Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Prestonpans

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Amaranth Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I also treat trauma and PTSD (including historical abuse, accidents and assaults) using EMDR.
Are you struggling with life at present? It may be from a stressful work environment, relationship difficulties or perhaps unresolved trauma from your past. Do you want to be free of the past, less anxious about the future so that you can enjoy your present? I offer counselling and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) to clients who want to find joy and peace in their lives. If you are experiencing stress or anxiety at present, if you are struggling with a past trauma then I can help. I believe that the troubles that impact our mental wellbeing can be relieved through the therapeutic relationship of counselling
01875 444491
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Prestonpans EH32
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Janis Sinclair
Psychotherapist, PMCOSCA
Verified
Verified
Are you anxious and finding life overwhelming, suddenly the simplest decisions are impossible - this may be situational, relational or historical; large or small I offer a space to speak freely secure in the knowledge our sessions are confidential. My theory is person centred although I offer Integrative therapy which is a progressive form of psychotherapy that combines different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of the individual client.
01785 338104
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Prestonpans EH32
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Valerie Smith
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Many things bring us to counselling. For some, it is overwhelming emotions, such as loss or anger. For others, it is painful or restrictive marital or family relationships. Some of us seek counselling because day-to-day life feels pointless or it’s dominated by anxiety. Some of us are quite stuck: for example, you may have a part of you that wants to achieve things in life but another part of you habitually sabotages your efforts.
01875 447076
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Prestonpans EH32
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Tom Lawrence
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified
Verified
If you are suffering from anxiety - depression/low mood - stress - anger problems - panic attacks - phobias - low self-esteem - self-harming - eating disorders - post-traumatic stress disorder ( PTSD , including military) - addiction (all kinds) - obsessions (OCD) - sleep problems - relationship problems, I can help. Difficulties can often be resolved within only a few sessions – sometimes just one – and in this way can provide good value for money.
07887 682291
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Office is near:
Haddington EH41
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Dr Christina Johnson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I have worked with varying presentations including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, existential issues, PTSD , chronic fatigue, palliative care, death and dying.
As a Counselling Psychologist and Specialist Couples Therapist with nine years experience working with individuals, couples and groups, I work based on the principle that therapy is not a one size fits all approach. I am able to call upon a number of therapeutic models to tailor treatment to meet the individual needs of my clients, with the overall aim of achieving specific goals. My aim is to create a safe and non-judgemental environment where clients feel encouraged to take an active and collaborative role in their treatment.
0141 280 2841
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Office is near:
Edinburgh EH1
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integration counselling & psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MRes, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Do you feel stuck in a particular cycle that is impacting your life and needs to change? Does regulating emotions seem impossible?thinking negatively? have difficultly trusting others or doubt yourself?..Our hope is to offer you the tools, techniques and the inspiration you need towards improving your wellbeing, and encouraging personal growth. Whether you would like some help with anger, anxiety, addiction, phobias, to improve your mood, process trauma or improve your self-esteem. Together we can work together to help you to make lasting changes which will allow you to improve your outlook and live life to the fullest.
07723 923797
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Office is near:
Edinburgh EH1
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Beata Michalska
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
For the past nine years I have been helping individuals, couples and families with mental health difficulties across a range of settings. Typical problems that I have experience treating include depression, anxiety, OCD, adjustment difficulties, trauma/ PTSD , stress and relationship difficulties. I see psychotherapy as a personal journey, a chance to get to know yourself better, a safe space to explore and to grow. My interests lie in a human, in embodied experience and in the process.
0131 381 8171
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Edinburgh EH6
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Stuart P Morgan-Ayrs Frssa Frsph
MSc
Verified
Verified
My clients have experienced trauma, neglect, abuse or Adverse Childhood Experiences. Main specialism: Complex Trauma (C- PTSD ) & related disassociation, depression, NEAD, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, mood disorders, flashbacks, relationships. Many have multiple diagnosis, underpinned by trauma or emotional "lack". Many have ADHD or ASD. People include students, LGB & poly, ex forces, domestic violence survivors, Asperger's. I have specialist post grad certifications including; Trauma, Grief, Anxiety, Depression, ASD, ADHD, Mood Disorders & Integrative Therapy. Many have had general therapy before & now want specialist help.
