Hello, Im glad you are here. How are you?
Are you experiencing trauma and distress? Psychological or emotional trauma, is harm which occurs as a result of a distressing event, or events. The emotional distress feels too overwhelming to cope with.
Trauma can be caused by a single distressing experience, or recurring events of being overwhelmed, harmed or in danger. It may be childhood trauma, or something that has happened to you as an adult. You might not recognise your experiences as being traumatic. It's common to think that your experiences growing up were normal or acceptable. This can really conflict with your overwhelming feelings of distress, anxiety, anger or shame.
Your trauma and distress is valid.
Many people feel that their response is an overreaction, and feel a sense of guilt, shame or worthlessness. And I understand how difficult that feels.
Do you feel lost and out of control right now? Are you noticing feelings of distress, shame, anger or anxiety? Maybe you are preoccupied with traumatic events that have happened to you, or experiencing flashbacks, and struggling to not let them overwhelm you. All these responses can mean you could be struggling in personal relationships, and this can feel confusing - especially if you are functioning really well in the workplace. If you have experienced trauma within past childhood or adult relationships, this can significantly impact your ability to connect with and be in relationship with others. This is common, and something that therapy can really help with.
Opening up about what you’re really going through, can feel really embarrassing, or shaming - even to trusted family and friends. Online counselling can help you to safely explore what’s bothering you. Its important to know that what you are experiencing is normal, and its okay to ask for help.
You may be feeling:
- like you cant control your emotions, and are scared that people will notice.
- like its really difficult to get close to people, even those you love.
- worried that things will never get any better.
- that people would be better off without you.
- the need to use drugs and/or alcohol to numb your emotions.
- preoccupied with memories of traumatic events
Even if you are feeling overwhelmed and confused about how to cope, confidential and professional online trauma counselling can help you..
I provide a safe, calm, online space, to sit with you, on your terms, supporting you to work through your 'stuff' in your own way. I will work alongside you, supporting you to heal your wounds and distress. We will work together in ways which feel safe and okay for you.
Previous clients have described me as kind, gentle, calm, and safe - but with a good dose of humour! They have felt able to share things which they have previously not ever disclosed before. Think of the online therapy space as your comfortable, safe space for the time it is yours, to use as you need to. The therapy room itself which I sit in, is private, and provides confidentiality and visual continuity.
If you would like to know more about post traumatic stress disorder, you can read more here.