Charlotte Copeland

Craniosacral Therapist

Charlotte is the managing director of SafeHaven Trauma Centre. Charlotte trained as an integrative psychotherapist; in addition to her psychotherapy qualifications she has a number of specialisms, with her first Master’s degree in Therapeutic Practice for Psychological Trauma and her second in the Psychology of Coercive Control. Charlotte is also trained in a range of psychological and somatic modalities for supporting people in their recovery form traumatic situations; she is also an EAGALA certified professional, delivering Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.


Clinical Expertise

Clinically, her experience includes working with a range of mental health conditions including, complex trauma, personality disorders and those adjusting to life-changing injury. Her expertise most typically has included supporting combat veterans; hostages; victims of torture; victims of terrorism; asylum seekers; suicide attempts and survivors of suicide; catastrophic injury; those dealing with or having exited coercively controlling circumstances; and people diagnosed with terminal illness.

Charlotte spent 2 years on the board of the National Register of Hypnotherapists & Psychotherapists; and for 10 years had acted as lead psychotherapist for the Haematology Department at Central Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.



In 2015 her initial research into psychotherapeutic support for haemato-oncological patients was the first submission from the Trust’s Haematology department to receive a prize at the British Society for Haematology medical conference.

From her Master’s degree in Therapeutic Practice for Psychological Trauma (University of Chester), Charlotte’s research, explored Emo-Somatic Therapy (integrative psychotherapy with craniosacral therapy) as an effective new method for PTSD treatment, for which she gained a distinction. A poster presentation for this research was presented at the 2017 International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) Annual Conference in Chicago.











Key training includes:

  • Graduate Degree Psychology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy
  • MSc Therapeutic Practice for Psychological Trauma
  • MSc Psychology of Coercive Control (ongoing)

Further Training

– Trauma-Focused CBT (University of Chester)
– EMDR (EMDR International Association)
– EAGALA Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Learning (MH & ES) (EAGALA)
– Neuro-Linguistic Programming (Richard Bandler)
– Advanced Diploma Sand Play Therapy (Transpersonal Psychology) (AIST)
– Diploma Sand Play Therapy (Transpersonal Psychology) (AIST)
– Diploma Therapeutic Art (Transpersonal Psychology) (AIST)
– Certificate in Behaviour Analysis & Investigative Interviewing (EIA)

Craniosacral Therapy:
– Upledger Craniosacral Therapy I & II
– Upledger Somato-Emotional Release I & II
– Upledger Advanced Craniosacral Therapy
– Upledger Bio-Aquatic Craniosacral Therapy
– Upledger Advanced Bio-Aquatic Craniosacral Therapy
– Upledger Craniosacral Therapy for the Immune System
– Upledger The Brain Speaks I – Craniosacral Therapy and the brain
– Upledger Clinical Application of Craniosacral Therapy for Trauma & PTSD
– CST Alliance, Craniosacral Therapy around Death and Dying

Crisis Mental Health Early Intervention:
– Standard & Advanced Individual Critical Incident Stress Management (ICISF)
– Standard & Advanced Group Critical Incident Stress Management (ICISF)
– GTEP & RTEP EMDR Early Intervention (E. Shapiro & Trauma Response Network)

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