Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Stratford

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Sarah Farrer Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford GL20
I offer person-centred counselling and hold the belief, that we have the answers to the troubles in our lives. These may have come from multiple causes which perhaps are not known. Through counselling you, your child or a loved one can explore emotions, feelings, experiences, life events and relationships. Talking can help unravel the concerns and problems you/they have, some of which make us question everything and feel life is out of our control. I am passionate about supporting others and the work I do. I strive to provide the space and environment needed, so you can get the most out of sessions, driven by yourself.
I offer person-centred counselling and hold the belief, that we have the answers to the troubles in our lives. These may have come from multiple causes which perhaps are not known. Through counselling you, your child or a loved one can explore emotions, feelings, experiences, life events and relationships. Talking can help unravel the concerns and problems you/they have, some of which make us question everything and feel life is out of our control. I am passionate about supporting others and the work I do. I strive to provide the space and environment needed, so you can get the most out of sessions, driven by yourself.
024 7542 0158 View 024 7542 0158
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Mike Scarano
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Stratford GL20
I offer open-ended, long-term psychotherapy and time-limited, short-term counselling. Together, we can untangle troublesome thoughts and emotions, developing strategies to manage and triumph over roadblocks and reconnect with joy. We will work in a safe, non-judgmental, empathetic space. We will call upon your innate resources and empower you to live the life you desire - and deserve and discuss the skills needed to achieve the goals you set yourself.
I offer open-ended, long-term psychotherapy and time-limited, short-term counselling. Together, we can untangle troublesome thoughts and emotions, developing strategies to manage and triumph over roadblocks and reconnect with joy. We will work in a safe, non-judgmental, empathetic space. We will call upon your innate resources and empower you to live the life you desire - and deserve and discuss the skills needed to achieve the goals you set yourself.
020 4538 3279 View 020 4538 3279
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Jake Suarnaba Dicto
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stratford GL20
Do you feel that your life has been dominated by your worries and fears of the future? Are there unresolved issues or painful experiences from the past or in the present moment that overwhelms and cause you anxiety? Do you find it difficult to feel confident and good about yourself? If your answer to these questions is yes, my approach to therapy will be of benefit to you. I can assure you of a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where we can both identify, honour and explore the possible reasons for your struggles that blocks you to feel freer and more confident about yourself.
Do you feel that your life has been dominated by your worries and fears of the future? Are there unresolved issues or painful experiences from the past or in the present moment that overwhelms and cause you anxiety? Do you find it difficult to feel confident and good about yourself? If your answer to these questions is yes, my approach to therapy will be of benefit to you. I can assure you of a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where we can both identify, honour and explore the possible reasons for your struggles that blocks you to feel freer and more confident about yourself.
020 8106 8054 View 020 8106 8054
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Zoe Huntingford EMDR Therapy
Verified Verified
Stratford GL20
I'm an open hearted therapist who believes in people and their capacity to overcome. I want to share the tools of EMDR whilst nurturing your individuality and creativity in the healing process. I will do my best to support you on your path to letting go of what burdens you and embracing what fulfils you. I have come to realise that nature and art in all its forms are great healers. Which might explain why I love dancing to music that makes my heart sing, being out in the elements when I can and to hang out with my cat when I'm not working. I have worked in mental health for 17 years mainly in the NHS with some work in charities
I'm an open hearted therapist who believes in people and their capacity to overcome. I want to share the tools of EMDR whilst nurturing your individuality and creativity in the healing process. I will do my best to support you on your path to letting go of what burdens you and embracing what fulfils you. I have come to realise that nature and art in all its forms are great healers. Which might explain why I love dancing to music that makes my heart sing, being out in the elements when I can and to hang out with my cat when I'm not working. I have worked in mental health for 17 years mainly in the NHS with some work in charities
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Dawn Andrei
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tewkesbury GL20
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.
01452 941827 View 01452 941827
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Jan McWhir counselling
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Tewkesbury GL20
(PTSD), Panic attacks, depression.
