For those who have endured a highly stressful event and are experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a consequence, psychological therapies are usually recommended first. In the first few days after an event an approach called Watchful Waiting is sometimes recommended, according to the UK's National Health Service, because 2 in every 3 people who develop problems after a traumatic experience get better within a few weeks without treatment.
Therapists on this page have stated a specific focus on trauma and PTSD. Some have undertaken specialist training and you may wish to check for this, however many capable and experienced therapists will not necessarily have specialist qualifications. For reassurance on a therapist's integrity and capabilities look for a therapist registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or a similarly reputable professional body which binds its members by a strict codes of ethics. Some therapists with a deep specialism and strong personal interest in trauma may run support groups for survivors.
Amanda MundayAffordable Counselling & Psychotherapy in Shoreham
Affordable Counselling & Psychotherapy in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, with UKCP & ACPP registered psychotherapist in training Amanda Munday. Short- and long-term counselling in the Shoreham, Hove & Worthing area.
Website: www.heartspacepsychotherapy.comGeorge Street Therapy RoomsCentral Bath
George Street Therapy Rooms in Central Bath: a collection of qualified professional therapists offering Counsellor & Psychotherapist services in Bath City Centre and providing secure, comfortable, sound-proofed and resourced therapy rooms for rent.
Website: www.bathpsychotherapy.co.ukFosse Way CounsellingCounsellor in Leicester
Fosse Way Counselling, on King Street in the centre of Leicester. An experienced Counsellor and Therapist working with individuals in the Leicester, Loughborough and Coalville area.
Website: www.fossewaycounselling.comXanthe Fry Registered MBACP (Accred)
Are there things you would like to change in your life? Counselling & Psychotherapy in East Oxford, with Counsellor Xanthe Fry. Confidential, highly skilled, non-judgmental support for the East & Central Oxford areas.
Website: www.xfcounselling.co.ukAshdown Psychotherapy
Ashdown Psychotherapy and Counselling are based in Coleman's Hatch near Tunbridge Wells, East Grinstead and Crawley in East Sussex. Psychotherapist who can help when everyday life turns into an enormous battle.
Website: www.ashdownpsychotherapy.co.ukAndrew Chalk
Andrew Chalk is a counsellor in Eastbourne near Hailsham and Bexhill in East Sussex. He offers counselling to help with addiction, anxiety, trauma, family therapy bereavement and other troubles.
Website: www.andrewchalktherapy.comCounselling and Psychotherapy in East Finchley. Counsellor near Brent Cross in North London
Sara Wolfin provides counselling and psychotherapy in East Finchley, near Brent Cross in North London. Counsellor to help when life gets hard.
Website: www.sarawolfintherapy.co.ukMayfair Therapy Practice
Mayfair Therapy Practice: Counselling & Psychotherapy for Mayfair, Knightsbridge and central London. Effective, confidential Counsellor services helping with a wide range of issues including eating disorders, addiction and trauma recovery.
Website: www.mayfair-therapy-practice.comYvonne Lentge
Yvonne Lentge is a psychotherapist in Ewell near Epsom and Shoreditch. She provides counselling and body psychotherapy in central London working with you as a whole person - mind, body and soul.
Website: www.yvonnelentge.comCabinet Psychothérapie Londres
Psychothérapie en français à South Kensington, dans le centre de Londres. Services francophone de conseiller, de psychothérapeute et de psychanalyste à Kensington, Chelsea et dans les environs.
Website: www.cabinet-psychotherapie-londres.comThe Bermondsey Practice
The Bermondsey Practice: exceptional counselling & psychotherapy located in the City of London. Confidential and professional counsellor and psychotherapist services for Bermondsey, London Bridge, Canary Wharf and the City area.
Website: www.bermondsey-practice.comSarah EnglishCounselling & Psychotherapy in Surrey
Sarah English is a counsellor in Dorking near Epsom and Guildford. Counselling and psychotherapy to help you explore your current life issues so you can understand how decisions made in childhood may be influencing how you live today.
Website: www.sarahenglishtherapy.co.ukPerrine Moran Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist Perrine Moran: Relationship Counselling, Individual & Couples Psychotherapy in English and French for Stoke Newington, Islington & North London. Weekly sessions taking place in a safe, caring and confidential environment.
Website: www.pmoranpsychotherapy.comBristol Therapy Hub
Psychotherapy and counselling in Bristol Harbourside & Southville, with psychotherapist in training Kathryn Norie. Affordable psychotherapy for individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
Website: www.bristoltherapyhub.co.ukAngela Illingworth
Angela Illingworth Counselling & Psychotherapy in Bingley, West Yorkshire. A counsellor working with individuals aged 18 and over on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, located within easy reach of Bradford, Keighley & Shipley.
