Trauma Recovery Coaching

Certified Trauma Recovery Coaching (CTRC)

Untreated trauma can disrupt a person’s life and cause pain to both the trauma survivor, those around them and the community.

Research suggests, that having access to treatment can reduce symptoms of trauma by 18 months.

Certified trauma recovery coaches (CTRC) fit into the current NHS Mental Health Strategy and the effort of ‘co-production’ or embedding those with ‘lived experience’ into the mental health programs.

Most have lived experiences, and all have trauma informed training.

They are well positioned to support individuals, general practitioners, and the community in healing from trauma.

While the NHS and most insurances have not yet started to pay for this option, there are additional benefits you will receive with a CTRC that the NHS cannot not offer

Minimal wait time

You can have an introductory conversation within 48 hours

Flexible Session Times

As most of the sessions are virtual and CTRC is global, it allows for flexibility to meet when it is convenient for you and wherever you may be


You will have a coach that is personalised for you based on your experiences and needs


There are multiple techniques and interventions to help you that give you flexibility in how you heal

Payment Flexibility

Some coaches offer sliding pay scales

Frequently asked questions

What Is A Certified Trauma Recovery Coach (CTRC)?

A rigorously trained mental health professional and adheres to a strict code of ethics. They are of all ages, ethnicity, gender orientation and backgrounds. They are located around the globe and are certified though the International Association of Trauma Recovery Coaching. A CTRC has gone through, at a minimum a 23-week program through the International Association of Trauma Recovery Coaching.

When Is It Appropriate To Use A Certified Trauma Recovery Coach (CTRC)?

If you have experienced trauma and are looking for someone that can empathise with their experience, or they are having feelings, reactions and behaviours that are disrupting their life.  

Maybe you are high functioning, resilient, and have high aspirations for yourself and you are looking for support in new ways of living, getting involved in new activities or even changing your life paths. 



What Are Examples Of Trauma?

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) (divorce, alcohol misuse, living in the care system, physical, emotional or sexual childhood abuse, neglect, bullying, moved often, social economic issues) 

Rape, domestic violence, physical assaults, accidents, war 

Intergenerational trauma – trauma stemmed from generations before us and carried into the way we are raised and messages we are given.  

Divorce, loss of loved ones, bullying at work, loss of job, financial challenges

What Are Some Of The Presenting Issues I Might See If I Am Experiencing The Effects Of Trauma?

Feeling lack of empowerment, social disconnection, and a lower self-esteem 

Fear or anxiety in social or professional situations 

Unable to set boundaries for themselves or with others 

Feeling numb or unable to experience emotions 

Emotionally overwhelmed and exhausted 

Feeling unsafe, lost, or helpless 

Relationship issues in professional and personal life 

Utilising unhealthy coping skills to get through the day

New physical ailments that aren’t linked to a particular diagnosis   

What Is The Difference Between A Therapist And A CTRC?

Both CTRC’s and therapists follow ethical guidelines, engage in personal development and supervision, and manage specific boundaries within their practice. Some ways they differ include; a therapist is often focused on resolving a particular problem whereas a CTRC is focused on moving from surviving to thriving; a therapist is often trained in a specific framework and must stay in that framework to abide by their ethical boundaries whereas a CTRC works within the framework of their client, understanding each person has a unique need based on their experiences and where they are now; and a therapist usually sets the tone of the relationship whereas a  CTRC will have a peer relationship with a client, no power differential.