Trauma and PTSD Counselling in London

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Dr Joyce Blake
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW3
We may use CBT to help overcome panic attacks, anxiety, OCD, PTSD or depression.
Fully accredited BABCP (CBT) therapist, BPS/HCPC psychologist and EMDR practitioner registered with the UK and Ireland EMDR Association. I appreciate that it is not always easy to take those first steps to seek help and my aim is to make our initial conversation (and any subsequent therapy) as welcoming and helpful as possible for you. I believe that all individuals and couples have the potential for growth and change and, having completed many years of training, my aim is to adapt my therapeutic style in order to achieve the best results for you at this time. I have many years experience of working for the NHS and MIND.
We may use CBT to help overcome panic attacks, anxiety, OCD, PTSD or depression.
Fully accredited BABCP (CBT) therapist, BPS/HCPC psychologist and EMDR practitioner registered with the UK and Ireland EMDR Association. I appreciate that it is not always easy to take those first steps to seek help and my aim is to make our initial conversation (and any subsequent therapy) as welcoming and helpful as possible for you. I believe that all individuals and couples have the potential for growth and change and, having completed many years of training, my aim is to adapt my therapeutic style in order to achieve the best results for you at this time. I have many years experience of working for the NHS and MIND.
020 3826 8583 View 020 3826 8583
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Wellbeing Centre London
MSc
Verified Verified
London SW6
Welcome to the Wellbeing Centre London. We are a team of qualified, insured therapists providing counselling, psychotherapy, CBT, EMDR & other therapies for anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD and other type of issues. We offer a wide range of therapies for men, women, couples and children 11+ in a non-judgemental, safe space. We are proud to provide effective solutions tailored to your needs. We provide sessions Face to Face in Fulham and Putney, South West London, or Online via video UK-wide. Contact us for a FREE non-obligation 15-minute phone consultation to help you choose the best therapy and practitioner to suit your needs.
Welcome to the Wellbeing Centre London. We are a team of qualified, insured therapists providing counselling, psychotherapy, CBT, EMDR & other therapies for anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD and other type of issues. We offer a wide range of therapies for men, women, couples and children 11+ in a non-judgemental, safe space. We are proud to provide effective solutions tailored to your needs. We provide sessions Face to Face in Fulham and Putney, South West London, or Online via video UK-wide. Contact us for a FREE non-obligation 15-minute phone consultation to help you choose the best therapy and practitioner to suit your needs.
020 3597 5968 View 020 3597 5968
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Victoria Walford
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
London SW1V
Hello! I healed myself from Complex PTSD, to include flashbacks, anxiety, pain, sadness, anger, unwanted thoughts, sleepless nights and overwhelming feelings. I will teach you the tools to overcome your challenges via pocketstressbuster.com. What bothers you now? What do you want to achieve? This is your starting point. Your life experience shapes your behaviour and personality. Unwanted thoughts, feelings and habits are a product of your brain trying to help you, but by now that help is out of date. Learn how EMDR can 're-set yourself’ and strengthen your nervous system to build resilience for future happiness and success.
Hello! I healed myself from Complex PTSD, to include flashbacks, anxiety, pain, sadness, anger, unwanted thoughts, sleepless nights and overwhelming feelings. I will teach you the tools to overcome your challenges via pocketstressbuster.com. What bothers you now? What do you want to achieve? This is your starting point. Your life experience shapes your behaviour and personality. Unwanted thoughts, feelings and habits are a product of your brain trying to help you, but by now that help is out of date. Learn how EMDR can 're-set yourself’ and strengthen your nervous system to build resilience for future happiness and success.
020 3962 0683 View 020 3962 0683
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Mind Hubs
Psychotherapist, MSc, BPC
Verified Verified
London WC1A
I desire to see you healed and whole. I provide weekly one-to-one psychotherapy in person from Central London or online. With over 15 years clinical experience working for many years with complex trauma & PTSD in one of the UK's largest NHS Foundation Trusts. Specialising in addictions and eating disorders. For the last 8 years, I have been in private practice and mostly working with ADHD, PTSD & racial trauma. I also run a monthly group to explore the intersectionality of ethnicity & gender for diverse corporate women creating a safe, welcoming space where you can explore, grow, and thrive. Can't wait to meet you!
