Trauma Therapy in Leeds

Head Agenda provides award-winning professional Trauma Therapy services in Leeds, West Yorkshire. All counselling is conducted by licensed therapists who are BACP registered, highly experienced and have undergone excellent, extensive training in trauma. We ensure that our expert therapists are up to date with new techniques and research understandings of trauma. Head Agenda provides a safe confidential space for clients that have experienced trauma and its effects.

Trauma, in some cases referred to as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), can have a dramatic effect on not only yourself but also your relationships. It can be treated effectively though, and Head Agenda therapists are specialists in helping reduce the symptoms of PTSD.

It’s not a condition that just affects adults, too. Traumatic experiences at an early age, such as sexual abuse, neglect, exposure to domestic violence, and traumatic loss or bereavement are commonplace.

Whether you’re an adult or if you’ve a child that is traumatised, professional Head Agenda psychotherapy, combined with practical, emotional, and social support from family and friends, can help you recover, grieve, and move forward in life.

 

Take the first step and enquire today

If you live in or near Leeds in West Yorkshire, Head Agenda therapy suites are available for you to host rewind therapy sessions. Alternatively, you can have online therapy sessions from the comfort of your home.

To make an enquiry, simply fill in your contact details. We’ll then offer you a provisional appointment with a therapist specially selected for you based on your requirements.

About Our Trauma Services

There are many types of treatments and therapy for PTSD out there from rewind therapy and PTSD eye therapy to cognitive behavioural therapy for PTSD and complex PTSD therapy. At Head Agenda, our therapists use a number of different evidence-based, well-established treatments. A key one is Rewind Therapy.

What is Rewind Therapy?

The Rewind Therapy technique is a safe, non-intrusive process.

Working with an expert Head Agenda therapist, the guided experience involves reprocessing your memories rather than erasing them.

Rewind Therapy: The Process

Our clients attend a Rewind Assessment session, sharing what difficulties they are having and how their trauma is manifesting. We gather information at this session to establish what outcome you would like. A form is completed detailing how you are feeling at this session.

At the treatment session we encourage you to effectively ‘file’ your memories, the potential to trigger the fight, flight, freeze or fold response – the ‘as if’ in the traumatising situation – is removed. As you don’t need to articulate your traumatic story, rewind therapy reduces or removes the possibility of being re-traumatised.

The experienced Head Agenda therapist guides you through a specific, timed process that lasts no longer than an hour.

We will work with you:

  • At a pace that suits you to help you understand the impact of your trauma
  • Assist you to work through it so that it feels more manageable
  • Provide coping strategies to give you support when it affects you.

Two weeks after your treatment session a second form is completed to collect data of your feelings and thinking about the trauma. This is then compared with your original score so you can see the progress.

Why Rewind Therapy?

We’ve found the Rewind Therapy technique to be highly effective, especially when working with one-off or complex trauma therapy for PTSD.

The technique may take as few as three sessions and results have been outstanding and highly effective in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress.

Benefits of Trauma therapy?

The benefits of trauma therapy are wide ranging from you being able to think and talk about their trauma without being re-traumatised. You will feel in control of the events that happened to you by ideations of new perspectives and the provision of neuroscience in the Rewind technique. The coping strategies that you will have gained will enable you to feel differently about your experiences and enable you to file them in your brain for them to be retrieved only when you want to retrieve them.

 

How do I know Trauma therapy is right for me?

If you are experiencing flashbacks and having difficulty sleeping you will find that trauma therapy will help you to function better, reducing the flashbacks and aiding better sleep. Trauma therapy works at your pace. You will decide if its right for you, no-one can decide that for you.

Trauma: FAQ

In most instances working with historical trauma would be long term unless you are suitable for Rewind therapy.

If you have an isolated experience of trauma for example, an accident, an assault, rape, that hasn’t occurred over a long period of time or are troubled by specific flashbacks then Rewind therapy would be suitable for you.

