Sexual Abuse Counselling in Johnstone

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Photo of Gail Carvil, Counsellor in Johnstone, Scotland
Gail Carvil
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I offer a warm friendly space for you to speak openly about the difficulties that may be keeping you feeling stuck. Whether it is anxiety, depression, stress, relationship difficulties, or maybe you are struggling with the impact of trauma, abuse or bereavement. I am here to listen and help you unravel the issues that are getting in the way of you living the life you desire. I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with a keen interest in compassion focused therapy and mindfulness practice, providing online, telephone and face to face counselling sessions.
01505 805534
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Johnstone PA6
& Online
£50 per session
Photo of Dianne Foy, Counsellor in Johnstone, Scotland
Dianne Foy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
There are many reasons why someone will seek counselling. Major life changes, even positive ones, can disrupt the balance of everyday life and impact our mental health. Traumas and experiences from our past can intrude on our peace of mind in the present. Bereavement and loss, illness and disability, relationship and work issues can affect our ability to function. Sometimes it feels like we have limited choices and we are unsure of where to turn to for support. Person-centred counselling is a safe and confidential space where you can be yourself and share what is troubling you.
01505 805515
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Johnstone PA6
& Online
£45 per session
Photo of Michelle Dickie Mbacp, Counsellor in Johnstone, Scotland
Michelle Dickie Mbacp
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi my name is michelle and I am aware Choosing to start therapy can often feel daunting and terrifying.  I understand this journey, both from a personal and from a theoretical perspective. So, I just want to say thank you for putting yourself out there, even know you may have feelings of apprehension. 
01505 805889
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Johnstone PA10
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£45 (individual)£75 (couples)
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Derek Milroy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
It's tough opening up to someone but we, via the therapeutical alliance, can create a safe space of trust where there is confidentiality, no judgment and that the client feels comfortable sharing. Here are some testimonials from previous clients for you to ponder: Social anxiety- My gran nearly fainted when she saw me ask someone who works in a shop a question, something I've never done in my life before. Grief- My therapist has helped me as I was feeling lonely and it cheered me and made me realise that I do have a future by myself with friends and family to support me. Low self esteem- I've realised I'm stronger than I thought.
0141 673 8062
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Office is near:
Johnstone PA10
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£60 per session