I desire to see you healed and whole. I provide weekly one-to-one psychotherapy in person from Central London or online. With over 15 years clinical experience working for many years with complex trauma & PTSD in one of the UK's largest NHS Foundation Trusts. Specialising in addictions and eating disorders. For the last 8 years, I have been in private practice and mostly working with ADHD, PTSD & racial trauma. I also run a monthly group to explore the intersectionality of ethnicity & gender for diverse corporate women creating a safe, welcoming space where you can explore, grow, and thrive. Can't wait to meet you!
020 3893 3290 View 020 3893 3290
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Josephine Basedow
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London E9  (Online Only)
Hello my name is Josephine. I offer Relational - Traumatophilic - Psychotherapy online - I work with people facing a wide range of issues including but not limited to: anxiety, low mood & depression, disordered eating, OCD presentations, bereavement, loss, suicidality, identity-related issues (sexual, gender, race), relationship difficulties, shame, anger, childhood and other trauma (including relational/attachment trauma, C-PTSD, transgenerational trauma, sexual abuse, neglect, homelessness, torture/war/loss of home, loss of status/family, major life transitions, move from one country to another/culture to another)
Hello my name is Josephine. I offer Relational - Traumatophilic - Psychotherapy online - I work with people facing a wide range of issues including but not limited to: anxiety, low mood & depression, disordered eating, OCD presentations, bereavement, loss, suicidality, identity-related issues (sexual, gender, race), relationship difficulties, shame, anger, childhood and other trauma (including relational/attachment trauma, C-PTSD, transgenerational trauma, sexual abuse, neglect, homelessness, torture/war/loss of home, loss of status/family, major life transitions, move from one country to another/culture to another)
01303 765417 View 01303 765417
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Selina Rainford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW19  (Online Only)
As an Integrative Therapist, my primary role is to provide support to individuals who are seeking guidance in addressing their current needs. With 8 years of experience in training and working with diverse client groups, I have gained valuable understanding. In addition to acquiring professional therapeutic qualifications to enhance my practice, I am well versed in assisting a number of client presentations such as: Trauma • Sexual Abuse • Alcohol & Substance misuse • Depression • Anxiety • PTSD • Family & Relationship issues • Sexuality/LGBTQ support • Anger & Behavioural struggles, among other client presentations.
As an Integrative Therapist, my primary role is to provide support to individuals who are seeking guidance in addressing their current needs. With 8 years of experience in training and working with diverse client groups, I have gained valuable understanding. In addition to acquiring professional therapeutic qualifications to enhance my practice, I am well versed in assisting a number of client presentations such as: Trauma • Sexual Abuse • Alcohol & Substance misuse • Depression • Anxiety • PTSD • Family & Relationship issues • Sexuality/LGBTQ support • Anger & Behavioural struggles, among other client presentations.
020 4530 8326 View 020 4530 8326
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Trauma Focused Therapist/Counsellor
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London E9  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, my name is Joss. I'm a specialist Trauma Therapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. My 20 years of experience includes working with Complex Trauma, PTSD, Childhood and Adulthood Abuse, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Relationship Issues, Low Self-Esteem, Fears, Phobias, Addiction and Life Transitions. I offer a compassionate and non-judgemental safe space where you will feel listened to and valued. I can support you with immediate day to day stabilisation, whilst also working on a deeper level to help you to heal past traumas and underlying issues.
Hello, my name is Joss. I'm a specialist Trauma Therapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. My 20 years of experience includes working with Complex Trauma, PTSD, Childhood and Adulthood Abuse, Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Relationship Issues, Low Self-Esteem, Fears, Phobias, Addiction and Life Transitions. I offer a compassionate and non-judgemental safe space where you will feel listened to and valued. I can support you with immediate day to day stabilisation, whilst also working on a deeper level to help you to heal past traumas and underlying issues.
01992 927916 View 01992 927916
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Dr Jose Lopez
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SE25  (Online Only)
I offer therapy following evidence-based approaches and techniques for individual and couple difficulties, including complex trauma/PTSD, anxiety, addictive/compulsive behaviours, low mood and anything that drains your life.
