD, PTSD, addiction, anxiety, depression and other issues.
I am a CBT and Person-Centred counsellor bringing kindness, compassion, and empathy to your emotional needs. Are you overwhelmed, and life is just getting on top of you? Are you struggling with managing difficult emotions; feelings of lack of self-worth, loneliness, or other mental health issues and don’t know where to turn for support? Sometimes we all need a helping hand. By bringing heartfelt empathy to your issues, we can build a powerful and healing therapeutic relationship to help you discover your potential and capacity for change.
I have worked with individual clients with complex mental health needs such as Complex PTSD, PTSD, addiction, anxiety, depression and other issues.
I am a CBT and Person-Centred counsellor bringing kindness, compassion, and empathy to your emotional needs. Are you overwhelmed, and life is just getting on top of you? Are you struggling with managing difficult emotions; feelings of lack of self-worth, loneliness, or other mental health issues and don’t know where to turn for support? Sometimes we all need a helping hand. By bringing heartfelt empathy to your issues, we can build a powerful and healing therapeutic relationship to help you discover your potential and capacity for change.
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Karl Borthwick
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
I specialise in working with clients with PTSD and trauma based symptoms. I also work with OCD and other mental health problem, through the use of CBT & EMDR. CBT works by the theory that we can manage and modulate our emotions through evaluating/changing our cognitions & behaviours accordingly. EMDR utilises bilateral stimulation (eye movements) to aid the reprocessing of symptoms of Trauma and PTSD, focusing on trauma memories whilst integrating and updating these with Adaptive Information Processing, aiding resolution of symptoms in the present
I specialise in working with clients with PTSD and trauma based symptoms. I also work with OCD and other mental health problem, through the use of CBT & EMDR. CBT works by the theory that we can manage and modulate our emotions through evaluating/changing our cognitions & behaviours accordingly. EMDR utilises bilateral stimulation (eye movements) to aid the reprocessing of symptoms of Trauma and PTSD, focusing on trauma memories whilst integrating and updating these with Adaptive Information Processing, aiding resolution of symptoms in the present
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The Therapy Quarters
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B1
Karen’s experience has and continues to produce effective results with clients within the following areas of therapy: Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Phobia’s, Low Self-Confidence/Esteem, Relationships, Bereavement, Physical/Sexual Abuse, OCD, Domestic Violence, Couples Therapy, Nutrition and Weight Management, Supervision and Work-related Issues.
Karen has managed a private practice offering counselling, EMDR Therapy, and Clinical Supervision to clients and practitioners internationally. Karen’s work over more than 25 years has been within charitable, public and private sectors alongside working with trainee practitioners from Universities throughout Staffordshire and Cheshire. Karen has experience working with Police and Emergency Blue Light services, Specialist Domestic Abuse services, NHS and care staff, as well as lecturing for a number of years and providing training to external agencies and organisations.
Karen’s experience has and continues to produce effective results with clients within the following areas of therapy: Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Phobia’s, Low Self-Confidence/Esteem, Relationships, Bereavement, Physical/Sexual Abuse, OCD, Domestic Violence, Couples Therapy, Nutrition and Weight Management, Supervision and Work-related Issues.
Karen has managed a private practice offering counselling, EMDR Therapy, and Clinical Supervision to clients and practitioners internationally. Karen’s work over more than 25 years has been within charitable, public and private sectors alongside working with trainee practitioners from Universities throughout Staffordshire and Cheshire. Karen has experience working with Police and Emergency Blue Light services, Specialist Domestic Abuse services, NHS and care staff, as well as lecturing for a number of years and providing training to external agencies and organisations.
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Helen Gillies
Counsellor, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B1
My experience includes working in the charity sector with a diverse client base, supporting individuals with issues such as disability, trauma, depression, PTSD and bereavement.
Your place in this world matters. Choosing a therapist is an important part of your journey, my objective is to create a space in which you feel safe and comfortable to express yourself. Being integrative means that I am trained in more than one approach to counselling, allowing me to be flexible with the approach that works for you. Through counselling, we can create the space to explore parts of yourself that you might feel unable to share with others. I have helped people with experience of trauma, depression, social anxiety and more. I offer face to face and online sessions.
My experience includes working in the charity sector with a diverse client base, supporting individuals with issues such as disability, trauma, depression, PTSD and bereavement.
