Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Stonehouse

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Jon Macefield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stonehouse GL10
I have worked in an addiction clinic for a number of years which has given me specialist knowledge in working with Anxiety, Depression, substance misuse, trauma, sexual abuse, complex PTSD, and Borderline Personality Disorder.
Making the decision to look for counselling can be daunting. You may be uncertain whether counselling can help, I can provide a safe supportive space where you can talk and Explore any issues that is impacting on your life. I have many years of experience in helping clients with Anxiety and Depression and by using talking therapy, we can find the answers to help you find a way forward. I am trained in Person centered, and psycho-dynamic theory, and I have recently completed a Level 4 diploma in dialectical behavior therapy.
I have worked in an addiction clinic for a number of years which has given me specialist knowledge in working with Anxiety, Depression, substance misuse, trauma, sexual abuse, complex PTSD, and Borderline Personality Disorder.
Making the decision to look for counselling can be daunting. You may be uncertain whether counselling can help, I can provide a safe supportive space where you can talk and Explore any issues that is impacting on your life. I have many years of experience in helping clients with Anxiety and Depression and by using talking therapy, we can find the answers to help you find a way forward. I am trained in Person centered, and psycho-dynamic theory, and I have recently completed a Level 4 diploma in dialectical behavior therapy.
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Kate Treadaway
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stonehouse GL10
Hello Are you looking for someone to work with you on some struggles or difficulties you are experiencing that leave you feeling that you just can’t cope. Working with symptoms such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem or just feeling overwhelmed can all be indicators of memories of events that are held both in our mind but they also show up in our bodies. We will work mindfully together to gently see what comes up in a quiet and still space where we can tune into what is really going on for you. I believe finding the right Therapist is the first step.
Hello Are you looking for someone to work with you on some struggles or difficulties you are experiencing that leave you feeling that you just can’t cope. Working with symptoms such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem or just feeling overwhelmed can all be indicators of memories of events that are held both in our mind but they also show up in our bodies. We will work mindfully together to gently see what comes up in a quiet and still space where we can tune into what is really going on for you. I believe finding the right Therapist is the first step.
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Serena Fisher
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Stonehouse GL10
We all face difficult times in life, in fact I think we could just say, life is difficult. In counselling you will be thinking with another person about how you manage life’s struggles, how you relate to friends and family and how your present situation may be related to your past experiences. Talking and thinking with another can bring about a new perspective to old problems or worries and help you find new ways of approaching things. in. In my experience even small changes can have a very positive impact. Speaking to someone might feel a bit daunting to begin with but I find people soon settle in.
We all face difficult times in life, in fact I think we could just say, life is difficult. In counselling you will be thinking with another person about how you manage life’s struggles, how you relate to friends and family and how your present situation may be related to your past experiences. Talking and thinking with another can bring about a new perspective to old problems or worries and help you find new ways of approaching things. in. In my experience even small changes can have a very positive impact. Speaking to someone might feel a bit daunting to begin with but I find people soon settle in.
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Katherine D'Arcy Brown
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stonehouse GL10
When you are facing difficult decisions, challenges or trauma in your life, first of all I will listen carefully and help you to explore and understand the issues you face in a supportive and confidential way. As a fully qualified and experienced Counselling Psychologist I have a wide range of methods and in-depth training on which to draw as we work together. I will therefore select a therapeutic approach that is right for your personal needs and issues, and work towards a positive outcome for you.
When you are facing difficult decisions, challenges or trauma in your life, first of all I will listen carefully and help you to explore and understand the issues you face in a supportive and confidential way. As a fully qualified and experienced Counselling Psychologist I have a wide range of methods and in-depth training on which to draw as we work together. I will therefore select a therapeutic approach that is right for your personal needs and issues, and work towards a positive outcome for you.
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Pinch of Positivity Centre
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stonehouse GL10
Hi, and a warm welcome. I'm a qualified counsellor and have been for many years offering therapeutic support for adults, adolescents, children and families either together or individually, in my private practice and within primary and secondary schools. I can offer support too many for many reasons and offer flexible Integrative approaches to suit you. I always welcome a free initial email or chat or meet and briefly discuss ways of support that suits all. This can also give you all an opportunity to see the space, meet and talk with me with no obligation. This helps in deciding what is best for you.