We work in blocks of six sessions, after each block we review with you to assess if you find the therapy helpful and establish areas that you wish to work on moving forward. You are in control of how many sessions you have, whether you take a break or continue with therapy or stop.

Browse our other services

Our therapy and counselling services can help you deal and cope with your trauma holistically; however, you might be interested in learning about how we help overcome specific types of mental ill health, including:

Anger Management Therapy

Our therapy and counselling services are designed to help deal with anger issues. Learn how our expert therapists can help to diagnose, understand, and provide support in coping with anger issues.

Couples Therapy

At Head Agenda, our couples therapy and counselling services help work through subjective personal issues within your relationships. Learn how our highly trained therapists can help you and your partner resolve your relationship issues.

CBT Therapy

Our CBT therapy and counselling services here at Head Agenda offer support and guidance – enabling you to challenge your negative thoughts and behaviour patterns to better cope with mental health illnesses from phobias to OCD to PTSD.

Depression Counselling

Head Agenda’s depression therapy and counselling services are designed to help you deal with your depression. See how our expert, licensed therapists listen, understand, and support your well-being through tailored treatments designed to support you fully.

Anxiety Therapy

Our anxiety therapy and counselling services can help you deal and cope with the symptoms of your anxiety and find the root cause of it. Learn how our licensed friendly therapists can help you overcome your anxiety.

Single Session Therapy

If you think a one-off therapy session is exactly what you need to tackle a pressing issue or figure out whether a more long-term mental health support programme is needed, learn how we can help.

Have any other questions?

If you have any questions that we haven’t answered about trauma therapy, don’t hesitate to contact us here. We’ll try to answer your question as quickly as possible.

Equally, if you’re ready to book an appointment and want to make an enquiry for trauma therapy, please click the button below.

What do our clients think about us?

I went to Head Agenda to try to tackle my severe anxiety. My therapist Jonathan was really helpful and kind and I now feel more equipped to manage my mental health. The space is calming and welcoming. I would recommend Head Agenda to anyone who is suffering and who needs professional support.

Lauren Piper

About 4 months ago I decided to try therapy and was recommended Head Agenda by my girlfriend. After getting in contact with them I was assigned to Darren and over that period of time I found him very helpful, I would definitely recommend him and say it was a really positive experience

Barnsley Jack

Jonathan at Head Agenda was absolutely fantastic. I felt very comfortable throughout. Really positive experience.

Sacha Ghionis

My experience with Head Agenda has been liberating for me! I would recommend anyone that’s thinking of getting help to look no further.

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Michael Greenwood

I came to see Mandy in autumn 2019 for some CBT to deal with my anxiety which at times spiralled out of control for weeks/months at a time. Mandy was great, in the end doing a combination of both therapy and CBT to explore where the anxiety had come from, as well as how to put it back in its box. She was great at challenging me, which is just what I needed. An immediate affect was feeling significantly less nervous about flying. I now find myself in week 5 of the UK COVID lockdown, a time that is causing anxiety for so many people, and able to cope. Yes, I have felt anxious (who hasn’t!!), but it has been for a maximum of an hour or two, and not endless. I can highly recommend Head Agenda. Thank you.

Natasha Barlow

Counselling will start this week but my initial contact with Head Agenda has been great. Lovely friendly reply to my initial email enquiry, followed by a phone call from Amanda who was very easy to talk and was very reassuring and helpful with all my questions and concerns.

Pen C.

I found Head Agenda through another website which recommended therapists. I have used Head Agenda for roughly 6 months and it has been a transformative experience. My therapist was professional, kind, understanding and helpful with making changes and seeing things in a new way. I can't recommend the experience enough.

Tabitha Connolly

I can't begin to describe how incredible Darren has been in helping me with my mental health. He enabled me to respect and love myself for the first time in a very long time. I have come a long way since starting my sessions and I will be forever grateful to Darren for facilitating my process of healing. I highly recommend Darren and Head Agenda!

