We’re Here To Help You Heal
Everyone at The Cotswold Centre For Trauma Healing cares deeply about providing a welcoming, friendly environment where clients can feel comfortable, secure and empowered to embark on positive change in their lives.
Clinical Director and founder Dr Claudia Herbert has over two decades experience of running a private psychology service and heads a highly experienced team of people who believe in treating each client as a valued individual. With a wealth of clinical experience, our consultants do not rely on standard treatment formulae. We draw on a wide range of knowledge including the latest, research-based developments in psychotherapy and body-focused therapies. This enables us to tailor an individual package of care – often combining elements of several different therapeutic approaches – to suit each of our clients’ specific needs.
BSc (First Class Hons), MSc, DClin Psy, AFBPsS
Claudia is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, an HCPC Registered Chartered Clinical Psychologist, a UKCP and BABCP Registered Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, an EMDR Europe accredited EMDR Consultant and an ISST Registered Schema Therapist. She is also an Applied Psychology Practice Supervisor (RAPPS). She works within a holistic framework and, where appropriate, embeds in her work approaches from various healing and spiritual traditions around the world.
UKCP registered Integrative psychotherapist working with adults, children and adolescents, individually and in a family context.
“My work integrates scientifically-informed therapies, such as CBT, with a holistic approach, allowing for the recognition of the interrelationship between our mind, body and soul. I am passionate about helping my clients move from ‘dis- ease’ into wellness, improved functioning and healing. I have worked in a wide variety of settings, including NHS, Charitable Sector and the Prison Service and as such bring a wealth of experience into the therapeutic work with my clients.”
Specialist Trauma Consultant, BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist, EMDR Therapist
“My work as a psychotherapist is very important to me and I am deeply committed and devoted to it. I believe it is an honour to connect with my clients, to be present with them, help educate, guide, process and empower them to live the healthiest lives possible.
My work as a psychotherapist is based in honouring and deeply respecting each individual and where they are in their lives.”
Specialist Trauma Consultant, CBT Psychotherapist, Accredited EMDR Practitioner
“I believe most psychological problems are more injury than illness: that trauma is the root of most problems – not only major traumatic incidents such as accidents, disasters or combat but also other less obviously traumatic experiences. I also believe that, as children and infants, we don’t always get what we need to develop into healthy, confident adults. Many of these types of problem can be addressed effectively with psychological therapies such as EMDR and CBT.”
MA (Hons) IAP, Dip. TEAA
Integrative Psychotherapist, BACP & HCPC registered
“For me, relationship is at the heart of psychotherapy – a collaborative process between therapist and client, providing opportunities for self-reflection and insight in a safe, confidential and supportive space.
I specialise in treating complex trauma; having gained valuable experience in the past from working with women suffering from perinatal trauma, as well as with refugees and asylum-seekers, many of whom have had to endure war, torture, persecution and devastating loss.
I believe that experiences of deep distress and devastation can become catalysts for enormous personal development, an awakening of profound insight and authenticity. I feel privileged to support people in that transformational process.”
Sarah Stephens is the Practice Administrator for the Cotswold Centre for Trauma Healing and is usually the first-person clients meet or speak to when visiting the Service in Stroud. Sarah is there to provide information about the Service and help you during your time with our services. She also ensures visitors receive a warm welcome to the Stroud Service and guides them through contracts and any other paperwork.
“Please do contact me if you have any questions or would like further information about our service here in Stroud.”