Therapy for trauma

Bad memories sticking around

Trauma means different things to different people. We tend to experience and re-experience it in unexpected ways.

Trauma can be defined as a nasty event or series of events that holds you back. You might struggle with phobias, sleep problems, intimacy fears, intrusive thoughts or all the above.

The rational part of you knows it’s over, but somewhere in your emotional memory, you’re still braced in case it happens again.

Shakey and awakey (cartoon)
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PTSD big and small

We tend to think of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) as resulting from extremely stressful and dangerous life events. And that’s certainly the case.

But we can also be traumatised by experiences that felt intrusive, prolonged or embarrassing. You might have experienced a health problem or a scare concerning someone close to you.

A childhood might have been objectively safe but abusive and bullying at the same time. The same can apply to adult relationships and workplaces.

All of this can have a significant impact on your life and relationships moving forwards.

Effective brief therapy

Therapy can resolve psychological trauma effectively and quickly, with no need to talk through lots of painful detail.

I’m experienced in using the rewind technique, a modern approach to neutralising painful experiences. It doesn’t try to change the past, of course, but helps to file the experience as a normal memory rather than a scary and debilitating one.

If you’d like to understand more about the rewind technique and how it could benefit you, feel free to get in touch.