Welcome to the Trauma and PTSD Clinic
Professional help can make all the difference in getting your life back on track after a traumatic event.
At Hampshire & Surrey Psychology’s Trauma Clinic we recognise that life does not always run smoothly and when things go wrong we all need a little assistance.
Our Trauma Clinic team are particularly experienced in working with clients suffering from the effects of traumatic events. All of our Psychologists are highly qualified, trained to doctoral level and have many years’ experience working as psychologists within the NHS. All of the Trauma clinic practitioners have undertaken specialist training in one or more of the NICE recommended therapeutic approaches which can be used to treat PTSD and the effects of trauma such as CBT for trauma or EMDR.
They are specialists in diagnosing and working with the range of different trauma presentations whether arising from a single traumatic event (such as a road accident or being the victim of an attack) or "complex" where the trauma arises from multiple traumatic events or from experiences of physical, sexual or mental abuse, sometimes surfacing after many years.
We are able to provide a high quality assessment, counselling and therapy service to assist in easing psychological distress and promote emotional well-being. We work in a collaborative manner, working with the client to gain a full understanding of their difficulties and determine the most effective way forward. We believe that by giving our clients choice about the treatment that they receive we can give empower them and give them confidence. Our approach is flexible and geared to suit the needs of the client.
More about PTSD
Karen Quatermass, founder of Hampshire and Surrey Psychology, gave an interview talking about PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) to BBC radio Solent.
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Recognising the Effects of Trauma
How Can We Help? - Types of Therapy
We offer NICE recommended evidenced therapies for PTSD and the symptoms of post traumatic stress and complex trauma. Descriptions of CBT for trauma and EMDR are below.
Where symptoms are severe, long lasting and/or a result of complex trauma - repeated traumatic events such as physical, sexual or mental abuse, which may have led to (for example) emotional dysregulation, self harm and/or severe disruption of work/home life/relationships it may be necessary to have a first stage of therapy to stabilise yourself before embarking on therapy for trauma. Therapy for trauma can be extremely emotional and difficult to manage. If this is the case, your psychologist will advise whether additional work on coping skills or, for example a therapy such as DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) or Schema Therapy or Mentalisation psychotherapy may be helpful before embarking upon trauma work.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
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How do I make an appointment?
The first step is to call us on 01420 540274 or fill in the form below. We always try to respond to contact form messages within the day.
Our helpful and friendly practice administration staff will ask you some initial questions about what you would like help with and which location or locations you could come to. They will also talk with you about which of our psychologists will be most appropriate and their availability.
Once you have decided who you’d like to see we will arrange a suitable time for you to talk to each other. Ideally this will be within a day or two. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions or address concerns that you may have before making an appointment.
We know that it is not always easy to get to the point of making the decision to contact someone for help. Louisa and Janet are there to help you through the process of finding the right person to speak to.
You will be asked for some personal details during this process. All information shared with us will always be treated in the strictest confidence. Needless to say, all our people are registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) under the Data Protection Act (1998).
What happens next?The initial assessment appointment.
The next step is to meet with your Psychologist or Psychotherapist for an initial consultation or assessment. You should usually allow around an hour to an hour and a half.
The purpose of this session is for you to be able to explain what you would like help with, ask questions, provide some background history and define your goals for therapy. We also discuss the most effective course of therapy, how it would work, what you can expect from us and what would be expected of you.
At the initial assessment we will be able to give you a more accurate idea of the duration and cost of your therapy.
Please fill in all the fields below. It may seem like we're asking for a lot of information but we will call you back to help decide the best course of actions.