Trauma is life changing.
Experiencing trauma can lead to feelings of terror, anxiety and helplessness.
WHAT CAUSES TRAUMA?
Trauma can be caused by single incident, such as being bitten by a dog, surviving a car accident, a health scare or the loss of a loved one. Repeated and long term experiences such as sexual abuse, domestic violence and neglect can cause complex trauma.
THE IMPACT OF TRAUMA
We may become extremely anxious in certain situations, or find it difficult to build attachments with the people around us. A severe reaction to a traumatic experience is known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Symptoms may include re-living the experience through flashbacks of images, sounds or smells, and nightmares. Feeling irritable, having trouble concentrating, being constantly on alert for danger and having sleep difficulties are also common symptoms.
The effects of trauma are complicated, because we all respond differently to our experiences. Being specialists in trauma means we have the expertise to assess the best treatment for each individual.
Together we look at the impact of trauma on your life and why you are experiencing particular difficulties. We then work through our recommendations so you can look forward to a future beyond trauma. Visit our therapy page to find out more.
During an interview with Shane Meadows in the Guardian, he speaks positively about his experiences of EMDR.
By talking about the impact of trauma on thoughts, feelings and actions, as well as discussing the changes wished to be made, we build a strong understanding of individual therapeutic needs.
After these initial therapy sessions, we will give our recommendations on how best to move forwards. As specialists in trauma we adapt to your needs. We may use Cognitive Behaviourial Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) to support you.