Trauma and PTSD Counselling in Stroud

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Natasha Lusty
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
Verified
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
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Stroud GL5
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Libbet Paravicini
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
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.
01666 331453
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Stroud GL5
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Carley Ayling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
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.
01489 346870
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Stroud GL5
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Jonathan Hugo Edwards- Internal Family Systems (Ifs) Therapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Verified
With over 25 years of experience, ranging from addiction through to sexual and emotional abuse, anxiety, depression, anger and numbness, I'd like to support you. In recent years I have moved my work focus to integrating Internal Family Systems (IFS) as I find this way of working empowering to the client, engaging and highly effective. It may be you hear a loud critical voice inside or joy and fun may be fleeting or missing, you might like to access them again (or for the first time!). If your goal is a compassionate, connected, creative Self then maybe Internal Family systems be what you are looking for in therapy.
07989 444563
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Stroud GL5
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Naomi Hopkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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I can provide you with a warm, supportive, safe space which can allow you to explore any difficult issues you may be experiencing in your life. This could be emotional turmoil due to a life situation, or perhaps a traumatic event that has happened to you, causing feelings of overwhelm. I will always listen and endeavour to understand you, free from any judgement. Allowing you to share your story at your own pace. I have an integrative approach which means I draw upon different modalities of counselling through my experience and training. This will help me meet your needs in the best way I can whilst working with you.
01453 703190
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Stroud GL5
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Charlotte Seebohm
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified
Verified
I am a 'Human Givens' Psychotherapist (www.hgi.org.uk). Whilst my HG journey started in 2009 my work in the field began 20 years prior. I have since taught on a counselling diploma, worked as a therapist with adults, staff within organisations, teachers, parents, young people and children overseas as well as in the UK (particularly Sri Lanka). In private practice my strengths lie in flexibility and creativity - tailor-making my approach to each client. I use an eclectic approach within the Human Givens framework, knowing exactly why each varied and different technique can be effective in accordance with current neuroscience.
01453 701870
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Stroud GL5
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Caroline Vacara
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Do you find yourself going around painful and frustrating circles in your life and relationships? Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed and uncertain how to move forward? Sometimes, despite our best efforts, we just need another person to help us find a new path. Therapy can help us make sense of our feelings, thoughts and actions. It can support us to work through difficult emotions and memories and enable us to find the courage and compassion needed to forge a better life for ourselves. Choosing a therapist can be daunting, but having an initial chat on the phone can help you decide if someone feels like a good fit for you.
01453 701902
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Stroud GL5
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Caterina Baskerville
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
Now more than ever we are living in a world where contact with others has become increasingly difficult, not just physically but also emotionally. It would be understandable for many people to be feeling isolated and cut of from the rest of humanity at this time, for some this may also trigger painful, old wounds of unmet needs and maybe even a sense of hopelessness. You may crave feeling really connected to someone who is fully present with you and is invested in really understanding you and your situation, someone who can help you to create a relationship that will help to heal relationships that have failed in the past.
01453 700679
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Stroud GL5
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Dr Rachel Graham
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
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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.
01453 708245
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Stroud GL5
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Jess Gailey
Counsellor, MA, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Hello I'm Jess and I work with young people (aged 10 upwards) and adults in their 20s and 30s to help you understand yourself better. Does life not really make sense to you? Do you feel lost or confused about what's going on for you? Everything might look like it's going okay on the surface and yet underneath you wonder what it's all about. What would it be like to explore your life and figure out who you really are?
01453 703730
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Stroud GL5
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Hannya Melrose
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
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.
01453 708236
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Stroud GL5
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Marcella Howard
Counsellor, PsychD, BACP
Verified
Verified
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.
01453 707403
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Stroud GL5
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Denise Spinney
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
It can be hard to choose a therapist, harder still to reach out and make that first contact. I really get that. It might help to know that the people I work with are people like you: people struggling with anxiety, negative thoughts, depression, body image, sexual or gender confusion, childhood abuse, trauma, loss, lack of hope or meaning in life, work, relationships and addictions of all types. Whether you’re 18 and feeling angry, 60+ transgender with goals to achieve, in a mid-life crisis or don’t know where you fit, I’ll work with you towards a more fulfilling less stressful life.
01453 707378
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Stroud GL5
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CBT and EMDR for stress, anxiety, anger, trauma
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
As an Accredited EMDR and CBT Therapist, my specialism is helping people rapidly build confidence, resilience, self esteem, skills, strengths and new strategies. I’m passionate about helping people overcome trauma, anxiety, OCD, stress, anger, struggles with relationships, communication, doubt, authenticity, identity, transitions, emotional regulation and wellbeing. My style is practical and encouraging, warm and down to earth. My evidence based approach is firmly rooted in what truly works to help people find lasting freedom. My emphasis is helping you make the changes that’ll make the biggest positive differences to your life.
020 3823 6384
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Stroud GL6
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Gary Catterall
Psychotherapist, ACP
Verified
Verified
I have over 18 years’ experience working in mental health settings. I have worked extensively in the field of infant, child & adult mental health services, have held senior roles and managed a psychological service department for CAMHS. I am trained in understanding complex, multi-layered communications, and I work with a broad range of issues from mild to severe difficulties. I always hold my patients in mind and am patient led with all therapeutic interventions. I work with compassion and empathy and I am highly passionate at helping people overcome adversity/challenges. I work with kindness and gentle curiosity.
01452 687104
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Stroud GL5
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Freya Lampard
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
If you are looking at this website, my guess is that there is an aspect of your life that needs attention. There are countless reasons why this might be the case. There may be a particular issue in the present day that you wish to address, such as your relationships, bereavement, addictions or depression. Or, you might feel haunted by unresolved issues from your past such as trauma, abuse or childhood experiences. Perhaps it is hard to name what is troubling you, yet you feel overwhelmed, or that your life is lacking meaning and purpose and it is hard to find any enjoyment.
01453 703533
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Treadaway Therapies
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Are you finding that life is a struggle. Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. Research has shown that working with a therapist that you trust can help you.
01285 706675
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Stroud GL6
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Naomi Studden
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified
Verified
In troubling times it can sometimes feel like you are alone & seeking help might feel really difficult. Just having a space to make sense of the thoughts that jumble around our heads is invaluable. Perhaps you need to understand yourself, your relationships or events from your past. Sometimes all we need is someone to just listen and hear our story. Counselling promotes insight, fosters self-awareness & creates a stronger, more resilient sense of self. This powerful combination can be the kick-start for the changes in your life you wish to make - sometimes even the smallest changes can make a huge difference in your well-being.
01452 930184
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Stroud GL5
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Sam Southey
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BPC
Verified
Verified
It's not always easy 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 work with trauma triggered by emotional, physical or sexual abuse, an accident, or the loss of someone or something important to you. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which we can work together to think about what’s going on. I can help you to develop insight and understanding by exploring the past and its impact on the present. This can reduce anxiety and uncomfortable thoughts and improve your relationships.
01470 229996
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William Fley
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Hello, I offer psychotherapy both on-line and face-to-face therapy. I offer session to help people find their purpose and meaning in life. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma, identity. I have worked in the NHS, universities, and have been in private practice for over 20 years.
01730 779924
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Stroud GU32
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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.