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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.

We have more counsellors listed here who can help vistims of abuse, but if you aren't sure where to start and want to talk to someone straight away about what your experiencing, you can call Samaritans 24 hours a day on Freephone 116 123.

City & West Therapy
Amita Marwaha Psychotherapy and Counselling. An experienced, professionally qualified and registered psychotherapist based near Liverpool Street, Baker Street and East London, and Ruislip in Middlesex.
Website: www.cityandwesttherapy.co.uk
Catherine Fraser
Catherine Fraser Counselling in Westbury-on-Trym, within easy reach of Westbury Park, Stoke Bishop, Bristol and the surrounding area. A qualified, experienced Counsellor & Therapist, and accredited member of the BACP.
Website: www.CatherineFraserCounselling.com
Kim Miles BA(Hons) MBACP (Accredited)
Counselling with Kim Miles in Fleet near Farnham and Farnborough. She is a counsellor offering and psychotherapy to enable you to look at whatever issues you may be struggling with.
Website: www.counsellingfleet.co.uk
Diana Fisher
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Farnham, Surrey with experienced counsellor and psychotherapist Diana Fisher. Easily accessible from Aldershot, Godalming, Farnborough and surrounding areas.
Website: www.dianafishercounselling.com
Work In Progress Counselling
Counsellor in Brentford, Hammersmith and the City of London. Work In Progress Counselling offer person centred therapy for those times when something doesn't quite make sense in your life.
Website: www.wipcounselling.com
Hayley Clark Counselling
Counselling in Oakwood near Barnet and Enfield with Hayley Clark. Counsellor and psychotherapist who can help when life gets tough and we feel lost, sad and powerless.
Website: www.hayleyclarkcounselling.com
Nikki Macpherson Therapy
Counselling in Epsom and Kingston with Nikki Macpherson. She is a counsellor and psychotherapist near Richmond giving you time and space to share and explore whatever you wish in confidence.
Website: www.nikkimacphersontherapy.com
Dennise Rathbone
Dennise Rathbone is a counsellor near East Grinstead and Forest Row. She also provides counselling and psychotherapy in Little Venice giving you a safe space to talk and explore.
Website: www.denniserathbone.com
Time For Therapy
Time For Therapy: Counselling & Psychotherapy in Kings Heath, Birmingham. Experienced Counsellor Marla Prudom, working with both couples and individuals, located within easy reach of Harborne, Solihull, Moseley and Edgbaston.
Website: www.timefortherapy.net
Jo Hussey FdSc MBACP
Counselling in West Byfleet in Surrey with experienced, fully qualified Counsellor & Therapist Jo Hussey FdSc MBACP. Easily accessible from Woking, Ripley, Weybridge and surrounding areas.
Website: www.johussey.com
Francis Atkinson
Francis Atkinson has been working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in East London for about 24 years. Counselling and psychotherapy in the City of London, Shoreditch & in Bishopsgate, opposite Liverpool Street station, for anxiety, depression, abuse, relationship issues and a range of other problems.
Website: www.shoreditchandcitytherapy.com
Counsellor in Streatham near Clapham. Counselling and Relationship Therapy near Wandsworth
Maddy Sakey is a counsellor in Streatham near Clapham and Wandsworth. She provides counselling and relationship therapy to encourage personal growth and self-reflection.
Website: www.maddysakeycounselling.com
Richard Demwell
Richard Demwell Counselling & Psychotherapy in London Bridge, minutes from London Bridge mainline rail station, Borough market and Southwark. A qualified, registered and accredited psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist with many years’ experience providing therapy.
Website: www.richarddemwell.com
Emma Furr- Star Therapy
Emma Furr is a counsellor based in Richmond upon Thames, South West London. She offers counselling and psychotherapy for anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, abuse, loss, separation and other issues. Her practice is based in Richmond close to Mortlake, Kew and North Sheen and is easily accessible from Ham, Petersham, Twickenham and Kingston upon Thames.
Website: www.startherapy.org.uk
The Fountain Therapy Trust
The Fountain Therapy Trust are based in New Malden and offer counselling and psychotherapy. Counsellor near Kingston and Wimbledon for when you don't know where to turn.
