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Psychotherapy Ltd (MBACP) PGDip Trauma & PTSD

About me

Are you:

  • anxious, overwhelmed, struggling to cope?
  • experiencing nightmares, flashbacks and intrusive thoughts and images?
  • feeling low mood, helpless or hopeless?
  • had a traumatic event that haunts you no matter how much you try to avoid thinking about it?

I’m Therese, a qualified trauma and PTSD therapist.  The heart of my approach is to develop a strong, non-judgemental, therapeutic relationship with you to enable your personal growth and positive change.

I use a variety of evidenced-based tools, techniques and processes that will support you and help you understand why you feel the way you do; but more importantly how to move forwards to live your life the way you want and deserve.

I work in collaboration with you – your goals are my goals - we will be on this journey together.

Every client is different, and I want to ensure you receive the most appropriate, cost effective and ethical therapeutic treatment I can offer, I’ll undertake an assessment with you to get a baseline measure of where you are now, what's happened in your life and how the symptoms you are experiencing are impacting your day-to-day life.  

If your assessment suggests you have PTSD or complex PTSD, I will use trauma-focused therapy that meets NICE* guidelines for working with trauma.  If you have depression, feel sad, have an anxiety disorder or low self-esteem, you are within my area of competence and I will use evidence-based therapeutic processes wherever possible, and practical exercises that will make a positive difference to you.  

Those outside my area of competence will be referred to a more appropriate source of support.

Therapy includes:

  • psychoeducation on what's happening to you and why
  • strategies to manage arousal and flashbacks; safety planning; emotion regulation
  • help to overcome avoidance of people, places, activities to re-establishing adaptive functioning for your work and social life
  • Free optional follow-up sessions to support ongoing maintenance of your progress 

I offer short and long-term therapy for adults online via Zoom or WhatsApp.

Would you like a no obligation free 15 minute telephone consultation?  Call or email me to arrange an appointment.

Session costs:
£80 online
£95 face to face (subject to room availability)

Ukrainian Refugees (English speaking) therapy free of charge - status evidence is required (currently limited to 4 Ukrainian refugees per year)

*https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/NG116

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Traumatology and PTSD
  • Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
  • Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
  • Trauma Informed Expressive Arts in Play Therapy and Counselling with Young People
  • Certificate in Skills for Psychological Recovery
  • Mental Health First Aider
  • Level 2 Counselling Skills
  • Level 7 MA Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Level 7 CIPD Advanced Dip Learning and Development
  • Certificate in Education - Adult & Community (equivalent to DTLLS for adult teaching & training)

Therapy offered

Trauma focused for PTSD and Complex PTSD       
Emotion Regulation for Trauma & PTSD
Cognitive behavioural CBT for trauma
Cognitive Processing Therapy CPT
Imagery Rescripting & Reprocessing Therapy IRRT for systemic childhood abuse
Prolonged Exposure Therapy
Written Exposure Therapy
Skills for Psychological Recovery
Solution focused and Coaching

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £80.00 to £95.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva

Additional information

Sessions are currently: online

I offer short and long-term therapy for adults online via Zoom or WhatsApp.

Would you like a no obligation free 15 minute telephone consultation?  Call or email me to arrange an appointment.

I offer short and long-term therapy for adults online via Zoom or WhatsApp.

Would you like a no obligation free 30 minute telephone consultation?  Call or email me to arrange an appointment.

Session costs:
£80 online
£95 face to face (subject to room availability)

Ukrainian Refugees (English speaking) - therapy free of charge - status evidence is required (currently limited to 4 Ukrainian refugees per year)

Call or email me for my availability

When I work

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Morning
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Please contact me to find out available appointment times.

Twickenham, Twickenham, England, TW2

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom