Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Gloucester

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Rosie Wessel
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL4  (Online Only)
I am an experienced RMN and accredited CBT therapist with over a decade of experience working with individuals suffering from depression and anxiety disorders, such as PTSD, OCD, panic, phobias, social anxiety, BDD, and agoraphobia. I am passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community and have extensive knowledge of the unique challenges they face. My qualifications include a degree in RMN from the University of the West of England, as well as certifications in the Complexities of Caring for Older People, PG Dip High Intensity CBT, and Long Term Health Conditions from the University of Exeter.
I am an experienced RMN and accredited CBT therapist with over a decade of experience working with individuals suffering from depression and anxiety disorders, such as PTSD, OCD, panic, phobias, social anxiety, BDD, and agoraphobia. I am passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community and have extensive knowledge of the unique challenges they face. My qualifications include a degree in RMN from the University of the West of England, as well as certifications in the Complexities of Caring for Older People, PG Dip High Intensity CBT, and Long Term Health Conditions from the University of Exeter.
01452 934601 View 01452 934601
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Dr Andrew Iles
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL1
Face-to-face appointments in Gloucester City Centre or online psychological therapy. If you are suffering with anxiety, depression, trauma-related difficulties, complex PTSD, complex trauma, relational difficulties or difficulties regulating your emotions, then I hope to be able to help you.
Face-to-face appointments in Gloucester City Centre or online psychological therapy. If you are suffering with anxiety, depression, trauma-related difficulties, complex PTSD, complex trauma, relational difficulties or difficulties regulating your emotions, then I hope to be able to help you.
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Natasha Lusty
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL2  (Online Only)
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.
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 View 01594 808724
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Carley Ayling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL3  (Online Only)
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.
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 View 01489 346870
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Bill Dillon
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL1
Trauma including PTSD, Work Related Stress, Anger Management, Bereavement, Relationship Problems including Same Sex Partnerships, Depression, Anxiety, Culture Difference, Minority Groups, Sexual Identity Issues, Spirituality, Anxiety around Retirement and other major Life Changes, Change of Work Direction, and Dependency Issues / Addictions.
Welcome. There are times when something is troubling you and you are unable to think about and work through those issues on your own. It is never easy to ask for help and perhaps you have been struggling with issues and painful feelings for a while. I can provide a professional and safe environment in which you can speak openly and confidentially about whatever is on your mind. I am trained to listen to you in a way that can help you recognise the source of your present difficulties, which may be rooted in the past. This process can offer the possibility of long lasting change.
Trauma including PTSD, Work Related Stress, Anger Management, Bereavement, Relationship Problems including Same Sex Partnerships, Depression, Anxiety, Culture Difference, Minority Groups, Sexual Identity Issues, Spirituality, Anxiety around Retirement and other major Life Changes, Change of Work Direction, and Dependency Issues / Addictions.
Welcome. There are times when something is troubling you and you are unable to think about and work through those issues on your own. It is never easy to ask for help and perhaps you have been struggling with issues and painful feelings for a while. I can provide a professional and safe environment in which you can speak openly and confidentially about whatever is on your mind. I am trained to listen to you in a way that can help you recognise the source of your present difficulties, which may be rooted in the past. This process can offer the possibility of long lasting change.
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Rebecca Leakey
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL1
I am an approachable, experienced and professional psychotherapist. I work in an integrative way to ensure I can meet the unique and individual needs of each client. I have extensive experience working with client’s who are experiencing a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties in a variety of settings. My areas of experience and expertise include; trauma (inc. PTSD, CPTSD, DID) depression, low mood, shame and low self worth, attachment and relational trauma, phobias, anxiety, dual diagnosis and all aspects of addictive behaviour including eating disorders.
