Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Manchester

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Howlite Therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M16  (Online Only)
I offer clients a calm atmosphere in which they can begin to understand, cope with and heal from incidents such as trauma, grief, PTSD, anxiety and depression. The objective of the therapeutic process is to bring to the forefront one's inner strength and slowly rebuild self. People can sometimes downplay things deeply bothering them, counselling can make a huge difference.
I offer clients a calm atmosphere in which they can begin to understand, cope with and heal from incidents such as trauma, grief, PTSD, anxiety and depression. The objective of the therapeutic process is to bring to the forefront one's inner strength and slowly rebuild self. People can sometimes downplay things deeply bothering them, counselling can make a huge difference.
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Nigel Magowan
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
Waitlist for new clients
I have strong experience of working with trauma, particularly complex trauma / Complex PTSD (C-PTSD), childhood trauma, childhood abuse and neglect, attachment trauma and related issues.
I am an experienced psychotherapist and have been in full-time private practice in Manchester since 2002. I use a flexible integrative approach and offer both long-term psychotherapy and counselling, as well as short-term therapies. I integrate psychotherapy with CBT, EMDR, Somatic Therapies, IFS, Focusing, DBT Skills, DBR, NLP and life coaching. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, PTSD, Complex PTSD, bereavement, BPD, depression, stress, abuse, generalised anxiety, OCD, public speaking, low self-esteem, relationship issues, shame, IBS and pain management. I am BACP and UKCP registered.
I have strong experience of working with trauma, particularly complex trauma / Complex PTSD (C-PTSD), childhood trauma, childhood abuse and neglect, attachment trauma and related issues.
I am an experienced psychotherapist and have been in full-time private practice in Manchester since 2002. I use a flexible integrative approach and offer both long-term psychotherapy and counselling, as well as short-term therapies. I integrate psychotherapy with CBT, EMDR, Somatic Therapies, IFS, Focusing, DBT Skills, DBR, NLP and life coaching. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, PTSD, Complex PTSD, bereavement, BPD, depression, stress, abuse, generalised anxiety, OCD, public speaking, low self-esteem, relationship issues, shame, IBS and pain management. I am BACP and UKCP registered.
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Charlotte Kimbley
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
Hello, I’m Charlotte, a Psychotherapist specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and EMDR (Eye Movement & Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapy, with a background in Mental Health Nursing. I have over 12 years experience within the NHS and private practice. During this time I have helped people to recover from depression and anxiety issues including PTSD, OCD, Perfectionism, Panic, Social Phobia and Low Self Esteem. I also work with people going through difficult life experiences such as infertility, miscarriage, relationship problems, breakups and ASC or ADHD post-diagnostic support.
Hello, I’m Charlotte, a Psychotherapist specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and EMDR (Eye Movement & Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapy, with a background in Mental Health Nursing. I have over 12 years experience within the NHS and private practice. During this time I have helped people to recover from depression and anxiety issues including PTSD, OCD, Perfectionism, Panic, Social Phobia and Low Self Esteem. I also work with people going through difficult life experiences such as infertility, miscarriage, relationship problems, breakups and ASC or ADHD post-diagnostic support.
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Crown Therapies and Wellbeing
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M24
Generalized Anxiety Disorders (GAD), Depression, Chronic Pain, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Phobias, Self-esteem, Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Anger, Panic Attack's, Trauma and PTSD, Mood Disorders, Psychosis etc.
Greetings and welcome to my profile. I am a Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapist (CBT). CBT is a talking therapy that looks at the the connections between how you think, feel and behave. Are you struggling with anxiety or depression, feeling overwhelmed and out of control? Have you experienced loss and trauma and don't appear to move on with your life? Does this have negative impact on your life, family and job? Are you on a long NHS waiting list? Your first step could be to find professional support to assist you get your life back on track.
Generalized Anxiety Disorders (GAD), Depression, Chronic Pain, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Phobias, Self-esteem, Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Anger, Panic Attack's, Trauma and PTSD, Mood Disorders, Psychosis etc.
Greetings and welcome to my profile. I am a Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapist (CBT). CBT is a talking therapy that looks at the the connections between how you think, feel and behave. Are you struggling with anxiety or depression, feeling overwhelmed and out of control? Have you experienced loss and trauma and don't appear to move on with your life? Does this have negative impact on your life, family and job? Are you on a long NHS waiting list? Your first step could be to find professional support to assist you get your life back on track.
