Trauma and PTSD Counselling in West Bromwich

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Sandeep Kaur
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Bromwich B71  (Online Only)
CBT is the recommended treatment for depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), health anxiety, social anxiety and specific phobias (including agoraphobia and claustrophobia).
Online Therapy Only; I am currently working with clients on an online basis only via email, instant messaging, voice only and/or video. My approach to therapy is a collaborative one. You are the expert on you’re life and through the relationship built together we draw on your strengths and attributes. I am passionate about providing a space where you can be open, comfortable and feel validated. My aim is to support you to live the life you love to live, through healing, having healthy relationships, coping strategies and processing difficult emotions.
CBT is the recommended treatment for depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), health anxiety, social anxiety and specific phobias (including agoraphobia and claustrophobia).
Online Therapy Only; I am currently working with clients on an online basis only via email, instant messaging, voice only and/or video. My approach to therapy is a collaborative one. You are the expert on you’re life and through the relationship built together we draw on your strengths and attributes. I am passionate about providing a space where you can be open, comfortable and feel validated. My aim is to support you to live the life you love to live, through healing, having healthy relationships, coping strategies and processing difficult emotions.
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Elizabeth Anne Van Rein
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
West Bromwich B70
Elizabeth is an advanced accredited Psychotherapist, accredited Master Hypnotherapist and is a senior associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine. She specialises in abuse, trauma, identity disorders, disassociated amnesia, anxiety, stress, phobias, depression and suicidal thoughts.. Elizabeth has a keen interest in the relationship between Neuroscience and Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and our self belief systems and perceptions. She firmly believes that the advantages of counselling and psychotherapy give us a clear insight to the true essence of ourselves, unhindered by the fast pace of the modern environment.
Elizabeth is an advanced accredited Psychotherapist, accredited Master Hypnotherapist and is a senior associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine. She specialises in abuse, trauma, identity disorders, disassociated amnesia, anxiety, stress, phobias, depression and suicidal thoughts.. Elizabeth has a keen interest in the relationship between Neuroscience and Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and our self belief systems and perceptions. She firmly believes that the advantages of counselling and psychotherapy give us a clear insight to the true essence of ourselves, unhindered by the fast pace of the modern environment.
01554 701498 View 01554 701498
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Phoenix Renewed Counselling Services
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Bromwich B70
Many clients, with no prior knowledge of counselling, believe that the counsellor will sort their problems out for them. I will help you to explore your own issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviour, and worldview, so you can become more self-aware and achieve greater independence. During our sessions, I will help you to realise what resources and support are available to you that you can use to work through your own issues, build your self-confidence and appreciate that you always have options. I will treat you as the expert on yourself, as no-one else knows exactly what it’s like to be you.
Many clients, with no prior knowledge of counselling, believe that the counsellor will sort their problems out for them. I will help you to explore your own issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviour, and worldview, so you can become more self-aware and achieve greater independence. During our sessions, I will help you to realise what resources and support are available to you that you can use to work through your own issues, build your self-confidence and appreciate that you always have options. I will treat you as the expert on yourself, as no-one else knows exactly what it’s like to be you.
0121 227 5205 View 0121 227 5205
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Alexandra Groves
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
West Bromwich B70
Work face to face, zoom, with Alexandra (Alex) as you walk the unfamiliar steps of your journey to build confidence, self esteem to enable you to be empowered. I will aim to provide you the tools to build a positive resourceful life.
Work face to face, zoom, with Alexandra (Alex) as you walk the unfamiliar steps of your journey to build confidence, self esteem to enable you to be empowered. I will aim to provide you the tools to build a positive resourceful life.
0121 809 3078 View 0121 809 3078

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Jonathan Livingstone
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Oldbury B67
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.
01562 543351 View 01562 543351
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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.
0121 817 7969 View 0121 817 7969
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Duncan Quinney
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Birmingham B43
I specialise in helping people with Anxiety, Low mood and Depression, Trauma and PTSD. Stress and Relationship issues and provide Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have been accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) since 2009 and have been a counsellor since 2006. I am fully qualified with a First Class Honours Degree from Derby University in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and have a Diploma in Counselling.
I specialise in helping people with Anxiety, Low mood and Depression, Trauma and PTSD. Stress and Relationship issues and provide Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have been accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) since 2009 and have been a counsellor since 2006. I am fully qualified with a First Class Honours Degree from Derby University in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and have a Diploma in Counselling.
0121 817 7120 View 0121 817 7120
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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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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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Psychological Therapies
Counsellor, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Wednesbury WS10  (Online Only)
I am soon to be a Registered Counselling Psychologist and I provide a safe, non-judgemental, empathic space to discuss difficulties which are causing issues in your life. I specialise in romantic/family or social relationships, addictions, previous/current traumatic events, lifespan direction as well as personality difficulties. I aim to support clients to explore what difficulties are being experienced to promote self-awareness and clarity so that they can move forward with life. I work within a person-centred framework but can use CBT & psychotherapy techniques where required which provides an integrative approach.