Your place in this world matters. Choosing a therapist is an important part of your journey, my objective is to create a space in which you feel safe and comfortable to express yourself. Being integrative means that I am trained in more than one approach to counselling, allowing me to be flexible with the approach that works for you. Through counselling, we can create the space to explore parts of yourself that you might feel unable to share with others. I have helped people with experience of trauma, depression, social anxiety and more. I offer face to face and online sessions.
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Anya Zinkivskay
Counsellor, MRes, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B1
Waitlist for new clients
I specialise in working with clients affected by complex trauma and PTSD (rooted in armed conflicts, physical or sexual abuse, childhood trauma), Anxiety disorders particularly various manifestations of OCD, phobias and GAD, depression, neurodiverse development and function (ASD or specific learning difficulties), as well as loss, bereavement and addiction.
As private practice and NHS practitioner, with a 20-year background in neuropsychology, I structure therapy around the needs of my clients. Using Trauma-informed practice I employ Evidence-based techniques such as CBT, ERP and EMDR, in conjunction with psychoeducation. Client-Centred approach is central to my therapeutic aim of growing self-awareness and offering clients a proactive involvement in their therapeutic process. My private practice is based in Derbyshire and virtually on Zoom, where in a confidential, safe and empathic environment I have been supporting clients from across the UK and Europe.
I specialise in working with clients affected by complex trauma and PTSD (rooted in armed conflicts, physical or sexual abuse, childhood trauma), Anxiety disorders particularly various manifestations of OCD, phobias and GAD, depression, neurodiverse development and function (ASD or specific learning difficulties), as well as loss, bereavement and addiction.
As private practice and NHS practitioner, with a 20-year background in neuropsychology, I structure therapy around the needs of my clients. Using Trauma-informed practice I employ Evidence-based techniques such as CBT, ERP and EMDR, in conjunction with psychoeducation. Client-Centred approach is central to my therapeutic aim of growing self-awareness and offering clients a proactive involvement in their therapeutic process. My private practice is based in Derbyshire and virtually on Zoom, where in a confidential, safe and empathic environment I have been supporting clients from across the UK and Europe.
01663 790112 View 01663 790112
Photo of Jonathan Livingstone, MSc, GMBPsS, Psychologist
Jonathan Livingstone
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Birmingham B3
For individuals, therapies include REP to identify and resolve the biographical origins of problems; EMDR for PTSD; energy kinesiology; and hypnotherapy.
I have 26 years’ experience as a solution-focused therapist, psychologist and coach: helping couples to communicate effectively and let go of resentments; and helping individuals to overcome trauma, anxiety, childhood abuse, OCD, ADHD and other problems. I will help you to clarify your goals; identify what it is within you that is blocking achievement of your goals; find out where this comes from in your biography; and help you to process the experience to permanently resolve your problem. This person-centred therapy enables you fully to overcome your problem, not simply to understand or manage it, enabling swift transformation.
For individuals, therapies include REP to identify and resolve the biographical origins of problems; EMDR for PTSD; energy kinesiology; and hypnotherapy.
I have 26 years’ experience as a solution-focused therapist, psychologist and coach: helping couples to communicate effectively and let go of resentments; and helping individuals to overcome trauma, anxiety, childhood abuse, OCD, ADHD and other problems. I will help you to clarify your goals; identify what it is within you that is blocking achievement of your goals; find out where this comes from in your biography; and help you to process the experience to permanently resolve your problem. This person-centred therapy enables you fully to overcome your problem, not simply to understand or manage it, enabling swift transformation.
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Dr Nadia Balmain
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1
Hi, I’m Dr Nadia Balmain. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an accredited EMDR Practitioner. I have provided psychotherapy for over ten years both in the NHS and in private practice. I offer therapy for many different problems, but I have a special interest in providing therapy for PTSD, complex Trauma, Anxiety and Depression. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is the gold standard treatment for PTSD and is recommended by NICE guidelines. EMDR helps clients to process traumatic and distressing experiences which are causing the present-day symptoms.
Hi, I’m Dr Nadia Balmain. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an accredited EMDR Practitioner. I have provided psychotherapy for over ten years both in the NHS and in private practice. I offer therapy for many different problems, but I have a special interest in providing therapy for PTSD, complex Trauma, Anxiety and Depression. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is the gold standard treatment for PTSD and is recommended by NICE guidelines. EMDR helps clients to process traumatic and distressing experiences which are causing the present-day symptoms.
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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.