Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Cheltenham

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Catherine Macer
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Life is not always easy. The fact that you are looking at my page suggests that something feels stuck, painful, maybe hopeless or unreachable and that you want something different for yourself – that you want things to change. Perhaps you want to free yourself from repetitive patterns of behaviour, depression, anxiety and self-limiting beliefs or the impact of trauma. Maybe you want to deepen your connection to yourself so that life feels richer and more rewarding and you can find a more authentic sense of yourself. Whatever your reason, I offer you a safe, empathetic and thoughtful space to explore whatever you want to bring.
Life is not always easy. The fact that you are looking at my page suggests that something feels stuck, painful, maybe hopeless or unreachable and that you want something different for yourself – that you want things to change. Perhaps you want to free yourself from repetitive patterns of behaviour, depression, anxiety and self-limiting beliefs or the impact of trauma. Maybe you want to deepen your connection to yourself so that life feels richer and more rewarding and you can find a more authentic sense of yourself. Whatever your reason, I offer you a safe, empathetic and thoughtful space to explore whatever you want to bring.
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Annie Watkins Therapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL50
As a qualified integrative therapist, respect is at the centre of my beliefs. I fervently believe that an individual, no matter who you are, should have the arena in which to be heard, without prejudice, without judgement, and with compassion. Our inclusive space will be one of confidentiality, trust and a pace that you feel able to go at, and my hope is that we will work to resolve, or at least identify, some, if not all, of the reasons that you've decided to reach out.
As a qualified integrative therapist, respect is at the centre of my beliefs. I fervently believe that an individual, no matter who you are, should have the arena in which to be heard, without prejudice, without judgement, and with compassion. Our inclusive space will be one of confidentiality, trust and a pace that you feel able to go at, and my hope is that we will work to resolve, or at least identify, some, if not all, of the reasons that you've decided to reach out.
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Samantha Spencer
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I have worked in a variety of settings in the field of mental health services including in specialist addictions units & rehabilitation, Community drug services NHS Primary Care with IAPT and the Priory Hospital Bristol with inpatients and outpatient services as well as remote delivery of CBT Therapy. I am a compassionate and committed to each of the people that trust me to support them. I believe in the ‘art and science’ of CBT and the therapeutic value and benefit of those coming together.This requires effort and personal investment, and it can feel hard, so let’s take a breath together .
I have worked in a variety of settings in the field of mental health services including in specialist addictions units & rehabilitation, Community drug services NHS Primary Care with IAPT and the Priory Hospital Bristol with inpatients and outpatient services as well as remote delivery of CBT Therapy. I am a compassionate and committed to each of the people that trust me to support them. I believe in the ‘art and science’ of CBT and the therapeutic value and benefit of those coming together.This requires effort and personal investment, and it can feel hard, so let’s take a breath together .
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Alex Georgia Nelson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50  (Online Only)
As a client-led therapist, I am guided by you the client. These are your sessions, and I am here to support you. I provide a safe and confidential space, where you can explore your concerns which have brought you to counselling. Sometimes life can become difficult, leaving it hard to navigate daily life. By having someone that can listen fully to you, supporting you to find your understanding, you can regain your confidence to manage daily life effectively.
As a client-led therapist, I am guided by you the client. These are your sessions, and I am here to support you. I provide a safe and confidential space, where you can explore your concerns which have brought you to counselling. Sometimes life can become difficult, leaving it hard to navigate daily life. By having someone that can listen fully to you, supporting you to find your understanding, you can regain your confidence to manage daily life effectively.
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Amanda Golley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
We all go through periods in our life where we feel sad, anxious or overwhelmed by our difficulties and struggle to find a way forward. Perhaps you are going through a life transition, relationship breakdown or feeling stuck and lost as to how to make changes? Often these feelings can be linked to experiences from our childhood. Unlocking this can help make sense of what we are experiencing in the present. I can help you move forward by giving space and support to work through these feelings, make links and look at any challenges you face from a different perspective.
