Charlotte Copeland GDPsy, PGDHP, MBPsS, MNRHP, RAGPH

About Me

With a background in psychotherapy, I currently work in both private practice and the NHS. I am the owner and clinical director of SafeHaven Trauma Centre Ltd, a centre specialising in the treatment of psychological trauma based in Cheshire. I am involved in ongoing research in the fields of psychological trauma and cancer care, with both UK universities and the NHS.

My Philosophy:
Within us a deep part of ourselves is always striving to protect us and keep us safe. By trusting the inner wisdom of our entire Self and our body, this allows people to find a way out their physical and emotional pain and find a new balanced, healthier and happier way of living.

My Approach:
Using CranioSacral Therapy and the Somato-Emotional Release process enables deeply held physical and emotional pain to be released. This treatment allows people a deeper understanding of themselves, reduces inner conflict and results in people feeling not only better physically and emotionally but also more integrated and at peace with who they are.

Who I work with:
I work with people who are in pain, both emotionally and physically. I specialize in stress, illness and trauma; working with children through to adults, individuals and couples.

My motivation:
For me craniosacral therapy and the philosophy behind it brings the opportunity for people to experience change in a uniquely supportive atmosphere. Integrating rather than separating the mind and body in the healing process, and giving people a very different experience of themselves. Over the years this has revolutionised my understanding of the body-mind connection, and how sensitive and interconnected in our heart, mind, body and soul, we really are.

Articles & Books Written

Reduction of Depression and Anxiety scores following psychotherapy in Haemato-oncological Patients. British Society of Haematology Conference, April 2015.

Professional Associations / Memberships

Cranio Sacral Society
British Psychological Society (MBPsS)
International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP)
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
National Register of Hypnotherapists & Psychotherapists (MNRHP)
Register of Approved Gastro-intestinal Psychotherapists & Hypnotherapists (MRAGPH)

My training:

Upledger Craniosacral Therapy
Clinical Application of Advanced Craniosacral Therapy for Trauma
Craniosacral Therapy for the Immune System
Bio-aquatic Craniosacral Therapy
Graduate degree in Psychology, University of Bolton
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy, Centre Training International
Gastro-intestinal Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy, Rossendale Hospital
NLP Practitioner, Paul McKenna & Richard Bandler
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing, EMDR International Association
Trauma-Focused CBT