Therapy

If you're looking for a holistic, body-oriented approach to trauma recovery then you're in the right place.

 

The effects of trauma can show up soon after a life or limb-threatening event in the form of flashbacks, nightmares, difficulty concentrating, repetitive and distressing images, thoughts or sensations. This is known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Complex trauma (CPTSD) and other types of cultural, generational, racial and interpersonal trauma can show up after years or decades, often triggered by a recent life event. You may experience unsatisfying relationships, low self esteem, low motivation, repeated victimization, anxiety, depression, problems with emotions (including anger), chronic fatigue, unexplained pain, menstrual or fertility issues, sleep problems, digestive disturbances, addictions, eating disorders or self injury. Early trauma (including prenatal and birth trauma) may lead to developmental delays, personality limitations and communication difficulties as well as neurological adaptations.

There are other ways you may have adapted to trauma, including dissociation, and the many labels given to different forms of dissociation, including Dissociative Identity Disorder and Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder.

My approach

The good news is you don't have to be stuck anymore. Trauma science and treatment has seen huge developments in the last few decades thanks to the work of people like Dr Stephen Porges, Bessel van der Kolk, Judith Lewis Herman, Peter Levine, Francine Shapiro and Dr Gabor Maté.

 

I have trained with many of the world's leading experts to create an integrated, flexible approach which allows me to meet a person where they are, provide a clear reflection of their true self and their possibility, offering techniques along the way. Trauma recovery takes place in a therapeutic relationship, not in isolation. I continue to work on myself so that I can show up in the clearest, most compassionate way to facilitate a person's healing.

 

Below you can read about the different types of therapy I work with. 

“Recovery unfolds in three stages. The central task of the first stage is the establishment of safety. The central task of the second stage is remembrance and mourning. The central focus of the third stage is reconnection with ordinary life.”
― Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery

 

If you would like to read more detail about how I approach the three phases of trauma therapy, you can download the information sheet below.

Next steps

My waiting list is usually around 10-12 months long. Please email me to go on the waiting list.

UPDATE: Due to recent high demand, the waiting list will close from Oct 2021 until the New Year. Please contact me in 2022 if you want to join the waiting list then.

 

You will be contacted by email about a month before an appointment becomes available.

 

Appointments are available in person at my clinic or via zoom. 

The first one or two appointments will be assessments to see if we can work together and what kind of approach could work for you. If we agree to work together you will be offered a regular weekly or fortnightly slot.