Ros Townsend

Psychotherapist, trainer, author

Ros Townsend is an experienced psychotherapist who combines private therapy work with referrals from Occupational Health and the NHS. She has a special interest in working with those affected by psychological trauma and has worked extensively with survivors of domestic abuse, members of the blue-light services, and with military veterans through the veterans charity, PTSD Resolution, of which she is also a Trustee. She is author of the highly regarded self-help book, ‘PTSD: Understanding and Recovery’.

Ros is also a tutor for the Human Givens College and regularly provides bespoke training days for organisations looking to improve the wellbeing of their staff. She developed the current Trauma Awareness Training programme for PTSD Resolution, which is delivered across the UK, and has been engaged as a speaker at events designed to raise awareness in the field of mental health. 

She lives near the coast in the South West of England with her two children, and, when not reading a book, can be found climbing mountains or wild swimming.

Tuesday - 17:15

Monday - Wednesday Workshops

Workshop Four - Ros Townsend

Human Givens: an holistic approach to treating trauma

It is now widely recognised that all human beings share a set of innate emotional needs that have to be met well in order for them to thrive and live emotionally healthy lives. Trauma, when it becomes a problematic post-traumatic stress response, can seriously impact on a person’s ability to get their needs met in healthy ways. This further exacerbates the individual's distress which effects their ability to function healthily and within relationships and society. The human givens therapeutic approach is extremely effective in helping people recover quality of life, even in cases of complex trauma.

Using examples drawn from case histories, this workshop will give an overview of the approach; explore the underlying mechanisms at play when trauma  occurs and how this understanding can be passed on to clients in a way that addresses the issues of stigma and confusion. Ros also explains how the Rewind technique can be helpful for many clients, when set within the context of a holistic approach