0131 322 1320
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Edinburgh EH2
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BeeSan Psychotherapy and Counselling Services
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I specialise in child sexual abuse, trauma/complex trauma, PTSD , anxiety, bereavement, depression, loss, grief, relationship issues, panic attacks, and generic counselling.
Sometimes, we try to make sense of our world, thoughts, feelings and emotions. We might find ourselves repeating patterns of behaviour in our present lives due to past experiences and patterns. I want to help you shift mental blocks, untangle complex emotions, resolve issues and reveal new perspectives. Whether it’s self-development, addressing emotional and psychological issues, or processing traumatic events, I will work with you both Psychodynamically and in a Person-centred way as the need arises. Delivering both online and face to face therapies in the centre of Edinburgh, we will work together to help you achieve your goal.
0131 381 8083
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Office is near:
Edinburgh EH2
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Not accepting new clients
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Coralie Tauty
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I work with people who are experiencing low self-esteem, anxiety, difficulties with assertiveness, low mood, trauma, PTSD , C- PTSD , relationship difficulties, loss of meaning, and difficult life transitions.
What if you could be kinder to yourself? What if you could experience less anxiety and low mood? What if you could be supported in healing from past traumas? What if you could become more assertive and set healthy boundaries? Perhaps you don’t know what’s wrong but you’re feeling unsettled, sad, anxious, confused, or stressed. You might have put on a happy mask for too long and you’re exhausted. I invite you to imagine how things could be different and, with this hope - no matter how small the hope might be-, I invite you to get in touch with me.
0131 510 6110
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Edinburgh EH1
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Doreen Morici
MSc
as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in PTSD and trauma therapy.
Therapy is a gift--giving yourself permission to receive, to be heard, and to learn healthy and adaptive ways to be in relationship to self and others. Helping identify and transmute beliefs that no longer serve... from "I'm not good enough" to "I am worthy"; moving from fear to love and acceptance. A space to feel and understand your emotions, and let go. Offering a wholistic, integrative, and person-centered approach to wellness and empowerment while supporting you to find balance, hold boundaries, explore spirituality, and connect to your authentic self--moving out of your head and grounding into your heart, body, and soul.
0131 381 0296
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Office is near:
Loanhead EH20
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Dr Katie Davis
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
With a background as a Principal Clinical Psychologist at the NHS trauma specialist service, I work with those impacted by trauma, PTSD , OCD, anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem and for those who are looking to make changes in their life, but aren’t sure where to start.
What if. Two words that send your mind down a well-worn path. Words and images that pop into your head at any moment and no matter how hard you try to push it away you find yourself stuck; thinking, feeling and doing the same thing over and over. Maybe it’s reliving the past, maybe it’s worrying about the future, or feeling you need to do something right now or something bad will happen. “What if” is hard to live with. But when your mind is stuck in the “what if’s” your brain is telling you there is something you need to figure out, something you need to rebalance.
0131 381 8063
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Edinburgh EH6
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The Feel Better Psychological Services
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
We are specialized in psychological treatments for Depression Anxiety Aggression Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( PTSD ) Anxiety Disorders such as OCD, General Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety Social Phobia, Panic & Agoraphobia, Body Dysmorphic Disorder Eating problems such as binge eating.
At The Feel Better Psychological Services we provide psychological therapy to adults and their families. All of our clinicians are accredited members of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) in the United Kingdom.
0800 669 6281
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Edinburgh EH2
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Dr Emily McBride
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified
Verified
Are you seeking a safe space with an experienced psychologist? You might be feeling overwhelmed, low, frustrated, guilty, or anxious. Perhaps you feel you've lost part of your identity, impacting on your sense of purpose and self-worth. I know it can be incredibly hard to express what you truly feel and need to others. I offer a compassionate space for you to work through current issues, as well as difficulties from your past. I specialise in supporting people with long-term conditions (e.g. chronic pain, cancer, diabetes), and also work with a range of wider issues (e.g. PTSD and trauma).