Hi, and a warm welcome. I'm a qualified counsellor and have been for many years offering therapeutic support for adults, adolescents, children and families either together or individually, in my private practice and within primary and secondary schools. I can offer support too many for many reasons and offer flexible Integrative approaches to suit you. I always welcome a free initial email or chat or meet and briefly discuss ways of support that suits all. This can also give you all an opportunity to see the space, meet and talk with me with no obligation. This helps in deciding what is best for you.
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Liz Beasant
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stonehouse GL10
Sometimes our experiences can feel like too much to cope with, and often the bravest thing we can do, is ask for help. Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed and need a place of calm to be with your thoughts and feelings. If you are looking for a safe space to talk freely, without judgement, then you may have just found it.
Sometimes our experiences can feel like too much to cope with, and often the bravest thing we can do, is ask for help. Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed and need a place of calm to be with your thoughts and feelings. If you are looking for a safe space to talk freely, without judgement, then you may have just found it.
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Esme Henderson
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Stonehouse GL10
It is natural to feel unsure or nervous about counselling if you are reading this you have taken the first step to looking after you. There are moments in our lives when we feel lost and overwhelmed. It is OK, to not to be OK. My approach is client centred tailored to your individual needs, I am an Integrative counsellor, you may wonder what that means? By using a combination of disciplines described below we explore the reason for you attending therapy along with the outcome you wish to achieve.
It is natural to feel unsure or nervous about counselling if you are reading this you have taken the first step to looking after you. There are moments in our lives when we feel lost and overwhelmed. It is OK, to not to be OK. My approach is client centred tailored to your individual needs, I am an Integrative counsellor, you may wonder what that means? By using a combination of disciplines described below we explore the reason for you attending therapy along with the outcome you wish to achieve.
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Elaine Freeman Therapies Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Stonehouse GL10
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Counsellor, EMDR Therapist and an Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist. I work with both Young People and Adults. I have over 20 years experience and have worked in the voluntary and private sectors and in the NHS.
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Counsellor, EMDR Therapist and an Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist. I work with both Young People and Adults. I have over 20 years experience and have worked in the voluntary and private sectors and in the NHS.
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Sally Hills
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stonehouse GL10
I offer a safe and confidential space to explore wherever you are in your life. A space to come into relationship with yourself. I offer weekly sessions in person in the Nailsworth and Stroud area. I also offer some online sessions. I work with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, loss and other areas of the human experience
I offer a safe and confidential space to explore wherever you are in your life. A space to come into relationship with yourself. I offer weekly sessions in person in the Nailsworth and Stroud area. I also offer some online sessions. I work with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, loss and other areas of the human experience
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David Lewis Evans
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Stonehouse GL10
My clients have a variety of issues. I encourage my clients to have a sense of curiosity about themselves and their process in our work together. Throughout therapy, I seek to meet such needs as genuine understanding and acceptance as well as the provision of a space of safety when clients may be experiencing a life situation or condition that feels unsafe. If you are seeking a therapist with shared lives experience, I can offer personal insights to clients who are seeking counselling for immune illnesses / bowel disease-related depression and anxiety.
My clients have a variety of issues. I encourage my clients to have a sense of curiosity about themselves and their process in our work together. Throughout therapy, I seek to meet such needs as genuine understanding and acceptance as well as the provision of a space of safety when clients may be experiencing a life situation or condition that feels unsafe. If you are seeking a therapist with shared lives experience, I can offer personal insights to clients who are seeking counselling for immune illnesses / bowel disease-related depression and anxiety.
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Debbie Thomas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stonehouse GL10
Hello, if you looking to explore your feelings or talk through current life challenges, then you have made the first step. I am an integrative counsellor based in Gloucester, offering a safe space working face to face, online or on the telephone. In life we never know what is round the corner, talking to someone neutral, non-judgmental, empathic, and knowing you’ve been heard can be effective. I can support you to make new decisions, choices and change how you feel. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, work related stress, redundancy, bereavement and relationship dilemmas.
Hello, if you looking to explore your feelings or talk through current life challenges, then you have made the first step. I am an integrative counsellor based in Gloucester, offering a safe space working face to face, online or on the telephone. In life we never know what is round the corner, talking to someone neutral, non-judgmental, empathic, and knowing you’ve been heard can be effective. I can support you to make new decisions, choices and change how you feel. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, work related stress, redundancy, bereavement and relationship dilemmas.
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Ellen Waterer - CBT Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stonehouse GL10
Not accepting new clients
Are you or a young person close to you struggling with anxiety, low mood or have other mental health struggles? I promise to be there for you every step of your journey. My mission is help young minds flourish through CBT. CBT is a therapy that explores how your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are linked, and that negative/anxious thoughts and feelings can trap you in a negative/anxious cycle. I am an expert in cognitive behavioural models, however, you are an expert of yourself and your experiences. I therefore promise to work collaboratively with you to reach your goals of better mental health and wellbeing.
Are you or a young person close to you struggling with anxiety, low mood or have other mental health struggles? I promise to be there for you every step of your journey. My mission is help young minds flourish through CBT. CBT is a therapy that explores how your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are linked, and that negative/anxious thoughts and feelings can trap you in a negative/anxious cycle. I am an expert in cognitive behavioural models, however, you are an expert of yourself and your experiences. I therefore promise to work collaboratively with you to reach your goals of better mental health and wellbeing.
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Natasha Lusty
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5  (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.
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Libbet Paravicini
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
I have experience with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, abuse, self-harm, eating disorders, low self esteem, relationship issues and bereavement.
Life can be overwhelming sometimes. Most people have experienced anxiety, stress or low moods at some point and often try to struggle through alone. Seeking professional help can feel daunting and takes courage to make that first call. I work with genuine care and empathy and offer a warm, safe, non-judgemental environment for you to explore what's troubling you with complete confidentiality.
I have experience with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, abuse, self-harm, eating disorders, low self esteem, relationship issues and bereavement.
Life can be overwhelming sometimes. Most people have experienced anxiety, stress or low moods at some point and often try to struggle through alone. Seeking professional help can feel daunting and takes courage to make that first call. I work with genuine care and empathy and offer a warm, safe, non-judgemental environment for you to explore what's troubling you with complete confidentiality.
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Photo of Carley Ayling, BACP, Counsellor
Carley Ayling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5  (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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Sam Southey
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BPC
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
Lots of us face challenging situations at some stage in our lives, which can be difficult to manage. It's not always easy or appropriate to talk with family or friends and sometimes we worry that bringing something old and / or hidden up to the surface will cause more problems. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space where we can work together to help you to develop insight and understanding by exploring how your present situation might be impacted by past experiences and people from your past and / or present.
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Hannya Melrose
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
I have worked for over 15 years as a body-oriented psychotherapist, specialising in prenatal & birth/ attachment issues, sexual trauma, life transitions & crisis. I am also a TRE (Tension Releasing Exercises) provider, to support the release of stress from the body/ mind. More recently I have trained to work with women of all ages & life stages around menstrual cycle awareness, the menopause passage & after & I am currently training as a women's transformational coach & facilitator. I feel passionately about supporting women to step into greater self-love, empowerment & fulfillment in all areas of their life.
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Dr Rachel Graham
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
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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Simon Balioussis
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5  (Online Only)
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Marcella Howard
Counsellor, PsychD, BACP
Verified Verified
Stroud GL5
At the heart of healing from trauma is the human relationship. I offer my clients a safe, consistent, honest and heart led space from within which you can explore all that you are and find integration. I am an experienced, BACP registered NARM therapist; specialising in Complex Trauma. Psychodynamically trained, with a particular interest in Relational and intersubjective approaches. My personal and clinical experience has led me to believe that we each have the capacity to heal from our early wounds; what ever they may be.
At the heart of healing from trauma is the human relationship. I offer my clients a safe, consistent, honest and heart led space from within which you can explore all that you are and find integration. I am an experienced, BACP registered NARM therapist; specialising in Complex Trauma. Psychodynamically trained, with a particular interest in Relational and intersubjective approaches. My personal and clinical experience has led me to believe that we each have the capacity to heal from our early wounds; what ever they may be.
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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.