….make your future better than your past.

Counsellor and Trauma Therapist

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Dr Joy Bampton


Welcome to my website. I am a counsellor and EMDR therapist and have spent the past ten years working with people both privately and within the NHS, to enable them to live in a way that feels better for them.

Sometimes this may be about understanding the impact of the past on our feelings about ourselves and how we interact with others. Through this understanding we are then able to exert change, either by changing our view of ourselves or learning to relate to others in more effective ways. Read more about this on my ‘Counselling’ page.

Some of us, however, have experienced trauma in the past which has left enduring and seemingly intractable symptoms. This can either be from a one off incident such as a road traffic accident or an assault leading to PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) or as a result of multiple traumas such as childhood abuse, working in the emergency services, or being a war veteran, leading to complex PTSD. Read more about this on my EMDR page.

I am an experienced therapist who can provide safe, confidential and effective therapy to address a wide range of difficulties – please see my ‘Presenting Difficulties’ page.

Please have a look at the links above to learn more about my approach and experience. If you have any questions that are not answered here, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


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