Website: www.thefountaintherapytrust.com
Juna Brookes
Juna Brookes is a counsellor in Horsforth, Leeds near Bradford. She provides counselling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy and can offer you a safe place away from everyday life so you can talk about what is on your mind.
Website: www.junabrookes.co.uk
Alex Dalziel
Alex Dalziel Counselling & Psychotherapy in Rickmansworth, Hemel Hempstead & Watford in Hertfordshire. An experienced Psychotherapist working with people on a once, twice, or three times a week basis.
Website: www.contactalex1.co.uk
Jenny Merriott
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Chelsea & Lambeth, with Registered Psychotherapist & Counsellor Jenny Merriott. A safe, non-judgmental space in which to gently explore your sense of self, values, relationships and patterns of behaviour. For Kensington, Clapham, Brixton and surrounding areas.
Website: www.chelseapsychotherapy.co.uk
Mary Crowley Counselling
Mary Crowley Counselling in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. A qualified and experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor & Therapist working within easy reach of Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Cirencester & Stroud.
Website: www.marycrowleycounselling.com
Leicester Private Counselling for Women...
A Psychodynamic Counsellor working in private practice in Groby, Leicester. Counselling for women in Leicester experiencing personal, emotional and relationship difficulties in their lives.
Website: www.leicesterprivatecounselling.co.uk
Arlette Anfield Counselling
Arlette Anfield is a counsellor in Hornchurch and Brentwood near Romford. She provides counselling and psychotherapy for when the daily challenges of life become difficult and distressing.
Website: www.arletteanfieldcounselling.co.uk
Shauna Mackenzie Counselling
Shauna Mackenzie is a counsellor based in Twickenham, near Teddington and Richmond. Counselling and Psychotherapy for when it seems difficult to see the best way forward.
Website: www.shaunamackenziecounselling.com
Philip Walker
Philip Walker is a counsellor in Bayswater near Westminster and Kensington. Counselling and therapy for those looking for help with personal difficulties.
Website: www.philipwalkercounselling.com
Erika Vincze
Erika Vincze is a counsellor near London Bridge in central London and also works in Oxford. She provides counselling and therapy for victems of abuse and for when life feels difficult, painful, confusing or overwhelming.
Website: www.erikavinczecounselling.com
Thalia Martin
Thalia Martin Counselling & Couples Counselling in Peterborough and North London, within easy reach of Crouch End & Harringay in North London. An Accredited Counsellor and Member of the National Counselling Society.
Website: www.thaliacounselling.com
Time Reclaimed
Time Reclaimed: Counselling & Psychotherapy for Clerkenwell & Farringdon, Central London EC1, with experienced integrative psychotherapist and supervisor Enrica Balestra.
Website: www.timereclaimed.com
Antoinette Long
Antoinette Long Psychotherapy in Nottingham. A Psychotherapist & Therapist working within easy reach of the Sherwood, Mapperley & Carrington areas of north-eastern Nottingham.
Website: www.antoinettelongtherapy.co.uk
Sylwia Broom
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Guildford, Surrey with Counsellor Sylwia Broom. Short and long term counselling for adults in Guildford, Woking & surrounding areas.
Website: www.sylwiabroomcounselling.co.uk
Recovery Matters 247
Recovery Matters 247: Counselling, Psychotherapy & Trauma Therapy in Brighton & Hove. Gavin Beard is a specialist in EMDR and Trauma Therapy working with individuals, couples, families & groups across Sussex.
Website: www.recoverymatters247.com
Annabel Rich Counselling
Private, professional Counselling & Therapy based in Twyford, Hampshire, with easy access to Winchester, Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford & Southampton. Counsellor & Therapist Annabel Rich.
Website: www.annabelrichcounselling.co.uk
Gina Hickey PgDip, MBACP
Psychodynamic Counselling in Stevenage, Hertfordshire with Counsellor & Therapist Gina Hickey. Within easy reach of Hitchin, Welwyn Garden City, Knebworth, Hatfield, Hertford & Wheathampsted.
Website: www.ginahickeycounselling.com
Alena Dierickx
Counselling and trauma therapy in Kings Cross, Central London & Hastings, with experienced counsellor & therapist Alena Dierickx. Providing people with a safe and confidential space where they can explore concerns and difficulties with a qualified professional.