Himani Jayasinghe

I've been seeing Mandy for a year now and she has transformed my life. I can't thank her enough. Having seen numerous therapists over the years I've never found anyone so effective. Mandy has a wealth of knowledge and I've found her very easy to open up to. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Siobhan Thew

I am glad I went to Head Agenda, great staff and Mark was really helpful and friendly. If you are unsure about going to see anyone then maybe just book an appointment and discuss it with them. Even if you think you are mentally strong there is always room for improvement. I feel like Mark has helped me find the right path to go forward in my life. I would recommend this company :)

The Anunnaki

Can't rate Head Agenda, or my therapist, highly enough. I had my first appointment within two weeks of enquiring and began CAT therapy with Jonathan. His kind, caring and friendly approach instantly helped me to feel relaxed, leading to several breakthroughs during our sessions. My therapy with Jonathan has been genuinely life changing; this is by far the best money I've ever spent. I now feel calmer and more content, and have the tools needed to enjoy better mental health.
If you're ready to put in the work, I'd definitely recommend Head Agenda.

Alannah Graham

I've just finished my last session with my therapist - Debbie, and I can't thank her enough for helping me through a difficult time in my life and seeing the light. I was very apprehensive at first, I've never had counselling before and I was in denial about my problem. But speaking to Debbie is one of the best things I've done, she is friendly, caring and it felt natural talking to her, and she gave me the tools I need to help get better. Very easy booking through Head Agenda, would highly recommend.

Cat I

I have had a few sessions with Debra. When I arrived for my first session she made me feel very comfortable and the session just flew by. Debbie really took the time to understand what I was saying and made me feel like she really wanted to help me through my problems. She has gone over and above expectations, supporting me through a very big decision. The rooms are very relaxing and comfortable and there is barely any noise from outside. I would fully recommend having sessions with Debra. She has really opened up my eyes to the reasons of why I feel the way I do and ways to try and reduce those feelings.

Anna Curry

First ever experience with counselling for myself, and it has helped my tenfold. Would recommend to anyone.

Liam Back

Have had wonderful, sensitive support from Debra, who has helped me learn to take time to sit with my own grief rather than be present 100% of time for others. She made the sessions relaxed, and I will be getting in touch if there are more bumps in my road further down the line. Thank you.

Kate Riley

Great service, really easy to find a therapist to match your needs - spoke to Amanda who was super friendly and made the whole process really painless - thank you!

Sally Hurst

Head Agenda has been brilliant for me whilst going through a turbulent time in my life. Mark has been amazing. Calm, kind, professional, a complete expert who helps you work through anything whilst providing you with a range of tools you can use. He increases your self awareness and does it with such a positive reassuring presence that lets you feel relaxed and confident to talk to him. Can't recommend Mark and Head Agenda highly enough.

Simon P.

Fantastic service and help through some tough times. Natalie has been wonderful over these last few months.

Miguel Garrido-Letelier

Debra was very kind and understanding, she gave considerate and constructive advice, we cannot thank her enough for all that she did to help!

Anne-Louise Wells

After years of been in and out of therapy I was sceptical about trying it again, I went in expecting to be disappointed. I couldn't have been more wrong.

The knowledge, empathy and approach Mandy took to with me was something i'd never experienced before. I actually feel excited to start a new chapter of my life and I wouldn't be in this position if it wasn't for Head Agenda.

10000% recommend!

Megan Barrett

Highly recommended! One of the best investments of my life. A very friendly, kind and professional team. The atmosphere of the place is also great: very calm and relaxing. I went to try CBT and after a few sessions, it worked! I am happier and know myself much better now. I will always be grateful! Thank you, Mandy.

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I was lucky enough to be helped by Mark. I can't find any fault with him. He made me feel comfortable from the get-go. Professional but personable, paid more attention to what I was saying than I did! He seems very intelligent but not at all condescending. If you have any issues you would like to talk through, I would recommend Mark 100%.

