"The Invisible Injury."
Trauma can be understood as anything that overwhelms us.
It can be a one off incident such as an accident, natural disaster, medical procedure, crime, death and other violent events. Or ongoing and sustained events, such as physical, emotional or sexual abuse, neglect, combat, and domestic violence.
It can lead to the loss of functioning in particular areas of life and symptoms such as anxiety, depression, chronic insomnia, panic attacks, nightmares, flashbacks, body memories, physiological hyperarousal etc. This may be lead to a diagnosis of PTSD or a Dissociative Disorder (DDNOS / DID) or another related diagnosis.
I integrate Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems which are internationally recognised effective approaches to working with trauma.
I work in a recognised three stage approach to trauma which is: