Sexual Abuse Counselling in Kirkcaldy

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Photo of Mairi McAllister, Counsellor in Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Mairi McAllister
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
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My speciality is in working with Trauma, I have worked for 25yrs supporting men and women who have experienced Childhood Abuse, Domestic Abuse or Rape & Sexual Assault .
I am an experienced Counsellor and can offer a safe and confidential space to help you look at what it is that is making life difficult. We all at times struggle to know how to manage and cope with how we feel and whilst we know it's important to look after our physical health, we also need to take care of our hearts and minds, I see my role as one of helping you make sense of what might be causing you to feel depressed, anxious, even that life feels too much, your relationships might be affected or going to work is just too hard, you might know the cause and just need to be heard and supported to see a way forward.
01592 323042
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Kirkcaldy KY2
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Tina MacDonald Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
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I have some experience with survivors of Childhood sexual abuse but work with all aspects of life.
Working online UK wide I offer honest open counselling. A client who is looking for a 1 off session or a long term approach can find in our work a place to express their concerns and find it treated sensitively. I have experience of a range of counselling wants and needs. Change will not happen unless change is made and together my clients and I work out what their starting point and way forward will be to achieve what they are looking for.
01592 805661
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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Tracey Hutcheon
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
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I have worked extensively with anxiety, trauma, flashbacks, depression, stress, dissociation, domestic abuse, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, family breakdown and trauma from sexual assault /abuse.
Welcome. I aim to offer a warm, caring and genuine space, ensuring that the client has a physical and emotional ‘space’ to be heard and understood and their particular needs met. Being a pluralistic therapist, I know that different people are helped by different therapeutic methods and activities at different times. I believe that empathy and the therapeutic relationship is central to my way of working and the foundation to the way I practice. I strive to be a good listener with an ability to ‘hold’ difficult stories which helps the client feel safe and share concerns.
01334 237975
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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Mary Henderson Mind Therapies
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MNCS Accred
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My firm belief is that the first meeting is vital to building a good rapport and I pride myself on supporting my clients on their initial phone call, our first meeting and continuing throughout therapy. This allows the person to feel safe, secure and relaxed, whilst exploring their issues from past and/or present. Exploring past or present traumatic events in a clients life is my speciality however some clients may not want to explore past trauma, then the clients choice is ultimately important & respected. Clients are at the heart of every session and have the right to explore where they feel comfortable.
01592 806017
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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Dr Oonagh Williamson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
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Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma or major life changes? I am a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist based in Fife and I would like to offer my services to help you. Life can feel overwhelming at times, but I’m here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. I have been a qualified Clinical Psychologist for 26 years and have worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist for 16 years. I have Chartered status with the British Psychological Society and am registered with the HCPC, our regulating body.
01592 809668
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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AM Thompson
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified
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Are you struggling with relationships, significant life changes or issues relating to self esteem, anxiety, loss, grief and trauma? Maybe the issue is less tangible, but you are aware of a changing of the seasons, a sense that you no longer know quite who you are, nor quite what you want next out of life. Life can be overwhelming and exhausting for all of us sometimes. Sometimes we need help in coping with life's challenges.
01555 708977
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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Dr Kathryn Quinn
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
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I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist with a proven track record of clinical effectiveness. I run an established and successful clinical practice in Fife and place my client's needs at the forefront of all that I do. If you would like to discuss your situation further, or book an initial consultation, I would be delighed to hear from you.
01383 665671
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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Charlene Todd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I understand the nature of suffering and the pain this brings to people’s lives. No matter what’s going on and what has brought you to this point, please know that with support, these elements can be healed and even transformed. You may be facing a variety of issues, such as loss, grief, stress, Trauma, Addiction, shame Anxiety, low self-esteem, behavioral difficulties, obsessive thoughts, and loneliness. Together, we can work on strategies and techniques that can ease your symptoms by allowing you to address the root causes of pain, work through any uncertainties, find meaning and build a purposeful life.
01592 808598
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Kirkcaldy KY15
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Douglas Sharp
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
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My name is Douglas and I am trained as a Gestalt therapist. My style of therapy is to support your self-awareness by joining you on your journey, I ask you take a lead and I bring my interest in you; what you want, what you do, and how you think and feel. I believe that self-awareness can support better-informed choices and this can lead to needed change in our lives. I use DBR (Deep Brain Reorienting) to work with deeper trauma: www.deepbrainreorienting.com. I view human beings as amazing and if we tap into our potential by connecting and collaborating we can unearth our deep potential to flow in life.
01383 669119
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Kirkcaldy KY1
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Marc Johnson
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
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My background in supporting people from all walks of life with varying concerns, and my experience working with trauma has given me a strong foundation to support individuals who come to therapy with a range of issues and concerns to include depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues and difficult life changes. I specialise in supporting individuals who have been affected by trauma; particularly those who have experienced sexual abuse and/or rape. I support individuals in understanding their traumatic experiences and the impact of trauma on various aspects of their lives.
01337 327005
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Cupar KY14
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Help To Heal Counselling and Supervision Services.
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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I am a BACP Accredited Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and have worked with young and adult clients for some time. Being an Integrative Counsellor means I draw upon several different theories, so I may offer a seamless and tailor made approach for each individual client. I have full Indemnity Insurance and take monthly supervision for both my Online and telephone services. Working with clients is my passion, I am able to offer a space where the client can be free to express themselves without judgement or pressure. I take great care to maintain my client's confidentiality at all times and adhere to the BACP's ethical framework.
01592 809974
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Glenrothes KY6
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Clare Fisher
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a down to earth, friendly and caring qualified pluralistic Psychotherapist. I want to work with you to support you to find solutions to your problems and work with you to reach your goals. In our sessions I will listen, I will talk but I will not judge. I will use my skills to support you, empower you and help you to become the resilient authentic person that you know you can be. You may want only one session or you can book as many as you feel is necessary. 45min Sessions £50 book http://www.empower-counselling.online/ I offer online, in person and email Psychotherapy.
01334 237746
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Cupar KY15
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Integrative Mind Therapies
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCS Prof Accred
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I am an integrative counsellor, I specialise in many mental health conditions and use wide range of tools along with my experience to support a person to understand and overcome their challenges in life. This support can help them to strive to reach their goals and true potential. I work with many modalities of therapy to help the client understand their presenting and past issues. This can be effective to overcome those challenges.
07481 338539
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Lochgelly KY5
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Katy Mitchell
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Every person is different, which means every treatment will be different too. I provide a range of psychological therapies that will be tailored to meet your needs. I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds. Difficulties I work with include (but are not limited to): depression, anxiety, stress (including work, academic, or general life stress), loss and bereavement, panic, OCD, anger, trauma, life changes (e.g. birth, retirement, relationship ending), sexual difficulties, eating disorders, health anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, and desire for personal development.
01333 408717
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Cupar KY14
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Dr Samantha Baradhi
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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Dr Samantha Baradhi (CPsychol) is a Chartered and HCPC Registered Psychologist and COSRT Accredited Psychosexual Therapist offering psychological therapy and psychosexual therapy to adults, couples and young people above 14 years. As a counselling psychologist her approach is relational and attachment focused. A thorough psychological assessment, a humanistic stance and in-depth formulation underpin the therapy relationship, whilst an integration of therapeutic models allows Samantha to work with each individual's specific needs and goals. She has been established here at The Broughty Practice, Dundee since 2006.
01382 933250
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Cupar KY14
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Online Therapists

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Ana Puljic
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
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While I'm especially interested in working with existential issues and those affected by narcissism, I'm also experienced in working with sexual abuse and young people with attachment difficulties.
Hi there, my name is Ana and I'm a psychodynamic counsellor specializing in parental narcissism and existential issues. If you feel stuck in a loop or unable to find joy in life, I can offer my curiosity, empathy, and insights to help you find meaning in your experience. To do this, I will often draw on my background in psychology and philosophy, as well as psychodynamic therapy which looks at the unconscious processes between us and find links between what you're experiencing in the present and your early childhood and family experiences. On top of this, I use a systemic lens when working with families.
0131 378 1027
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Edinburgh EH2
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Dr Derek Robertson
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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I also specialise in childhood sexual abuse and understand the wide range of difficulties and distress experienced and later effects like trauma, low esteem.
I have over 8 years experience in providing psychological therapy and can provide Person Centred Therapy, CBT, ACT, Non-Violent Communication, Systemic Therapy, Hypnosis, EMDR and use various other psychological tools and aspects of different therapies as required. This is all provided within a humanistic framework valuing your uniqueness and strengths, within a therapeutic relationship emphasising respect, warmth and compassion. Within therapy this means empowering you and working as a team with equal power where you are always in control of the work and your are kept fully informed.
01786 649317
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Stirling FK7
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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
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Shirley Macmillan
Psychotherapist, MCOSCA
I specialise working for an organisation that supports clients affected by sexual abuse .
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist based in Ayrshire. I work predominantly with a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach, but also draw on other therapeutic approaches to provide a more integrative and tailored therapy for you. There are times when we all experience situations that cause distress or uncertainty and it can be difficult to move past these events or to speak to those close to us.
01292 439650
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Prestwick KA9
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Elizabeth Edgar
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
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I have particular experience working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse gained throughout my training.
My training and practice is most closely aligned with person centred theory. For me this means offering all of my clients a warm, genuine and accepting environment to explore anything and everything that is important to each individual. I have experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Obsessions, Intrusive thoughts, OCD, Personal development, Relationships, Abuse, Self esteem, Self-harm, Anger, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues.
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Edinburgh EH6
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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.