Trauma Therapy Manchester
Trauma Therapy Manchester was founded by Susi Wrenshaw to provide an effective, mind-body approach to Mental Health, Trauma and Attachment.
Susi offers individual and occasionally group therapy, professional training courses and mentoring. We also have a skilled team of specialist assistants who support us in delivering professional training courses. All therapy is provided by Susi. You may choose to work with one of our assistants to receive Trauma Informed Yoga to support with embodiment and stabilisation while you are on the waiting list for therapy.
Ellen Carr is our Holistic Support Assistant managing the day to day running of services, supporting current clients, assisting with new enquiries and building community connections.
Treatment may be a combination of Yoga Therapy, Compassionate Inquiry, Safe and Sound Protocol, Yoga-CBT, EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT / tapping). Susi is also trained in but no longer has time to offer Ayurveda nutrition and lifestyle, trauma-sensitive massage, pregnancy and postnatal yoga though these continue to inform her practice.
Who comes to me for therapy
I mainly work with adults and occasionally teenagers. Many people who come to me are experiencing anxiety or depression, dissociation, functional symptoms, unexplained pain, high levels of emotional distress, mood difficulties, shame, guilt and difficulties with self-esteem, relationships and/or intimacy.
I am experienced working with (amongst other things): developmental trauma, pre-verbal trauma, childhood sexual abuse/ exploitation, sexual assault and rape.
I work with people who have psychiatric diagnoses including 'mood disorders' and 'personality disorders'.
People I work with may have been diagnosed with 'ADHD/ADD' 'anorexia' 'anxiety' 'bipolar disorders' 'bulimia' 'conversion disorder' 'depression' 'dissociative identity disorder' 'functional neurological disorders' 'non-epileptic attack disorder' 'obsessive compulsive disorder' 'personality disorders' 'post traumatic stress disorder' or they may have chronic diseases, autoimmune diseases or medically unexplained symptoms.
Over the past decade I have been doing community-based work and one to one, body-oriented therapy for the last 8 years.
I have been delivering training, running workshops, coaching, mentoring and teaching for 16 years.
I have worked with Salford Royal Hospital, The Maggie's Centre at The Christie, Manchester Rape Crisis (with their clients and running professional training for their counsellors), Creative Living Centre (one to one sessions and groups), Mind (groups) and many private organisations. I see people across the whole mental health spectrum including in day care or medium secure hospitals and supported accommodation. I was a simulated patient and facilitator in communication and consultation skills at Manchester University School of Medicine for over 10 years, I’ve been published in Cambridge Scholars Addiction and Performance book (2014) and present at mental health events to raise awareness of the role the body plays in our mental health.
My integrative approach reflects my wide range of experience and training. This includes running groups in addiction recovery centres, probation services and community services as well as the vast and varied trauma training I’ve had with Bessel van der Kolk, Gabor Maté, Peter Levine, Gary Carter, Ralf Marzen, Carolyn Spring, Lisa Kaley-Isley and Lucy Arnsby-Wilson to name a few.
Susi Wrenshaw: Trauma Therapist
Specializing in Mental Health, Trauma and Attachment alongside Dissociative 'Disorders' and Functional Neurological 'Disorders'. Qualified to deliver Yoga, Yoga-CBT, Yoga Therapy, EMDR, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Safe and Sound Protocol and Ayurveda. Certified provider of Personality Disorder Treatment.
Susi was the seventh Yoga Therapist in the UK to have received certification from the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She is accredited by the British Council for Yoga Therapy and registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.
Susi worked as a Yoga Therapist for Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust within the specialist Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder service. This is part of the Clinical Neuropsychology department in the Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences. She saw patients for individual therapy 3 days a week in the NEAD service. She now works in private practice and for the Clinic for Dissociative Studies in 2021, an independent NHS provider.
Susi is Senior Yoga Teacher registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals. She is qualified and insured for Yoga-CBT, Yoga Therapy, EMDR, EFT, Personality Disorder Assessment and Treatment, Ayurvedic Diet and Lifestyle, Pregnancy Yoga, Postnatal Yoga and Indian Head Massage.
Susi specialises in a holistic approach to therapy for mental health and trauma. She is trained to work with adults, children and young people yet most often works with adults.
Keeping up with the latest developments in psychology, trauma and neuroscience is very important to Susi. She is currently training in Compassionate Inquiry with Dr Gabor Maté.
Ellen Carr: Holistic Support Assistant
Ellen’s work spans the arts and wellbeing sectors, with all the threads united by a desire to facilitate positive change and transformation in individuals and society. Ellen works to support people to connect to their true selves, and to be able to support themselves to live what a good life is for them.
Currently Ellen works as a theatre maker with her company Hearth&Sea, a wellbeing consultant and coach in the theatre industry, and as a yoga teacher and holistic coach specialising in burnout and stress. This last work she does with The Good Space – a company she co-runs with a fellow coach.
Alongside her own projects, Ellen supports other creative, holistic business and therapeutic business owners providing consultancy, administrative support, project management and business development support.
Having trained on the Trauma Sensitive Yoga course in 2019, and assisted several online trainings 2020 – 2021, Ellen is thrilled to be working with Trauma Therapy Manchester as Holistic Support Assistant. Ellen’s work with Trauma Therapy Manchester includes supporting all clients and students, managing email communications, supporting with day-to-day administration and with the ongoing development of the service we offer.
Professional registrations / accreditation - Susi Wrenshaw
Registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Check my registration here: https://www.cnhc.org.uk/
Certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
Check my certification here: www.iayt.org
Accredited by EFT International
Check my accreditation here: www.eftinternational.org
Accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals as a Senior Yoga Teacher
View my profile and credentials here: www.yogaallianceprofessionals.org
Registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) as a Data Controller
View my registration here: www.ico.org.uk
Annual Enhanced DBS check available to view upon request (please don't hesitate to ask!)