Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Cirencester

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Libbet Paravicini
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
I have experience with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, abuse, self-harm, eating disorders, low self esteem, relationship issues and bereavement.
Life can be overwhelming sometimes. Most people have experienced anxiety, stress or low moods at some point and often try to struggle through alone. Seeking professional help can feel daunting and takes courage to make that first call. I work with genuine care and empathy and offer a warm, safe, non-judgemental environment for you to explore what's troubling you with complete confidentiality.
I have experience with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, abuse, self-harm, eating disorders, low self esteem, relationship issues and bereavement.
Life can be overwhelming sometimes. Most people have experienced anxiety, stress or low moods at some point and often try to struggle through alone. Seeking professional help can feel daunting and takes courage to make that first call. I work with genuine care and empathy and offer a warm, safe, non-judgemental environment for you to explore what's troubling you with complete confidentiality.
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Kate Treadaway
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
Hello Are you looking for someone to work with you on some struggles or difficulties you are experiencing that leave you feeling that you just can’t cope. Working with symptoms such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem or just feeling overwhelmed can all be indicators of memories of events that are held both in our mind but they also show up in our bodies. We will work mindfully together to gently see what comes up in a quiet and still space where we can tune into what is really going on for you. I believe finding the right Therapist is the first step.
Hello Are you looking for someone to work with you on some struggles or difficulties you are experiencing that leave you feeling that you just can’t cope. Working with symptoms such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem or just feeling overwhelmed can all be indicators of memories of events that are held both in our mind but they also show up in our bodies. We will work mindfully together to gently see what comes up in a quiet and still space where we can tune into what is really going on for you. I believe finding the right Therapist is the first step.
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Hannya Melrose
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
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.
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.
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Nicholas Rose & Associates
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
Need to find the right person to talk to? If you have only just started to look for help you maybe feeling confused or even overwhelmed by the choice of therapies and therapists available - we understand and are here to help. We offer you a warm and friendly welcome from a selected team of expert therapists who bring an outstanding breadth and depth of experience and knowledge in both the in-person and online private talking therapies. Our team includes counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists and EMDR practitioners to ensure you can find the right therapist for what you need right now.
Need to find the right person to talk to? If you have only just started to look for help you maybe feeling confused or even overwhelmed by the choice of therapies and therapists available - we understand and are here to help. We offer you a warm and friendly welcome from a selected team of expert therapists who bring an outstanding breadth and depth of experience and knowledge in both the in-person and online private talking therapies. Our team includes counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists and EMDR practitioners to ensure you can find the right therapist for what you need right now.
020 7167 2663 View 020 7167 2663
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Dr Jess Rayner
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome, I am a registered Clinical Psychologist offering high quality, compassionate, therapy. You may be here because you are feeling anxious, stressed, perhaps struggling with low self-esteem or critical self-talk, or dealing with the impact of difficult experiences. I aim to create a non-judgemental space where we can work together to explore the source of your troubles, increase understanding, reduce distress, and build new skills and perspectives. Specialist interests include anxiety, burnout and stress, trauma, low mood, and long-term health conditions (e.g., pain/fatigue).
Welcome, I am a registered Clinical Psychologist offering high quality, compassionate, therapy. You may be here because you are feeling anxious, stressed, perhaps struggling with low self-esteem or critical self-talk, or dealing with the impact of difficult experiences. I aim to create a non-judgemental space where we can work together to explore the source of your troubles, increase understanding, reduce distress, and build new skills and perspectives. Specialist interests include anxiety, burnout and stress, trauma, low mood, and long-term health conditions (e.g., pain/fatigue).
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Anthony John Horsburgh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
Life can often be seen that we put the needs of others' before our own, therefore neglecting ourselves and experiencing difficult environments and emotions. I offer time for 'you' to explore your own needs and provide this by short or long term therapy, based on your emotional needs. As an integrative therapist, I invite clients to experience different ways of exploring personal experiences and create positive change to the challenges that are faced. The therapy I offer is a process that helps you restore your natural sense of harmony and balance.
