Sexual Abuse Counselling in Widnes

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CP Counselling & Wellbeing Therapies- Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with adults and children recovering from Trauma, Sexual violence, Sexual abuse , Domestic violence, Bereavement, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Confidence and Self Esteem.
If your searching for a Counsellor then I understand you have reached a point in your life when you are ready to look at issues that are having an impact on you. Maybe causing you day to day difficulties and stopping you being able to live your life the way you want to. It can be a frightening process when you decide to reach out for help to look at issues that are causing emotional distress. Counselling is an approach to help you gain an understanding of the issues affecting you and work towards making positive changes in your life. You have taken the first step in seeking help simply by searching for a counsellor.
01928 244556
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Deborah Anne Spencer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi, my name is Debbie. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. If you are reading you have already taken the first step...I provide counselling for children, young people, adults. I also provide support for families to meet their identified needs. I work with many presenting issues, such as; anxiety, abuse, loss & bereavement, isolation, depression, exploitation, low mood, relationships, self harm, self worth, stress and many others. I also provide Clinical Supervision to therapists and practitioners. Additional to this I provide EAP Counselling. When individuals seek counselling they have identified that they no longer want to feel sad, lonely, hurt, struggling with day to day life. They want to feel well again, feel happy & positive, be able to focus and plan for the future, improve their wellbeing...
01928 244569
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Widnes WA8
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Carolyn Fitzpatrick - Your Well Mind
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Is anxiety and depression affecting your daily life? Has today been difficult? Yesterday’s troubles won’t go away? Does tomorrow feel like it will be much the same? It doesn’t have to feel this way, we can look to introduce positive coping skills to allow you to live the life you want. Seeking support is one of the bravest things you can do and whatever your reasons for being here I am able to offer relaxed and non-judgemental support. We will explore positive ways forward which will enable you to live the life you deserve. You are not alone.
0151 453 6789
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Sentio Psychotherapy Practice
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
You may have your own unique reasons for wanting counselling or you might not be sure what the problem is or why you are feeling the way you are. All of this is ok. Counselling is about gaining a deeper understanding of your thoughts, feelings, fears, motivations & defences. It's about helping you to gain more awareness into your life and find more growthful ways of living. Finding the right counsellor is an important first step in this journey. My free initial consultation is an opportunity for you to decide whether I am the right fit for you and to ask any questions you may have.
0151 453 6637
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Widnes WA8
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Carla Wrench
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Are you ready to take the first step to change the way you are feeling? Are you feeling worried or alone? Are you feeling sad or desperate – guilty or ashamed? Maybe you have suffered a loss – of a friendship, or a loved one, maybe your employment. Are you struggling to deal with a past event in your life that occupies your thoughts?
0151 453 0065
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Widnes WA8
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Sian Elizabeth Tiebout
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Small steps lead to big changes, let’s take the first step together. Are you ready to be heard? I am a warm, empathic, and non-judgemental person offering a genuine and accepting relationship in a confidential, safe space where you are free to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
0151 453 0448
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Widnes WA8
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ThinkingOutLoud Therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed, experiencing sadness? Do you find yourself constantly saying yes to others at the cost of your own mental health? Do you feel ready to look at that past trauma that you're carrying around?Hello, I'm Lindsay and Im a qualified Integrative Counsellor. I have knowledge of a number of different counselling styles and theories of which I can draw upon during our sessions, working with you to tailor a counselling style best suited for you, these include: Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy & Transactional Analysis (TA) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
0151 453 0218
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Widnes WA8
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Ashdales Therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Dave and I'm a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor. What I aim to provide, is a safe environment for you to explore any area of your life. I offer a free telephone consultation and a free 20 minute initial consultation, this would be to explain what counselling is and the process, commitment and fees involved. Sessions are confidential and the aim being to build a therapeutic relationship that can lead to change. Over the years I have come to recognize connection is so important in our lives, often anxiety, depression, addiction and emotional issues can lead us to disconnect from those around us.
07480 782103
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Widnes WA8
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Alexandra Natasha Boughey
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I have helped clients with a range of presenting difficulties such as low mood, anxiety, OCD, health anxiety, relationship struggles and many more. What you want out of therapy no matter what is to be able to open up and feel heard by your therapist. When people come to therapy they feel stuck and feel like they don’t know where to turn. If this is you therapy can help provide a space for empathy, and understanding while helping you to move in a better direction.
0151 453 0560
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Widnes WA8
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Lianne Terry
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I can offer you a safe place in which to explore, a non-judgemental approach and a keenness to empower you to achieve true happiness. I am a person centred counsellor, with several years of experience, offering counselling from my home in Cronton, Widnes, both face to face and online. I am experienced in working with various issues, and can work with you when life feels too overwhelming I offer a free 20 minute introductory session for you to get both a feel for me, and the counselling experience. Diversity and Inclusion are very important to me.