I am an approachable, experienced and professional psychotherapist. I work in an integrative way to ensure I can meet the unique and individual needs of each client. I have extensive experience working with client’s who are experiencing a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties in a variety of settings. My areas of experience and expertise include; trauma (inc. PTSD, CPTSD, DID) depression, low mood, shame and low self worth, attachment and relational trauma, phobias, anxiety, dual diagnosis and all aspects of addictive behaviour including eating disorders.
01367 709278 View 01367 709278
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Dawn Andrei
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL1
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.
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.
01452 941827 View 01452 941827
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Jen O'Brien
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL2
I work with individuals using an integrative approach, drawing on different therapeutic models such as the Person-Centred approach and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which means I can tailor the therapy to fit your needs. Some reasons why people choose counselling may include: • Depression • Bereavement and loss • Low Self-esteem • Anxiety • Stress • Relationship difficulties and Divorce • Trauma and life changes • Personal development • PTSD • Sexuality and many more issues.
I work with individuals using an integrative approach, drawing on different therapeutic models such as the Person-Centred approach and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which means I can tailor the therapy to fit your needs. Some reasons why people choose counselling may include: • Depression • Bereavement and loss • Low Self-esteem • Anxiety • Stress • Relationship difficulties and Divorce • Trauma and life changes • Personal development • PTSD • Sexuality and many more issues.
01452 941664 View 01452 941664
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Devi Sundar
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL2  (Online Only)
I specialize in trauma, PTSD, anger management, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, chronic pain, self-esteem, and sleep issues.
Embarking on healing and growth requires trust and empathy. I provide a safe space for exploration and positive change. My therapy is authentic, collaborative, and non-judgmental. Together, we'll overcome challenges, develop coping skills, and empower you. Your confidentiality and trust are paramount. Let's journey towards resilience and hope.
I specialize in trauma, PTSD, anger management, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, chronic pain, self-esteem, and sleep issues.
Embarking on healing and growth requires trust and empathy. I provide a safe space for exploration and positive change. My therapy is authentic, collaborative, and non-judgmental. Together, we'll overcome challenges, develop coping skills, and empower you. Your confidentiality and trust are paramount. Let's journey towards resilience and hope.
01452 941698 View 01452 941698
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Flourishing Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL1
I work with a wide range of issues, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, insomnia, OCD, addictions, PTSD, phobias and issues around self-esteem. I invite clients to shape and set goals (these are often added to!) and we work together to reach them. Sometimes problems have gone on for years; sometimes they are new and acute. In both cases they can be resolved: clients move towards a life that is fulfilling, meaningful and happy. In the past year I have helped children, young people and adults, whose ages range from 10 to 85 years. Every session, from the very first, focuses on gaining understanding and making progress.
I work with a wide range of issues, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, insomnia, OCD, addictions, PTSD, phobias and issues around self-esteem. I invite clients to shape and set goals (these are often added to!) and we work together to reach them. Sometimes problems have gone on for years; sometimes they are new and acute. In both cases they can be resolved: clients move towards a life that is fulfilling, meaningful and happy. In the past year I have helped children, young people and adults, whose ages range from 10 to 85 years. Every session, from the very first, focuses on gaining understanding and making progress.
01454 802679 View 01454 802679
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Ashlyn Firkins
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL1  (Online Only)
I also offer specialist EMDR therapy for PTSD and/or trauma.
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, with almost a decade of experience as an NHS Psychologist. I have a strong belief that people are intrinsically resilient, resourceful & that under the right therapeutic conditions, emotional suffering can be reduced & fulfilling lives, lived out. My intention is to provide a safe, hopeful space for people to explore how they would like to be in the wider world & practical ways to achieve this. I work with a broad range of difficulties, which include anxiety, low mood, trauma, chronic-illnesses, relationship and employment issues.
I also offer specialist EMDR therapy for PTSD and/or trauma.
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, with almost a decade of experience as an NHS Psychologist. I have a strong belief that people are intrinsically resilient, resourceful & that under the right therapeutic conditions, emotional suffering can be reduced & fulfilling lives, lived out. My intention is to provide a safe, hopeful space for people to explore how they would like to be in the wider world & practical ways to achieve this. I work with a broad range of difficulties, which include anxiety, low mood, trauma, chronic-illnesses, relationship and employment issues.
