“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you“
Trauma & Stress:
What to Expect:
Relational Contemporary Trauma Practice
My approach to trauma therapy is grounded in relational contemporary trauma practice and mindfulness which I acquired through specialist training, ongoing continuous professional development and my clinical practice. My aim is to work alongside you, as I am a firm believer that you are the expert of your experience and that we can collaboratively work together to develop the support you need for your healing journey.
Adjusting to Changed Field Conditions
The impact of trauma can be so devastating that our minds re-visit the incident over and over again. It is common that trauma survivors sometimes switch off as if they don’t exist or enter dreamlike states. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may feel frightened. These types of responses are very common to adverse life experiences. Psychotherapy can help you to re-adjust to life after difficult events.
Reconnecting with Self and Others
Feelings of shame (e.g. “I am bad” – where the self is perceived problematic) and guilt (e.g. “I did something bad” – where action or behaviour is perceived problematic) are very common in people who experienced trauma, in particular when responses cannot be controlled and stress levels are overwhelming. Shame and guilt can often lead to disconnection and isolation. Psychotherapy can help to explore these feelings safely and find healthy ways of reconnecting with self and others.