Trauma and PTSD Counselling in City of London, London

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Joanna Wajszczuk
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
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My areas of expertise are depression and anxiety, trauma, PTSD , relationship difficulties, stress, bereavement, life transitions, eating disorders, OCD, anger management.
I am an accredited UKCP Gestalt Psychotherapist working in English and Polish. I have been working as a psychotherapist in private practice for over 10 years. Before becoming a psychotherapist I have worked in various mental health settings – social care, outreach support, family support, supported living accommodations, project management, NHS and Mind.
020 3984 9798
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City of London
London EC3V
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Tennur Katgi
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
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I specialize in trauma, anxiety, PTSD , complex PTSD , low self-esteem, depression, eating disorders and relationship difficulties.
I am a highly specialized psychotherapist in trauma and anxiety, helping people to recover from trauma, short or long term anxiety, relationship anxiety and the impact of a difficult childhood. People who had a traumatic or difficult experience suffer from high levels of anxiety and feel down. You might find yourself struggling in your relationships or at work. When something goes wrong, you start overthinking and take full responsibility. All you want is to control your feelings but you find yourself overreacting instead. Therapy can help
020 8103 3872
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City of London
London EC1M
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Haben Ghezai
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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My name is Dr Haben Ghezai and I am a Senior Clinical Psychologist. Having worked in mental health for over 10 years, I have supported many individuals facing different life challenges and stressors (including worry, anxiety, low mood, PTSD and phobia’s). Life can often be difficult and throw a lot at us. When it does, therapy can often be a useful space to reconnect with your hopes and values, confront fears, move past those painful memories or even just to build a greater self-awareness and reflect on what has help you to survive until now. I am passionate about helping individuals reconnect to their power, resources and strengths
020 4538 0883
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City of London
London WC1V
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Sarah Coleman
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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I specialise in treating difficulties with depression, anxiety and PTSD .
Originally from Ireland. I am a fully accredited and experienced Clinical Psychologist. I completed my training at the Institute of Psychiatry London (IoP). Since finishing my doctorate in Clinical Psychology I completed further training to become fully accredited in delivering Cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT). I have also completed further training in Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
028 9124 2365
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City of London
London WC2A
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Shireen Sultana
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
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I am a CBT Therapist with over 15 years experience of working in mental health services within NHS. I have been currently working as a senior therapist within an NHS service which involves providing supervision to other clinicians and providing specialist assessment and treatment to individuals experiencing depression and anxiety disorders including PTSD , OCD & Long term health conditions. Although my primary modality of training is CBT, I am also trained in EMDR, IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy). I work with individual aged over 16.
07588 683393
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City of London
London EC4R
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EMDR and CBT Services
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
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PTSD or disturbing or traumatic memories using EMDR.
I offer EMDR, CBT and Couples Counselling therapy and the aim is to help you to regain a sense of wellbeing and enjoyment in your life. During the initial assessment we will work together to understand your main problems, what is keeping you 'stuck' and then agree on an individualised treatment plan to help you move forward with clear treatment goals. CBT is an effective evidence based treatment that can help you in the here and now and EMDR is useful for more deep rooted or attachment based difficulties. I find that both work well, in different ways to bring about an improvement in emotional and physical health.
01359 302253
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City of London
London EC2R
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Dragana Savcic-Sanders
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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With a range of clinical skills including EMDR alongside a long-standing experience in working with adults suffering from a range of trauma-related psychological difficulties, I can help you overcome the complex and debilitating impact of trauma. If you have intense feelings of anxiety or fear; struggle with bereavement and loss or have complicated grief reactions, have symptoms of PTSD or have experienced early life trauma safely designed EMDR can be transformative. There is evidence that EMDR also helps prevent the development of PTSD if you have experienced a recent traumatic event or you are struggling with ongoing stress.
020 3870 3675
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City of London
London WC1V
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Dr Afua Appiah
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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I am Clinical Psychologist who is experienced in working with people at various stages in life, from childhood up to older adults, as well as a range of experiences which impact mental wellbeing. These include anxiety disorders, low mood or depression, substance misuse, health psychology, trauma/ PTSD , body dysmorphia, OCD, hoarding, disordered eating behaviours, neurodevelopment and neuropsychological presentations.
020 3962 2204
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City of London
London EC2M
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Dr Samina Khatun
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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Dr Samina is a highly specialist counselling psychologist who treats people suffering from a wide spectrum of disorders. Her areas of expertise lie in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of complex PTSD , depression and anxiety disorders, confidence and low self-esteem, relationship issues and trauma. She has over 10 years clinical experience within the NHS and private practice including the Priory in London Harley Street. Her integrative method will help you identify blocks and subconscious programming that are holding you back so that you can heal and shift into a more magnetic state and live your life with greater ease.
020 4538 3892
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City of London
London EC2M
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Nandu Menon
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
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I specialise in Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Bereavement and Trauma (including PTSD ) with over 9 yrs.
You may experience unexpected disruption, chronic conditions, major life upheaval, triggering of past experiences, bereavement, and any of these could create anxiety, anger, fear, phobias, or depression. Understanding could fall away, your support system could become unhelpful, anti-depressants may not be effective and your coping mechanisms may not work. You may feel overpowered by your circumstances and perhaps seek support and reinforcement as you experience distress. You may want your complex issues to be contained and get some tools and techniques to cope. Perhaps you may just like to confide in someone and share experience.
020 4538 4478
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City of London
London SE1
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Tamsin Cullen
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
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I use an integrative approach as I do not believe that one style fits all. This means that I will suggest utilising the most appropriate approach according to individual needs and wants. The main approaches I work with, but not limited to, are TA (Transactional Analysis), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Humanistic Therapies. I am also a qualified Europe and UK EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapist, a treatment with great success for different types of trauma, PTSD , assaults, rape, phobias, illness, injury, anxiety, self-esteem, stage fright/ performance/ tests and relationship issues.