I am a solution focused counsellor, my training derives from the understanding that when essential emotional needs are met, a human being will be emotionally and mentally healthy.. its when our emotional needs are not being met or are unintentionally misused that undesirable mental states such as: anxiety, anger, depression, addiction and psychosis develop., for instance, misuse of the imagination - to conjure up the worst possible or threatening scenarios-is a common feature of all these states. I aim to work through how you got to this point in your life, to help support you in finding new ways to move forward and embrace life.
(PTSD), Panic attacks, depression.
I am a solution focused counsellor, my training derives from the understanding that when essential emotional needs are met, a human being will be emotionally and mentally healthy.. its when our emotional needs are not being met or are unintentionally misused that undesirable mental states such as: anxiety, anger, depression, addiction and psychosis develop., for instance, misuse of the imagination - to conjure up the worst possible or threatening scenarios-is a common feature of all these states. I aim to work through how you got to this point in your life, to help support you in finding new ways to move forward and embrace life.
01684 215917 View 01684 215917
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Dr Lucy Bassil
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Tewkesbury GL20
I am a HCPC registered chartered Clinical Psychologist, working both within the NHS in adult community mental health settings and Private Practice. I have experience of working psychologically with clients across the lifespan and have a specialist interest in working with complex trauma, feelings of shame/self criticism and emotion regulation difficulties. I primarily work within a Compassion Focused Therapy and Psychodynamic Framework; however, I utilise principles from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to compliment this.
I am a HCPC registered chartered Clinical Psychologist, working both within the NHS in adult community mental health settings and Private Practice. I have experience of working psychologically with clients across the lifespan and have a specialist interest in working with complex trauma, feelings of shame/self criticism and emotion regulation difficulties. I primarily work within a Compassion Focused Therapy and Psychodynamic Framework; however, I utilise principles from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy to compliment this.
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Emma johnsey
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Tewkesbury GL20
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.
01452 227966 View 01452 227966
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Julie Ingram
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tewkesbury GL20
Hello, and welcome to my page. I have been qualified as a psychotherapist and supervisor for over 18 years, with previous experience in mental health and Social Work Management. I work with adults, children, adolescents and have expertise in working with family issues. I can help with a wide range of matters including: anxiety and depression, self esteem, family difficulties, relationship issues, Childhood abuse, Childhood neglect, Life threatening events, eating disorders, self harm, suicide and trauma. I provide a welcoming, safe space (indoors or out doors) which provides a relationship based approach to working together.
Hello, and welcome to my page. I have been qualified as a psychotherapist and supervisor for over 18 years, with previous experience in mental health and Social Work Management. I work with adults, children, adolescents and have expertise in working with family issues. I can help with a wide range of matters including: anxiety and depression, self esteem, family difficulties, relationship issues, Childhood abuse, Childhood neglect, Life threatening events, eating disorders, self harm, suicide and trauma. I provide a welcoming, safe space (indoors or out doors) which provides a relationship based approach to working together.
01981 200129 View 01981 200129
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Omar Sattaur
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Tewkesbury GL20  (Online Only)
We’re all unique, yet we share some challenges in life. Stress, trauma, loss and fear are just a few that can knock us off course. I see therapy as a way not only of getting you back on track, fast, but helping you to fulfil your potential. When the difficulties of life leave you feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope, I can help you to find the first steps to recovery. No one therapy can work for all, so my approach is to build on what works for you, drawing on therapeutic disciplines that best fit your presentation and personality.
We’re all unique, yet we share some challenges in life. Stress, trauma, loss and fear are just a few that can knock us off course. I see therapy as a way not only of getting you back on track, fast, but helping you to fulfil your potential. When the difficulties of life leave you feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope, I can help you to find the first steps to recovery. No one therapy can work for all, so my approach is to build on what works for you, drawing on therapeutic disciplines that best fit your presentation and personality.
01242 650449 View 01242 650449
Photo of Helen Ayres, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Helen Ayres
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Tewkesbury GL20
My approach is supportive and integrative, which means I can use a range of therapy models to create an individualised therapy for you. I listen carefully to your concerns, and together we focus on the changes you seek.
