PTSD Trauma Therapy & Counselling
in London

After a traumatic event it is normal to feel symptoms such as shock, anxiety, stress, upset and disconnection. However, if these symptoms don’t fade and you are left with with ongoing anxiety and tainted memories, you may be suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Counselling techniques alongside integrative psychotherapy and CBT can be highly effective in helping people manage and overcome the often debilitating symptoms caused by post-traumatic stress.

Do you need to find a PTSD therapist? With over 30 years experience, we can expertly match you with a therapist who works best for you. Making finding the right therapist easier.

PTSD Trauma Therapy London

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by the experiencing or witnessing of a very stressful, frightening or traumatic event. It is estimated to affect about 1 in every 3 people who have had a traumatic experience. It can occur immediately or it can develop weeks, months or even years after the event took place.

Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms can arise suddenly, gradually or come and go over time. Sometimes symptoms seem to be in remission and then unexpectedly, they may re-occur for no obvious reason. At other times, symptoms are brought on by specific triggers which provide a reminder of the original event. These can be certain words or images, a particular noise or even a smell.

It is normal to experience a range of emotions after a traumatic incident. However, when the symptoms last for more than a month and start to interfere with your daily life, you may be suffering from PTSD. In this instance, counselling with a trauma therapist can help you turn things around.

Common Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Constantly feeling tense, nervous, confused, empty or on edge.
  • Thoughts or images of the trauma flashing into your mind at unexpected or inappropriate times.
  • Intolerable body sensations or intense feelings – heart pounding, sweating, nausea, fear, dread.
  • Becoming distressed whenever the trauma is remembered.
  • Disturbed sleep patterns and nightmares.
  • Feelings of guilt, shame or self-blame
  • Relationships with others become difficult to deal with and suffer as a result.
  • Difficulty focusing, concentrating or performing well at work.
  • Increased levels of drinking, smoking or taking medication excessively since the event.
  • Feeling compelled to keep active in order to avoid uncomfortable distressing feelings.
  • Feeling alone and isolated.

What are Benefits of PTSD Counselling and Psychotherapy?

At KlearMinds our experienced PTSD psychotherapists and counsellors in London can help you address the impact of this disorder, in the following ways:

  • You will be provided with a safe and confidential setting where you can discuss and understand your trauma experience.
  • Discover how the body responds to traumatic events and learn strategies that can aid your recovery.
  • Learn how to deal with common side effects of trauma such as, nightmares, flashbacks, panic attacks, worry and generalized anxiety.
  • Develop a set of tools that can also be used to effectively manage potentially stressful or distressing situations which may occur in the future.
  • Build an increased sense of personal confidence and ability to deal with life challenges that occur in the future.

PTSD Counselling & Psychotherapy Reviews

Overcome ME/CFS Long Covid & Build Confidence
…Thank you to KlearMinds for taking such care in matching me with the right therapist…. I started sessions when I was very unwell with Long Covid/ ME/CFS… Amanda was a huge part of my recovery… I’ve got my life back. I’ve just been for a run, am a Mum to my boys again and am loving life. The connection between my mental health and physical health were much more entwined than I had realised. Amanda helped me to …
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Jenny, Occupational Therapist from North England.
Help to Overcome PTSD – Relationships
I was in a toxic relationship while suffering from PTSD, which made it harder for me to keep the symptoms under control, to the point I found myself unable to cope with daily responsibilities at work and at home… Maggie turned my life around and I will be forever grateful for all of her help… Maggie helped me overcome PTSD, reconnect with myself and others, gain strength and confidence to …
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Investment Analyst
Overcoming Trauma – Building Confidence in Work & Relationships
I needed to discuss an extremely distressing experience which had happened to me with a trained professional. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Maggie and the results speak for themselves… all of the areas of my life that I wanted to change (and even those I didn’t know at time needed changing) have changed for the better. she made me feel safe and capable… I learnt a lot… I now have the tools to …
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Lawyer
Help to Get Your Life Back on Track
If you’re reading my review, you are probably hesitant to seek therapy, or are sceptical in doing so, or want to find out if it really does work. I was exactly in the same position as you back in June 2019 and am glad I met Maddie who helped me understand myself and situations better. I never thought I would need to attend therapy as I thought I could get through my own problems myself. However ….
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IT Consultant, London
Overcoming Trauma, Depression, Parenting Problems, Career Issues
I have seen Maggie for a short batch of sessions, on 4 occasions… I’ve needed help with…post-natal depression…childhood trauma…career…work/life balance…parenting struggles… the services she provides, have been absolutely transformational… Without fail, each time, Maggie has..quickly distilled..the root..issue..and given me highly..actionable..advice..I can…use..long past attending one to one sessions….
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COO, London

Meet Our Experienced Therapists

Amanda James

Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Dip Therapeutic Counselling, PG Dip Attachment Theory, Mindfulness, Adv Dip, BACP

Amanda holds over 12 years experience.

Maggie Morrow Award Winning Therapist

Maggie Morrow

Award Winning Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Life Coach
MSc Integrative Psychotherapy, BSc Psychology, Adv Dip, UKCP

Maggie’s experience spans over 25 years.

Paul Glynn - Psychotherapist & Counsellor London

Paul Glynn

Clinical Director, Psychotherapist & Counsellor
MSc Counselling, PG Adv Cert CBT, Adv Cert Clinical Supervision, BPhil, MBACP (Accred)

Paul Glynn holds over 35 years experience.

Judy Harrison - Psychotherapist and Couples Therapist London

Judy Harrison

Psychotherapist, Couples Therapist
PG Dip Psychotherapy, Dip Mediation, Mindfulness Meditation Cert, Cert Psychotherapy, UKCP, BACP

Judy holds over 25 years experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Type of Events Cause Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
There are many types of traumatic events that can lead to PTSD. Some common situations include:
  • Difficult childhoods
  • Accidents
  • Natural disasters
  • Assaults
  • Muggings
  • Rape
  • Military combat
  • Personal injury
  • Fire
  • Being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness
  • Hearing about a serious injury or the death of a loved one can also lead to PTSD for some individuals.
What are the Three Most Common Symptom Groups of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
What are Some Different Psychotherapy and Counselling Treatments for PTSD?
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