Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Cheltenham

Photo of Natalia Parry-Vaughan, MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Natalia Parry-Vaughan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL50
People who reach out for support might be experiencing difficulties with worry, negative self-talk or confidence. They may have noticed a change in their behaviours such as checking things more or avoiding certain situations. Sometimes it’s described as vicious cycle. Whether it’s been going on for a while or something new, we work together to understand what your unhelpful cycles look like and how we can break them by creating healthier habits and patterns of thinking, such as focusing and enhancing your strengths. This helps alleviate symptoms of anxiety or depression, leaving you better equipped to manage difficult emotions.
People who reach out for support might be experiencing difficulties with worry, negative self-talk or confidence. They may have noticed a change in their behaviours such as checking things more or avoiding certain situations. Sometimes it’s described as vicious cycle. Whether it’s been going on for a while or something new, we work together to understand what your unhelpful cycles look like and how we can break them by creating healthier habits and patterns of thinking, such as focusing and enhancing your strengths. This helps alleviate symptoms of anxiety or depression, leaving you better equipped to manage difficult emotions.
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Flo Atkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
The work is in the art of holding- As a therapist working in this area, I have capacity respond to postpartum distress in a way that facilitates a successful alliance. I have real passion and devotion to this work spanning over 20 years working in the perinatal maternal mental health of women, fathers and their babies. Alongside my skills is the heart of the therapeutic relationship and the mothers journey towards wellness.
The work is in the art of holding- As a therapist working in this area, I have capacity respond to postpartum distress in a way that facilitates a successful alliance. I have real passion and devotion to this work spanning over 20 years working in the perinatal maternal mental health of women, fathers and their babies. Alongside my skills is the heart of the therapeutic relationship and the mothers journey towards wellness.
01793 540519 View 01793 540519
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Mac (Michaela) Wai
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I provide a safe, confidential and supportive space. Anything that may be difficult for you to say, I will not find difficult to hear. We will work together to unravel where you are now and how you may have got there. By sharing this, we can find space to really think about what's going on and to see if we are able to find a happier, healthier way of moving forwards. Whether working with adults or children, gaining trust is something I will do my best to work towards and earn. My practice rooms are in Cheltenham (Gloucestershire), Crowthorne (Berkshire) and from the comfort of your own home (Online).
I provide a safe, confidential and supportive space. Anything that may be difficult for you to say, I will not find difficult to hear. We will work together to unravel where you are now and how you may have got there. By sharing this, we can find space to really think about what's going on and to see if we are able to find a happier, healthier way of moving forwards. Whether working with adults or children, gaining trust is something I will do my best to work towards and earn. My practice rooms are in Cheltenham (Gloucestershire), Crowthorne (Berkshire) and from the comfort of your own home (Online).
01344 949308 View 01344 949308
Photo of undefined - Apple Tree Psychotherapy - Rachel Thomas, MA, BPC, Psychotherapist
Apple Tree Psychotherapy - Rachel Thomas
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
You may have a child struggling with being at school, or perhaps you find yourself constantly at loggerheads with them. Perhaps they can't sleep, or don't want to get up in the morning, they might feel lonely, or misunderstood, criticised, or attacked . You may have tried every strategy you can find, to persuade your child to eat, or listen, or simply follow instructions. We all believe that childhood should be a time of simple happiness, but in fact this is a time of enormous developmental challenge, and many things can make it hard for children and adolescents to tread the path towards a resilient, positive, independent adulthood.
You may have a child struggling with being at school, or perhaps you find yourself constantly at loggerheads with them. Perhaps they can't sleep, or don't want to get up in the morning, they might feel lonely, or misunderstood, criticised, or attacked . You may have tried every strategy you can find, to persuade your child to eat, or listen, or simply follow instructions. We all believe that childhood should be a time of simple happiness, but in fact this is a time of enormous developmental challenge, and many things can make it hard for children and adolescents to tread the path towards a resilient, positive, independent adulthood.
01453 701919 View 01453 701919
Photo of Katherine Cavallo, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Katherine Cavallo
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50  (Online Only)
I am a fully qualified and accredited Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist (MA), with over 20 years clinical experience, working therapeutically with Individuals, Couples and Families across the age-span, both within the NHS and my own Independent Practice. As a specialist relationship therapist, I support those navigating challenges in relationships, as well as those wishing to improve communication, intimacy and closeness. I work with couples and families of all kind, and am keen to embrace diversity. My practice is strengths and resilience orientated, collaborative and underpinned by the latest evidence based principles.
