Dr. Geoff Ibbotson (Course Tutor)

Course Introduction

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a challenging but rewarding condition to treat as so many clients can be helped with only a few sessions by using the techniques taught in this workshop. This course equips you with the tools that enable you to quickly and effectively help clients with PTSD and trauma-related issues.

How This Training is Useful to You

PTSD is a condition that affects around 5% of men and 10% of women at some point in their lives.

Within the emergency services the incidence of PTSD can be as high as 15 %. It was found that PTSD had an incidence of 23% four to six months following road traffic accidents in the UK. The incidence of PTSD was 27.5% in a study of patients who had had treatment in intensive care units compared with a prevalence in the general population of 2.7%.

Geoff’s techniques for treating PTSD are also extremely effective when working with phobia issues due to many clients with phobias having had an adverse sensitising experience.

Expert Guidance

Your course leader Dr. Geoff Ibbotson worked as a GP for 22 years and then as a therapist in a clinical psychology department for 14 years. He sees clients for individual therapy, works as a clinical supervisor, he is also an expert witness providing psychological reports and giving evidence in tribunals for asylum-seekers who have psychological sequelae following traumatic experiences.

He has run workshops for health professionals and psychotherapists in the treatment of PTSD for many years. This training is a two-day workshop for practicing psychotherapists and health professionals who use imagery with clients.

The course is experiential and includes academic theory with opportunities to practice all techniques in a safe situation, a valuable addition to your clinical tool box.

The Workshop Covers:

  • PTSD diagnosis
  • Problems associated with PTSD
  • Treatment techniques

The Details:


  • Dr. Geoff Ibbotson

Mode of Study

  • ONLINE via Zoom
  • Blended Learning
  • Practical demonstration and exercises

Hours of Study

  • 14 hours over 2 days (14 hours CPD)


  • Written assessment

Entry Requirements

  • This course is aimed at practicing therapists and health professionals who have used imagery with clients. NCHP students and graduates may attend this course and for those who are part-way through training, you will be awarded your certificate in working with PTSD following completion of your core training

What Next?

  • Upon completion and certification of specialist training you will be able to work with those suffering from PTSD in your practice


£265 (£240 for members and NCHP alumni)

Next Dates:

13th/14th February 2021 – SOLD OUT

10th/11th April 2021

8th/9th May 2021

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it”

– Helen Keller