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.

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

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…. Read More
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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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…. Read More
IT Consultant, London
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… Read More
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Meet Our Experienced Therapists in London

Judy Harrison - Psychotherapist and Couples Therapist London
Judy holds over 25 years experience as a psychotherapist, with individuals and couples. She utilizes a wide range of therapies, including CBT and psychoeducation and has considerable experience in Career Coaching, Mindfulness Meditation and Mediation. Judy works proactively with clients to help them understand and address problematic situations and experiences and develop positive skills they can draw upon for life.
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Kate Thomlinson - Psychotherapist & Counsellor London
Kate is a highly skilled therapist. She has worked successfully in a variety of settings, including media, TV, journalism, law and higher education. She draws upon a broad range of therapeutic skills including existential, CBT, mindfulness and psychoeducation to enable clients to achieve the outcomes they want, in terms of professional and personal satisfaction and wellbeing.
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Amanda Reynolds - Psychotherapist & Counsellor London
Amanda is a highly experienced Advanced CBT and Integrative therapist with more than 8 years experience. She draws upon a wide range of therapies and works proactively to help clients understand, process and resolve their concerns and conflicts. Amanda can assist you to quickly identify problematic thoughts and behaviours which negatively impact your personal and professional well-being.
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Karen Gubb - Clinical Psychologist London.webp
Karen is a highly experienced psychologist, executive and career coach with over 15 years experience. Karen draws upon a variety of therapies and coaching skills, tailoring her approach, to best suit the learning style of each client. Karen works proactively. She can help you understand and constructively change problematic thoughts and patterns of behaviour so you can realise your personal goals.
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Paul Glynn - Psychotherapist & Counsellor London
Paul Glynn holds over 30 years experience as a therapist and is KlearMinds Clinical Director. Paul offers a warm, pragmatic and interactive approach to help you understand and go beyond the difficulties you are facing. He is passionate about empowering clients to develop the tools that can help them to resolve stuckness and positively change repetitive, problematic behaviours.
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Maggie Morrow Award Winning Therapist

Maggie Morrow is an award winning psychotherapist, an accomplished life coach and counsellor, and Director of KlearMinds. In 2007 she was awarded the BACP National Award for advancing the quality of therapy service provision to the highest standards in the UK.
Maggie’s experience spans over 20 years helping people overcome problems so they can enjoy more fulfilling and satisfying lives.


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Tania Turner Counsellor and Couples Therapist in London
Tania is an experienced psychotherapist and couples counsellor. She is highly skilled in helping couples and individuals address a wide range of concerns. She has a warm, collaborative, insightful approach and uses a range of therapies including psychodynamic and mindfulness, to enable her clients to understand and resolve issues constructively.
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Nishah Dennison - Psychotherapist & Counsellor London
Nishah is a highly skilled therapist with over 25 years experience. She utilizes a wide range of therapies, including Coaching, CBT, Mindfulness and psychoeducation to help her clients. Her approach to working with clients is warm, interactive and practical, providing life skills and strategies that can be used effectively across all areas of life. Alongside seeing clients she expertly leads our therapy team to provide quality and excellence.
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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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Not Sure Which Therapist Or Type Of Therapy You Need?

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We help people across London and have therapy rooms in Central London & London City.

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Our hand-selected therapists have trained in the UK’s most respected counselling institutions. They hold a minimum of 8 and up to 30 years clinical experience within the NHS, private and/or charitable sectors in and around London. They are registered with: