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.
Nicky Carlisle MBACP MA
Nicky Carlisle is a counsellor working in Clapham and Dulwich in South East London. She provides counselling and psychotherapy and gives you the necessary space to reflect on your life and anxieties.
Website: www.nickycarlisle.comCounselling Therapy Services
Welcome to Counselling Therapy Services - Counselling, Psychotherapy and NLP in Braintree, Essex.
Website: www.paulinechristycounselling.comPsychotherapy in Marylebone Central London. Counselling Psychotherapist for Mayfair
Psychotherapy & Counselling in Marylebone, Central London with experienced UKCP registered psychotherapist Susan Lee. Work with adults on an individual basis, either open-ended or for an agreed time period, in the Bond Street, Mayfair & Paddington areas of London.
Website: www.susanleepsychotherapy.comLindsey Stafford
Lindsey Stafford is a counsellor in Chafford Hundred near Grays in Thurrock, Essex. She offers counselling and therapy, specialising in bereavement, addiction, depression and Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
Website: www.lindseystaffordcounsellingservices.co.ukbeYou therapies
beYou therapies: Counselling & Holistic Therapy in Lytham St Annes on the Fylde Coast, with Counsellor Joanna Gallacher. A therapist based within easy reach of Preston and Blackpool, working with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period.
Website: www.beyoutherapies.comFrankie Edwards
Frankie Edwards is a counsellor working in Bloomsbury near Kings Cross in Camden, central London. Psychotherapy and counselling to help you understand more about yourself, your relationships with other people and the world around you.
Website: www.fedwardstherapy.co.ukJacqueline Miller
Jacqueline Miller offers counselling and psychotherapy in Harley Street, Hackney and Cricklewood, North West London. Counsellor for when life throws challenges at us without warning.
Website: www.jacquelinemcounselling.comInspired Counselling Services
Inspired Counselling Services: counsellor and therapist Stephen McFarland located in Ballymena, County Antrim. A registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, offering one-to-one integrative counselling working from a psychodynamic core.
Website: www.inspiredcounsellingservices.co.ukNicola Hydes
Nicola Hydes is a counsellor based in Cardiff in South Wales. She offers counselling and psychotherapy to help identify what it is that is causing you emotional turmoil or stress.
Website: www.nicolahydescounselling.comDana CohenBrighton LGBTQ Counselling & Psychotherapy
Looking for an LGBT affirmative counsellor? I offer counselling and psychotherapy to LGBTQ individuals and couples in Brighton, Hove and Lewes. BACP registered Counsellor with Eighteen years experience.
Website: www.danacohen.co.ukCounselling & Psychotherapy in St Albans. Counsellor within easy reach of Hemel Hempstead and Welwyn Garden City
Psychotherapy & Counselling in St Albans. Counsellor within easy reach of Welwyn Garden City, Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Borehamwood, Elstree and Hatfield.
Website: www.dlc-psychotherapy.comKay Stillman FdA, MBACP
Kay Stillman Counselling in Silchester, Hampshire. A Counsellor & Therapist providing therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment, working within easy reach of Tadley, Newbury, Basingstoke and surrounding areas.
Website: www.kaystillmancounselling.co.ukKelly Foster
Kelly Foster Counselling & Psychotherapy in Birmingham, West Midlands. An Integrative Psychotherapist working within easy reach of the Oldbury and Bearwood areas.
Website: www.kellyfostertherapy.comCounselling and Psychotherapy
Welcome to Chelsea Therapy: Counselling & Psychotherapy in Kensington, South West London. Counsellor & Psychotherapist Joggs Camfield, working with individual adults at discreet, comfortable and welcoming spaces in Kensington and Fulham.
Website: www.chelseatherapy.co.ukLorna Wright
Lorna Wright Counselling in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. A Counsellor and Therapist working in the Chesterfield, Mansfield & Worksop area, offering face-to-face, telephone and online counselling for help with a range of issues.
Website: www.lornawrightcounselling.comPsychotherapist in central Bath. Psychotherapy & Counselling for Bath City Centre
Counselling & Psychotherapy for adults in central Bath, with Humanistic integrative Psychotherapist Jet Simawi. Located within easy reach of Bath City Centre.
