The team at the Cotswold Centre for Trauma Healing practice Peace & compassion like the Peace Dove

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.


Dr Claudia Herbert

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.

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Cate Masheder

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.”

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Eve Scott

Specialist Trauma Consultant, BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, CBT Therapist, EMDR Therapist, CRM Practitioner

“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.”

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Kate SmithKate Smith

MA (Hons) IAP, Dip. TEAA
Integrative Psychotherapist, UKCP & HCPC registered, CRM Practitioner

“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.”

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