Joe Craig

I've been seeing June for a while now. I have tried a number of therapies and therapists over the years, but have never really felt heard or understood. I am able to be my authentic self with June, without any fear of judgement or embarrassment. She has an amazing way of challenging my thoughts, in a gentle way, but enough so to allow me to start to reconsider my own thoughts and feelings. She has already had a big impact on my life, and I cannot recommend her highly enough!

The office is lovely and calming, the other staff are always helpful and polite.
100% recommend Head Agenda!

Charlotte Steele

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Debbie who I had many sessions with earlier this year. At first I was very hesitant but was by far was the best decision I have made and I am now in a place I could have only dreamt to be in a year ago. I could not recommend Debbie highly enough and genuinely want to thank her from the bottom of my heart.

Bradley Hood

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Debbie here at Head Agenda! She has been absolutely amazing in getting me through what felt like a million and one problems when I first went in. I truly came to think of her as a friend and felt her genuine care and want to help me. I always came away from every session feeling lighter and much more positive and she's always been so friendly, sensitive and incredibly relatable. She has guided me through an extremely difficult time in my life and got me through and out of that dark tunnel.

The rooms were always comfortable and inviting and always made me feel at ease to talk

Thank you so much again, Debbie you're an absolute star!

Becky Gill

Excellent service. Really useful. Helped a lot. Thanks

Lyndon Ogden

Such a fantastic place. Super friendly and understanding team. Got an appointment really quickly. Such a calm and relaxing space. Thank you!

Megan Barnes

Liz was great, can't recommend Head Agenda enough! I went for 12 weeks in total and I feel like it has really got me back on track from the place that I was. Thank you!

Covers by Tom

I honestly can't recommend Head Agenda enough. When I first enquired by email the response was prompt, professional and clear. I was very quickly assigned to Jane Hickson, who agreed to work with me flexibly around my work schedule. Although I didn't have many sessions, i can honestly say that attending counselling with Jane has changed my life considerably. She really helped me work things out. She was professional, yet kind the whole time. Also, the rooms and surroundings are very comfortable and calming.

Sophie Threlfall

This was my first experience with counselling. I was always reluctant to seek help for whatever reason. With recent health issues I felt that it was the 'icing on the cake' and I needed help. Then I met the wonderful Debbie at Head Agenda. She has guided me more than I ever thought possible. She has helped me see what's truly important and helped me breakdown understand what once felt like big mess in my head! She has taught me so much and I can finally say, today, that I am ready to use her kind words and advice and see how I get on alone. I know she is always there though if I need her one day. I now feel I am strong enough, all thanks to Debbie.

Thank you so much, Deb! You've been an angel x

Jo-Dee Brice

Head Agenda were great, and really helped me with my issues. The space was great quiet and private it did not feel intimidating. My therapist Jonathan, took the time to understand my problems and was really helpful and easy to approach. Would recommend.

Robert Rowe

I could not recommend Caroline at Head Agenda enough. I was very hesitant when it came to therapy but Caroline had provided me with the confidence to speak about my issues, no matter how big or small. She has constantly treated me with grace and respect, I am very grateful for her.

Emily X

Debra has been absolutely wonderful in helping me understand my mental health. She’s made me feel so calm and relaxed in sessions. Couldn’t recommend her enough!

Grace Maddox

I couldn't recommend Juliet enough. She is a warm, kind and caring therapist who pulled me through a challenging, dark time. I am forever thankful for all her support, wealth of experience and tools she provided. Thank you Juliet x

Holly Dixon

Interesting, insightful and has been no end of help for my self improvement. Can't thank these lot enough. I feel much more confident and optimistic going forward and it’s down to Mark and the Head Agenda team.

Rob Griffiths

Daniel was kind and helpful to my family member . Gave strategies to help with stress and anxiety that can use . Liked the practical exercises and has kept the list he made at his final sessions to remind him of all the positive things they talked about

Fran Bostyn