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Molly Brenda Rudd
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M46  (Online Only)
With 5 yrs experience as a psychological therapist, I am fully trained in CBT and EMDR therapy. I work with people from a range of backgrounds with a focus on the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders such as PTSD and OCD. I also have a particular interest in supporting individuals through the menopause, using CBT techniques. I provide a compassionate and non-judgemental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. My approach is collaborative, and together, we work towards identifying and addressing the root cause of distress, helping you to become your own therapist.
With 5 yrs experience as a psychological therapist, I am fully trained in CBT and EMDR therapy. I work with people from a range of backgrounds with a focus on the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders such as PTSD and OCD. I also have a particular interest in supporting individuals through the menopause, using CBT techniques. I provide a compassionate and non-judgemental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. My approach is collaborative, and together, we work towards identifying and addressing the root cause of distress, helping you to become your own therapist.
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The MindTraining Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Manchester M45
I am Chartered (Academic) Psychologist teaching Applied Clinical Psychology at a University in the North West. I am Accredited in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (BABCP) and EMDR (EMDR UK). I work with adults and children with anxiety and depressive conditions such as generalised anxiety, OCD, phobias and panic attacks. I also work with people who have suffered from trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I have also written over 25 psychology books published by reputable publishing houses like Hodder, Little Brown etc.
I am Chartered (Academic) Psychologist teaching Applied Clinical Psychology at a University in the North West. I am Accredited in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (BABCP) and EMDR (EMDR UK). I work with adults and children with anxiety and depressive conditions such as generalised anxiety, OCD, phobias and panic attacks. I also work with people who have suffered from trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I have also written over 25 psychology books published by reputable publishing houses like Hodder, Little Brown etc.
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South Manchester Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M20
I work with a range of difficulties including phobias, low self esteem, anxiety problems (including panic, worry and OCD), post-traumatic stress, low mood, relationship problems, work stress, addictions, grief, sleep problems and emotion dysregulation.
I am an experienced HCPC registered clinical psychologist with over 10 years post-qualification experience. Based in Didsbury, South Manchester, I offer psychological assessment and therapy to young people and adults. I have seen the transformative power of psychological therapy personally and in the hundreds of clients I have worked with over the years so I am passionate about my work. I understand the importance of providing a safe, compassionate and nonjudgemental space for my clients. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, walking and yoga.
I work with a range of difficulties including phobias, low self esteem, anxiety problems (including panic, worry and OCD), post-traumatic stress, low mood, relationship problems, work stress, addictions, grief, sleep problems and emotion dysregulation.
I am an experienced HCPC registered clinical psychologist with over 10 years post-qualification experience. Based in Didsbury, South Manchester, I offer psychological assessment and therapy to young people and adults. I have seen the transformative power of psychological therapy personally and in the hundreds of clients I have worked with over the years so I am passionate about my work. I understand the importance of providing a safe, compassionate and nonjudgemental space for my clients. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, walking and yoga.
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Teresa Man
Counsellor, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
My experience includes working and healing with those who are depressed or have anxiety issues that are a result of relationship difficulties, work related stress, bereavement, sexual abuse, traumas, post-traumatic stress, cancer and other health related issues.
If you are looking for a counsellor to help you with depression or anxiety or you are struggling with any past traumatic events, I hope you can try working with me. I am an Integrative Counsellor and have worked with Individuals, couples and families for over 12 years, in Canada, Hong Kong and UK. I am always excited to see my clients being fully transformed within two months and they often see my therapy for them as a life changing experience. Counselling to me is a process of working together to find out who you are and to be able to gain insights to know the meaning from your experiences.
My experience includes working and healing with those who are depressed or have anxiety issues that are a result of relationship difficulties, work related stress, bereavement, sexual abuse, traumas, post-traumatic stress, cancer and other health related issues.
If you are looking for a counsellor to help you with depression or anxiety or you are struggling with any past traumatic events, I hope you can try working with me. I am an Integrative Counsellor and have worked with Individuals, couples and families for over 12 years, in Canada, Hong Kong and UK. I am always excited to see my clients being fully transformed within two months and they often see my therapy for them as a life changing experience. Counselling to me is a process of working together to find out who you are and to be able to gain insights to know the meaning from your experiences.
