A specialist approach
Whilst aspects of trauma therapy can be integrated into my holistic counselling approach, I also offer specialist trauma therapy. This type of therapy is for people who want to work specifically on their trauma histories and symptoms. These may include PTSD, Complex PTSD and BPD. Symptoms may include anxiety, depression, flashbacks, sleep disturbances, nightmares, anger outbursts, emotional dysregulation, hyper-vigilance, hypo-vigilance, avoidance, suicidal ideation and dissociation.
Trauma needs a specialist approach because it is primarily held in the body, the nervous system and the brain (neuroscience), and so we need specific techniques that know how to work with these areas.
Trauma therapy is much more directive compared to counselling or psychotherapy. It is targeted work that takes you through a process of stabilisation, emotional regulation, trauma processing and integration, building resilience, self-compassion, self-sovereignty, empowerment and wellbeing.
Trauma does not have to be a life sentences, healing and recovery is possible.
I use evidence-based trauma treatment modalities, such as EMDR, IRRT, Narrative Therapies, Core Processing and Trauma-Focused CBT that have been proven to have a positive and lasting effect on one's mental health and wellbeing.