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Birth Trauma Therapy: Finding Light After the Storm

Giving birth is often a time of immense joy and wonder. Yet, for some, the experience can be overshadowed by trauma, leaving deep emotional scars. If you’re struggling with the aftermath of a difficult birth, know that you’re not alone. Birth trauma is a real and valid experience, and seeking professional help can make a world of difference.


Dr. Jo Gee’s clinic offers compassionate and effective birth trauma therapy in a safe and supportive environment. We understand the unique challenges you face and are here to help you navigate the path towards healing.


What is birth trauma?

Birth trauma can encompass a wide range of experiences, including:

  • Medical interventions: Emergency C-sections, forceps deliveries, or prolonged labour can be physically and emotionally overwhelming.
  • Loss of control: Feeling unheard, disrespected, or powerless during childbirth can be deeply distressing.
  • Emotional distress: Fear, anxiety, and grief are common emotions associated with birth trauma.
  • Attachment difficulties: Bonding with your baby may be challenging after a traumatic experience.


Signs of birth trauma

If you’re experiencing any of the following, you may be suffering from birth trauma:

  • Flashbacks or intrusive memories of the birth
  • Nightmares or sleep disturbances
  • Avoidance of anything related to childbirth, including babies
  • Anxiety, depression, or irritability
  • Difficulty bonding with your baby
  • Feelings of guilt, shame, or isolation


How can birth trauma therapy help?

Birth trauma therapy can provide you with the tools and support you need to:

  • Process and understand your traumatic experience
  • Develop coping mechanisms for managing flashbacks, anxiety, and other symptoms
  • Rebuild trust in your body and birth experience
  • Improve your attachment and relationship with your baby
  • Heal from feelings of guilt, shame, and isolation


What to expect in therapy

At Dr. Jo Gee’s clinic, we take a holistic approach to birth trauma therapy. We combine various therapeutic modalities, including:

  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT): helps you identify and challenge negative thoughts and beliefs associated with your trauma.
  • Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR): a powerful technique that can help reduce the intensity of traumatic memories.
  • Mindfulness and relaxation techniques: promote calming and grounding, reducing anxiety and emotional distress.
  • Supportive psychotherapy: provides a safe space to express your emotions and work through your experiences.

Remember, healing from birth trauma is a journey, not a destination. With patience, self-compassion, and the right support, you can move beyond the darkness and rediscover the joy of motherhood.

Here are some additional resources that may be helpful:

If you’re ready to take the first step towards healing, contact Dr. Jo Gee’s clinic today. We’re here to support you on your journey towards recovery.

Why choose DR Jo Gee Psychotherapy?

Looking for therapy for postnatal depression in Guildford, Surrey? Still not sure if you could benefit from our services?

We are leading experts in Birth Trauma Therapy and symptoms linked to PTSD. We harness a range of techniques such as Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma focussed CBT to get to the root of your problems and find evidence-based solutions to rectify them and improve your life and outlook.

We have 15 staff who are fully accredited and qualified to support you whether that be on a 1-1 basis or as part of a support group. We will conduct a thorough pre-appointment audit just to make sure that your treatment and therapy is tailored to fit you perfectly.

The appointment takes around 15 minutes at a time that is convenient for you. After that, you can book a 50-75 minute assessment where you will have time to ask questions, share your therapy goals, discuss the possible outcomes, and build a personalized treatment plan with a member of our expert team.

Your therapist will support you every step of the way, whether you opt for a short or long-term plan. If you would like to book an initial consultation, please message or call us, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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“From start to finish, it taught me so much about myself.”


“Thank you for challenging me when I needed it.”


“I can’t believe how much progress I’ve made in a short time.”


“After many years of therapy, you are the first person who gets me.”



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Whatever your current struggle, we are ready to help you. We offer a free 15 minute phone discussion and we look forward to hearing from you.

We offer online psychiatry, psychology, counselling and psychotherapy appointments.

For clinic appointments we work from Willow Health and DJGP in Guildford, Surrey. Clients come to see us online or from Addlestone, Aldershot, Ashford, Bisley, Camberley, Chertsey, Chobham, Cobham, Cranleigh, Dorking, Egham, Epsom, Esher, Farnham, Farnborough, Fleet, Godalming, Guildford, Haslemere, Horley, Horsham, Kingston, Leatherhead, Lightwater, Oxshot, Redhill, Reigate, Richmond, Send, Shere, Staines-upon-Thames, Sunbury-on-Thames, Surbiton, Virginia Water, Walton-on-Thames, West End, Weybridge, Windlesham and Woking.

If you would like to book an initial consultation, please message or call us, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.



    Willow Health

    4 Paris Parklands


    GU2 9JX



    3 Beaufort Parklands


    GU2 9JX


    Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 9.00pm

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