You may be struggling with a clearly defined issue or general 'stuckness in life'. Maybe you need to understand what it is. You may have experienced it for long or a new difficulty intruding in your life. Possibly something you are keeping from others or maybe someone has suggested you seek help for it. It may affect only you or your relationship with loved ones. Maybe you are seeking help with a couple issue you've tried to work on with your partner. You may feel hopeless, having tried everything to solve it. In any case, therapy can be used to make sense of the situation and think of a strategy to move forward towards your goals.
I offer therapy following evidence-based approaches and techniques for individual and couple difficulties, including complex trauma/PTSD, anxiety, addictive/compulsive behaviours, low mood and anything that drains your life.
You may be struggling with a clearly defined issue or general 'stuckness in life'. Maybe you need to understand what it is. You may have experienced it for long or a new difficulty intruding in your life. Possibly something you are keeping from others or maybe someone has suggested you seek help for it. It may affect only you or your relationship with loved ones. Maybe you are seeking help with a couple issue you've tried to work on with your partner. You may feel hopeless, having tried everything to solve it. In any case, therapy can be used to make sense of the situation and think of a strategy to move forward towards your goals.
020 3870 2508 View 020 3870 2508
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Marin Yeats Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N1
I specialise and have most interest and experience in working with trauma ( including relational trauma), abuse, PTSD, childhood emotional neglect, anxiety, sexual and porn addiction and attachment and relationship issues .
I believe that we tend to access therapy when it’s no longer possible for us to travel alone on our journey, hidden from ourselves and others, stuck in familiar and/or unfamiliar patterns that can no longer contain us, and when the way in which we are relating (or not relating) to ourselves, others and the world around us, is no longer making us feel fully alive. Something tells us it's time to look inwards. Looking inwards can feel daunting but it is necessary in order to instigate meaningful and lasting changes ( both external and internal ).
I specialise and have most interest and experience in working with trauma ( including relational trauma), abuse, PTSD, childhood emotional neglect, anxiety, sexual and porn addiction and attachment and relationship issues .
I believe that we tend to access therapy when it’s no longer possible for us to travel alone on our journey, hidden from ourselves and others, stuck in familiar and/or unfamiliar patterns that can no longer contain us, and when the way in which we are relating (or not relating) to ourselves, others and the world around us, is no longer making us feel fully alive. Something tells us it's time to look inwards. Looking inwards can feel daunting but it is necessary in order to instigate meaningful and lasting changes ( both external and internal ).
020 3962 0980 View 020 3962 0980
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Kasia Marzynska
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London NW6
I'm a psychotherapist (MSc), Somatic trauma therapist and EMDR therapist working with depression, anxiety, loss, sexual identity, self-esteem & relationship difficulties, abuse, trauma, PTSD. Through therapy, I can help you restore your strength and build up your resilience so that you can face life’s challenges with greater ease. I’ll support you in learning how to make empowering choices, regain control over your feelings, actions and relationships, as well as finding resolution to painful past events so you can achieve positive changes in life.
I'm a psychotherapist (MSc), Somatic trauma therapist and EMDR therapist working with depression, anxiety, loss, sexual identity, self-esteem & relationship difficulties, abuse, trauma, PTSD. Through therapy, I can help you restore your strength and build up your resilience so that you can face life’s challenges with greater ease. I’ll support you in learning how to make empowering choices, regain control over your feelings, actions and relationships, as well as finding resolution to painful past events so you can achieve positive changes in life.
020 3835 5793 View 020 3835 5793
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Dr Samina Khatun
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W1K
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.
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 View 020 4538 3892
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Dr Anna Tavoulari
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SW5
I am a counselling psychologist with a wide range of experience. I have worked with adults facing various mental health issues like anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, bereavement, health-related difficulties, and relational issues. My experience comes from working within the NHS, charity organisations, university counselling services, and private practice. I believe each person is unique and I use a range of therapeutic approaches to meet your needs.  My aim is to work collaboratively with you and create a safe and confidential space for you to safely explore your lives and the different opportunities that are available to you.
I am a counselling psychologist with a wide range of experience. I have worked with adults facing various mental health issues like anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, bereavement, health-related difficulties, and relational issues. My experience comes from working within the NHS, charity organisations, university counselling services, and private practice. I believe each person is unique and I use a range of therapeutic approaches to meet your needs.  My aim is to work collaboratively with you and create a safe and confidential space for you to safely explore your lives and the different opportunities that are available to you.