I am a fully qualified and accredited Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist (MA), with over 20 years clinical experience, working therapeutically with Individuals, Couples and Families across the age-span, both within the NHS and my own Independent Practice. As a specialist relationship therapist, I support those navigating challenges in relationships, as well as those wishing to improve communication, intimacy and closeness. I work with couples and families of all kind, and am keen to embrace diversity. My practice is strengths and resilience orientated, collaborative and underpinned by the latest evidence based principles.
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Kaukab Rasul
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Over 15 years experience of working with couples and individuals. I am passionate about helping people achieve their greatest potential recognising their strengths and weaknesses; moving towards a life where they can thrive. Training: Professional Diploma in Counselling awarded by the University of the West of England. Registered member of the BACP. My Approach As an Integrative Counsellor is to work collaboratively with clients and draw on different approaches to try to match client/couple needs. I am fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi & Punjabi.
Over 15 years experience of working with couples and individuals. I am passionate about helping people achieve their greatest potential recognising their strengths and weaknesses; moving towards a life where they can thrive. Training: Professional Diploma in Counselling awarded by the University of the West of England. Registered member of the BACP. My Approach As an Integrative Counsellor is to work collaboratively with clients and draw on different approaches to try to match client/couple needs. I am fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi & Punjabi.
01452 930096 View 01452 930096
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KeiraLianne Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
I hope to offer a safe space, warm and trusting environment and non-judgemental relationship, where we can discuss the difficult and uncomfortable elements of your life. Be those early life experiences and relationships, significant life events (pregnancy/birth/death/marriage/divorce), anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, identity, sense of self, loss or diagnosis.
I hope to offer a safe space, warm and trusting environment and non-judgemental relationship, where we can discuss the difficult and uncomfortable elements of your life. Be those early life experiences and relationships, significant life events (pregnancy/birth/death/marriage/divorce), anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, identity, sense of self, loss or diagnosis.
01242 903226 View 01242 903226
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Diana Spencer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL52
Counselling offers time and space for you in a neutral, safe environment where I will listen to you and you will not be judged. Sometimes life's challenges can become overwhelming and it can be helpful to explore these challenges together with a view to making them more manageable.
Counselling offers time and space for you in a neutral, safe environment where I will listen to you and you will not be judged. Sometimes life's challenges can become overwhelming and it can be helpful to explore these challenges together with a view to making them more manageable.
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Bobbi Gill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50  (Online Only)
I am an experienced Integrative Trauma -Informed Counsellor working with adults based in Gloucestershire. Life can be challenging and sometimes we can find it hard to cope with the overwhelm or find ourselves stuck. Working with you, I offer a welcoming confidential and safe space to help you process difficult situations or feelings, explore your thoughts, feel heard and understood, develop a greater understanding of yourself and your issues, find patterns and make connections. Together we will work out how best to work through and resolve any deep-rooted issues/patterns/behaviours and agree strategies to help you move forward.
I am an experienced Integrative Trauma -Informed Counsellor working with adults based in Gloucestershire. Life can be challenging and sometimes we can find it hard to cope with the overwhelm or find ourselves stuck. Working with you, I offer a welcoming confidential and safe space to help you process difficult situations or feelings, explore your thoughts, feel heard and understood, develop a greater understanding of yourself and your issues, find patterns and make connections. Together we will work out how best to work through and resolve any deep-rooted issues/patterns/behaviours and agree strategies to help you move forward.
01452 923095 View 01452 923095
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Katie Phoenix Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
Most people will be faced with difficult and painful circumstances during their lives – and it can be beneficial to seek support to help process those experiences. Finding a counsellor you feel comfortable with and are able to talk to is vital. I have worked with people who have faced a range of different challenges; Our sessions together enable my clients to safely process feelings and experiences they are struggling with, allowing them to develop their ability to recognise and embrace their own needs and improve their well-being. I can provide a confidential space where you are able to explore difficulties at your own pace.
Most people will be faced with difficult and painful circumstances during their lives – and it can be beneficial to seek support to help process those experiences. Finding a counsellor you feel comfortable with and are able to talk to is vital. I have worked with people who have faced a range of different challenges; Our sessions together enable my clients to safely process feelings and experiences they are struggling with, allowing them to develop their ability to recognise and embrace their own needs and improve their well-being. I can provide a confidential space where you are able to explore difficulties at your own pace.