We all go through periods in our life where we feel sad, anxious or overwhelmed by our difficulties and struggle to find a way forward. Perhaps you are going through a life transition, relationship breakdown or feeling stuck and lost as to how to make changes? Often these feelings can be linked to experiences from our childhood. Unlocking this can help make sense of what we are experiencing in the present. I can help you move forward by giving space and support to work through these feelings, make links and look at any challenges you face from a different perspective.
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Lulu Sunnucks
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
Therapy is not a casual undertaking. It requires a sincere commitment on your part to prioritise yourself and your personal growth. Together, we will identify any blind spots you may have and we will take action by resetting those frames of reference and patterns of behaviour that are holding you back. Combining Psychotherapy, Psychology and Coaching, I practice from an integrated approach, which involves selecting techniques from different therapeutic orientations best suited to a Client's particular problem. I mainly work with Polyvagal theory, the Person-Centred approach, Attachment Theory, TA & Psychodynamic theory.
Therapy is not a casual undertaking. It requires a sincere commitment on your part to prioritise yourself and your personal growth. Together, we will identify any blind spots you may have and we will take action by resetting those frames of reference and patterns of behaviour that are holding you back. Combining Psychotherapy, Psychology and Coaching, I practice from an integrated approach, which involves selecting techniques from different therapeutic orientations best suited to a Client's particular problem. I mainly work with Polyvagal theory, the Person-Centred approach, Attachment Theory, TA & Psychodynamic theory.
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Hayley Carmichael
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL53  (Online Only)
Talking about what is troubling you; from worries about getting angry to managing difficult experiences or tricky relationships - therapy can help. Perhaps you want to move forwards but feel stuck, or a change is proving tough to navigate. Perhaps you want to loosen the grip of the past on your present. Sometimes a calm, safe space to think about what really matters for you is what is needed, and therapy offers this. My approach is guided by your needs, we'll work at your pace to explore what is going on and help you to find a way to manage what this means for you. If talking to friends feels uncomfortable a therapist could help.
Talking about what is troubling you; from worries about getting angry to managing difficult experiences or tricky relationships - therapy can help. Perhaps you want to move forwards but feel stuck, or a change is proving tough to navigate. Perhaps you want to loosen the grip of the past on your present. Sometimes a calm, safe space to think about what really matters for you is what is needed, and therapy offers this. My approach is guided by your needs, we'll work at your pace to explore what is going on and help you to find a way to manage what this means for you. If talking to friends feels uncomfortable a therapist could help.
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Gerry Ritchie
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hi, I'm Gerry. If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, bereavement, anger, shame, guilt, stress, addiction, sexual problems or just that life is too much to cope with then I’m here to help. I am an integrative counsellor with a broad range of counselling and psychotherapy qualifications and experience. I am also BDSM/Kink aware and have experience of working with clients from this community without assuming that their Kink is a pathology. I work in partnership with my clients to find the best way to deal with the problem. Above all, the focus is on you, the client, and what you need to help you feel better.
Hi, I'm Gerry. If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, bereavement, anger, shame, guilt, stress, addiction, sexual problems or just that life is too much to cope with then I’m here to help. I am an integrative counsellor with a broad range of counselling and psychotherapy qualifications and experience. I am also BDSM/Kink aware and have experience of working with clients from this community without assuming that their Kink is a pathology. I work in partnership with my clients to find the best way to deal with the problem. Above all, the focus is on you, the client, and what you need to help you feel better.
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Hege Usborne
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Waitlist for new clients
In our work I will invite you to be curious, to allow deeper feelings to surface and to explore them with me as a reliable, resilient companion. I believe that togerther, allowing our creativity and imagination free rein, we can find a place of calm in the turbulence. A place where you can come to accept things you cannot change, have compassion for your most vulnerable self and hopeful growth towards your true whole self. I work in an integrative style, which means I can draw on different approaches within psychotherapy to build a working alliance personalised to you while also drawing on my own inner responses and felt sense.