Website: www.jetpsychotherapy.comAlison Sutcliffe
Alison Sutcliffe Counselling in South East London SE6, centrally located between Catford, Forest Hill & Sydenham. A BACP Accredited Counsellor & Therapist helping clients with a wide range of issues since 2009.
Website: www.alisonsutcliffe.comCounselling in Billericay. Couples Counsellor for Brentwood & Basildon
Counselling, Group Therapy & Couples Counselling in Billericay, Essex, with BACP registered Counsellor Gary Bishop. Working within easy reach of Brentwood, Chelmsford & Basildon, helping clients experiencing a wide range of difficulties.
Website: www.garybishoptherapy.comGurvinder Dhesi Counsellor
Gurvinder Kaur Dhesi is a counsellor in Stoke Newington near Stamford Hill, Hackney. She offers counselling and trauma therapy for those times when things get on top of us and we find it hard to cope.
Website: www.gurvinderdhesicounsellor.comCity & West Therapy
Amita Marwaha Psychotherapy and Counselling. An experienced, professionally qualified and registered psychotherapist based near Liverpool Street, Ruislip and East London, and Ruislip in Middlesex.
Website: www.cityandwesttherapy.co.ukCatherine 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.comKim 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.ukDiana Fisher (FdSc, MBACP)
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Farnham, Surrey with experienced counsellor and psychotherapist Diana Fisher. Easily accessible from Aldershot, Godalming, Farnborough and surrounding areas.
Website: www.dianafishercounselling.comWork 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.comHayley 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.comNikki 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.comDennise 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.comTime For Therapy
Time For Therapy: Counselling, Psychotherapy & Couples Therapy 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.netJo 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.comFrancis Atkinson
Francis Atkinson has been working as a Counsellor 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.comDan Bracken Psychotherapy
Dan Bracken Psychotherapy: Counselling & Psychotherapy for London Bridge, Southwark, Borough & Waterloo. A Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Counsellor and experienced mental health professional working with people suffering with a variety of problems, from a variety of backgrounds.
Website: www.dan-bracken.comRichard 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.comEmma Furr- Star Therapy
Emma Furr is a counsellor based in Twickenham and Richmond upon Thames, South West London. She offers counselling and psychotherapy for anxiety, stress, depression, relationship breakdown, abuse, loss, separation and other issues. Her practices are based in Richmond & Twickenham and are easily reached from Kew, North Sheen, Ham, Mortlake, Petersham and Kingston upon Thames.
Website: www.startherapy.org.ukJuna Brookes
Juna Brookes is a counsellor in Horsforth, Leeds. She provides counselling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy and can offer you a safe place away from everyday life to discuss issues such as stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, abuse and other relationship problems.
Website: www.junabrookes.co.ukAlex 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.ukLeicester 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.ukThalia Martin
Thalia Martin Counselling & Couples Counselling in Peterborough, within easy reach of Corby, Stamford, Whittlesey and March. An Accredited Counsellor and Member of the National Counselling Society.
Website: www.thaliacounselling.comSylwia 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.ukRecovery 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.comAnnabel 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.ukCatherine Clouse Counselling
Catherine Clouse provides counselling and psychotherapy in Walton on Thames, Surrey. Adoption counsellor near Weybridge
Website: www.catherineclousecounselling.comClive 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 and identity issues. His counselling practice is located in Brighton and is easily accessible from Hove, Lewes and Worthing.
Website: www.cliverossington.comHeld 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.comClaire 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.ukHelen-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.comPsychotherapy & Counselling in Bath. Therapist in Bath BA2
Psychotherapy & Counselling in Bath BA2, with Psychotherapist Janet Busse. An experienced therapist located within five minutes drive of the city centre easily accessible from South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset and both Bath University and Bath Spa University
Website: www.janetbussetherapy.comNew Aspect Counselling
New Aspect Counselling are based in Brighton and Haywards Heath. Psychotherapeutic counsellor offering support for Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Relationship Issues and other concerns. Located in Haywards Heath and Central Brighton
Website: www.newaspectcounselling.comLorraine 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.ukSharon 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.comReach 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.comHelen-Jane Pott Counselling
Friendly and non-judgemental Counselling in Fareham, near Gosport, Portsmouth and Southampton in Hampshire, with Counsellor and Therapist Helen-Jane Pott.