07476 550171 View 07476 550171
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Nishat Ahmed Senior Cbt Therapist Emdr Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London W1G
NICE and WHO also recommend EMDR for trauma and PTSD.
“A good therapist is someone who joins you in your deepest darkness with a flashlight to help you find your way out”.—————————————————————— CBT and EMDR for Depressive or Anxiety disorders. Incorporating techniques of Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness for an integrative therapeutic experience. ———————————————————Problems and difficulties I work with: Generalised Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Panic, OCD, Health Anxiety, PTSD and trauma, Phobias, FND, Dissociative Disorders and more. —————————————————————-——- I am currently a senior clinician specialising in Neuropsychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital
NICE and WHO also recommend EMDR for trauma and PTSD.
“A good therapist is someone who joins you in your deepest darkness with a flashlight to help you find your way out”.—————————————————————— CBT and EMDR for Depressive or Anxiety disorders. Incorporating techniques of Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness for an integrative therapeutic experience. ———————————————————Problems and difficulties I work with: Generalised Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Panic, OCD, Health Anxiety, PTSD and trauma, Phobias, FND, Dissociative Disorders and more. —————————————————————-——- I am currently a senior clinician specialising in Neuropsychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital
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Tennur Katgi
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London N1
My practice might be a good fit for you if you had a difficult childhood and now struggling with OCD, PTSD, complex PTSD or high levels of anxiety (social anxiety, relationship anxiety, panic attacks). If you find yourself here, it's likely because things have been difficult lately. Perhaps you struggle to see a path toward improvement. Whether you've faced adversity since childhood or have been grappling with mental health issues for some time, whether you're new to therapy or seeking a more sustainable solution, I'm here to support you on your journey toward recovery.
My practice might be a good fit for you if you had a difficult childhood and now struggling with OCD, PTSD, complex PTSD or high levels of anxiety (social anxiety, relationship anxiety, panic attacks). If you find yourself here, it's likely because things have been difficult lately. Perhaps you struggle to see a path toward improvement. Whether you've faced adversity since childhood or have been grappling with mental health issues for some time, whether you're new to therapy or seeking a more sustainable solution, I'm here to support you on your journey toward recovery.
020 8103 3872 View 020 8103 3872
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Dr Claire Lewry (Abode Therapy)
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London W1U  (Online Only)
I am a Counselling Psychologist, and have experience working with people struggling across the lifespan with a range of difficulties including interpersonal and relational difficulties, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, and anger. I have particular experience in those struggling with the impact of trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex trauma (CPTSD), and with people experiencing voices, visions, and unusual beliefs.
I am a Counselling Psychologist, and have experience working with people struggling across the lifespan with a range of difficulties including interpersonal and relational difficulties, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, and anger. I have particular experience in those struggling with the impact of trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex trauma (CPTSD), and with people experiencing voices, visions, and unusual beliefs.
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Aya Training & Development
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE23
We work with Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, PTSD & C-PTSD, Stress & Burn-out, Dissociative behaviours, Cultural identity & Spiritual challenges and much more.
Aya Training & Development (ATD) is a complex trauma mental health training provider & intercultural psychotherapy group private practice made up of a team of qualified associate therapists. We are dedicated to offering a culturally sensitive trauma informed approach to talking therapy for individuals, groups & couples aged 18 & over. A compassionate, inclusive space for you to explore your well-being concerns, with a particular focus on issues related to domestic abuse, racial-cultural identity, childhood, sexual & racial trauma. Support is also provided for other well-being and mental health concerns. Ayatrainingdevelopment.com
We work with Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, PTSD & C-PTSD, Stress & Burn-out, Dissociative behaviours, Cultural identity & Spiritual challenges and much more.
Aya Training & Development (ATD) is a complex trauma mental health training provider & intercultural psychotherapy group private practice made up of a team of qualified associate therapists. We are dedicated to offering a culturally sensitive trauma informed approach to talking therapy for individuals, groups & couples aged 18 & over. A compassionate, inclusive space for you to explore your well-being concerns, with a particular focus on issues related to domestic abuse, racial-cultural identity, childhood, sexual & racial trauma. Support is also provided for other well-being and mental health concerns. Ayatrainingdevelopment.com
07480 549059 x079037 View 07480 549059 x079037
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Helene Klein
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London NW1
I am also a qualified EMDR therapist and use this approach to address the effects of complex trauma histories, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), long-standing depression and anxiety disorders, and complex grief.
