Therapy for Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety and Depression
Therapy for Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety and Depression

Therapy for Complex Trauma

Trauma-focused therapy in the comfort of your own home or online

Traumatized Person

Feel safe in your recovery from trauma

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.
Complex Trauma Therapy

Together we will rebuild your life so it has positive meaning and purpose

Only once this has been achieved will we then start to focus on modifying and processing your memories of the traumatic events. Where appropriate we can also use REWIND therapy to help with the processing of any significant traumatic memories. Clients often find that once the worst memories are dealt with, the power goes out of the related memories too.

In the final phase of your trauma recovery, we will go beyond the actual experiences of trauma to address other life issues, such as relationships, work, family and recreational activities. You will start to rebuild your life so that it has positive meaning and purpose. You will find ways to challenge and stretch yourself. You will reconnect with healthy ways of being and leave behind the maladaptive coping strategies that have held you back. You will take back control of your life in manageable steps, at a pace that you are comfortable with. But you will not do any of this alone. We will do this together.
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What is Complex Trauma?

Complex trauma or PTSD is a psychological stress injury resulting from ongoing or repeated trauma over which you have little or no control. A situation where it is perceived that there is no real hope of escape. You feel trapped and powerless. 

Examples include (but are not limited to):

  • Childhood abuse, neglect or abandonment
  • Domestic violence or abuse in adult relationships
  • Repeatedly witnessing violence or abuse, i.e. gang activity, living in a dangerous neighbourhood or having carried out active service in the armed forces.
  • Repeated exposure to traumatic incidents where there has been a threat to, or loss of life, i.e. 999 workers and emergency personnel
  • Being forced or manipulated into prostitution

You can read more about the body-brain responses to complex trauma in an article I wrote about PTSD and traumatic memory.

man dealing with complex trauma

Contact Info

calmthechaoscounselling@gmail.com
07392 766 305
116 Coal Road, Leeds, LS14 2DQ

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Leeds, LS14 2DQ
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