Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Winchester

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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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Dr Rosie Hall
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I offer short and long term psychological therapies to adults experiencing a range of emotional difficulties. I am experienced in supporting people to manage and overcome difficulties with depression, anxiety, sleep, grief, post-traumatic stress disorder, burnout and relationship problems. I understand that therapy is often sought during difficult times in life and will greet you with kindness and the expertise to help.
07515 891731
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Winchester SO21
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Dr Ben J Mead
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Hello, my name is Ben and I am a Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Counsellor practising in Surrey (Guildford), Hampshire (Basingstoke) and also online via a secure, encrypted network. My extensive training and experience ensures I am able to help adults and children with a number of difficulties, including (but not limited to): Anxiety, Depression, Low self-esteem, Loneliness, Grief / Loss, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Post-traumatic stress ( PTSD ), Relationship difficulties (including break-ups), Social anxiety, Sleep difficulties and Work / exam stress
07723 467204
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Winchester SO23
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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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Winchester Trauma Counselling (Lori Hedges)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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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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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Candice Collins
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I specialise in working with couples and individuals, and regularly work with clients in areas including: communication, affairs and infidelity, blended families, bereavement (loss and grief), embedded trauma, depression and anxiety. In my practice, I endeavour to work with clients in an empathic, collaborative and non-judgemental way. My integrated approach uses systemic theory (including exploring your thought processes and current situation) and psychodynamic theory (historical exploration linking to unconscious thoughts and behaviour). I also apply aspects of emotionally-focused therapy (EFT); and trauma focused therapies.
023 8202 8098
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Winchester SO21
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Catherine Ann Hughes
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer a confidential, safe space to talk about those issues that are currently causing you concern and emotional pain. It can help to talk to an independent, qualified person when we have run out of ways of helping ourselves. It may be that you feel that you keep repeating the same mistakes in relationships or you can't find the enthusiasm to make the most of life, or problems such as anxiety and low self esteem are holding you back. You may feel that you would like to have greater insight into who you are or work out how you want your life to be.
01962 674491
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Winchester SO22
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Nicky Bates Director of The TLC Counselling Hub
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. Firstly People need to feel valued, people need to feel accepted and they certainly need to feel heard. Based in central Andover, I specialise in anxiety, trauma, neurodiversity, bereavement, intrusive thoughts and work very well with people from the LGBTQ+ community. I offer a non-judgemental approach using Gestalt and Humanistic theory. What this means is that we work creatively with what is happening for you right now. Creative work can unlock things from the past in a safe contained way. Online counselling is now available.
01264 317085
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Winchester SO21
Rachella Michaels
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
I work gently and compassionately, with individuals/couples, struggling with difficult or painful feelings, managing their emotions, and struggling to enjoy life. Communication is often an issue, as are feelings of unfairness or difficulty forming good, lasting relationships. Issues may involve partners, parents, past traumas, or inner conflict making decisions difficult. They may involve issues at work with colleagues, management or relationships. When working with couples the issues are often about unfulfilled expectations, infidelity, lack of commitment/affection, insecurity, lack of empathy, or experiences of coercion or control
01722 548381
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Winchester SO22
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Pat Gwyer
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
As a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience, I specialise in the combination and application of Clinical, Positive, Coaching and Applied Psychology to improve mental health difficulties. Working with adults, children and adolescents, I am trained and qualified to work with a range of mental health experiences across the life span. As well as being a trustee and Clinical Director for a veteran's mental health charity, I also provide expert witness reports, have appeared on local radio stations and written articles for magazines.
023 8254 4113
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Winchester SO22
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Somatic Psychotherapy
PhD
Have overwhelming events of the past marked your relationships with yourself and the world? Does your present life context trigger difficult emotional reactions, interpersonal or professional challenges? Do you suffer from lingering mental health issues and want to improve your wellbeing? Therapy can provide a safe trasformational opportunity to explore and heal what is difficult in your life. My role is to offer you a confidential and non-judgmental space for understanding, processing and learning how to manage unresolved, often conflicting feelings, thoughts and actions which impact quality of your life and relationships.
