Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Nottingham

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Dr Victoria Horwood
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG2
I specialise in complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, emotional and relational difficulties, grief, loss, anxiety and depression.
Are you finding it difficult to cope? Are you experiencing problems with your emotions, relationships, thoughts or behaviours? Have you experienced painful events that you are struggling to process or make sense of? Are these traumas interfering with yours or your families well-being and happiness? I am able to provide a comprehensive service that can support you or your child to heal and begin to live the life you deserve. I use a number of psychological therapies that are effective, individually tailored to your needs and are backed by scientific research.
I specialise in complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, emotional and relational difficulties, grief, loss, anxiety and depression.
Are you finding it difficult to cope? Are you experiencing problems with your emotions, relationships, thoughts or behaviours? Have you experienced painful events that you are struggling to process or make sense of? Are these traumas interfering with yours or your families well-being and happiness? I am able to provide a comprehensive service that can support you or your child to heal and begin to live the life you deserve. I use a number of psychological therapies that are effective, individually tailored to your needs and are backed by scientific research.
0115 824 4284 View 0115 824 4284
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Andrelax
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nottingham NG4
I deal with all issues: depression, anxiety, relaxation, panic disorders, phobias, school refusal, anger, PTSD, OCD, public speaking, children, well-being, grief counselling, relationship counselling and adoloscents.
Human givens practitioners offer practical, solution-focused help that deals with mental and emotional distress in the here and now. They won’t waste time just endlessly listening to you or attempting to dredge up real or imagined miserable memories from the past. Nor do they deal in time-wasting so-called voyages of ‘self-discovery’… Their psychotherapy training ensures that they have a sound body of evidence-based knowledge and the proven skills to help both adults and children as quickly as possible with a wide variety of emotional and behavioural difficulties.
I deal with all issues: depression, anxiety, relaxation, panic disorders, phobias, school refusal, anger, PTSD, OCD, public speaking, children, well-being, grief counselling, relationship counselling and adoloscents.
Human givens practitioners offer practical, solution-focused help that deals with mental and emotional distress in the here and now. They won’t waste time just endlessly listening to you or attempting to dredge up real or imagined miserable memories from the past. Nor do they deal in time-wasting so-called voyages of ‘self-discovery’… Their psychotherapy training ensures that they have a sound body of evidence-based knowledge and the proven skills to help both adults and children as quickly as possible with a wide variety of emotional and behavioural difficulties.
0115 697 1253 View 0115 697 1253
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Natalie Brunning
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG11  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Natalie. I am an experienced BACP accredited counsellor working in Nottingham. I offer a friendly, safe and confidential space to enable you to work through any difficulties you may be experiencing. I work within the Humanistic person centered approach and I believe that given the right conditions, through therapy, positive changes can be made. I offer counselling for all ages, individuals, couples, EAP, and group work. I work with both long and short term clients. I have extensive experience working with depression, complex mental health and PTSD
Hi my name is Natalie. I am an experienced BACP accredited counsellor working in Nottingham. I offer a friendly, safe and confidential space to enable you to work through any difficulties you may be experiencing. I work within the Humanistic person centered approach and I believe that given the right conditions, through therapy, positive changes can be made. I offer counselling for all ages, individuals, couples, EAP, and group work. I work with both long and short term clients. I have extensive experience working with depression, complex mental health and PTSD
0115 647 0413 View 0115 647 0413
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Ash-Tree Counselling Service
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG5
I am a BACP registered counsellor. I am committed to providing a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for clients to help explore issues that are troubling them. My experience includes working as a therapist for the NHS both in general mental health and counselling patients with chronic health issues. I also have specialised experience of working with depression, PTSD, couples counselling, family issues, bereavement, anxiety and suicidal clients. I have experience of delivering employee counselling for insurance companies. If change is what you desire then please get in touch.
I am a BACP registered counsellor. I am committed to providing a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space for clients to help explore issues that are troubling them. My experience includes working as a therapist for the NHS both in general mental health and counselling patients with chronic health issues. I also have specialised experience of working with depression, PTSD, couples counselling, family issues, bereavement, anxiety and suicidal clients. I have experience of delivering employee counselling for insurance companies. If change is what you desire then please get in touch.