01245 673651
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City of London
London EC2M
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Dede-Kossi Osakonor
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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I am experienced in working with: long-term/life-long health conditions including persistent pain, adjusting to life-changing experiences, trauma and complex PTSD , grief and bereavement and anxiety in general.
I am a fully qualified counselling psychologist with more than 12 years experience of working within the NHS and in charities. I work in an integrative way to help you to find your own 'lightbulb' moment. Offering a humanistic psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural integrated approach helps me to tailor therapy to ensure that the psychological therapy I offer meets your needs. I also offer EMDR for trauma-focussed work; I have been fully EMDR-trained since 2017. I can also help you to explore what will be meaningful to you in therapy.
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City of London
London EC2M
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Michelle O'Sullivan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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My clinical specialisation is in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder ( PTSD ), and much of my work has focussed on the road to recovery after occupational trauma in the military and the rail industry.
I am a trauma specialist Chartered Clinical Psychologist, helping people with their recovery for over ten years. I have a particular interest in supporting people who are experiencing distress due to problems with their work, and those who have developed addictive behaviours to cope with traumatic events. I frequently work with people are experiencing low mood, worry, and sleep difficulties. Sometimes life pulls rug out from you. In therapy we can work together to help you through those times and reclaim your life. We will use the therapeutic space to focus on what is important to you. Read more here: www.osullivanpsychology.org
020 3962 0919
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City of London
London EC2N
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Mana Hotta
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
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I have profound experiences of working with various problems including anxiety, depression, PTSD .
Life can be challenging. Maybe you are going through a significant life event. Maybe something painful happened to you in the past. Or maybe you are feeling somehow stuck and want some changes in your life. I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental environment to talk about things that you might find difficult to share with your partner, friends, and your family. I believe that connecting with a therapist through talking is empowering, and it will support you to go through things are you facing now. I believe that everyone is resilient, my fundamental role is to assist you in drawing the ability in yourself.
020 3828 7104
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City of London
London EC2M
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Farah Mitha
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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Farah has over 13 years clinical expereince of working both in the NHS and private sector, providing evidence based psychological treatment and guidance tailoring her approach to the individual clients needs. These may be short term goals, that lend themselves to briefer therapy, or longer-term goals leading to more in-depth exploration of longer standing issues. Her clinical expereince include a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties from mild depression and anxiety, to complex trauma, with a special interest in OCD. She is able to offer specialised trauma treatment for PTSD in the form of EMDR.
01702 967132
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City of London
London EC2M
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Valerie Gage
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
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I am also a training Trauma Therapist with a focus on our relationship and supporting you to achieve stabilisation, safety and integration after any experience that has resulted in post-traumatic stress .
It can be hard to acknowledge that you are not feeling okay, and even harder pretending that you are. If you’re struggling to cope with something, or you feel lost, or stuck, if you’re unhappy in your relationship/marriage, or you feel numb or detached after experiencing something traumatic; I may be able to help. If you can find a quiet and private space, we can meet once a week in a secure virtual space where you are free to reflect and gently explore whatever you are experiencing. We can work together for an agreed period of time or we could leave it open-ended to explore at greater depth. You can decide what feels right for you!
020 3962 1715
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City of London
London EC1A
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Gevorg George Gharibyan
Psychologist, CPsychol
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I am a compassionate professional psychologist-psychotherapist CPsycholo PsySD MPsych, an ancestral and intergenerational trauma training lead specializing in Complex Trauma, PTSD , Stress Management, Conflict Resolution and Intergenerational trauma work. I am a registered member of the British Psychological Society and an Associate Member of the American Psychological Association with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry globally.
020 3917 4174
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City of London
London EC2R
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Lindsey Kind
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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Feeling depressed or anxious signals that your needs are not being met & I'm widely experienced to support you in discovering them. As well as this, I specialise working with those who have had difficult family, childhood and/or relationship histories including; Challenging/Toxic Family Dynamics, Abuse (inc. Narcissistic) Bullying (child/work/adult), Domestic Violence/Stalking, Assaults & Trauma Life Events. Our history shapes us & can lead to Self-Doubt, People-Pleasing, Attracting Entitled People, Guilt, Poor Boundaries, Poor Self-Esteem, Fear of Relationships, Trauma Responses ( PTSD ) & feeling Powerless to make a Change.
01623 392373
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City of London
London EC1A
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Counselling In London Bridge Claudine van de Vyver
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
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My own personal journey through childhood, family divorce, marriage and motherhood along with PTSD and PND initiated my desire to work in the counselling.
I have a warm approach offering a compassionate, non-judgemental environment to help you understand and move past difficulties in your life. I offer a FREE first session, 5 min walk from London Bridge Station & South Kensington Tube. I have a warm, down to earth approach, enabling me to help clients to build a sense of self and the resilience to grow within themselves. I work to identify healthier ways of managing emotions and stress. I specialise in anxiety, childhood trauma, anger, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and have a particular passion for working with those enable them to promote personal growth and a more balanced life.
020 3960 5321
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City of London
London SE1
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Dr Michelle Fong
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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Hello, I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Certified Advanced Level Schema Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer with over 20 years’ experience helping adults with mental health difficulties. I work privately and within the NHS. I specialise in treating depression and anxiety difficulties, personality disorders, childhood trauma, PTSD , low self-esteem and relationship difficulties. I am regarded as warm, understanding, and kind and I always put clients’ emotional needs at the centre of my work. My clients always feel heard and understood and trust that together I can offer them sustained healing and recovery into the future.
020 4538 4086
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City of London
London SW1V
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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.