0117 463 7124 View 0117 463 7124
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Clarity in Mind
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL1
Professionals in the practice have over 10000 clinical hours and specialise in treating clients who struggle with trauma & anxiety, particularly difficult conditions such as PTSD and OCD.
Clarity in Mind has been established to set new standards in therapy for both individuals and organisations alike. Our philosophy is that each client has their own unique needs and circumstances & should have a tailored holistic plan created for them. Our service is provided by highly qualified and experienced therapists who share this philosophy. We provide assessment and evidence-based treatment for individuals who wish to understand then learn to cope more effectively with life issues, such as: depression, anxiety, OCD, panic and phobias post traumatic stress, eating disorders personality disorders and neurodiversity.
Professionals in the practice have over 10000 clinical hours and specialise in treating clients who struggle with trauma & anxiety, particularly difficult conditions such as PTSD and OCD.
Clarity in Mind has been established to set new standards in therapy for both individuals and organisations alike. Our philosophy is that each client has their own unique needs and circumstances & should have a tailored holistic plan created for them. Our service is provided by highly qualified and experienced therapists who share this philosophy. We provide assessment and evidence-based treatment for individuals who wish to understand then learn to cope more effectively with life issues, such as: depression, anxiety, OCD, panic and phobias post traumatic stress, eating disorders personality disorders and neurodiversity.
01531 808766 View 01531 808766
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Naomi Studden
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL1  (Online Only)
In troubling times it can sometimes feel like you are alone & seeking help might feel really difficult. Just having a space to make sense of the thoughts that jumble around our heads is invaluable. Perhaps you need to understand yourself, your relationships or events from your past. Sometimes all we need is someone to just listen and hear our story. Counselling promotes insight, fosters self-awareness & creates a stronger, more resilient sense of self. This powerful combination can be the kick-start for the changes in your life you wish to make - sometimes even the smallest changes can make a huge difference in your well-being.
In troubling times it can sometimes feel like you are alone & seeking help might feel really difficult. Just having a space to make sense of the thoughts that jumble around our heads is invaluable. Perhaps you need to understand yourself, your relationships or events from your past. Sometimes all we need is someone to just listen and hear our story. Counselling promotes insight, fosters self-awareness & creates a stronger, more resilient sense of self. This powerful combination can be the kick-start for the changes in your life you wish to make - sometimes even the smallest changes can make a huge difference in your well-being.
01452 930184 View 01452 930184
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Helen Jenkins Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL1
Hi, I'm Helen. I am an Integrative Counsellor, qualified to degree level in 2013. My style is warm, conversational, collaborative and intuitive and I am committed to do what I can to make the the experience of therapy as effective as possible for you through a process that includes really listening to you, with genuine care and gentle challenging. You do not need to be in crisis to reach out for therapy or to benefit from it. Maybe you finally feel ready to be supported?
Hi, I'm Helen. I am an Integrative Counsellor, qualified to degree level in 2013. My style is warm, conversational, collaborative and intuitive and I am committed to do what I can to make the the experience of therapy as effective as possible for you through a process that includes really listening to you, with genuine care and gentle challenging. You do not need to be in crisis to reach out for therapy or to benefit from it. Maybe you finally feel ready to be supported?
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Agnieszka Aniela Willoughby
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL4
Hello, my name is Agnieszka. Sometimes we need a safe place to talk about how we feel and what we’re going through. Whether there are present life challenges or past experiences that trigger difficult feelings like stress, anxiety, low mood, or feeling overwhelmed, having someone who will listen to you with understanding and without judgment is the start of healing. Difficult situations, particularly traumatic ones, can leave us for years unable to develop and lead happy lives. They can effect our self-esteem and self-worth, forming successful relationships and disrupting our life plans and dreams.