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Jeremy Sachs
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Hello, My name is Jeremy Sachs and I am an Integrative Psychotherapist. This means I am trained in multiple models of psychological care so I can respond to your needs in a flexible and friendly way. In addition to this one to one therapy, I offer an in-person group therapy service for male survivors of sexual abuse , in Southside Glasgow. (If you think this might be for you, see my website for information and self referral forms).
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Glasgow G43
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£85 per session
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Photo of Sue Reid, Counsellor in Johnstone, Scotland
Sue Reid
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Counselling is a safe place for you to stop, take stock and explore the parts of your life that you are finding difficult. It is a time for you to use for whatever you decide, and always without pressure or judgement. I have particular experience in working with trauma and sexual abuse , but you can use counselling for all sorts of issues, for example self-esteem, stress, depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationships, suicidal thoughts, harassment at work, identity issues, breakup, or decision-making. Dealing with ‘unwanted habits’ of whatever kind can be a large part of counselling.
0141 280 4539
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Glasgow G41
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£55 per session
Photo of Rebecca Hepson, Psychotherapist in Johnstone, Scotland
Rebecca Hepson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I work with clients with a wide range of presenting issues, from low self esteem and relationship problems, to survivors of sexual abuse /traumas.
I believe that the most important relationship we will have over our lifetime is the relationship that we have with ourselves. Throughout our lives we can come to conclusions about ourselves and others that cause us to feel insecure with who we are and around others. My job as a therapist and life coach is to provide a talking space for you to figure out what is holding you back from achieving the relationships and lifestyle you deserve. The more we understand who we really are, the easier it becomes to truly and deliberately create the life we desire.
01389 317526
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Paisley PA1
& Online
£40 per session
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LMcounselling & Life Coaching
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
I am a qualified counsellor and member of the BACP. I use a pluralistic approach to my therapy. This involves working collaboratively with my clients, their individuality thus incorporating shared decision making.  I can work with a wide range of concerns and assist you with issues you may be facing such as anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, stress, anger, sexual abuse and many others. An example of this approach is discussing with you what you would like to achieve from therapy then working together to achieve the most effective way to get there.
01355 209598
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Glasgow G41
& Online
£50 per session
Photo of Debi McPhee, Counsellor in Johnstone, Scotland
Debi McPhee
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor with experience in working with people struggling with depression, sexual abuse and chronic illness amongst other difficulties. The main thing I can offer is time and space to feel heard and explore your own thoughts and reactions in a non judgemental counselling relationship.
0141 673 5141
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Glasgow G53
& Online
£45 per session
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Laura Beech
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialise in working with relationships, adverse childhood experiences (neglect or abuse), sexual abuse , bullying, parental breakup and other difficult experiences whilst growing up.
Do you feel like past events are affecting how you cope with life today leaving you feeling stuck and anxious or depressed? Are you having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? Do you keep repeating the same negative patterns in relationships? I am an experienced, accredited psychotherapist who works with couples, individuals, and groups who can help you identify and change these unhelpful patterns.
0121 817 7042
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Glasgow G33
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£70 (individual)£80 (couples)
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Zsofia Kaplar
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Life is a series of changes, often bringing loss and pain but also the seeds of a positive transformation. Even if you're unsure how to move forward, a theme can emerge. Counselling can facilitate a new understanding of ourselves, our different relationships, our place in the world. By reassessing hopes and fears, we can work towards the difference we want to experience. Alongside general counselling, I have specialist experience in post-natal depression and traumatic emotional and sexual abuse . My approach, however, is to treat every person without presumptions, trusting the space that opens up and finding the best way for you.
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Office is near:
Glasgow G12
& Online
£55 per session
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Harper Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have many clients dealing with issues including anxiety, depression, low moods, phobias, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, guilt, anger, OCD, low self-esteem and low confidence. Often clients have anxiety around social situations such as public speaking, board meetings and family/social gatherings. This can impact on holidays, family life and work. I have over 14 years experience counselling child and adult survivors of sexual violence, recent and historic cases. I have several year's experience counselling  in schools in Scotland, Germany and Norway working with young people aged between 7 and 18 years.
01475 603631
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Office is near:
Dumbarton G82
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£60 (individual)£90 (couples)
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Anne Robertson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have extensive experience of working with clients who have experienced sexual or emotional abuse, sometimes within an institutional context. This may involve working with PTSD, where flashbacks, nightmares or unwanted memories are present. I can offer a safe, supportive space to work through these difficult experiences and find coping strategies. I also work with anxiety and depression, relationship issues and achieving your true potential within a study/work context. I am also very interested in developing creativity especially within the arts. Please note that I am currently only working with UK-based clients.
0141 483 7413
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Glasgow G3
& Online
£60 per session
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Mary Martin
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a relational therapist and take a holistic approach to my clients. Broadly speaking this means I treat the person and not their problem or disorder. Rather than seeing mental health difficulties like depression or anxiety as something wrong with you that need to be fixed, I view them as valid and understandable responses to challenging life experiences. My work as a therapist is informed by both my academic training as well as my own personal struggles in striving for good mental health. I try to combine my theoretical knowledge of what can help with my own personal understanding of how challenging our lives and strugges can be
0141 673 0378
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Office is near:
Glasgow G12
£50 per session
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Colin Marshall
Psychotherapist
Hi I am a Gestalt therapist/Counsellor. I have over 10 years experience helping people with a variety of issues. If you want to change your life or change yourself or you are struggling with everyday issues counselling is the very place for you. With a safe place to explore yourself and your life with a non judgmental person (me) sitting along side you, this can be a very empowering and enriching experience. Life can get on top of us at times, taking some time out for yourself to process all the things that go swirling around our heads can be vital to a happy healthy life.
0141 280 6116
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Office is near:
Paisley PA1
& Online
£40 per session
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All Seasons Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Having gone through some of my own personal struggles, I know how important it is to have someone listen. To be able to vocalise your thoughts without any fear of judgment. Sometimes it can feel like the end of the road with no-where else to turn. It can feel like there is no hope left. Negative thoughts seem to go round and round in your head. This is the time to reach out and let someone help you. I aim to provide a safe and confidential space to work through issues and will use other evidenced based therapeutic approaches to suit individual needs, such as compassion focused therapy and mindfulness. ​
0141 673 7989
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Glasgow G61
& Online
£50 per session
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June Drummond
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a trained person-centred therapist, sometimes integrating mindfulness, relaxation techniques and creativity into my approach.  I can offer you a safe, confidential and warm space to explore how you are feeling. I provide counselling which can be short term, focussing on specific issues that you may be having and also longer term therapy that can help you to unravel more complex difficulties in your life. Together we will work out which type of therapy will suit you and, whatever that may be, I will go alongside you on your journey, helping you to resolve problems and difficult experiences you may have had.
0141 483 7519
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Glasgow G53
£50 per session
Photo of Sam Pattison, Psychotherapist in Johnstone, Scotland
Sam Pattison
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you struggling with an experience you've had or are having currently? Are you feeling the weight of these experiences? As a person-centred psychotherapist, I aim to provide a space and relationship in which I seek to help alleviate the weight and accompany you from under it to a place where you feel empowered and in control. I work with adults (16+) in order to help them grow and work towards a happier life. It is important to remember that therapy isn't a pill that fixes everything at once, it requires time and care, as do you. As your therapist, I will be an ear to your experience and a voice in times that may seem impossible.
0141 673 8667
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Office is near:
Paisley PA1
& Online
£60 per session
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Dr Aisha Tariq
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Sometimes we need support to survive and work through psychological pain. Therapy can also build resilience for whatever may lie ahead. My welcoming and friendly practice is your safe space to explore and grow. As a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of experience in working with adults, I use the latest, evidence-informed therapies to reach the heart of your problems and effectively tailor treatment to your needs. My priority is to provide a safe space for you to explore what is going on in the here-and-now, learn and move on from the past, and re-focus on growing into the person you want to be.
0141 673 0229
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Office is near:
Glasgow G41
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£120 (individual)£120 (couples)
Photo of Carole Forde, Psychotherapist in Johnstone, Scotland
Carole Forde
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA
Verified
Verified
Hi, my main therapy offered is CBT, integrated with a variety of different therapies to suit individual requirements. Together we can work to create positive changes in your life slowing you to cope better with emotions and negative issues as they arise. A warm & friendly welcome for each client. I can help you set goals to create positive changes. I offer professional advice, confidential sessions, in a non judgemental environment.
0141 280 7080
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Office is near:
Newton Mearns G77
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£40 per session

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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.