0115 697 5863 View 0115 697 5863
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Karima Susi
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG12
Waitlist for new clients
I predominantly work in the NHS with adults experiencing severe and enduring mental distress including complex trauma/PTSD.
If you are struggling with overwhelming anxiety, feeling low or lost, finding it difficult to forget the past, or unsure of who you are or what you want to do with your life then I may be able to help. I'm a clinical psychologist with years of experience in working with adults with complex difficulties. I draw on a range of models and work "integratively", which means I adapt evidence-based interventions to meet your specific goals and needs. I always ensure therapy is a collaborative experience. My clients say I am easy to talk to, and therapy sessions often include laughter as well as tears.
I predominantly work in the NHS with adults experiencing severe and enduring mental distress including complex trauma/PTSD.
If you are struggling with overwhelming anxiety, feeling low or lost, finding it difficult to forget the past, or unsure of who you are or what you want to do with your life then I may be able to help. I'm a clinical psychologist with years of experience in working with adults with complex difficulties. I draw on a range of models and work "integratively", which means I adapt evidence-based interventions to meet your specific goals and needs. I always ensure therapy is a collaborative experience. My clients say I am easy to talk to, and therapy sessions often include laughter as well as tears.
0115 647 3922 View 0115 647 3922
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Sabrina Marie Taylor
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG1
Do you feel overwhelmed and as though your problems are getting on top of you? Or maybe you would just like to steer your life into a more positive direction. Either way I am here to provide you with psychotherapeutic support. I provide a non judgemental space for you to explore your feelings. A space that you will feel accepted, safe and empowered to talk through your feelings and find the solutions to your most troubling concerns. I work with a variety of issues - trauma, ptsd and stress. I work with people from a range of different races, ages, and sexualities. It is my unique gift to empower people, we are all human afterall.
Do you feel overwhelmed and as though your problems are getting on top of you? Or maybe you would just like to steer your life into a more positive direction. Either way I am here to provide you with psychotherapeutic support. I provide a non judgemental space for you to explore your feelings. A space that you will feel accepted, safe and empowered to talk through your feelings and find the solutions to your most troubling concerns. I work with a variety of issues - trauma, ptsd and stress. I work with people from a range of different races, ages, and sexualities. It is my unique gift to empower people, we are all human afterall.
0115 697 1323 View 0115 697 1323
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Kerry Cope
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG2
Are you struggling to cope with your thoughts, emotions, or behaviours? Have you experienced traumatic or painful events, which you are struggling to make sense of or move on from? I am a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist with over 15 years experience of supporting people with mental health difficulties including anxiety, self-esteem, and trauma reactions, including PTSD. Alongside my private practice I also work in an NHS perinatal mental health service.
Are you struggling to cope with your thoughts, emotions, or behaviours? Have you experienced traumatic or painful events, which you are struggling to make sense of or move on from? I am a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist with over 15 years experience of supporting people with mental health difficulties including anxiety, self-esteem, and trauma reactions, including PTSD. Alongside my private practice I also work in an NHS perinatal mental health service.
01777 802497 View 01777 802497
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Vesna Pivcevic
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG3
I can help with abuse, anxiety, anger, childhood trauma, complex trauma, childhood sexual abuse, depression, difficult memories, loss, PTSD, self-harm, stress, sexual assault, sex as self-injury, relationship issues.
I am a professionally trained and qualified person-centred counsellor supporting clients with a wide range of issues. Reaching out for help can feel like a big step so I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to help you to make your decision. Being able to talk about everything that matters to you and feeling truly heard and understood, can help you to ease your burdens and feel able to cope again. I offer both long and short-term counselling, face to face or online.
I can help with abuse, anxiety, anger, childhood trauma, complex trauma, childhood sexual abuse, depression, difficult memories, loss, PTSD, self-harm, stress, sexual assault, sex as self-injury, relationship issues.
