Sexual Abuse Counselling in Winchester

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Ellie Strange
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
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Ellie has worked with learning disabilities, sexual abuse and domestic violence charities using these techniques.
Ellie has worked over the last 4 years within the charity sector and the NHS working with clients through the ages of 17-75. She is currently working on an acute adult ward within the private sector and NHS. She has trained in psychotherapy with an integrative approach, meaning that she can tailor therapy to meet your needs and who you are. An integrative approach can be used to treat any number of psychological problems and disorders, including abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety and personality disorders.
01489 358657
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Winchester SO21
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Untapped Art Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Verified
We are a team of Art Psychotherapists skilled in offering psychological support to clients who have experienced trauma, sexual abuse , bereavement and loss. We are able to support people of any age experiencing anxiety, depression, OCD, psychosis, agoraphobia, suicidal ideation and self-harm, as well as those experiencing difficulties related to autism, Aspergers and Down Syndrome. We have experience working with gender and sexual identity. We are a social enterprise dedicated to supporting people using art. www.untapped.org.uk
01354 700719
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Winchester SO22
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Not accepting new clients
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Sara Elizabeth Gallagher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Offer a reduced session fee to reflect the current cost of living crisis. Therapy should not be a luxury. I have been working as a therapist for 10 years and have a broad breadth of experience working with many presenting issue's. I take a warm, comfortable, welcoming and genuinely caring approach to my work. Asking for help can be very difficult and I recognise that. If you feel you have tried everything and nothing has changed then talking to a professional may help. You don't need to be in crisis to benefit from therapy. Therapy can be useful to increase awareness and provide understanding of why we do what we do.
01962 673514
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Winchester SO21
Not accepting new clients
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Federica Griffo
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
There are times when we may struggle to cope or sense our life is stuck and feel powerless to change it. Taking the first steps towards finding the support and help you need is a courageous and important act, so please know that whatever issues bring you here, you will be heard. Counselling can help you to explore your inner world, make significant changes to your life and find your true self. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and adhere to the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
01256 236759
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Winchester SO21
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Cheryl Petty
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with issues that you find difficult to discuss with those who are close to you? Perhaps you feel stuck, anxious, have a general feeling of unhappiness that you can't shift? Life can be far from straight forward, in fact life is messy. We cannot escape the messiness of being human but we can make small changes in our lives that can help us to grow and move forward. Counselling can help us to do that.
01962 674493
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Winchester SO22
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Thrive Winchester Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello, I'm Lucy, a fully qualified person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist based in Twyford, near Winchester. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), offering professional, experienced, warm and non-judgemental counselling and psychotherapy for clients to explore issues safely and freely. Person-centred therapy is a refreshing therapeutic method; "walking" with you, employing empathic understanding and non-judgemental warmth and acceptance, respecting and trusting your inner resources to support you on your journey.
01962 587220
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Winchester SO21
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Kingsgate Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Specialising in Mental Health and Addiction aimed at Adults, Young People and Families. You may maybe worried that you or a family member are drinking too alcohol or misusing drugs. You may be distressed that mental health and drug services can’t support you adequately. I’ve practical experience with many mental health issues and experience and expertise with all aspects of Substance Misuse, and welcome clients who are in active addiction, as well as their families: I have experience of working with young people who are impacted by mental and substance misuse and offer a mentoring service as well as traditional counselling
01962 673480
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Winchester SO23
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Lynne Ball
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello, my name is Lynne and I'm a professionally qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Are you struggling to make sense of how you’re thinking and feeling or finding it difficult to express yourself in your relationships with others? Are you overwhelmed but feel you can’t burden anyone with your worries? If trying to cope is making you more anxious, depressed or causing problems in your relationships, you're not alone. We can all feel overwhelmed at times and in need of support but you don’t always have to struggle to work things out on your own.
01962 392385
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Winchester SO23
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Sue Thomas
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Counselling and psychotherapy are ways of finding more capacity to understand and live with ourselves. It can be a way to unpack thoughts and feelings which have been hard to talk about, providing a confidential space in which you can speak about your life’s journey, as well as what occupies your thoughts today. This might involve exploring the anxieties, relationships, dreams, and experiences which are significant to you. Counselling and psychotherapy will not give you tools or advice. Instead it will help you find new perspectives about the parts of yourself which may feel hidden, troubling or confusing.
01962 392421
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Winchester SO23
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Darren Cockle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Do you need help with your well-being? Are you struggling with anxiety, a bereavement, PTSD, sadness, anger or having relationship difficulties? We have within us an innate capacity for personal growth and transformation. Sometimes though, life gets too much for us; we feel overwhelmed by our emotions and we can’t think straight. That’s where counselling can help. Counselling can help us make sense of it all: see things more clearly, and become more at ease with the way we feel. We can learn to accept the things we are unable to change and recognise what we are able to change.
