‘Each individual’s perception of a situation determines whether it’s traumatic or not.’
Unresolved trauma arising from abuse, exposure to violence and extreme neglect can be expressed in multiple problems, including:
- Eating Disorders
- Sexually dysfunctional behaviour
- Anxiety and panic
- Self –harming
- Relationships that are abusive or controlling
- PTSD and C-PTSD
Trauma may occur when a situation becomes so overwhelming that it affects your ability to cope and you may be in fear of significant abuse, a threat to life or sanity, entrapment and betrayal of trust. It is important to recognise that each individual experiences an event as unique to themselves, and it is that individual’s perception of the situation that determines whether it is considered traumatic, or not.
One of my areas of speciality is treating PTSD and C-PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder & complex post-traumatic stress disorder) arising from trauma, violence and loss. Symptoms may include all of the above problems as well as invasive flashbacks, a general sense of life being unsafe and overwhelming and increased use of alcohol or drugs as ‘coping’ tools.
You do NOT have to deal with these problems by yourself. Psychotherapy has proven results in all of these areas and I am available to talk to you about how we can work together in making your life less fearful and unhappy.