I am a professionally trained and qualified person-centred counsellor supporting clients with a wide range of issues. Reaching out for help can feel like a big step so I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to help you to make your decision. Being able to talk about everything that matters to you and feeling truly heard and understood, can help you to ease your burdens and feel able to cope again. I offer both long and short-term counselling, face to face or online.
0115 647 0049 View 0115 647 0049
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Leigh Manning
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG5
I am an experienced, fully qualified person-centered psychotherapist, educated to MA level. I have experience working with a range of issues including abandonment, addiction, anxiety, bereavement, depression, complex trauma, PTSD, relationship problems, and victims/perpetrators of abuse. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I am an experienced, fully qualified person-centered psychotherapist, educated to MA level. I have experience working with a range of issues including abandonment, addiction, anxiety, bereavement, depression, complex trauma, PTSD, relationship problems, and victims/perpetrators of abuse. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP).
0115 838 9018 View 0115 838 9018
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Adele Gnandte
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG8  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you've experienced trauma, PTSD, or any difficult life circumstances we'll work together to develop a shared understanding and work towards enhancing your distress tolerance and coping skills.
Navigating the world of therapy can be overwhelming, but you don't have to do it alone. I'm Adele Gnandte, a trauma-informed Clinical Psychologist specialising in helping individuals find their way through emotional challenges. From shame and self-criticism to anxiety and depression, I'm here to guide you towards self-acceptance, inner peace, and emotional balance. As a passionate advocate for your well-being, I create a safe environment where you can explore all aspects of yourself. With a holistic and integrative therapeutic approach, I tailor evidence-based therapies to your unique needs, addressing both mind and body.
Whether you've experienced trauma, PTSD, or any difficult life circumstances we'll work together to develop a shared understanding and work towards enhancing your distress tolerance and coping skills.
Navigating the world of therapy can be overwhelming, but you don't have to do it alone. I'm Adele Gnandte, a trauma-informed Clinical Psychologist specialising in helping individuals find their way through emotional challenges. From shame and self-criticism to anxiety and depression, I'm here to guide you towards self-acceptance, inner peace, and emotional balance. As a passionate advocate for your well-being, I create a safe environment where you can explore all aspects of yourself. With a holistic and integrative therapeutic approach, I tailor evidence-based therapies to your unique needs, addressing both mind and body.
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Maya Patrizia Gagni
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nottingham NG17
Please note my practice is a women only service. I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Dramatherapist, Supervisor, Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist, Trauma Therapist and EMDR accredited practitioner with more than 20 years experience of working with a variety of presenting issues including complex PTSD. I can support clients with a number of difficulties and have extensive experience in supporting clients on the ASD spectrum. I am also trained in CBT, PCE-CfD and DBT therapy, Couple Counselling, MBCT and Mindfulness. All my training enables me to support clients through difficulties that classical talking therapy might not be able.
Please note my practice is a women only service. I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Dramatherapist, Supervisor, Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist, Trauma Therapist and EMDR accredited practitioner with more than 20 years experience of working with a variety of presenting issues including complex PTSD. I can support clients with a number of difficulties and have extensive experience in supporting clients on the ASD spectrum. I am also trained in CBT, PCE-CfD and DBT therapy, Couple Counselling, MBCT and Mindfulness. All my training enables me to support clients through difficulties that classical talking therapy might not be able.
01623 272429 View 01623 272429
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Christina Elizabeth Lee
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG1  (Online Only)
If you want to feel happier, less stressed, more appreciative about yourself and your life, then I am here to support you. With 20 years experience in counselling, I believe therapy is a creative act that can change your life. My clients often tell me how much they enjoy our sessions together. I can assist you to understand your inner self, and teach you some great tools to help you move past anxiety or low mood or low self esteem, and start to make the changes you want to. I have plenty of tools to help you with OCD, PTSD or trauma. Please have a look at my website and feel welcome to give me call and have a free chat.