Website: www.adcounselling.com
Elizabeth Blaise
Elizabeth Blaise is a counsellor in Harley Street, Euston and Kings Cross. Counselling and psychotherapy to help you manage your current difficulties and deal with deep-rooted issues.
Website: www.elizabethblaise.com
Kirsty Birnstiel Counselling
Counsellor Kirsty Birnstiel, based in Ealing, west London. Counselling & Therapy for Ealing, Chiswick, Southall & Acton, giving you the space to talk about the issues impacting on your happiness.
Website: www.kirstybirnstielcounselling.co.uk
Catherine Clouse Counselling
Catherine Clouse provides counselling and psychotherapy in Walton on Thames, Surrey. Counsellor near Weybridge
Website: www.catherineclousecounselling.com
Clive Rossington
Clive Rossington is a counsellor in Brighton. He offers counselling and Gestalt therapy for a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, loss and non-binary gender issues. His counselling practice is located in Brighton and is easily accessible from Hove, Lewes and Worthing.
Website: www.cliverossington.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
Cristalle Hayes Therapy
Counselling & Psychotherapy in West Hampstead, North West London, with experienced Counsellor & Psychotherapist Cristalle Hayes MBACP. Within easy reach of Maida Vale, Kilburn & Queens Park.
Website: www.cristallehayestherapy.com
Helen-Melissa Crew
Helen-Melissa Crew is a counsellor in Fareham, near Gosport, Portsmouth and Southampton. Counselling and psychotherapy for when life is at a standstill and needs a sense of direction.
Website: www.helenmelissacounselling.com
Guildford Counselling Resource Centre
Guildford Counselling Resource Centre provides counselling and psychotherapy services. Counsellor near Woking in Surrey to help with issues that are causing you concern or restricting your ability to enjoy life.
Website: www.guildfordcounselling.com
New Aspect Counselling
New Aspect Counselling are based in central brighton near Hove. Psychotherapeutic counsellor to help you to overcome the problems and issues that bring you to therapy.
Website: www.newaspectcounselling.com
Karen Fisher
Karen Fisher offers psychotherapy and counselling in Highbury and Islington, and in St Leonards, East Sussex. UKCP Registered Psychotherapist for support with depression, anxiety, addiction, abuse and relationship issues.
Website: www.karenfisher.co.uk
Lorraine Way Counselling
Lorraine Way provides counselling in Sandhurst near Yateley & Camberley. Counsellor & Therapist who will listen and support you to help you find your own way of living life more fully.
Website: www.lorrainewaycounselling.co.uk
Sharon Green
Counselling in Guildford and Leatherhead, within easy reach of Epsom, Dorking, Cobham, Ashtead & Bookham,. Counselling with Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor & Therapist Sharon Green.
Website: www.sharongreencounselling.com
Sunshine Counselling
Maria Russo offers counselling and psychotherapy in Guildford, Fleet and Lightwater near Ascot. Counsellor in Surrey and Hampshire / north Hants to help you find solutions for the challenges you are facing.
Website: www.sunshinecounselling.co.uk
Catherine Stephen
Catherine Stephen is a counsellor practising in Cookridge, north Leeds and in Leeds city centre. Person centred counselling in Leeds for anxiety, depression, stress, dementia, abuse, addiction and other issues.
Website: www.catherinestephencounselling.com
Helen Nickell-Travis
Affordable Psychotherapy and Counselling in Wells, Glastonbury, Frome and Somerset with Psychotherapist in Training Helen Nickell-Travis.
Website: www.helennickelltravispsychotherapy.com
Arianna Pipicelli (MSc Dip UKCP Registered Psychotherapist)
Psychotherapist, based in Islington & Highbury, North London (N1), offering Psychotherapy and Counselling for Depression, Addiction, Stress, Anxiety, Bereavement, Abuse, Trauma and Crises
Website: www.ap-psychotherapy.com
Ruth Grey Counselling
Counselling and relationship therapy for Northampton and Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire with Counsellor Ruth Grey. Counselling for Bedfordshire - talk about the things that are troubling you.
Website: www.ruthgreycounselling.co.uk
Silverset Counselling Service
Siverset Counseling offers low cost counselling and multicultural therapy in Lewisham in south East London. Counsellor service covering Deptford, Brockley, New Cross & Catford to help with a range of issues including stress, depression, bereavement, abuse and relationships.