In our work I will invite you to be curious, to allow deeper feelings to surface and to explore them with me as a reliable, resilient companion. I believe that togerther, allowing our creativity and imagination free rein, we can find a place of calm in the turbulence. A place where you can come to accept things you cannot change, have compassion for your most vulnerable self and hopeful growth towards your true whole self. I work in an integrative style, which means I can draw on different approaches within psychotherapy to build a working alliance personalised to you while also drawing on my own inner responses and felt sense.
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Luke Brownlee-Williams
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Counselling is a place to explore our thoughts, feelings and emotions. A chance to explore our life direction. An opportunity to pause and understand where we are and what is happening in our lives right now. It is a place to explore past and present events or traumas and a space to speak out loud thoughts that had previously been unspeakable.
Counselling is a place to explore our thoughts, feelings and emotions. A chance to explore our life direction. An opportunity to pause and understand where we are and what is happening in our lives right now. It is a place to explore past and present events or traumas and a space to speak out loud thoughts that had previously been unspeakable.
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Helen James - Clear Skies Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
For most of us, life is a complex mix of highs and lows. Sometimes we need specialist help, separate to our family and friends, to support our mental health and wellbeing and help us find our way. You might have a child or young person in distress; perhaps you’re battling with parenting or behaviour issues; or maybe you are an adolescent or young adult struggling to navigate life. Psychotherapy can help you make sense of difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours; allowing you to create better relationships, healthier behaviours, achieve potential and find joy in life.
For most of us, life is a complex mix of highs and lows. Sometimes we need specialist help, separate to our family and friends, to support our mental health and wellbeing and help us find our way. You might have a child or young person in distress; perhaps you’re battling with parenting or behaviour issues; or maybe you are an adolescent or young adult struggling to navigate life. Psychotherapy can help you make sense of difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours; allowing you to create better relationships, healthier behaviours, achieve potential and find joy in life.
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Elizabeth Rowlinson
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist and supervisor working with adults, adolescents and couples on the Isle of Wight and on-line across the UK. Sometimes life can be challenging, we can feel lost or stuck or that we have no control over what is happening. We may struggle with relationships or feeling good about ourselves. Expressing thoughts and feelings confidentially without being judged can help us to feel heard and understood. It can also bring clarity, insight and a better understanding of ourselves and how we relate to others.
I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist and supervisor working with adults, adolescents and couples on the Isle of Wight and on-line across the UK. Sometimes life can be challenging, we can feel lost or stuck or that we have no control over what is happening. We may struggle with relationships or feeling good about ourselves. Expressing thoughts and feelings confidentially without being judged can help us to feel heard and understood. It can also bring clarity, insight and a better understanding of ourselves and how we relate to others.
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John Andrews
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL50
Do you need help with a difficult time in your life? Are you feeling low or anxious, consumed with worry? Perhaps what helped in the past is no longer working. You may be feeling numb or withdrawn. Are traumatic events from your past resurfacing? These challenging experiences are part of us, and when we feel ready it is good to have help. I work closely along side you and together we find out more about yourself, what you want, what is blocking you and how you might overcome this. By addressing these issues can help remove shackles allowing you to grow and realize your full potential.
Do you need help with a difficult time in your life? Are you feeling low or anxious, consumed with worry? Perhaps what helped in the past is no longer working. You may be feeling numb or withdrawn. Are traumatic events from your past resurfacing? These challenging experiences are part of us, and when we feel ready it is good to have help. I work closely along side you and together we find out more about yourself, what you want, what is blocking you and how you might overcome this. By addressing these issues can help remove shackles allowing you to grow and realize your full potential.
