Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Cheltenham

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Dawn Andrei
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I work with young people, 14+ and adults on a range of issues such as, anxiety, bereavement, loss, substance and/or alcohol abuse, relationship difficulties, trauma and PTSD .
Are you struggling with your emotions, overwhelmed with anxiety, depression, grief, or relationship difficulties? Perhaps stuck in destructive habitual behavioural patterns, or addictive behaviours without understanding why? I offer a safe and empathetic environment to support your growth in developing self-awareness, through a range of therapeutic approaches, building a bespoke tool kit of coping techniques to support you work through your difficulties, develop emotional regulation and make the desired changes in your life.
01242 650406
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Cheltenham GL50
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Carley Ayling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
Hello, I am Carley Ayling and I’ve been working as a counsellor since my training in 2010. I provide treatment to individuals aged 14 years and above, male and female. I’ve worked with many clients with depression, anxiety, OCD, relationships difficulties, parents whose children suffer from behavioural issues, suicide and self-harm. I’ve also helped with sleep, financial and sexual assault. I offer a free initial appointment where we can exchange information to see if we are happy to work together. I can only provide sessions via Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, WhatsApp video or telephone calls in the evenings.
01489 346870
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Cheltenham GL50
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Anna Browne
Psychotherapist
Verified
Verified
I have a particular interest in trauma and how it impacts our nervous system: PTSD and C- PTSD , dissociation, hearing voices, addictive behaviours and coping mechanisms and their link to childhood trauma; 'ACE's' (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and how these affect us as adults. Trauma comes in many forms; obvious, overt ones such as physical or sexual abuse, car accidents, war, disasters etc, and also less obvious or covert forms like emotional abuse or neglect, bullying, or just 'not getting what we need' on an emotional level. I'm a member of ISST-D, a trainee member of UKCP and BCPC, and have specialist trauma training.
0117 456 5291
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Cheltenham GL50
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Natasha Lusty
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
Verified
I work with a variety of issues but I have extra training in trauma, complex PTSD and Domestic abuse.
I work with adults over the age of 18 to help people overcome the struggles that they are facing in life. It may be a past trauma, depression, anxiety, abuse, relationship problems… to name a few. I welcome you to come as you are and together we can explore what is going on for you.
01594 808724
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Joanna Steadman Yilmaz
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
Hello. My name is Jo and I am a Clinical Psychologist with many years of experience treating traumatic experiences and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder ( PTSD ). I specialise in helping people who experienced or witnessed accidents, conflict or difficult health conditions. I also specialise in maternal mental health, particularly traumatic births and postnatal depression. I work with people to help them get past difficult experiences so that they no longer have such an impact on their lives.
01993 225898
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Dr Marie O'Neill, Corinium Psychology, Cirencester
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Clinical psychologist with 20+ years experience in the mental health field. I offer assessment and formulation sessions as well as therapy sessions. In my view, the goal of therapy is not to find a "fix" or a speedy solution, but rather to help you explore and understand what has brought you to this point, what is keeping the difficulties going and what would help you to move forward and continue to move forward towards a place of good mental health. I am a specialist in anxiety and trauma (including social anxiety, OCD and PTSD ) but work with people experiencing a range of struggles impacting their mental health.
01285 702764
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Cheltenham GL50
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Harvey Lidstone-Lane
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello, my name is Harvey and I am a therapist working in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and West London. I currently work for Here for you Counselling, a private practice therapeutic service I founded. I have experience working with many different presenting issues, including; depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, bereavement, low self-esteem, PTSD , abuse and many more. I have worked with I wide range of clients, however I have particular experience working with young people, aged 18-35. I am able to work in a traditional face-to-face setting at my office in Chiswick or remotely via Skype/Zoom.
020 3958 4304
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Cheltenham GL50
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Gary Catterall
Psychotherapist, ACP
Verified
Verified
I have over 18 years’ experience working in mental health settings. I have worked extensively in the field of infant, child & adult mental health services, have held senior roles and managed a psychological service department for CAMHS. I am trained in understanding complex, multi-layered communications, and I work with a broad range of issues from mild to severe difficulties. I always hold my patients in mind and am patient led with all therapeutic interventions. I work with compassion and empathy and I am highly passionate at helping people overcome adversity/challenges. I work with kindness and gentle curiosity.
01452 687104
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Cheltenham GL52
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Diane Paterson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Working through video call and face to face. I have 20 years experience of providing counselling, support and trauma therapy to adults and young people, in private practice and in schools. If you would like more information please visit my website www.dpcounselling.com
01242 395246
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Cheltenham GL51
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Leah Callebaut
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
As a Clinical Psychologist I aim to to practically apply psychological theory and research to help people to achieve emotional well being and enhance their quality of life when they are facing challenging life circumstances. Since 2012 I have worked in a variety of NHS psychology services, offering talking therapy and emotional support to individuals, couples and families. Alongside my work with Heal.Feel.Connect. I continue to work part-time for an NHS hospital in Gloucestershire, working with staff to reduce work-related stress and burnout, and promoting a culture of compassion and psychological safety within the organisation.