0151 453 0657
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Widnes WA8
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paula reilly counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Has the time come for you to consider change? Are you ready to take that step? Perhaps you've been affected by a loss, or lifestyle changes which are hard to accept. Sadness or feelings of isolation may be overwhelming right now. Has the pandemic left you feeling out of sorts or a little at sixes and sevens?
01767 669816
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Widnes WA8
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JVP Wellbeing and Training
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Are you ready to change how you feel? Are you experiencing overwhelming feelings of sadness, anxiety, depression and loneliness? I am an experienced qualified counsellor and college lecturer in counselling. I work integratively allowing us to explore a number of approaches including Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Personal Construct Theory and Transactional Analysis. I offer a non judgemental safe place allowing us to work together to make the changes in your life that you so desire
07889 095188
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EJD Counselling
Counsellor, MNCS Prof Accred
Verified
Verified
Do you feel you are being bullied and don’t know where to turn? Are you feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, guilty or embarrassed? I can help you. I offer you a safe, warm, non-judgemental space where you can be heard. By sharing your story, together, we can explore and understand your feelings, and learn to overcome the barriers which are limiting your happiness. My name is Elaine and I am an Integrative Counsellor.
01925 906958
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Dr Anthony McSherry
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
It's hard to 'tick box' problems. Problems often do not fit into easy categories as each person has their own individual history and way of being, and so difficulties emerge in a unique way to the individual. For example, depression or anxiety might be completely normal reactions to a difficult situation, but it might seem that people are saying "oh, you've got depression" as if it is a cold and it's your fault. Anxious about contacting me? I would encourage you not to be too anxious about making contact regarding counselling or psychotherapy. Feeling anxious is a normal aspect of therapy, especially at first. I was anxious too.
0151 453 6294
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Life's Journey Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Are you ready to embrace change and regain your life? I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor/psychotherapist. Do you want to take control of your life? Do you want to gain new skills and strategies? You CAN achieve the change you desire in ALL aspects of your life. No matter what the issue is, we will work together to overcome whatever is holding you back, leaving nothing unresolved. Counselling can be scary, taking that first step to make contact is very brave. I am certain that once you meet me, you will feel comfortable and safe and be able to trust in the therapeutic process, and I now receive many client referrals.
01928 249651
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Square Peg Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling anxious, depressed? Are you dealing with stress, health issues, loss, trauma, low self-esteem? Together we can deal with difficult feelings, such as shame, isolation, anger, panic attacks and self-harming behaviour. Together we can help you grow. Perhaps you are making sense of a break-up or leaving a relationship that’s not good for you. Whatever the issue, I will listen to your story safely and without judgement in our sessions. Therapy can be life-changing.
01244 667069
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Kimberly - TomlinsonTalks
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Every therapy session will more than likely be a journey. Emotions run high because feeling and memories emerge that you may have not been prepared for so it's important that you feel comfortable, safe and supported. The therapy session should be a judgement free zone where you are listened to but also challenged while your boundaries are respected. You shouldn't feel the need to filter yourself, let it be your time for expression because that time is solely about you and how you're feeling. Not every session will leave you feeling emotionally raw because therapy is as much about your good days as it is your bad. Enjoy the process.
0161 519 0736
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Heather Smith - Dynamics Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I am a Counsellor and Accredited Member of the BACP, based in Warrington working with individuals who are perhaps struggling with confidence, anxiety, lost identity and the emotional and physical aspects of menopause. I use a blended approach where I will give you the space to talk and share your experience, alongside working together to equip you with the tools and strategies to help you manage day-to-day. Using Psychodynamic therapy, coupled with Compassion Focused Therapy, we will work to understand how the past may be influencing your present situation and take on those negative thoughts that intrude on our daily life.
01925 939818
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Shaunagh Parkes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Welcome! My name is Shaunagh and I am an experienced Integrative Therapist based in Cheshire. I have worked as a counsellor within primary care settings, employment assistance programmes and private practice. I have also spent 2 years as a volunteer counsellor for local charities. As a result I have had the privilege of gaining experience in a variety and severity of mental health complaints. I have the most experience working with anxiety, relationship issues, grief/loss and LGBTQ+ issues. I also have experience working with depression/low mood, trauma, family conflict, life transitions, self-harm, self-esteem and stress.
0151 453 0034
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Judith Holland
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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I have worked as a trauma therapist in sexual assault and i am trained in EMDR and Brainspotting CBT and DBT.
I have worked as a Therapist, Supervisor, Trainer for twenty two years and I am as passionate now as i was 22 yrs ago. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy. To provide a space where you feel safe, respected and never judged. I am an trained in various therapies including cbt therapy. Sometimes life throws us a curve ball and getting up everyday and doing everyday things is a struggle sometimes we need someone to walk through the dark times with us and to remind us we are not alone and things can and will get better.
01695 664393
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Warrington WA1
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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.