01926 293190 View 01926 293190
Photo of Sarah Free, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Sarah Free
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL50
I am an Integrative Humanistic therapist who offers solo and couples counselling. I put the relationship between the therapist and the patient at the heart of the therapy, helping to create a space for you that feels safe to explore whatever you would like to work on at a pace that suits you.
I am an Integrative Humanistic therapist who offers solo and couples counselling. I put the relationship between the therapist and the patient at the heart of the therapy, helping to create a space for you that feels safe to explore whatever you would like to work on at a pace that suits you.
01529 400799 View 01529 400799
Photo of undefined - Michael Dee Therapy, MBACP, Counsellor
Michael Dee Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Life events can trigger emotions that are difficult to understand or express. Sudden trauma, redundancy, a business failure, a relationship breakdown, bereavement, abuse, bullying and harassment, or struggles with gender and sexual identity. The list is endless and is as individual as us. These can prevent clear thinking and create worries or reactions, which can go on to cause anxiety, shame, confusion, or possible feelings of guilt that are hard to recognise or cope with. They may also cause a reaction of self-destruction, self-harm, eating disorders, drinking, drug use and other issues.
Life events can trigger emotions that are difficult to understand or express. Sudden trauma, redundancy, a business failure, a relationship breakdown, bereavement, abuse, bullying and harassment, or struggles with gender and sexual identity. The list is endless and is as individual as us. These can prevent clear thinking and create worries or reactions, which can go on to cause anxiety, shame, confusion, or possible feelings of guilt that are hard to recognise or cope with. They may also cause a reaction of self-destruction, self-harm, eating disorders, drinking, drug use and other issues.
01926 293629 View 01926 293629
Photo of Esme Henderson, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Esme Henderson
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
It is natural to feel unsure or nervous about counselling if you are reading this you have taken the first step to looking after you. There are moments in our lives when we feel lost and overwhelmed. It is OK, to not to be OK. My approach is client centred tailored to your individual needs, I am an Integrative counsellor, you may wonder what that means? By using a combination of disciplines described below we explore the reason for you attending therapy along with the outcome you wish to achieve.
It is natural to feel unsure or nervous about counselling if you are reading this you have taken the first step to looking after you. There are moments in our lives when we feel lost and overwhelmed. It is OK, to not to be OK. My approach is client centred tailored to your individual needs, I am an Integrative counsellor, you may wonder what that means? By using a combination of disciplines described below we explore the reason for you attending therapy along with the outcome you wish to achieve.
0151 453 4416 View 0151 453 4416
Photo of Kelly Oakes, MBACP, Counsellor
Kelly Oakes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
I'm an integrative counsellor who can provide a safe space for the sharing of your self-reflections, emotions, and life experiences. I am equipped with skills and knowledge working with young adults, domestic abuse, and women who have been through the criminal justice system. Our work together starts with the relationship between us, and I will firstly focus on building trust and connection, to create a feeling of freedom and security in the room. I understand that counselling can bring up many resistances, and together we can find ways to take care of these, offering them the consideration they deserve.
I'm an integrative counsellor who can provide a safe space for the sharing of your self-reflections, emotions, and life experiences. I am equipped with skills and knowledge working with young adults, domestic abuse, and women who have been through the criminal justice system. Our work together starts with the relationship between us, and I will firstly focus on building trust and connection, to create a feeling of freedom and security in the room. I understand that counselling can bring up many resistances, and together we can find ways to take care of these, offering them the consideration they deserve.
01453 708144 View 01453 708144
Photo of Barry Cook, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Barry Cook
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Not knowing which way to turn or who you can talk to? Life feeling something like this overwhelming, relationships strained, broken down, lacking confidence & self-esteem, difficult to voice or understand what you need, feeling down on edge & simply confused? Then welcome to Barry Cook 'The Tattooed Counsellor' When we feel this way our problems may be all mixed up growing bigger or unmanageable by the day. It could be that past or present experiences are causing us confusion & conflict. Maybe you would benefit from talking to someone who is not a part of your friends & family and will simply allow you to be you.
Not knowing which way to turn or who you can talk to? Life feeling something like this overwhelming, relationships strained, broken down, lacking confidence & self-esteem, difficult to voice or understand what you need, feeling down on edge & simply confused? Then welcome to Barry Cook 'The Tattooed Counsellor' When we feel this way our problems may be all mixed up growing bigger or unmanageable by the day. It could be that past or present experiences are causing us confusion & conflict. Maybe you would benefit from talking to someone who is not a part of your friends & family and will simply allow you to be you.
