Charlotte Copeland

Managing Director
CISM Team Director

Charlotte is the managing director of SafeHaven Trauma Centre Ltd and SafeHaven Critical Incident Stress Management Ltd. Charlotte is an integrative psychotherapist and advanced craniosacral therapist who has specialised in mind-body health and trauma recovery over the last 15 years.

Passionate about mental health and preventative and responsive measures for psychological trauma, Charlotte established, and acts as team director, for the UK’s first internationally accredited Critical Incident Stress Management Service, here at SafeHaven. Providing psychological risk management, organisational training and response teams when trauma occurs in the workplace. Charlotte has provided support across a wide range of incidents; from single incident support, where there has been loss of life, serious injury, assault etc., through to more complex incidents such as the recent 2017 Manchester Bombing.

Charlotte spent 2 years on the board of the National Register of Hypnotherapists & Psychotherapists; and for 5 years acted as lead psychotherapist for the Haematology Department at Central Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.  Charlotte is involved in on-going research into the effects of psychotherapeutic support for haemato-oncological patients. In 2015 her initial research in this area was the first submission from the Trust’s Haematology department to receive a prize at the British Society for Haematology medical conference.

Charlotte’s extensive background from her earlier career as a Chartered Electrical Engineer in the construction sector, means she provides a unique combination of skills and experience when advising organisations on psychological risk, SOP’s, mental health, critical incident management and employee welfare.

Having completed her Master’s degree in Therapeutic Practice for Psychological Trauma at the University of Chester; Charlotte’s research, through SafeHaven Trauma Centre, explored Emo-Somatic Therapy (integrative psychotherapy with craniosacral therapy) being used 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. Currently Charlotte is studying her Counselling Doctorate through the British Psychological Society QCoP route.


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