Haven Counselling and Coaching

Trauma

Human beings are remarkably tough but sometimes we can go through an event, or several events that leave us with memories and experiences we don’t seem able to store away like we might normally do.

This is quite normal because the brain has more than one system for handling memories and in trauma these don’t always connect up.  This can leave us experiencing anxiety-provoking memories of the events as if they are happening all over again right here, right now.

Trauma can leave us feeling fearful and anxious about getting into the world. It can also lead us to feel depressed as we withdraw from doing the things we once loved.

The good news is that there are ways to make changes. With the right support we can find our balance again, start to reclaim our life and do more of what matters to us. Slowly, we can begin to overcome our anxieties and file away the memories where they belong.

There are different types and complexities of trauma:

  • sometimes to do with difficult childhood experiences
  • sometimes to do with specific life-threatening, or injury-causing events
  • somtimes trauma is complicated by having someone suffered at the hands of someone we knew who should have cared for us
  • sometimes people can be traumatised by being exposed to helping others who have been injured or gone through a life-threatening event (eg police officers, ambulance staff or nurses)

If this is you and you would like to know if I can help, get in touch via the email link below. Depending on need, some sessions (although not all) require longer sessions of up to 90 minutes. 

If you’ve got any questions at all, or you’re wondering if I can work with you on another issue, please don’t hesitate to ask. You can  send me an enquiry by emailing me at havencounsellor@protonmail.com