Website: www.silversetcounselling.co.uk
Elisabeth Auer
Elisabeth Auer psychotherapy and counselling for Twickenham and Richmond. A Counsellor also providing German language counselling in South West London, helping you to explore the origins of your difficulties in living.
Website: www.eatherapy.co.uk
Harmonious Counselling
Harmonious counselling and psychotherapy in Ripley, Surrey. An experienced counsellor working with relationship, alcohol, anxiety, depression, bereavement and work / life issues near Guildford and Woking.
Website: www.harmoniouscounselling.com
Bea 4 Therapy
Bea 4 Therapy: counselling in Haringey, North London N22 and Wimpole Street near Marylebone in Central London, W1. Counsellor and therapist services helping you connect with a stronger, better-defined sense of self.
Website: www.bea4therapy.com
Manna Counselling
Manna Counselling: Confidential counselling for individuals and couples in Swindon, Wiltshire with qualified counsellor and therapist Haoli Rein.
Website: www.mannacounselling.co.uk
Ruth Buckland Counselling
Ruth Buckland Counselling for Bromley, Beckenham, South East London and Kent. A qualified, experienced counsellor specialising in domestic violence.
Website: www.ruthbucklandcounselling.co.uk
Counsellor for Milton Keynes and Bletchley. Counselling and Psychotherapy near Leighton Buzzard
Counselling and Psychotherapy for Milton Keynes, Bletchley and Leighton Buzzard with Counsellor and Psychotherapist Carol Owens.
Website: www.carolowens.co.uk
Elizabeth Turp Counselling & Training
Elizabeth Turp Counselling & Training for Liverpool City Centre, South Liverpool and Merseyside. An Integrative Counsellor working with chronic illness and a wide range of common issues.
Website: www.elizabethturp.co.uk
Paula Harvey Counselling
Counselling in Melksham, Market Lavington and Westbury, Wiltshire for a range of concerns with qualified Counsellor and therapist Paula Harvey.
Website: www.paulaharveycounselling.co.uk
Sue Wilders ~ Person Centered Counselling & Psychotherapy
Person Centered Counselling and Psychotherapy for Shoreditch and Hackney, East London & E2 with experienced registered Counsellor Sue Wilders.
Website: www.suewilderspsychotherapy.co.uk
AJJ Counselling
AJJ Counselling: Counselling for Benfleet, Southend and Basildon in Essex, with counsellor and therapist Anthony Joseph Jackson BSc (Hons) Counselling, MBACP.
Website: www.ajjcounselling.co.uk
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counselling and Psychotherapy along the M1 corridor from Chesterfield to Mansfield and Nottingham, with Jenny Urruty. A Counsellor working with a range of issues including alcohol support.
Website: www.jennyurruty.co.uk
Counselling and Psychotherapy for Richmond, Twickenham and Teddington. An experienced Psychotherapist offering therapy for a range of issues.
Website: www.take2therapy.co.uk
Sarah Swan Counselling
Counsellor and Integrative Therapist Sarah Swan - Counselling for Merton Park, Wimbledon and South West London.
Website: www.sarahswancounselling.co.uk
Counsellor in Forest Gate. Counselling and psychotherapy for Stratford and East London
Counselling and psychotherapy in Forest Gate, East London E7, with experienced psychodynamic Counsellor Dharma Paul. Accessible from Stratford and Wanstead Park.
Website: www.dharmapaul.co.uk
Integrative Counselling ... finding a way forward together
Integrative Counselling: Counselling, Psychotherapy & EMDR in Maidstone, Kent with experienced BACP psychotherapeutic counsellor Anna Keen. For Maidstone, Medway and surrounding areas.
Website: www.integrativecounselling.co.uk
City & East London
Counselling & Psychotherapy in East London and the City of London. A safe, confidential Counsellor service based near Liverpool Street, Moorgate, Shoreditch and Old Street working with individuals, couples & groups.
Website: www.bethnalgreencounselling.com
Counselling Clyde Coast
Counselling and Psychotherapy in the Clyde Coast area, covering Largs, Kilmarnock and North Ayrshire. A counsellor experienced in helping people with a range of difficulties.
