PG Diploma in trauma & PTSD

01189 892 399 01189 892 399 / 07834 470 248 07834 470 248
Counsellors and trainees
£3,300 tuition plus £348 supervision (one year)
Bracknell Enterprise & innovation Hub, Ocean House, The Ring, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1AX

An in-depth, one-year accredited (NCP) postgraduate diploma course (18 days) that provides a thorough, systematic and highly successful approach to treating trauma and PTSD. This course has received outstanding reviews from participants, many of whom state that it has revolutionised their therapy practice.

The success of the course is not just down to the systematic approach, but also to the collection of evidence-based trauma processes that are taught and then practiced by participants. This course was created as Lucia Hall found that other courses were theory-heavy, but typically left participants without a clearly defined and practical approach to processing client’s trauma. 

The course additionally addresses diagnosis, assessment, neuroscience, stabilisation techniques, emotion regulation, imagery, comorbidities (including a thorough biopsychosocial approach to the treatment of depression), suicide, nightmares, and trauma work with adolescents and children.  

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About the trainer

Lucia Hall is a psychological therapist, traumatologist, university lecturer, trainer, communication coach, clinical hypnotherapist and supervisor. She was originally from Panama but moved to the United States where she was a social worker in the Family and Child Protection units in Detroit, Michigan. She met and married her British husband in the USA and they eventually moved to England.

Lucia studied her MSc. in Mental Health at Guy's Hospital, St Thomas' Hospital & Kings College School of Medicine/ Institute of Psychiatry. She is an EMDR practitioner (Level 3) and is trainer for MBTI (Levels 2 & 3). Additional specialised training includes Schema Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP), CBT Trauma Focused Therapy, Imagery Rescripting & Reprocessing Therapy (IRRT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), Lifespan Integration (LI) and several other trauma focused processes. Lucia also has a diploma in hypnotherapy (DipH).

Lucia has taught at several colleges and universities in the UK as well as being an external course examiner. She is a consultant traumatologist for the insurance and legal professions and in addition has a great deal of experience in working with depression and anxiety. She owns Integrative Cognitive Solutions Limited, which is a psychotherapy, supervision and training company. Lucia is a member of many professional bodies including BABCP, MBACP, EMDR UK, GHR, NCP (Fellow), UKPTS and ESTSS.

ICS is Lucia’s training company and she also owns The Transformation Centre, which specialises in treating trauma and has clinics In London and Berkshire.

Currently Lucia is teaching a Postgraduate Diploma in Trauma and PTSD that she created to give participants a systematic and thorough approach for assisting trauma clients. Lucia also teaches several trauma workshops that are accredited by the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) and recognised by the United Kingdom Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS). These courses lead to a Certificate in Traumatology recognised throughout Europe.

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Integrative Cognitive Solutions (ICS) is a counselling training provider that has taught many accredited counselling courses (Level 2, 3 & 4) for many years. Largely in response to the success of the Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Trauma & PTSD, ICS now is focusing on courses and CPDs for qualified therapists (see

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