Trauma can be experienced by any one, at any age, at any time. It can happen because we may have gone through a scary event, or due to a succession of experiences where we felt unsafe and threatened. The effects of trauma can be long term, and can cause sleep problems, relationship problems, and lead to drug or alcohol abuse.
There may be intense feelings of anxiety, panic attacks and/or flashbacks. This can be extremely frightening, especially if someone feels unheard, or misunderstood. Talking to a counsellor can help with working through the process of the traumatic experience. It is a safe space, where the client can find understanding and support. Having a witness to the trauma is a very powerful therapeutic experience for clients, where their journey is held emotionally, free from fear of judgement. click here to email me
You may have experienced an event where you felt: -
You may have witnessed a traumatic event, be directly affected, or living in a threatening environment. Below are some resources that may be of help and support: -
UK Trauma Council click here
Complex Trauma Resources click here
Carolyn Spring click here