01242 903203
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Cheltenham GL50
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Omar Sattaur
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
We’re all unique, yet we share some challenges in life. Stress, trauma, loss and fear are just a few that can knock us off course. I see therapy as a way not only of getting you back on track, fast, but helping you to fulfil your potential. When the difficulties of life leave you feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope, I can help you to find the first steps to recovery. No one therapy can work for all, so my approach is to build on what works for you, drawing on therapeutic disciplines that best fit your presentation and personality.
01242 650449
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Cheltenham GL50
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Anna Bradshaw
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi I'm Anna, being understood and cared for are deeply important to me, I listen attentively with acceptance and compassion. Would you like to understand yourself more? Maybe you feel anxious about work or school, talking it through can help you make sense of things. Sometimes past experiences can cause distress, having a space to share with a counsellor can help you process your feelings. Working together, we can look at choices available to you, helping you find hope again.
01242 903243
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Cheltenham GL51
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Cotswoldmindwell
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
As your therapist it is important to me that we work together explore the problem, understand how it developed and through psychoeducation, developing strategies and coping mechanisms we can understand, and work towards enabling you to reach your goal to wellness.
01386 577394
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Cheltenham GL50
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Julie Ingram
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello, and welcome to my page. I have been qualified as a psychotherapist and supervisor for over 16 years, with previous experience in mental health and Social Work Management. I work with adults, children, adolescents and have expertise in working with family issues. I can help with a wide range of matters including: anxiety and depression, self esteem, family difficulties, relationship issues, Childhood abuse, Childhood neglect, Life threatening events, eating disorders, self harm, suicide and trauma. I provide a welcoming, safe space (indoors or out doors) which provides a relationship based approach to working together.
01981 200129
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Cheltenham GL50
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Wild Divine Therapy
Counsellor
Verified
Verified
I meet you where you are, with deep compassion and humility. I know what it’s like to feel fear, anxiety, shame, unworthiness, deep grief, raging anger, overwhelm and hurt and all the emotions in between. I am as human as you are. The world has transformed from a place we knew and understood into something unknown and unpredictable. Now navigating our lives can feel more stressful. I help you feel empowered, find peace of mind, sleep at night and feel at ease with yourself again. I have returned from a deep personal odyssey abroad and am longing to be in service again. If you want to know more please see: www.wilddivine.co.uk
01803 220772
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Cheltenham GL50
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Debbie Barron
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
We all need help as it can be hard when you are struggling with issues in life and with stressful situations. You might be feeling anxious, stuck or even overwhelmed and unable to tackle life's challenges on your own. I'm a qualified, BACP registered and experienced Humanistic counsellor practising in Cheltenham and West London. I offer non-judgemental, supportive and understanding counselling, provided in a safe space, where you can explore and express what is troubling you. I am committed to helping my clients make sense of and work through their difficulties to make changes that are important to them.
01748 902228
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Cheltenham GL52
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Marion Davies
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome to the first step of your therapeutic journey. I am Marion, a professional and qualified integrative counsellor. Sometimes life can throw up obstacles or challenges that we may find difficult to cope with or that can set us off track. At other times we can find ourselves dealing with long term issues that can continue to impact how we function day to day or affect our ability to see a way forward. I work in a warm and empathic way to provide a safe and supportive therapeutic space for you to explore who you are and to help you identify your own direction.
01905 917019
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Cheltenham GL50
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Andy Flack
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
If you are worrying more than usual, having nightmares or flashbacks to a traumatic event, suffering from disturbed sleep or are more feeling irritable and hyper-vigilant than usual, you may be suffering from a reaction to trauma. If this strikes a cord, visit the website for more information or get in touch by email or phone. I have spent the last twenty years helping clients resolve trauma and anxiety problems and intend to spend the next twenty doing the same. I may be able to help you in London, Cheltenham or worldwide online.
020 3870 4638
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Cheltenham GL51
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Aquity CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
Samantha Evans BSc(Hons), PGDip CBT, Accredited BABCP member. I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and have over 10 years experience working with a wide range of mental health dificulties. Providing support to those with emotional and mental health difficulties in the NHS and as a private therapist. ​ I currently work part time in the NHS Wellbeing Programme (IAPT) providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Gloucestershire. Within this NHS setting I also provide clinical supervision to Psychotherapists and current trainee Psychotherapists at Exeter University
01386 571446
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Hannya Melrose
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
I have worked for over 15 years as a body-oriented psychotherapist, specialising in prenatal & birth/ attachment issues, sexual trauma, life transitions & crisis. I am also a TRE (Tension Releasing Exercises) provider, to support the release of stress from the body/ mind. More recently I have trained to work with women of all ages & life stages around menstrual cycle awareness, the menopause passage & after & I am currently training as a women's transformational coach & facilitator. I feel passionately about supporting women to step into greater self-love, empowerment & fulfillment in all areas of their life.
01453 708236
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Trauma and PTSD Counsellors

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.