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This page lists psychotherapists and counsellors in private practice and available to help victims of abuse, whether domestic, sexual or emotional abuse. Those in abusive relationships may not be subject to tangible physical abuse but still be victims of controlling behaviours, intimidation or psychological manipulation. Other forms of non physical abuse may be behaviours which at first may seem less serious such as shaming, lying and neglect, but have become ingrained patterns of repeated behaviour.

The therapists listed below have all specified abuse as an area of focus for them. Given the potential vulnerablity of those suffering abuse it is recommended, if seeking help from a therapist, to look for someone accredited by a professional association such as the UK Council for Psychotherapy or the British Association for Counselling and Pyschotherapy. Both organisations set strict codes of conduct to which accredited therapists must comply.

Counselling in MindWebsite: www.counsellinginmind.org

Tamara Persey MBACP (accred) is an experienced psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist accredited and registered with The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Tamara is also a qualified Occupational Therapist and outside of her private practice works with students at central London Universities. She has valuable experience of working in the voluntary sector, with the Women's Therapy Centre in Archway which is commited to working with women who would not usually have access to therapy. Tamara currently offers Counselling and psychotherapy to any adult aged 18 and over, in a confidential setting in Golders Green, NW11.


Catherine Hughes CounsellingWebsite: www.catherinehughescounselling.com

Catherine Hughes (BACP) offers counselling within a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment in New Alresford, Winchester. Catherine is an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and works with people throughout Hampshire on a diverse range of personal challenges and concerns. Catherine has a foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling and is currently studying for an MSc in Psychotherapy. She also has qualifications in Couples Counselling & Fertility Counselling and is a member of the Wessex Infertility Counselling team. She has specialist training and experience of working with people considering using a donor or surrogate.


Claire Goodman UKCP Dip Psych MA PGCE BA(Hons)Website: www.clairegoodmanpsychotherapy.com

Claire Goodman UKCP Dip Psych MA PGCE BA(Hons) has worked as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist for 26 years, with 20 of those years being in Private practice. She is a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and also has 5 years experience Supervising Psychotherapists and Trainees. Claire has previously worked for the Munro Clinic at Guy's Hospital and for MIND in Camden. She currently works in North West London offering Psychotherapy, Counselling and Integrative Arts Psychotherapy.


Juliet Carr CounsellingWebsite: www.julietcarr.co.uk

Juliet Carr is an integrative counsellor and therapist practising in North West London. Juliet's believes it is important to take a holistic view of the human experience and her therapeutic approach addresses mind, body, spirit and the imagination as she likes to work creatively with clients. Juliet has an Accredited Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling (2008) and has been BACP Registered since November 2013. She previously held a clinical placement at One in Four, a charity which provides counselling and advocacy for people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. She has worked in private practice in Queens Park and Kilburn since 2009.


Helen-Jane Pott CounsellingWebsite: www.helen-janecounselling.com

Helen-Jane Pott is a BACP registered therapist who commenced her training in 1999 and has many years experience working as a counsellor since then. She has undertaken voluntary work for the NHS and at a counselling centre to gain experience working with a broad spectrum of clients. Helen-Jane also has experience working for EAPs and has trained as an assessor. Her private practice is based in Fareham but she also offers counselling sessions in Littlehampton. She works with both individuals and couples, with the option of evening and daytime appointments as well as telephone counselling sessions for clients with limited mobility.


Pauline Withers-BornWebsite: www.counselling-richmond.org

Pauline Withers-Born has over 18 years experience as a BACP qualified counsellor supporting people in difficult times.She has helped individuals from many different cultural, racial, and religious backgrounds aged between 18 and 75, including those whose first language is not English. She also has experience as a supervisor at Childline and at Paul's Cancer Support Centre. Pauline follows the latest research into neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology and seeks to incorporate this into her work.


Jonathan Caldwell PsychotherapyWebsite: www.jonathancaldwellpsychotherapy.com

Jonathan Caldwell has an MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy completed after five years clinical training at the Metanoia Institute London. He is also a fully qualified counsellor with over 13 years practice in Central London and the City of London. He has worked within the NHS both individually and leading groups and before that also worked in teaching and life coaching roles. Jonathan now offers private counselling and therapy in Wimpole Street, Central London and in the City of London, close to St Paul's station.


Counselling and Psychotherapy in Central London. Counsellor in Belsize Park and CamdenWebsite: www.leamisan.com

Lea Misan works part-time in private practice at Rivers Way Counselling, a clinic based in Portland and London, which provides high quality, affordable mental health counselling. She speaks 3 languages fluently (English, French and Hebrew) and is interested in engaging with diversity issues that both enrich and trouble us as individuals and communities. Outside of work she runs a small charity which helps young people with social communication challenges and those who have experienced childhood trauma.