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Caroline Reed
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M41
I qualified with MA in Clinical Social Work from the Ohio State University, and my interest in trauma and PTSD led me to continue my studies and gain post-masters qualifications in EMDR from the United States.
When we are struggling and in pain, the need to be heard, understood, to be appreciated and valued is crucial to our healing. I have over 25 years experience working with families, couples, individuals and groups with mental health concerns and/or addictions. I work collaboratively alongside you, providing guidance on your journey towards healing. You know your strengths, areas for personal growth and your feelings. I know how the mind works, about how to push through barriers that hold you back, about recovery and healing. Together we will embark on a journey that is beneficial to you.
I qualified with MA in Clinical Social Work from the Ohio State University, and my interest in trauma and PTSD led me to continue my studies and gain post-masters qualifications in EMDR from the United States.
When we are struggling and in pain, the need to be heard, understood, to be appreciated and valued is crucial to our healing. I have over 25 years experience working with families, couples, individuals and groups with mental health concerns and/or addictions. I work collaboratively alongside you, providing guidance on your journey towards healing. You know your strengths, areas for personal growth and your feelings. I know how the mind works, about how to push through barriers that hold you back, about recovery and healing. Together we will embark on a journey that is beneficial to you.
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Gisela Ramirez
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M25
Are you struggling with fear, intrusive distressing thoughts, avoidance and generally not living the life that you want? Or are you low, hopeless, self critical and isolating yourself? I can help with these and other mental health difficulties through challenging your thoughts and making some changes to your current behaviours. CBT can also help with improving self-esteem and with overcoming phobias and past trauma. EMDR therapy is a powerful intervention for PTSD and trauma, new studies have also shown its effectiveness with anxiety disorders &grief
Are you struggling with fear, intrusive distressing thoughts, avoidance and generally not living the life that you want? Or are you low, hopeless, self critical and isolating yourself? I can help with these and other mental health difficulties through challenging your thoughts and making some changes to your current behaviours. CBT can also help with improving self-esteem and with overcoming phobias and past trauma. EMDR therapy is a powerful intervention for PTSD and trauma, new studies have also shown its effectiveness with anxiety disorders &grief
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Sarah Kilcullen
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Manchester M25
I specialise in trauma and anxiety, and offer EMDR therapy specifically for trauma/PTSD.
I became a therapist because I like people - I like to understand their stories and how that has brought them to where they are. When you are feeling stuck because of anxiety or depression it is usually pretty difficult to believe anyone would want to listen. Well I do. I want to help you discover and explore the events, thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behaviour that have made you feel trapped so that you can make changes. Imagine being able to see your friends, attend events, even just sleep, without anxious or self critical thoughts wearing you down. That is what therapy with me can offer.
I specialise in trauma and anxiety, and offer EMDR therapy specifically for trauma/PTSD.
I became a therapist because I like people - I like to understand their stories and how that has brought them to where they are. When you are feeling stuck because of anxiety or depression it is usually pretty difficult to believe anyone would want to listen. Well I do. I want to help you discover and explore the events, thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behaviour that have made you feel trapped so that you can make changes. Imagine being able to see your friends, attend events, even just sleep, without anxious or self critical thoughts wearing you down. That is what therapy with me can offer.
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Michelle Holdsworth
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Manchester M24  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Michelle, a Children's CBT & EMDR therapist. I specialise in working with children between the ages of 5 & 18 suffering with PTSD, trauma/distress. I also work with adults. I treat various forms of anxiety (social, health, school, separation, worry, phobias, panic, perfectionism) depression, self esteem, OCD. I help with emotions such as stress, sadness & anger, symptoms of self harm & suicidal thoughts. If you or your child is struggling with: school/work, friendships, nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts then I am 100% able to help. I've many years experience helping children & adults get their happiness back!
