Trauma and PTSD – Helping you Heal

Welcome to Claire Russell Therapy. As a dedicated and experienced clinical hypnotherapist, counsellor, and emotional therapist, my goal is to offer a sanctuary of healing and recovery for those grappling with the invisible and visible wounds of trauma and PTSD.

What Is Trauma?

Trauma is a response to deeply distressing events that overwhelm an individual’s ability to cope, causing feelings of helplessness, diminishing their sense of self, and their ability to feel a full range of emotions and experiences.

Symptoms of Trauma

Trauma can manifest in various ways, including:

  • Intrusive thoughts

  • Emotional numbness

  • Hyperarousal

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Difficulty with memory and concentration


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is a more severe form of trauma that can develop after exposure to an event or series of events that are extraordinarily stressful or life-threatening.


Symptoms of PTSD include:

  • Reliving the event (flashbacks or nightmares)

  • Avoidance of situations that remind one of the event

  • Negative changes in beliefs and feelings

  • Hyper-vigilance or being easily startled


Healing Trauma and PTSD with Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy can be a powerful tool to unlock the mind’s potential for recovery and self-healing. Clinical Hypnotherapy and emotional therapy works by inducing a deep state of relaxation, which can allow for an exploration of the subconscious, addressing the root causes of trauma, and facilitate gentle recovery and healing. 

The Process

  • Building Trust: A safe and supportive environment is essential.
  • Tailored Sessions: Every individual’s personal experience with trauma is unique, and so is their healing journey.
  • Empowerment: The aim is to restore a sense of wellbeing, control and peace.

The Evidence

Vast Research supports the efficacy of hypnotherapy in the treatment of trauma and PTSD, some of which is found in:

  • A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis found hypnotherapy to be effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD.
  • The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis has reported success in treating acute stress disorder, which can lead to PTSD, with hypnotherapy.

Accessing Academic Evidence

For those interested in delving deeper into the research, access to academic papers can be found through:


At Claire Russell Therapy, you will find a compassionate and professional approach to helping you deal with your trauma and PTSD. symptoms.  With a strong foundation in evidence based expert training,  proven success, and vast experience in using solution based and academic based research, along with a personalised approach to hypnotherapy, and emotional therapy.  I thoroughly to help you reclaim your life, on all levels from the shadows and the many levels and layers of pain of PTSD, complex PTSD and trauma.

For more information or to discuss, or schedule a consultation, please  contact us.