Traumatised people can feel chronically unsafe in their own bodies. The past is alive in the form of intrusive memories, nightmares and flashbacks. Everyday life contains triggers, and these can become so frequent, unpredictable and unbearable that a life of avoidance becomes inevitable. Life can be lonely and isolating when you are alone with your experience of trauma. But you will not be alone in your journey of trauma recovery. You will be supported by a caring, knowledgeable and non-judgemental ally.
And so, the first step to trauma recovery is to help you to build a sense of safety and emotional stabilisation. To find ways of restoring power and control. It is never too late to seek help for trauma, no matter how long ago it happened. You can learn to foster trust in the therapeutic relationship. To become empowered by a relationship which helps to create safety, allows for remembrance and mourning, and promotes reconnection with everyday life. I will support you to understand and manage your trauma responses and to develop safety and coping skills.