I am a Counselling Psychologist and trained EMDR therapist, accredited by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC), and registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). I split my time working in private practice in northwest London and the NHS providing therapy to employees affected by traumatic experiences and patients living with persistent physical health conditions, e.g. cancer. cardiac disease, and persistent pain.
I am also a qualified EMDR therapist and use this approach to address the effects of complex trauma histories, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), long-standing depression and anxiety disorders, and complex grief.
I am a Counselling Psychologist and trained EMDR therapist, accredited by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC), and registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). I split my time working in private practice in northwest London and the NHS providing therapy to employees affected by traumatic experiences and patients living with persistent physical health conditions, e.g. cancer. cardiac disease, and persistent pain.
020 3974 1546 View 020 3974 1546
Photo of Leili Alikhani, Psychotherapist in London, England
Leili Alikhani
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London W13
I have 20 years of experience working with local authorities and the NHS (at the Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service), supporting individuals, couples, and families, using EFT; I provide a safe, non-judgmental space to think about what has brought you to therapy, as well as my extensive experience in trauma-focused work with complex PTSD, including EMDR.
I am a Systemic therapist working with Couples, Families, and Individuals. Systemic therapy can often be described as relational psychotherapy. Working with relationships can be a great strength and resource in our lives. Resolving our 'stuck' relationships can massively improve our lives. I also have extensive experience in trauma-focused therapy, including EMDR.
I have 20 years of experience working with local authorities and the NHS (at the Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service), supporting individuals, couples, and families, using EFT; I provide a safe, non-judgmental space to think about what has brought you to therapy, as well as my extensive experience in trauma-focused work with complex PTSD, including EMDR.
I am a Systemic therapist working with Couples, Families, and Individuals. Systemic therapy can often be described as relational psychotherapy. Working with relationships can be a great strength and resource in our lives. Resolving our 'stuck' relationships can massively improve our lives. I also have extensive experience in trauma-focused therapy, including EMDR.
020 4539 4551 View 020 4539 4551
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Chandni Sidhpura
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London E14  (Online Only)
Chandni uses evidence-based psychological interventions that have been trialed and researched within healthcare, proven to have effective outcomes and facilitate change. She is passionate about improving access to psychological support and working with hard to populations, ethnic minority groups, diversity and difference. Chandni specialises in the treament of all anxiety and depressive disorders but also has advanced training and experience in treating the niche areas of: Perinatal Mental Health (prenatal & postnatal wellbeing), Birth Trauma, PTSD and Trauma, Past abuse, sexual assualt / sexual violence and rape
Chandni uses evidence-based psychological interventions that have been trialed and researched within healthcare, proven to have effective outcomes and facilitate change. She is passionate about improving access to psychological support and working with hard to populations, ethnic minority groups, diversity and difference. Chandni specialises in the treament of all anxiety and depressive disorders but also has advanced training and experience in treating the niche areas of: Perinatal Mental Health (prenatal & postnatal wellbeing), Birth Trauma, PTSD and Trauma, Past abuse, sexual assualt / sexual violence and rape
020 4538 9845 View 020 4538 9845
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Caterina Fadda - Psychotherapy - EMDR
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
London W10  (Online Only)
Hi, I am a qualified and Accredited Psychotherapist and Accredited EMDR Practitioner. I offer online sessions in English or Italian to clients based internationally. For over 10 years, I have been working in the NHS, educational settings, and in private practice helping children, young people and adults recover from emotional difficulties such as Attachment issues, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and the impact of Trauma/Developmental Trauma. I have experience in working with neurodivergent people, I am culturally sensitive and have been supporting individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+.
Hi, I am a qualified and Accredited Psychotherapist and Accredited EMDR Practitioner. I offer online sessions in English or Italian to clients based internationally. For over 10 years, I have been working in the NHS, educational settings, and in private practice helping children, young people and adults recover from emotional difficulties such as Attachment issues, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and the impact of Trauma/Developmental Trauma. I have experience in working with neurodivergent people, I am culturally sensitive and have been supporting individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+.
020 3535 6758 View 020 3535 6758

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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.