If you want to feel happier, less stressed, more appreciative about yourself and your life, then I am here to support you. With 20 years experience in counselling, I believe therapy is a creative act that can change your life. My clients often tell me how much they enjoy our sessions together. I can assist you to understand your inner self, and teach you some great tools to help you move past anxiety or low mood or low self esteem, and start to make the changes you want to. I have plenty of tools to help you with OCD, PTSD or trauma. Please have a look at my website and feel welcome to give me call and have a free chat.
01276 543408 View 01276 543408
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Holly Marie Carroll
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nottingham NG1  (Online Only)
I have successfully treated many conditions such as anxiety, depression, self esteem, PTSD, perfectionism, OCD, panic disorder and phobias, to name a few.
Hi, I'm Holly. I have worked in the NHS as a fully qualified psychotherapist for 12 years now. I specialise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). Being a therapist is a calling for me. I am passionate about helping people to uncover the things within us that are holding us back. I don't believe that mental health is black or white- it is about finding the healthiest version of you. If you want a therapist who is approachable, will prioritise you and provide safe and effective care then please drop me a message or give me a call.
I have successfully treated many conditions such as anxiety, depression, self esteem, PTSD, perfectionism, OCD, panic disorder and phobias, to name a few.
Hi, I'm Holly. I have worked in the NHS as a fully qualified psychotherapist for 12 years now. I specialise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). Being a therapist is a calling for me. I am passionate about helping people to uncover the things within us that are holding us back. I don't believe that mental health is black or white- it is about finding the healthiest version of you. If you want a therapist who is approachable, will prioritise you and provide safe and effective care then please drop me a message or give me a call.
01270 443911 View 01270 443911
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Elaheh Akbari
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG1
Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth and fulfillment, I am here to support you.
Are you seeking guidance, support, and empowerment to navigate life's challenges and achieve your goals? With over 30 years of experience working with adults and children, I am dedicated to helping you overcome obstacles, unlock your potential, and thrive in your life. I have worked closely with sufferers of significant trauma, including refugees from war zones, women and children who faced adversity. I offer specialised support to people suffering from anxiety, complex trauma, family issues, stress insomnia and anxiety and many more. Are mental barriers holding you back from moving forward? I help people overcome these hurdles.
Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth and fulfillment, I am here to support you.
Are you seeking guidance, support, and empowerment to navigate life's challenges and achieve your goals? With over 30 years of experience working with adults and children, I am dedicated to helping you overcome obstacles, unlock your potential, and thrive in your life. I have worked closely with sufferers of significant trauma, including refugees from war zones, women and children who faced adversity. I offer specialised support to people suffering from anxiety, complex trauma, family issues, stress insomnia and anxiety and many more. Are mental barriers holding you back from moving forward? I help people overcome these hurdles.
020 3763 8563 View 020 3763 8563
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Katie Hewston
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nottingham NG1  (Online Only)
I am a fully qualified and accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist and CBT Supervisor. I have a particular interest in working with Trauma, low self-esteem and personality difficulties. I am trained and offer Trauma Focused Therapy for PTSD and Complex Trauma. My interpersonal approach is warm, genuine and kind. I am a human being and aware that we all can struggle at times in our lives and need a helping hand! Please feel free to contact me via email if you would like to know more (katiehewston@gmail.com)
I am a fully qualified and accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist and CBT Supervisor. I have a particular interest in working with Trauma, low self-esteem and personality difficulties. I am trained and offer Trauma Focused Therapy for PTSD and Complex Trauma. My interpersonal approach is warm, genuine and kind. I am a human being and aware that we all can struggle at times in our lives and need a helping hand! Please feel free to contact me via email if you would like to know more (katiehewston@gmail.com)
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Holly-Jane Thurgood Optimism Psychotherapy Service
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Nottingham NG6  (Online Only)
Optimism Psychotherapy & Supervision Services LTD (15525207) offer accredited psychotherapy including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, Narrative Exposure Therapy & Interpersonal Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex-PTSD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and addiction.