020 8103 0356
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Winchester SO21
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Dr Lindsay Walker
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
As a Clinical Psychologist I am passionate about working with people to address their emotional and mental health difficulties and to achieve their treatment goals. I have a particular interest in working with addictions, trauma, and anxiety disorders and as such these are my main areas of expertise. In addition to working privately, I also worked in an NHS Addictions Service until recently, predominantly with alcohol and illicit drugs, and as a result much of my work was with people with complex mental health needs.
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Winchester SO22
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Questa Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsychD, AFBPSsS
Verified
Verified
Questa offers a range of psychological services for children and adults, both clinical and educational. We are specialists in autism assessment/diagnosis. We provide therapy and parenting support for associated emotional and behavioural problems. We offer therapy and support for a range of emotional problems for children and adults and are specialists in anxiety, depression and trauma, providing therapy to emergency services personnel. Do call or email us today to discuss how we may be able to support you. We can usually help, but if we cant, then we’ll do our best to offer advise and signposting.
023 9431 1724
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Winchester SO22
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Therapy2help Ltd
Psychotherapist, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Hello, am Anita the director of Therapy2help. Welcome to the start of your journey of self exploration. My mission is to be able to use my passion for emotional wellbeing to helping you understand, manage and maintain an effective mental/ thought processing state. To be able to have a clear understanding of yourself, the options available to you and to feel empowered with any decision/choice through friendly and guided support. Above all my mission is that you come first, always. Get in touch to find out more about the support that I offer.
020 4538 3635
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Winchester SO21
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Gaynor Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a highly experienced counsellor and my aim is to create a positive, trusting environment in which I help you to help yourself. I provide a safe and caring professional counselling and psychotherapy service. I am an empathic and approachable person working in a non-judgemental and confidential way. By exploring your past, the causes of present day problems are often revealed. We can't change the past, but we can gain understanding allowing you to relate differently to yourself, others and problems in order to choose to make changes or find acceptance.
023 8235 6102
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Winchester SO21
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Catherine Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I believe I know what matters in building a safe and trusting environment to enable personal change and growth. I have chosen to base my counselling ethos on a Humanistic modality which includes the belief each of us has the ability, drive and autonomy within ourselves to resolve emotional issues, conflicts and life changing events. I also recognise we all need a bit of help and support in times of distress.
01489 665864
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Winchester SO23
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Corinne Marsh
Psychotherapist, MA, MHGI
Verified
Verified
Sometimes we can find ourselves in a place where we 'can't see the wood for the trees'. We feel as if we have little or no control over ours or others behaviour. That the direction your life is taking, is going the wrong way. Accompanying this here can often be a sense of loss or injustice, of not being able to imagine a better future. With up to date psychological understanding there is a better future. Building on your own knowledge and resources we can identify your personal goals and what you want out of your appointments. This tailored approach will work with you to resolve your barriers to achieving success.
01256 830520
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Winchester SO21
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Shelley Bradley-Scholey
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Accredited CBT, EMDR or Integrated therapy or Counselling. I provide honest, approachable and down to earth therapy. If you have difficulties with a painful past or problems that are getting in the way of your life currently I can help you. You may want to change how you think and feel about yourself or understand difficult emotions. I have 20 years’ experience in helping people recover and reclaim their life. I know sometimes people can find the prospect of therapy unnerving, I try hard to make people feel at ease by delivering therapy in an open and common-sense way, I am friendly and kind. Fully professionally registered.
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Winchester SO21
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Anna Clarkstone
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I am an accredited integrative counsellor. I am trained in a variety of different counselling theories and aim to provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential relationship, by walking alongside you, facilitating healing and enabling you to reach your goals. Counselling provides support and professional help by talking about the problems you are experiencing in life. I currently see clients online. Do feel free to contact me for an initial online chat or phone call.
01202 059822
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Winchester SO21
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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.