Hi, I'm Michelle, a Children's CBT & EMDR therapist. I specialise in working with children between the ages of 5 & 18 suffering with PTSD, trauma/distress. I also work with adults. I treat various forms of anxiety (social, health, school, separation, worry, phobias, panic, perfectionism) depression, self esteem, OCD. I help with emotions such as stress, sadness & anger, symptoms of self harm & suicidal thoughts. If you or your child is struggling with: school/work, friendships, nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts then I am 100% able to help. I've many years experience helping children & adults get their happiness back!
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Claire Crilly
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1  (Online Only)
Front Line Workers Specialism: Is the toll of your work grinding you down? Do you experience burnout? Has witnessing death and trauma impacted you in ways which are difficult to describe? Is there a sense of losing who you once were? Witnessing devastation, shift work, mistrust in management, lack of sleep, feeling undervalued, high workloads, poor work culture, relationship difficulties, dynamic stressful working environments and intrusive negative memories all contribute to an ever increasing proportion of emergency service workers suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD, suicide ideation and suicide. So who helps the helper?
Front Line Workers Specialism: Is the toll of your work grinding you down? Do you experience burnout? Has witnessing death and trauma impacted you in ways which are difficult to describe? Is there a sense of losing who you once were? Witnessing devastation, shift work, mistrust in management, lack of sleep, feeling undervalued, high workloads, poor work culture, relationship difficulties, dynamic stressful working environments and intrusive negative memories all contribute to an ever increasing proportion of emergency service workers suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD, suicide ideation and suicide. So who helps the helper?
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Temi Ajayi
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or stuck? Therapy can be a powerful tool to help you navigate life's challenges and reach your full potential. I'd like to invite you to prioritise your mental health and well-being by booking a therapy session with me. Here's what you can expect: Personalised approach: I work with you to understand your unique needs and goals. Supportive environment: I create a safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and actions. Empowering tools: Gain strategies and techniques to manage your mental health difficulties and build resilience.
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or stuck? Therapy can be a powerful tool to help you navigate life's challenges and reach your full potential. I'd like to invite you to prioritise your mental health and well-being by booking a therapy session with me. Here's what you can expect: Personalised approach: I work with you to understand your unique needs and goals. Supportive environment: I create a safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and actions. Empowering tools: Gain strategies and techniques to manage your mental health difficulties and build resilience.
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Chloé (Mybabybrain)
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M3
Hi I’m Chloé. I’m a BABCP registered Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. I support clients experiencing common mental health difficulties I offer support to clients with Depression, Generalised Anxiety, Low self esteem, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) including birth trauma and more. I do specialise (but am not limited to) the perinatal/ postnatal period.
Hi I’m Chloé. I’m a BABCP registered Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. I support clients experiencing common mental health difficulties I offer support to clients with Depression, Generalised Anxiety, Low self esteem, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Specific Phobia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) including birth trauma and more. I do specialise (but am not limited to) the perinatal/ postnatal period.
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Dr Claire McDonald
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M26
Hello! I'm a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience of providing support to people who are experiencing anxiety, mood or stress difficulties related to a physical health or neurological condition, including cancer, persistent pain, stroke, acquired brain injury and medically unexplained symptoms. I feel passionate about helping people explore what it means to “live well” with their condition and develop skills to manage the tricky emotions, thoughts, behaviours and relationship changes that can arise. I also support people who have experienced trauma, including difficult early life experiences and PTSD.
Hello! I'm a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience of providing support to people who are experiencing anxiety, mood or stress difficulties related to a physical health or neurological condition, including cancer, persistent pain, stroke, acquired brain injury and medically unexplained symptoms. I feel passionate about helping people explore what it means to “live well” with their condition and develop skills to manage the tricky emotions, thoughts, behaviours and relationship changes that can arise. I also support people who have experienced trauma, including difficult early life experiences and PTSD.
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Anya Zinkivskay
Counsellor, MRes, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M20
I specialise in working with clients affected by complex trauma and PTSD (rooted in armed conflicts, physical or sexual abuse, childhood trauma), Anxiety disorders particularly various manifestations of OCD, phobias and GAD, depression, neurodiverse development and function (ASD or specific learning difficulties), as well as loss, bereavement and addiction.