My approach is supportive and integrative, which means I can use a range of therapy models to create an individualised therapy for you. I listen carefully to your concerns, and together we focus on the changes you seek.
01684 219773 View 01684 219773
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Dr Hannah Barnes
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Tewkesbury GL20
13/06/24 - Availability on Monday afternoons - . If you are experiencing self-criticism, low mood, anxiety, or struggling with the impact of trauma, then I can help you. Perhaps you want to feel more confident, have more self-compassion, or want to find a way to better manage anxiety or negative thoughts. Perhaps you never had a chance to talk about or process what has happened to you in your life. You might be doing well in life, successful in your career or with your family, but something is still feeling missing. If any of this sounds like you, then get in touch and we can discuss how I can help you.
13/06/24 - Availability on Monday afternoons - . If you are experiencing self-criticism, low mood, anxiety, or struggling with the impact of trauma, then I can help you. Perhaps you want to feel more confident, have more self-compassion, or want to find a way to better manage anxiety or negative thoughts. Perhaps you never had a chance to talk about or process what has happened to you in your life. You might be doing well in life, successful in your career or with your family, but something is still feeling missing. If any of this sounds like you, then get in touch and we can discuss how I can help you.
01242 569951 View 01242 569951
Photo of Julie Jakeman, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Julie Jakeman
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tewkesbury GL20
Children and Young People have many issues which they cannot always express and understand their feelings, as adults sometimes can. Issues can range from parents splitting up, school problems, exam stress and pressure, friendship issues, witnessing domestic abuse or sexual abuse. The lists can be endless. My job is to creatively work with the child or young person to explore what their issues are and help build up self esteem and track their goals in therapy in creative ways.
Children and Young People have many issues which they cannot always express and understand their feelings, as adults sometimes can. Issues can range from parents splitting up, school problems, exam stress and pressure, friendship issues, witnessing domestic abuse or sexual abuse. The lists can be endless. My job is to creatively work with the child or young person to explore what their issues are and help build up self esteem and track their goals in therapy in creative ways.
01905 950220 View 01905 950220
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'Pay What You Can' Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tewkesbury GL20
Welcome...we are a 'pay what you can' counselling service supporting adults living in Gloucestershire. We aim to provide an inclusive, easy-to-access service, where the fee you pay is an amount that takes into account your individual circumstances on a sliding scale between £15.00-£50.00. Deciding to access counselling can be a difficult step and we want to be here to guide you through this process as easily as possible. Our waiting times are short as we are a good size team, with only around a week to wait from the day you make contact.
Welcome...we are a 'pay what you can' counselling service supporting adults living in Gloucestershire. We aim to provide an inclusive, easy-to-access service, where the fee you pay is an amount that takes into account your individual circumstances on a sliding scale between £15.00-£50.00. Deciding to access counselling can be a difficult step and we want to be here to guide you through this process as easily as possible. Our waiting times are short as we are a good size team, with only around a week to wait from the day you make contact.
01452 923126 View 01452 923126
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Therapy Centre Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tewkesbury GL20
Everyone faces challenges, dilemmas, fears, problems and issues in their lives. Sometimes we can manage to cope. Sometimes our usual coping methods don't seem to work. We find ourselves struggling and we need someone to talk to, someone who will listen and to somewhere we can talk about our feelings and thoughts and to explore opportunities for change - to get our lives back on track again.
Everyone faces challenges, dilemmas, fears, problems and issues in their lives. Sometimes we can manage to cope. Sometimes our usual coping methods don't seem to work. We find ourselves struggling and we need someone to talk to, someone who will listen and to somewhere we can talk about our feelings and thoughts and to explore opportunities for change - to get our lives back on track again.
07480 537425 View 07480 537425
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Claire Harrison
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Tewkesbury GL20
Do you constantly feel anxious and frustrated with yourself ? Do you keep repeating the same behaviour patterns ? There is a reason for this. I have helped many clients to work through traumatic life experiences. You can start again with a new self confidence that comes from a place of love rather than hate for who you are. Things do not have to stay the same. You can change how you feel about yourself and learn to accept yourself, even the bits you don't like ! You can learn to regulate your feelings and work with them rather than being afraid and controlled by them.