020 3995 0870
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Edinburgh EH6
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Not accepting new clients
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Jo Hicks
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy across the spectrum of emotional and psychological disorders which include: Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Health Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ( PTSD ), Specific Phobias, Depression, Self-esteem, Perfectionism & Long Term Conditions.
Hi, I’m Jo. I am a fully qualified, accredited CBT Psychotherapist with the BABCP. I have over 9 years experience working within the NHS and currently support people with common mental health problems. I am passionate about supporting and empowering individuals and navigating them towards their goals, helping people to explore current problems and find their own solutions in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space. Working together as a team, I help people to make sense of their problems by breaking them down into smaller, more manageable parts.
0161 524 1279
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Office is near:
Edinburgh EH1
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Thomas Gilpin
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Common difficulties I work with include, stress, depression, OCD, anxiety, anger, PTSD , bereavement and personality issues.
I am a person centred clinician who recognises that you are the expert of your own experience. My goal is to support you to use therapy to work towards your personal goals, whatever they may be. I work according to ethical guidelines and respect the diversity and individuality of each person. I have particular experience in adapting therapy for adults with a learning disability and cognitive difficulties. The overall aim of therapy is to support you to explore your difficulties in a safe space and achieve the goals that you identify. My practice is centred on trust, empathy and empowerment. 
01355 202611
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Office is near:
Edinburgh EH1
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Alison Edwards Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Verified
This may include CBT for depression, anxiety, panic, stress, low self esteem, anger, OCD, trauma, PTSD , work-place conflict, pain and addictions.
Choosing a professional to help you with your struggles can be a stressful process. Many people have heard of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy but aren’t sure what it involves, and don’t know whether they need CBT, counselling or something else. That’s not a problem - I will provide an initial phone or video consultation to answer questions, listen to your concerns and discuss with you what you are looking for. My first session involves an assessment of your current difficulties from the perspective of a trained mental health professional, and working with you to establish whether CBT or counselling would be most beneficial for you.
01392 321135
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Office is near:
Edinburgh EH1
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Marty - Mind and body therapy
MSc
I offer a caring, warm and supportive environment for you to feel comfortable and safe to share whatever may be on your mind. Working collaboratively and through psychoeducation, therapeutic tools, techniques and altered thinking patterns we can change how you see yourself, others and the world. This can lead to a significant improvement in self-esteem, confidence and happiness. My specialist areas are working with anxiety, depression, PTSD , OCD and achieving a healthier lifestyle (exercise, nutrition, alcohol, sleep, stress management). Feel free to visit my website mindandbodytherapy.org for more information.
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Office is near:
Edinburgh EH16
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Darren Neal
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Being understood and accepted, without judgement and with compassion, is the most important experience we can receive from another person. I have a extensive experience working with trauma( PTSD &CPTSD), bereavement, anxiety (fear), abuse, mental health issues, depression as well as general feelings of hopelessness and sadness and I will offer my experience and knowledge to help empower you to experience yourself, understand yourself and feel more confidant and emotionally connected. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I can be found on their website.
020 3917 4037
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Office is near:
Edinburgh EH1
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Kathy Stewart
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety & stress, low self-esteem, relationship and commitment issues, family dynamics, addictions, LGBTQ+, bereavement & loss, trauma & PTSD .
Sometimes our thoughts and emotions can feel too much for us to deal with. We may feel vulnerable, lost, torn or stuck, and find ourselves in need of help. Let me offer you an open, safe and judgment free space, that encourages you to explore whatever's on your mind. I am a qualified and highly experienced UKCP Accredited Counselling Psychotherapist working with adults, couples and groups. I believe that therapy should be an empowering process for each client, therefore taking a collaborative, client-focused approach which respects diversity and difference is essential for an effective therapeutic process.
020 4538 9139
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Office is near:
Edinburgh EH9
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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.