Sue Goodfellow Counselling & PsychotherapyWebsite: www.suegoodfellowpsychotherapy.com

Sue Goodfellow has been counselling in Surrey for 7 years both in private practice as well as working for a NHS youth counselling service. At the heart of her work is the belief that every person has a right to be genuinely seen and heard. Being listened to and understood by a non judgemental person creates the opportunity to explore and better understand ourselves, enabling us to make more balanced and constructive choices.


Counselling, Trauma Therapy & FocusingWebsite: www.chriswilsoncounselling.co.uk

Chris Wilson trained as a psychotherapist at the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling after working as a volunteer at a rehab centre in Bristol in 1995 and being impressed by the work the centre was doing. He has helped over 400 people of all ages with many different issues from depression and anxiety to sexual abuse. He is also a facilitator at the Lightning Tree Collective in Bristol which delivers a Personal Resilience course to help people survive and thrive.


Cristalle Hayes TherapyWebsite: www.cristallehayestherapy.com

Cristalle Hayes MBACP is a qualified and registered psychotherapist with a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy. She is also currently undergoing a Diploma in Supervision at The Grove Practice in London. Cristalle believes that therapy should not be about receiving advice or ready-made 'solutions' to life's difficulties. Rather, it should be a collaborative process of discovery. A process which can be creative and healing but also challenging. For Cristalle, therapy is not the same as talking with a friend; it is both an intimate and a professional relationship which needs to be clearly defined and this forms the basis of her therapeutic work.


