Ros Townsend is an experienced psychotherapist with busy practices in both Helston, Cornwall and Plymouth, where she 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 members of the blue-light services through Occupational Health 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’.
Before training as a therapist through the Human Givens College, Ros’s background was in teaching and alongside her therapy practice, her passion is for ensuring that good quality information for those in need of support is available, when most needed, in accessible and effective form. She regularly provides bespoke training days for organisations looking to improve the well-being of their staff, and developed the current Trauma Awareness Training programme for PTSD Resolution. She is a clear and engaging teacher and has a genuine interest in the people she works with – whether as clients or as students of psychotherapy.
She lives in Cornwall with her two children and, when not lost in a book, enjoys walking, mountaineering and wild swimming.