01962 674487
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Winchester SO22
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Not accepting new clients
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Helen Sessions
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I help individual adult clients to identify and achieve their goals related to improving their mood, sense of identity, self-esteem and relationships. I specialise in helping people work through trauma in order to enhance confidence in themselves and their ability to cope and relate to others. I am experienced in supporting people with complex trauma and / or long-standing mental health problems.
01962 587221
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Winchester SO23
Not accepting new clients
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Gilly Dowthwaite Wells
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Verified
INITIAL CONSULTATION! For individuals, couples, and adolescents. Experienced Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Mindfulness Coach. Work for the NHS, Relate, and CAMHS. Based at The Friarsgate GP Surgery and my home practice counselling for a range of issues including anxiety, relationship issues, low self esteem, abuse, trauma, bereavement, depression, addictions, infertility and have many years experience. I offer a confidential safe, trusting environment for you to explore your issues and find a way forward.
01962 571706
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Winchester SO21
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Eleos Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
We are experiencing HIGH demand - waitlist only: O-25+ Child and Young Adult. Therapy, Assessment: Are you worried about your child's mental health? Or you're a young person/adult – do you feel unsatisfied with life? Are you wishing you could improve your mood, worry less? We offer therapy for 0-25+ (in Winchester, Emsworth, online), parenting support and assessments. Offering CBT, ACT, DBT, DDP. With experience working with self-harm, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and trauma. We are experienced in working with Neurodiversity, diagnosing ADHD and Autism.
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Winchester SO22
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The Tors Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
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Verified
Hello, I'm a fully qualified MBACP registered Winchester based Counsellor. I work with adults and couples and offer a warm and accepting space to explore feelings, thoughts and beliefs. Together we can work through the challenges you face so you feel able to move towards living a life that feels more fulfilling.
01962 587881
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Winchester SO22
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Katherine Mollart
PsychD
I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Oxford University. I have experience of working with individuals, couples, families, adults, older adults, children and adolescents and people with learning disabilities, within a wide range of NHS health care settings. I specialise in working with couples and also supporting people who have long-term physical health problems such as diabetes, chronic pain and chronic fatigue. I wrote my doctoral thesis on adolescents’ experiences of going to boarding school and have an interest in the impact of boarding school on psychological wellbeing.
01372 239531
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Winchester SO22
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Winchester Trauma Counselling (Lori Hedges)
Counsellor, MBACP
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Recently awarded Trauma Therapy Service of the Year 2022 - Hampshire, by Global Health & Pharma. I am a BACP registered Counsellor and Supervisor (register number 333403) working in Winchester, and online. I have experience working with a wide range of issues with clients, although I am particularly passionate about working with clients who have experienced early attachment disruption, trauma or abuse, including transgenerational / childhood / adulthood abuse, have a personality disorder diagnosis, experience dissociation / have a dissociative disorder, experience self harm or suicidal feeling, thoughts, or impulses.
01962 392296
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Winchester SO23
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Colette Molyneux
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS. Hello, my name is Colette. Lock-down has allowed people to reflect. For some it has been stressful; confinement has brought underlying relationship issues to the surface and they’re asking themselves if they’ve reached a cross-roads. These feelings are important sign-posts and offer a route to a happier and richer state of mind – if you’re able to work through them successfully. It is often helpful to have someone other than family and friends to discuss your thoughts and make sense of them in a structured way . I approach my work with warmth and compassion and am experienced in a wide range of issues.
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Winchester SO23
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Corine Hope
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
Seeking therapy takes courage and finding the right therapist can be a daunting task. Perhaps you would like to make changes to your life but are unsure of where to begin? We can work together to help identify patterns and themes of your view of the world and yourself in it. We can think about how past experiences may have impacted on your ability to cope and function. With acquiring greater insight, awareness and meaning, we can work towards breaking destructive patterns and gain resources which will help you cope with difficulties and make profound changes to your life and relationships.
01794 339383
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Winchester SO21
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Gemma Evans Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Hello. I'm Gemma, a qualified and registered Counsellor. I offer one-to-one counselling to adults from my private practice in Hedge End, Southampton. If you're here, chances are you're looking for help...You may be struggling with a personal issue and feeling that something has to change. You might be feeling anxious and alone with your problem and wondering if anyone will understand. Maybe a recent loss or life change has left you feeling like you cannot cope. Or perhaps experiences from your past are affecting your ability to live your life fully today.
01489 665883
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Winchester SO23
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Serenity Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I like to think that my therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. So don't worry if you haven't done therapy before and feel a bit unsure about how things work. Just think of it as a safe space to talk and explore what ever you need to in the moment. I offer tools and strategies to help with a number of different issues. I am also mindful that not one size fits all and will always strive to help you find the right fit for you. I work at a GP surgery, school, and in private practise. I work with Time to Talk Youth Counselling Charity and The Fire Fighters Charity.
024 7542 4879
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Winchester SO21
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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.