Do you constantly feel anxious and frustrated with yourself ? Do you keep repeating the same behaviour patterns ? There is a reason for this. I have helped many clients to work through traumatic life experiences. You can start again with a new self confidence that comes from a place of love rather than hate for who you are. Things do not have to stay the same. You can change how you feel about yourself and learn to accept yourself, even the bits you don't like ! You can learn to regulate your feelings and work with them rather than being afraid and controlled by them.
01905 677509 View 01905 677509
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Diana Spencer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tewkesbury GL20
Counselling offers time and space for you in a neutral, safe environment where I will listen to you and you will not be judged. Sometimes life's challenges can become overwhelming and it can be helpful to explore these challenges together with a view to making them more manageable.
Counselling offers time and space for you in a neutral, safe environment where I will listen to you and you will not be judged. Sometimes life's challenges can become overwhelming and it can be helpful to explore these challenges together with a view to making them more manageable.
01684 219778 View 01684 219778
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Barry Cook
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Tewkesbury GL20
Not knowing which way to turn or who you can talk to? Life feeling something like this overwhelming, relationships strained, broken down, lacking confidence & self-esteem, difficult to voice or understand what you need, feeling down on edge & simply confused? Then welcome to Barry Cook 'The Tattooed Counsellor' When we feel this way our problems may be all mixed up growing bigger or unmanageable by the day. It could be that past or present experiences are causing us confusion & conflict. Maybe you would benefit from talking to someone who is not a part of your friends & family and will simply allow you to be you.
Not knowing which way to turn or who you can talk to? Life feeling something like this overwhelming, relationships strained, broken down, lacking confidence & self-esteem, difficult to voice or understand what you need, feeling down on edge & simply confused? Then welcome to Barry Cook 'The Tattooed Counsellor' When we feel this way our problems may be all mixed up growing bigger or unmanageable by the day. It could be that past or present experiences are causing us confusion & conflict. Maybe you would benefit from talking to someone who is not a part of your friends & family and will simply allow you to be you.
01452 923141 View 01452 923141
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Anne Coats
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Tewkesbury GL20
I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist and supervisor working with adults, adolescents and relationships. Sometimes life can be challenging, we can feel lost or stuck or that we have no control over what is happening. Counselling can provide vital relief. If you suffer with depression, anxiety,relationship issues, grief, trauma or anger management, I am hear to support you. I offer a warm, reflective, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I will provide the compassionate support you need to find effective solutions to any issue you may have. ​
I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist and supervisor working with adults, adolescents and relationships. Sometimes life can be challenging, we can feel lost or stuck or that we have no control over what is happening. Counselling can provide vital relief. If you suffer with depression, anxiety,relationship issues, grief, trauma or anger management, I am hear to support you. I offer a warm, reflective, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I will provide the compassionate support you need to find effective solutions to any issue you may have. ​
01242 903657 View 01242 903657
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Danielle Bennett
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
Tewkesbury GL20
Hi, my name is Danielle Bennett, I'm an individual counsellor, a couple therapist and a sex therapist. I have been working in this field for over 25 years. I started my training, working for the NHS as a sex-therapist and I worked in the NHS for over 7 years. I then worked privately for a number of years and for the last nine years I worked for Relate as a sex therapist; couple counsellor and trainer. I can help with all aspects of relationships and sexual issues as well as looking at more particular issues with individuals.
Hi, my name is Danielle Bennett, I'm an individual counsellor, a couple therapist and a sex therapist. I have been working in this field for over 25 years. I started my training, working for the NHS as a sex-therapist and I worked in the NHS for over 7 years. I then worked privately for a number of years and for the last nine years I worked for Relate as a sex therapist; couple counsellor and trainer. I can help with all aspects of relationships and sexual issues as well as looking at more particular issues with individuals.
01684 211320 View 01684 211320
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.