Counselling and Psycholgical Services by the Cheltenham Trauma Clinic

Counselling for adults

It is not easy to take that first step and come to counselling. Many people think that it is a sign of weakness and this prevents them from getting the help they need to get their lives back on track. In contrast, we see ‘coming for counselling’ as a sign of strength! It shows a self-awareness that things are not right and are particularly difficult to tackle on your own.

The first step is to make an appointment. The initial meeting is between an hour and hour half long as your counselor will want to understand your problem fully and will want to assess your suitability for treatment. You will be asked about your family history, education, medical history amongst other things. In this way we can make sure that you get the best help possible. We offer a range of therapeutic approaches such as person-centred therapy (this is an exploratory approach), solution focused (this approach is more about problem solving), cognitive behavior therapy (this looks at how your thoughts and feelings are working in patterns and cycles) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (this is a special treatment for sufferers of trauma) and trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy (another treatment option for trauma).

Typical problems that we encounter on a regular basis include depression, stress, anxiety, bereavement, relationship difficulties, identity issues, phobia, health related anxiety, OCD, post-traumatic stress disorder and many others.

Once your counsellor has conducted the initial assessment, she will discuss with you what the best approach will be. This will be fully explained to you. You will then be asked to arrange to come for counselling on a regular basis (usually once a week) for an hour. The number of sessions required depends on your type of problem and your level of engagement with the process, but your counsellor will give you a rough guide at assessment.

Your counsellor is bound by a code of confidentiality and ethics published by the British Psychological Society and by the code of conduct by the Health Professions Council.

For more information about our services and details about EMDR, please visit our website www.chtc.co.uk or email any enquiries to info@chtc.co.uk

Referrals
To make a referral please ring our office mobile: 07501 251681. You will be asked to leave a message and one of our counselors will telephone you back.
 

Practitioners

 

Counselling for adults

 
Dr Joanna Nowill
 

  • About Joanna
  • Working Days
  • Fees
  • dr joanna nowill chhc cheltenham trauma clinicDr Joanna Nowill is a Chartered Psychologist and qualified practitioner of EMDR and CBT. Joanna is accredited by the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health Professions Council. Joanna is also a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. She has worked as a counselor in a variety of settings including forensic, NHS and private counselling agencies. Joanna is experienced in working with sufferers of trauma and general psychological problems. She is also an NLP practitioner and a qualified practitioner of hypnosis.
  •  Working Days:Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • FEES

    £90 per hour


 
Samantha Lindley
 
  • About Samantha
  • Working Days
  • Fees
  • samantha lindley chhc cheltenham trauma clinicSamantha Lindley is a qualified practitioner of EMDR and CBT. Samantha is also a chartered counselling psychologist and has a long experience of working in a range of clinical settings including forensic services. She is particularly experienced in working with sufferers of trauma. Samantha is accredited by the British Psychological Society and she is registered with the Health Professions Council. Currently Samantha is working in the NHS part time.
  •  Working Days: Monday Evening, Tuesday Evening, Thursday Evening
  • FEES

    £90 per hour


 

Counselling for couples

 
Nicola Gadsby
 

  • About Nicola
  • Working Days
  • Fees
  • nicola gadsby chhc cheltenham trauma clinicNicola has a diploma in psychodynamic counselling, and also trained at Relate as a couples counsellor, where she currently works part-time. She has worked for two of the largest providers of counselling services in the county for several years, gaining experience with a wide range of clients with many different issues. She is an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and as such adheres to the BACP ethical framework..
  •  Working Days: 
  • FEES

    £90 per hour


 

Counselling for families and children

 
Nitika Jain
 

  • About Nitika
  • Working Days
  • Fees
  • nitika jain chhc cheltenham trauma clinicNitika Jain is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, accredited by the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health Professions Council. families with children who have complex mental health needs. She also runs specialist parenting programmes. Nitika has wide-ranging experience, including children’s centres, NHS settings, child and adolescent mental health services and private work. She works with a range of disorders including attachment issues, eating disorders, PTSD, mood disorders, children who self-harm, school refusals, conduct disorders including anger management and behavioural difficulties, ADHD and autism.
  •  Working Days: Monday 
  • FEES

    £90 per hour

 

 

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