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Psychotherapy and Counselling for Victims of Abuse

This page lists counsellors and psychotherapists who offer therapy to help victims of abuse. If you are searching for help with drug, alcohol or other substance abuse, you may wish to check our listing of addiction counsellors. Please visit the individual websites listed for further details about specialist areas covered.

The therapists listed have all identified abuse counselling as a key area of focus for them however their individual areas of expertise and depth of experience will vary. You may wish to check that the therapist has undertaken specialist training in sexual abuse counselling or domestic violence, as there is no definitive accreditation for this area of counselling. You can expect that the therapist is registered with a professional counselling or psychotherapy association. Therapists registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) or UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) will be bound by the Code of Ethics and Practice demanded by these professional bodies. There is no dedicated association for counsellors specialising in this area, although you may wish to look for therapists who have worked with support groups in the past or alongside their private practice.

In addition to private practice counselling and therapy there are a great many support groups available to help which will offer free and confidential support, such as Refuge, Women's Aid and the NSPCC. These charities all offer freephone support lines and if you are concerned about leaving evidence of your searches on your computer, they maintain pages explaining how to anonymise your website viewing. See for example Refuge's How to stay safe online page. The NHS also maintains very good resources on its website providing further information for how to get help, such as their page on domestic violence

Kirsty Birnstiel Counselling
Kirsty Birnstiel is a counsellor based near Bond Street in Central London. Counselling and therapy near Ealing and Chiswick to help you enhance your life by talking to someone outside of your day-to-day life.
Website: www.kirstybirnstielcounselling.co.uk
Celine Champion
Celine Champion is a French counsellor based in Kentish Town and Paddington. Counselling and psychotherapy in north London where you can develop and mature at your own pace.
Website: www.celinechampionpsychotherapy.com
Danielle Godfrey BA (Hons) MBACP
Danielle Godfrey is a counsellor near Surbiton. Counselling in Thames Ditton near Kingston upon Thames to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself.
Website: www.daniellegodfreycounselling.com
Catherine Clouse Counselling
Catherine Clouse provides counselling and psychotherapy in Walton on Thames. Counsellor near Wimbledon and Harley Street for when problems feel overwhelming and impossible to resolve alone.
Website: www.catherineclousecounselling.com
Claire Crocker
Psychotherapy in Central & Southwest Bath, with Psychotherapist Claire Crocker. Working with a Therapist gives you the chance to talk things through confidentially, with someone who will listen to you with care.
Website: www.clairecrocker.com
Ruth Phillips
Counsellor & Therapist Ruth Phillips: face-to-face counselling in a safe, confidential environment, in private practice close to Guildford in Surrey. Conveniently located for Farnham, Woking & Camberley.
Website: www.kempcounselling.com
Held in Mind Therapies
Held in Mind Therapies provide counselling and therapy in Stanstead Abbotts near Ware and Harlow. Counsellor to help you understand yourself and to alleviate your distress.
Website: www.heldinmindtherapies.com
Annabel Lord
Psychotherapy & Counselling at locations in Portland Place W1, near Oxford Circus & West Dulwich in South East London, with experienced Psychotherapist & Counsellor Annabel Lord.
Website: www.annabellordpsychotherapist.co.uk
Will Luck Counselling
Counselling in Farnham & Godalming, with Counsellor & Therapist Will Luck. Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy for Guildford, Farnborough and surrounding areas.
Website: www.wluckcounselling.com
Claire Maskery Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy & Counselling in Sherwood & Nottingham, with Psychotherapist Claire Maskery. Short- or long-term therapy for a range of issues, within easy reach of Derby, Mansfield & Leicester.
Website: www.clairemaskerytherapy.co.uk
David Edwards BA (hons), MBACP
David Edwards is a counsellor in Reading & Wokingham. Counselling and psychotherapy in Berkshire to help you find the courage to speak of difficult and painful feelings and resolve them.
Website: www.davidedwardscounselling.co.uk
Cristalle Hayes Therapy
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Queen's Park, North West London NW6, with experienced Counsellor & Psychotherapist Cristalle Hayes MBACP. Within easy reach of Maida Vale, Kilburn & West Hampstead.
Website: www.cristallehayestherapy.com