Website: www.angelaillingworthcounselling.co.ukMarnie Watson - Psychotherapist
Marnie Watson Psychotherapy in Surbiton & East Molesey, near Kingston in Surrey. An experienced Psychotherapist and Therapist working with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship problems and self-confidence.
Website: www.marniewatsontherapy.comMalcolm Couldridge
Malcolm Couldridge is a counsellor in Harpenden near St Albans in Hertfordshire. Counselling and psychotherapy to help you resolve personal issues and learn to live and relate more healthily and more creatively.
Website: www.mjctherapy.co.ukDebbie Barron
Debbie Barron Counselling in Ealing, West London and Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. An experienced Humanistic counsellor with a special interest in working with bereavement, located in the Northfields area of West Ealing. Easily accessible from Brentford, Hanwell, Acton and Chiswick.
Website: www.debbiebarroncounselling.comPsychotherapist in Shepherds Bush, Hammersmith. Counselling and Gestalt Psychotherapy in West London
Maya Jani is a psychotherapist in Shepherds Bush, Hammersmith. She provides counselling and gestalt psychotherapy in west London for the times when life can be challenging.
Website: www.mayajanitherapy.comChichester and Bognor
Chichester & Bognor Regis Hypnotherapy and Counselling - we help you take control again and start leading the life you deserve. Our Hypnotherapist and Counsellor services are designed to help with a wide range of difficulties, helping you explore the emotional issues behind your problem. Easily accessible from Chichester, Bognor Regis & Littlehampton.
Website: www.chichester-hypnotherapy.co.ukLet's Talk About it
Let's Talk About it Counselling in Gipsy Hill, Sutton & Brockley. Counsellor & therapist Chantal Goodridge, working with both individuals and couples from three locations in south London.
Website: www.letstalkaboutit.org.ukMelissa Tredinnick MBACP (Accred)
Melissa Tredinnick MBACP Counselling in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. A fully-qualified, experienced psychodynamic Counsellor and Therapist offering weekly one-to-one sessions to adults in the Harpenden, Luton & St Albans area.
Website: www.melissatredinnick.co.ukSky Blue Therapy
Sky Blue Therapy: Counselling & Psychotherapy in Haslemere with Integrative Counsellor & Therapist Holly Nason. Within easy reach of Haslemere train station and seeing clients from Guildford, Godalming and surrounding areas.
Website: www.skybluetherapy.comEating Disorder & Addiction Specialist Colchester
Eating Disorder & Addiction Specialist Colchester: Counselling & Psychotherapy for addictions, eating disorders & trauma recovery, with experienced Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Coach Philippe Jacquet. For Colchester, Wivenhoe & Essex.
Website: www.eatingdisorder-and-addictionspecialist.co.ukBrian MitchellCounselling & Psychotherapy
Brian Mitchell provides counselling and psychotherapy near Eastleigh, Winchester and Southampton. He is a counsellor who can help you explore your life and relationships with a view to positive change.
Website: www.brianmitchellcounselling.comEvolve Therapy Works
Counselling, Psychotherapy & EMDR in Stockport with therapist Manda Moyo. Counselling for Stockport, Cheadle & Greater Manchester.
Website: www.evolvetherapyworks.co.ukNew Page Counselling Service
New Page Counselling Service in Newcastle under Lyme, North Staffordshire. Counsellor and therapist Lynn Page working in the Porthill area of Newcastle under Lyme, within easy reach of Stoke on Trent & South Cheshire.
Website: www.newpagecs.comAnthony Wootten Counselling & Psychotherapy
Anthony Wootten Counselling & Psychotherapy in Waterloo, Central London SE1. A Counsellor & Psychotherapist working within easy reach of Waterloo mainline & Lambeth North Tube Station.
Website: www.anthonywootten.co.ukVivienne Cobden
Vivienne Cobden Counselling Service in Lymington, Hampshire. A Psychodynamic Counsellor & Therapist working within easy reach of Lymington, Brockenhurst, Beaulieu & the New Forest.
Website: www.viviennecobdencounselling.co.ukPsychotherapist & Counsellor in London Bridge and Borough SE1. Counselling in Bermondsey SE16
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Bermondsey and in London Bridge / Borough SE1, with experienced Counsellor & Psychotherapist Meera Shah. Counselling in Southwark for help with a range of life experiences and difficulties.
Website: www.meerashahcounselling.comAdam Goward Counselling
Adam Goward Counselling in Buxted, near Uckfield & Crowborough in East Sussex. A Humanistic Integrative counsellor & therapist with experience covering a diverse background.
