Sexual Abuse Counselling in St Albans

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Photo of Samantha Amanda Miller, Counsellor in St Albans, England
Samantha Amanda Miller
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I can help with a variety of issues and I have a deep understanding of trauma, bereavement/making sense of your loss, and working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse .
A warm welcome to you. As a humanistic counsellor, my focus is to support you in re-discovering your innate sense of goodness and wholeness. Whether your troubles are underpinned by trauma or overall depressed feelings, our work together can build an understanding of who you are and what you need. I offer a genuine curiosity and a gentle offering of what emerges for me as you share. This can be a powerful tool in therapy, particually if you experience your belief system as rigid or fixed and wish to explore a fuller view of yourself. I always respect and honour your journey so far, and your innate desire to grow.
01727 649241 
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St Albans AL1
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Mandy Williams
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
I have considerable experience working with those affected by domestic violence, survivors of childhood sexual abuse , adult sexual violence and rape.
I am a fully qualified and experienced Integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor offering individual or couples therapy face to face or online, I am also a counselling supervisor. Taking the first steps to access counselling may feel a little overwhelming but this can lead to increased self esteem and knowledge, better relationships with loved ones and a greater quality of life. I offer a safe, warm and comfortable environment to work together to explore what may be going on for you and discover opportunities for change.
01923 603692 
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St Albans AL2
Offers online therapy
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Mohammadrasool Yadegarfard
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified
I am qualified to work with people with anxiety, bereavement and loss, depression; identity confusion and change; coming out; self-esteem and shame, trauma and post-traumatic stress and also survivors of sexual abuse . I work with both individuals and couples. I am experienced in working with young people and adults and with people in a range of relationship styles including monogamous, polyamorous and open relationships. I work with all members of LGBT+ and those who do not identify as such but are questioning or exploring this aspect of their sexuality, regardless of their sexual orientation.
01582 349465 
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St Albans AL1
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Nicola - Nicky Darling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Life can be incredibly difficult and often in the darkest of times it can feel very lonely. Reaching out feels a scary step but it is the first step to a way forward. Counselling offers you a unique relationship. This is your time to talk about whatever is causing you to feel unhappy, in a neutral caring non-judgmental space. Through my training I can help you to find some clarity, a different perspective, coping mechanisms. My clients have included survivors of domestic abuse, sexual abuse , trauma, problems with sleeping and people dealing with loss, we work together to find a route through the pain towards a peaceful future.
01525 659944 
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St Albans AL1
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Kathryn Reardon Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hello and welcome. My name is Kathryn, trained to BA level, I am an Integrative psychotherapist registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Central to my work is a personal and deep understanding of the need to be seen, heard and respected. As this experience can be denied to many, I offer a safe, confidential space where pain can be witnessed and repaired in the context of a warm, non-judgemental, and responsive relationship. As each one of us is unique, I tailor my approach to your individual needs and will be committed to supporting and encouraging you as we work through your feelings & experiences.
01727 649742 
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St Albans AL1
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Dr Emma Rose
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Hello, my name is Emma, I am a Psychologist and I believe in creating a safe and supportive space for you to talk and share your experiences. I have 13 years experience working in the NHS, charities & counselling services. I have a BSc, MSc and a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. I can usually offer appointments within a fortnight. I support people who are facing issues such as relational problems, family issues, stress, anxiety, low mood, eating disorders, anger problems, illness, life changes, bereavement and addiction, abuse, among many more.
07921 577232 
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St Albans AL1
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Susie Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Therapy is a time for you. Perhaps you’re struggling with difficult feelings, stuck in old patterns of behaviour unable to see the way out, or want some ‘me' time, I can offer you a safe and confidential space in which we can explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences together, at the pace you wish. I'll listen in a warm and thoughtful way, without judgement, and we'll work together to help you process the difficulties you're facing and gain an understanding. One size doesn't fit all, so I'll support you on your own personal journey, providing you with the opportunity to be listened to, to feel understood and be thought about.
01727 638154 
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St Albans AL3
Offers online therapy
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Dr Sarah Ralph
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
My clients are as diverse as the world in which we live and I endeavour to be culturally aware within my practice. I specialise within anxiety, mood disorders, and spiritual growth. My areas of work include depression, stress, bereavement and grief, anxiety, panic, phobias, self-esteem, self-worth, confidence, body image, eating disorders, suicidality and self-harming behaviours, family and relationship issues, trauma, and abuse (not an exhaustive list). The unique nature of therapy means that it can be time-limited or may be open-ended, it may be goal orientated or more flexibly experienced, we will work together to decide.
01727 260434 
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St Albans AL1
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Sue Pallenberg
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Hello, I have been working as a psychotherapist for 31 years, helping people to overcome problems when they are feeling overwhelmed, confused, perhaps depressed and anxious, struggling with relationships, or whatever difficulties life has thrown at them. As a Psychotherapist I can work with you in a unique and individual way that best suits your needs. I offer a safe and reliable therapeutic relationship in which to explore your presenting problems in a comfortable and confidential environment. I am also offering telephone, Skype or Zoom Sessions.
01727 875212 
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St Albans AL2
Offers online therapy
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Jacqui Whittingham
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Do you worry all the time? Are you scared of what other people think of you? Does your life feel exhausting and overwhelming? Maybe it's hard to put into words exactly what life is like for you? Perhaps it’s hard for you to say no when people ask you to do things even if you don't want to do them? Maybe this affects work and relationships and stops you going out or applying for that new job or just puts you under pressure the whole time. Perhaps you feel isolated and lonely because it's just too hard to connect with others. I wonder if all you want is to feel comfortable in your own skin? If this is you - I get it, I see you.
01727 260355 
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St Albans AL4
Offers online therapy
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Amy Engleman
Psychotherapist, MNCS Accred
Verified
Are you upset and overwhelmed by relationships, work situations, family issues? That sense of panic and over thinking where your body feels stressed & the anxiety rockets? Did something happen that you have not shared with anyone, or feel nobody ‘gets it’? Has it felt too big & yet needs sorting and resolving? It’s understandable to feel frustrated, anxious or angry. Dealing with those feelings while maintaining a family, job & ‘a busy life’ can feel like hard work. “There needs to be more to life” & “It needs to be better than this “ are often said. To feel free from the past, to build a confidence in yourself.
01727 638148 
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St Albans AL4
Offers online therapy
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Sally-Ann Fuller
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Various situations that confront us can also cause us to struggle to live comfortably. Other times we are aware of our over reactions. Some situations can also have a knock-on effect in other areas of our lives. For some this may reside in a difficult childhood, or an unhappy marriage, or discomfort in other relationships or other unresolved issues. It is not easy to be vulnerable regarding these things. However, when our life is not functioning comfortably it can trigger a desire for change. I would like to help you navigate those areas of discomfort or unresolved memories or situations so you can begin to process these places.
01582 377844 
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St Albans AL4
Offers online therapy
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Justine Walsh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Experiencing problems or difficulties can impact on our feelings, behaviour, relationships and ability to engage in learning and growing - children and young people are no different! Poor mental health can cause disruptions to a child’s life and without appropriate support it can stay with them throughout their adult life, affecting their long-term wellbeing and ability to reach their full potential. Sometimes it is difficult to speak to people we feel closest too, we don't want to upset or worry them. Counselling offers a child a regular, private safe space to express and explore any worries and difficult feelings.
01727 649736 
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St Albans AL1
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Juliet Grace
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Most of us want a sense of purpose, need meaning, and strive for balance and peace in our lives. My clients are often working through difficult and knotty issues which can evoke confusion, sadness and shame. If you are thinking about therapy you may be feeling sad, lost, confused, anxious, angry, depressed or overwhelmed. Or you may want to take a step back, reassess your life and start to live it differently. Whatever your situation I will work with you to help you reach an accommodation and understanding which helps you to move forwards with your life in a positive way.
01727 638128 
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St Albans AL1
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Hayley Ryan
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
If we never take a leap of faith then we never know. More significantly we remain stuck. I often talk to clients about the power of change. In my work I am for people to gain a greater understanding of who they really are. Whilst enabling them to explore their feelings, circumstances and relationships. The goal of our work together is to challenge any destructive patterns or behaviours and work towards positive active change. In the end this enables people to live a more fulfilling and calmer life.
01727 634564 
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St Albans AL1
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Joanna Morrin
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Asking for help can be difficult and contacting a therapist may feel scary. That’s why from our first contact I aim to create a safe, confidential non-judgemental space for you to explore your difficulties. Talking to a therapist offers a different perspective on how you feel and relate to others. We’ll draw on your past and present to find new ways to move forward for the best future for you. We can all get stuck reacting in ways that are not always useful to our wellbeing. Working with a psychotherapist brings insight into how we react, why we react that way, and changing negative patterns thinking, feeling and behaviour.
01727 227289 
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St Albans AL1
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Sue Adams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Taking the step to ask for help is often the hardest thing we do. I think as adults we feel as if we "should be able to cope" or "others have it harder" and that in some way needing help or someone to talk to in difficult times is showing a weakness. We invest time and money in keeping our bodies in shape and while that is the vehicle that gets us through our life we need to care for our other parts too. Our emotions and our relationships constantly need recognition and yet we only seek help when we reach a crisis point. So whether you are at a crisis point or struggling with anxiety, depression or a bereavement I am here to help.
01727 733176 
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St Albans AL4
Offers online therapy
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Lauren Haycox
Psychotherapist, MSc, BPC
Verified
You might be feeling low, anxious, stuck in a rut in a relationship or at work or, alternatively, repeating the same old mistakes. You might have decided it's time to make sense of things that have happened in the past or wondering how to resolve a situation that's happening right now. Perhaps things are feeling very distressing or difficult. You might be looking for clarity and a way forward or just some space to be heard.
 