01452 923141 View 01452 923141
Photo of Katherine D'Arcy Brown, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Katherine D'Arcy Brown
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
When you are facing difficult decisions, challenges or trauma in your life, first of all I will listen carefully and help you to explore and understand the issues you face in a supportive and confidential way. As a fully qualified and experienced Counselling Psychologist I have a wide range of methods and in-depth training on which to draw as we work together. I will therefore select a therapeutic approach that is right for your personal needs and issues, and work towards a positive outcome for you.
When you are facing difficult decisions, challenges or trauma in your life, first of all I will listen carefully and help you to explore and understand the issues you face in a supportive and confidential way. As a fully qualified and experienced Counselling Psychologist I have a wide range of methods and in-depth training on which to draw as we work together. I will therefore select a therapeutic approach that is right for your personal needs and issues, and work towards a positive outcome for you.
07481 341396 View 07481 341396
Photo of Shelley Ratcliffe, PNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Shelley Ratcliffe
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL52  (Online Only)
I offer online confidential person centred counselling. I use many different tools such as Interactively meaning that I can use many techniques and approaches, depending on each clients individual needs. I also work with couples who are having a difficult time. I have experience of working both short and long term opened counselling. Together we can explore what brings you to therapy and decide on the most appropriate way forward. I am hear to lister, support and what ever the issue counselling can help you through a difficult time.
I offer online confidential person centred counselling. I use many different tools such as Interactively meaning that I can use many techniques and approaches, depending on each clients individual needs. I also work with couples who are having a difficult time. I have experience of working both short and long term opened counselling. Together we can explore what brings you to therapy and decide on the most appropriate way forward. I am hear to lister, support and what ever the issue counselling can help you through a difficult time.
01454 801248 View 01454 801248
Photo of Julie Jakeman, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Julie Jakeman
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL52
Children and Young People have many issues which they cannot always express and understand their feelings, as adults sometimes can. Issues can range from parents splitting up, school problems, exam stress and pressure, friendship issues, witnessing domestic abuse or sexual abuse. The lists can be endless. My job is to creatively work with the child or young person to explore what their issues are and help build up self esteem and track their goals in therapy in creative ways.
Children and Young People have many issues which they cannot always express and understand their feelings, as adults sometimes can. Issues can range from parents splitting up, school problems, exam stress and pressure, friendship issues, witnessing domestic abuse or sexual abuse. The lists can be endless. My job is to creatively work with the child or young person to explore what their issues are and help build up self esteem and track their goals in therapy in creative ways.
01905 950220 View 01905 950220
Photo of undefined - Cotswold Neurodevelopmental Service , MSc, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Cotswold Neurodevelopmental Service
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Cotswold Neurodevelopmental Service is a dedicated provider of support for adults and children with neurodevelopmental conditions, such as Autism or ADHD. Our friendly experienced team of therapists, mentors and psychologists, use adapted approaches and specialist tools, to help people overcome their challenges.
Cotswold Neurodevelopmental Service is a dedicated provider of support for adults and children with neurodevelopmental conditions, such as Autism or ADHD. Our friendly experienced team of therapists, mentors and psychologists, use adapted approaches and specialist tools, to help people overcome their challenges.
01285 842652 View 01285 842652
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Jess Bezance
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I can imagine deciding whether you want to have therapy or need therapy is a big question. Perhaps you have suffered a loss, a trauma or are going through a transition of some kind and you want the space and time to work through it. Perhaps this emotional distress whether it be anxiety, low mood, is impacting on your relationships, work and your home life. It could be that you’ve tried many things and for some reason those old ways of coping that have done you well in the past just aren’t working anymore and you feel like you’re struggling. I provide evidence based psychological treatment that might help.
I can imagine deciding whether you want to have therapy or need therapy is a big question. Perhaps you have suffered a loss, a trauma or are going through a transition of some kind and you want the space and time to work through it. Perhaps this emotional distress whether it be anxiety, low mood, is impacting on your relationships, work and your home life. It could be that you’ve tried many things and for some reason those old ways of coping that have done you well in the past just aren’t working anymore and you feel like you’re struggling. I provide evidence based psychological treatment that might help.
01454 809569 View 01454 809569

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