Sexual Abuse Counselling in Brecon

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Photo of Cathrin Wildwood, Counsellor in Brecon, Wales
Cathrin Wildwood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a qualified and experienced therapist, offering individual and couple counselling. I work with clients of all ages, children, young people and adults. If you are feeling low, sad, worried, confused, overwhelmed by life, unable to cope, alone, empty, hurt by past experiences, experiencing painful emotions or if you are dissatisfied with life and longing for something to be different then counselling can be immensely helpful and transformative. I have helped people with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, abuse, sexual assault , addictions, grief, relationships, emotions and stress.
01550 919698
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Brecon LD3
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Heather Murray - Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Have things come to a point in your life where it just feels really difficult to carry on? Do you find that you are anxious, worrying over the future, and fretting about decisions that need to be made? Do your thoughts drift repeatedly into the past, perhaps returning you to trauma or disappointment? Would you really like to be listened to with care and attention? Perhaps it is not advise that you need, just the opportunity to share what you’re going through, and find ways to feel better, more resilient and more able to cope. Perhaps you just want to feel more contented and at peace.
01341 408147
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Brecon LD3
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Lynne Parsons
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My goal is to bring transformation and restore your sense of well-being. I'll help you understand what’s hindering you and how to create the life you want to live. This can include reducing anxiety, moving on from past trauma, over-coming depression and moving through grief.
01234 982561
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Brecon LD3
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Sian Llewellyn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a fully trained and qualified Person-Centred Counsellor. Trained and experienced working with individuals, couples and families. I specialise in helping clients experiencing attachment issues, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem / low self-worth or relationship issues. I also have extensive knowledge of supporting people who self harm / have an eating disorder or people who have suffered abuse.
01597 737273
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Brecon LD3
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Sarah Steel Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Are you having relationship difficulties, trouble sleeping, low mood, or anxiety? I offer a down to earth practical approach, and will listen with respect and hold your confidentiality. Together we will aim for you to gain a better understanding of your thoughts and feelings, so that in time you can develop strategies to cope when life seems overwhelming. I have worked extensively with people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, loss, sleeplessness, low self esteem, relationship problems and addictions. I work integratively, and will draw on what ever counselling skills suit you best.
07723 468082
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Brecon LD3
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Kym Dalley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
You may be currently experiencing a difficulty or loss in your life and feel stuck and unable to move forward. You may be struggling with a range of difficult emotions. Perhaps, like many others you have had experiences that were traumatic and you are looking to find a way of working past these so that you can move on in your life. You may be feeling depressed, anxious, confused, angry or perhaps lost. We can all experience overwhelming emotions at times in our lives and seeking support can often be daunting but you’ve taken that first step. I believe that with the right support, we all have the means to negotiate life’s challenges.
01443 809875
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Talgarth LD3
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Caroline Rundle
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Mental health can manifest in different ways for different people. For many, it is hidden beneath the surface as we get on with our daily lives the best we can. Anxiety, depression, low self-worth, anger, guilt, shame are all normal feelings but if we become overwhelmed by them this is a sign that we need support. When I started counselling 19 years ago, I found that many of the people I worked with had experienced a history of trauma in their lives including childhood abuse, attachment issues, sexual violence, domestic violence and bullying. This is why I decided to focus my training and research on trauma specific strategies.
01633 603296
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Abergavenny LD3
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Helen Parsons
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, I'm Helen an experienced person-centred counsellor specialising in working with clients' who have experienced trauma. The impact of trauma can be debilitating and all consuming, with many clients' presenting with a vast array of symptoms like flash backs, panic attacks, dissociation, nightmares and mental health conditions like PTSD, personality disorders, OCD, depression and anxiety. Sadly, 1 in 4 of us will experience poor mental health in our lifetime. However, the future of counselling is looking bright, with more and more people seeking counselling.
01443 806636
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Builth Wells LD3
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Karen Moore
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I’m a self employed therapist working in the Warrington and Sandbach area and have worked with a variety of different presenting issues that have impacted on mental health such as rape and sexual abuse , anxiety, bullying, bereavement, change, depression, domestic violence, fear, isolation, postnatal depression, to name but a few.
Are you finding life difficult and looking for help? Are you struggling with changes that you feel are out of your control? Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable. Counselling also helps you build a deeper relationship with yourself and others.
01270 433406
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Sandbach CW11
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Jane Meares
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I support adults affected by low self esteem, anxiety, depression, or relationship issues, often those who have experienced the death of a loved one, childhood sexual abuse , or other trauma in life.
Do you put on a brave face but feel different on the inside? Perhaps you’re empty and numb, or overwhelmed by emotions? Are you finding it hard to cope day-to-day? I know how tough life can be at times and how lonely it feels when no one seems to understand. If you’re wondering when you’ll feel happy or hopeful again, or you’re worrying about the future and fearing the worst, or maybe you’re struggling with a big change and a sense of who you are; I’d like to help. Being able to talk freely to someone, without fear of judgement or shame, can be a huge relief.
01392 321316
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Exeter EX4
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Louise Baya
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
I have experience of working with addiction, bereavement, loss, sexual abuse , self -esteem, trauma amongst a variety of other issues.
