Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Prestbury

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Helen Jones CBT and EMDR Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Prestbury SK10  (Online Only)
I work with a wide range of issues including post traumatic stress disorder ('PTSD') including complex childhood attachment trauma, psychosis, social anxiety, substance misuse, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder ('OCD') bi-polar affective disorder, generalised anxiety disorder and panic disorder.
Hi, I’m Helen - a BABCP-accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist ('CBT') and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing ('EMDR') practitioner. I spent 15 years working within NHS mental health services. For the past 3 years, I have worked as a private practitioner. I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT and an MSc in Applied Social Studies.
I work with a wide range of issues including post traumatic stress disorder ('PTSD') including complex childhood attachment trauma, psychosis, social anxiety, substance misuse, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder ('OCD') bi-polar affective disorder, generalised anxiety disorder and panic disorder.
Hi, I’m Helen - a BABCP-accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist ('CBT') and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing ('EMDR') practitioner. I spent 15 years working within NHS mental health services. For the past 3 years, I have worked as a private practitioner. I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT and an MSc in Applied Social Studies.
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Anna Bradshaw
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Prestbury GL52
Hi I'm Anna, being understood and cared for are deeply important to me, I listen attentively with acceptance and compassion. Perhaps you have noticed patterns in your life and you would like to understand yourself more? Maybe you feel anxious about work or school, talking it through can help you make sense of things. Sometimes past experiences can cause distress, having a space to share with a counsellor can help you process your feelings. Working together, we can look at choices available to you, helping you find hope again.
Hi I'm Anna, being understood and cared for are deeply important to me, I listen attentively with acceptance and compassion. Perhaps you have noticed patterns in your life and you would like to understand yourself more? Maybe you feel anxious about work or school, talking it through can help you make sense of things. Sometimes past experiences can cause distress, having a space to share with a counsellor can help you process your feelings. Working together, we can look at choices available to you, helping you find hope again.
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Photo of Dr Hannah E. Taylor, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Hannah E. Taylor
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Prestbury SK10
I am committed to working with clients who are struggling with their emotional wellbeing. These difficulties can cause difficulties in relationships, at work and on a person's experiences of connecting with themselves and the world around them. I work sensitively and supportively with clients who have experienced a number of difficult life experiences including grief, trauma, relationship difficulties to name but a few. I can help you to feel like you develop a better more compassionate understanding of yourself and help you to feel like you are moving forward in life rather than feeling stuck and directionless.
I am committed to working with clients who are struggling with their emotional wellbeing. These difficulties can cause difficulties in relationships, at work and on a person's experiences of connecting with themselves and the world around them. I work sensitively and supportively with clients who have experienced a number of difficult life experiences including grief, trauma, relationship difficulties to name but a few. I can help you to feel like you develop a better more compassionate understanding of yourself and help you to feel like you are moving forward in life rather than feeling stuck and directionless.
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Dr Emma Solomon, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Prestbury SK10
Is life feeling harder than it should? Does it take a lot of effort to pretend everything is fine? Anxiety, trouble sleeping, stress, or feeling that no one really understands you? Perhaps you have been running from your problems for a while - keeping busy focusing on work, or family? Now is the time for you. No matter what success you have achieved, if you don't feel things are right then psychology can help. Wouldn't it be great to wake up and look forward to the day and to feel good about the person you are? No matter how deep the roots go, I can help.
Is life feeling harder than it should? Does it take a lot of effort to pretend everything is fine? Anxiety, trouble sleeping, stress, or feeling that no one really understands you? Perhaps you have been running from your problems for a while - keeping busy focusing on work, or family? Now is the time for you. No matter what success you have achieved, if you don't feel things are right then psychology can help. Wouldn't it be great to wake up and look forward to the day and to feel good about the person you are? No matter how deep the roots go, I can help.
01625 786333 View 01625 786333
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Laura Mamczur
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Prestbury SK10  (Online Only)
I have 18 years experience working in mental health services both within the NHS and private sector. I am fully BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and a registered mental health nurse (RMN). I offer specialist psychological therapy for anxiety disorders, depression, eating difficulties, O.C.D, trauma, addiction, self-injury, sleep problems, children’s behaviour, ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Conditions for adults, children and young people. All interventions offered are evidence based and recommended in the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance.
I have 18 years experience working in mental health services both within the NHS and private sector. I am fully BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and a registered mental health nurse (RMN). I offer specialist psychological therapy for anxiety disorders, depression, eating difficulties, O.C.D, trauma, addiction, self-injury, sleep problems, children’s behaviour, ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Conditions for adults, children and young people. All interventions offered are evidence based and recommended in the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance.