Website: www.adamgowardcounselling.comDr Renee Botham
Renee Botham, Eating Disorders Consultant and Psychotherapist / Therapist - A qualified, experienced therapist specialising in eating disorders and Counselling & Psychotherapy for a range of issues including trauma, anxiety and depression. Based near Bushey, Herts., within easy reach of Watford, Stanmore, Borehamwood, Radlett & Edgware.
Website: www.reneebothamtherapy.comCas Bourne-Jones
Cas Bourne-Jones Psychotherapy in Bath. A Psychotherapist able to offer affordable psychotherapy & counselling, based within easy reach of Bath City Centre.
Website: www.ccabjpsychotherapy.comSam Gallo Psychotherapy
Sam Gallo Psychotherapy in Leamington Spa & South Birmingham. A fully registered & accredited Psychotherapist working with individual adults, couples & young people. Counselling close to Warwick, Stratford upon Avon & Coventry.
Website: www.samgallopsychotherapy.comLondon Therapy Partnership
London Therapy Partnership offer counselling and integrative psychotherapy in the Angel and East Dulwich area. Psychotherapist in central London to help you to make the changes you want.
Website: www.londontherapypartnership.comHeather LewisCounsellor & Psychotherapist in Canterbury
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Canterbury & the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, with Counsellor Heather Lewis. Covering the Sittingbourne & Faversham areas of Kent.
Website: www.Heatherlewiscounselling.co.ukKate 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.comCharity Moss
Charity Moss Counselling in Kingston 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.comSophie Thorne Counselling
Counselling & Psychodynamic Therapy in the Fiveways area of Brighton & Hove, with experienced Counsellor Sophie Thorne. Providing therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment.
Website: www.sophiethornecounselling.comAmrit Sagoo MBACP (accred.); MNCS (accred.)Psychotherapy and Counselling in North London
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.ukHelen D Counselling and Psychotherapy
Helen D Counselling & Psychotherapy in Hersham, Surrey. An experienced Counsellor & Psychotherapist based within easy reach of Walton on Thames, Weybridge & Esher, helping you explore issues in a private, quiet and relaxed environment.
Website: www.helendcounselling.comGeorge Bowlay-Williams MBACP
George Bowlay-Williams is a counsellor in Clapham south west London. Counselling and trauma therapy in Lambeth to help you get your life back on course.
Website: www.bow-willcounselling.comPsychotherapy & Counselling in Hammersmith, West London. Trauma Counsellor near Shepherds Bush
Flora Saxby counselling & psychotherapy in Hammersmith in west London. A counsellor specialising in trauma and issues around pregnancy loss and miscarriage. Easily accessible from Shepherds Bush and Kensington areas of west London
Website: www.florasaxby.comWilton Consultancy Ltd.
Wilton Consultancy Ltd.: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy & Counselling in Victoria, London SW1. Counsellor services for Westminster, Belgravia & Sloane Square.
Website: www.wiltonconsultancyltd.co.ukDariel Pertwee
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Fulham, South West London with accredited Psychotherapist & Counsellor Dariel Pertwee. For Chelsea, Kensington and surrounding areas.
Website: www.dp-therapy.comDiana Moffat
Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy for Belsize Park, Hampstead & North London, with Jungian Analyst and Psychotherapist Diana Moffat. Working with adult individuals for either time-limited therapy or on an open-ended basis. Trauma counselling is also available for PTSD.
Website: www.dianamoffat.comDelta Psychotherapy
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy in Blackheath, south east London with Psychotherapist William Fairclough. For Greenwich, Lewisham and surrounding areas.
Website: www.deltapsychotherapy.co.ukClare Bate Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy and Counselling in New Malden, South West London with experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor Clare Bate. Within easy reach of Wimbledon and Kingston.
Website: www.clarebatepsychotherapy.comNicola Dooley
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Anerley, Bromley near Crystal Palace, Forest Hill & Penge in south east London, with UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor Nicola Dooley.
Website: www.nicoladooleytherapy.comToby Kaan Counselling
Counselling in Haywards Heath, near Burgess Hill in West Sussex and Bromley in South London, with counsellor and therapist with Toby Kaan. Safe, confidential and professional counselling.
Website: www.tobykaancounselling.comLouise Martin MBACP
Louise Martin Psychotherapy Counsellor in Central Cambridge. Counselling, Relationship Counselling and Trauma Therapy to help you onwards with your journey in life.
Website: www.louise-martin.co.ukFlora Malakasi Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy and Counselling for Wandsworth and Clapham, South West London with experienced Existential Psychotherapist Flora Malakasi.