What is

Trauma Therapy?

The trauma therapy approach I offer is an integration of EMDR Therapy and Psychosynthesis Therapy.

EMDR Therapy is a treatment process that can help you to release the trauma that is held in your body.  You may be experiencing emotional flashbacks, which create symptoms of either panic, anxiety, anger or numbness, emptiness in your body.  This is likely to be the result of a 'here and now' trigger that is activating unprocessed trauma memories from your history.  During EMDR Therapy on-line you are in control of the processing, using self-tapping.  This practical and effective therapy can free you from experiencing any negative beliefs, intrusive thoughts, uncomfortable body sensations and painful emotions that are the result of unprocessed trauma memories.    

 

Psychosynthesis Therapy is an approach that can help you to connect to your true self, develop strategies to realise your potential and lead a meaningful, fulfilling life.  Individuals who have experienced trauma often believe this is their identity, as if 'I am my trauma'.  However, after you have processed your trauma using EMDR therapy, you are free to connect to your true self.  This can open up a fresh opportunity to focus on your core purpose and use your will to direct you towards realising your potential.  Psychosynthesis can help you get a balance of mind, body, feelings and spirit and maintain your connection to self.

 

Who has

Trauma Therapy?

During our journey through life we will inevitably have periods of change, transition, crisis and trauma.  Trauma Therapy provides a confidential space for adults of all ages and from different walks of life to deal with challenges such as:

Life Transition & Crisis:

  • Bereavement

  • Separation

  • Mid-life crisis

  • Loss of direction

  • Meaninglessness

  • Redundancy & retirement

Self Identity & Relationships:

  • Low self esteem

  • Identity crisis

  • Lack of confidence

  • Relationship breakdown

  • Family trauma

  • Group conflict

Living with:

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Depression

  • Anger

  • Childhood trauma

  • Violence & abuse

Trauma Therapy sessions are designed to meet the requirements of the individual.  The number of sessions will depend on need and budget.  

The initial session is an opportunity for you to share with me what symptoms you are experiencing, what events trigger those experiences and a brief headline of any memories from your personal history that you know might be the root cause. 

 

I will not ask you to tell me the details of these memories at this stage.

I will help you understand what is happening to you and reassure you that this is a normal coping mechanism for anyone who has experienced trauma.  

 

I will then outline how EMDR therapy works in practice and what the process will look and feel like for you.

The following session will involve teaching you grounding strategies and positive resources.  This is to ensure that you feel safe and secure.  Only when you feel ready, will we move forward to processing trauma memories and recent event triggers.

What happens in first session of

Trauma Therapy?