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Susan Gray Online Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Prestbury SK10
Hello. I'm Sue, a counsellor and psychotherapist working online across the UK to give you the flexibility to meet from your own home or chosen safe place. Are you currently finding things difficult? Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed or confused; struggling to come to terms with a loss; feeling stuck and as if nobody understands; or perhaps that your whole life has been a puzzle that you can't quite solve? Counselling can help you to explore who you are; to share what you may have experienced and to discover your inner resources to become more empowered in who you are and how you fit in the world and in your relationships.
Hello. I'm Sue, a counsellor and psychotherapist working online across the UK to give you the flexibility to meet from your own home or chosen safe place. Are you currently finding things difficult? Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed or confused; struggling to come to terms with a loss; feeling stuck and as if nobody understands; or perhaps that your whole life has been a puzzle that you can't quite solve? Counselling can help you to explore who you are; to share what you may have experienced and to discover your inner resources to become more empowered in who you are and how you fit in the world and in your relationships.
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Torden CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Prestbury SK10  (Online Only)
Torden CBT provides 1-1 online psychotherapy to adults and young people using a cognitive behavioural approach. ​I am a BABCP accredited CBT Therapist, specialising in Anxiety and Depression, including, OCD, GAD, Panic, Specific Phobia and Depression. In our first session I try to focus on getting to know you as a whole person, to help gain a joint understanding of your experiences and how they influence you today.
Torden CBT provides 1-1 online psychotherapy to adults and young people using a cognitive behavioural approach. ​I am a BABCP accredited CBT Therapist, specialising in Anxiety and Depression, including, OCD, GAD, Panic, Specific Phobia and Depression. In our first session I try to focus on getting to know you as a whole person, to help gain a joint understanding of your experiences and how they influence you today.
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Linda Hayward
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Prestbury SK10
I believe that when we’re free of emotional and psychological problems, we are able to live our lives to the fullest and reach our potential, for a life without limits. By looking after our mental health, we naturally improve the quality of our life. Good mental health, strengthens and supports our ability to maintain good physical health.
I believe that when we’re free of emotional and psychological problems, we are able to live our lives to the fullest and reach our potential, for a life without limits. By looking after our mental health, we naturally improve the quality of our life. Good mental health, strengthens and supports our ability to maintain good physical health.
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Photo of Leah Callebaut, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Leah Callebaut
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Prestbury GL52
Not accepting new clients
As a Clinical Psychologist I aim to to practically apply psychological theory and research to help people to achieve emotional well being and enhance their quality of life when they are facing challenging life circumstances. Since 2012 I have worked in a variety of NHS psychology services, offering talking therapy and emotional support to individuals, couples and families. Alongside my work with Heal.Feel.Connect. I continue to work part-time for an NHS hospital in Gloucestershire, working with staff to reduce work-related stress and burnout, and promoting a culture of compassion and psychological safety within the organisation.
As a Clinical Psychologist I aim to to practically apply psychological theory and research to help people to achieve emotional well being and enhance their quality of life when they are facing challenging life circumstances. Since 2012 I have worked in a variety of NHS psychology services, offering talking therapy and emotional support to individuals, couples and families. Alongside my work with Heal.Feel.Connect. I continue to work part-time for an NHS hospital in Gloucestershire, working with staff to reduce work-related stress and burnout, and promoting a culture of compassion and psychological safety within the organisation.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Dawn Andrei
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
I work with young people, 14+ and adults on a range of issues such as, anxiety, bereavement, loss, substance and/or alcohol abuse, relationship difficulties, trauma and PTSD.
Are you struggling with your emotions, overwhelmed with anxiety, depression, grief, or relationship difficulties? Perhaps stuck in destructive habitual behavioural patterns, or addictive behaviours without understanding why? I offer a safe and empathetic environment to support your growth in developing self-awareness, through a range of therapeutic approaches, building a bespoke tool kit of coping techniques to support you work through your difficulties, develop emotional regulation and make the desired changes in your life.
I work with young people, 14+ and adults on a range of issues such as, anxiety, bereavement, loss, substance and/or alcohol abuse, relationship difficulties, trauma and PTSD.
Are you struggling with your emotions, overwhelmed with anxiety, depression, grief, or relationship difficulties? Perhaps stuck in destructive habitual behavioural patterns, or addictive behaviours without understanding why? I offer a safe and empathetic environment to support your growth in developing self-awareness, through a range of therapeutic approaches, building a bespoke tool kit of coping techniques to support you work through your difficulties, develop emotional regulation and make the desired changes in your life.