I am soon to be a Registered Counselling Psychologist and I provide a safe, non-judgemental, empathic space to discuss difficulties which are causing issues in your life. I specialise in romantic/family or social relationships, addictions, previous/current traumatic events, lifespan direction as well as personality difficulties. I aim to support clients to explore what difficulties are being experienced to promote self-awareness and clarity so that they can move forward with life. I work within a person-centred framework but can use CBT & psychotherapy techniques where required which provides an integrative approach.
0121 661 7804 View 0121 661 7804
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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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Navid Vaziri
Psychologist, MSc, FMBPsS
Verified Verified
Birmingham B16
I'm an experienced psychologist counsellor. Whatever is going on in your life, I offer a safe space for you to explore your difficulties in depth and work towards lasting change. You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, self esteem or family issues, or have something you want to make sense of. Perhaps you've tried counselling before and now want to explore your issues more deeply. I will listen and work collaboratively with you in a CBT way to help you reach a better understanding of yourself and what may be getting in the way of you making changes - so that you can live a fuller life on your own terms.
I'm an experienced psychologist counsellor. Whatever is going on in your life, I offer a safe space for you to explore your difficulties in depth and work towards lasting change. You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, self esteem or family issues, or have something you want to make sense of. Perhaps you've tried counselling before and now want to explore your issues more deeply. I will listen and work collaboratively with you in a CBT way to help you reach a better understanding of yourself and what may be getting in the way of you making changes - so that you can live a fuller life on your own terms.
0121 817 2206 View 0121 817 2206
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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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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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Dr Rebecca Ryan
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging & we're all doing our best to navigate it. That's where therapy comes in - a safe space where you can be heard, understood, & realise that you're not alone. My training and experience guide me to provide a personalised approach to your care. Recognising that each person is unique, the therapeutic journey begins with understanding the roots of your current difficulties. I draw on a variety of psychological models to offer the support that best fits your needs. I’ve worked with individuals from all walks of life, with needs such as trauma, relational difficulties, complex emotional needs, depression & anxiety.
Life can be challenging & we're all doing our best to navigate it. That's where therapy comes in - a safe space where you can be heard, understood, & realise that you're not alone. My training and experience guide me to provide a personalised approach to your care. Recognising that each person is unique, the therapeutic journey begins with understanding the roots of your current difficulties. I draw on a variety of psychological models to offer the support that best fits your needs. I’ve worked with individuals from all walks of life, with needs such as trauma, relational difficulties, complex emotional needs, depression & anxiety.
0121 827 1161 View 0121 827 1161
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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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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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Jackie Lawrence
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wednesbury WS10
I am an experienced conscientious and caring counsellor with over 20 years of experience. I am trained in the person-centred approach and over the years have developed a pluralistic approach. This approach recognises that different approaches work for different clients at different times and will discuss and agree the approach I use. I have experience of working with adults and young people who have been impacted by a range of emotional issues and am skilled in working with attachment, trauma, abuse and relational difficulties.
I am an experienced conscientious and caring counsellor with over 20 years of experience. I am trained in the person-centred approach and over the years have developed a pluralistic approach. This approach recognises that different approaches work for different clients at different times and will discuss and agree the approach I use. I have experience of working with adults and young people who have been impacted by a range of emotional issues and am skilled in working with attachment, trauma, abuse and relational difficulties.
01922 927045 View 01922 927045
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Janelle Fairweather
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham B21
Starting therapy can feel like a big step and you may not know where to start or even what to expect. For some, your life experiences may have left you feeling stuck, anxious or hopeless. Our childhood can often be the root cause of these feelings. At your pace, we will explore how this may be impacting your life now. The aim of therapy isn’t about fixing you. However, by offering a safe environment where trust can be built, you can start to develop the bravery to become the person you’ve longed to be and untangle the knots that are holding you back. Whatever your goals are, I provide a space where you are seen, heard and valued.
Starting therapy can feel like a big step and you may not know where to start or even what to expect. For some, your life experiences may have left you feeling stuck, anxious or hopeless. Our childhood can often be the root cause of these feelings. At your pace, we will explore how this may be impacting your life now. The aim of therapy isn’t about fixing you. However, by offering a safe environment where trust can be built, you can start to develop the bravery to become the person you’ve longed to be and untangle the knots that are holding you back. Whatever your goals are, I provide a space where you are seen, heard and valued.
020 3535 6637 View 020 3535 6637
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The AoC Trust / The Arts of Change Trust
Counsellor, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Tipton DY4
Creative Arts Therapies & Traditional Talking Therapies. At The AoC Trust we really want to support families needing emotional help; couples trying to save their relationship or an individual looking for professional counselling/therapy in order to work through and heal psychological or social difficulties. If you cannot travel to us we can support you via telephone or video call. We are based in Central Dudley just a few minutes from the town centre and local bus station where we have our own lovely therapeutic rooms and training spaces and provide a fantastic team of registered and qualified therapeutic clinicians.
Creative Arts Therapies & Traditional Talking Therapies. At The AoC Trust we really want to support families needing emotional help; couples trying to save their relationship or an individual looking for professional counselling/therapy in order to work through and heal psychological or social difficulties. If you cannot travel to us we can support you via telephone or video call. We are based in Central Dudley just a few minutes from the town centre and local bus station where we have our own lovely therapeutic rooms and training spaces and provide a fantastic team of registered and qualified therapeutic clinicians.
01384 319264 View 01384 319264
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.