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Counsellors and psychotherapists listed below are available to offer therapy to help those who have suffered trauma and may be experiencing PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), whether that has been triggered by more common life occurences such as bereavement or more unusual and extreme experiences such as exposure to terrorism. If you are looking for help with bereavement you may also wish to check our listing of bereavement counsellors. Please visit the individual websites listed for further details about specialist areas covered.

The therapists listed have all identified trauma therapy as a key area of focus for them however their individual areas of expertise and depth of experience will vary. You may wish to check that the therapist has undertaken specialist training in trauma counselling or post traumatic stress disorder treatment as there is no definitive accreditation for this area of counselling. Look for a therapist registered with a professional counselling or psychotherapy association such as the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) or British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). These therapists will be bound by a strict codes of ethics. The Royal College of Psychiatrists recommends that those who have experienced trauma should "Be involved with other survivors" and many experienced therapists may also run support groups for survivors of trauma. This would be an indication of the level of experience and dedication of a particular therapist.

In addition to private therapy your GP can help you find sources of help including organisations which specialise in the particular type of trauma you have experienced. The web of course has many useful resources and the charity MIND maintain a good section on trauma which includes links to a number of organisations such as Combat Stress who support British Armed Forces Veterans and Freedom from Torture who help refugees and those who have experienced torture. Visit MIND's Post Traumatic Stress Disorder page for more. Another good online resource is the Royal College of Pyschiatrists web page Coping after a traumtic event which outlines the typical stage experienced following a traumatic event, including the emotions and physical symptoms. It recommends action to take as well as behaviours to try and avoid as well as advising when and how to get help.

Heather Lewis
Counselling & Psychotherapy in the Isle of Sheppey & Istead Rise near Gravesend, with Counsellor Heather Lewis. Covering the Sittingbourne & Faversham areas of Kent.
Website: www.Heatherlewiscounselling.co.uk
Hannah Cruttenden
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Ealing, West London with Counsellor & Psychotherapist Hannah Cruttenden. Work with individuals for a range of issues, within easy reach of Acton, Shepherds Bush & Chiswick.
Website: www.hannahcruttenden.com
Kate Hoare MBACP DipHE
Counselling in Worcester Park & Sutton with qualified and experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor & Therapist Kate Hoare. Within easy reach of Cheam, Wimbledon, Merton & Epsom.
Website: www.katehoarecounselling.com
Charity Moss
Charity Moss Counselling in Walton on Thames, Surrey. An experienced and qualified Counsellor covering Hersham, Esher, Weybridge and surrounding areas. Counselling therapist offering support for postnatal ptsd, postnatal depression, miscarriage & and fertility issues.
Website: www.charitymosscounselling.com
Graeme Jardin
Psychotherapy & Counselling in Hackney, North East London with qualified Psychotherapist Graeme Jardin. Conveniently located for Dalston, Stoke Newington & surrounding areas.
Website: www.graemejardin.co.uk
Counselling and Art Therapy
Counselling & Art Therapy in Chiswick, west London with Counsellor and Therapist Helen Cooper. Conveniently located for Acton, Ealing, Hammersmith, Earls Court & surrounding areas.
Website: www.counsellinginlondon.org.uk
Integrative Dramatherapy
Dramatherapy for individuals and organisations in Fulham, West London & Central London. Integrative Drama Therapy with registered & qualified Dramatherapist Ryan Campinho Valadas.
Website: www.integrativedramatherapy.com
Kairos Psychological Therapies
Kairos Psychological Therapies: Psychotherapy, Counselling & CBT for individuals, families & couples. A Counsellor service covering the Sevenoaks, Medway & East Kent areas.
Website: www.kairospsychologicaltherapies.com
Sophie Thorne Counselling
Sophie Thorne provides counselling and psychodynamic therapy near Withdean, Brighton and Hove. Counsellor who cna help if you experience emotional difficulties at some point in your life.
Website: www.sophiethornecounselling.com
Amrit Sagoo MBACP (reg.); MNCS (accred.)
An integrative Counselling Psychotherapist based in North London. Psychotherapy and Counselling in N21 for PTSD, trauma, relationships, depression, anxiety and other issues.
Website: www.amritsagoo.co.uk
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Margate & Canterbury, Kent - Sandra Lawrence
Counsellor, based in Margate and Canterbury, Kent, offering Counselling and Psychotherapy, specialising in Pregnancy Loss Bereavement, Miscarriages, Bullying, Infertility and Anger Management
Website: www.SandraLawrenceCounselling.co.uk
Andrew Searle
Gestalt Therapy in central Cardiff, with trainee therapist Andrew Searle who is based within easy reach of Newport, Swansea, Bridgend & the South Wales Valleys.
Website: www.andrewsearle.com