Trauma Therapy

Over the course of our lifetimes, many of us will experience traumatic events which may leave us struggling to cope emotionally. Trauma therapy can help you process and begin to move on from past events which are causing you difficulties in your day-to-day life.

Trauma therapy is a form of psychotherapy. It involves talking through difficult experiences in a safe and secure environment in order to find relief from anxiety and unhappiness, as well as other common symptoms of trauma, such as nightmares and feelings of dissociation or numbness.

What can I get help with?

There is no clear way to define trauma. If you feel that your daily life is being negatively affected by an experience which you cannot move on from, then trauma therapy may be appropriate. As well as psychotherapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Recognition) may be offered to you if you are experiencing acute distress.

How do I get in touch?

When you make an enquiry, you will be asked to provide some basic details about yourself and what you are struggling with. If you are enquiring for somebody else, for example, a child, you will be asked to provide information on their behalf. You will then be invited for a telephone interview where you can provide a more detailed picture, which will help our clinicians decide on the best course of action.

How much will it cost?

Costs differ between individuals. You will be given a clear idea of fees before any treatment begins.

Make an Enquiry

Complete our short enquiry form and one of our staff will get back to you as soon as possible

Our Specialists

Dr Shadi Shahnavaz


Dr Shadi Shahnavaz

Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *EMDR, *Family Therapy, *London Intercultural Couples Centre, *Separation and Divorce, *Trauma Therapy, Family Therapists, Psychotherapists

Dr Shadi Shahnavaz is a UKCP registered couple and family Systemic Therapist with over 25 years experience of working with adolescents, individuals, couples and families.

Dr Shahnavaz worked in the NHS for 10 years and currently works at the Anna Freud Center where she is in the Contact and Residence Dispute Team and is also part of the teaching staff there.

Dr Shahnavaz specializes in trauma, loss and working with multicultural families. She also has a lot of experience with working with adolescents.

Dr Shahnavaz is trained in EMDR and trauma work.

She is also trained in working with attachment and parenting and is a ‘Circle of Security’ facilitator.

Dr Shahnavaz speaks French, Farsi and Swedish fluently.