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Carley Ayling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Carley Ayling and I’ve been working as a counsellor since my training in 2010. I provide treatment to individuals aged 14 years and above, male and female. I’ve worked with many clients with depression, anxiety, OCD, relationships difficulties, parents whose children suffer from behavioural issues, suicide and self-harm. I’ve also helped with sleep, financial and sexual assault. I offer a free initial appointment where we can exchange information to see if we are happy to work together. I can only provide sessions via Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, WhatsApp video or telephone calls in the evenings.
Hello, I am Carley Ayling and I’ve been working as a counsellor since my training in 2010. I provide treatment to individuals aged 14 years and above, male and female. I’ve worked with many clients with depression, anxiety, OCD, relationships difficulties, parents whose children suffer from behavioural issues, suicide and self-harm. I’ve also helped with sleep, financial and sexual assault. I offer a free initial appointment where we can exchange information to see if we are happy to work together. I can only provide sessions via Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, WhatsApp video or telephone calls in the evenings.
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The Child Psychiatric & Psychological Consultants
Psychotherapist, PsychD, ACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL52
We provide medical psychiatric & psychological assessment, diagnosis, treatment for Autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, gender dysmorphia, eating disorders, tic disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, trauma, self-harm, psychotic disorders and emotional dysregulation and more. We have over 20 years’ experience working in various CAMHS mental health settings with extensive experience and knowledge. The service is clinically led by a consultant child psychiatrist and a consultant child & adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapist who both trained in the NHS who have provided clinical leadership for services.
We provide medical psychiatric & psychological assessment, diagnosis, treatment for Autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, gender dysmorphia, eating disorders, tic disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, trauma, self-harm, psychotic disorders and emotional dysregulation and more. We have over 20 years’ experience working in various CAMHS mental health settings with extensive experience and knowledge. The service is clinically led by a consultant child psychiatrist and a consultant child & adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapist who both trained in the NHS who have provided clinical leadership for services.
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Photo of Dr Andrew Iles, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Andrew Iles
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Face-to-face appointments in Gloucester City Centre or online psychological therapy. If you are suffering with anxiety, depression, trauma-related difficulties, complex PTSD, complex trauma, relational difficulties or difficulties regulating your emotions, then I hope to be able to help you.
Face-to-face appointments in Gloucester City Centre or online psychological therapy. If you are suffering with anxiety, depression, trauma-related difficulties, complex PTSD, complex trauma, relational difficulties or difficulties regulating your emotions, then I hope to be able to help you.
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Natasha Lusty
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50  (Online Only)
I work with a variety of issues but I have extra training in trauma, complex PTSD and Domestic abuse.
I work with adults over the age of 18 to help people overcome the struggles that they are facing in life. It may be a past trauma, depression, anxiety, abuse, relationship problems… to name a few. I welcome you to come as you are and together we can explore what is going on for you.
I work with a variety of issues but I have extra training in trauma, complex PTSD and Domestic abuse.
I work with adults over the age of 18 to help people overcome the struggles that they are facing in life. It may be a past trauma, depression, anxiety, abuse, relationship problems… to name a few. I welcome you to come as you are and together we can explore what is going on for you.
01594 808724 View 01594 808724
Photo of Anna Browne, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Anna Browne
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheltenham GL50
Waitlist for new clients
I offer therapy and supervision and have a particular interest in trauma and how it impacts our nervous system: CPTSD, PTSD, and DID; dissociation, hearing voices, addictive behaviours and coping mechanisms and links to childhood trauma. 'ACE's' (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and how these affect us as adults. Trauma comes in many forms; overt ones such as physical or sexual abuse, car accidents, war, disasters etc, and less obvious or covert forms like emotional abuse or neglect, bullying, or just 'not getting what we need' on an emotional level. I am accredited with UKCP, and have specialist trauma training.
I offer therapy and supervision and have a particular interest in trauma and how it impacts our nervous system: CPTSD, PTSD, and DID; dissociation, hearing voices, addictive behaviours and coping mechanisms and links to childhood trauma. 'ACE's' (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and how these affect us as adults. Trauma comes in many forms; overt ones such as physical or sexual abuse, car accidents, war, disasters etc, and less obvious or covert forms like emotional abuse or neglect, bullying, or just 'not getting what we need' on an emotional level. I am accredited with UKCP, and have specialist trauma training.
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Clarity in Mind
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Professionals in the practice have over 10000 clinical hours and specialise in treating clients who struggle with trauma & anxiety, particularly difficult conditions such as PTSD and OCD.