Life can often be seen that we put the needs of others' before our own, therefore neglecting ourselves and experiencing difficult environments and emotions. I offer time for 'you' to explore your own needs and provide this by short or long term therapy, based on your emotional needs. As an integrative therapist, I invite clients to experience different ways of exploring personal experiences and create positive change to the challenges that are faced. The therapy I offer is a process that helps you restore your natural sense of harmony and balance.
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Naomi Hopkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
I can provide you with a warm, supportive, safe space which can allow you to explore any difficult issues you may be experiencing in your life. This could be emotional turmoil due to a life situation, or perhaps a traumatic event that has happened to you, causing feelings of overwhelm. I will always listen and endeavour to understand you, free from any judgement. Allowing you to share your story at your own pace. I have an integrative approach which means I draw upon different modalities of counselling through my experience and training. This will help me meet your needs in the best way I can whilst working with you.
I can provide you with a warm, supportive, safe space which can allow you to explore any difficult issues you may be experiencing in your life. This could be emotional turmoil due to a life situation, or perhaps a traumatic event that has happened to you, causing feelings of overwhelm. I will always listen and endeavour to understand you, free from any judgement. Allowing you to share your story at your own pace. I have an integrative approach which means I draw upon different modalities of counselling through my experience and training. This will help me meet your needs in the best way I can whilst working with you.
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Hannah Cruttenden
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
Experienced and friendly psychologist and psychotherapist offering relaxed and confidential psychotherapy/counselling to adults. I work with a range of issues, including anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties (past and present), life transitions, low self-esteem, and trauma. My work incorporates thinking and techniques from psychodynamic theory, Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Densensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Experienced and friendly psychologist and psychotherapist offering relaxed and confidential psychotherapy/counselling to adults. I work with a range of issues, including anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties (past and present), life transitions, low self-esteem, and trauma. My work incorporates thinking and techniques from psychodynamic theory, Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Densensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
020 4538 6304 View 020 4538 6304
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Emma johnsey
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
Hello, my name is Emma and I have over ten years experience as a counsellor. Contact me if you are looking for a safe person with whom you can explore matters that are important to you, this may include relationships, emotions, thoughts that concern you, or blocks you feel. The focus of our work would be you and your life. You may have goals you wish to achieve or feel hopeless and stuck. Whatever your concerns our work may entail looking at the past or take a solution focused approach.
Hello, my name is Emma and I have over ten years experience as a counsellor. Contact me if you are looking for a safe person with whom you can explore matters that are important to you, this may include relationships, emotions, thoughts that concern you, or blocks you feel. The focus of our work would be you and your life. You may have goals you wish to achieve or feel hopeless and stuck. Whatever your concerns our work may entail looking at the past or take a solution focused approach.
01452 227966 View 01452 227966
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Sam Southey
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BPC
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
Lots of us face challenging situations at some stage in our lives, which can be difficult to manage. It's not always easy or appropriate to talk with family or friends and sometimes we worry that bringing something old and / or hidden up to the surface will cause more problems. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space where we can work together to help you to develop insight and understanding by exploring how your present situation might be impacted by past experiences and people from your past and / or present.
Lots of us face challenging situations at some stage in our lives, which can be difficult to manage. It's not always easy or appropriate to talk with family or friends and sometimes we worry that bringing something old and / or hidden up to the surface will cause more problems. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space where we can work together to help you to develop insight and understanding by exploring how your present situation might be impacted by past experiences and people from your past and / or present.
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Natalia Parry-Vaughan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cirencester GL7
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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Photo of Bruce Rolls, MBACP, Counsellor
Bruce Rolls
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
Therapy can provide a place of honesty for all the battles in our heads, from medical diagnoses, past trauma, sexual desire, issues of gender, to everyday compulsive/negative thinking. Understanding our experience in a rapidly changing environment, whilst surrounded by limitless information that offers such contradictory explanations can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Finding, and maintaining, personal meaning amongst so much uncertainty is a struggle. You needn't face it alone. Therapy reduces anxiety and deepens our understanding. Together we strive to create personal harmony between your internal needs and those external demands
Therapy can provide a place of honesty for all the battles in our heads, from medical diagnoses, past trauma, sexual desire, issues of gender, to everyday compulsive/negative thinking. Understanding our experience in a rapidly changing environment, whilst surrounded by limitless information that offers such contradictory explanations can leave us feeling overwhelmed. Finding, and maintaining, personal meaning amongst so much uncertainty is a struggle. You needn't face it alone. Therapy reduces anxiety and deepens our understanding. Together we strive to create personal harmony between your internal needs and those external demands
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Photo of Catherine Nelson, MBACP, Counsellor
Catherine Nelson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
Am I the right counsellor for you? Having to talk to a stranger about your feelings, thoughts and emotions can be a daunting experience. Perhaps if you are reading this you have already decided to take the time to share what is on your mind and give yourself some space.