Hello, my name is Agnieszka. Sometimes we need a safe place to talk about how we feel and what we’re going through. Whether there are present life challenges or past experiences that trigger difficult feelings like stress, anxiety, low mood, or feeling overwhelmed, having someone who will listen to you with understanding and without judgment is the start of healing. Difficult situations, particularly traumatic ones, can leave us for years unable to develop and lead happy lives. They can effect our self-esteem and self-worth, forming successful relationships and disrupting our life plans and dreams.
01452 923136 View 01452 923136
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Melanie Richards
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL1
I understand how difficult it can be to take the first step when looking for support but please be assured that I will do all I can to put you at ease. I am experienced in a wide range of issues, supporting clients from all walks of life including personnel from the emergency services. I offer a secure, confidential and professional relationship in the privacy of regular, reliable sessions. I also work as Clinical Lead with 13-25 year olds in a young persons service. My approach is holistic, in that I am interested in "the whole person".
I understand how difficult it can be to take the first step when looking for support but please be assured that I will do all I can to put you at ease. I am experienced in a wide range of issues, supporting clients from all walks of life including personnel from the emergency services. I offer a secure, confidential and professional relationship in the privacy of regular, reliable sessions. I also work as Clinical Lead with 13-25 year olds in a young persons service. My approach is holistic, in that I am interested in "the whole person".
01793 234315 View 01793 234315
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Katrina Jones
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL1
Life is full of challenges, and we can all struggle to cope with the impact of difficult events or circumstances. Therapy can be a useful support in navigating tricky periods and can help people deal with distress in a way that minimises its impact on quality of life. I work with individuals in a collaborative way, using a process of formulation to develop a shared understanding of psychological difficulties. The direction and content of our work will depend on an individual’s personal goals for the future and can range from exploratory work to a more structured approach focusing on the development of self-management skills.
Life is full of challenges, and we can all struggle to cope with the impact of difficult events or circumstances. Therapy can be a useful support in navigating tricky periods and can help people deal with distress in a way that minimises its impact on quality of life. I work with individuals in a collaborative way, using a process of formulation to develop a shared understanding of psychological difficulties. The direction and content of our work will depend on an individual’s personal goals for the future and can range from exploratory work to a more structured approach focusing on the development of self-management skills.
01452 228699 View 01452 228699
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Omar Sattaur
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL1  (Online Only)
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.
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 View 01242 650449
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Dr Hannah Barnes
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Gloucester GL1
13/06/24 - Availability on Monday afternoons - . If you are experiencing self-criticism, low mood, anxiety, or struggling with the impact of trauma, then I can help you. Perhaps you want to feel more confident, have more self-compassion, or want to find a way to better manage anxiety or negative thoughts. Perhaps you never had a chance to talk about or process what has happened to you in your life. You might be doing well in life, successful in your career or with your family, but something is still feeling missing. If any of this sounds like you, then get in touch and we can discuss how I can help you.
13/06/24 - Availability on Monday afternoons - . If you are experiencing self-criticism, low mood, anxiety, or struggling with the impact of trauma, then I can help you. Perhaps you want to feel more confident, have more self-compassion, or want to find a way to better manage anxiety or negative thoughts. Perhaps you never had a chance to talk about or process what has happened to you in your life. You might be doing well in life, successful in your career or with your family, but something is still feeling missing. If any of this sounds like you, then get in touch and we can discuss how I can help you.
01242 569951 View 01242 569951
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Aquity CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gloucester GL1  (Online Only)
As you know our mental health has a direct impact on our wellbeing which can be hugely detrimental. ​ Together we will use whichever therapy we feel will be of most benefit to you - such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help you overcome your difficulties.
As you know our mental health has a direct impact on our wellbeing which can be hugely detrimental. ​ Together we will use whichever therapy we feel will be of most benefit to you - such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help you overcome your difficulties.
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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.