Clarity in Mind has been established to set new standards in therapy for both individuals and organisations alike. Our philosophy is that each client has their own unique needs and circumstances & should have a tailored holistic plan created for them. Our service is provided by highly qualified and experienced therapists who share this philosophy. We provide assessment and evidence-based treatment for individuals who wish to understand then learn to cope more effectively with life issues, such as: depression, anxiety, OCD, panic and phobias post traumatic stress, eating disorders personality disorders and neurodiversity.
Professionals in the practice have over 10000 clinical hours and specialise in treating clients who struggle with trauma & anxiety, particularly difficult conditions such as PTSD and OCD.
Clarity in Mind has been established to set new standards in therapy for both individuals and organisations alike. Our philosophy is that each client has their own unique needs and circumstances & should have a tailored holistic plan created for them. Our service is provided by highly qualified and experienced therapists who share this philosophy. We provide assessment and evidence-based treatment for individuals who wish to understand then learn to cope more effectively with life issues, such as: depression, anxiety, OCD, panic and phobias post traumatic stress, eating disorders personality disorders and neurodiversity.
01531 808766 View 01531 808766
Photo of Harvey Lidstone-Lane, MBACP, Counsellor
Harvey Lidstone-Lane
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50
Hello, my name is Harvey and I am a therapist working in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and Birmingham. I currently work for Here for you Counselling, a private practice therapeutic service I founded. I have experience working with many different presenting issues, including; depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, bereavement, low self-esteem, PTSD, abuse and many more. I have worked with I wide range of clients, however I have particular experience working with young people, aged 18-35. I am able to work in a traditional face-to-face setting or remotely via Skype/Zoom. I offer both 25 minute or 50 minute sessions.
Hello, my name is Harvey and I am a therapist working in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and Birmingham. I currently work for Here for you Counselling, a private practice therapeutic service I founded. I have experience working with many different presenting issues, including; depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, bereavement, low self-esteem, PTSD, abuse and many more. I have worked with I wide range of clients, however I have particular experience working with young people, aged 18-35. I am able to work in a traditional face-to-face setting or remotely via Skype/Zoom. I offer both 25 minute or 50 minute sessions.
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Photo of Dr Rachel Graham, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Rachel Graham
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
Experienced and chartered Counselling Psychologist, who has over 15 years of experience working therapeutically with children, teenagers, and adults. I offer a range of approaches including EMDR, CBT and psychodynamic therapy. I’ve been fortunate to have varied experiences within my career, working with a range of clients and settings, including NHS Camhs, educational and residential settings. Despite my varied experiences, one thing remains the same: my passion to support people to overcome and heal from their emotional wounds or barriers so that they can live a more fulfilled and whole life.
Experienced and chartered Counselling Psychologist, who has over 15 years of experience working therapeutically with children, teenagers, and adults. I offer a range of approaches including EMDR, CBT and psychodynamic therapy. I’ve been fortunate to have varied experiences within my career, working with a range of clients and settings, including NHS Camhs, educational and residential settings. Despite my varied experiences, one thing remains the same: my passion to support people to overcome and heal from their emotional wounds or barriers so that they can live a more fulfilled and whole life.
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Photo of Andy Flack, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Andy Flack
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
If you are worrying more than usual, having nightmares or flashbacks to a traumatic event, suffering from disturbed sleep or are more feeling irritable and hyper-vigilant than usual, you may be suffering from a reaction to trauma. If this strikes a cord, visit the website for more information or get in touch by email or phone. I have spent the last twenty years helping clients resolve trauma and anxiety problems and intend to spend the next twenty doing the same. I may be able to help you in London, Cheltenham or worldwide online.
If you are worrying more than usual, having nightmares or flashbacks to a traumatic event, suffering from disturbed sleep or are more feeling irritable and hyper-vigilant than usual, you may be suffering from a reaction to trauma. If this strikes a cord, visit the website for more information or get in touch by email or phone. I have spent the last twenty years helping clients resolve trauma and anxiety problems and intend to spend the next twenty doing the same. I may be able to help you in London, Cheltenham or worldwide online.
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Emma johnsey
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL51
Hello, my name is Emma and I have over ten years experience as a counsellor. Contact me if you are looking for a safe person with whom you can explore matters that are important to you, this may include relationships, emotions, thoughts that concern you, or blocks you feel. The focus of our work would be you and your life. You may have goals you wish to achieve or feel hopeless and stuck. Whatever your concerns our work may entail looking at the past or take a solution focused approach.
Hello, my name is Emma and I have over ten years experience as a counsellor. Contact me if you are looking for a safe person with whom you can explore matters that are important to you, this may include relationships, emotions, thoughts that concern you, or blocks you feel. The focus of our work would be you and your life. You may have goals you wish to achieve or feel hopeless and stuck. Whatever your concerns our work may entail looking at the past or take a solution focused approach.
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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.