Website: www.helen-janecounselling.comCatherine 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.comHelen Nickell-Travis
Affordable Psychotherapy and Counselling in Wells, Glastonbury, Frome and Somerset with Psychotherapist in Training Helen Nickell-Travis.
Website: www.helennickelltravispsychotherapy.comArianna 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.comJuliet Carr Counselling
Counselling in Queens Park, North West London NW6 with counsellor and therapist Juliet Carr. Covering the Kilburn, West Hampstead and Brondesbury areas.
Website: www.julietcarr.co.ukSilverset 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.ukElisabeth Auer
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Counselling (UKCP reg.) in Twickenham, South West London. Counsellor works in Twickenham Town Centre, 10 minutes walk from Twickenham Station and close to Richmond. In-depth Psychotherapy and Counselling in English and German language.
Website: www.eatherapy.co.ukHarmonious 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.comLucy 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.comManna Counselling
Manna Counselling: Confidential counselling for individuals and couples in Swindon, Wiltshire with qualified counsellor and therapist Haoli Rein.
Website: www.mannacounselling.co.ukRuth 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.ukSorcha Jones
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Holborn close to Leather Lane, Portpool Lane and near Hatton Gardens and Farringdon. Counselling with experienced Integrative counsellor Sorcha Jones.
Website: www.sorchacounselling.co.ukElizabeth 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.ukPaula 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.ukSue 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.ukAJJ 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.ukCounselling 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.ukSarah Swan Counselling
Counsellor and Integrative Therapist Sarah Swan - Counselling for Merton Park, Wimbledon and South West London.
Website: www.sarahswancounselling.co.ukSteve 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.ukMarcus Price
Marcus Price offers Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Dartford, Bexley and South East london. An experienced Psychotherapist helping you overcome a range of difficulties.
Website: www.mjppsychotherapy.co.ukCounsellor 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.ukIntegrative 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.ukSarah 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.ukCity & East London
Counselling & Psychotherapy in East London and the City of London. A safe, confidential Psychotherapist & Counsellor service based near Liverpool Street, Moorgate, Shoreditch and Old Street working with individuals, couples & groups.
Website: www.bethnalgreencounselling.comCounselling 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.ukCounselling, Psychotherapy &
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.ukJennifer Jones
Counselling therapy in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. A counsellor working with a range of issues based just outside North London, close to Barnet, Enfield, St Albans and surrounding areas.
Website: www.jenniferjonescounselling.co.ukClaire 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.ukMarriage 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.ukPsychotherapy & Counselling in Brentwood, Essex. EMDR near Shenfield
A practising Counsellor , Psychotherapist and EMDR therapist based in Brentwood, near Shenfield, Chelmsford and Romford and Central London, close to Paddington, Maida Vale and Little Venice. Counselling, Psychotherapy or Trauma Therapy in Essex, providing a non-judgemental place to explore your thoughts and feelings and get yourself back on track. Supervision also offered
Website: www.macounselling.co.ukPrue 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.comThe 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.ukBERNADETTE TURNER
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.ukAlison Dart Psychotherapy
Counsellor, based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, offering Psychotherapy and Counselling for Relationships, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Bereavement and Abuse
Website: www.alisondartpsychotherapy.co.uk3 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.orgPatricia Terry MA, MSc, MBACP, MBPsS
Counsellor and Psychotherapist, based in Esher, Surrey. Offering Counselling, Psychotherapy, Couples counselling, relationship counselling, and abuse counselling near Surbiton and Cobham
Website: www.patriciaterry.co.ukDiane 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.ukCounselling with experienced Counsellor in Derby, Derbyshire - David Eames
Counsellor, based in Derby, Derbyshire, offering counselling services for depression, anxiety, bereavement, trauma and abuse