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Counselling for abuse

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.

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.


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.


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
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
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
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
Celine Champion
Celine Champion is a French psychotherapist and counsellor based in Kentish Town and Paddington. 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, counsellor based in Thames Ditton, close to Surbiton and Kingston upon Thames. Counselling for anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, domestic violence and abuse and a range of other issues.
Website: www.daniellegodfreycounselling.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
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
Reach for Solace
Reach for Solace offer counselling and psychotherapy in Newcastle upon Tyne and in Consett. Counsellor in County Durham offering marriage counselling, depression counselling and bereavement counselling for when life can be challenging, daunting & overwhelming.
Website: www.reachforsolace.com
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
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 & 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
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
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
Shaun William Lewis MBACP (Accred)
Counsellor & Psychotherapist working with adults and students from Grange Farm Oadby, and Knighton Fields Road East. Counselling and psychotherapy service in Leicester city centre, 1.2 miles from the University of Leicester, 0.7 miles from Clarendon Park and 1.8 miles from Leicester Royal Infirmary. Male counsellor in Leicestershire for anyone feeling low, worried or anxious.
Website: www.shaunlewistherapy.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
Monica Cooper
Psychotherapy and counselling with Monica Cooper in Ayr near Kilmarnock. Counsellor in Ayrshire to help you find a way to make changes in your life.
Website: www.ayrshirecounselling.co.uk
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
Linda Gray Reg BACP
Linda Gray is an experienced counsellor in Lerwick. Counselling and Psychotherapy on the Shetland Islands
Website: www.lindagraytherapy.co.uk
Helena Samuels
Counselling for Wood Green, Haringey and North London with BACP registered person centred counsellor and therapist Helena Samuels.
Website: www.woodgreencounselling.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
Miranda Andrea Counselling
Counselling and therapy in Bowes Park, North London, easily accessible from Palmers Green, Bounds Green, Southgate and Wood Green, with Counsellor and therapist Miranda Andrea.
Website: www.mirandaandreacounselling.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
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
Sue Vaizey-Moore
Counselling and Therapy in St Albans, within easy reach of Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead and Watford. A person-centred Counsellor experienced in helping clients work through a wide range of issues.
Website: www.suemoorecounselling.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
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
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
Counselling Unlimited
Counselling and Therapy in Winchester, Hampshire. A Counsellor experienced in helping clients who have difficulties with trauma, depression, bereavement, stress and other conditions.
Website: www.counsellingunlimited.com
Nancy Borrett
Nancy Borrett Counselling in Finchley, North London. An integrative counsellor based within easy reach of Whetstone, Barnet, East Finchley & Muswell Hill.
Website: www.nbcounselling.co.uk
Counsellor in Scarborough. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scarborough, UK with Jill Kay. A Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with individuals and couples, providing both short term counselling and longer term, in-depth psychotherapy.
Website: www.scarboroughcounselling.com
Debra Jarrett
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Derby. A Counsellor based in Spondon Village, a few miles from Derby City Centre and within easy reach of Nottingham.
Website: www.debrajarrettcounselling.com
Caroline Le Sueur Counselling
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Nottingham city centre and West Bridgford. A practising counsellor based within easy reach of the M1, M42, Leicester, Derby and Grantham.
Website: www.carolinelesueur-counselling.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
Jane Rushton
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Saffron Walden, within easy reach of Cambridge, Royston, Bishops Stortford, Harlow, Haverhill and Braintree. A Counsellor experienced in working with a wide range of issues.
Website: www.saffron-cp.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
Counsellor in Eastbourne - Counselling and Therapy for Brighton and Newhaven
Counselling and Therapy in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Easily accessible from Brighton, Newhaven, Bexhill, Seaford, Polegate, Lewes, Hastings and Hailsham. A Counsellor working with both individuals and couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
Website: www.connectedcounselling.co.uk
Counselling in Romford east London. Psychotherapy Counsellor for Hornchurch
Counsellor Anne Kehoe based in Romford, near Hornchurch in east London. Counselling and Psychotherapy for depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties.
Website: www.annekehoecounselling.co.uk
Keith McCarthy
Keith Mccarthy is a Counsellor based in Old Town, Eastbourne. Keith offers Counselling and Psychotherapy for Stress, Relationships, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression and Addiction in East Sussex.
Website: www.keithmccarthycounselling.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
Fleur Western
Counsellor, based in Oxford, offering Counselling and Psychotherapy for Bereavement, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Problems, Stress and Abuse
Website: www.fleurwesterncounselling.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
Julia Johnson Counselling
Counselling, Psychotherapy and Relationship Counselling in Plymouth. A Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with both individuals and couples in Plymouth and surrounding areas of Devon and Cornwall, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and live it more fully.
Website: www.counsellingpsychotherapyplymouth.com
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
Psychotherapy in Bath - Psychotherapist therapy for Somerset
An experienced UKCP registered psychotherapist, practising in central Bath. Psychotherapy in safe and comfortable surroundings, with a therapist of over 15 years' experience in training, education and management for therapy in Bath and surrounding parts of Somerset.
Website: www.psychotherapybath.co.uk
The North London Counselling Practice
A Counsellor based in Golders Green, North London, within easy reach of Highgate, Finchley, Hampstead, Cricklewood and surrounding areas. Counselling and therapy work with adults and young people for a range of issues, with a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
Website: www.northlondoncounselling.org.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
Julie Dearden
Counsellor, Based in Birstall near Leicester and Loughborough, offering Counselling and Psychotherapy for Stress, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Addiction and Abuse
Website: www.JulieDeardenCounselling.co.uk
Pathfinder Counselling
Counsellor, based in Burnham on Sea, near Bridgwater and Weston super Mare, Somerset, offering supportive, caring and safe Counselling
Website: www.pathfindercounselling.co.uk
Nigel Felton Counselling & Psychotherapy
Gestalt Counsellor, based in Frome, Somerset and Bristol, offering Counselling and Psychotherapy for Stress, Relationships, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression and Abuse
Website: www.nigelfeltonpsychotherapy.co.uk
Attachment Therapy
Therapists based in Belsize Park and Stoke Newington, North London, offering Psychotherapy, Counselling and Attachment Therapy for Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Relationships and Stress
Website: www.attachmenttherapynorthlondon.co.uk
Dwight Turner Counselling
Counsellor, based in Paddington and Farringdon, Central London, offering Counselling and Psychotherapy for Phobias, Stress, Depression, Abuse, Bereavement and Anger Managemenr
Website: www.dwightturnercounselling.co.uk
Counselling with Glenys Boulton
Counsellor, based in Tonbridge near Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks, Kent, offering Counselling for Bereavement, Stress, Depression, Abuse and Relationship Issues
Website: www.glenysboultoncounselling.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
Counselling with Denise Scholefield
A Counsellor covering Portsmouth, Hayling Island and Havant, offering Counselling services for depression, bereavement, stress, abuse and eating disorders.
Website: www.dscholefieldcounselling.co.uk
Jane Bowen Counselling
Therapist and Counsellor, based in Southampton, offering Counselling for Abuse, Anxiety and Addiction
Website: www.janebowen.co.uk
'Time For You' Counselling
Qualified Counsellor, based in Guildford, Surrey, offering Counselling Services and Therapy
Website: www.guildfordcounselling.co.uk
Veronica Wilson
Counselling by qualified counsellor and arts therapy therapist in Rye, near Ashford, Hastings, Tonbridge and Maidstone
Website: www.moonsgreen.webhealer.net
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
Christianne Heal
Therapist offering Counselling and Psychotherapy in Islington, London and Cambridge
Website: www.londoncounselling.org.uk