Am I the right counsellor for you? Having to talk to a stranger about your feelings, thoughts and emotions can be a daunting experience. Perhaps if you are reading this you have already decided to take the time to share what is on your mind and give yourself some space.
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Cotswold Neurodevelopmental Service
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
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
Photo of Jeanette Howlett, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Jeanette Howlett
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7  (Online Only)
If you have decided now is the time to make some changes in your life I would be very happy to hear from you. I have over 20 years experience as a counsellor with individuals, couples and as a supervisor. I am passionate about the counselling process. Contact me to find out how I can help.
If you have decided now is the time to make some changes in your life I would be very happy to hear from you. I have over 20 years experience as a counsellor with individuals, couples and as a supervisor. I am passionate about the counselling process. Contact me to find out how I can help.
01666 335778 View 01666 335778
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Sheila Marie O’Sullivan
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
I have 25 years experience of working as an integrative body psychotherapist that means I can help clients to be more aware of the links between the mind and the body. Having this awareness means that individuals can learn to manage their anxiety and stress and live a more fulfilling life.
I have 25 years experience of working as an integrative body psychotherapist that means I can help clients to be more aware of the links between the mind and the body. Having this awareness means that individuals can learn to manage their anxiety and stress and live a more fulfilling life.
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Photo of Amanda Golley, MBACP, Counsellor
Amanda Golley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
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.
01285 704398 View 01285 704398
Photo of Laura Colquhoun, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Laura Colquhoun
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
Life can be difficult at times. We can feel depressed, anxious, stressed, worried or unable to cope. This can impact on all aspects of our lives; personal and professional. Sometimes all a client needs is someone to really listen to them and to accept what they are saying in a non-judgemental way. Therapy comes in all different shapes and sizes and I believe the mode of therapy should fit the client, we are all individuals after all. I put you, the client at the centre of the work and believe that together we can work collaboratively to help you mange your life more happily and successfully.
Life can be difficult at times. We can feel depressed, anxious, stressed, worried or unable to cope. This can impact on all aspects of our lives; personal and professional. Sometimes all a client needs is someone to really listen to them and to accept what they are saying in a non-judgemental way. Therapy comes in all different shapes and sizes and I believe the mode of therapy should fit the client, we are all individuals after all. I put you, the client at the centre of the work and believe that together we can work collaboratively to help you mange your life more happily and successfully.
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Cotswold Hypnotherapy
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
Clinical Hypnotherapist DHP, DSFH, AfSFH, NCH, SUP(Hyp) Watch my free consultation video series that explains exactly how hypnotherapy can help you, so you can decide if the therapy is right for you. Please visit my website for more info. Why cope when you can understand. The lesson they didn't teach you in school, how your brain works & how it naturally tries to protect you but in doing so can prove a hindrance rather than a help. I'm a experienced clinical hypnotherapist & registered supervisor. I specialise in helping people with anxiety, weight loss, depression & smoking cessation
Clinical Hypnotherapist DHP, DSFH, AfSFH, NCH, SUP(Hyp) Watch my free consultation video series that explains exactly how hypnotherapy can help you, so you can decide if the therapy is right for you. Please visit my website for more info. Why cope when you can understand. The lesson they didn't teach you in school, how your brain works & how it naturally tries to protect you but in doing so can prove a hindrance rather than a help. I'm a experienced clinical hypnotherapist & registered supervisor. I specialise in helping people with anxiety, weight loss, depression & smoking cessation
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Samantha Spencer
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Cirencester GL7
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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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.