Isabella Whitaker

Trauma specialist

Integrative Psychotherapist
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I am an integrative psychotherapist specialising in working with trauma, and everything that comes with that, including but not limited to, anxiety, depression, difficulty in relationships, isolation etc. My practice is based on the philosophy that every person has the capacity to grow and to find meaning in life no matter what they are facing or have been through. I aim to create a warm and nurturing space in which you can explore your more painful feelings and develop a greater sense of self-understanding and self-acceptance.  

Psychotherapy with Isabella

How I work

Facing your pain can be scary, but it’s not something you have to do alone. I will hold a supportive space for you to explore your pain and find a way to start living again. Living unconsciously from a place of trauma means you are constantly repeating old patterns and having the same painful experiences. Therapy can help you break out of old patterns and live a more authentic life.

My practice

I believe everyone has the capacity to grow and to find meaning in life no matter. Therapy can help you make choices that serve you and ultimately lead to a more authentic and contented existence. The first step towards change is choosing to do something differently. Perhaps seeking therapy is your first step.

As a relational therapist, I will use our therapeutic relationship to reflect on how we are relating to one another in the moment. This helps us to understand your patterns of relating to others. Therapy will help you develop new ways of relating to others that are more in line with your authentic self. Setting you free from harmful patterns that you find yourself stuck in.

Working with Trauma

My approach to working with trauma is based on modern scientific understanding of the relationship between trauma and the body. By incorporating the body in therapy, we are able to understand how your emotional pain manifests physically. The physical symptoms of trauma can be debilitating and bringing awareness to these feelings can make them feel less scary. My primary motivation is to keep you feeling safe at all times.

Another part of recovering from trauma is to find meaning in what can feel like a meaningless situation. This will involve some exploration around how to live meaningfully despite what you have been through. Trauma can destroy one’s sense of self and meaning in life, and cause feelings of isolation, loneliness, and despair. We will explore how the trauma has affected and continues to affect you. We will also search for a way for you to live meaningfully and with purpose.

Mindfulness and Breath in Therapy

As a trained Yoga, Breathwork, and Meditation teacher, I incorporate practices that either calm or activate the nervous system depending on what the client wants and needs. Calming breathing techniques are particularly useful for trauma and anxiety. Energising breath is useful for stuckness and depression. These techniques are an optional part of the therapy. The choice is yours.


BSc Psychology with Clinical Approaches – University of Sussex

Level 4 Foundation in Psychotherapy & Counselling – Regent’s University London

Level 7 PGDip in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling – Regent’s University London

Fees and Contact:

£80 per hour, Cancellation policy of 4 days. Sessions cancelled outside of this timeframe will need to be paid in full.

Contact via my email