Website: www.counsellingclydecoast.co.uk
Counselling therapy in Marlow and High Wycombe. Psychotherapy for Maidenhead
Psychotherapy and Counselling in Marlow. An experienced psychotherapist offering therapy to individuals, couples and groups in the Marlow, Maidenhead, Henley and High Wycombe area.
Website: www.psychotherapymarlow.co.uk
Claire Hill - Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, based in Northallerton, near Thirsk and Catterick, Brompton & Darlington. Offering Counselling and Psychotherapy for Anxiety, Anger, Bereavement and Depression
Website: www.listen-to-you.co.uk
Martine L Pilling
Counselling and Psychotherapy for adults and young people in Farnham, within easy reach of Fleet, Farnborough and surrounding areas, with Counsellor Martine Pilling.
Website: www.mlpilling-psychotherapy.co.uk
Marriage and Couples Counselling for Bexley and Bromley. UK Online Counsellor
Counsellor based in Bexley, near Bromley and Dartford, offering Counselling, Marriage and Couples Counselling and Online Counselling from the UK.
Website: www.chriswalshcounselling.co.uk
Prue Harrison
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Teddington, within easy reach of Hampton Wick and Teddington railway stations. Therapy on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period for Richmond on Thames, Twickenham, Kingston on Thames and surrounding areas.
Website: www.prueharrison.com
The Counselling Room
Counsellor for Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Deeside. The Counelling Room offers Counselling for Stress, Bereavement, Abuse, Rape and Depression, for Westhill, Echt, Dunecht, Deeside, Banchory, Aboyne, Kingswells, Torphins, Peterculter, Inverurie and surrounding areas.
Website: www.counsellingroomaberdeen.co.uk
Heidi Jolliffe MBACP (Accred)
A Counsellor practising in Farnborough, offering Counselling and therapy for Guildford, Farnham, Fleet and surrounding parts of Hampshire and Surrey. At one time or another during our lives most of us come up against difficulties that are just too hard to cope with. If you feel that you might benefit from talking about your own situation, please do contact me.
Website: www.counsellingfarnborough.co.uk
Brenda Bueno
Psychotherapy and Counselling in Oakwood, North London, close to Southgate, Cockfosters, Potters Bar and on the borders of Enfield and Barnet, Hertfordshire. Therapy and counselling for clients who wish to improve their life, enjoy things more and remove barriers to living life as they would want.
Website: www.brendabueno.co.uk
David Findlay Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Lewisham, South East London. Counselling and Psychotherapy for Dulwich, Greenwich , Southwark, and New Cross in a safe, comfortable environment.
Website: www.findlaycounselling.co.uk
Counsellor based in Birmingham, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield and Hall Green, West Midlands. Offering counselling for stress, anxiety, bereavement, depression, addiction, alcohol addiction, relationship problems and abuse
Website: www.counsellinginbirmingham.co.uk
Counselling with Linda Tinsley
Counsellor based in the Islington, Highbury and Holloway area of North London N7, offering counselling for depression, bereavement and a range of other issues.
Website: www.lindatinsleycounselling.co.uk
3 Counties Counselling Service
Counsellor offering counselling and psychotherapy to adult individuals and couples, covering Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire. Counsellor services covering Farnborough, Yateley, and Fleet in Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey
Website: www.3ccs.org
Diane Kilner - Counselling Services
Counsellor, based in Rawthorpe, Huddersfield and within easy reach of Wakefield, Halifax, Elland, Brighouse and Dewsbury. Offering Counselling, Mindfulness and Therapy for Bereavement, Addiction, Abuse, Stress and Trauma for anyone in the Huddersfield area.
Website: www.counsellinghuddersfield.co.uk
'Time For You' Counselling
Qualified Counsellor, based in Guildford, Surrey, offering Counselling Services and Therapy
Website: www.guildfordcounselling.co.uk
Counselling and therapy for Bradford, West Yorkshire. Hypnotherapy near Shipley
Face-to-face counselling and Hypnotherapy in Bradford, West Yorkshire. A qualified Counsellor based near Shipley, offering therapy for anxiety and panic attacks, stress, bereavement, depression, addiction and eating disorders.
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Website: www.onlinecounsellor.co.uk