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
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
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
Clearer Counselling
Clearer Counselling in Maidstone, Kent. Qualified Counsellor & Therapist Angela Honeysett, working in Maidstone and surrounding areas of Tonbridge & Aylesford.
Website: www.clearercounselling.com
Helen Jeffreys
Helen Jeffreys is a counsellor in Bow, east London. Counselling and Reiki in Tower Hamlets to help you release, process and heal physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Website: www.helenjeffreyscounselling.com
Notting Hill Counselling Practice
Notting Hill Counselling Practice offer individual and couple therapy near Notting Hill, Kensington. Counsellor in west London to help you explore aspects of life you find difficult or confusing.
Website: www.nottinghillcounsellingpractice.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
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
Sue Hinds Psychotherapy
Sue Hinds provides psychotherapy and counselling in Cardiff, Caerphilly & Abergavenny in south Wales. Psychotherapist offering therapy forstress and depression to help you find your own path to resolving your difficulties.
Website: www.suehindspsychotherapy.com
Poospah Riley
Poospah Riley is a counsellor near Wokingham and Reading in Berkshire. Counselling and EFT therapy to help you work with your issues, restoring harmony and balance in mind, body and spirit.
Website: www.eft-counselling.com
Stewart Pollard
Counselling and psychotherapy in Cockermouth, Cumbria with experienced Counsellor Stewart Pollard. Within easy reach of Workington, Carlisle and Penrith.
Website: www.stewartpollard.co.uk
Counsellor in London Bridge, north London. Counselling and psychotherapy in central London
Jean Byrne is a counsellor in London Bridge, central London. She provides counselling and psychotherapy in north London to help with a range of issues.
Website: www.jeanbyrnetherapy.com
Key Steps 12 Counselling
Key Steps 12 Addiction Counselling in Harley Street, Hackney & Muswell Hill, North London. A highly experienced Counsellor in the field of drug and alcohol addictions.
Website: www.keysteps12.com
Shaun William Lewis MBACP (Accred)
Shaun Lewis provides a counselling and psychotherapy service in Leicester city centre and in Oadby, Leicestershire. Male counsellor in Leicester for those times in our lives when we feel low, worried or anxious.
Website: www.shaunlewistherapy.com
Lucy Frank Psychotherapy and Counselling
Lucy Frank is a counsellor and psychotherapist in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Counselling near Bradford to help you untangle difficult thoughts and emotions and assist you with finding a way forward.
Website: www.lucyfrankpsychotherapy.com
Peter Thomas Counselling & Therapy
Peter Thomas is a counsellor near Croydon and Wimbledon. Counselling and sex therapy in South West London to help you work through your problems and to feel better about yourself.
Website: www.ptacounselling.com
Maite Berndes
Maite Berndes is a counsellor in Barnet in North London. Psychodynamic counselling in London W1 to give you greater personal insight and control over your life and emotions.
Website: www.maiteberndes.co.uk
The Counselling Site
Monica Wright is an experienced counsellor near Harrow and Wimbledon. Counselling and Psychotherapy in West London where you can explore areas in your life that you may feel are affecting your general mental health.
Website: www.thecounsellingsite.co.uk
Psychotherapy, Counselling & Consultancy Services
PCC Services offer counselling and psychotherapy near Loughborough and Derby. Counsellor in the East Midlands offering you the time and space to talk with someone who is professionally trained to offer support.
Website: www.pccservices.co.uk
AvA Counselling
AvA Counselling and Psychotherapy is based in Leamington Spa near Stratford upon Avon. Counsellor near Warwick to help you understand your problems and establish a way forward.
Website: www.avacounselling.org.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
Linda Gray Reg BACP
Linda Gray is an experienced counsellor in Lerwick. Counselling and Psychotherapy on the Shetland Islands
Website: www.lindagraytherapy.co.uk
Counsellor in Banff near Buckie. Psychotherapy and Counselling in Aberdeenshire
Counselling and psychotherapy in Banff near Buckie. Counsellor in Aberdeenshire to encourage self-expression and a greater understanding of self.
Website: www.moragwest.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
Fiona Parkes Counselling
Fiona Parkes is an experienced Counsellor in Petersfield near Portsmouth. Smoking Cessation Counselling in Hampshire for when you would like some help as you go through a difficult situation or are feeling lost and unable to manage.
Website: www.fionaparkescounselling.co.uk
Lauren White Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy & Counselling in Lincoln and Southwark in South West London. An experienced Counsellor working with individuals, couples and groups from a location in central Lincoln.
Website: www.laurenwhitetherapy.co.uk
Counselling for Women in South London
Counselling for women with Emma Brech in Brockley, near Lewisham in South London. A Counsellor and psychotherapist specialising in issues affecting women.
Website: www.counsellingforwomen.co.uk
Steve Collins Counsellor
Steve Collins offers Counselling and Psychotherapy in Barnstaple near Ilfracombe. Counsellor in North Devon to help you to explore your problems openly and honestly in your own space and time.
Website: www.stevecollinscounsellor.co.uk
Sue Bentley Counselling & Psychotherapy
Sue Bentley offers counselling and psychotherapy in Surbiton and Kingston upon Thames. Counsellor in South West London who helps her clients bring about changes in their lives to resolve their difficulties.
Website: www.suebentleycounselling.co.uk
Counselling & Hypnotherapy in Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch in Dorset
Louise Reynolds Counselling and Hypnotherapy in Bournemouth. A Counsellor providing support for a range of difficulties near Poole & Christchurch.
Website: www.louisereynoldstherapy.co.uk
North Devon Talking Therapies
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Atherington and Torrington, near Barnstaple and Bideford in north Devon. An experienced Counsellor working with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed period.
Website: www.northdevontalkingtherapies.co.uk
WOMAN TO WOMAN
The Woman to Woman Clinic: Psychotherapist and Counselling services for women in Central London and the West End. A female therapist clinic specialising in issues important to women, based near Harley Street.
Website: www.womenstherapy.co.uk
Eileen Cubitt Counselling
Counselling and Gestalt therapy in Brandon in Suffolk, near Thetford, Newmarket and Norfolk. A practising counsellor and Gestalt practitioner experienced in exploring a variety of psychological issues.
Website: www.eileencubittcounselling.co.uk
Martina Wright MA BACP UKCP
Counselling and Psychotherapy for Halesowen, Dudley and Birmingham with Counsellor Martina Wright. I offer a space to think, discuss, understand and move forward to make positive change.
Website: www.martinawrightpsychotherapy.co.uk
Maggie Lomax
Maggie Lomax - An accredited Counsellor and Gestalt therapist based in Southampton, offering Psychotherapy and Gestalt Therapy close to Eastleigh and Winchester in a safe, confidential environment.
Website: www.maggielomax.co.uk
Graham Molyneux
Counsellor based in Brighton and Eastbourne offering Counselling and Psychotherapy for Anger, Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Addiction, Bereavement and Relationship Issues.
Website: www.grahammolyneux.co.uk
Sarah Layzell
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Bath. A Counsellor based in Odd Down, Bath, within easy reach of Radstock, Midsomer Norton, Keynsham, Bristol, Bradford on Avon and Frome.
Website: www.sarahlayzellcounselling.co.uk
Deborah Berger Counselling and Psychotherapy in North London
Counsellor, based in Islington, north London offering individual counselling in a confidential and sensitive space , within easy reach of Highbury and Finsbury Park
Website: www.deborahberger.co.uk
Counsellor in Winchester. Counselling therapy for Southampton and Eastleigh
Counselling and therapy in Winchester, Hampshire. A Client-Centred Counsellor working at a City Centre location, accessible from the nearby towns of Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford, Romsey and Southampton.
Website: www.marydalecounselling.co.uk
Imani Counselling
Counselling and therapy in Clapham Common, South West London. A practising counsellor working with individuals in Balham, Brixton, Wandsworth and surrounding areas.
Website: www.imanicounselling.co.uk