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New Zen Mind
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50  (Online Only)
I bring over a decade of experience to guide you through self-discovery. There is a difference between pain and suffering. There is a difference in feeling anxious for 12 seconds or 12 hours. These differences can help unveil who you truly are. Although many of us yearn for a life filled with purpose and meaning but find it challenging to release the past. Together, we can delve into what really matters and chart a course toward your ideal life. Don't let stress, burnout or previous struggles deter you. I believe that everyone has the capacity to craft a fulfilling future. Discomfort is temporary, regret is forever, contact me now.
I bring over a decade of experience to guide you through self-discovery. There is a difference between pain and suffering. There is a difference in feeling anxious for 12 seconds or 12 hours. These differences can help unveil who you truly are. Although many of us yearn for a life filled with purpose and meaning but find it challenging to release the past. Together, we can delve into what really matters and chart a course toward your ideal life. Don't let stress, burnout or previous struggles deter you. I believe that everyone has the capacity to craft a fulfilling future. Discomfort is temporary, regret is forever, contact me now.
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Susan Gray Online Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hello. I'm Sue, a counsellor and psychotherapist working online across the UK to give you the flexibility to meet from your own home or chosen safe place. Are you currently finding things difficult? Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed or confused; struggling to come to terms with a loss; feeling stuck and as if nobody understands; or perhaps that your whole life has been a puzzle that you can't quite solve? Counselling can help you to explore who you are; to share what you may have experienced and to discover your inner resources to become more empowered in who you are and how you fit in the world and in your relationships.
Hello. I'm Sue, a counsellor and psychotherapist working online across the UK to give you the flexibility to meet from your own home or chosen safe place. Are you currently finding things difficult? Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed or confused; struggling to come to terms with a loss; feeling stuck and as if nobody understands; or perhaps that your whole life has been a puzzle that you can't quite solve? Counselling can help you to explore who you are; to share what you may have experienced and to discover your inner resources to become more empowered in who you are and how you fit in the world and in your relationships.
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Rhian Kenny
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL50
Waitlist for new clients
I'm Rhian, a BABCP accredited CBT Therapist working with children and adults experiencing a range of mental health difficulties. My training and experience within education, outpatient and specialist services means that delivering therapy can be done simply and effectively. I adapt our work to your personal needs whilst keeping your goals at the heart of what we do and can also adapt for neurodiversity (ADHD and Autism). By working together, we can create lasting change not only by resolving your current issues, but by building life-long resilience through skills and understanding of what maintains our problems.
I'm Rhian, a BABCP accredited CBT Therapist working with children and adults experiencing a range of mental health difficulties. My training and experience within education, outpatient and specialist services means that delivering therapy can be done simply and effectively. I adapt our work to your personal needs whilst keeping your goals at the heart of what we do and can also adapt for neurodiversity (ADHD and Autism). By working together, we can create lasting change not only by resolving your current issues, but by building life-long resilience through skills and understanding of what maintains our problems.
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Dr Marie O'Neill, Corinium Psychology, Cirencester
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Not accepting new clients
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.
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.
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Leah Callebaut
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Not accepting new clients
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.
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.
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Photo of undefined - Ellen Waterer - CBT Therapist, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Ellen Waterer - CBT Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL54
Not accepting new clients
Are you or a young person close to you struggling with anxiety, low mood or have other mental health struggles? I promise to be there for you every step of your journey. My mission is help young minds flourish through CBT. CBT is a therapy that explores how your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are linked, and that negative/anxious thoughts and feelings can trap you in a negative/anxious cycle. I am an expert in cognitive behavioural models, however, you are an expert of yourself and your experiences. I therefore promise to work collaboratively with you to reach your goals of better mental health and wellbeing.
Are you or a young person close to you struggling with anxiety, low mood or have other mental health struggles? I promise to be there for you every step of your journey. My mission is help young minds flourish through CBT. CBT is a therapy that explores how your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are linked, and that negative/anxious thoughts and feelings can trap you in a negative/anxious cycle. I am an expert in cognitive behavioural models, however, you are an expert of yourself and your experiences. I therefore promise to work collaboratively with you to reach your goals of better mental health and wellbeing.
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