As private practice and NHS practitioner, with a 20-year background in neuropsychology, I structure therapy around the needs of my clients. Using Trauma-informed practice I employ Evidence-based techniques such as CBT, ERP and EMDR, in conjunction with psychoeducation. Client-Centred approach is central to my therapeutic aim of growing self-awareness and offering clients a proactive involvement in their therapeutic process. My private practice is based in Derbyshire and virtually on Zoom, where in a confidential, safe and empathic environment I have been supporting clients from across the UK and Europe.
I specialise in working with clients affected by complex trauma and PTSD (rooted in armed conflicts, physical or sexual abuse, childhood trauma), Anxiety disorders particularly various manifestations of OCD, phobias and GAD, depression, neurodiverse development and function (ASD or specific learning difficulties), as well as loss, bereavement and addiction.
As private practice and NHS practitioner, with a 20-year background in neuropsychology, I structure therapy around the needs of my clients. Using Trauma-informed practice I employ Evidence-based techniques such as CBT, ERP and EMDR, in conjunction with psychoeducation. Client-Centred approach is central to my therapeutic aim of growing self-awareness and offering clients a proactive involvement in their therapeutic process. My private practice is based in Derbyshire and virtually on Zoom, where in a confidential, safe and empathic environment I have been supporting clients from across the UK and Europe.
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Dr David Saddington
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Manchester M3  (Online Only)
Historic experiences can impact our emotions and behaviours, often many years after the events. I’m here to provide a safe space to explore and make sense of what happened to you. We’ll work together to explore ways to manage the psychological and physiological effects of trauma, and develop your confidence to cope and overcome difficulties. I support people who have anxiety, depression, flashbacks and ptsd. It is important to me to understand what is important to you. I will support and empower you to live your life in accordance with your own values and beliefs, rather than the difficulties that have been getting in your way.
Historic experiences can impact our emotions and behaviours, often many years after the events. I’m here to provide a safe space to explore and make sense of what happened to you. We’ll work together to explore ways to manage the psychological and physiological effects of trauma, and develop your confidence to cope and overcome difficulties. I support people who have anxiety, depression, flashbacks and ptsd. It is important to me to understand what is important to you. I will support and empower you to live your life in accordance with your own values and beliefs, rather than the difficulties that have been getting in your way.
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Fiona Fitzpatrick
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Manchester M19  (Online Only)
EMDR can assist with PTSD and phobias.
My name is Fiona Fitzpatrick and I am a registered Art Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist working with children, young people and adults. I am passionate about how the creative process can heal and change a person, helping to understand ourselves and our circumstances & behaviour and with this awareness find acceptance and heal from suffering. You do not have to have any experience of art or any art skills to benefit from this therapy. I have 6 years experience of working with adopted children, children in school with emotional, behavioural and mental health issues and adults in the community as 1:1 therapy and group work
EMDR can assist with PTSD and phobias.
My name is Fiona Fitzpatrick and I am a registered Art Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist working with children, young people and adults. I am passionate about how the creative process can heal and change a person, helping to understand ourselves and our circumstances & behaviour and with this awareness find acceptance and heal from suffering. You do not have to have any experience of art or any art skills to benefit from this therapy. I have 6 years experience of working with adopted children, children in school with emotional, behavioural and mental health issues and adults in the community as 1:1 therapy and group work
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Maggie Curran
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
Are you feeling desperate and alone? Struggling to cope with the uncertainty of life? Is it difficult to get our of bed in the morning- I understand and I can help. Offering a safe space for you to talk and discuss what's really going on for you. Specialising in PTSD and trauma. Offering EMDR, I also work with anxiety, depression, addiction, and relationships, Couples Therapy. Qualified and experienced, client who work with me tell me they feel safe and can talk in a non-judgmental environment, which allows them to discuss issues in confidence. Take the first step, call me today. I offer a free 15 minute consultation. Thank you
Are you feeling desperate and alone? Struggling to cope with the uncertainty of life? Is it difficult to get our of bed in the morning- I understand and I can help. Offering a safe space for you to talk and discuss what's really going on for you. Specialising in PTSD and trauma. Offering EMDR, I also work with anxiety, depression, addiction, and relationships, Couples Therapy. Qualified and experienced, client who work with me tell me they feel safe and can talk in a non-judgmental environment, which allows them to discuss issues in confidence. Take the first step, call me today. I offer a free 15 minute consultation. Thank you
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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.