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St Albans AL1
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Breakthrough Clinical Hypnotherapy
MSc
I help people who want to overcome PTSD and anxiety. I treat adults and children. Traumatic events you or those close to you may have experienced, can be holding you back in your relationships and working life. EMDR used together with Hypnotherapy will give you a way forward.
01727 638162 
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St Albans AL1
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Harrie Wilson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Therapy is one time when it is all about you. Your experiences, your feelings. When things feel difficult – whether or not you know the reasons why, therapy can really help. How? At the heart of therapy is your relationship with your therapist. When your therapist offers you space to think and to feel, uninterrupted and without judgement, you can start to make more sense of things, together. So it’s important to find a good connection. There are many types of therapist – it’s not necessarily sensible shoes and long silences.
01727 638227 
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St Albans AL1
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Sexual Abuse Counsellors
Child sexual abuse is the deliberate exposure of a minor child to sexual activity that the child cannot comprehend or consent to. This means a child is forced or talked into sex or sexual activities by another person. This behaviour includes acts such as inappropriate touching of a child's breasts or genitalia, someone exposing their genitalia to a child, fondling, oral-genital contact, genital and anal intercourse, as well as exhibitionism, voyeurism, and exposure to pornography.

If you're looking for a counsellor that has treated clients who've experienced sexual abuse in St Albans or for St Albans sexual abuse counselling, these professionals provide confidential support for individuals in an abusive relationship. They include sexual abuse counsellors, sexual abuse psychologists and sexual abuse therapists. Counsellors can help with child abuse in St Albans and sexual violence in St Albans. An St Albans counsellor can identify the signs and causes of sexual abuse, discuss intervention and refer victims to shelters.