I offer accredited psychotherapy to teenagers & adults nationwide. I am also the founder and lead therapist of Optimism. My approach is friendly and collaborative and based on the latest evidence of successful therapy approaches. I am an experienced and highly trained mental health professional and accredited CBT & EMDR psychological therapist. I have over 15 years of military healthcare experience delivering care in the UK and whilst deployed on operations in Afghanistan and in maritime environments. I have expert experience in delivering psychotherapy to Veterans, Service Personnel and those working for the Emergency Services.
Optimism Psychotherapy & Supervision Services LTD (15525207) offer accredited psychotherapy including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, Narrative Exposure Therapy & Interpersonal Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex-PTSD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and addiction.
I offer accredited psychotherapy to teenagers & adults nationwide. I am also the founder and lead therapist of Optimism. My approach is friendly and collaborative and based on the latest evidence of successful therapy approaches. I am an experienced and highly trained mental health professional and accredited CBT & EMDR psychological therapist. I have over 15 years of military healthcare experience delivering care in the UK and whilst deployed on operations in Afghanistan and in maritime environments. I have expert experience in delivering psychotherapy to Veterans, Service Personnel and those working for the Emergency Services.
023 8001 6653 View 023 8001 6653
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Shirani Situnayake
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG1
I have extensive experience of working with a variety of issues, particularly those affecting women and bring a deep understanding and considerable empathy to my therapeutic work. Struggles with anger, child sexual abuse, self harm, anxiety, depression, sexual violence and domestic abuse, addictions, self esteem, cultural issues, identity issues, sexuality issues, eating issues and self confidence, PTSD and trauma.
I have extensive experience of working with a variety of issues, particularly those affecting women and bring a deep understanding and considerable empathy to my therapeutic work. Struggles with anger, child sexual abuse, self harm, anxiety, depression, sexual violence and domestic abuse, addictions, self esteem, cultural issues, identity issues, sexuality issues, eating issues and self confidence, PTSD and trauma.
01623 572202 View 01623 572202
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Lindsey Kind
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nottingham NG1
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.
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 View 01623 392373
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Karl Borthwick
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG1  (Online Only)
I specialise in working with clients with PTSD and trauma based symptoms. I also work with OCD and other mental health problem, through the use of CBT & EMDR. CBT works by the theory that we can manage and modulate our emotions through evaluating/changing our cognitions & behaviours accordingly. EMDR utilises bilateral stimulation (eye movements) to aid the reprocessing of symptoms of Trauma and PTSD, focusing on trauma memories whilst integrating and updating these with Adaptive Information Processing, aiding resolution of symptoms in the present
I specialise in working with clients with PTSD and trauma based symptoms. I also work with OCD and other mental health problem, through the use of CBT & EMDR. CBT works by the theory that we can manage and modulate our emotions through evaluating/changing our cognitions & behaviours accordingly. EMDR utilises bilateral stimulation (eye movements) to aid the reprocessing of symptoms of Trauma and PTSD, focusing on trauma memories whilst integrating and updating these with Adaptive Information Processing, aiding resolution of symptoms in the present
01572 491102 View 01572 491102
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Sarah Hopton
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Nottingham NG13
As an integrative therapist, I am relational in my approach, this style places great emphasis on the relationship between the client and the therapist. I believe the most important part of any therapy is to build a trusting relationship, where you can feel safe and secure so you feel able to share your story and experiences in a confidential, non-judgmental space where you can explore positive and challenging aspects of your life and any change you wish to explore or make. I have personal experience in sexual, physical, emotional and mental abuse; divorce; living with a narcissist; step-parenting; addiction and PTSD.
As an integrative therapist, I am relational in my approach, this style places great emphasis on the relationship between the client and the therapist. I believe the most important part of any therapy is to build a trusting relationship, where you can feel safe and secure so you feel able to share your story and experiences in a confidential, non-judgmental space where you can explore positive and challenging aspects of your life and any change you wish to explore or make. I have personal experience in sexual, physical, emotional and mental abuse; divorce; living with a narcissist; step-parenting; addiction and PTSD.
01949 831648 View 01949 831648

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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.