I'm a Person-centered counsellor working in private practice based in Leamington Spa, Rugby and Warwick. I'm an experienced and fully qualified counsellor who is a registered BACP member. I found my own personal experience of therapy to be life changing, which led me to want help others. Prior to my counselling career, I have worked for many years with children, young people, families and vulnerable adults. I supported and assisted individuals to improve their mental, physical well-being and to live independently.
01926 569272
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Leamington Spa CV31
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Sara Sirati
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I am a BACP accredited counsellor and supervisor with extensive experience in the field of counselling and psychotherapies. I deliver mental health awareness sessions in a variety of organisations and guest lecture at u My line of expertise include: working with Trauma/PTSD, sexual abuse , self-harm, Domestic Abuse, issues concerning gender, identity and sexuality, anxiety and depression. You may have existing experiences of counselling, or be completely new to counselling, nonetheless I am here to support you with any worries you may be having. I have experience of working with young people, as well as adults on a variety issues.
029 2167 9526
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Cardiff CF24
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Tina Jarvis
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified
Verified
Issues such as anxiety, depression, loss, low self esteem, and sexual abuse , to name but a few can make you feel lost, confused, lonely and powerless.
Seeking support is not easy, so welcome. No matter what the reason for contacting me you will be met with warmth, compassion and the space to explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace. I practice in a non-judgemental way and my aim is to support your emotional well being and help you recognise the tools and inner strengths you have within you to live the best life you can. By exploring your thoughts and feelings it will help you make sense of them and empower you to make the right choices in moving forward.
01691 887714
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Oswestry SY11
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Ivana Hardy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Although I can help with many challenges, I’ve specific experience and training working with trauma and sexual abuse , and I work at a pace, led by you.
Seeking a counsellor can be a daunting process. If you’re having having trouble maintaining nourishing connections or have experienced a recent loss or trauma, I can work with you to find your own insights and strengths, enabling you to move towards more freedom and choice. I recognise the need to feel met within a safe and trusting relationship. Having a sense of safeness in the relationship, between us, is at the heart of effective therapy. If we start by being easy and gentle with ourselves, caring for and being able to understand ourselves more fully, can pave the way for more fulfilment.
01291 445613
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Lydney GL15
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Jane Laura Schindler-Ord
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals (adults, adolescents and children of all ages), couples, families and groups, who bring with them a range of life’s problems, challenges and possibilities. My aim is to encourage a deeper sense of self-awareness whilst focusing on the individual’s whole experience of life (behaviour, thoughts and feelings). Some clients bring specific issues to therapy: depression, anxiety, stress, sexual abuse , low self-esteem, relationship issues, eating disorders, low self-confidence, loss, unhappiness with work, home or life in general. I have an interest and experience working with people who have expereinced trauma.
01364 700203
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Newton Abbot TQ12
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Sandra Anne Breach
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
You maybe seeking support/help when things have become tough, difficult, or overwhelming that could be having an impact on health, mental health, on work, family, partner or affecting other relationships. Maybe past events are having an impact on you today in your life that you feel you need to talk about with a trusted professional, in a confidential way, where you will not be judge or criticised. This could be because you want to address issues around self esteem, sexual abuse , stress related work, health problems, trauma or bereavement. It could be that you need the space to off load, be listened to to find a new perspective
0117 325 6495
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Bristol BS5
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Samantha Jayne Coggins
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I also have good experience of working with sexual abuse both historic and recent.
I am very a personable and approachable professional with over 16 years experience in therapeutic intervention. I have worked in a wide variety of settings with a vast range of issues. I value the relationship with my clients above all and greatly respect and promote autonomy and equality. I work to encourage transparency and honesty to help nurture self awareness and growth.
01794 337523
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Chilbolton SO20
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CP Counselling & Wellbeing Therapies- Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with adults and children recovering from Trauma, Sexual violence, Sexual abuse , Domestic violence, Bereavement, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Confidence and Self Esteem.
If your searching for a Counsellor then I understand you have reached a point in your life when you are ready to look at issues that are having an impact on you. Maybe causing you day to day difficulties and stopping you being able to live your life the way you want to. It can be a frightening process when you decide to reach out for help to look at issues that are causing emotional distress. Counselling is an approach to help you gain an understanding of the issues affecting you and work towards making positive changes in your life. You have taken the first step in seeking help simply by searching for a counsellor.
01928 244556
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Runcorn WA7
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Lyndsay Goulding
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
I am a CBT therapist with several years experience. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful thoughts and behaviours, improve emotional regulation and the development of personal coping strategies. This enables individuals to work through and overcome difficult issues. I work with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, anger issues, rape & sexual abuse or anything that is important to you. I work one-on-one to help uncover the source of stress, pain, resentment, frustration in a person's life and develop the skills you need to resolve difficult issues.
024 7526 2533
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Coventry CV1
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4 Walls Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with clients who have endured significant trauma, sexual abuse , major loss, self-harm, suicidal thoughts & big life changes. I offer a warm and welcoming, non-judgemental environment, to share your story/experiences at your own speed. There is no set way to work together, we work at your pace. I will respond to you within 3 working days and answer any questions you may have about the process and how I work. When you make the choice to look into counselling or therapy it can feel huge,I provide a warm and empathetic space and want to ensure we can work together successfully for whatever outcome you desire
01455 241147
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Hinckley LE10
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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.